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Katie Pearl Bungalow : Quiet retreat in the Ozarks

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Katie Pearl Bungalow

Originally built by Albert Simpson in 1928, this oak framed typical Arkansas bungalow has been fully remodeled and upgraded while preserving parts of its quirky originality. It has an Arkansas stone fireplace in the dining room, now converted to gas with remote on and off. The kitchen and three other rooms can be cozy or opened to create an open floor plan which is light, relaxing and conducive to entertaining.

There are two bedrooms, both with queen beds. The Yellow Bedroom has a built in office desk.The bedding features hypoallergenic down comforters designed to replace the top sheet and blanket.

Enjoy the heated tile floors in both Bathrooms. One bathroom has the option of being shared between the two bedrooms, thus creating a bedroom & office suite for the business traveler.

There is also a four season glass addition, with a heated tile floor, facing out onto the southern fields where you might see deer or coyotes while you enjoy your morning coffee.

Enjoy the Western facing front porch swing. Nostalgia for a by-gone era!

Close to town, yet still in nature, on the plateaus of the Ozark Mountains, the backyard is 1.5 acres overlooking 30 acres and the Ozark Mountain skyline in winter. It is private and very quiet.

This home also makes an ideal longer term stay for guest professors visiting the University of Arkansas, Healthcare professionals working with Willow Creek , Mercy. or Children's Hospitals, and Walmart and Tyson visiting representatives. We have priced it accordingly to encourage our colleagues and their families to utilize our hospitality for these longer stays.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About The Owner

Wayne and Kimberley Kuenzel have been residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas for 19 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.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why The Owner chose Springdale

These 1.5 acres originally belonged to the adjoining 17 acres of the Kuenzel property and became available to be once more included in the whole tract, in 2012. On the land, was a neglected bungalow of little or no value. Its fate hung in the balance for three months as we debated whether to restore it or raze it. A neighbor informed us of its unique heritage to the Stony Point area. ...We decided to preserve its historicity.

What makes this bungalow unique

Watch the sun rise through the sliding doors of the master bedroom or watch sunset from the West-facing front porch swing. Amazing glass addition on the south side with a heated floor. Listen to the whinny of horses and watch them graze in the neighboring pastures. Quiet, quiet, quiet surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Love the house! Thank you for everything. It worked out great. Enjoyed it."
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Springdale

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
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:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Spa inspired, pebble heated floor with skylights overhead
    Albert's bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Quirky 5'11' high door adds whimsy
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Bungalow built-in office space
  • There is also a fold out queen sleeper in the Livingroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Katie Pearl Bungalow : Quiet retreat in the Ozarks
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The little Bungalow has a great deal of charm. The gas fireplace adds warmth and atmosphere.

We found that the heated tile of the glass sunroom allowed us to enjoy our morning coffee out there. During our stay, the weather outside was cold (about 30 degrees). The temperature in the sunroom was often nearly 70 degrees in the early mornings, and easily 80 degrees by noon.

We basked in it!

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We so love this little bungalow that we intend to keep living here

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here a week in the springtime. I have family here and we had a family gathering with about 16 or 18 guests. The house is plenty big for this large a group. The kitchen stove is great. Large prep area and 2 dining areas. The showers are different and in a good way (artsy). We only slept in 1 bed but it was comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This cute house was perfect for my stay in Arkansas It is centrally located for visiting and sightseeing Springdale, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers, the lakes and everything surrounding. The kitchen had everything needed for enjoying family meals together. The beds are so comfortable I never had a bad nights rest. I really felt like I was staying in a friends home. Sitting out on the deck enjoying nature I was so excited when I made friends with a little deer that came by every day.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, we were welcomed to a homemade apple pie and sweet greeting. We loved the location, just slightly out of town and in the country. Super easy to get to downtown Fayetteville! Nice open spaces and a well stocked kitchen if you want to stay in and cook. Bedrooms were so cozy and made for a nice night of sleep! We would absolutely come back : )

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the weekend at the Katie Pearl and found it to be just perfect for our stay during our daughter's graduation from University of Arkansas. The bedrooms and baths were beautifully decorated and the warm tile floors in the bathroom were a nice surprise. We enjoyed grilling and having some family and friends over to celebrate with us on Saturday. Since the weather was rainy, it was a perfect location to meet and relax together. Even though it is a few miles away from Fayetteville, it is an easy drive and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the country setting.

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Springdale to Van Buren Sightseeing Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 49
Car: necessary

University of Arkansas : 7 miles

Children's Hospital: 6 miles

Crystal Bridges Museum : 24 miles

Tyson HQ : 6 miles

WalMart Home Office : 18 miles

Promenade Outdoor Mall : 16 miles

The AMP/Embassy Suites Conference Center: 17 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Springdale

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nonrefundable Cleaning AU$89.2
Tax Rate 11.6%

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.

Manager'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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