SECLUDED RETREAT HOUSE 1MILE HISTORIC DIST. POOL&MINI GOLF

John Cooksey

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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SECLUDED RETREAT HOUSE 1MILE HISTORIC DIST. POOL&MINI GOLF

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

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Just think, 2 miles from the heart of the city, and yet you are the only house on the road! No houses on either side of you, Across the road is the National forest and 1000 acres of woods and trails that take you anywhere around the city or even a lake or cave. 32 foot in ground private swimming pool, Big Jacuzzi Tub, Big lawn, 3 bedrooms, living room- plus peace and quiet. Woods and trees in all directions. Fenced front lawn ideal for small humans or pets.

If you want more than pictures go to you tube type in 1000 acres hot springs and watch the 7 minute Steadicam walk through video tour. Experience the peacefulness, NEW - Video link/tab at the top of this page.

Enjoy the tranquility of this lovely, newly remodeled vacation home . Enjoy the beauty of being nestled in the National Forest with all the modern conveniences you desire. With scenic serenity and easy access to the sights, you get the best of both worlds. Property is just a little under 2 miles away from historic downtown Hot Springs (2.3 miles from Convention center-4.5 miles to the Oaklawn Race Track)and bordering the lush shade of the National Park. Trail 200 feet from the property connects with the 10 mile Sunset trail that snakes its way around the outskirts of downtown- (and to downtown if you like to walk). A reservior lake is a 35 minute hike. A cave is a 50 minute hike. 20 minute ridge top hike too.

Enjoy the short but scenic drive a few minutes down a winding road to Gulpha Gorge National Park camp ground and recreation area. If it's thrills you seek, Magic Springs Amusement Park is less than a 10 minute drive from your door, and it's 25 minutes to the sun and sailing of sparkling Lake Ouachita-3rd cleanest lake in the country- They rent motor boats for $55 for a 1/2 day .

At night, since we have no street lights, Its dark enough and secluded enough to actually see the stars, constellations.

Children will enjoy swimming in your own in-ground 32 ft pool (6.5 ft deep in center) or playing croquet, hide and seek or Frisbee in the idyllic backyard. Take a walk in on the winding roads or trails, and you will appreciate the convenience of being close to local restaurants, spa treatments, Mid-America Science Museum, Oaklawn Race Course, Lakes Ouachita and Hamilton and much more.

Note- This is the only vacation rental close to the city that is secluded and borders the National park. The slow road has about 10 cars driving on it per day so its a great road for kids playing or on bikes

Spend some time warming up after a swim with the wood-burning fireplace or melting away sore muscles in the over sized Jacuzzi bath.

If you need to stay connected to the outside, we offer free wireless internet connection and a computer. The house has central heat and air conditioning for your comfort.

Mountain Bike supplied for biking on the mountain trails- Just ask. Carport and plenty of safe parking

Basketball, Croquet, Badminton, Foosball, Volleyball, Horseshoes, swimming,ping pong, teather ball, hiking

Come enjoy the relaxation and rejuvenation of the Natural State!

Close to Historic Downtown with Bathhouse Row, Josephine Tussuad's Wax Museum, Hot Springs National Park museum, restaurants, spas and shopping. Lots to see and do. Tip- Go to youtube and type in secret cave hot springs or secret pond hot springs, These are little know and about 1 mile away and the videos have directions from the house.

Please notice if this house is booked on the dates you are needing please check our other listings by clicking on the link all the way down on the left below Calendar and above the Map & Owners Profile.

Sleeping setup

Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed (sleeps two)

Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed (sleeps two)

Bedroom 3 has a full size bed (sleeps two)

Family Room has 1 twin bed and two full size futons (each one can hold one or two children) also a another couch

If 10 or more people there will be an additional 10.00 per person per night.

Pets OK, $10 per day extra per pet

Please no pets over 50lbs without prior approval

Based on the size of group and/or pets a security deposit may be required and will be refunded 48 hours after your stay.

NOTE: Check in time 3pm Check out time is 11am - Depending on schedule - changes in early in/late out time may be possible with prior arrangement. There is a minimum reservation of 3 days during peak season May 10 - Aug 15. ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE FOR 3 DAYS OR LONGER during peak season.

Top 20 Things to do at 1000 Acres Retreat property.

1. Swim in the pool

2. Barbecue

3. Play ping pong

4. Play Volleyball

5. Play Mini Golf

6. Play Horseshoes

7. Play Croquet

8. Play Tether ball

9. Play Outdoor Chess or Checkers

10. Hang out on the back porch and tell stories.

11. Hike the many trails across the street in the National Park

12. Gaze at the stars from the front yard during the dark nights

13. Play Foosball

14 Play Basketball

15. Play Badminton

16. Get a family touch football game going

17. Play some of the board games or puzzles

18. Relax with a book from the library shelf

19. Watch the deer and listen to the birds in the morning while you eat breakfast on the back porch.

20. After you do it all, take a nice Jacuzzi Bath

Keywords: Vacation Rental House as of April 10th pool Now Open, secluded Hot Springs Arkansas

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
John Cooksey (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About John Cooksey

Annie and John Cooksey met at church camp and 1985 and fell in love a year later. We have been married for 18 years. John is a video producer and owner of EliteVideo dot com a video training company, Annie homeschools but years back she was 'Sparkle the letter clown' for the PBS series 'The Letter People' We moved from Connecticut in 1991 for the nicer climate, frest air and friendly people.

John Cooksey purchased this house in 2008

Why John Cooksey chose Hot Springs

We have had success with our first vacation rental here in town and we were looking along time for a secluded private house with a nice yard and plenty of parking that was also close to downtown.

When we found this house bordering on the National park with trails 200 feet away and no houses on either side of it, we knew this would be the one.

