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Country Club Estate in Payson Tonto National Forest "Watch the Video"

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 603 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 7 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths, Additional Casita available for a fee.

We invite you to click on the video link at the top of the page for a virtual tour. This magnificent 6500 square foot, Canadian Spruce Log Home features 7 spacious Bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and 5 fireplaces. We also have for an additional fee a free standing casita.We have just recently offered our home for private vacation use. Beautifully situated on a 5 acre gated property with a large lawn area and a private stocked spring fed pond.

The short 90 minute drive from Phoenix will open the door to cooler mountain temperatures along with spectacular night air filled with breath taking views of the stars . You may be treated with the regular visit at night by Elk that come onto the property to drink from the fresh mountain spring pond.

You'll appreciate and enjoy direct access to the Tonto National Forest the fifth largest in the nation which boarders the property. With hours of recreation including hiking, mountain biking, quad & dirt bike riding are not allowed in this area.

Family Gathering:

Nothing is better than gathering in the Main Floor family area. With its warm reclaimed wood floors, Majestic stone fireplace , soaring wood ceilings compliment the large comfortable family seating area. While others are gathered close by in the gourmet kitchen area cooking amazing meals. The main kitchen features new stainless appliances. Double ovens, two dishwashers, large gas stove, wine cooler, micro wave, large side by side refrigerator and all other kitchen supplies for an unforgetable experience. Private breakfast nook and separate formal dining area.

Oversized 3 car garage, RV parking , and extra parking onsite.

Ground Level:

The ground level living area offers a complete living experience , game area, TV room, 5 bedrooms and two baths. Walk out to a massive patio set for day or evening gatherings while walking onto the lush lawn area strolling down to the private pond.

Suite Accommodations:

You'll enjoy 7 Bedrooms of spacious sleeping area. All of the suites offer King Size Pillow top Beds.The main floor offers two beautiful Master Suites with private bath areas. The Primary Master Suite offers a romantic fireplace, large soaker jet bath tub and a bathroom fireplace. Also a large shower with double shower heads.

Additional sleeping area in two of the lower floor lodge rooms offers a queen bed and a king bed. Another suite offers a Sleeper Trundle with a King Bed for those that want the little ones close by.

Separate Casita can be rented for a nominal fee of $150p/n with a $50 cleaning fee, queen bed, private bath, sitting area, , Air conditioned and heated, and cable TV and DVD player. The perfect cozy getaway for that private 8th bedroom.

Our home has been the gathering spot for many large family gatherings, The close proximity of all the convenience's of life can be found just a short drive to the quaint country town of Payson. Enjoy, wonderful restrauants, movie theaters, museums, medical services, grocery needs, national Rodeos or just relax at the property and do nothing.

We don't allow weddings or receptions at the cabin.



Family reunion retreat

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About The Owner

Parents of 8 children and 24 grandkids.

Why The Owner chose Payson

When we set out to locate that ' special gathering place' for our large family we had a list of things we were looking for .First it had to be accessible to where we lived with a short drive from the Valley. It had to offer services that we would need, shopping, medical, entertainment and local culture. Next the property would have to be large and unique. I always wanted a property with private water rights, and a private pond. The last was a large grass lawn.

What makes this cabin unique

We appreciate the short one hour drive from the Phoenix area to the clean air of Payson, rated in the top 3 cities in the country for its clean air . The beautiful walks in the surrounding areas and enjoying wildlife that comes onto the property in the evenings is so unique.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Payson

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 603 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • mobile phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 1 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , upstairs powder room
  • 4.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Pillow Top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed , Two beds in this large room, log beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed , second bed is a twin trundle
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Pillow top mattress
  • King size beds (1) All beds are Pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (1) One in the Barn Casita and the other is in the main home with another King Bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Childs Trundall bed in room with King Bed, Child Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful private pond stocked with fish for private use of our guests. We ask that you catch & release.


