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The Forest Gate Luxury Home 5 Bedrooms Each with Private Bath

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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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The Forest Gate Luxury Home 5 Bedrooms Each with Private Bath

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Mena House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

The Forest Gate vacation home is a large, two-story home surrounded by forest in a park-like setting, secluded and private. This log and cedar home has a rustic elegance, beautifully furnished and comfortable, even to those with discriminating tastes. An outdoor cooking area under the pine trees has three large picnic tables beside a small pond suitable for casual gatherings.

A baby grand piano graces the main living room, perfect for sing-a-longs in the evenings. A large rock fireplace anchors the sitting room in the log cabin portion of the home and inspires curling up with a good book. Although remote, the house is easily accessible from the highway and only 14 miles from the town of Mena, where there are many opportunities for casual dining. Take the scenic Talimena drive accessed from Main St. in Mena or drive one hour east to Pencil Bluff and rent a canoe from a local outfitter.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

The $350 Security Deposit is required to reserve your dates.

Half of the rental fee is due 90 days prior to arrival and the balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Your security deposit will be refunded within 7-10 days of departure with return of rental in original condition.

PHONE CHARGES

Long Distance calling is free within the continental US. Cell phone coverage is good with most carriers.

Internet is via Client wireless card only.

Keywords: Luxury Home, Large House

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for being so good to work with. We certainly appreciate all your efforts. Your home in Arkansas is so wonderful – I hope you guys get a chance to spend some time enjoying it too.
Apr 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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The Forest Gate Luxury Home 5 Bedrooms Each with Private Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Fantastic, well-appointed, nicely furnished, relaxing getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My wife and teenage kids, along with my parents, and four grad students spent Thanksgiving 2013 at Forest Gate. I've stayed at a number of vacation rental properties in Arkansas and Colorado for a "get away in the woods", and this was one of my favorites. When we first arrived and walked through the house for a quick tour, we were amazed by all the space and the nice furnishings. Having a separate bathroom for each bedroom was great, and balconies off of the upstairs really were a plus for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. In contrast to many houses where we have stayed, the kitchen(s) were extremely well-stocked with cooking utensils, etc. We loved the large lot, the close proximity to the woods, and the outdoor recreation area with horseshoes, firepit, picnic tables, pond, etc.

The things that I enjoyed the most were the great Yamaha baby grand piano, the huge stone fireplace in the living room, and the large master bedroom/bath. I love to get away from everything, and the combination of nice furnishings, remote location, large lot, and generous floor plan really make this place unusual.

The housekeepers were also very helpful with suggestions for ATV rentals and for mailing us some items that we accidently left behind.

About the only "non-standard" feature worth mentioning is the kitchen situation. There are two kitchens: a smaller one downstairs next to the living area, and a larger one upstairs with the upstairs bedrooms. Having two separate kitchens (instead of a single large one) could be good if you have multiple families or age groups that might naturally cook/eat separately (for example, it worked well for us -- my students tended to use the downstairs kitchen, while my family used the upstairs). It could also be nice to have two ovens, two refrigerators, etc. However, if you have a group that really wants to cook together and all hang out in the kitchen to socialize, you may find that this property does not support that well. In any case, the nice thing is that the downstairs dining area is large enough to accommodate 12-14 people easily, so even if you are cooking separately, you can eat together.

We also had a great time on the Wolf Pen Gap ATV trails with vehicles from Black Bear ATV rentals.

In summary, I highly recommend Forest Gate if you are looking for a remote location with great furnishings and connection to the outdoors. We would love to return again some time.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Shreveport, LA.
5

Fantastic, Relaxing Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at Forest Gate. It is a fantastic place. Plenty of room for all my family. We come on our motorcycles & love riding the roads in the area. The house is always clean & ready for our arrival. We love staying here. I plan on making more trips in the future & would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Greenville, South Carolina
5

Forest Gate Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful retreat from electronics and the rush of everyday life. Great for conversation, playing cards, outdoor games such as bocce and croquet. Evenings by the fire pit brought back many memories. I would certainly recommend this property to friends and family. The kitchens were very well equipped and everything was clean and neat. A comfortable home shared by a owner who was helpful in all aspects of renting.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States
5

Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at Forest Gate to explore the Natural State and found a gem in this lovely home. It has everything you could want in a vacation home, and best of all, it feels like you're guests at a family friend's house. We took driving trips around the area to see the views and made a one day trip to visit Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR (highly recommended). We hope to be back soon. Thank you Kathleen for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
East Texas
5

We Love the Forest Gate!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this fabulous property and we did not want to leave. The photos do not do the property justice. The furnishing or upper end, not anything like you ususally find in vacation rentals. You have to experience the Forest Gate to really appreciate it. My grandchildren brought their 4 wheelers and bikes. They want to make this our yearly spring break spot! It is off the beaten path, set on several acres in a serene valley. I hope Kathleen forgives me, but I told my grands that the bidet was an Arkansas foot washer. We left rested and refreshed with memories that will last a life time. You will not regret staying at the Forest Gate!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Colfax, LA
5

Grant Parish Family Stay at the Forest Gate

  • 5 of 5

EXCELLENT!!! We could not have found a better place to stay. Everyone in our party of 12 had the most wonderful time at the Forest Gate. Everything was as stated in the description and more. We will definitely be renting from this owner again. We can't say enough good things about the property, beautiful, well furnished, well stocked, very clean and excellent location. Very affordable also. It's nice to have somewhere so beautiful and clean to relax after a hard day of activities. Being able to cook and eat at the cabin was very nice also, we loved the outdoor cooking area and used it every night. There is plenty of wild life to enjoy also. We thank the owner sincerely for making this property available to us. PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Mena
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 8 West
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Drive the Talimena Scenic Byway and view the autumn foliage. Enjoy a day trip canoeing in Pencil Bluff (1 hr) , or touring the shops and hot baths in Hot Springs (2 hrs). A day trip to Crater of the Diamonds is also suggested (1-1/2 hrs).

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Mena House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Additional nights stay at $300 per night.
Discounted rate available for downstairs only with a maximum of 6 guests. Contact owner for details.
Payments are payable with half due 90 days prior to arrival and balance 60 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Mena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main house bath doubles as laundry and bath for loft guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Loft + Den - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Two bedrooms are downstairs. Three bedrooms and the loft are upstairs. All bedrooms have private, ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Baby Grand Piano, and a Barn

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