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Peaceful Treetop Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 (plus children)

Tired of the hustle and bustle of daily life? Come let us spoil you in our fully-equipped cottage up in the trees. Unwind to nature's sounds from your private terrace while planning a trip to one of the nearby State Parks or local wineries.

This is the best private lodging in the area, filled with personal touches and serves as a great base for romantics, hikers, bikers, divers, winers and diners wanting to explore the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

The place is perched among 16 acres of secluded forest enveloping the maintained grounds, which offers all the solitude you need to swing the hammock, grill on the private deck, picnic under the tree canopy and light your fire. Yes, it's true, we supply free firewood, marshmallows and so much more for you to enjoy.

Plenty of shaded parking available, with enough space for a trailer. Also, lots of room for primitive camping.

Cottage is a separate building from our house, so guests will have the run of their place without worrying about disturbing or being disturbed.

Our guests value their privacy, so we adjust our interaction to meet their needs. We are always available by phone, text or email.

We also offer additional services such as meals, professional massages, access to hot tub, fitness and spa usage (European standards apply), tours, courses, intimate wedding services and vows renewal, etc... all for a fee. These services are provided to ensure the comfort of our guests, who are under no obligation to partake.

No public transportation is available in the area. There are plenty of quiet country roads and some good trails for bicyclists, motorcyclists and joggers. Shuttle services offered for an additional fee.

Owners are seasoned world travelers, willing to give suggestions on the area, or other continents. We love exposing world cuisines to America's heartland.


- Rule no.1: Enjoy! Everything in the cottage is there for you, to be used, so explore;

- No smoking indoors, please. Ashtray provided to be used on the deck when needed;

- Well-behaved, crated pets are allowed, but are not to be on any furniture. They're welcome to freely roam the property unleashed at any time. $35/pet to ensure the comfort of our pet-allergic guests;

- Private septic systems are only designed to process human waste and a sensible amount of toilet paper. Anything else and you will create major problems for everyone, including yourself. Therefore, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but the above mentioned should go down the drain. As proof we care about the comfort of our guests, we supply quality toilet paper instead of the recommended single-ply, but please use it responsibly;

- Living in the woods demands cohabitation with the living creatures whose home you share. Respect their privacy and avoid them, rather than killing them or destroying their shelters;

- We would greatly appreciate finding the place just as we left it for you to enjoy;

- If ever in doubt about anything, ask. We are always only one click or phone call away.


More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Park Hills in Randolph

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We are located in the eastern Ozarks, with a multitude of State Parks, Historic Sights, scenic rivers, and 1.5 million acres of Mark Twain National Forest all at your doorstep. There are a multitude of opportunities available for outdoor recreation, sightseeing, historic exploration, culinary adventure or just relaxation. Give us an idea of your interests and we can help put together a custom tailored itinerary to match your desires.


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Peaceful Treetop Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

If you’re looking for a nice, cozy place to rest your head, stay at the Treetop Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and tidy. Keith welcomed us upon arrival and shared his extensive knowledge of the area. His wife Benka was out of town, but her delicious coffee was left in the refrigerator for us to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the cottage. Keith and Benka are great hosts with much knowledge of the area and gracious hosts. We will be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location !

  • 5 of 5

The "Peaceful Treetop Cottage" is a magnificent location and the hosts are wonderful. This lovely get-away spot is so close to many wonderful state parks and local attractions. If you are looking for a quite and peaceful spot I highly recommend you book a weekend at the "Peaceful Treetop Cottage" !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Keith and Benka's place for a few nights last week. It was a cute little cottage, perfect for the two of us! They were very friendly hosts and went out of their way to make us feel at home! The property is beautiful, be sure to take a walk through the trail they have in the woods. We visited Johnson's Shut-ins for a day and the drive was not bad at all, I would definitely suggest it. Keith also referred us to 12 West, a restaurant in Farmington, it was delicious! A perfect date night destination. If you're looking to stay in there is a redbox right up the street to rent a movie or two. Overall great location and wonderful hosts, we hope to visit again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and hike...

  • 5 of 5

Once a year I like to take a vacation with my dog for hiking and relaxation. No spouse, no kids, just me and my dog. The cottage provided a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Keith was a very gracious host. Everything and MORE was provided in the cottage. The state parks are abundant. Lots of hiking trails. I would NOT call them casual trails. More difficult, rocky, narrow pathways, etc. Not what I was expecting and what I would not normally find in my state. Bring plenty of water and tick repellent.

