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Escape the Heat in the Coolness by the Creek!

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Having owned this home for the past twelve 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 N AZ!!!!!!

Speaks: english

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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72 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)
5

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

The property was absolutely the best place to relax. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We spend 3 wonderful days relaxing on the huge patio and listen to the creek running. Thank you Anita for opening your house to us. We will returned for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and the facilities were clean and working just fine. Such a great spot by the creek. We miss it already, I will go back in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you - thanks for cleaning up so well! Keep watch on my calendar - you are welcome to come up on short notice if something becomes available!
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Tempe, AZ
5

Great AZ Pines location

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I stayed here as a launching point to beat the Phoenix heat and explore Payson/Christopher Creek. Great location, and a great house! Especially loved being right on the creek.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Birthday Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated Dad's 50th birthday at Anita's. We enjoyed the deck with the beautiful new patio furniture. The BBQ worked great. The huge kitchen was a plus when the family came for the celebration. It was perfect having 3 bathrooms and two big beds. This is the second time staying here and it won't be the last. Short drive to Tonto Creek, Woods Canyon & Willow Springs Lakes to fish and hike. Thank you, Anita for the delicious brownies!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Pleasure to have you again. I'm glad you liked the furniture on the back porch! It was a sale too good to pass up - so I got another wicker [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[seating area, table and two lounge chairs. I'm glad you liked them! I'll take pictures when I return. Next year book is even earlier - the place is very poplar and is usually booked completely by June 1st!
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4

Lovely place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Anita's place! The house was clean and view of the creek from the deck was wonderful! Our dog loved the back deck too! The house has all the necessities and more. The warm brownies upon arrival were very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer II
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
$950
$3,800
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$990
$3,800
 
 
Autumn 1
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
$900
$2,800
 
 
Winter1
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$880
$2,800
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$990
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$950
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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 ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • 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 ...
  • VCR
  • 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 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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