What makes this house unique

Quiet and peaceful. Secluded. Hiking and the pool. Nice level yard. Very Close to the historic downtown. 1 mile from Park Island Market and Park Ave Bistro. No charge for mountain bikes (s) National Park Trails across the street. Very quiet. Fenced back Yard. Privacy. No street lights, and almost no traffic, give you that camping feeling of yesteryear.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
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Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214982vb
(501) 318-4117 (Arkansas, USA)
Hot Springs Arkansas
5

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This house worked out great for our group of 3 couples. We loved being able to play foosball, ping pong, volleyball, and even mini golf. There is a hiking trail right across the street and more trails about 5 min drive away. The material put together by the owner was very helpful in finding unique restaurants and things to do. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve, Glad you enjoyed your stay at 1000 acres. Thanks for the nice words.- John
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Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214982vb
(501) 318-4117 (Arkansas, USA)
Hot Springs Arkansas
Arlington, Texas
5

Great Time in Hot Springs @ 1000 Acres

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in this home--3 adults, 1 kid and our mini Schnauzer. (This house will accommodate a much larger group.) My daughter loved the pool and we spent every day and night there. We cooked all meals except for one when we ate out downtown. This house is extremely close to downtown. My husband took our daughter horseback riding one afternoon and dropped me and my mother-in-law off for an afternoon of shopping. This house is older---someone in a previous review mentioned that it is comfy like your Grandma's house. I must agree. It has wood floors throughout that slightly slope, but we loved the charm and often thought about the history of this home. We sat each evening/morning on the front porch and watched red cardinals fly in and out of a bush directly across the street where they were nesting. We saw deer each evening. In fact one by the carport that was within 25 feet of me! We enjoyed grilling outside under the covered patio, walking to see the deer, swimming, playing ping pong, foosball (indoors), cooking in the kitchen and relaxing in the large family room. My daughter and I played tether ball and horseshoes. She played mini golf each evening. Little frogs croak outside each night and added to the peace of the evening. We saw fireflies every night. There is also a volleyball pit. Oh...nature trails are located right across the street and my husband took his little 70 Honda motorcycle and made a morning of trail riding. John, the owner, was easy to deal with and loved my husband's Honda bike. One night after having dinner downtown and taking a carriage ride, a bad rainstorm came in. We had locked ourselves out of the house and John was there immediately to rescue us with a key. This is not a ritzy house and although this house is secluded, there is an older neighborhood up the hill and around the corner. But if you are looking for peace, solitude, family bonding, trees galore, nature trails, wildlife, a private pool---all in a clean charming older home that is close to downtown, then this is the perfect place! We hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214982vb
(501) 318-4117 (Arkansas, USA)
Hot Springs Arkansas
Texas
5

AWESOME FOR FAMILIES!

  • 5 of 5
We had three families staying here with a total of 7 kids and it was perfect! The pool was in great shape and the jacuzzi tub was perfect for the adults. We brought our Playstation and set that up for the kids in the game room, which sat everyone perfectly. We also had the freedom to leave our dog outside because it was entirely fenced in. Since it is on a road to itself, you have the freedom to be noisy and not worry about the neighbors...which is perfect with 7 children. The air conditioning worked extremely well even though it was in the 100's outside. My husband and I enjoyed downtown Hot Springs and hiking on the mountain in the morning times. Overall, I would recommend this place and I would love to be able to come back every summer.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214982vb
(501) 318-4117 (Arkansas, USA)
Hot Springs Arkansas
Arkansas
5

Lazy days by the pool.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 3 nights at this property recently. John was great to deal with both on the phone and in person. We mainly wanted a private location with a pool to hang out next to. The location is close to bath house row which made it easy for us to get a bath and massage one day and to take in a live show at Maxine's the next night. The house is older, but everything works like it's supposed to-kind of like staying at your grandparent's place if they had a pool. Access to the sunset trail network was a bonus for me. I'd get up in the morning, eat breakfast and watch TV, hike a couple of miles and hit the pool and take a nap in the afternoon. This would be a great place for a family get together where the guys watched a ball game and cooked on the grill while the girls went downtown for shopping or pampering.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214982vb
(501) 318-4117 (Arkansas, USA)
Hot Springs Arkansas
texarkana arkansas
5

Wonderful Weekend Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful weekend at this house perfect for our Girls weekend.What a wonderful rental experience. Martha the property manager was wonderful to work with and went out of her way to help us:} Highly recomend staying here.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Retreat House 1Mile historic dist. Pool&mini golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214982vb
(501) 318-4117 (Arkansas, USA)
Hot Springs Arkansas
Oklahoma
5

The Best Time Ever!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family & I had the best time ever. John & his wife were wonderful with every step of the process. They meet you at the house & walk you through & explain everything. It was so peaceful there. The children loved the pool. The house was very clean, the kitchen was fully stocked, & everything was in great condition. You are so close to downtown its a great walk when its not to hot. We thoroughly enjoyed everything that 1000 acres had to offer. A week wasn't long enough to enjoy all that the house had to offer or the town. If you are visiting hot springs then 1000 acres is the place to stay. We will definitely be back. Thanks John for such a memorable week.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
little rock
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Malvern
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ohio Club About 1 .5 miles away.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hot Springs Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Park Island
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Mini Golf, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Local shows less than two miles from Historic downtown, Pool, Amusement park.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Hot Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
late summer
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,200
 
 
Laborday weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$379
 
 
early fall
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Hot Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • water parks
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fenced front yard for pets, secluded, wooded lot opens to National Forest, be downtown in 4 minutes, Wifi and computer. Croquet, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, and free standing basketball net. Lots of hiking trails right from the property.
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