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Casual Comfort for Up to Four in a Garden Setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Experience an Updated Private Cottage in the Center of Downtown Little Rock

May's Garden Cottage was added in the early 1920s to the main house ( built in 1880) as the Mother-in-Law's wing. We authentically restored and updated it in 2014 and it now offers guests casually luxurious lodging. May's Garden Cottage has a private entrance and cozy seating area of its own that faces the full garden. Perfect for one or two guests or up to four, when we add the second queen bedroom. May's is priced at $140-$155 midweek-weekends per night as a one bedroom; $160-$175 as a two bedroom. (Ask owner for Short Term Rental rates of 7+ nights). The cottage has a comfortable open plan queen bedroom- living room with gas log fireplace, well equipped full kitchen, Jacuzzi tub for two with shower and Spa robes. Plus there is the second queen bedroom that opens onto the garden for guests when needed. Updated with central heat & air, ceiling fans, Comcast cable TV in both bedrooms and WiFi. We are child and pet friendly. Off-street parking is steps away from your cottage. A daily breakfast basket is delivered to your door and you have complimentary coffee & tea in your kitchen. Complete with iron & ironing board, hair dryer and bath amenities.

Susan Maddox
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Susan Maddox

I am a former Dallas advertising executive who fled the big city and returned home to a smaller, more charming city where my parents, sisters, and extended family still lived. I wanted to be part of the reclamation of the historic neighborhoods where I was born and lived as a child.

Susan Maddox purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Susan Maddox chose Arkansas

I was enchanted by the charm of this farmhouse built by a "gentleman farmer" in 1880. It sits on a large wooded lot in the center of historic Downtown Little Rock. There is a vibrant urban neighborhood surrounding the property but the trees, garden and set-back buffer sounds making it the best of both worlds.This wonderfully built house has natural sound barriers and private entrances making it perfect as both an Inn and cottages.

What makes this cottage unique

Rosemont is on a quiet street with sidewalks and ancient trees but only four blocks from SoMa ... South Main District ... with restaurants, bars, shops, even an ice cream parlor, museum and sculpture garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You do know how to "make pretty", and not just pretty but warm and comfortable as well. Best place we've ever stayed on a business trip. Thank you!
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Downtown in North Little Rock

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Over-sized Spa tub for two
  • Over-sized Jacuzzi tub for two with Spa robes
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Two Queen Bedrooms Available
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Additional accommodations are available on premise for larger groups. Ask the Owner for full details, availability, and pricing.


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Casual Comfort for Up to Four in a Garden Setting
average rating of 4.5 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do the Hayward Cottage justice! The cottage is cozy, comfortable, warm and inviting. The pictures online were beautiful but the cottage itself is amazing. It was so much more than we were expecting. I traveled alone with my 14 year old daughter and she cant wait to come back. I would recommend Rosehaven Cottages to anyone along with the Rosemont B & B. Susan is such a delight!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, Texas

A wonderful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three night stay at Barkley Cottage. We met my parents here for my mother's 75th birthday. It is such a nice home away from home. We loved the beautiful hardwood floors, antique furniture, and very comfortable beds. It is very close to good restaurants plus we could sleep in, wake up and enjoy coffee while cooking a nice breakfast in the kitchen. We had a lovely time. My mother really enjoyed herself. Thank you again for such a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and dog friendly but a few less than awesome details

  • 3 of 5

I love staying at bed and breakfasts so I really wanted to like this place. The room is very nice, with cute furniture and high quality linens. My two big problems though:

1. The bathroom...is very outdated. No shower at all, and the nozzle for "showering" kept popping off and exploding water all over the bathroom. The sink is one of those one of those awful deals where you either got only cold water or very hot water.

2. Breakfast...we had been informed they would leave breakfast between 9 and 9:30. When breakfast hadn't arrived by 9:20 we decided to run to the farmer's market and eat when we returned. Got back less than half an hour later...no breakfast. The owner told me very abruptly that it had been "thrown away."

To be fair the breakfast we did receive on Sunday was very tasty, but the snotty response was not really appreciated.

So to sum up, good location and probably fine for most people as long as you don't want a hot shower!

We appreciated being able to bring the dog

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Gardener's Cottage, like the main house, dates to 1880 and has been well and historically restored. There is an oversized double Jacuzzi built into the room under a window with a tree-top view ... no physical possibility for a full shower. The tub has a lovely, brass hand-held shower which is included in the cottage description and photo. Maintenance immediately checked the problem reported in the review but was unable to identify any faulty performance. It wasn't reported during the 3-day visit so we were unable to determine the guest's issue. Our faucets are Restoration Hardware reproductions from the period which seemed like a nice touch. A guest runs both hot and cold water into the stoppered sink to get the temperature they like ... I suppose this touch isn't for everyone! We have five cottages and all cottage guests receive a follow-up email with their formal confirmation advising that a breakfast basket will be delivered to their door each morning between 9:00-9:30. The same email invites guests to contact us if they have any questions or need to give us personal information. Breakfast in the B&B starts at 9:00 and on this particular morning we started a bit early because we had a group in town for a family reunion and they had to be somewhere early. Breakfast baskets were delivered promptly around 9:00. If a basket is returned, we assume the guest didn't want breakfast. We do keep the baskets for 20-30 minutes in case the guest is out taking a walk. Breakfast food does not "hold" for long and by 10:00 the breakfast was ruined and thrown out. On this particular morning, I knew breakfast was early so I made a 10:00 AM meeting with a contractor doing work on some of our cottages. The guest wanted me to prepare a fresh breakfast for her, I told her about my appointment, she demanded a refund for the breakfast that was thrown out, and I made the refund and apologized for her disappointment. We have a lot of guests and are accustomed to guest services and have no reason to be rude or unsympathetic; sometimes we just cannot meet every expectation.
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Seattle, Washington

I Can't Say Enough Positive Things About the Gardener's Cottage & Rosemont Inn

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough positive things about staying at Susan's beautiful home, Rosemont Inn and cottages. The rooms are spotless, beautifully decorated, and the attention to detail makes the experience very special - from the high quality linens and bedding to the warm cozy robes, from the delicious breakfast to the coffee and treats available, the attention to detail makes staying at Rosemont a very special experience. I had such a wonderful time when I stayed in November, I returned again to stay in the Gardener's cottage and extended my stay to enjoy an extra day there. It is such a nurturing and beautiful place. I know I will be back next time I'm in Little Rock. An added plus is the location. It's in a neighborhood filled with lovely older homes and a couple of blocks away are great restaurants- too many to mention, quirky interesting shops (I bought all of my gifts at The Green Corner Store and had the best coffee at Mug's Cafe). All in all a truly memorable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fair Park Municipal Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles

In the center of Downtown Little Rock, 5 blocks off of I-630, walking distance from SoMa (South Main) - this is our guests' favorite place to visit over and over again. There is even an Ice Cream Parlor! We are 5 minutes by car from the River Market and Clinton Presidential Library, Central High Museum, Robinson Auditorium, Verizon Arena, restaurants, clubs, and shopping. Minutes from business and medical districts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Downtown, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.29
Pet Fee £19.43

The cottage is self-check in so your arrival anytime at 3:00 is at your convenience. If you need an earlier check-in, call the owner for availability.

Owner'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.
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