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BEST VIEW on Lake Hamilton

Bedrooms 1
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rustic lake front cottage with boat dock and great views!

No kidding, the view is spectacular with Mount Riante in the distance. We are on the main channel facing due South which is important because it means NO MOSQUITOS and there is always a nice breeze.

We are just outside the city limits of Hot Springs which means we are minutes away from everything, 5 minutes from Oaklawn Park, yet located on a private, quiet peninsula.

We have a boat dock available with a marina a few hundred yards away to gas up the boat. You will put your boat in at Hill Wheatley park and hop across the main channel to our boat dock.

We have covered parking for your vehicle or your boat trailer. You will want to put your boat in prior to coming to cottage as we have a steep driveway.

More Details

Chris Schmiedeke
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Chris Schmiedeke

Myself, my wife and our two girls live in Dallas, Texas. My wife is originally from Hot Springs and we travel here as much as time will allow.

We love the Hot Springs area, and wanted someplace on the lake where we could get away.

Chris Schmiedeke purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Chris Schmiedeke chose Arkansas

We love this property because of the spectacular views and southerly breeze. We had a place in a cove at one time, and the mosquitos were unbearable.

Our home is a rustic 50+ year old cottage built right on the lake. Multiple decks to lounge on, a boat dock and steps right down into the water.

Check the photos and reviews to learn more about our vacation home. If you are expecting the Ritz Carlton, this is not your place. This is a fantastic rustic cottage where you can hang out at night and spend your days in the water. It is private and quiet with the rumble of boat engines and waves to put you to sleep on the deck.

What makes this cottage unique

There are multiple decks to lounge on and great swimming. We are minutes from everything by both boat and car. It is a perfect location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Hot Springs

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1) We have a bed in the den with a trundle beneath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is a rustic 50+ year old cottage/lake house. If you are expecting the Ritz Carlton, look elsewhere. We have everything you need for a fantastic stay. Read the reviews and photos to determine if it is a place for you.


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BEST VIEW on Lake Hamilton
average rating of 4.25 based on 72 reviews

We loved this place! The photos don't do justice!

  • 5 of 5

Your cabin was so much better than we anticipated. The views and the rustic cabin feel were amazing. It made our Arkansas getaway spectacular. It is clean, well stocked, and close to everything. We surely recommend this place. Thank you for sharing your cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Katrina! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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not what i thoughet it was going to be .

  • 4 of 5

not good. linins dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for our way to steep .not bad not good .enjoyed sittiing on the deck .no where for the dogs to go to the bathroom.beautiful place.need new mattress.bugs and misquitos a problem.need to spray.enjoyed the tub and sitting out side.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arkansas USA

Sister Time

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I had a great time, the cabin is very nice, clean, view is fantastic, quiet peaceful part of the lake. The only thing we could have used were some nightlights being elderly and having to get up at night it was pretty dark but we managed. We had a little problem finding it but the owner responded and talked us there. The driveway is steep and looks daunting at first but really gave us no problem Will hope to come back some time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! We used to have night lights, but just like everything else, they simply disappear. :(
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Awesome vacation spot in a quite cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was a really great vacation spot! The cabin, over all, was quite cozy, and extremely relaxing! The view is outstanding, it is central to many attractions and has a convenient floating boat doc. I have no complaints whatsoever, however boat owners make sure you bring plenty boat fenders to protect your boat. The waves are very active on high traffic days. If ever back in this area, we would most likely stay here again if available. Thank you to the owners for renting to our family as we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! Yes, in the summer the lake can get a bit rough on the weekends and holidays. Lake Hamilton uses sea walls so that people can build right down to the lake. Because of these sea walls, the waves have no place to dissipate, creating even larger waves as they move back into the channel. Add to that that this is essentially a large river and thinks can get rough on busy days. Most of the year it is not a problem and is as calm as can be. Not in the summer on weekends and holidays, though. Definitely bring bumpers and mooring lines.
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  • 3 of 5

Great lake home. Fit our vision of a relaxing get away perfectly even though the place could use a little work. The inside of the house was comfortable and homey. The wooden deck needs to be replaced pretty badly and the boat dock is nothing I would pull a nice boat up to (if I had one to pull up). If you're going to bring a boat or toddlers, find something else. If you're in it for the view of the lake and a relaxing weekend with no watercraft... it's great.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Can you provide a little more info about the boat dock?
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Jefferson, TX

Charming Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The house was clean, neat and in the perfect location. Loved the fact we were able to bring our two fur babies. Aside from not having a dust pan and just a couple of basic cleaning supplies handy, it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Minutes from downtown Hot Springs and Oaklawn Horse racing and gaming.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$107.78
Damage Insurance A$74.81

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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