About the property
- House2080 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Contemporary Rustic With Mountain Views; Beat the heat in pool w/ mtn view
Description and House Rules Below:
The Barn is a wonderfully contemporary rustic barn-style home. It is on a cul-de-sac, a very private 2.5 acres, and is a perfect place for golfers, balloonists, birders, bikers, hikers, tourists, and more.
Enjoy a combined rustic and urban experience in pristine air --town population 10,000. Swimming pool, garden area, firepit, circle driveway, convenience (maybe 5 minutes to local markets and shops).
Minutes from five different wineries as well as Sedona, Jerome, Dead Horse Park, Tuzigoot Ruins, Sycamore Canyon, Oak Creek, Verde River, Montezuma’s Castle, Camp Verde, The Clarkdale-Perkinsville train run, and the Cliff Castle Casino. Three hours from the Grand Canyon as well as Sky Harbor Airport.
The Barn is one mile from the charming Old Town district, but you won't have to leave the property in order to relax and watch the wildlife such as javelina, quail, coyote, roadrunners, and hear and see horses and peacocks. Swim in the pool in the warmer seasons. Sit by the firepit outside (gas grill on front patio) with veranda dining or sit by the cozy wood stove inside. All modern amenities with stainless steel appliances and butcher block counter tops.
See fantastic views of Mingus Mountain, the distant Mogollon, (and on a crystal clear day, majestic buttes and mesas are visible for miles.) Inside the double storied Barn, you’ll find a Hi Def TV hooked up to cable, free WiFi, a full kitchen and laundry, air and heat, and a wood burning stove, games, maps, brochures--everything but food!
The two bedrooms plus a loft sleeps seven comfortably-eight possible, and a blow up mattress is available for more. The master bedroom can double as family room with portable screen dividers for privacy. The bedrooms have closets and drawer space, and the loft has king bed with storage and wardrobe clothing valet.
On 2.5 view acres. Gigantic private patios both front and back. Back yard is shady and securely fenced, (so is the pool) so that kids and dogs and in-laws are safe and contained.
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY AND PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS.TAKE THEM WITH YOU TO THE BARN.
Before you use the fire pit, you must check for fire restrictions: https://firerestrictions.us/az/
When using the fire pit, make sure hose is functional at pit--is connected properly to pool side house spigot. Test it, please.
Yavapai county is very serious about open fires .
Pool light--dimmer switch on back patio beside sliding glass door.
Please roll the garbage and recyclables out Tuesday night or before if leaving Sun/Mon. Taylor Waste comes way before dawn on Wednesdays. They charge extra to come back out if it isn't out there.
Guests , children and or playful dogs can get gravel, glass, cinder rocks or crayons (yes, it happened) into the pool. Those items are dangerous and will damage vacuum and pump--repairs at guests' expense.
Our key concerns are that you enjoy your stay and that our neighbors are considered respectfully regarding noise, parking, road courtesy, fire pit use and safety, etc. The baby grand is for pianists only--not children. Also, please do not rearrange furniture outside or in. If patio furniture is moved, please put it back in original positions before leaving. Do not leave lounge chairs in the sun or out overnight.
Please launder/dry ALL linens and ALL towels before departure; leave folded on dining room table so that additional cleaning fee ($20) is not charged. There are clothes lines in back if needed. Trash and recyclables are to be rolled down to "curb" so that housekeeping does not charge additional fee.
The pool is serviced weekly but, when the wind blows, debris can appear quickly on the surface and in the strainer basket. Feel free to skim the surface when needed and to empty the basket. BUT, never remove the pool vacuum. That could damage the pump.
Important note: Just in case there should be a pipe break or water leak (that has not happened but it's a good thing to know), the main switch to turn everything off, including the well pump marked "well pump" is in the breaker box outside on right side of barn exterior wall. There is a pressure tank in the small back porch enclosure that has a valve handle to turn off water going into the house. Again, hasn't happened but good to know.
A set of starter paper supplies is provided. Towels and linens provided. Propane and small bundles of wood can be purchased at the Chevron down the street on Fir- Street. We do not keep condiments other than salt and pepper on site.
Here is how to best be mindful of energy use .
limit summer & peak energy use
Try NOT to use energy-consuming appliances during the super peak hours of 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays,.
