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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Prescott Vacation Getaway Blends Historic Charm with Today’s Luxuries

Sitting on the front porch the other day, a couple riding their bikes stopped at the corner and said, “this has got to be the cutest street in America”.  Like this couple, I, too, fell in love with the tree-lined street of Prescott’s Mt. Vernon Avenue and recently gobbled up a vacation cottage there.  My passion for preservation, magnetism towards historic homes and the terrific real estate values got me hook, line and sinker.  So, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’m ready to share the cottage with others and am starting to market it as a vacation rental getaway.
Location, location, location.  Mt. Vernon is just a couple of blocks from the town square Prescott, Whiskey Row, eateries and the many antique shops that line Cortez.  Built in 1910, the cottage has a personality all its own. 
With my background in the luxury hospitality industry and in anticipation of a guests every need, it has been well appointed, including antiques and period furnishings, a well stocked kitchen with tools to create any feast, and rich linens and plush, thirsty towels.  With two bedrooms and two full baths, the cottage is nicely set up to accommodate family and friends.  Satellite TV and high speed internet will keep the techies connected, too.  Weekend or week-long stays are encouraged, and like the Phoenix/Scottsdale seasonal visitor, there is also a market for furnished vacation rentals in Prescott for a month or two.
Check out the complete rental details on VRBO, a terrific site targeted to those looking for vacation rental property and weekend getaways. 

Like Lombard Street in San Francisco or Michigan Avenue in Chicago, it didn’t take long to learn that having an address on Mt. Vernon is one that commands attention.   Even the organized tours make Mt. Vernon a must.  One thing is certain, sitting on the front porch watching the passersby is as close to perfect as I’ve ever found.  Well, sandy beaches and umbrella drinks, excluded.  It’s the ideal RX for that much deserved getaway.


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