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Quaint 6 room farmhouse with 3 private ponds, creek & seasonal hot tub.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 209 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Dining, Living & Kitchen, Deck, Covered Porch

Twin Ponds is a newly renovated, elegantly decorated, peaceful country homestead that will get you away from it all. Best of all you have it all to yourself!

Thanks for your interest in beautiful immaculately clean Twin Ponds. Our unique quaint farmhouse is right in front of the 3 private ponds and a relaxing creek.

WEBSITE: http://pacountryinn.com

Please enjoy a Twin Pond’s tour on youtube: http://youtu.be/Tg8CpZWNh_c

Availability calendar: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267834#calendar

You can check in very early and check out very late if no one it there before you or coming in right after you.

The rate per month is $325 per night.

It is $50 per night for each additional person.

$50 pet fee, normally a 2 pet max.

This historic home played a big part in the underground railroad system many years ago.

Evenings unwind, relax & enjoy the magical views of the ponds and creek from your private wooden hot tub and new creek side deck. If you time it right you may even get to see the new fawns playing in the pasture. Enjoy nature and all the wildlife in this peaceful setting with all the stars at night providing your backdrop.

During the summer months the fire flies put on a show just for your viewing pleasure and entertainment. Best seats in the house are the hot tub, back deck or front porch.

Take the opportunity to catch record breaking large bass & other fresh water fish from your own ponds. Nothin' better then grilling them up fresh right outside your back door on our large grill.

The kitchen provides another pond view with 20 acres of fields & forests for your scenery.

Our country kitchen comes fully stocked with some of the best cookware and china available. You will have fun cooking in your unique farm style kitchen.

Feeling elegant then serve up that gourmet meal in the beautiful antique dining room off of the kitchen. Enjoy your gastronomical delight in your formal dining room by peaceful candlelight.

Afterwards kick back on your own private deck with your private creek cascading past. Or take a stroll up to the outdoor table and chairs located between the second and third ponds and watch the creek go fast flowing by while you sip your coffee, beer or wine.

We have chairs placed here and there along the ponds and creek. All you need to do is find your favorite location to sit down, take a break, read or chat to your honey.

On the side of the house there is an old stone fireplace that you could even cook on top of. If you prefer there is a portable fireplace to enjoy the dancing flames in the cool of the evenings.

Our babbling brook will lull you to sleep every night in your spacious bedroom. Sip your morning coffee in bed while watching the wildlife on the pond directly outside your bedroom window. The beautiful Magnolia Bedroom set provides you with a romantic Queen Bed and a heavenly new mattress for the best night sleep imaginable. It has been rumored that particular mattress is compatible of just sucking you in for the night where you don’t even move a muscle before the sun starts coming up in the morning.

Nightstands are both equipped with reading lamps, in case you both would like to do a little reading before the romancing begins.

In the corner of the room is a beautiful Secretarial Desk and book shelf in case you brought your laptop & want to email your friends to let them know how much fresher, younger and happier you are feeling at Twin Ponds.

The big plus is a large walk in closet with built in luggage bench. There is an ample supply of robes & hangers along with an ironing board, iron and laundry baskets. Also provided are the finest linens, towels and down comforters.

Freshen up in your 2 person steam shower while looking out at the large pastures. Or relax and soak in our antique tub and enjoy a view of the pond.

Slip outside your front door and take a gander at your living room window. It will bring back nostalgic memories of the Christmas Movie's famous “Major Award”. Probably the first time in your life that you will get to see it up close and personal, lit up at night from the outside. (Yes, I'd like to break it too.)

What ever you do don’t shoot your eye out with the Daisy Red Rider hanging over the kitchen door for safe keeping.

The spacious living room provides piano players an opportunity to bang out some tunes on our beautiful Steinway Grand Piano complete with ivory keys. Or simply cuddle up and relax on the comfy living room furniture while you settle in and watch a great movie from your own huge video library.

