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Bird Nest Hideaway 5 short walkable blocks from downtown Prescott

Bedrooms 1
Space 440 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

This is an adorable and fully independent stand alone apartment (450 square feet approx.) 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 and in the tree branches. 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, bars and the beautiful court house plaza (square).

The owwner has lived in Prescott 40 plus 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 roam around and do his businesl. 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

Beth Olmstead
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Beth Olmstead

I am a nurse in Prescott and work part time at the local hospital, YRMC. I have 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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Prescott Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Bird Nest Hideaway 5 short walkable blocks from downtown Prescott
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 34 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

A quiet hideaway close to town

  • 5 of 5

"Hideaway" is a great way to describe this cozy space good for a single person or couple. It is in a quiet neighborhood that is easy walking distance to town as well as an urban park with extensive trails, where I hiked with my dog. A gas fireplace and quaint bird decorating theme adds to the charm.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place, Convenient Location

  • 4 of 5

The house is a short distance from "downtown", Whiskey Row area. We walked one night but it was really cold so we drove the next day. The house has some old-fashioned decor but do you really care when the price and location are great??? Also, the bedroom is small but the bed is comfortable and that's what really matters. The owner has Netflix and WiFi which is always nice. We had a very nice stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, as I do state in my description of my little' bird nest' hideaway, it is quietly nestled atop an unused garage amongst and looking out through the trees. The square footage is a well designed 440 square feet with a full size modern bath and full modern kitchen with a full sized fridge and range and oven with an open kitchen living area space. The bedroom is approx. 10ftX10ft, small and private with a queen size bed and under bed drawers and a side table and drawers on each side of the bed. A sunny east facing window welcomes your day both in the bedroom and also in the living room area and kitchen. I'm not sure what is meant by 'old fashioned decor' other than maybe the abundance of bird related ornamentation, many of which have been given to me as gifts from guests themselves.
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Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Clean and adorable little apartment with everything you need. Beth is a super host.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, cute and cozy home away from home. Thank you Beth for allowing us to stay at your place. Would happily recommend to others for a place to stay in Prescott. The only minor issue to note would be that the bedroom was a bit small with not much room to get around the bed. But we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first comment as to the size around the bed in the bedroom I've received. It is the 'Bird Nest', a very well designed 440 square feet of living space with a full kitchen and a full bath and a washer and dryer and lots of windows. There is 3 feet on either side of the bed and 2 feet at the foot of the bed. I used to have only a double bed in the bedroom offering more room around the bed but I found folks much more preferred the bigger size of the queen bed to sleep in as a couple. I could move the bed against the wall but then again, when couples are staying there they prefer the ability to get out of bed without disrupting their partner.
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Great Place to stay in Prescott!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to find this 1 bedroom near downtown, and lucky again with a white Christmas! Beth (the owner) has definitely done a great job with just about everything inside and out. Clean, modern, private apartment, 2 HD TV's, DVD, central stove heating, queen bed, included dishes, microwave etc. And very nicely decorated by Beth. We enjoyed our stay and the white Christmas when there. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Phoenix (shuttle availble)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Prescott
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Flagstaff, Az
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Prescott
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Flagstaff, Az
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
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Vernon-Victorian homes and Senator 'Highway'
Nearest Point of Interest
Ken Lindley Field-softball all summer long
Nearest Point of Interest
Sharlot Hall Museum-make time for this place
Nearest Point of Interest
J. S. Acker Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cupper's Coffee House-my personal favorite
Nearest Point of Interest
Turn in to alleyway off Virginia for Bird Nest entry and par
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.32%

THE REMAINDING 50% IS DUE IN CASH ON ARRIVAL, please. If you prefer you may send a personal check or echeck for this remaining amount in order to avoid having to bring cash. It must reach me in enough time before your arrival to clear the bank.
30 nights or more is considered a month and the tax rate is only 2% for long term stay.

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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