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Charming Lancaster City House - Walk to Theaters and Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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!)

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • tennis
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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Charming Lancaster City House - Walk to Theaters and Restaurants
average rating of 4.736842 based on 21 reviews

The Symphony House was a Rhapsody!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this delightful, historic property. The furnishings were beautiful and fit the house very well. The property management was very efficient and welcoming. The property had everything we needed and more. The location was perfect for visiting our son and his family who lived need by. We were able to walk there! Thanks for making this a great Christmas visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Loved Our Stay at Symphony House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this home for three nights over Thanksgiving. The location is perfect for walking into the downtown area and exploring area restaurants. Since we were preparing a Thanksgiving feast for nine people, a well-equipped kitchen was a must, and this home had one. Though only three of us stayed in the home, we asked permission to host six other family members for Thanksgiving, and were granted that permission. In fact, the management provided an extra table for our use, and we had a great time together.

We were especially impressed with the beautiful furnishings befitting this older, historic home. The beds were very comfortable and it was a relaxed environment for us to enjoy. We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Red House

  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the little red house one feels right at home. Each room welcomes you and encourages you to explore. The house is in walking distance to all the sites, restaurants, and the Central Market. Short car ride to the Amish countryside.

Oh the quilts! We will recommend this lovely home to friends and family. Draydray

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, quaint and clean

  • 5 of 5

Two day stay after Christmas. Nice neighborhood! Clean, comfortable and homey! Easy checkin/check out

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Perfect place for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming house on Valentine's Day weekend and it was a perfect weekend getaway. The house is very cozy and is close to all of the city's restaurants, pubs and attractions. We had a fabulous time and highly recommend it. One of the best parts of our trip was that we never had to use the car after we arrived. We walked everywhere - Central Marketing, local restaurants, pottery painting, pubs, etc. We look forward to staying there again the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy, home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this charming house for the weekend. The house is very quaint with unique characteristics and a beautiful backyard to sit outside on gorgeous nights. The house was very well maintained and the property managers were extremely friendly. It's a few blocks from the center of town so it's a perfect location with so much to do! The Lancaster Brewing Company, which is right around the corner, was incredible and a must visit! Had a fantastic weekend and will definitely return!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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