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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:
25 June, 2017

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 Arizona

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 in Payson in Gila County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 715 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Best Kept Romantic Secret Get- A- Way!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

One of the best places we have ever stayed--an incredible experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days at A Shore Thing, an adorable one-bedroom cottage about five minutes north of Payson. There's so much to do in the area, I don't have time to list it here, you'll just have to look it up. From the manicured gardens and feeders, where we spent many a morning and evening under the trees listening to the wind and the birds, to the impeccably clean and exquisitely appointed interior--with a VERY comfy queen bed, fully-equipped kitchen (coffee included) two TV's with cable, DVD's, books, charging station for electronics, wifi, AC/heat--everything was perfect and so well-thought out. To our delight, when we made our reservation, Don and Candy asked if we had a wine preference, and a bottle was waiting for us--along with snacks, fresh fruit, candy, cookies, even a gift. Don and Candy are warm, kind and wonderful hosts-there if you need them, but not intrusive if you want to spend time alone together, as my husband and I did. These folks should run a five-star hotel! Thank you, Don and Candy, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, Georgia, US

Just about perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Same as above!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roselle, IL

Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our three nights. Don and Candy were very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. They had good recomendations for things to do and places to eat. The cottage was perfect for the two of us. We enjoyed watching the birds outside the kitchen window. The neighborhood was great for an early morning walk along the red rocks and river.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

It's obvious Don and Candy enjoy what they do. The cottage was clean, cute, and had many personal touches that made it a fun place to stay. It was our first experience with a VRBO and they set the bar high! Don and Candy were available if we needed anything but gave us our space as well. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.

I enjoyed Payson because there's plenty to do there and it's central to lots of other activities in AZ. I would definitely return and recommend this place to friends.

The only downside was that there were a few barking dogs in the neighborhood at night. There's nothing the hosts could do about that... I wore earplugs most nights. I would still prefer to stay there over a hotel!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen and Will, So glad you enjoyed yourselves , and we do hope to see you again. I checked out the barking dogs....it turns out , there is another rental down the street, and they allow dogs. There is a noise ordinance after 10pm and I will take it to the owner of the property. Don and Candy
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Chandler, AZ

Great little escape

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little home with everything you need and more. Don and Candy are friendly and easy to work with. The house was clean, easy to find and oh so cozy. The personal touches and treats were wonderful. We spent our anniversary in Payson and Don and Candy made it even more special. We will definitely be back to A Shore Thing.... for shore!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bridget and James , Thank you for your kind review , and the lovely gifts you left. Happy Anniversary !! We hope to see you again. Don and Candy
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Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

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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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, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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