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Large Family Oasis on Lake Desoto with private dock, swim, fish, golf

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Lake House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

Enjoy all the extra floor space in this big beautiful home. Sleep well in five private bed rooms with new matresses in this large Family retreat big house for you to enjoy 3600 sq foot at Lake DeSoto Executive home, which is owned and decorated by artist Cynthia with original paintings and pottery, secluded on beautiful Lake Desoto with private dock and swimming area for you. What makes it so nice is that our lake is not open to the general public, since you are in a gated community, you will only see a few boats on the lakes, even on holiday weekends in the summer time which also provide calmer waterskiing conditions at speeds up to 35 mph. We see about one to five toeing boats in the lake at one given time on a daily basis. There are over 200 acres of spring fed, sky blue water, and each tree-lined cove is home to bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. Lake Desoto offers some of the finest fishing and boating in central Arkansas. This house accommodates a large family with extra spacious rooms. In the summer months we only book by the week, Saturday to Saturday with only $400 down we will hold your reservation with a rental agreement. Every summer we have booked the summer weeks completely with very happy reviews from guest. Many golfers return year after year for the best accommodations for the entire group.

The home is designed for large family gatherings without pets, 90% of our guests use it for family reunions, anniversaries. All rooms are large with three bedrooms on the main floor: master br 18' by 16', adjacent master bath with jetted tub, separate shower and double vanity, that is two one king bedrooms, one queen bedroom and 2nd full bath on main floor. Then down stairs there are Two huge (20 by 19 and 18 by 16) bedrooms, both with two queen beds and a day bed with trundle ( 2 twins ) and one bathroom for the the lower level. Never run out of hot water as the home has a Rinnai continuous hot water system to provide plenty of hot water on demand.

Offstreet parking for 8-10 cars in front of the house is a real advantage compared to other rentals available.

We know the economy is tough and we just replaced the king and queen mattresses 11-24-15. There's no better value in Hot Springs Village and no bigger home for your family reunion to all be in 1 home instead of spread out in several homes. Take advantage of our summer weekly rental discount from Sep.-May is $1995 for a week booked only Saturday to Saturday.

Our home is the perfect place for several families to share the home (and cost!). Both levels have a 33 foot by 11 foot covered deck overlooking the lake to watch the wildlife and sunrise or moon.


Hot Springs Village is home to eight major championship golf courses!!!

Isabella rated the #1 course in Arkansas in 2003-06 and 6th best private course nationwide by Golf Digest.

Balboa was rated the 7th best course in Arkansas in 2004 by Golf Digest

Cortez was rated the 6th best course in Arkansas in 1997 by Golf Digest

Magellan was rated 8th best course in Arkansas in 1997 by Golf Digest

Ponce de Leon was rated 5th best course in Arkansas 2004 by Golf Digest

Granada opened fall of 2004 and will be in the top ten also.

Coronado was rated the 6th best course in Arkansas in 1999 by Golf Digest

DeSoto is the original course in HSV and was renovated in 2001.

Diamante is open to clubcorp members and rated 4th best new course nationwide in 1995 by Golf Digest.

Restaurants and fine dining is available at the clubhouses and just outside the main gate three miles from the house. WalMart supercenter is five miles from the house for any last minute items.

Take in a game of basketball, enjoy miniature golf free if you bring your equipement or play tennis at the Family Games Area.

Extra cost for an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and massage at the Coronado Fitness Center. There is also a comprehensive tennis center with 15 lighted courts. Both property owners and guests pay to use them.

Within a short 15 minute drive our guests have access to Lake Ouachita, the largest lake (40,100 acres) located entirely within Arkansas, renowned for its scenic beauty and clear waters. The EPA has rated it as the cleanest lake in the United States. The lake is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and has one of Arkansas's most pristine shorelines at some 970 miles.

The 40-mile-long lake is a favorite of sailors for its vast stretches of open water. Scuba divers enjoy the clear waters. Recreational boating, water skiing and other water sports are also very popular on Lake Ouachita, which boasts more than 100 uninhabited islands for primitive camping.

For anglers, Lake Ouachita is well-known for its prolific fishing opportunities, especially for largemouth and hybrid striped bass. It consistently ranks in the top ten nationally for largemouth bass and is home to 1995 Bass Champion, Mark Davis.

