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20% Winter Discount! Beautiful Cottage in the Pines 3 min to downtown Prescott,

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedoom 2 bath 2 masters , sleeps 7; summer ONLY bunkhouse sleeps 2 more

This woodland setting and historic craftsman style home is within walking distance to downtown Prescott and the Courthouse Shopping and Entertainment District. The remodeled home has all the modern amenities for a peaceful and luxurious getaway. Indoor and outdoor comfort boasting 3 furnished decks and outdoor patios overlooking landscaped yards, mountain views and privacy of 3/4 acre of land. The Prescott National Forest, hiking, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing and outstanding golf courses are all within 5-15 minute drive. Don't miss out on this lovely three bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 master queen suites located in a National Historic District, and nestled in the tall Ponderosa Pines for a true woodland vacation experience! Sleeps 7 guests in house and 2 additional guests can share the rustic bunk house, available in warm months ONLY (late Spring - early Fall). This property is a perfect choice for families or up to 3 couples.

The home, located in a quiet neighborhood, is just a few minutes walk from the downtown Prescott area! There are two outdoor barbecues: one built of stone for charcoal cooking and one free standing propane grill. The large fenced deck off the living room, offers both shade and sun for outdoor gatherings and outdoor dining.

In addition to the fenced deck the are 2 large outdoor flagstone patios: the patio outside the kitchen includes the outdoor cooking area of the property and a glass topped wrought iron table for dining. The 2nd flagstone patio is off the front of the home facing Vista Drive and has a seating/dining area for four with views to the north and Granite Mountain. There is a covered car port for parking adjacent to the kitchen entrance and a large private parking are on the lower portion of the property.

The interior is elegantly, yet comfortably decorated with three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The kitchen is highly functional and newly remodeled with all the dishes needed for everyday cooking or a barbecue outdoors for a gathering.

The home offers the privacy of 2 master suite bedrooms on each of two levels with queen beds and baths. The upper level master bedroom is adjacent to a full bath with both shower and tub. The lower level master with private entry, has a bath and shower, and is adjacent to the lower level sitting room with a convertible couch with single bed. Each master has a queen bed and HD TV, and closets. A third bedroom, sleeps 2 additional guests with a trundle bed that opens to two twin beds s located on the main level and shares a full bathroom with the queen master bedroom.

Also located on the main level is the kitchen with outdoor access to covered parking area and outdoor patios with both charcoal and propane barbecue areas ; main indoor dining area for six, living room with fireplace and HD-Smart TV, and access to large outdoor fenced deck with lockable gate. The deck is furnished with seating and dining area, are also on the main floor.

On the lower level there is a second queen master bedroom with HD TV, bath with shower, private seating area with a fold out couch sleeping one, and office furniture to set-up a computer. There is a private entry with a large parking area on the lower floor for easy access. Washer/dryer for extended stays greater than 2 days are located on the lower level.

Outside the lower level of the property there is a rustic bunkhouse which sleeps two for extra guests or play area/bunk-beds for older kids. Available in late spring through fall ONLY. The large yard offers plenty of space for children to safely play and enjoy the outdoors.

Don't miss out on the perfect location in a beautiful cottage nestled among the pines trees for your next visit to Prescott!

More Details

Kathleen Gillis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kathleen Gillis

Retired Owner

Kathleen Gillis purchased this house in 2002


Prescott House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bath located on main level for bedroom 1and 3
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Outdoor cabin: not available in winter, sleeps 2,: bunkbeds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , located main floor, studio beds for one or two
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower level, HD-TV, Bath with Shower, private entry,
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master, located main floor, adjacent to full bath, HD-TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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20% Winter Discount! Beautiful Cottage in the Pines 3 min to downtown Prescott,
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews

The best way to summarize our experience? Ridiculous.

  • 1 of 5

The home was beautiful as described, but dealing with the owner was a nightmare. Our stay was interrupted two days in when we were kicked out for refusing to sign an absurd paper contract containing several terms that would be illegal in the state of Arizona. Other terms of the contract were hand-written in the margins. Later, my deposit was withheld for a $300 repair to an oven door amid a plethora of other outrageous allegations—some of which, we were told, were reported by neighbors who had been spying on us? Creepy. We were also accused of leaving dog poop in the driveway. We don’t even have a dog. Ridiculous. Thankfully, my bank fully refunded me for the deposit and the time we were shorted.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, comfortable home in the pines just like its shown.

  • 5 of 5

We especially enjoyed the back patio area to set out and watch the monsoons roll in over the mountains, listen to birds, and dinners outside . The home was very clean and offered everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty location, interesting decor, lack of air movement a challenge in summer.

  • 3 of 5

This was a perfectly fine house with very nice landscaping. Unfortunately, there was no provision for cooling the house in the Arizona summer. Ceiling fans, a swamp cooler, or even more floor fans would have been a nice touch. Probably awesome in winter or fall but we were uncomfortable in June.

Also, the house is constructed in such a way that two of the bedrooms can't avoid every noise from the main bathroom. If you are sensitive to such things you should sleep in the bedrooms away from the bathroom.

