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Glass House Retreat - Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water,

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,266 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 range, 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 several movies to choose from. Relax and de-stress 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 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 with a $50 maximum fee charged.


Owner
Roland & Becky Otts
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Map

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

https://goo.gl/maps/mYaJw

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

Amenities

Mena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds and queen sleeper sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

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Glass House Retreat - Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water,
average rating of 4.948052 based on 77 reviews
5

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: Apr 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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5

Can'twaittogoback

  • 5 of 5

Sorry, we can't make up our minds whether it is the Otts or their property

we liked the best. Becky's cookies probably work in favor of the Otts.

We were only disappointed that we didn't see a bear. Maybe next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our property because we were blessed to have met you. Let us know when you want to come back and we will reserve you a week or two.
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5

Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Roland and Becky have a beautiful home away from home. Everything felt so cozy and you didn't really need much of anything... they thought of so much. Fished from their backyard, enjoyed a 2 mile walk every morning and enjoyed God's beauty all around. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, thanks for the kind words. Glad you could relax and enjoy the peace and quiet here. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5

Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, as well as our two fur babies, visited and stayed here Labor Day weekend. We had such an amazing weekend! Roland and Becky were so sweet and welcomed us with opened arms upon arrival. The house was cleaned and fully equipped with whatever you would need for the weekend. They even had amazing homemade cookies and doggy treats, towels and treats. Such a beautiful drive and location. We definitely would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaimie, it was a pleasure meeting you guys and your fur babies. Thank you for taking good care of the place and give us a call when you plan to return.
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5

Highly recommended, beautiful vacation property! 😊

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful place for an Arkansas vacation. We came here from Iowa never having been to Arkansas before, three adults and two dogs in tow, Roland and Becky made us feel right at home in this waterside retreat. We stayed for four nights and tried to make the most of our time sightseeing, and shopping. However at the end of our stay we all agreed the best part of our trip was the time we spent at the home away from home. And the bass fishing right off the deck was the icing on the cake. We highly recommend this private vacation property to anyone considering an Arkansas adventure.!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, thank you for choosing our cottage for your vacation. Glad you were able to explore the area and relax on the deck fishing. Hope to see you again soon.
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5

You MUST stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited this property. My partner and I and our 3 children all for very comfortably. I know the kids will never forget the memories we made here. From fishing, making s'mores, chasing lightening bugs to exploring the beautiful grounds, they never got bored. The house is well accommodated. We definitely over packed. We enjoyed the decor and beautiful paintings. The furniture was comfortable. We will be returning for sure! Thank you both for sharing your magical hideaway. I would give more stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacki, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and for the glowing review. It is guests like you all that we love to have here. You are welcome back any time. Thanks again, Roland & Becky
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

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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