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Beautiful Luxury Cabin in The Shores at Rainbow Lake gated community

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This beautifully decorated 4,000+ square foot custom cabin is perfect for your family vacation. Located in a gated community, it comes completely furnished and is stocked with all the amenities you will need.

Relax on the large back deck overlooking the lake, nap in the hammock, play croquet on the manicured lawn, fish off the private dock or play tennis on the courts at the end of the block. Two kayaks and a canoe with electric motor and paddles are available during summer months. This spacious cabin is only minutes from all activities including hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, antiquing, casino, dining and much more. Sunrise Ski Resort is approximately 45 minutes away. There are plenty of family games and kid toys to keep your family busy, including a pool/game table in the bunk room and sleds or bikes for your use in the garage.

The cabin can comfortably sleep 14 in beds: one king in the master (2 people), one queen in bedroom #2 (2 people), one queen in bedroom #3 (2 people), one queen in bedroom #4 (2 people), and 3 twin/twin bunks (6 people/kids) in the bunk room/playroom. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom and cable tv. The bunk room has a 1/2 bath.

The family room has cable TV, a DVD player, a VCR and surround sound. There is a DVD library downstairs and a VHS kid's library upstairs. For unlimited local calls, there is a telephone and fax machine. Long distance calls can only be made with your personal calling card. Free computer usage with cable modem and internet w/wireless capability!

Air conditioning is available during summer if needed, though it's not likely that you will. Summer highs 75 to 88 degrees with night-time lows in 40s and 50s. Whole house fans cool the cabin down in a matter of minutes as the temperatures drop at the end of the day.

In addition to centralized heating, two wood-burning fireplaces in the main living areas and a gas fireplace in the master bedroom provide warmth and enjoyment during the cold winter months. Imagine relaxing in front of a roaring fire after a day on the slopes.

This is our private family cabin. We rent our home with the expectation that it will be cared for as if you were a guest.

Keywords: Cabin, lodge, lake home, rainbow lake, kayaking, Pinetop

More Details

Amy Ahler Bhola
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Amy Ahler Bhola

Our family cabin is host to three generations: grandparents, five grown children plus spouses and eight grandchildren

Amy Ahler Bhola purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Amy Ahler Bhola chose Lakeside

We have vacationed in Pinetop since the 70's, when we owned a small A-frame in the pines. As the family grew to 19 people and 7 dogs, we needed a larger cabin in which to gather. We love the laid-back and friendly attitude of the White Mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin allows us a place we can all gather and relax, yet not be on top of each other. Our favorite activities are fishing and kayaking on the lake during the summer. The kids love to play tennis and the courts are two doors down. In evenings, we play Scrabble, and Rummikube in the loft or watch family movies with popcorn and surround sound. Sledding and skiing are favorite winter activities but we also love building snow forts in the front yard. The dads like to cook - fortunately the kitchen is well-stocked and large enough to accommodate all of them. Although the cabin is convenient to all that Pinetop has to offer, it really is just a great place to hang out with family and friends!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I went to the Ahler Cabin last year and we had the best family vacation yet! Their home was welcoming and beautifully maintained. The property was spacious and slept eight adults and three children comfortably. The kids loved the lake and the swing, not to mention story time in front of the fireplace. We enjoyed ourselves a great deal and cannot wait until we return again this year. Our family will treasure the memories of our time spent at your cabin.
May 2011
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Lakeside Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk room bathroom - toilet
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1st floor, lake view, full bathroom with jetted tub
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, full bathroom, lake view
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, full bathroom
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, full bathroom
    Bunkroom - 3 bunk bed , 2nd floor, twin/twin bunk beds plus 2 trundles, 1/2 bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (3) 3 twin/twin bunks + 2 twin trundles (12 beds total)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis


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Beautiful Luxury Cabin in The Shores at Rainbow Lake gated community
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews
Gilbert, AZ

Perfect as always!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, every year we try to book this cabin and we have never been disappointed. We always have the best time and can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being great renters and taking such good care of our cabin home! We are happy to have you return each year!
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Relaxing and beautiful weather. Amy is great to work with!

  • 4 of 5

Thanks! I’m sure we’ll be back when you have openings! Very large cabin and close to lake! Exceptional!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oro Valley, AZ

Beautiful home on the lake!

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised to enter this cabin. It was as beautiful as the photos indicated. Great lake front property and the 4 en suite bedrooms were perfect, as well as a fun bunk room for the kids. Upscale kitchen and laundry room, plenty of tv's and highly reliable wi-fi. A bonus was the owner's graciousness in supplying ample paper products, cleaning and laundry supplies and bathroom soaps, etc. It would've been nice to have a better paddle boat and a working pontoon boat, but the kayaks were great. We would

definitely recommend. The owner was always responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our cabin on Rainbow Lake. We try our best to provide conveniences like paper products, supplies, and games for our guests. I am sorry we are not able to share the pontoon - it is an insurance/liability issue - but it is great that you were able to enjoy the kayaks. We hope to see you back in the future!
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Awesome getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin! Has all the comforts of home! We will definitely be back! Great place for a extended family getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a large group with kids

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of four moms and a bunch of kids. Each adult had a bedroom, while the kids all bunked in the loft area. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back. This place would be amazing in the summer months.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristin - so happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay!
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Mesa, Arizona


  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this beautiful cabin. We again took all our kids and grandchildren. We had a fantastic time. We love the large kitchen and there is room for everyone. Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom which is a major plus. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Show Low Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Long Wongs Two Hippies
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pinetop Lakes Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Long Wongs Two Hippies
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Sunrise Park Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Movie Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponderosa Lanes Bowling
Nearest Point of Interest
Porter Mountain Stables
Nearest Point of Interest
Eddie's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Darbi's Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Charlie Clark's Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Devil Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Grumpy Jake's BBQ
Car: recommended

The Shores at Rainbow Lake is a gated community in Lakeside, Arizona on the eastern shore of Rainbow Lake. The Shores at Rainbow Lake Home Owners Association was founded in 1986 and now consists of 121 single family homes and 24 townhouse residences.

Sixty-one of the Shores lots have water frontage on Rainbow Lake which is approximately 110 acres.

The community has three boat docks that provide access to Rainbow Lake. There are also two tennis courts, one pickleball and one basketball court available for the association members and their guests.

The the main entry to the Shores is located just south of White Mountain Blvd. (Hwy260) and Neils Hansen Lane in Lakeside, Arizona.

Situated in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world, Pinetop-Lakeside offers visitors a cool alpine retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. Incorporated in 1984, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside sits at an elevation of 7200 feet. Its year-round population of 4,055 jumps to 35,000 in the summer months, as the mountain opens to seasonal visitors.

Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. In winter, the three mountains offer 65 runs and adventure for skiers or boarders of any level. There is also cross country ski trails, sledding and a tubing area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500

'Year Round' $400/night (3 night minimum) .....
Between June 1st and August 31st, there is a one week minimum stay required
All major holidays have a $50 per night premium.
$160 non-refundable cleaning fee. $500 fully refundable security deposit.
Credit card payments accepted through VRBO payment services From $400/nt

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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