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Elegant, Modernized Victorian Home Next to Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

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Living rm w/ fireplace, flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, iPad & Bluetooth stereo

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Last updated: 08/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hot Springs house description

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, crib, toddler bed, 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 new 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.

Amenities

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 a new 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 almost 10 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, although there will be a separate refundable pet deposit. 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.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            There will be a $500 cleaning fee kept from the deposit if cigar, cigarette, or pipe smoke of any kind is detected in the house. This is 100 year old historic home made primarily of wood - this is not a preference but a safety and liability concern....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            The owners love pets, too, and will consider them. A refundable pet deposit will be requested and 100% will be returned if your pet(s) behaved. :-)...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The owners have a child, too, and welcome kids. Just keep in mind there are a lot of antiques and breakables in the house....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Master Suite: 1 king

            The Master suite has a king bed and luxury linens....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be pushed together....moreless

          • Parlor: 1 queen

            We can add a queen air mattress to the parlor....moreless

          • Landing: 1 queen

            Bedroom 4 is on the spacious landing with a sitting area....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            The 3rd bedroom has a full and a twin sized bed....moreless

          • 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 additional double-height air beds, baby crib/convertible toddler bed, twin child's bed, and bed rails. Just let us know what you need and we'll try our best to accommodate....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Italian marble bathroom w Jacuzzi jetted tub & double vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Large claw foot tub w/ shower & antique vanity cabinet....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Newer bathroom with pedistal sink, toilet, and tub/shower....moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            We have dishwasher safe china, flatware, drinkware, special purpose drinkware (parfait glasses, wine glasses, cordial glasses, etc.) We also have an assortment of cooking utensils....moreless

          • Dining:

            Our formal dining room seats 8 on a solid rosewood table with matching chairs. There is also a matching bench under the window with decorative pillows creating a window seat....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            The dishwasher has a stainless steel front and is a drawer style - you can use the top drawer, bottom drawer, or both depending on the volume of dishes you have to wash....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            We have a Keurig coffee maker with several different coffees ranging from medium to dark roasts and decaf. Included are a variety of sweeteners and creamers....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen has all modern appliances: refrigerator/freezer, oven, stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and dishwasher....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            We have over twenty different dry spices, fresh spices from India, fresh herbs growing outside, and cooking oils....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            The refrigerator is a stainless steel side-by-side and stocked with water and condiments....moreless

          • Microwave:

            The microwave is in the cabinet above the stove and has a stainless steel front. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            The stove is a built in electric stove....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Oven
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            There is parking in the attached 2 car garage and you can fit an additional 2 cars in the back circular driveway. There is additional parking along the street in the front of the house....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bedding (sheets, comforter sets, pillows, etc.) are provided. We use super soft comfortable bedding....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            There is a matching front loading washing machine and dryer. All laundry supplies are included....moreless

          • Living Room:

            The house has a stylish living room that adjoins the kitchen and has an original fireplace....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            We provide 100% high end cotton hand towels, bath towels and wash clothes....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            There are two gas burning fireplaces in the living room and master suite....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            There is a front loading washing machine with laundry supplies included....moreless

          • Heating:

            We have central heating and air with a gas furnace....moreless

          • Garage:

            There is an attached two car garage....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            We have central heating and air....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 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. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                We have two flat screen TVs - one in the master bedroom and one in the living room. Channel directory cards are by each TV....moreless

              • Stereo:

                We have an iphone/ipod stereo and a Karaoke machine that connects to the TV with several Karaoke disks....moreless

              • Books:

                We have a large assortment of fictional books for reading....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                We subscribe to a cable package with over 120 channels....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Each TV has a Blu-ray DVD player attached....moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                There is a house telephone with unlimited calling within the continental US....moreless

              • Internet:

                We have whole house secured WIFI....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                We have a large 500 sqft deck with a view of Oaklawn. It is accessed by French doors from the living room and a private door from the master suite....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                We have a large infrared gas grill on the back deck....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Our house sits on a half acre....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Photography
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Festivals
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  2014 Summer Season
                  May 23 - Sep 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $319
                  $1,675 $6,200
                  2015 Racing Season
                  Jan 9 - Apr 11, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $349
                  $1,950 $7,350
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $279
                  $1,450 $5,450
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11.625%

                  Notes:

                  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.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 08/08/2014
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                  Location

                  3.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hot Springs Memorial Field
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 7
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rocky's Corner Pizzeria & Pub
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hot Springs Country Club
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: My husband is an Audiologist and I'm an Energy Manager. Our son is now 5. We moved to Hot Springs in 2004 from Austin, TX and fell in love with this house right away.

