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Breathtaking views of the Mogollon rim from all decks and windows of this 2900 sq. ft. mountain home which was designed for comfort, family fun, or entertaining guests--all will surprise and delight you! With 800 sq. ft. of decks, 4 bedrooms, plenty of living space, and a two car garage: your stay will be a special get-a-way. Located 200 feet above the East Verde River valley in secluded Whispering Pines community, you are still 12 miles from the center of Payson or Pine. so you enjoy peace and contentment, yet know that the amenities are not too far away.
The great room is marvelous for spreading out in front of the amazing (hand picked) stone fireplace. Views from the near floor-to-ceiling windows almost hypnotize you. A/C if needed.
Spaciousness extends to the master suite, topping the house with its own bath, dressing room and balcony/deck on the upper two levels.
Mid levels include two more large bed rooms, one king, one queen, a bath, complete kitchen, dining area and the great room furnished to lend itself to enjoying satellite HDTV, reading, games, and conversation areas.
The lower levels include one bedroom, queen size and a bunk bed, another bath, and an amazing oversized game room with a wood burning stove, ping pong table, piano, TV, games, music, puzzles--even a queen wall bed and futon for extra sleepers. . The kitchen/dining area is complete with microwave, dishwasher, disposal, cookware, dishes, utensils, blender, mixer, coffee pot, toaster, etc. Also stocked with flour, condiments sugar, salt, pepper, spices, oil.--Big table with leaves in hall closet. Good for family or holiday feast. Adjoining patio has table, chairs & BBQ s for picnic style dining.
There are electric heaters under each bathroom vanity in the bed rooms living room and game room. However, the preferred heating method is to sit in front of the fireplace or wood stove with a cup of hot chocolate.
Towels and extra linens are found in hall closet. Iron is in laundry room (lower level, W/D, soap)
If you need anything else, let us know when you leave, so we can provide it for your next visit!
Keywords: Hillside home, surrounded by pines fireplace, wood burning stove, game room,
King size beds (2) One in the master suite and one in the deck bed room., Queen size Beds (2) Both front bed rooms have queens., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon for 2, Bunk Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) Queen...moreless
Two car garage. If we have a project going, there may only be room for one....moreless
Beds will be made when you arrive. If you need them, linens for the Murphy bed, futon and blow up beds are available....moreless
Not available at house, but spotty Verizon coverage in the area....moreless
Parking Off Street:
Parking area is past the driveway. The driveway is steep. If there is snow on the driveway or is expected, park there, avoid getting stuck. Rear wheel drive pickups should always park there....moreless
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Whispering Pines 12 miles from the center of Payson, AZ
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: We are at the time of life where we can be our own 'bosses' (retired engineer & English CC teacher.) Our family comes first, then friends (also 4 legged variety) followed closely by golf (him) bridge( us) reading (us); Travel (Our planes head mainly to towns where kids & friends live) Next, Remodeling--him, work--her, inspiration. Club & volunteer stuff-- him HO, her KD; TV--him, sports. her drama!
We have been married for 50 years to the same people! Both: married '59, graduated Kansas State '60, had baby, '61, baby '62; baby '63--in '64 we got a dog!! All goes well.
Why the Owner Chose Payson: We wanted a place away from the valley where all of the kids and grandkids could come and be together. We found the area while visiting friends in Whispering Pines in a gorgeous snowstorm the day after a warm Thanksgiving in Phoenix. It seemed like heaven to be able to share both worlds with only a two hour ride. We wanted in! We had the shell built and completed the house ourselves. We picked chandeliers from Mexico, rocks for the fireplace from all over the country, and furnishings from family pieces, 'gently used' and even broke down and bought a lot. It works as 'eclectic to the max,' The views in this area belong to God--we just bought here so we could share them. There is a feeling in the air here that brings out the best in people which makes them happy.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: Inviting friends here for a day or a weekend is a joy for us & them. Everyday cares fall away as the pines, oaks, and juniper give the air a certain mountain tang. Actually, The 5,400 feet elevation makes the nights 25 degrees and days 15 degrees cooler than valley temperatures. Here, we have seasons that give us soft spring rain, exciting summer electriical storms, vivid autumn leaves, and frost, snow, & earmuffs.
We never tire of seeing the glorious views of 40 miles of Rim that we share with God. Sunsets from the north deck are amazing, and the experience of watching a storm approach through the valley until the new rain finally drives you from your nest in the porch swing inside--unforgettable. We have had many memorable family reunions here--there have been two Golden Wedding celebrations, a Honeymoon--the magic is just beginning. You won't want to forget your time here. Bring your best camera.