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Spacious, Secluded, Peaceful, Must See to Believe!

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Property type house


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-11)

Shoal Bay cottage will carry you away from the chaos of daily living and you will feel like you have stepped into another world. The peace and tranquility in this secluded setting is all about relaxation! The sound of the wind blowing through the pines and the aroma of the wooded areas and folliage adds to the Cottage experience. My favorite is early morning coffee on front porch with porch swing and two chairs with table. You will hear a rooster crowing and it is not uncommon to see a curious deer walk by. Springtime brings bursts of color and flowering dogwoods! Fall has breathtaking color perfect weather. Road to cottage is paved except for approx. 2 city blocks of dirt/gravel road. Cottage is 2 miles from Hwy 22. My country directions - when you see entrance to Shoal Bay Park, turn right on Bayview Drive, go one block turn right, still Bayview Drive, go around the curve, up the hill and it is the 3rd place on the left! 363 beside front door. No mailbox.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with lamps on both sides and TV/VCR, dish/DVR. The middle bedroom has a queen bed (pillow top mattress) with beautiful antique dresser and ceiling fan, reading lamp. The sun room across back of house has double iron bed and single iron bed and recliner, TV/VCR. Windows surround this room with breathtaking view of back yard with tall pines, several kinds of birds, squirrel, deer and other wildlife can be observed at various times! Hummingbird feeders and bird houses. This room has back door opening onto deck with chairs and table, as well as gas grill and charcoal grill. Wrought iron table with four chairs in back yard near rock garden. Volleyball net and volleyball. Dining room/living room with day bed with trundle underneath. There is a full w/d in laundry room. Spacious kitchen with island and equipped with everything you could need. Pak and Play provided. Den is very cozy with wood stove, comfy couch and love seat, glider chair, Satellite TV with DVR. Beds are comfy and linens provided. I have more pics if requested!

Keywords: Cottage, bed and bath, cabin, multiple family accomodation, lake house.

The "Shoal Bay Cottage" is located at 363 Bayview Drive, New Blaine, AR .

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About The Owner

I lost my husband last year from a long term illness and I retired from 30 years as a medical transcriptionist. I have stayed busy the last year converting my rental into a nightly rental - Shoal Bay Cottage. This has been a dream of mine and has been a challenge, but I have enjoyed it. This cottage has a special place in my heart and I hope others can feel the peace I get when I am there. It has transformed beautifully but I will always be making improvements as I am able.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose Lake Dardanelle

My husband and I bought this house 15 years ago after love at first sight. After living there for a while we moved back to town (Paris). He had a roofing business and it was difficult running it from out there. Also my six grandchildren live in Paris with many activities I attended. So - the lake house became a rental; now converted to a beautiful cottage which will accomodate two families.

What makes this house unique

Fishing, walking, boating, swimming and friendly neighbors. Everything is so close, even a good home cooking restaurant as well as a store with gas, grocery items and bait. It is secluded though in a convenient location. Walking distance to the lake/camping area. Beautiful playground, well maintained. Gorgeous sunrise and sunset over the water!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake Dardanelle in Shoal Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top., Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) can provide if needed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Gas grill, spacious, sun room, CH&A, games, puzzles, books, massage chair, 2 minutes to Shoal Bay Park with swimming, boating, fishing, hiking trail, Beautiful lake which connects to Arkansas River, Cottage is only 2 miles off Hwy 22, restaurant (country breakfast fit for a king) gas, bait, 15 min to supercenter, 25 min to interstate 40, 20 min to Paris where there are antique shops, consignment shops, lots of garage sales, Walmart, Paris is the Gateway to beautiful Mt Magazine, Quiet secluded setting on 1 acre of breathtaking pines, wooded area on one side, other side secluded by foliage, hammock, coffee pot, crock pot, fire pit in back yard with iron table and chairs, double seated swing, front porch with swing makes morning coffee a perfect way to leisurely start your day, listening to the rooster crow and the birds singing in the crisp morning air with an occasional deer sneaking across the front yard. Lake within walking distance, volleyball net. Smoking outside.


