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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 and charcoal grill. Wrought iron table with four chairs and two person swing and glider in back yard near rock garden. Volleyball net and volleyball. Have another twin bed available if needed and 3/4 size cot provided. 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. Den is very cozy with wood stove, comfy couch and love seat, glider chair, Satellite TV with DVR. Beds are comfy and linens provided.
I am offering special rates for August and September!!
Keywords: Cottage, bed and bath, cabin, multiple family accomodation, lake house
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:
satellite with DVR in den and master bedroom...moreless
TV's with VCR/CD player den, master bedroom, antique bedroom, can be moved to another room easily or more provided. Dish satellite with DVR in den. ...moreless
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Golf Course View:
Golf courses available either direction on Hwy 22....moreless
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
Visit our popular county court house in Paris at Christmas time covered with lights. People come from all around to see this amazing sight!...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
My $85 fee is for 2 adults and 3children. My fees range from $85 - $150, depending on how many people. There is a price break after 4 days. I have flexible check in and out days when possible. Just request if needed.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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!