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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming, Energy Star 5+ Rated Retreat; Weekender special! Sunday check out 5pm

Don't let its demure exterior fool you. This 2012 retrofitted home has a cozy yet open floor plan which is light, relaxing and conducive to cooking and chatting. Enjoy the heated tile floors in the Kitchen and both Bathrooms (thanks to the sun-driven, clean hydronic heating system!). So, after a good night's rest, go on and pad on into the kitchen with those bare feet to make your coffee and warm those toes on the heated floors.

Close to town, yet at the quiet end of the street, Happy Hollow house is only 7 minutes drive to the campus of the University of Arkansas, and the downtown Fayetteville Square where you will find the Farmer's Market twice a week from April to November. Enjoy the Historic District, Mt. Nord, for the Fall colors and Spring landscaping. We're also 32 miles from the Crystal Bridges museum of American Art.

There are three bedrooms: main bedroom has a queen bed, one has a full bed, and the other has two twin beds. Bedding is in the European style...once you try it, you will never go back! We learned this style in Germany. The bedding features hypoallergenic down comforters designed to replace the top sheet and blanket. Ah, pure pleasure!

Choose to drink your coffee or enjoy your cocktails on the eastern facing deck off the Master Bedroom or sit enjoying the backyard from the dining room deck, sheltered by the pergola. Both the Master Bedroom and Kitchen have sliding doors accessing separate decks overlooking a nearly 1 acre backyard.

The backyard is private with lots of bird activity, especially in Spring and Fall, for you birders. You may see our pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. You may also see a passing deer or fox now and then...and yes, there is an eight point buck glimpsed once in awhile during Fall.

This home also makes an ideal longer term stay for guest professors and scholars visiting the University of Arkansas from out of town or out of country. We have priced it accordingly to encourage our colleagues and their families to utilize our hospitality for their sabbatical stays.

More Details

Carolyn Kuenzel
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Carolyn Kuenzel

Wayne and Kimberley Kuenzel have been residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas for 15 years. Wayne is a professor of Avian Neuroscience at the University of Arkansas, Kimberley is an Avian Taxidermist/ volunteer tutor at the University. They have three grown children.

Carolyn Kuenzel purchased this house in 2010

Why Carolyn Kuenzel chose Fayetteville

Happy Hollow House was purchased for the purpose of a mother/daughter project to try to create an energy efficient remodel as a Fayetteville entry into the 2012 Energy Value Housing Awards. Known as GreenPinkies, LLC, two women and a house, the team of Kimberley and Lauren Kuenzel (now Pereira) went on to place second, nationally in the moderate climate remodel category. True to it's projected energy consumption, Happy Hollow House consumes about $800/year in utilities. So successful was this remodel that a second home, a bungalow, was acquired in 2012 and slated for the same energy efficient makeover. This home will join the GreenPinkies vacation/sabbatical rentals in Spring of 2014.

What makes this house unique

Happy Hollow was a diamond in the rough when purchased and, although only a house, has responded in a delightful way to the renovations. Under the care of Kimberley and Lauren, it received a second chance to be loved and lived in.

It has once again nurtured a visiting family, and continues to be a charming, welcoming

home to our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have cleared out--it was so comfy and homelike that we had our family Christmas at your house! I hope, if available we could rent from you again; it really was perfect!"
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fayetteville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Heated Tile Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Heated tile floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • We have air mattresses available if guests don't wish to share beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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average rating of 4.8923078 based on 67 reviews

Beautiful house in lovely country setting but still close to town.

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for our family of five to spend a long weekend in Fayetteville. Updated and very well done touches were a nice surprise. Backyard is beautiful! Kitchen had everything and then some. Will stay at this property again when we come to visit our kids attending the University of Arkansas.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jonesboro, Arkansas


  • 5 of 5

I spent 2 weeks at Happy Hollow while on business in Fayetteville. We had several people come and go during that time helping. We had anywhere from 2-5 ladies pee night. The set up was perfect and just what we needed! A roomy place to relax inside and out.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Springtime in Fayetteville

  • 5 of 5

While the weather didn't cooperate, the house was very comfortable on cold days and warm days. Everything was as described. The house was very well equipped. Since we were staying for a month we probably cooked more than most people who stay there and the kitchen had everything we needed.We certainly recommend it for short or long stays in Fayetteville. (The next line says we stayed in March, our visit was actually for the month of April)

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Keep Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, comfortable cottage. Everything is set up and ready. Just walk in, settle in and get comfortable. We stay 2-4 weeks at a time to visit grandkids. They like to sleep over, and there's plenty of room. Bed linens and plenty towels provided. The new, large-size laundry pair is nice to have handy. The house is in a secluded area of town on a low traffic street, but has easy access to main streets. The attached, 1-car garage came in handy when loading up during a rain. Great owners to work with, very accomodating.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here for a family Christmas. 22 people in all on Christmas Day and we had plenty of room, although we did need to bring in extra chairs. The kitchen was well stocked with all the items we needed. Over all everything was just great.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Thanksgiving Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough nice things about our stay at your property. It was spotless and you thought of everything we could possibly need. The location is also close to attractions but not in the middle of town. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Even though our Hogs lost and the coach was fired--we had a fabulous time!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24.3 Miles
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Interstate 49
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$94.35

Note: Visiting University scholars and other long-term guests (i.e. month to month, 6 month or 1 year) the price of $1830.00 includes bi-weekly cleaning. Damage deposit, payment schedule etc. will be negotiated on an individual basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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