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The John Riordan House. Built 1898. Vacant, Buried for 60 Years, Restored 2012

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The John Riordan House, at the top of the town ofJerome.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and older ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Small children not advised because of steep terrain....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Lovely front master bedroom has a queen sized bed and contains two dressers, and small closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Modern Bathroom has full size shower, vanity and separate toilet room.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Every printed book about the specific history of Jerome are on the parlor bookcase....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    35 mile view of the Verde Valley and Mt. Humphries...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air conditioning unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer provided....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Free aerobic exercise. Just walk around Jerome's many stairs for a couple of hours....moreless

  • Heating:

    New central gas forced air heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    Verizon 4G Jet Pack in kitchen. Can power up to 15 WiFi devices....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Fully functioning and working: Victrola, pump organ, steoscope viewer, 1908 wind up clock ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two off street parking spots located directly next to the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New stacked washer, dryer, detergent provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fully functioning 1893 wood stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, silverware, glasses all provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Concealed dishwasher provided....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Authentic looking ice box....moreless

  • Stove:

    fully functioning 1893 wood burning stove, an outdoor gas BB, one induction cooktop, one electric deep pan....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Front porch balcony under roof for shade and rain shelter....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Flagstone and wood deck. One old fashioned wooden swing and three hanging Skychairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural gas 4 burner grill located on deck....moreless

 

Reviews

4.9
from 64 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$215
$1,129 $3,268
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 3.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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Location

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • The John Riordan House, at the top of the town ofJerome.

    The John Riordan House, at the top of the town ofJerome.

  • View of entire valley from wood deck.

    View of entire valley from wood deck.

  • John Riordan House top left view from the town below.

    John Riordan House top left view from the town below.

  • Front master bedroom.

    Front master bedroom.

  • Still photo of the actor from the movie filmed in the house in December 2013.

    Still photo of the actor from the movie filmed in the house in December 2013.

  • Back bedroom with functioning old typewriter.

    Back bedroom with functioning old typewriter.

  • Eating area and kitchen.

    Eating area and kitchen.

  • The John Riordan House at top center of picture right above main area.

    The John Riordan House at top center of picture right above main area.

  • Right side of house before restoration.

    Right side of house before restoration.

  • Left side of house before restoration

    Left side of house before restoration

  • View off the house front porch.

    View off the house front porch.

  • The John Riordan House, Jerome, Arizona.

    The John Riordan House, Jerome, Arizona.

  • View off the front porch with Sedona in the backround

    View off the front porch with Sedona in the backround

  • Front Parlor including fully functional Victrola and pump organ.

    Front Parlor including fully functional Victrola and pump organ.

  • Fully functioning 1893 wood burning stove.

    Fully functioning 1893 wood burning stove.

  • Parlor looking in from master bedroom.

    Parlor looking in from master bedroom.

  • Side deck and front porch overlooking the center of the Town.

    Side deck and front porch overlooking the center of the Town.

  • Dusk with infinite stars to follow

    Dusk with infinite stars to follow

  • The John Riordan House before restoration.

    The John Riordan House before restoration.

  • Left side of house before restoration. New parking area located here.

    Left side of house before restoration. New parking area located here.

  • The John Riordan House built in 1898.

    The John Riordan House built in 1898.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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