Lovely 13 acre farm with 2 bedroom renovated 1850's home with 3/4 acre pond
Patty and Scott Gardner
- english, french, spanish
About Patty and Scott Gardner
Hi! We're Patty and Scott Gardner, of Carpe Diem Farm. I, Patty, actually grew up in a home on the other end of McCormick Road but moved to New Jersey for my career. Scott and I spent many holidays driving by Pond House to visit my family. Over the years, we simply fell more in love with this property each time we drove by it. One lucky day the property came up for sale and shortly thereafter, we became its owners. As our second home, we come to Pond House to relax and to enjoy country life. Now our love of nature, hiking, and spending time near water is available to us year round.
Patty and Scott Gardner purchased this Farmhouse in 2011
Why Patty and Scott Gardner chose Brackney
We consider it our lucky day when we were fortunate enough to become the owners of Pond House . We knew it was a special place, but had no idea just how wonderful it could make someone feel. The perfect blend of nature and convenience makes Pond House the "no worries" place for us to relax and to play. We know that once you experience the property, you will love it too.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The pond adds a big dose of serenity to the farm. During warmer weather, our three tier back deck is a perfect place to dine and to relax while viewing the pond and nature. The pond is wonderful for swimming or to simply sit by and have an intimate conversation. The ceramic chiminea set up alongside the pond with a couple of torches makes a perfect spot to relax in a lounge chair and gaze up at the night sky. Relaxation and rejuvenation best describe the Pond House experience.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Open water- pond. Children must be supervised.Open water- pond. Children must be supervised.
Pets allowed - We will consider pets on an individual stay basis.We will consider pets on an individual stay basis.
No smoking - Smoking inside the home not allowed.Smoking inside the home not allowed.
Max guests: 7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Guests under 25 yrs must be accompanied by parent.Guests under 25 yrs must be accompanied by parent.
- Guests must sign and return a liability waiver prior to arrival. Latest check-in is at 10 PM. Checkout is at 12 pm (noon).
Family visit to college
It was family weekend and hotels were booked so we looked for alternatives for our family to stay. The pond house was a great find. Beautiful location only 20 minutes away. Gorgeous fall colors made our morning runs amazing. Cozy fire after a day on campus was a wonderful close to the weekend.
Excellent stay at Pond House
My husband and I (and our 2 dogs) loved our time at the Pond House. The home was well stocked with everything we might need during our stay and was also very clean. The property is just gorgeous- our dogs loved swimming in the pond and walking around exploring the yard. On cooler nights we enjoyed the beautiful fireplace indoors. The surrounding area is lovely and we enjoyed our time exploring the local state parks. The house is far enough away from town to be secluded but close enough in case you need food or supplies. We were also able to order in from nearby restaurants utilizing door dash. Our stay was excellent and we enjoyed everything about it. Communication with Patty was great and she provided lots of ideas for things for us to do on our visit. Would definitely recommend this home for anyone interested in a peaceful vacation- lots to do but also a great place to just unwind.
Perfect country getaway.
Very nice house tucked away in the country. The pond and property is perfect. The house was very cute and tidy. Wife and I had a great weekend.
A private, peaceful retreat
We lived in the area for many years and have stayed at a number of places when we came back to visit. Pond House was by far the best! It is so peaceful and quiet. The house was spacious and very comfortable. On a weekend when much of the East was experiencing a severe heat wave, we were always comfortable. Access to town was quick and easy. We will definitely return.
We loved Pond House. It was actually a little larger than we were expecting. Patty answered all my messages promptly and went above and beyond in recommending several restaurants for us to choose from for our anniversary dinner. We definitely recommend and would stay again.