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Last updated: 10/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Contracting Party must be over 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Deck is not childproof -not suitable for children under 3...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Very strict Forest Service rules about outdoor smoking as well - please check with me...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be kept on leashes or on back deck runner tie that is provided - bobcats and elk and trurkey have all been seen right here!...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp on front step - the rest of the home is level, even outside to the back deck, Handicapped shower, wand, wide doors...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 child bed


  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 recliners; 1 sofa...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Three bookcases......moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    A few CD's - not much!...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) TV's in bedrooms...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Christopher Creek is just below the Mogollon Rim (5800' elev)...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Small community surrounded by National Forest (21 mi from Payson)...moreless

  • Village:

    Community has 2 restaurants, convenience store, and fire station...moreless

  • Water View:

    Christopher Creek in Backyard!...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Enjoy the large deck next to the creek!...moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit in great room, very adequate (cool temperatures on the stream) Three Ceiling Fans...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit; small electric faux fireplace heater inside...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Forced Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Most customers bring their own hotspot. I can provide one if arrangements are made ahead of time...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra Bedding...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Long driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Extra Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Filters proveided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with spices, seasonings, flour, sugar, coffee filters...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Holiday China Set...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ketchup and mayonnaise provided ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


Write a review 4.8
from 76 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 1
Sep 7 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$900 $3,600
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$900 $2,800
Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$880 $2,800
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$990 $3,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$950 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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Last updated: 10/28/2016
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  • 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

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

Car: Necessary

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

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!!!!!!

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Speaks: german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Back Deck Streamside

    Back Deck Streamside

  • Home Front

    Home Front

  • Master Bedroom Suite - Creek at end of deck

    Master Bedroom Suite - Creek at end of deck

  • Guest Bedroom Suite

    Guest Bedroom Suite

  • Steps to stream

    Steps to stream

  • Squirrel Breakfast

    Squirrel Breakfast

  • Woods Canyon Lake 20 min

    Woods Canyon Lake 20 min

  • View from the Rim (15 min)

    View from the Rim (15 min)

  • Home in the Woods!

    Home in the Woods!

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Kitchen/Breakfast Bar

    Kitchen/Breakfast Bar

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Holiday Scene 2012

    Holiday Scene 2012

  • Back Deck/Stream

    Back Deck/Stream

  • Rim to the West

    Rim to the West

VRBO #191809

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016

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