There is a small outdoor kennel and private field for training bird dogs if your loyal companion is traveling with you. Also dog beds, toys and bowls inside. Our 4-legged friends are all welcome provide no dog hair is ever left behind.

Below is a full description of the 6 rooms in your own private farmhouse, Twin Ponds. There is a pile of stuff to do around our area with links on our website or just come and hang out and fish if you like. On the bottom there are additional vacation rentals we also have available.

Best wishes,

Karen & Mike Carroll 570 388 2563

Entrance

Kitchen

Speaking of cooking, your very own country kitchen comes fully stocked with some of the best cookware and china available. Besides enjoying cooking in your unique farm style kitchen you get to serve it up in elegant style.

Dining Room

Crave even more elegance? You can enjoy your gastronomical delight in your antique formal dining room by candlelight.

Living Room

Slip outside your front door and take a gander at your living room window. It will bring back nostalgic memories of the Christmas Movie's famous full size leg lamp. Probably the first time in your life that you will get to see it up close and personal, lit up at night from the outside. (Yes, I'd like to break it too.)

A spacious living room provides piano players an opportunity to bang out some tunes on our collectors Steinway Grand Piano. Or simply cuddle up and relax on our oversize living room furniture while you settle in and watch a great movie from your own video library.

Bedroom

Enjoy a babbling brook which will lull you to sleep every night. Our beautiful New Magnolia Bedroom set provides you with a romantic Queen Bed with a heavenly new mattress for the best night sleep imaginable. Wake up and sip your morning coffee in bed watching the wildlife on the pond right outside your bedroom window.

Nightstands are both equipped with reading lamps, in case you both would like to do a little reading before the romantic starts.

Perhaps you saved that complimentary bottle of wine for just this moment? (Or maybe she drank it all herself when you arrived and ran off to fish?)

A beautifully restored desk in the corner converts to a wonderful make-up table with a mirror. The big plus is a large walk in closet with built in luggage bench. Of course ample hangers, ironing boar, iron etc.

Provided are the Finest linens, towels and down comforters along with Comfy robes.

2 Private bathrooms:

1. Master Bedroom Bathroom has an antique soaking tub.

2. Full bathroom provides a modern glass steam shower which has a sitting bench for 2, 24 spray jets, also rain and hand held showers all in one.

We raise puppies on our own property and currently have a fantastic selection of Portuguese Water Dog Puppies that will be available for new homes in December. Our website http://pwdpuppies.com

We also have a unique vacation getaway adventure in Quebec, Canada on our own private 90,000 acre lake that you have all to yourself if you really want to get away from it all: http://lacperdu.com

Oceanfront 3 acre estate in the Outer Banks of NC:

http://sunnybank-nc.com

Also in the Heart of Duck we have a second Victorian Estate: http://thesaltaire.com

There is a neat old fireplace outside. Enjoy a nice nighttime fire or a chilly day and hot chocolate afternoon. There is lots of firewood everywhere for you to gather up and put into it.

The new wooden propane hot tub up by the second pond smells like cedar because it is a cedar hot tub. Please keep it topped off and do not let it get below the inlets. The temperature control for it is up on the deck to it at eye level. Only turn it ONE NOTCH one way or the other to lower it or make it hotter.

Fishing is great in all 3 ponds and you probably can’t fail if you use worms. The creek has some native trout.

The Big Screen Smart TV is in the living room with Cable TV. However the TV in the bedroom is not connected to the cable. There is a VCR and CD player built into the TV in the bedroom with a nice selection of CD’s and VCR Tapes. There are lots of good books as well.

Between the creek and the water system, which flows through the house, you will hear the pretty sound of water running. It should lull you to sleep at night.

The entrance part of the kitchen floor is cold because it was part of the Underground Railroad with a hidden room under there and not part of the basement. The basement and second floor are locked out. You have all 6 big rooms are on the first floor to enjoy.

