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

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


Please enjoy a Twin Pond’s tour on youtube:

Availability 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



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.


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

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:

Oceanfront 3 acre estate in the Outer Banks of NC:

Also in the Heart of Duck we have a second Victorian Estate:

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: 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 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.


Pittston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Skirted antique tub with view of pond.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Steam Shower for 2 with views of pond, creek & pasture.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Quaint 6 room farmhouse with 3 private ponds, creek & seasonal hot tub.
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
CreamRidge NJ

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: 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

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

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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Could not have been happier

  • 5 of 5

We were searching for a relaxing country getaway in a quiet setting where our dogs would also be welcomed. Our search is over!! We had never rented a house for vacation before, but what a great choice we made. We are spoiled now because I doubt that anyplace could compare to Twin Ponds. It was everything we'd hoped for and much more! The house is so warm and inviting that we felt at home the moment we arrived. The house is very clean, the decor is entertaining, and every need has been considered. The owners out due themselves with all the amenities they provide. The property was incredible, we enjoyed coffee every morning on the front porch while watching the hummingbirds, ate lunch on the deck overlooking the trees and spacious field, watched birds, butterflies, chipmunks, frogs, and even deer in the field one morning. We took long walks and explored the ponds and fields several times everyday, the dogs had a terrific time and loved every minute of it.

It was so quiet and peaceful that we felt we were isolated from the world. Karen was a pleasure to deal with and made the whole reservation process a breeze. We didn't need a thing, but knew she was just a phone call away if we did. On our final day she stopped by on her way to the lake and we got to spend some time playing with a truck full of beautiful, playful puppies- what a completely unexpected surprise bonus that was to our visit!

I could go on forever about how wonderful a vacation we had at Twin Ponds. Without hesitation I would recommend it to anybody. We are already planning a return visit for the Fall. Thank you Karen and Mike for sharing your wonderful property, see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Can't wait to have you and your 2 beautiful well behaved dogs back again. Cheers, Karen & Mike
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The perfect respite from urban angst.

  • 5 of 5

Twin Ponds was an amazing getaway. We stayed over a long and FRIGID, Valentine's Day weekend and couldn't have been more pleased. The house is well stocked and very well appointed with anything you could ever desire, for man or canine! We braved the cold weather and had a fires outside by one of the (frozen) ponds, then inside to the warm and welcoming kitchen, complete with vintage farm-house sink and range, for hot chocolate (and wine). Our dog old Maggie, was pleased as puddin' with all the dog beds and toys waiting for her, and between the memory foam mattress and the wall jets in the futuristic shower, we were also "wagging" our tails.

The owner/renter Karen was so very kind, available, and helpful. She even popped by, upon our arrival, in near negative degree whether, to bring us flowers, check on our needs and wish us well.

Don't hesitate. If a quiet, picturesque, escape with all the comforts of home is what you're craving, look no further than Twin Ponds. Thanks Karen!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. You will love it even more when we have warm weather. Cheers, Karen & Mike
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a perfect getaway for New Year's Eve and found it here ! This home was spotless, quaint as described, everything we hoped it would be and more. We didn't leave for two days, so I cannot comment on restaurants, we had no reason to leave because we were loving our time here so much. The outdoor fire was a favorite part of the stay and the comfort of the home was absolutely perfect.

Thank you Karen and Mike for a wonderful, relaxing, much needed escape. We loved it and hope to come back in the future.

Heather and Christian Rauch

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather and Chris, Thanks for picking Twin Ponds to start off your New Year's. It was a pleasure having wonderful guests as yourself. Happy to hear you plan on a return trip. Hopefully during Hot Tub season when the fire flies are in full glory. Cheers, Mike & Karen
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Appletree Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
2 in opposite directions
Nearest Train
16 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Pittston Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 7 2017 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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