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Holiday Hide Away Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Plus Large Loft, 2 Bathroom Near East Verde River,Breath Taking Views

master bedroom king size bed, 2nd bedroom 1 twin and a bunk bed, loft has queen bed and a futon, full kitchen, laundry room, dining and living room with a sleeper couch, sun porch and game room.Game room has couch, TV/movie area, pool table,pinball machine and dart board as well as games and puzzles. Paddle boat available, covered patio area with charcoal grill. All this is a quiet wooded community close to the Verde River. Access across a water crossing making the area quieter for our visitors. come and enjoy the wild life and scenery in our little quiet part of the world

Wes or Verla Dockter
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Wes or Verla Dockter

My husband and I have been married over 40 years, proud parents to 2 children that have blessed us with 4 grandchildren. We love to travel and purchased a home in this lovely area in 2004. Our grandchildren call it our camper house. Now in 2014 we have purchased the home next to our 'camper House'. We have stayed in Vacation Rentals and have tried to include the things we have liked most into this vacation rental. If not let us know what we can improve on.

Wes or Verla Dockter purchased this house in 2014

Why Wes or Verla Dockter chose Payson

We totally have fallen in love with this area so when we had the opportunity to purchase the 2 homes next door we decided to make it into a vacation rental

What makes this house unique

home owner close by for any problems or questions, area is quiet and children can play outside in the fenced in yard.Surrounded by the national forest area where you can take your quads out riding,(must be street licensed and follow speed limits while in housing area)You can fish and paddle boat on the Verde River which is a close walk from our home. If you have additional family members and need additional room the house next to this is VRBO # 969492. 10% discount on booking when booking both homes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Payson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Wash all dishes and put sheets, pillow cases and towels used in laundry area. All toys and games replaced.Thx in advance
  • contact owner about pets when booking! max 2 med/not to be left in home alone/PIck up after your dog. $25/pet
  • We enforce our occupancy. Notify us in advance if you change the number in your group. Anyone past a 2-3 hour stay is an occupant house is on septic.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , loft has 1 queen bed and futon
  • please note. maximum occupancy is 10, home is on a septic. the 9th and 10th person would be sleeping on couch. 1 in game room 1 in living room is a queen size sleeper. If you have a larger group and would like to all stay in same area we also have the home next to this one. See description #969492. The other home would sleep up to 5. We give discounts when both houses booked together.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
hiking,fishing,relaxing. Family friendly, within minutes of the natural bridge and water wheel falls. museums close by include the Zane Grey and Rim Country. thru out the year you will find events going on in the area. Check the Payson activity calendar. If you have small children will consider more then 10 people please contact us and discuss. We enforce our limit of people, we live next door.


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Holiday Hide Away Cabin
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

Cute Cabin, Teenage and Dog approved!

  • 5 of 5

This tucked away gem is located a short walk away from the Verde River. The home is rustic and comfortable. The kitchen is definitely not large but hey we did not come up here to hang out in the kitchen! My teenagers LOVED the downstairs game area. They spent most of their time there playing pool, pinball (don't forget to bring dimes!) and watching TV when we were not outside. It was great to see them unplugged from their electronics and spending time together laughing and having a good time. The outdoor area was a really big hit with our family, especially our dogs. The fully fenced yard was wonderful allowing our dogs to explore every square inch of the property without us having to worry that they would wander off and get lost. We went exploring on the trails nearby and were greeted by deer along the way. The neighbors are really friendly and the owners are amazing! Thank you for the tomatoes Verla, we loved them! Though not on our property, the Hot Tub was a hit, we did not have a chance to enjoy the sauna. We definitely will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Enjoyed meeting you look forward to seeing you and your family again
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Relaxing and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about the cabin. Our only disappointment was that we had to many things planned for our trip, and therefore were not able to spend enough time at the cabin. Next time we go, we want to spend at least 2 days enjoying the pool table, pinball machine, horseshoes, hiking, and just relaxing in this very comfortable and cozy cabin and eating meals outside on the covered table. Then the only drawback will be leaving this cabin and going back to reality.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was nice meeting your family and look forward to your next stay which hopefully will be longer.
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Cute spot

