|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This romantic apartment is on the second floor of a home built in the 1890's. Relax on the front porch at the entrance or enjoy the private deck on the second floor. Light abounds with quaint little coves for reading. In the fall the foliage of the trees is visible from all windows, the winter brings sparkle when the snowflakes fall and the wavy glass glistens as the street light provides illumination. Truly a beautiful sight. Summertime you can open the windows and listen to the bustle of Hanover Street as springtime blossoms everywhere. If you're looking for a place to get away and at the same time have the amenities such as restaurants and shopping this is a gem.
The flat is only 5 blocks from the square of Carlisle. On the square May through November, Wednesdays the farmers bring their produce and the community comes together. The square consists of Carlisle's old and new Courthouses and 2 historical churches that both George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were present at one time or another. There are bakeries, gift shops, theater and many more attractions all year around.
My husband and I have a love for the architecture of older structures including old Victorian properties. We acquired both 558 (Glass Gable North) and 560 (Glass Gable South) south Hanover Street in the spring of 2000. At the time my husband was serving on active duty in the Navy and he had been assigned to work at the Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. We first discovered 560 South Hanover Street when we were looking to purchase a home. We immediately saw a lot of potential for 560. After getting 560 under contract for purchase, the owner of 560 also offered to sell us the adjoining property, 558 South Hanover Street. Within a 30 day period we had acquired both properties and we starting working on remodeling both properties. We lived in 560 until 2004 when we moved into the Carriage House which we had just completely remodeled on the rear of the 560 property. We still live in the Carriage House today. We started renting out 560 in 2008 and by that time we had starting referring to the property as the Glass Gable. Based on the glass that was installed on the front gable that adorns both 558 and 560 South Hanover Street. We have met some very interesting and outstanding people since we started offering the Glass Gable s a short term rental.
Diana Brown purchased this apartment in 2000
We enjoy old Victorians! We invite you to experience the feel and ambiance of staying in a Victorian that has been updated to provide those amenities such as running water that we have all come to except as a given for any home. This property is located less than 30 miles from Gettysburg, 180 miles from New York City, 120 miles from Washington DC, less than 80 miles from Baltimore and its inner harbor, and 30 to 35 miles away from Hershey, Pennsylvania the home of Hershey Chocolate and of course, Hershey Park. The Glass Gable is convenient to many areas of interest within a two to three hour drive.
As mentioned above, the Glass Gable has a great central location to many areas of interest.
Housekeeper was very hospitable. House was very clean, beautiful backyard, deck, and grill, and the city is great. There is much history here and an awesome place to get away! We had a very comfortable and joyful stay and would recommend to anyone.
We love the Glass Gable! We have stayed there 3 years in a row and while we normally stay in the house, we found the apartment to be equally well equipped and cozy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. You can't go wrong with this rental.
The apartment was spacious and very clean and comfortable. Walking distance to many places in town. I would stay here again anytime!
This is a lovely house, divided into at least three apartments. We had the upstairs on one side, and we were quite comfortable, after devising a schedule for showering:) (We were 5 women!) The beds were so comfortable and the living quarters were very spacious. Although we didn't prepare any meals, we were pleased with the large kitchen and deck, and I was pleasantly surprised with the WIFI accessability.
The town of Carlisle is charming, with several eating establishments within walking distance. Our main destination was Gettysburg, which was a short drive from the house.
The house was accurately described on VRBO (although I must have missed that it was divided); I did know that we would only have one bathroom, so I should have realized the property was split. The property was well maintained, and the whole place was immaculate. The owner was available as needed, and answered all our questions. I most certainly would recommend this property to my friends and relatives who might be planning a trip to the area.
Excellent property and very good value. Recommended for families. The patio/yard was a wonderful feature.
This beautiful old house was perfect for our needs. The back yard/patio area is really nice as well. The beds were all really comfortable and the place was well stocked with linens, dishes and other cooking utensils. It was just a short walk into town and the house has been restored in some areas and kept in great shape in others. We would definitely recommend the Glass Gable to anyone looking for an option other than hotels and B&B's while staying in Carlisle. The owners were both really easy to deal with and gave us a great but not too lengthy tour when we arrived....and then we were on our own...which is exactly how we wanted it. Great place!
Some of the above mentioned amenities are a little over 15 minutes away but all within 30 to 60 minutes. For example Hershey Park and Outlets are about 35 miles away. Gettysburg Historical Battlefield is approx. 30 minutes. Ski Roundtop is about 25 minutes driving time and Whitetail is approx. 1 hour driving time south on Interstate 81.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$50.00 + Tax|
Accommodations for weddings can be made. There are fees for additional spaces and rentals ie - outside use, tables, etc.
Also an increase in Base Rates to occur April of 2014.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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