expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Enjoy our cozy but spacious home on the creek!

Christopher Creek, Payson, AZ, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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


Anita Goss

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Anita Goss

Having owned this home for the past fifteen 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 Northern Arizona!!!!!!

Anita Goss purchased this House in 2004


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • bathroom 3 has back porch entrance for mudroom/creek play cleanup w/ shower

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          Christopher Creek is just below the Mogollon Rim (5800' elev)
        • Mountain View
        • Rural
          Small community surrounded by National Forest (21 mi from Payson)
        • Village
          Community has 2 restaurants, convenience store, and fire station
        • Water View
          Christopher Creek in Backyard!
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront
          Enjoy the large deck next to the creek!


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Extra Bedding
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Dialup Access
                    • Fireplace
                      Outdoor fire pit; small electric faux fireplace heater inside
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Forced Air Electric Heater in each room - recomended
                    • Internet
                      Wireless provided
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window unit in great room, very adequate (cool temperatures on the stream) Three Ceiling Fans
                    • Living Room
                      Great Room
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Roomn for 4 vehicles in drive - or truch w 4 wheelers!
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Long driveway
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Extra Towels
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee Filters proveided
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Stocked with spices, seasonings, flour, sugar, coffee filters
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Holiday China Set
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ketchup and mayonnaise provided
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Music Library
                                  A few CD's - not much!
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Master Bedroom
                                • Games
                                  Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers Yooung children's toys
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                  Three bookcases..
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) TV's in bedrooms
                                • Stereo
                                  Radio/Casette player in great room
                                • Television
                                  2 TV's
                                • Toys
                                  A Few
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD library (small) in Master Bedroom


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane tank can be exchanged at local store
                                    • Patio
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • 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


                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • caves
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • spelunking


                                                            • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              105 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              NICE QUIET SLEEPING CABIN ON A BABBLING CREEK

                                                              MikeHamilton, OH

                                                              We needed a pet-friendly home for 4 adults and 3 dogs while we helped our kids house-hunt in Payson. Owner of property was nice enough to extend our stay by a day when we ran into some real estate problems in town. Beds have foam mattress. Very comfy. Creek runs across the back, but it was too cold to open the windows/doors when we were there to enjoy the soft sound of the water. Nice deck in back to overlook the creek. Can't recommend for fellow dog owners as we found an unwrapped chocolate candy bar left on the floor. But for humans...yes, it was relaxing.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So sorry about that! Will doublecheck from here on out!

                                                              Comfy, Cozy and Peaceful Respite!

                                                              Donna H.

                                                              We had a very enjoyable stay at this lovely and spacious home! The house was clean, the kitchen well stocked, and the beds very comfortable. Anita greeted us with her signature brownies and was a sweet and gracious hostess. Of course, the back patio deck is the best part of the property, I only wish we'd had more time to spend on it; we were out hiking and visiting old favorite sites for most of our stay and were only able to take advantage of it on one of the three nights we were there. But, it was so nice and relaxing having a glass of wine by the creek at the end of a long day of hiking! Had it been warmer, we would've enjoyed our coffee on the deck, but it was just a little too nippy for that, but we had fun watching the squirrels run round and play from the dining room table. Overall, we had a great experience and would highly recommend this comfortable, cozy and relaxing home!

                                                              Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us, Anita, we'll definitely check with you first next time we're planning to stay in Payson!! : )

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you! I look forward to seeing you again! Anita

                                                              Great house!

                                                              Sherry K.Chandler, AZ

                                                              We planned a family celebration of the my husband's 70th birthday and this house was perfect for that occasion. Even with the snow on our arrival and frigid temps while we were there. The patio was perfect with it's sun during the day and the fire pit to make s'mores. The great room was so roomy for all of us as well as the well-equipped and large kitchen. The two master bedrooms with their own bathrooms were much appreciated. There were 13 of us who gathered there the majority of the time, and everything was terrific. We are already talking about having another family weekend using this particular place for House Central. Thanks so much to Anita for making this possible. And the brownies on our arrival were a huge plus. Yum!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Glad you enjoyed it! Just to clarify, I only have two bedrooms and most of the guests slept elsewhere, right? :) Thank you for cleaning up so well! We look forward to your return! Anita

                                                              A relaxing respite in the north country!

                                                              Rachel B.

                                                              This Christopher Creek property was ideal for a relaxing break from city life!!! Anita had a welcoming batch of home made brownies. The house is VERY spacious!! The split plan, with a very large bedroom on either end of the house is ideal for larger groups. And both bathrooms have the sink outside of the shower/toilet for convenience. The kitchen is fabulous!!! There is every pot, pan, bowl, utensil and gadget you could hope for in a VRBO!!! It is a very convenient kitchen to work in!!! And plenty of food staples to help out with baking. The back porch is HUGE and it's great fun to watch the squirrels and birds through the large sliding glass doors. The house has many windows and plenty of light. The house is well stocked with books and games and two televisions. Thanks Anita for your hospitality!!!

                                                              Awesome !

                                                              Irene O.

                                                              Dear Anita, we enjoy a lot your cabin. Thank you for all your services and the delicious brownies. We had a snow the last day and enjoyed so much ❄... we had a great time. I hope we will come back soon.

                                                              Thank you! :)

                                                              Lovely cabin!

                                                              Cassie R.

                                                              The creek was beautiful to look at and listen to. Wonderful time! We enjoyed the cozy spaciousness. Thank you Anita!


                                                              Christopher Creek, Payson, AZ, USA

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

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              105 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
                                                              Premier Partner
                                                              Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                              Instant Confirmation
                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 191809