Spacious, Secluded, Peaceful, Must See to Believe!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Paris house description
Shoal Bay cottage will carry you away from the chaos of daily living and you will feel like you have stepped into another world. The peace and tranquility in this secluded setting is all about relaxation! The sound of the wind blowing through the pines and the aroma of the wooded areas and folliage adds to the Cottage experience. My favorite is early morning coffee on front porch with porch swing and two chairs with table. You will hear a rooster crowing and it is not uncommon to see a curious deer walk by. Springtime brings bursts of color and flowering dogwoods! Fall has breathtaking color perfect weather. Road to cottage is paved except for approx. 2 city blocks of dirt/gravel road. Cottage is 2 miles from Hwy 22. My country directions - when you see entrance to Shoal Bay Park, turn right on Bayview Drive, go one block turn right, still Bayview Drive, go around the curve, up the hill and it is the 3rd mailbox on the left! 363 on mailbox.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with lamps on both sides and antique chair with lamp in corner sitting area, TV/VCR. The middle bedroom has a queen bed (pillow top mattress) with beautiful antique dresser and ceiling fan, reading lamp. The sun room across back of house has double iron bed and single iron bed and fan, massage chair and recliner, TV/VCR. Windows surround this room with breathtaking view of back yard with tall pines, several kinds of birds, squirrel, deer and other wildlife can be observed at various times! Hummingbird feeders and bird houses. Room has back door opening onto deck with chairs and table, as well as gas grill. Wrought iron table with four chairs and two person swing and glider in back yard near rock garden. Hammock and volleyball net. I have another twin bed available if needed and 3/4 size cot if needed. There is a full w/d in laundry room. Spacious kitchen with island and equipped with everything you could need. Small formal living room in entry way with 2 chairs and lamp, adjoins dining area with table and six chairs/high chair. Pak and Play available. I have a sectional with hidabed for large entryway when the need first arises. Den is very cozy with wood stove, comfy couch and love seat, glider chair, TV with DVD and VCR. A second 1/2 bath is planned for the near future. All beds are comfy and linens provided.
**Dish satellite has been added in den and master bedroom, both with DVR!
I am offering special rates for August and September!!
Keywords: Cottage, bed and bath, cabin, multiple family accomodation, lake house
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Gas grill, spacious, sun room, CH&A, games, puzzles, books, massage chair, 2 minutes to Shoal Bay Park with swimming, boating, fishing, hiking trail, Beautiful lake which connects to Arkansas River, Cottage is only 2 miles off Hwy 22, restaurant (country breakfast fit for a king) gas, bait, 15 min to supercenter, 25 min to interstate 40, 20 min to Paris where there are antique shops, consignment shops, lots of garage sales, Walmart, Paris is the Gateway to beautiful Mt Magazine, Quiet secluded setting on 1 acre of breathtaking pines, wooded area on one side, other side secluded by foliage, hammock, coffee pot, crock pot, fire pit in back yard with iron table and chairs, double seated swing, front porch with swing makes morning coffee a perfect way to leisurely start your day, listening to the rooster crow and the birds singing in the crisp morning air with an occasional deer sneaking across the front yard. Lake within walking distance, volleyball net. Smoking outside....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Cannot see lake but is within walking distance, equivalent to approx. one city block to Shoal Bay Park, which has playground, bathrooms, swimming area, boat ramps, camping, hiking trail, lots of fishing tournaments, lots of southern hospitality in this area! Possible Marina will be build by spring of 2013 with 97 boat slips and 18 boat rentals, store, gas, bait!...moreless
20 min to Paris which is Gateway to the beautiful Mt Magazine, Cove Lake, Lodge. Stop by new Visitor Center for information and many unbelievable displays of wildlife and history on the mountain!!...moreless
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Relaxing and Cozy!
Relaxing and Cozy!
My family enjoyed our stay in this cabin. It was quiet, secluded and clean. We had six people there and it was roomy enough for us to find space to watch tv, visit or simply relax all at the same time. Outdoor space was large and shaded with large trees. The hostess was gracious and attentive to a guests needs. She graciously texted us to check on our day of arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again!
- Guest Kelly L.
