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The Dog House: Over An Acre Of Privacy against the Nat'l Forest in Payson

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vacation rental description

No pet fees! Central air conditioning! You want to get away from it all? Look no further for the right property to visit! The Dog House is a dog-friendly 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a large wrap-around deck and a fenced in yard (4' chain link). You will see and enjoy the views from the deck - beautiful trees and ridges to see and the sky is usually amazing as well.

We are just 1/2 mile from the East Verde River if you want to go and play in the cool water. Otherwise, there are plenty of hiking trails around and the national forest right out our back yard! You won't see your neighbors, except the wildlife.

The house has a large great room complete with comfy furniture, and windows galore! The room is overlooked by the loft, which we've set up to use as a reading nook or game room. We've assembled a fairly good collection of board games to enjoy on a rainy afternoon or cold winter's night.

The kitchen is complete with all appliances, including coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher. We've stocked some basic spices as well as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Wildlife sightings so far: bobcat, elk, white tail deer, raccoons, coyotes, rabbit. We've seen bear prints, but no bear yet!

We are licensed by and pay taxes to the State of Arizona for this business. We also donate 5% of our gross income to a local animal shelter.

Holidays require longer stays.

Please note: there are three steps from the living room to the rest of the house, and five steps from the back yard or front yard to the deck/front door. This may be difficult for senior pets or pets with walking problems.

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Last modified on 07-28-2014 at 12:10 AM.

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Dena Pierre 4802441843

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • rural
      • 13 miles NE of Payson.
    • mountain view
      • The Dog House is at 5385' elevation, so you can count on cool breezes most every day!
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • away from it all
  • General
    • internet
      • WiFi is provided.
    • heating
      • Heat Pump
    • telephone
      • Telephone is not provided and cell phone coverage is spotty. Verizon generally gets coverage in the house, but TMobile does not. The fire house has a cellular hot spot, just about a mile away.
    • fireplace
      • Fireplace uses Duraflame logs only, and one per night will be provided during winter months. Feel free to bring additional non-wood logs.
    • air conditioning
      • Central A/C - rare in this area, and great for stormy, humid nights!
    • washing machine
      • Detergent also provided.
    • clothes dryer
      • Dryer sheets provided.
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • parking
      • Parking for two cars on gravel driveway. No street parking.
  • Kitchen
    • pantry items
      • Some spices and condiments offered. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate is available.
    • dishes & utensils
      • We've tried to think of everything, including dog bowls!
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • kitchen
      • Dishes, utensils and cookware all available.
  • Dining
    • dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, 1st floor bathroom
    • bathroom 2 : toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, 2nd floor bathroom
    • bathroom 3 : toilet, Additional 1st floor bathroom
      • Both bathrooms have a hair dryer for your use. We supply shampoo, conditioner and body wash if you wish to use it. Towels are supplied.
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, beds for 4
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1st floor bedroom
    • bedroom 2 : 1 queen, 2nd floor bedroom
      • Linens and extra pillows are provided.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
      • DVD player available - not Blu-ray
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • games
      • Board games, cards, etc are available in the loft area.
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • There is NOT a grill because: 1) we do not want to draw predators (mountain lion, bear) on the property and 2) there are frequent fire restrictions.
    • lawn / garden
      • Fenced yard (4' high chain link) available for your dogs to enjoy the yard. The yard does contain a fire ring for campfires. Guest must provide wood and drown the fire to extinguish.
    • deck / patio
      • Large, wrap-around deck and separate master bedroom patio
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking is not allowed outside either during fire restriction periods set by the National Forest.
    • pets considered
      • Well mannered dogs are welcome - 2 dog maximum unless you speak with owner about your pet family.
    • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Notes
    • Whispering Pines community is about 13 miles to the City of Payson with all of its amenities. We are available to help you with special arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries or engagements. Ask us and we can work with you and explain any extra fees that may apply.

activities and attractions in Payson Arizona

  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • wildlife viewing
    • photography
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • freshwater fishing
    • spelunking
    • mountaineering
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • fishing

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  • owner Dena Pierre
  • phone 4802441843

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Discounted Winter Rate
Oct 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable Damage Deposit $275
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Guest will pay for a property damage protection policy or a refundable deposit. If you have a preference, please let us know when you inquire about a reservation.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holidays may require longer stays. Fire bans may be in effect during your stay, so we cannot guarantee the use of the outdoor fire ring. Fireworks and shooting prohibited.
Tax Rate 6.6%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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traveler reviews for this payson house rental

A great get away

Review submitted: July 14, 2014   Date of arrival: July 11, 2014

We had a great time. Quiet, secluded location. Enjoyed the deck and the dogs loved the fenced yard. Creeks within walking distance. Home was clean and had everything we needed. Neighbors were friendly. It was nice to find maps, area information, and games at the home. It was a little warmer then we expected so it was nice that the home had A/C. A little further from town so don't forget your essentials. We would defintly go back. Mack and Olive give it four paws up! Owner was quick to respond and refunded deposit within a few hours of check out. Great first VRBO experience.

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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Peaceful & Tranquil

Review submitted: July 12, 2014   Date of arrival: July 8, 2014

A great place to visit to get out of the Phoenix heat only 90 minutes away. Perfect property for our two dogs who got to do a lot of exploring in the large fenced in yard. It's so nice to see places that cater to people with dogs and there are even several restaurants in the area that allow dogs.

Recommended for: age 55+, pet-friendly, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Gary & Barb

Review submitted: June 30, 2014   Date of arrival: June 27, 2014

Just returned home from a 3 night stay at the Dog House with our 10 month old Brindle Boxer (Fitz). He had a blast and we enjoyed the relaxing amenities. On Saturday morning 4 Mother Elk walked on the property with their babies. Wish we could have snapped a picture. It was priceless. This is a wonderful property and home. Thanks to you for opening it up to us. We will be back!

Recommended for: age 55+, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Owners response: So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and were blessed enough to see those elk! It is baby season and it is definitely one of the coolest things about spending time at the Dog House to see those calves!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Payson vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 08/10/2013.