House is in Wonderful Hot Springs Village, which is a gated recreational community. HSV is a hidden gem that many families return to yearly for their vacations and many golfers frequent seasonally. It is an absolutely beautiful mountainous area with lots and lots of hills, beautiful trees and wildlife. The area provides a very relaxing and peaceful vacation for some while others can enjoy the activities without crowds, even in summertime or during holidays. As a guest staying at HSV, you can choose to play from any of HSV's 8 championship golf courses or visit any of our 11 lakes, 2 beaches and 2 marinas with recreational activities such as fishing, swimming and boating. You may also hike or bike on over 26 miles of wooded trails. There is also an outdoor pool complex, a playground area with mini-golf, basketball, tennis and pickle ball courts and Coronado Fitness Center with an indoor pool, spa, and clay tennis courts. Just 30 minutes away is the popular tourist destinations of Hot Springs and also Ouachita National Forest with Ouachita Lake and Marina and Ouachita Mountain State Park. Little Rock is 1 hr away.
House and private boat dock are on the beautiful Lake Cortez. Lake Cortez is the 3rd largest lake in the Villages. It is 245 acres and has a boat ramp. You can fish, swim, ski and tube in the lake. This lake is a very clear water lake which makes it really great for swimming and just relaxing in the water. It is also peaceful and calm since it is mainly used by only people living on the lake. This is a great lake for water skiing - with the mountains surrounding the lake breaking the winds and hardly any other boats - there are a lot of days with very smooth water for some great water skiing. You are usually the only boat around and feel like you are boating in your own wonderful private lake. Even on holiday weekends, you will only see a few boats during the day. It is a stocked lake with no public access -makes it great for fishing too. And our cove is deep, so fishing is even good off the dock. The lake so clear, you can sometimes see the big fish swimming by our dock. We have even been able to see the big fish from the windows in the Arkansas room. Lake is stocked with catfish, bass, crappie, gill and sunfish.
We have made arrangements so that our guests may reserve a pontoon boat to be parked at our boat dock during their stay. It is a great rate too - $125/day + gas, 3 day minimum. The cost for 3 days is barely over the price of renting at marina for just 1 day. And the best part is it will be parked and waiting at the boat dock right outside your back door. If you want to have the boat longer for even more fishing, more tubing or just want to have a leisurely boat trip each morning and evening - we have an even better deal - 6 days for $600 + gas. This also helps so you won't have to try to predict the best weather days for your boat rental.
We also have a tandem or 2 person kayak provided to our guests during warmer months to explore and have fun on Lake Cortez.
We have 4 TV's each with a DVR so you can easily record your favorite shows. House has the new DISH Hopper DVRs that come with some new great DVR features. The DISH Hopper automatically saves all recent prime time shows and if you choose to watch the prime time show after the day the show aired, you can choose to skip commercials. We subscribe to Dish Package 'America's Top 200 w/ HD' which includes the Golf channel. We also provide 2 DVD players, DVD movies and board games for your entertainment.
We are centrally located between the east and west gates of Hot Springs Village, providing easy access to most HSV destinations including all golf courses, beaches and restaurants.
House is in a very easy access location with noticeable landmarks enroute to help you not get lost. We are just off of Cortez Rd, which is a major HSV street. Please look at our map below to see our location within HSV.
If this is your first time to visit our wonderful Hot Springs Villages or just need activity or restaurant ideas, our house is stocked with area information and brochures for our guests. We also created 'Things to do' and 'Favorite Restaurants' sheets to help our guests know what has been popular.
If you love the outdoors, this area provides ample opportunities of new and different activities, and with a backdrop of those beautiful Ouachita Mountains. Anyone who loves outdoors activities will feel at home and probably fall in love with the area. If you are into hiking, golfing, boating, fishing, you could easily spend a month in this area and still have new things to do. Also many activities in close by Hot Springs and Little Rock.
And then you have our wonderful house to relax and rejuvenate in. It is a wonderful combination.
MORE AREA INFORMATION:
From our House ...
5-15 minutes - All 8 HSV Golf Courses
10 minutes - Desoto Marina, Desoto Pool Complex and Recreation Center, Coronado Fitness Center with Indoor Pool, West or main gate, Nearest grocery store
15 minutes - Walmart and Restaurants out West gate, East gate to Little Rock, Area Famous Coleman Crystal Mines
There are many activities within 30 minutes of our house:
HOT SPRINGS is a great tourist destination with the Historic Bath House Row, Hot Springs National Park, Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, Oaklawn Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Garvin Woodland Botanical Gardens (210 Acres), Mid-America Science Museum, Fine Art Galleries, Ride the Ducks, Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine and many other Hot Springs' shows and museums.
LAKE OUACHITA MARINA and OUACHITA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK in the Ouachita National Forest boasts many outdoor activities. Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in Arkansas. The beautiful clear waters are ideal for swimming, water skiing, tubing, fishing and cruising along the myriad of islands and coves. The lake is known for having large fish and hosts numerous Bass tournaments annually and also produces lots of stripers, crappie, blue gill, red-ear, catfish and walleye. The Ouachita Mountains are known for their scenic drives and ATV trails for all skill levels, rugged mountain trails for mountain biking and hiking, scenic bluffs for hang gliding and paragliding, pristine rivers lakes and creeks for canoeing and kayaking, and rocky cliffs for rock climbing and rappelling and sailing.
Then there is also Little Rock and its sightseeing and shopping about 1 hour away.
Entry or Main Level (Top Level) includes 2 Living Areas (Main Living Area and Arkansas Room), Kitchen, Wet Bar, Laundry Room with Office, and Master Bedroom/Bath with a garden tub and separate shower. At the top of the stairs is the 1/2 Bath.
At the bottom of the stairs is a Full Bath with tub/shower combo. Also downstairs are 3 other Bedrooms and smaller Kitchen with 1 of the bedrooms possibly being another living area with Futon couch.
Bedrooms: The Master Bedroom is entry or top level. Also entry/top level is Queen Sleeper Sofa in Ark Room. There are 3 more separate sleeping rooms downstairs - the Murphy Bedroom, Red Bedroom and Futon Bedroom/Living Area. The Futon room is a bedroom (separate room with doors and closet), but entrance to the Red Bedroom is through this room. The Red Bedroom exits through Futon room or through its outside door. The Futon/Murphy rooms when open combine to form open area downstairs. The Murphy Bedroom has the patio door to back of house. Doors can close for privacy in all 3 rooms. There is room for air bed in Master Bedroom or Murphy Bedroom or Living Room Upstairs.
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