About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath, and kitchenette, walkable to restaurants and shops!
I call my home The Nest. This is a prime location near shops, restaurants, DU, Safeway, and light-rail. You have a separate entrance to a fully remodeled basement apartment including 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, work-space, laundry room and kitchenette.
You have your choice between Marriott pillows, My Pillow pillows, and some temper-pedic pillows. (I take my pillows seriously!) There are 14 restaurants of all ethnicities within 400 yards, and a Starbucks only 100 yards away. Welcome to The Nest!
This is a 1950's home that was fully and lovingly renovated just a couple years ago. I live in the upstairs level, and the garden level is all yours with a separate entrance -- even a separate custom-lit walkway from the street.
While I want to be here to greet you as you arrive, if I'm unable to there is a keypad entrance for easy access. The check-in hours are from 3pm to 8pm, but if you are here outside those hours, just contact me and we'll make it happen.
You have a separate, private entrance with solar operated lanterns that light up your path at night. I will not enter your space during your stay here unless there is an emergency or at your invitation.
2 x bedrooms (The first bedroom has a queen bed and dresser, the second bedroom has a queen bed, and in the living room there is even a futon which can turn into a full-size bed (with two super cozy mattress toppers!)
This price is for 2 people but it will fit up to 6! (But that is cozy, I gotta tell you! I do ask for $10 per person extra for each person over the initial 2. Just let me know how many people and I'll give you a custom quote.
The kitchenette has a sink, refrigerator, Keurig, microwave, nutri-bullet blender, toaster, crock-pot, hot-water jug, basic dishware, and basic condiments. The bathroom has a shower (no tub).
All of these rooms are yours and won't be shared with anyone else.
Interaction with guests
I am in my portion of the house, but am here for you if you want to chat, get advice on the hot spots, where to eat, shop, directions, etc. If you're up for a walk, I'm always up for a walk through the neighborhood -- just ask! Maybe we'll even end up at the Thai restaurant near by!
Other things to note
I do have three cats, and while they have no access to your apartment you may hear them scurrying about early in the morning. Then, of course, they sleep the rest of the day because, well, they're cats. Note about cat allergies: The cats have never been in your apartment suite but there is a rug and chair that they have previously lounged around on. Those have been washed, scrubbed, and vacuumed, but if you have serious allergies this might not be a good fit for you.
I do work from home too, so am in and out all day. You may hear me walking around. But I ain't dancin', so it shouldn't be that loud!
There is street parking, but you'll want to park on the east side. The west side you can park from 6pm to 8am and all day Sunday.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Polly Letofsky
My name is Polly, and I spent years -- YEARS -- traveling around the world. While that was always a good time, I am thrilled to be settled into the quiet, but hip neighborhood of Cory Merrill in Denver. My claim to fame is that I'm the first woman to walk around the world. That lead to the writing of a book about my walk, and that lead me straight into a new business in the publishing industry. So now I am running a bustling little publishing company. (The garage out in the back has been transformed into the My Word Publishing World Headquarters! You can almost always find me out there bringing new stories into the world) Because of my walking history, I still lead a walk every Sunday morning, followed by breakfast. If you're here on a Sunday morning, please join us, it's a hoot!
Polly Letofsky purchased this House in 2017
Why Polly Letofsky chose Denver County
Cory-Merrill is a HOT neighborhood, just having been voted the second Most Livable Neighborhood in Denver by 5280 Magazine. If you can walk 100 yards to a mile you've got yourself a wide variety of restaurants and shops from South Gaylord, DU, Wash Park, and Colorado Blvd. You in the mood for Thai food? Boom, 2.5 blocks away. Vietnamese food? Boom, 1 block away. Italian, pizza, Chinese, Asian, Mexican, and the good ol' Ihop all within 1-3 blocks. If you can walk a full mile it opens your options 10-fold! Besides food, there are also a number of parks near by, the closest is 1.5 blocks away with basketball court and tennis courts for your use.
