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Escape to our romantic stone cottage by a pond overlooking Amish country

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage


About the property

Stone with a full kitchen, living room, jacuzzi room

The Stone cottage is on a one acre strip of land and is the perfect romantic escape. It includes everything you need for an extended stay. Complete with a full kitchen and one and a half baths this cozy cottage is the place to relax! Let your cares drown away as you take a hot jacuzzi bath and enjoy the sunset. The price includes a full country breakfast served every morning in a basket at your door. We also have a second property called the Loft. The loft has a pull in garage with three full rooms and a bath. It has two bedrooms with plenty of room to add cots in the other rooms. The living room also has a pull out bed couch.

Property Manager
Martha Swartzentruber
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Martha Swartzentruber

Tobie was raised on an Amish farm here in Ohio. He decided to leave the Amish and left home on his eighteenth birthday. Martha was raised Mennonite and while we appreciate alot of the good things we were taught we left the Mennonite church three years ago. We now attend a small home group in Sugarcreek. Tobie also owns his own business called Cornerstone Masonry. We love family and realize the importance of building lasting relationships.

Martha Swartzentruber purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Martha Swartzentruber chose Ohio

When we climbed the hill to see this property it was the view that took our breath away. Then Tobie spotted a dip in the pasture outback where he envisioned a pond. We fell in love with it right away because of the country and the wide open space. We still dream of putting a pond in the pasture and putting more stone cottages around it.

What makes this cottage unique

We planned and built our brick home in 2003. A few years later we purchased the cottage where Martha's sister lived till 2012. In 2005 Martha's mother moved out in a property next to ours. It was in 2012 that we built the big brick shop and decided to put a loft on top of it. Now we are so happy that we get to share this beautiful setting with guest who want to relax and get away from the pressures of life. Nothing relaxes you quite like taking in an awesome quiet country view or enjoying a majestic sunset on a warm summer evening.


Dundee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Jacuzzi room bathroom - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , porta crib available upon request!
  • romantic lighting above the bed along with country decor makes this a perfect place for the two of you. The bathroom adjoins the bedroom and features a whirlpool tub shower combo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
There are fishing poles available if you wish to fish from the small pond.


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(107 traveler reviews)

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Escape to our romantic stone cottage by a pond overlooking Amish country
average rating of 4.962617 based on 107 reviews

Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage after our days of exploring Holmes County. We took advantage of the swing by the pond in the evening to sit outside and read, or to sit on the porch and watch a summer storm come across the valley. We really appreciated Martha's breakfast delivered each morning at our doorstep - especially the French toast with the fresh peaches. The cottage is beautiful and very clean, with everything we could need provided. It is a beautiful area of Ohio to visit. Thank you for the directions to the Dundee Falls, we enjoyed the hike back into the woods to see it. Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a detailed review. I am so happy that you enjoyed our place and the wonderful outdoors. It is with pleasure that I served you breakfast and I especially enjoy making fresh peach french toast in peach season. You mentioned about how clean the cottage was. That is always so good to hear. I thoroughly enjoyed having you here as my guests!
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Beautiful peaceful quiet just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to reconnect unwind or just fall in love again this is the place for you ! Breakfast is better than any restaurant you could go to and they bring it to you hot and ready to eat can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful! I love hearing that our place helped you fall in love all over again! Thank you for the wonderful compliments on my breakfast! I can't wait to have you return because it was a delight to have you here! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our place!
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Newark, Ohio

Good Time!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice. It is 3 stories so it feels a lot bigger than the pictures look. After the rain, we spent most of the evening by the pond fishing and having a fire. (Have nice pictures of the sunset and full rainbow if you'd like them, Martha.) Was very peaceful and of course, the Amish neighbors are friendly (wave when going by). Breakfast was served hot and delicious. Next time we will stay for the whole weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you were surprised by the size of the cottage. I would really like the pictures you took and feel free to post them on facebook and tripadvisor if you like. I loved cooking for you and serving you! I look forward to your weekend stay! Thank you for taking time to write this review!
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Waynesburg, PA

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We spent two days with Martha and Tobie! The cottage exceeded our expectations! Between the wonderful decor, huge whirlpool tubs and Martha's breakfast we could ask for a better vacation. We will definitely return! Thank y'all so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that the cottage exeeded your expectations and that you especially enjoyed the decor and the jaccuzzi tub. I am so glad you had such a wonderful vacation! We look forward to your return! Thank you so much for your review and for recomending us!
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Huntington, WV


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful cottage!! Very clean, neat, organized.. Will go back in the near future.. Breakfast that was served AT MY DOOR at 9:00 WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE!!! Couldn't have asked for anything better.. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning how clean and organized the cottage is! And again I love serving my guests. You will not go hungry! Thank you for highly recomending us!!
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Very cozy place

  • 4 of 5

Loved the breakfasts in the morning.

Cute little cabin.

Martha was a very good host.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you found our place to be cozy and that you loved my breakfast. I loved hosting you!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Akron, Canton Regional

Berlin is a small town with a lot of unique little shops located 10 miles from here. Walnut Creek Farms is also located 10 miles from here. Go for an indoor swim at Evergreen Park located 10 miles from here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

If you are staying for a month or more contact owner for damage deposit amount. If your stay is longer then a week breakfasts are not included in the price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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