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Wilderness, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water, National Forest, Wildlife

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,266 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

National Forest 2br/2ba With Abundant Wildlife and Huge Deck Overlooking River

Rural private pet friendly setting in the picturesque Ouachita National Forest. Large picture windows covering two sides of this six sided house overlooking the Irons Fork River. This completely remodeled beautiful home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a brand new queen sleeper sofa, washer/dryer, central heat and air, wood burning fireplace along with full kitchen including range, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Fully furnished with all utensils, pots, pans, and coffee pot along with linens and towels. Adding that special touch, including soaps, shampoos, coffee etc. make this a true home away from home. Living room has 50" plasma TV, DVD/VHS player, and several movies to choose from. Relax and de-stress on the extra large deck overlooking the water, or take a stroll among the many flower garden paths, or visit the fruit orchard only yards away. You most likely will see many wild animals including deer, bunnies, squirrels, armadillos and occasionally a bear with her cubs will stroll along the back of the field. This is a dry county, so if you want to indulge, you will need to bring it with you. Closest liquor store is 60 miles. The only internet we receive here is from our phones. Please print directions and map. GPS devices will most likely get you lost out here in the "sticks" lol. Rent for 5 nights (including weekend rates) and get 2 weeknights FREE. Also, Team National members receive additional discounts - call for details. Pet fee is $10 per pet per night with a $50 maximum fee charged.

Roland & Becky Otts
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mena in Polk County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1266 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms with sink, toilet and shower. Master bath has 2 sinks, toilet and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds and queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. Sorry we do not provide Wi-Fi or internet. We use our phones for internet because there is no internet service in this area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveller reviews)

Wilderness, Privacy, Fishing, Deck over water, National Forest, Wildlife
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews
West Monroe La

Perfect Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here could not have been better. The cottage is in the most beautiful setting imaginable with a deck over the water and the peaceful sound of the water easily heard from the deck and surrounded by beautiful flowers. It is serene and private, yet close to town. It was thoughtfully decorated and outfitted with anything you might need for your stay and I have to say I don't think I've ever stayed in a rental with so many thoughtful touches. As an added bonus, the owners were not only super easy to work with but extremely nice and thoughtful. If you are looking for some very peaceful days away from your busy life, you can't go wrong booking this wonderful retreat. And....if you decide to go out, there are good restaurants and some great antiquing in nearby Mena.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are pleased you had a nice relaxing stay. Hope you come back to see us soon.
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Anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from celebrating our anniversary in this wonderful cottage, and we can't recommend it enough. It was just what we wanted-quiet, secluded and relaxing. The setting in the woods and the surrounding gardens are gorgeous! Imagine a cute cottage nestled into Garvan Gardens and this is it. As others has said, the pics don't do it justice. The deck literally overhangs the river and the sound of the water is hypnotic. We were so delighted by all the personal touches-soft music playing when we arrived, a personal note of congrats and vases of flowers from the garden both inside and out. Even chocolates on the pillows!

The owners came to greet us and answer any questions we had and then they thoughtfully left us to enjoy their lovely retreat. We have rented quite a few houses over the years and can honestly say that this is the most fully stocked pantry and kitchen ever. Staples like sugar, salt, cornmeal and flour, condiments, spices, a full set of cookware, dishes, tools-can't think of anything that was missing. The bathroom was stocked with extra toiletries and first aid items. There was even a fishing rod and a hot dog skewer to use at the fire pit.

The furniture was new or close to it and the mattress was wonderful-this from a person who has many sleepless nights in my own bed. There was even a cozy dog bed and blankets, food and water bowls and treats for our pup to enjoy. Becky and Roland's thoughtful touches and care were evident throughout the house and our interactions with them during booking were prompt and courteous. They were warm and friendly to visit with and obviously have the gift of hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda and Bill for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure to meet you and are thankful it met your expectations. We try to make it as serene and relaxing as possible.
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This property needs three more stars at least.

  • 5 of 5

This place was wildly better than advertised. The photos and description truly don't do it justice. As our first visit, and I say that because we will be back, we didn't really know what to expect, having booked online with no direct recommendation. The area itself is beautiful, but it is clear amount of work and love that has gone into this property. It's absolutely incredible. It's beautiful and relaxing and quiet.

Before we even embarked on our drive to Arkansas, Roland and Becky sent us very clear instructions on how to navigate the last leg; the back roads, so we wouldn't get lost. They also made sure we had a phone number just in case we did. That was just the tip of the iceberg of things that make our stay comfortable. Turned out, they had very clearly marked the few roads that might be confusing, which was wonderful.

Upon parking in the drive, we were surrounded by butterflies and azaleas. I'm not kidding. We came at blooming time and it was beyond incredible. The owners came to welcome us and give us a quick tour and make sure that we felt comfortable with the house. They explained how everything was run and gave us some tips on the area. You could not find two nicer people if you tried.

The glass house was amazing. The bathrooms were impeccable, the kitchen was way better than is shown, we didn't use the beautiful fireplace but it had already been set should we have wanted to. We were there in the rainy season, on purpose, and it was more than I could have asked for. We could pull the chairs up under the roof while it rained and just watch and listen and relax. The house was clean and just immediately comfortable.

This was the most welcoming and perfect stay that my husband and I have ever had. It was more like staying with that favorite aunt or uncle than renting a place. It's not just the personal touches (which are amazing), it not just the beautiful area (which words cannot describe), it's not the comfort that makes it feel like your perfect vacation home if you had one. No, wait. It is that last one.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kensey, Thank you for the wonderful review. All of the things you mentioned are what made us fall in love with it also. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and are always welcome to come back. Thanks again and God bless.
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Benton, Ar

Perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Great relaxing spring break. Enjoyed fishing off the deck and exploring around the river.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy, Thank you for the review. The deck and river ARE wonderful. Hope to see you again soon.
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Excellent Home Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Glass House during Spring Break as a family vacation. The Owners and the property were tremendous. If your looking for a quiet home setting, this is the place. The grounds were fantastic, it is close to the mountains, crystal mining, town, etc. We would love to return again and stay a little longer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan, We are pleased you guys had a great time here. We love the many things this area has to offer. Thanks again and hope to see you on your next vacation.
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Overland Park, KS

Wonderful home for a memorable Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

This house is very clean and tidy, and well appointed with lots of little extras for travelers. The five of us were very comfortable here. We enjoyed the creek right off the deck and the lovely views through the home's many windows. The kids play tag in the woods with their new buddy Cooper (Roland and Becky's sweet pooch) for countless hours. The home is secluded and private in the woods, but not so remote that a trip into town becomes cumbersome. Becky and Roland were very kind and met us personally on arrival and gave us a quick tour of the home. Everything here is in good working order. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and cooking needs. We also had plenty of towels and linens. This is a very nice and spacious home.

Also, Mena makes an excellent location for vacationing with children; particularly if you enjoy outdoor activities. Our kids are already planning our return, and we all are looking forward to coming back to Glass House Retreat!

Kelly Robertson and family

Overland Park, KS

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you and the kiddos enjoyed your stay here for spring break. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fort Smith, Ar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ouachita Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 88
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mena various restaurants
Car: necessary

Map & Directions


1 mile of dirt road dead ends into our property. Electronic gate will be open. If not, call 479-216-6190


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mena, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation policy as follows:
15 or more days before arrival date - No Charges will be assessed
8 to 14 days before arrival - $25 per night booked ($125 max)
2 to 7 days before arrival - $50 per night booked ($250 max)
0 to 1 day before arrival - NO REFUND
Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

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