Katie Pearl Bungalow : Quiet Retreat in the Ozarks

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Last updated: 10/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Originally built by Albert Simpson in 1928, this oak framed typical Arkansas bungalow has been fully remodeled and upgraded while preserving parts of its quirky originality. It has an Arkansas stone fireplace in the dining room, now converted to gas. The kitchen and three other rooms can be cozy or opened to create an open floor plan which is light, relaxing and conducive to entertaining.
There are two bedrooms, both with queen beds. The bedding features hypoallergenic down comforters designed to replace the top sheet and blanket.
Enjoy the heated tile floors in both Bathrooms. One bathroom has the option of being shared between the two bedrooms, thus creating a bedroom & office suite for the business traveler.
Choose to drink your coffee or enjoy your cocktails on the Western facing front porch swing. Nostalgia for a by-gone era!
Close to town, yet still in nature, on the plateaus of the Ozark Mountains, the backyard is 1.5 acres and is private with lots of opportunity to spot wildlife in the fields or coming out of the nearby woods.
This home also makes an ideal longer term stay for guest professors visiting the University of Arkansas, Healthcare professionals working with Willow Creek or Mercy Hospitals, and Walmart and Tyson visiting representatives. We have priced it accordingly to encourage our colleagues and their families to utilize our hospitality for these longer stays.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible throughout entire house, except for Albert's bathroom....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Spa inspired, pebble heated floor with skylights overhead...moreless

  • Albert's bathroom: toilet, shower

    Quirky 5'11' high door adds whimsy...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    TV surround sound...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Sits on 1.5 acres of woods and fields. Close to town....moreless


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Open to TV room with dividing bar and two stools....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off the Master bedroom & bath. Front covered porch with swing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,350 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Nonrefundable Cleaning $60


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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 10/07/2016
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Springdale to Van Buren Sightseeing Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 49

Car: Necessary

University of Arkansas : 7 miles

Crystal Bridges Museum : 24 miles

Tyson HQ : 6 miles

WalMart Home Office : 18 miles

Promenade Outdoor Mall : 16 miles

The AMP/Embassy Suites Conference Center: 17 miles


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: Wayne and Kimberley Kuenzel have been residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas for 14 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 Tontitown, AR, USA:
These 1.5 acres originally belonged to the adjoining 17 acres of the Kuenzel property and became available to be once more included in the whole tract, in 2012. On the land, was a neglected bungalow of little or no value. Its fate hung in the balance for three months as we debated whether to restore it or raze it. A neighbor informed us of its unique heritage to the Stony Point area. ...We decided to preserve its historicity.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Watch the sun rise through the sliding doors of the master bedroom or watch sunset from the West-facing front porch swing. Listen to the whinny of horses and watch them graze in the neighboring pastures. Quiet, quiet, quiet surroundings.

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Speaks: english, german

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Katie Pearl Bungalow : Quiet retreat in the Ozarks

Tontitown, AR, USA #605472

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