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Ken and Judy Petersen

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Updated Cottage-Late Sunday checkout!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Pinetop-Lakeside Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4 adults + kids

Private and large quiet lot. Fresh exterior color pallet 09/15. This cabin features vaulted wood ceilings and modern amenities. Two decks and flat screen HDTV's. Cable, Netflix, and WiFi provided. Quality furniture from Thomasville, Basset, World Market, with pops of IKEA. Cookware, linens, spa bath towels, etc.all quality. Simple, nicely updated quiet cabin with granite counter tops and modern kitchen with wood burning fireplace in the heart of everything that makes Pinetop special.

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 30 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 antique shops of Pinetop.

Comfortable king and queen beds and a well decorated interior with three flat screen TV's will make your stay a pleasant one. Two twin roll-aways are available for additional sleeping.

Access is available to the Pinetop Lakes recreation center which offers swimming, hot tub, tennis, weight/exercise room and more! Owner/agent.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken and Judy Petersen (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 fireplace and wainscot exterior, new king bed in the master, décor corbels on the exterior, and a new gas bbq grill. For 2015, new exterior paint and added interior décor. Our goal is to use this as our summer retirement home.

Ken and Judy Petersen purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ken and Judy Petersen chose Pinetop-Lakeside

This cabin 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 sking and all that the National Forest wonders to explore. Hondah casino just 2 miles away. There are two golf courses within a stone's throw, Pinetop Lakes and Pinetop Country Club.

What makes this cottage unique

Expansive wood framed windows which have crank openings allow the summer mountain air in without the rain entering the home. 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.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Updated Cottage-Late Sunday checkout!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Does it get better than this???

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to describe how wonderful our stay was. It's not our first time here, but coming back is a beautiful new experience. It is a small wonderful home with everything you need. It is REALLY the right size for a normal size family. The house is perfect for relaxing and looking out at the snow or a cozy fire. We had a great time and can't wait to come back again. Maybe during the summer which I heard was the busy season in Pinetop-Lakeside. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding property and location

  • 5 of 5

We picked a winner with the Petersen's cabin. It is an excellent layout, very nicely built and decorated, and is in about the best location possible if you want to go skiing at Sunrise. They have all the must haves of a quality property from comfortable beds and furniture, a nicely appointed kitchen, a fully enclosed garage and even logs pre-cut for the fireplace. We would definitely go back the next time we plan to go to the Pinetop-Lakeside area.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steven, Thank you for staying at our cottage. Good to hear that our location and amenities made your stay a pleasant trip. We appreciate you noticing many of the upgraded features we try to offer. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure you find true value in staying at our place. Hope to see you again. Thanks!!! Ken and Judy
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Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time here! Well stocked and very clean. Plenty of room to play in the snow outside in the yard. Wood fire burning place was amazing and made it feel quite cozy. Will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Troy, Thanks so much for staying at the cottage. Great to hear your family enjoyed the weekend and the fresh snow. We hope you return in the future and look forward to you staying with us again. Ken and Judy
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weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying at Ken and Judys place in pinetop! The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Great neighborhood nice and quiet. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, with awesome owners

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure to stay at Ken and Judy Petersen’s cottage in Pinetop for 2 weeks this July. The house was awesome; it had everything Sadie (my dog) and I could have wanted. All the furniture was very comfortable and well cared for. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and the ceiling fan kept the room cool at night. Loved that the bedrooms had tvs, which is hard to find in vacation rentals. The kitchen was very well stocked. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet. The cottage was close to everything; Safeway 4 miles away, restaurants 2 to 3 miles away, casino 2 miles away. Sadie loved sitting at the front windows watching for squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, blue jays and robins. I would have given this house 5 ½ stars, if I could, for the following reason: The tv in the living room wasn’t working and Judy drove 4 hours up to the cottage to fix it, even after I said not to bother…that is what I call an awesome owner. I highly recommend Ken and Judy’s cottage for anyone looking for a clean, well-stocked cottage in Pinetop with a very awesome reactive owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet update cabin

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful respite from the real world. Great cabin location, furnishings and all the amenities are there. Wanted for nothing except more time away from the world. Judy and Ken are wonderful people.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinetop Lakes Country Club
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Sunrise Ski Resort

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


Rates & Availability

Pinetop Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day 2016
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer II 2016
May 31 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Summer III 2016
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $95
Pet Fee $79

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. Property is typically covered in snow December through March every year.

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Pinetop-Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
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  • Refrigerator
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , MSTR bath w/ dual vanity and Kohler comfort height toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Kohler toilet and sink faucets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , Twins are roll-away beds
  • Comfortable gel foam layer king in the master on a Serta foam bed. Flat screen TV's in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms are spacious and twin roll away beds ready to go.
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  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tall ponderosas, quaking aspen, silver leaf maples and oak trees surround the property. Decks are nearly fully shaded all day long.

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