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THE JOHN RIORDAN HOUSE. BUILT 1898. VACANT, BURIED FOR 60 YEARS, RESTORED 2012

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 92 m²
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Accurately Historically Restored With Functioning Antiques and Fantastic Views

Step back into 1898 with all the comforts of modern day conveniences. 2 bedroom, one bath, with 1200 square feet of wood deck and flagstone patio overlooking the center of the Town of Jerome and the entire Verde Valley. Easy (vertical) walking distance to the center of town shops, wineries, restaurants. Great year round weather and peaceful mountain air evenings. Stay in a house that is 118 years old buried in mud and abandoned for 60 years.

The John Riordan House is the highest rentable space available in Jerome. It is located directly above the center of town with fantastic views of the tourists and valley below. Please perform an internet search for much more complete information and interesting history on 'The John Riordan House, Jerome.'

A full two page story of the 81 and 86 year old Riordan brothers returning to their childhood home after it was buried for over 60 years was featured in the November's 2014 issue of Arizona Highways magazine. That story is on the link below "Owners Info" near the bottom of this page.

More Details

Owner
Glenn Odegard
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Glenn Odegard

As a fifth generation general contractor and carpenter, I bought the house with the intent to restore to it's original state to preserve a unique piece of Jerome and Arizona history.

Pictured along with myself (on right) is Neil Riordan(on left). Neil, now age 81 along with his brother John , now aged 86, who grew up in this house from 1931 until 1953. Click on the second link below to read the 2 page article in ARIZONA HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE about the families life and their escape when the mudslide struck the house while living inside.

Glenn Odegard purchased this house in 2012

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Jerome

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Modern Bathroom has full size shower, vanity and separate toilet room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
  • Lovely front master bedroom has a queen sized bed and contains two dressers, and small closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • caving

Reviews

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THE JOHN RIORDAN HOUSE. BUILT 1898. VACANT, BURIED FOR 60 YEARS, RESTORED 2012
average rating of 4.95 based on 80 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house!! Beautiful place to stay. Will come again!

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Great house beautiful views

  • Review Submitted: 16/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Time Travel

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! This place is amazing! Glenn did a historical rebuild with only a fraction of the original house remaining after a rock and mud slide that nearly totaled the house and occurred over 60 years ago! Little wall plaques have been used to note where the debris settled which gives the guests a feel for what had to be removed in order to being the construction. The rooms have been carefully redone making you feel like you have gone back in time except there are a number of modern conveniences . Some are "hidden" in the kitchen and of course there is Wi-Fi but don't plan on watching TV for there is none. What you'll want to watch is the stars in the night sky and the view from the amazing patio and porch area. If this doesn't leave you breathless and wishing that you could stay longer I'd be surprised! Thanks Glenn, you are a special individual with such a special talent!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome Halloween vibe and awesome history this house has gone through

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was great. We had no issues whatsoever!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Great location!

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

One of coolest places we’ve ever stayed at

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Jerome is a nationally Certified former Ghost and Historic town. The John Riordan House is easy walking distance to the center of town.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Jerome

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
AU$286
AU$1,500
AU$4,341
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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