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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming, Energy Star 5+ Rated Retreat; Leisure Or Sabbatical Stay.

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

Owner
Carolyn Kuenzel
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

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 Arkansas

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fayetteville

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Heated Tile Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Heated tile floor
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Happy Hollow House : Family-friendly house for University visits
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 54 reviews
5

Happy Hollow House was perfect for our stay in Fayetteville!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described in the listing. We were there for the wedding of my step son. We couldn't have picked a more perfect location! It was 6 minutes from the son's home, and maybe 15 from the wedding venue, The Pratt Place Inn and Barn. We stayed at the Inn for the night before and night of the wedding, but had 7 nieces and nephews that needed one or two nights lodging those same nights. Many properties that I looked at charged a per person nightly rate. Happy Hollow owners were completely flexible, and said it was no problem to switch in and out. That made it affordable for them to come for the weekend and enjoy the wedding. The house is on a quiet street and very private backyard. Easy access to every attraction, including the Crystal Bridges museum and Eureka Springs. Highly recommend if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, affordable rental. My husband was impressed with the solar lights and "green" aspects that the owners used in renovating this home. Would definitely use this home away from home again. Full laundry, including detergent and fabric softener. Also, soaps, body wash, shampoo and conditioner in each shower. A spice drawer, and conidments including coffee, sugar and creamers. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pevely, Missouri
5

June 2017

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home truly applies to[ this gem . We will be back whenever possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Great place. It had everything we needed and was convenient to the campus. Nice and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, well-stocked and great location

  • 5 of 5

Top notch, would definitely recommend and stay with this owner again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented this house. It's just a really comfortable and homey house. You can feel the love that went into rebuilding it.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay ...with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay in Fayetteville and/or the surrounding area. Clean, modern, quiet.

Nice beds and a great kitchen. Owners went out of their way to make our stay pleasant.

Had to be in the house early before check-in time because I couldn't figure out check-in and check-in times. I thought the check-in time was 11:00 am and the check-out time was 4:00 pm. Makes no sense but I had a lot on my mind ...anyway the owner was very cooperative with all that, and let us in the house early. Highly recommend! Oh, and the fresh loaf of bread on the counter was just the right touch. Thank you for allowing us to use your very comfy property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24.3 Miles
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Interstate 49
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$89.47

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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