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Bedrooms 2
Space 176 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Anita Goss
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Anita Goss

Having owned this home for the past thirteen 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 Northern Arizona!!!!!!

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Christopher Creek, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Strip beds; start load of sheets only Empty trash Clean kitchen & put dishes away Close blinds, lock all arcadia doors. Keys on breakfast counter
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 ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 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 Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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


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average rating of 4.7978725 based on 100 reviews

Very Nice and quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved the clean air surrounded by nature as well as the beautiful home. Anita was very pleasant and made our experience one to remember. She also left home made brownies for us when we arrived as well as a very clean home. We loved it

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Enjoyed having you!
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A great retreat on the creek!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this get-a-way on Christopher Creek! The home is very spacious, quiet, and clean. Kitchen is well stocked, although we ate out the time we stayed at the local restaurants. The huge deck was wonderful to relax on and listen to the gentle sounds of the creek. The mature trees offered much needed shade all day. The owner greeted us, made us feel right at home, and her brownies were a nice touch, as well! Would like very much to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed having you. By all means we hope you return!
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Relaxing Stay by the Creek

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Anita's place 5 days over the Labor Day weekend. The house is an older place among an established little community along the creek bank. It was a quiet stay and very relaxing. Saturday night had a lot of parties going on at some of the other houses including across the street from us, but once on the back porch you were in your own quiet space and heard nothing from the other house except for the occasional ATV that drove by. The parties made getting around the neighborhood a little challenging but nothing too difficult.

The house it self had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Lots of glass doors leading to the back porch which really is the focus point of the house. We sat for hours watching the squirrels, blue jays and hummingbirds frolic around causing acorns to drop all around us. The sound of the creek was relaxing and soothing inviting you to settle down with your coffee or drink and enjoy the setting.

I would definitely recommend this place to unwind and settle down. Anita was more than helpful and the brownies she provided were just what we needed to get the vacation started. Thanks a lot for them!

This place is a great launching point for touring the Rim Country. We took the drive up to the rim and across via SR260 and Forest Road 300 making a big loop back through Payson and back to the house. A three hour ride with fantastic views with a great lunch in Strawberry. There is a small general store close to the house and more shopping opportunities about 20 minutes away in Payson.

I would highly recommend staying here. We would happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

Clean, friendly neighbors, lots of space, all the comforts of home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet location overlooking the creek.

  • 5 of 5

Good accommodations for a family or two couples, with its two master suites plus third bedroom. Open area of living room, kitchen and dining with wonderful huge deck above Creek was wonderful. Near lots of recreational activities but a ways from Payson (about 22 miles) so you should plan to bring food and drinks. Owner does have most everything else, even seasoningso. We loved being in a house and not a hotel too. Plus we could bring our cat who loved watching the birds and squirrels thru the sliding glass doors.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just for clarification: this guest meant third bathroom, not third bedroom. This is a 2bdrm 3 bath house. Thanks for choosing our streamside home. We look forward to having you back!
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Very cute cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin. Very clean and spacious

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • 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
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall break
6 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 11
23 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 1
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter ll
3 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring l
19 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
10 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring ll
26 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
18 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer l
30 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.6
Pet Fee A$25.23
Damage Deposit A$378.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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