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Large Family Getaway Near Lake Ouachita- Private setting - Perfect for Retreats!

Connie Ihle-Rubben

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps30
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Connie Ihle-Rubben

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Large Family Getaway Near Lake Ouachita- Private setting - Perfect for Retreats!

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Hot Springs House Rental Photos and Description

Home, Studio, Cabin, Lofted Cabin 9 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths total - (Sleeps 2 - 30)

Perfect for Large Family Reunion or Corporate Retreat. On this 5 acre wooded property sits a beautiful 1832 sq. ft. house with a studio, cabin and another lofted cabin for additional sleeping. Just 3/4 of a mile down the road from Lake Ouachita and the Twin Creek Recreation Area. (where you will find a boat launch/beach/fishing/camping and more) The property is 30 minutes outside of Hot Springs traveling west on Rt. 270 near Mt. Ida.

The Main House has 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths sleeps up to 14. The Cabin is just for two. It has it's own full bath, kitchenette, table and 2 chairs and TV. The Studio sleeps 7 with 2 full size beds in back room and twin bunk bed and futon in front room. Lofted Cabin has been designed with sleeping in mind! Private bedroom with full size bed, loft with king, log cabin style bunk bed (queen bottom/twin top) in common area.

This property is well suited for large family gatherings giving everyone more privacy and space to spread out.

Rock Hounds Paradise: This vacation rental is in the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. Come see milky crystals all around the yard (even in the road) Crystal water fountain in the back yard for your enjoyment.

Be sure to spend a day crystal digging at one of the local mines just minutes away.

Nationally Acclaimed Nature Trails and bike paths: Come see the popular Ouachita Vista Trails just minutes away. Reserved for mountain bikers and hikers/joggers, this trail does not allow any motorized vehicles of any sort. Miles and miles of trails going through the Ouachita National Forest and alongside Lake Ouachita. This is just minutes away from the property. The Womble Bike Trail, known for it's breathtaking views and annual bike races and is about 15 minutes away.

Lake Ouachita: Lake Ouachita is less than a mile down the street. There you'll find the Twin Creek Recreation Area with boat launch, public beach and plenty of shoreline for fishing. Lake Ouachita is the second cleanest lake in the country. It is over 44,000 acres. Nearby resort marinas have boat rentals, horseback riding and other nature activities for your enjoyment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Connie Ihle-Rubben (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Connie Ihle-Rubben

Connie moved from Kent, Ohio to Hot Springs, Arkansas in May 2004 to be with her eHarmony 'match' and soon to be husband, Marc Rubben. She has 3 children (ages 21,26,28) who live in Ohio. She purchased her first vacation rental in August 2004, mainly to house the extra furniture from the two households now combined. It would also be a great place for family and friends to stay when visiting. Connie takes care of all aspects of the vacation rental business. She is a perfectionist, 'clean freak' and a people pleaser! She takes great pride in providing this beautiful, clean and affordable vacation spot to others.

Marc is a professional Comedian/Ventriloquist. You may have seen him over the past 30+ years at various comedy clubs across the country, in exclusive resorts around the globe, or aboard a Carnival cruise ship. Marc was showcased on 'Accidentially Famous' a reality show aired on Comcast OnDemand in May, 2007. If you haven't seen Marc perform 'live', be sure to check out his DVD, which is in the video library on-site. Marc has 2 kids (ages 21,23)

Connie and Marc live in an underground house on the Ouachita River with their 5 dogs. They also foster dogs for the Warm Hearts Humane Society. Now you know why they own property that is 'Dog Friendly'

Connie Ihle-Rubben purchased this house in 2004

Why Connie Ihle-Rubben chose Hot Springs

Nestled in the Ouachita National Forest, this beautiful 5 acre wooded property is less than a mile from the 2nd cleanest lake in the country! The air quality out here in the country is pristine! It's just 30 minutes outside of Hot Springs, and 20 minutes from our own home. A PERFECT location in every regard.

What makes this house unique

With a Main House, Studio, Cabin and Lofted Cabin all in one location we are able to accommodate LARGE family gatherings (up to 30 people). Also perfect for church, youth or corporate retreats. The 5 wooded acres located on a small dead-end street, offer guests privacy and 'peace and quiet' from the hussle and bussle of their normally hectic lives. Quartz crystals can be found on the surface all around the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the use of the facility. It was a blessing to us and hopefully a blessing to you as well.
Sep 2014
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Sleeps30
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Large Family Getaway Near Lake Ouachita- Private setting - Perfect for Retreats!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 77 reviews
Navarre fl
5

