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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming, Energy Star 5+ Rated Retreat; Leisure Or Sabbatical Stay.

Don't let its demure exterior fool you. This 2012 retrofitted home has a cozy yet open floor plan which is light, relaxing and conducive to cooking and chatting. Enjoy the heated tile floors in the Kitchen and both Bathrooms (thanks to the sun-driven, clean hydronic heating system!). So, after a good night's rest, go on and pad on into the kitchen with those bare feet to make your coffee and warm those toes on the heated floors.

Close to town, yet at the quiet end of the street, Happy Hollow house is only 7 minutes drive to the campus of the University of Arkansas, and the downtown Fayetteville Square where you will find the Farmer's Market twice a week from April to November. Enjoy the Historic District, Mt. Nord, for the Fall colors and Spring landscaping. We're also 32 miles from the Crystal Bridges museum of American Art.

There are three bedrooms: main bedroom has a queen bed, one has a full bed, and the other has two twin beds. Bedding is in the European style...once you try it, you will never go back! We learned this style in Germany. The bedding features hypoallergenic down comforters designed to replace the top sheet and blanket. Ah, pure pleasure!

Choose to drink your coffee or enjoy your cocktails on the eastern facing deck off the Master Bedroom or sit enjoying the backyard from the dining room deck, sheltered by the pergola. Both the Master Bedroom and Kitchen have sliding doors accessing separate decks overlooking a nearly 1 acre backyard.

The backyard is private with lots of bird activity, especially in Spring and Fall, for you birders. You may see our pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. You may also see a passing deer or fox now and then...and yes, there is an eight point buck glimpsed once in awhile during Fall.

This home also makes an ideal longer term stay for guest professors and scholars visiting the University of Arkansas from out of town or out of country. We have priced it accordingly to encourage our colleagues and their families to utilize our hospitality for their sabbatical stays.

More Details

Carolyn Kuenzel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Carolyn Kuenzel

Wayne and Kimberley Kuenzel have been residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas for 15 years. Wayne is a professor of Avian Neuroscience at the University of Arkansas, Kimberley is an Avian Taxidermist/ volunteer tutor at the University. They have three grown children.

Carolyn Kuenzel purchased this house in 2010

Why Carolyn Kuenzel chose Arkansas

Happy Hollow House was purchased for the purpose of a mother/daughter project to try to create an energy efficient remodel as a Fayetteville entry into the 2012 Energy Value Housing Awards. Known as GreenPinkies, LLC, two women and a house, the team of Kimberley and Lauren Kuenzel (now Pereira) went on to place second, nationally in the moderate climate remodel category. True to it's projected energy consumption, Happy Hollow House consumes about $800/year in utilities. So successful was this remodel that a second home, a bungalow, was acquired in 2012 and slated for the same energy efficient makeover. This home will join the GreenPinkies vacation/sabbatical rentals in Spring of 2014.

What makes this house unique

Happy Hollow was a diamond in the rough when purchased and, although only a house, has responded in a delightful way to the renovations. Under the care of Kimberley and Lauren, it received a second chance to be loved and lived in.

It has once again nurtured a visiting family, and continues to be a charming, welcoming

home to our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have cleared out--it was so comfy and homelike that we had our family Christmas at your house! I hope, if available we could rent from you again; it really was perfect!"
Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
24.3 Miles
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Interstate 49
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fayetteville in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated Tile Floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated tile floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have air mattresses available if guests don't wish to share beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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(56 traveller reviews)

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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits
average rating of 4.875 based on 58 reviews

Fantastic "home" for the weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for Parents Weekend at the University of Arkansas. It was the perfect fit for our family. Allowed us the opportunity to spend more time as a family rather than just "hanging out" in a hotel room!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and location...

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, clean and roomy. Big back yard. Kitchen had everything you need and the owners were great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR USA

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and in a great location. The beds were very comfortable and the place was well stocked with everything. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doha / Qatar

Getting Back home

  • 5 of 5

Once I stepped into the Happy Hollow house, I had a feeling that is similar to when I arrive home at my family house after a long journey

everything was ready to use, the house was clean and cool, the house was fully equipped.

We didn't even have to buy anything from the store for washing our clothes while we stayed.

the backyard was mowed and clean where my kids enjoyed playing.

the internet WiFi was super fast and all TV channels were available with a wide flat TV screen

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Happy Hollow House was perfect for our stay in Fayetteville!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described in the listing. We were there for the wedding of my step son. We couldn't have picked a more perfect location! It was 6 minutes from the son's home, and maybe 15 from the wedding venue, The Pratt Place Inn and Barn. We stayed at the Inn for the night before and night of the wedding, but had 7 nieces and nephews that needed one or two nights lodging those same nights. Many properties that I looked at charged a per person nightly rate. Happy Hollow owners were completely flexible, and said it was no problem to switch in and out. That made it affordable for them to come for the weekend and enjoy the wedding. The house is on a quiet street and very private backyard. Easy access to every attraction, including the Crystal Bridges museum and Eureka Springs. Highly recommend if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, affordable rental. My husband was impressed with the solar lights and "green" aspects that the owners used in renovating this home. Would definitely use this home away from home again. Full laundry, including detergent and fabric softener. Also, soaps, body wash, shampoo and conditioner in each shower. A spice drawer, and conidments including coffee, sugar and creamers. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pevely, Missouri

June 2017

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home truly applies to[ this gem . We will be back whenever possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fayetteville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Nonrefundable Cleaning £53.07
Tax Rate 11.75%

Note: Visiting University scholars and other long-term guests (i.e. month to month, 6 month or 1 year) the price of $1830.00 includes bi-weekly cleaning. Damage deposit, payment schedule etc. will be negotiated on an individual basis.

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