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Quiet, Private, Relaxing, With HOT TUB and Adventures

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Sylvan Shores House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Lakeview Suite That Can Sleep 2 To 4 Guests

"2016 BEST VRBO PROPERTY"

A VRBO member for only 4 years, this well appointed suite has 91 reviews, more than any other property over the same time period. Before you even go inside you realize this place is special. The custom deck offers an exquisite hot tub, in which you can star gaze through the sky portal in the deck above. Two tables for four present different perspectives of the forest below, and another on the upper deck gives you a heavenly view of the lake and the mountains beyond. All sorts of song birds are busy coming and going from the hanging bird feeder that seems to be floating in space. And everywhere you look is another potted or hanging plant. You will be impressed before you ever go inside.

Jack will walk you through the suite to explain the amenities and features, starting with a king bedroom with a comfy leather love seat, flat screen TV, and even a "white noise" fan for those who require it. The coffee corner is separate from either bedroom, and serves as a place to sit and talk while enjoying the art work. The adjoining hall displays four original drawings of St. Louis classics, and includes a 1904 photo of the original Farris wheel at the worlds fair.

The bathroom is efficient and exceptionally clean, with soft bath towels. But you don't have to use your bath towel for the hot tub, a nice big beach towel is provided. Of course extra toilet paper, bar soap, hair drier and even an iron come with the bath.

The kitchenette is just that, providing conveniences such as a choice of paper bowls and plates or glass bowls and plates. Plastic knives and forks or stainless, your choice. Great coffee cups, the kind that hold enough coffee so you can sit outside on the deck and wake up slowly. The microwave sits atop the small refrigerator that has three ice trays, and next to it is a tidy bar sink. Then there is a toaster, some complementary coffee (not packets), and the coffee maker (filters included). Eureka Springs which is only 15 minutes away, has some 50 restaurants that Jack can recommend. The suites kitchenette is designed to warm up the goodies you bring back, not for full blown cooking in the suite. However there is a charcoal grill on the deck where you can grille a steak or maybe some burgers.

The queen bedroom has a glass table with two chairs, an arm chair and of course the flat screen TV and "white noise" fan. Everything about this suite is class, from the antique brass lamp to the marble night table. I got the feeling of elegance when I went through for the first time and I think you will too. Special little things like literature on Eureka Springs and Beaver Lake, the most comfortable bed I've slept in, and the quiet, private, relaxing setting make this property #1.

This property is popular for honeymoons, anniversaries, families, and for a girls weekend get-a-way. If relaxing, quiet comfort is what you are looking for, this is the place.

Reservations should be made well in advance to guarantee the dates you desire.

FOR A SPECIAL TREAT. Jack does a private tour that lasts about an hour and a half, during which you will hear and see things that you otherwise would never see or hear. It's really special because you get to go down inside one of the original healing springs, go to the top of the Crescent (the most haunted hotel in America), and go across the only wooden suspension bridge in the State of Arkansas. The $50 fee covers everyone in the suite.

Over the last three years it has become evident that less than 50% of my guests are willing to abide by the Hot tub house rules, resulting in soiled water, a nasty ring around the hot tub, and a clogged filter. Therefore the spa must be emptied, cleaned, Refilled, new chemicals added, and water temperature brought back up. Therefore a $50 fully refundable damage deposit must be collected from every party electing to use the hot tub. It's as simple as showering before getting in the hot tub.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jack Cross
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Jack Cross

I stumbled onto Eureka Springs in 1971, and just as you probably will, I fell in Love. My former wife and I started out with a juice bar, then a restaurant, then a shop. I currently sell real estate, design and build custom homes, have a custom deck company, and market a couple of self invented products. But all that is just a sideline. Eureka Springs is not about money, it's about lifestyle. What I really do, is enjoy life. My social life and businesses, my church, these magical Ozark hills, hiking and exploring, boating, fishing, and swimming off my dock. I love meeting people, and look forward to meeting you. However I will not intrude upon your privacy, you can have my company at your will.

Jack Cross purchased this house in 2005

Why Jack Cross chose Eureka Springs

I live in paradise. I lived in town for 14 years and enjoyed it, but living on the lake is unbeatable. Fortunately it's only a few minutes from town and all on paved roads. There is something about living with the woods all around you and a huge body of water in site. The quiet, the peacefulness, and the feeling of being in control of your life is exemplary. You are invited to see what I mean.

