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Home away from home duck pond

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

'Home away from Home' for all those Texas A&M festivities. Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath one story town home only 2 miles from Texas A&M campus. A straight shot down Wellbourn Rd. Town home Sleeps 8 comfortably and 1 on a twin roll away bed. Come and stay for those Texas A&M football weekends, Parent's weekend, graduation or just a visit to College Station. Fully furnished kitchen with all the comforts of home. Enjoy a DVD, play some cards, read a book or work on a puzzle.

Pet friendly with $50 pet fee per pet. Charcoal grill provided for your enjoyment. Plenty of room for multiple families to share.

Count the ducks in the townhome!

WIFI available for your use while staying at 'Home away from Home.'

New queen bed in each bedroom, back bedroom also has twin bunk beds.

Keywords: Spacious, comfortable one story town home only 2 miles from Texas A&M campus. Pet friendly, plenty of room for multiple families to share.

More Details

Pam Merkin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Pam Merkin

David and Pam bought this townhome for their oldest son in 2001 when he was a sophmore at Texas A&M. Their second son also lived here while going to Texas A&M. They have a daughter who is also attending Texas A&M and she lives in another of the townhomes that they own in the same complex. They bought a third townhome March 2016 next door to this one and have it listed on verb also. They have decided to share this townhome with out of town visitors to Texas A&M for home football games, graduation, Parent's weekend or college visits. We allow pets since we don't travel without our little 'Angel' our Yorkie and know how hard it is to find a place that allows special family members.

Pam Merkin purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Pam Merkin chose Steeplechase

Quiet,close to campus, clean 3 bedroom townhome.

What makes this townhome unique

A quiet townhome community close to campus and all Texas A&M festivities.


Steeplechase Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessable from master bedroom and hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessable from bedroom #2 and #3
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    portable crib - 1 baby crib , portable crib in closet
    roll away bed - 1 twin/ single , twin size roll away bed in master bedroom closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , twin bunk beds have been added to back bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (3) in all 3 bedrooms, twin bunk beds have been added to back bedroom,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
3 reserved parking spaces in front of town home with guest parking located inside the town home complex and additional parking on street outside the town home complex entrance, twin bunk bed has been added to back bedroom


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(92 traveler reviews)

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Home away from home duck pond
average rating of 4.902174 based on 92 reviews

Amazing, well decorated, comfortable, homey, friendly, everything you need and more.

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place to stay! We were comfortable from the moment we came through the door. We enjoyed every minute we were in Texas. And, having somewhere to stay as nice as the Duck Pond is a big reason why. It was reasonably priced and well apportioned for all of our needs. We hated leaving such a restful and friendly place. We WILL be coming here to stay again, for certain. Thanks, hardly seems adequate for what a great vacation it was for everyone. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! Counting all the ducks was so fun!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having guests who are from out of state come stay at our duck pond. We welcome return visitors.
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  • 4 of 5

Lots of room.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to be able to provide a place for out of town guests
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as expected. Nice furniture and decorations. Reasonable price. Plenty of bath towels and kitchen and cookware. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy welcoming guests to our "Home away from home"
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Perfect for me and my parents!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and it will be a memory I won't forget. I was dropping off my only son for FOW with the Corp Of Cadets. It will be hard to ever forget that day! Gig'Em

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gig 'Em Aggies Glad to be a part of this occasion.
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  • 5 of 5

Pam was a great help when I was looking for a place to stay! The house was great and she was a pleasure to rent from.

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Tara Worley

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad I was able to accommodate your employees. Consider us for any future stays.
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Great property for our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The Duck Pond house was a great place for our weeklong stay in Aggieland. Our family of six had plenty of room to spread out and we had every amenity of home. The only reasons I did not give it five stars is because the hot water was intermittent at times (sometimes taking 15-20 minutes to get to the master shower) and the beds were noisy. But, those were small inconveniences for the spaciousness of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have to turn the shower water all the way to hot and let it get extra hot then adjust. I will have a plumber look at the shower asap. Thanks for the heads up.
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Car: not necessary

Only two miles from Texas A&M campus. Aassorted books available for your enjoyment-take a book-leave a book, games and puzzles provided. Available for 2 day, weekly or monthly rent


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.75%

Additional $25/person per stay may be added for over 8 people due to additional cleaning and linen use.
Rental rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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