MOUNTAIN COUNTRY HOUSE ON 70 ACRES WITH 5 PONDS

Sam Konowal

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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MOUNTAIN COUNTRY HOUSE ON 70 ACRES WITH 5 PONDS

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

We call it POND VIEW it is a unique vacation place on 70 acres in the rolling hills of Spencer NY. It's a great place for 2-6 adults plus children. If you like nature and the outdoors, this is for you - very quiet, peaceful, private, at the end of a well-maintained 1/2 mile no-outlet road.

The 3-bedroom 1-bath house is completely remodeled inside, with refinished oak flooring and woodwork harvested from Pond View's trees. There are oriental rugs, antique furnishings, and quilts throughout. The house is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, sheets, towels, etc.

First floor has open floor plan; new kitchen includes breakfast bar made from a lightning-felled red oak from the top of the mountain. Large covered deck for eating, relaxing. Outside renovations are still underway. House is surrounded by beautiful ponds (total 5, largest 1 acre), meadows and woods.

House site is half-way up a mountain that rises to highest point in Tioga County (1600 feet). Over 2 miles of hiking trails (wide enough for SUV/4x4). Great fossil hunting on mountain. 3 ponds are stocked with bass - bring your fishing gear (catch and release). The grounds are frequently visited by wildlife (deer, turkeys, geese) and birdwatching.

Many attractions within easy drive: Finger Lakes wineries, state parks with waterfalls and hiking trails, Tioga Downs (harness racing, gaming), Corning Glass Museum, glider airplane rides in Elmira (soaring capital of eastern US), antique shops, etc. Spencer has a good grocery store, gas station, bank, and most basics, along with a golf course/country club.

Very comfortable country living.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time ,gorgeous views ,great hiking and extremely relaxing.

We can't wait to come back.
Oct 2010
  • 1 of 13

Sam Konowal

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Two couples own the property as partners. We enjoy hiking, fishing, bird-watching, fossil hunting, and other outdoor activities on the property.

Sam Konowal purchased this house in 2004

TO GET AWAY FROM CROWDS AND A SIMPLER WAY TO LIVE LIFE .

From the house, you look out onto 3 beautiful ponds (5 total), meadows, and woods, and all you hear are birds and frogs - no traffic, no outlet road, extremely private and peaceful, and a sky full of stars on clear nights.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252996vb
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Puget Sound, Washington
5

perfect for a get-away-from-it-all break

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our two big dogs spent a week here and the only bad thing about it was having to pack up and leave at the end of our stay. The house is terrific; well-laid out to take advantage of the views, and has clearly had a lot of attention paid to modernization and maintenance. Appliances and housewares were in great shape, furniture comfortable, everything organized. Excellent Wi-Fi signal, which was great considering cell phone reception is a bit weak.

Though the location is relatively isolated, the town of Spencer is a quick ten minutes away and has a good small supermarket. There are a handful of restaurants nearby as well. We came for the peace & quiet, though, so once we had stocked up on necessities we only left for a little wine tasting, a trip to Watkins Glen, and a look around the Corning Museum of Glass.

Ithaca is a straightforward drive up the road and has everything you'd need if you can't find it locally.

Our dogs ran and swam, we fished and found fossils, built a fire by the pond, hiked the property, caught up on our reading, and sampled some terrific Finger Lakes wine.

I would recommend this property to anybody looking for those kinds of activities, it is truly ideal.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252996vb
+1 6107315001
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Puget Sound, Washington
5

perfect for a get-away-from-it-all break

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our two big dogs spent a week here and the only bad thing about it was having to pack up and leave at the end of our stay. The house is terrific; well-laid out to take advantage of the views, and has clearly had a lot of attention paid to modernization and maintenance. Appliances and housewares were in great shape, furniture comfortable, everything organized. Excellent Wi-Fi signal, which was great considering cell phone reception is a bit weak.

Though the location is relatively isolated, the town of Spencer is a quick ten minutes away and has a good small supermarket. There are a handful of restaurants nearby as well. We came for the peace & quiet, though, so once we had stocked up on necessities we only left for a little wine tasting, a trip to Watkins Glen, and a look around the Corning Museum of Glass.

