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Overview of Twisp Cabin perched mountainside above Portal w/ infinity pool & expansive views

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Twisp Cabin perched mountainside above Portal w/ infinity pool & expansive views

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChiricahua Desert Museum13 min drive
    Popular LocationChiricahua Gallery17 min drive
    Popular LocationGeronimo Surrender Monument30 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 7
    1 queen bed
    1 sleep sofa/futon
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Twisp Cabin perched mountainside above Portal w/ infinity pool & expansive views

Adults-only cabin in Portal
DeVeras is a beautifully designed, architecturally unique, eco-friendly house, built on the side of a mountain, just above Portal, AZ. The exteriors are a combination of rustic industrial steel and wood, the colors of which blend beautifully with those of the mountains and cliff backdrop. Facing southward toward the entry into Cave Creek Canyon, the sunsets are endlessly poetic. During the day, the front porch view is filled with expansive skies and mountains, and at night a vast sea of stars blanket the heavens. DeVeras is a 12-acre property with a main house, a separate garage and artist’s loft, and an infinity edge lap pool overlooking a the tree-lined creek bed, Portal, and the valley below.

On approach to DeVeras, you are welcomed by an expansive front porch with 20-foot columns.
This leads into the main living area of the house. The house is an open concept 1200 square ft. structure enhanced with floor to ceiling windows that create an uninterrupted connection with the mountains. To the right as you enter is the kitchen and dining area and to the left, a living area and wood-burning stove. The main floor also includes a full bath, utility area (washer/dryer, and pantry), and a bed nook with a twin bed, perfectly situated to enjoy the scenic marvel of the mountainside.

A flight of stairs on the far left will take you to an open-faced loft which overlooks the main living area below. The first open area is outfitted with a desk and a futon couch, and is primarily utilized as a study, yet easily shifted into a bedroom as needed (with either the futon, or a deluxe, high profile queen sized air mattress). To the center is a full bath with a walk-in shower. The far end of the loft area is a bedroom with a queen size bed. The entire loft space, overlooking the lower level shares the floor to ceiling view of the mountains. The north-facing wall overlooks the landscaped pool area, the artist studio, and the valley floor beyond Portal. A sight to behold at night!

The interior walls are predominantly bamboo, the bottom floors are polished concrete, and the upper level floors are bamboo. The house is warmed by radiant heat via water coils in concrete flooring and a wood-burning stove. The household water is well water on the property and is heated by an "on-demand" system. An abundance of windows on all sides of the house open to allow a wonderful and refreshing mountain, cross-breeze. This as well as large, modern ceiling fans keep the house comfortably cool in the summer months.

Above the garage via a private, outside stair entry, is a 200 square ft. private studio with half bath and a queen bed. Highlighting this room is a beautiful floor-to-ceiling picture window. It is perfect for stargazing, or to invite inspiration from which to paint or write. The garage below houses the pool pump and is not accessible to guests. Facing northward, nestled directly behind the main house, and on the side of the studio area, you'll find the landscaped, infinity pool area with an outside shower and sitting area.

As for the amenities provided at DeVeras, there are plenty "creature comforts" to satisfy, yet you can still "get off the grid" if you'd like! Cell-phone coverage spots can be found, dependent on where you stand but not too difficult to figure out, by Verizon subscribers (there are currently no other towers nearby). Subsequently, there is a landline in the upstairs study for local calls and in case of distance calls can be made with a fee assessed per call. WiFi Internet access is provided at no extra charge and affords those who prefer, an opportunity to utilize their own electronic devices and access their own entertainment choices. There is a telescope available for those interested in stargazing into the night skies. The kitchen is well equipped with a Ninja blender, a crock-pot, microwave, electric stove, refrigerator/freezer, a K-cup coffee maker, and various cookware, utensils and serving dishes. There is also a full-sized washer and dryer available as needed. Renting DeVeras is not for everyone. Being mindful of the fact that DeVeras is tucked into the side of a mountain means Mother nature must be respected at all times. It is important to note for example that access to DeVeras is privately maintained and requires a vehicle with a higher wheelbase (e.g. SUV, Jeep, Truck, etc.) to navigate some spots with a steeper incline, sometimes rocky, and at one point crosses a creek. We strongly urge using a 4-wheel drive vehicle. You will need to be aware of water levels, as well as the swiftness of currents during the rainy season, and take responsibility for all necessary precautions to remain safe; this may involve making a decision to not cross the creek at all. Mother nature, plants, and animals are beautiful, majestic, and wild, and if you choose to come to visit our little haven, please be aware of above mentioned and other inherent risks that come with venturing out into the wilds. All warnings and risks considered, friends and family who've spent time at DeVeras, without exception, come away feeling a little more centered and relaxed.
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jamé Farrar

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
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Property amenities

Internet

  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Outdoor shower

Outdoor areas

  • Patio

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

General

  • Sleeps 7

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Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 23

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Twisp Cabin Perched Mountainside Above Portal
Twisp Perched Mountainside Above Portal
Twisp Cabin Perched Mountainside Above Portal
Twisp Cabin Perched Mountainside Above Portal

About this area

Portal

Located in Portal, this cabin is in a rural area. Chiricahua Desert Museum and Chiricahua Gallery are cultural highlights of the area. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Chiricahua Desert Museum - 13 min drive
  • Chiricahua Gallery - 17 min drive
  • Geronimo Surrender Monument - 30 min drive
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site - 97 min drive

Restaurants

  • Portal Store Cafe & Lodge — 17 min walk
  • Dining room — 13 min drive

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

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Cleanliness

0.0/5

Staff & service

0.0/5

Amenities

0.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Beautiful place
The home and surroundings are beautiful. It is just as it appears in the listing and pictures. It’s idyllic. A few things to take note of: pay attention to the info on accessibility. The creek can rise in unusual circumstances, as it did while we were there. The pool is not heated, so you may not be able to use it if it’s not summer weather. Our only minor difficulty was communication with the property manager who has a full time job and does this on the side. The property owner was a lovely person and very responsive.

5/5 Excellent

Love this place
Breathtaking view of the canyon during the day, and gorgeous view of the stars at night! Love the house. Wonderful stay.

5/5 Excellent

Don't question it, BOOK IT!
What an incredibly relaxing, spiritual, beautiful retreat. This home is architecturally stunning, the views are breathtaking. I cannot say enough about the cool mountain air breezes on the front porch while listening to a variety of birds singing. This is not just a getaway it's an experience you won't forget. I booked my stay solo and felt 100% safe, so don't be afraid to spoil yourself! I can't wait to rebook!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Stay!
I really enjoyed my visit to this property while birding the Chirachaua Mountains. The location cannot be beat for ease of getting to the hot spots in the area. And you have a fantastic view and great property when you are done. The dark skies at night would make it a great location if someone were into astronomy as well. The night skies are incredible and I enjoyed spending the night seated on the patio watching the stars. A Kit Fox joined me one night by the patio even! The property is appointed well and I wanted for nothing while there. The communication with the owners and manager were quick and excellent. I can highly recommend this property if you are visiting the area for any of your outdoor excursions!

5/5 Excellent

Exceeded expectations
Absolutely fantastic property and location. Beautiful night skies and day views, great little store in Portal. I just cannot say enough. The owners were so accommodating. I asked several questions up front then had to change my plans twice and extended my stay since this is during the COVID19 thing and travel plans were getting disrupted here and there. The owners of this place made everything easy and we had one of the best weeks of our life here. The access to wilderness and trails and sights was perfect. The little studio made a great place to take a nap for one of us while the other was doing stuff in the main house. Internet worked great and there was everything you needed to cook. Thank you very much!

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