Escape to Pond Creek north of Athens

Athens, Georgia

Pond Creek Escape is just the place for you to come to relax and escape the hectic city life, but also be close to Athens, home of the University of Georgia with its fine music, sports, shopping and wonderful restaurants. Need suggestions for where to eat or what to do, the owners are full of great ideas for you. There is also a table with local info for you to read and enjoy.

Pond Creek Escape is a basement apartment located on 7 acres, just 8 miles from downtown Athens. The apartment has a private entrance and a parking spot by the door for one car.

Guests can enjoy nature while sitting by the pond or listening to the water fall over the dam to the creek. Inside guests can enjoy the game room with pool/ping pong table, card/game table, dart board, sectional sofa, and large screen tv. There is a bar/kitchen with a sink, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

The main bedroom has a king sized bed and is closest to the big bathroom. The children's room has two twin sized beds, and a really cool play loft. The 3rd bedroom has a full size bed and desk in it. Off the game room area is a sitting room with a full size futon and cabinets which contain board games such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Blockus, and other games. There are also decks of cards, Mah jong, backgammon, chess, and checkers available.

There is an office which includes a desk, chair, and a crib. There is one large bathroom with a large walk-in tile shower.

Basic cable and wifi are included in your stay. The wifi password will be given to you upon arrival.

A gas grill will be provided for grilling out, if you desire. Firewood will be provided for a campfire in the fire pit by the pond and a basket of s'more ingredients and marshmallow roasting sticks is provided for each stay.



  • Minimum 3-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF


  • Bird Watching


  • Fishing


  • Museums


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Not Sure


  • Not Sure


  • Rural


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Hospital


  • Smoke Detector


  • Game Room
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Ping Pong Table

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Wood Stove
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette


  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Lawn/Garden


  • Hospital Contact


  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher


  • Police Contact


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8

Midnight to 8AM Quiet time.

Cancellation Policy

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

25 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2021
    Submitted Jun 21, 2021

    We loved it there and it was a nice area

    Family trip

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2021
    Submitted May 23, 2021

    We had a wonderful stay at this property. Had everything we needed for our family, even had toys for our toddlers. We loved it! Very relaxing for our family getaway

    Graduation celebration

    5/5 Stayed May 14, 2021
    Submitted May 16, 2021

    This was a perfect set up for me and my family that came for UGA graduation and commissioning ceremony.

    Awesome place. Won’t want to leave

    5/5 Stayed May 7, 2021
    Submitted May 9, 2021

    We rented this place to go to Road Alanta to watch the races. We had to drag the boys out to go to the track cause they wanted to stay here . Miss Jeanine was super helpful even letting us borrow some of her own stuff because we had came unprepared (1st time at Road Atlanta) the boys loved the place and loved the shower and the couch. We really didn’t get the use all the amenities that they provide. But I loved drinking my coffee by the pond in the mornings. Don’t hesitate to stay her clean nice place with wonderful people that own it


    5/5 Stayed Nov 6, 2020
    Submitted Nov 11, 2020

    Loved the place and the people

    Lovely outdoor getaway but close to town

    5/5 Stayed Oct 30, 2020
    Submitted Nov 1, 2020

    Loved this house but the back yard really was the treat! Amazing pond that had ample space to hang out and be by the fire or trails to go into the woods. The rooms were big and the tv room was great! Everything you really need for a few nights. Hosts were sweet as can be and very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. Also close enough to town to be able to enjoy Athens but also close enough to great natural parks to enjoy hikes. Will stay here again for sure!

    Football and golfing man trip

    5/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2020
    Submitted Oct 15, 2020

    5 stars all the way around! Highly recommend ! Will definitely be back! Hosts were fantastic, hospitable, friendly and engaging! Hosts made sure we were comfortable and ensured a great time was had by all!

    Great Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 25, 2020
    Submitted Sep 30, 2020

    The hosts were very nice and accommodating and the space itself was very clean and comfortable. Highly recommend.

    Wonderful experience!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2020
    Submitted Aug 16, 2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was spotless and the outside deck area was fabulous.

    Fun home away from home!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 13, 2020
    Submitted Mar 26, 2020

    This was a wonderful VRBO experience! The owners were incredibly nice and accommodating. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings with fishing and fire pit. The s’mores were a huge hit with the kids. The adults showed off rusty pool table skills while the kids learned how to shoot pool for the first time. Everything we needed or didn’t even realize we needed was provided. We will be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Excellent Host

    5/5 Stayed Feb 1, 2020
    Submitted Feb 29, 2020

    Jeanine and Charles are very accommodating and great hosts. The house is comfortable and with a lot of space. Recommend it

    Excellent host an comfortable setting

    5/5 Stayed Nov 28, 2019
    Submitted Dec 1, 2019

    Great place to relax between visits to Athens.

