Who knew you could have an awesome family vacation on a small lake in Arkansas. We were amazed at all the extras Julia puts into making sure her guests have everything they need to have a great time. We enjoyed boating, fishing, swimming, paddle boards, kayaks, adult size blow up rafts for lots of fun on the water. It didn't stop without side toys, there were puzzles, books, games, movies and more. Plus a kitchen with everything you needed including any small appliance you could think of which made cooking together fun for all. Julia goes the extra mile and it shows! Thanks Julia!
This was our second time renting Julia’s home. Once again it was perfect for our yearly family get together with our children and grandchildren. Julia is very accommodating and we have enjoyed getting to know her.
Muriel & Pat
Up Your Game. Stay at Julia's Beautiful Bella Vista Lake House
Wonderful. We didn't want to leave. Julia thought of everything. Comfortable, clean, lots of puzzles & games. Docked a boat there. Fire pit for s'mores, grilled out and ate outside every meal. Convenient 2nd kitchen on lover level easy walk out. Very child friendly.
Julia's Lake House is amazing, warm and inviting. We booked this home for a week while we attended my daughter's destination wedding. It was perfectly located near the Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel and minutes from Lakepoint Event center and the Marina where we had the wedding and reception. I have used VRBO in the past for some lovely rentals but when everyone walked into the Lake House, each one said "you have really upped your game with this one!" But Julia is the one who deserves all the credit and makes this home such a terrific place for us and others to stay! The pictures on the site are beautiful but the home in person is even more so! As other reviewers have stated, everything you could possibly need is thought of, from the well stocked kitchen to all the toys like paddle boards and fishing poles! It was so nice not to have to make trips to the store because everything is all there already. Just bring your food and move in! But the most stunning part of this gorgeous home is the views of the lake! Ideally located on the point of land between two fingers of the lake, it is a perfect property to relax in and enjoy the peace that being on the water brings. We had the most fun and relaxing vacation here even during a hectic week. It was also a pleasure because of how clean and updated this home is. The beds are super comfy. One of our friends, who is not a great sleeper, slept in several mornings longer than normal! The fire pit was a hit, as was the pool table. The kitchen which is gorgeous is also very usable. And communication with Julia was easy and timely. Every inquiry was quickly answered! It was a pleasure to do business with her! Now that we have discovered the hidden gem of Bella Vista, thanks to my new son-in-law's family, we hope to visit again soon and stay at Julia's Lake House!!!
We travel a lot by VRBO, this is the best furnished house we have stayed in. Very well cared for, lots of room, and a great layout for groups. Eight of us were in town to bike the area, the trails were fantastic. This is our 2nd trip to Bentonville this year. The garage works well to store bikes and set up shop.
There are some things you need to know before booking Julia's Lake House:
1. It should be named Julia's Luxury Lake HOME
2. No matter the length of your reservation, you will want MORE time
3. It is an experience you will want to REPEAT
4. If you are lucky enough to meet Julia in person, you WILL love her. She can't help it and you won't be able to resist.
We live in NWA and were planning a wedding reception with guests from both far afield and nearby. Thus, we knew we'd prefer a vacation house over multiple hotel rooms so we could all be together throughout the weekend rather than meeting intermittently.
Upon touring Julia's we realized it was perfect for the entire event. Admittedly our group was small, as receptions go, but we wanted informal and fun. At Julia's we had the Oath Stone Ceremony right on the dock! The pictures came out beautifully with the lake and a decorated boat as the backdrop.
So much to do both inside and outside of the home for all ages. Outside we had kayaks, paddle boards, life vests, croquet, seating vignettes with GORGEOUS lake views EVERYWHERE and a firepit for s'mores after dinner.
Inside the beautiful and spacious home we rotated billiards, board games, puzzles, Wii, movies and multiple seating areas for conversations, dining or admiring the view.
The kitchen had any appliance or cooking utensil I could name so the meals went very smoothly. My overnight guests reported VERY comfortable beds and linens. All the bathrooms were well stocked as well. Julia's Luxury Lake Home assuredly made the experience one that will be remembered in the most positive light for everyone who attended. Thank you, Julia! I expect we'll be seeing you again.
R & M
Beautiful, magical setting and amazing house
My family (all three generations of us) loved our stay at Julia's Lake House. The natural setting was beyond all expectations. Everyone used the kayaks and paddle boards daily to explore Loch Lomond. The views of the lake from the house were spectacular. The kitchen was stocked better than my own~ there was absolutely nothing lacking. The beds were very comfy and the linens of high quality. Something to be aware of might be that the smallest downstairs bedroom with two twin beds is more appropriate for children than for adults. (My son's feet stuck off the bed by about a foot 😂?)