Appletree Restaurant with good home cooking is at the bottom of Appletree Road on your left. They are located than a mile down the street. They are closed on Mondays. There are some outside tables and they don’t mind when we bring a dog with us.

Across from Appletree Restaurant is the street is the State Boat Launch. Also up river they have canoe and kayak trips.

Turn left and go about 2 miles for a very small grocery store and gas station on your right. Across the street from this grocery store is Bartolai Winery. You can check on line at: http://www.bartolaiwinery.com/id66.html for any entertainment nights.

A larger grocery store & PA Liquor Store is about 6 to 7 miles. Drive down to the

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Carroll
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Karen Carroll

We love the country and are thrilled to give others the opertunity to experience what we get to enjoy everyday.

Karen Carroll purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Karen Carroll chose Pennsylvania

Unlike your typical B & B you get the entire home all to yourself. So it is the B with out the Breakfast. But you have your own private kitchen to cook up anything you want any time you would like it.

Two full bathrooms is another plus. No waiting.

Fantastic Fishing, no liciense needed.

Wildlife Galore.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Having your own home and space to do whatever you like when you want to do it. Plus Lots and Lots of Fresh Air.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Pittston

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 209 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Skirted antique tub with view of pond.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Steam Shower for 2 with views of pond, creek & pasture.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Look out over your own pond and watch the wildlife as you sit in bed sipping your morning coffee listeningto the creek flowing by.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Location is in the center of all great activities 15 to 25 minutes away. Beautiful new cedar hot tub and deck creek side where you can sometime watch the deer and other wildlife at play.

Reviews

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Quaint 6 room farmhouse with 3 private ponds, creek & seasonal hot tub.
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
CreamRidge NJ
5

Restful Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd 4day stay at Twin Ponds; our party was 2 adults & 2 dogs. This return visit was just as relaxing and restful as our 1st cozy-wintry visit in Dec2016. The house was again spotless and very comfortable; we slept very well in the cool mountain air. Everything we needed (aside from food) was provided inside and out. I was even able to make & bake a homemade lemon meringue pie in the well equipped kitchen. The large gas bbq/smoker outside was also put to good use. We caught and released a few nice sized bass from the ponds and hiked the trails at the near by Frances Slocum Park over the few days. Watching momma deer and her 2 fawns up on the hill from the deck with our morning coffee was so neat. We enjoyed the nightly sparkling firefly show in the evening too. We actually recorded the sounds of the frogs and Brook in the evening to remind us of this great trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for coming back. Lot different then sitting outside in the winter by a fire. The fireflies hopefully gave you a great show at night in the hot tub. Cheers, Karen & Mike
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5

Romantic vacation house with beautiful views!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house was immaculate and perfect for us. It had everything we needed. The views from the deck were stunning. The hosts were so nice and helpful with anything that we needed. We enjoyed all this property had to offer from fishing to piano playing (although it would've been nice if we could've caught some bigger fish to eat!). If you're looking for a private romantic get-a-way, twin ponds is the place to go!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Twin Ponds at pacountryinn.com for your last minute romantic get a way. Hope to have you back soon. Best wishes, Karen & Mike
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5

Beautiful setting and very helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property located near a small town in Pennsylvania. The two ponds and the acres of open space make for beautiful views from the porch. Although secluded, it has more than adequate access to surrounding towns and services.

The owners couldn't have been nicer. The had everything ready to go when we arrived, were flexible on arrival and departure times, and grilled a lunch for us near the lake on their property. Inside the house is appropriately decorated with all the utensils and other items to make for a comfortable stay.

