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The Pondhouse - A Magical Place

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The Pondhouse - A Magical Place

Entire cabin
2 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Gayle is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.

Relax, rejuvenate and unplug in this ultimate rustic getaway experience in the country. In our beautiful screened Pondhouse, you can gaze at the stars and listen to the sounds of nature from your cozy warm bed. Feel the breeze as you sleep in this magical place unlike any other you will have ever seen. Your whole being will be nourished by your time spent here. There is the Pondhouse itself, the outdoor fire pit, meditation spots around the pond, and trails nearby for walking in the woods

Amenities

Essentials
Hot water
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds,1 single bed
Common spaces
2 queen beds,1 single bed

Availability

Reviews

236 reviews
Accuracy
4.9
Communication
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Location
4.9
Check-in
4.9
Value
4.7
Valerie User Profile
Valerie
September 2018
The Pondhouse is the perfect week-end nature getaway ... Beautiful, peaceful, unique, true. The description and pictures are very accurate - and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay (as did our dog Sami who befriended Charlie!). We cooked all of our meals on the fire pit, savoured slow…
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Response from Gayle:
we loved having you 3 here and hope to see you again next year!
September 2018
Elizabeth User Profile
Elizabeth
September 2018
Even more magical in person than pictures make it seem, and Gayle and Charlie were excellent, welcoming hosts!
Emily User Profile
Emily
September 2019
What an incredible weekend spent in Gayle's pond house. Every minute was a dream. the decor was beautiful and the nature even more so. We cooked out by the campfire, napped and read for hours in the cozy pondhouse bed, we explored the neighboring towns and hiked and ate well…
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Response from Gayle:
So happy to read this! So glad it was such a good weekend
September 2019
Anita User Profile
Anita
September 2019
Wonderful hosts and a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Joan User Profile
Joan
September 2019
Quiet. Peace. Comfortable beds. Bathroom up the hill about 3 minutes and depending on your age, shorter or longer. The phone doesn't ring. The TV doesn't blare. You must go up the hill to check your email if you decide to let the world in. Shelburne Falls an interesting place to…
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Response from Gayle:
At 80 you get the prize for being our most adventuresome guest joan! It was a pleasure to host you and your stepdaughter
September 2019
Serima User Profile
Serima
September 2019
Great place to plug off and relax. Watch out though as the bathroom is a good long hike and there are no lights on your way over there if you need to go out in the middle of the night. We felt a little secluded as not only the place did not have wifi or electricity (as mentioned…
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Response from Gayle:
Thx for the suggestion of adding a few more solar lights - Wish you would have told us you felt afraid We would have reassured you that while there are very occasional bear sitings around the neighborhood We have never in our 30 plus years of living here ever encountered…
September 2019
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Denise
September 2019
If you're hesitant about staying in this beautiful place, don't be. Just go! There is nothing like the experience of sleeping (and reading) 'outdoors' while listening to nature nearby. The Pondhouse was everything I dreamed about and more. Very cozy and comfortable with fluffy…
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Response from Gayle:
thank you Denise! it was a pleasure to host you guys. So glad it was everything you'd hope for.
September 2019

Hosted by Gayle

Ashfield, MAJoined in May 2013
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Gayle is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am an illustrator / writer & my husband Peter Kitchell is a photographer/painter/builder all round renaissance man . We've lived out here for 30 years after moving from San Francisco. Our kids are out of the house - and we decided it made sense to open up our place. Both of us…
Interaction with guests
We welcome you, give you ‘a tour’ and are happy to help with anything you need. PLEASE PLAN TO CHECK IN BEFORE DARK. We understand this isn’t always possible, but this isn't the kind of place where you pick up a key and let yourself in, and it’s essential to get the tour while…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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House rules

Not suitable for children and infants - We have a 2 person limit if it's one adult and one child - we can discuss this.
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM and check out by 11AM