Discover a selection of 190 vacation rentals in Payson, AZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $60 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Payson. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Payson—the heart of Arizona

Located in the center of Arizona, Payson’s picturesque setting has made it a popular retreat for nature enthusiasts and avid outdoorsmen. Tonto National Park envelops the town, providing the perfect location for hiking, biking, bird-watching, and more, while the enviable range of rock formations and natural landmarks within its grounds offer unforgettable views and jaw-dropping photo ops. Central Payson vacation rentals are plentiful in supply, so the scenery will be right on your doorstep; after all, 97% of the land around the town is owned by the United States Forest Service.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Payson

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and fishing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Payson a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Payson Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Mongollon Rim Visitor Center (25 mi / 40.3 km)
  • Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Activities

Summer nights in Payson

The warm summer evenings in Payson are an ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors, and the Payson Summer Concert series lets you do just that. People gather beneath the setting sun in Green Valley Park to listen to the best local bands and musicians from Rim Country; as the sunlight dims and the twinkling of the stars takes its place, you can curl up on a blanket with someone special, listening to everything from classic rock and country to ‘50s showbands and a-cappella groups. These concerts take place every Saturday in June and July and are the perfect wind-down after a long day.

Weather

The forecast in Payson

The 4 distinct seasons in Payson offer conditions to suit all tastes, so Payson vacation rentals are worth checking out all year round. In winter, snow on The Rim adds a scenic beauty to the view from your patio, while the spring climate can offer some spectacular vistas of the flowers coming into bloom. Summer is both the hottest and wettest season, with averages reaching the 90s in July. For the best availability of Payson vacation rentals, consider the sunny fall months. September temperatures reach 80°F and local plant life is bursting with golds, oranges, and browns.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Payson

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Payson is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Tonto National Forest (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Mogollon Rim (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Woods Canyon Lake (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Mongollon Rim Visitor Center (25 mi / 40.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Payson

The nearest airport is in Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), located 54.1 mi (87 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Payson?

Whether you're in search of a cozy escape for you and your special someone or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Payson. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • "Tonto Creek Mountain Cabin - Great Views - Hot Tub And Wifi" is a guest favorite. Around 15 miles from Payson, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a microwave oven and a toaster.
  • Another great option is "Renovated Cozy Cabin In Pine - Bring Your Pups", which is around 16 miles from Payson. With 2 bedrooms, shopping and a smart TV, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Payson vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Payson?

There's something enticing about hiding away in a log cabin where it's just you, your loved ones and Mother Nature. Leave behind the frenzy of big cities and towns and retire to one of these wooden havens in Payson:

  • Comfort meets nature at "Log Cabin In The Pines, Treehouse With Swinging Bridge". Located in Payson, this delightful escape features a garden, games and gorgeous views.
  • Find your inner Davy Crockett at "Charming Log Cabin On Beautiful Tonto Creek". This log cabin in Payson will put you right in the great outdoors while offering conveniences such as a garden and games.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Payson?

We all deserve some "me time" now and then. If you're itching to spend a couple of leisurely mornings lounging around with a coffee and the morning news, you'll find some terrific weekend getaways in and around Payson. Here are two of our favorites:

  • "Best Kept Romantic Secret Get - A" is perfect for a weekend of relaxation and fun. It features convenient amenities, such as an oven and a stovetop, and is located about 7 miles to the northwest of Payson.
  • Alternatively, cram a few clothes into your overnight bag and make a beeline for "Dancing Bear Lodge, Pine Az; Luxury Cabin With Views". This sought-after getaway is about 16 miles northwest of Payson and features a restaurant dining guide and a games room.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Payson?

Studio apartments may be small in size, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to location and convenience. Put your bags down at one of these popular studio apartments in or near Payson:

  • Chill by yourself or take a travel buddy along to "Best Kept Romantic Secret Get - A". You'll have plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including outdoor furniture and a phone.
  • Or, use "Find Cool Breezes And A Relaxing Getaway At Emma’s Loft In Strawberry Az" as a base to explore the attractions around you. This comfy home away from home offers a nearby casino, free toiletries and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Payson?

Whether you need a cozy apartment for two or a villa with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Payson. These properties are an ideal base for a flying visit:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Find Cool Breezes And A Relaxing Getaway At Emma’s Loft In Strawberry Az" is a good choice. It's close to central Payson, so you'll have easy access to all the best sights.
  • Another great choice is "Private Neighborhood Home In Payson". Gather your favorite people and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Payson.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Payson?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your special someone off for a couple of days at one of these popular escapes in or near Payson:

  • Located around 15 miles from Payson, "Tonto Creek Mountain Cabin - Great Views - Hot Tub And Wifi" is an ideal place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and outdoor furniture are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days enjoying each other's company at "Renovated Cozy Cabin In Pine - Bring Your Pups", around 16 miles from Payson. A fireplace and shopping facilities will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Payson?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Payson where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Get Away From The Virus Mountain Air And Elk. Spacious Cabin". Up to 16 people can stay at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a garden and a fireplace. You'll discover it around 16 miles to the northwest of Payson.
  • "Special Offer Relaxing Secluded Payson Home With Scenic View" is another awesome option. It's around 2 miles to the northwest of Payson, has 4 bedrooms and welcomes up to 14 guests. A fireplace and a firepit are among the things designed to make your visit more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Payson?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable swan and browse these rental houses in or near Payson that come with this added perk:

  • Treat your crew to an unforgettable stay at "New Riverside Tree House Suite W". There's a lot to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as a TV and towels.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Beeline Guest House Perfect For Family And Friend Gatherings". Along with a refreshing pool, make use of a porch and a dining table.

Payson has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 90 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Payson vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Payson?

Whether you're escaping with the immediate family or you're taking your great uncle and cousins along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Payson have space for everyone — as well as everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 guests, "Dancing Bear Lodge, Pine Az; Luxury Cabin With Views" has enough space to truly connect with the family. It's around 16 miles northwest of Payson and comes with amenities that'll keep your group happy, such as pet-friendly facilities and a microwave oven.
  • "Get Away From The Virus Mountain Air And Elk. Spacious Cabin" is another rental your guests will love. You'll be able to invite as many as 16 family and friends to this retreat which comes with 4 bedrooms, a dishwasher, a living room and more. It's around 16 miles to the northwest of central Payson.

As tempting as it is, don't spend your entire vacay indoors. Get out and see some nearby family-friendly attractions, beginning with Mcfadden Peak Lookout.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Payson?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Payson and get set to make some fantastic new memories together. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Tonto Creek Mountain Cabin - Great Views - Hot Tub And Wifi" - This popular getaway offers a barbecue grill and a separate dining area and is located approximately 15 miles northeast of central Payson.
  • "Renovated Cozy Cabin In Pine - Bring Your Pups" - Another terrific choice, this vacation rental comes with a fridge, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 16 miles to the northwest of Payson.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Payson vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.