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Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 mins from shopping & restaurants.

Don & Candy Brooks
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Don & Candy Brooks

We have been married 38 yrs and have resided in this area for 35yrs 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 Arizona

This location has the best to offer in many respects...Climate, wildlife, clean air, friends, churches, values & easy access to phx 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 phx 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, mini golf, shooting range and much more! We have a super Walmart, home depot, big 5 ,big lots, rue 21, sears, stage, bashas, safe way, 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, Kentucky chicken, taco bell, sonic, Del taco, and fine dining as well! Just s. 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 in Payson, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 715 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Don and Candy were great hosts. Their place is very cute and perfect for a getaway. We had a great time and hope to return soon for another vacation! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lapika, Thank you for your kind review....We look forward to your return. Don and Candy
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Perfect Quiet Spot to Escape AZ Desert Heat

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This "Shore Thing" turned out to be a "sure thing". Just returned home from a 3 day stay at this property. This site worked out even better than we anticipated thanks to the generous hospitality displayed by the owners, Don and Candy, who invited us to a BBQ / Karaoke party they were hosting at their adjacent property one night of our stay. They also provided us with a few "treats" to further help us enjoy our stay.

The property works out perfectly for a couple as it is clean, quiet and has all the amenities you need for a short stay. Four miles away from Payson, you have the chance to stay out in the forest in a small housing development, but still have grocery stores & restaurants close by. The property is also within walking distance of a small year-round flowing river.

The kitchen and the outdoor BBQ are well equipped to allow for meal preparation onsite rather than going into town if you want to just enjoy the clean, cool outdoor air.

Unless you are looking for extravagance, this is the perfect spot for a couple and you won't find any easier owners to work with than Don and Candy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Joanie, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again. Don and Candy
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Wonderful and relaxing!! We loved the property, and the owners, Don & Candy!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

"It's a Shore Thing" was a wonderful get away for my husband and I! The property was so comfortable, very clean, and perfect for our needs. Don and Candy were so friendly, but not in an intrusive way. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and Don & Candy went above and beyond to make that special. We appreciated their friendliness and suggestions for restaurants, and the knowledge that if we needed anything, all we had to do was ask. We would highly recommend this property to our friends and family. We will definitely stay again, and are hoping it will be sooner rather than later!!


  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovell & Kevin , Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again. Don and Candy
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  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We had a lovely stay at "A Shore Thing". We had such a nice time in Payson. Don and Candy provide a wonderful, comfortable and charming place to stay. We were pleasantly surprised in every way! Thank you so much for everything Don and Candy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and Jay, Thank you for your kind review. We hope we'll see you again. Don and Candy
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Quiet and private romantic getaway for couples close to the pines of Rim Country, AZ.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Clean, comfortable getaway from the hustle and bustle and summer heat of Phoenix. The charming nautical themed property was spotlessly clean and the bed was perfect for me. Had AC but we didn't use it at all, just opened the windows at night. Candy and Don were gracious hosts presenting us with thoughtful gifts. Nice touch. Felt like a bed and breakfast but it's not. Location is close to Payson, Tonto Natural Bridge, Fossil Creek trail, the Rim Lakes and acre upon acre of cool Ponderosa pine forest. It's hard to imagine a such cool, beautiful pine forest only 90 minutes from the 100 plus temperatures of the Valley of the Sun.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sergei and Crystal, Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will come and see us again. Don and Candy
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A Shore Thing is Awesome

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Our experience at A Shore Thing was great in every way. The cottage was terrific, the hosts even better. The cottage was clean, really cleverly decorated, each day we would notice something new, and very comfortable. Don and Candy were the most gracious hosts and went well beyond the expected to make our stay exceptional. In all of our travels, no one has ever been so kind, considerate or worked so hard to make our stay a success. For a sure thing, anyone visiting the Payson area would be wise to consider a stay at A Shore Thing!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Tonya, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. Don and Candy
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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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Payson, Arizona

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Tax Rate 6.6%

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

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