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❤️ AREA'S BEST - Peaceful Treetop Cottage
❤️ AREA'S BEST - Peaceful Treetop Cottage
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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INVEST IN SLOWING DOWN & RELAXING. This cozy, luxurious country retreat is a fully-equipped cottage up in the trees. We offer the perfect place & services to celebrate life. Unwind in a hammock, snuggle by the fire, bond with a loved one while enjoying privacy. Optional hot tub, spa, massage and sound bath. Experience Europe's famous Slow-Food Dining in the heart of the Ozarks. Come to hike, bike, swim, float, fish, visit wineries, antique shops, historic sites & many State Parks. Pet friendly.

The space

Our guests have described the cottage as "like having a country house without needing to maintain one." Everything in this quaint 530 sq ft cottage is there 4 you to use & everything you'll need is there. The place is furnished with a queen-size bed and two additional twin-size sleeping spaces. Prepare to snuggle up in pure cotton bedding with lots of pillows. Robes, quality towels and toiletries provided. An assortment of fresh teas, coffees, spices & condiments are awaiting. An electric grill, patio furniture, hammock for two, glider, books, games, local maps, brochures, travel tips, and so much more are all provided, too.

The cottage is perched among 16 idyllic acres of secluded forest enveloping the maintained grounds, offering all the solitude you need. The property offers over a mile of walking trails you are welcome to use, along with many relaxing surprises (tables & chairs for a romantic picnics, resting benches, meditation nooks, swings, a little library, etc). You can chill out on the bluffs, dip your toes in the stream or walk down to the river. The cottage has its own grill and a fire pit. Yes, it's true, we provide FREE FIREWOOD and marshmallows, too. There is plenty of shaded parking, even enough for a trailer, and lots of room for primitive camping.

Guest access

Other than showing you around when you arrive, we'll completely respect your privacy and leave you alone. Because the cottage and our home are on the same property (large enough that we rarely cross paths but you may occasionally see another human or a furry friend), we are readily available if you need anything.

Other things to note

PLEASE READ ENTIRE LISTING AND RULES BEFORE BOOKING. We want to make sure that your stay meets your expectations.

Please keep in mind that the cottage is meant as a quiet retreat for 2-4 people only. Events, ceremonies, etc. are subject to additional fees. Prior to arrival, we need the first and last names of every guest.

To insure no one is hungry, we offer meal services. The meals on request are not exactly cheap (as the price covers visiting local farms, fetching organic ingredients, crafting individual menus, prepping food & serving it warm to your doorstep at any time you like). We promise they won't only fill the stomachs, without exception our guests praise them as some of the best dining experiences ever. They range from Picnic Basket, Country Breakfast, Surprise Dinner, warm bread, home made yogurt, jams, pâté, Slow Food Blast, etc...

We also offer additional services such as professional massage, access to hot tub, spa (European standards apply), fitness, sound bath, courses, vow renewals / wedding services on the spot, we can arrange a perfect birthday / anniversary surprise for your beloved one on arrival, happy puppy retreat,... all for a fee (the complete list of options with prices will be sent to you upon your booking).

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Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman
Security deposit is $447

Rule no. 1: UNWIND, RELAX & ENJOY. We appreciate finding the place just as we left it for you to enjoy. Please return things to where you found them. Unless your mom is coming, wash, dry and put away your dishes. We strive to minimize our environmental impact and so should our guests. Wastefulness is not appreciated. RECYCLE. We appreciate peace and quiet to maintain the tranquility. Smoking outdoors only (ashtray provided). Fee for additional guests applies to ALL AGES. Well-behaved, housebroken, groomed, crated pets or those with their own bed are welcome, but are NOT to be on any furniture at any time. They're welcome to experience freedom, exploring the surrounding woods, fields, creek or swimming in the river. However, if you can't trust your dog off-leash, don't bring it. Our dog Kora has been attacked twice by visiting dogs and it won’t happen again. If your dog can’t be a good guest, you both will be asked to leave. $35/pet/stay (payable on ARRIVAL) to ensure the comfort of our pet-allergic guests. We like people very much but if you are the type who stresses over upside down receptacles or birds chirping too loudly, please do us all a favor and book somewhere else. We adore kids and animals but refuse to babysit adults. If ever in doubt about anything, ASK. We're always just a click, text, call or door knock away. The last rule is to play fair: you relied on the reviews of others (it's common courtesy you contribute too), so MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR REVIEW.

