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Real Luxury Log Cabin, Fully Fenced-No Pet Fees, Tall Pines, Close to Everything

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Log Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Little Bear Log Cabin is the perfect year round getaway, great place to experience all 4 seasons with wood fireplace, central A/C - heating, washer/dryer, FREE high speed internet, cable and telephone. We offer a beautifully furnished real log cabin home on a .25 acre of tall ponderosa pine trees. A fully fenced yard for your pets (WE WAIVE THE PET FEES!), and a 6 foot wood fence for privacy. A covered front porch with fan, large paved open patio, large capacity charcoal BBQ, plenty of tables, chairs, umbrella, hammock for 2 and horseshoe game set-up! Bring your toys, plenty of open, off street parking as we are located at the end of the road next to a 15 acre forest.

Interior features high end designer furnishings, wood burning fireplace, central heating and A/C, full size washer/dryer, TV's in all rooms, VCR/DVD/CD, FREE high speed wireless internet with FREE ESPN 3 on your computer! FREE local, US & Canada long distance telephone service (9-1-1 service may not always be available) and FREE premium Cable One TV programming, movies, books, games and puzzles.

Little Bear Log Cabin is close to everything! Walking distance to movie theaters, restaurants, shopping, Rainbow Lake, Woodland Park hiking paths and national forest. Only 35 minutes to Sunrise Ski Park, less than 10 minutes to HonDah Casino and a quick 5 minutes to Safeway and banking options.

Summertime outdoor activities include over 65 lakes and streams with bountiful fishing opportunities, hiking trails, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, camping, golf, festivals, shopping, entertainment, numerous restaurants, casinos, night life and more. Enjoy the white wonderland in the winter while snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding or just relaxing in front of a cozy fire.

Year-round there are plenty of casual and fine-dining choices nearby, plus a grocery store within 5 minutes if you choose to cook. If you enjoy the 'night life' you will not be disappointed. There are many entertainment options to choose, from karaoke to DJ's to live entertainment.

Keywords: Log Home Vacation Rental

More Details

Owner
Robin Riker
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Robin Riker

Born and raised in Colorado I learned to water and snow ski, fish, hunt and camp out at an early age. When my career brought me to Arizona I continued those activities in the beautiful White Mountains.

Robin Riker purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Robin Riker chose Lakeside

My parents came to live with me from Colorado in the Phoenix area in 2000. During the summer they would park their motor home in the White Mountains to get out of the heat. The limited space in the motor home made it cramped during summer visits and was not an option for winter visits. So began the search for a real log cabin!

What makes this cabin unique

Having the security of a hospital close by for my aging parents and a regional airport for easy access were important factors in choosing the Pinetop/Lakeside area. Convenient access to skiing, fishing and hunting enabled me to pursue my interests. The bonus was getting all the extras; casino, shopping, movie and live theater, night life, restaurants and special events year round.

My parents enjoyed the cabin as their summer home and parked their 34 foot motor home for guests next to the open paved patio. After 11 years my parents moved back to Colorado to live with one of my sisters and Little Bear Log Cabin became a vacation rental in late August 2011 with the first guest booking for Labor Day Weekend. Sharing Little Bear Log Cabin with others restores it purpose now that my parents have moved away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second stay at Little Bear and once again found it to be totally delightful. This time I stayed back at the cabin and did crafts while the boys ventured off to the Run To The Pines Car Show which was only 15 minutes away. Such a cozy place and so well organized with just about everything you could ask for in a getaway vacation.



I then decided it was time for some exercise and ventured out to take a good walk and found the surrounding scenery so beautiful from fields of beautiful wild flowers to seeing someones corral of horses - so much beauty out there in Pinetop to enjoy.



The owner is so easy to communicate with and so very well organized that I even asked for what system and paperwork she uses to use on my own VRBO property on the East Coast.