I'm sure that we'll be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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CreamRidge NJ
4

Mountain Country GetAway

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd 4day stay at Twin Ponds; our party was 2 adults & 2 dogs. This return visit was just as relaxing and restful as our 1st 4day visit in Dec2016. The house was very comfortable; we slept very well I must say. Everything we needed (aside from food) was provided inside and out. I was even able to make & bake a homemade lemon meringue pie in the well equipped kitchen. The large gas bbq/smoker outside was also put to good use. We caught and released a few nice sized bass from the ponds and hiked the trails at the very near by Frances Slocum Park over the few days. Watching momma deer and her 2 fawns up on the hill from the deck with our morning coffee was very neat. We enjoyed the nightly sparkling firefly show in the evening too. We actually recorded the sounds of the frogs and Brook in the evening to remind us of this great trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cottage Life

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was an amazing weekend getaway destination. The owners have thought of everything you may need and it is stocked. You won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Twin Ponds. Great to hear you had a good time. Cheers, Kare & Mike
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Newark DE USA
5

perfect week with our dog

  • 5 of 5

just returned from Twin Ponds and had a wonderful time. Karen and her entire family were great to deal with leading up to our time there but especially once we were there. They were all so attentive and helpful the entire stay. Don't know where to start. The house is amazing, clean, and comfortable. Well stocked with everything you could need. Love the steam shower and hot tub (which we made extensive use of). We did a fair amount of fishing and for the middle of August is was quite good. I caught a 5-6 lb bass and many crappies and sunfish. One of our main reasons for booking the house was to take our 11 year old lab with us on vacation as we generally go out of the country or somewhere he cannot go. With him approaching old age we wanted him to spend the week with us in the country. He loved it too. All the acreage to roam around on and he really liked the stream for some cool wading. we ate out a lot and reallly recommend Grico's. We ended up eating there twice as the Italian food was fantastic. Liked Sabatini's pizza but didnt get a chance to try the Old Forge style. Evenings in the hot tub were great, so quiet it doesnt feel like there is anyone around. If you want to relax and get away to a peaceful retreat, we would highly recommend Twin Ponds and the Carroll family.

Thanks Karen

Bob W

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Twin Ponds. It was great meet you and your wife and daughter, but especail Watson. What a fantastic handsome loyal companion. He is welcome back anytime. Cheers, Karen & Mike
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Appletree Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
2 in opposite directions
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Scranton
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 92
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Appletree Resturant
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Montage Mountain
Car: necessary

HISTORIC Renovated cosy COUNTRY FARMHOUSE, Pet Friendly.

Why stay at a B&B or Inn when you can have an entire home all to yourself for the same price! Twin Ponds has 6 rooms all on one floor. Open Year Round.

You'll have plenty of room to stretch out with ONE Bedroom, Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room & 2 Bathrooms on 20 Acres with 3 private fishing ponds and creek, all to yourself. We are Pet Friendly so no need to leave your Loyal Companion at home & they will have 20 acres to run and play and swim.

Featuring a brand new cedar private hot tub creek side for total relaxations and rejuvenation. The hot tub is available in Season from April to Nov.

Twin Ponds has a great central location between Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Dallas & Clarks Summit. We are close to Mohegan Sun Casino and Horse Racing, Montage Skiing.

Appletree Restaurant with delicious home cooking and generous portions is at the bottom of our road and directly across the street from the State Boat Launch, less then one mile away.

Other Activities: Gambling & racetrack close by along with the Wilkes-Barre Sports Arena where there is always something happening.

Francis Slocum State Park is about 4 miles & Rickets Glen about 28. Both are fantastic for hiking and swimming. Explore the famous Boulder Field left behind by the great glacier located at Hickory Run State Park.

Golf: Two public golf courses are about 4 miles away in opposite directions.

Ski: Montage in Scranton about 15 miles and Elk Mountain approximately 38 miles.

Saving the best for last if you love to eat. Is it as good as Little Italy? You bet it is! Old Forge is the Pizza Capital of the world!! Don’t believe me google it and find out for yourself. Plus there are a half dozen other fantastic eateries located between Twin Ponds and there.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$62.99

Hot tub is seasonal. $50 per person per night for addition 3rd or 4th children. $50 per pet fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made