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

Bedrooms 2
Space 760 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Master Suites in a cozy casita surrounded by beautiful Ponderosa pine trees..


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 be close to shopping in just minutes.

The Pine Cone Casita is so cozy. It has two full master suites with their own bathrooms, and there is a King Size Sleep Number bed in each of the bedrooms.

The kitchen is NOT a full kitchen. It has a microwave oven, Keurig coffee maker, toaster oven and toaster, blender for your morning smoothies, but it does NOT have a cook stove/oven or full-sized refrigerator. The refrigerator is a tuck-under fridge with full-sized ice maker.

The Casita also has its own washer and dryer in case you want to go home with clean clothes, as well as a reverse osmosis filtered water spigot at the kitchen sink.

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Julie O'Connell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Julie O'Connell

Hello 2018 Mountain Travelers and Welcome to The Pine Cone Casita! What's new for the 2018 season? We just put a brand new Samsung, 49 inch curved screen TV, in the Casita. You have full access to all your favorite TV shows on DirecTV, but now the screen is absolutely spectacular to watch.

Tom and I 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 know you'll be very comfortable during your stay!

Julie O'Connell purchased this guest house in 2013

Why Julie O'Connell chose Torreon

You will love the peace and quiet of the Pine Cone Casita, as we are on the back of a cul-de-sac. Because the Casita doesn't have a full kitchen, we don't take reservations for longer than 10 nights. We just don't want you to come up to Show Low and be disappointed that there is only a grill for cooking. 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. Or, explore Show Low, Lakeside and Pinetop. There is so much to do in the White Mountains. There's 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 guest house unique

Our Casita is a 760 square foot guest house with two, full master suites. All the counter tops are granite, with beautiful knotty alder cabinetry. The living room, as well as the bathrooms, have very nice tiled flooring.

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 firmness setting you feel most comfortable with. 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 nice breakfast bar that seats four, and the galley kitchen has a microwave oven, small, tuck-under refrigerator, dish washer, Keurig coffee maker with an assortment of coffees/tea, blender for your morning smoothies, toaster and toaster oven. It has a washer and dryer, and filtered water spigot at the sink. We provide laundry, bath and kitchen soaps, towels, wash cloths, kitchen utensils. The grill on the front porch is a Weber electric Q grill. Very simple to operate!


Torreon Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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!


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The Pine Cone Casita - Relax & Enjoy the Ponderosa Mountain Country of Arizona!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Very nice and quite

  • 5 of 5

The place was nice and comfy and cozy. Tom and Julie are very nice people. I would rent this again and will be glad to let other people know. We were treated very nicely while our stay. Thank you again Tom and Julie.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and charming cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I met my daughters for a girl get away. Julie greeted us upon arrival and made us feel right at home. The cabin is very cozy and the area is peaceful, close to town and all the community has to offer. We ate at several places and all were very good! We went to several of the areas antique shops and checked out lakes. The drawback was not enough time!! Would love to do it again. You will not be disappointed in this cabin and of course Julie is as nice as they come!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, Arizona

Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, clean accommodations with sleep number beds and fast wi fi, large screen smart TV with Direct TV coverage, the owners were very nice and easy to work with. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nansi and Don, Thank you so much for coming back again to stay with Tom and me! It was awesome to finally meet you both. We are elated you had a cozy stay in the Casita, and we’d love to have you back again anytime!! Have a wonderful rest of your summer! Julie and Tom
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Welcoming, peaceful , beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our ten day stay at the Pine Cone Casita. It was so warm, inviting and you could just relax. We went out and explored knowing we were coming back to this beautiful place to unwind. Had everything we needed for our stay. Julie was wonderful and always there to help us if needed. Left making a new friend. We would recommend it highly and hope to go again. So peaceful among the beautiful pine trees. Quiet and restful!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat and Steve, I miss you guys! I had so much fun talking with you both. You are such special people! Pat let’s stay in touch, but please come back to stay with us anytime! ❤️❤️❤️
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Scottsdale, AZ

Fantastic casita in a beautiful community in the White Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! Truly, you could live in this "little house" full time; it's that functional and spacious! Two bedroom suites with their own full bathrooms, a great kitchen, spacious living room with fireplace, a wonderful deck out front complete with a barbecue, and in a gorgeous setting in the tall pines. What more could you ask for?! I just hope this unit is available for rent in the future. It will be our "go to" place as long as we can rent it! The Torreon community is world class, and this unit being in a gated portion adds to the privacy and security of the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, thank you for taking the time to write a really nice review! Tom and I are elated that you and your wife had such a great time in the White Mountains, and the Casita worked out really well for you. Please let me know when you two are planning a return visit to Show Low. We'd love to have you stay in the Casita again! Julie and Tom
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Scottsdale, Az

small but very nice

  • 4 of 5

we spent 5 days in the casita among the pine trees and the birds. very quiet place. The casita is easy to get acquainted with. We would have like to have a stove top to be able to cook and a real toaster rather than the toaster over which is of minimal use. Another questionable point is the softness of the leather chairs and sofa. You sink in it and you are often ending up with back troubles.

the outdoor patio is good for 2 people with chairs. a small sturdy table would be great to put drinks and other bits and pieces if you have lunch or dinner outside.

Other than the two points above, we really enjoyed this sunny stay. Bath towels are plentiful, and the small fridge/ice maker is a blast to use. Nicely built little home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Property Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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