Great place to stay with a very nice owner! Thank you again for a wonderful weekend....
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Lakeside Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom Supplies Provided for Guests' Initial Stay Only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom Supplies Provided for Guests' Initial Stay Only
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Soft to Medium Firm Mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Medium to Firm Mattress. Very firm mattress available.
  • The queen bedroom has a temper-pedic mattress (no movement or rolling to the center). Luxury decorative bedding and down pillows, 600+ thread count sheets. Six drawer dresser, large trunk for bedding storage, small side table and make-up/computer table with chair, hair dryer, 31 inch TV with remote control and Cable One premium programming. Multiple device charging station. The large bedroom with en suite bathroom has a ceiling fan, 2 double beds with luxury bedding, down comforters and pillows, 600+ thread count sheets. Six drawer dresser with mirror, dressing/computer table and chair. Hair dryer, 32 inch LCD HDTV flat screen mounted on wall with remote control and Cable One premium programming. Multiple device charging station.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Make-up / Computer Tables and Radio Alarm Clocks in Both Bedrooms. Hair Dryers in Each Bedroom and Bathroom. Walking Sticks, Umbrellas and Soft, Cozy Throw Blankets. Vacuum cleaner, dust mop and floor mop with water bucket. Vinegar, glass and disinfectant cleaners.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Real Luxury Log Cabin, Fully Fenced-No Pet Fees, Tall Pines, Close to Everything
average rating of 4.901961 based on 155 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spotless, we had everything we needed even a very nice gift basket when we arrived, the place was huge for the cheap price we paid and the lady that helped me book on the phone was very personable and totally worked with us on everything we needed, we had a great time, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really liked this cabin and definitly plan to return. It was decorated picture perfect and Robin was so helpful. We made a special request and she took care of it right away. We hiked, went to the movies, bbq'd, had wood fires in the rock fireplace. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun for all!!

  • 5 of 5

The property and home are well maintained. Robin is wonderful and oh so helpful. Everything is close by. This was our second trip in seven months after finding Robin’s rental home. We will be back again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Meticulously maintained cabin but be aware of unique owner regulations

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is a small but meticulously maintained and presented cabin. It is clear that the owner takes great pride in the property, and provided thoughtful touches to make the stay enjoyable. The main bedroom bed was comfortable, and the second bedroom is well sized for 2 - 4 adults. The pictures accurately depict the cabin.

For those that have used VBRO, you should be aware that the property comes with a very long list of do's and don'ts -- more than I have ever seen in any property I have rented. Specifically, the owner requires that you agree to an addendum that is not present on the initial listing page. Close to your time of check in, you will also be presented with a additional 4 page document that lists additional regulations. You should be aware that the additional document attempts to waive liability for any injuries caused by the Owner's negligence.

In addition to VBRO fees, the owner will deduct a credit card fee of 3.4% on your entire bill. I have never encountered this in a VBRO property, and you should be aware of it.

If this type of thing does not bother you, then the lovely cabin will meet your expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disappointed you chose not to convey this to me during the many opportunities we interacted (emails, telephone). All the information is on our website for all to see and in our rental agreement (which must be read BEFORE reserving the cabin), nothing being hid or disclosed at the last minute. I would have liked the opportunity to allay your concerns; my goal is to provide the best possible experience for all our guests. Our rental agreement and the 4-page document sent to every guest prior to check-in are the SAME document. The only difference, the guest specific access code and cabin address are provided within the document prior to check-in. Nothing in our agreement attempts to waive liability for any injuries caused by the owner's negligence, nor are there any undisclosed addendums outside the rental agreement. It was unfortunate you chose to cut your stay short due to lack of snow and upset I offered a free rent return stay instead of a refund of monies for those days.
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5

Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Quiet , peaceful and loved the way it was decorated. Robin was very helpful answering all of our questions. Our dog just loved the fenced in yard. Be looking forward , to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Well-stocked, comfy, and cozy. A beautiful cabin. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable Deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.55%

CONTACT OWNER FOR WEEKLY RATE

NO SPLIT WEEKENDS - UNABLE TO ACCOMODATE A SATURDAY CHECK-IN OR OUT

CLEANING FEE W/O PET IS $125 FOR 3-DAY OR LONGER STAY; $99 FOR 1-2 DAY STAY; HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED

WE WAIVE THE PET FEE! - REFUNDABLE PET DEPOSIT $300 - CLEANING FEE WITH PET $125

DEPOSIT REFUND WITHIN 7 BUSINESS DAYS - 3.4% CREDIT CARD FEE (5.4% OUTSIDE US) - NO FEE FOR E-CHECK

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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