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River Bend Retreat at Jon's Pocket

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / Fully Equipped Kitchen / Screened-In Porch / Boat Dock

The River Bend Retreat is a custom-built single family home located on the banks of the Little Red River immediately downstream from the well known Jon's Pocket area of the river. Guest's have private access to 210 feet of riverbank which includes a private boat dock. The river area immediately behind the property is prime fly-fishing water for rainbow and brown trout. We strongly encourage catch & release.

River Bend Retreat is completely furnished, and has a fully equipped kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms, and two bathrooms to provide a comfortable stay for up to 8 guests. A screened-in porch overlooks the river as do two of the bedrooms and the living room-dining area of the house. A gas log fireplace in the living room adds cheer & warmth during the cooler months.

Outside there is a fire pit on the river bank overlooking the water. There is also an outdoor screened-in kitchen-dining area with charcoal grill that overlooks the river. This outdoor dining area is approximately 385 sq-ft, and is perfect for family reunions, rainy day bbq's or fish frys, and just hanging out in the summer.

More Details

Property Manager
Jan Pilkington
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jan Pilkington

My wife and I bought this property from the original owners in 2014.

Jan Pilkington purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jan Pilkington chose Heber Springs

The house was built in 2005 on 1.7 acres on the banks of the beautiful Little Red River. It is a beautiful, custom-built home on a prime section of the Little Red River. We love staying at this house, and the water views are fantastic.

Fly fishermen will love the river area immediately behind the property which is just down stream from Jon's Pocket at the tail end of the island. The Cow Shoals Wade-In area is about a 1 mile drive upstream from the property. Bird watchers will be able to see both song birds and numerous waterfowl along the river plus the occasional bald eagle sighting. It is not uncommon for us to see deer and turkeys in the area or on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

The view of the Little Red River from the back of the house and screened-in porch are fantastic. Fishermen have private access to the river bank plus the convenience of a private, lighted boat dock. We have both a screened-in porch and screened-in outdoor kitchen area overlooking the river. This makes the place perfect for family reunions, or a weekend getaway with the family or friends. Kayakers & canoeists have clear, open access to the river bank for launching their water craft.

The town of Heber Springs is approximately 6 miles away. Greer's Ferry Lake is has excellent fishing for walleye, largemouth & smallmouth bass, hybrid bass, crappies, catfish, and bluegills.


Heber Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , Tub has hand-held shower attachment. Entrance f/ Master BR
  • There are two full bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , River view and access to the screened-in porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Closet and shared bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom w- private bath & walk-in closet. River view.
  • Master Bedroom & Bedroom 2 have access to the screened-in porch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
There is an outdoor, screened-in kitchen with a dining table, chairs, and charcoal grill. This area is suitable for cooking, relaxing, and dining outside with full view of the Little Red River.


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River Bend Retreat at Jon's Pocket
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Very beautiful views & everything you need for a great vacation or weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Staff is very friendly, great weekend getaway our family of 8 loved lt!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Campbell, MO

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a little vacation & family reunion. It is a beautiful place with enough room for all us--3 married couples & a toddler. The kitchen was well-stocked with nice applicances, pots & pans, & utensils, the beds were comfortable, everything was clean, & the view from the back was amazing at all times of the day. We just stayed here & cooked instead of eating out! We all enjoyed the screened-in back porch, especially the toddler, & we enjoyed the decks & the dock. Miss Carol & her assistant are so nice to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pineville Louisiana

family from Louisiana

  • 5 of 5

We come to Heber once or twice a year we stayed this time at the river bend house it was wonderful we rented canoes Caught our limit of fish without going anywhere. Very clean we will recommend The river bend house for everyone could not use all the amenities in three days. Thank you so much miss Carol !!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our short retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Not too far from town or from the boat ramp location !! The cabin was beautiful and clean and perfectly arranged !! Everything we needed was there !! Fully loaded !! I felt like we lived there ! It was the perfect distance from the river dock and the fire ring was an added perk ! And we loved the screened in kitchen for our big gathering one night after a day on the lake ! Ms carol was so good to work with and professional and knew all the answers ! I won't even look anywhere else next time we are ready to head to the little red !! This is OUR place now !!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place for a girl's weekend. Right on the Little Red River. This home has a large open area where the kitchen and living room meet. It's a great space for mingling over the kitchen island. I could live on the screened in porch! It overlooks the boat dock and the river. Short drive into town, and we enjoyed shopping in downtown Heber. Nice area for walking and biking with little traffic on the roads. Home is tastefully decorated to make you feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Little Rock National Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Cafe Klaser
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
River Land Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Highway 110
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Cafe Klaser
Car: recommended

This private property is located alongside prime fly fishing waters, and also offers guests close proximity to the famous Cow Shoals & Jon's Pocket areas of the Little Red River. Guests wishing to launch kayaks or canoes have easy access to the water from this property.

Heber Springs and the Greer's Ferry Lake dam are located approximately 5 miles from the property. During winter months guests can enjoying watching the trumpeter swans & other waterfowl who winter at nearby Magness Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.12%

Thank you for considering the River Bend Retreat for your vacation. Reminder: This is a No Smoking property. No Pets are allowed on the property. Please call for monthly rental rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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