Mount Ida properties

  • 5 of 5

My family had an awesome time at your properties We would recommend it to anyone!!! We have stayed at many vrbos and never was as much provided (toilet paper,dish soap,shampoo etc) just wanted to say keep up the good work!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mount Ida AR
5

family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house and cabins were perfect for our family reunion. All 26 family members were very comfortable. Everyone was very impressed with the house and extremely happy with our choice. Thank you Connie for being so helpful during the weekend.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Louis, MO
5

An Awesome Place to Stay in Ouachita Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves at this beautiful Lake house near Lake Ouachita, Arkansas. Our party included 8 people who all enjoyed themselves over the weekend. The fire pit was a nice extra which we took full advantage!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New mexico
5

Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. It is a beautiful property and Connie was very accomadating. The Cabin was very clean, we travel a lot and I was impressed at the cleanliness - you won't always find that. I would Love to come back for a family reunion. There is plenty of space. The lake is just around the corner, a beautiful walk. Overall, a lovely stay. We had everthing we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fayetteville,AR
1

Poor condition

  • 1 of 5

Cons: Lots of light bulbs out, stains on pillows, pillows have to be least 10 years old, bathroom door in main house is a make shift plastic according door that's been taped to the old door frame. The coat hook by the door will poke holes in your jacket. Extension cords powering cabin. Period stain on sheet (yep!).

Pros: full kitchen in main cabin and small kitchens in small cabins, location is close to the Womble and Vista trails.

Descent place for a place to stay with your bro friends. Not the place for wives, kids, or people looking for a good night sleep.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every now and again you'll meet someone who just isn't happy with their world. They look to distract themselves by complaining and blaming others for their unhappiness. Such was the case with this group. With more than 60 working light bulbs in the house, there were three that needed replaced (they were in table lamps). Regardless, I delivered light bulbs during their weekend stay. Pillows are replaced when they have seen better days and are not 10 years old. They are washed in bleach twice/year and as needed. The tiny 1/2 bathroom in Main House has a very small door opening and is located in the corner of the bedroom where french doors open into the bedroom as well, making it difficult to install anything other than an according door. There are two additional full bathrooms in the house with regular wood locking doors for more privacy. A heavy duty extension cord was powering the lofted cabin as it is a new unit and new electrical service was delayed by electric company. This guest knew prior to their arrival that this would be the case and were already given a substantial discount for this inconvenience. The electric company installed new service on 3/30/15. The coat hook has been removed, I had no idea it would poke holes into clothing. The comment about the sheets is an insult and just not true. The one star rating is unjust, but everyone has a right to express their unhappiness. As a side note, I'd be skeptical of the validity of any review given by someone who identifies their self as "honest reviewer" and does not have the integrity to stand behind their review by leaving their real name. If you have any additional questions about this poor review, please do not hesitate to call me for clarification. The other 30 plus reviews (averaging 4.8 stars) are a true reflection of my rentals and how I run my business. All is well.
5

Perfect for our Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We have 24 in our family that gets together every year. This was so perfect for our family. Everyone was so pleased with everything from the beds to the kitchens and outside. We had the best time and being able to all get together in the Main house for meals and playing games. Plenty of towels and blankets for those that can not handel the cold that a few of us have to have.........Thank you Connie for opening your place for us to rent. Connie is so easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Little Rock International
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Twin Creek Recreation Area
Car: necessary

Here you'll find privacy, peace and quiet, and lots of nature to enjoy as this property is nestled in the Ouachita National Forest region. It is less than a mile from Lake Ouachita, one of the cleanest lakes in the county. Location is convenient to Hot Springs area for shopping and sight-seeing. This property is unique since it can accommodate up to 30 people all at the same location, but with more than one unit for added privacy for everyone! This property is a big hit with family reunions! You won't find another vacation rental property like this in this area! HAVE A SMALLER FAMILY? CALL AND ASK FOR RATES ON JUST ONE OR TWO UNITS INSTEAD.

Other Activities: Crystal Digging

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Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Hot Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Off Peak Winter
Sep 9 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rate listed above are for all 4 units. Call to ask about renting fewer units if your group is small. Main House Only starts at just $225/night plus tax. ALL Holidays are priced at Peak-Season $700/night plus tax. Call for more information.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Hot Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1836 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    Main House Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Cabin Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lofted Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Main House Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main House Bunk Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Lofted Cabin Loft Sleeping - 1 king , must climb ladder to enter this space
    Lofted Cabin - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Log cabin style bunk bed
    Main House Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , twin is a murphy bed, double is bottom bunk and twin is top
    Studio Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin beds are bunk bed
    Cabin Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lofted Cabin Bedroom - 1 queen , private door on this room
  • All bedrooms come complete with sheets/blankets. Most have ceiling fans in the room. Some have TV's in the room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 30 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Pets are welcome with mandatory pet fee. Check reservation form for pet policy details.

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