    A wonderdul Stay-cation!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 15, 2019
    Submitted Dec 1, 2019

    We rented this property to get a short get away for the weekend. We fished, and enjoyed the bonfire and had a wonderful time. It was much more than we thought we were going to get.

    Family Football road trip

    5/5 Stayed Nov 8, 2019
    Submitted Nov 10, 2019

    Place was exactly what we where looking for. It was cery clean quiet and short drive to athens to watch the football game.

    Highly recommended, a diamond in the rough! Place has tons of character and very unique! Awesome!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 17, 2019
    Submitted Oct 22, 2019


    Incredible setting

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2019
    Submitted Oct 14, 2019

    Our family had a great time staying here for the football game. The hosts made sure we had everything we needed and the house was amazing, definitely recommend.

    Home away from home

    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2019
    Submitted Oct 8, 2019

    This has been my favorite rental of all time. The accommodations were spacious and we could really spread out, super comfortable couch, too. I loved the backyard deck area-it was so lovely with strings of lights, and Charles even made a fire for us so we could make s’mores! Jeanine was helpful with answering all my questions. There were so many nice touches, and I would happily stay again should my travels ever bring me back to Athens. And even though we were just renting the space, the owners made us feel like guests. Such a lovely experience!

    UGA Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2019
    Submitted Jul 28, 2019

    A large walk out basement property that will work for most families. Beautiful, private setting, clean with thoughtful extras provided by the host.

    Fantastic hosts, Cozy and Relaxing Home

    5/5 Stayed Apr 21, 2019
    Submitted May 8, 2019

    Jeanine and Russell were wonderful hosts. Not intrusive but very responsive to any needs I had. Ample space and lots of fun for kids in particular with the fun hideaway loft, pool table, darts, ping pong, board games, corn hole, etc!! Incredibly relaxing - will definitely return!

    Family Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2019
    Submitted Apr 14, 2019

    What started out to be a place to stay for our son’s basketball tournament ended up being a place for family fun!! Our teenagers enjoyed fishing, playing ping pong and pool, S’mores and just hanging out together. Pond Creek was a nice place to stay as well. And the extras that Jeanine left for us was so sweet and thoughtful. I didn’t read that there was an extra charge per night for each added person over four, and if we knew that we may have stayed somewhere else, but I think God knew we needed the time we had together! We definitely would go back if we are up this way again!

    Pond Creek = The Perfect Escape!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 9, 2019
    Submitted Apr 12, 2019

    Jeanine and Charles are hard working people who have taken pride in their home. You feel at home the second you arrive. This home is filled with positivity and fun decor throughout! The pond and fire pit are just steps from the back door, which allows for an inviting atmosphere inside and out! The home is equipped with a pool/ping pong table, one-of-a-kind playroom for kids, a bar, and LOTS of sleeping space! Finishing touches include a s’mores basket, snacks, and information table to allow for extra/unexpected fun during your visit! The homeowners keep to themselves, however are only a phone call away. Jeanine is quick to respond to any questions and Charles is happy to light the wood stove for your comfort and convenience! (: You have a private entrance(s) and parking to allow for flexibility and privacy. We cannot wait to visit again. This will now be our go-to place when visiting our GA family! Thank you! - M&K

    Great spot

    5/5 Stayed Mar 8, 2019
    Submitted Mar 21, 2019

    We stayed her for a gymnastics competition! The rental was amazing! The kids had fun fishing and having s'mores by the campfire. Will definitely be back!!

    Wonderfulllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    5/5 Stayed Feb 2, 2019
    Submitted May 7, 2019

    This is a jewel. Very private beautiful views, wonderful people.. This is a basement fully made into a house!.. The owners are wonderful people very inviting and stocked the place with everything you would need or want.. Stuff to make smores- Tons of blankets available in case you needed them, Coffee and creamer/ Sugar.. Amazing.. Will be back.

    Couldn’t ask for a better vacation rental in Athens.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2018
    Submitted Oct 9, 2018

    Me and my family and friends had a great time at Pond Creek. There’s plenty to do at the house itself, not to mention you’re only about 15 minutes away from downtown Athens. The property owners were very nice and showed great hospitality. I will definitely like to stay here again next time I come to town.

    A clean and rustic getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2018
    Submitted Sep 17, 2018

    We visited this property to evacuate for Hurricane Florence. The owners were welcoming and very hospitable. They went out of their way on multiple occasions to make sure we had what we needed since we left in a hurry. The converted basement was perfect for a long weekend and had plenty of space for 5 people. The only drawback in the kitchenette was there is no oven, but I didn't mind eating out! The outside porch area is amazing. There is a fire pit area perfect for making S'mores and a nice dock. The small dam creates a waterfall and peaceful constant sound. We even saw a family of deer in the woods across the foot bridge. Overall, I would highly recommend this property for it's peacefulness and hospitable owners.


      Athens, Georgia

      Rates & Availability

      25 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 2 Nights

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