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Top-of-the-Town Penthouse with Celestial Views

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom / Sleeps 4

New monthly rate $3,000.00 (no discount given on shorter stays.)
Situated on the 2nd floor of a 2-story historic home, this celestial penthouse offers quintessential 200º eagle’s nest views. Includes wrap-around porch, loft-study, full-kitchen, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sofa bed. Sleeps 4 total.
Featured on the Jerome Home Tour, this Historic home is high on the hill with stunning vistas of the Sycamore, Sedona and Verde Valleys. 2nd Floor perch offers elevated privacy and an easy walk to restaurants, shops & saloons.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath has claw-footed tub with hand-held shower....moreless


  • Books:

    The unit offers a selection of books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    2 blocks from town center.

  • Mountain View:

    Elevated perch has breathtaking views of entire Sedona Valley. This is the 'Home with the Million Dollar View'....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    The unit has a gas-fueled pot bellied stove with a cozy, visible flame....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Includes outside deck chairs and table. Perfect for relaxing Happy Hours. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound deck offers expansive views of the Sycamore, Sedona and Verde Valleys with Humphrey's Peak on the horizon....moreless



from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 3.5%


Rates subject to seasonal adjustment, contact us for details.

Interested in renting for longer than 2 nights? Please contact our Property Manager for more information.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Phoenix International
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

Jerome is known as: “America's Most Vertical City” and the “Largest Ghost Town in America”. Situated high on Cleopatra hill (5,200 feet), it is located 100 miles (2 hours) north of Phoenix on State Route 89A between Sedona and Prescott. Supported in its heyday by rich copper mines, it was home to more than 10,000 people in the 1920s. The mine eventually produced over $1 billion in copper, gold and silver and the boom-town became the eye of the hurricane for America's wild west. It was so wild that it earned the dubious title 'The Wickedest Town in America'.

However, as the ore deposits exhausted, the mines closed, and the population dwindled to fewer than 100 by the mid-1950s. Efforts to save the town succeeded when residents turned to tourism and retail sales. Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1967. Today Jerome is an enchanting town and a photographer's paradise, it has art galleries, saloons, wine tastings, coffee houses, restaurants, a state park, interesting museums and bountiful hiking trails in the nearby mountains. It’s easy to spend an entire day exploring the town’s winding streets, hidden alleyways, vintage architecture and the haunting “hog’s back” cemetery. The current population is just under 500.

Ideally situated for outdoor activities, Jerome is located in Arizona's Black Hills within the Prescott National Forest. The Woodchute Mountain wilderness area is 3 miles west of Jerome and the 7,726-foot high Mingus Mountain is 4 miles south of town.

In addition, the nearby Verde Canyon Railroad is a wilderness adventure not to be missed. Winding through towering canyon walls only accessible by rail, this ride follows the lush Verde River from Clarkdale to the Perkinsville Ghost Ranch and back. This riparian area is blessed with astonishing beauty.

Being centrally located, Jerome is also a perfect home base to explore northern Arizona. Drive from Jerome to Clarkdale (6 miles), Cottonwood (10 miles), Sedona (20 miles), Prescott (30 miles), Flagstaff (60 miles) and even the Grand Canyon (145 miles) and then return to Jerome to relax for the evening and dine at one of its several fine restaurants. Then just relax on the oversized deck and enjoy the awe-inspiring view that no other city in Arizona can offer.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1983

About: “All who wander are not lost….” This historic property is owned by the “Hermanos Gillenwater, L.P.” (“Gillenwater Brothers”). As life-long Arizona residents, the 3 Gillenwater brothers (Todd, Troy & Gil - as pictured above) are adventurers at heart having explored both far and wide. Long fascinated by Jerome, they made it one of their stops in 1982 when they hiked 810-miles across the state of Arizona. The following year serendipitous circumstances led them to purchase the property known locally as the, “The Home with the Million Dollar View”. Moving on to grander adventures across the globe, including numerous expeditions into the “Hidden Lands” of Tibet, the Gillenwater’s have always returned to Jerome as a place of sanctuary, rest, celebration and exercise. The multiple hikes on the nearby Woodchute & Mingus Mountains are some of their favorites in the State. Their home is also centrally located for both mountain and road bicycling. And the nearby “Spirit Room” saloon is one of their favorite “watering holes” after a full day of outside activity. All 3 of the Gillenwater brothers are involved in the real estate industry in Arizona. Gil is also President of the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, Inc. an organization that works on the Arizona/Mexico border. With the Gillenwater’s keen interest in hiking, biking, Buddhism, meditation, yoga and beer, Jerome’s intriguing atmosphere and sequestered location is the perfect get-away from the travails of everyday life and work.

Why Jerome, AZ, USA:
In all their travels, the Gillenwater brothers have never found a place that feels quite like Jerome. Its elevated location and expansive views are reminiscent of the grandeur and beauty they encountered in the Himalayas of southeast Asia, the steppes of Mongolia, the Semien Mountains of Ethiopia and even the Andes of Bolivia. The views from their home are truly unparalleled in all of Arizona. The house itself is two stories. The penthouse occupies the upper floor affording exquisite vistas of the valley far below and beyond. The original home was purportedly built in 1889. It was subject to a series of Jerome’s infamous fires and was rebuilt more than once. Due to its unique position at the bend in the highway, it occupies a vantage point that invites some of the most spectacular views in all of Jerome. Accordingly, it was named by the community, “The Home with the Million Dollar View”. In 2011, it was the featured home on the, “47th Annual Jerome Historic Building & Home Tour”.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unlike crowded hotels and Bed & Breakfasts, the “The Top-of-the-Town Penthouse with Celestial Views' offers the luxury of privacy along with a full kitchen and expanded private viewing deck. Just a short walk to downtown, this property affords the best of both worlds – privacy and proximity.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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