There are on and off peak periods with a super peak period in the summer billing months of June – August
Efficient energy use--off-peak hours are weekdays from 7 pm to noon and all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as 6 major holidays
Not efficient energy use--on-peak hours noon – 7 pm weekdays
Downright bad energy use-- super-peak hours (3-6 pm weekdays during June – August)
Best conservation of energy on weekends and weekday mornings before noon or evenings after 7 pm
Holidays that are considered to be off-peak all day long:
New Years Day (January 1)*
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)*
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
Christmas Day (December 25)*
*If these holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be off-peak. If they fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be off-peak.
Let me know if you need anything. Thanks for taking care of the barn.
Happy and safe travels,
p.s. please don't leave any food on premises, in fridge, in cupboards. (rules, rules, rules--sorry)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Mary Crawford
Local school administrator for 40 years. Have made The Barn a home away from home and love it as a member of our family. You will, too. So much to do and see! See
Mary Crawford purchased this House in 1990
Why Mary Crawford chose Cottonwood-Verde Village
Close to everything you want to do in Arizona with a 'come home' feeling when your day is done. Great for entertaining with awesome family room and gorgeous views. Warm and comfortable bedrooms. Porch sitting and bird-watching a must. Out door fire pit great for parties.
What makes this House unique
Quiet , calm, rustic, natural . . . perfect location for Verde Valley events and attractions.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved our stay in this Cottonwood house. It was perfectly located near so many great things to see and do in Sedona, Grand Canyon, Jerome, etc. I just wish we had had more time. Old Town Cottonwood was charming as well. The house itself had everything we could need and was comfortable and clean with plenty of room. The owner was so easy to work with and the staff she hires do a great job keeping everything in good shape. The pool was the best part with a view of the mountains!
-Electrical seemed kind of funky because there was aluminum foil wrapped around electrical wires on the outside front porch as well as no GFI fault on plugins inside areas such as in the bathrooms/kitchen.
-Stairs are not child-friendly or easily navigable by someone with any handicap. Noisy to climb.
-Furniture is old, patched and some were dirty and not comfortable. The dining room chairs were also old and not stable, were wobbly and one collapse while I was seated. I was bruised. I would not use the outdoors patio furniture on the back veranda or for the pool because they were old and not trustworthy.)
-Complicated cooling system with a lot of rules.
-Area rugs were a constant tripping hazards and we had to move them out of the way; especially by the stairs, bathroom and in the kitchen.
-Numerous rules/regulations regarding how to use the cutting boards, not setting items on the counters in the bathroom and kitchen counters without the wood boards.
-There is really only two actual bedrooms with open loft that had two beds and some woods screens that might have been used to divide the room but they were not steady and one fell over.
-Downstairs toilet was not seated well on the floor.
-Pool was not clean of dust, dirt and debris despite having a vacuum. (Owner seemed to question why we wanted to swim.)
-Owner had many personal items about the house (items in the closets, family photos, musical instruments (including a piano that was not to be used).
-No curtains or screens on the large glass doors. (I like screens when there are a lot of little critters running around. :)
-Internet was sketchy at best.
-Before checking in, the owner texted and asked if we would bring Amazon packages into the house, unbox them and put up a new shower curtain and pole. We told her we could use the downstairs shower instead and she questioned why.
-Be sure to pay an extra fee for laundry or be prepared to spend 4 hours prior to check-out washing sheets and towels and folding and placing items on the dining table. You'll pay more if you don't do either. (It's an inconvenience to do laundry if you have to catch a plane and/or meet the check out time. Owner said the cleaning woman would have to do laundry in town otherwise.)
The place had comfortable beds, the owner did respond to our text messages/questions; there were workable appliances and an ice maker. The location is good and quiet. Our deposit was returned time.
