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Home in the Woods and on the Creek! in Payson

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Just 15 min. from the rim and fishing at Woods Canyon Lake. Bring the kids and the dogs!

Enjoy the quiet elegance of this creekside home nestled among trees, woods, and stream in the hamlet of Christopher Creek. This special retreat is in the mountains 20 miles east of Payson, directly below the stunning Mogollon Rim vista. Less than a mile from the highway, the home is easy to access in all seasons, yet still perfect for those who enjoy quiet, wildlife, and beauty all around them. The hiking and fishing are outstanding in this forested area abounding with lakes, streams, and magnificent mountain views. Or you can enjoy the amenities of nearby Payson, with its antiques, museums, restaurants and shopping.

The home’s large back deck is directly next to the stream, making it a delightful area for eating, relaxing, and wildlife viewing, with many squirrels and birds lending their chatter to the burbling creek sounds. The rim has many hiking trails, and is a great area for cross country skiing. Or simply stay warm at this refreshing retreat and restore your spirit among the trees and sparkling water.

Inside the home awaits another kind of beauty: understated refinement rare to find in a mountain hideaway. The 1900 SF home has two master bedroom suites with private dressing areas and bathrooms, each with patio doors adjoining the 80 foot deck. There is a third central bathroom with shower for guests, next to the laundry and pantry. Cozy, private enough for two, yet able to sleep five, the home is large enough to entertain even more if desired.

*** Angler’s dream – Fish nearby Canyon Creek, best loved stream of Zane Grey, or other well stocked lakes within 30 min. distance.

Keywords: House, Creek, Water, Mountains, Fishing, Hiking, Cabin, Creekside, Trout, Cross-Country Skiing, Autumn, Fall, Home, Holiday, Vacation

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Last modified on 07-22-2014 at 3:34 PM.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 1900 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
    • waterfront
    • mountain
      • Christopher Creek is just below the Mogollon Rim (5800' elev)
    • waterfront
      • Enjoy the large deck next to the creek!
    • water view
      • Christopher Creek in Backyard!
    • rural
      • Small community surrounded by National Forest (21 mi from Payson)
    • village
      • Community has 2 restaurants, convenience store, and fire station
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • historic
    • budget
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • parking off street
    • living room
      • Great Room
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • Long driveway
    • free long distance
    • parking
    • telephone
      • Landline
    • air conditioning
      • Window unit in great room, very adequate (cool temperatures on the stream) Three Ceiling Fans
    • heating
      • Central Forced Air
    • linens provided
      • Extra Bedding
    • activities guide
    • ceiling fans
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • toilet paper
    • iron & board
    • dialup access
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
      • Outdoor fire pit; small electric faux fireplace heater inside
    • internet
      • Most customers bring their own hotspot. I can provide one if arrangements are made ahead of time
    • towels provided
      • Extra Towels
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Stocked with spices, seasonings, flour, sugar, coffee filters
    • coffee maker
      • Coffee Filters proveided
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • blender
    • ice maker
    • pantry items
      • Holiday China Set
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
      • Ketchup and mayonnaise provided
    • freezer
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
      • bathroom 3 has back porch entrance for mudroom/creek play cleanup w/ shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 8, beds for 4-8
    • bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed
    • bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 child bed, Cot
    • convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon, 2 recliners; 1 sofa
      • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1)
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
      • Master Bedroom
    • books
      • Three bookcases...
    • books for kids
    • games
      • Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers
    • games for kids
    • music library
      • A few CD's - not much!
    • toys
      • A Few
    • video library
      • VCR and tapes
    • television
      • 2 TV's
    • satellite / cable
      • (2) TV's in bedrooms
    • vcr
    • radio
    • stereo
      • Radio/Casette player in great room
    • cd player
    • audio tape player
  • Outside
    • binoculars
    • outdoor grill
    • wood deck
    • barbecue
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • deck / patio
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
      • Very strict Forest Service rules about outdoor smoking as well - please check with me
    • low allergen environment
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Ramp on front step - the rest of the home is level, even outside to the back deck, Handicapped shower, wand, wide doors
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
      • Deck is not childproof -not suitable for children under 3
    • pets considered
      • Pets must be kept on leashes or on back deck runner tie that is provided - bobcats and elk and trurkey have all been seen right here!
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Contracting Party must be over 25
  • Notes
    • Near Mogollon Rim and fishing at Zane Grey. Horseback Riding 6 mi at Kohl's Ranch. Excellent cross country skiing and gentle hiking. Ideal for hunters - stand alone full freezer also

activities and attractions in Payson Arizona

  • Attractions
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • restaurants
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
    • autumn foliage
    • caves
    • forests
    • churches
    • playground
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • horseback riding
    • bird watching
    • walking
    • boating
    • sight seeing
    • sledding
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • antiquing
    • scenic drives
    • eco tourism
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • hunting big game
    • mountain climbing
    • pier fishing
    • cross country skiing
    • snowmobiling
    • spelunking
    • mountaineering
    • rock climbing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hunting small game
    • sailing
    • fishing
    • hiking
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • hunting

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer II
Jul 9 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$160
$950
$3,600
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$160
$950
$3,600
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 7.65%

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traveler reviews for this payson house rental

Little Piece of Heaven

Review submitted: September 16, 2012   Date of arrival: September 10, 2012

The property was just as described and more spacious than the photos reflect. We felt very safe and slept with the arcadia doors open so we could hear the creek that runs along the back of property. When we arrived, Anita was there to greet us with freshly baked brownies. She is very friendly and was helpful in answering questions about where to go fishing and the surrounding area. We enjoyed our stay so much that we plan to return for another visit. We have already recommended this property to our family, friends and coworkers.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Great Place for the 4th of July!

Review submitted: July 15, 2014   Date of arrival: July 3, 2014

We had a wonderful time staying here over the 4th of July weekend. The Christopher Creek neighborhood does its own little golf cart parade through the streets. We enjoyed sitting at the end of the driveway and watching all the action. We did spend most of our time sitting on the deck watching all the squirrels and children playing in the creek. Having a full kitchen made meal planning very easy. This is a wonderful place to sit back and relax. Only a few mile from several different lakes as well. Will definitely visit again!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

T&C from Scottsdale

Review submitted: June 28, 2014   Date of arrival: June 20, 2014

We so enjoyed our stay at Christopher Creek! It was everything we had hoped for. It was very quiet and peaceful. The deck on the back of the house runs along the creek and has a canopy of trees that are just beautiful. We spent many hours out there. The home itself had everything we needed - especially 2 recliners. That is usually T's biggest complaint when we go on vacation - nowhere to get your feet elevated at the end of the day. While the home is very private, it is only 20 minutes to Payson and all the amenities you might need. The neighbors were also very friendly and helpful. Thanks so much for letting us share your home!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 06/17/2008.