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Ready for Oaklawn Racing/Gaming, Fishing, Hiking, Golf, Gardens, Boating More..

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, + enormous sleeping loft, 2.5 bathrooms, two-story lake views

LOVELY! Spacious lakefront private gated home with soaring ceilings and panoramic lake views!

AMAZING FISHING! Check out the photos! Stripers up to 45lbs, Walleye up to 15 lbs and Trout regularly stocked. This home is located in the most secluded part of Lake Hamilton, just below Blakely Dam with the only rock shoal on Lake Hamilton. National forest surrounds the front and back providing guests with plenty of hiking, small game hunting and watching. We are less than 20 minutes from Hot Springs Village the largest gated golf community in the U.S. We are less than an hour and a half from the only diamond mine in the U.S. The public is welcome and can keep any diamonds that they find.Less than 15 minutes from Lake Ouachita.The best striper fishing is in September and October. The swimming pool is open through September. Flat bottom boat is available for your use.

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Laura or Jim Bell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Laura or Jim Bell

I am a retired mortgage banker and I have a home next door to the one I hope to rent to you. I am an avid fisherman, tennis player and golfer. I am usually next door to help with your needs. Hot Springs Village the largest gated community in America is 20 minutes away. It has 9 of the finest golf courses in the south.

Why Laura or Jim Bell chose Arkansas

This is by far the most serene part of Lake Hamilton. National forest is behind us and if you were to cross the lake you would be in national forest again, In the summer when the rest of the lake is 85 degrees at night you can sit on the porch or dock and need a long sleeve shirt because of the fog and the 49 degree water rolling past the dock, By the way that's when the fishing gets fun because I have the only rock shoal on the lake in front of my house. The fish know that too.

What makes this house unique

Located on the most secluded part of Lake Hamilton. Summertime water temperature is 50 degrees because the home is right below Blakely Dam. You can sit on dock or porch in August in a long sleeve shirt and watch the fog roll in. Put on waders and catch trout in front of house on the only rock shoal on Lake Hamilton.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Royal in Hale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Sparkling marble vanity in the Sleeping Loft Half Bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sparkling Master Bath w/marble vanity and cabinet storage
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Master private bath, sparkling clean, w/marble vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Large Sleeping Loft has a bunk bed w/double and twin combo.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A large Pottery Barn Sofa-Bed sleeps 2 guests comfortablly.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master 1 is spacious & luxurious, w/private or shared bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful, luxurious Queen/ 2nd Master with Private Bath
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

My family and myself stayed here. It's amazing! Very clean, great view, the pool is a bonus. The water in the lake is beautiful. Will stay again. The owner is great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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2017 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice. There was plenty room for everyone to sleep. The view from the back porch was terrific. We really enjoyed our stay and will consider coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean Inside, Beautiful Views Outside

  • 5 of 5

Pool is clean and refreshing & very private as it is between 2 buildings on the property. River water is remarkably clear. House was very clean (and I am critical about cleanliness) and orderly inside and well decorated. Owner showed us around when we arrived and was very informative. We didn't see him again while we were there. The fishing dock is nice & has a bench to sit on. The master bedroom had a perfectly comfortable bed for adults downstairs with its own full bathroom. The secondary downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and was acceptable. (also its own private, full bath) Porch has a porch swing and a wide wooden bench like you'd expect to see in a movie about a river house. BBQ pit available and fire pit to sit around on chilly nights. So bring your charcoal and lighter if you plan to cook out. Even in August the temp would drop in the evenings by as much as 15 degrees. Owner graciously allowed use of his flat bottom boat. Consider it a bonus as no other rental property offers this bonus amenity. Television signal was perfect. Location was excellently located near the dam & the state park. It was a short 20 minute drive to bathhouse row and there was a little convenience store just a few minutes down the road with a few staple items. Air conditioning worked great and was plenty cold for this warm time of the year (August). The upstairs loft has a bunk bed that looks like the mattresses are probably better suited for children. (we didn’t test the theory) The four of us never ran out of hot water. Tap water is good drinking water. Ice maker in freezer made more than enough for 4 people. Upstairs loft has a half bath. Washer and dryer and dishwasher in the house. Bring your own detergent.

Cell signal is 95% nonexistent, it is an issue of the area near the river. Internet was good on the first day but we were unable to access it after that. The river was cold as ice water & void of any signs of life the 4 days we were there. After talking to some local fishermen at the marina we understood this was not typical. We did see geese and ducks. There are spider webs all over the property; but if you don’t expect to see spiders in the woods, you are probably delusional. The deck around the pool is a little weathered.

Overall, we were very happy with the week we spent here, between the house, the pool and the generous bonus of using the owners boat we had a great and very relaxing week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great fishing spot! Nice, quiet area of the lake. We loved staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a secluded getaway!

  • 3 of 5

House was perfect size for our group of 7 adults and 2 small children. Beautiful view of the lake and loved having use of a private pool since water is way too cold to swim in. If you are looking for a secluded getaway this would be a great choice! Jim was a perfect host and went above and beyond to help us in any way he could.

A couple of drawbacks- One was the outside appearance of the house. Cobwebs everywhere , an old bench leaning against the fence, roofing material stacked in the front yard, weeds and fallen limbs, etc. An easy fix with a little TLC but definitely bothered me that it looked run down on the outside. But happy to say the inside of the house was beautiful! Since the owner doesn't live here it would be a good idea to hire someone to do the outside maintenance on the place. The only other issue was the upstairs bunkbeds-they are impossible to sleep on.! This was mentioned in a previous review and it is still an issue. I went and bought air mattresses to put on both beds to solve that problem.

Overall, my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again if the above issues could be resolved.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Breathe of Fresh Air

  • 5 of 5

It is one of the best places to stay for relaxation and getting recharged. We enjoyed sitting on the fishing dock and taking in the natural beauty. We all caught some trout and enjoyed grilling them for dinner. Our young adult children didn't like no TVs in bedrooms and the Wifi is really bad. It was the only downside since I was studying and unable to play the videos for my study program. However, it forced me to take a much needed break. Definitely plan on staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hot Springs Village-US largest gated golf communit
Car: recommended

Beautiful area with Trout AND Striper fishing right in front of the guest house and up/down the river, as we call it at this part of the lake. You're also just minutes away from fabulous Walleye fishing too. You'll be AMAZED at the size of the fish and the serenity of this place! You are less than 20 minutes from Hot Springs Village the largest gated golfing community in the U.S.. You are less than an hour and a half from the only diamond mine in the U.S. The public is welcome to visit and dig and keep any diamonds that they find.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Royal, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer II
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £233.04

Rates are subject to change until confirmed at booking. There will also be a 2.75% fee to use credit card payments; however eChecks can be done for free.

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