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Quiet Cottage in Pinetop Lakes Country Club Relax/Golf/Ski

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4 adults + kids

Private and large quiet lot in a great neighborhood with mostly seasonal home owners. This cottage features new CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING and heating, vaulted wood ceilings and modern amenities. New slate gray kitchen appliances just added in January. Two decks and three flat screen HDTV's. Cable, Netflix, and FREE WiFi provided. Quality furniture from Thomasville, Basset, Serta, and World Market. Cookware, linens, spa bath towels, etc.all quality. Simple, nicely updated quiet cabin with granite counter tops and modern kitchen with wood burning fireplace close to the heart of everything that makes Pinetop a really neat retreat. The cottage offers the best location in the Pinetop area as access to the National Forrest, ski area, fishing, lakes, hiking, biking, ATV trails, antique shops, restaurants, etc are all close.

You'll find hotel amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, bath and body bars, coffee, tea, popcorn, and more. Bring your boat, quads, etc. as the large circular driveway can accommodate anything that can be towed.

A short 25 minute drive to Sunrise Ski. This area is the best in Pinetop as it is close to all of the outdoor recreation that the White Mountains offer yet just a few minutes to the restaurants, shopping, and the numerous local shops of Pinetop.

Comfortable king and queen beds with down duvet comforters and 520 count linens to make your stay relaxing. The interior is well decorated with expansive front windows framing views of tall mature pines. Two twin roll-aways are available for additional sleeping for kids. The side yard has enclosed fencing to allow your small dogs to roam about with coated wire on the two rail fencing. A new 16 X 24 detached garage is under construction and will be available for use by Thanksgiving 2017. The existing attached garage will be converted into a recreation room Spring of 2018.

We have the best housekeeping service on the mountain to ensure the cottage is clean and worry free.

Access is available (with fee) to the Pinetop Lakes recreation center which offers swimming, billiards, hot tub, tennis, weight/exercise room and more! Owner/agent. Approximately 1/3 of our guest are return guest having stayed at least on one previous occasion. We think that speaks to the value, cleanliness, and quality of the cottage. Active military and first responders, please inquire for special rates.

More Details

Ken and Judy Petersen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Ken and Judy Petersen

We purchased this cabin in 2002 and did an extensive remodel. We added a master bathroom with dual vanities and two walk in closets for both bedrooms. Total added square footage added was about 200 square feet. Formerly a long term rental, we decided we wanted to enjoy the cabin also and occasionally reserve a weekend for ourselves to escape the Arizona desert heat. We are continually updating the cottage. In 2014 updates include new stone on the chimney and wainscot exterior, new king bed in the master, decor corbels on the exterior, and a new gas BBQ grill. For 2015, new exterior paint and added interior decor. In 2016 we added Trane central air conditioning and the best available roll-a-way European bed for extra guest. For 2017 we have added upgraded slate gray kitchen appliances. For 2018, more things are planned that will allow enhanced winter ski access and additional leisure square footage. We enjoy sharing the maturing of this property with our guests as we reach our goal, which is to enjoy this as our summer retirement home.

Ken and Judy Petersen purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ken and Judy Petersen chose Pinetop

This cottage sits on a special lot with Blue spruce and Ponderosa Pines as well as a few Quaking Aspen. Silver Leaf Maple trees add a beautiful texture as the breeze stirs the leaves. Blue spruce and Limber pines are additional varieties you'll find on the property as well as indigenous rose plants.. The circular drive allows easy access in winter conditions for all vehicles. The location is the absolute best with the town of Pinetop a couple of minutes away as well as the closest area to skiing and all the National Forest wonders to explore. Hondah casino is just 2 miles away. There are two golf courses within a stone's throw, Pinetop Lakes and Pinetop Country Club. The recreation center is close by for swimming, work outs, spa, and so much more. The community also includes an equestrian center for horseback rides and winter sleigh rides.

What makes this cottage unique

Expansive wood framed crank windows and screened storm door allow the summer mountain breeze to draft through the cottage. On those few warm summer days, central air conditioning will keep you comfortable. Most cabins in Pinetop do not have A/C so this is unique to the area.The natural rock fireplace with masonry construction is rare. The floor plan allows for maximum usage of space and feels much larger than it is. The cottage is tastefully decorated with most furnishings new or updated continuously. Words like comfortable and quaint are overused but really do describe the feeling here. Perfect for couples, retirees, and small families. The recreation center is just a couple of minutes away in the neighborhood and all of its amenities are available for guests. Just show a copy of the rental agreement and for a small fee guest can swim, work out, play tennis, and so much more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pinetop, Arizona

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , MSTR bath w/ dual vanity and Kohler comfort height toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Kohler toilet and sink faucets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 child bed , Two roll-away beds, one twin size premium.
  • Comfortable gel foam layer king in the master on a Serta foam bed. Flat screen TV's in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms have new 520 count sheets and new down duvet covers 09/16. An extra twin roll away bed is ready to go.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tall ponderosas, quaking aspen, silver leaf maples and oak trees surround the property. Decks are nearly fully shaded all day long. Check with owner for Winter rules regarding pets and snow plow services. This is the best area for access to the National Forest, Ski area, Casino, horseback riding etc. and only 2 miles from town. The cottage is on a quiet residential street well away from the highway and guests have access to the Pinetop Lakes Community recreation Center for small fee, if desired.


