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Secluded house private Hot tub pool & jacuzzi 3 min to historic district

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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


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, outdoor 5 person hot tub , 2 charcoal barbecue grills, big jacuzzi indoor 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.

NEW - To find the videos on this listing scroll to the top where the pictures are and go backward from the first picture. There are two videos there.

NEW - All rooms now have 32 inch LCD TVs and the big living room has a 55 inch LCD TV.

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. More videos at

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 it's 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. Charcoal Barbecue Grill

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

More Details

John Cooksey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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, fresh air, and friendly people.

John Cooksey purchased this house in 2008

Why John Cooksey chose Arkansas

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.


Hot Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Secluded house private Hot tub pool & jacuzzi 3 min to historic district
average rating of 4.707317 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great quiet private property with plenty for the kids and also adults to do. We were very well pleased.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a wonderful time there. Kids enjoyed the bath tub so much. The place has a great location, it is really close to downtown and at the same time there are no neighbors, which made me feel staying in the middle of a forest.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice and big property. Had everything what we needed. John is awesome host.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

The property had plenty of things to keep us entertained. Very close to Downtown, but didn't seem like it was in town. It was quaint and secluded. There was plenty of space for our group of 5 and the beds/linens were all comfortable! Because the house is a little older it had the charm and comfort of a home. It was a little chilly during our stay so we didn't get to enjoy ALL the outside had to offer but what we did use was fun. I hope to be able to stay again when we can utilize the pool etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was just an amazing relaxing and fun place

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here and Mr. John was the best! So much to do at the house we never went any where else! Nice house beautiful view, quiet and peaceful. Close to town. We will definitely be a regular vistors from now on!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you were a great group, look forward to you all coming back!
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This property has a lot to offer

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. There is so much to do at the property you could entertain yourself without ever leaving.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
little rock
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ohio Club About 1 .5 miles away.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hot Springs Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Mini Golf, horse shoes teather ball, , Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Local shows less than 1 1/2 miles from Historic downtown, Pool, Amusement park. Very close to all downtown shopping , coffee shops , bars etc.


Rates & Availability

Hot Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
School holiday
May 4 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
july 4th weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
mid summer
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late summer
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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