My wife is a clean freak and she was very impressed with how clean the bungalow was. We both really enjoyed the room it had everything we needed during our stay. It was close enough to the attractions on the strip yet far enough away from it. We had a beautiful view of lake Hamilton, just a very relaxing stay. The owner Diana, was so helpful and attentive to our needs.
The best weekend I've had in years and the owner of the property is such a sweet lady. The unit was very nice and stocked. The view is breathtaking and the place is quiet and serene. I will be staying there again. This is the view from the front porch.
Enjoyed our stay, lovely view on the water. We would definitely stay here again, close to Hot Springs.
We spoke to Diane on the phone but didn't get to meet her personally. She was very pleasant to deal with and helpful. Everyone we came in contact with was very friendly and helpful. We were looking for a separate little bungalow and couldn't find it, and a couple of ladies who owned a unit in another building let us connect to her internet so I could retrieve Diane's phone number from my iPad. The lady who owned the unit to our left recommended a bakery/bistro that we enjoyed very much. A fellow in the unit above us came down to see if we had a screwdriver he could borrow, and a lady who was renting the unit two doors down, on the right, came and chatted with us one afternoon.
The location was great - close to everything, but once you got to the unit, you felt like you were far away from everything - peaceful and quiet with that great view of the lake.
I am not sure why this was advertised as a bungalow. It wasn't a detached structure, it is one unit in a long building that has upper and lower small apartment-like units. We were told that many years ago, Buena Vista originally was a resort, but each unit has since beensold to private individuals.
Our unit was very clean (always my number one priority) but had a definite musty smell. It also was a little cluttered for my taste. We had to move some of the knick knacks so we could use the tables for our things (purse, wallet, etc). The air conditioner did a great job, and the unit had all the necessities. Nice "patio"/walkway out front where we enjoyed our morning coffee and evening wine.
My rating took into account other places where we have stayed and the comparison/price of those places versus Buena Vista.
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My wife and I decided to make a quick get-away to Hot Springs on the spur of the moment. We were hoping to stay in a cabin on Lake Hamilton, so at four o' clock in the afternoon, I went online in search of a place to stay. When I happened upon this place, looked at the description and pictures, we felt it would be perfect.
We took a chance that it would be available on such short notice since we were planning on arriving the next day.
The owner of the property, Ms Diane , was very gracious and she confirmed our reservation within a few hours. She called later to see what time we would be arriving and since she could not be there at that time, she made arrangements to leave the key in a convenient place for us to pick up when we arrived.
We loved it! It was everything we hoped it would be and then some. The place was very clean and inviting. I enjoyed sitting on the front porch with my cup of coffee in the mornings while taking in the view of the beautiful Lake.
The first night we took our little pit to the grill area and bbq 'do some hamburgers while watching the boats go zipping by.
Later that evening, we enjoyed a leisurely swim in the large pool located on the property.
The location is very convenient, right behind the Walmart, yet quiet and secluded. You would never guess you were just a few blocks from Central Avenue (the main highway in downtown Hot Springs).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We left feeling relaxed and recharged. Our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed a few more days. We will definitely come back for a longer stay next time!