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Elegant, Modernized Victorian Home next to Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Landing, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

This elegant Victorian house has it all! Whole house WIFI, flat screen TVs, Blu-ray players, iPad, Jacuzzi jetted tub, huge back deck with stainless gas grill... all with a view of Oaklawn Grandstand and track, and more. Its central location is close to downtown, the bathhouses, the lakes, and all the best Hot Springs has to offer. And guys, it's not over-the-top Victorian so you can leave with your man cards intact! It's the perfect compromise: you get technology and she gets stylish decor.

The furniture can be arranged to accommodate a group with several children, a getaway for multiple couples, or anything in between. We have extra furniture, bed rails, a crib, and some flexibility to meet your group's accommodation needs. (Advanced notice requested to make furniture changes, of course.)

Local Attractions

Hot Springs has something for everyone: family adventure, romance for couples, activities for friends, and gaming, racing, and lake sports for everyone. There are always festivities and 'happenings' going on around town.

Within walking distance: Oaklawn Jockey Club is right across the street (less than 5 minutes walking), Rocky’s Corner Pizzeria & Pub (on Central Ave, across the street from Oaklawn – 7 minutes walking), Hollywood Park with hiking, biking, creek, playground, and dog park (about 10 minutes walking).

Additional attractions:

• Multiple lakes (Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine, Lake Ouachita, Lake DeGray) for boating, jet skiing, and fishing

• Great family entertainment such as Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, Mid America Science Museum, mini golf, go-carts, movies, duck tours, jump city (inflatables) etc. (Just let us know what you are interested in and we can make suggestions.)

• Many, many day spas for relaxation and rejuvenation

• Local art galleries and antique shops (first Friday evening of the month is “Gallery Walk” and third Friday evening of the month is “Antique Walk”)

• Garvan Woodland Gardens (Chinese gardens, English rose gardens, children's adventure garden, and Anthony Chapel, with lots more to see)

• Night life, live music, and pubs, some within walking distance

• Hot Air Balloon festival, music festivals, etc.

• And so much more

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are three large bedrooms with attached full bathrooms. The master suite has a gas fireplace and an Italian marble master bath with a Jacuzzi Fuzion jetted bathtub. Upstairs there are two additional large bedrooms with attached full bathrooms, one of which has a large original claw foot tub. There is also a spacious landing that’s been turned into a fourth bedroom with a hallway leading to one of the bathrooms. Each bedroom also has a walk-in closet. Need more space? The parlor can be turned into a bedroom as well.

The house has three floors with the attached two car garage and basement on the ground floor, main living areas and master suite on the second floor, and two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and the Landing on the third floor.

Main Living Areas

The main floor has a formal dining room, parlor, living room, entry room, and kitchen. The front of the house has a large wrap-around porch and the back of the house has an even larger deck with a view of the Oaklawn Grandstand and track. You can actually see and hear the horses on the track with the people cheering in the Grandstand.

The main living areas flow in a circular pattern with three sets of pocket doors to close off the dining room or parlor if needed. The circular flow of the rooms makes this a great house for entertaining without feeling crowded. With two seating areas in both the living room and the more formal parlor, your guests also have plenty of seating. Between the living room, parlor, kitchen bar, and dining room, there is enough seating for 25 people comfortably.


Kitchen: The kitchen is stocked with everything for cooking, baking, and entertaining including fresh herbs, over twenty dry spices including a large assortment of spices from India, and condiments. Pots, pans, baking sheets and pizza pans, as well as a blender, crock pot, toaster, griddle, and quesadilla maker with assorted cooking utensils are all provided. We supply wine glasses, parfait glasses, cordial glasses, and multiple sized glass drinkware. There is also beautiful (dishwasher safe) china and flatware with an assortment of silver to complete the experience or just crank your entertaining up a notch.

For those who need a little help waking up in the mornings, there is a Keurig coffee machine with several coffees to choose from ranging from medium roast to dark roast. If you want to relax with decaf after dinner, we have that, too. There is a large selection of creamers and sweeteners, including agave syrup.

The kitchen is equipped with a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer stocked with bottled water, a microwave, oven, and stove. There is a large gas grill just out the back door on the deck. If there is something special you need, please ask and we’ll try our best to have it for you!

