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Martha McKay

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

Historic Southern Lakefront Mansion 32 miles from Memphis, 3BR 5 BA

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Hughes vacation chateau / country house rental

Old world charm on eight acres of wooded grounds right on the lake

Please note: Before confirming your reservation, the receipt of a copy of the primary reservation holder's valid Driver's License is required.

Step into a timeless place where the magnificent natural surroundings are beautifully matched and enhanced by this stately, elegant and very comfortable and luxurious lakefront mansion of the old-world style. Featuring 3 bedrooms, each with a private bath, each wing of the mansion features breathtaking views of beautiful Horseshoe Lake, a large, recreational lake just 30 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. The home sits on several acres of luscious wooded grounds with stately Bald Cypress trees along the bank of the lake, giving the home its singular character. The Snowden House, built by one of the founding families of Memphis, is the oldest residence on Horseshoe Lake and features many architectural details including a grand marble-floored entrance with a sweeping staircase, a fan window highlighted the antique crystal chandelier, a Carrera marble fireplace and three-panel gilded mirror over the fireplace, all heirlooms from one of the original family homes in Memphis. All of the formal living areas are on the second floor in the style of antebellum Louisiana-style plantation homes along the Mississippi river. Three sets of French doors open out from the formal living room which features 12 + foot high ceilings and signature cove lighting from its beautifully molded soffets, onto the spectacular screened porch which affords a sweeping view of the lake through ivy-patterned wrought iron. There is a large, formal dining area, as well as a more casual breakfast and lunch porch completely surrounded by windows looking out over lake and woods – perfect for lounging away the afternoon, watching the birds and the sparkling waves of the lake. There is a live-in kitchen that is shared with the owner and is available for preparation of simple meals, as well as a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking. And the more casual downstairs area is great for relaxed family get togethers with easy access to the beautiful Horseshoe Lake, which, at one time, was an arm of the mighty Mississippi.

During the summer months a pontoon boat is available upon request for an additional charge, as the lake is ideal for family gatherings and enjoying a full range of water-related recreation. Wonderful picnics under the full canopy of the great oak trees on the bank are a big favorite throughout the summer, as the breeze off of the lake keeps the outdoors pleasant throughout the summer. During fall, winter and spring seasons, the home is a favorite for lovers of wildlife, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, or just building a nice fire and enjoying the tranquility of such an elegant yet comfortable setting.

The master bedroom on the second floor and facing the lake, features a state-of-the-art memory foam topped king bed, upholstered headboard, hardwood floors with comfortable wool area rug. The master bath is your own private marble-lined spa with a sumptuously deep marble-decked 6' long, deep bath with your own private view of the lake, while the marble lined shower sports 6 Kohler shower tiles plus a wonderful, Grohe overhead shower spout. Step out onto the heated travertine marble floor and seep yourself in the luxury of this lakeside master bath.

There are two more bedrooms on the second floor, each with their own private bath and views of the lake. The third floor is occupied by your hostess and is completely separate from the main parts of the house. On the ground floor, guests enjoy a more casual atmosphere where they enjoy a large screen TV, a library bar with a large table for games and other gatherings on rainy days, and men's and ladies' dressing rooms where guests may change into their bathing suits and have outside access to the lake.

On the west end of the property is a private pier with chaise lounge chairs and sun umbrella for sunbathing and enjoying the view, a perfect spot for a swim on a warm summer day!

PLEASE NOTE: the owner lives in her private quarters on the third floor of the home.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Martha McKay (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Memphis, Tennessee
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Highwater Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Plantation Putting Green
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Memphis, Tennessee
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Highwater Landing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Hughes, Arkansas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$104
Tax Rate 11.25%

Snowden House may accommodate additional guests over six adults for an additional fee, depending upon the age -- children, teenagers, or adults -- and the number of additional guests.
One night reservations on the weekend during summer months may incur additional fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Hughes

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath features heated marble floors, marble deck bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful, antique marble vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ladie's dressing room with outdoor access to lake
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Men's dressing room with outdoor access to lake
  • 3 out of the 5 baths feature Toto toilets with non-slamming lids and seats. Two of the baths feature heated marble floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Snowden Suite - 1 king , Lakefront suite with marble master bath
    Bogardus Room - 1 queen , Lake view room with full bath
    Mountcastle Room - 1 queen , Lakeview room with full bath
  • All bedrooms feature pure cotton linens, ample storage space and views of lake. Accommodations for additional guests are available upon request at an additional fee.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Horseshoe Lake is a popular destination for all types of water sports activities in the summer, as well as fishing and bird-watching in the cooler times of the year. For guests interested in 'green' building, this stately home has been completely retrofitted with state of the art geothermal heating and air throughout the house, as well as other energy-saving devices such as heated floors, ceiling fans, attic fans and transom windows.