  • 4 of 5

This place was really cute, very cabin-esque. It's quite petite but spacious at the same time. There are plenty of areas for people to sleep however not perfectly accommodating for certain people. My group of friends came to stay for Payson's Mogollon Monster Mudda mud run, some of those friends I think are a bit higher maintenance. However, nonetheless, the loft is cute and fun for kids. For adults not so much because it is tight up there, being unable to fully stand up and a futon that seemed to not be long enough for an adult to sleep on comfortably, and you have to go up to the loft w/ a ladder that isn't leveled to the floor, is bracketed to the wall but not as well as it could/should be, and there were splinters! Some of my friends got the worst of that. The other thing I would complain about is the fact that the owner knew there would be 8 of us for two nights and we ran out of toilet paper. Apparently she only stocks so much and then we have to buy our own. I thought it was a little out of the norm when you pay to stay in a HomeAway and you would be accommodated with those basic needs. Or at least that's what I've experienced with all my other HomeAway's-there has always been an ample amount of toilet paper. On a bright note, she did have other various toiletries for free in the master bedroom, so somewhat balanced it out. The TV would also only show black and white. I thought it kind of added to the cabin in the woods type of feel, but it was annoying to try and watch TV and it try to play in color. Annoying, but minor.

Overall, cute home and was a decent stay. Just needs a better ladder, a futon (in the loft) that fits an adult-sized human, and more toilet paper.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Totally agree with you on the loft more suitable for kids, wonder why you never used the queen size sleeper that has a very nice mattress on it or used the couch in the game room that would have been more comfortable for an adult. I have gone up and down the loft ladder many times and never noticed any splinters but will check that out. Thanks for that input. As far as toiletries I will continue to stock just as my listing states. Not sure what you did to make the TV black and white. It is a color TV. We address issues if you let us know. Footnote checked both color TVs and they are color. We checked ladder and housekeeper did also couldn't find any splinters and the ladder is level and fastened tightly we couldn't budge it at all.
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Serene, magical, amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is setup perfectly. There is so much to do, within the fenced yard or outside of it. Leaving is the hardest part of the trip.

We planned on hiking, paddle boat, enjoying the game room during the day and relaxing with the fire pit and jacuzzi in the evening. Come to find out we should have stayed a month, because sitting out back listening to the breeze blow through the tall pines, makes you not want to move. The starlights were bright and glistening. Very relaxing, Pure paradise.

The owner's are very hospitable and some of the nicest people you'll meet in Arizona.

We started planning our next stay there before we even left.

Definitely will stay again and highly recommend it to ALL!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved meeting the two of you and your furry partners. So glad we could make this a memorable time for you. Look forward to your next stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Okay so ideally I wanted to leave only 1 star but not for the reasons you think. I don't want anybody to know about this hidden Payson Gem. If you want rest, relaxation and a place to enjoy family time look no further. This place has it all for all ages and the owners were extremely helpful and friendly with every part of our stay. It isn't the grand things that make this ideal it is the subtle little things that make this place Heaven. Don't bother looking any further for something else, this is it, and you won't be disappointed. Book now don't wait for the schedule to fill up and miss out on this great property.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved your review and so enjoyed meeting you. It was great to see your group out enjoying everything Payson and our home has to offer. You are a delightful person. Really looking forward to your next stay.
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Wonderful little getaway destination!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our time at the Holiday Hideaway. Its peaceful and tucked away, yet close enough to amenities for convenience. I would recommend this place.

The game room is great! One drawback was that the vintage pinball machine is temperamental and stopped working shortly after we arrived and started playing it. Just be careful not to "tilt" it too much or it shuts down.

The owners are very accommodating and reply quickly which is nice.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
phx sky harbor, Phx gateway
Car: necessary

Enjoy this get away in a quiet community. Wildlife including elk, deer, & Javelina roam the area. Enjoy hiking along the multiple trails or fish in the East Verde River stocked with Rainbow trout, Close by museums include Zane Grey and Rim County. Near by is the Tonto Natural Bridge and the Water Wheel Falls. In the Near By town of Payson you can go Golfing, antiquing and gambling.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Payson

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
labor day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
14 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.79
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$67.59
cleaning fee AU$101.38

We don't accept personal checks. Please note we enforce the number of occupants. Please be honest. We live next door if you exceed occupancy we reserve the right to ask you to leave and rental fee will not be refunded. THIS IS A NONSMOKING RENTAL. Smoking in the home will result in loss of your deposit. We are cross listed and do not hold rental until payment received. Be sure to advise us if you will be bringing a pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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