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Hockaday Cottage - Charming cottage hidden in a secret garden in Eureka Springs

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Eureka Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Historic Hockaday Cottage nestled behind the main house on Spring Street is right in the heart of the city cradled in a beautiful private garden and yet only steps to the action of the downtown area. The cottage is 2 story with a sitting area and bedroom upstairs which houses a four poster bed with down bedding. The full kitchen and bath are downstairs. Bath has a soaking tub and shower which sits under an antique stained glass window.

The cottage was originally a carriage house for horses and carriage storage for the original owner Homer McLaughlin and his family in the 1880's. Later he turned the top floor into a small local grocery where the gentlemen would sit beside the wood stove and play cards. When we restored the cottage we found old newspapers and playing cards in the walls as well as tobacco stains on the floors around the original wood burning stove. I can just imagine the stories that were made up in that room......

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe Joy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


based on 36 traveler reviews

Hockaday Cottage - Charming cottage hidden in a secret garden in Eureka Springs
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 36 reviews

Extremely Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

I found this cottage on the website and was so impressed with the pictures and reviews. However, we were extremely disappointed. 1) The stone stairway to get to the front entrance was uneven and the stones were deteriorating making it a hazard for anyone who might have problems climbing steps. 2) we were to have the room at 3:00 and it wasn't ready at 2:55. The door to the bedroom/sitting area was unlocked so we went in. 3)The bed was unmade, the clean bedding was on the bed and the pillows were all throw on a chair. 4) The rug needed cleaned and the floor needed to be moped. 5) There is no place to hang clothing in the bedroom. 6) The stairs going down to the kitchen/bath is very narrow and steep. 7) The bathtub was small and hadn't been

cleaned. 8) The worse part is the rooms had mold in them. My husband is allergic to mold and after being in the rooms for less than 5 minutes, he was starting to have a reaction to the mold. 9) The path to the cottage in the back is narrow and only one car can drive on it at a time. 10) The outside is nothing like the website picture. The paint is worn and it looks like an old abandoned building. Needless to say, after driving 4 hours to stay here, we were disappointed. I did call the owners and left a message letting them know that we would not be staying.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and the perfect little carriage house!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded and romantic

  • 4 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed here for 2 nights while exploring Eureka Springs. The cottage was lovely and had a super comfortable feel. It was quite a bit further from town, which I had not expected, but is still within walking distance if the weather is not in the triple digits. (Which it was during our stay- so we had to drive to town and pay to park..) The seclusion was wonderful in the evenings and morning though, as you have ample privacy. The 2 negatives to our stay were the stain-glass window in the shower (I felt very uncomfortable as it was very see through to any foot traffic) and there was a lot of floor dust/ lingering spiders. The cottage has been booked daily for over a month so I expected it to be a little better kept, but all in all we had a great experience and would suggest it for young couples who are easily able to climb very steep/narrow stairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and charming

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean, and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great vacation in Eureka Springs and it was fun to return each evening to this cool cottage. Everything was done up real nice and the property was beautiful as described. Just seconds away from downtown and centrally located to the many attractions. Decorations and accommodations A+, we would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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So cute

  • 4 of 5

It was so cozy. I will go again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
downtown, 2 blocks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
downtown, 2 blocks
Car: necessary


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Eureka Springs Cottage Rental Rates

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Cleaning $20
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.37%

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Eureka Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) with down bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
European continental breakfast provided in the room

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