About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Charming, Energy Star 5+ Rated Retreat; Weekender special! Sunday check out 5pm
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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- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 Fayetteville
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Springtime in Fayetteville
While the weather didn't cooperate, the house was very comfortable on cold days and warm days. Everything was as described. The house was very well equipped. Since we were staying for a month we probably cooked more than most people who stay there and the kitchen had everything we needed.We certainly recommend it for short or long stays in Fayetteville. (The next line says we stayed in March, our visit was actually for the month of April)
We Keep Coming Back
Very cozy, comfortable cottage. Everything is set up and ready. Just walk in, settle in and get comfortable. We stay 2-4 weeks at a time to visit grandkids. They like to sleep over, and there's plenty of room. Bed linens and plenty towels provided. The new, large-size laundry pair is nice to have handy. The house is in a secluded area of town on a low traffic street, but has easy access to main streets. The attached, 1-car garage came in handy when loading up during a rain. Great owners to work with, very accomodating.
We spent a week here for a family Christmas. 22 people in all on Christmas Day and we had plenty of room, although we did need to bring in extra chairs. The kitchen was well stocked with all the items we needed. Over all everything was just great.
Our Thanksgiving Holiday
I cannot say enough nice things about our stay at your property. It was spotless and you thought of everything we could possibly need. The location is also close to attractions but not in the middle of town. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Even though our Hogs lost and the coach was fired--we had a fabulous time!! :)
Home away from home
Our family had a wonderful time in your home. It is so comfortable, and you have thought of everything! It's a great location for exploring the area. We will definitely be back if our daughter chooses to be a Razorback!
Beautiful, clean house. Perfect for my wedding weekend.
I love this house. It's beautiful and kept up very well. The welcome loaf of banana nut bread was extremely nice and enjoyed immensely. It was perfect for my wedding weekend as a place for me and bridesmaids to get ready and then as a wedding night staycation getaway. The owners have been extremely accommodating and I would definitely recommend this to anyone coming into town or needing a great staycation getaway.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.