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Anita Renner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Your Mountain Home Away from Home awaits

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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3 bedroom 2.75 bath nestled in Cool Pines sleeps 9-11

This 2200 SF cabin on 3 levels is perfect for families looking to get away, writers or painters looking for quiet and inspiration, or outdoorsy types looking for a jumping off point for hiking, fishing, skiing, hunting, mountain biking or kayaking.

This house is the perfect blend of modern finishes with rustic touches. You'll feel like you're in your own home, but one look outside reminds you that you are truly away from it all!

The main floor has a family room with 2 comfy deep couches to watch the fireplace or TV/DVD unit plus dining for 8 and a reading nook. The soaring A-frame kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, spices, plus dishwasher, microwave and gas stove. The main floor queen bedroom is right across from the full bath with Jacuzzi jets for you to soak after a long day outdoors. Step out onto the 200 SF covered front deck in the morning with 4 Adirondack chairs to drink your coffee and look at Strawberry Mountain. In the afternoon, enjoy the partially covered 500 SF back deck with chaise lounges, over-sized benches to seat 14(!!) and gas grill. The lot is almost an acre, with tall pines shading you from the summer sun, or gently holding the winter's light dusting of snow.

The upstairs floor has a queen bedroom with treetop views, a bathroom, and a loft with sleeper sofa you reach by walking across an interior wooden bridge. Many an impromptu kids' talent show have taken place on that bridge with the audience looking up from the main floor below. The loft also has a telescope for gazing at the starry night skies you don't see in more populated areas.

The lower floor has 2 bunk beds (twin/twin and a twin/full) with Paul Frank themed sheets, a full bath for your little monkeys, and a game area with TV/DVD/VCR plus puzzles, dress-up, some Barbies and other games. You may also be able to find art supplies, books, and a horseshoe set. The walkout double door in the game area is also the perfect morning viewing area for the family of deer that live right across the driveway near the shed.

If you feel like you need to leave our wonderful cabin, town is just a short downhill walk, quick bike ride or lightening fast drive. Restaurants, bars, antique stores, and multiple ice cream shops are all centrally located on Highway 87. The town of Strawberry is 3 miles north, and Payson 13 miles south. We can give you recommendations, as well as some insight to their somewhat quirky hours.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Anita Renner (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Anita Renner

We live in the Valley of the Sun and have enjoyed using our cabin to get away from the heat of the summer and enjoy the snow in the winter. For the last 3 years, we have been remodeling. Now that it is finished, we want to share our home with others who want to build memories with their families, but still want all the comforts of home.

Anita Renner purchased this cabin in 2009

What makes this cabin unique

Your blood pressure will drop as soon as you make the last turn onto our street, and the pines almost touch each other overhead. Pull into the driveway and sink into the Adirondack chairs, or walk out the back deck to enjoy the chaise lounges while your kids swing. Take a nap on the hammock with sun shining gently through the trees, or roast marshmallows around the outdoor firepit. If it is too cold, build a fire in the family room and kick your feet up on the coffee table while you snuggle underneath furry blankets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for having us at your cabin. The pictures posted on the internet do it no justice…the place was very nice.

We had a lot of fun and will definitely consider staying there in the future.

Thanks again,

Jan 2013
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based on 36 traveler reviews

Your Mountain Home Away from Home awaits
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 38 reviews


  • 4 of 5

My family and I visited Fathers day Weekend. There were 4 adults and 5 kids all 11years and younger. We had such a great time. This was our first time going anywhere as a family staying all under one roof. We wanted to beat the Phx heat and thought this would be a great idea. Hopefully this review will help you decide.

It is a short easy drive from Phx

The house is easy to find

It was clean, super spacious and well kept

There were clean blankets downstairs in basement/kids area

The house was big enough for everyone and we could not hear the kids playing their games at all when sitting outside on the patio

The kitchen literally has everything you can think of, don't worry about bringing bowls, etc it has everything from a blender to a toaster

We saw the family of deer that live across the street-Bonus!!

* We brought extra lighting which was good because at night the back area is DARK :) We played In the yard all night so it was perfect

* We brought extra paper towels and Toilet paper

*The cabinets are full of spices, oils, etc which was nice I don't think we used any but it was there.

*The TV in the downstairs and the upstairs did not work may have been (User Error) :), which was fine because we were tired at the end of the night and went straight to sleep

*Bring extra seating chairs if you have a lot of people. There are really nice lounge chairs on the patio and benches that seat a lot of people as well, but we need back support when sitting for awhile so thankful that we had our own chairs as well.

