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Prairie Creek Cottage-WiFi/Paved/Pet Yard/Fishing/Kayaks/Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bdrm Studio- city convenience, country privacy & relaxation

Our studio suite opened in May 2014. The cottage is located a few minutes from downtown Mena, where you can enjoy the privacy and beautiful views shared by Mena residents in this Ouachita Golf Course community. This 1 bedroom/1 bath studio is equipped with all the comforts of home including a covered patio and a great 16x20 deck outfitted with patio furniture and a bbq grill. This shared deck includes outdoor lights and plenty of space to kick your feet up and relax at the end of a long day.

Wood laminate flooring runs throughout the living areas where you will find a queen sleeper sofa, a large TV with satellite programming, comfortable recliner, and a selection of books to enjoy during your stay. Kitchen appliances include a stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker w/supplies for the duration of your stay. In the cabinets you will find dishes and flatware for 8, and cooking utensils. Iron and ironing board are also provided.

A King bed with luxury linens and a flat panel TV that rotates so it is viewable from both the living room and bedroom make the bedroom the perfect place to end the day. A king size bed and queen size sleeper sofa both purchased in May 2014 provide comfortable sleeping for 4.

A fenced pet play area allows your four legged friends to stretch their legs and enjoy the great outdoors. Take them for a walk to the creek where they can splash their paws or watch you fish or kayak.

Prairie Creek Cottage is a 2 unit property with every care given to ensure the privacy of our guests. The second unit is a one bedroom cottage that is generally rented on a weekly basis for guests who plan to stay in town a little longer. Please feel free to call if you have any questions about either unit. The reservation calendar is accurate for the STUDIO pictured in this listing so please feel free to use the “Book It Now” feature.

Enjoy the privacy of the country without leaving the convenience of town. No through traffic and plenty of room to stretch out during your stay. Enjoy walks along paved road and beautiful views of neighboring horse farms. Fish the creek or enjoy a leisurely kayak trip downstream and back. We also have another property listed as Prairie Creek Cabin if this property is not available for your stay. We also own and operate the Sassafras Inn which sleeps up to 10 between 4 private guest rooms each with private baths.

More Details

Janee Sweeney
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Janee Sweeney

My husband and I relocated to Mena in 2010 and have fallen in love with the community and the great outdoors. We built this property as a guest house for visiting friends and family on the outskirts of 20 acres in a great neighborhood. We took up residence on the far side of the property so that we and our guests could enjoy this great location but still maintain that feeling of privacy. We lived in the cottage for 2 years while deciding on where to make our permanent home. After buying our neighbors house on the adjoining property and settling in to our new home, we finished out the second half of the building into this great studio for VRBO guests to enjoy. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Janee Sweeney purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Janee Sweeney chose Mena

Spacious, relaxing place to unwind with all the comforts of home surrounded by the peace and beauty of mother nature's gifts

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the privacy of the country without leaving the convenience of town. No through traffic and plenty of room to stretch out during your stay. Enjoy walks along paved road and beautiful views of neighboring horse farms. Fish the creek or enjoy a leisurely kayak trip downstream and back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Received this handwritten note from guest who was traveling through and needed to stay that same night:

"Thank you so much for accommodating us at the last minute. you have a wonderful place here and we wish we could have stayed longer. We plan on sharing your place with friends. We really enjoyed our stay." Cindy from Texas
Oct 2012
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Mena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lazyboy Queen Sleeper Sofa - NEW 2013
  • King size Beds (1) mattress and luxery linens, Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room. Bed and Sleeper newly purchased May 2014.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Ouachita Golf Course within 1/2 mile. Property borders Prairie Creek where guests are welcome to fish and kayak.


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Prairie Creek Cottage-WiFi/Paved/Pet Yard/Fishing/Kayaks/Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.766667 based on 31 reviews
Coppell, Texas

Quiet, peaceful

  • 3 of 5

It was in a quiet location with lots of birdsong. Mattress very comfortable. Close to town.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect getaway to get some R&R.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a great place. Very clean and updated. Will stay here again for sure

  • 5 of 5

This is the best little place to stay in Mena. It was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. We were very impressed and will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dog friendly and restful

  • 5 of 5

Finding the place was a bit difficult but worth it. We took our dog who loved the freedom of running in the fields. The place was spacious, well equipped and clean! Watch the movie American Made with Tom Cruise to appreciate the Mena experience

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my husband and me after spending time visiting relatives in a nearby nursing home. It was well appointed, clean, and peaceful. Thank you. We will definitely stay again the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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mena is a wonderful warm relaxing place to visit

  • 5 of 5

the cottage was better than the photos. clean_cottage- check bed-check shower-check kitchen-check living_area-check tv∫ernet-check location_in_the_woods-check.

the drive from Talihina to mena was the best. the hicking on the crunching leaves just as good.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 71

Enjoy golf, fishing, ATV riding, hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives, kayaking, canoeing all within a 15 minute drive. Dine at local restaurants where live music plays weekly.

Stroll around Janssen Park while the kids play, hike any number of trails through Queen Wilhelmina State Park and the Ouachita National Forrest. Kayak or canoe the Ouachita River or the Cossatot - watch out for the 'washing machine' class IV rapids on the Cossatot!

Visit our local downtown shops and art museum where you will find many unique items and some really friendly people! Spend an afternoon or evening at the historic Little Ouachita Theater where local talent performs great works weekly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Contact owner for long term stay rates. Long term renters are welcome.

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.