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The Prickly Pear in the Davis Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 11

The Prickly Pear is a Solitaire model manufactured home which was built by Elliot Homes, Inc. Included in its 1848 square feet are 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The Prickly Pear comes with a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, plus a laundry room with a washer/dryer. With 1 king size bed, 1 queen, 2 doubles, and 2 twins, The Prickly Pear sleeps 9 people comfortably. No smoking. Pets welcome. There is central heat AND central ac. There are fans in every room.

Clarissa Valdez
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018


Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Waste comprising of garbage & rubbish (such as bottles, cans, disposables, food packaging, food scraps) should be thrown away & not stacked on floors
  • Do not place hot coals in the dumpster. If you start a fire, wild or otherwise, you will be held liable.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
* Washer and Dryer * Keurig Coffee System * Coffee Grinder * Coffee * Full Size Refrigerator w/ Freezer * Microwave * Stove/Oven * WiFi * Firepit * Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace * Big Screen TV w/ DVD & VCR (no cable/broadcast TV) * Graco Pack 'n Play * High Chair * Backyard Slide and Swing Set


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(7 traveler reviews)

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The Prickly Pear in the Davis Mountains
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

It made my vacation possible because it was so affordable

  • 5 of 5

I don't need much when I travel because I spend most of my time outside, so this place worked out well for me. It was spotless when I arrived and it was clear that they had thought of just about everything. The pictures reflect the property perfectly.

The only negative were the beds. Those mattresses are way too old to still be in use and the plastic covering underneath very old and thin linens will leave you sweating all night. One twin mattress didn't have the plastic on it, so I tried it out. It was still incredibly uncomfortable. So much so that I drove to Alpine the next day and bought one of those egg crate mattress toppers, some sheets and a couple of pillows. It definitely helped.

If the mattresses aren't able to be replaced at this time, I'd suggest traveling with some comfortable bedding for your stay. I personally wouldn't mind paying a higher rate for new mattresses.

Other than that, it's quiet, clean, nobody bothers you, and it's close to so many things around. If you're with a group or family, there's plenty of board and card games and a pretty sweet movie collection.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, roomy mobile home near heart of Fort Davis.

  • 4 of 5

The Prickly Pear was a comfortable and reasonably priced lodging alternative in Ft Davis. Pros include the immaculate interior, plenty of room including 4 bedrooms, comfortable living area (well equipped with movies and toys if you have small children), affordability, plenty of hot water with good water pressure, and a full kitchen. The property is however located in a charmless neighborhood with dirt streets and the yard (like those of the neighbors) is not even minimally landscaped or with any pleasant touches. The rental experience could be really improved with better linens and towels, nicer mattresses, and a little effort towards a patio or outdoor sitting area. All that said, it is true to its listing, is not expensive, and did not disappoint us.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to State Park and lots of space

  • 4 of 5

Clean house, lots of space, well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels, location close to State Park, easy to find, easy entry...all these things are good. Price per night is very reasonable, but all the fees, insurance, etc. tripled the cost for our 3 day stay! Living room furniture is old and not very comfortable, but serviceable. Beds are firm, but covered in hard plastic, and some of the fitted sheets did not stay in place. Entry steps at both the front and rear need replacing. Good plumbing except the 2nd bath toilet continued to run if you didn't wiggle the flush handle again. Dirt road and dry desert yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

The house served us well. We had plenty of room. Being on the handicapped side, it was difficult to climb the stairs outside and there was very little room to sit on the porch to enjoy the outside weather. Using my wheel walker was a bit inconvenient as the doors were a bit narrow, but only one was not passable. The king bed that I was on had a very old spring mattress on it and it was not the best to sleep on. But all-in-all, we did enjoy ourselves and would consider a stay at the Prickly Pear again. It would be very nice and more enjoyable with at least a larger deck out front with a canopy to protect from the sun. It was too bad that the rear deck was not able to be used. We loved the weather, as we have in the past. Also, Mrs. Valdez was so very helpful each time that I spoke with her on the phone. I thank her for that.

Some of my comments are not meant to be derogatory, only suggestions that we felt might be taken into consideration. With a few improvements, the Prickly Pear would be a top notch vacation home.

Also, the woodpeckers were busy pecking holes in the outside siding.

Thank you all!

Have a Great Day.

Terry Posch

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your review of our home. We have engaged a contractor to install a ramp entrance to the front of the home for those guests for whom the stairs are a challenge. Though we will continue to advertise our home as not wheelchair accessible since the roads remain dirt and there are no sidewalks. Also, we have touched base with our local nature center regarding our resident woodpeckers. Based on their response, we believe they are covered under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This statute makes it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell birds listed therein, however, we will do some more research to see how we may be able to discourage their visits. We appreciate your honest feedback, as it makes us better hosts.
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beautiful property, fantastic value

  • 4 of 5

This rental property exceeded my expectations! Great location, well furnished, clean and comfortable... a fantastic value! Thank you for an unforgettable vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay. Our team strives to make visitors happy. It is so wonderful to know that we exceeded your expectations. Your willingness to speak as a reference on our behalf is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support and consideration in support of our endeavors. Your perspective and encouragement mean a great deal to us.
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  • 5 of 5

My stepdaughter lives in Marfa, so we have been visiting West Texas for years, staying in trendy cottages, hotels and teepees. I like Fort Davis best, because 1) there is no train going through and blasting its horn several times a night 2) it isn't as expensive 3) it has a very good grocery store with a lot of natural foods as well as a regular grocery 4) close to everything but in the middle of nowhere

This was our third time to stay in Fort Davis, and the Prickly Pear was everything we could want. There are four bedrooms, two and a half baths and two very comfortable sofas. The neighborhood is quiet although it is just a couple of blocks from the highway. We are 'foodies' and always look for a compatible kitchen, and this one was perfect. There is also a grill outside and wood provided. A dishwasher, microwave and everything else we could think of was right there.

Wi-fi is provided but no cable tv. Games, DVDs, and plenty of room were great when we got rained out. Comfortable beds. A beautiful view of the Davis Mountains out the front door, where we could sit and drink coffee and watch the sun come up. There was a wood burning fireplace and double hung windows and central air and heat for comfort. It was just perfect, our best trip yet, and we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Prickly Pear. We hope that you travel to Fort Davis again soon and that you'll consider visiting us again. We want The Prickly Pear to be a place where family and friends can connect and relax. We really appreciate you taking the time to offer such a thoughtful comment on your time at at our home.
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Nearest Airport
167 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Alpine Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Marfa Lights.

* Golf.

* Museums.

* Galleries.

* Parks.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Museum of the Big Bend.

* Big Bend Cowboys Baseball.

* Sul Ross State University.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fort Davis National Historic Site.

* Davis Mountains State Park.

* Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

* McDonald Observatory.

* Balmorhea State Park.

* Fort Davis Hammerfest Race in April

* Fort Davis Cyclefest Tour in September

* Davis Mountains Education Center

* Chinati Foundation in Marfa

* Coolest 4th Celebration in July

* Marfa Lights Festival on Labor Day Weekend

* Marfa Film Festival in May

* Viva Big Bend Food & Music Festivals


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping $120 + Tax

Rates are dependent upon the maximum number of guests you report for your entire stay.
Pricing will not fluctuate down because all guests might not stay all nights.
We book on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
Please consider purchasing cancellation protection for your non-refundable payments.
Do not place hot coals in the dumpster. If you start a fire, wild or otherwise, you will be held liable.
Check-in is through a keypad lock and you may check-in anytime after 4 pm. Though we do encourage you to arrive before midnight because we will not be available for assistance between 12 am and 8 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund