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'Pond House' - on Huge Horse Farm; Great for Young Families

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The Pond House

The Pond House Back Side of Pond House. Interior. Den is through that doorway. Bedroom in Pond House. Second Bedroom; double on bottom. Fully equipped kitchen of Pond House. Den, with sleeper sofa. Front of Pond House State citation large-mouth bass, from the Pond behind the Pond House. "Teach a kid to fish . . . "  Do this before they grow up!! 18" Bass drug out onto the bank with a cane pole baited with a worm.  Priceless! View from the front door of the Pond House. View of our little mountain range out the front of the farm. Mama goose. Goose family. Rope swing near the Pond House. Foot bridge over the pond overflow and onto the dam. Woodland Trails.

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville cottage description

Vacation on our 600 acre horse and cattle farm and stay in our Pond House, on the shore of one of the most beautiful ponds you can imagine. Children and adults enjoy fishing, hiking the woodland trails, watching the constant activities of nature around the pond, watching the horses and cattle, and horseback riding with our neighbors at Oakland Heights. Newsflash: We just added a fantastic rope swing near the Pond House, and it will hold large adults!

The Pond House was totally rebuilt and refurnished in 2004. It has two bedrooms (one queen, one bunk bed with double bed on bottom), plus a den with queen-sized pull-out couch. It is professionally decorated and altogether charming.

The best feature, however, is the screened back deck overlooking the gorgeous pond.

Be sure to visit the farm's website using the link at the foot of this listing. Also see our Manor House (vrbo #90926) and Servants' Cottage (vrbo #442721).

Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Perfect for families with younger children. The Pond and the horses, the woodland trails are all endlessly fascinating. The kids will not want to leave....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are frequent guests, but owner reserves right to limit. Discuss when booking....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Plenty of outside smoking places, particularly the screened back porch....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

            Bunk bed with double on bottom...moreless

          • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen-sized sleeper sofa...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-Play available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized sleep sofa in Den., Bunk Beds (1) Double Bed Below....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Note that the Pond House can sleep 7, but there is only one bath.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper products and common condiments and some standard ingrediants are on hand....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen; plenty of cookware. Kitchen table can seat 6....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of dishes, cookware & utensils....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Oven
          • Child's Highchair
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air...moreless

          • Living Room seats 5
          • Towels Provided
          • Babysitter
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Fish for Bass & Bream (gear provided). Hiking on extensive trails on the farm. Trail Rides at neighboring farm. View horses, cattle, wildlife on farm. Rent our all-terrain golf cart for leisurely exploring of the farm. Complete peace & relaxation. And yes, it is romantic because it is so very private....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Game Room:

                We have a 'Game Barn', with ping pong, pool table, foosball, darts, cornhole, bikes, croquet, etc....moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, Rope swing, fishing (equipment provided); Cornhole; Firepit;...moreless

              • Television:

                Local reception only. You will NOT be watching much TV at the farm....moreless

              • Pool Table:

                In Game Barn...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Shared Hot Tub
              • Foosball
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Local landline; good mobile reception for AT&T & Verizon...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Mobile hotspot works fine....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    There is a hot tub up the hill at the Manor House. Pond House guests may arrange to use....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Large screened back porch, with lighting, ceiling fan, and great eating table and chairs. This is where you will take your meals and spend lounging time whenever the weather permits....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened back deck overlooking the Pond with eating area, ceiling fan, lighting. This is where you will want to sit and eat anytime the weather allows....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    LARGE back lawn leading down to the pond. Plus there is the 600 acres of farm & woods. Outdoor firepit....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Adult and child bikes stored in Game Barn near Pond House....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Spring Creek course is 15 miles away....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Nice gas grill....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The farm features views of the first range of the Southwest Mountains. It is situated on the last ridge of foothills....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    You are on a REAL FARM, with horses and cattle and a huge woods with trails....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Actually, its a very large Pond, full of fish and surrounded by wildlife....moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Tennis
                      • Rafting
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Hiking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Live Theater
                      • Pond
                      • Forests
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Outlet Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • Fishing (cane poles and a few bass rigs provided), Horseback riding on Neighboring Farm, Oakland Heights, Explore the ponds (nine total) and creeks on the farm's 584 acres, Hiking and biking on miles of forest trails (adult and child bikes on site). Great New Rope Swing near Pond House. Watch our on-site trainer work her mounts. Watch cows and other farm activities that happen to be going on. Hot tub at main house available to Pond House guests, Lots of nearby wineries, antique shops, historic sites (Monticello - 25 miles, Montpelier - six miles, Wilderness - 20 miles), museums (Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum - three miles, Madison Museum - six miles), and shopping, However, most families have trouble getting the kids to leave the farm, Forty minutes to Skyline Drive....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Something for Everyone!

                            Something for Everyone!

                            • Guest VirgniaBeachNatives (Virginia Beach)
                            • Date of stay 08/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                            My daughters and I recently enjoyed two idyllic days on the farm. We stayed in the Pond House, and everything about our stay was perfect. My youngest daughter enjoyed fishing, exploring the farm and the woods in the golf cart, visiting the horses in the fields and the barn, smores on the fire pit at night (Keith even thoughtfully left firewood for our use) and playing outdoors! My city-slicker teenager enjoyed resting and reading in the clean, comfortable and well equipped house (she even had Wi-Fi!), relaxing under the stars in the hot tub and even swinging away on the two rope swings. The farm brought me back to my childhood - it was so great to be outdoors, and I haven't seen that many butterflies in years! It was the best of both worlds - the relaxing atmosphere of the farm, with all of the modern conveniences and amenities very close by. Keith's restaurant recommendations were great - we had an incredible lunch at the nearby French restaurant and a wonderful Italian dinner just up the street. My kids would not leave until I promised that we would come back again - that was an easy promise to make! Thank you, Keith, for an incredibly relaxing mini-vacation. We hope to be able to come back soon!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                          • Lovely stress-free stay

                            Lovely stress-free stay

                            • Guest samh (Washington DC)
                            • Date of stay 09/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/07/12
                            Really lovely stay with excellent, responsive hosts. Nice and clean, well-maintained accommodation. They had no problem with us staying just the one night. Lovely relaxing location, farm animals, etc (though not much to do on site, just in case that's what you're expecting). Would happily stay again. :)

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                          • Great getaway

                            Great getaway

                            • Guest Kate (Christiansburg, VA)
                            • Date of stay 10/12/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/28/12
                            The Pond House was the perfect relaxed atmosphere for a weekend with my mother and sister, close enough to Charlottesville to do some excellent wine tasting, far enough away from town to enjoy being out of the loop a bit. The working horse farm is a lovely setting, and the folks working/living there are incredibly nice. We also rented out the entire Manor House the first weekend in June 2012 for UVA Reunion Weekend. Again, an amazing experience. I am not usually a huge B&B fan, but the option of renting out an entire establishment, be it the Pond House for a smallish group or the Manor House, with minimal interference/EXCELLENT customer service from both the hostess Tina and the owner Keith was perfect. Will definitely go back - totally reasonable for the location, plenty of space for kids to run around , also a perfect place to go WITHOUT kiddos.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                          • Beautiful property close to everything!

                            Beautiful property close to everything!

                            • Guest Jen (Clearwater, FL)
                            • Date of stay 05/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/21/12
                            We had an amazing time the week that we stayed at the Pond House. It was centrally located to most historical places, so that was a major plus. The house is very comfortable, with beautiful views. My favorite thing was the quiet---this is the one thing that I have missed about living in the country. The house had a full kitchen which was great, since we cooked in most nights. Why go out with views like this? We did eat in Gordonsville one night at the little French restaurant and that was amazing! We went to Montpelier for the wine festival, which was alot of fun. Also went back to Monticello, also went to most of the wineries---favorite was Barboursville! Also did alot of fun antiquing. My only complaint is that the bed was not the most comfortable---especially for longer stays.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                            • Guest From Suffolk, VA
                            • Date of stay 05/11/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            To celebrate M_______'s 60th birthday, we chose the Pond House. It was so relaxing and peaceful. The guys enjoyed fishing, while the ladies rode bikes and interacted with the horses. Seeing the baby horse was a highlight! The wineries were awesome, especially Barboursville! This is exactly what we needed!

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                            • Guest Family from Cary, N.C.
                            • Date of stay 04/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            This was our first time in the Pond House and first year at the farm. This was an amazing vacation for us only a few hours away from Cary. We went to Monticello where we had a blast! We also went fishing with some of our neighbors down the street. The trails were very exciting and the grass was an amazing place for us kids to play tag. Feeding the horses - of course with permission - was a lot of fun. They were so gentle, we even got a chance to help groom them. We will definitely be coming back soon.

