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Vrbo Perfect for Large Family Gatherings or Company Retreat! Book Now...870-490-

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 1,836 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-30)

Perfect for large family gathering or corporate retreat... This 5 wooded acre retreat spot has a beautiful 1836 sq. ft. Main House, a Studio, two-person Cabin, and a larger lofted cabin, all on the same property. Just 3/4 of a mile down the road from Lake Ouachita and the Twin Creek Recreation Area. (where you will find a boat launch/beach/fishing/camping and more) The house is 30 minutes outside of Hot Springs traveling west on Rt. 270 near Mt. Ida. The only place in the area where you can accommodate up to 30 of your family members all on the same property with no one else sharing your private space!

Not looking for this much space? Units can be rented separately during off-peak times! Call for prices.

The Main House has 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Sleeps up to 14

Cabin For Two - has 1 queen bed, 1 full Bath, Kitchenette for 2

Studio sleeps up to 7

Lofted Cabin has sleeping for 7 with Master Bedroom, log cabin style bunk bed (queen bottom/twin top) , and a loft sleeping area with King bed

Main house has beautiful pine wood floors, Cathedral Ceiling, and fireplace. It is beautifully decorated and very spacious for large groups. Two Master Bedrooms, one with sliding glass door leading to a private deck with a view of the crystal fountain, Gazebo and wooded back yard. Third bedroom has bunk bed (twin top/double bottom) and twin murphy bed, Fourth bedroom is a kids bunk bed room with twin top/double bottom and another twin bed. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in living room and a roll-out bed in closet to put where needed.

The Cabin offers a romantic smaller space 'just for two' with queen size bed, bathroom with claw foot tub, and equip kitchenette. It is available as an addition to the Main House or as a separate rental.

The Studio, was designed with TEENS in mind! It is located in between the Cabin and Main House and is available for extra sleeping only. It has two full size beds, a futon and twin bunk bed. (no separate bath in here)

The Whimsical Lofted Cabin has been designed with sleeping in mind! It has one private bedroom with queen size bed, a log cabin style bunk bed in common area, and a loft sleeping area with king mattress. This unit has one full bath and kitchenette and can be rented as a separate unit or in addition to the other units. Sleeps up to 7

The beautiful back yard is 5 acres of Dogwood, pine and other hardwood trees, has a gazebo, crystal water fountain, covered picnic area with charcoal grill and much more! Property is located on a small dead-end street providing privacy and a peaceful setting.



Keywords: House, Studio, Cabin, Lofted Cabin, vacation rental, vacation home, rental

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Member since: 2004
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2018

About Connie

Connie moved from Kent, Ohio to Hot Springs, Arkansas in May 2004 to be with her eHarmony 'match' and soon to be husband, Marc Rubben. She has 3 children (ages 21,26,28) who live in Ohio. She purchased her first vacation rental in August 2004, mainly to house the extra furniture from the two households now combined. It would also be a great place for family and friends to stay when visiting. Connie takes care of all aspects of the vacation rental business. She is a perfectionist, 'clean freak' and a people pleaser! She takes great pride in providing this beautiful, clean and affordable vacation spot to others.

Marc is a professional Comedian/Ventriloquist. You may have seen him over the past 30+ years at various comedy clubs across the country, in exclusive resorts around the globe, or aboard a Carnival cruise ship. Marc was showcased on 'Accidentially Famous' a reality show aired on Comcast OnDemand in May, 2007.

Connie and Marc live in an underground house on the Ouachita River with their 6 dogs. They are friends of the Warm Hearts Humane Society and donate the pet fees to this organization. Now you know why they own property that is 'Dog Friendly'

Connie purchased this house in 2004

Why Connie chose Mount Ida

Nestled in the Ouachita National Forest, this beautiful 5 acre wooded property is less than a mile from the cleanest lake in the country! The air quality out here in the country is pristine! It's just 30 minutes outside of Hot Springs, and 20 minutes from our own home. A PERFECT location in every regard.

