1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Don & Candy Brooks
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!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our weekend was awesome. The property was beautiful and even better than the pictures. Don and Candy are truly the epitome of the perfect hosts. We enjoyed getting to know them. It enhanced our weekend and gave us wonderful memories.
We can't wait to come back. Aaron and Cristy
Hi Aaron & Christy!
We think it is a tie! We truly enjoyed our time with you and happy that you enjoyed yourselves...till next time :-)
Don & Candy
Perfect little house
Beats staying in a hotel and cheaper too! The owners are so kind and generous....they had muffins, goodies, and wine waiting for me! Loved my stay there.
So glad our place met your needs! We enjoyed meeting you with what heavy schedule you had & congrats on your new job!
Don & Candy
A sure thing at "A Shore Thing"
The location is off the beaten path which means peace and quite. Marvelous place for a couple to spend a relaxing few days getting away from the rat race. Cell service is almost non-existent but the Wi-Fi can keep you in touch. Don and Candy were friendly and helpful and wonderful hosts. Would absolutely consider staying there again if our travels have us staying in the Payson area.
Hi John & Erika,
It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing a location for your 37th anniversary! Glad you had some great hikes and hope to see you again.
Don & Candy
We WILL return!!
There is absolutely nothing we can suggest for improvements! Don and Candy went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect; and perfect it was! We loved being down in the canyon in the peace and solitude, but only 4 miles or so away from Payson should the desire for shopping hit us
. The cottage and patio were so comfortable it was difficult to decide where to relax! And charm! Oh my!!! You truly have to experience it to understand why words can't do our stay justice! Thank you, Candy and Don... "until next time."
Hi Bobbie & Barry!
Wow...it was such a pleasure to meet you and spend precious time together! Not sure who enjoyed it more?
Thank you for a wonderful review...until next time!
Don & Candy
A Great Get-a-Way in a Beautiful Setting
This was a delightful property exceeded our expectations. We were looking for a retreat from the heat of the Phoenix valley and their exceptionally clean house and their secluded outdoor patio provided exactly what we were looking for. The patio was surrounded by trees and bushes so that it seemed we were the only people in the area, The patio as well as the house is decorated in the sea theme, with whimsical surprises everywhere you look. We spent most of our time on the patio - protected from the sun in the day but well lit with in the evening. The owner gives you a complete tour of the house on your arrival. They have provided for all your needs for cooking meals, a fun basket for eating on the patio, and comfortable recliners and bed. They also included extra treats such as the bottle of wine, muffins for breakfast and popcorn for late night snacking. The owner is very personable and responded quickly to any needs we had. We enjoyed visiting with him and getting recommendations on the best places to eat in the area. The house, although set in the National Forest, was really only a short drive into Payson for meals. It was hard to leave and get back to reality after such a relaxing weekend. We plan on going back when the fall trees are in color.
Hello Bill & Kathy,
We are so happy "A Shore Thing was such a perfect fit for you and that your stay was good! It was a pleasure to meet you (even though short) looking forward to a Happy Hour together!
Don & Candy
Relaxing and Enjoyable!
Don was so pleasant and helpful! Beautiful , clean , pleasant surroundings! Quiet neighborhood with beautiful deck to eat breakfast on! We enjoyed ourselves so much!! Many extras offered in the house! Sorry we could not meet Candy! No complaints about anything!!Don gave good referrals for the local area. Thanks so much!!
I to am sorry we didn't get to visit also...maybe next time! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
Thank you for choosing "A Shore Thing"
Don & Candy
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!