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Country Club Estate in Payson Tonto National Forest "Watch the Video"


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
Cabin, 7 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths, Additional Casita available for a fee.

We invite you to click on the video link at the top of the page for a virtual tour. This magnificent 6500 square foot, Canadian Spruce Log Home features 7 spacious Bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and 5 fireplaces. We also have for an additional fee a free standing casita.We have just recently offered our home for private vacation use. Beautifully situated on a 5 acre gated property with a large lawn area and a private stocked spring fed pond.

The short 90 minute drive from Phoenix will open the door to cooler mountain temperatures along with spectacular night air filled with breath taking views of the stars . You may be treated with the regular visit at night by Elk that come onto the property to drink from the fresh mountain spring pond.

You'll appreciate and enjoy direct access to the Tonto National Forest the fifth largest in the nation which boarders the property. With hours of recreation including hiking, mountain biking, quad & dirt bike riding are not allowed in this area.

Family Gathering:

Nothing is better than gathering in the Main Floor family area. With its warm reclaimed wood floors, Majestic stone fireplace , soaring wood ceilings compliment the large comfortable family seating area. While others are gathered close by in the gourmet kitchen area cooking amazing meals. The main kitchen features new stainless appliances. Double ovens, two dishwashers, large gas stove, wine cooler, micro wave, large side by side refrigerator and all other kitchen supplies for an unforgetable experience. Private breakfast nook and separate formal dining area.

Oversized 3 car garage, RV parking , and extra parking onsite.

Ground Level:

The ground level living area offers a complete living experience , game area, TV room, 5 bedrooms and two baths. Walk out to a massive patio set for day or evening gatherings while walking onto the lush lawn area strolling down to the private pond.

Suite Accommodations:

You'll enjoy 7 Bedrooms of spacious sleeping area. All of the suites offer King Size Pillow top Beds.The main floor offers two beautiful Master Suites with private bath areas. The Primary Master Suite offers a romantic fireplace, large soaker jet bath tub and a bathroom fireplace. Also a large shower with double shower heads.

Additional sleeping area in two of the lower floor lodge rooms offers a queen bed and a king bed. Another suite offers a Sleeper Trundle with a King Bed for those that want the little ones close by.

Separate Casita can be rented for a nominal fee of $150p/n with a $50 cleaning fee. It is a free standing residence with a queen bed, private bath, sitting area, , Air conditioned and heated, and cable TV and DVD player. The perfect cozy getaway for that private 8th bedroom.

Our home has been the gathering spot for many large family gatherings, The close proximity of all the convenience's of life can be found just a short drive to the quaint country town of Payson. Enjoy, wonderful restrauants, movie theaters, museums, medical services, grocery needs, national Rodeos or just relax at the property and do nothing.



Family reunion retreat

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  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Parents of eight children, and 23 grandchildren.

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97 Reviews

based on 97 traveler reviews


Beautiful Wedding Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I toured many venues in Phoenix and nothing really felt "right" , we stumbled upon this VRBO location and fell in love with the pictures. We happened to be staying in Payson at Kohls Ranch over the holidays and decided we'd go take a look! The pictures just didn't do it justice. The property was gorgeous and we knew that's where we wanted to gather our family and close friends for our big day! Mark was more than accommodating and answered any and all questions leading up to our check in. We had our family stay with us Thursday night, and our bridal party arrived on Friday and stayed there with us on both Friday and Saturday night. EVERYONE raved about the location. The weather was perfect, the setting gorgeous and we had a remarkable wedding, one we obviously will never forget! Even with a small mishap with the grill on Friday night, the beautiful upstairs kitchen (2 kitchens in the house) accommodated the cooking. All in all this was easily a 5 star experience and we are already looking forward to planning a trip back sometime next year to celebrate again with friends for our anniversary!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a way to house a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year for our women's retreat from the Verde Valley. Last year we knew we had hit the jackpot and wanted to return. Everything is so accommodating and in spite of its awesome size, the lodge is cozy and comfortable with many private spaces for guests to have conversation or to just sit and stare over the pond and listen to the birds sing. Each bedroom offers a king bed which is very appealing when most of our women are over 55. Two different kitchens offer enough space to prepare, store and clean up while another group of us prepares the next meal. The grounds lend themselves to relaxation and meditation. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rancho Bella in Payson AZ is a magical place to get married. Aug06,2016

