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Lots of Beautiful Pine trees, horse shoe pit, Lg bedrooms, Cozy Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 157 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 large bedrooms, sleeps 10 comfortably, 2 baths, Cozy Mountain Retreat

This is a perfect getaway for a memorable family getaway, come relax and get away from city life at this cozy quaint forest retreat or just get away from the Heat. Our cabin features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a wood burning fireplace, full kitchen with all cooking amenities and toys and games for the kids. Wifi and basic cable. This cabin has electric heating. There is plenty of room for everyone, with our favorite times sitting on the enclosed patio while the kids explore the great outdoors! Or enjoy the outdoors while sitting on the covered patio. BBQ grill is available for those nice family cookouts and a portable fire pit to sit around and enjoy in drive way some good old s’mores and family time. (needs to follow community burn regulations).

Horseback riding is available within a couple miles from the cabin, as well as, many hiking trails. Within a 10 minute drive, there is Willow Springs & Woods Canyon Lake which are both ideal for fishing and boating. There are several other lakes within close proximity including Black Canyon Lake, Bear Canyon Lake, Knoll Lake and Blue Ridge Reservoir. There is much to do for those that enjoy the outdoors! 2 General stores and Restaurants within 8 mins.

Forest Lakes Estates is a two hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona, you can be on top of the Mogollon Rim at 7700 foot elevation. (30 minutes east of Payson off of Highway 260). Temperatures in Forest Lakes are typically much cooler than in Phoenix, which makes for a lovely 'escape the heat' vacation or great for a frolic in the snow during the winter months. Access to our getaway in winter when snowing is plowed from county. Easy access.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Darrell

We have enjoyed the Forrest Lake Area as a summer home since I was 10yrs old. My parents have the cabin across street. We love the area and great get away from the hot summers and the winter fun with sledding and snowmobiles so we purchased our own place. We have been able to enjoy watching the fun it has brought to our grandson. We now live in Colorado so have decided to share our home with others to enjoy.

Darrell purchased this cabin in 2003


Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Phoenix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rim Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwy 260
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rim Resort
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Sunrise Sky Resort
Car: recommended

Forest with big pine trees. National Forest is about 1 mile. Lakes 5 miles. Heber shopping and resturants 15 min. Payson 40 min. Horse rentals 3 min away. General store and gas 5 min away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Forest Lakes Estates

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Across from master bed room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , accross from 2 bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • All bedrooms large size
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
75.00 snow removal if need paid by tenant


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Lots of Beautiful Pine trees, horse shoe pit, Lg bedrooms, Cozy Mountain Retreat
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 18 reviews

I knew we were renting not the nicest property in forest lakes but I didn't expect it to be unstocke

  • 2 of 5

My family and I frequently go up to forest lakes. Being a holiday weekend, there were slim pickings for places to stay. We settled on this property, knowing it was not the nicest place, however, I still expected it to be stocked like other VRBOs I stayed at. Here is a list of things that were not available during our stay:

Toilet paper

Trash bags


Wine bottle opener

Any material to store leftovers such as tin foil or zip lock bags

Lawn chairs to enjoy fire pit

I don't think it is unreasonable to expect the above be available for a vacation rental.

The property is also on the corner of a very busy area of forest lakes so there was no peace and quite, but rather constant traffic.

I would be cautious about recommending a stay here. The next time we go up, we will rent elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin in the Woods

  • 3 of 5

Great location but the unit could have been cleaner, previous guest left greasy pan in oven. The grill was convenient but one of the burners was split. The ash can was also full so we were not able to clean fire place for use. Little TLC and this would be a fantastic place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old cabin in need of some revival

  • 2 of 5

Sub floor needs work in bathroom making use of second toilet a little iffy. Quite dated decorations and furnishings. Duct tape sealing ripped screens. Great location but unless you are looking for rustic thus isn't the best choice for hanging around all day. Not much light in family room. Only two small lamps. Tv works fine and internet is a plus, but sketchy connection.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a older cozy cabin just as we advertised. Pictures show exactly what is offered. Bath room toilet is completely fine as our guest and us have used that toilet for the last 15 years. Unfortunately the ceiling fan light did get broken from a previous renter and we added 2 lamps for lighting as we were not able to get it fixed before you arrived but as always when things get broke we try to fix ASAP an is now fixed. This is in the mountains and with mother nature internet and cell phones do not always work the best. Our guest and family has always enjoyed the cabin and most of our time is out side enjoying the pine trees, playing games and watching the kids play and getting away from the heat sitting on the enclosed or out door patios. We have never miss lead our cozy cabin. If anyone is looking for a new perfect cabin and fancy furnishing you do need to look at the higher priced house not a cozy cabin.
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Just as described. House was clean and had all the accommodations for at least 8 people.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for having a place to create new holiday memories with my children and grandchildren. We wanted a white Christmas, and we definitely got it!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We needed something very basic, in the pines of Forest Lakes and that's exactly what we got. Spacious, with privacy for all. Our needs were met. We appreciated Ron's welcome from across the street. Having two bathrooms was nice. Beds were comfortable and the neighborhood was quiet. We appreciated the opportunity to stay close to the wedding where our dear friends were tying the knot. Great price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

Nice place for an older home, it was clean and roomy. It sleeps 10, but I had 12 in my group and asked if we can bring in a couple of cots.

The owners had no problem accommodating us. We had a great time. Everything work, wifi, tv, clean linens.

Just one little down side, the coffee pot leaked so we did not get to make any coffee.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Forest Lakes Estates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

nonref cleaning fee A$121.13

Rates are subject to change until payment has been made. Snow removal is paid by renter if needed. Contract will be e- mailed and all terms of contract apply. We are not responsible for Issues with mother nature conditions or Aps, internet or tv issues do to unpredictable issues. You can view Contract attached before e-mailed to you.

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