The host was very nice and the house rules were easy to follow.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This home does have an excellent state of the art portable air conditioner. It cools the entire upstairs of the home, in addition the upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans that move air for additional comfort. Downstairs, the home is built into the hill and stays cool. Windows all have blinds that can be closed on the east side of the home to block sun, evenings are always cool in Prescott, elevation here is 5200. However, I do appreciate the guests comment and we did have an unusually warm Spring in Arizona this year, reaching record temperatures in Phoenix.
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my brother's celebration of life and thought it would be nice for our family to stay together in a house rather than a hotel. It was more than nice! This home is beautiful, comfortable and there was plenty of parking. We were all coming from different directions and at different times so we needed the parking space. Everything works great, was super clean and is quite spacious. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, cozy home

  • 4 of 5

This was a very cozy home with lots of great outdoor spaces to enjoy the forest. Close to town but you almost feel you are on a private road. Had a wonderful stay with family.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the property. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We would highly recommend it if you're looking to stay in the charming town of Prescott!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Prescott Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Whiskey Row
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Antelope Hills
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Grand Canyon Scenic Railroad, Camp Verde
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Historic Highway 66, Seligman, AZ
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
El Gato Azul or Park Plaza Deli, Goodwin Street
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Snowbowl ski resort, Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lynx Lake,
Car: recommended

Vista is the Pines, a beautifully restored, yet comfortable, Craftsman Cottage, built in 1930, is a 3 minute drive from downtown Prescott, AZ, and the historic Courthouse Plaza Entertainment, Restaurant and Shopping district.

The two level, 3/4 acre property with large off-road parking area, and three private entrances is located in a National Historic District and surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines, landscaped walks, gardens, 3 furnished outdoor patios with cooking areas, large furnished/ fenced \deck facing private backyard. The property sleeps 7, with 2 queen master suites, with an HDTV; 2 bathrooms, lower level sitting room includes sofa converting to single bed. A third bedroom on the upper level sleeps 2 guests. The fully remodeled modern kitchen has all the amenities needed for cooking for a large or small group with a breakfast bar seating two. The dining area, adjacent to the kitchen, seats up to 6 and leads to the living room that overlooks a large outdoor deck and private backyard. A covered parking area is adjacent to the kitchen, and 3 outdoor patios also on the main level. This home is great for a family of 6-7 or 3 couples . The property sleeps 9 in warm months ONLY. A rustic bunk house sleeps 2, for older children, teens and adults who love the adventure of sleeping in the bunk house during cool summer nights!

Outdoor sports enthusiasts including hikers, golfers, mountain climbers, mountain bikers, fisherman, birding enthusiasts, kayakers, hunters, paddeboarders, and those who love long walks in protected and pristine National Forests will find Prescott has it all to offer within 1-5 miles of Vista in the PInes! The City of Prescott has an extensive and well developed trail system that surrounds the entire City. Hikers will find a multitude of trails in the Prescott National Forests that surround the City. Several lakes are maintained by the City within 2-3 miles; Watson and Willow Lakes located on Hwy 89 rents kayaks and canoes or bring your own! Lynx and Goldwater Lakes are located in the Prescott National Forest and also offer stocked fishing.

The City of Prescott has a well maintained 18 hole golf course, Antelope Hills, approx. 3 miles from downtown Prescott. There are other private and public courses in Prescott area.

The City of Prescott also has a wonderful concert series that runs for most of the summer week nights on the downtown Courthouse Plaza. Grab a folding chair and join groups of residents and visitors in the cool summer nights. Before the concerts there are many terrific restaurants surrounding the Courthouse Plaza and side streets that offer excellent food and varied menus including authentic Mexican food, Thai food, steak houses, great hamburgers, Italian, and Pizza.

I like Park Plaza with reasonable prices, good food, and a large selection of wines and hand-crafted beer that changes monthly. Also try outdoor dining on the creek at El Gato Azul, great chef with an ever-changing menu, located adjacent to Park Plaza. If you like Thai, try TERRA Restaurant across from the Courthouse Plaza. Excellent!

Every weekend May-September there are terrific

craft and art shows at the Courthouse.

If you love Historic Towns of the Old Cowboy West, Prescott is the place to discover how Arizona was settled. Visit the outstanding Sharlot Hall Historic Museum with the first Arizona Territorial Governor''s Residence and a magnificent heritage rose garden. If you come in late June, get rodeo tickets right away to the Oldest Rodeo in the country, right here in Prescott ! One of the leading western rodeos in the West. The rodeo arena is 2 miles from the property, but get there early for parking and/or tickets. July 4th is a huge celebration, don't miss the parade downtown and fun all weekend long!

There are many great places to visit in Northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon is a 2hr. drive, or you can take the train to the Grand Canyon that runs out of Williams, AZ., about an hour south of Flagstaff on Hwy. 89, approx. an hour from Prescott. The old mining town of Jerome is a short 1 hour trip across the Bradshaw Mountains and has many unique gift shops and wine tasting rooms. Jerome is the gateway to the Northern Arizona Wine Country. Visit several award winning wineries in Cottonwood, Clarkdale, and Camp Verde. This is a great way to tour the Verde Valley in Yavapai County and taste some great wine. l recommend Page Spring Winery in Clarkdale with many fine wines, food, and fabulous deck that overlooks the Verde River. Heaven!!

Within a 1-1/2 hour drive toward the Verde Valley visit ancient and well preserved Aztec ruins at Montezuma's Well off Hwy I-17, near Clarkdale. After visiting the ruins, it is a short drive to Cliff Castle Casino. A few more miles north on I- 17, DO NOT MISS magnificent Sedona Red Rocks and Village of Sedona, one of the many highlights of Northern Arizona! There is much to see and enjoy. Welcome to Precott, Arizona!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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