  • 5 of 5

Last week our daughter was married on the grounds of Rancho Bella in Payson Arizona.Let me start by tell you that from the "booking "of the property to the checking out was so "smooth" and simple. The property manager was very accommodating as to my touring of the property and answering any questions that I had. She even went out of her way to be on hand during the wedding just incase we may need her. I am not kidding when I tell you that she keeps this property "spotless"!! This was a destination wedding. Our families came from as far as Louisiana, Texas as well as Phoenix and Tucson. My 93 year old father said "He has never slept so well". The main house as well as the guest cottage are decorated perfectly with log furniture and has a warm rustic mountain charm to accent the large log home/cabin. While this is a "log cabin" there is nothing rural here! Rancho Bella is top notch! There is every amenity that you can imagine. The home has the most beautiful linens toppping the super cozy pillow top beds, televisions, 2 kitchens, 4 fire places and air-conditioning too! WOW!! We had a chef cater our event and he was so impressed with the kitchens. The main kitchen is a chefs dream. Professional gas stove, double convection ovens , microwave and an oversized refridgerator plus they have a huge assortment of every baking, cooking, serving pieces and silverware you could ever need. They even had nice wine glasses!! For being such a HUGE house the floor plan is very well thought out and never once did we not feel "totally at home". The bedrooms are very large and spacious and all of our guests enjoyed their rooms. We toured Rancho Bella with the "bride and groom to be", When they stepped out onto the upper deck patio and gazed upon the lush green lawn with the pond and fountain in the background, they knew at moment that Rancho Bella was where they wanted their "Happily Ever After" to begin. As the parents of the bride is was our great honor to give our daughter the wedding of her dreams. Rancho Bella was perfect! The wedding was perfect! Our experience with the owner was perfect! I would highly recommend Rancho Bella to anyone looking for a get away or destination wedding.On a scale of 1 to 10 we give Rancho bella a 12! Thank you so much for sharing your "piece of heaven" with us Mark!!~ Cheri

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Great place for a Family Reunion"

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at your cabin for our family reunion! The cabin was clean and accommodated our family nicely, with lots space inside and out. Thanks you, Mark, for all of your help and quick response to any information we needed. We definitely hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size for our mini family reunion. Lots of space inside and outside the house. Would book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful wedding and stay at the Country Club Estate!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this wonderful property for our son's wedding. The house is absolutely beautiful and every room is spacious and cozy. The property is very well maintained and was a beautiful setting for a wedding. We so enjoyed having our whole family together before and after the wedding. The home is so well laid out with two kitchens and we were able to store everything we needed for the wedding. We all would like to come back again and enjoy a relaxing stay again soon! The owner was great and so helpful to us. We have beautiful memories of a very special day!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

When we set out to locate that ' special gathering place' for our large family we had a list of things we were looking for .First it had to be accessible to where we lived with a short drive from the Valley. It had to offer services that we would need, shopping, medical, entertainment and local culture. Next the property would have to be large and unique. I always wanted a property with private water rights, and a private pond. The last was a large grass lawn.

Activity and Interests

The 5 acre property connects to the Tonto National Forest approx. thousands of acres of trails and hikiing. Beautiful surrounding areas.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $395

Property fee for wedding events is $1500, other conditions must also be agreed upon prior to approval.

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From the Owner

We appreciate the short one hour drive from the Phoenix area to the clean air of Payson, rated in the top 3 cities in the country for its clean air . The beautiful walks in the surrounding areas and enjoying wildlife that comes onto the property in the evenings is so unique.

Property Type

  • cabin


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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
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  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
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  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Stove
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View


  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 6500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, upstairs powder room
  • 4.5


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Detached Unit
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Pillow Top mattress
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Pillow Top Mattress
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, 1 queen, Two beds in this large room, log beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, pillow top mattress
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 king, 1 double, second bed is a twin trundle
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king, Pillow top mattress
  • King size beds (1) All beds are Pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (1) One in the Barn Casita and the other is in the main home with another King Bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Childs Trundall bed in room with King Bed, Child Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Beautiful private pond stocked with fish for private use of our guests. We ask that you catch & release.

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