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🌲🌲 Book your getaway to the pines now! 2500+ square ft. cabin 🌲🌲⛄️

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,550 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 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!)

More Details

Carolyn and Aric Clawson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

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

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.


Pinetop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled prior to 30 days before check in date unless it is over a holiday. Travel insurance is recommended.
  • 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 14
  • 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 ...
  • 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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average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Golf in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. Myself and a handful of my best friends have started to rent this property for a summer weekend to spend our time playing multiple rounds of golf and enjoy the slow pace of the Pinetop area. I recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend, and the hosts are extremely easy to work with. Thanks again for a great place to stay, we had a great time as expected.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home!

Lots of beds and seating.

The pictures don't do the home justice.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was well maintained and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. The rooms were nice and the living area very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and all appliances were good. The large deck was very enjoyable, we spent a lot of time out there. I would not hesitate to spend another vacation in this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fourth of July Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this cabin. It was clean, spacious and had a ton of space for our family to make memories. The back yard was cozy as well offering not only comfortable inside living but an outside living area to enjoy the mountain weather. The huge covered deck off the back was the perfect place to eat a snack, have a drink and watch the squirrels and the hummingbirds or even better the thunderstorms. We definitely would love to return to this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weather in a really nice cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we’ve stayed at the Clawson Cabin and we really enjoyed it. Nice cabin in a gated community furnished with everything you need . Great backyard! There is a little lake right outside of the community that’s walking distance , really enjoyed walking there with the kids . Carolyn and Aric are really pleasant and easy to communicate with . Thank you and we hope to come back again and again !

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and confortable

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $169
Refundable Damage Deposit $365

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.