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Peaceful Treetop Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 (plus children)

Tired of the hustle and bustle of daily life? Come let us spoil you in our fully-equipped cottage up in the trees. Unwind to nature's sounds from your private terrace while planning a trip to one of the nearby State Parks or local wineries.

This is the best private lodging in the area, filled with personal touches and serves as a great base for romantics, hikers, bikers, divers, winers and diners wanting to explore the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

The place is perched among 16 acres of secluded forest enveloping the maintained grounds, which offers all the solitude you need to swing the hammock, grill on the private deck, picnic under the tree canopy and light your fire. Yes, it's true, we supply free firewood, marshmallows and so much more for you to enjoy.

Plenty of shaded parking available, with enough space for a trailer. Also, lots of room for primitive camping.

Cottage is a separate building from our house, so guests will have the run of their place without worrying about disturbing or being disturbed.

Our guests value their privacy, so we adjust our interaction to meet their needs. We are always available by phone, text or email.

We also offer additional services such as meals, professional massages, access to hot tub, fitness and spa usage (European standards apply), tours, courses, intimate wedding services and vows renewal, etc... all for a fee. These services are provided to ensure the comfort of our guests, who are under no obligation to partake.

No public transportation is available in the area. There are plenty of quiet country roads and some good trails for bicyclists, motorcyclists and joggers. Shuttle services offered for an additional fee.

Owners are seasoned world travelers, willing to give suggestions on the area, or other continents. We love exposing world cuisines to America's heartland.


- Rule no.1: Enjoy! Everything in the cottage is there for you, to be used, so explore;

- No smoking indoors, please. Ashtray provided to be used on the deck when needed;

- Well-behaved, crated pets are allowed, but are not to be on any furniture. They're welcome to freely roam the property unleashed at any time. $35/pet to ensure the comfort of our pet-allergic guests;

- Private septic systems are only designed to process human waste and a sensible amount of toilet paper. Anything else and you will create major problems for everyone, including yourself. Therefore, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but the above mentioned should go down the drain. As proof we care about the comfort of our guests, we supply quality toilet paper instead of the recommended single-ply, but please use it responsibly;

- Living in the woods demands cohabitation with the living creatures whose home you share. Respect their privacy and avoid them, rather than killing them or destroying their shelters;

- We would greatly appreciate finding the place just as we left it for you to enjoy;

- If ever in doubt about anything, ask. We are always only one click or phone call away.



Breakfast (per person, min. 5 courses) - $35; Gourmet Picnic Basket (caters for a brunch, lunch or light dinner for at least 2 people) great for late arrivals & those who want to enjoy quality food at their own leisure while exploring the countryside. Typical basket includes a loaf of homemade bread (2lb), assortment of cheeses, pickled olives, prosciutto/homemade mushroom pâté, delicious Za'atar or similar exotic spice dip, fresh seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, homemade desert, bottle of 100% juice/ light wine, all served in fully equipped picnic basket) - $65; Superior Candlelit Slow Food Gourmet Dinner (duration min. 4 hours, private chef & waiter for 2 of you only, 12 courses combined of dishes from around the world & bottle of wine & all liqueur. We guarantee it’s going to be one of the most memorable dining experience ever, per couple - $235; Surprise Dinner for 2 of you, with bottle of wine, up to 8 courses, served to the cottage/terrace/sun-room -$149; Loaf of homemade organic bread, delivered to your door step warm - $11; Benka's Homemade Cinnamon Coffee, 12oz. (340gr) - $11; Benka's Homemade Mushroom Paté (4oz) - $15; Homemade Yogurt (1pt., when fresh milk from local farm available) $9; Fresh organic eggs from the neighbor's coop (chickens must agree on availability; dozen) - $7; Homemade Fruit Roll-up/ Fruit Leather (100% natural, no sugar add.; min. 5lb of fruit, 12” diameter) $5.


Private use of wellness for a day (hot tub, sauna, fitness, indoor and outdoor resting area, masks, peelings, body scrubs, essential oils, warm drinks, cold beverages, snacks, wraps, towels, soaps and shampoos, candles, torches, hot stones, wellness blankets, books & relaxation music library, singing bowls, massage table, etc) - $179; Private use of hot tub (per stay) - $65; Professional Swedish Massage min. 60 min (guaranteed the best you’ll ever have) - $95; Professional Swedish Massage 30 min (indoor or outdoor) - $59.


Birthday/Anniversary Surprise (bottle of chilled high quality sparking wine from France or Italy/bouquet of flowers, cake/pie/muffins, balloon and card in the cottage on your arrival) - $59; Hookah/Shisha served to your porch - $33; For Dog Lovers: Happy Puppy Retreat: bringing your pooch along and want no hassle? We can make sure your furry friend will have the blast of his life, too (per dog: beside a leash-free heaven, we supply a crate - size L with an orthopedic mat, food and water bowls, doggy blanket, towels & oatmeal shampoo, new pet toy, assortment of treats and an XL fresh meaty real beef or deer bone -$39.


Private Cooking Lessons – Basic, 3h (incl. food and all ingredients) - $99; Private Shooting Lessons – Basic, 3h (incl. range fee, ammo, equip.) -$99; Private Shooting Lessons – Adv. (incl. range fee, ammo, equip.) - $99/hr.; Shuttle Service - 75 ¢/mile.