This time the property and the guest were a bad match. Every property is not for every one--none of these complaints is at all the "thank you" we generally hear from our guests--rather an interesting and negative spin on our lovely house and property. To set the record straight--The aluminum foil was positioned on a high outside wire that feeds the front porch light so that our friendly little bird would quit sitting there. There is no problem with the electrical system at all. The stairs are clearly visible in the very first website pictures so that people see them clearly. Two rails, easy to climb but nor for any one who may be handicapped or have issues with climbing stairs. Five wooden dining chairs. All reported stable by our handyman. .Guest did report that she sat in a wooden chair and it broke. Recently have added four metal ones as well so there are more choices. That was a first for us. Pool is cleaned and serviced weekly, but not daily. Wind may blow leaves -- there is a skimmer pole for that reason. Bedrooms are fully described with photos on the website. Clean and comfortable. Baby grand is not be used by children who do not play piano. Yes, there are house rules that guests should read before signing and booking, so that everyone has the full skinny. Guests did not let us know about any internet issues--next guests did right away and a new router was purchased and installed by our handyman on that same day-internet is operating at 100% and is strong. It's a great getaway, a sweet contemporary rustic, located on a quiet cul de sac in beautiful northern Arizona.
Would not stay again
Nice home but terrible customer service and no flexibility or help to accommodate. We would not stay again.
Dear future guests, please make note of the overwhelming number of excellent reviews that speak to the property's outstanding location, comfort, spaciousness and cleanliness. In our years of offering "The Barn" on VRBO, we have been grateful for the care and respect our guests have given to the property and for their many kind reviews. Unfortunately, this one reads like a revenge review. The small damage deposit is almost always refunded in full, but, in this case, the guest's refund reflected a $20 deduction for damage that required additional work on the part of the housekeeper and her daughter. We respect our staff and feel that the deduction was clearly warranted and regret that the guest was disappointed by the deduction.
Cute place to stay!
Owners were very accommodating and the house was great. The description provided is very accurate. The weather was perfect so we didn't need to use the air or heat-we just opened a few doors during the day to let the breeze in. As noted by previous reviews, the downstairs shower head is a little low but at 5'5" (and 5 months pregnant) I had no problems using it. Be prepared to bring your own toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters etc. As we went through the "starter" supplies the first days. There are stores nearby though so that makes grabbing forgotten items easy. Would stay here again.
Large luxurious house at very convenient location.
We have spent two nights at this house, having large party, kids and a dog, and enjoyed it very much. House is large, appointed with luxury, grand piano in working condition, pool and huge front yard, in the quiet cul-de -sac. Location is very convenient for all Sedona destinations.
One star was removed for sign out requirements. Homeowner requires that all linens to be "laundered, dried and folded on kitchen table" , which to my opinion and experience is excessive and unreasonable requirement, especially for large group, which need to meed 11AM checkout time deadline . At the most other places they require linens to be dropped into washer and cycle started, same with dishes.
One suggestion: to have at least salt and minimal amount of other condiments to be left at some mice-proof place, like fridge. It would be highly humanistic act.
Relaxation at its finest
We stayed at the barn for 3 days. The barn was great, clean and modern. Olde Cottonwood is awesome with some really cool restaurants. About 20-30 minutes to Sedona. We were happy to be away from all the tourists. Would recommend this to everyone
Thank you and thank you for your great care of the barn. Super guests.
This owner welcomes phone calls about special options, this charming, beloved home and your opportunity to enjoy Northern Arizona.
Perfect for golfers, balloonists, birders, bikers, hikers, tourists, and more.
Enjoy a combined rustic and urban experience, town population 10,000. Swimming pool, garden area, firepit, circle driveway, convenience ( 5 minutes to local markets and shops).
Minutes from five different wineries as well as Sedona, Jerome, Dead Horse Park, Tuzigoot Ruins, Sycamore Canyon, Oak Creek, Verde River, Montezuma’s Castle, Camp Verde, The Clarkdale-Perkinsville train run, and the White Horse Casino. Three hours from the Grand Canyon and two hours from Sky Harbor Airport.
You won't have to leave the property in order to relax and watch the wildlife such as javelina,, quail, coyote, roadrunners, and hear and see horses and peacocks. Swim in the pool in the warmer seasons. Sit by the firepit outside (gas grill on front patio) with veranda dining or sit by the cozy wood stove inside. All modern amenities with stainless steel appliances and butcher block counter tops.
Fantastic views await.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There are four beds--one king, one queen, two full beds. The loft holds two beds and there are heavy, louvred, portable privacy screens to arrange that large space as needed.