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Cul-da-sac, quite, lots of privacy, a view everywhere you look.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2-bed rm., 2 full bath, lg. liv. rm. w/ ,kit. & din. sleeps ( 9 )

There is nothing else like 'Fantasy Island' available on Lake Hamilton. Located @ 136 Northshore Terrace, Hot Springs, Ar. 71913 Great place to enjoy. Horse shoes, volley ball, picnic tables, pavilion on water, swim dock, great view every where you look, fishing is great. There is a 'fire pit' with a grate, you can cook anything from hot dogs to steaks & ribs, tiki lamps for atmosphere. Bring your sleeping bags. Tents are welcome. Guests over (9) total = $50.. per night xtra.

We now have two paddle boats, N/C (lots of fun ).There is ( 2 ) acs. +, with over ( 1100 ) ft. of shore line. This is all yours when you are our guest. plenty of parking.

Fantasy Island now has a very nice party barge, purchased in 2013. a 22' Sun Tracker, 'Signature Series' you'll love it. The local marinas charge 350. to 400. for just 8- hrs. We charge our guest $300.

Tell your family and friends to meet you here . You'll find much to do here. The unit is about 50' ft. from waters edge. One step into the unit and a very gentle slope to the water. We have had (40-50 ) people here for some great cook-outs and family reunions. Plenty of parking. You'll love 'Fantasy Island'. We now have two queen size beds in bed rm. no. 1, a king size bed in bed rm. no. 2, also a queen size sleeper sofa in living rm., plus a single person bed. You' love Fantasy Island.

More Details

Bob J. Cotnam
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Bob J. Cotnam

I lived in a 'gated' community , Diamondhead on Lake Catherine for (20) yrs. I would still be there if I had not found this place. I named it 'Fantasy Island' the first time I saw it, even before I bought it.

Bob J. Cotnam purchased this house in 1991

Why Bob J. Cotnam chose Hot Springs

It was love @ first site. The love affair is strong as ever.

What makes this house unique

My wife and I live upstairs. We're a couple in our (60s & 80s). This our livelyhood. Your unit is private. There is no access from our unit and yours. We appreciate each & every visitor, and will honor your privacy. There is 2-1/4 acres and over 1100 ft of shoreline, when you visit, its all YOURS. We never interfere with our visitors. There are many times when someone needs assistances, in that case, we're here to help.


Hot Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • This is a very large bath, with very expensive 'stamped concrete' floor,lots of mirrors, dressing vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size sleeper sofa in living room adds the space we all need. Also we have a portable blow-up full size mattress for additional sleep space. The total sleep posibilities is 8. Plus 6 person tent for youth and outdoor fun.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This beautiful lake home with great amenities will be your favorite vacation spot. There is always excitement on the lake. Don't miss out on the great experience that Hot Springs and the surrounding community offers. This is an affordable and fun vacation destination.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Cul-da-sac, quite, lots of privacy, a view everywhere you look.
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews

Quiet, beautiful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend in Hot Springs, and this house was a significant part of our fun!! The views were calming. The yard space was huge with the additional island space. Horseshoes, volleyball, fire pit, room to run and play, docs to fish, trees to strap up our ENO hammocks...all of it culminated in fun family time. The hosts were very friendly, as was Molly (their sweet Labrador), and attentive. We had an issue with the grill and they fixed it that same day so we could grill out that night. Only word of advice: if you plan to cook at the house, bring a few basics from your kitchen. The utensils were sparse (we had to run out for little things like a measuring cup and spatula, which we left for future renters) and the knifes were really dull. We made it work and that's not a deal breaker because every rental has a different level of kitchen supplies, but keep it in mind.

We spent a day in Hot Springs, a day hiking in Lake Catherine State Park (20 minutes away), and a day at the house because we loved the space so much.

