Anita's Creekside Haven Fall Special! Crisp Mtn Air, Glorious Days for Hiking!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Payson house description
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
- 1900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- King size beds (2), Child Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
- Free Long Distance
- Dialup Access
- Deck / Patio
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Fly Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Little Piece of Heaven
Little Piece of Heaven
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.
- Guest ChaCha (Laveen AZ)
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 09/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway.
Wonderful Creekside Home
Wonderful Creekside Home
This is a very spacious, beautifully appointed home. Everything you could possibly need is right here. TV, games , and the most comfortable beds ever. Sitting on the deck and listening to the creek is a very soothing, serene, romantic experience. We truly loved our stay, and hope to be back very frequently. Highly reccomended for everyone. Thank you so much!
- Guest creeker (United States)
- Date of stay 10/26/13
- Review Submitted 11/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you! Maybe we'll see you when there's snow! Our road gets plowed first since its so close to the fire station. Last year we got lots more than a dusting, and the rim is a wonderful place for cross country skiing!
Pros - The pictures & description is exactly what this place is. We were a group of 10 and we stayed comfortably over the weekend. Anita provides w/ extra blankets & pillows for larger groups. Home is well equipped with heaters, utensils & hot water :) .. The deck outside is wonderful with the Gas grill, plenty of chairs & creek flows right by. Also, noise is expected with a larger group, but we didn't have cops knocking on our door, so I guess neighbours were OK with it :P With it's close proximity to woods canyon lake & a couple of sunset points.. it's a perfect Con - The only thing that would have made this perfect, if it was more secluded with no close neighbours.
- Guest Niranjan N.
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for coming and taking such good care of the place! I'm sorry you were disturbed by neighors - there usually is not anyone but a few walkers on the road after Labor Day! I hope we'll see you again soon!
A very nicely furnished house on the creek with all of the amenities. My wife and I took her mother along, who is wheelchair bound, and found the place to be excellently laid out and furnished for one who is motationally challenged. The deck is right up against the creek, and it was very relaxing listening to the water flow by. All in all, a splendid time was had by all.
- Guest Dude (Phoenix, AZ )
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/19/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities.
Caught rainbow trout!Guest comment entered by owner
Caught rainbow trout!
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!!!
- Guest Rochell and Jon
- Date of stay 08/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Beautiful and SereneGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful and Serene
A wonderful, tranquil, and peaceful place! Your home is beautiful and very serene. Enjoyed star-gazing at night and listening to the creek by day. A much needed respite for all. Thank you.
- Guest Phil, Janet, Clare
- Date of stay 09/26/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
The weather and cool breeze was wonderful. We loved the sound of the creek almost like a babbling creek sound. Very relaxing. The bedrooms and bathrooms were a nice size. We left early because both mattresses were lumpy and extremely uncomfortable. The shower head was not up to par. The kitchen chairs were like sitting on wood as most of the padding was gone. Even the silver wear had an odd metallic taste. The sliding glass screen to the porch needing fixing. If the weather would have been hotter the one small AC in the kitchen would not have been enough to get the heat at bay. Very little has to be done to make Anita's Creekside Haven a wonderful enjoying experience. I hope these changes can be made by next summer so we can book a 2-3 week slot.
- Guest Cindy (Phoenix, Az)
- Date of stay 08/25/13
- Review Submitted 09/09/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: I am very sorry my home was not as well appointed as it usually is. After non-stop rental parties all summer long, I am ready to replace the silverware and fix the chairs - I'm sure you will have a much more enjoyable stay next time! The screens are already fixed! The mattresses have "toppers" . I have had no other complaints about them and they can be easily removed to the closets until the next guests. I will make sure the bed suits you next time!
Another Excellent Stay!
Another Excellent Stay!
This is our second visit to Anita's Creekside Haven. We enjoyed this one as much as our first last year. There were three of us ladies and we found the house completely comfortable, with three nice bathrooms! The kitchen is large which was great as we all chipped in to fix meals. And, of course, we spent lots of time on the creekside deck. We plan to make this an annual trip!
- Guest HG (Scottsdale, AZ)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, girls getaway.
We had a wonderfully relaxing and refreshing girls weekend at Anita's cabin. The cabin is comfortable and the deck overlooking the running creek was host to much of our weekend including daily yoga. We all agreed we will plan another visit in the future. Thanks Anita!
- Guest Ck (Gilbert )
- Date of stay 05/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
the cabin was very nice, the weather was a little wet and the dirt road turned into a mud road. Everything inside the cabin was in good order. All in all we enjoyed the time at the cabin.
- Guest Fred B. (Phoenix, Arizona)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.
Owner response: Sorry all the snow made things muddy for awhile - at least the roads dry up quickly and become very suitable again! Glad you enjoyed the home!
RATES $160/nt .. $440/3 nights .. $900/week Holidays .... $520/3 nights .. $990/week Two Night Minimum Stay .. Discounts for Longer Stays Available Fully Refundable $300 Security Deposit is Required--Cleaning Fee $75, Pet fee $20 Call for Reservations 928-300-2425 More Than 14 Days,Less than 30, Advance Cancellation Charge: $200 No Refunds Given for Cancellation Less Than 14 Days in Advance
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Having owned this home for the past ten 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!
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Woods Canyon Lake 20 min
View from the Rim (15 min)
Christopher Creek is sheltered below
Back Deck Streamside
Master Bedroom Suite - Creek at end of deck
Guest Bedroom Suite
Straight down 12 feet from deck!
Steps to stream
The apples on the property are free picking! 3 Apple Trees!
Woods Canyon Lake - Boats for rent - Marina Store - Fishing Licenses
Rim to the West
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