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Executive space on Lake Desoto for family, golf, boating or hiking all year

Cynthia and Daniel Schanink

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Executive space on Lake Desoto for family, golf, boating or hiking all year

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Hot Springs Village House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

Large Family retreat in one big house for you to enjoy 3600 sq foot at Lake DeSoto Executive home, which is owned and decorated by an artist with original paintings and pottery, secluded on beautiful Lake Desoto with private dock and swimming area for you. What makes it so nice is that our lake is not open to the general public, since you are in a gated community, you will only see a few boats on the lakes, even on holiday weekends in the summer time which also provide calmer waterskiing conditions at speeds up to 35 mph. We see about one to five toeing boats in the lake at one given time on a daily basis. There are over 200 acres of spring fed, sky blue water, and each tree-lined cove is home to bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. Lake Desoto offers some of the finest fishing and boating in central Arkansas. This house accommodates a large family with extra spacious rooms. In the summer months we only book by the week, Saturday to Saturday.

The home is designed for large family gatherings; 90% of our guests use it for family reunions, anniversaries. All rooms are large with three bedrooms on the main floor: master br 18' by 16', adjacent master bath with jetted tub, separate shower and double vanity, that is two one king bedrooms, one queen bedroom and 2nd full bath on main floor. Then down stairs there are Two huge (20 by 19 and 18 by 16) bedrooms, both with two queen beds and a day bed with trundle ( 2 twins ) and one bathroom for the the lower level. Never run out of hot water as the home has a Rinnai continuous hot water system to provide plenty of hot water on demand.

Offstreet parking for 8-10 cars in front of the house is a real advantage compared to other rentals available.

We know the economy is tough and believe you deserve a 'bailout' too!!! There's no better value in Hot Springs Village and no bigger home for your family reunion to all be in 1 home instead of spread out in several homes. Take advantage of our offseason rate of only $1695/week from Sep.-May ( not summer). The summer rate is $1895 for a week booked only Saturday to Saturday.

Our home is the perfect place for several families to share the home (and cost!). Both levels have a 33 foot by 11 foot covered deck overlooking the lake to watch the wildlife and sunrise or moon.


Hot Springs Village is home to eight major championship golf courses!!!

Isabella rated the #1 course in Arkansas in 2003-06 and 6th best private course nationwide by Golf Digest.

Balboa was rated the 7th best course in Arkansas in 2004 by Golf Digest

Cortez was rated the 6th best course in Arkansas in 1997 by Golf Digest

Magellan was rated 8th best course in Arkansas in 1997 by Golf Digest

Ponce de Leon was rated 5th best course in Arkansas 2004 by Golf Digest

Granada opened fall of 2004 and will be in the top ten also.

Coronado was rated the 6th best course in Arkansas in 1999 by Golf Digest

DeSoto is the original course in HSV and was renovated in 2001.

Diamante is open to clubcorp members and rated 4th best new course nationwide in 1995 by Golf Digest.

Restaurants and fine dining is available at the clubhouses and just outside the main gate three miles from the house. WalMart supercenter is five miles from the house for any last minute needs.

The Family Games area at Hot Springs Village has a pool for everyone only two miles from the house. There is an Olympic size pool for swimming, an 11-foot dive tank with two diving boards, and wading pool for the youngsters.

Take in a game of basketball, enjoy miniature golf free if you bring your equipement or play tennis. The Family Games Area also has a new 3,000 square foot indoor games building that features ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, computer games, movies and board games.

Enjoy an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and massage at the Coronado Fitness Center. There is also a comprehensive tennis center with 15 lighted courts.

Within a short 15 minute drive our guests have access to Lake Ouachita, the largest lake (40,100 acres) located entirely within Arkansas, renowned for its scenic beauty and clear waters. The EPA has rated it as the cleanest lake in the United States. The lake is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and has one of Arkansas's most pristine shorelines at some 970 miles.

The 40-mile-long lake is a favorite of sailors for its vast stretches of open water. Scuba divers enjoy the clear waters. Recreational boating, water skiing and other water sports are also very popular on Lake Ouachita, which boasts more than 100 uninhabited islands for primitive camping.

For anglers, Lake Ouachita is well-known for its prolific fishing opportunities, especially for largemouth and hybrid striped bass. It consistently ranks in the top ten nationally for largemouth bass and is home to 1995 Bass Champion, Mark Davis.

Spend the day relaxing with a thermal bath and massage in the historic baths of Hot Springs National Park, or go shopping on Central Avenue. Stop in one of the many unique shops or fine art galleries (our manager, Cynthia, is a nationally recognized watercolor artist and instructor and has exhibited her work in the Artists Workshop Gallery at 610 central Ave in downtown Hot Springs). She also enjoys teaching workshops on Cruise Ships, in this home and at our Summit House location atop MT. Nebo State Park near Dardanelle, Arkansas.

The whole family will enjoy Magic Springs’ theme and water parks, Hot Springs National Park, the Mid-America Science Museum, Garvan Botanical Gardens, live music and magic shows and a host of other family-oriented attractions.