Spend the day relaxing with a thermal bath and massage in the historic baths of Hot Springs National Park. The whole family will enjoy Magic Springs’ theme and water parks, Hot Springs National Park, the Mid-America Science Museum, Garvan Botanical Gardens, live music and magic shows and a host of other family-oriented attractions.

A national park, a leading thoroughbred racetrack, a 210-acre botanical garden, a combination theme and water park, and an arts community that's earned the city a ranking among America's Top Ten small arts towns are just some of the reasons the bustling resort town of Hot Springs -- the boyhood home of former U.S. President Bill Clinton -- is Arkansas's top tourist destination.

Art class for your group from owner Cynthia with materials and finished watercolor paintings for only $240 per day.

Bring your own boat or rentals are available at Way point marina on Lake DeSoto one mile from the house.

No Smoking Indoors! Sorry, No Pets.

Keywords: big family, fun place, good time, Golf, Fishing, boating, sandy beach, Reunion, Big House, family, lots of room, Eleven beds, ten beds, family gathering, Lakefront Home, Gated Community

More Details

Cynthia Schanink
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cynthia Schanink

We bought this house because we enjoy the activities for everyone. It is great to be able to play golf on different courses with a monthly property owner fee. We can choose from eight beautiful golf courses and boat on any 9 lakes here in the largest gated community in America. I am an artist exhibiting my paintings in the house. I teach watercolor professionally at Arkansas Art Centers and on cruise ships traveling to different parts of the World. I thoroughly enjoy my time in Hot Springs Village. We enjoy walking downtown, going through the many art galleries, spending time at the Horse Races, or dropping in one of the historical bath houses for a bath & massage. The house is very big and all the rooms are bigger than normal. The wildlife is varied that live on the lake and we can watch them in their habitat.

Cynthia Schanink purchased this house in 2004

Why Cynthia Schanink chose Hot Springs Village

We have enjoyed the gated community with quiet neighbors that like to swim in the lake too. We lived in the country out side the village for more than 20 years and wanted to join the fun of living the good life by purchasing a house on Lake Desoto. Lake Desoto is the cleanest lake in the Village, the first lake on a stream of others and this lake stays higher in the summer than any of the other 8 in the village. We have a no wake zone in our swim, fish, boating area so you will not be swamped by waves. Several people on our cove will swim the length for exercise in the evening. We have a garden with peppermint growing for our guest to pick and have a pot of tea. The garden has fragrant flowers all year with a butterfly bush, angel trumpet and four o’clocks. Easy steps to walk to the lake with a table and chairs. Our kitchen is also over sized with plenty of storage, pots and pans, glasses, plates and serving dishes.

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful house with new vinyl plank flooring (stronger then wood) in the living area, dinning, kitchen and laundry room. We changed the mattresses 2016 to Gold Metal by Jordan Brothers for you sleeping comfort, please don't jump on the beds. Come have a great time on the lakes with wild life but no hunting is allowed in the village gated community. There are so many amenities with golf clubs, Coronado Center, theater, art shows, dance and restaurants. The temps are mild most of the year. Our guest can golf 18 holes cheaper at twigh light.

We enjoy going for boat rides or just relaxing on the patio down by the boat dock. There are numerous golf courses & restaurants within a few minutes of our vacation rental. We especially love the golf course views from the restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time this week with our whole family. This house has plenty of room and everything is provided except the food. We needed all eleven beds and wow did we sleep well on these new mattresses. We fish, swim, go to the play ground, go golfing at a decent price and play board games at night. There are even cook books and novels to read. It is such fun to see the children play the piano with a music book there.
Jun 2009
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Hot Springs Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three tiled large full bath rooms, two on main floor and one down stairs. Pleanty of room for two or three people to move around on the tile floor. A large mirror over cabinet vanity with drawers and a sink and full counter top. Linen closet in each bathroom with bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes on shelves. Tastefully decorated. The master bath has double sinks with mirrors that angle out and a hair dryer, electric hair curlers, a shelf with other toletries. We have one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom so bring extra toilet paper for long weekends or weeks. We provide liquid hand soap on each sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Down Stairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , To right down stairs
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom sofa bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleeper Sofa (1) in living room, The master bed room is the biggest with large connecting bathroom, the queen size bedroom up stairs has bathroom down hall way, other king size bedroom connects to a bathroom. Down stairs there are two rooms and each has two queen beds and two twin beds and each has a TV to entertain you.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gas log Fireplace, Full Kitchen with jennaire smooth top island stove, oven, Bar area with icemaker, Cooking and extra Dining Utensils provided, All Linens provided, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, Rinnai Continuous hot water system, No Smoking Indoors but it is OK out side only. No Pets allowed, sorry but we can not allow the problems that come with pets. Text me with request please for quick response on booking.


