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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
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 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!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Payson

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 ...
  • 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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(47 traveler reviews)

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Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful hidden gem! Tucked into a gorgeous canyon, very close to Payson and all area attractions

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! My husband and I enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable. The home is tucked away in a canyon on a river! That is by itself amazing! The home had all the necessities one would need and was a quick drive into the town of Payson and to all the natural beauty surrounding this area. Don and Candy were gracious hosts and we will be planning to come back to a “shore thing”

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shore Thing Enjoyed for Sure!

  • 5 of 5

Our long birthday weekend was crammed full of beautiful weather, vistas and experiences, from Tonto National Park in Payson, to the wondrous magnificence of the south rim of Grand Canyon, to the cultural extremes of Sedona. But we were always happy to return to the charming, cozy home away from home—a Shore Thing thoughtfully created and lovingly maintained by Don and Candy. Our last night enjoying wine and snacks and good conversation with our amazing hosts and new friends around their lovely fire pit was the highlight of a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience! Don and Candy are wonderful hosts and are always available for any extra requests or information you might need. The house is very charming, comfortable and clean. If I'm ever back in Payson I will definitely stay here if it's available.

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was excellent

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying in "A Shore Thing" and our experience was just as nice as the first time. The weather was perfect, and everyone in Payson is amazing.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. Don and Candy were great hosts and have a beautiful property in a great location. We highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresh Air, Fun Times, and Friendship!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my! Where do I begin?? My husband and I spent 10 days at A Shore Thing and what a wonderful 10 days it was. Candy met us upon our arrival and helped us settle in. The cottage is absolutely adorable with everything you need to feel right at home. The countryside is breathtaking as we explored Payson, Pine/Strawberry and Star Valley, and the restaurants and Tap Rooms we encountered along the way were pretty good too . . . BBQ, Pizza, Italian and a good 'ole country breakfast, to mention a few. We were lucky to be in town during the County Fair, and Saturday's Farmer's Market (behind Chili's) where we picked up all sorts of edible goodies! We enjoyed antiquing and visual reminders of our own childhood. Cocktails on the deck surrounded by Candy's beautiful garden, hummingbirds and the sounds of nature. One evening, on our way back to the cottage, we came face-to-face with a beautiful deer who was statuesque and AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! We enjoyed our time with Don and Candy learning about their travels and time spent in the area, but the big night was Payson Idol competitions at The Elk's Lodge. We enjoyed the competition (although we got there a little late) and Friday night Karaoke which followed. Payson has talent is all I've got to say!! Everyone we encountered was as friendly as can be and we walked away with many new friends. The pace is relaxed and very low-key, exactly what we were looking for, so if that's what you have in mind for your next getaway, this is the place for you!! Thank you Don and Candy for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jana and Gil, WOW ! Thank you for your Great review. I hope we can live up to it. You both hit it off really well with the locals.....but I'm sure that's the case wherever you go. Frank made it in to Payson Idol , so you'll have to return New Years to watch the results....We hope to see you again before that. Don and 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

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Payson

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$315.68
Tax Rate 6.6%

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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