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Country Club Estate in Payson Tonto National Forest "Watch the Video"
average rating of 4.928571 based on 112 reviews

Our Thanksgiving Family Get away

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing Thanksgiving family gathering. We all loved it. We all look forward to coming back. This place was beautiful and perfect for our family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear you had a wonderful time! Thanks for staying with us and look forward to having your family back soon..... Mark
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Perfect for large group with kids.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights with 8 couples and 15 kids. It was crazy but perfect for our group. The kids explored and fished in the pond. Every family had a room. The casita is great. The home is well stocked and lots of space to hang out and play. Lots of areas to walk. Close enough to town to get supplies as you need them. The owner, Mark, is quick to respond to questions and very helpful. Thanks Mark very much and we hope to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log home and special property. This was a special Reunion for us, friends from grade school on, . We all lived in Lincoln NE. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to stay again.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: The property is very beautiful. Plenty of parking which helps when you have a big group as we did. Easy access in and out and not far from Payson or Star Valley if you need any supplies. All the bedrooms are well appointed and very large with plenty of closet space. The kitchens are well equipped with all the needed utensils. All you need is you food and drink. Very nice down stairs with a very user friendly wet bar and kitchen. Access out to the deck and down stairs patio is very easy. Nice views of the green grassy yard out front and the small pond. Early morning elk visits and cool evening temps made it nice for sitting on the deck and relaxing. Cons: The first thing we found that the house needs some TLC. It is an older place, well built, but some attention to some things would make this a 5 star. There was no list or information on site to help with some of the things we wanted to use or view. We never found a way to turn on the fountain in the pond. In the picture it looks beautiful and my guests would have liked to see it but info on how to turn it on. I really didn't want to bother the owner with some of these things but an information leaflet would be very helpful. The pool table in the garage had 2-3 tears in it about 4 inches long so playing a game was trying at best. Several guests wanted to listen to some music but there is no stereo on site so bring you own radio or I-pod. All but 2 TVs in the house never got working. Several people tried with no success. No information on site on house to turn on the fireplaces which there are several. Again, an information leaflet is really need here. In the age of electric technology today almost all areas have WI-FI. This place does but again, no info on what the password was. Called the owner on this one but never got a response until 2 days later and it was an email to my house. I had requested a text. Mark was very accommodating so I don't want you to get the wrong idea that he was just ignoring me. He may have not gotten my text right away or was busy. Some of the doors in the house need adjusting as they didn't close or open well. It really took some pulling to get them open or closed. Outdoor lighting at night was minimal and where there was lighting half the bulbs didn't work.

All in all is was a great time and I would stay again. This was very relaxing or fun which ever you wanted. A place this big needs attention and this one could use a little more.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel, Thank you for staying with us. I appreciate your recommendations and I've turned them over to my management team to address. I'm sorry the fountain was not working, apparently the motor had some fishing line tangled up in it and burnt it out prior to your visit and I wasn't aware it didn't work. I went back and checked my text to you about the pass word and it showed being received on Aug 18th 5:34 pm so perhaps it didn't show up on you phone. VRBO has all the other items you were looking for on there site, I should of done a better job directing you to them. Again thank you for staying with us and look forward to having you back with us soon. Thanks, Mark
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Beautiful, clean, and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

From my first contact with the owner to our departure, everything worked out smoothly. We used the property for a church staff and teacher retreat. Everyone raved about the place and we want to return next year! The beds and couches were comfy. Plenty of towels, toilet paper, etc. The porch offered lots of seating. The upstairs kitchen was well stocked. The downstairs kitchen was a blessing to house extra snacks and beverages.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tanya, So glad to hear your family stay went so well and all had a great time. Look forward to having you back. Thanks, Mark
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Beautiful log cabin with plenty of room for all

  • 5 of 5

This home is well equipped with everything we needed for our annual family reunion. Plenty of space for 5 couples and 5 teenage children. The property was well cared for with plenty of space for outdoor recreational activities. Easy access for mountain biking and hiking on gorgeous trails. Also plenty of seating options for dining indoors and outdoors on the patio. This house also has 2 full size kitchens perfect for meal prep for large family gatherings. This is our new favorite gathering spot and we will definitely be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to always hear that families had a wonderful time. Appreciate the kind words and look forward to having your family back next year. Thank you again.
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The 5 acre property connects to the Tonto National Forest approx. thousands of acres of trails and hikiing. Beautiful surrounding areas.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Payson

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$517.65
Property Damage Protection AU$103.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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