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(32 traveller reviews)

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Spacious, Secluded, Peaceful, Must See to Believe!
average rating of 4.53125 based on 32 reviews

Nice clean home to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

If your looking to stay in the area, this is in a quite neighborhood and very close to the lake. The owner was awesome and so much better than a motel room. Thanks for a great little place to spend our weekend. We'll be back next year and this is our new home away from home in New Blaine Ar.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and so happy you enjoyed your stay! That is my goal to make sure my guests feel comfortable and have a stress free vacation. Good to hear you plan on returning and hope you had a safe trip home. Oh and thanks for leaving the cottage in great shape. Elaine
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Owner is very kind but property needs some updates

  • 3 of 5

The air doesn’t work, the fan runs but the unit will not actually kick on to cool. This combined with a fan in the bedroom that doesn’t work led to sleepless nights.

Definitely needs some ant traps, can’t leave food unattended at all or ants will take over.

Trash was outside in some weeds, old items stacked by sheds left the back yard feeling a little trashy.

The TV in the living area has sound but no picture, vcrs did not work and we tried REALLY hard to figure them out.

Very thankful for the washer and dryer and kitchen accommodations. Ms. Elaine was very kind.

Will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always just 20 minutes away, making it very clear to call me with any problems. The ants I must say are bad this year but I have found a solution. I left a note to spray a small amount of lavender spray near where any are seen. It works at my house. Not sure why the TV or VCRs weren’t working as they were for the following guests. I have however since replaced the TV with a more updated one. Had they given me a call I would have been happy to have gone out and helped. As far as the air not working I was not aware, as I am now. Unfortunately, my compressor has gone out and I am in the process of ordering a new one. Again I am so sorry for these issues and I do everything in my power to make my quests stay as pleasant as possible.
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Amazing! Super Adorable! Spacious! Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place to celebrate a bride-to-be. We made so many memories and we loved the cottage so much. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I want to come again and have a weekend get-a-way with my husband next! It has everything you could need. It truly is a home-a-way from home. Cozy, birds and deer everywhere, gorgeous scenery!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! It makes me so happy when my guests love it as much as I do!! You are certainly welcome back anytime! Elaine
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Awesome lots of room Alota deer 🦌� if u go take corn

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a staging place. We fished 4 different lakes and visited my magazine

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so much appreciate your taking the time to give a review on my place! It also is very convenient to lots of hiking trails and 4-wheeling trails as well as walking distance to kids playground, fishing, swimming, and boat docks. Within two miles, two restaurants, gas, convenient store and bait. Hope to see you again and thanks again for the review! Elaine
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Only a 2

  • 2 of 5

I'm at a loss for why people LOVED staying here. We have stayed at other VRBOs and this didn't align with what we expected out of a 5-star rated property. Beds were nice, but the house was cluttered and in need of some TLC. I don't mind rustic and I'm not a neat freak, but this place was on the shabbier side of the spectrum. Ants were also a problem when we stayed. On the pro side, the owner was responsive and the rental was easy to set up.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry my place was not what you expected. No it is not pristine and perfect, but I pride myself on it being very clean and comfortable. I'm not sure where the clutter is unless it is my "junk" closet or in the outdoor shed as I have no clutter elsewhere. There is a reason that I have gotten mostly five star reviews, as well as wonderful notes from guests. I have a lot of returners who love it. As well my prices are way on the low side. Most guests are surprised and very pleased when they arrive and love all the supplies that are provided for the entire stay. My check-in and out is very flexible. As far as the ants, out entire state has been overrun this year. I have lavender oil available for ants and it has worked very well so far. My place is certainly not shabby and again I am sorry you saw it through different eyes than most.
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Very comfortable and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Watching the squirrels and the deer in the yard. Very convenient to the park and the boat ramp.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate my returners! Hope to see you again next year!! Thanks for the review!! Elaine
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 22
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hwy 22

The New Blaine Fire Department puts on an astronomical firework show on the 4th of July. This is among other activities such as beauty pageants, fish fry's, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake Dardanelle, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.96

My $85 fee is for 2 adults and 3children. My fees range from $85 - $150, depending on how many people. There is a price break after 4 days. I have flexible check in and out days when possible. Just request if needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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