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Beautiful Luxury Cabin in The Shores at Rainbow Lake gated community

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This beautifully decorated 4,000+ square foot custom cabin is perfect for your family vacation. Located in a gated community, it comes completely furnished and is stocked with all the amenities you will need.

Relax on the large back deck overlooking the lake, nap in the hammock, play croquet on the manicured lawn, fish off the private dock or play tennis on the courts at the end of the block. Two kayaks and a canoe with electric motor and paddles are available during summer months. This spacious cabin is only minutes from all activities including hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, antiquing, casino, dining and much more. Sunrise Ski Resort is approximately 45 minutes away. There are plenty of family games and kid toys to keep your family busy, including a pool/game table in the bunk room and sleds or bikes for your use in the garage.

The cabin can comfortably sleep 14 in beds: one king in the master (2 people), one queen in bedroom #2 (2 people), one queen in bedroom #3 (2 people), one queen in bedroom #4 (2 people), and 3 twin/twin bunks (6 people/kids) in the bunk room/playroom. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom and cable tv. The bunk room has a 1/2 bath.

The family room has cable TV, a DVD player, a VCR and surround sound. There is a DVD library downstairs and a VHS kid's library upstairs. For unlimited local calls, there is a telephone and fax machine. Long distance calls can only be made with your personal calling card. Free computer usage with cable modem and internet w/wireless capability!

Air conditioning is available during summer if needed, though it's not likely that you will. Summer highs 75 to 88 degrees with night-time lows in 40s and 50s. Whole house fans cool the cabin down in a matter of minutes as the temperatures drop at the end of the day.

In addition to centralized heating, two wood-burning fireplaces in the main living areas and a gas fireplace in the master bedroom provide warmth and enjoyment during the cold winter months. Imagine relaxing in front of a roaring fire after a day on the slopes.

This is our private family cabin. We rent our home with the expectation that it will be cared for as if you were a guest.

Keywords: Cabin, lodge, lake home, rainbow lake, kayaking, Pinetop

More Details

Amy Ahler Bhola
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Amy Ahler Bhola

Our family cabin is host to three generations: grandparents, five grown children plus spouses and eight grandchildren

Amy Ahler Bhola purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Amy Ahler Bhola chose Pinetop-Lakeside

We have vacationed in Pinetop since the 70's, when we owned a small A-frame in the pines. As the family grew to 19 people and 7 dogs, we needed a larger cabin in which to gather. We love the laid-back and friendly attitude of the White Mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin allows us a place we can all gather and relax, yet not be on top of each other. Our favorite activities are fishing and kayaking on the lake during the summer. The kids love to play tennis and the courts are two doors down. In evenings, we play Scrabble, and Rummikube in the loft or watch family movies with popcorn and surround sound. Sledding and skiing are favorite winter activities but we also love building snow forts in the front yard. The dads like to cook - fortunately the kitchen is well-stocked and large enough to accommodate all of them. Although the cabin is convenient to all that Pinetop has to offer, it really is just a great place to hang out with family and friends!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I went to the Ahler Cabin last year and we had the best family vacation yet! Their home was welcoming and beautifully maintained. The property was spacious and slept eight adults and three children comfortably. The kids loved the lake and the swing, not to mention story time in front of the fireplace. We enjoyed ourselves a great deal and cannot wait until we return again this year. Our family will treasure the memories of our time spent at your cabin.
May 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Luxury Cabin in The Shores at Rainbow Lake gated community
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Awsome simple Awsome

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed every moment of our stay. The cabin is actually more beautiful than the pictures you see online. Watching the Bald Eagles fishing in the lake, playing in the snow on the mountain or just enjoying the warmth and character of the cabins three fireplaces, the huge kitchen, where you know everyone ends up hanging out, proved to exceed all of my expectations. I'm definitely going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Amy and your entire family for sharing your beautiful home! The photos on VRBO and amenities are the reason we decided on your home for our 50th Anniversary Family Celebration. But, the actual home is far beyond our expectations. Our family consisting of three married children and seven grandchildren, ranging in age from 4 years old to 16 years old There were multiple things for all to enjoy, from fishing, kayaking, bking, videos, games, pool table, grilling and enjoying the back patio from very early morning to late in the evening! The bunk room was a big hit with the grand kids!

Thanks again. We will definitely use your home again.