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Jennie User Profile
November 2017
My boyfriend and I️ had an amazing time at Benka and Kieth’s treetop cottage. The place was very cute and the bed was super comfy! We were greeted with a lovely welcome basket with some amazing goodies and Benka was very helpful in directing us to scenic areas near the property. Thanks Benka and Kieth for your hospitality! We would love to return sometime in the future.
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Response from Benka&Keith:
Warmly welcome back any time!
November 2017

Jeannie User Profile
November 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed in Benka & Keith's cottage for a quick birthday getaway from the city. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Benka and their spunky dog Kora. Benka had left Sam a thoughtful birthday card, as well as left us with fresh butter, eggs, hand dipped chocolate fruit, wine, snacks, and even a s'mores kit! We only stayed for one night, but were able to take advantage of their fire pit (with free firewood and kindling,) as well as the extensive board game selection in the cottage. We enjoyed Benka's recommendations for visiting an adorable general store and state parks. The cottage was private and extremely clean. Overall, we would love to return to meet Keith, who was out hunting during our stay, and take advantage of all that the property has to offer. Thanks for everything!
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Response from Benka&Keith:
We loved hosting you guys and we are delighted you had such a great time with us. We are also thankful Keith's hunt was productive so he made sure we can stay omnivores and our respected guests who dine and picnic with us will be served the best non-antibiotic treated meat possible. Hugs to both of you and welcome back any time you need to escape the busy city life!
November 2017

Mb User Profile
November 2017
It is a good place to stay if you want to do a lot of hiking as there are a lot of great places in the area. Hosts are fantastic. Very friendly and nice.

Annie User Profile
November 2017
A great place to reconnect with your love and to take time for yourself as well. The hot tub is a must! Add it to your reservation! We missed Benka, since she was traveling, but Keith was a great host! Great first Airbnb experience!
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Response from Benka&Keith:
We are so happy to have been your first. They say you'll always remember us.
November 2017

Sam User Profile
November 2017
Had a great time in the cottage! Benka and Keith think of everything a guest could possibly want. Keith was always helpful and easy to reach when we had questions. Would definitely return!
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Response from Benka&Keith:
Thanks for the kind words. We try to think of things guests don't even know they want. Definitely welcome back.
November 2017

Julie User Profile
October 2017
This is our second trip. Me, my husband and my dog went to the Magical TIPI for our first trip. We fell in love with the place and decided to take my parent to the cottage on our second trip. My parent just loved everything of the cottage. It was perfectly cute and cozy to relax and chill. I am already looking forward to go back for my third!
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Response from Benka&Keith:
You are such an outstanding group of people, Julie! We are thrilled having anyone who comes along with fun, enthusiastic, smart, observing and well mannered guest as you are. Can't wait to host you again!
October 2017

Fawn User Profile
October 2017
Cozy, clean and fun are the words that come to mind when I think of our trip to Benka and Keith's place. We enjoyed everything about our trip and loved the little extras that show the hosts are willing to go above and beyond to enhance the travelers experience. I hope to return in the future. Thanks!
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Response from Benka&Keith:
And we hope you return as well. Then you'll find the little extra extras we provide our returning guests.
October 2017

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Interaction with guests

Our visitors value their privacy, so we adjust our interaction to meet their needs. We're always just a text, call, email or door knock away.

About Benka&Keith

For us hospitality is a labor of love. Come join us and let us introduce you to this spectacular part of the world, where we celebrate every day of our lives. We like spoiling people and revealing secrets of cozy country living. It's our pleasure to have you comfortably tucked away while unwinding and recharging in our little retreat. We guarantee we'll do our best to exceed your expectations.

Yes, we take our hosting very seriously and cutting corners is not our style. In fact, our ideas are constantly being borrowed by other hosts who lack what we have in abundance: experience, expertise and imagination. After being guests in +130 countries, we're well qualified to provide highly personalized hospitality you'll fondly remember for years to come.

Benka is an author holding several Guinness World Records in adventure traveling and Keith works as a foreign adviser.

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