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Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Log Cabin in wooded secluded area.

Peace and quiet. Solitude on the St. Francis is a lovely log cabin set in the woods. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park in an isolated area. The cabin sits on 260 acres that border the St. Francis River. The St. Francis is easily accessible (a quick two minute walk from the cabin) and is an excellent fishing, swimming and floating river. This log cabin has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a loft with a full size mattress and a downstairs semi-private bedroom with a full size log bed. Solitude is all electric. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, stove-top burners, crock pot, drip coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes and utensils. There is one bathroom and a walk-in shower. Solitude is equipped with central heat and air a land line telephone and satelite TV with dvd. The very cold Seabaugh Spring sits in front of the cabin and flows into a small pond and creek that leads into the St. Francis. Bring your inner tubes and swim gear and spend the day at the river. There is also a BBQ grill in front of the cabin and a fire pit for bonfires. There are two miles of hiking trails and a two acre fishing pond on the property. If you are looking for a getaway from civilization, this is the place.


Owner
Mike & Jody Fleming
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Mike & Jody Fleming

Mike Fleming became the concessionaire at Sam A. Baker State Park in 1996. He soon began looking for property on the St. Francis River to erect a log cabin, a dream long held as a young man growing up in Kansas City. He and his future wife Jody attended the Great Lakes School of Log Building in Ely, Minnesota. The cabin they helped build was purchased and shipped via log truck to this very special spot where it was reassembled. Since then, a full kitchen and bedroom have been added.

Mike & Jody Fleming purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Mike & Jody Fleming chose Missouri

Mike heard about this beautiful property in 1997. His first hike into this remote spot was love at first sight. Locals tell of the history of Seabaugh Spring, (located in front of the cabin), a well-known resting spot along the hilly and arduous journey to Fredericktown.

What makes this cabin unique

The 260 acres is an extremely isolated area teeming with Missouri wildlife including deer, turkey, bald eagles, turkey vultures, owls, coyotes, skunks, bobcats, raccoons, opossum and yes, snakes. Occasionally, some wildlife can be sighted from the cabin's porch. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, moderately strenuous hiking trails and bird watching are some of the activities you can enjoy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Des Arc in Missouri

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests bringing dogs need to bring own bedding to cover furniture & beds. Dog fur on bedding & furniture will result in deposit forfeiture.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The semi-private bathroom is on the downstairs entry level and features a brick and glass walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size log bed.
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , This is a full size mattress & box spring in the loft.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Semi-private-Access to bathroom & shower thru this room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
We will provide a list of recommended items to bring to this isolated cabin.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Cabin, property and even the fishing pond are better in person than in pictures. If staying for a week, strongly encourage day trips to Sam A. Baker State Park to the south for swimming, Black River to the west for floating and Castor River Shut-ins (east of Fredericktown) for awe-inspiring natural beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical​

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. It's WAY out there so don't expect to run out to the store. There's also a pretty serious hill on the driveway into the valley. But the cabin is comfortable and has everything you need. Plus you just don't stay many places where clean beautiful water bubbles up from the ground 24-7. Magical.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, MO
5

Best family vacation that we could have had...

  • 5 of 5

Super setting, wonderful cabin, four days of "serenity" ....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, secluded (very remote) property

  • 4 of 5

Due to an issue beyond the owner's control, we were unable to check in to our property and complete our stay, but we were able to see the property and if you are looking for a true, secluded, cabin experience - remote, quiet, back to basics, stay-in-one-place getaway - with beautiful property for hiking, fishing and river activities, this is it. The owner was quick to completely resolve the issue and even though we were unable to stay, we so appreciated the quick response and fair resolution.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy B, Thanks for the review and for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks, Mike & Jody
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Freeburg, IL
5

All alone in the country in a beautiful and unique little cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin in the woods. We've stayed in a number of log cabins, most of which were obviously built from standard floor plans, pre-cut logs, and assembled by crews working from blueprints. This cabin has more personality due to input from the owners. Most of the furnishings, wall hangings, and decorations are completely unique and one of a kind. Easy access to all areas of the house through numerous doors including walk out basement to the lower bed, sliding door at the deck off the master bedroom, living room door from the main upper deck, and the kitchen door. The huge yard is well kept and is in shade hours before sunset due to the shaded valley location.

We heard two planes and the sound of one four-wheeler across the river the five days we stayed, otherwise only the sound of whippoorwills and hummingbirds. This place is truly peaceful. We fished and swam in the river everyday. It's only a couple hundred yards from the cabin and the driveway goes right to it. Saw no one there at any time.

All in all, we had a great time. Hard to leave when your stay is up.

I've been working a lot of hours lately and needed the break. Thank you Mike and Jody for the stay in your great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mark H.! Thanks for the great review. We are happy you enjoyed your time at Solitude. If you need another break from the daily grind, know you are always welcome back! Thanks, Mike & Jody
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, well maintained but beware of door that leads to front deck it closes odd and until you get used to it will crunch fingers lol. Thank you to Mike and Jodi for allowing our dogs to enjoy the family vacation!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Canyon Club in Piedmont
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker State Park
Car: necessary

Solitude on the St. Francis is located in the beautiful St. Francois Mountain Area. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park. Canoe, Raft & Kayak rentals are available at Sam A. Baker, as are great hiking trails on Mudlick Mountain. The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker serves great family meals and pizza. It is open seasonally. The Park Store is the place to visit for groceries, souvenirs, unique gifts and apparel. Elephant Rocks State Park and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park are 45 minutes away. Both are fun day trips. Clearwater Lake, 30 minutes away, is where you can rent a jet ski, boat or pontoon boat. During the summer months enjoy a movie at Pine Hill Drive-In, one of the last remaining drive-in movie theatres in the country. Lake Wappappello is approximately 35 minutes away where you can rent a boat and enjoy great fishing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Des Arc, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
From
£141
£874
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £30.4
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.01
Pet Fee £38.01 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.72%

There is a three night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends and a 4 night minimum stay required over Thanksgiving.

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.
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