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Coolwater Retreat on Banks of White River

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cool Water Retreat is a dedicated vacation rental with good wifi and access to river that sleeps 12 people located directly on the banks of the famous White River. It is located on a paved road approximately 15 minutes from most area attractions and shopping.


*cell signals iffy depending on carrier and location at the cabin . Wifi calling and texting now available on newer model smart phones. Needs to be activated in advance. Also plenty of apps on the market that can keep you connected via wifi. There is a landline for local calls.

*there is a short line railroad a couple of hundred yards from the cabin. Its lonesome whistle will indeed blow on occasion. Not usually overnight though.

*steep steps to access the second level.


Guests have access to cabin and all amenities including stocked kitchen and W/D, wifi and 2 internet streaming TVs + cable, new stereo system for you to bluetooth, river frontage with step access (from Kay's next door), bonfire area, grill and starlight that will melt you. On main level there is 1 king, 1 full and 1 twin bed (each in separate rooms); upstairs - also in separate rooms- 1 queen, 1 queen, 3 twins. The cool breezes the river lets off around dusk comes standard. There is no dishwasher or ice maker as of this posting 9/11/16.


This is the cabin of my long time friends, The Garlands. I've been living in this area for 10 years. My hospitality hobby is now my profession. I will manage the booking of your stay and insure you have all questions answered and are a satisfied and returning guest! I'm in touch by text, phone and email before during and after your stay. There is a kindly neighbor, Kay, who handles the cleaning and such. She might welcome you with a hug if your paths cross. I can help make intros to local musicians, outdoors folks and artisans if you ask. Most likely you'll never see me.


Cool Water is a fantastic enclave - end of road and saddled along the river with almost no development on opposite side of bank. You may see folks touring about on their 'buggies' at dusk waving and just being neighborly. There are full time residents and part-timers. About a mile away are several public boat launches. Also you are within arms reach of Angler's White River Resort (the only restaurant in the county with an alcohol permit -accompanied by great scenic dining. It'll be hopping on the weekends)

Upon booking confirmation you will receive an area guide and recommendations from myself and some pals. This will also include more details about the immediate environs. Directions. keyed access. trash. etc.


Smoking; Absolutely positively no smoking inside or allowing smoke to enter cabin via doors, windows or fabrics. A $150 damage fee will be sought if cigarette smoke is detected in cabin. Butts must be placed in outdoor receptacle and taken off property on your departure.

Upon departure: leave rental basically as you found it; swept, dishes clean.

More Details

Property Manager
Virginia Ivy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Virginia Ivy

Former City Mouse that has been living on Sylamore Creek for last 9 years. This creek is my touchstone. I'm a river rat - or otter as the case may be; when not working am mostly on the buffalo river or the springs and creeks in this county 3 seasons out of the year.

The greatest guests I could ever imagine have walked through these doors.

I think I have visited over 30 countries and have always enjoyed staying in private homes - as long as I can remember.. When I return from trips now, I have a sense that I am still on vacation. This is such an extra-ordinary place with so many talented people and so much natural beauty. This place still has a feel that it is off the map.

I treasure witnessing the stress drip away from people just arrived from the rat race.

I recently left corporate life and am focusing solely on vacation rentals now because I love sharing this area with others more than anything. Am a realtor with Garland Co Real Estate - can find my contact there on the Arkansas tab.


Mountain View Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 Downstairs - 1 king , TV
    Bedroom 2 Downstairs - 1 twin/ single , - shares with laundry - see pic
    Bedroom 3 downstairs - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 upstairs - 3 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Coolwater Retreat on Banks of White River
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful time had by all!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time here! The cabin was supplied amply and then some!! It was decorated very nicely and comfortably. And although there were only four of us, it would have easily accommodated more.

The river was too high for our kind of fishing, but we had a blast anyway.

We enjoyed the evenings on the porch with the fog rising off the river. We went to nearby Blanchard Springs and Gunner Pool to swim and cool off in the 90+ temps. We cooked fabulous meals in the well stocked kitchen and had a nice meal at nearby Anglers Resort.

We saw lots of wildlife, does with spotted baby deers, wild turkeys, butterflies, hummingbirds. Had a running bet on the bunnies we would see (never did see the white one with the top hat!).

We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and enjoyed every day we stayed. There is plenty to do in the area in short driving distance. Our group went horseback riding, zip line, cavern tour, and of course swimming and trout fishing. Very quiet and peaceful location. Large cabin that the pics don't do it justice. We were surprised at how much room we had. Well stocked kitchen and large porch was great to hangout and visit during our stay. We will definitely be back. There's more to do and see in the area than what you have time for in one trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved out cozy cabin. So well stocked and right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! Loved the cabin the beds were comfy. We will come again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and had such an awesome time. We fished a little but mostly just relaxed and enjoyed the scenery. The neighbors were friendly and the location was perfect. We will definitely be back! Thank you Emily and Virginia!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week. Absolutely loved it. Neighbors are awesome. Cabin well equipped. Will certainly go back

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin, had a great time

  • 4 of 5

Stayed the weekend with several moms and our kids, in total, 13 people. There was plenty of room, the cabin was great, and scenery was beautiful. I would have given it 5 stars except, we had to transport our trash to the nearby town, about a 10mn drive...thought that was gross. Would like to have known that at the time of booking, maybe wouldn't have grossed out had we been prepared for it.

But really, I don't think we should've been responsible for putting our trash in our vehicles and locating the specific place in town where we were supposed to take the bags.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the candid feedback and allowing us the opportunity to better our operations. Rural trash removal is problematic. We pay for easy access dumpster fees right in the town center where we figure most folks are passing through. But your point is well taken. I will talk with the owners about what other options there are.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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