1750'S SANDSTONE FARMHOUSE W/POOL* STUNNING HISTORIC HOME * 2 TO 14 NIGHT STAYS

Wanda or Lyndsay Poole

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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1750'S SANDSTONE FARMHOUSE W/POOL* STUNNING HISTORIC HOME * 2 TO 14 NIGHT STAYS

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Lancaster Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms ,3 Baths, 2 big family rooms * HUGE screened porch. 2 - 14 NIGHT STAY

Go to rates for price breakdown. The moment we first laid eyes on this circa 1750 sandstone farmhouse, we knew immediately what an incredibly special home it was. We are thrilled to share this beautiful piece of history with you. Your friends and family will cherish the vacation memories made here, and you'll love the private in-ground pool and 18' screened porch. It is privately situated in the peaceful village of Lampeter where you will have easy and quick access to all the attractions that define the Lancaster County experience. This home has been expertly renovated and tastefully appointed with high quality furnishings for maximum comfort and a mix of antiques that compliment its place in history as one of Lancaster’s seven original farmhouses. Not only will you be surrounded by an authentic piece of Lancaster’s past, but you will be enveloped by all the comforts of the modern world. This home boasts flat screen TVs, high speed Internet, top of the line appliances, and central air and a 9 foot dining room table big enough for the whole gang.

You will instantly feel right at home. The exterior of the home is equally as fabulous with a spectacular, private in-ground pool, a spacious screened porch right off the kitchen and family room, plus professional landscaping. You will not soon forget your vacation at The Carpenter House—you will not be disappointed!

FYI...This home is one of two historic gems we offer for vacation rentals, and both homes are large enough for your entire family. The Stone Home at Shallowbrook Farm (properrt #156751) is on a 50 acre horse farm, has Amish neighbors, and a private in-ground POOL.

We also have an adorable COTTAGE with 2 bedrooms, den with queen sleeper and 2 full baths. Sleeps 4 - 6 comfortably. Take a look at homeaway property # 3540938

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wanda or Lyndsay Poole (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay! Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and welcomed. I loved the history behind the house and its historical significance. Every detail of the decor is exquisite, and we loved the homemade cookies!
Jul 2010
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270863
-717 786-9300
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Wonderful week in Lancaster

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful experience at the Carpenter House. As our family gathered, the grandchildren really enjoyed exploring the house. Everyone felt as though they were at home. We spent the week enjoying the surrounding attractions. The kids were from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia so the farm animals and the buggy rides were very popular. The weather was great for swimming and the warm summer nights were perfect for enjoying the great out of doors. The kitchen was completely stocked with all the silverware and dishes that you needed for a large group and the dinning room table could have seated even more people than we had. The "game room" was really used by everyone and having a washer and dryer in the house was really helpful. We enjoyed our week and hope to have a repeat visit next summer.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan. Glad your family enjoyed the Carpenter House. I think some guests are surprised as to how much there is to see and do within minutes of the house. Thanks again and we'll see you next summer.
business
1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270863
-717 786-9300
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Fabulous for family reunions!

  • 5 of 5
We live on the west coast & my husbands family is all in the Lancaster area. We decided to be the hosts for a family gathering and found this house the perfect venue!
From the moment one drives up, this great house draws you inside. Once inside the house glows with warmth & welcome! The rooms have great light, large & the house has great flow for a large group...and never feels crowded. The furnishings are mix of modern & antiques, well appointed rooms without being cluttered, fussy or overdone. The kitchen has nearly everything needed to prepare & host a large party...enough cutlery, great plates & glasses...lots of cookware, pots& pans too.
The bedrooms have great beds and special attention must have been given to great bedding & pillows!
One of the comments of our guests made over & over was the house feels so homey & welcoming ... I agree, after just a day or so I felt like I lived there and wanted to stay & make it my home! What more can I say....it was perfect!!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG Cindy! Thank you so much for taking time to write such wonderful comments. We are very proud of the Carpenter House and are touched when it is appreciated by our guests. This stunning old home was almost demolished several years back. We and our guests are so glad that never happened. Thanks again.
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1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270863
-717 786-9300
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Wonderful House - Great Attention to Detail!

  • 5 of 5
My group and I stayed at the farmhouse over a very cold and snowy weekend in February. Even though it was cold outside the house was warm and very comfortable. I came with a group of 7 other women for a scrapbooking weekend. The house was awesome and worked perfectly for our needs.

You can tell this historic home has been lovingly restored and is well cared for. The wood floors are gorgeous as well as all the furnishings and decorative touches.

Working with Wanda was also a very positive experience. She was very easy to work with and responsive.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to rent a historic Lancaster home.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie,

So glad to hear you and the girls enjoyed the amazing Carpenter House. It is hard to believe this historic beauty is over 250 years old and counting. A lot of history under this roof. It is one of Lancaster County's original Farmsteads dating back to William Penn granting the land to Franciscus Carpenter. We are happy to share it.
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1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270863
-717 786-9300
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Wonderful Retreat - You will love this house!

  • 5 of 5
We decided to book the Carpenter House for our family vacation this year, and couldn't be more happy with our choice. The house is absolutely beautiful, completely functional, and surpassed our expectations in every way. From the architecture (the house has been completely updated yet retains many charming characteristics such as wide plank hardwood floors, original doors, and antique treasures throughout each room) to the interior design (think country primitive meets Crate & Barrel) every detail has been thoughtfully arranged to create an atmosphere of relaxation, functionality, and beauty.