Our group of 4 adults and 3 kids had a great weekend and I would definitely return if we come to the area again. Thanks for a fun weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrible, Disgusting, Very Unhappy

  • 1 of 5

The beds were disgusting. At

least 20+ years old. The bedding, pillows and carpet are covered in stains on top of stains. When we removed the sheets in the morning as requested by owners, there were several human hairs on VERY stained mattress pad. The pillows were covered in stains, no pillow covers, towels smelled like mildew, mouse droppings and other small trash on floors in corners. Stained ceiling tiles throughout. Home owners were above us. Could hear them walking around. We have never stayed in a VRBO, looked and booked most expensive property in area expecting a clean, comfortable experience. "Fantasy Island" should be re-named "Nightmare on Elm Street"... Really, really gross.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It truly hurt to read this last review. Its been said, you can make part of the people happy all the time, all the people happy part of the time, but you can't make all the people happy all the time, but we try. We have many repeat visitors. One family, and extended family spent the entire July 4th wk. , seven nights three yrs. in a row @ Fantasy Island. Please read all reviews. We have six five stars. two four stars. Please visit Fantasy Island, you;ll be glad you did. @ Fantasy Island, every night is Sat. night & every day is Thanksgiving. Bob J. and Pauline Cotnam
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House is not well maintained. Full of Pet smell and fur...

  • 1 of 5

House is not well maintained. Full of Pet smell and fur...

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property was more than we bargained for! Great Amenities! The price is superb! We stayed there with two families! The house itself is pretty plain jane but there's no reason to be in the house when you have everything outside. The Island was alot of fun, the paddleboats were enjoyed everyday. The boat was great to get around the lake on as well! The tube wasn't great, but useable. The only downside was how dirty the floors in the house got, there were no cleaning supplies either, My Cotnam did bring down a vacuum for us to use, but it didn't work very well. The only other thing that didn't get it five stars was unfortunately the host's do stay upstairs, so you can hear their foot traffic in the mornings, and throughout the day, not great for little ones trying to sleep. We would definitely stay there again though if we get back that way!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantasy Island was everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Hot Spring for a family reunion - myself, my husband, older son, preteen daughter and her friend. Fantasy Island was the perfect place to stay and was enjoyed by all! Beautiful property! We took advantage of the volleyball court, the paddle boats, the fire pit on the island and the boat for a day of tubing and fun on the lake. We had several family reunion activities that took us away from the house, but we could have spent the entire weekend right there and had a great time! Bob and his wife are wonderful hosts and they did everything they could to make sure we were comfortable. And they had great recommendations for places to go in town and good places to eat. We will absolutely be back again with many more friends in tow!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location and Host

  • 5 of 5

We rented this vacation spot over Memorial Day weekend and had a great time! There was plenty of space for the 12 of us who were meeting up from 3 different states. The host couldn't be more accommodating. He had a tent set up and ready around the campfire on the island upon arrival. He was incredibly easy to work with on arrival and departures. All of us thoroughly enjoyed using the paddle boats and canoe and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. Inside the house was excellent as well. It was clean, well maintained. The location was the perfect. We had the quiet, serene lake house, but only 5-7 miles from city conveniences. My personal favorite was the ablility to camp out on the island. For those who wanted to stay indoors, there was plenty of space for that as well. We'll definitely keep this in mind if we ever need to stay in Hot Springs again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hot Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Kozy Bar & Grill ( neighborhood tavern )
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hot Springs Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U S Hwy 70 W ( Airport Rd.)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
K.J.s or Greg's Rise & Dine
Car: necessary

Spanish explorer, Hernando Desoto was brought to Hot Springs, 1541 by indian guides, and people have be coming ever since. . For its 'hot springs waters' the city is known as 'The Valley of 'The Healing Waters' world famous (bath house row). There are many beautiful walking trails on the mountains surrounding Hot Springs. There are five gorgeous lakes within approx. thirty miles. The largest ,Lake Ouachita,(washita), approx. 40,000.acres of pure fun. Oaklawn Park has live thouroughbred horse racing since 1904, and is one of the top five race tracks in the country. Oaklawn Park now has gaming seven days per wk. Oaklawn Park has been voted the TOP casino in the south. Lots of fun can be had at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls theme park, includinig over 75 rides, shows, and attractions. A full water park, plus great concerts. Murfreesboro, Ar.diamond mine is the only diamond producing site in the world that is open to the public. Our Chamber of Commerce magazine is available with lots of discount coupons including a $10. Free play @ Oaklawn Park. My wife & I live upstairs, there is no access from our unit to yours. We're a couple in our 60s & 80s, this our livelihood. You'll have all the privacy you want & expect. If you need something we're here to help.

Our Sincere Thanks

Bob J. and Pauline Cotnam


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60

No matter what time of year, you'll love Fantasy Island. We try to accommodate visitors on early arrivals and late departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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