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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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 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 facilities for this holiday 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 ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • 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 rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • 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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Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time visiting and can't wait for our 3rd visit. Don and Candy are awesome hosts and make sure you have

everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage with lovely outdoor space!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay for one or a couple. Outdoor space has lovely trees, sitting area, BBQ and fire pit -- perfect for morning coffee and an evening outdoors. Situated close to hiking, lakes, fishing, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the initial reservation to the last wave goodbye, dealing with Don and Candy to reserve “A Shore Thing” was very pleasant. The property was clean and cozy. It had all the amenities to provide a relaxing and comfortable vacation. We especially enjoyed having our breakfast on the patio garden. Payson is a nice alternative destination if Sedona is too busy. We definitely will plan to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"A Shore Thing" is As Good As It Gets!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at this perfectly decorated nautical 1 bedroom cottage in a canyon in Payson with some of the most spectacular mountain views. The rooms were clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. It was extremely peaceful watching the many varieties of birds at the feeders in the yard while relaxing with a glass of wine in the beautiful serene setting. The owners (Don and Candy Brooks) were polite and went out of their way to make us feel welcome! We will definitely stay there again when we visit!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jason, We are so glad we met you expectations and hope to see you again! Don & Candy Brooks
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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”

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy & Jared, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Hoping to see you again! Let us know if we can help with any arrangements...cheers! Don & Candy Brooks
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello New Jersey! Thank you for your review! We could have easily said the same for you! We truly enjoyed our evening of chat/Wine/snacks...lovely. So glad you trip was safe...and hope to see you again. Don & Candy Broooks
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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 holiday cottage in Payson

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.63

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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