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Phil Holzinger

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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SYLVAN RETREAT GETAWAY

Lancaster House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9)

Retreat back into time in this 1867 vintage schoolhouse. Having all the amenities of home, it is nestled on 3.5 acres of woodland and meadow. Sit on a rocker on the front porch and take in the view of the valley, or walk the trail and see nature firsthand. Kids will like their own special area in the pine grove. House has an open layout with the living room, dining room, and kitchen all part of a common area. 2 bedrooms are off of this room, 1 with a large sleigh king bed, the other with a queen bed and view of the meadow. A full bath is on this 1st floor, as well as a laundry room. Kitchen is fully equipped, should you wish to cook. 2nd floor is another large room with old-style knotty pine paneling and wall-to-wall new shag carpeting. With a built-in queen bed, single bed, and bunk beds, it sleeps 5. There is a full bath on this 2nd floor as well. Walking Paths, Outdoor Children's Play Area. TV and DVD in each bedroom. Has Wifi.

Why the Owner Chose Lancaster: : I purchased this home from my uncle and aunt, who lived there for 58 years.

The Unique Benefits at this House: : Year Purchased: 2008 - You are close to nature in this setting. The house is very cozy, with a fireplace and large windows to look out. The second floor 'bunk room' has wall to wall carpeting and real knotty pine walls. A hiking trail runs through the property.

Owner Description/Comments:: This property has been in the Holzinger family for 60 years. As the owner, I bought the property 3 years ago from my uncle and aunt. They initially bought the property in 1948 and had it converted from a schoolhouse into a residence.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Phil Holzinger

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Sylvan Retreat Getaway
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews
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Sylvan Retreat Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297931
+1 717 413-1665
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Great getaway, feels like home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
A very nice, unique, home for your stay away from home. Upon opening the door we felt right at home with all the ameneties you hope to have when traveling. The location is close to everything, although you feel like you're away from the crowds, nestled on a large, quiet wooded lot, overlooking the valley below. Phil has taken care of all the details to make your stay comfortable and informative, with lots of information on local businesses and activities to enjoy. I highly recommend Sylvan Retreat Getaway and would return if ever in the Lancaster area again.
business
Sylvan Retreat Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297931
+1 717 413-1665
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Beautiful, cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I stayed at Sylvan Retreat Getaway with a fairly large group of friends for the weekend. We had an amazing time. The house was charming and extremely cozy, and we especially love the loft-like upstairs with a thick, comfortable carpet and four beds. The kitchen had all the pots and pans we needed plus staples that we didn't think to bring, like salt, sugar and oil. There were directions for everything in the house as well as recommendations for places to eat, get groceries, etc. The property was large and extremely well taken care of. Phil was fantastic and extremely accommodating. I would 100% recommend this house for anything who is looking for a charming place to get away for a weekend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sylvan Retreat Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297931
+1 717 413-1665
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

Wonderful Way to Welcome the New Year!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Such an historic home and so cozy with the fireplace and very comfortable. Had everything one would need on vacation. Area was beautiful with lots of fun places to visit. Hershey, Lancaster, Gettysburg all very close by and easy day trips. The Sight and Sound Theatre is to good to be true...fabulous! Great shopping and hiking/walking areas as well. John Wright Restaurant delicious and beautiful view. Would highly recommend, and Phil (owner) was a pleasure to deal with. Wonderful vacation getaway!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
Sylvan Retreat Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297931
+1 717 413-1665
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
McKinney TX
4

Lovely and Blissfully Quiet!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We enjoyed our week's stay at Sylvan Retreat! Perfectly located as the center of an hour's drive radius to very important tourist attractions such as Hershey, Intercourse, Gettysburg, Antietam, on and on. We hit the leaf change period just perfectly....the leaves had reached their peak and were beginning to fall from the trees and some days it would "rain" leaves. Since we're from Texas where that doesn't happen, it was blissful! We packed in a single carry-on since there was a washer-dryer combo at Sylvan and just kept washing when needed. Made for light travel which was very nice. Lots of room for large groups here with much to do, especially families with kids. Wish there had been a TV in the living area, but there was one in each bedroom, the only reason I marked Sylvan down. A fire and a football game in the same room would have been perfect. Plenty of wood available for fires which was nice. Very quiet and away from the street. We had a lovely time there for our 30th anniversary celebration while learning more about the Amish and Civil War and Chocolate!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sylvan Retreat Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297931
+1 717 413-1665
Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Milton, FL
5

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My parents, sister, husband and I stayed in the Sylvan Retreat home while visiting relatives in the area. What a wonderful home to return to at the end of long days of sightseeing, eating, etc! We also enjoyed some rowdy games of ping-pong and pool in the gameroom/garage. The kitchen was well stocked with the essentials (condiments, trash bags, coffee filters, etc) and was beautifully furnished. Thank you so much for a delightful "retreat", we will be back!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Lancaster
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bully's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
4 Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Prudhommes
Car: necessary

Lancaster, Dutch Country, Pennsylvania, USA (20 Minutes from Downtown Lancaster) - Although our Sylvan Retreat has a secluded feel, it is only 2 minutes from nearby Rte. 30, the gateway to such attractions as Amish Country (20 min. drive), the Gettysburg battlefield (1 hr.), and Hershey Amusement Park (30 min). The nearby small towns of Columbia and Wrightsville lie on opposite sides of the Susquehanna River and have numerous attractions for the day traveler.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Hot Air Ballooning

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Availability & Rates

Lancaster House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Peak
Jan 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$150
$1,050
2 nights
 
 
Summer/Fall (peak)
May 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Off Peak: $150/weekend night, $125/weekday night. Summer: $225/night Fall: $200/night. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa * MasterCard * American Express. Dates available: Year Round
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Amenities

Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleigh Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Built In Queen Bed, Built In Single Bed & 1 Set of Bunk Beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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