Wedding ceremony or Renewal of Vows including certificate

(Spiritual, Atheist, Non-Denominational, Celtic, Buddhist, Muslim, Self wedding, Pet wedding, etc...) from $199.

All the above services can be purchased on site (cash, check or add 3% service charge when using PayPal or credit cards). Gratuity is not required, but it's greatly appreciated.


Fire Ring with firewood – Please be extra careful when the weather is dry. Although the firewood is provided free of charge, we ask you to use it wisely, since cutting and splitting is a very hard, demanding and time-consuming job. Washer & Drier – Located in the next building, so please ask for assistance. Escort of our dog Kora on your walk or for a session of cheerful playing. Lawn Mower / Weed Eater – If you're feeling really energetic ☺

More Details

Property Manager
Keith & Benka
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, slovenian, croatian, bosnian, serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Keith & Benka

For us hospitality is a labor of love. Come join us and let us introduce you to this spectacular part of the world, where we celebrate every day of our lives. We adore life, like spoiling people and revealing secrets of cozy country living. Yes, we take our hosting very seriously and cutting corners is not our style. We guarantee we'll do our absolute best to satisfy your needs.

Benka is an author holding several Guinness World Records in adventure traveling and Keith works as a foreign adviser.

Why Keith & Benka chose Missouri

Our location in the eastern Ozarks makes the perfect base camp for daily excursions to the numerous State Parks, scenic rivers or the Mark Twain National Forest. Or, if you have a taste for fermented fruit, head east towards Farmington/Ste. Genevieve and the Route de Vin.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is secluded enough to make you feel like you've really run away. Yet we're only one hour south of St. Louis, and minutes from the local stores and groceries.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We can't say enough good things about the Peaceful Treetop Cottage and its warm and charming hosts. The setting is idyllic, the cabin and grounds are immaculate, and there are so many thoughtful little touches which clearly demonstrate the loving care you will feel while visiting. We enjoyed sitting out on our private deck and enjoying the sounds of nature in motion but the cabin is quite comfy as well - the bed is fantastic, the little kitchen very functional and well-equipped. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of one or more of the add-ons offered - you'll be glad you did!
Oct 2015
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Park Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We are located in the eastern Ozarks, with a multitude of State Parks, Historic Sights, scenic rivers, and 1.5 million acres of Mark Twain National Forest all at your doorstep. There are a multitude of opportunities available for outdoor recreation, sightseeing, historic exploration, culinary adventure or just relaxation. Give us an idea of your interests and we can help put together a custom tailored itinerary to match your desires.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Treetop Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very nice. It's peaceful and quiet. Great location many things to do within an hours drive of here.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful, immaculate

  • 5 of 5

Extremely neat and clean. The owners were out of town so we did not have the chance to take advantage of some of the services, but Sasha was very friendly and helpful. The setting was private and peaceful, especially the hot tub and the trails.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Pampering

  • 5 of 5

We chose this spot as part of our honeymoon roadtrip, and were thrilled with everything. Where do I begin when there was so much wonderful about our stay?

B&K know how to make their guests feel welcome and special from the moment they arrive on the property.

Their dog is very sweet and well-behaved, and is always there to greet you.

Inside, there are so many delights that I couldn't list them all, I have to say my favorites were the pillows (so many choices!), Benkas homemade coffee (cinnamon!), and the huge collection of books of many genres.

They both respected our privacy and were very available if needed, and their advice on what to do in the area was spot on and very appreciated.

We woul love to return in the future for a longer stay!

Our love,

Katrina & Joseph

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very great

  • 5 of 5

very friendly people, wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great float trip weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend. We enjoyed rafting during the day and loved returning here and feeling pampered in the evening. Great hosts, amazing dinner for 2 prepared by Benka. We hope to make it back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exellent Place, Superb Services

  • 5 of 5

What a great place and great hosts! You are welcomed with a sweet welcome basket, have lots of amenities, and the hosts are very welcoming and friendly. Would recommend for anyone wanting a cozy getaway. The spa extras are very worth it, the hot tub was a very nice experience and the massage as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Lambert St. Louis (STL)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hub's Pub
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Ste Genevieve Modoc Ferry (Mississippi River)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Terre Du Lac Country Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrack Arcadia Valley Station (ACD)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
MO Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
El Tapatio
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Leadwood Big River Access
Car: necessary


If you have time and desire, we would like to share the best of

our area. We enjoy exploring and experiencing the following

local attractions over and over again:

1. Dillard Mill State Historic Site

2. Bixby Country Store

3. Johnson Shut-Ins State Park

4. Village Store, Caledonia

5. Elephant Rocks State Park

6. Fort Davidson State Park

7. Millstream Gardens Conservation Area

8. Area Wineries

9. St. Joe State Park

10. Bonne Terre Flooded Mine Tour

11. St. Francois State Park

12. Starlite Drive-in

13. Washington State Park

14. Berryman Access to Ozark Trail

15. Huzzah Valley Resort

16. Bass’ River Resort

17. Onondaga Cave

18. Maramec Springs

19. Tom Sauk Mountain State Park


Rates & Availability

Park Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $29 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.83%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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