4 BR + (Bonus 2-Q Suite >13+ guests), 31/2 Ba, 7 acres with Pool, Theater,& Lake
About Dudley Morton
We are passionate about providing a peaceful getaway to be inspired, be creative and most of all to spend time with the dear ones in our lives. This house is a haven for our family and we want it to be one for you too. Dudley bought the house in 1995 and has spent a wonderful few years raising a family and making memories here, now we want to share it with you. Dudley married Sharia in March 2016 and immediately decided to create a retreat for artists, writers and families who need a place to be together. Together they have six wonderfully creative and talented children, three stunning grandchildren, and of course the pups Bailey and Nora who love to come to the house to run wild on the grounds. Dudley originally hails from Kentucky and Sharia from Mt. Juliet, Tn.
Dudley Morton purchased this Estate in 1995
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THE BEST MOMCATION EVER!
We stayed at gorgeous Willow Pond over a long weekend and we literally cried when we all had to leave. WHAT A GORGEOUS PROPERTY. Where to begin?
First - Dudley is the most wonderful owner / property manager! He is attentive, communicative and responsive no matter the time day or night. He was flexible with our group and made every effort to accommodate all of our silly questions and requests.
Second - The arrival at Willow Pond is nothing short of a fairy tale. The tree-lined driveway looks like it is straight out of a movie and the grounds are kept in pristine condition. The pool was a perfect temperature, ready and waiting for us when we arrived. The A/C was set to a cool 70 degrees and I don't think we had to touch it the entire time we were there. We found the beds to be extremely comfortable and the rooms were very inviting and easy to settle in to. There were 7 of us total and everyone was more than happy with their accommodations. I was lucky enough to stay in the master bedroom and can honestly say I found myself there more often than not. It really is a RETREAT! The theatre was perfect for a late night movie and the dining room accommodated all of us for many games, meals and late night bonding. The gas fire pit outside was perfect for night time smores.... ah I could go on and on!
Third - The proximity to downtown Nashville was a perfect 25-30 minute drive which was ideal for our group. We felt like we had a good mix of the downtown scene and a few calm and relaxing pool days. Dudley told us about a local place called Sweezy's which was less than a 5 minute drive from the house. It is a local bar that offers live music and has GREAT food so we were lucky we didn't have to venture far at all for anything we needed.
Overall I cannot recommend this property enough if you are a group looking to stay together in a BEAUTIFUL home. This home is warm and inviting unlike some other properties I have stayed at in the past that were so minimal you felt like you had to bring anything and everything with you. The decorating was spot on and the kitchen was well-appointed leaving us to only bring some groceries along. Paper products were supplied, towels, etc. It really was the perfect place and I hope to be lucky enough to return for another stay some day!
Wonderful family vacation
Our week at Willow Pond was phenomenal! This was the perfect setting for our family gathering of 8 adults and 6 children. There was more than adequate room for each of our 3 children and their kids to have their own space, yet thoroughly enjoy the common areas (i.e., kitchen, dining room, family room, and theatre). Moreover, the master bedroom and bathroom is unbelievably spacious and exquisitely decorated.
We echo other reviews that laud the extras (e.g., pool floats, kitchen supplies) at the property. Moreover, we appreciated Dudley’s and Sharia’s recommendations for such things as stores, restaurants, and Nashville activities. In particularly, we give a ‘shout out’ to Phillip, the caretaker, who did not interfere with our activities, yet efficiently maintained the grounds and pool.
Thank you for being such a wonderful setting for our family reunion.
Ray and Jane Kuthy
"Living The Good Life"
There are moments in life that take your breath away and we were LUCKY enough to celebrate such memories in a setting we will never forget. This gorgeous, well appointed estate was the backdrop for an annual celebration of sisterhood. We are a group of 45 yr old women, celebrating 35 years of friendship and love. We rent houses all over the US, this was our 16th trip and we have all agreed it was the BEST property. We enjoyed 5 days of pure laughter, relaxation and luxury, complete only in a location second to none. We may have even howled at the moon a few times . . . The house accommodated our group, where everyone was comfortable, yet had their own space. The beds are wonderful, the linens and furnishings are top notch. There are touches throughout in decor & excellence that truly make you believe you are in your own home and not "just a rental house". You will lack nothing in your stay here from the provided amenities to an incredible breath taking view out every window. SONOS sound allows the perfect music flowing throughout the house, pool & yard. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you could ever need and then some – stocked with so much, our “resident” chef was impressed and we ate in all meals. The massive family room has a beautiful fireplace, big screen TV & remarkable views of the outdoors. The back lanai, pool barn, fire pits, patio dining areas, pool & that porch, oh that front porch!!! There were many places to be - whether during the day or to watch the sunset over the hills or to eventually admire the wide open view of the nights stars – cue the fireflies!! The grounds are simply natural, peaceful yet remarkable at every turn. COMPLETE PRIVACY nothing but nature - no homes, no neighbors – truly your own sanctuary. We exchanged messages and cried for a week after coming home. We NEVER wanted to leave! And last but not least, I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Dudley & Sharia, paying attention to every detail & welcoming our endless questions via phone & email. Phillip was also such a treat, so helpful, happy and keeps up the estate to perfection. We were blessed to have been able to stay - Thank you again for everything and for sharing a piece of heaven on earth . . .
Willow Pond = Heaven
It is very hard to even compose the amazing time my friends and I recently had... This is the most beautiful property we have ever enjoyed. We were a group of 7 and had way more room than needed. We had big plans to go into Nashville and/or Clarksville, but we literally never left the property (maybe a quick trip to market , right down the road here and there which was very convenient). The kitchen is unbelievably equipped with everything you could think of and more! The beds and baths were wonderful as is every single detail and furnishing in the house. It is amazing!!! The pool and deck area was our main hub for our full trip! What a way to enjoy this beautiful part of the USA! The owners and staff member that we met, could not be more accomodating
and always available for questions and great suggestions and truly a pleasure to communicate with and meet. The pictures that you see, while so beautiful on-line, are even better if you can imagine, in person. My friends and I will never forget the experience that we had and we each spoke about returning/booking separately with our own families someday as well as returning with our group someday. You do not want to miss out on a chance to enjoy this slice of Heaven!!
Amazing and beautiful home away from home
This property is amazing! Our family of 14 gathered here to celebrate my in-laws 50th anniversary with a vow renewal in Nashville and July 4th celebrations. From the moment we entered, we were welcomed with a gift box of goodies and cheer! Every family had their own space as well as space just for the teen boys. We had the best time from the pool to the theater room! Several of our teens spent time fishing in the pond, and we were able to have our own fireworks show! The Morton’s were very accessible regarding questions and concerns. The house had everything we needed. Nashville was a quick drive away so we were able to enjoy city fun and country solitude. Sitting on the front porch appreciating the view was a blessing! We are already planning the next time we can return!
NEVER BEEN HAPPIER
WOW. The amazing pictures don’t do this property justice. Dudley was there when we checked in, gave us the most welcoming tour and the party began! We spent all day by the pool. Being music lover the sonos sound system throughout the house was absolutely perfect Nd easy to use! (I’ll be buying one myself). We spent evenings by the pond on pool towels and with great friends. The whole property was above my expectations. There was not one oversight whatsoever, and I will be telling ANYONE traveling to the area with a large group to consider this property!