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Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water, Lots of wildlife

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:
June 23, 2017

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 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Wilderness, Romantic, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water, Lots of wildlife
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 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

We were Blessed during our stay at the Glass House Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were A +. If you are looking for a quiet getaway you can't get any better than this. The owners were very respectful of your privacy, but always there to offer anything you may need or had forgotten during your stay. I loved sitting on the deck and drinking my morning coffee with the sounds of nature.. The perfect place to rest and recharge.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Better than hoped for. Cabin was beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed. Location was great - secluded, and right on the river. River was great for the kids. Clean water, not too fast, and not too deep - but deep enough to play in. And plenty of fish to keep us busy. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to spend a few quiet and peaceful days. The house was even better than advertised and Becky and Roland are the ultimate in hosts. We left rested and refreshed. There was information at the house about lots of interesting things to do in Mena and we found plenty to occupy our time, then came back to the "Glass House" to rest and relax. We hope to come back again, maybe in the fall when the leaves are changing. I don't want to forget Cooper the friendly dog who greeted me every morning as I was drinking my coffee on the deck, it was a great way to start the day.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! Ronald and Becky took complete care of everything and were absolutely lovely people. The river off the home was so peaceful and quiet we could actually hear what probably was deer walking through the forest. We will be returning and it's already in talk of when! Thanks for an amazing relaxing quiet weekend for our anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for relaxation and rest

  • 5 of 5

The Glass House Retreat was amazing and was beyond what the listing showed. Every detail to provide comfort was thought about by the owners. Roland and Becky were so nice and met all of our request and more. We loved the surroundings and listening to the water flowing past the deck. Places of interest and eating were very close to this location. I would highly recommend this retreat to family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Warren and Barb, It was great to see you again. Wish we could have had longer to visit. Maybe we can visit at your place in the near future. Thanks for the kind words and most important, your friendship. May you have grace and mercy in all you do.
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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

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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
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$670
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$620
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$120
Fri,Sat
$570
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$575
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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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