Property Name - Bayside Cottage
A romantic get away is waiting for you on the waters edge. Come and enjoy this unique 1 bedroom that is perfect for couples or a small family. Tuck your self into your cozy queen size bed while the kids are sleeping on the pull out sofa in the living room. The new beautifully appointed deck over hangs the water and is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or relax in the evening while the sun goes down. Fish from the deck or just watch the bobbers bounce from the sofa and then just reel them in! You will enjoy the new stainless BBQ grill that sits near by and can cook that meal right there. If you get too hot, just wade into the water on the stone steps that lead you right into the lake.
The new screened in porch outfitted with a wood burning fireplace and 50'' monitor will provide a private place for you or the kids to watch that football game or play with the provided Wii.
Enjoy the outdoor speakers as they play from your iPod over the lake while you dance under the stars. Wash the lake away in the Japanese shower room before settling down for dinner. It is all there and a perfect romantic spot right on the water.
If you ever decide to leave, there is always historic Hot Springs with the bathhouses, spas and live music at the Arlington Hotel downtown. The casino is open year round and the horse racing season starts in January. There are rivers all around and canoe rental trips are always a family favorite. Party barges can be rented on the lake and there are many float up restaurants that are wonderful.
My wife and I rented this house on the lake for a getaway weekend, great decision. The house is perfect for a couple or small family. It is literally right on the water, and the view is incredible. There are a lot of steps to get down to the house, so be prepared to carry your cooler and your luggage. The house is only 10 minutes from Hot springs and only 3 minutes from a grocery store (very convenient to get supplies and things you forgot). The house was very clean and had everything you needed (dishes, grill, sun porch, fridge, etc). We brought our dog and there was plenty of room for him to run around. The houses is actually at the bottom of the “main house” so you have access to a dock if you brought a boat or wanted to paddle board. Right off the deck, there are steps that walk down into the water, so it is great to be able to not have to jump in to cool down. We cooked most of our meals at the house, so it was nice to not have to rely on going into town every time we were hungry. There are instructions for using the TV, sound system, and other electronics, no need to worry about trying to “figure it out”. The absolute best part of this house is the screened in area with a TV, bathroom/shower and sitting area. In this room, they have “blinds” that go up and down with the flip of a switch. So we were able to have a comfortable area to relax while it rained. If you plan to go into hot springs, I recommend you contact the Arlington hotel and make reservations for the bath houses there. Nothing but good things to say, we will back next time we visit!
Great weekend on the lake and at the track. Manager could not be nicer. The cabin is small but very clean, the bed sleeps awesome! Sits right on the water, so peaceful. Well worth it!
This place was a absoloutely horrible, filthy, moldy, dirty, not represented according to pictures on the site. I don't know who owns this property but I think you need to find new property managers. They made NO effort to clean or maintain the property before our arrival. Stains on furniture, not fitting to sit on, bath tub would not drain, closest full of their things, porch and furniture on porch black with mold, leaves and filth everywhere. Air conditioner full of dust and filth, rails down to the so called house were missing and steps were broken and leaning, no lights on stairs except for two all else burned out. Big hole at end of steps on deck which my husband fell in. They don't tell you the only way to get to the screend in porch is to go outside to access it through another door or that there is no heating or air and very little lighting. Furniture in the screend in area was worn and dirty. This is the only room with a fire place and big TV. The shower in this room is directly in front of the doorway to the outside so becareful not to flash the neighbors. The other side of the house is very small and uncomfortable, no blinds on the windows so don't expect to get comfortable in your night close with out all the neighbors watching you. Advertised with fire wood and you get four small logs which we didn't use because there was no way we were going to sit on the furniture in the screened in porch area anyway. Lots of stairs down to the house so if you have trouble walking or climbing this is defintely not the place. We had no choice but to stay the first night since it was late when we arrived. We left early the next morning and called the property managers to let them know how unhappy we were and there suggested was to put put us someplace else which we were not willing to chance. We drove eght hours to get there and eight hours back in two days and were told we would not be refunded. The managers of this property didn't see anything wrong with the property obvisously they are used to living in these condtions. I took lots of pictures but unfortuntely they don't allow you to upload them with your review. We plan to notify the BBB and several other authorities in this area.
We stayed here two summers ago and fell in love with the place! We're headed that direction again on Wednesday and will even be staying a bit longer this time. We had a few questions when we arrived the first time, but our questions were addressed immediately and we can't wait until Wednesday! Just hope the rain stays away because the forecast isn't looking too good. Arriving 06/25, but the calendar wouldn't let me put that date in.
My husband and I stayed here mid-May. The pictures sold us- right on the water,cozy,comfortable. And it was a great location. Right on the water, secluded but close to everything, very quiet. Couldn't ask for a nicer view with morning coffee. But it was dirty. Very dirty. Stains on the ceiling, the walls, the couch cushions. Half inch of dust/dirt on the ceiling fans and the air conditioner.Thank goodness I brought my own bed linens. The couch on the screen in porch needs new cushions, they are stained,ripped,and plain wore out. Moldy shower curtain. I took pictures of the inside, because after reading the glowing reviews we were really let down. More than half the stairway step lights are out. The grill has not been cleaned or used in a very long time- the grill is rusty. I did text the owner when we first got there because we could not find the key to the screen porch- it has a separate entrance. Never heard anything from them. We were very disappointed in the overall cleanliness of the house. This is the first time we have had a bad experience with anything from VRBO. Perhaps the property is managed by an outside company. If so- owners-you need to go inspect this property and do some repairs. It could be truly something very nice.
Stayed at this property for a father/son fishing trip - the place was perfect! We spent most of our time on the deck which is right on the water. It was great to fish and swim right off the deck! The location on the lake was perfect - there was not too much boat traffic, so the water was nice and peaceful. The property was well maintained, and the owners Richard & Kathy provided top notch customer service from booking all the way through leaving. Would highly recommend this property!