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Lake Home, Elite Location Off Hwy 7 So. with Best View on Lake

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Upon first entering the house you will say what I and everyone else has said, 'oh my gosh what a view.' Split level home located on the main channel of Lake Hamilton. Spectacular lake view from the living room, master bedroom and 100' lake frontage. The house has a covered dock for boating, swimming and fishing. Relax on the lower level deck overlooking the lake and grill your favorite foods or enjoy a quiet evening watching the breathtaking sunsets from the upper level balcony which is easily accessible from the living room with no steps involved.

Enjoy the lake view from the king size bed in the Master Bedroom on the main level. Second bedroom on the main level boasts antique EastLake furniture originally brought out west on a wagon train.

Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level of the home. Kitchen, dining room, living room and full bathroom are located on main level.

The lower level can be a separate living area for watching TV and enjoying the lake view or a third bedroom with a queen size sofa bed and bunk beds for the kids and a full bathroom with separate powder room.

Quiet and secluded, centrally located close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Be sure to visit Bath House Row located in historic downtown Hot Springs National Park and Oaklawn Park racetrack and gaming center.

Keywords: House on Lake Hamilton, boat dock, large deck, secluded area

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sharon & Craig
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Sharon & Craig

I moved to Hot Springs in 1983 when, along with my family, I relocated the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat from Iowa and continue to own and pilot the boat on dinner and sightseeing cruises on Lake Hamilton. During hunting season I am up a tree, literally, waiting for the trophy buck to walk by. Athletics plays a large role in my life. I participate in softball and basketball leagues and have won several medals in the Senior Olympics. I have two daughters and two granddaughters living in the Hot Springs area.

Sharon & Craig purchased this house in 1995

Why Sharon & Craig chose Arkansas

My family and I lived in this home for 15 years prior to making it a vacation rental and loved every day spent there. The home is located on an island with one road in and out keeping traffic to a minimum, making it inviting to take a walk or jog. It is located about 5 miles from the racetrack and 7 miles from the downtown area. Other attractions include Magic Springs and Crystal Falls amusement and water park, Fordyce Bath House which the U.S. Government spent $5.5 million restoring to its original condition (be sure to take the free tour) and several museums and art galleries.

What makes this house unique

The property is directly on the lake's main channel. The home is actually on an island making it quiet and secluded yet close to shopping, restaurants and attractions.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Lake Home, Elite Location Off Hwy 7 So. with Best View on Lake
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews
Arkadelphia, AR

Peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful. The view is absolutely breathtaking. The owners, Sharon and Craig were so nice and helpful. I loved the fact that it is an older home. My son is already asking when are we going back and I'm sure we will. It is so relaxing and close to every thing. It was very clean and the kitchen was very well stocked in everything you could need. I would recommend it to everyone and as a matter of fact I already have to several of our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

had a great time! The house was amazing! It was plenty of room for my crew and so conveniently located. Will definitely come again! Super nice owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We stayed there for a family reunion weekend and could not have had a better time!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend and the owners could not have been more accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nice, clean accommodations in a great location

  • 3 of 5

There are a lot of great reasons to rent and stay at this vacation home off of Lake Hamilton.

The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The view is fantastic. And the price is very reasonable.

But if you're looking for an upscale experience, this might not be the place for you.

This home has more of a cabin-in-the-woods feel than a luxury retreat overlooking the lake.

Although well-maintained and clean, it could use a lot of updates to make it a little more special.

For example, the beds are on the stiff or lumpy side of comfort. The upstairs bathroom is cramped (esp. the toilet). The main picture window is fogged (maybe due to a broken seal in the insulated glass window?). The hot water runs colder if 3 or more people take back-to-back showers. The A/C is loud in the master bedroom. The downstairs (basement) really isn't a true "bedroom."

And while it probably could accommodate 9 people (as listed) - the home begins to shrink drastically once the fifth adult enters the front door.

Listed as having 1600 sq. ft. of living space - it really feels much smaller due to the layout. (Note: the split level design with sunken living room and plethora of narrow stairs did make this home a challenge for my elderly mother.)

The true value of staying in this home is using the outside patios. But due to the July humidity and heat (as well as mosquitoes) - we weren't able to take full advantage of the generous outdoor living spaces.

The house's location was perfect for why we were in town (wedding) - it was close to everything yet far away from traffic or the hustle-and-bustle of tourism.

And it offered more private accommodations than your average hotel. So it suited our needs fine.

Craig and Sharon were great and making everything easy for us. And we appreciate everything they did to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

If you find this writing to be somewhat of a nit-picky review written by "city folk" who like to be pampered, I'm okay with that.

I simply wanted to offer a fair POV on this charming cabin on the banks of Lake Hamilton.

As a fishing camp, it's probably a 5-star property. But as a summer hotel alternative, I'd give it 3.5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments and are sorry that our home wasn't what you were looking for. We try our best to make our guests comfortable, but yes this is an older home built in the 50's. We realize it isn't a luxury property and don't advertise it that way, which is why our rates are lower than the upscale homes and condos. We are hoping to do some updates in the next year but unfortunately the floor plan can't be changed. Don't know what they were thinking in the 50's! The location and view, we think, are good qualities and we do all the cleaning ourselves to prepare for our guests. For those reading this, we want to reiterate that this is not a luxury home (although there are many out there if you want to pay the price to be pampered), but if you are looking for a clean, comfortable home in a good location with a great view, please consider us for your next vacation. Thanks, Sharon and Craig.
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Pure relaxation - a weekend family paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and welcoming. Felt like home away from home. Setting is beautiful and environment is peaceful. Owner Captain Craig checked on us as soon as we arrived to ensure we were comfortable and knew where everything was. I will definitely book here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed our home and hope you will return. Thanks. Sharon & Craig
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Denver, Colorado

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden gem for sure! The house itself is hidden from the road, down the tight little driveway, a perfect location for a nice family get away. The lake view from the living room and kitchen, even from the bathroom is amazing. Simply beautiful. The house was perfect for the 4 of us and a friend to sleep comfortably, hang out with ample space and great amenities. The beds were comfortable, enough towels to keep us dry for weeks and the kitchen well supplied with anything one may need. I loved the house, the location and the convenience of town being close but you would never know from the house. This is so far, my favorite place we have stayed and would absolutely stay again. Only negatives are the shower heads are a little short for taller folks and the step down from the kitchen and the bedrooms can be dangerous when you forget it's there in the middle of the night :) Oh, and the railing on the back balcony, definitely don't count on it to catch a fall or support leaning on it, could be reinforced, but it worked fine for us. No issue.

The owners were great and so easy to deal with. Prompt answers to emails or texts and information provided to ensure a smooth transaction and stay. The property was in great shape with nice plants and grasses, the trees are awesome. The house itself, very clean and very well maintained. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your house!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: horse racing, casino.


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Lake Hamilton House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed;there is an additional charge of $25 if more than 4 adults are staying;Deposits are fully refundable if reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to first day of stay; pets are accepted with a credit card available in case of damage.

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Lake Hamilton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate vanity area with double sinks
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique EastLake furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Queen size sleeper sofa; bunk bed double on bottom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempur-pedic matress; view of the lake
  • King size beds (1) Tempur-pedic mattress, Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' play available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size, Bunk Beds (1) double bed on the bottom and twin on the top
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • bowling center
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Small covered boat dock. Please note: this property is located on the main channel and there is heavy boat traffic on weekends and holidays during the summer months.

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