The Flynn Family

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ed and Family! We are happy that the entire family was able to enjoy your stay at our cabin for such a special occasion. We appreciate that you took such good care of our home and hope you will stay again in the future!
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Beautiful cabin on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at the cabin. The amenities were great and the location peaceful. It was great having a bathroom for each couple and a generous sized room for the kids. Looking forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible experience we had once again. Extremely comfortable accommodations, elegant, and just simply amazing overall. We had excellent weather this time around which allowed us to fish and use the kayaks and pedal boats. Our friends who joined us were completely in awe with the cabin and grounds all around. What sets this cabin apart from others is the owners and family who rent it- they truly take pride in their home and keep it beautiful. They are also very generous with allowing guests to use their water sports equipment - that's pretty awesome!

Overall a phenomenal experience! This cabin deserved 5 stars and will remain our home away from home for years to come (hopefully they keep renting it out :) )

Thank you for welcoming us into your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2015 Thanksgiving Trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin!!!! Everything about it was awesome!!! Huge living room with fireplace. Beautiful kitchen with everything you need for a holiday feast!!! Downstairs master bedroom was huge with fireplace. The master bathroom was huge as well!!! Nice shower and jaquzzi tub. With double sink. Also huge closet. Bed was super comfortable. Master Bedroom is downstairs and all other bedrooms are upstairs. There is 3 bedrooms with full bath upstairs with super comfortable beds. And they have a kids room with 3 sets of bunk beds plus 2 roll beds under the bunk beds. So kids room will sleep 8 kids. It has a pool table in the kids room with a ping pong table top. It has toys and a TV in there as well. If you have kids, this place is perfect. Has a 3 car garage. It also has kayaks that the owner said we could use but it was too windy so we didn't even try. What was real nice about the owners, they made sure we were stocked with enough fire wood for our stay. The outside of the cabin is also real nice. Really nice patio area in the back with beautifull views of the lake. House has its own boat dock. All around we were real pleased with the cabin. Everyone that went had a real good time and loved the place. You can tell that the owners take pride in their home cause it is well taken care off. I recommend this place to anyone. You will not be dissapointed with it. We definitely plan to stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking sure good care of our cabin home! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return!
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Annual family getaway to the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This is a cabin that is very hard to find! We have been going up to the mountains for the past 10 years taking all family members. This is in a gated community which is safe to walk around and the view of the lake is right there for your enjoyment. The cabin was impeccably clean which is another requirement that we look for and this was superior! The owners are so wonderful to work with and take such pride in their beautiful home on the lake! We will be going back each year that they let us! Gorgeous retreat! Everything is provided! My family loved it!


  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Darbi's Cafe
"A favorite breakfast spot but be prepared for a wait, especially on weekend mornings."
Eddie's Country Store
"Good market for hard-to-find items and great breakfast/lunch counter. "
Grumpy Jakes BBQ
Ponderosa Bowling Center
Hiking - Mogollon Rim Trail #615
Hiking - Ice Cave Trail #68
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Show Low Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Long Wongs Two Hippies
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pinetop Lakes Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Long Wongs Two Hippies
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Sunrise Park Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Movie Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponderosa Lanes Bowling
Nearest Point of Interest
Porter Mountain Stables
Nearest Point of Interest
Eddie's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Darbi's Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Charlie Clark's Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Devil Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Grumpy Jake's BBQ
Car: recommended

The Shores at Rainbow Lake is a gated community in Lakeside, Arizona on the eastern shore of Rainbow Lake. The Shores at Rainbow Lake Home Owners Association was founded in 1986 and now consists of 121 single family homes and 24 townhouse residences.

Sixty-one of the Shores lots have water frontage on Rainbow Lake which is approximately 110 acres.

The community has three boat docks that provide access to Rainbow Lake. There are also two tennis courts, one pickleball and one basketball court available for the association members and their guests.

The the main entry to the Shores is located just south of White Mountain Blvd. (Hwy260) and Neils Hansen Lane in Lakeside, Arizona.

Situated in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world, Pinetop-Lakeside offers visitors a cool alpine retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. Incorporated in 1984, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside sits at an elevation of 7200 feet. Its year-round population of 4,055 jumps to 35,000 in the summer months, as the mountain opens to seasonal visitors.

Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. In winter, the three mountains offer 65 runs and adventure for skiers or boarders of any level. There is also cross country ski trails, sledding and a tubing area.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $160

'Year Round' $400/night (3 night minimum) .....
Between June 1st and August 31st, there is a one week minimum stay required
All major holidays have a $50 per night premium.
$160 non-refundable cleaning fee. $500 fully refundable security deposit.
Credit card payments accepted through VRBO payment services From $400/nt

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Lakeside Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk room bathroom - toilet
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1st floor, lake view, full bathroom with jetted tub
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, full bathroom, lake view
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, full bathroom
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, full bathroom
    Bunkroom - 3 bunk bed , 2nd floor, twin/twin bunk beds plus 2 trundles, 1/2 bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (3) 3 twin/twin bunks + 2 twin trundles (12 beds total)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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