What makes this house unique

I chose my house because it is on the end of a ridge road with a great view of the lake. I spend a great deal of time on the decks I added, and even grow vegetables on them in the summer. My nearest neighbors homes are both vacation homes, so I rarely see them. But when I do, they are always so happy to be back to paradise.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Private, Relaxing, With HOT TUB and Adventures
average rating of 4.742268 based on 97 reviews
5

Totally amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I went here for our 2nd anniversary. It was perfect. The home is beautifully decorated with art from local artist from Eureka Springs and other pieces from the owners worldly travels. It was immaculate and the view from the deck with the hot tub was breathtaking. The stars at night and Beaver Lake in the sunrise and sunset from the bistro chairs and tables on the beautiful large deck was always a welcome calming sight. We had a sliding glass door to our portion of the deck which allowed for opening the windows and drinking coffee in bed and watching the boats on the lake. So serene. We went to town and got steaks for 3 nights because it has a grill, which was wonderful. It has a kitchen with a microwave so we just threw in some steamable veggies and had a fab dinner on the deck under the stars. I can't say enough of how this was a home away from home and even better place to stay. The owner Jack is awesome and he took us on a tour of the historic city which we would never have seen on our own. He has lived there many many years and knows the hot spots and history behind this fun amazing town. We definitely recommend getting Jack to take you on the "tour" for a nominal fee. It's something you will never forget. Since we had never been to Arkansas we asked him what to do and see and he was a so helpful with restaurants and must see things to do. I did notice there are literally hundreds of places to stay in the area, but none were as inviting or as beautiful as we were so lucky to have picked. I'm taking my 14 yr. old there this summer and can't wait to fish Beaver Lake and see our fun Host again. We highly recommend this getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Natural State. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing time while we were at Jacks place. The view from the deck was amazing. We sat and looked out over the lake for hours. In the mornings there was 2 deer that came within 10 feet of us. Beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What you see is what you get! Beautiful place with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Jack's Place is very relaxing, clean and quiet! We had a great time and enjoy Jack's stories and history lesson and Eureka Springs! I would recommend Jack's Place for a relaxing time. Lots of deer and other wildlife.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Jack and Jackson were great hosts. We were greeted with a tour of the property and Jack told us some interesting history about Eureka Springs and the surrounding area. You can tell that he takes great pride in his home and taking care of his guests. The property felt like home. From extra beach towels for the huge hot tub to the coffee in the kitchenette, all amenities were provided for us. The bed in the room with the mirrored wall was incredibly comfortable and felt like we were staying in a top-notch hotel. Did I mention the view? Wow!!! You can even see the lake and the woods while laying in bed. There is a reason this property has so many high reviews. It really is that good.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Place We Have Ever Stayed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I picked Jack's place after reading the reviews and looking at the pictures. The pictures show exactly what you will get when you stay here, but it is so much nicer in person than what the pictures can show! Jack has thought of all the little details that can make your stay comfortable and cozy such as a coffee maker, coffee cups, creamer, sugar, fluffy bath towels, wine bottle opener, bbq gril, comfy, cozy bedding (that smells great by the way!), extra blankets, fan for night-noise if needed and hospitality! If you are hesitant about staying here, don't be, you will have your privacy and the best time! Jack and his dog Jackson were wonderful hosts during our stay. When we arrived, Jack gave us a tour of the place and explained how things worked, he also told us stories about the area. He gave us several suggestions of places to eat and things to see. After seeing historic downtown Eureka Springs I was so glad I booked our stay at Jack's place. It was so nice to return to a peaceful quite place that felt like a home-away from home! We did enjoy seeing Eureka Springs, but we enjoyed returning to Jack's place more. My favorite part of the whole trip was drinking wine in the hot tub watching the sunset and enjoying the view of Beaver Lake. My husband's favorite part of the trip was sitting on the deck watching for a baby deer to return that he saw on our first night there. We enjoyed learning the history of the area from the books that Jack left for us in the room, which made our visit more meaningful. He keeps his place immaculate, and it is beautifully decorated with art from local artists. This was better than staying at a hotel for sure! The most difficult thing you will endure during your stay is leaving. My husband kept telling me I did a good job finding this wonderful place for us to stay and he has promised to take me back as long as we stay at Jack's place!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the owners basement. False advertising top deck is only accessible if you want to join him

