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The Pine Cone Casita - Relax & Enjoy the Ponderosa Mountain Country of Arizona!

Bedrooms 2
Space 758 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Master Suites in a cozy casita.


Come and stay with us in our adorable Casita located in a quiet cul-de-sac of the beautiful, renown golf course community of Torreon. You will be tucked away from it all in the tall pines, yet have access to the community's pool, fitness center, shopping, etc. in just minutes.

The Pine Cone Casita is so cozy with its galley kitchen complete with a Keurig Coffee Maker, washer/dryer, microwave. There are Two King Size Sleep Number beds in the Casita with their own baths!

Julie O'Connell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Julie O'Connell

Hello Mountain Travelers and Welcome to The Pine Cone Casita! We are Tom Rodel and Julie O'Connell. Yes, we are married. :-) We are so excited to share our Pine Cone Casita with you. We bought this beautiful property in 2013 after traveling to various places around the US, looking for just that special place to retire and enjoy. We knew we both wanted to be in the mountains somewhere that had excellent golfing for Tom, and miles and miles of trails for me to hike on. So, after visiting Tom's sister and her husband in 2011, at their Villa in Torreon, we were hooked! Tom played the golf courses of Torreon, the Cabin and the Tower course, and was just awed by the mountain courses' beauty. We knew this was the place for us! When we found the property on Yarrow Lane, we just fell in love! it has everything we were looking for in a home. The Pine Cone Casita would be perfect for visiting guests, travelers, and family alike, and we can't wait to meet you!

Julie O'Connell purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Julie O'Connell chose Show Low

We know you will love the peace and quiet of the Pine Cone Casita, as we are on the back of a cul-de-sac. Our property is located on the 17th green of the Cabin course of Torreon. We just love the astounding beauty of Torreon. The air always smells so fresh and piney from the trees. We think you will enjoy going for long walks around Torreon and the golf courses. You can stay in the Torreon Community, and enjoy the many amenities Torreon has to offer. Or explore Show Low, Lakeside and Pinetop. We know you will love the hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and all the outdoor activities the mountains offer. Or, if it decides to rain, you can venture out to our movie theatre in Show Low, or head up to the movie theatre of Pinetop. There are restaurants to try and unique shops to explore,

The weather is spectacular in the summer. If you are looking to escape the heat of the Valley, or are just looking for a really unique place to get away, The Casita would be the perfect place for you to stay to enjoy all the amenities Show Low, Arizona has to offer.


What makes this cabin unique

Our Casita is a 758 square foot cabin with two, full master suites. One bathroom has a shower, and one bathroom has a tub/shower. Each bedroom has a King size bed, and each is a Sleep Number bed! You can adjust the beds to whatever setting you feet most comfortable with. The living area has a 42 inch, flat screen TV with Direct TV, and the Casita is equipped with Wi-Fi. The leather couch is a very comfortable electric, reclining couch. There is also a fireplace in the living area, there's a brand new breakfast bar that seats four, and the galley kitchen has a microwave oven, small, tuck-under refrigerator, dish washer, Keurig coffee maker and assortment of coffees. It has a washer and dryer, and all the accessories you could want. We provide laundry, bath and kitchen soaps, towels, wash cloths, kitchen utensils. For our 2016 season we will even have an outdoor Weber electric grill for your enjoyment!


Torreon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 758 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very beautiful, high quality granite and tile used.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Very beautiful, high quality granite and tile used.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed.
  • Very cozy bedrooms with their own, full bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Casita has a water softener and Reverse Osmosis water filtration system at the kitchen sink!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

The Pine Cone Casita - Relax & Enjoy the Ponderosa Mountain Country of Arizona!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Tucson, AZ, USA

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two nights at the casita. It is a very comfortable, impeccably clean, and attractively decorated property. The setting is lovely, with open space behind the house and many towering pines. For those who are not very familiar with the area, it should be noted that this property is in Show Low, about a 20-minute drive from Pinetop-Lakeside. We didn't realize this, as we found it while searching for rentals in Pinetop-Lakeside. After a long drive on our first day, we decided to have dinner at the Torreon Grill. This was a wonderful decision. We enjoyed a fantastic and reasonably priced meal and would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying at the casita.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review, Carolyn! Glad you enjoyed the Casita!
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I just enjoyed 10 days at this lovely casita. You can relax when you are surrounded by beauty, both inside and out. The casita is well appointed - I was glad to find Sleep Number beds as I am used to that, and enjoyed learning how to use a Keurig for my coffee. Most of all, we loved sitting on the front porch and looking at the landscape, listening to the wind in the pines, and watching the wildlife. One Stellar's Jay was very protective of His tree, scolding and chasing away squirrels. We felt almost solitary with no intrusive traffic noise but plenty of trees. We saw elk, and an animal that looked like a jack rabbit on steroids. This is in a gated community with a nice on-site restaurant. Would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your articulate review, Alice! Tom and I are so happy you and Kay had a peaceful stay in the Casita! Come back to see us any time!
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Quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed casita, in a lovely, quiet setting. Very few people were in the gated community at the time we were there. The casita was very comfortable and equipped with everything needed. Owners were not there but communicated with us during the stay. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casita was great

