CHARMING LANCASTER CITY HOUSE - WALK TO THEATERS AND RESTAURANTS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CHARMING LANCASTER CITY HOUSE - WALK TO THEATERS AND RESTAURANTS

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Two Bedrooms, one bath, sitting room, living room, kitchen, gardens..

The residence of choice for visiting guest artists for the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, this lovely old home is located on one of the finest streets in the city. It is a short walk to interesting restaurants, art galleries, shopping, and the Fulton Theatre. It is 10 minutes by car to the Amish countryside.

The house is one of Lancaster's coveted one and one-half story cottages, and is furnished with beautiful but comfortable antiques, making it the perfect place to relax between your adventures in the city and country. Play the piano, or enjoy the extensive music library. Take a nap on one of the beds, fitted with Tempur-Pedic mattresses and lovely linens. This house was our home for years and holds many precious memories for us. We hope to help you create lasting memories as well. (Nothing makes us happier than helping guests commemorate a special and/or surprise event such as birthdays, anniversaries, or engagements. No request is too unusual - just ask!)

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a wonderful vacation home. After a hot day of shopping & sightseeing, it was a pleasure to come home to a cool & inviting house. We enjoyed the backyard and loved watering the flowers. With each day in the 100 degrees a cool drink for all at the end of the day was refreshing. We will be back. Thanks for everything,
Jul 2012
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Joann

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Charming Lancaster City House - Walk to Theaters and Restaurants
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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BEAUTIFUL OLD HOME WITH AN OVERABUNDANCE OF CHARM

  • 4 of 5
The house was a jewel. Very clean and well decorated. You cannot beat it for the price. The beds were extremely comfortable. The backyard was lovely. We enjoyed the free WiFi. It was close to a large variety of Amish restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed the little walk to Square One Coffee every morning. It was a wonderful trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

LOVELY, WELL-LOCATED COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent three enjoyable nights at this very attractive and well-maintained home. The house is located just a short walk from central Lancaster, making it easy to visit the Central Market, shops, and museums. We appreciated the cozy furnishings, plenty of towels, and extra bedding. We have rented several properties in various places in the US and while travelling in Europe, and this is one of the nicest at which we've stayed. The owners have supplied more than the bare minimum of "basics," from soaps to coffee and tea to a fully-stocked iPod. Communication with the owner was very easy and straight-forward, and during our visit we also had excellent communication with the individual who showed us into the house.

Some reviews have mentioned the parking situation. We found it easy to call into the police department and purchase a visitor parking pass for $6. We simply had to supply the address and registration of our car and display the pass on our dashboard.

We hope to return at some point and have another relaxing weekend while staying in this lovely home!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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5

JUST A JOY

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for a quiet retreat and symphony house delivered. The house itself is just charming, with its lovely rooms with the beautiful furnishings. The bed had a tempurpidic matresss that was to die for. Add to that the music library, the piano and the K-Cup coffee maker (with coffee!) and I did not want to leave.

When I did, the first place was to the back yard, which is filled with impatiens. It was a great place to have a cup of coffee and read. Going out, I ventured to all the local sites. The house is convenient to all, with many being just a walk away and the rest a brief car ride.

I needed to recharge and this place did the trick. Thanks so much.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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NICE TO VISIT, DIFFICULT TO LIVE IN

  • 2 of 5
We stayed a week at this charming little house. As advertised it is full of older furniture and it is an old house. Also, as advertised, it is in walking distance from the central market and good restaurants. Not advertised, however, is the fact that the house is difficult to stay in. Drawers don't open or close, back door is very difficult to unlock or lock, no window coverings (this is a row house -- on the street -- bathroom windows are curtainless and you must either wake with the morning sun or cover all windows with towels). Also not advertised is the fact that the street that it is on is a major thoroughfare with 24 hour traffic just a few feet away from your bedroom. While walking in one direction takes you to the market in five or six blocks, walking in the other direction takes you to a prison and a run down neighborhood in one or two blocks. We did not walk at night.
Finally, the tv service is the absolute minimum. You get about 10-12 channels some of which are shopping or cspan. The rest are duplicates. Assume 3-4 viewable channels.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard at providing a lovely vacation experience and thus were disappointed by the last review. The house consistently has received very favorable ones, including from the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra which houses its guest artists at the house on a monthly basis in the fall, winter and spring. We do take comments seriously, however. So, we will check the drawers around the house as some of the original built-ins from the late 1800s do stick a little at times. As for the windows, the sheer curtains and the large trees in front of the windows filter the light and provide reasonable privacy but you do see the sun come in in the morning. My wife and I loved that when we lived here. That said, I understand how others may like to darken the room so we are going to put some blinds up for that purpose. As for the TV, we have basic cable from Comcast which includes a very long list of viewable channels. We did check and those all appear to be working so we are wondering if either this renter may have gotten the TV off channel 3 (which you need to receive the cable stations) or if there was a service interruption during this guest's stay. We also provide Netflix, an iPod with movies, a full music library and many books. As for the comments regarding the setting, the house is in the city and there is street and foot traffic so it will not be as quiet as a suburban home. Having lived in Philadelphia for many years, my wife and I enjoyed the muted sounds of cars and people and we found the house quite peaceful as have all of our other guests. Of course, we understand not everyone likes an urban environment. The neighborhood itself is very nice and safe. My wife and I spent many hours walking the streets, and the neighborhood is considered one of the finest in the City. Like any city, it will have beautiful blocks and then some less so. That again is the very nature of urban environments and what we think makes them so fascinating.
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5

CHARMING CITY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We just completed a 9 day stay at this very lovely & comfortable cottage- house in the Historic Lancaster East Area of the city. This was our 2nd stay and better than ever. We enjoyed our coffee & breakfast out in the back garden filled with flowers & special plantings, trees & birds..not to mention the squirrels playing in & around the trees. It's a wonderful area to walk & to view the historic, renovated houses, & beautiful gardens. It's an excellent place to get quickly to the roads that lead out into the countryside & areas of interest. We love it there and hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Lancaster City House - Walk to Theaters and Restaurants
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Media, PA
5

WHAT A PEACEFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Symphony House on numerous occasions. Most recently in February. I must say that I have always had a very relaxing and positive experience. The cottage's ambience and location make it great for an extended weekend or longer. The local night life, the Central Market and the surrounding attractions are all easily accessible and enjoyable. BRAVO to Symphony House!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Philadelphia, PA
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Lancaster, PA
Car: not necessary

The City of Lancaster is the oldest inland city in the United States, located close to the Amish countryside. The City boasts a rich life, with a wonderful theatre, art galleries, restaurants, shopping, and even a top notch minor league ball club -- the Barnstomers. Outside the city are picturesque Amish Farms, exceptional antiquing, as well as local attractions like the Wilber Chocolate Factory, Landis Valley Museum, and Mount Gretna (a gem of architecture and historical arts community). A quilting paradise, Lancaster has a rich tradition for needlework of all kinds. There is an exceptional quilt museum, and quilt and fabric stores too numerous to count. We can arrange individualized quilting lessons at your request. From Lancaster it is also just 75 minutes or less to Gettysburg or other Civil War attractions. The City also has a beautiful old train station serviced by Amtrak.

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Availability & Rates

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Lancaster House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$175
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Fri,Sat,Sun
$925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 300
Tax Rate 7.1%
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Amenities

Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The non-working fireplace is the living room is made of beautiful marble and tile. The house is older, with somewhat steep, winding stairs and wood floors throughout. Because of this, it is not the ideal place for toddler, as it will require extra attention on the parent's part. We can provide baby gates is desired.
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