NEW LOOK FOR 2018! 2 level 3 bedroom, 3 full baths, bonus bunk room, 2 decks!
Derek Jon Nordentoft
About Derek Jon Nordentoft
We are very proud and grateful to have the opportunity to offer our second vacation rental property in Hot Springs Village....The Nordy Nest on Lake Cortez. Our original vacation rental home The TeeHouse on Cortez Golf Course has had such wonderful and positive results we were in the right place and right time to purchase our dream "Lake Home"...and we are delighted to offer the Nordy Nest to vacationers before we retire (wishing this could be tomorrow!..Ha!) We live and work in North Little Rock, 55 miles west of Hot Springs Village. I (Derek Jon) am a USPTA certified tennis teaching pro and my lovely wife (Katie Mae) is a certified Surgical Technologist in general surgery with Baptist Health. We are very humble and caring and absolutely love to be great hosts! We love to travel, anything outdoors, I hunt and fish of course, and Katie loves to find great deals just about anywhere....Our recent trip to Paris was spectacular and Katie's pride and joy find is hanging above the formal dining table (a solid cast-iron formal light fixture which is well over 150 years old!) We love our 3 dogs dearly..Destiny (I rescued her), Gracey (our neurotic swimmer), and Addie (our rescue which we traveled to Mobile, Alabama to get!) We love the vacation rental business and are attentive property managers. We are very hands-on and are always looking for ways to improve and make our homes better and more enjoyable. We have no kids but have plenty of nephews and nieces and I am even a very proud grand uncle of 4 great kids! I (Derek Jon) am from the mid-western state of Wisconsin and Katie is from the boot hill of Missouri. We both cherish our mid-western values and hard work ethic! We met online...yes online!....and were best friends right from the start and were married on 9/10/11 and I absolutely love being married to my soulmate. Katie says that her grandmother "prayed" me up for her precious granddaughter! We are simple and humble and love to laugh! "Live, Love, Laugh"
Derek Jon Nordentoft purchased this House in 2015
Why Derek Jon Nordentoft chose Hot Springs Village
Katie fell in love with this property the minute she stepped inside the door...so much...she made an offer on the home without even talking to her hubby first...ha! We still get this "I can't believe it" feeling every time we are there. This home is custom built with many high-end features. When our offer was finally accepted we then had to go through the ups and down of closing...thank God it all worked out. If you choose this property for your vacation stay you will know why we are so very pleased and grateful to own this home. The property is very private and sits up on a small bluff providing a great birds-eye view of Lake Cortez. Lake Cortez is quite clear and offers great fishing, boating, swimming and various water sports. I grew up on a lake in Wisconsin and everything about me loves "lakeside living"....especially with the feel of being in the woods as well! I am pretty sure this property touches every bit of Katie's heart and we are sure the Nordy Nest will do the same for you! We have had many "wows" during the personal tours we try and give when our guests arrive. The home is nestled in the woods...private....scenic...with the feel of all of nature's beauty. The use of 2 kayaks, paddle boat, raft, and a novice paddle board was a great hit last season as well!
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with the location of the home first (only minutes from our other vacation rental property). We fell in love with the scenic view from the upper and lower decks of the home! Each bedroom has it's own full bath and view of the lake! The all-season room is a great eating, relaxing and visiting area! We love the large windows in the upper and lower great rooms bringing in plenty of natural light. The lower level has a wet bar area with a full size refrigerator. Great rooms are comfortably furnished and have 55" HD smart TV's! The home is very private and peaceful with a scenic walk to the lake. We have a large dock and great swimming area. Included in the rental is the use of 2 brand new Novice Kayaks, paddle boat and a paddleboard. For the nature lover this home and the property has it all! The home sits on the bluff side of Lake Cortez giving it a birds-eye view of the water. There is a downward path to the lake and dock...you will get your exercise on the way back up! The fishing is great right off the dock! The lake is very peaceful and the traffic on the lake is very minimal!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
We strongly encourage the purchase of Travel Insurance for all early bookings! Unfortunate circumstances can occur!
All cancellations will be handled with the policy set in place. Refunds occur to cancellations within the 30 day period only if home is re-rented!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Easy process-site completely captured the beautiful property. Owner was super nice and easy to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!
Family vacation to relax and dig quartz
Great place to stay and very quiet. Beautiful!
2nd time at the Nordy nest and just as enjoyable-If we could only predict the weather!!! Definitly recomend this lovely home.
Remote home close to Hot Springs
A lovely, roomy home located on a quiet, beautiful lake. There is so much space in the home. The dock is perfect for fishing, swimming, kayaking or paddle boating. You’re only about 20 minutes from all the exciting attractions in Hot Springs. After a day of sightseeing all the kids wanted to go back to the house to enjoy the lake. I enjoyed to peace and quiet, the comfortable beds and that huge kitchen!! We plan to stay here on our next visit. The property owner is so helpful and friendly. He helped us even when he was on vacation! Couldn’t ask for a anything else!!!
Stay on Lake Cortez
We enjoyed our trip to HSV and our stay on Lake Cortez. The house was perfect for our group of 8 (2 moms and 6 kids) with room to spare. There were very few boats, so we did lots of swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. It was a fun little get away.
Wonderful stay at the Norty Nest.
The place and views were better than the pictures could show. The lake and all the amenities on site were more than we could believe. This was the first time using VBRO and it worked so well for our large group, we are planning to do this again..
Our home is only 30 minutes from "Spa City"... Hot Springs. Historically known for the healing powers of the earth's hot water used in the bath houses. A few of them have been remodeled and functional. Magic Springs amusement/water park is only 25 minutes away just on the outskirts of Hot Springs. Oaklawn Horse Track and Casino is in Hot Springs with live horse racing from mid January to the end of April. Try your luck digging for Arkansas's most popular and beautiful rock, the crystal quartz, at the Coleman Mine located only 15 minutes from the west gate. This is a very popular attraction for every age! Please ask for more details. Lake Quachita and Lake Hamilton are within 30 minutes. Lake Quachita is one of the largest and deepest reservoir lakes in the country and known for some of the best sports fishing in the area...especially if you are looking to land a lunker striper bass! A few miles outside Hot Springs near Lake Catherine is Marvin Garvin Gardens..a botanical adventure for all ages! The capital, Little Rock, is only 60 minutes away where you will find the Clinton Library, great shopping and tasteful restaurants. Just before Little Rock is a Bass Pro Shop and newly built outdoor outlet mall! Hot Springs is home to wonderful spas, unique artists and art studios, waterfront restaurants, and let's not forget the live Oaklawn Horse Racing (seasonal) and Casino (open all year)! Within Hot Springs village you will find a variety of hiking trails, the Coronado Tennis and Fitness Center, and the Desoto Recreational Park. Make sure you ask the owner in your inquiry on how to find out more information on the best kept secret in the nation...Hot Springs Village..."An unforgettable Vacation Destination!"