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Private Luxury Mountain Retreat With A Private Sledding Hill

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury Cabin, 4 BR, 3 BA, 25 Sleeps, Priv. Volleyball Court, with Mountain Views

Eagles Retreat, a 4400 SQ FT private retreat nestled among the beautiful Ponderosa Pines in Strawberry, north of Payson, Arizona. A short 1.5 HR drive from Phoenix, enjoy the peace and tranquility as your closest neighbor is the Tonto National Forest. Be adventurous and hike the Mogollon Rim or go fishing, boating, or canoeing on one of the many Rim Country lakes. Relax on the deck, enjoy a good book, or you may see Elk, Deer and other wildlife meandering by.

The thoughtful design of Eagles Retreat comfortably sleeps 25, with 3 private bedrooms, 3 full baths, a spacious loft, family den with a wood-burning fireplace, living room, and large cathedral-style windows with unbelievable views of the Ponderosa Pines. We even supply the firewood!!

With the modern, fully stocked kitchen, entertain your closest friends and family outside on the 280-degree wood deck, or on the natural stone patio by the beautiful stone etched fountain. Serve dinner in the formal dining room that seats 18.

Enjoy one of the many amenities such as cable TV, free high-speed internet access, wireless Wi-Fi, DVD players with a library, an iPod docking station, and a BBQ grill.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy including 2 ping-pong tables, basketball, board games, darts, badminton, 2 tree swings, Foosball, horseshoes, a private volleyball court, or hike the Tonto National Forest. There is something for everybody!

Book your reservation today and come experience the serenity, beauty, and tranquility of Eagles Retreat!

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Strawberry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single Vanity
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Vanity, Separate toilet, Walk-in Shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Vanity, Walk-in Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Guest Bedroom 4 (Upstairs) - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom 3 (Upstairs) - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Guest Bedroom (Downstairs) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Living Room: 2 queen sofa beds Den: 2 queen sofa beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside Area: * Natural Stone Patio with Seating/Eating Area * Carved Stone Fountain * 1900 SQ FT Wood Deck. Great for Relaxing and Entertaining * Retreat sits next to the National Tonto Forest. Relax and Enjoy the Peace and Tranquility! You May Be Lucky and See Elk, Deer, and other Wildlife Wandering By.


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Private Luxury Mountain Retreat With A Private Sledding Hill
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Elk, Elk, and more Elk.

  • 5 of 5

Fine place in a great setting. And you'll likely see Elk every evening if you are quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a great time!!!! Great family memories!!!!!' Love having you.
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Phoenix, AZ

Beautiful escape!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to escape and enjoy the cool pines. It was so much fun to watch the elk come and eat and to feed the squirrels. I took my family (children and grandchildren) and we all had a wonderful time. Plenty of rooms, beds and supplies. I love this place! Already thinking of when we can return.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m thrilled you had a good time! I’m glad you had a chance to make lasting family memories! Thank you for staying with us. I appreciate your kind words. Jane and Ted Bell
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Glendale, Arizona

Great location and cabin, however too many rules and regulations

  • 3 of 5

We had a reunion with my husbands 3 brothers and their wives. The cabin size was great and the kitchen was large enough to accommodate all 4 women.

Be aware there are notes taped all over the cabin with do's and don'ts____ take only 2 minute showers, take your shoes off when using the stairs, rules regarding the deck, etc.!!!

Also there are do-dads all over the cabin___beware if you have children! Why these are there in a rental is beyond me.

There is required cleaning to do before you leave----vacuum, dust,mop floors,etc, all I consider heavy cleaning. We have stayed with rent by owners numerous times and have never been required to do all this cleaning! We really felt we could't fully relax the entire time we were there.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our first non 5-star review. Wished you would have called immediately so we could have corrected your complaints. We are always available 24 hours a day for anything our guests may need and we have 3 people readily available in Strawberry to help you. Cleaning - We don't charge a cleaning fee! We only ask that you leave the house in the same condition that you found it. A check list is provided to help save people money! You don’t need to clean anything you haven’t dirtied and you left the house in great condition and received your $400.00 cleaning deposit back. We have mostly large groups of 25 and the signs help the group leaders communicate to the rest of their group so that they don’t have any damage fees. Signs - no fires-no shooting-stay off ground level with elk. For guest safety. Strawberry does not have a public sewer system and we all use septic systems. Showers for 25 people need to be short primarily because septic systems can only accept so much water at a time. We’re thrilled that the size of the cabin met your needs and the groups of 20-25 people that stay with us always tell us they love that the size of the kitchen can accommodate their entire group. Nice things are for your enjoyment. We didn't want it to look like rental. It's our home and we hope you enjoyed. We sincerely want people to enjoy the mountains and the elk. We are easy to talk to and want to do whatever we can so that our guests are satisfied and comfortable. Hope people read the other reviews. Getting this review is very surprising to us as we spoke directly with the other couples in your group and they loved their stay.
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Gilbert, AZ

