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Cozy Retreat with a Backyard Paradise and Tons of Amenities

Bedrooms 3
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 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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! 4.4/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Cozy Retreat with a Backyard Paradise and Tons of Amenities
average rating of 4.40625 based on 32 reviews

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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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days while attending a wedding in Sedona. Our group of 3 adults and 3 children really enjoyed the property. The area around was quiet and the backyard was very big. There was plenty of room in the house for all of us and it suited our family well. The kids enjoyed the old southwest theme of the property too. It might not be for everyone, but it worked great for us. Crystal was very helpful in answering any questions that we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We come to see relatives in Camp Verde and like a little privacy instead of sleeping on floors in their house. This house was relatively close to our family's place and we got to each have our own space. This house was great for what we wanted. They even let us bring our dogs! The heater did go out but the owners father came on Thanksgiving day to turn on the wood stove and a technician was called and the heater was fixed before we made it back to the house that night. They were very helpful even on the holiday. I am very late in posting this review but still wanted to do it. We stayed there in November of 2013.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Rental, BUT

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 weeks here seeing the sites, and Sedona. We had friends join us for Easter. I will start with the good points. The house was very roomy and well set up for 2 couples, each with a comfortable bed and private bath. The kitchen was well supplied with utensils, dishes and cutlery. Big screen TV with lots of DVD's.

However, I do have to partially agree with the previous review from Norman A. Lots of the drawers and closets are full of old clothes, toys and, well, junk.

The yard includes an above ground pool full of dirt and leaves. There is a

non functioning, dirty hot tub. The yard contains rusty appliances, broken bicycles, broken pots and tiles, and, more junk as well as the amenities mentioned in the ad. This could be a 5 star rental if they would just haul away several pickup loads of 'stuff'.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Falsely Advertised Run-down Property

  • 1 of 5

Leaking ceilings, filthy refrigerator w/broken icemaker/water dispenser, torn curtains, clutter in all the closets, and broken down and overgrown pool out the kitchen window are just a few of this property offerings. The pictures that show the property were taken long ago before the property was let to deteriorate. The only place to put clothes in the second bedroom was a cheap white plastic 3 shelf stand stuffed in a closet full of junk. The back yard is a disaster with junk scattered throughout the property. The "Grill" and house has not been cleaned for years and the area behind the TV is a disaster. We booked the house for the month of Feb but a death in our immediate family caused us to return home on the 10th. I was told I could have a discount next Feb but no refund was offered. Any problem encountered during our visit was basically DIY. It is unfortunate that the owners are more interested in obtaining money from the property than they are in maintaining it. I wish I could attach some of the pictures of the property I took to show the actual state of the property. VRBO had obviously never looked at the property. I don't know what type of people stayed here before but they sure saw things differently than what we found. During my 38 year military career I stayed in some bad places but this one is the pits. I would not recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five loved this home. I loved all the décor both inside and outside. We are from PA and this made our Southwestern vacation even more special. We loved the location. Crystal informed me that this home was outside of Sedona. This home is in a lovely area and we found it to be a perfect location for us. We traveled to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Jerome, Flagstaff, and many other areas with great ease. This was home every evening. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lake Montezuma House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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