Ithaca is a straightforward drive up the road and has everything you'd need if you can't find it locally.

Our dogs ran and swam, we fished and found fossils, built a fire by the pond, hiked the property, caught up on our reading, and sampled some terrific Finger Lakes wine.

I would recommend this property to anybody looking for those kinds of activities, it is truly ideal.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252996vb
+1 6107315001
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Canada
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Sam (Owner), for letting us experience your wonderfull cottage (more like a state park!). It was a pleasure dealing with you, everything at the house was well labeled and no expense was spared in making sure that the guests would be comfortable. The cottage certainly met and even exceeded all the pictures and the description.
We visited with our 2 small kids and an amazing time just running around the cottage and walking around the many ponds.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252996vb
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Great mountain top home away from home - 2 families fit easily!

  • 5 of 5
We arranged to meet our friends at this lovely home. With 4 adults and 3 children, we had lots of space. With two of the ponds within view of the house, the kids could play outside while we watched from the deck or living area windows. The dry pond was full of fossils for the kids to find.

Remember to bring fishing gear if you like to fish - the kids were pulling in fish faster than dad could get them off the hook to return them to the pond! Even though it rained quite a bit while we were there, we had one night of clear skies so we could enjoy the stars away from city lights.

Everything in the house was well labeled and clean. The air conditioning units kept up with the heat to keep the rooms pleasant. The interior is lovely with beautiful quilt work throughout. With dishwasher and full kitchen, we had evening meals and breakfast at the house. The laundry came in handy when the kids got muddy or went swimming. We could explore the Cayuga Lake area and state parks during the day, and retreat to the house for a relaxing evening. Bring charcoal to take advantage of the deck grill.

Would definitely recommend to groups wanting a relaxing place to socialize and return to nature!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252996vb
+1 6107315001
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Easton, MD
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
The owners/caretakers have thought of everything! Though a little ways away from Ithaca, the quality of the home, amenities and beautiful surroundings more than made up for the 20-30 minutes drives up to the finger lakes to explore and enjoy the wineries! We were a family of four, my husband and I and his parents...could have easily fit two more quite comfortably.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mountain Country House on 70 Acres with 5 Ponds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252996vb
+1 6107315001
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Ithaca, NY
5

Private and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
Most of all, my husband and I appreciated the quiet and privacy of Pondview. It was delightful (and soothing) to be in a place where we could listen to the birds and other natural sounds without hearing machinery of any kind. The acreage is beautiful, and the whole place is like a bird sanctuary. (We saw a heron, a common redpoll, and many more...) We so enjoyed walking the land, seeing the views and the ponds. It was idyllic. The house is thoughtfully appointed with many windows to allow beautiful views and light. The handmade quilts on the walls add another warm touch. All in all, this property is perfect for nature lovers who need a break from the city or suburbs. Oh, and Da Vinci's Italian restaurant has excellent Italian food. The owner was very kind, and the decor is lovely. Finger Lakes Coffee House in nearby Van Etten is a fun stop for breakfast or lunch; they also sell locally-made soap in delicious, unusual scents.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Pond View house
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Road
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GAS/ MINI MART
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GAS /SUNOCO
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TIOGO BANK
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DOLLAR MART/ FOOD
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SURE FINE FOOD STORE
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(BEA) SLICE OF HOME B&B
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McAnns
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COFFEE SHOP
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? FOOD
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FOOD , PARKVIEW
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POST OFFICE
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GOLF
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great view
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FOOD
Car: necessary

Easy fossil hunting on top of mountain,

Camp fire at pond, easy walking trails

It's like a mini state park

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
AUGUST
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
SEPTEMBER
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,650
 
 
OCT, NOV,
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
May 2015 Ithaca grad.
May 13 2015 - May 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
MAY 2015 Cornell Memorial Day
May 20 2015 - May 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
JUNE 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
JULY. 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Notes E mail for specials and other changes you might like.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room opens to queen size
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Five Ponds, 3 Stocked for Fishing, 2 Miles Hiking Trails Wide Enough for Suv/4x4, Large Covered Deck over looks Pond.
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