Located near Sky Valley, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina this very private property has three bedrooms and three baths, two great rooms each with a wood burning fireplace and television plus a spacious, fully equipped kitchen and a small screened in porch. The main house has four seating areas. One bedroom has two full beds, the second has a queen sized bed as well as a daybed with a trundle, and the third has a queen. It has upper and lower decks facing a spring fed catch and release fish pond with a beautiful wooded view. A guest house on the property can be added to the rental for an additional fee to accommodate a larger group. It has two bedrooms, each with twin beds, one and a half baths, a seating and eating area plus a kitchenette with a microwave and full sized refrigerator. WiFi is available of course. The outdoor area has swings and a picnic table.
- House4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Plenty of room for up to twelve people in a beautiful, private setting.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 6, 2018
About sharon samford
My husband and I live in Atlanta. He is a retired lawyer and I am retired from raising seven children, two born to us, two adopted and three fostered. I'm an avid gardener, and some of the flowering plants remain from the years we spent every weekend on the property before the grandchildren started having so many weekend plans. We're on the upper deck with a dear friend waiting for the eclipse the above photo. (I'm in the middle.)
sharon samford purchased this House in 1998
Why sharon samford chose Dillard
We bought this when our first grandchild was born so he and the ones that followed would have a place to be out in nature and for our family to spend lots of time together. Our family got quite large and the guest house was built so everyone had a place, including two of my Vietnamese refugee after school students who became an informal part of our family and grew up there too. We made some wonderful memories.
What makes this House unique
It was the beautiful pond that made us fall in love with this home. The house is spacious and well laid out with room for everyone to be together or find a place to be private. It's lovely for grownups to sit on the deck and relax while the children poke around the property, fish or swing on the swing set. Highlands is only 20 minutes away as are fabulous hiking trails. When you rent I'll explain how to get to a great roadbed hike without getting in the car.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house itself is a good size and a nice layout for our group of 7 but there were multiple issues.
The house itself is nice and the pond was a good spot for our little kids to fish and even paddle a raft around.
The water is brown out of the faucet no matter how long you run it and tasted terrible. The property manager told us this was a known issue and she had no way to address it and did not recommend drinking it. Also the “WiFi” mentioned in the property description is non operational and there is no cell coverage at the house. It made for an unexpected, disconnected weekend. From town we tried to call the property owner, when the property manager reported she couldn’t help with either of our issues. The property owner did not answer and did not try to return our calls.
The property is on a well and the water does need to be filtered. I had understood that my handyman had changed the filter, but obviously we had a mis communication. I did talk to the renter about the wifi and thought the issue had been resolved since I never heard from them again. I'm very sorry for the inconveniences.
We loved it
We loved our stay at Magic Pond and found everything to be just as we expected.
Thanks for the review and I'm glad you had a great time!
This home has plenty of space, wonderful views and the comforts of home. Owners are very easy to work with as well. We hope we can return some time in the future,
You're welcome any time!
Our family had a great thanksgiving!
We loved the house. It was definitely big enough for all of us. My grandchildren slept upstairs me enjoyed the space and tv. We cooked Thanksgiving meal and kitchen was superb. Loved the fireplaces also. We would definitely use again.
I'm so glad you had a good time! The fireplaces are my family's favorites too. It's a good house for making happy memories.
Bearifull hiden place
We just stayed for 5 days, we had a great time
This property offers so many accomodations, very private and peaceful location. The house is in great shape and offers a guest house optional. Owners and property manager respond quickly.. will dedinetely go back-
Esteban and Family
Thanks for the good review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope your Brunswick house is OK. Hope you find a happier reason to come back soon!