I took the Basic Shooting lesson from Keith and that was a "blast"! So much to learn about guns, bullets, and safety. Taking this lesson was very helpful and I would highly recommend. My sons took me to the shooting center for Mother's Day and we had a blast. Fun hobby to do on occasion and as a family for the older kids.

It always amazes me how much better I feel staying at places like the Peaceful Treetop Cottage. Much more enjoyable and homey than a hotel. Thanks to Keith and Benka for opening their property up to me in a very peaceful and tranquil setting. I also enjoyed their dog Cora. She was a proud owner of the property as well.

Happy Trails!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our 5-night stay in the cottage. Keith was an amazing host - friendly, helpful and not obtrusive. He invited us to harvest produce from his garden -

so nice of him! Generous welcome basket of goodies and farm-fresh eggs. The cottage was immaculately clean, fully functional and well equipped. Very quiet, woodsy, rural surroundings yet near enough to stores. Plenty of outdoor activities to do in the area.

I had wondered about a couple of things before arriving so I'll let future guests know. First, everything in the kitchen is in very good shape and functions well but the space is as cramped as the photos show. You can manage with basic preparation (we prepared all our meals there) but don't plan anything elaborate. Second, there's a television set and DVD player (which work great) but no TV reception or service. There are RedBoxes inside Walmart closeby in either direction on the main road (Rt. 8). It may also be possible to cast from your phone/computer to the TV, but we didn't ask Keith about that.

The cottage is a comfortable place in a great area and we highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Keith & Benka
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, slovenian, croatian, bosnian, serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 February, 2018

About Keith & Benka

For us hospitality is a labor of love. Come join us and let us introduce you to this spectacular part of the world, where we celebrate every day of our lives. We adore life, like spoiling people and revealing secrets of cozy country living. Yes, we take our hosting very seriously and cutting corners is not our style. We guarantee we'll do our absolute best to satisfy your needs.

Benka is an author holding several Guinness World Records in adventure traveling and Keith works as a foreign adviser.

Why Keith & Benka chose Park Hills

Our location in the eastern Ozarks makes the perfect base camp for daily excursions to the numerous State Parks, scenic rivers or the Mark Twain National Forest. Or, if you have a taste for fermented fruit, head east towards Farmington/Ste. Genevieve and the Route de Vin.

Be sure to read Homeaway/VRBO's conditions closely regarding commissions and extra charges. We have received complaints from guests regarding their policies and charges, but we most certainly do not benefit from this. Or look for the name of our property out there in the wild, wild world.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is secluded enough to make you feel like you've really run away. Yet we're only one hour south of St. Louis, and minutes from the local stores and groceries.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We can't say enough good things about the Peaceful Treetop Cottage and its warm and charming hosts. The setting is idyllic, the cabin and grounds are immaculate, and there are so many thoughtful little touches which clearly demonstrate the loving care you will feel while visiting. We enjoyed sitting out on our private deck and enjoying the sounds of nature in motion but the cabin is quite comfy as well - the bed is fantastic, the little kitchen very functional and well-equipped. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of one or more of the add-ons offered - you'll be glad you did!
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 5


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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Lambert St. Louis (STL)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hub's Pub
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Ste Genevieve Modoc Ferry (Mississippi River)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Terre Du Lac Country Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrack Arcadia Valley Station (ACD)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
MO Highway 8
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
El Tapatio
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Leadwood Big River Access
Car: necessary


If you have time and desire, we would like to share the best of

our area. We enjoy exploring and experiencing the following

local attractions over and over again:

1. Dillard Mill State Historic Site

2. Bixby Country Store

3. Johnson Shut-Ins State Park

4. Village Store, Caledonia

5. Elephant Rocks State Park

6. Fort Davidson State Park

7. Millstream Gardens Conservation Area

8. Area Wineries

9. St. Joe State Park

10. Bonne Terre Flooded Mine Tour

11. St. Francois State Park

12. Starlite Drive-in

13. Washington State Park

14. Berryman Access to Ozark Trail

15. Huzzah Valley Resort

16. Bass’ River Resort

17. Onondaga Cave

18. Maramec Springs

19. Tom Sauk Mountain State Park

20. Hughes Mountain


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Park Hills, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mother's Day
11 May 2018 - 14 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Father's Day
15 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 4th
29 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
29 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Columbus Day
4 Oct 2018 - 9 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £215.07
Pet Fee £27.96 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £20.79 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.83%

Unpaid balances for additional services will be assessed a $50 collection fee, unless an arrangement for payment has been made prior to departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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