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Top-of-the-Town Penthouse with Celestial Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 Jerome

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Jerome

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Master bath has claw-footed tub with hand-held shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Single trundle bed that converts to a double sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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


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Top-of-the-Town Penthouse with Celestial Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Place was extremely clean and well updated. Views were gorgeous. Absolutely everything we needed. Owner was very responsive with my questions. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view and loved the history of the town

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property, the view is gorgeous, clean and comfortable. Parking was a little confusing at first, but not a problem once we figured it out. Lots to do in Jerome and a great home base for day trips. We loved it! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this unique property. Beautiful finishes. About 30 minutes from Sedona.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lives up to the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time in this home. The views are just as spectacular as we had hoped and the house is as adorable as the photos show. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Phoenix International
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Jerome

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$67.37

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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