The Dog House: Over an Acre of Privacy Against the Nat'l Forest(61 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Maximum guest party of 4
You'll have wifi, Directv, comfortable furniture, and plenty of space!
We are just 1/2 mile from the East Verde River if you want to go and play in the cool water. Otherwise, there are plenty of hiking trails around and the national forest right out our back yard! You won't see your neighbors, except the wildlife.
The house has a large great room complete with comfy furniture, and windows galore! The room is overlooked by the loft, which we've set up to use as a reading nook or game room. We've assembled a fairly good collection of board games to enjoy on a rainy afternoon or cold winter's night.
The kitchen is complete with all appliances, including coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher. We've stocked some basic spices as well as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
Wildlife sightings so far: bobcat, elk, white tail deer, raccoons, coyotes, rabbit. We've seen bear prints, but no bear yet!
We are licensed by and pay taxes to the State of Arizona for this business. We also donate 5% of our gross income to a local animal shelter.
Holidays require longer stays.
Please note: there are three steps from the living room to the rest of the house, and five steps from the back yard or front yard to the deck/front door. This may be difficult for senior pets or pets with walking problems. We added a ramp (Sept, 2014) from the master bedroom to the back porch to provide older pets an alternative to stairs.
Member since: 2013
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lawn / Garden:
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Discounted Winter Rate
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $325
- Pet Fee $0
- Cleaning Fee $60
- Tax Rate 6.6%
Guest will pay a refundable deposit.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holidays require longer stays. Fire bans may be in effect during your stay, so we cannot guarantee the use of the outdoor fire ring. Fireworks and shooting are prohibited.
Winter stays can see large snowfalls and all roads are not plowed quickly since this is a rural area. While this is not typical, it is possible, so please be aware. If weather prevents you enjoying your reserved stay, we'll work with you to reschedule. You can always purchase travel insurance if your schedule is not flexible.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: After vacationing with our dogs in several VRBO homes over the last 11 years, we decided it was time to purchase our own vacation home! We searched for over a year for the perfect vacation setting in Payson, Arizona. We live in Scottsdale and love to travel to the Payson area and up into rim country. We moved to Arizona from Ohio (with a couple of stops in Florida and Oregon as well!) and although we miss Ohio State University, we enjoy the state of Arizona and all it has to offer. The diversity is amazing. We have been using VRBO as guests for the last 5 years, so we like to think we know a thing or two about what our guests might want. That's why it was such a hard search for this home. We are huge pet lovers - Tom is a pet photographer in fact. We never travel if we can't take our pets, so that's why our focus on dog-friendly accommodations.
Why the Owner Chose Payson, AZ, USA:
This property is private and has a beautiful deck you can sit and enjoy the cool breezes and wildlife from! And with this home you don't have to rough it - it has all the amenities as you would expect, so you'll be comfortable enough to relax.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This lot is as near perfect as we could get! It backs to the Tonto National Forest and the other sides of the home are well protected from the trees and space so you can forget there are other people living nearby!
Links to more information:
Our elk friends.
Another neighbor - this doe had a very cute fawn nearby...
Welcome to the Dog House!
Just a few yards down the road from our driveway - he started in our yard!
Dogs Enjoying the Dog House!
A light snow in March.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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