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Very good
14 reviews
view from patio
visitors, 8-18-13 Katie Mayer & family from Texas
cooking ribs & beans on the island
Cooking on the fire pit
A view everywhere you look
view from swim dock to the island
Sun Tracker party barge, Signature Series, purchased July, 201`3
view for swim dock
paddleboats, no charg
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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Mariekaus...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not clean”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
10
people found this review helpful

Did not realize this rental was part of the owners home. We could hear the owners walk and sneeze upstairs. They charge a $60 cleaning fee yet the place was dirty on arrival. Black mold all in shower, someone's dirty socks and other trash under couch. Bed mattress old and
uncomfortable. Added a second bathroom(one w mold) and couldn't use because of the horrible smell. The cabinet doors in kitchen had spills that were never wiped clean. Bathroom door looked like someone poured a coke down it and never wiped clean. not enough seating in living area. The man is nice but def needs a thorough cleaning, fresh paint, and a few better furniture pieces. The outside is nice and directly on lake. Overall, unsatisfied with stay, felt like I needed a good bath and couldn't wait to get home!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Sally W
Jena, Louisiana, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful place but air conditioner mysteriously goes off at night..then hot!”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
11
people found this review helpful

The place was nice, but you are actually staying downstairs with the owner upstairs. The bedrooms have no windows or ceiling fans. The air conditioning mysteriously goes off (breaker in owners control) at night. It runs about 2 hours and then you do not have any a/c until about 8 pm at night and is off the rest of the night. You have to rent the party barge and paddle boats. It's seems to be all about the money! Will not stay there again.

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Liked best: Could have our dog with us.
Liked least: Felt creepy like they were watching all the time.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Grove ok
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Lauren B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantasy Island is for close friends and making new ones”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

If you're laid back and interested in having fun outside and in the lake Fantasy Island is for you! There's a lot to do on fantasy island but the most fun is going out on the lake. Bob is a great host and he's always willing to help out if you need anything. It's a beautiful setting to relax and kick back.

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Liked best: Going out on the lake
Liked least: I like to cook and the kitchen knifes and amenities were a little light.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Carolyn T
Rowlett, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
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Bob the "host" is actually renting out his lower level of his own home. You can hear him and his wife walk across the floor. The rental has not been "deep cleaned" in years. Bob stated that the maid did not show up to clean and his wife was out of town so it was not even cleaned from the last tenants before we arrived. Besides that, it would be a great place for a family reunion with a large group to take advantage of the sand volley ball...which the ball was flat...the fire pit was nice accept for the giant ant bed. The rental is not as well stocked as I thought it should have been...no soap...no wash cloths..no sponge to wash dishes. I could go on and on. Bob is a very nice person and seems willing to be of help. It just that you will be asking for his help the whole time you are there, not sure if that is the way Bob intends to operate.

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Liked best: leaving
Liked least: bed bugs/flies
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 Aug 2013
First I would like to say I'm sorry Carolyn.. wasn't happy with her stay @ Fantasy Island I received an email from Carolyn with these complaints, I answered it and assured her each item would be addressed immediately. I gave no excuses. I took full responsibility. Please note our other reviews.
Thank you
Your future host
Bob J. Cotnam
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