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Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!

Bedrooms 1
Space 715 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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.

Don & Candy Brooks
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

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!


Payson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 715 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Attractions: churches, cinemas, health/beauty spa, library, museums, playground, restaurants, ruins Local services & businesses: atm/bank, groceries, hospital, medical services Leisure axtivities: antiquing, birdwatching, boating/skiing, gambling casinos, horseback riding, horse shoes, scenic drives, shopping, site seeing, walking, wildlife viewing Location type: rural mountain area Sports & adventure activities: crosscountry skiing, cycling, equestrian events, fishing, golf, hiking, hunting, mountain biking & climbing, rafting, skiing, swimming, water tubing


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Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 57 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The best vacation spot ever! We were so blessed to have stayed in this impressive hideaway

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 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
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Very cozy and calm. Great little hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Comfortable Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Comfortable, clean and quiet in a beautiful setting. Love the beach theme.

  • 5 of 5

Candy and Don are really friendly and helpful with local information, activities and restaurants. We spent much of the time on the private outdoor patio. The property is beautiful with lots of trees and a water feature and fire pit. Not only is it relaxing but lots of fun spending time at “A Shore Thing” and the town of Payson. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is why we use VRBO. We never would have found this hidden gem on our own. Enjoyed our stay immensely. Don & Candy were excellent hosts. Their little added touches, muffins, cookies, wine were greatly appreciated. The cabin is tastefully decorated in a nautical theme. The outside private patio is a great place to relax. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Pat & Steve, We are so glad your visit was so enjoyable and such a pleasure to meet you! We are looking forward to seeing you again! Don & Candy Brooks
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  • 5 of 5

The hospitality was excellent. Very attentive hosts. Clean and comfortable cabin with unique and fun setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia & Kory, It was a pleasure meeting you & we are glad your stay was enjoyable! We hope all goes well with you new home...& welcome to Payson! Don & Candy
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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