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Pomona Lake home near state park, hiking trails, marina, golf course, wildlife

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovely home in small, rural community steps from Lake Pomona. This home is two miles from the State Park entrance which offers marina, boat rental, camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, bicycling and more. A lovely, well maintained golf course is only a mile away. Kanza Nature trail within two miles is a rails to trails course offering bicycling and hiking through countryside.

The home is comfortable and décor is relaxing and inviting. The floor plan is open, living room, dining room and kitchen with bar seating. Kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals. The master bedroom is on first floor along with full bathroom. Open staircase leads to two bedrooms and bath upstairs. Second level includes a queen bed in second bedroom, double size futon in bedroom 3 and a full bath with tub/shower. A large screened in back porch opens onto a generous back yard.

Have morning coffee on the porch and enjoy the sounds of dozens of song birds or evening will offer you the opportunity to witness wild turkey as they make their way to the woods with in a half a block of the porch.

The area is a birdwatchers paradise. Spring and fall bring migrating birds through central flyway, summer nesting residence such as Scissor Tailed Flycatcher, Oriole, and Dickcissel are common, winter residence such as Cedar Wax Wing and White Crowned Sparrow are abundant.

Family run restaurants offering affordable home cooked meals are within a few miles. Close by is the Lamont Hills Golf Course which is well maintained and in a beautiful country setting.

Fishing is good from boat or shore. Pomona Lake offers some of the best catfish and crappie angling in Kansas. Management efforts have also provided good populations of walleye, white bass, and largemouth bass. Lighthouse Marina provides full services to boaters, fishermen, skiers, and campers. Call the Marina with questions at 785-828-4777

The Corps of Engineers wildlife areas offer upland and waterfowl hunting. Bald Eagles visit the lake in the winter.

Swim beach is located in the picnic area and is open during summer months.

More Details

Jimmy Sue Ponchillia
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Jimmy Sue Ponchillia

My husband and I live in this home approximately one third of our time. Our primary home is in Michigan. I moved there to his home from Kansas when we married four years ago. Since I have family in the area we purchased this Pomona Lake home for convenience of family gatherings and to spend quality time in Kansas. We both love the outdoors and are avid hikers, bicyclists, kayakers, and bird and wildlife enthusiasts.

Jimmy Sue Ponchillia purchased this house in 2012

Why Jimmy Sue Ponchillia chose Vassar

The home is close to the lake but is in a small lake side community offering relaxed, country living. The floor plan offers a cozy feel, yet is roomy with open floor plan. Master bedroom downstairs and two guest rooms upstairs makes it convenient for house guests.

Nearby family run restaurants (Lamont Hills and Green Acres) offer inexpensive, home cooked meals when not wanting to cook. Boasted chicken and homemade pies are specialties. A variety of hand dipped ice cream is a treat at Lamont Hills.

What makes this house unique

Relaxed, country atmosphere close to lake, offering many recreational opportunities.


Vassar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both baths full size with tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 new upgrade mattress, very comfy, queen size. Bedroom 2 comfortable queen mattress Lots of Bling room. Bedroom 3 The Americana Room, double size thick futon mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Pomona Lake home near state park, hiking trails, marina, golf course, wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Neat, clean home with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this residence. We love the convenience of staying nearer to our family in a home atmosphere. Much better than driving to and from Lawrence, Topeka, or Ottawa daily during our time here.

The owners are very responsive and have people local who can come and help if in person assistance is needed.

Will definitely rent here again as long as it is available!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the complimentary review Erin. We are glad we can make your stay in Kansas a good one.
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Bike trip

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, and well maintained. Great location for biking in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand time!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. Everything we needed was available at the house. The back porch was where we spent most of our time. Very enjoyable!


  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home... very nice..

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Jimmy and Sue for opening your home to us for the weekend in June 2017. It was perfect from the wonderfully comfortable beds, the relaxing screened in porch for morning coffee that lasted almost to lunch. So relaxing it was hard to do anything else. We enjoyed the weekend, the family time and especially to stay so close to all that we had planned for the our stay from the lakes to the fair a few towns away..

it was a 5 star weekend, a home away from home... Thank you,

Sara and Marty Miller and family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odessa texas

Very nice place and a great value. Owners were very nice to deal with!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this home. It was everything that was advertised and then some. Beautiful outdoors scenery around back yard. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while visiting family in the area. It's a great location for hosting a family dinner (or several in our situation). There's enough space for everyone to spread out and enjoy some quiet time. The house is well stocked with all kitchen gear to make everything we needed to make. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.

The owners are great to work with and are super responsive to questions or concerns.

We couldn't be more pleased with how our stay was. As long as this property is available, we will continue to stay here when visiting our family in this beautiful part of Kansas!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the glowing review! We are glad our home worked out well for your family visit. And we thank you for treating our home with care and respect. You are welcome back anytime!
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Fourth of July fireworks display over Lamont Hills Golf course is a beautiful show. The amount and quality of the fireworks is surprisingly good considering the ease with getting to seating in area and no large crowd to maneuver through as is the usual case for such events. Watching from the lake on your pontoon would be and awesome way to spend the holiday!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

This is our home 1/3 of the year. We are here four or five times a year for several weeks at a time. The home is furnished and decorated with items that are of personal and sentimental value. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do and will treat it with care and respect. Thank you.
Also be informed that there is gravel road one mile off the paved road leading to our home. It can be rough and dusty in summer months but well packed and not a problem in rainy or winter weather.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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