RIVERFRONT - MOUNTAIN VIEW, PRIVATE DOCK, KAYAKS, MOTORIZED JONBOAT

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Janice Waltz

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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RIVERFRONT - MOUNTAIN VIEW, PRIVATE DOCK, KAYAKS, MOTORIZED JONBOAT

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5 Bedrooms, sleeps 11-13, 2 baths, sunroom, deck, dock, 4 kayaks provided

The perfect vacation getaway awaits you in our waterfront home so near all the attractions of central Pennsylvania, yet it feels so far away from the crowds. We are located just one half mile off Highway 322/22, within a 30 minute drive to Hershey and under an hour to Gettysburg or the Dutch country, but you enter your own private acre where Mother Nature beckons you through the stunning views of the many windows. Launch from your own private dock to a kayak adventure among the islands with the bald eagles and wild life that await, or soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings from the serenity of the porch swing on the riverbank.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Janice Waltz

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My husband Dave is a Pennsylvanian, and I met him in 1982 when I came from Florida to work with the teenagers at his church for a summer. We married the next year, and have two children who are now grown. Dave is a Princeton University and Southern Seminary grad, and is currently the executive director of our state convention. I am a graduate of Jacksonville University and now have a career I am passionate about teaching students at our local community college. We both hope to retire in a few years and do more traveling, using HomeAway and VRBO to find our accommodations, of course!

Our daughter Lauren is a surgical Physician's Assistant in Alabama, and a graduate of Princeton and Emory Universities. She is an accomplished violinist and an outstanding rugby player at all of 110 pounds. Jonathan is a Business graduate of The College of New Jersey where he was a Bonner Scholar and a swimmer, and after working very successfully in business for a couple of years after graduation, he has taken a year off to travel abroad extensively.

Janice Waltz purchased this house in 1992

My husband David and I purchased this home when our two children were small so that we could have a place to get away as a family on the weekends. The appeal of this property was that it felt remote with the natural surroundings, including the river, mountains and lots of wildlife, and yet it is so convenient to Harrisburg and Hershey and all the amenities of civilization. Our primary home is located just a 30 minute drive away.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Riverfront - Mountain View, Private Dock, Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews
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Riverfront - Mountain View, Private Dock, Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213580
+1 717 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Cambridge Springs, PA, USA
5

Beautiful Relaxing Family Friendly Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This property was perfect for our weekend visit to Hershey. The owners are so very kind and generous; they truly go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special. The house is spacious and warmed with charm and family friendliness, you can do so much together right in the back yard with the river, the kayaks, the yard games available and the fire pit. It just feels like a home away from home. Comfortable and well maintained, you will have a wonderful stay. The owners are very honest about the traffic noise with the highway being close, but it is an oasis and it didn't affect any of our party. The location is amazing when you find yourself close to so many amazing attractions with only a short pop back onto the highway; yet you get back to the house and are surrounded by nature. We had a deer walk right in front of our car pulling down the lane to the driveway. Truly a fantastic, charming place. We promise to return!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Riverfront - Mountain View, Private Dock, Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213580
+1 717 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Collegeville
5

50th Anniversary Celebration On The River

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We rented the river house to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. Right before arriving we stopped off at a local farm and picked the biggest fresh peaches and blackberries I have seen in years. Within the first few hours of pulling up to the house, we unpacked, got all our food situated in the kitchen for the week ahead, and then headed straight out to the river to go kayaking and tubing. That evening we had an amazing meal to begin the festivities. The large family table easily accommodating all twelve of us. This set the tone for the whole week. We woke up each morning to the beautiful river with mist rising gently from the surface. Saw bald eagles, egrets, and blue herons. Kayaked, swam and fished. Had gourmet meals almost every night, and most of all, simply enjoyed the time to be all together as a family. The house had a very cozy country decor with a large master bedroom and sun room that overlooked the river. The back porch was shaded with tall oaks and had a new gas grill. Also, the house was stocked with everything you would need to be out on the water: kayaks, tubes, life jackets, water shoes, fishing rods, and a boat. We had a fantastic stay and could not have thought of a better way to celebrate my parents anniversary!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Riverfront - Mountain View, Private Dock, Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213580
+1 717 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This property was perfect for my 4-H group and I. We could separate the boys and girls on different floors and the bathrooms were sized appropriately to separate there too. We chose this option for this reason and it was cost effective. The location was absolutely beautiful and was a perfect location. Just close enough to the highway and such but far enough away to give us peace and quiet, as we are used to. The owner stopped by a couple times to check on us and was very helpful. I would def recommend this property. AWESOME experience. Thank you.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Riverfront - Mountain View, Private Dock, Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213580
+1 717 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Australia
5

