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Happy Hollow House : Family-Friendly House for University Visits

(46 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • We have air mattresses available if guests don't wish to share beds.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Heated Tile Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Heated tile floor...moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    7 minutes to Dickson Street & the Square...moreless

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 4-6 comfortably around the table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private, in house...moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car garage with garage door opener provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hydronic heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless. The house is also wired for ethernet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking in driveway and to the right of the driveway allowed....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Private in house. Energy Star. Includes HG soaps and supplies...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee, cream and sugar starter provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very well stocked with baking and cooking odds and ends. Blender as well....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwashing liquid soap pods, provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open with solar tube lighting and heated tile floor....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic flour, sugar, cooking oil and other provisions available. Long term guests are welcome to request a shopping list prior to their arrival....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven/broiler...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two separate decks, seasonal chairs and table and umbrella...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergola on kitchen/dining deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    approx. 1/2 acre, fenced, mostly private. Lawn and trees. Fire circle for small bonfires. (Check with owner)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ and Firepit...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 46 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Apr 1 - Apr 1, 2017
1 night min stay
$190
$760 $1,830
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$190
$760 $1,830
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Nonrefundable Cleaning $70
  • Tax Rate 11.75%

Notes:

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Location

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24.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
3.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 49

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Fayetteville, AR, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • Kitchen with heated floors

    Kitchen with heated floors

  • Front of the House

    Front of the House

  • Floorplan

    Floorplan

  • "Lounge-friendly" sofa : big enough for the whole family

    "Lounge-friendly" sofa : big enough for the whole family

  • Bedroom #2 : Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2 : Queen Bed

  • Master Bedroom : Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom : Queen Bed

  • Master Bathroom with heated floors

    Master Bathroom with heated floors

  • Dining Room table, seats 4-6 people

    Dining Room table, seats 4-6 people

  • Laundry room, stocked with detergent, iron, charcoal, lighter fluid, vaccuum.

    Laundry room, stocked with detergent, iron, charcoal, lighter fluid, vaccuum.

  • View of decks from backyard

    View of decks from backyard

  • Front of the house in springtime.

    Front of the house in springtime.

  • View out of the front of the house, standing in doorway.

    View out of the front of the house, standing in doorway.

  • View from Happy Hollow Road, out front

    View from Happy Hollow Road, out front

  • Large Screen TV with Netflix and Cable

    Large Screen TV with Netflix and Cable

  • 3rd Bedroom : Two twin beds

    3rd Bedroom : Two twin beds

  • Bedroom #2 : Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2 : Queen Bed

  • Master Bedroom Private Deck with Umbrella

    Master Bedroom Private Deck with Umbrella

  • Bathroom #2 with heated floors

    Bathroom #2 with heated floors

  • View into livingroom. Kitchen is to the right. Back deck is behind photographer.

    View into livingroom. Kitchen is to the right. Back deck is behind photographer.

  • Back deck with Arbor and charcoal grill

    Back deck with Arbor and charcoal grill

  • Backyard: about a 1/2 acre with firepit. Fenced.

    Backyard: about a 1/2 acre with firepit. Fenced.

  • European duvet covers on beds. Washed, ironed for each guest.

    European duvet covers on beds. Washed, ironed for each guest.

  • Kitchen, fully outfitted and has heated floors

    Kitchen, fully outfitted and has heated floors

VRBO #501974

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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