5 Bedrooms, sleeps 13, 2 baths, sunroom, deck, dock, 4 kayaks provided
My husband Dave is a Pennsylvanian, and I met him in 1982 when I came from Florida to work with the teenagers at his church for a summer. We married the next year, and have two children who are now grown. Dave is a Princeton University and Southern Seminary grad, and is the retired executive director of our state convention. I am a graduate of Jacksonville University and now have a career I am passionate about teaching students at our local community college. We both hope to retire in a few years and do more traveling, using HomeAway and VRBO to find our accommodations, of course! Our daughter Lauren is a surgical Physician's Assistant in Alabama, and a graduate of Princeton and Emory Universities. She is an accomplished violinist and enjoys competing in triathlons. Recently she became a kidney donor. Jonathan is a Business graduate of The College of New Jersey where he was a Bonner Scholar and swim team member. He loves adventure and has traveled abroad extensively.
Janice purchased this House in 1992
Why Janice chose Dauphin
My husband David and I purchased this home when our two children were small so that we could have a place to get away as a family on the weekends. The appeal of this property was that it felt remote with the natural surroundings, including the river, mountains and lots of wildlife, and yet it is so convenient to Harrisburg and Hershey and all the amenities of civilization. Our primary home is located just a 30 minute drive away.
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Great time, great host, great friends and a great place. Thank you!
Exactly what we needed!
Thank you so much!! We had the best time. Janice & Dave you were very accommodating. You are kind, friendly, and amazing people. We are very lucky to have met you and became friends!! Everything we could have possibly needed, was at the house. It was fully stocked with necessities from babies to grandparents. The house was clean and everything we expected from the photos. The yard and dock was amazing... the overall experience was more fun than we expected. Thank you for being flexible with our requests and communicating well with us. The property and your home is beautiful! The location of the home is great and we felt safe, secluded, but also close enough to everything we planned out to do. House was perfect for our needs and this was a wonderful trip! Thank you again!
Clean with so many amenities. Our group of 10 had plenty of space and had a great time on the river!
This house is the perfect riverfront property. Situated on a quiet, one lane street with minimal other homes, you feel like you're the only house around yet it was easy enough to make the 25 minute ride/Uber into Harrisburg. If that wasn't enough, the river and yard games kept us plenty occupied and made it hard to leave the property. David and Janice were very accommodating and the house itself was nicely furnished with both interior and outdoor equipment. I feel like it's worth mentioning that the owners were staying in the guest house immediately adjacent to the rental, but even with our group of eight guys we hardly noticed they were there and frankly their presence and thoughtfulness for activities in the area made our stay as enjoyable as possible. I would book this home again in a heartbeat and already am missing that view of the river!
We loved it ! Great hosts will be back again soon. Thanks
Great house for a big group!
Our group of 11 (multiple families) found this house to be comfortable and well-furnished. The owner lives next door and was so helpful when we needed a few extra things--blankets, umbrellas and a small cooler. We cooked at home and enjoyed meals around the big table. Kids loved the S'more's fixings they provided for us to use around the fire pit. It was too chilly for river play but it looks like it would be perfection in the summer. You can definitely hear highway noise with windows open but also sounds of nature. Note that the stairs to attic bedrooms are very steep with tiny treads so a little tricky. Nice, quiet neighborhood, beautiful landscaping and a fabulous sun porch to take in the river view. It just 15 min. to Show Grounds. We would definitely recommend it!
Close by are Hershey Park, Chocolate World, the Amish Dutch Country of Lancaster County, Gettysburg Battlefield and Cyclorama, and in Harrisburg the Civil War Museum, Harsco Science Center and Imax Theater, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park with its safari tour, and the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena. Try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, or visit local wineries and craft breweries. When you get home from a long day, enjoy birding, fishing for rainbow trout and small mouth bass, and kayaking and tubing the lazy Susquehanna in your back yard. Hike the Appalachian Trail or bike or hike an eighteen mile rails to trails loop that is the largest roadless tract of land in Pennsylvania, both within a short drive of the house.