Recent Arkansas reviews
"We spent Thanksgiving week at Diamond K Lodge with our niece and family including three girls. We had a great time playing games, exploring the farm, star gazing, hiking and digging for diamonds. The house is much larger than it looks in the pictures. It was very cozy and had everything you could need to have a relaxing vacation. We will definitely recommend this place to friends and hope to visit again sometime. The owner Jerry was very friendly and took us on a tour of the chicken barn. The girls loved it! We really enjoyed the fresh eggs and homemade sausage and jam."Guest: Texas Mimi Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014View listing
"This was the perfect house for us. We had two sets of adults and two kiddos. The master suite the in-laws stayed in was spacious, large and beautifully decorated as was the entire home. We ate there every meal and had coffee on the back porch many times. The property served us well and the area was very nice! The in-laws watched TV late at night and we could never hear them. Plenty of room for all of us."Guest: Lesley, Kim, Becky & Laura Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014View listing
"Everything about this condo was exceptional. The location was excellent. The condo itself was beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay & will definately consider staying here again."Guest: Pamela J R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014View listing
"Location was excellent. My family of 4 went for the weekend. Had a great time. House had all the usual amenities. Can use some updating as far as kitchen supplies. A little TLC to spruce up the place would really go a long way. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again."Guest: Doc Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014View listing
Bella Vista Travel Tips
Tranquility and Beautiful Scenery at Bella Vista Vacation Rentals
The name Bella Vista aptly describes the incredible scenic beauty of the region. Home to seven lakes and tucked away in the foothills of the Ozarks, Bella Vista is a warm and welcoming community that is perfect for a relaxing vacation. The many lakes attract fishermen throughout the year. All except for two are no-wake lakes which make the fishing exceptional. Golfers have seven 18-hole golf courses to choose from. There are also two smaller 9-hole courses and a family putting course. This makes Bella Vista one of the most popular golfing retreats in the region. It is a great vacation destination for families. You can spend hours out on the lakes, fishing, paddling and swimming. Each of the lakes has a boat launch and several picnic areas around its shores. In the summertime, you can spend many leisurely hours relaxing at the lakeside.
Finding Your Way to Bella Vista Cabins
Bella Vista is a small that has only recently become an official city. It was originally incorporated as a retirement community in the mid-1960s, hence the many golf courses in the area. Because of its scenic beauty, moderate climate and lower property prices, many younger families have moved there over the years; it is certainly a growing area. Bella Vista is located in the far northwestern corner of Arkansas. It is approximately 100 miles from Little Rock and just over 200 miles from Oklahoma City. The best way to get there is by car as there are good road links to the surrounding communities.
Bella Vista Home Rental Options
A great advantage of planning a vacation in Bella Vista is that you will be able to stretch your travel budget a little further. The rental properties are both spacious and affordable which means that you can enjoy a vacation with your whole family. Homes are relatively modern and furnished comfortably. Many have spacious gardens or are located on one of the lake shores. This provides ample space for ball games and outdoor recreation with the family.
The Lakes and Activities at Arkansas Vacation Rentals in Bella Vista
If you plan to go boating or fishing on any of the lakes in the Bella Vista area, you will need to purchase a daily, weekly or seasonal permit from the local office. It is important that you keep the permit on you at all times as rangers may ask to see it from time to time. If you can’t produce it when asked, you can be fined. The only lakes that allow power boats are Loch Lomond, Lake Ann and Lake Windsor. There are no power limitations on these lakes. Waterskiing and Jet Skiing are allowed, making them the three most popular lakes for families. Picnic sites and boat launches can be easily accessed.
Lake Avalon, Lake Brittany, Lake Norwood and Lake Rayburn all have power boat limitations. On these lakes, most fishermen use paddle boats or canoes to head out into deeper waters. Lake Rayburn has a designated safe swimming area and picnic sites. Lake Avalon has a unique enclosed and heated fishing dock located off Tamworth Circle. It is one of the smallest lakes and a popular fishing spot with the locals. Although Lake Bella Vista is officially part of the neighboring city of Bentonville, many locals still visit there. It’s important to note, however, that you will require a separate permit when visiting this lake. The areas around the lakes have numerous trails that are open for hiking or mountain biking in the summer months. Birdwatching along the shoreline is another favorite pastime.