About This Listing
Dramatic home next to the historic Rimrock Ranch that was once owned by Mob Boss Sam Giancana and where Hollywood Director Victor Flemming escaped to. Adjacent to the Montezuma Well National Monument. Starry Nights and plenty of wildlife & livestock.
Dramatic home next to the historic Rimrock Ranch that was once owned by Mob Boss Sam Giancana and where Hollywood Director Victor Flemming escaped to. There are two bed rooms and one bath available for guests. When there are more than two people, both rooms are available for the extra fee. One room has a trundle bed, the other has a small, antique, brass bed. I also keep a queen size air mattress around for larger groups. Smoking must be on the patio. Broadband, Direct TV, WI FI, W/D, and a private hot tub(May-Sept.). Montezuma Castle is just ten minutes to the South. The Red Rock Country is a mere 11 miles to the West. This area has the rare distinction of not only bordering National Park Land, but is located in a United Nations Biosphere.
The home has a beautiful and functional kitchen. I also have an impressive collection of American and Southwestern Art as well as Cavalry memorabilia.. In the front room is a display of both "Dia de Los Muertos" and Hopi/Apache artifacts. Surrounding the formal dining room is an array of Art from the Impressionists, mid-century abstract, western, and some fine examples of a few contemporary Southwest Artists. There is a private trail on the property where guests are welcome to pray, meditate, sing, or just enjoy the view of Jerome to the West.
The Montezuma Well National Monument is walking distance from the home and is a great place for a picnic or to cool your feet in Beaver Creek.
There is a Steak House, Bistro, and Bar & Grill within a mile from the property.
Local friends include a Yoga Instructor, a masseuse, and a Swiss Chef, all whom are available with a 24 hour notice.
You won't find another location just 1/2 hour from Uptown Sedona, with this many amenities and history yet so close to a Wilderness Area.
Kitchen, Hot Tub(May-Sept), Laundry, parking space, front parlor w/ fireplace, WI FI
Interaction with Guests
I Love to tell stories about the history of the Southwest and the details of my art collection.
The neighborhood has much Hollywood and "Mobster" lore. What used to be a private enclave for "Movie Stars" is now occupied by an admix of retirees, artists, forestry employees, and construction journeymen. Adjacent to the Montezuma Well National Monument. The property is shadowed by a hill of cedar, pinion, scrub oak and mesquite. Starry Nights and plenty of wildlife. Which include javalina, deer, raccoons, and the rare cotamundi.
The home is very close to HWY 17. There is a local bus service which only travels from Rimrock & Lake Montezuma to Camp Verde which is 11 miles to the South.
Other Things to Note
There's always fresh Colombian Coffee and/or several teas available each morning. You will never run out of bathroom tissue and each guest receives a fresh bar of moisturizing soap and there is a new blow dryer in the bath as well. The bathroom was re decorated with new cabinets, fixtures, and art last year. I also offer many extra pillows and blankets in each closet.
Please check in between Noon and Midnight. All smoking must be on the front patio or the veranda out back. Please respect my rule of no smoking in the house. No cats are allowed because the host has a bad allergy. The house is not safe for young children. There is much freedom as long as you respect the serene space of the area and the "chill" vibe of the home. Let me know if you're going to stay out late, so that I may lend you a key and not be woken up at 3am. Don't forget that a vivacious terrier and a flock of chickens also live here and my neighbors own livestock(cattle & horses) so there are the normal farm animal sounds. One dog MAY be OK if they get along. If not I have the choice of either a dog run with an Igloo or the kennel in my garage. I will not TOLERATE any animal cruelty.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Robert is a wonderful host. My family enjoyed living at his custom pueblo home. He was very welcoming and it felt like we were family. His house is prettier than described and full of interesting collectibles. I would highly recommend his delightful place for people visiting Sedona or surrounding places.
Robert is a gracious, engaging and accommodating host. He took the time to show us around the house, described the history of his home, the artwork and his pets. We felt like we were visiting a long time friend. We found several areas of common interest and had many fascinating conversations. We were sad to leave Roberts home and look forward to our continued friendship. He helped us find hiking sites of interest, recommended people and services and connected us to the Sedona community. He was very easy going about our erratic hours and checked in every day to make sure we were comfortable. The neighborhood has a cute rural feel, is quiet with very little traffic. For someone looking for a hiking, biking and cultural experience this is an ideal location.
Our host was awesome!!! We came in to town late but he waited for us even with a broken foot!! We couldn't have asked for a better time even though it was a one night stay. Robert was like a long lost relative that welcomed us with open arms. We understood his situation and counted his strength in all things as a blessing to us. Thanks for your hospitality and newfound friendship. His home was a walk down memory lane with all of his own personal memorabilia. It was like a museum of memories. The jukebox brought back my
own memories of childhood. A great host, man, and historian. Washteyelo Robert!
Robert was eager to welcome us into his home and share his knowledge on the local area. A history buff with lots of knowledge to share, we were happy to listen to his many stories. Comfortable rooms, we also recommend the nearby Mexican restaurant Robert suggested. Thanks for the hospitality and friendly welcome!
Robert was a lovely host. The breakfast was delicious- eggs from the resident chickens were delightful. He has many, many stories about himself and his extensive family. Sheila ( the charming Jack Russell terrieer) was sweet and lovely as well. Great location for lots of scenic Arizona desert sights.
About the Host, Robert
I am completely out of my mind, but I make one heck of a host! I truly love to share my home with inquisitive people from around the world. With an ethnic background of Basque, Mexican, & White Mountain Apache, I can say without any reservation that I am 100% Southwestern. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of both the history as well as the geography of the area. I am a former professional entertainer/producer, and have a fantastic collection of vinyl records in my Juke Box for my guest's to enjoy. From Sun Label to Motown I've got them. I also spent some time in my youth working for the Government and am also very proud of my Parents' service. I used to travel on a regular basis to both Cabo San Lucas and Hawaii. I have also had three memorable trips to Paris and one to Prague. Next on my "Wish List" is the Isle of Patmos. Today I love to care for my plants and animals and spend extra time on my manuscript. My home's interior is an admix of an Old Spanish Chapel, some Tex-Mex flavor, a Cavalry/Cowboy bunk house, and of course the Native American Kiva. If you're looking for something off the beaten path and just 1/2 hour from "uptown" Sedona, this is the place.
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