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Large Family Oasis on Lake Desoto with private dock, swim, fish, golf
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews
Little Rock

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed or stay the house is very nice and has plenty of room. There was 15 of us and 9 were children they enjoyed swimming and fishing off the docks and when they were not doing that we took them to the near by park which is very nice. The only thing that was somewhat of a problem was the steep steps going down to the lake but if you don't have any handy caps you can handle it.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a wonderful family visit at our lake house. The house is built close to the lake so we can watch all the activities going on including wildlife, boating and swimming.
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Lafayette, Louisiana

Perfect Family Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but great things to say about our stay! My son just graduated from high school and wanted to go to Hot Springs for his senior trip. That was great, except he wanted to bring the whole family. Needless to say, I was having a hard time finding a home large enough to accommodate our group of 15. Fortunately, I found your home and the rest is history! Renting a home on Lake Desoto was awesome! We parked our boat in the slip behind the house. Each morning, we would wake up early and try our hand at fishing. Those in our family who didn't want to go out in the boat were able to fish off the bank, behind the house. During the day, we would take the kiddos tubing. On several nights in the evening, we took advantage of the fire ring and had a campfire. The kids particularly enjoyed making smores. On one day, the ladies visited the Bath Houses, while the men took advantage of the beautiful weather and played a round of golf. I could go on and on. Our vacation was simply amazing and I have nothing but positive things to say about your home. I'm already looking forward to a return visit in a few years!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that your whole family had such a wonderful vacation at our home and are grateful for your positive review. Thank you. We feel that we were blessed with the home and rent it so we can share it with others as an opportunity to create good times and lifetime memories for their families. We look forward to your return.
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Cameron MO

Great House! Family loved the place............

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space for all of our family. Had a wonderful tim

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

Everything we needed for fun!

  • 5 of 5

We used this home for our family reunion and had plenty of room. 12 people stayed in this house comfortably and we had 5-6 more visit on a daily basis. More than enough seating both inside and outside and plenty of space for smaller group conversation. The kitchen was well equipped and the lake was easily accessible. We swam daily in the lake and were able to kayak and fish, as well. Thank you kindly for allowing us to create memories in your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bartlesville, OK USA

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was a great success. The DeSoto House worked really well as the central gathering place. All together we had 25 people. About half stayed at the house. The overflow was handled with a couple of nearby condos and HSV residents. The downstairs bedrooms work well for children to sleep while the party roared on upstairs.

HSV is near where we grew up; so we had several family friends in the area drop by.

The children and young adults enjoyed swimming, kayaking, fishing in lake DeSoto. And, found other attractions nearby -- The Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, The Altitude Trampoline Park in Little Rock, The Coleman Mine Zip Line, and boating on Lake Balboa.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, Coloraod

Watch out!