  • 1 of 5

Property owner lives upstairs. Your "suite" is the finished tiny basement. If you do not give him your full undivided attention he will seek you out even more. There is no privacy. He lives right above you. His dog will come to your door often and will try to get inside. Jack will try to join you in the hot tub. You can hear him upstairs where he lives in his house. Pictures show quite a different story. You do not get a private two tier deck. Jack will look through the windows. Pay careful attention to his "rules" i.e. Do not put your bags or luggage on the beds. If you do not have a woman with you he will ask "where is the woman at" and then he will assume you are there to party. Jack is foul mouthed and very intrusive. If you are on the lower deck he will come out and talk to you from his upper deck. If you read through his reviews on this site you will see many guests who have stated the same issues. There is a guest book in his basement with pages torn out. I'm assuming those guests left reviews he did not like. Read his responses to the reviews on the site, they are quite odd. He was seen peeking in Windows wearing a black robe. I truly hope you will read through all the reviews before booking. We left early. Overall just plain creepy. Undeniably false advertising. Asked for refund and he yelled at me.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is completely absurd. Her husband and three friends were my guests who brought three additional friends to stay. My property site clearly states the suite sleeps 2 to 4 guests only. Seven guests arrived. But because the wife made the reservation as a birthday surprise for her husband, he had no way of knowing the properties capacity. Since three of his party could not stay, I suspect he was not happy with his wife's lack of research, and she blamed me, prompting this completely made up review. I do agree that you should read my exemplary 91 additional reviews, and then come enjoy a stay at my little piece of paradise. Jack Cross, Owner
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Northwest Regional Airport (Fayettville Arkansas)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Anglers Grille and Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Holiday Island Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Springfield Missouri
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 187
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Anglers Grille
Car: necessary

Eureka Springs is a magical hidden jewel located in the Ozark mountains, the oldest mountain range in America. It is not unusual to see a bald eagle, or a wild turkey, a red fox, or deer prancing around everywhere. Your host (Jack) can direct you to some great hiking.

Our latest Eureka Springs feature is the new 'zip line' just opened March first. Turpentine Creek Animal Park features lions, tigers, and bears.....'Oh My!' There is Pivot Rock, Lake Lucerne (where Al Capone had a hideout), the steam engine train with dinner car, the Great Passion Play, Lake Leatherwood, and countless others. The only thing we don't have right now, is you. But you can change that. Your host, Jack Cross, has been in the area for more than 40 years, and is a wealth of helpful information. His guest suite is just around the corner from Starkey Marina where you can rent boats, buy pizza and beer, or BBQ at the free pavilion. Jack knows where to fish for bass, catfish, crappie, or trout, all right around the corner. If you desire a personal tour of the area and Eureka Springs, with historical information from a great story teller, at a nominal charge, just ask Jack.

Rates & Availability

Sylvan Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

The $125 rate is for two guests, additional guests are $25 per guest per night.

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Amenities

Sylvan Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , High boy toilet. The vanity has a 3 door medicine cabinet.
  • The bathroom is crisp and clean. Tile floor, glass shower door, vanity with three door mirrored medicine cabinet, and a high boy toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin beds or a King bed, your choice
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A pillow top Queen bed provides perfect rest.
  • The suite has two bedrooms, one with twin beds that can be converted into a King bed, a closet, a love seat, and flat screen TV. The other has a Queen pillow top bed. This second bedroom also has a glass top table and chairs, DVD player, flat screen TV, arm chair and a closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Your host Jack Cross is a story teller extraordinaire, and having been in Eureka for more than 40 years, has wonderful historical Eureka Springs information and true life fascinating stories. He offers a $50 guided tour of town that is well worth taking. Jack can also arrange for a private Chef to come prepare you a gormet meal. When utilizing a private chef, the dining area rents for $25 per meal, and includes china, flatware, glasses, etc. Our chef can quote prices depending on the contents of the meal you require. Choices include but are not limited to Steaks, Chops, Pasta, and Seafood. Meals start at $60.00 per person.

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