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Hockaday Cottage - Charming cottage hidden in a secret garden in Eureka Springs

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Historic Hockaday Cottage nestled behind the main house on Spring Street is right in the heart of the city cradled in a beautiful private garden and yet only steps to the action of the downtown area. The cottage is 2 story with a sitting area and bedroom upstairs which houses a four poster bed with down bedding. The full kitchen and bath are downstairs. Bath has a soaking tub and shower which sits under an antique stained glass window.

The cottage was originally a carriage house for horses and carriage storage for the original owner Homer McLaughlin and his family in the 1880's. Later he turned the top floor into a small local grocery where the gentlemen would sit beside the wood stove and play cards. When we restored the cottage we found old newspapers and playing cards in the walls as well as tobacco stains on the floors around the original wood burning stove. I can just imagine the stories that were made up in that room......

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Joe Joy
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Hockaday Cottage - Charming cottage hidden in a secret garden in Eureka Springs
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 44 reviews

Right at Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy cottage! My husband and I felt right at home during our stay. Nestled away on a quiet street, but close to everything that you would want to do! What a perfect getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The Perfect Honeymoon"

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at the Hockaday Cottage. Its was very cozy and comfortable there, and we enjoyed every minute. This was the perfect place to go for a Honeymoon. Everything from restaurants to grocery store's were right in the area where the Cottage is so we did not have to travel far at all. Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hockaday Cottage

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was nestled in a cute spot directly off of the historic loop, which offered great access to the downtown shopping and restaurants. The cottage was cleaned well, however a few things made me drop the rating to three stars. The cottage is obviously old, and due to the nature of it's age, the top level's floor sinks towards the middle. We were a little concerned with the stability of the cottage, as the lower level's ceiling is also bowing down. My husband is a civil engineer, and was concerned.

Secondly, breakfast was only provided for the first morning. We were disappointed as this cottage is advertised as a bed and breakfast, and although a large bottle of OJ was provided, only two muffins were given for our 4 night stay. Thirdly, there seems to be a bug problem. Any dishes placed in the sink almost immediately attracted ants coming from the drain (even after being sprayed down). There were even ants in the refrigerator when we arrived.

We seemed to have a significant issue with spiders during our stay. We did not notice any upstairs (although there were a few flying bugs upstairs), but almost every time we went to the restroom there were LARGE spiders. There are a few holes in the floor on the upper level, and the bathroom window has a hole which may let the bugs in. We actually checked our belongings for spiders before leaving to make sure we did not bring any home with us. The last day, the spiders were so bad, we considered staying elsewhere.

The convenience of the cottage to the city was wonderful, the atmosphere cozy, but the issues listed above would prevent us from staying here until the issues were resolved.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is distressing to see this review especially since there was no mention to us of any problem and we were on property the whole time. As for the structural stability, the cottage has been checked by the city and passed on all accounts. We would hope that if a customer had seen a spider that they would have said something to us since we pay a company to spray each month. Again, I apologize that your stay was not up to your expectations.
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very cute and cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Eureka Springs and at the cottage. Thank you.

Jill Doerr

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique, quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is one of a kind!! It was in a quiet area yet only a short walk to the local food & shopping which are both amazing. The yard around the cottage was beautiful & the cottage itself was clean & had everything we needed! Very nice place, a great romantic place to lay our heads!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was adorable! It was a very quiet and peaceful stay. A wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
downtown, 2 blocks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
downtown, 2 blocks
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Cleaning A$26
Pet Fee A$65
Tax Rate 14.37%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Eureka Springs

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) with down bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
European continental breakfast provided in the room