What makes this house unique

With a Main House, Studio, Cabin and Lofted Cabin all in one location we are able to accommodate LARGE family gatherings (up to 30 people). The 5 wooded acres located on a small dead-end street, offer guests privacy and 'peace and quiet' from the hussle and bussle of their normally hectic lives. Quartz crystals can be found on the surface all around the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the use of the facility. It was a blessing to us and hopefully a blessing to you as well.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mount Ida, Arkansas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1836 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Main House
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , In Main House
    Bathroom - toilet , In Main House
    Cabin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is in the Cabin (Claw foot bathtub)
    Lofted Cabin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed is a double bottom and twin top sleeping up to 3.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , This is in the Studio unit.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Murphy bed is a twin size
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , This is in the Cabin unit
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , This bedroom is in front room of Studio next to Main House
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , This is in the Lofted Cabin private bedroom
    Bedroom 9 - 1 bunk bed , This is in Lofted Cabin Common Area - queen bottom/twin top
    Main House Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , M.H. Living room queen sleeper sofa, space for portable twin
    Bedroom 11 - 1 king , Located in Lofted Cabin - Loft sleeping with King bed
  • King size beds (2) In Main House Master Bedroom one in Lofted Cabin Loft area, Queen size Beds (4) One in 2nd Master Bedroom, one in third bedroom, one in the cabin and one in the Lofted Cabin (bottom bunk), Double Beds (4) Found in Main House, Studio and Lofted Cabin, Twin or Single Beds (3) Found in Main House bunkbed room and portable bed in closet, Bunk Beds (3) Found in Main House, Studio and Lofted Cabin
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Crystal Water Fountain surrounded by dusk to dawn twinkle lights on trees, Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner


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Mount Ida properties

  • 5 of 5

My family had an awesome time at your properties We would recommend it to anyone!!! We have stayed at many vrbos and never was as much provided (toilet paper,dish soap,shampoo etc) just wanted to say keep up the good work!!!

  • Submitted: 2-Dec-2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a big family getaway

  • 5 of 5

First of all Connie was very nice and always available to answer all our questions prior our visit to her rental.We loved the house very clean and had everything we were looking for.The kids loved the cabins especially the whimsical lofted cabin.we were able to do our cook outs and had enogh room for our family of 23 people.We loved the fire place even though we weren’t able to use it science we weren’t able due to a bun barn but still sit there and enjoyed our family nights a little to far from hot springs down town but is definitely worth the drive.thankyou so much Connie we will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is not being taken care of and there are many broken items.

  • 3 of 5

I feel that the property will not continue to be a nice place to stay because necessary repairs are not being made. Chairs need repairs, fans need to be checked and repaired. It is a wonderful property and we enjoyed our time there, but we have stayed in excellent homes and this is not one of them.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Bonnie. I am glad your family enjoyed your stay. I hired a new cleaning person for this summer and unfortunately, the week before your stay was during her time of orientation and getting to know the property. I had not been made aware of broken chairs or fans until your departure. I haven't had any other guests give feedback for broken items during their stay yet this year. However, sometimes guests break things and don't report it because they don't want it to affect their security deposit and then it takes a while to figure out that something was broken. We removed the broken chairs after your departure and prior to your review. We strive to keep the property in great condition. For those reading this review, please be sure to check out my other more recent reviews on airbnb and you will see that I have received nothing but 5 star reviews. We continue to make improvements on the property to assure it will continue to be a favorite place for families to gather. The master bedroom deck had just been stained two days prior to the arrival of these guests.
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Family Get-together

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion at this property, with 19 people and rented out 3/4 units. It was a great experience and the stay was very comfortable. Excellent surroundings and very spacious cabin units. It had all the provisions, the kids loved the whimsical cabin. Booking and communication was very quick and easy.

Some areas of improvement are the missing bathroom locks. Overall a very good hideout:)

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend stay for group of 13

  • 5 of 5

Great cabins, great outdoor spaces and great owners to work with.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for our large group

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our large group of 29 people ( including 12 kids ) for Memorial Day long weekend. We really enjoyed it here. Our kids had lot of fun. The rooms are clean and kitchens well stocked. Plenty of bowls and plates, silverware for everyone.

Connie is a very nice lady and very easy to communicate with. We needed a minor repair. She came quickly and got it fixed.

The location is pretty good. It's very close to LOViT trail and 2 marinas, Twin Creek rec area, Ruth's Baits and Tackles (fishing license, snacks and drinks). Bob's Food City is a large grocery store about 10 minutes drive on hwy 270.

Cruising on Lake Ouachita and crystal mining at Wagner Crystal Mine was great too.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Crystal Digging, Dinner Cruises, Horse Racing (in Season)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mount Ida, Arkansas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer
May 18 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Weeks
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$648.65
Pet Fee C$38.92

Please note that you can rent fewer than all 4 units during the off-peak season. Rates as low as $65/night for the two person cabin. $225/night price quote is for the Main House for 5 guests ONLY . Please call for rates to rent or add the other units. Many affordable options available. Also note that Thanksgiving week is at peak rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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