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Quiet Cottage in Pinetop Lakes Country Club Relax/Golf/Ski
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

A Great Place To Stay When In Pinetop

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Ken and Judy’s cottage to any traveling to Pinetop. They are so easy to work with and the cottage is awesome.

This is my third July coming up to Ken and Judy’s cottage; each time I walk in the door, it feels like home. Their improvements are awesome. The new air conditioning is great, even though it is usually not needed, except for a few days. Love the new appliances, especially the ice maker. Enclosing the yard makes it so much easier if you have a dog.

You can tell how much Ken and Judy care about their guest comfort. Even though I bring my own linens, the ones they supply are far superior to any house I’ve rented on Home Away. The kitchen is fully furnished, with more than I could ever use. The flat screen tv’s and the wifi are a must for me and they fit that bill with great wifi and there re tv’s in each of the bedrooms and the living room.

The neighborhood is very quiet and safe (something that means a lot to me, since I travel solo). You are close to everything, including a Safeway, movie theater, casino, bars and restaurants (including my favorites Darbi’s, Charlie Clarks, The Picnic Basket and Red Devil Pizza).

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback!. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Hope we can continue to meet your expectations.
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Well maintained, very clean, beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived we had everything we needed for a wonderful stay! It felt like home! We will definitely book this property again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Canyon, AZ

Great cabin & location

  • 5 of 5

Totally relaxing. The cabin had everything one needed & located close to restaurants, church & stores. Quiet area. Felt very rested when we left.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage to escape the summer heat.

  • 5 of 5

Ken and Judy are fantastic hosts. They were super helpful throughout our stay. The cottage is very cozy; and contained everything we needed for our stay. There is plenty of deck and outdoor space to cook out or just enjoy the weather. The location was a just a short drive to our favorite hang-outs in Pinetop. We had a very relaxing and memorable 4th of July.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we expected and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved ever moment of it. Even cancelled a day of skiing just to hang out in the cabin. Loved the new upgrades too. Thanks again! Another wonderful year.

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size, lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our family -there was literally nothing that we needed that they hadn't thought of already. Plenty of wood for a nice warm fire, comfortable furniture and beds, towels, coffee, shampoo, movies, games, good wifi, etc. We loved our stay here. It's an easy drive to ski at Sunrise and there were plenty of menus at the house from local restaurants so we had lots of information to plan our dinners each night. We didn't cook here, but we could have - the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need. The owner was very accommodating and easy to contact in advance of the rental. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to the White Mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Den
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinetop Lakes Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Charlie Clark's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Sunrise Ski Resort

Closest access to White Mountain Ski Resort. Two miles from Hon Dah Casino and close to the best restaurants and antique shops. Golf nearby at Pinetop-Lakes Country Club or the Pinetop Country Club course. Recreation Center privileges available. Several antique shops in the heart of Pinetop just 5 minutes away.

Woodland Lake park is just 4 miles away and provides a scenic walk in the pines around the town's small lake. Renowned Charlie Clark's restaurant and Charlie's Grove offers outdoor live music and fun during warmer Months.

Several Lakes within minutes including Fools Hollow, Sunrise, and Big Lake. Fishing opportunities include Rainbow trout, Apache trout, small and big mouth bass as well as several other species.

Here is a list of a few of the opportunities:

Sunrise Ski Resort, (928) 735-7669

Petrified Forest, (928) 524-6228

Apache/Sitgreaves Forest, (928) 368-2100

White Mountain Trail System, (928) 368-2100

Show Low Historical Society Museum, (928) 532-7115

Sipes White Mountain Wildlife Area, (928) 367-4281

Pintail Lake Wildlife Area, (928) 368-2100

Fools Hollow Lake

Show Low Lake, (928) 537-4126

Woodland Lake Park, (928) 368-6700

Rainbow Lake, (928) 368-2100

White Mountain Apache Cultural Center, (928) 338-1230

Fort Apache National Historic Park, (928) 338-1230

Kineshba Ruins, (928) 338-1230

Airport, (928) 537-4539

9 local golf courses, contact local Chambers of Commerce

Antique Shops, contact local Chambers of Commerce


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Pinetop, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
Winter Ski / Spring
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer I
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
8 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer III
4 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2019
24 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer I
28 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
7 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer III 2019
3 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$112.91 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$398.49
cleaning fee AU$139.47 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.05%

Cancellations must be made within 14 days of the arrival date to avoid forfeiture of the security deposit.
No smoking allowed on premises.
Cleaning fee of $95 is non-refundable.
Winter season rules November to April - no pets during this time. Snow plow service for arrival will be furnished.
Additional snow plowing available at renters expense. Driveway is gravel, expect 1 or two inches of snow pack after plowing. Front wheel or all wheel drive is recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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