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In Bisbee it's a Crime Not to Do Time in the Ok Street Jail

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, Cable T.V., WiFi

The OK Street Jailhouse is a great place to stay while in Bisbee on vacation or business. Built in 1904 as the local branch of the County Jail, this jail was the arm of the prison system until 1915, when a larger facility had to be constructed to keep up with the increased 'boarder' demand of a booming mining town.

While turn-of-the-century inmates never had it this good, you can relax in total comfort at the OK Street Jailhouse. On the first floor, the former Jailer's office is a small entry area, The 'Drunk Tank' houses the living room/kitchen and a half bath. Take the stairs to the second floor to the cell for 'serious offenders' and you'll find a small sitting area, the bedroom, a closet, and the bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub. While serving your sentence at the OK Street Jailhouse, the entire building is yours, making you the jailer and the inmate. After we turn the keys over to you, 'you're on your own'.

Inmates at the OK Street Jailhouse need to rely on public parking just a few steps from the Jail. Fine eating establishments, museums and activities are located within walking distance from the Jail.

Keywords: old jail, house

More Details

Property Manager
Eliza Adams
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

What makes this house unique

Bisbee is an ideal central location for day excursions, hiking. biking, rock hounding. There is almost no chance to be bored. Within 30 or 40 miles you can visit historic areas like Douglas, Tombstone, and Ft. Huachuca. There are a ton of hiking trails in the Coronado National Forest, east and west of Bisbee, some easy, some rather challenging. The National Park Service has lots of information on the history of the area and also detailed trail descriptions. San Pedro Riparian Area is good for hiking and bird watching. Bicycling is a favorite sport with more level streets in the Warren and San Jose Areas, building up to the ride up the hill into Old Bisbee, or even riding a loop around Bisbee. During the Mineral Show in the Fall, rockhounds have a chance to participate in a guided tour to areas general off limits to the public. Many visitors enjoy the yearly Historic Home Tour on the weekend after Thanksgiving, as well as a yearly B&B or Lodging Tour in June.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bisbee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size plug in 'Aero Bed'
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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In Bisbee it's a Crime Not to Do Time in the Ok Street Jail
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Great location with plenty of parking in the area. The stairs were rough on my old doggo but it wasn’t a problem helping her up to the loft area. The property was clean with all the amenities that we needed. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great! Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Staying here is a unique experience because you have the entire jail to yourself. It's also one of my favorite things about it. It's private and quiet but also very close to everything within walking distance. The bed is very comfy but directly below a skylight so don't expect to sleep in late unless you can sleep in a very bright room when the sun rises. As another reviewer mentioned the shower nob is very touch and go and not user friendly. While we didn't use it there is a kitchen full of coffee, water bottles, dishes, and a washer/dryer. This seems to be a popular attraction so you will have tours stop in front of the building throughout the day but we were never disturbed by any tour or anyone asking to look in. It was not a disturbance at all. I'd highly recommend staying here and look forward to staying here again next time I visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay while visiting Bisbee

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights and had a great time! Very clean, had all the essentials, kitchen, washer/dryer, and a bathroom on each floor.

It was close to everything in town.

We would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accommodations and we had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Our favorite part was that we could walk to everything!

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We keep coming back here - the best place to stay in Bisbee. Literally 50 steps to great food and also to a brewery! Also just 1 block off of the busiest street, so noise level at night is remarkable for being right in the middle of everything. Best location in town. Outstanding contact with the owner - clean and well stocked.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location great character

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location walkable to everything

Super cool character

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Tucson, AZ
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Too many to list!!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Turquoise Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Coronado National Memorial West of Bisbee
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Coronado National Forest East of Bisbee
Car: necessary

30 miles from the Mexican Border at Douglas/Aqua Prieta


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$31.86

Take MasterCard or Visa by phone, pay with traveler checks or cash after arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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