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                            • Guest Lillian (age 11), with her family.
                            • Date of stay 03/08/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            We visited the Pond House on this 4-day period. The house was very nice and clean; we enjoyed sleeping in the bunk bed. The dark night sky was perfect for stargazing; 3 shooting stars were spotted. The hiking trail, pond, and horses are all delightful. The swing up at the bed and breakfast was a definite favorite! We would recommend the little lunch cafe "Elmwood at Sparks" for hungry travelers. The sandwiches there are really prepared nicely and have a great taste. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

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                            • Guest Jim & Dawn
                            • Date of stay 02/18/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            We celebrated Dawn's birthday on this farm. 18 Feb (Saturday)was 60 degrees and beautiful. We walked around the farm taking pictures, looking at the horses and cows, and drinking wine. On 19/20 Feb. (Sunday and Monday a.m.) we experienced our first snow fall as a couple here. We took some beautiful pictures. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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                            • Guest Michelle
                            • Date of stay 11/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            What a wonderful way to celebrate half a century of living - great friends, wonderful views and enjoyable conversation. Your home has a wonderful vibe and a peaceful way about it. May all your guests have as pleasant a stay as I did.

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                            • Guest Dax, Laurie & Tabitha
                            • Date of stay 08/18/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            Thank you for a fabulous weekend getaway! Waking up to the horses & going to bed to the frogs was priceless. . . We can't wait to come back! Thanks again!

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                          • Tax Rate 7.3%

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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Charlottesville at 35 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: U.S. Highway 15 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Silk Mill Grille at 7 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Spring Creek at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Pomme at 4 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: My wife and I live in Virginia Beach, where we have been buying and rehabbing run down properties for many years. In 2003, I was looking for a small 'getaway' property close to the mountains. I overshot and ended up purchasing a rundown old horse farm (584 acres), with three houses and two big barns. After 18 months of rehab work, we opened the houses for guests.

                          Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
                          The Charlottesville area is one of the most beautiful parts of America. The landscape is just wonderful. You enjoy all the amenities of civilization, but in an area that is rural and dotted with small towns and villages. There is a reason why Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Governor Barbour, James Monroe and many other historical figures chose to live in this area, and why a number of modern jet setters have hideaways in the area today.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          We love the back porch and pond. Its one of the most pleasant places on earth. The table and chairs out there get lots of use, both at mealtimes and whenever we wish to read or write. Our grandchildren love to stay at the Pond House because its so easy to step out the door and down to the edge of the pond, where they see lots of pond life (turtles, geese, fish and minnows, dragonflies, frogs, crayfish, red-winged blackbirds, hawks & eagles (yes we have golden eagles), etc.) and where they can depend on the fish to bite.


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                          Photos

                          • The Pond House

                            The Pond House

                          • Interior. Den is through that doorway.

                            Interior. Den is through that doorway.

                          • Second Bedroom; double on bottom.

                            Second Bedroom; double on bottom.

                          • Den, with sleeper sofa.

                            Den, with sleeper sofa.

                          • State citation large-mouth bass, from the Pond behind the Pond House.

                            State citation large-mouth bass, from the Pond behind the Pond House.

                          • 18" Bass drug out onto the bank with a cane pole baited with a worm.  Priceless!

                            18" Bass drug out onto the bank with a cane pole baited with a worm. Priceless!

                          • View of our little mountain range out the front of the farm.

                            View of our little mountain range out the front of the farm.

                          • Goose family.

                            Goose family.

                          • Rope swing near the Pond House.

                            Rope swing near the Pond House.

                          • Woodland Trails.

                            Woodland Trails.

                          • Back Side of Pond House.

                            Back Side of Pond House.

                          • Bedroom in Pond House.

                            Bedroom in Pond House.

                          • Fully equipped kitchen of Pond House.

                            Fully equipped kitchen of Pond House.

                          • Front of Pond House

                            Front of Pond House

                          • "Teach a kid to fish . . . "  Do this before they grow up!!

                            "Teach a kid to fish . . . " Do this before they grow up!!

                          • View from the front door of the Pond House.

                            View from the front door of the Pond House.

                          • Mama goose.

                            Mama goose.

                          • Foot bridge over the pond overflow and onto the dam.

                            Foot bridge over the pond overflow and onto the dam.

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                          Sleeps 7

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