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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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 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 Torreon

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:
  • 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
  • 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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(21 traveler reviews)

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The Pine Cone Casita - Relax & Enjoy the Ponderosa Mountain Country of Arizona!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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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Sweet and Cozy Casita

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit in Show Low. Connie, the property manager greeted us and was friendly and helpful. Julie was so easy to communicate with. The Casita is fabulous. Just the right combination of rustic and elegant! We would definitely recommend this rental and will stay again when our travels take us to the top of the mountain.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, thank you so much for your kind words regarding the Casita! Tom and I are so happy that you had a delightful time in the White Mountains. Any time you plan to return to Show Low, please let us know. We would love to have you stay in the Casita with us again.
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Mesa, Arizona

Small but very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable beds and nicely furnished casita. The kitchen was small with no stove top and small, compact refrigerator but it was perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

Show Low is the place to be and the casita is where you wanna stay...loved all the services of a little town...Safeway...we ate at The House 8 out of eleven nites...from here the possibilities are endless for fun . We road every road in a 150 mile radius....Meteor crater was a fun day even though admission was steep in my opinion. Loved, loved loved the Petrified Forest NP. Drive down Hiway 60 to see Salt River Canyon. Go to Greer for Lunch and ride and see all those pretty lakes in between. We are tree huggers and love seeing beautiful scenery. Or, you can play golf. Julie and her husband Tom were there while we visited and I loved having them nearby as they were so fun to visit with and have as a local resource for advice and tips. They are so nice. I called him Steve the whole time and he never corrected me. How nice. Plus he is really handsome. Out of all the surrounding communities we visited we are so glad we chose a Show Low and the Casita because once inside the Torreon it's as if you are one hundred miles out in the nice and quiet in the pines! I did not miss having a stove. I view that as a gift. We love the Keurig and the fridge with a great ice machine cause we packed our lunch everyday for our excursions. Comfy beds ,seating , ceiling fans, good wifi tv even with the SEC channel. My husband could survive there in the fall. This morning we awarded the walk in shower the best in any VRBO we've stayed in. Visit here won't regret it. My new motto is "Its later than you think...."

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suzanne and Wesley! Suzanne, thank you for writing such a nice, detailed review for Tom and me. You two were so fun to have as guests. We just felt like we've known you a long time. We are super happy the Casita was cozy for you. Thank you for putting up with our window blind guy. We really appreciate you letting him come in to measure. If you plan a return visit to Show Low, we'd love to have you stay With us! Have a great rest of your summer :-) Julie and Tom
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Perfect getaway in the White Mountains

  • 5 of 5

A lovely setting in the woods. The casita is attractive and comfortable. Has everything you need for a short stay. Wonderful, peaceful retreat from the city and the heat. Owner is very accommodating. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie, thank you for your kind review. Tom and I are so glad you had such a fabulous time on your vacation in the White Mountains! Thank you for sending me pictures of everyone. Really made me smile. Come back any time!
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Licano's Mexican Food & Steakhouse
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Native Grill & Wings - Show Low
"Lots of food choices. Great atmosphere for sports fans."
Walmart Supercenter
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"Safeway is only a 6 minute drive from the Pine Cone Casita!"
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
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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