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time wish we had an extra day

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and I are so glad you and your family had a good time, Jose! Please come and stay with us again next time you are going to visit the White Mountains of Arizona!
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Tucson, Az

Little hidden gem in Show Low

  • 5 of 5

The Pine Cone Casita was a lovely spot for a weekend getaway. The Casita itself was absolutely perfect. The pictures online fail to capture just how warm and inviting the cabin is. I walked in and was shocked at how much larger it actually was compared to what I had imagined from viewing the pictures. Julie was a very gracious host and made sure that everything was just so when we arrived. I absolutely love the property and will definitely book it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Read the previous reviews as they are accurate and give a good impression of the Pine Cone Casita. Here's some things I want to highlight:

1. This is a beautiful little jewel box - top quality furnishings, fixtures and appliances. Perfect for two couples or just you and your special someone.

2. Do you know how hard it is to find a property with 2 king-sized beds, at any price? And these are Sleep Number beds - very comfortable with adjustable firmness .

3. Lets be clear, you won't be cooking a Thanksgiving turkey here - there is no stove, oven, cook-top or freezer in the kitchenette. Think of it as a really nice wet bar. That said, with the outdoor electric grill, foodies can take the challenge using that, the toaster oven and microwave to whip up a gourmet meal.

4. Julie was great to work with and made sure our week in the Casita was trouble-free.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, thank you so much for your kind review of the Casita. Tom and I are thrilled you and your wife had an enjoyable time with your daughter and her family. We're honored you chose to stay in our Casita during your visit. Anytime you head down to Show Low to see your daughter, please let Tom and me know. We'd love to have you stay with us again! Julie and Tom The Pine Cone Casita Show Low, AZ
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Licano's Mexican and Steak
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highways 260 and 60
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Licano's Mexican and Steak
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Sunrise Ski Resort in Greer
Car: necessary

Show Low, Arizona is a truly charming city. It is The Gateway to Arizona's White Mountains. The quality of life in Show Low is unequaled anywhere.

There is a wealth of things to do in the mountain community. Show Low is known for its summertime golf. The weather is so comfortable, and the smell of pine trees permeates the air around you. You can enjoy 7 different courses. Our favorite golf course is, of course, Torreon's Cabin and Tower courses, but wonderful public courses to try are the Silver Creek Golf Course, and Bison across the street from Torreon.

The wildlife and outdoor recreation offered in Show Low is spectacular. You could see deer, elk, bear, antelope, mountain lion, turkey, and a large variety of birds and animal species. We've had entire herds of elk run right through our backyard! There are over 2 million acres of National Forest land adjacent to Show Low and over 40 lakes and streams in the immediate area. Camping and hiking are very popular activities.

The White Mountains Trail Systems are the pride of the Show Low community, and provide over 200 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Our favorite trail is the Mount Baldy trail system. Mount Baldy is absolutely stunning, as you wind your way along the creek, and view amazing mountain peaks all around you. After your hike at Mount Baldy, we'd recommend that you stop in Greer, Arizona, and eat at either the Rendezvous or Molly Butler's. The history of these restaurants is fascinating, as well!

ATV riding is quickly becoming a very popular activity in the surrounding forests. You can also rent a trail horse at Torreon's Equestrian Center, if you'd like to head out into the ponderosa pines.

Sunrise Ski Resort is located a short 36 miles from Show Low and offers 65 ski runs and 10 chair lifts. The resort also offers separate snowboarding and cross country ski areas.

Other sports recreation you can find in the area is tennis, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. There are over 85 parks in addition to Torreon's Family Center's park that can be found throughout the City.

The area casino is the Hon Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center. It houses slot machines, blackjack tables, and a poker room. The center also offers live entertainment 6 nights a week.

Just ask us what we would recommend, and we will be glad to give you some ideas!


Rates & Availability

Torreon Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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