                  Why the Owner Chose Hot Springs:
                  My husband and I lived in this home for several years before starting a family. We loved the location, the neighbors, and the elegance. We hosted quite a few Derby Day parties and other get-togethers so we know what we are talking about when we say it's perfect for entertaining. Nearby Hollywood Park was one of our favorite things about the location as well as being able to just walk over to Oaklawn in the mornings and say hi to the jockeys working out the horses. Our son especially loved that! Ultimately we bought a house on more land for our son to play and to better fulfill our hobbies of gardening and owning chickens. (We raise silkie bantams - the lapdog of the chicken world.) We also spent three years after moving out renovating this house to increase its comforts.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  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 (infrared grilling is easy!), 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.


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                  Photos

                  • Living rm w/ fireplace, flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, iPad & Bluetooth stereo

                    Living rm w/ fireplace, flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, iPad & Bluetooth stereo

                  • The formal parlor provides a second seating area for guests on the main floor

                    The formal parlor provides a second seating area for guests on the main floor

                  • Sunny kitchen with all modern appliances

                    Sunny kitchen with all modern appliances

                  • Open and airy entry room with original staircase from 1904

                    Open and airy entry room with original staircase from 1904

                  • Jacuzzi Fuzion jetted tub in the master bath surrounded by Italian marble

                    Jacuzzi Fuzion jetted tub in the master bath surrounded by Italian marble

                  • Master Suite with fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, & private deck door

                    Master Suite with fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, & private deck door

                  • The twin beds in the 2nd bedroom can be pushed together into a king bed.

                    The twin beds in the 2nd bedroom can be pushed together into a king bed.

                  • Pillowtop queen bed on the Landing with luxury linens

                    Pillowtop queen bed on the Landing with luxury linens

                  • Original deep claw foot tub with memory foam bath pillow and soft towels

                    Original deep claw foot tub with memory foam bath pillow and soft towels

                  • Bistro table for two on the back deck with a view of Oaklawn

                    Bistro table for two on the back deck with a view of Oaklawn

                  • East side of the house showing all three levels and the back deck

                    East side of the house showing all three levels and the back deck

                  • Front of the house in spring

                    Front of the house in spring

                  • Living room sitting area with historic photos of Hot Springs

                    Living room sitting area with historic photos of Hot Springs

                  • Open kitchen with a bar and three chairs plus china, silver, and wine glasses

                    Open kitchen with a bar and three chairs plus china, silver, and wine glasses

                  • Royal blue dining room with a table that seats 8, buffet, hutch, & window seat

                    Royal blue dining room with a table that seats 8, buffet, hutch, & window seat

                  • Italian marble master bath with Jacuzzi Fuzion jetted tub & double vanities

                    Italian marble master bath with Jacuzzi Fuzion jetted tub & double vanities

                  • The parlor can also be turned into a 5th bedroom.

                    The parlor can also be turned into a 5th bedroom.

                  • The 2nd bedroom also includes a crib that can convert to a toddler bed.

                    The 2nd bedroom also includes a crib that can convert to a toddler bed.

                  • Full and Twin beds in the roomy 3rd bedroom with an attached full bath.

                    Full and Twin beds in the roomy 3rd bedroom with an attached full bath.

                  • One of two bathrooms upstairs with a claw foot tub and shower & antique vanity

                    One of two bathrooms upstairs with a claw foot tub and shower & antique vanity

                  • Back deck with a view of Oaklawn, 2 sofas, a daybed, gas grill, and bistro set

                    Back deck with a view of Oaklawn, 2 sofas, a daybed, gas grill, and bistro set

                  • Shady wrap-around front porch

                    Shady wrap-around front porch

                  • View of the Oaklawn grandstand through the trees - you can see & hear the horses

                    View of the Oaklawn grandstand through the trees - you can see & hear the horses

                  • Photo at night by guest Brannon Morton of Nashville, TN

                    Photo at night by guest Brannon Morton of Nashville, TN

                  VRBO #464690

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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