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Come Enjoy Our Rural Setting And Fresh Local Food.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

A private off the grid retreat on a 50 acre working farm.

Perfect for a family get together, workshop retreat, or just a group of friends. We work with other farms and local producers to provide fresh and healthy farm to table meals and other handmade products, including complimentary soaps. The house features two master bedrooms with private entrances, and two spacious lofts. All four rooms have queen or double beds with fresh linens, blankets, and fluffy towels. The west bedroom has an additional pull-out futon. You will enjoy the large bathrooms with walk-in showers. Seasonally, there are chickens, pigs, cows and always the dogs to view on your hikes through our wooded trails. We offer a large grill on the back deck with a hot tub, and a fire pit for campfires. The house has a large common area with a fully stocked open kitchen, and laundry facilities including an ironing board. The wrap around deck is perfect for bird watching or just enjoying nature. You are invited to prepare your own breakfast with our eggs, pork products, and local dairy and baked goods provided for your enjoyment. The table seats up to 12. We will also cater events using fresh local food as much as possible.


Owner
Barb Ernst
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Barb Ernst

We have been working toward providing a comfortable space for individuals or groups to come enjoy this rural setting from the onset. We provide facilities for groups, workshops and family gatherings, as well as the solo traveler. We have been in the Athens area for over 25 years, and enjoy meeting travelers, as well as getting out to see the country ourselves.

Barb Ernst purchased this house in 1995

Why Barb Ernst chose Athens

The property is at the end of a county road about 9 country miles, or about 20 minutes, from the city of Athens. We love the seclusion and quiet. The farm is a work in progress, with various projects going on all through the year. We are happy to show you what we are up to, or just leave you alone, as you wish.

What makes this house unique

This is an off grid property, where we believe in sovereign living. It's nestled in a wonderful community with adventures at your fingertips including artist studios, wineries, and great local music venues.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Athens

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • east bath - toilet , shower , a roomy bathroom with large 2-headed accessible shower.
    west bath - toilet , shower , roomy 2-headed shower with lots of hot water pressure.
  • Large accessible shower with two heads, long bench, and lots of hot water pressure for long showers. Plenty of clean counter space, extra towels, hairdryer, and emergency toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • west master - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    east master - 2 queen
    west loft - 2 double , A spacious semi-private loft.
    east loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , a comfy semi-private spacious loft.
  • There is a single futon couch in the west room to be used as extra sleeping space when opened.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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5

Relaxing, welcoming environment.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 had a great time at this cozy little farm. The house is clean and homey, cupboards and fridge were well stocked. We loved the fresh dairy and pork products, delicious and very much appreciated! We were very entertained watching the sow with her piglets, and the farm dogs were so friendly. Barb and Paul made us feel right at home. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group were the ideal guests. We enjoy sharing what we do, and you represent the reason we do it. We are sincerely glad you had a good stay, and thanks for being so tidy!
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5

Comfortable, clean, very thoughtfully prepared

  • 5 of 5

This place is so thoughtfully prepared! It is a very rural setting on a working farm. Very private, quiet place to relax, reflect. Very clean home, thoughtfully prepared. Small gift items to purchase, if you choose. You will have everything you can possibly need here! The fridge is stocked with eggs, milk, sausage and bacon for breakfast. They also had some fruit, real maple syrup and almond milk which was really unexpected and appreciated so much since I am vegetarian. Paul very kind, friendly gentleman. I wish I had more time to enjoy this lovely place, but will return!

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great get away house!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, homie country setting, beautiful view. Very nice owners!

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place in the country

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the house. The layout, the location, the extra large showers, the wrap around porch, and the hot tub. The girls liked watching the piglets. The breakfast food provided was great. We even puchased some to bring home with us. Barb and Paul made us feel at home right from the start. We had a wonderful week and are planning to return again.

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot for a quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

I brought the staff of a college literary magazine here for a retreat and bookbinding project, and the house was perfect! Students loved interacted with the dogs and pigs, Barb and Paul were incredibly accommodating (and excellent cooks!), and the setting was beautiful. The house is gorgeous and spacious enough for everyone. We'll definitely be back! This space is perfect for writing retreats, large family gatherings, and visits to Athens.

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Family from North Carolina and Michigan met at this wonderful home for a long holiday weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, from being greeted and led back to the home by the farm dogs to talking with Paul several times over the few days we spent there. Barb was very responsive to emails both before and during our stay. The house is close enough to the city that running out to grab a few things doesn't feel like a chore. The kitchen was nicely furnished, the fresh breakfast food was tasty and plentiful, and there was plenty of common space for relaxing. We will definitely consider visiting again!

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
port columbus
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Athens
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Athens
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 33
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
athens
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
strouds run state park, Lake Snowden, Lake Hope
Car: necessary

This is a working farm with chickens, pigs, cows, and dogs. There are hiking trails, campfire sites, gardens and lots of privacy and solitude. It's a 20 minute drive to the college town of Athens.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Athens

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$332
From
C$465
Fri,Sat
C$1,993
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$398.52

The nightly price includes all cleaning fees and taxes. There are no hidden costs to you.
The house sleeps up to 10 people. No parties without permission. No outside guests not included in the booking without permission. Total guests not to exceed 15 at any time. Speak with the manager regarding any special circumstances which may arise. We can be flexible.
We reserve the right to evict any renter or guest who is found breaking house rules. Their payment is not refundable.
We recommend guests have travel insurance or check their personal policy coverage for injury, damage, or illness. This house is privately owned, and the owner and managers are not responsible for any liability.
This is a country property and appropriate clothing and footwear is suggested. Be careful driving day and night. Drive slowly and respect our neighbors and their children.
By accepting this reservation you are stating that you understand all requirements and agree that all guests assume risk and harm of self and property. Any guests under the age of 18 is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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