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AUGUST SPECIAL !!!! Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,266 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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 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.

Roland & Becky Otts
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017


Mena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
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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AUGUST SPECIAL !!!! Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water,
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 72 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: 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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Absolutely Wonderful relaxing place to go!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew it was perfect for us! The house is so clean and brightly lite up. Has 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, plenty of clean linens ,washer/dryer

, kitchen had Keuig coffee maker(with a refill cup) and coffee pot-even had coffee and creamer, microwave, toaster and everything to cook with available. Wow! We had everything we needed . Privacy was totally respected. My husband caught several fish off this large beautiful deck, we used the grill outside to prepare several meals -that was perfect!

Nature was beautiful as we walked along the pathways-our love grew here at the Glass House Retreat! Go there and enjoy this beautiful home with all you need for a special time!

Thank you Roland and Becky -Glad we visited your home church -precious people we met!

Oh they had some great old movies-Remember Ma and Pa Kettle LOL !!Enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical stay at the Glass House Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed a week at the Glass House Retreat during our first visit to Arkansas. We loved the area and have nothing but good things to say about the Retreat! The house itself was more than we expected. It was incredibly maintained, well-organized, and was stocked with everything we needed to "retreat" to the countryside from the city. Becky and Roland were incredibly generous hosts, and made sure that we had everything we needed. We were delayed the day we checked in and had to arrive after dark. We were a little nervous about accessing the house in the dark, but we shouldn't have been! Becky and Roland left the lights on for us and made sure we had easy access into the house. Becky had also left fresh cookies on the counter top (and doggie snack for our pooch), which was a lovely surprise after 5 hours on the road! The house itself is beautiful and rightly named the "Glass House." The living room and kitchen/dining room area are surrounded by a wall of glass, allowing you to look over the deck and nearby stream. The deck itself hangs out over the stream and my husband and I spent almost every evening feeding the perch in the water below! Though the inside of the house is immaculate, I have to admit that I spent most of my time outdoors on the deck. In the morning I enjoyed watching the songbirds and hummingbirds go about their business in the surrounding treetops, and in the evenings we were treated to the (almost deafening) call of cicadas and bronze frogs. The Glass House retreat is in the perfect location to enjoy many of the best attractions in Arkansas. We were about an hour to hour and a half away from many of the "must see" areas including Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Hot Springs National Park, Mount Magazine, and the Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines. My husband and I found lots of fun hiking spots in the area (though summer is not be the best time for hiking - we ran into lots of ticks!) For folks planning on an Arkansas getaway, I would highly recommend the Glass House Retreat as your destination! Just an FYI for anyone considering visiting this area: Polk County is dry, so if you enjoy a glass of wine at dinner you need to bring your own supply. Also, the nearest restaurants are noted for their BBQ and country fried steak, so if you are vegetarian (like me), make sure to pick up groceries (nearest store is Walmart in Mena) and be prepared to cook! Overall the Glass House was fantastic and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cassidy, we are glad you chose our Glass House Retreat for your getaway. Thank you for all the kind words and praise of our area. There really is something for everyone within easy driving distance. It was a pleasure meeting you two and we hope to see you again. Thanks and God bless, Roland & Becky
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "Glass House Retreat" for a girlfriends getaway. We loved it!!! Roland and Becky were wonderful, they greeted us upon arrival, had cookies waiting for us and brought us fresh peppers and tomatoes out of their garden. We loved our visits from Cooper. The house was stocked with way more than we would have ever thought. We suggest bring your clothes and food and come visit this beautiful retreat, we plan on coming back. Thanks again Roland and Becky for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, We are glad you and the girls had a great time. It was a pleasure meeting you all. We would be glad to have you back for your next get-together.
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Everything You Could Ask For In A Relaxing Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

After reading all the reviews, I was hoping this place would live up to what had been said.Well!!! This place and the property owners were so beyond my already heightened expectations!!! The property is so, so beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable. Loved how the big windows brought the outside in. We fished every day, and had plans to go sightseeing, but enjoyed it there so much, we didn't want to go!! Roland and Becky were as nice as the place is beautiful. We felt like we had known them for a long, long time. They are very respectful of your privacy, though, if you prefer alone time. They have taken care of everything you need. Most relaxing vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: George and Periann, it was our pleasure getting to meet you guys. Thanks for the wonderful review and hope to see you again soon. Next time we are in your area, we will give you a call.
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Excellent property and warm, welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our weekend at The Glass House Retreat. The property is in a private, beautiful setting and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Becky and Roland are gracious hosts and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The location is ideal for exploring the Ouachita National Forest or spending mornings fishing on Iron Forks Lake. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanya, it was nice meeting your family. Hopefully you got to spend some quality time together. We would love to have you come back. Tell Mr. Sanchez hello. lol
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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

Mena Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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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