Modern, newly built for your comfort and enjoyment. Quiet, Private, and Safe!
About Susan McKenzie
Hi! We are Susan McKenzie and Jack Makemson and we moved permanently to Hot Springs Village from Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2015, after building our home here in 2010. We've been married for 17 years and love living in the Village. Jack is retired, a native south Floridian, and Susan works in the aviation industry and is originally from the Bahamas. Our favorite pastime is tennis and hiking in the beautiful natural areas of Arkansas. We also enjoy our classic car club and own a 1966 Chevy El Camino and a 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible.
Why Susan McKenzie chose Hot Springs Village
We purchased property here to build our new home because Hot Springs Village is truly unique. It is the largest gated community in the United States and has something for everyone. Much of the Village's 26,000 acres remain wooded and natural. Every kind of sport and activity can be found here, fishing and boating on our 11 lakes, swimming and sunning on Balboa beach, golf on our 9 courses, tennis at our 13 court tennis center, pickleball at our 8 court center, or hiking on our 26 mile trail system . We love the 4 season climate and the natural beauty of the state of Arkansas.
What makes this Studio unique
While we were in the process of planning and building our home, we came here often to stay at rentals. There were not many smaller apartments, suitable for just a couple, available for short term rental. So, we decided to build out our downstairs to exactly the type of place that we would have liked to stay - modern and clean, private entrance, no carpeting, a comfortable king size bed, a flat screen TV that can be viewed from the bed or the sitting area, cooking capability for small meals, full size refrigerator, large tiled bathroom, and a private patio with a grill and a great view. Since opening La Cabaña in June of 2015, it has been popular beyond our wildest dreams. We have made many new friends, some of whom have now bought homes here. If you are a golfer, La Cabaña is a 5 minute drive from the Ponce de Leon or Magellan clubhouses, 10 minutes from Grenada or Isabella, and less than 15 minutes from Desoto, Balboa, Coronado, or Cortez. We are less than a 5 minute drive from Lake Balboa beach and Marina, or a 20 minute walk there on a nature trail. And, the historic city of Hot Springs, and Hot Springs National Park is only 20 minutes away from La Cabaña. We live above on the main floor, we are considerate and quiet, and are always available to respond to your needs or questions while you are our guests in La Cabaña.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome place to stay, very quite, clean and up to date décor, great host.
It was great..Susan and Jack were very nice and helpful.
Very nice and comfortable!!
Nice accommodations and very nice owners!!
A Perfect Oasis
The decor in this modest retreat is top notch, and there is not one amenity which was not carefully and thoughtfully appointed. Susan and Jarck are hospitable, warm and charming. I recommend this VRBO enthusiastically!
nice small place just as pictured on the web site
Perfect for sleeping nice quiet location
Peaceful and secluded
Our stay was short, but La Cabana met our expectations (which are very high). It’s in a great location inside the village in a very pretty spot. It is very clean and the bed was comfortable. Thanks for all the thought that went into creating this space!
8 Hot Springs Village golf courses within 15 minutes of the property.
11 Hot Springs Village lakes within 15 minutes of the property.
3 of the lakes have beaches. The closest beach is on the largest lake, Lake Balboa, and is 5 minutes from La Cabaña. Adjacent to the beach are boat launching ramps, Balboa marina and bait store, and the Last Chance Restaurant and Bar. Boat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals are available at the marina.
Hot Springs National Park and the historic Bath House Row, the Hot Springs National Park Mountain Observation Tower, and the historic town of Hot Springs and its many events are 20 minutes from La Cabaña.
Oaklawn Horse Racing and Gaming is 25 minutes from La Cabaña.
Lake Ouachita, the largest and cleanest Lake in Arkansas and known for its trophy stripers, is 45 minutes from La Cabaña.
Arkansas is known for its crystals, and there are several public crystal mines and stores within this area of Arkansas.
The only public accessible diamond mine in the world, Crater of Diamonds State Park is 1 hour and 45 minutes from La Cabaña. In recent years several large, valuable diamonds have been found there by individuals.
Garvin Woodland Gardens, the crown jewel of Arkansas botanical gardens, is located on a beautiful 210 acre peninsula on Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs. It is about 40 minutes from La Cabaña.
The downtown River Market area of Little Rock and the President Clinton Library are 50 minutes from La Cabaña.