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Prairie Creek Cottage-WiFi/Paved/Pet Yard/Fishing/Kayaks/Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bdrm Studio- city convenience, country privacy & relaxation

Our studio suite opened in May 2014. The cottage is located a few minutes from downtown Mena, where you can enjoy the privacy and beautiful views shared by Mena residents in this Ouachita Golf Course community. This 1 bedroom/1 bath studio is equipped with all the comforts of home including a covered patio and a great 16x20 deck outfitted with patio furniture and a bbq grill. This shared deck includes outdoor lights and plenty of space to kick your feet up and relax at the end of a long day.

Wood laminate flooring runs throughout the living areas where you will find a queen sleeper sofa, a large TV with satellite programming, comfortable recliner, and a selection of books to enjoy during your stay. Kitchen appliances include a stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker w/supplies for the duration of your stay. In the cabinets you will find dishes and flatware for 8, and cooking utensils. Iron and ironing board are also provided.

A King bed with luxury linens and a flat panel TV that rotates so it is viewable from both the living room and bedroom make the bedroom the perfect place to end the day. A king size bed and queen size sleeper sofa both purchased in May 2014 provide comfortable sleeping for 4.

A fenced pet play area allows your four legged friends to stretch their legs and enjoy the great outdoors. Take them for a walk to the creek where they can splash their paws or watch you fish or kayak.

Prairie Creek Cottage is a 2 unit property with every care given to ensure the privacy of our guests. The second unit is a one bedroom cottage that is generally rented on a weekly basis for guests who plan to stay in town a little longer. Please feel free to call if you have any questions about either unit. The reservation calendar is accurate for the STUDIO pictured in this listing so please feel free to use the “Book It Now” feature.

Enjoy the privacy of the country without leaving the convenience of town. No through traffic and plenty of room to stretch out during your stay. Enjoy walks along paved road and beautiful views of neighboring horse farms. Fish the creek or enjoy a leisurely kayak trip downstream and back. We also have another property listed as Prairie Creek Cabin if this property is not available for your stay. We also own and operate the Sassafras Inn which sleeps up to 10 between 4 private guest rooms each with private baths.

More Details

Janee Sweeney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Janee Sweeney

My husband and I relocated to Mena in 2010 and have fallen in love with the community and the great outdoors. We built this property as a guest house for visiting friends and family on the outskirts of 20 acres in a great neighborhood. We took up residence on the far side of the property so that we and our guests could enjoy this great location but still maintain that feeling of privacy. We lived in the cottage for 2 years while deciding on where to make our permanent home. After buying our neighbors house on the adjoining property and settling in to our new home, we finished out the second half of the building into this great studio for VRBO guests to enjoy. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Janee Sweeney purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Janee Sweeney chose Arkansas

Spacious, relaxing place to unwind with all the comforts of home surrounded by the peace and beauty of mother nature's gifts

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the privacy of the country without leaving the convenience of town. No through traffic and plenty of room to stretch out during your stay. Enjoy walks along paved road and beautiful views of neighboring horse farms. Fish the creek or enjoy a leisurely kayak trip downstream and back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Received this handwritten note from guest who was traveling through and needed to stay that same night:

"Thank you so much for accommodating us at the last minute. you have a wonderful place here and we wish we could have stayed longer. We plan on sharing your place with friends. We really enjoyed our stay." Cindy from Texas
Oct 2012
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Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 71

Enjoy golf, fishing, ATV riding, hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives, kayaking, canoeing all within a 15 minute drive. Dine at local restaurants where live music plays weekly.

Stroll around Janssen Park while the kids play, hike any number of trails through Queen Wilhelmina State Park and the Ouachita National Forrest. Kayak or canoe the Ouachita River or the Cossatot - watch out for the 'washing machine' class IV rapids on the Cossatot!

Visit our local downtown shops and art museum where you will find many unique items and some really friendly people! Spend an afternoon or evening at the historic Little Ouachita Theater where local talent performs great works weekly.


Mena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lazyboy Queen Sleeper Sofa - NEW 2013
  • King size Beds (1) mattress and luxery linens, Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room. Bed and Sleeper newly purchased May 2014.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Ouachita Golf Course within 1/2 mile. Property borders Prairie Creek where guests are welcome to fish and kayak.


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average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
Perkins, OK


  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters & I took our mom for a short girls weekend. We needed peace and quiet, and a chance to get away from all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, and just spend some much-needed girl time. This cottage was just what we needed. It was small and cozy. It's outside of town, yet a few minutes drive to anything you might need.. It's also very clean! Janee is very helpful and accommodating. I would absolutely stay here again. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet in the country.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place that was just what we wanted. Everything was as advertised. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice one bedroom

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a pleasant stay, very cozy updated one bedroom! One down fall the ac wasn't big enough to handle that room, we are from Baton Rouge it's hot down here and all we want is a good cold room! Also it's a duplex so you feel like you have to be super quiet because someone is right next door! The creek is very nice but it was down to low to utilize the canoe!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

Prairie Creek Cottage was a great place to stay. It had everything we needed and was easy to get to. Very relaxed environment. I would rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quietly cozy

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. Perfect get away for our small family. Mena is beautiful just to drive around. Kayaks were a great plus and easily accessible for my husband who uses a wheel chair. Some minor cosmetic work (grass overgrown, bad board on patio fell through). The weather was extra hot however the fan and lighting on the patio made outdoor time enjoyable. Thank you for the games. We needed to unwind from a long stressful year and this was the perfect place to just enjoy each other. I'm ready to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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LoveLy. Country duplex

  • 4 of 5

It is listed as a cottage, but that is not quite accurate. It is a beautifully appointed little duplex but was not quite as private as I had hoped. I kept worrying my kids were too loud or the TV was too loud. We had a lovely time though! And there was so much to do at the cabin we rarely left (except to get fishing bait and go crystal hunting). The one seat kayaks were a big hit with my kids and the creek/ river was so calm that I wasn't worried about the kids (ages 9-12) being on their own with their life jackets (which were provided). The cottage has a large flat screen TV and cable which my kids would watch as an escape from the heat of the afternoons. ( it does lack a DVD player). In the evenings we would fish from the banks and caught an assortment of crappie, sunfish, bass, and catfish. Most were small and we threw those back but both the catfish and bass were big enough to keep. The porch was lovely and has a grill available. My husband and kids brought their BB guns and practiced target shooting in the large field. We had such a great time we even contacted the owners to see if we could stay for and extra day ( which we did). Two things for future visitors- bring cooking spices if you want anything more salt and pepper, and know that cell phone coverage is limited in the area). The kids are already planning to come back next year and I will definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Contact owner for long term stay rates. Long term renters are welcome.

Owner'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.