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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Charming, Energy Star 5+ Rated Retreat; Leisure Or Sabbatical Stay.

Don't let its demure exterior fool you. This 2012 retrofitted home has a cozy yet open floor plan which is light, relaxing and conducive to cooking and chatting. Enjoy the heated tile floors in the Kitchen and both Bathrooms (thanks to the sun-driven, clean hydronic heating system!). So, after a good night's rest, go on and pad on into the kitchen with those bare feet to make your coffee and warm those toes on the heated floors.

Close to town, yet at the quiet end of the street, Happy Hollow house is only 7 minutes drive to the campus of the University of Arkansas, and the downtown Fayetteville Square where you will find the Farmer's Market twice a week from April to November. Enjoy the Historic District, Mt. Nord, for the Fall colors and Spring landscaping. We're also 32 miles from the Crystal Bridges museum of American Art.

There are three bedrooms: main bedroom has a queen bed, one has a full bed, and the other has two twin beds. Bedding is in the European style...once you try it, you will never go back! We learned this style in Germany. The bedding features hypoallergenic down comforters designed to replace the top sheet and blanket. Ah, pure pleasure!

Choose to drink your coffee or enjoy your cocktails on the eastern facing deck off the Master Bedroom or sit enjoying the backyard from the dining room deck, sheltered by the pergola. Both the Master Bedroom and Kitchen have sliding doors accessing separate decks overlooking a nearly 1 acre backyard.

The backyard is private with lots of bird activity, especially in Spring and Fall, for you birders. You may see our pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. You may also see a passing deer or fox now and then...and yes, there is an eight point buck glimpsed once in awhile during Fall.

This home also makes an ideal longer term stay for guest professors and scholars visiting the University of Arkansas from out of town or out of country. We have priced it accordingly to encourage our colleagues and their families to utilize our hospitality for their sabbatical stays.

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Carolyn Kuenzel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Carolyn Kuenzel

Wayne and Kimberley Kuenzel have been residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas for 15 years. Wayne is a professor of Avian Neuroscience at the University of Arkansas, Kimberley is an Avian Taxidermist/ volunteer tutor at the University. They have three grown children.

Carolyn Kuenzel purchased this house in 2010

Why Carolyn Kuenzel chose Arkansas

Happy Hollow House was purchased for the purpose of a mother/daughter project to try to create an energy efficient remodel as a Fayetteville entry into the 2012 Energy Value Housing Awards. Known as GreenPinkies, LLC, two women and a house, the team of Kimberley and Lauren Kuenzel (now Pereira) went on to place second, nationally in the moderate climate remodel category. True to it's projected energy consumption, Happy Hollow House consumes about $800/year in utilities. So successful was this remodel that a second home, a bungalow, was acquired in 2012 and slated for the same energy efficient makeover. This home will join the GreenPinkies vacation/sabbatical rentals in Spring of 2014.

What makes this house unique

Happy Hollow was a diamond in the rough when purchased and, although only a house, has responded in a delightful way to the renovations. Under the care of Kimberley and Lauren, it received a second chance to be loved and lived in.

It has once again nurtured a visiting family, and continues to be a charming, welcoming

home to our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have cleared out--it was so comfy and homelike that we had our family Christmas at your house! I hope, if available we could rent from you again; it really was perfect!"
Dec 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits
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Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Great stay in a cozy home. Plenty of room for our family and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Happy Hollow is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Happy Hollow. We love the location as it is very convenient to downtown Fayetteville and the university campus. The house is supplied with all your needs. The furniture is comfortable as are the beds. I definitely recommend Happy Hollow.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely done home with all necessary features. Would stay here again. Convenient to downtown and roads out

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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September 2016

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughters wedding and the house worked out very well. Your home is clean, comfortable and in a great location. The modern kitchen is stocked with most everything you need to make homemade meals. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very nice and relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I plus two other couples stayed at the S. Happy Hollow home for a Razorback weekend. The house was very clean and had a very peaceful location. The house is less than 4 miles from Razorback Stadium. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The Happy Hollow House is the perfect place to stay. It is well equipped and squeaky clean.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice and have been very pleased. It has everything you need, linens are nice, very clean and comfortable. It is a short drive to campus and provides a calm, comfortable "home like" environment. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Fayetteville.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
24.3 Miles
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Interstate 49
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nonrefundable Cleaning $70
Tax Rate 11.75%

Note: Visiting University scholars and other long-term guests (i.e. month to month, 6 month or 1 year) the price of $1830.00 includes bi-weekly cleaning. Damage deposit, payment schedule etc. will be negotiated on an individual basis.

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Fayetteville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated Tile Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated tile floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We have air mattresses available if guests don't wish to share beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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