'Pond House' - on Huge Horse Farm; Great for Young Families(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)
The Pond House 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 Milker's Cottage (vrbo #766635), Manor House (vrbo #90926) and Servants' Cottage (vrbo #442721). These are all on the same farm. The Milker's cottage is similar in size and price to the Pond House, so if the Pond House shows unavailable, please be sure to check the Milker's Cottage.
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Member since: 2006
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Note that the Pond House can sleep 7, but there is only one bath.
- 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
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
When the weather is decent, the screened porch will be your preferred dining area. The table out there can handle eight easily. The interior dining area is the eat-in kitchen, with expandable table....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Ducted Cooling
- Ducted Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 19 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7.3%
Two night minimum on Friday/Saturday nights except when winter rates are in effect. Winter rates not applicable at holidays.
Discounts offered for 3 night stay and for 5 nights and longer.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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James and Dolley Madison's home, Montpelier, is a 15 minute drive from the farm. The farm is on land that Madison once owned. Montpelier was restored and reopened to the public just a few years ago. The steeplechase track from the era of the Dupont ownership still adorns the front lawn....MoreCollapse
Barboursville Winery is sort of the grandaddy of Central Virginia's wine industry. It has a wonderful tasting room, award winning wines, and a fabulous restaurant on site. While there, see the Barboursville ruins and visit several nice art galleries in the village. If you have a designated driver, make a second winery stop at Horton on your way back. You will pass it....MoreCollapse
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.
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 Gordonsville, VA, USA:
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.
- Primary: +1 5408321803
Links to more information:
The Pond House
Interior. Den is through that doorway.
Bedroom in Pond House.
Den, with sleeper sofa.
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!
Rope swing near the Pond House.
Back Side of Pond House.
Fully equipped kitchen of Pond House.
Second Bedroom; double on bottom.
Front of Pond House
"Teach a kid to fish . . . " Do this before they grow up!!
View from the front door of the Pond House.
View of our little mountain range out the front of the farm.
Foot bridge over the pond overflow and onto the dam.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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