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1840 PA Farmhouse/Cottage on 83 Acres w/ Inground Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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East Berlin Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse and Cottage - 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed - 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 10-12

We invite you to stay in our comfortably and tastefully decorated 1840 four-bedroom farmhouse and cozy country cottage nestled in the middle of 83 acres of rolling Pennsylvania countryside. The Pennsylvania farmhouse is a simple log frame structure with white German siding with two front doors, typical architecture for the mid-1800's. The cottage has a large central stone fireplace (currently not functional) and was used as a smokehouse and summer kitchen in the late 19th & early 20th centuries.

Situated in beautiful Adams County, we are located approximately two miles from the historic colonial town of East Berlin, PA (population: 1,400), founded by Pennsylvania Germans in 1764 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Property Description and Location: The property has a beautiful in-ground pool, Pennsylvania bank barn, 3-car garage, lovely views, and privacy and is an excellent base for relaxation and exploration of nearby Gettysburg, Lancaster's PA Dutch Country, Hershey, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. World-wide travelers will find many French and European touches. We also have lots of original art and handmade pottery in both the farmhouse and cottage.

Historical: Our farmhouse has two plaques indicating registration as a Civil War building (having been built prior to the Civil War of 1863) and has received recognition from Historic Gettysburg-Adams County, Inc. as a home restored to its original 1840's era.

Sleeping Accomodations: The rental of this property includes both the Farmhouse and the Cottage:

Farmhouse (sleeps up to 8): There are four bedrooms on the second floor of the farmhouse: three with a double bed and one with two single beds. All are furnished with antique dressers, desks, and lovely bed linens.

Cottage (sleeps 2-4): There is one loft-style bedroom with double bed on the second floor and a comfortable pull-out double sofa bed in the living room.

In addition, we also have a Writer's Studio with two single beds, which can be used, if needed, at a cost of $75/night.

We will consider pets with prior authorization and charge a one-time pet fee of $75/pet.

Free WiFi.

We have had several weddings at our farm which have been beautiful! We allow small weddings of about 130 guests or less. Please ask about our rates. We will be glad to give you recommendations for tent rental, caterers, photographers, etc.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara Eisenhart (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)
1840 PA Farmhouse/Cottage on 83 Acres w/ Inground Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

My family loved your farm house

  • 5 of 5

In word I can not describe the beauty and comfort we find in your farm house , children were amazed in the how the space for fun, cycling, flying kites, football, volleyball, hide and seek, wonderful pool, the house a charm , very worth it ,, our family is from Brazil and we were very happy to have found in your Farmhouse this quiet for our holiday (we loved )

We will organize for back again in your beautiful house

Jacqueline Holander

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Carolina, PR

A Perfect Family Time

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family get together with four generations. Our adults kids and their children stayed in the main farmhouse. Our parents stayed in the cottage. My husband and I stayed in the cute, one room Writer's Studio. We had room to spread out and room to have meals together. It was if we went back in time to a slower pace, yet close enough to Gettysburg to have plenty to do. Barbara's communication was great. The property was perfectly kept. We loved it and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not have asked for better!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners could not have been more gracious or welcoming. The property is fantastic with plenty of room to stretch out. We hiked, we biked, we swam, we BBQed...every night we rocked on the porch while the kids chased was the perfect vacation spot and if we ever go to that area again we wouldn't hesitate to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Massapequa Park, NY


  • 5 of 5

Our semi-annual Family Vacation was held here this year, and it was superb. All

conditions and amenities were 1st rate. Clean. Beautiful. Beautiful views. Much to

do in the area - even Baltimore Harbor was not too far away. But days spent on

the property and in the area were entertaining and restful. Return to quiet & simple

values and entertainment. But far from rustic, even though an historic 1840 property.

Also, I don't want to limit it to the above - there was plenty more to do and see in

the area that we did not get to. It is just that these were the things we looked forward

to doing, and which we pleasantly found there. And, the owners were so nice and

thoughtful, and concerned with our enjoyment. Can't say enough.

All in all, a great time was had by all, children and adults.

Richard Albert & Family

Massapequa Park, New York

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect family/friend vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the other glowing reviews. The place is spotless, the farmhouse so comfortable that I felt like it was home after a day, the pool wonderful, the kitchen very user friendly, even for a LOT of cooking, plenty of room for everybody to spread out throughout the property, plenty of sports equipment to play with, a wonderful big field for baseball or anything else, and lots of privacy. There is a fire pit that we used a couple of nights, two grills, a wonderful front porch that we sat on in the morning on the rockers or porch swing to watch our 2 year old grandson run around. The pool is just wonderful-plenty big, beautifully landscaped, plenty of chairs, a table, and umbrellas. The grounds are expansive and would be really fun for older kids to explore. Our 30 year old daughter said that it was our best family vacation ever. Our other daughter and her husband have been here with friends and they also loved it. It is an easy, maybe 20 minute drive to Gettysburg, a 5-10 minute drive to East Berlin, where there is a grocery store and beer distributorship if needed, and also antique shops and pretty architecture-a nice afternoon visit.

We came last fall to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday, and we all loved it so much that we pretty much booked for this summer right after we came back. We range in age from 60 to 2, and everybody loved it. I couldn't recommend the place more. And Barbara checked in with us just to make sure that everything was going ok. Barbara and Forry are super nice folks and we really enjoyed renting from them. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Mesa. Arizona

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend a relaxing vacation. Seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city and close enough that you can take awesome day trips. We went to D.C for two days, Monticello for a day, White river rafting at Harper's Ferry and a baseball game in Baltimore. All destinations were within 2 hours or so. And of course Gettysburg is only 15 minutes away. Barbara was awesome and contacted us several times to make sure all was well and gave us some local knowledge. The farm itself is unbelievable. The decor is very welcoming and you feel like you are back in the day. The pool is one of the best I have swam in, and I live in Arizona. We had 8 of us and there was more than a enough room for everyone. Thank you Barbara for making our small family reunion an enjoyable time. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We provide 5 bicycles for your enjoyment to explore country roads in the area. Also, we have croquet, volleyball, and lots of yard games for families. For the pool, we supply pool toys and 'noodles' as well as beach towels for everyone. Also, please note that we have free WiFi in the farmhouse! :)


Rates & Availability

East Berlin Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rates for Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-17
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates (in US Dollars ): Personal Currency Assistant™
Preferred Summer Rental - Sat. to Sat.
$250 Refundable Security Deposit.
50% Deposit Required with Reservation.
Balance Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival.
6% PA Sales Tax, 5% Adams County Tax will be added.
Personal Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East Berlin Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The farmhouse has a full bath with tub and shower on the second floor and a powder room on the first floor. The cottage has a full bath on the first floor with shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • In the farmhouse there are 4 bedrooms (3 bedrooms, each with a double bed and 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds). In the cottage, there is 1 double bed in the upstairs loft and 1 pull-out sofa bed on the first floor (very comfortable). All of our bedrooms are furnished with lovely bed linens, desks, dressers, chairs, etc. Also, there is a Writer's Studio with 2 twin beds available for $75/night if you would like more room or would just like to spread out a bit more.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Families love our property. This was our summer home for over 15 years and we invite you to stay here with your family and friends and create wonderful memories together just as we did with our children ( who are now ages 31-37!) Also, please note that we have free WiFi in the farmhouse! :) We allow pets with prior written authorization and charge a one-time pet fee of $75/pet.

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