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BEST VIEW on Lake Hamilton

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rustic lake front cottage with boat dock and great views!

No kidding, the view is spectacular with Mount Riante in the distance. We are on the main channel facing due South which is important because it means NO MOSQUITOS and there is always a nice breeze.

We are just outside the city limits of Hot Springs which means we are minutes away from everything, 5 minutes from Oaklawn Park, yet located on a private, quiet peninsula.

We have a boat dock available with a marina a few hundred yards away to gas up the boat. You will put your boat in at Hill Wheatley park and hop across the main channel to our boat dock.

We have covered parking for your vehicle or your boat trailer. You will want to put your boat in prior to coming to cottage as we have a steep driveway.

More Details

Chris Schmiedeke
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Chris Schmiedeke

Myself, my wife and our two girls live in Dallas, Texas. My wife is originally from Hot Springs and we travel here as much as time will allow.

We love the Hot Springs area, and wanted someplace on the lake where we could get away.

Chris Schmiedeke purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Chris Schmiedeke chose Arkansas

We love this property because of the spectacular views and southerly breeze. We had a place in a cove at one time, and the mosquitos were unbearable.

Our home is a rustic 50+ year old cottage built right on the lake. Multiple decks to lounge on, a boat dock and steps right down into the water.

Check the photos and reviews to learn more about our vacation home. If you are expecting the Ritz Carlton, this is not your place. This is a fantastic rustic cottage where you can hang out at night and spend your days in the water. It is private and quiet with the rumble of boat engines and waves to put you to sleep on the deck.

What makes this cottage unique

There are multiple decks to lounge on and great swimming. We are minutes from everything by both boat and car. It is a perfect location.


Hot Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1) We have a bed in the den with a trundle beneath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is a rustic 50+ year old cottage/lake house. If you are expecting the Ritz Carlton, look elsewhere. We have everything you need for a fantastic stay. Read the reviews and photos to determine if it is a place for you.


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BEST VIEW on Lake Hamilton
average rating of 4.2763157 based on 76 reviews
Delaware, Ohio

Fun. Fun fun

  • 5 of 5

Tied our rafts to the pier and floated for 2 days. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Quaint, relaxing, fun. Wonderful decks.

  • 4 of 5

Seems like an original cottage/cabin amongst a lot of new large homes - nice authentic character. Loved the various levels of decks and all the large windows facing the lake. Spent a lot of time outside watching the lake. Dawn and dusk were the best. (Now why can't I get up that early for work?)

Very active lake with constant boating (summer holiday weekend). Floating dock gets noisy with waves. Didn't bother us at all, just don't choose this lake for perfect stillness and silence. It's a fun lake and the covered upper deck/porch is awesome for watching the boats passing by. Lower deck is nice for being in the sun(also partial shade from large tree). Morning coffee and happy hour are both lovely on the lower deck. You're nestled in nature and will have bugs and spiderwebs in the backyard. Beautiful old trees, etc. Citronella worked fine for us for flying insects, and I would not let boyfriend kill the spiders on the dock (just go around the webs).

Very comfy living room. Good kitchen inventory (dishes, flatware, pots/pans/baking). Enjoyed the spacious layout throughout the cottage, and the lighting options in the living room for winding down.

Mattresses are hard as noted by others. I didn't mind, and liked the numerous soft pillows. Liked having two bathrooms. Very small shower in one and very large soaking tub in the other. Plenty of nice towels.

The driveway is two steep short hills, a little intimidating the first time. Car port is in between hills and we left my tiny car there and used the rest of the way to the porch as added exercise. These are short hills - no big deal if you are able to walk easily.

We brought our dogs and they liked lounging in the sun and standing on the steps going into the lake. Our silly dogs are afraid of waves but like water, so the steps were just fine for them. The nice neighbor dog (roams freely, sociable with people and dogs) often tried to get them to swim with him, but hey, we have city pups. If your dog doesn't mind waves it will love swimming here. Only one place to enter and exit the lake - the stairs - due to seawall, so keep an eye on your pup. We brought long leashes for them (homemade from ~40 yards of thick rope) and they moved throughout the backyard at their leisure.

Definitely recommend the cottage. It's quaint and cozy. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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EXCELLENT lake front vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and very well kept. There were more than enough linens and dishes for everybody. Coming into the house through the driveway was scary because of the steepness of it, but once we turned the lights on, we were absolutely fascinated. Although there were two giant spiders at the patio the evening we came in, an exterminator cleaned it all up for us to enjoy our breakfast at the patio the next morning.

And the owners did a great job at responding to my texts when the breaker of the whirlpool needed a quick fix. We had a lovely stay at this beautiful lake front home, and we definitely will stay here the next time we visit hot springs again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a great get away and close to everything in the area. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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not what i thoughet it was going to be .

  • 4 of 5

not good. linins dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for our way to steep .not bad not good .enjoyed sittiing on the deck .no where for the dogs to go to the bathroom.beautiful place.need new mattress.bugs and misquitos a problem.need to spray.enjoyed the tub and sitting out side.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arkansas USA

Sister Time

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I had a great time, the cabin is very nice, clean, view is fantastic, quiet peaceful part of the lake. The only thing we could have used were some nightlights being elderly and having to get up at night it was pretty dark but we managed. We had a little problem finding it but the owner responded and talked us there. The driveway is steep and looks daunting at first but really gave us no problem Will hope to come back some time.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! We used to have night lights, but just like everything else, they simply disappear. :(
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Belle Riverboat of Hot Springs
"Kind of fun to cruise around on an old fashioned riverboat. It runs right by the cottage!"
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
"My kids love this place."
McClard's Bar-B-Q
"Fantastic BBQ."
Cedar Glades Park
"Great place to hike or mountain bike."
Hawg's Pizza Pub
"Pretty good pizza place and close to the cottage. Can get there by boat!"
Taco Pronto
"Good fast food Mexican food"

Minutes from downtown Hot Springs and Oaklawn Horse racing and gaming.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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