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Best High Country Location Close To Sedona & Flagstaff

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Home with panoramic mountain views. 2 bed, 2 bath, Office.

If you want to experience the beauty of the red mountains, the rich cultural history of Arizona's high country, and then when you return from your many adventures stay where you have all the comforts of home, along with panoramic views of mountains, beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous night sky which allows you to touch the Milky Way then this is the place. And what's best is that it's very affordable and centrally located to all that the high country has to offer.

Property Manager
Steven Bagnall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Steven Bagnall

I'm retired and my passion is creating metal art. I've lived in various places but the beauty of this area has captured my heart and that's why I made it my home.

Steven Bagnall purchased this house in 2005

Why Steven Bagnall chose Lake Montezuma

I love living in this area with mountain panoramic views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and being awe inspired by captivating night skies. Also I'm centrally located which puts me close to Sedona and Flagstaff and all the beauty and amenities that the Camp Verde area has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The views and proximity to all the amenities and beauty that Arizona's high country has to offer.


Lake Montezuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please clean up after your pet. If we have to clean up the inside/outside you may be charged. Turn down the heat or cooler if you leave for the day
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath has oversize tub and separate shower. Second bathroom has tub and shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large pull out futon in office.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom leads into master bathroom. And has a TV. Split bedroom layout. Second bedroom has queen bed. Office has pull out futon to accommodate 1-2 guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
For vacationers who want to bring their horses boarding can be arranged.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Best High Country Location Close To Sedona & Flagstaff
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable House and Good Location for a Southwest Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed the Lake Montezuma vacation home. It was confortable and artfully furnished. Our local host was gracious and accomodating.

Some things to note:

1. the road in to the house is rough and rocky in spots. Not a problem for most vehicles under normal conditions. If you have a low clearance vehicle or if the weather is bad it may be more difficult to traverse.

2. There is no dishwasher. Not a real problem but just something to keep in mind.

3. There is a $25/night guest fee for each guest over 4. We had 6 guests so that added $50/night to our cost. We did not know of this at the time of booking nor did the initial booking include this cost.

Our suggestion is to clarify better up front the extra guest fee for over 4 guests. It was a total suprise to me as the Home Away phone app did not provide this information nor did it calculate the extra $50/night cost when I booked the property. I was contacted by the property owner/manager of this extra cost a few days after booking. It would have been good to know before I booked the reservation.

We suggest that Home Away work with the property owner to make sure that all costs are displayed and included during the initial booking. This includes making sure the phone app gives all relevant information and includes all relevant costs at time of booking.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, kids, and I just spent our Thanksgiving weekend at this "house on the hill", and had an amazing time. This was our first time renting from an owned vacation rental, so we weren't sure what to expect, and were so very pleased with our stay. The house was stocked with everything we needed in every room, the TV had local and internet channels (including Netflix and Pandora), the kitchen had everything we needed to cook our Thanksgiving meal. The house is about 30 minutes away from many day trip experiences; we visited Jerome, Sedona, Cottonwood, and the Out of Africa wildlife park. In the evenings, we enjoyed sitting around the fire pit, watching the sun set, and making s'mores. Even the sticks to roast marshmallows were provided! John and Steven were so friendly and helpful, answering every question I had about the property. We truly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this home! Thanks John and Steven!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RE: Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the house, it was very clean - this was important as we were traveling with a 2 month old. John was very helpful in leading us in to the property and giving us a tour. I would recommend this property for anyone staying in the area of Rimrock. Great place....

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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super comfy extra awesomeness

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice place to be near Sedona but not in the mayhem of the town. 18 minutes to Oak Creek on an easy route. Loved the decor, comfy living quarters, great kitchen, sweet entertainment system, and a big bathtub :) Nice patio and a rural feel. The road is fine. Loved it all. Thanks John and Steven! -Lexi and Trevor

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lexi and Trevor for the wonderful review! You're welcomed back anytime. Steven and John
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Very nice home and location

  • 5 of 5

Loved it and plan on returning next year

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not happy

  • 3 of 5

The good: John and Rubin are great people. Great location/area. The house is uniquely decorated, comfortable and well stocked.

The bad: Steve is a lawyer type. My wife ended up with some serious health issues so our stay was shortened.

"refund?" "no" (OK, I get it, it's in the contract)

"some sort of credit for future stays?" "no".

"can some relatives stay in our place?" "no"

Then after renting some of the time for 60% more than we were paying, he deducted 15% from our refund. Just not a decent way to treat customers.

The ugly: the road is horrendous. (This coming from a guy that grew up on a small farm and his wife who lived on a dirt road for 25 years) Worst part is it could easily and cheaply be made decent (I also worked for a township in PA that had over 40 miles of dirt road) Just gives you an idea of the neighbors. John, I'm sorry to say we won't be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom & Claudia, Thanks for being our guests and we did notice that you did not have any issues with the home. We did have to take two bookings to refund you some prorated days stay. And this refund was based on what you had paid, not what the new short term bookings had paid. Short term bookings are more work so we do charge more for them. We really don't want any hard feelings so we're offering you two free nights stay in the future should you ever come back. Best Regards, John and Steven
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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Sky Harbor, Phoenix
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Village of Oak Creek, Sedona
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Sedona, Montezuma'a Well, Montezuma's Castle, Out of Africa Zoo, Tuzigoot, Clarkdale Train ride, Page Springs Wineries, Jerome


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $250

7 nights or more is still $120/night, not $107.14 (default rate by vrbo) , unless booked in multiple weeks. Example: 2 weeks x $750 = $1500.00. Best deal is by the month = $1,850.00. Also, over 4 guests add $25/night for the extra guest.

Refund policy: If reservation is cancelled within 45 days of arrival- no refund of the deposit. For longer than 45 days if the reservation is re-booked at a minimum of the same rate and total 80% will be refunded. If the reservation cannot be re-booked any monies paid may not be returned (when a reservation is made any booking calendars are blocked for those dates so other potential guests will not inquire).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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