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Gigi Buhrow

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Speaks: english

'The Captain's Cottage' on Lake Hamilton

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Hamilton House Rental Photos and Description

Lake Cottage, 2 bedrooms & 1 bath on Lake Hamilton.

This cottage is one of 3 that we offer on for nightly rentals. You can see the other two cottages at and search #314987 or #3934683.

The Captain's Cottage is a quaint fishing cottage that makes the perfect retreat for honeymooners, a couples getaway or a family up to 4. The kitchen, dining and living room are all open to each other creating a bright and sunny atmosphere. There are many large windows which allow a lake view from every room in the house. The crisp bedrooms offer a reminiscent feeling of your grandmother's favorite quilt.

Just steps away from the lake, you are sure to enjoy swimming, sunning, fishing, bird and boat watching and all of the activities that lend itself to lake living. The house has a great swim area, a large swim dock and a deck on the front of the house that faces the lake. You don't want to miss the sunrises and sunsets from the deck of the Captain's House. They are truly breathtaking!

Hot Springs National Park has been known as Arkansas' premiere resort town since Hernando Desoto. (That's a long time!) Attractions to see include: the National Park, Magic Springs Amusement and Water Park, The Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Oaklawn Race Track and Casino, Mid America Science Museum, The Bathhouse Show, etc...The list goes on and on. Hot Springs is also a great place take a bath and massage, hike, horseback ride, shop, golf, eat--great restaurants, and of course.....relax.

We hope to see you soon at the 'Captain's Cottage'

Sincerely, Captain Mark and Gigi Buhrow

Keywords: Lake House

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Gigi Buhrow (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gigi Buhrow

Mark and Gigi Buhrow have owned the Captain's Cottage for almost 20 years. We also own and operate the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat on Lake Hamilton and Gilligan's Lakeside Cafe. The Belle is a 200 passenger riverboat with sails Lake Hamilton for lunch, dinner and sight-seeing cruises. This is where the name 'Captain's Cottage comes from....Mark is a riverboat captain. Gilligan's is a lunch and dinner cafe located at the Belle Riverboat dock. Boaters, tourist and locals enjoy the Belle and Gilligan's. Mark and Gigi have four children and three grandchildren. They have lived in Hot Springs for over 25 years and love the relaxed atmosphere.

Gigi Buhrow purchased this house in 1992

Why Gigi Buhrow chose Arkansas

Hot Springs is a great tourist town and buying the Captain's Cottage just seemed like a fun and smart investment. We have been host to long term renters, weekenders and family and friends in our cottage by the lake.

What makes this house unique

We actually live right across the lake from our cottage and haven't really stayed there. Maybe we should try it sometime. Sounds like a good idea.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a breath taking place and to think I found it on the internet. My son and I have been looking forward to this all summer and it is everything that we had hoped and then some. We will be back again and again!
Jul 2009
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'The Captain's Cottage' on Lake Hamilton
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lovely weekend get away

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a last minute get away for our 50th anniversary in the

mist of many on going family projects and work. It was absolutely beautiful

to be so near the water and see so many amazing views, specially the lights

on the water late in the evening and early morning. The geese and ducks were

great fun to watch also. We were quite comfortable, just what we needed for

a relaxing weekend. Gigi answered our questions quickly and we so appreciated

getting to bring our cat Spooky, she enjoyed it too. Thank you, for a lovely weekend, Bruce and Lynda Hume

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect getaway right on the water

  • 5 of 5

The Captain's Cottage on Lake Hamilton was less than 50 feet from the water. The cottage was equipped with basic kitchen supplies. Washer and dryer was accessible - nice! Great view of the water from almost every window in the house. Geese and ducks swam to the pier.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Picturesque retreat

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I found the Captain's Nest in an AR guide book called "Off the Beaten Path! The ability to reserve was seamless and the host couple so kind and accommodating. The cabin was only about 30 feet come beautiful Lake Hamilton. The deck faced the water so could have morning coffee and time to relax and de-stress from dailylife and work. We recommend it highly, as the amenities inside were just as pictured. Thank you Gigi and Captain Mark!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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An excellent weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The Captains Cottage is a very nice, very roomy lakeside spot. we booked for an anniversary getaway and were very pleased. The cottage was clean and very nicely appointed. The location was very convenient to restaurants and shopping, downtown, although a little bit of a drive, also no problem getting to.

I will definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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nice for price!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were super nice and extremely accomodating. Small house was roomy enough for 6 people but only enough beds for 4 people or 2 couples. Nicely updated, clean inside even though outside was plain/simple looking. Right on Lake with a small dock for swimming or access to lake. Only few minutes to downtown and restaurants. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We love your cottage. It work great for us. Our dogs had a good time. Did a little fishing. Just a great weekend

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Little Rock International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Hwy 7 South, Jose' Mexican Grill & Catina
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Belle Riverboat & Gilligan's Lakeside Cafe
Car: necessary

Hot Springs is a charming town nestled in the Ouachita Mountains. It is the smallest national park in the United States and the only one that is engulfed by the city. Be sure to check out the many family attractions, lake activities, Garvan Woodland Gardens, live horse racing, casino and DON'T miss a scenic lunch or dinner cruise aboard the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat. (It is only 1 mile away from the cottage.)


Rates & Availability

Lake Hamilton House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Sep 5 2016 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

rates are subject to change.... pet fees are $10 per night per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Hamilton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Great swimming area, super safe neighborhood. House is right on the waterfront.

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