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Top-of-the-Town Penthouse with Celestial Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.


Property Manager
Sue
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Sue

“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.

Sue purchased this house in 1983

Why Sue chose Capital Territory & High Country

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”.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Jerome House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath has claw-footed tub with hand-held shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Single trundle bed that converts to a double sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Top-of-the-Town Penthouse with Celestial Views
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
5

Beautiful House and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as described, and the views are truly magnificent!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely exquisite. The view was spectacular having the porch to overlook the beautiful valley be

  • 5 of 5

Was so relaxing...we were with friends from Chicago they were very taken with the beauty. The home was so comfortable and fully equipped. We really enjoyed how this home was tastefully done. Definitely can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

amazing view

  • 5 of 5

the penthouse is very clean and nicely updated, wonderful views and feel to the place. If you need a really hard bed none of them are, but I am overly sensitive to a bed firmness so for most it would be fine. If you have kids works well as the 2nd bedroom has two twin mattresses, but that bedroom is small, really great to have to baths, the furnishings are very nice and the deck outside! Wow-

the stairs to get up to the second floor are difficult, especially with luggage, parking can be a challenge but found a spot just down the street- we would definitely return. When we had a question, Sue was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The home is as advertised. Amazing view, very clean, and quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

This was a different type of stay for us this time around. Although this house has a beautiful view we were a bit shocked when we arrived to a house that had not been taken care of by the cleaning crew. We promptly called Sue who spoke with the cleaning crew. We headed out for a bit and came back to a house more like what was expected. We did run out of supplies, however. It's possible this house doesn't provide trash bags, paper towels, detergent for the dishwasher, and sponges but I'm used to those supplies being available for use. I don't like leaving dirty dishes in the sink when I leave.

Besides those little issues we enjoyed this condo very much. It has a great picture window and the balcony is amazing! We spent most nights out on the balcony enjoying the beautiful weather. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. It has an attached bathroom with a claw foot tub. There is a shower in the other bathroom to use. The other bedroom has a daybed with trundle that will expand the bed to a double/queen. It was fine for our friends staying with us.

Overall we had a great time. I only wish the house had more supplies and had been ready for us upon check-in. The view made it all worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Very comfortable with a fantastic view of the Verde Valley

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay at when in Jerome!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Phoenix International
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sedona
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Flagstaff
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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