Waterfront Spanish Style Mediterranean Villa PLUS Pontoon Boat Available
Craig & Anjali Barnes
About Craig & Anjali Barnes
We've been vacation rental owners off and on for nearly 15 years. Additionally, we've always preferred renting a private home over a hotel or condo, so we think we have learned pretty well what it takes to be a great rental and a gracious host.
Craig & Anjali Barnes purchased this House in 2018
Why Craig & Anjali Barnes chose Hot Springs Village
We spent more than a decade searching high and low to find that the "perfect" lake house to offer as a great family getaway and, eventually, our retirement home. After scouring much of the South and Southwestern locations we knew Hot Springs Village was the place, but which house on which lake? It took us another 2 years of using every vacation day possible to check out available houses in our dream location, before we knew we had hit the jackpot. We looked at more than 50 houses in the village before striking gold. From the first time we saw the "Bear House", we knew this was it! The beautiful architecture, manicured grounds, private yet convenient location, and of course the view, really made the decision for us. We knew we could easily spend another 5 years searching but never find another house like this one. Outside of Spain or Italy, there just wouldn't be another to compare. Though the house is terrific in it's current state, we do have plans tom make it even better in the years to come. In the meantime, we've priced it at a terrific value to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience it.
What makes this House unique
As far as we know, we are one of less than a handful of properties in Hot Springs and/or Hot Springs Village to offer a pontoon boat rental as part of your vacation package. If you enjoy getting out on the water to explore, fish, go tubing or whatever, our 24' pontoon boat gives you great access to the more than 200 acre Lake DeSoto right in your own backyard!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had s great time , house was great for our family , fishing , swimming of dock grandkids had a blast . We had s few issues but owner took care of it in a very timely manner . I would rent again , if family wants to go back again .
Great on the Lake in Hot Springs Village,
The vacation home was very nice, roomy & clean with a great view of Lake DeSoto. Fantastic place for 4 couples or a large family with friends. There is a party barge right on the lake. Like I said the kitchen and baths were clean and well lit. We really enjoyed the large flat screen in the living room with plenty of lounge chair & couches. We loved the 'peace & calming effect' of the lake and had our coffee in the mornings on the veranda enjoying the sounds of the waters and of birds and wind chimes in the distance! We saw quite a lot of wildlife from red fox, raccoons, deer with fawns and a very large mixture of birds! The house is located within Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and is a only a short drive too many restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and is in a 'wet county'! We felt very safe within the Gated Community!!
I highly recommend the property!!
Can’t beat the view
Overall everything was great. My family and extended family had an absolute blast. The fishing and swimming off the dock was great. It was really nice being in a cove kinda outta the way. I’ve stayed at many places on Desoto and this location was the best by far. I’d like to blame the massive catfish that snapped my line on the owner but I can’t! Haha. There were a couple of small issues we had but those were conveyed to the owner and his response time and handling of it was superb!
So glad you had a great time. We too feel the one of a kind combination of protected cove, open water views and scenic island a stone's throw away is the best location on the lake.
We are committed to being responsive to our guests needs and appreciate you recognizing that in your review.
We loved the house!!
The house was very nice we had eight adults and two children under age of four. Everybody lived the house we go on family vacation once a year. We will definitely be coming back to stay at the this house. We also enjoyed the boat dock for fishing and swimming all of my adult children said these is the best ace we have stayed since starting family vacations. Everything thing was very clean and we loved all the outside space
Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit!
MSE Girls Trip
We had a very enjoyable visit. The house was very clean and nice!!! Exactly what we expected!!The patio and tables was dirty and no lighting by the dock. We would have like at least 2 more Kayak/Canoes. We will definitely keep this in mind for our next Girls Trip!!💜�😊� Loved our stay!! I got Brownie points from the ladies for booking it 😎� Thanks so much!!
First I want to say we did enjoy our our stay. The location is absolutely fantastic and the views are great. The home is a very beautiful and spacious with an excellent floor plan.
In Good faith I cannot rate this with anything higher than 4 stars though.
This is because of maintenance and cleaning issues. The sliding door from the kitchen to the deck needs replaced. Its the main doorway and will wear you out. Light bulbs are burned out the house and in the bathrooms which makes it hard to use the mirror. The lights do not work on the basement covered patio or around the boat slip.
There were dirty towels in the master bath and the shower was not cleaned as it had hair from previous renters. The kitchen oven was absolutely nasty.
One last thing was the security cameras made us sort of uncomfortable, though I do understand having sexurity.
All in all I wanted real bad to rate this a 5 star, we still enjoyed our stay.
I'm sorry there were maintenance issues with your stay. Had you notified us of ANY of them, I can assure you we would have had them remedied in very short order. I do appreciate your bringing them to our attention now and they will be immediately addressed.
To clarify - it is important to note we DO NOT have any security cameras inside the home. The only cameras are exterior for security of our boat and dock and to monitor unauthorized persons and/or vehicles. I'm sorry they made you feel uncomfortable but their presence is disclosed in our listing.
* Magic Springs Theme & Water Park
* Garvan Woodland Gardens
* Lake Ouachita State Park
* Hot Springs National Park
* Ron Coleman Mining (dig for gems)
* Quapaw Baths & Spa
* Mid America Science Museum
* Gangster Museum of America
* Historic Baseball Trail (See where Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb & others played)
* Maxwell Blade's Theater of Magic & Comedy
* Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
* Duck Tours of Hot Springs & Lake Hamilton
* Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
* Oaklawn Racing & Gaming (Horse Racing & Casino Action)
* Go Cart Racing
* Zip Lining
* Kayaking & White Water Rafting
* Multiple Miniature Golf Courses
* Movie Theaters