Great fun!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Lovely home ! Kayaking , the river and fishing were all big highlights of our stay ! Huge thank you to David and Janice for their hospitality , especially David for the fishing trip ! The boys very sad to leave and very keen to come back! ( visited with 5 children aged 4-13)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Riverfront - Mountain View, Private Dock, Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213580
+1 717 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Amazing home with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
WOOOW ! IT"S SO AWESOME :)

My friends and me had the pleasure to stay in your home. We were absolutely astonished at the beautiful home that was made available to us. It was very clean and well-furnished. Also, it has a plenty space for many people for celebrating whatever they want. Honestly, it's one of the best houses that I have rented.
we were glad to rent this house and to meet the owners who are so friendly and kind. They provided us with a good service. I would thank them so much for every thing they did to help us to be more comfortable and relaxed in their house.
We are eager to come back and arrange another stay in this house to have fun in this beautiful house with charming view on the river.

Thanks a lot for sharing us your lovely house.

Sincerely,
Fahad
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Close by are Hershey Park, Chocolate World, the Amish Dutch Country of Lancaster County, Gettysburg Battlefield and newly restored Cyclorama, and in Harrisburg the Civil War Museum, Harsco Science Center and Imax Theater, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park with its safari tour, and the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena. When you get home from a long day, enjoy birding, fishing for rainbow trout and small mouth bass, and kayaking and tubing the lazy Susquehanna in your back yard. Hike the Appalachian Trail or bike or hike an eighteen mile rails to trails loop that is the largest roadless tract of land in Pennsylvania, both within minutes of the house.

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Availability & Rates

Hershey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$350
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$500
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2014 - Jun 5 2014
$350
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
Early June
Jun 6 2014 - Jun 13 2014
$350
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
4 nights
 
 
June
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,700
7 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,700
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 24 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$2,500
5 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
$500
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes December - March: $1500/week April/May 27, 2011 $1800/week
September-October: $2,000/week plus cleaning and tax, security deposit, except holidays
Holiday Rate - $450/night plus cleaning and tax, security deposit (Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)
Memorial Day and Labor Day 3 Night Weekend $1,500 plus cleaning/tax

Cancellation Policy

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

Hershey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , washer/dryer, hardwood floors, tile bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tile floor and tile shower, large granite vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , sitting area with couch, chair, TV, DVD, XBox
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , sitting area with couch, chair, TV, DVD, XBox
  • The first floor master bedroom is luxurious and extra large with expansive windows on two walls overlooking the river and mountains, a TV, CD player with music library and sitting area. Its beautiful bath has hardwood floors, washer and dryer, and a tiled, jetted tub for relaxing in your private spa after a fun-filled day. The second first floor bedroom has a queen size bed, and an extremely comfortable futon that makes a double bed as large and comfortable as a bed. The third first floor bedroom has a queen size bed. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated and attractive. The second floor is a finished attic with and oversize bedroom and sitting area with TV, video player, and XBox, and with sloping ceiling following the roof line. The smaller second attic bedroom is accessed through the first bedroom. Both have skylights and the chimney is exposed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
Notes:
Monthly and long term rentals available September - April. Contact owner for availability and rates.
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