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⛄️ Book your Winter getaway now! 2500 square foot cabin ⛄️⛄️⛄️

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

4Bdr/2.5 Ba Fully Furnished Vacation Home next to the forest , yet in town

Nestled in the ponderosa pines at a cool 7400’ elevation, your getaway awaits!

With daytime temps in the 80’s and nights in the 60’s in the summer, our 4 bedroom 2.5 bath summer home is the perfect getaway from the Phoenix and Tucson heat of Summer! Get up to the Cool White Mountains and relax.

Located in the gated community of Starwood, in the very northeast corner of Pinetop, this vacation retreat is about as close to the Tonto National Forest as you can get, while still maintaining the safety and security of a gated community. Literally walk to the entrance of the forest in minutes.

As you enter this summer getaway, through the nearly 4’ wide ponderosa pine door, you are surrounded by exquisite knotty pine floors. Explore the light and airy open floor plan with soaring 20’ ceilings with wood planking and crown molding. Professionally decorated with many locally sourced pieces of furniture and artwork, this home offers a truly exceptional mountain home vacation experience.

The great room has a stone faced gas fireplace, and sofas, love seats and couches abound, offering comfortable, relaxing seating while enjoying a fire, reading a book, listening to music or watching TV.

Enjoy sharing meals at the large oval wood dining table, or the granite breakfast bar. The large and open kitchen is set up wonderfully, and the wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops set the scene for wonderful gatherings.

Fully equipped kitchen includes electric cooktop, oven, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, and all the necessary small appliances as well, including coffee maker, toaster, blender, can opener, etc. Dishes, spices plates glasses, utensils and cookware round out the kitchen. If outdoor cooking is your choice, enjoy the 6 burner grill on the back patio.

The cable and internet equipped Wi-Fi system enables you to surf the internet for work or pleasure. All rooms have flat screen TV’s, and the Family room, Master bedroom and Den have DVD players as well. The Family room sound system in Bluetooth enabled, so listening to your favorite music is a breeze.

Other amenities include ceiling fans throughout, dimmers, and central heating and air conditioning for those rare days when the afternoon temp gets a bit warm.

A half bath is conveniently located off of the kitchen. A laundry room with full size washer and dryer is there for your use as well.

Our home to set up to sleep 10 comfortably, the spacious master sleeps two, the bedrooms and den/4the bedroom are able to sleep a total of 8, with the brand new La-Z-Boy couch in the den converting to a queen sleeper sofa - sealy matress that is very comfortable. All of the bedrooms have large openable windows to catch those summer breezes at night, and have flat screen TV’s for entertainment or relaxing.

The master suite is truly a spacious retreat, the intimate sitting area includes an overstuffed couch and chair, perfect for curling up with a good book. The mini fridge lets you enjoy your favorite beverage, and the coffee maker has that first pot ready when you get up. Open its own door to the deck to catch those summer breezes.

The Master bath has his and hers vanities, with jetted tub, separate shower and toilet room. Relax with an afternoon or evening soak in the jetted tub, then wake up with a brisk shower. The large master closet has plenty of room for your belongings.

Enjoy the expansive back deck with lots of seating, a heater and large propane grille. Relax on the grassy area, enjoy lunch on the picnic table, or take in a game of horseshoes or badminton. Then curl up for a snooze in the hammock. Watch summer storms build in the morning, then enjoy a refreshing rain in the afternoon while the temperature drops.

For a more intimate outdoor experience, take in the cozy front deck, looking out onto the professionally landscaped yard, and enjoy watching the world go by.

Amenities in the summer abound, golf and more golf is available, with the Pinetop lakes public course a 5 minute drive away. Other things to do in the area include Horseback riding / rentals, Mountain biking (rentals available in Pinetop), Hiking, bird watching, and exploring the forest service roads via car, truck or ATV.

For those “In town” experiences, restaurants abound, and there are movie theaters, the Hun-Dah Casino to the east, and lots of little shops and stores all along highway 260.

During the summer there are art and music festivals of one type or another almost every weekend. Especially fun is the Charlie Clarks apple orchard festival in July.

If winter activities are your thing, of course skiing at Sunrise is the best. A large, open area, runs are available for every level of skier from beginner to black diamond. Lessons are available of starters, and the lodge offer good food and drink as well. Other adventures include sledding snowshoeing and snowmobiling. If you just like the snow, have a snowball fight at the house(outside please!)

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Carolyn and Aric Clawson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Carolyn and Aric Clawson

Our names are Aric and Carolyn - we are native Arizonans who love buying, selling and renovating properties. We have 3 kids, one in college and 2 in high school. Our favorite travelling destinations are the wine country north of the Bay area, Puerto Penasco Mexico ( where we own a beachfront rental property), and in the summer, Pinetop Arizona. Our most recent travel experience was a cruise that took us to Aruba, the Panama Canal, Cartagena Columbia, Costa Rica, and Nassau. The more we travel, the more we come to appreciate Arizona, and the wide variety of climates, activities and amenities that are available to the people who live and visit here.

