Decorated to make you feel at home in a nautical theme! Bedroom, unit a/c & heat, kitchen, microwave, 2 burner cook top, large refrigerator, dining (bistro) area, double recliner love seat, bathroom, living room, private patio with gas bar b q, private yard. 40" HDTV in living room, 32" bedroom TV, electric fireplace, WiFi, direct TV, 2 car paved parking, quiet neighborhood, less than 500' from river! 4 miles from shopping & restaurants.
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Don & Candy Brooks
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
About Don & Candy Brooks
We have been married 40 yrs and have resided in this area for 38 yrs and loved every minute of it! We have traveled extensively throughout this country & worldwide, but have not found any place we would rather call home!
Don & Candy Brooks purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Don & Candy Brooks chose Payson
This location has the best to offer in many respects...Climate, wildlife, clean air, friends, churches, values & easy access to Phoenix amenities.
What makes this Cottage unique
Welcome to E. Verde Estates....One of the best kept secrets you will find! Located geographically near the center of AZ. At the gateway to the white mountains & at our 5000' elevation you will experience all four seasons. Cooler than Phoenix in summer & warmer than flagstaff in winter, yet within 2 hrs of either. If interests are: Grand Canyon & mighty Colorado river, red rocks of Sedona, petrified forest, painted desert, natural bridge(less than 10 min), meteor crater, sunset crater, ice caves, indian ruins, out of africa zoo or perhaps..Hiking, biking, snow skiing, ATV activities, zip lining or exploring many miles of trails throughout az's magnificent ponerosa forests, we have it all! You may prefer golf, bowling, fishing, water skiing, boating with just a short drive @lakes: Powell, Roosevelt, Bartlett, Pleasant, Saguaro & Havasu or whitewater rafting on the Colorado or Salt rivers. Town of payson (4min) offers fast food to fine dinning, golf, free concerts in the park during summer, fishing in the stocked town lake, the worlds oldest continuous rodeo, movie theater, shooting range and much more! We have a super Walmart, home depot, Big 5 , Big Lots, Sears, Stage, Bashas, Safeway, Walgreen many more fine stores for your shopping convenience in addition to a wide range of restaurants. Such as: McDonald, Jack's, Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Chili's, Subway, Starbucks, Native, Taco Bell, Sonic, Del Taco, and fine dining as well! Just south of town is Tonto Apache reservation casino and cedar ridge restaurant. Scottsdale shopping...Just a hour away! Payson is also home to many churches, Am Legion Post 69, Elks Lodge 2154, Masonic Hall, Moose Lodge & municipal airport. If your idea of vacationing is just to sit back & relax...'A Shore Thing' is just the place to enjoy the natural beauty & wildlife often seen here in the canyon @E. Verde Estates...Oh...A river runs through it! (& it is also stocked)...Come join us!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cozy Winter Get Away
I think this is our 4th time staying at "A Shore Thing" and can't wait for our next visit. Don and Candy go above and beyond making their guest feel comfortable. The accommodations are perfect for a short getaway. See you again soon!
Hi Melissa & Fernando,
What a nice surprise for a snowing stay and we are so glad you are home safely! Yes!!!
Cornhole games are in the future!
Hope to see you soon.
Don & Candy
This is the coziest little place!
My husband and I spent three nights at “A Shore Thing” and enjoyed every minute of it. Don and Candy are a delightful couple who have taken the time to make sure their guests are comfortable. They had the heaters on, so it was warm when we arrived, which was great, because it was chilly outside. There was a beautiful gift basket with tasty treats and coffee and muffins for the morning! We enjoyed the little patio (it has a gas fire pit and BBQ). It is decorated so cute too, it’s obvious they enjoy having people stay at their property, they have put a lot of effort into making sure things are just right.
Thanks to you both! Kelly & Frank Belio
Hi Kelly & Frank,
It was such a pleasure to meet you...you brought back many sweet memories for us.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again!
Don & Candy
PS...hope you got message about a light left on in "Howards'" cabin :-)
This was one of our all-time favorites during our two-week vacation in Arizona. A Shore Thing was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and supplied with all the amenities we needed. Although the cottage was totally private, Don and Candy were extremely helpful with information about Payson and the beautiful surrounding area. And Don, there just happens to be a MRF therapist in our small town! I'll be looking into that.
Hello Jon & Linda,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also happy your travels were safe! We hope the therapy is a success for you...Don just finished his last procedure on his back and is doing well. Hope to see you again!
Don & Candy Brooks
A Shore Thing
The best vacation spot ever! We were so blessed to have stayed in this impressive hideaway
From the moment we arrived we felt like we were coming home with family. Don and Candy were so attentive and we were pampered in this lovely little home where our needs were perfectly met right down to the hidden chocolate kisses in the bedroom. Every detail of our cabin stay was afforded and we have the Brooks to thank for that. We enjoyed solitude when we wanted but were invited to join in group festivities that were sooo fun. We were blessed to be invited to a church service that was Spirit filled and moving. I can’t remember a time when we enjoyed going to church while we were on vacation so much. This was one of the best vacations we have been on and the best getaway spots around. It is truly a hidden gem in the beautiful outskirts of Payson. We were truly blessed by Don and Candy and their exemplary attention to detail. A Shore Thing is the perfect weekend retreat and We will definitely come back to this hideaway on the Mogollón Rim and tell everyone how amazing our stay truly was. Thank you Don and Candy! We love you and thank God he put you in our lives. You are blessed in the gift of hospitality.
With blessings and joy,
Rob and Brenda White
Hi Rob & Brenda,
Thank you so much for your generous review! But...not really sure who enjoyed each others' company more...even some of our friends have asked about you!
By the way...last Sunday eve CBC Games...men won again! We now have a big "L" Trophy provided my them :-(
but we are proud of it...they don't have a Trophy :-)
Love to both.....
Don & Candy
Very cozy and calm. Great little hideaway.
My husband is ill and we needed a quiet getaway for him to relax. The owners were very attentive without being intrusive. We had four days of relaxful peace and quiet. We hope to visit again soon.
Hi Kelly & Sherry,
We are so glad that this fit your needs...hope Kelly's health improves. Perhaps we'll see you again.
Don & Candy
A Shore Thing is a lovely getaway. Don & Candy are perfect hosts and really go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable and and relaxing. They included several little touches that made our stay extra special. They truly understand hospitality! The location is perfect. Close enough to town to enjoy the many events in Payson and the surrounding area but tucked away just enough to feel like you are away from the hustle & bustle. We spent almost all of our time there out on the beautiful deck area just listening to nature. We even had an elk stop by to visit one evening during dinner. We can't say enough good things about our weekend away, it was just what we needed to unplug and recharge our souls. We hope to go back for another visit soon.
Hi Dave & Donna,
Thank you for the wonderful review! We truly do love our guests...which makes it so easy for us to pamper you! Hope to see you soon.. and we will do our best have you dinner guest return for you :-) Stay well...
Don & Candy Brooks
So very close to so many amenities, but it feels like you have slipped away from everywhere! Perfect place to relax or be adventurous! located in the center of Arizona @5000' elevation, we offer the best spot to venture out to many exciting locations. Or...relax!
Rates & Availability
Our goal is to provide a worry free, relaxing, enjoyable stay. Please contact us asap to allow us the opportunity to assist you in the best stay ever! Cancellation policy available when booking.