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SNOW ON THE RIM! 15 MIN TO CROSS COUNTRY SKIING!!!

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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.

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

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

Anita Goss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Anita Goss

Having owned this home for the past thirteen years, I can attest to what a joy it is to have quiet couple time or joyous family gatherings here. The home is roomy and comfortable. Come see! The back deck is simply the best in Northern Arizona!!!!!!

Anita Goss purchased this house in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, squirrels, birds and deck! We even caught one rainbow trout in Christopher Creek! (Released it back to wild.) Woods Canyon Lake was a great suggestion. Had great time. We will be in touch to rent again in near future! Thank you!!!
Aug 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, squirrels, birds and deck! We even caught one rainbow trout in Christopher Creek! (Released it back to wild.) Woods Canyon Lake was a great suggestion. Had great time. We will be in touch to rent again in near future! Thank you!!!
Aug 2013
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81 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

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Definitely Home-Away-From-Home

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to spend the weekend. We aren't new to renting places around the area and have had our share of good and bad experiences. Well, we can definitely add this one to the good column. The place is simply perfect, nice and quite. Has absolutely everything you could need. Owner is absolutely easy to work with and even cooked us some of the best brownies I've ever had.

I will definitely recommend this location to my friends and family and to anyone looking for a get away from Phoenix, specially during the summer.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Fun family get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious very clean, prime location right on the creek

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Anita! We had an awesome stay. Your home is beautiful spacious and very clean. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

This Christopher Creek getaway was a home away from home! The property was beautiful and very well kept. The sound of the rushing creek in the backyard was incredibly peaceful. The house was clean and provided everything a family of three and our boxer could need...including a massage chair!! Two king suites with a great room between was a perfect layout. We were so comfortable and the little community of Christopher Creek was quite welcoming. This home is a hop skip and a jump from the Rim for sledding and playing in the snow, a quick jaunt to rockhounding at Diamond Point, and a short drive to Payson for additional restaurants and entertainment. Anita was such a lovely host. Her brownies surpassed reputation! Scrumptious!! Such a sweet bonus. Thank you Anita! We look forward to returning soon for all that your haven and northern Arizona have to offer!

Blessings!

The Brady Family

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to your return!
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Big Beautiful Relaxing Patio!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay more than we expected. The pictures do not do it justice. Sitting outside on the patio by the creek in the late afternoon was exactly what we were looking for. It was so relaxing and quiet. We will definitely return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool Creekside Casa

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and such a beautiful location along the Creek! Anita was very thoughtful and helpful - she made the accommodations easy and inviting, and the brownies were pretty sweet too!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Mogollon Rim Rd
"Extraordinary Views - paved path near Hwy 260 is wheelchair accessible and 3 miles long!"
Casa del Lago- Lakefront Home! Direct Access to Canyon Lake

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sky Harbor Airport at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Landmark Grill at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Chaparral at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 260 (2 mi away) at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Creekside Steakhouse at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Sunrise Ski Hill at 100 Miles Car: necessary

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

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring I
Feb 16 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
$880
$2,800
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Spring 11
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
$880
$3,200
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$990
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$950
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking

Floor Area

  • 1900 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • bathroom 3 has back porch entrance for mudroom/creek play cleanup w/ shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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)

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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