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FEB. SPECIAL call for details !! - Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Views"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,266 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

National Forest 2br/2ba With Abundant Wildlife and Huge Deck Overlooking River

Rural private pet friendly setting in the picturesque Ouachita National Forest. Large picture windows covering two sides of this six sided house overlooking the Irons Fork River. This completely remodeled beautiful home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a brand new queen sleeper sofa, washer/dryer, central heat and air, wood burning fireplace along with full kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Fully furnished with all utensils, pots, pans, and coffee pot along with linens and towels. Adding that special touch, including soaps, shampoos, coffee etc. make this a true home away from home. Living room has 50" plasma TV, DVD/VHS player, and tons of movies to choose from. Relax and unwind on the extra large deck overlooking the water, or take a stroll among the many flower garden paths, or visit the fruit orchard only yards away. You most likely will see many wild animals including deer, bunnies, squirrels, armadillos and occasionally a friendly bear with her cubs will stroll along the back of the field. This is a dry county, so if you want to indulge, you will need to bring it with you. Closest liquor store is 60 miles. The only internet we receive here is from our phones. Please print directions and map. GPS devices will most likely get you lost out here in the "sticks" lol. Rent for 5 nights (including weekend rates) and get 2 weeknights FREE. Also, Team National members receive additional discounts - call for details. Pet fee is $10 per pet per night (max 2 pets) with a $50 maximum fee charged.

Roland & Becky Otts
Member since: 2015
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Mena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1266 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms with sink, toilet and shower. Master bath has 2 sinks, toilet and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds and queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. Sorry we do not provide Wi-Fi or internet. We use our phones for internet because there is no internet service in this area.


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(95 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.957895 based on 95 reviews

We loved how it was right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here! Roland and Becky were very welcoming and the house was stocked with whatever you need, including chocolate chip cookies waiting for us when we got there! We loved how secluded it was, how the windows really opened up the house to the outside, and how we were right on the water! We enjoyed sitting on the big deck listening to the water from the river and the rest of nature! We grilled out on the BBQ grill almost every night! We caught a 1.5lb bass, 3 bluegills, a baby channel catfish, and a baby bullhead catfish. During our stay we visited Queen Wilhelmina State Park (the view is amazing!), ate at Southern Belle restaurant in Oklahoma, went fishing at Lake Ouachita, dug for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park, enjoyed some snow cones in the town of Mena, and just enjoyed hanging around the property. It was so quite and relaxing! We were sad to leave!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Autumn, it was nice meeting you guys and are glad you had a great visit. Hope to see you again soon.
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A True Retreat from the Over Stimulating World

  • 5 of 5

Interested in the sound of a running river, birds and the breeze? Then the Glass House Retreat is your answer to Escape. The wrap around deck, nature (and we were here in late winter) and crackling fireplace await you at this wonderful Home. Roland and Becky met us upon arrival. Becky also baked cookies and banana bread and posted a Happy Birthday sign for my Mom's birthday. Roland and Becky are warm, personable and kind hosts. EVERY kitchen and bathroom supply was available. Kitchen well stocked for cooking. Downtown Mena less than 20 minute drive, but also close to hiking trails and other outdoor pursuits. The Retreat is clean, cozy and comfortable. Direct TV, movies and DVD , as well as games offer plenty of entertainment. Or bring a good book and "unplug" from our overstimulating world. We will be back (to fish off the deck). Thank you Otts for offering the Glass House as a Retreat!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend at The Glass House Retreat celebrating our anniversary. It was such a very beautiful, private setting. We did not get an opportunity to meet the owners, but the personal touches they left in anticipation of our arrival were lovely: (homemade cookies, chocolates on the bed, welcome message, etc.). We very much appreciated the privacy we were afforded. My wife and I were looking forward to the opportunity to escape our hectic lives for a few days and simply enjoy each other's company in total privacy and seclusion - and that is exactly what we got. We're very glad that we discovered this special place, and we definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax and get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life. The owners are awesome!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved Glass House Retreat. It is peaceful, quiet, private, & restful. The scenery is beautiful. The owners are very nice. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome weekend getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to get away for the weekend just the two of us. The house was great, had an amazing porch, the location was great as it was off the main roads and super quiet, but close enough to town to run in and get dinner, or check out the cute downtown area. The host and hostess were fantastic they made cookies and bread that were waiting for us when we arrived. They even stopped by when we arrived to let us know a little bit of the area and tips on where to go. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, it was great meeting you guys and glad you had a relaxing stay. Hopefully you can bring the kiddos next time.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fort Smith, Ar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ouachita Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 88
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mena various restaurants
Car: necessary

Map & Directions

1 mile of dirt road dead ends into our property. Electronic gate will be open. If not, call 479-216-6190


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation policy as follows:
15 or more days before arrival date - No Charges will be assessed
8 to 14 days before arrival - $25 per night booked ($125 max)
2 to 7 days before arrival - $50 per night booked ($250 max)
0 to 1 day before arrival - NO REFUND
Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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