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Spacious Luxury 2 BR/2BA Condo at Lake Ouachita/Mountain Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Beautiful 1,416 sf upper level condo situated 'in the trees' at Mountain Harbor

Mountain Harbor, Lake Ouachita's premier resort community, is situated in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains surrounded by natural springs, winding rivers, tall pine trees, stunning mountains all highlighted by the amazing 49,000 acre Lake Ouachita with its incredible view from most any vantage point.

For over 22 years, Lake Ouachita has been our favorite getaway. This condo was our first home away from home at Lake Ouachita. We have since purchased another home just around the corner! The condo is furnished with comfort in mind. The entire group can easily gather on the HUGE sofa!

Our condo is an extra large two bedroom/two bath floor plan with 1,416 square feet of living space. Situated on the upper level, access is made easier by a brand new ramp and front porch that was just completed in October 2015 from the two car parking area rather than the standard steps found on most Harbor East condos. With two queen sized beds and a queen sleeper sofa, it will very comfortably sleep six people. We are adding an additional queen bed to the second bedroom in February 2016! We have found that the kids actually love sleeping end to end on the giant L-shaped sofa. We have had up to four kids sleep there by removing the back cushions without unfolding the sleeper section!

As you enter our condo you are greeted by an Entry Hall that leads to a large Living and Dining area with vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan overlooking the forest and the tennis courts via the wrap-around deck. All new skylights and lots of windows give you the illusion that you are living in a tree house with great views of wildlife in the evenings and birds most all day long. A 40" Sony television with Dish Network is available for your entertainment. A lovely stone wood burning fireplace finishes the room that features some furniture custom built in my woodworking shop! The wrap around deck is accessed via two different french doors with roman shades. The deck, with plenty of seating and a Weber BBQ grill, invite you to the great outdoors, while not leaving your comfortable surroundings. Two ceiling fans will keep you cool on those warm afternoons. The dining table seats six people with seating for two more at the adjacent counter looking into the newly remodeled kitchen.

The Kitchen was remodeled in June 2016. It features a huge side by side refrigerator/freezer with water and ice in the door. A solid surface electric cook top with oven, dishwasher, and trash compactor complete the kitchen which is fully stocked with pots, pans, silverware, plates, glasses and wine glasses... even a crock pot! You'll find everything you will need to serve your family and friends while you are guests with us. New floors and granite tile counter tops round out this well equiped kitchen.

The Master Suite has a very comfortable Queen bed and a wall mounted 40" Sony TV with Dish Network and DVD Player. Bedside tables with lamps finish the room. It has a separate door leading to the deck as well. The Master Bathroom has a double vanity, huge double closet and drawer sets with lots of mirrors. Skylights grace this area as well letting in lots of natural light in the dressing area. The shower/tub is glass enclosed. Plenty of soft, fluffy towels are on hand for your use. The Second Bedroom features two queen beds, chest of drawers, side table with lamp and a rocking chair. It has a 24" Samsung HD TV with Dish HD Service. The Second Bathroom is just outside the bedroom door and features a stand up glass enclosed shower and vanity. A towel chest stores all of your towels and other linens for the condo. Because we upgraded the washer and dryer to handle bigger loads (lots of towels from the day on the lake!), the full size washing machine is located in a closet in the second bathroom, with the full size dryer located in the entry hall closet.

Our condo is located just 5 minutes on foot to the Turtle Cove spa or the swimming pool and just 30 seconds to the tennis courts. If you choose to rent a boat slip from Mountain Harbor, you are just 3 minutes by car from L Dock and the paradise of Lake Ouachita!

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Bill McFadden
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Bill McFadden

We live in Shreveport, Louisiana. We are both graduates of LSU. We love to travel to far off places, but we always find ourselves coming back to our favorite place on the planet, Lake Ouachita and Mountain Harbor!

Bill McFadden purchased this condo in 2006

Why Bill McFadden chose Lake Ouachita

Traveling to Lake Ouachita several times each year since the early 1990's, we decided to purchase our condo in 2006 so we could have a permanent residence to rest and relax. The beauty of the lake, the hiking trails and the great people of this area all combined to help us choose Mountain Harbor as our second home. We continue to enjoy Harbor at every opportunity. We know you too will find peace and comfort in this incredible nature filled area.

