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"Thirties" at Ozark Highlands Farm

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

"Thirties" is a newly remodeled 600 sq ft studio apartment below Stirling.

"Thirties" is a spacious apartment on the lower level of Stirling Cottage featuring a hand-built massive stone fireplace, a fully equipped 1930's - style kitchen and newly installed, sparkling clean bathroom. The main room has a daybed that sleeps two, with an art screen that separates it from the "bedroom" with twin beds.

Thirties, situated on 60 beautiful, peaceful acres, is a working farm with a laughing creek bordering the west edge of the property. To add to the beauty and peace of Thirties, I am now able to offer the skills of an experienced massage therapist, who brings her table and supplies to the property. One recent guest who has experienced professional massage therapy in her world-wide travels, said, "Elise gave me the best massage I have ever had!" (Advanced notice necessary-payment made directly to Elise.)

Collect your own eggs, lounge in the hammock with one of the affectionate cats, listen to the birds, have morning coffee leisurely at the table under the trees, and take a journey back to a simpler time with the vintage ambiance of this lodging.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot accommodate animals inside the apartment because so many of my guests have allergies.

More Details

Property Manager
Merre Putnam
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Merre Putnam

I love: anything having to do with off the beaten path adventure, creating and designing things, learning, gardening, reading, playing games, uniqueness, and bargains. Repurposing things and working with people is energizing to me, but the best is hanging out with our 8 children (4 original and 4 spouses) and eight grandchildren. I enjoy traveling and staying with other hosts.

Merre Putnam purchased this apartment in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Carthage around the Newton County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I cannot accommodate indoor animals because so many of my guests have allergies.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • This is a studio apartment with a screen separating two twin beds from a day bed with trundle.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Please note: I cannot accommodate animals inside the apartment because so many of my guests have allergies.


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"Thirties" at Ozark Highlands Farm
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Sumner, Tx

Fabulous! Will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

The Thirties is a wonderful spacious yet cozy apartment! Merre has been such a gracious host and I will definitely be back again. From the beautiful country surroundings, quiet, to the fresh eggs & fantastic warm, homemade bread that was waiting for me when I arrived! It was fantastic!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you for your kind words - you are one of the nicest guests I've every had! You left everything is such good shape, it hardly looked like you were there. You are always welcome! Merre
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Pioneer woman adventure

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful!! Loved it. Hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tara - you are always welcome to come and stay!
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Cute little basement apartment

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I had a very enjoyable stay here. It was nice seeing all the animals and feeding the chickens. The only reason I didn't give five stars is I find it weird that I'm charged a cleaning fee, and then asked to please do all the dishes, tidy up, and take out the garbage.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay, I appreciate your candid response about how to get a five star review from me. The cleaning fee I charge actually doesn't cover the cost of making sure the apartment is clean and sanitized for my next guests, so by them cleaning up things they have used and taking out trash to prevent bugs for the next person, is a huge help. You and Becky did a stellar job, I might add!
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So beautifully decorated and inviting. Very gracious and accommodating hostess.

  • 5 of 5

On this working farm, one could clearly see the Milky Way, gather fresh eggs, summer squash and pears. As I was born and raised nearby and my husband was raised in Joplin, it was an absolute joy to spend five days in nostalgic territory. We now live in the Philadelphia suburbs, but when we return again, we will look no further than maybe considering the nearby milk house. That is, unless our hostess does purchase the nearby farm that was in my family for four generations. My husband wasn't feeling well part of our stay. So thankful to have such a wonderful place for him to recuperate and for me to revisit childhood sites , old friends and family. The Thirties was well equipped with anything we needed. There were even first aid supplies! There was no tv, but we didn't even miss it. We give the place six stars.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Elberta, Thank you for your very kind words and for being such great guests! You left everything so clean and tidy, it hardly looked like you had stayed - and you even went the extra mile sweeping what the chickens scratched up from the garden! I look forward to having you stay again anytime.
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Amazing country escape!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot find the words to express how gracious and attentive Merre is. She made our stay on the Thirty's unforgettable. The farm was beaming with life and my kids loved all the animals. We definitely plan on coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - it was a joy to have you!
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Very relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

I loved the farm atmosphere. Fresh bread was baking when we arrived and (of course) there was homemade jam available for purchase. It was delicious and hit the spot after hours on the road. Merre was a very gracious and apt hostess and was available any time we needed her. I would recommend this apartment stay to anyone who wants a relaxing stay on a farm.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Joplin Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Center Creek Recreational Club


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.06

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.