Aside from superb design and function, the home also supplied ample space for all of us (10 adults and 3 children), allowing us to all gather in one space without feeling cramped or crowded. We spent most of our time in the screened in back porch and in the pool, as the weather was perfect for much of our stay. We enjoyed using the grill and ate most of our meals on the picnic table outside too.

Another plus about the Carpenter House is its location, which is central to many places we visited such as Dutch Wonderland, the Strasbourg Railroad, Hershey Park, and shopping venues along Route 30. At the same time, the house is kept private by beautiful landscaping and large cornfields that surround the property. I personally enjoyed walking a few feet to the school grounds to go for a run on the beautiful trails that circle the athletic fields nearby. The house truly offers the best of both worlds.

We had a wonderful vacation and would recommend this house to anyone looking for a home away from home. Much thanks to Wanda and Lindsay, who were very helpful in answering all our questions and making sure we had everything we needed. The house was spotlessly clean, kitchen fully stocked, and pool toys were even provided for our use. Thanks for thinking of everything to make our stay so enjoyable!

Bridget Bernhardt and family
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bridget and family.

Happy to hear The Carpenter House was even better than anticipated and you enjoyed your home away from home. Thanks again for choosing this gorgeous house for your family vacation.
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1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270863
-717 786-9300
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Second time around better than the first !!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family (5 of us) stood in this beautiful home two years ago and returned this year with my brothers family for a total of ten (4 Adults and 6 children, kids ages 3 to 16). Never once did we feel crowded, there was plenty of room for everyone. All week long, the pool so preoccupied all the children that the adults were able to state that this was the most relaxing vacation we had all been on in years. Of course we did our day trips such as the Sight and Sound Theater, mini golf, hayloft candles, toured a farm , Lancaster Barnstormer baseball and dinner at Miller's, as well as other things. Several home prepared meals in the well stocked kitchen and or prepared on the outside grill lent to outstanding family dinners and talk of the days events. Putting the children to bed enabled the adults to spend quite evenings in the phenomenal screened in porch. The secluded location of this home adds to its brilliance. My brother says he will never stay in a hotel again. The property was beautifully landscaped and the home spotless. Both of my summer rentals at his house have been handled very professionally by he owners who obviously take great pride in their property. My three children are already asking if we can return for a third time next year?
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, for your thoughtful, kind remarks. We are pleased when our guest have an awesome, memorable, experience in this amazing home. It is definitely a large, comfortable home suitable for all ages. Listen to you children Kevin, and do come back next year. We would love to have you.
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1750's Sandstone Farmhouse w/POOL* Stunning historic home * 2 to 14 night stays
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270863
-717 786-9300
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Mercerville, NJ
5

Better then the pictures!! Amazing house and property!!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned after spending 4 nights at this Lancaster Property. Even though Mother Nature did not cooperate and it was one of the coldest Memorial Days on record we enjoyed this house. The house is alot larger then we expected and has all the state of the art updates. The kitchen was well stocked and each bedroom had comfortable mattresses. We were so impressed with the decor and landscaping. One of my favorite rentals from VRBO. There are 9-10 people that travel every year and we always need a house with at LEAST 4 bedrooms - this house fit the bill and then some!! The owners were extremely nice throughout. We really liked the homemade cookies and personalized note. Highly Recommend!!!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Janetta. We are thrilled that you loved the beautiful Carpenter House even though the weather could have been better for you. It is truly a captivating piece of Lancaster County history. We are proud to be able to share this gem with folks who appreciate it so much. Thanks again! The Pooles
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Philadelphia
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crossgates in Millersville or Tanglewood
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Lancaster City
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
multiple
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Ski Round Top
Car: necessary

The Carpenter House is within 15 to 30 minutes to the following:

Sight and Sound Theater

Living Waters Theater

Outlet malls

Amish Buggy rides

Multiple wonderful restaurants

Movie theaters

Quaint small town shops

Hot air balloon rides

Dutch Wonderland theme park - for younger children

Farmers markets

Churches of all denominations

Golf courses

Zip lining at Ski Round Top (1 hour drive, but worth it)

Self guided covered bridge tour

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $232 Per night

Lancaster Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 3N$1050; 5N $1375 4N$1195
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$320
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,695
 
 
WINTER 2N$598; 3N$698;4N$798;
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$298
Fri,Sat
$1,098
 
 
4N $1375 NEW YEARS
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
LATE WINTER
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$298
Fri,Sat
$1,098
 
 
Spring 3n$1095 4n$1295 5n$1495
Apr 3 2015 - May 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$365
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,795
 
 
Early summr 5N $2390; 6N $2695
May 21 2015 - Jun 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$478
$2,990
 
 
SUMMER - from Friday to Friday
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 3 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
property damage insuranc $69
Tax Rate 7.1%
Notes We DO offer less than weekly rates. Many of them are posted in bold print next to the season. Please email or call us for additional quotes. In our homes the more nights you rent, the lower the per night rate.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lancaster Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor. Has TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor, TV, private bath with soaking tub & large shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor. Includes a twin sleeper
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor, Queen sleeper. Adjacent full bath
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
This home has a stunning screened porch right off the kitchen. This large room overlooking the gorgeous swimming pool is suitable for your entire group to relax and enjoy each other's company. The pool is open May 15-September 12. Also, there is a sofabed on the first floor along with a full bathroom.
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