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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Fayetteville - Happy Hollow House

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Carolyn Kuenzel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits
average rating of 4.860465 based on 45 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in a cozy home. Plenty of room for our family and close to everything!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Happy Hollow is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Happy Hollow. We love the location as it is very convenient to downtown Fayetteville and the university campus. The house is supplied with all your needs. The furniture is comfortable as are the beds. I definitely recommend Happy Hollow.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely done home with all necessary features. Would stay here again. Convenient to downtown and roads out

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

September 2016

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughters wedding and the house worked out very well. Your home is clean, comfortable and in a great location. The modern kitchen is stocked with most everything you need to make homemade meals. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Very nice and relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I plus two other couples stayed at the S. Happy Hollow home for a Razorback weekend. The house was very clean and had a very peaceful location. The house is less than 4 miles from Razorback Stadium. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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The Happy Hollow House is the perfect place to stay. It is well equipped and squeaky clean.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice and have been very pleased. It has everything you need, linens are nice, very clean and comfortable. It is a short drive to campus and provides a calm, comfortable "home like" environment. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Fayetteville.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
24.3 Miles
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Interstate 49
Car: necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fayetteville, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£393
for 2 nights
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£169
£730
£1,680
 

Additional pricing information

Nonrefundable Cleaning £56
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fayetteville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated Tile Floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated tile floor
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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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