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Cozy Retreat with a Backyard Paradise and Tons of Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8))

Make lifelong memories at Casa Cochise. This custom built Santa Fe house is super cozy and totally custom! It has a open floor plan vaulted ceilings and custom hand peeled lodge pole accents throughout. Whether it be margaritas or a glass of merlot; The kitchen is fully equipped so you can satisfy all of your hearts desires. The jen-air cook top offers many options with interchangeable plates including a griddle, grill and standard cook top. A stroll down the front walk way into your vacation escape is a pleasure but a glimpse outback and you will find yourself tickled with the custom patio and tranquil setting. Continue to explore and you will find a small custom basketball court with 2 adjustable hoops. If you have kids they could have days of fun in the playhouse, or on a treasure hunt for 'Jewels' scattered about. The large BBQ beacons you to grill up some goodness and the tranquility you will enjoy as you relax on the swing or one of the benches will surprise you... The living occatillo fence is highly credited for influencing the peacefulness of this beautiful back yard. At the end of the day the beds will envelope you with restful sleep so you can awaken refreshed and ready to explore. Finding an adventure is not hard with Awesome National Parks such as Montezuma well and Montezuma Castle. Looking for something to do??? No research required because your options await you as prepared and presented from your owner and nearly lifetime AZ resident.

Crystal Cooper Owner/Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

About Crystal Cooper Owner/Manager

Brian And Crystal Cooper have grown up in the Verde Valley and still reside there they have six children including three boys and three girls. Currently their time is spent homeschooling their children and operating a small cleaning business that services all of Northern Arizona. They love the outdoors and enjoy the plethora of trails and outdoor opportunities that are provided in this area. They are thankful to have their family near them and get together frequently. Crystal's Sister Candy owns a small antique store that you will see on your way in named Candy's Creekside Cottage. It is full of AZ collectables and interesting trinkets. She has great prices too so feel free to stop by for an original Arizona souvenir.

Why Crystal Cooper Owner/Manager chose Arizona

This property was custom built in 1998 by Crystals Father. It was intended to be her parents house until plans changed for them half way through the building process. The house was to become a spec house but Crystal decided that she was in love with it and convinced her father to let her buy it and help him finish it. Each stone in the flagstone floor was handpicked and placed by Crystal and her father. Being an Arizona resident and custom home builder for many years each home was built with a reminder of our great state. Sometimes it was an stain-glass window of the AZ Flag or a custom piece of flagstone shaped like the state of Arizona. This house has the signature AZ flagstone and an added twist. Crystal has had a great love for angels forever and decided to put one in the entry way as her own signature. When the Custom patio was later built by Crystal and her husband she later put one there as well additionally you will find dancing lizards the strength bear a saguaro cactus with a bird perched on its arm and other custom features throughout the house. It has custom doors that were built using native yucca collected near by. Many of the materials used to create this custom home were collected nearby as it was the owners desire to have it be a completely original and unique home. This home still holds the heart of Crystal and her husband Brian who plan to retire there some day. For now it is available to you because it is simply to small for their family of 8. Please enjoy it!!

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful property that is equipped for entertaining as well as rest and relaxation.


Lake Montezuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available by request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • tennis
personal basketball court, nice playground, swings, benches, pack and play, crib upon request, entertaining and parties can be accomodated.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Retreat with a Backyard Paradise and Tons of Amenities
average rating of 4.324324 based on 37 reviews

Lovely house in a central location for day trips

  • 4 of 5

The home is comfortable and beautifully decorated, with a lovely patio and huge back yard. The kids loved the play area and the 'retro' video games. However the ants were so bad in the kitchen that we had to sanitize the counters (killing hundreds of ants) multiple times a day in order to cook our meals. A visit from an exterminator should clear that up easily!

Families with small children should also be aware that there is a lot of 'country clutter' in the back yard and it's not child-safe without supervision. Clearing away the broken toys, rusted/broken seating, roof tiles, etc. would make it 100% nicer!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, Florida

Close to everyhing, lots of room, full kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We picked the house becuase it had lots of character

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet interesting and funky house a little too far from Sedona but worked well for us.

  • 3 of 5

We liked the adobe feel and the decorations were fun. The big screen TV and bunches of movies were a definite plus. We were surprised how far from the red rocks of Sedona it was and missed having a nice little coffee shop and stores near by but it worked well for us. The owner was difficult to communicate with. she rarely answered emails and phone contact was spotty. There are several maintenance things that need to be addressed like the plugs in the master bath didn't work. The master bed was very comfortable but the other 2 rooms had uncomfortable beds that squeaked. One thing that would really help would be written instructions on the home and on suggestions for site seeing, trails, and restaurants. There were a bunch of brochures in a bowl but no personal recommendations.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was nice, Not in Sedona. Owner was real nice

  • 3 of 5

Home was nice , the house was not in Sedona is more like the camp verde area. Owner was very nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Returned for Our Second Visit

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time staying at Casa Cochise with friends. We came to Sedona for a hiking holiday, so after a long day on the dusty trails, it was wonderful to come back to the peaceful, homey surroundings of Casa Cochise and the convenient washer and dryer. Even though there were just the four of us, the open concept design offers both spacious living and dining areas for much larger groups. The kitchen was well equipped for all of our meal preps and it was nice to be able to sit and socialize around the extended counter.

We enjoyed relaxing in the large backyard which was furnished for different sun/shade sitting and dining areas. The location of Casa Cochise made easy traveling to hiking, local attractions and especially to "Robbie's Family Restaurant", down the road, for some great food! Once again, we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beutifully constructed home in southern style

  • 4 of 5

We ended up at this house on very short notice to the owner. They got it ready for us in one day and we stayed for a total of 40 nights. Nice yard with the many collectables around the property. Really liked the log beams inside with the stone and tiled floors. It was on the cold side so we watched a lot of the movies in their collection of well over 100 titles. My wife says the beds were marvelous.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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National Monuments, four wheeling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $250

The Pet Fee is fully refundable provided pets are cleaned up after, and no damage is caused.
Guests may choose either Refundable Deposit or Property Protection Plan. Rates are subject to change and may be negotiated directly with owner.

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