About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 10)
Twin/Single (2) · King
Toilet · Combination tub/shower
tub · Toilet · Shower
- Air conditioning
- Satellite or cable
- Washer & dryer
- Children welcome
- No smoking
Hosted by MarianAsk a question
Greetings Travelers! I'm Marian, mother to 4 active boys ranging in age from 8-17 yrs old. We reside in a suburb of Austin, TX where I keep busy with my sons' football, basketball, baseball and school activities. "Me time" revolves around living the vacation life. Whether it is working on my own vacation home business, consulting other vacation home owners on generating income through short term rentals or helping clients purchase their dream vacation home, I LOVE everything about vacation homes. I'm a life long collector of miniatures and dollhouses. As an adult, I have trained in glass blowing and lampwork at Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ. Each summer I become a HomeAway traveler when I visit Tigard, OR to glass blow at Live Laugh Love Art studio. I have a green thumb for growing a variety of ferns in my Texas home. Both owls and cardinals have a special meaning to my family. I've incorporated a little of each of these hobbies into the decor at Lakeside Ferns. Prior to opening Lakeside Ferns to HomeAway families, my family would evacuate Austin, Texas each May - August for cooler weather on Lake Pocotopaug. We made many memories each summer biking, boating, tubing and jet skiing on the water. For my sons, the memories they made with their dad over each year's 3 month vacation will stay with them forever.
Why Marian chose Lake Pocotopaug
Lakeside Ferns became a vacation home as the result of the sudden and unexpected loss of my husband Eric in the fall of 2014. In an effort to delay any decision on what to do with our vacation home, I decided to share our beloved retreat with other families. What started out as a way to cover property taxes soon became the best business adventure I have ever experienced. Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of hosting the most wonderful guests ranging from Wesleyan University parents, wedding attendees, corporate relocation families, business travelers, girls' weekends, romantic getaways, and the usual family vacations. I appreciate the guests who have shared their reasons for travel being due to a loved one's illness or loss. My heart goes out to these travelers who I know in their time of sadness and grief can take comfort being together in a space that feels like home. What I have come to learn as a result of loss is that the time we take to be together is what matters in life. My sons will not likely remember the gifts their dad gave them for birthdays or holidays. I know they will remember the days spent laying on dad's chest while rocking in the hammock. The memories my boys have with their dad at the lake are what remain. I am grateful for the time we took out of our busy lives in Texas to enjoy our family while at Lake Pocotopaug. It has been my goal to provide a consistent vacation home experience in an environment which is clean, comfortable, safe and welcoming. It is my hope that this home allows guests of all ages to rest, relax and enjoy spending time with each other. Regardless of guests' reason for travel, I want every guest to connect with each other and take home what matters in life, experiences with each other.
What makes this House unique
Lakeside Ferns is not an investment property. It is a home, it is my family's vacation home which we enjoy through out the year. Teamwork has enabled Lakeside Ferns to provide travelers with a top notch experience. Living in Texas, I cannot be there for the day to day operations. Thanks to our original caretaker, Mark and current caretaker, Robert, maintenance of the home, yard, and and water equipment keeps the property running smoothly and safely. The housekeeping crew deserve much credit for making the inside of the home clean, safe and well stocked with all of the comforts of home. I have been fortunate to find a partners who share my vision for this business.
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Please mention at booking any special requests. Please mention at booking any special requests.
No pets - Sorry, no pets allowed.Sorry, no pets allowed.
No events - No weddings, reunions, parties and events.No weddings, reunions, parties and events.
No smoking - Smoking is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults) - Twin daybed with trundle & roll away beds Twin daybed with trundle & roll away beds
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Security cameras record video only of outside of property. Do not unplug labeled items; Carbon monoxide, smoke, noise aware, & wifi range extenders.
- Use the first 3 hours after arrival to notify us of any issues or concerns with the property (existing damage, repairs needed, cleanliness issues).
- Traveler Requirements: Minimum age of 25 and valid photo identification (Driver's License), and no less than 5 star traveler review.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Follows industry health association: SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)
Follows regional health guidelines: Safety and Health Administration (Thailand)