A national park, a leading thoroughbred racetrack, a 210-acre botanical garden, a combination theme and water park, and an arts community that's earned the city a ranking among America's Top Ten small arts towns are just some of the reasons the bustling resort town of Hot Springs -- the boyhood home of former U.S. President Bill Clinton -- is Arkansas's top tourist destination.

Art class for your group from owner Cynthia with materials and finished watercolor paintings for only $240 per day.

Bring your own boat or rentals are available at the marina on Lake DeSoto one mile from the house or ask us about renting Terry's pontoon boat by the day.

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No Smoking Indoors! Sorry, No Pets.

Keywords: Golf, Fishing, boating, sandy beach, Reunion, Big House, family, lots of room, Eleven beds, family gathering, Lakefront Home, Gated Community

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Cynthia and Daniel Schanink (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015

About Cynthia and Daniel Schanink

We are living on lake Desoto to enjoy swimming and fishing in our own back yard. This village is full of activities for everyone. It is great to be able to golf on different courses with a monthly property owner fee. We can choose from eight beautiful golf courses and boat on any 9 lakes here in the largest gated community in America. I am an artist exhibiting my paintings for sale at the Artist Workshop Gallery and the Fine Art Center of Hot Springs on both on Central Ave. I teach watercolor professionally at Arkansas Art Centers and on cruise ships traveling to different parts of the World. I thoroughly enjoy my time at home in Hot Springs Village. We enjoy walking downtown, going through the many art galleries, spending time at the Horse Races, or dropping in one of the historical bath houses for a bath & massage.

Cynthia and Daniel Schanink purchased this house in 2004

Why Cynthia and Daniel Schanink chose Hot Springs Village

We have enjoyed the gated community with quiet neighbors that like to swim in the lake too. We lived in the area out side the village for more than 20 years and join in the fun by purchasing a house on Lake Desoto. Lake Desoto is the cleanest lake and first lake on a stream of others and it stays higher in the summer than any of the other 8 in the village. We have a no wake zone in our swim, fish, boating area so you will not be swamped.

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful house with new vinyl plank flooring in the living area on the lake. We have a great time on the lakes with wild life and no hunting allowed in the village gated community. There are so many amenities with golf clubs, Coronado Center, theater, art shows, dance and restaurants to living here. The temps are mild most of the year. Our guest can golf 18 holes cheaper at twighlight.

We enjoy going for boat rides or just relaxing on the patio down by the boat dock. There are numerous golf courses & restaurants within a few minutes of our vacation rental. We especially love the golf course views from the restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time this week with our whole family. This house has plenty of room and everything is provided except the food. We needed all eleven beds and wow did we sleep well on these new mattresses. We fish, swim, go to the play ground, go golfing at a decent price and play board games at night. There are even cook books and novels to read. It is such fun to see the children play the piano with a music book there.
Jun 2009
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Executive space on Lake Desoto for family, golf, boating or hiking all year
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Great vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

I am an avid biker so we strapped our bikes on the back of our car for this trip. We were not disappointed! There were plenty of great bike paths to discover and conquer -- all near the house. The paths offered challenging hills, a great workout each morning, and beautiful scenery. Upon returning to the house, I sailed down the stairs and jumped into the cool, refreshing water of the lake. Now this is vacationing at its best!

My mother (who is in a wheelchair) joined us on this vacation. Sometimes destinations advertise themselves as being handicap accessible, but then we end up having to carry her wheelchair over bumps and crevices. Not so with this house! Even the small steps on the front porch have ramps for easy entrance and exit. We had no difficulty moving my mother's wheelchair about the first floor of the house.

Our kids loved the lake, the community pool, the party boat trip, the nearby rock stores, excursions through the mountains, and a couple of shopping trips to Hot Springs. This is the kind of place you can relax and not worry about what the kids may get into -- it's safe! The TV accesses some great music channels -- there's something for everybody. (Don't be overly concerned about the cable -- no premium channels that may be inappropriate for kids to watch.)

The adults enjoyed the nature around the house: peering down into the lake to see the little fishes swimming about, watching the turtles move about the inlet, and identifying birds through our binoculars. The stars are awesome to watch at night and we even saw a few streak across the night sky!

We had a couple of questions about the house and I was impressed that the owner answered the phone herself when we called. (This is not an automated phone answering machine that sends you to a never ending phone tree and then dumps you into a voicemail system!) She was very helpful and pleasant each time.

I recommend you reserve this place.....but not during the week I plan to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bullard Texas

Review of house on Lake Desoto

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house was great. There were a few issues that I feel needs mentioning that mainly pertain to the overall cleanliness of the house. The kitchen was not as clean as other houses we have rented in HSV. There were food stains on several of the cabinets and the floor in the kitchen was really dirty. The refrigerator was not very clean when we arrived. Another problem was we never could get the kitchen sink to run hot water and only got lukewarm water at best which was not very good for washing dishes. Also, the oven does not seem to cook at the right temperature. These were the only real issues but they were significant enough to mention. The house is really lovely and nicely furnished and overall our stay was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guest to be happy, so we had a plumber reset the water faucet and we changed out the element in the oven. We have a new cleaning crew coming this year that we are very pleased with.
Little Rcok

It was a beautiful place to stay in for weekend with a large group

  • 4 of 5

All the amenities provided were good and a beautiful location for group gatherings

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our house.
Saint Louis, MO

What a Great Lake Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 16 person family reunion. Cynthia was so easy to communicate with; she sent us directions, took care of getting us through the guard gate, and got us passes for the pool. When we got there the house was so clean! Lots of room and a beautiful view of the quiet cove. Desoto turned out to be a little small for boating, so we also took our pontoon boat to Lake Hamilton (easy in and out at the DeSoto marina). But it was perfect swimming off the house dock (beware the slippery steps leading into the water-algae).

