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Sophisticated Urban Cottage for the Romantic

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About the property

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

Authentically restored, this urban cottage built in 1890 offers guests a casually romantic lodging experience in the center of downtown Little Rock. Winslow Cottage, with its cozy front porch and outdoor seating under a grand Magnolia tree, is perfect for one or two guests and is priced at $135 per night for midweek and $155 on weekends and holidays. Winslow Cottage has a comfortable living room with gas log fireplace, kitchenette, and table for dining in. King size bed and oversized Spa tub for two with shower and luxurious robes complete this romantic in-town cottage. Hardwood floors, central heat & air, ceiling fan, U-Verse TV and WiFi, pet friendly, curbside parking, 24-hour self check-in plus complimentary snacks, coffee & tea service complete the luxury offered to guests in Winslow Cottage.

Susan Maddox
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2014

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 2006

Why Susan Maddox chose Arkansas

I was enchanted by the charm of this 1890 duplex built by two sisters sitting on large wooded lot in the center of historic Downtown Little Rock. The original cottage, with its natural sound barriers and private entrances was the perfect location for Little Rock's first guest cottage cabins.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is on a quiet street with sidewalks and ancient trees but only four blocks from the vibrant SoMa ... South Main District ... with restaurants, bars, shops, even a museum and sculpture garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for creating such nice cottages. We enjoyed staying in both, however we will request the Barkley in the future. The extra room was nice. Your attention to detail makes all the difference. Your furnishings and decorations for Christmas made the cottage so comfortable and your well equipped kitchen and dining room made us feel right at home. The bedrooms and bathrooms were large and fresh. The antiques and period furnishings made our visit enjoyable.

Thank you for all your hard work. We look forward to staying with you again. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a new year full of happiness and prosperity.

Our visit was wonderful!
Dec 2016
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4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Sophisticated Urban Cottage for the Romantic
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 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
Nearest Beach
10 Miles

In the heart of Historic Downtown Little Rock, 4 blocks off of I-630, walking distance from the South Main District, 5 minutes by car from the River Market and Clinton Presidential Library, Central High Museum, Verizon Concert Hall, Business and Medical Districts


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Downtown, USA

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Credit Cards on file is charged at the cancellation date prior to arrival. Full payment and cancellation information is included with the Guest Reservation Confirmation.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Downtown, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Over-sized Spa tub for two
  • Romantic over-sized Spa tub for two with Spa robes
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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