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Anita Goss

Member since: 2008
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Speaks german


76 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Christopher Creek holiday house

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Enjoy the quiet elegance of this creekside home nestled among trees, woods, and stream in the hamlet of Christopher Creek. This special retreat is in the mountains 20 miles east of Payson, directly below the stunning Mogollon Rim vista. Less than a mile from the highway, the home is easy to access in all seasons, yet still perfect for those who enjoy quiet, wildlife, and beauty all around them. The hiking and fishing are outstanding in this forested area abounding with lakes, streams, and magnificent mountain views. Or you can enjoy the amenities of nearby Payson, with its antiques, museums, restaurants and shopping.

The home’s large back deck is directly next to the stream, making it a delightful area for eating, relaxing, and wildlife viewing, with many squirrels and birds lending their chatter to the burbling creek sounds. The rim has many hiking trails, and is a great area for cross country skiing. Or simply stay warm at this refreshing retreat and restore your spirit among the trees and sparkling water.

Inside the home awaits another kind of beauty: understated refinement rare to find in a mountain hideaway. The 1900 SF home has two master bedroom suites with private dressing areas and bathrooms, each with patio doors adjoining the 80 foot deck. There is a third central bathroom with shower for guests, next to the laundry and pantry. Cozy, private enough for two, yet able to sleep five, the home is large enough to entertain even more if desired.

Keywords: House, Creek, Water, Mountains, Fishing, Hiking, Cabin, Creekside, Trout, Cross-Country Skiing, Autumn, Fall, Home, Holiday, Vacation

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Anita Goss (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks german

About Anita Goss

Having owned this home for the past twelve years, I can attest to what a joy it is to have quiet couple time or joyous family gatherings here. The home is roomy and comfortable - come see! The back deck is simply the best in N AZ!!!!!!

Anita Goss purchased this house in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, squirrels, birds and deck! We even caught one rainbow trout in Christopher Creek! (Released it back to wild.) Woods Canyon Lake was a great suggestion. Had great time. We will be in touch to rent again in near future! Thank you!!!
Aug 2013
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based on 76 traveller reviews

average rating of 4.8026314 based on 82 reviews

Definitely Home-Away-From-Home

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to spend the weekend. We aren't new to renting places around the area and have had our share of good and bad experiences. Well, we can definitely add this one to the good column. The place is simply perfect, nice and quite. Has absolutely everything you could need. Owner is absolutely easy to work with and even cooked us some of the best brownies I've ever had.

I will definitely recommend this location to my friends and family and to anyone looking for a get away from Phoenix, specially during the summer.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy home on Christopher Creek

  • 5 of 5

This was my third visit in the last 4 years to this vacation home. On this occasion, I invited my elderly parents to stay with me. We had a wonderful time relaxing on the large tree shaded patio overlooking Christopher Creek. One night we even saw an elk in the front yard! We really appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. Won't be long before we are back for visit number four. Thank you Anita!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to having you back and trying the new BBQ grill!
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Wonderful Vacation get away in Christopher Creek!

  • 5 of 5

Nice big home right on the creek. Everything you need, just bring your food. Very Comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised.....escape the heat and Coolness by the Creek

  • 5 of 5

The house was what we had expected....just the right size for our family. The owner was readily available as we had questions about the house and surrounding area. The deck and sound of the creek was relaxing. Nearby trails to hike and canyon lakes to fish. Walkable stores and restaurants. Neighbors were all friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you got to be here! Hope to see you next summer - book as early as you can. Many people say they wanted to return but could not get a reservation... Anita
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Haven on Christopher Creek

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at Anita's place. This is such a special place with the deck right on Christopher Creek . . . It was just the perfect place to "unplug" from our hectic life. We brought out bikes up and rode along the rim at Woods Canyon Lake turnoff and rented a double kayak to cruise peacefully with our fur babies on the lake. It was a wonderful, memorable trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was absolutely the best place to relax. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We spend 3 wonderful days relaxing on the huge patio and listen to the creek running. Thank you Anita for opening your house to us. We will returned for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sky Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Landmark Grill
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 260 (2 mi away)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Creekside Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Sunrise Ski Hill
Car: necessary

*** Angler’s dream – Fish nearby Canyon Creek, best loved stream of Zane Grey, or other well stocked lakes within 30 min. distance.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Christopher Creek, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 1
7 Sep 2016 - 21 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$394
Cleaning Fee A$99
Pet Fee A$26

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Christopher Creek, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • bathroom 3 has back porch entrance for mudroom/creek play cleanup w/ shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , Cot
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sofa bed/futon , 2 recliners; 1 sofa
  • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
Near Mogollon Rim and fishing at Zane Grey. Horseback Riding 6 mi at Kohl's Ranch. Excellent cross country skiing and gentle hiking. Ideal for hunters - stand alone full freezer also