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Bird Nest Hideaway 5 short walkable blocks from downtown Prescott

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Prescott Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Freestanding apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This is an adorable and fully independent stand alone apartment above a non-used garage (so there are a few steps to get up to it). There are trees all around it. Looking out the numerous windows one gets the feeling of living in a nest like a bird. There are several active bird nests in Spring and Summer right outside on the porches. It's one block off famous Mt. Vernon Street and the Victorian homes. Senator Highway (the main road out to the Bradshaw mountains and the pines) is right down the same street. It's an easy 5-10 minute walk to historical downtown Prescott and all its fun activities, music, coffee shops, antique shops, restaurants and bars.

The owwner has lived in Prescott 40 years and lives in the main house up front right on Goodwin street. She is available to meet any needs you might have and answer just about any questions about the area. She is also dog friendly and there's a yard provided for a dog to do his business as well (shared with my friendly 7 year old small shepherd). It is located in a residential/rental neighborhood known as the Joslin/Whipple Historical district. The main house is a little cottage bungalow style built in about 1924 and she added this little stand alone apartment in 2007.

Keywords: Small 1 bedroom 'secluded hideaway' upstairs single apartment

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Beth Olmstead
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Beth Olmstead

I am a nurse in Prescott and work part time at the local hospital, YRMC. I have one dog and one cat and have lived in Prescott since 1974 when I graduated from high school. I'd spent summers up here as a kid in Groom Creek since I was about 11 years old. My sister and her husband rent our old family cabin in Groom Creek out through VRBO, also.

Beth Olmstead purchased this apartment in 2004

What makes this apartment unique

I personally love living in the heart of historical downtown Prescott and never tire of my leisurely strolls to the courthouse area for early AM coffee, or to listen to one of the many summer concerts on 'the square' or at a local music hotspot. I've traveled a bit in my time and have never found a place I'd rather live. Great year round relaxing and good clean fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Beth,

Just wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed the Bird Nest Hideaway. We were very comfortable and literally felt 'at home.' We also fell in love with Prescott and would like to visit again and when we do, we'll be sure to stay at the Bird Nest Hideaway. Once again, thank you.

Nov 2015
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Bird Nest Hideaway 5 short walkable blocks from downtown Prescott
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Such a charming place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed staying at the Birds Nest. It was clean, well kept and had everything that we could have wanted to make our stay comfortable. We really liked the quaint relaxing deck too. Thank you Beth. We will definitely be back here to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice review. I try to make it the place I would love to stay at were I the traveler/tourist. I'm happy to know I have succeeded.
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Greendale, WI

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet apartment felt more like a stand-alone house! It was very private, spotless, and tastefully decorated. Beth thought of everything, down to the smallest detail. The bed was VERY comfortable, which was very important since my husband has back problems. My son stayed with us one night on the sofa sleeper, and said it was also comfortable. We hope to rent it again sometime!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly appreciate you folks taking the time to write this nice review. Thank you......
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Thunder's parents

  • 5 of 5

The Bird Nest is immaculate and close to town. Very private comfortable with two nice decks for relaxing.

Beth has thought of everything and is a great host.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice review, Linda and Bill. Thunder was great company for Kirby. And the Rocky Road ice cream did not go to waste.
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Prescott, AZ

A great little spot in a good location

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, relaxing and everything a couple needs to enjoy what Prescott has to offer. Beth is a helpful and congenial host. We look forward to staying at the Bird Nest again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Perfect Location - Attention to Detail - Outstanding Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

The Bird's Nest Hideaway is a private condo/apt near downtown Prescott. Beth, who rents the space, as a sweet local woman who has put a great amount of thought and detail into this rental. This is like a vacation home - fully equipped kitchen (cookware, silverware, plateware, etc), relaxing patio, charming environment, fireplace, and a generally pleasant atmosphere to stay in. For the same price (or less) as most hotels in the area, I highly recommend the Bird's Nest Hideaway for your next stay in Prescott (if it is available). You will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a short or long stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bird Nest Hideaway from April 18-20 and had a great experience! The apartment was exactly as advertised and proved to be a very comfortable and quiet. It was a reasonably short walk down the hill on Goodwin St. to get to the town square and Whiskey Row, so we were able to essentially park our car and walk all weekend (just remember the walk back up the hill requires a bit more effort). The property is convenient to a grocery store, restaurants, bars, and boutiques, so there are plenty of things to do without traveling far. Outdoor activities are available within a short drive as well. I recommend El Gato Azul for awesome tapas, Prescott Station for a great meal, and The Point for cocktails with a great 1920s speakeasy vibe.

The flat screen TV with cable and Netflix was great for the times we were lounging around the apartment. The unit is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare and serve a meal, and had everything we could have wanted for our weekend stay. The outdoor balconies are also great for relaxing, and were perfect for the late April weather.

I would definitely recommend this property for 1-4 people, and will likely stay here again if we head back to the Prescott area. Great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Nest Hideaway - accessed via back alley off Virginia St
Nearest Point of Interest
Courthouse Square-Historic Downtown Prescott
Nearest Point of Interest
Albertson's grocery store and shopping center
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Mt. Vernon-Victorian homes and Senator 'Highway'
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Ken Lindley Field-softball all summer long
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Sharlot Hall Museum-make time for this place
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J. S. Acker Park
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Cupper's Coffee House-my personal favorite
Nearest Point of Interest
Turn in to alleyway off Virginia for Bird Nest entry and par

Great backroad/backcountry exploring in the Bradshaw mountains and all around Prescott, actually. A YMCA and Yavapai College right here in town and the local library is 3 short blocks away. There's a coffee bar in the library as well.


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Prescott Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
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  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
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  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A full sized bath with stacking washer and dryer behind the door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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