About this listing
This beautiful backyard bungalow in an amazing historic district is perfect for short or extended stays in Arkansas's capital city!
Welcome to the Shake Shack (affectionately named for one of our favorite NYC haunts), your very own studio apartment, complete with full bath, washer/dryer, ample closet space, and a newly renovated kitchen. This white-plank floored, one-room beauty is the guest house to our historic Hillcrest home. With a vaulted ceiling, cozy front porch, WiFi, and its own HVAC system, the Shake Shack is the perfect space for a couple, small family, traveling medical professional, or graduate student, who prefers a personal space over a standard hotel room.
Expect a warm welcome from your hosts and friendly pups. Because the Shake Shack is in our backyard, we look forward to meeting guests and sharing the charms of our favorite Little Rock neighborhood, Hillcrest.
The tree-shaded backyard is a great place to kick back and have a cocktail upon arrival. Wide streets, 100 year old oaks and maples, friendly shopkeepers along Kavanaugh Boulevard, expansive Allsopp Park, and a robust restaurant scene are just a few reasons you'll want to call Hillcrest home. The Shake Shack's central location makes it a snap to get downtown (5 minutes); local hospitals such as Children's (6 minutes), UAMS (3 minutes), and St. Vincent (5 minutes); and great shopping in the Heights (7 minutes).
Sites such as the Clinton Presidential Center, Museum of Discovery, Arkansas Arts Center, the River Market District, Little Rock Central High, Heifer International Village, the Big Dam Bridge, Two Rivers Park, and Pinnacle State Park are all within minutes of the Shake Shack.
There is an antique four-poster bed (oversized full) that can accommodate two people. We also make a queen-sized air mattress and cozy sheets available to guests who request it. The kitchen was installed in May 2014 and offers a new stove and oven, extra deep sink, stainless steel utility table, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven...all available for your use.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the charms of Little Rock during your visit!
Full kitchen (NEW in 2014!)
Interaction with Guests
As hosts, we will be there to greet you at the Shake Shack, give you an orientation for the property and the neighborhood. We live on the property, so we will be around to answer any questions during your stay.
Hillcrest is the best crest!
Taxi service is easy to come by in Hillcrest.
CAT (Central Arkansas Transit) has several bus lines that run from our neighborhood to the downtown area and all if its amenities.
Treat it like a hike in the woods. Pack in, pack out!
No smoking indoors please.
Pets may be allowed if approved prior to your visit.
Please do the following when you depart:
Bag your trash and recycling. Leave by the front door when you depart.
Strip the sheets.
Place sheets and towels in the bath tub.
Place dirty dishes on the table, please.
Feel free to contact me me for Little Rock and Hillcrest recommendations and directions. I'm happy to help!
We have two dogs who live in our house and hang out in the backyard at times. Please keep the gate closed as you come and go so as not to let the pups roam free! They won't come in to visit you unless invited. :)
Thank you for visiting!!
The reservation was canceled 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The Backyard Bungalow is a wonderful place. We were attending the National Square Dance Convention in downtown Little Rock, and the bungalow is very close to downtown, although not walking distance. The public bus stops very close by, but unfortunately we found out it doesn't run past 6 pm at night, and our convention went from 10 a.m. to 10 pm every day (for 3 days for most attendees, 5 days for us because we are callers and organizers.) The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet, and I wish I could have spent more time "at home."
I had a great experience with Brooke-Augusta Ware! The Shake Shack was a fabulous place to stay and the hosts are so welcoming and accommodating. The bungalow is nestled in a friendly and safe neighborhood with lots to do nearby. Perfect for a travel physical therapist needing temporary, but furnished housing.
Brooke provided us with helpful directions and information about the neighborhood, and was there when we arrived to welcome and orient us further. She was always available by text or email but was never obtrusive in any way. The "Shake Shack" is a cozy and quiet getaway in the heart of Little Rock's most interesting neighborhood. We had a great time there.
Amazing little hideaway in the city. You'd never know this little retreat was there. I used the space the first day as a meeting area to do some personal development training. The table and available space worked perfect. The rest of my stay I spent relaxing and working on some paintings. Again the space lent itself perfectly for my needs. If you are visiting little rock, this would be the perfect non-hotel location. If you are from the area, but want to just get out of your every day ruts, it works great for that as well. The hosts are perfect. Their pets caused no issues. Everything went just as I had hoped!
The Shake Shack was in a great location--safe, very close to downtown, easy access to and from interstates. The host was very responsive to emails and texts and she was flexible when our schedule changed unexpectedly. The place itself is nestled in a cute backyard in a quiet neighborhood. We were not bothered by any noise or commotion during our visit. There are two dogs on the premises that were very sweet and friendly, they did not bother us at all! This definitely beat a hotel stay especially for a longer trip. The fridge, coffee maker, microwave, and toaster oven were great money savers as a hotel with these amenities would have been above our budget. Overall, our experience was a good one.
Brooke's place was on a beautiful tree-lined street and very conveniently located to many great spots. We enjoyed the city of Little Rock very much and will stay with Brooke again if we return!
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