Cheryl & Roger Smith(Sam Konawal)
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No large parties or events of any kind
No smoking inside the house
Must be disclosed and approved at booking
Must be supervised at all times by parents
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Must sign a rental agreement and provide a photo copy of your drivers license within 48 hours of booking.
You agree that you and your guests will respect the property and leave It the same as it was when you arrived.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This house is just lovely and peaceful and we had a wonderful time with our dogs. Supplied with everything you can think of and the hosts are very accommodating and responsive. Highly recommend.
Love this house! This is our second stay here. The house itself is so comfortable with an open layout and the surrounding acreage is beautiful. The silence here literally fills your soul. We went fishing and hiking and felt little need to leave the property.
We had a thoroughly wonderful time staying at the Pond View Home! The house was warm and cozy and have everything we needed...it was all well labeled and easy to find, too! The scenery around the home is stunning with plenty to keep us busy when we weren't out looking for fall color! It was close enough to the Finger Lakes and gorgeous state parks, like Watkins Glen, that we had a great time exploring the local areas, too! The town of Spencer had a great market for groceries, so that made eating at "home" very easy! Communication with the owners was easy and they were very pleasant any time we had a question. If we every make it out to this area, again, we will be sure to book this place! We would love to bring our grandchildren here...it would be paradise for them!!!
This place is amazing!
This cabin comfortably housed our party of 8. July 28-Aug 4 2018.
Our family consisted of 3 couples and two young men 18 and 22yo. The house is very clean and has everything you need. The well water has a filtration system on it. You would never know it was well water and we were never short on hot water. We worked with Sam in the booking stage and upon arrival we met Roger and Sherry who are wonderful folks intent on seeing that a good time is shared by all!.we fished and kayaked. We visited Watkins Glen and Lucifer Falls. Had very good pizza in Spencer. The Boat Yard in Ithaca was a great recommendation by Sherry! Rooster Fish brewing in Watkins Glenn has great beer and burgers and you have to try the pickled onion rings! We ate way too much! We feel like there is so much we missed only because of time! So the only solution is to come back!
Thanks Roger, Sherry and Sam for sharing this little piece of heaven with our family!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice experience you had with your family and friends.
Hope you can return in the future
Wonderful getaway for the family!
We had a fantastic time at Pondview! The house had a very well stocked kitchen and everything in the house was clearly laid out and labeled. We had fun fishing at the catch and release ponds. The house even came with several fishing poles and a well stocked tackle box. We enjoyed barbecuing on the charcoal grill each night for dinner and we also enjoyed watching movies from the house's vast collection of DVDs and VHS tapes each evening. We visited in late June/early July and it was quite warm (up to 100 F on one of the days). Two of the bedrooms had window air conditioning units while the common room downstairs and the master bedroom upstairs had larger, portable air conditioning units. We were very thankful for these and they were even turned on prior to our arrival to make the house comfortable. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay and we highly recommend Pondview!
Peaceful Country Retreat
Although it rained heavily for two of the four days we were there, this was a nice vacation. The house is wonderful -- open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout (even the bathrooms). Fully stocked with anything you might need, and all cupboards and drawers are labeled. Even the appliances and plumbing have labels to help you use them correctly. Need a paper clip? In the desk. Some glue? In the miscellaneous drawer. Binoculars? By the window. Marshmallows? In the cupboard. Washer/dryer and soap? In the mud room. The house is well away from other houses; you will really feel like you are alone. Almost no traffic noise. Beautiful bird songs from the forest and frog songs from the ponds. There are several trails through the forested hills, and mowed walking areas around the many ponds. Hike the hill and get a great view of the surrounding countryside. Communication with the owners was by email and text; it was timely and helpful. But mostly because the house is so well provisioned and labeled, it's easy to be self-sufficient here. We did go into the small nearby town of Spencer for a few perishable groceries (milk, eggs, bread). Our two little Yorkshire Terriers had a great time being walked (leashed) around the property and hunting along the pond edges for frogs (no frogs were harmed). Even the rainy days were nice in a way, because the metal porch roof makes a pleasant sound from the raindrops -- a good place to sit and read. And we played family games and watched a couple movies from the large collection thoughtfully provided by the owners. Wi-Fi (a necessity for our teens) was a bit slow, but worked fine. At night we walked outside to hear the frogs and owls and watch the many sparkling fireflies.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
I hope the memories you have will last for a long time.