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The Original East Verde River Family Cabin, Private And Quiet! Fully Loaded!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Cozy and quiet, perfect for a medium sized family.

This 1,000 SF cabin is located on a 1 acre lot right on the East Verde River in the town of Whispering

Pines, located 12 miles Northeast of Payson down Houston Mesa Road. The fenced yard is heavily shaded with tall oak and pine trees and feels like you're living in a park. It has 2 decks (including table & chairs) for your outdoor relaxation. Escape to the cabin with a short and scenic 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Phoenix!

This adorable cabin has 3 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have a queen-sized bed while the 3rd bedroom has a comfy futon. For those chilly evenings there is a stone fireplace in the living room, and

electric heating. The cabin has one recently remodeled bathroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen with an electric stove,

microwave, full-size refrigerator & coffee maker. Free Wifi and satellite TV.

More Details

Shain Mayer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Shain Mayer

Shain grew up part time in Whispering Pines since 5 years old. He and Debbie met there on the banks of the East Verde River. They purchased Homer and Porsche old cabin in 2011 which Shain had many painting lessons growing up there at an early age. They have spend most of the rental income remodeling and updating the cabin for their personal retirement in 2018.

Shain Mayer purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Shain Mayer chose Payson

This property has memories for Shain and Debbie both. The back river deck is amazing and private access to the river is the best! It has been well maintained over the years and we plan to make it our home base in the near future.

What makes this cabin unique

The sound of the river is right off the deck, and the tall ponderosa pine trees keep the deck cool and surreal. A lot of bird life and squirrels like to visit constantly.


Payson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Remodeled in early 2014.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom - 1 queen
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids Bedrooom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing


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The Original East Verde River Family Cabin, Private And Quiet! Fully Loaded!
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful cabin my the stream

  • 5 of 5

New year 2017/2018 was a success. My friends and I visited this cabin for the holiday weekend and were all in awe of this wonderful place. It's roomy and still very cozy. The fireplace is beautiful and warm. The backyard area is private and has multiple decks to watch wildlife, practice yoga, meditate, dance or do whatever it is that makes you happy. The bathroom is clean and updated. Floor heaters in the bedroom keep the place warm at night. The owners were very responsive to any questions we had. I am so grateful we found this gem of a location to bring in the new year.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the peacful location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels out the back window. The back patio was a great place to enjoy a meal which we took advantage of. It had everything one would want for a quiet getaway. We also enjoyed building a fire in the fireplace, roasting marshmallows and making Smore’s. We had a great time. Thank you for allowing us to stay.

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was we had a little issue with the gas grill. I did mention this and they assured me it would be addressed.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin was ok the setting was beautiful.

  • 3 of 5

We were told to pack put our trash but the kitchen trash container was full when we got there so I am not sur it was cleaned before our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A near perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to relax, get away from the city and just simply recharge the "body's batteries" then this is the perfect place for it. Excellently equipped, clean, quite area. The sound of the river running right behind is therapeutic. Owners are amazing to communicate with, pricing is beyond affordable. This is definitely now one of my fav places to rent and I'm looking forward to many many more stays. THANK YOU for allowING my family to spend an wonderful new years weekend at your place.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to relax with the family!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this great cabin for a family get together. The location is perfect close enough to town but remote enough to be peaceful. The deck out back is a perfect place to relax while listening to the creek just a short distance away. The private access to the creek was very convenient. The cabin lacked for nothing. It had everythimy we needed. If you want peace and quite in a beautiful setting, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely Review Ian. The cabin is open to booking again for 2017. Please share and tell you friends.
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Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
higway 87
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $125

Owner hold the right to be onsite in the detached apartment. Owners may be onsite for check in and/or show up at anytime during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.