Bedding & Bath Linens: The beds are decked out with all the best linens and bedding sets with all quality Serta mattresses ranging super soft pillowtops to plush to firmer Eurotop mattresses. All beds have down comforters as well as decorative comforters to keep you snug and warm. Although with central heating and air, fireplaces in the living room and master suite, you aren’t likely to be cold.

We supply plenty of high end absorbent, soft 100% cotton towels. We’ve tried modal, silk, and bamboo and just haven’t found anything that offers the best mix of softness and absorbency as high quality cotton. We also have extra toiletries for to you to use if you forget something. A hair dryer and clothes iron with starch are also on hand.

Electronics: There are two flat screen TVs – one in the master suite and one in the Living Room. Each also has a blu-ray DVD player. There is whole-house WIFI internet and a house phone that has unlimited long distance calling anywhere in the continental US. We’ve included an iPad, Blu-tooth stero, and Karaoke machine.

The house has an alarm system with door, window, and glass sensors. Two key fobs can be provided or if you don’t want the responsibility, you can simply utilize the code on the keypad. We do live in a safe neighborhood and have never had a break-in in the 12 years we’ve owned the home, but we believe it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Backyard: The backyard is fenced in and small dogs will be considered. Just let your pet(s) out the backdoor and they will have the backyard to play in and will be safe. There is shade for the hottest parts of the day and we provide pet water and food bowls as well.

The back deck is also very spacious at about 500 sqft with two sofas, a daybed, and a bistro table for two (perfect for your morning coffee). Stairs lead down to the fenced in backyard and there is a gate at the top of the stairs to keep any kiddos safe or pets on the porch. You can open the French doors from the living room into the back deck to open the whole house up in nice weather.

Cancellation Policy: If the Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the damage deposit, pet deposit, and cleaning fee will be 100% refunded. The nightly rate will be refunded as follows:

- 100% if cancelled 14 days prior to the Check-in Date

- 50% if cancelled 7 days prior to the Check-in Date

If we can find another renter for the canceled dates, we will refund 100% of the nightly rate as well, even if the cancellation was within 7 days of the rental. Please work with the Homeowner if a cancellation is necessary.

If there is anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable, please let us know.

More Details

Christy Hedrick
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

What makes this house unique

Despite all of the negative aspects you hear about old houses (drafty, small closets, closed off, etc.) none of that is true with our house. We've expanded closets, added modern conveniences, and improved the overall 'livability' of this house. A typical day could be having morning coffee on the back deck at the bistro table, reading the paper and listening for the second race to end at Oaklawn so you know it's time to walk on over. You don't have to worry about parking and the walk is easy and stress free. After attending the races, an easy walk back over and a nice chilled glass of wine out on the deck, relaxing on the day bed. You might even open the French doors to the living room to open the whole house up to the nice weather. Grill some steaks, chicken, and salmon on the grill, enjoy a beverage and some conversation with other guests. Then at the end of the day, relax in the Jacuzzi jetted tub before turning in to bed with just a little late night TV and gentle fire to help you wind down.

This is what we had in mind when we renovated and now we are ready to share it with other families and guests.


Hot Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Italian marble bathroom w Jacuzzi jetted tub & double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large claw foot tub w/ shower & antique vanity cabinet.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newer bathroom with pedistal sink, toilet, and tub/shower.
  • The towels are all high end 100% cotton - very absorbent and soft. We provide toiletries to use while you are visiting in case you've forgotten something.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , The Master suite has a king bed and luxury linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be pushed together.
    Landing - 1 queen , Bedroom 4 is on the spacious landing with a sitting area.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The 3rd bedroom has a full and a twin sized bed.
    Parlor - 1 queen , We can set up a 20" high memory foam bed in the parlor.
  • We use very soft luxury linens on all beds. If it isn't good enough for my family to sleep on in pure comfort, it doesn't go into this house. We have an additional 20" high memory foam bed that can be set up in the parlor, a baby crib, and bed rails. Just let us know what you need and we'll try our best to accommodate.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Cancellation Policy: If the Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the damage deposit, pet deposit, and cleaning fee will be 100% refunded. The nightly rate will be refunded as follows: - 100% if cancelled 14 days prior to the Check-in Date - 50% if cancelled 7 days prior to the Check-in Date If we can find another renter for the canceled dates, we will refund 100% of the nightly rate as well, even if the cancellation was within 7 days of the rental. Please work with the Homeowner if a cancellation is necessary.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Elegant, Modernized Victorian Home next to Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 48 reviews

