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Secluded Romantic Doll House in Downtown Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

800 sq ft, 1 loft bedroom, 1 bath w/ jacuzzi, fireplace, kitchen, near downtown

Our cottage (Blue Crystal Hideaway) is an adorable little house located at the back end of our property behind our main house. It is only 1/2 block from the historic downtown district and 1/2 block off the historic loop. If you prefer not to walk downtown, there are multiple trolley stops nearby. You will love our romantic doll house with cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and jacuzzi, rose colored lace curtains, as well as antique furnishings. Equally charming is the cozy, attic-like feel of the bedroom space, igniting the spark of high romance and sweet memories of times long ago. Gourmet continental breakfast and a bottle of sparkling wine are included with your stay. You will also enjoy the quiet secluded location and occasional sightings of deer and white squirrels from your front porch. Enjoy the serenade of the many songbirds that live in the trees that surround the house. In addition, during evening hours, you can feast on the magical display of the fireflies in your front yard. Don't want to head out for dinner? Our cottage is equipped with a fully functional kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and coffee maker. Our place is ideal for couples but singles are also welcome. Contact us directly (303-394-3928) with questions.

More Details

Kathy Martone
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Kathy Martone

Gary grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA and the University of Arizona. He lived in rural Wyoming for a time before moving to Colorado. Kathy grew up in Arkansas and spent many wonder-filled years exploring the forested Ozark mountains. She attended Centenary College and the University of AR. We married in 2009 and moved from Denver CO to Eureka Springs in the fall of 2015.

Kathy Martone purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kathy Martone chose Eureka Springs West

We are thrilled to have our "dream come true" place of our own in this magical and charming little town. Over the years we have both enjoyed many extended stays in Eureka Springs and we know you will find much to enjoy during your time in our lovely little B&B. We are located in the historic district just a short 1/2 block off White Street known for its trendy shops and restaurants, as well as the historic downtown area with all its quaint shops and restaurants, spas and galleries.

What makes this cottage unique

We were thrilled to find this lovely secluded cottage in the historic district, located just a short walk from the heart of town. We especially love the fact that the architecture mirrors that of our historic Victorian home built in 1900 by a well known architect named Perkins. We were charmed by the doll house effect of this tiny structure, with its loft bedroom, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and jacuzzi. There is magic everywhere, from the adjacent wooded hollow to the deer sightings, as well as the blinking lights of fireflies - all for your enjoyment from the front porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 Stars!!!

We stayed at Blue Crystal Hideaway for our anniversary, and it was amazing! The cottage is fenced off and not on the street itself, so it is super quiet. There was only one cottage, so we had no one around us and had a lot of privacy. It's also only a few blocks from main street so one, there was no traffic near us, and two, we could just walk down to the shops and restaurants. The owners, Kathy and Gary, were super sweet and helpful. We will most definitely be checking the availability here before anywhere else in hopes to stay here again! You won't regret staying at the Blue Crystal. -Kevin… Read less
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eureka Springs West in Eureka Springs

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • You will enjoy spending time in the jacuzzi tub/shower graced by delicate peach colored lace curtains.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Climb the stairs towards the vaulted maroon ceilings to your cozy Victorian bedroom. Enjoy the view of the green space outside your colorful, almost church-like, stained glass window.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Clothes steamer is provided.


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Secluded Romantic Doll House in Downtown Historic District
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend in a very intimate private setting. Everything about the hideaway is well thought out and accounted for, very impressed the overall all experience. We will defiantly stay there again, and look forward to setting on the porch sipping fresh coffee this spring! Thanks for a wonderful stay and perfect New Years weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute and very private!

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated with antiques. The location is great. It is also walking distance from an excellent Italian restaurant, and the historic downtown. We enjoyed the privacy and sitting on the porch. The only issue is that it is quite small and the stairs to upstairs are very steep.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We loved the Blue Crystal Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at this darling little cottage for a quick baby moon and enjoyed it very much! It was very private and charming. We loved the location, it's close to everything and just down the street from Oscar's Cafe, fabulous place! Thank you Kathy and Gary for the wonderful weekend! You have a beautiful little place :D Looking forward to coming back again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was quiet, secluded and very romantic.

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Kathy were excellent hosts. The location was perfect just one block to downtown shopping. We ate dinner our first night at ermilios which was a short walk away. Highly recommend if you like fresh Italian. The cottage has all the things you would expect. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided our Valentine's Day gift to each other would be a weekend trip to Eureka Springs and the Blue Crystal Hideaway was a perfect fit for everything we were looking for.

Private, cozy, well maintained and beautiful antique furniture. It's within walking distance to downtown and a great restaurant (Ermilio's) is right around the corner.

When we booked the cottage we weren't aware that the "Eureka Gras" parade was on the Saturday we were staying, so the Mardi Gras feel was an extra nice surprise!

The locally baked muffins with OJ and sparkling wine for mimosas in the morning was another great touch.

It was an all around great place to relax and unwind in between shopping, wine tasting, parading, cocktails and dinner.

Booking was a breeze and all directions were clear and well explained. We had no issues during our stay, so there was nothing to be resolved.

One word of caution, the stairs to the bedroom are a bit steeper and narrower than they appear in the pictures. It wasn't a problem for us, it was more just a running joke. I'm not getting any younger and the wife is still just a tad balky from a past broken ankle. Just something to be aware of if you have any mobility issues.

Thanks again to Kathy & Gary for a great getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights and fell in love with this property. It is private and secluded, yet convenient to the trolley. There is fabulous food at Ermillio's and Oscar's Cafe around the corner. We sat on the porch and a deer walked right by us through the back yard! It was stocked with everything we needed, with very personal touches throughout the home. We called it our "loveshack" all weekend because it is so romantic! The towels were fluffy, the sheets were soft, and the complimentary muffins were to die for...we definitely recommend this property for couples!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
NW AR Regional Airport - Fayetteville, AR
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.14
Cleaning fees £42.86 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.38%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.