Nestled in the Mountains Just Steps Away from Our Crisp Clearwater Creek

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Our cottage is snuggled in the valley on 5 acres with 200 feet of creek frontage


Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER SPECIAL! Beginning April 1, weeknights are just $55. (Two night minimum and cleaning and pet charges apply)

We invite you to enjoy our quaint cottage with a spacious brand new bedroom with a comfy queen bed that looks out on the meadow. The kitchen is fully appointed with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is a washer and dryer combo for your convenience. For dining there is a bar with seating for four. In the living room area we have two chairs and a very comfortable sleeper futon with inner springs mattress. There is a tv that picks up local channels with a DVD player. On the deck are two adirondak chairs to relax in and a gas grill for your outdoor cooking.

Located just 15 minutes from the Stone County Courthouse square, the cabin is the ideal, secluded hideaway. Your own private waterfront access to South Sylamore creek makes this the perfect place to angle for panfish, soak in the water, or just relax on the bank. Hike and explore the five acres of mountain and meadow where you can spot wild turkey, deer and even an occasional bald eagle. Or just kick back and enjoy the hummingbirds and meadowlarks.

The cabin is located about a hundred yards in front of the creek (above the flood level). It is a gentle slope across the meadow down to the creek. Depending on the water level, you will then walk down a short bluff to get to the water's edge. During most of the year the creek side is a wide pebble beach. After heavy rains, the creek can get very deep and very fast, but most of the year it will be waist to thigh deep with a moderately fast current. Floaties are a lot of fun! There are fish in the creek (as well as minnows and crawdads) but they are smaller pan fish such as blue gill and pumpkin seeds, and some small sized small mouth bass. Fishing will be fun but usually not large enough for eating.

Regarding internet at the cabin, the only internet service available to the property is very expensive and of poor quality. What we have done is installed a high end cell booster. If you have a smart phone and are able to use it as a “hot spot”, you can access the internet that way. We have found that we are able to stream video as well as any other internet activities that we need to do using this method. You might want to check your usage agreement with your cell service provider to see if there would be any additional charges.

The only thing you will need is your food and drinks, and maybe extra ice. Our water is well water and very safe for drinking, but some people think it has a taste, so you may want to bring bottled water. When you arrive you will find a modest supply of trash bags, toilet tissue, laundry and dish soap, hand soap and shampoo to get you started. For most guests, it is adequate for their stay.
Some things you may wish to bring are insect repellent (it is the boonies), beach towels for the creek (we ask that you don't take our guest towels down to the creek) and folding lawn chairs for the creek. (We have a few chairs on the porch but we ask that you don't take them to the creek. They WILL get washed away from a rain.) You will want water shoes or sandals for the creek as well as the rocks can be hard on your feet. If you have any other questions, please feel free to text or call at 501 380 5254. If I am working, I cannot respond to email, but I can usually respond to a text or call fairly quickly.

People often ask us about the area around our cottage. It is fairly secluded but not completely by itself. We own two adjacent five acre lots in the creek valley. On one the cottage is located. On the adjacent lot, we have a three bedroom house that has a small separate guest room. The three bedroom cabin is located about 200 feet from the cottage and it's porch is on the opposite side facing away from the cottage to maximize privacy. The lots on either side of ours are currently vacant. Over the hill from the three bedroom cabin is a large home you can see the roof of. These neighbors do not live there year round. The trip in from town is good highway until the last mile and half, which is a county maintained sturdy gravel road. The last half mile is fairly steep. We get in and out easily in our minivan. Getting stuck in the mud is not an issue. The only problems concerning access is in the winter months in the event of ice, you would not be able to get in or out. If we have an ice storm, you will receive a full refund.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Currently this is a studio style cottage with a sitting area, large, comfy queen bed, full kitchen, stackable washer dryer and dining bar all in one large open area. As of March 1, we expect to have the bedroom completed, and will add a sleeper sofa to the living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The bathroom is a toilet, sink and shower tub combo.


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The cottage is in a valley surrounded on all sides by mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    The cottage is located 15 minutes from the Stone County courthouse square....moreless

  • Water View:

    South Sylamore Creek runs through the property. The cottage is located about 100 yards from the creek, just above the flood line. You cross our meadow to get to the water....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Year round creek, most of the year about thigh deep, for wading and floating. There is fishing for panfish such as blue gill, and some smaller bass. Can get quite deep during spring rains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$55 $69
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $30 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.35%


Please note that we are currently adding a new bedroom onto the cabin. The new room is closed off from the area of the cabin you will be renting. You will only see evidence of construction on the outside of the cabin.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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Some of the local attractions are the Ozark Folk Center which hosts numerous festivals and workshops throughout the year, Loco Ropes, a zip line park next to the Folk Center, Blanchard Springs Caverns with guided tours, Mirror Lake, which is a state stocked trout lake, horseback riding, guided canoe and fishing trips, hiking in the state park, lots of shopping around the Courthouse Square, including the world reknowned Stone County Ironworks store, quilt shops, flea markets, and folk musicians who pick and sing on nice evenings around the Courthouse and the pavillion in the adjacent park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: My husband and I reside in Searcy, Arkansas. My husband is nurse supervisor at White County Medical Center and I teach art and psychology at the Heber Springs campus of Arkansas State University. We have lived in the area over 20 years. We have visited and enjoyed Mountain View since our youth and are thrilled to now have a vacation home there and glad we are able to share it with others.

Why the Owner Chose Mountain View, AR, USA:
We had a dream of owning a property in Stone County for years. We looked at many places, but when we drove down the hill and turned into the meadow where our cabin now sits, I told my husband, "This is it!". We felt like this spot on South Sylamore gave us the scenery and seclusion we wanted with enough water for the children to have a plenty of fun, but at the same time, not so deep as to have to be on edge about their safety.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We see wildlife every time we stay. We see deer almost every visit. During the right seasons, wild turkey visit the meadow in front of the creek. Occasionally we spot the bald eagles. I've seen a great variety of birds including blue birds, indigo buntings, gold finches, house finches, humming birds, meadow larks, and hawks.

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  • Our cottage is snuggled in the valley on 5 acres with 200 feet of creek frontage

    Our cottage is snuggled in the valley on 5 acres with 200 feet of creek frontage

  • Spacious living area with a fantastic view.

    Spacious living area with a fantastic view.

  • Cook our complete kitchen with full size appliances, dishwasher and laundry.

    Cook our complete kitchen with full size appliances, dishwasher and laundry.

  • Vaulted ceiling in the bedroom with great view.

    Vaulted ceiling in the bedroom with great view.

  • Bathroom includes a full size tub and shower.

    Bathroom includes a full size tub and shower.

  • Splash in our clear mountain stream.

    Splash in our clear mountain stream.

  • It just doesn't get any better.

    It just doesn't get any better.

  • Relax on the porch and take advantage of the gas grill.

    Relax on the porch and take advantage of the gas grill.

  • The kids can bunk on this comfy futon with inner spring mattress.

    The kids can bunk on this comfy futon with inner spring mattress.

  • Get a good night's rest on our queen pillow top.

    Get a good night's rest on our queen pillow top.

  • Enjoy a misty morning in the mountains.

    Enjoy a misty morning in the mountains.

  • Isn't this beautiful.

    Isn't this beautiful.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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