The Prickly Pear by Curated Stays: Long or Short Stays

  • Living/Dining/Kitchen
    Living/Dining/Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Kitchen Peninsula Seats 4
    Kitchen Peninsula Seats 4
  • Dining With Seating For Ten
    Dining With Seating For Ten
  • Twin Bedroom #1
    Twin Bedroom #1
  • Twin Bedroom #1
    Twin Bedroom #1
  • The Prickly Pear
    The Prickly Pear
  • One of Two Driveways
    One of Two Driveways
  • Front Porch
    Front Porch
  • Sit Awhile...
    Sit Awhile...
  • Come on in!
    Come on in!
  • Bedroom Wing
    Bedroom Wing
  • Guest Bathroom
    Guest Bathroom
  • Twin Bedrom
    Twin Bedrom
  • Blackout Blinds
    Blackout Blinds
  • Dining
    Dining
  • New Shower in Master Bathroom
    New Shower in Master Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom
    Master Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom
    Master Bathroom
  • Workspace in Master Bedroom
    Workspace in Master Bedroom
  • Back Porch
    Back Porch
  • Back Yard
    Back Yard
  • Twin Bedroom #2
    Twin Bedroom #2
$184-392/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 7-8
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We love the Prickly Pear. It was the first house we purchased and remodeled for guests. It has many lovelies in it which are precious to us: Deirdre's aunt's enormous dining table from a Catholic convent in Missouri, copper plates her grandfather brought back from Mexico in the 1960s, and amazing clerestory windows above the whole living/dining/kitchen which bathe the home in beautiful, natural light all day long. It's near the Expo Center and airport and close to ACU. Please contact us for a video tour of the property.

Enjoy:
+self check-in
+vaulted ceilings
+spacious living areas
+fast wifi
+new mattresses and bedding
+full kitchen
+2 driveways (room for trailers)
+a quiet, safe neighborhood

Our home is 2 miles to:
+Expo Center, Youth Sports Center, downtown, ACU

We have an additional, comparable home just down the street if you’d like to house two groups close to one another.

Cancellation Policy: No refund will be issued for any reason.

Deirdre is a transplant to Texas and Jeff is a native. We remodeled and decorated our houses ourselves and treasure each part. We enjoy sharing them with travelers who also appreciate the little details and a comfortable, boutique stay.

After living in Dallas for a dozen years (and suffering years of one-way, hour-long commutes) upon our move to Abilene we decided to live in an area as centrally located as possible: we wanted to be close to everything. We love our neighborhood because it is established, safe, and has trees. MANY, many pecan trees. If you visit in season you can pick up fresh pecans off the street.

Deirdre is a former Latin instructor and current property manager and owner of Curated Stays. She usually has AirPods in and is listening to an audio book or podcast while caring for guests and homes. Weekends will find her with her friends scavenging estate sales and tag sales for treasures.

Jeff is usually downtown where he serves as the Executive Director of Frontier Texas, a local history museum.

Our four children have flown the coop. Three sons and a DIL live in Moscow, Idaho and attend or have matriculated from New Saint Andrews College. Our daughter and her husband live in Phoenix, Arizona. Deirdre visits them all as frequently as possible.

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
Setting & View
  • City
  • City Skyline View
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Master Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
  • Guest Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 7-8
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed, 1 Floor Mattress
  • Twin Guest Bedroom – 2 Twin beds
  • Twin Guest Bedroom – 2 Twin beds, 1 Floor Mattress
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Room Darkening Shades
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Attractions
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
  • Home Wide Doorway