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
My husband, one-year-old, brother-in-law I wanted a weekend away to relax and this beautiful home provided the perfect atmosphere for that. We went swimming and fishing just around the corner from the house and loved how secluded everything was. We spent a lot of time just relaxing at the house: in the massage chair, cuddled up in bed, and watching the rain from the front porch swing. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a delicious dinner. We have never stayed in a VRBO before. After staying here, I'm not sure we will ever check into another hotel again! It had all the comforts of home and our host was amazing!!! The next time we just want to get away, this is where we will go! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and allowing us the opportunity to make many happy memories there!
- Guest MJ (Vilonia, AR)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/25/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate your taking the time to leave a detailed review. I am glad to know you all had a good time and you are welcome back anytime! Hoping to hear from you again, thanks again....Elaine
Excellent location for our annual event. House is very clean and the owner is very attentive to your needs. This is the second straight year we have rented - I don't know how to give a better endorsement.
- Guest J, C and the girls (Arkansas)
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: I appreciate your good review on VRBO! Thank you and hope to hear from you next year, if not sooner. Sincerely, Elaine
A Great Friendly Place to Visit
A Great Friendly Place to Visit
My friends, sisters, Mom and I had a great time while staying in Elaine's lake house. The house is convenient to town while being quiet in the country. We will certainly plan on doing it again. Elaine is a very friendly homeowner and will do whatever she can to make your stay comfortable. The only thing I would change about our trip and stay in the cottage would be to add another night or two!
- Guest debra t.
- Date of stay 04/10/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Debra for the review. I hope to see your group of fun women more this summer. I really enjoyed meeting ya'll for supper and getting to know all of you. Thank you so much for buying my supper and I was so surprised and pleased to find all the sheets washed and put back on the beds! Thanks so much, Elaine
Our stay was very convenient, comfortable, quiet, relaxing and reasonably priced. The home is very roomy and we had everything we needed plus some. If we ever stay in the area again we'll definitely try to book here.
- Guest Connie B.
- Date of stay 11/23/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: I appreciate your review of the Cottage. Thank you for leaving it so clean. Hope to see you back soon! Thanks again, Elaine
I needed some time to relax and think. This quaint home on Shoal Bay close to Paris, AR, was just what I needed. It was comfortable, clean and very reasonably priced. The owner is a nice lady who made me a fantastic deal! Since I had my choice of beds in the home, she recommended the Queen bed. I have to say, it was the most comfortable bed I've slept in, in recent memory. I usually wake up around 6:00am, but I found myself oversleeping until around 7:00am. Very peaceful, nice surroundings in the Arkansas forest. Tall pines all around the property. Dish TV was available and the home has central heat and air.
- Guest skellertex (Mesquite, TX)
- Date of stay 10/02/12
- Review Submitted 10/14/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. Most people write good reviews in my book at the Cottage and not on VRBO. I appreciate it. Would welcome you at anytime in the future. The Cottage was so clean, I could hardly tell anyone had stayed. That is appreciated also! Elaine
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- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 22 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Hwy 22 at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I lost my husband last year from a long term illness and I retired from 30 years as a medical transcriptionist. I have stayed busy the last year converting my rental into a nightly rental - Shoal Bay Cottage. This has been a dream of mine and has been a challenge, but I have enjoyed it. This cottage has a special place in my heart and I hope others can feel the peace I get when I am there. It has transformed beautifully but I will always be making improvements as I am able.
Why the Owner Chose Paris:
My husband and I bought this house 15 years ago after love at first sight. After living there for a while we moved back to town (Paris). He had a roofing business and it was difficult running it from out there. Also my six grandchildren live in Paris with many activities I attended. So - the lake house became a rental; now converted to a beautiful cottage which will accomodate two families.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fishing, walking, boating, swimming and friendly neighbors. Everything is so close, even a good home cooking restaurant as well as a store with gas, grocery items and bait. It is secluded though in a convenient location. Walking distance to the lake/camping area. Beautiful playground, well maintained. Gorgeous sunrise and sunset over the water!
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Cozy den with wood stove.
"Antique" bedroom with pillow top mattress and large closet. Q bed,ceiling fan
Shoal Bay Cottage front entrance.
Clean and spacious kitchen, fully equipped!
Room across back of house. Standard size iron bed has been added.Massage chr.
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