Weekend Getaway for the Whole Family

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough! This is a beautiful home tucked away just far enough from the main road to give one the feeling of privacy. The windows give an incredible view of the forest, and there are chairs all along the wrap around deck as well. We were able to feed the curious squirrels and enjoy all the various species of birds visiting the feeders. The property makes for fun nature walks, complete with tree swings and a volley ball court. We were even lucky enough to sit tucked away in the cozy kitchen and watch the snow fall softly to blanket the trees. If that isn't enough, there is a garage full of games to enjoy. To top off a perfect weekend, we got to see the beautiful elk come to visit at night. The home is programmed to dim the lights inside and turn them on outside so you know they are there and they don't scare away The owner provides a ton of information on sight seeing, and checks in to make sure you are comfortable and don't need anything. The home is spacious and fully stocked. There are enough beds to bring the whole family, or just use the ones you need and enjoy a small group. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!! We enjoyed having you and so glad you had a good time!!!! Thanks, jane
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

All I have to say is Great! Very beautiful place not very far from town Vert spacious, and the owner is really awesome and informative and really cares for you to have a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you had a great time. Thank you for being so nice to us!!! Looking forward to your return. Jane
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Best Cabin experience in High Country!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Eagle's Retreat 3 times now and it has been fabulous every time. It is so spacious and has many comfortable seating areas. Everything works great and there are ample windows with screens to pull in the fresh breezes while keeping out the bugs. We've only used two of the bedrooms but there are so many beds in this house you can use if you have a large group. The best part of this cabin is the view and the wildlife. We enjoyed feeding squirrels all day long on the deck railing (Jane provides the peanuts) and of course the evening viewing of the elk is fantastic. The house is rigged so that you are notified when they arrive and you can watch without scaring them away. So much thought was put into this house, I would never consider staying anywhere else now when I want to get away from the valley. Another thing is for those with limited mobility, this place is for you. There are no steps from the drive way to the house and 2 bedrooms downstairs. Perfection!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us!!! So glad you had a great time!! We really try to treat people like guests in our home not renters visiting for a day. Hope you come again
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Mrs. Jane Bell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 260/87
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:.....

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike.

* Volleyball.

* Horseshoes.

* Visit stores.

* Swim in lakes.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit Tonto Natural Bridge!.

* Relax in the Verde River Hot Springs!.

* Hike and Bike on the Rim!.

* Canoe or Fish at One of the Many Rim Country Lakes.

* Go Horseback Riding or Hike with the Llamas!.

Natural Landmarks

* Tonto Natural Bridge (the world's largest known travertine bridge)

* The Mogollon Rim

* Hellsgate Wilderness

* Mazatzal Wilderness


Knoll Lake

Hiking & Biking

* Retreat Located next to the National Forest Reservation

* Pine and Payson Area Trail System

* Mountain Biking & Hiking Around Rim (900 miles of Trails)

Lakes/Boating/Fishing Spots

* Green Valley Lake

* Woods Canyon Lake

* Bear Canyon Lake

* Blue Ridge Reservoir

* Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery


* The Rim Country Museum

* Zane Grey Cabin & Museum

* Strawberry Schoolhouse Museum

* Pine-Strawberry Museum


* Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Movie Theater

* Saw Mill Movie Theater

Relaxing Spots

* Verde River Hot Springs

* Natural Springs at Fossil Creek

Unique Activities

* Look for Quartz Crystals at Diamond Point

* Go Hiking with Llamas

* Visit Shoofly Indian Ruins


* Antiquing

* Shopping

* World's Oldest Rodeo

* Dinning

* Payson Historical Main Street

* Payson golf courses

* Green Valley Park

* Payson Pioneer Cemetery

Towns Nearby

* Pine

* Payson

* Star Valley

* Christopher Creek

Day Trips

* Grand Canyon

* Sedona

* Jerome

* Flagstaff

* Camp Verde

* Mormon Lake

* Oak Creek Canyon

* Lake Montezuma

* Petrified Forest National Park

* Painted Desert

* Meteor Crater

* Munds Park




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Maintenance Fee $75

+Service Fee is a third-party booking fee determined by and payable to HA/VBRO. Owner is unable to waive, discount or refund.
+We are not responsible for any daily rate inaccuracies published on HA/VBRO'S calendar.
+We Reserve The Right To Modify Rates At Any Time Without Notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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