Hummingbird Hideaway is a beautiful 3/2 Lake Thunderbird Cottage, approx 1216 sq ft like new condition with Free WiFi! HUGE BACK DECK to enjoy the lake views, flipping burgers on the charcoal BBQ grill, taking an afternoon nap or enjoy a game of croquet (just like the good ole days!) ....Bring or rent a boat(seasonally)...you can tie it up at your very own COVERED BOATDOCK (no sunburn for you!). Be sure to bring your fishing pole and gear- Board games, puzzles, cards, & good books all available for your use.... Nearly level 1/2 acre lot is great- nice sandy area with easy access to lake, concrete walk down to private boat dock. Big level lot is perfect for a badminton or volleyball game...there is even a croquet set for you to use! FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. Hardwood floors thru-out-This property has 3 bedrooms (two of which view the lake and access the back deck) and 2 baths (split floorplan for added privacy). Master bath features King bed & 5 ft walk in shower. Great room (high vaulted ceiling) with easy access to the back deck. 3 Cable TV's, 1 with VHS-DVD player. Kitchen has all you need including stainless steel smooth top range, refrigerator, built in microwave, dishwasher and all the extra amenities you want including breakfast bar-kitchen very well appointed. Private washer & dryer off bedroom. NEW Heat/AIR TO KEEP YOU COMFY! Attached carport. Come relax and recoop at our lake retreat with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds-clean & neat-quality sheets and towels...Well behaved small dog considered w/pet fee & deposit! Not far from 18 hole Golf Course- Canoe the beautiful Spring River or shop for ANTIQUES in Hardy -15 minutes away. A trip to Blanchard Caverns is a must! These caverns are spectacular and will be a memorable part of your visit to the Ozarks. Nearby Mountain View and the Ozark Cultural Center will round out a wonderful day! The Caverns are approx. 1.5 hours South of Cherokee Village and your drive will take you over some of the most beautiful Ozark Mountain roads you will ever see! Max 6 guests $125.00 per nt for 2 guests $ 10.00 per additional guest per nt. Stay 6 nts get the 7th nt free! All Holidays require 3 nt minimum @ $200.00 per night for up to 6 people. Cleaning Fee $50.00. Any unruly guests will be asked to leave (with no refund). We love this special spot & we know you will too! Come soon & come often!
We love Cherokee Village and have been coming since the 60's. We have owned 2 Lake Homes here in the past. This is a beautiful home, we loved the yard and covered boat dock too! We had a wonderful family vacation with our married kids-How perfect! We love to come back!
This is a fabulous adorable property. I didn't even mind that you have to pay the company in advance, and they reap the interest off your money. Or that it is non refundable no matter what circumstance. But I don't recommend for families of any ages. If you have well behaved family but leave boat decoration trash in or by your full cans; or evidence of child, it's a no no. You do agree to leave the cottage in pristine condition. I advise you to hire your own cleaning lady, a pristine one. And take pictures of how you leave it. Even if you are leaving it 95 % perfect. It seems their policy is not to charge a small fee for any extra cleaning, but to banish you. We've stayed in top rated hotels without any problems. This cottage is far from that. There are other rental agencies in the area that are fairer in my opinion. And the spider situation there is a pretty big turn off. So If you do rent and you're headed off to the Memphis or Little Rock airport, don't frazzle yourself, hire your own cleaning lady to double-check the cottage you left clean.
I have been going to Hardy since childhood at a YWCA camp, so it has special meaning to me. This is the first time I have rented a place, as I have friends I usually stay with, and I invited my son and daughter-in-law for the weekend. I arrived the first night with a girlfriend, and we were so impressed with everything. We sat on the deck as the sun went down, watching an amazing sky filled with lightening in the distance (no thunder), which illuminated and reflected off the lake. It couldn't have been a better introduction to the house. The two back bedrooms facing the lake have terrific views, so in the early morning it was equally beautiful seeing mist rising from the water. The location is quiet, and the homes adjacent and across the lake are well-maintained.
I have skied Lake Thunderbird, so I am familiar with the layout. This little cove is too shallow for motorboats, but it can handle pontoon, or paddle boats. I used my canoe to paddle over to see friends who live on the lake. The cove is also too shallow for swimming, but I would gather the Summer months would make that a good thing when there is so many boats coming and going.
The home is decorated as if it were a private home, and not a typical rental unit. The kitchen was even stocked with a KitchenAid mixer, which really surprised me. The appliances were top-notch. The bedding was cute, the decor was well-done, the bathrooms clean and nicely appointed. The house is clean-as-a-whistle. I had some leftover cake from a party, and actually found a cake plate with a cake dome to cover it; and I also needed scissors for a gift, and found them in a drawer. I noticed bandaids in the medicine cabinet, including large size toiletries. A lot of thought went into stocking this house. My only suggestions would be a hand-rail inside the bathtub (it was hard to get up without one); a full-length mirror; and the driveway swept clear of the Hickory nuts at this time of year. I swept it as I was afraid someone might slip on one, plus, they are very messy as they are driven over. All-in-all, I couldn't have asked for a better place to be in the Hardy area. (Oh, and it was nice to have a dog-friendly home for well-behaved pets. Its obvious the owners love dogs from all their great pictures and decor.) I would most certainly rent this lovely home again should the occasion arise, and will recommend it to friends.
Hummingbird Hideaway! Lake Thunderbird LIKE NEW 1216 sq ft Cottage! Huge back deck! Private COVERED Boat Dock! FREE WiFi! Bring your boat or canoe, or rent one at local marina (seasonal). Two 18 hole golf courses nearby. Go antiquing in Old Hardy Town just 10 minutes away...Explore caverns in Mtn View approx 1 hr away. Float the Spring River in Hardy. Short drive to Mammoth Spring for trout fishing!