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1790 Historic Fieldstone Home in Bird in Hand with Pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Bird in Hand House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The sight of our Historic home from the outside is just a prelude of what's inside! This 18th century fieldstone farmhouse was once home to the owner of a saw mill along Mill Creek. It was part of the original homestead consisting of 1000 acres deeded by William Penn's sons in 1733. Retaining its old world charm, the home has been renovated to provide all the comforts of the modern world. Families, couples, girlfriend getaways - enjoy your vacation, reunion, or retreat at Mill Creek Vacation Home. Unwind in a number of common rooms with fireplaces, cable TVs, wireless Internet, full kitchen, washer & dryer or enjoy relaxing on the spacious wicker-furnished front porch. Listen to the clippity-clop of the Amish horse and buggies passing by or lounge by the in-ground private pool. Located within minutes of Sight & Sound and American Music Theater, Dutch Wonderland, Strasburg railroad, quilts, farmer's markets, antiques, outlets and restaurants.

Attractions:

We are located in the heart of the PA Dutch Amish countryside. Tours some including dinners in Amish homes, available. Horse & Buggy rides. Hot air balloon rides. Dutch Wonderland, Strasburg Railroad are just minutes away. Theaters: Sight & Sound Millennium, Living Waters, American Music, Fulton. Dinner Theaters: Dutch Apple, Christiana Freedom Chapel. Farmer's markets, quilt and antique shops. Wineries. Outlets - Rockvale and Tanger 2 miles. mini golf, golf courses, horseback riding, scooter & motorcycle rentals. Lancaster Barnstormers minor league baseball team. Hershey Park is 40 min west. Gettysburg 1 1/2 hrs west. Philadelphia 1 1/4 hrs east; Baltimore l 1/4 hrs south

Museums:

Hans Herr House; President James Buchanan's Wheatland; Rock Ford Plantation American Military Edged Weaponry Museum; Ephrata Cloister; Landis Valley Farm Museum; Railroad Museum; The Hershey Story, Museum on Chocolate Avenue; National Toy Train Museum; National Watch and Clock Museum; The North Museum of Natural History & Science; National Civil War Museum , Harrisburg

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Lori Kepiro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, lkepiro@comcast.net
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Lori Kepiro

Bob and Lori have been innkeepers at Homestead Lodging B&B since 1984 and recently bought the historic Mill Creek Vacation Home in Bird in Hand. Bob and Lori were both born and raised in Lancaster County and love the gentle Amish people and our beautiful farmlands. Their knowledge of the area assists guests from all around the world.

Lori Kepiro purchased this house in 2008

Why Lori Kepiro chose Pennsylvania

Bird in Hand is in the heart of the Amish area with quilts, farmer's markets, farms etc.

Enjoy the peaceful Lancaster County with delicious PA dutch cooking, rolling farmlands and gentle Amish people.

Excellent theatres and shopping!

What makes this house unique

Quaint village to bicycle, moped or jog.

Farmer's market within walking distance as well as buggy rides.

Historic home with beauty and character as well as privacy .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful stay here in your beautiful house. Lori and Bob did everything to make the stay so relaxing. The grandkids had a great time in the pool and they too remarked how beautiful the house is (ages 6, 4 and 2.)

We hope to come again and stay longer.

Thank you for making this mini vacation so wonderful.
Aug 2016
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1790 Historic Fieldstone Home in Bird in Hand with Pool
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We came to this vacation home for a family reunion. We contracted with Lori and Bob based upon the pictures and two reviews of this property. After staying in their home, we are wondering if the previous reviewers stayed in the same property as we did. We were specifically interested in an historic property that also had a pool, which would entertain our three small grandchildren after a day touring and enjoying the beautiful countryside. What we were faced with was a lovely pool, with a deck that hadn't been treated in so many years that the deck had buckled and splintered. We were so worried about the children's safety walking on this old, warped wooden deck. Unfortunately, the condition of the deck carried over to the rest of the property ie: weeds not treated and pulled, peeling wallpaper, musty bathrooms with old, in some cases, rusty fixtures, and most troubling, roaches that were found in the house and in abundance, around the pool. Lori and Bob, at least contract with an exterminator! My children had a wonderful time, because they are children and grandchildren. My husband and I spent a lot of money on a property that is sorely in need of care and improvement and was not worth the money spent.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is disappointing to us to learn when a guest is not happy at our vacation home. I wish we were informed of any problems immediately rather than you leave and be disappointed and we never had the opportunity to correct a problem. However, I want to start with assuring you that we have Ehrlich treating the property on a quarterly basis. Ehrlich was just there on 7-22-2014 (3 wks prior to your visit) and there was no report of any roaches. No guests reported roaches before or after your stay and we have never seen any. I didn’t notice any wallpaper peeling but will check it out. As far as any faucets rusting, I’m not sure which bathroom you are referring to. Plumbing fixtures have been replaced and updated in the years we have owned the home. As the home is air conditioned, we have not noticed any musty odor in the bathrooms. The home was built in 1790 and it will not look like a home built in 2014. We are sorry it didn’t measure up to your expectations.
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Smoketown
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Water's Edge mini golf
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Lancaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 896
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Good n Plenty

Bird in Hand is located in the heart of the PA Amish area of Lancaster Country.

Mill Creek Vacation Home is an 1790 Historic Field Stone farmhouse. It was part of the original homestead consisting of 1000 acres deeded by William Penn's sons in 1733. Retaining its old world charm, the home has been renovated to provide all the comforts of the modern world. Families, couples, girlfriend getaways - enjoy your vacation, reunion, or retreat at Mill Creek Vacation Home.

Bird in Hand is in the heart of the PA Amish area of Lancaster county. You can drive through the backroads to see beautiful farms and fields and even drive through a covered bridge.

We have many spectacular theatres within minutes including the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre, American Music Theatre,

Rainbow and Dutch Apple dinner theatres and the Fulton theatre.

Shopping is fun and there is something for everyone - quilts, farmer's markets, outlets, Amish foods.... and EATING - oh my,

Lancaster County is know for amazing food and plenty of it!

From buffets to smorgasbords and whoopie pies to shoofly pie, you will not leave hungry.

Other Activities: hot air balloon rides

Golf: Lancaster Host; Willow Valley; Overlook; Tree Top; ; mini golf: Village Greens; Water's Edge; Wonderland

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Rates & Availability

Bird in Hand House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov - Dec
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$356
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
December 23-31
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.1%

Rates are based on 8 persons; add $15 per additional guest

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Amenities

Bird in Hand House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Patriot - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Garden - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , either 1 king or 2 twins
    Bedroom 4 - Magnolia - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Shaker - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Garden Room has either 1 king bed or 2 twin beds, Queen size Beds (1) Patriot Shaker Magnolia Rooms each have 1 queen, Twin or Single Beds (1) Garden Room can be arranged as 2 twins or 1 king, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in Shaker Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis

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