Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there homes for rent in The Shores?
    Yes there are, however our community is currently considering amending its CC&Rs to limit rentals to a minimum of 30 days. We should make a decision by early in 2021.
  • How can I get a copy of the CC&Rs, bylaws, and architectural rules?
    All public community documents are available for download by clicking here.
  • How much are the HOA Membership dues? (Updated)
    The Shores at Rainbow Lake and Estate home and lots for detached homes:  for 2021 they will be $842.00 annually or $421.00 semi annually (equivalent to $70.17 per month)
    Rainbow Cove attached homes:  for 2021 they will be $402.00 annually or $201.00 semi annually  (equivalent to $33.50 per month)
  • How and when are dues paid? (Updated)
    HOA dues are due on January 1st and July 1st.  A late fee of $25 will be assessed if dues are paid more than 30 days late. 
    Currently we only accept checks but owners will soon be able to pay with ACH bank transfer or credit card.  Checks should be made out to The Shores at Rainbow Lake HOA and mailed to 4756 Buck Springs Road, Pinetop, AZ 85935-0149
  • Are RVs and boats allowed to be parked on the owner's lot?
    No, the CC&Rs prohibit long term storage of large vehicles on the owners lots.
  • Does The Shores offer long term storage for RVs and other large vehicles?
    Yes, we do.  There are 25 storage spaces which available only for homeowners in The Shores.  The costs are $275.00 per year for large spaces (trailers over 22 feet)  and  $165.00 per year for small spaces (trailers under 22 feet). They are paid annually each January.  Click here to request a space.
  • What is The Shores contact information? (Updated)
    Our mailing address is 4756 Buck Springs Road, Pinetop, AZ 85935-0149.  The email address for HOA property manager Jim Rathbun is  and his office phone number is 928-369-4000.
  • Is there good fishing at Rainbow Lake?
    Yes! Of course it varies seasonally as with all lakes, but the lake is stocked with rainbow trout several times a year.  Other fish you can catch at Rainbow Lake are largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, green sunfish and illegally introduced northern pike.  Here is a link the Arizona Fish & Game Department website. You may see some very large fish near the shore of the lake.  These are weed eating carp that help control grasses growing in the lake during the warmer months.  Please throw them back if you catch one!
  • Do I need a fishing license at Rainbow Lake?
    Yes, all anglers above the age of ten years old must have a fishing license issued by Arizona Game & Fish Department.  Click here to see license fees and buy a license online.
  • Is water skiing allowed on Rainbow Lake?
    No.  There is a maximum power limit of 9.9 HP for boat motors.  As a result, fishing boats and pontoon boats are the types of boats used on Rainbow Lake.