Great Location, Amazing Host, Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This home has a perfect location for a weekend at Oaklawn or any other event in Hot Springs. We had a great time and slept 10 adults with ease. Christy is a great host and makes sure everything about your stay is effortless. We will be booking again for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prefect house for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cutest house with so much charm! Walking distance from Oaklawn racing. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, AK

Charming home close to Oaklawn

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our weekend at the track.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Springs Colonial Home - Great Place, but NOT for everyone

  • 3 of 5

This historic colonial home is in great condition and perfectly centrally located to virtually every attraction and tourist destination of interest in the Hot Springs area. And the owners are wonderful people who quickly respond to every need.

And if you're coming to Hot Springs purely to see the sights and you plan to be on-the-go a great deal, there is no better venue than this home.

BUT, this rental is not for everyone or for every occasion.

If you are a family that likes to cozy up together in front of the TV in the evenings to watch a movie, or if you happen to want to rent over Thanksgiving, New Years Day or Super Bowl Sunday and you love to watch football together, this house is NOT for you.

There is only one smallish (By today's standards) 32" TV and it's in a room with only a few low-back, short legged contemporary couches that do not have end-cap arms. And they're oddly aligned perpendicular to the TV so largely unusable for TV watching.

We rented over Thanksgiving and the aforementioned scenario applied to us (Cowboy fans!) so we were very disappointed to have to run all over Hot Springs in search of bean bag chairs and/or inexpensive folding recliners.

We would rent here again, but it would have been good to know in advance that for this particular occasion, a different location would have been a much better fit for us.

Now YOU know.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do agree with this review 100% and the guest makes a good point - our living room is not set up with large recliners and La-Z-boy couches. Not that I don't enjoy them myself. You can see the couches they are referring to in our photos. There are only two 32" TVs in the house. If crowding around a TV is the kind of experience you are looking for then we will be a disappointment. And I'm not downplaying how fun that can be - my family enjoys doing that, too. But the experience we are trying to give guests is something special, a little more formal, and pampering. The decor, furniture, fresh flowers, china set out with white linen napkins, complimentary wine, etc. is all to purposefully remind guests that they are definitely not at home. Most guests come to our home to celebrate something special whether it's a birthday or getting married or a family reunion. And we want the house to look and feel special for them. I hate disappointing guests so I am sorry you didn't have the cozy together time in front of the TV that you were planning - sincerely. Those times are special, too! But some good can come out of this in that your review can help other potential guests decide if this is the experience they are looking for and possibly avoid the disappointment you had.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast. The house was perfect! The owners had everything you could ask for. We had some technical problems (ours) but owner came and turned it on for us! I am part of a group of ladies that travel together often. Paris, London, Canada (several times) Gruene, Tolar to a private cabin twice a year, Frederickburg, Rockport. I am missing some I'm sure! We could not have asked for anything better. Perfect weather, location, house! The girls want to make it an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Hot Springs Memorial Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Rocky's Corner Pizzeria & Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hot Springs Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rocky's Corner Pizzeria & Pub
Car: recommended

We are just across the street from Oaklawn Jockey Club, in a modernized elegant Victorian house. Our street is quiet and there are many amenities within a short walk from our house.

Oaklawn Jockey Club (Horse race Track and Casino): 0.1 miles;

Hollywood Park (playground, walking and biking trails): 0.3 miles;

Downtown/Bathhouse Row: 1.6 miles;

Hot Springs Convention Center & Summit Arena: 1.8 miles;

Magic Springs & Crystal Falls water park: 3.9 miles;

Lake Catherine State Park: 10.8 miles;

Lake Ouachita State Park: 18.7 miles;

Crater of Diamonds State Park & Water Park (excellent day trip): 59.8 miles.


Rates & Availability

Hot Springs House Rental Rates

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2016 Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Stated rates are for up to 10 guests. For additional guests, add $25.00 per person, per night unless discussed and waived by the owner.

If smoke is detected in the house, there will be a $500 rehabilitation fee deducted from the security deposit. A refundable deposit of $100 per approved pet will be returned if there is no pet waste or pet damage (like chewing) in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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