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John Cooksey

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

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

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Hot Springs National Park House Rental Photos and Description

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 hot tub, big jacuzzi 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.

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, NEW - Video link/tab at the top of this page.

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. Barbecue

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
John Cooksey (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Hot Springs

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.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Secluded house private Hot tub pool & jacuzzi 3 min to historic district
average rating of 4.6944447 based on 36 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

The place is great. We had a wonderful time. The kids had plenty of activities to keep them entertained. I DO NOT recommend letting your kids ride their bikes on the road in front of the house. The road only has a few cars a day on it. But most of the ones we did see go through we're driving to fast for my comfort of letting kids ride there. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An urban retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our little dog stayed at this property over the 4th of July weekend 2016. We had the best time! Driving to the property was easy because the GPS took us straight there. You drive though neighborhoods and think this must not be correct but once you turn on to the street of the property, the canopy of the trees engulfs you and you immediately feel like you are in the middle of a forest, miles from anyone. In fact, there are neighbors around you but they are not right up against the property as it is surrounded by woods so you would never know they are there.

The owner met us there and went over everything with us and shared places to eat, explore and even some history of the area. John was so helpful and was available at a moment's notice. He responded quickly and was nearby if needed, but never intruded or broke up our privacy. Only there if needed.

The parking is great because it is an attached car port that is lighted so you can rest in peace knowing your vehicle is safe. The street that the property is on has very little traffic on it and it would be a safe street to let your kids ride their bikes on; traffic is slow when it does come by, which is seldom.

The amenities all worked amazingly well: hot tub, saltwater pool, indoor jacuzzi, appliances, wifi, television reception, hot water, BBQ grill, outdoor games and activities, etc. Anything and everything we utilized worked like a charm and while the home is a little on the older side, it has been meticulously maintained and has a great flow to it. It would be perfect for a family or two to three couples.

The back yard is fenced in and has thick St. Augustine grass with no stickers (burrs) or fire ants so go ahead and run around barefoot! Lots of things to do in the yard and there is even a BB hoop with ball in front driveway to enjoy. Across the street are walking trails that were maintained, although muddy when we went.

Drive to downtown Hot Springs about 5 minutes or less away from property. We drove there and just walked around the bathhouses; there is a great walking area behind the bathhouses that traverses the entire area and is paved, with little meandering hiking trails dispersed around the paved area.

Great location, great property, wonderful amenities. This is a place that we will definitely return to next time we need to just S-L-O-W down.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great place for our family members to meet and spend time together. The house and yard are spacious with much to do, close to town, yet quiet and peaceful with a country feel.

The backyard has sports equipment and games for all ages, the grandkids enjoyed the giant chess board and volleyball.... and the pool and hot tub made it even better!

John was most helpful making sure we had what we needed for our stay, and with tips about the area. He even came out to take a group family pic for us with his camera while we were together there!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with lots of things for kids to do.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. It is located close to down town Hot Springs but it is in a nice quiet place. The pool and hot tub were great to relax in. I highly recommend this place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family house

  • 4 of 5

We were in Hot Springs for the horse races with another couple the house has way more to offer than we needed but we all discussed how great it would have been when our children were younger.

In the backyard they have a huge chess/checker board, volleyball, tether ball, horse shoes and oh yes putt putt it is crazy cool for families. We did not use the pool or hot tub due to weather but they looked nice.

The home itself is very nice with everything you need and conveniently located just outside of downtown but feels like the middle of the forest.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Hot Springs National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
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.

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