What makes this condo unique

We searched for many months for our condo. The day it went on the market, we raced up to Arkansas to check it out. The view, high in the trees from the Living Area and the Master Suite, sold us immediately! Plenty of birds and other wildlife on the forest floor below. Comfortable, living in a tree house. We placed it under contract that very night!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bill, Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely condo in Hot Springs. We were delighted with how beautiful the scenery is in those mountains. The condo was spotless and beautifully furnished. We were surprised at the special touches that you provided such as soap for dishes and to do laundry. We also enjoyed the snacks that you left for us. We enjoyed the fireplace and the fact that the wood was already on the porch. We had breakfast at the mountain lodge yesterday and it was great.

We did not experience any inconvenience by the brief time our power was out. It was nice that you checked on us.

We did notice some problem with the toilet in the master bedroom. It did not flush as well as it should. Glad you did provide a good plunger as we needed it several times. Since we were attending a wedding, we also missed having an iron and ironing board, also a full length mirror. With two women dressing for a wedding, we needed these two items. We did not have any extra bags for the trash compactor, but it all worked out. The kitchen was well supplied and it was great to have an ice maker in addition to the one in the refrigerator.

We would rate your condo a perfect "10," and already are making plans to return. So thanks again for allowing us to enjoy Thanksgiving in your home away from home.


Jean and Jim,

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I will have someone check out the toliet in the master bedroom immediately. Thanks for letting me know. We like your suggestion of a full length mirror. We will install it on the back of the master bedroom door. Finally... I will follow up on the ironing board and iron. There is supposed to be one in the closet with the dryer. If not, I will get that corrected. Again, thank you so very much for allowing us to host your family over the Thanksgiving holiday. We will welcome the opportunity to welcome you again soon to Lake Ouachita.
Nov 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Spacious Luxury 2 BR/2BA Condo at Lake Ouachita/Mountain Harbor
average rating of 4.703704 based on 28 reviews
Allen, Texas

Exciting time

  • 5 of 5

We visited this place during memorial day long weekend. I was with my Mom and my brother's family visiting from India, and with my family from Allen, TX (Near Dallas) with teenage kids. I booked this on a short notice and was not sure if I was paying a lot because of that. But the facility turned out to be worth every penny. Bill the owner was very particular about providing all the details. When we were out for shopping in Hot Springs the lights went of at the condo. Bill called us to inform that so that we don't get into any challenges. We left behind our i-pad and he was very concerned about not finding it in the condo. It was hidden in the folder on the table. But he searched for it multiple times and when he found it after one week, he promptly call us and fedexed it. It was really nice of him. The facility is fully furnished and tastefully decorated. There were games, videos. TVs in each room. Good parking spots. I would recommend this place for anybody looking for a good time. The only suggestion is that the deck could be little more finished/polished.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the property was just fantastic. It was nestled in the woods just next to the big lake nearby. We wanted to do the crystal and diamond mines and the location of the property was great since it was pretty close by to the main activities we were trying to accomplish. The condo itself was immaculate. Very spacious, all the amenities were in great condition, and the place was super comfy. We took a few days to just sit and relax, nap, and do nothing and the condo was just so comfy and inviting that it allowed us to really relax. The owner, Bill, was just awesome. You could tell he took great pride in his place and he wanted to ensure my family and I had the best possible experience we could have. And ... we did! Thank you so much Bill! We had a blast and will try to hit a summer time vacation as well! I highly recommend Bill's condo as a place to stay. you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice - Clean and Quiet place

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice condo located at a quiet place. Room was clean and has everything that we needed and the owner provided very detail instruction on the checkin/checkout procedure. our whole family very enjoyed the stay there.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property and location for the event we were attending were perfect!

  • 5 of 5

There was an electrical outage when we arrived at 10:30 at night and the owner helped us get into the condo and made sure we were situated ok - talk about great service and care!! The interior of this property is very well maintained. The new kitchen is beautiful and the layout of the condo was great - a very relaxing environment. We will definitely stay here again when we visit the area. Thanks again for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Just glad the blackout was short lived and the utility company repairs were accomplished in just a few hours. Appreciated you treating the power failure as an adventure instead of an inconvience. It had to be interesting moving in by candle light and cell phone light! We indeed look forward to hosting you and your family again very soon. Thank you for staying with us.
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Pleasant stay.

