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Luxury Wilderness Retreat with stunning views and large Spring fed Pond.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Malta House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps a maximum of 6 to 8 People max

The sprawling 45 acre retreat gives the outdoor lover limitless area to Hunt, Hike, or explore as it butts directly into the Wayne National Forest. You will be able to get away from the sites and sound of the city because at our retreat you are nearly isolated from the outside world. With the exception of a few neighbors that are over a half mile away at the closest you are locate on a gravel road that winds its way through the lush forest. You have every amenity that you have at home from Direct TV, Gas stove, 1 But you also have a beautiful fireplace, Custom outdoor fire pit perfect for camp fires and roasting marshmallows, to the amazing 2 acre fully stocked swimming and fishing pond that has its very own miniature cabin with swimming and fishing dock attached. Once you come here you may never want to go back to the noisy city ever again because for once you will know what it is like to be in complete peace while admiring mother nature.

Please know that all guests are swimming at their own risk and we are not liable for any accidents or injuries while you are staying at our luxury retreat.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Martin Bernhard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Martin Bernhard

My wife and I currently reside in Prospect, Ohio. We have 4 children and 7 grand children. We own a large construction co.and , several other buisnesses as well. We both grew up here and went to Elgin schools in Marion county, Ohio

We love to travel and spend time with our awesome friends and family.

Martin Bernhard purchased this house in 1998

Why Martin Bernhard chose Ohio

Our property has been in our family for many years. I purchased the property from my uncle who owned it for many years. I fell in love with property the first time I saw it. Its joins into the Wayne National Forest. Its beauty is unforgettable. The pure peace and solitude there is something most folks can,t imagine. It was originally used primarily for a hunting cabin, But over the years all our family and friends have used it for many, many occasions and recreational activities.

What makes this house unique

peace and quiet/ lots of wild life


based on 15 traveler reviews

Luxury Wilderness Retreat with stunning views and large Spring fed Pond.
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great quiet & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very clean & well maintained place. Secluded & very quiet. Phones & Internet didn't work unless you walked above the pond, but was nice to go "off the grid". They list as sleeps 10 we could only count 8, but we made it work. Everything you could need was there.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, pond and cabin. We were able to go fishing and do target shooting without ever having to leave the property. Nice fire pit and grill. We will defanently come back every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We wanted seclusion and we got it, wonderful property with so much to do you never need to leave! I did think it looked nice in the pictures but they do this place no justice. The owner and the caretaker were both very easy to deal with as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful property - very remote and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Went for a long weekend. Planned to travel in to Athens on Saturday and maybe out for some hiking. Never left the property - too nice to leave..

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Break from Rat Race

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Wilderness Retreat was an awesome break from the busyness of daily routine. The cabin was nice and we'll kept. We greatly enjoyed the pond and seclusion. My boys loved just running around here and see nature's beauty. Fishing in the pond was fun as well. The only negative about the trip and stay are the roads around the cabin are very rough and in any bad weather would need 4 wheel drive. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised and Great!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of us stayed the weekend there and had a great time! The place was exactly as advertised and clean. Very remote and away from neighbors/traffic. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Columbus International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1100 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
st. rt. 555
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
chatter box
Nearest Beach
1100 Miles
Car: necessary

During your stay at our beautiful Wilderness retreat you will be in near isolation from the outside world. You will have all the amenities of a luxury hotel but will be not be bothered with the sights and sound of the city. There is many historical sites that can be visited while you stay at our retreat. Some people like to visit the historic twin cities of Malta and Mconnellsville. These two cities are a battle site of the civil war. But most that stay with us will be inclined to just relax on the property. You can swim or fish in our 2 acre fully stocked pond. You can go on long nature walks through the rippling slate bottom creeks. Or you can make a warming campfire in front of the house and sit and make S mores and fire pies until it is time for bed. Ohio is also very well known fory its world renowned white tail deer. We have hunting specials available for all of the hunting seasons. Whether you are chasing the elusive Turkey or the legendary Big white tail Buck than this is the hunting retreat for you, as we have over 45 acres that backs directly into the Wayne National Forest. This cabin is set up for 6-8 people max. Tent camping is allowed. no campers please.


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
maintenance fee $50
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Malta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • As there are only 3 bed available there is plenty of room in the living room for blow up mattresses. There is also a huge amount of space in the front of the house for tents and campers. The sofa bed is very nice as well.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

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