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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
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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THE JOHN RIORDAN HOUSE. BUILT 1898. VACANT, BURIED FOR 60 YEARS, RESTORED 2012
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 74 reviews
5

It Was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We, myself and two dear friends traveling together, loved our stay at the John Riordan house! It was an adventure just to get there, through the old town of Jerome, and then up and up the mountain with hairpin turns, but what a spectacular vista awaited us! The house was decorated and furnished in a quaint expression of the period, with pictures that told stories, and the story of the home renovation. We especially loved the view, from the porch that overlooked the town of Jerome and Cottonwood, sedona valley, and several layers of mountains. We spent until late at night on the porch enjoying the stars, and the full moon over the valley, and could hardly wait to get up early for the sunrise. Our only difficulty was figuring out how to get the refrigerator open----as it was within an "ice-box" cabinet, to reflect the period of the house. I finally called Glenn, the owner, who shared a laugh with us and gave me instructions as to how to open it (really, it was actually easy, but just a big mystery to us at the moment). We also held our breath, thinking we were suppose to cook on the big wood-burning stove of the period, that stood in the kitchen....but then we discovered the modern amenities in the kitchen drawers, like microwave, and electric fry pans, etc. Ahh, yes, we could do this! We were comfortable, slept well in the clean and comfortable beds, in awe, and peaceful....even enjoyed the "swing on top of the world" outside, the swing chairs on the porch and the little replica of the house in the tree.....it was everything and more, of what we hoped for! Thanks Glenn, what a wonderful home you've created out of the ruins, and are willing to share!

--Barb Finley, South Bend, Indiana

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of the best visits I have had in Jerome

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderfully done! Comfy and beautiful all at the same time. I can't wait until we can go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. I would recommend it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a phenomenal property

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our stay here the entire property was amazing but the views and those swings outside made it spectacular. would definitely stay here again...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views from the porch!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful but the most incredible thing was the view from the huge porch. We spent lots of time sitting out there, even watched a Monsoon lightning storm roll in across the mountain ranges. Loved our stay here and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Jerome stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved my stay at the Riordan home. The view was incredible, home was clean and comfortable. Brought my 17yr old daughter who actually put her phone down sat outside in the hammocks and was taking in the views and serenity this place has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$273
A$1,431
A$4,143
 

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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