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here starting on the 4th of July. We had a good sized group of people ranging in age from 14 to 70's. There was plenty of place for us all to stay and there was a large supply of plates and utensils to accommodate all of us. The 5 PM check in is difficult. The normal 3PM works better. As it was we could not get to the fireworks display because of the timing. While big, the place is very dirty. Most flat surfaces have dust and there is dirt and food pieces under the furniture. There are a lot of sings of things not to do. No smoking...not a problem, we understand. No throwing rocks in the lake...come on every kid does that! The master bedroom was fine except that the closet is locked out with owner storage and the bottom sheet is a fitted sheet with n elastic and too small for the bed. We wok up constantly laying on the mattress pad. There were other areas in the house that were also locked out as owner storage. This included the garage. There was also bricks, old fence, pallets, an old truck and other things stored around the place. The owner should consider a storage locker if they have too many items and not try to put it all in a rental property. They were responsive when the dishwasher backed up and came over right away. We would not stay again and we now note that it has been a long time since any review has been posted.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On this property we have 14 reviews including this one. 8 are highest 5-star reviews, 4 are 4-star, 1 was very positive but no rating was entered by the renter and then this review with 1 star. Regarding check in at 5:00 instead of 3:00- This 5 BR, 3 bath, 3660 sq. foot home takes 5-6 hours to properly prepare for the next guest’s arrival- it is not a 2 BR condo. We usually book up the whole summer weekly rentals by the previous December every year as this is a sought after property and have many return guests. We have check out at 11:00 AM and turnover the house to the incoming guests at 5:00PM. The local fireworks begin at dark (9:15-9:30) and are < 10 miles away so I don’t understand the timing problem. We dust following EVERY rental. We do not require the cleaning crew to move furniture to look for food but we will look from now on. We don’t allow smoking in the house with signs posted as such and we had some kids throwing retaining wall blocks in the lake so we posted the “no rock throwing” sign also. We responded immediately as stated to the dishwasher not draining properly. It just needed to be reset and restarted as it will stop if interrupted by the operator during mid-cycle prohibiting draining. If we had been informed of a problem with the sheets we would have replaced them as we keep a duplicate 11 bed inventory for the 6-hour turnaround cleaning time but never received a complaint about them during this visit. We have parking for 8-10 cars so we use the garage for personal storage and 2 closets for storage of supplies. We have a pickup parked onsite (a 1 acre lot) out of the guest parking area for business use relating to the property. The bricks and pallets are materials from the still-in-progress construction of the retaining walls my wife and I built ourselves. We apologize for any inconvenience this presented even though they are positioned away from the house. We will address all issues. Thank you for your comments to help us improve our future guest’s satisfaction with our small family business.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Little Rock
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Jimador restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Desoto Pro Shop
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hot Springs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waypoint lake Desoto Marina serves food
Nearest Beach
Back yard on Lake Desoto
Nearest Point of Interest
The Desoto House
Nearest Point of Interest
Public beach with picnic tables and swim bouy.
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Desoto Marina with boats for rent.
Car: necessary

Our house is in a quiet neighborhood with mature adults living in houses. Easy to book from our home site There are no close condos to bother you. It is on the only big wake free zone with deep cove on Lake Desoto in Hot Springs Village, a gated community with a Great Golf course only three miles from home also has (other eight 18-hole courses) this community is 15 miles from east gate to west gate, Tennis (15 lighted courts), free mini golf course by the Family Fun Center on your way to the house on Desoto Blvd bring your own putter and ball to enjoy with your children, there are 20 miles of Hiking Jogging and Biking Trails, Within 15 miles nearby are Magic Springs Amusement and Crystal Springs Water Park, Live Oaklawn Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Mid-America Museum, Garvan Woodland 210-Acre Botanical Garden, Magic show, Mountain Music Jamboree, Hot Springs Convention Center, Thermal Springs Baths and Massage, people drink the thermal water for its mineral content. Numerous Art Galleries in the down town area, lots of tourist activities, Art class for your group from owner Cynthia with professional materials and each person finish 11 X 10 watercolor painting for each family member only $240 total with supplies a great souvenir, Rent from Desoto Marina 501-922-5516 a Pontoon boat or paddle board, kayak by hour. Book from ivacationonline to avoid double booking property 1364.

Play in the water beside the house with floats and fishing gear. Bring fishing gear to fish on any lake or play on the play grounds at the family area. This is a great place to swim with slow boat travel in no wake zone. There are several birds to watch like painted wood ducks and blue herons. There are several crystal mines to dig one is Colman. More activities are put on at the Waypoint Desoto Marina and Restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 12.5%

All year except June - September is two night minium but Summer is rented by the week only Saturday to Saturday.
We have several games in the cabinet by the kitchen for you to enjoy playing.
We want you to have a great time at our house on your vacation. Please don't jump on the beds with the new mattresses as they will not be comfortable for sleeping. please don't through rocks in the water as we hauled them in to hold the dirt from washing away.
We enjoy staying here several times a year and have storage closets for maintenance up keep.
We need your reviews to keep renting this house and rank higher in the viewing window.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.