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Historic Jerome, Arizona Gem • The Kelly House

Bedrooms 2
Space 913 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

The Kelly House is a perfectly renovated home in an amazing mountain art village, Jerome, Arizona, once a booming copper town of 15,000. Downstairs features a new wine tasting room and art space, " Vino Zona "(opening July 2018), while upstairs is a charming home complete with everything you will need for a weekend, a week or even a month. The lovely kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, disposal, coffee maker, toaster oven, filtered water and more is complimented by beautiful cabinets, storage and stools by the tiled counter. The dining area has a chandelier and table that expands to seat 8. The large picture window looks out onto an incredible view of the Verde Valley. Satellite TV, phone service and internet connection are all provided.

The bath features a cultured marble tub and sink with lovely lighting. Two queen beds with vintage furniture are the perfect retreat. Washer and dryer in the foyer by the bedrooms is quite convenient. Located just 25 miles from Sedona, this location is perfect as a headquarters for great adventures.

Jerome - From Mining Boom Town to Art Destination: Once a roaring copper town, Jerome became a ghost town in the 1950's when the mines closed. There is much interesting history in this charming mile high gem. The entire town is on the National Historic Registry and The Kelly House is individually listed, as well. Because of this, the character of the town is unique and well protected. Today, the 400 residents welcome not only history buffs but art lovers to over 30 galleries and studios.

Galleries Galore: First Saturday Art Walk in Jerome was selected by The Arizona Republic as #1 weekend getaway. Stroll the streets and stop in galleries for live music, refreshments and fabulous art. The restaurants in Jerome are superb. You cannot get a bad meal here! The Jerome Historical Society presents Ghost Walk the second weekend of October. The Halloween Ball is one of the best costume parties in the USA and is put on by the Jerome Volunteer Fire Department. Sedona Film Festival is every February. Jerome's popular Historic Home Tour is on the third weekend in May.

Currently there is no grocery store or general store in Jerome so stop for supplies in nearby Cottonwood.

Absolutely Non-smoking. Generally, no pets, but a well behaved medium/small dog might be considered with references.

Surrounding Area - what to do: Hiking is probably the most spectacular activity with hundreds of trails from easy to difficult. Shopping and browsing the charming galleries, shops, bars and museums of Jerome as well as nearby Old Town Cottonwood is a day full of fun, punctuated by meals at tasty restaurants. Sedona is a beautiful 25 minute drive away, full of tourist activities, including the beautiful Tlaquepaque old Mexico style shopping complext. The Verde Canyon Railroad and Tuzigoot - incredible Indian ruins are just down the hill in Clarkdale. There are 8 local wineries, all an easy drive from Jerome.. If you love photography or painting, Jerome offers limitless opportunities for your artistic pursuits.

More Details

Property Manager
Ginger Mackenzie
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Ginger Mackenzie

Ginger Mackenzie lovingly manages the Kelly House for owners RIchard and Susan Pitcairn of Sedona, who purchased and upgraded it in 2018, enjoying it as an occasional "home away" themselves. Ginger lives close by and also operates the charming wine tasting room and art space below: Vino Zona. She can offer you private wine tastings as well as being a friendly hostess happy to share with you her love and knowledge of Jerome.

This historic Jerome building was previously rennovated in 2004 by Donna and Ken Chesler, who operated both Kelly House and a popular gallery downstairs for 12 years, where Susan was a featured artist. (Gallery 527). Shortly after purchasing the building, the Pitcairns redecorated the apartment, adding lots of original artwork, new furnishings, a table on the porch and additional conveniences including a water filter, garbage disposal, ice maker and a variety of container plants to the side yard and back patio, with charm galore. If you stay here before, hosted by Donna, you will love it every bit as much!

Why Ginger Mackenzie chose Jerome

Jerome is a quintessential artsy mountain community: a quirky, creative and friendly "city ob a hill" full of fun, fine eateries, shops and lots to do. With incredible front porch views, the comforts of home and room for up to four guests, this property is one of the best vacation rentals in Jerome. It is truly a home away from home.

What makes this house unique

Off street parking and walk to everything location. Complete kitchen with refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher, reverse osmosis filter, garbage disposal, hot water pot, coffee maker , blender, digital pressure cooker, garbage disposal and icemaker. Includes spices and select condiments. Includes Cable TV, WiFi and a convenient desk for bring-along projects.