*We had a no burn day, so made Smores on the grill...they were awesome.

*The upstairs toilet is weird to flush so just beware, it works but you have to push it in a few times before it begins to flush-I must say that a 3rd bathroom in this area is awesome. The shower was just big enough and clean, just the way we like it.

* All the people in the area seemed really nice, a quick drive to the grocery store too!

Anita was so very attentive and very nice!! We will definitely be coming back, hopefully when it starts to snow!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was a great memorial weekend. The cabin is very nice and was very clean. Plenty of room for the family. The owner Anita was wonderful to work with. We saw about 7 female elk about 20-25 feet away from us in the afternoon. It was amazing to sit on the front porch and just watch them. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us! We are already planning another time to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great little weekend getaway from the craziness of Phoenix, this is perfect. A simple drive to quiet and relaxation. First off, the owner Anita was amazing to deal with. The house was great. Clean and inviting from the moment we walked in. Great layout for our group. This kids loved having the entire basement to themselves, and their own TV, plus the backyard was a hit with the man made swing, tire swing, zipline and hammock, they had a blast. Plus we got lucky with a little leftover snow piles, so they had fun sledding in the front. The kitchen was great with everything we needed. The bathrooms were fully stocked with plenty of towels. The neighborhood was quiet, even though you have neighbors around, I never heard any noise. The drive to Payson was not bad at all, but there is also a local grocery store about 3 minute drive from the house if you do not want to go all the way to Payson. We had planned to hike Tonto Bridge, but it was closed for high water, so we found a beautiful hike about 4 minute drive from the house. I believe it was the Pine Creek Trail. Well worth the hike, the kids loved it and it was enough of a work out, but easy for the kids. All in all, we hope to visit again, and would absolutely stay here again. Thank you again Anita for all your help.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience !

  • 5 of 5

If we had a wonderful weekend away as a family. The cabin was very clean and beautiful enough beds for all of us. The kitchen was fully stocked and was a lot of room to eat altogether. The backyard gave a lot of room for the kids to play and if you had a dog it had a fence. We would definitely book this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice upgrades but not clean on arrival

  • 3 of 5

the cabin has a lot of upgrades done to it. We were however very disappointed by the cleanliness when we arrived. The floors had not been swept or vaccines. The counter tops had not been wiped off and the fridge had lots of sticky hand prints all over it. The couches had food stains all over them. I had to lay down a blanket on them so we could sit. Is also had to go the store and buy some cleaning wipes to clean the kitchen and we had to vaccine and sweep, when we arrived. Not the best welcome to our vacation. The owner had been up and filled the trash can with broken furniture which meant we had to take our trash down to the town to find a place to dump it. The cleanliness issue was very surprising since we had to pay a cleaning fee for them to clean when we were done. The neighborhood is quiet and nice but it is not secluded. All in all I felt like I was staying in what should be considered a beautiful cabin, but the stains on the couch and the need to clean when we got there and the bed not being very comfortable were took away from the nice upgrades.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry for the condition for your stay. When we are remote owners, we have to rely on others. My regular cleaning lady who has cleaned nearly 100 times was out of town, so I did come up from Phoenix to verify the backup had done a respectable job. The slipcovers on the sofa are scheduled to be cleaned this week, as I noticed they were showing wear over the busy summer. When I went up the day before your stay, I did refresh all the patio furniture and hang a new hammock, leaving the trash can full. I didn't notice the floors being dirty, but I could have very well tracked in dirt when bringing in supplies and putting those items in the trash. I wish you had communicated to me when you arrived, because I could have had someone come over again to make it right. I will be issuing a refund for your inconvenience and hope that you will consider staying again. All my other reviews have been very happy with the condition.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Payson Airport (PAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sidewinder Saloon
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Rim Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
THAT Place, HB's, The Smokehouse, Mama Joe's
Nearest Ski
115 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

The maximum number of guests is limited to nine (9) persons. An additional charge or $10.00 per person per night plus $10 cleaning charge per person for guests in addition to nine (9) will be assessed, if approved by owner.

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Arizona Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Lower Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Floor - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main Floor - 1 queen
    Upper Floor - 1 queen
    Upper Floor Loft area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Please inquire. We'll have housekeeper put on fresh sheet
    Lower Floor - 2 bunk bed , one twin/twin bunk, one twin/full bunk, adjoins game area
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Check in time is 3 p.m., check out time is 10 a.m.

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