The house will sleep 4 in the bedrooms, one queen, pair of twins, hide a bed sofa add two more, washer/dryer, internet. Maybe a TV and Netflix most likely no cable or dish. Kitchen needs to be remodeled, as does the bathroom, but that's what I do for a living. the bunkhouse will have 4 twin beds and 12 volt lighting, no heat or ac. House has heat and AC. Views from the property go on for many miles, really pretty. Stocked fishing stream 3-5 miles away. Payson and shopping is 10 minutes away. Hour and a half from Phoenix and 15-20 degrees cooler at 5500 foot elevation. Juniper/ ponderosa pines surround the area. The house was built in the 1950's but has had some upgrades. Covered parking, 2 BBQ grills, one propane, one charcoal.
I was wondering if horses spread illness by drinking from common water tanks or sharing stables? Would I need pipe stables or would just the fenced lot work? How hard are horses on chain link? What is a fair price to allow horses?
My concern is can I book enough people to make more than just renting the house? Never know till I try. Thanks for the responses!
Sounds lovely to me! The bunkhouse sounds a bit primitive though, not sure if you want to add a few more options to it. Could rent the house and bunkhouse separate that way, for folks that want different experiences.
Not clear how large the chain link fenced area is, but it is not very common for horse enclosure. At one time renting a house before buying my farm, I kept 3 horses in a 1.5 acre backyard that had chain link fencing. I added a strand of hot wire to the top to keep the horses from rubbing on it and pushing it over.
Horse can spread illnesses; mostly only to other horses though! Best to request a negative coggins and 30 day travel papers for any visitors.
Also would be nicer to have some sort of covered area for the horses, large stalls or at least a shed. Must have enough room for one horse (minimum) for each human sleeping spot. Plus some have additional horses for pack animals. Eight human sleeping spots mean at least eight stalls for horses. No way would I put eight horses that may or may not know each other, into one enclosure together.
May be best to divide it into two rentals, one with the house and room for 4-6 horses and one with the bunkhouse and room for 4-6 horses. Would put at least one full or queen bed in the bunkhouse. Or change it to two queen suites for couples with a small eating/lounge area.