What makes this House unique
The Nest sits right between two light-rail stops: .6 miles to one (Colorado Station), 1.2 miles to the other (DU) -- which also has Denver's B-Cycle (Denver's bicycle-share program). We also sit just 2 blocks from Colorado Blvd, and the entrance to I-25, which are the two main thoroughfares in Denver. We're 6 miles from both downtown and DTC, ($11 - $15 Uber ride) and 18 miles to the airport (Uber costs: $23 in low hours, $40 in rush hours) Bus to downtown is 200 yards away. The parking is street parking only, but there is plenty of it. Bike trails that encompass the city are a 1/2 mile and 1 mile away in three different directions.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved it so much!! Polly was a sweet lady & the apartment was very clean & cozy!
We are planning to revisit in August and will definitely stay here again! Thank you for the hospitality and stay!
It is beautiful
I wasn’t able to stay the entire time after all. However, everything about this place is wonderful and Polly is a very gracious host!
Hopefully next time you'll stay the whole time! As long as you were well taken care of, that's what we want.
Great place, don't miss!
The Nest is a wonderful hidden gem in the Denver area. Polly is an wonderful host who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable! This is close to downtown but also very easy access to I-25 to get anywhere in the metro area. My husband, adult daughter and I stayed in the unit for 4 days.
The unit is perfect - 2 bedroom and a nice bath with a large living room, cable, wi-fi, kitchenette and even a washer and dryer. The kitchen area is well stocked with lots of thoughtful extras. Some games and cards in case you have a rainy or lazy day. Beds are comfy too. Definitely check out the menus and what to do in Denver if you are not familiar with area. We ate at an Italian restaurant, Viale's, which was very close by and wonderful!!
We highly recommend The Nest if you need a place to stay in the Denver area!
Thank you Polly for all your hospitality :))
Stephanie, Stuart and their daughter were the kind of people I want to stay here all the time, and what I envisioned when I started the Nest.
I'm so glad you guys discovered Viale's! It's just a little dangerous being only 2 blocks away ha ha. Next time you come we should all go to the Thai Pot right across from them. I'm coming too!!
Can't wait til you come back to Denver.
Adorable and comfortable
The Nest was perfect. It was super cute, clean, and perfect location for us. Polly left a sweet note along with a few treats for our arrival and made sure we had everything that we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable. Everything was also very clean. When we decide to visit Denver again I hope we can stay at the nest.
Alexandra and her boyfriend were perfect guests. Wish they could've stayed longer! They were super clean -- even started laundry for me before they left. I never expect guests to be quiet and "self-reliant", but they were -- which makes for a respectful and fabulous guest. Please come again!!
Thanks for your hospitality Polly. Your place worked out just right for us while we were in town for a volleyball tournament.
Thank you for choosing The Nest, Sandy. You and Shannon were so quiet and self-sufficient, I wouldn't have even known you were there! I hope your daughter did great in her volleyball tourney.
Home away from home
Staying at The Nest was like being at home. Polly is a gracious host. The location is perfect with easy parking, access to freeways, shopping, and public transit. My husband and I were celebrating a late honeymoon and Polly welcomed us with flower petals, electric candles, and a red velvet bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes (which is a 2 block walk from the property) - a very sweet surprise. Safeway is a quick walk around the corner. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Target, and Sprouts are all within 2 miles of The Nest. The home is clean and accommodating with cable TV, WiFi, and laundry in the unit. We loved staying here and agree that this will be our choice for lodging whenever we visit Denver. Thanks, Polly! :)
Sharon and Lamonte have just been voted Guests of the Year. They greeted me with big warm smiles and I felt like I knew them forever. I wish I could have spent more time with them, but hey, they weren't here in Denver to see me. They left The Nest sparkling clean -- including doing the laundry! I wish all guests could be like them. Hurry back!
We are located near two lightrail stops, 1 mile from DU, and near multiple hospitals, and walkable to multitudes of restaurants and shopping.