On one day we rented a pontoon boat from the marina and had an absolute blast pulling "Big Mabel", the towable tube/pool float, also provided by Julia. (Reserve your boat rental well in advance.)
Something that was particularly helpful for our family was the second kitchen on the lower level. Two of our group are vegan, and they were able to cook separate meals to meet their needs, which worked out beautifully.
The billiard table, also on the lower level, was a huge hit as well, and we spent many happy hours challenging each other. My eighty year old mom actually played for the first time!
This vacation ranked right up at the top of the list. I don't think we enjoyed Hawaii any more than this week. I heartily recommend Julia's Lake House for a relaxing, fun-filled family vacation.
Our family of 8 plus a grandmother thoroughly enjoyed our time at Julia's Lake House for Thanksgiving. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Julia was very accommodating and communicative. The house was everything as advertised. The beds were very comfortable. The linens and towels were plush and fresh. The house was clean and well stocked with trash bags, napkins, etc. The kitchen was fully stocked with gear, flatware, silverware, utensils, spices, and condiments. The large kitchen frig accommodated all our food supplies. A separate wine cooler kept our beverages chilled. Julia's manager Ashley was very kind and personable. My son and I enjoyed a few games of pool. Our daughters enjoyed a couple of kayaking outings despite the cool weather. We hope to get back to the Lake House for a longer stay soon. Don't read more reviews; just book it. .
BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE HOME
From the moment of first contact with Julia, I knew this would be an exceptional rental experience for our family. Her customer service was above and beyond our expectations; from helping us find activities suitable for the varied age range of our family prior to arrival to addressing concerns about the house in a timely manner upon our arrival. It was evident she wanted this to be a great experience for us.
The home itself was absolutely beautiful and immaculate. The owner’s attention to detail was evident throughout the home. It was a very clean, well maintained home with a layout that worked very well for our large family. Everything in the home seemed to be of high quality and thoughtfully placed there to make any family's stay relaxing and comfortable and everything you’d desire in a vacation rental.
Our family loves to cook when we are together and the kitchen at Julia’s far exceeded our highest expectations of a vacation rental kitchen. Our stay was over the Thanksgiving week and we were able to prepare a typical large Thanksgiving meal without needing to bring many supplies from home. The few additional supplies that we did need were easy to find in nearby Bentonville, where there was a variety of stores to choose from.
There were plenty of activities to entertain the family at the house and in the surrounding area. We even took advantage of the paddle boards that Julia supplied. I can imagine that the outdoor activities would be perfect for more hours of entertainment in the warmer months.
We would highly recommend this rental home to anyone looking for a large home with plenty of room for a big family and plenty to keep everyone entertained. Julia’s desire for us to have a wonderful stay was more than evident and I can’t sing her praises enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for providing your home for us to make some great family memories!
AWESOME LAKE FRONT HOME!
Julia's Lake House is beautiful, spacious, immaculate, well stocked and extremely organized. We rented the house for five days for a family reunion. Everyone enjoyed the paddle boards and kayaks. As an extra bonus, we rented a boat. Julia couldn't have been nicer or more helpful in every way. We would recommend this home to anyone looking for the perfect family vacation spot.
PERFECTION ON THE LAKE
Our family had a lovely stay at Julia's Lake House. The beautiful views , wonderfully equipped kitchen , and space for everyone to spread out and relax! Truly a gem!
WONDERFUL LAKE HOUSE WITH LOTS OF OPTIONS
Close to Bella Vista and only 25 minutes from Bentonville. It is up-do-date and very spacious. This house has pool table, cable/movies, board games, WIFI, paddle boards, kayaks, fishing poles, float noodles/tube, BBQ grill/smoker, fire pit, and nice dock with 4 loungers. It also had many good little "touches" such as filtered water, face wipes, shampoo/conditioner/hair dryer in every bathroom as well as everything you need to get going in the kitchen and condiments. This lake is pretty quiet so not much traffic. Do know that you cannot have jet skis on this lake and it is pretty hard to get a pontoon boat at the Marina unless you schedule way in advance. The only boats to rent are 60HP Pontoons so keep that in mind. We came for the National USSSA Softball tournament so this was a great place to stay for our down time between playing games.