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J J's Riverhouse, Secluded Vacation Home on the Banks of the Little Red River

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,550 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 BR, 4 BA with large patio, fire pit, and private dock on the Little Red River

Nestled on the banks of the Little Red River in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains sits JJ's Riverhouse. The ‘Little Red’ is one of the best tail-water trout fisheries in North America and is home to the 40+ pound world record brown trout, caught in 1992. This home is perfectly situated for your relaxing vacation, located between Cow Shoals public access and Jon’s Pocket, a local favorite. JJ's Riverhouse provides easy access to Heber Springs and Greers Ferry Lake, just seven miles away.

With 300 feet of riverfront and a private dock with boat slip, access to the river is just a short walk out the back door. A large patio provides river views where you can see trout feeding and also observe local wildlife such as deer, turkey, fox, heron, eagles, ducks, geese, and osprey. Fish from the dock, the bank, or just wade in when the water’s down.

JJ’s Riverhouse is a 2550 sq. ft., five bedroom, four bath home that comfortably sleeps 12. It is a fully equipped and furnished home including Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet, and cable TV with landscaped gardens and a large front and side yard perfect for outdoor activities.

Local Highlights include:

The Little Red River is a premier trout fishing tail-water that flows from Greers Ferry Lake. Brown trout are considered native here, since they were stocked in the 1960s and propagate on their own. Rainbows are stocked but thrive here, with fish of 10 pounds and up not uncommon. This is a fly fisher’s paradise with plenty of wade fishing waters. Local fishing guides and outdoor outfitters can provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime, whether on the river or on the lake.

Greers Ferry Lake is a 30,000 acre, clear water lake from which world record walleye are taken. The lake is a playground for all kinds of water sports. Dam Site Park/Marina is located just eight miles away and provides boats, party barges, tubes, jet skis, and other rentals for enjoying the lake.

The Greers Ferry area is the home of dozens of wintering bald eagles. Across the river, Magness Lake is home to wintering Trumpeter Swans which can be heard on the back patio. For hiking enthusiasts, Sugarloaf Mountain trails are located just five miles away.

JJ’s Riverhouse is the perfect vacation home with plenty to do all year long in this beautiful Ozark Mountain setting.

More Details

Property Manager
Jan Pilkington
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Jan Pilkington

The owners live in Arkansas and love the outdoors, spending the majority of their time farming, fishing, and exploring the state's natural beauty. Having widely travelled and stayed in many vacation rental homes, it is our desire to make our riverhouse a comfortable and inviting retreat for the length of your stay.

Jan Pilkington purchased this house in 2016

Why Jan Pilkington chose Heber Springs

We bought this home because of its unique and secluded location on a great stretch of the river. It is an ideal place to relax, enjoy the local wildlife, and trout fish.

What makes this house unique

This is a quiet setting and neighborhood with lots of outdoor activities: trout, bass, walleye fishing; boating, water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, kayaking, hiking.


Heber Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • For your safety: No swimming off the dock as the water is very cold (48 degrees year round) with dangerously high flow rates at times.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shared bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs private bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs private bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Private bathroom, deck overlooking the river, and 32" TV
    Master king in house - 1 king , private bath, 32" TV, and river view
    Bedroom with Queen bed - 1 queen , Private bathroom with sliding patio door and river view
    Queen in house - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Family bedroom - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Full bed and twin-over-full bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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J J's Riverhouse, Secluded Vacation Home on the Banks of the Little Red River
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

J J's Riverhouse -May 11-13

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house well equipped with a brand new fishing dock

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Awesome views! Big house. Very comfortable.

Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The new fishing dock was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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i have been going to Heber for the last 7 years and this was by far the nicest place we have stayed

  • 5 of 5

Well kept and clean. I would strongly recommend this house to anyone wanting to have good time fishing or just relaxing

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect!! Just what we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

JJ's Riverhouse was a wonderful house with plenty of room for everyone and in a very beautiful spot!! Our entire group was very pleased and all agreed it would be a great place to return to for future gatherings. The owners were very easy to communicate with and we felt they were only a phone call away for whatever we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay on the river. We hope you consider staying again at JJ's Riverhouse again if you are in the area.
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Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

Very nice , clean home. Well stocked kitchen. Lovely out door areas. Owner very responsive to any questions

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

2 night minimum/stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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