The only problem with the house was accessibility to the lake for my 87 year old father. Although we knew all about the steps before we rented, it still took a lot of effort for EVERYONE to go from the top deck (living area) down to the water. Good exercise though!

All in all, a great lakehouse for a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great time at Desota House!!!

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for our annual family vacation with 19 in all and had ample room!! The beds were extremely comfortable, and the bedrooms were huge!!! as were the bathrooms..There are reclining sofas in the den that are great, I'm recovering from back surgery and for me they were perfect for sleeping as they lay out like a bed!!! The kitchen had some issues as we cooked all our meals the stove was hard to maintain consistent heat and the oven had definite issues!! Overall the house was great..the only negative is it good use a good cleaning, and the outside yard area was a real disappointment. I couldn't get a decent picture off the deck because the lower area so in such need of work.. this yard could be a real show place but has not had the love needed to be so...There is no sandy beech it is covered in grass. BUT none of this interfered with our fun the house if perfect for large groups, it is not good at all for older folks who have issues with steps the walk to the dock is a bear!!! but so worth it!!! I took my parents and they couldn't do the stairs after one time of trying but loved sitting on the huge decks and watching the kids play. The pontoon and paddle boat we rented from Terry the neighbor was a huge hit!!!! and one of our favorite days was I got Cynthia for a painting party for my girls and I which we could not have enjoyed more, and even ended up with frame able art!!! I highly recommend this!!! A great week in Hot Springs Village!!!!! Thanks to Desota House

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Des Moines, Iowa

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here with my golfing pals. Very convenient for the Village courses. Very quiet and secluded. Plenty of room to spread out and the back deck is awesome for dinner time. Kitchen and linens well stocked and beds were very comfortable. Owner has excellant communication and was very helpful in assisting with golf schedule.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our house and assistance. We hope you will return since you took very good care of it.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Little Rock
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Desoto Pro Shop
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Desoto Pro Shop
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hot Springs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 7
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Any of the pro shops and Itallian Grill
Nearest Beach
Back yard on Lake Desoto
Nearest Point of Interest
The Desoto House
Nearest Point of Interest
Public beach with picnic tables and swim bouy.
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Desoto Marina with boats for rent.
Car: necessary

Hot Springs Village is a gated community with a Great Golf course only three miles from home also has (other eight 18-hole courses), Tennis (15 lighted courts), free mini golf course by the Family Fun Center on your way to the house on Desoto Blvd bring your own putter and ball, 20 miles of Hiking Jogging and Biking Trails, Within 15 miles nearby are Magic Springs Amusement and Water Park, Live Oaklawn Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Mid-America Museum, Garvand Woodland 210-Acre Botanical Garden, Magic show, Mountain Music Jamboree, Hot Springs Convention Center, Thermal Springs Baths and Masasage, Numerous Art Galleries in the down town area, lots of tourist activities, Art class for your group from owner Cynthia with professional materials and each person finish 11 X 10 watercolor painting for each family member only $240 per day a great souvenir, Rent from Desoto Marina 501-922-1500 a Pontoon boat or paddle boat by the day or hour.

Play in the water beside the house with floats and fishing gear. Bring fishing gear to fish on any lake or play on the play grounds at the family area.


Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Hot Springs Village House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Week Only
May 2 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2015 - Feb 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes The rest of the year is two night minium but Summer is rented by the week only Saturday to Saturday with discount coupon codes for more nights when booking on line from our web site
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Hot Springs Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three tiled large full bath rooms, two on main floor and one down stairs. Pleanty of room for two or three people to move around on the tile floor. A large mirror over cabinet vanity with drawers and a sink and full counter top. Linen closet in each bathroom with bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes on shelves. Tastefully decorated. The master bath has double sinks with mirrors that angle out and a hair dryer, electric hair curlers, a shelf with other toletries. We have one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom so bring extra toilet paper for long weekends or weeks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Down Stairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , To right down stairs
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom sofa bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleeper Sofa (1) in living room, The master bed room is the biggest with large connecting bathroom, the queen size bedroom up stairs has bathroom down hall way, other king size bedroom connects to a bathroom. Down stairs there are two rooms and each has two queen beds and two twin beds and each has a TV to entertain you.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gas log Fireplace, Full Kitchen with jennaire smooth top island stove, oven, Bar area with icemaker, Cooking and extra Dining Utensils provided, All Linens provided, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, Rinnai Continuous hot water system, No Smoking Indoors but it is OK out side only and No Pets

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