Jerome House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 913 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large cultured marble tub and sink. Clean vinyl floor with wool rug.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable beds with cozy cotton sheets and duvet covered comforters. Each room opens to outside yard through screened doors (pleasant to open much of the year). Art, lovely ceiling fans and nice side table lamps, plus luggage racks and hooks for your things.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
Downstairs, enjoy a wine tasting at "Vino Zona," where our rental manager Ginger can also tell you all about local attractions and give you a big Jerome welcome.


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Historic Jerome, Arizona Gem • The Kelly House
average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious. Over an art gallery and convenient to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Two bedrooms , outdoor space is nice, and it was so comfortable we were really happy with our choice. The town of Jerome is quaint, different and a lot of fun. Be sure to take the local tour! Donna was a very gracious and helpful host!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting. Hope you will return to Jerome and The Kelly House.
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Cave Creek

Very lovely......

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable.... and quite welcoming. Certainly a view to remember!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Saundra! So glad you enjoyed the house and the spectacular view! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Ginger
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Old World Charm

  • 5 of 5

The Kelly House is a perfect place for a summer get away. It is nicely decorated, very clean, has great amenities, and beautiful outdoor spaces. We spent so much of our time on the balcony relaxing, watching the summer storms come in, and taking photos. The town of Jerome is filled with kind locals who make sure your visit is memorable. Ginger MacKenzie does a great job of managing the property and making sure that guests are comfortable. Visit her wine tasting room on the lower level. She turned the space into a place you want to stay and linger. Cheers to Ginger and VinoZona. The Timms

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gina! It was truly a pleasure have you as our guests! We miss you guys and your laughter already! So happy that you loved the outdoor spaces and got to see the storms roll in from a mile high. That really is one of the best views in Jerome! Please come back and stay with us again & thank you for leaving the house so spotless. The cleaning person thought I had cleaned already. :) Snuggles to Moonshine! Best, Ginger
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Costa Mesa, CA

About as good as it gets, pictures can't reflect how beautiful it really is

  • 5 of 5

This is about as good as a VRBO experience will get. I thought the pictures were great until I showed up and then realized both the home and the surrounding location was far more beautiful than the pictures could capture.

Jerome is an amazing town, plenty of food, wine, and fun to go around. Ginger Mackenzie, the property manager was an amazing host. Be sure to check out her wine-shop right under the Kelly House.

Have fun!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jonathan! It was so great to meet you, your fiancé and friends. I am overjoyed that you loved the house and Jerome! We love our little town and the Kelly House is the perfect cozy spot to experience the town and the awesome view! I hope you guys can come back and stay a bit longer next time. A celebration will be in order and I will keep the wine chilled for you! Best to you! Ginger
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Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect rental for you to relax and refresh. Ginger is wonderful and caring.

I can't wait for her wine tasting room to open. Thanks again.

--Suarez Bujanda Family

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karissa, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family! We look forward to having you back and are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Best, Ginger
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Will stay here in every future trip to Jerome!

  • 5 of 5

Loves our stay. How could you not? Spacious and comfortable. Incredible view. Nice amenities. Sweet location. Ginger was great to work with on the booking. Thanks so much! Be sure to visit her wine tasting room downstairs (opening July 2018). Jerome rocks and so does this place! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorie and Ben! It was such a pleasure to see you guys again and I am looking forward to your next stay! SO happy you loved the Kelly House and your time in Jerome! We are so happy you decided to spend your birthday weekend with us! Best, Ginger
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
One block up the street
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Verde Canyon Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
1/2 block
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Verde River is just down the hill
Car: necessary

Jerome is located in North Central Arizona. We are close to Sedona, Prescott and Flagstaff and 2 hours from the Phoenix airport.

Other Activities: Gallery hopping, metaphysical activities, shopping, photography, painting, hiking

Golf: Golf in Cottonwood, Prescott and Sedona.

Ski: Skiing at the Snow Bowl in Flagstaff.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Per person over two $25 + Tax
Cleaning $60

$160 per night. $900/ week. $2600/ month. Two night minimum on weekends. Summer discounts: 150/night, 800 per week, 2400 per month June 1-Aug.31.
Check in at 2:00 PM - check out at 11:00 AM. We can be flexible depending on bookings.$50 additional cleaning fee for stays of more than 6 nights. Long term rental will have an additional fee for utilities.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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