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True Peace And Quiet. 1550 Sq Feet Home 20 mins to lake, 7 min to camp ozark

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Peace And Quiet In A Beautiful Natural Setting. Not Too Far Off Beaten Path.

This is a great place to get your head on or get away from the human race. You can use this place to enjoy the natural beauty of Montgomery County, Arkansas i.e. fishing, water skiing, boating, hunting, canoeing, hiking, crystal digging and/or mountain biking or just to see if this is the community you would like to retire to. Beautiful scenery, and if you time it right you will see the deer crossing the property every morning. This is a 1,550 square foot home with 2 bedrooms and an open floor plan. This home has 3 porches, 2 covered. The front porch has a standard porch swing. The back porch has a outdoor table and chairs and chaise lounge chair. It has all the amenities a normal home would have, which includes a washer/dryer in the utility room. The bathroom is a 4-piece. The shower is large, with a good sized seat and handicapped bars in the shower to use if needed. The first bedroom has a king size bed and dresser, the 2nd bedroom can double as a separate sitting area or bedroom. It has a full size sleeper sofa with a small standing cabinet to use as a dresser. There is plenty of closet space. There is an anteroom, which has a desk. The living room and kitchen are one large room. The living room has 2 couches and one chair. One couch is a little unconventional, it is a large bean bag couch. This home comes with satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a doggie door. You may bring your dog or cat as long as they do their business outside or in a box. We are located just off Hwy 270. Plenty of parking for your boat or RV.

Mt. Ida is 11 miles away, which has several eating establishments and a grocery store. Every Saturday night, from May thru September a different musical band plays on the town square.

Mena is 34 miles away, it is a much larger town with restaurants and grocery stores, Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Beautiful scenery.

Hot Springs is 47 miles away. Big tourist area. Natural Hot Springs, Lake Hamilton, Amusement Park, water park,. 2 large hospitals, many restaurants, Garvan Gardens, gambling, seasonal horse racing, year round casino.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Bradley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Lisa Bradley

We are Jim and Lisa Bradley. We are originally from the state of Vermont. My husband is a logger and I work from home. We raised our children and headed to this part of Arkansas for employment and to be 'us' again.

Lisa Bradley purchased this house in 2013

Why Lisa Bradley chose Arkansas

We fell in love with this property because of its beauty, peace and quiet, fresh air and privacy.


Pencil Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Shower has large seat and handicap bars inside of it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa is full size
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
We are always available to our guests for directions, ideas, extra cookware, whatever you may need, Always feel free.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

True Peace And Quiet. 1550 Sq Feet Home 20 mins to lake, 7 min to camp ozark
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Serene, Comfortable, Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Came from Dallas for a weekend among the trees, and had a wonderful time! The cabin shares lovely woods with the property's owners, who are extremely accomodating (Lisa even stocked our fridge with breakfast necessities and was on hand to bring my ear infection ridden husband some Tylenol!) We enjoyed so many things about the cabin... the huge shower, the extremely comfortable king sized bed, the massive bean bag couch, but the thing we enjoyed the most was just sitting on the porch swing at night! And here's a couple tidbits to help future travelers.. the really quiet location means there's no restaurants, etc. super close so enjoy cooking your own meals with all the nice pots and pans and spices, etc. the owners have provided. Lastly, for those of you who like a tipple.... the cabin is located in a dry county (liquor, wine AND beer) so bring any libations you may desire with you :) Thank you, Maguires, for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect location for us to use as a home base for some exploring and hiking in the area. Great kitchen with all the necessities. Comfortable beds and nice towels. We loved the porches and the peace and quiet. Stars were gorgeous at night. It was great meeting and visiting with Mary and enjoyed having Cricket as our escort home when driving up at night. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and nicely decorated. We loved watching the butterflies on the mimosa tree from the porch swing. The bean bag couch was a favorite with our boys and some of their friends who visited us on breaks from working as counselors at Camp Ozark. Our son slept on the pull-out sofa, and he said it was very comfortable. The king bed was also super comfortable. We loved the big tub and shower. It was very nice to have a w/d as we did several outdoor activites nearby (kayacking, mt. biking, hiking) and got pretty dirty. Lisa greeted us on our first night there and was extremely cordial and accommodating. Our only note to guests is to beware that the bathroom is the only room with a door in case privacy is an issue. We plan to come back and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a very well kept and very comfortable cabin in a secluded setting that feels like a home.

  • 4 of 5

this is a place to go to if you want to completely relax and enjoy what the countryside has to offer. The hostess Lisa has a welcome second to none. We have never been so well looked after. There are many places to visit in the area including hiking, boating, historical sites and a beautiful botanical garden on lake Hamilton. Queen Wilhelmina State Park's Talimena Scenic drive is like a drive through the Smokey mountain, gorgeous. The fact we could bring our small dog with us everywhere including the botanical gardens means we shall be back again to stay with Lisa and Cricket the Labrador, there is something for everyone in this beautiful location. We have recommended this cabin to all our friends and family and even to other dog lovers like ourselves. You will have to go a long way to find such a well furnished, clean and comfortable vacation cabin.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The name of this property says it all. It is truly peaceful and quiet. The cabin is beautiful and so is the property. The owners are the nicest people you will meet along with their dog Cricket.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable cabin with exemplary hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing week at this cabin and are so relaxed now! Lisa and Jim (and Cricket) are the best neighbors/hosts! They see to your every need and are never intrusive. Sweet black lab Cricket is so friendly and fun that our dog loved to play with her. The cabin is very well appointed and lacks nothing. The kitchen is even partially stocked! The setting is so lovely and the area is wonderful. We took walks along the lane and in the woods by stepping right out the door. And we took some hikes in the area that were a short drive away. We highly recommend staying at this cabin! Be warned - you will be so spoiled that you won't want to leave or ever stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $25

Normal wear of property is expected. . Be good to my property and you can come back to stay again. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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