  • 4 of 5

Had 4 minor issues.

1. Reached late night after a 5 hr drive and went straight to the bathroom, no running water in the house, after searching for 15-20 minutes, found a switch in the kitchen with instructions that you have to turn it on for water supply.

2. The pans in the kitchen have worn out and needs to be replaced soon.

3. Wish there were more trash bags. Check out Instructions requested that we empty trash and line the compactor with an empty bag. Problem was that there was just one extra trash bag apart from the one in the compactor which was already used. No bags provided for the bathroom trash cans.

4. The commode in the master bath had some stains.

Apart from the above minor issues, had a pleasant and hassle free experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. First, my sincere apologies for the difficulty in finding the water system switch in the kitchen. We recently had to install this switch after sustaining significant damage to our kitchen due to a leak. We have now directed our housekeeper to place a highly visible sign card in front of the switch so it is not easily missed. The good news is that you enjoyed our newly remodeled kitchen that was just completed in July! We have replaced all of the pots and pans with a new set. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. In terms of the trash bags, the compactor is designed to hold trash for a family of 4 for a week. It is very unusual for it to need to be replaced during a 3 day stay. I will check out the compactor to make sure it is operating properly before our next guests arrive. Finally, I will follow up with the housekeeper on the care of the master bathroom. Our housekeeper generally does a great job. I am sorry it it was not up to standards. We hope you enjoyed the late departure time we were able to extend to you on Monday. I hope you will agree that Lake Ouachita is one of the most beautiful destinations around and we hope to be able to host you again soon. Thanks again for staying with us.
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Great - would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

The condo is spacious, comfortable and clean, and very nicely decorated and updated. Bill, the owner, was responsive and helpful - much appreciated. We love Mountain Harbor and look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Hot Springs
Car: recommended

Situated in beautiful Mountain Harbor Resort on Lake Ouachita, you'll find fantastic boating and water sports, world class fresh water fishing, incredible trails for hiking and mountain biking, and much much more. The tennis courts are located just behind our condo as is one of two swimming pools available for your use while staying with us. Nearby Mt Ida, AR claims to be 'The Quartz Crystal Capital of the World,' with many rock and crystal shops along Hwy. 270 and adjacent roadways.. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets grace the areas around our condo.

Great food awaits you as well. Check out the restaurant at the Shangri-La Resort, just minutes by car or boat from Mountain Harbor. This 50's era cafe has some of the best pies on the planet! You need to call in from the lake to reserve your favorite flavor (ours is the dutch apple) or chances are they will be out before you make it there most weekend days! Jenn's Gourmet Galley on Hwy 270 near the Mt. Ida Airport offers an eclectic (and delicious) menu. Their Sunday Brunch is very good. The restaurant at Mountain Harbor is delicious as well. Their cheeseburgers are amazing! Our favorite is the Chicken Strips...the serving is plenty for two adults!!

For relaxation, go for a massage or facial treatment at the award winning and nationally recognized Turtle Cove Spa. They are just five minutes (walking) from our condo. Be sure to call ahead for specials and to make reservations!

You are going to love your stay at our condo.


Rates & Availability

Mount Ida Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 26 2017 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.5%

Access is provided by digital code, which will be provided to you on the day of your arrival (or the day before if available). It will be provided via email or text message. You will also need to provide your mailing address. Please provide this information with your reservation.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Mount Ida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1410 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On-suite with the Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Immediately adjacent to the second Bedroom
  • Bathroom 1 offers a glass enclosed tub/shower. It is accessed via the dressing area on-suite with the Master Bedroom. Bathroom 2 offers a glass enclosed shower. The clothes washer is located in the closet of this bathroom. It is located immediately adjacent to Bedroom 2.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Master Bedroom features a queen bed with two side tables and lamps. A wall mounted 46' Sony television with DISH Network is located in view of the bed. A DVD player is provided as well. Full length mirror in dressing area. The second bedroom features two queen beds, nightstand with lamp, chest of drawers and chair. Samsung HD TV with Dish HD Receiver. Large closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Provisions (food and supplies) service is available through Jenn's Gourmet Galley. Email Jennifer at

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