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We all really enjoyed our stay in this perfect house surrounded by pine trees. Absolutely recommend it for any time of the year. Very easy and quick communication with the owners who really thought of everything. Thank you again!
My family enjoyed its stay at Two Ponds, a house – or, rather, a compound – with an interesting architectural design, which has its benefits and drawbacks. The big benefit is that there are effectively three separate houses, so that guests are not on top of each other. The most significant drawback is that there are no restrooms on the main floor of the main house, though there are two full bathrooms and a powder room downstairs.
The grounds are as they appear in the photographs, with a clean swimming pool in a beautiful setting and two ponds (thus the name): one as part of the view from the dining room and master bedroom, and the other visible from the long driveway taking you from Beale Road to the house. The large pond has a rowboat and kayak for more intrepid souls. If you prefer to look at the pond, you’ll also have a view of birds of many colors visiting the feeder hanging from a tree near the house. There is a helpful laminated booklet with drawings of the local birds.
A big benefit, which we didn’t know before we needed it, is the presence of a backup generator. One night, the vicinity was hit by a ferocious thunderstorm. Power went off for a minute or two and then kicked in again – thanks to the generator, we later learned. Half the town was without power, but we were spared.
For those traveling with young children, it’s good to know that the pool is largely fenced off, certainly from the main house, so it’s not easy for a child to wander in. To be sure, parents should keep their eyes open, but there is some protection. The pool is also heated. The owner asked us to turn off the heater after we were finished swimming for the day, to conserve propane, and we were happy to do so.
Abi, who looks after the house for the owners and shows visitors around the property, was fantastic, helping us out with a light fixture that blew a fuse and any other issues that arose. She was quick to respond and friendly at all times. She’s a big plus.
If you are bringing food with you, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a second refrigerator in the garage, increasing your storage capacity. (There is a Price Chopper supermarket about 5 miles away.) In case you run into rainy days, the house also comes with a substantial library and selections of CDs and DVDs.