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Cool Paradise In The Oaks And Pines on the East Verde River on 3.5 Acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath home on the river with mountain views also

2000 square foot home on 3.5 acres - extremely private. First floor has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with 3rd 500 square foot loft/bedroom upstairs. 2 masonry fireplaces, Beautiful views overlooking the seasonal East Verde River from a huge redwood deck. Surrounded by pines and oaks. Approximately 20 minutes from Payson near the base of the Rim. Fishing, hiking, swimming.... Ideal for romantic or family get away. Very well maintained, free wifi.

Craig Crane
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017


Payson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking. Smoking inside is a $300 fine. Smoking outside is a fire hazard and ashes should be places in a sealed container doused with liquid.
  • No parties or events without prior approval.
  • We love pets, but they should stay off the furniture, and a cleaning charge will be assessed if needed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cool Paradise In The Oaks And Pines on the East Verde River on 3.5 Acres
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It really is like a very cozy treehouse. The open space was great for us all to hang out together inside. We -- well I -- enjoyed all the different bugs at night. The beds were comfortable and having two bathrooms is great if you're with a lot of people.

If I had to complain at all, it would be that there were no extra trash bags, paper towels, or toilet paper.

All in all, a great little getaway that we wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christopher, Thanks for the nice review. Sorry you couldn't find the extra supplies. Normally toilet paper is under the sink in the bathroom, while paper towels and garbage sacks should be in the bottom drawer next to the oven. I will remind the cleaning people about this. Thank you for pointing this out. We certainly don't want people to have to drive back into town for this sort of thing. Thanks again.
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Tucson, Arizona

Refreshing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 days, amd really enjoyed the time at the cabin. The location was perfect, and the cabin itself was exactly as described. The owner makes sure guests enjoy their visit. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Midcentury "Treehouse"

  • 5 of 5

Everything we had hoped for and more. Very comfortable. Kids loved the toys in the loft. Great DVD collection. We will be back when we need another getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

One of the most magical houses we've ever experienced

  • 5 of 5

Craig's house and property are stunning. This house is essentially a treehouse, as it's vaulted about 20-30 feet off the ground and, more or less, in the middle of the forest. You're surrounded by the sounds of nature – the running stream in the back and wind through the trees – and you can't even hear (or see) any nearby cars. The nearly-wraparound porch provides great views all around, and almost all available outward-facing walls of the house have floor-to-ceiling windows. If you're looking for a place to get away and relax and recharge, and I truly can't think of a better option.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williams. AZ

An absolutely gorgeous property in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We are very glad we booked here, it is like having your own private beautiful tree house. The house is very nice, clean and very roomy. Even inside the house you are spoiled with the most beautiful forest views. It is very private and one feels like you are in your very own beautiful piece of paradise. We were spoiled by nature and the gorgeous surroundings. We had several animal visitors; elk, mule deer, squirrels and numerous birds. The biggest treat was when a herd of 7 elk slowly passed right by the main bedroom window on their way down to the river below. The river passes right through the property and it is an easy (very short) walk down if you approach the river from the start of the driveway instead of walking down straight from the house. We spent most of our time relaxing on the huge deck, looking out for animals and at the beautiful view. If you need to get away from it all and just relax; this place is the therapy you need to restore calm to your soul. It was an incredibly relaxing holiday for us. We stayed for 5 nights and were very heartbroken to leave. The aircon system is excellent, we did not feel the Payson heat at all. All the appliances you might need are available and all are in good working order. All the utensils we needed were also available. We had no problems with the wifi (good strong signal) or tv and there is a large dvd collection to choose from, as well as numerous toys for the kids. There are also extra blankets and sheets if you need them. The couches, chairs and beds are very comfy. The cabin is centrally located, easily found and it is a short drive to Payson and Pine. There are numerous beautiful hikes available in the area; the hikes at Water Wheel Falls and Washington Park are very close to the cabin and Tonto Natural Bridge is only a short drive away. There are numerous places to eat closeby in Pine and some interesting antique shops and small art galleries. The owner is very nice and professional and answered all questions promptly. We have been to Payson a few times before and have booked many cabins over the years, but this is the one we will rebook and we look forward to staying here many more times. Thank you for sharing this amazing place with us! We highly recommend others to book here!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Much to like but . . .

  • 3 of 5

A lot to like about this place including the location and setting plus the big wrap around deck that is kid friendly. Bed in master was comfortable and as others have said, window coverings leave a bit to be desired. Be aware though that there is no cell phone service at least from AT&T and no TV service either. No satellite or cable or antenna. There is a TV and DVD player and a big DVD library. And there is wifi. That's not necessarily a complaint, just a fact. Overall a good place, not great.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that you were not able to understand how to use the chrome cast on the television to give you more television choices. So between Netflix, Amazon prime and the DVD collection, this is usually enough television for most guests on a weekend. I am also sorry you did not know how to use Skype or any of the free internet telephone services with our wifi to supplement your cell phone. Cell reception at most places along the river is spotty for many cell services because we of course are surrounded by mountains. Please remember I offered to refund your money in full when you complained about the cell service and that you missed a football game on tv. But thank you for trying us out. Our place was not for you, but it has been a wonderful experience for many others.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.