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Ouachita Mountains Luxury Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This beautiful home is nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest. 20 minutes from Lake Ouachita, 5 minutes from biking, floating, hiking, hunting and fishing in the back yard.

The property is an outdoors person's dream. The home is in a working cattle farm which lies in a valley surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Deer and small game are prevalent on the farm, with the occasional black bear on the property. Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and boating are all within five minutes, and Lake Ouachita is only twenty minutes away. Fishing is only seconds away, as the 8 acre pond in the backyard is stocked with bass, crappie, bluegills and catfish. Guests have the run of the entire home, pool and spa, as well as the opportunity to fish in the large pond.

Kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, bakeware and utensils, as well as sporting a 48" Viking Range with grill. This up-to-date kitchen lets you prepare meals as if you were in your own home. All bathrooms are stocked with towels, and linens are provided. Three bedrooms have king beds and three have queens. Four bedrooms have their own bathroom.

The heart pine flooring throughout the home was salvaged from two local 1800's barns, all lumber in the home (except for trusses) was milled from pine timber on the farm, and the stone for the foundation and the chimney also is from the farm.

The living area offers a recliner and sectional leather sofa, a flat screen 50" tv with DirecTV and plenty of room for relaxing or entertaining.

This property is located in Montgomery County, Arkansas, which is one of the least populated counties in the state and is 82% National Forest. The scenic Ouachita River is less than five minutes away, offering fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking; call Ric Sharp at M&M Canoe and Kayaks for rental and shuttle service. Approximately 20 minutes away is Lake Ouachita, which is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and has some 970 miles of Arkansas's most pristine shorelines. Boats, party barges and houseboats may be rented at a number of Marinas around the lake.

For hikers and bikers, the Ouachita Trail and Womble Trail (both of which are designated as International Mountain Biking Association Epic Trails) are within five minutes of the property, and Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is approximately twenty minutes away.

Montgomery County is also a hunter's paradise, with 82% of the county's 800 square miles comprised of the Ouachita National Forest and Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Hunting opportunities include small game, deer, turkey and black bear.

More Details

RC Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About RC Smith

I grew up on the farm surrounding this home and built the home when I moved back to the area in 2001. The farm has been in the family for 100 years, and hopefully will remain in the family for 100 more.

RC Smith purchased this house in 2001


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oden in Montgomery County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom and bath including shower and spa tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mother-in-law suite
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Ouachita Mountains Luxury Retreat
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Sweet Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite VRBO stay yet! The property is amazing - starting with the tree lined drive that then opened up to the "Post Card" like view. The house was very spacious and had more than enough room for our three generational family of ten. The open floor plan and abundance of seating allowed the entire family to sit together for dinners and visiting. Although the kids would say it was the Pool, many of the adults voted hands down the opportunity to roam the Entire Property was the real treat!!! The paddle and john boat were a pleasant surprise and everyone enjoyed taking turns going out on the serene pond to either fish or just enjoy. Having toddler's and kids in our group the shaded breeze way and screened porch was a hit for them to stretch out and play. We quickly learned the grazing pattern of the cows and especially enjoyed watching them go down to the pond in the evening to drink. Coming from a suburb of Houston this property was truly the laid back Country Feeling experience we were looking for!!! Yet, it was so easy to get to everything (Hot Springs - shopping, Crater of Diamonds, boating at Lake Ouachita and even the grocery store). It was however voted, hands-down by all - to stay right at the property every chance we got! .....P.S. The kids told us we had to put something in about the COOL (movie- butter quality) popcorn machine in the kitchen that we took advantage of EVERYNIGHT!!! Would love to come back for a trip during the Fall.....can't imagine how beautiful the changing leaf colors would be.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We hope you will come back and see us soon!
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Great Time

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved our stay at the Oden, Arkansas property. The house had plenty of room and it was very quite and relaxing.

The outside of the house area needed a little TLC (a good power wash for the back and front porch) but other then that the house was in great shape and everyone enjoyed our time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this quiet retreat! There are a few improvements that could be made, but they did not keep us from having a great time fishing, swimming, & visiting.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a neat house in a beautiful setting and has a serenity about it that helps you feel calm and

  • 3 of 5

We had a neat family reunion and everyone enjoyed the hot tub in the pool. The front porch plus a great place to gather and look out over the scenery.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could have wanted! The house was beautiful. So much to do around the house. The hot tub was awesome. We played games every night and caught quite a few fish

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this house! It was quite cold for Spring Break, so I don't feel like we got to enjoy all that it had to offer. That said, we got plenty of use out of the hot tub. My kids loved fishing, and we loved watching the cows. My favorite part was the huge dining room table. We had a puzzle going the whole time we were there. Bring whatever you need - you are far out in the country, and you won't want to leave to run to a store. The ice machine wasn't working, so you may want to grab a bag of ice on your way!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come back when it is warmer! Parts for the ice maker are on order!
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Oden, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving '17
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.08
Additional Guest Fee £7.41 per person per night
Pet Fee £74.08
Damage Deposit £370.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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