About the property
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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-11)
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 place on the left! 363 beside front door. No mailbox.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with lamps on both sides and TV/VCR, dish/DVR. 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 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. This 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 in back yard near rock garden. Volleyball net and volleyball. Dining room/living room with day bed with trundle underneath. There is a full w/d in laundry room. Spacious kitchen with island and equipped with everything you could need. Pak and Play provided. 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 have more pics if requested!
Keywords: Cottage, bed and bath, cabin, multiple family accomodation, lake house.
The "Shoal Bay Cottage" is located at 363 Bayview Drive, New Blaine, AR .
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this House in 1996
Why Owner chose Shoal Creek
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.
What makes this House unique
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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice clean home to stay in.
If your looking to stay in the area, this is in a quite neighborhood and very close to the lake. The owner was awesome and so much better than a motel room. Thanks for a great little place to spend our weekend. We'll be back next year and this is our new home away from home in New Blaine Ar.
Thank you so much and so happy you enjoyed your stay! That is my goal to make sure my guests feel comfortable and have a stress free vacation. Good to hear you plan on returning and hope you had a safe trip home. Oh and thanks for leaving the cottage in great shape. Elaine
Amazing! Super Adorable! Spacious! Amazing!
It was the perfect place to celebrate a bride-to-be. We made so many memories and we loved the cottage so much. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I want to come again and have a weekend get-a-way with my husband next! It has everything you could need. It truly is a home-a-way from home. Cozy, birds and deer everywhere, gorgeous scenery!
Thank you so much!! It makes me so happy when my guests love it as much as I do!! You are certainly welcome back anytime! Elaine
Awesome lots of room Alota deer 🦌� if u go take corn
Perfect for a staging place. We fished 4 different lakes and visited my magazine
I so much appreciate your taking the time to give a review on my place! It also is very convenient to lots of hiking trails and 4-wheeling trails as well as walking distance to kids playground, fishing, swimming, and boat docks. Within two miles, two restaurants, gas, convenient store and bait. Hope to see you again and thanks again for the review! Elaine
Very comfortable and peaceful.
We enjoyed our stay. Watching the squirrels and the deer in the yard. Very convenient to the park and the boat ramp.
I always appreciate my returners! Hope to see you again next year!! Thanks for the review!! Elaine
So many memories
Went out for a night with some of my college friends for a last get-a-way before the summer, a very cozy house while it was raining. Will definitely stay again!
Thanks so much guys for coming! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can come again!! Elaine
Only a 2
I'm at a loss for why people LOVED staying here. We have stayed at other VRBOs and this didn't align with what we expected out of a 5-star rated property. Beds were nice, but the house was cluttered and in need of some TLC. I don't mind rustic and I'm not a neat freak, but this place was on the shabbier side of the spectrum. Ants were also a problem when we stayed. On the pro side, the owner was responsive and the rental was easy to set up.
I am so sorry my place was not what you expected. No it is not pristine and perfect, but I pride myself on it being very clean and comfortable. I'm not sure where the clutter is unless it is my "junk" closet or in the outdoor shed as I have no clutter elsewhere. There is a reason that I have gotten mostly five star reviews, as well as wonderful notes from guests. I have a lot of returners who love it. As well my prices are way on the low side. Most guests are surprised and very pleased when they arrive and love all the supplies that are provided for the entire stay. My check-in and out is very flexible. As far as the ants, out entire state has been overrun this year. I have lavender oil available for ants and it has worked very well so far. My place is certainly not shabby and again I am sorry you saw it through different eyes than most.
The New Blaine Fire Department puts on an astronomical firework show on the 4th of July. This is among other activities such as beauty pageants, fish fry's, etc.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.