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The Cottage-Near Downtown Historic Courthouse Square

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom close to Downtown Square

The Cottage is located in the historic residential area just 2 and a half short blocks from The Historic Downtown Courthouse Square. There is a tremendous array of activities at The Square and you are literally only a short 3 to 5 minute walk from The Square and the famous Whiskey Row.

Our premier property for rent near The Historic Downtown Square is The Cottage, which has over 1,550 square feet of living space with hardwood floors and travertine tile throughout. The Cottage has two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large family room, separate dining room, fully stocked kitchen, dining area with window seat and laundry room. The furniture is well appointed, and provides a romantic,cozy, cottage feel as if you were in Carmel or Monterey. In addition, we are dog friendly, so bring the pooch.

The master bedroom has a king sized bed with a large walk-in closet and nicely appointed sitting/reading area. The master has its own television. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed. In addition, there is a large hide-a-bed in the family room. The Cottage can easily accommodate 5 to 6 people.

The living room has a large Samsung 46 inch flat screen HDTV, HD cable hookup, Blu-Ray DVD that streams Netflix. In addition The Cottage has a high speed WiFi connection. The dining room can accommodate 6 or more for your bountiful Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter dinner!!

The kitchen is fully stocked to the satisfaction of even the most discriminating Chef! The gas stove is nestled within a old brick hood, and guests can watch you prepare meals while seating in the kitchen nook or cozy window seat.

The best is left for last...the intimate secluded patio. One of our recent guests, refers to this patio as The Plaza (see our reviews). Escape through the back door to Paradise, and listen to the birds chirping and relax in the cool shaded patio. Read a book or just meditate.

So if you want to enjoy your stay in Prescott at virtually your home away from home, please come and stay at The Cottage.

Check out our other exceptional properties all within walking distance of downtown! The Terrace (VRBO # 423532) and The Townhouse (VRBO 1012557), which are our properties next door to The Cottage.

More Details

Larry Schmidt
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Larry Schmidt

Larry Schmidt, owner of the Terrace, Townhouse, and Cottage, welcomes you to his VRBO units. Larry is still working for a company out of Minnesota and travels extensively. He enjoys golf, hiking, and traveling. Larry feels Prescott represents the charm of the West with midwestern values which is illustrated by the community centric Historic Square.

Larry Schmidt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Larry Schmidt chose Nob Hill

When The Cottage became available for purchase in the spring of 2012, I jumped at the opportunity to purchase this unique and fantastic property. I had watched this property over the prior years, and always felt that its street appeal and exceptional location were perfect for travelers exploring all that Prescott and The Historic Downtown Square has to to offer. In addition as a result of The Great Recession, our 401K like many others became a '201K'!!! I have made substantial improvements to the outside patio ('The Plaza') resulting in a fabulous venue, especially for long term guests for one or more months.

This property has been a labor of love, but it is now a shining jewel nestled in the residential historic district. All day long people stroll around the block with their dogs admiring the array of historic and eclectic homes, and The Cottage is a significant part of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is like a private home which is very close to all of the activities of the Historic downtown square, yet nestled in a quiet well kept neighborhood.

The street appeal of the Dutch Bungalow architecture is charming.


Nob Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large tub with adjacent large walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Second bath adjoins the second bedroom.
  • The master bathroom has a large tub with a seperate, large walk-in tiled shower. The second half bath adjoins the second bedroom, and has access to the master bath tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sofa in the sitting/reading area of the master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in the family room converts to a king bed.
  • The Cottage has a king size bed in the master bedroom, and the master bedroom has a sofa in the reading/sitting area of the room. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, and the family room has a sleeper sofa that turns into a king bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Cottage-Near Downtown Historic Courthouse Square
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Perfect location, clean, beautiful inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

I've been staying at the cottage for about twelve years. It's the only place I'll stay in Prescott. Period!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we rented from Larry and our stay has always been a great escape from the summer heat of southern Arizona. His assistant, Pauline does excellent work and we hired her mid-stay to clean the Cottage. Great location, pet-friendly, and close to downtown Prescott.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, spacious cottage in the heart of historic Prescott. Close to everything, restaurants, stores, trails. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Tucson arizona

Perfect location to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with comfy beds and beautiful back patio to enjoy morning coffee or evening wine.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Perfect place to stay in Prescott

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at The Cottage on Nob Hill recently. The home is exactly as described and as reviewed by many others. I will add that it was spacious for just my husband & I, but the layout would work really well for 2 couples traveling together. Something I am always looking for, when traveling with friends. We will definitely stay here on our next visit to Prescott (with or without friends :).

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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The perfect place to stay in Prescott!

  • 5 of 5

We love The Cottage!! The pictures almost don’t do it justice! The kitchen was awesome for our family to comfortably be together in the space. It’s much bigger than it looks in the pix! Super cute neighborhood and 2 blocks from shopping and amazing restaurants! The private/spacious patio was great for our dog and us to relax! The weather is perfect in early April! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Phoenix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Prescott Station
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Antelope Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 69
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Byron's Bistro
Car: not necessary

The star attraction of Prescott is the Historic Downtown Courthouse Square and the famous Whiskey Row. The Courthouse was the original Territorial Capital for Arizona beginning in the 1860s, and Whiskey Row is the site of western saloons and brothels of years past! The Square is the heartbeat of Prescott, where you find a vast variety of boutique and specialty shops, original saloons, locally owned restaurants (including organic only restaurants), local art galleries, museums bars with live music.

In fact virtually every night of the week, you will find at least one bar with live music. On the weekends, you will have a choice of country, classic rock, hard rock, contemporary and jazz music. Starting in the spring going through the early fall, there is musicians during the week at The Square sponsored by the City of Prescott.

Prescott has often been voted one of the top five cities to retire in, but there is a vast array of activities for all ages. Our location easily facilitates day trips to the Grand Canyon of Sedona with its awesome Red Rock vistas. When most people think of Arizona, they think of the hot desert (remember it is dry heat, but over 100 degrees is too hot regardless) and Phoenix or Tucson. But not Prescott, since it is at 5,300 elevation within the Prescott National Forest. Feel the cool summer nights and escape the heat of the desert!

Don't forget to come during the fall and winter, since Prescott is a year round destination with four distinct seasons, but with temperate temperatures in both the winter and summer. Some annual seasonal events to remember are as follows:

In April the annual world famous amateur and pro Whiskey Row Off Road Mountain Bike Race

During the first week of July the Oldest Rodeo in North America and Fourth of July Parade around Downtown

For the month of October, Mount Vernon Street (one street east of the property) with its Victorian Homes are totally decked out for Halloween, and our Halloween Eve the street is shut down for the kids and Trick or Treating

Prescott is renowned as the Christmas City of Arizona. The Historic Square is totally decked out with lights and decorations. The first Friday in December is Acker Night, where the Square is closed to traffic, and all of the shops and restaurants/bars have musicians playing. Also there are two separate Christmas parades.

So what are you waiting for, come visit and explore all that Prescott and The Historic Downtown Courthouse Square has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75

Book now for winter and into next year and save. By reserving early we are offering special rates that will fall into next year. Further incentives include weekly and monthly stays. You must contact the owner directly for this opportunity. Larry Schmidt at (928)499-9213. Discounts can be added for additional days on existing stays upon request and approval.
Please view our other properties: The Terrace (VRBO 423532) and The Cottage (VRBO 442389), which are both within 2.5 blocks of the Historic Downtown Square

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.