Carolyn and Aric Clawson purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Carolyn and Aric Clawson chose Pinetop-Lakeside

We were invited by friends several years ago to stay at a cabin in Pinetop for a week. During that stay we just fell in love with Pinetop Country Club and most Importantly Starwood Estates. We loved the newer home amenities and the gated entrance. The beautiful walking areas cool pine breeze and summer rains hooked us immediately. The area has golf courses, horse back riding, lakes, hiking and biking trail and much more.

What makes this cabin unique

This home is unique in that it is a split floor plan, with large, soaring ceilings, that provide a light and airy feeling. the materials and decorating impart a wonderful cabin feel, with wood and stone perfectly integrated throughout.

At the time we bought, our kids were younger and the gated community and almost no traffic (there are only 7 houses on our street) allowed the kids to play and run free in the front and back yard.

The Pinetop / lakeside area has a wealth of activities in the summer, and the shops, stores, movie theaters, restaurants are numerous and enjoyable. The weather is perfect for golf and more golf, and there are many art and music festivals and events throughout the summer. There is even the Hun- Dah Casino close by, lots of fun!

Finally, everything you need or want is in close proximity, particularly the Tonto National Forest, whose entrance is less than 1/4 mile from our house. The weather is perfect in the summer and allows for hiking, biking, and any number of outdoor activities to be enjoyed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

⛄️ Book your Winter getaway now! 2500 square foot cabin ⛄️⛄️⛄️
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful Pinetop Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property was more beautiful and spacious than described. Very clean cabin, brand new, and well stocked kitchen. Gorgeous pine floors and details such as extra blankets for cold nights, an array of available spices, and cleaning equipment and products made this an incredibly comfortable vacation. Carolyn was wonderful to work with and available for questions. We will be renting again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again had a great time. Cabin had what we needed for our family Thanksgiving weekend. Plenty of everything for our cooking and sleeping needs.

Enjoyed sitting on patio with heater taking in the quite. Even had several inches of snow the last two days so it satisfied everyone's desires.

Again a great place for the family get together. The owners are great to work with and quick to respond to any questions. We are already trying to figure out the next stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time, the cabin was very nice and accommodating. We loved sitting outside on the back patio taking in the fresh air, peaceful surroundings and amazing backyard. I would highly recommend this place to escape the valley for a relaxing, peaceful and adventurous time. (entrance to state land is very close to do some fun adventuring, yummy eating places in town) The only thing I would recommend is that they look into a new cleaning service, the place was tidy but not cleaned. (to my expectations)

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our cabin. We love the area and the fresh clean air also. I will be emailing you a follow up on the house cleaning company. We have always had great feedback on how clean our cabin is. We hope to see you and your family back again soon. 🌲🌲 Carolyn and Aric
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Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our mini vacation! It was extremely clean and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. The cabin is gorgeous and the layout is great. We loved sitting out on the back porch playing cards!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brett! We were glad to hear that our cabin worked out well for your vacation. We hope to see you again soon. And thank you for the review. Carolyn and Aric
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Great Host, Quiet, Serene, Immaculate Home

  • 5 of 5

One of the best things I have to say was the informative, pleasant, and courteous interaction with Carolyn. If you are looking for quiet, peaceful, and a place to escape from the busy life, as well as well stocked with amenities to call home, this is the place for you.

Beautifully appointed, clean, updated, roomy yet cozy and still have the conveniences of modern day.

Beds were all comfortable with plenty of linens and towels for our family of four. Showers and baths clean and functional with plenty of hot water and water pressure. AC worked great but wasn't really needed as the nights were cooler down to the 60s.

Short of having food stocked in the fridge, I cannot think of a more pleasant place to call home in our next vacation in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our cabin. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our home and everything the beautiful area has to offer. We hope to see you and your family again soon. 🌲🌲 Carolyn and Aric
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for two night. It was amazing! The pictures do not do this cabin justice! We were in awe of the ceilings. The back porch is so relaxing. The neighborhood is very quiet and all the other people staying on the street were so friendly! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our summer home. We love this community also. It is a quiet place to enjoy your family and friends - and most of all to create nice memories. We hope you and your family are able to come and stay again soon. Carolyn and Aric 🌲🌲
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinetop Lakes
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Charlie Clark's Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pinetop Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 17 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 21 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
April / May
Apr 18 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $169
Refundable damage deposit $365
Snow plow fee $35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pinetop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Very spacious master bath with his and hers vanities
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Very convienient 1/2 bath off of kitchen
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , brand new La - Z - Boy sofa sleeper
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very spacious Master bedroom with seating area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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