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Victorian charm and modern amenities while visiting Amish country

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 nights


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5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms can accommodate 12 guests comfortably

This Paradise vacation home has a new full kitchen on the first floor,across the hall is the dining room and sitting area with flat-screen TV/Cable/DVD.A great place to unwind after out touring all day!

2 guest rooms on the second floor each with private baths-and a laundry with full sized washer & gas dryer.

The third floor offers two suites each with king beds and whirlpool tubs-Each suite has gas fireplaces.

A total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms this beautiful Victorian home comfortably sleeps 12 people

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lois & Doug Snader
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Lois & Doug Snader

Born & raised in Lancaster Co,Doug & Lois purchased the old victorian to restore and bring it back to life! Doug,being a plumber & in the construction business by trade and Lois's love of decorating & design acheived their goal. Introducing the option of vacation home,makes a longer stay more affordable for your family & friends.With so much to see & do in Lancaster County,you can take advantage of the convenience of 'cooking in'. Stop in as a guest,leave as a friend!

Lois & Doug Snader purchased this house in 1996

Why Lois & Doug Snader chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

In past years,this Victorian Mansion was first built by a brides'father to be given to her as a wedding gift! Her and her husband lived their entire lives here.Early in the 1970's a couple bought the property and operated (for 25 yrs)as an art gallery.Then the Snader's bought the property to bring it up to modern standards and to share it with others,to enjoy the architecture & charm of times gone by.

What makes this house unique

As we entered the grand front hallway we fell in love with the magnificent sprial staircase that wraps to the third floor. we knew immediately,this was the property for us!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Victorian charm and modern amenities while visiting Amish country
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were 12 girls, Having a get-away for a long weekend. We all met from different states and loved the house, and sitting on the ample porches and watching the buggy's go by. All 12 of us had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hosts were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts, Lois and Doug, were incredibly kind and helpful. When some of our wedding weekend plans fell through, they rallied with us and worked things out and they did so with a smile. They knew where to go buy this, how to plan that -- all the local connections we didn't have, they did. They live onsite and we felt comfortable interacting with them; it was a little like getting great neighbors for the weekend.

The property itself is quirky and comfortable. It was very clean and accommodated our group of 12 easily. One thing to note is that the house is next to a fairly busy highway, so there is some road noise through the night. We found the noise was easily managed with ear plugs or by running the AC units in the front bedrooms. It's not a deal-breaker, just a little quirk to prepare for. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of basics like spices and pots and pans. Our huge family converged here from a number of different places, and all our cars could easily park off-street here. There were plenty of towels and toiletries. We had rainy weather, so not many opportunities to be in the lovely yard, but we loved sitting on the ample porches and watching the weather.

We would definitely stay here again. It had the charm of an old house, but with amenities of a new house (plenty of outlets, updated bathrooms, dishwasher, etc.). But by far, the best things is the hospitality of the wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this house as the perfect place to stay while visiting the Lancaster County area. Lois was extremely responsive, answering all our questions before we made our reservation. Upon our arrival, she greeted us, provided helpful information regarding the house and surrounding area, and made us feel right at home. The rooms are lovely, each of the bedrooms has its own theme and color scheme, and the house was very clean. The pictures on the site are good but it's even better in person! It's obvious that Lois and Doug have made a lot of effort to think through all of the details to make their guests very comfortable in this charming, historic house.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Exceptional Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My Mom, Sister, Sister-In-Law and I stayed nearly a week. The house is so inviting the moment you walk in the door. It was clean and well appointed. I was greatly surprised at how comfortable the beds were!! Everyone in our group stated how well they slept. The house is so large and accommodated us all very well, with each of us having our own private bathroom.

The location of the house couldn't have been better. Everything we wanted to do was right there at us. We saw the production of 'Samson' at Sight and Sound, took a short train ride through the country side, took a horse & buggy ride, went to Hershey's Chocolate World, took a trolley ride through Hershey, went to the National Civil War Museum, saw the musical 'Menopause' at The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, explored Kettle Village, shopped for antiques, took in a movie, and experienced a multitude of great places to eat! At night, we came back to the house and enjoyed time together in the comfort of a nice home (which is so much better than any hotel could ever offer).

Lois and Doug have made the check-in and check-out process so easy and quick. I would highly recommend this vacation home to others! It was an exceptional stay, to say the least. We will definitely return to Lois and Doug's place, in Paradise, on our next return!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Charming Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming, clean and tastefully decorated. The stair case is beautiful workmanship, as well as, all the woodwork in the house. Lois and Doug are wonderful and so helpful. We had only planned the trip for 9 adults, but a couple of grandkids decided to join us. This was no problem for Lois. If we find our way back to Lancaster, we will definitely stay here again. Thank you so much for sharing your Elegant vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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One of a kind vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, very well kept and extremely clean. Lois was very nice and anything we needed to ask her, she was there and answered promptly. The kitchen was equipped with the necessary things we needed and there was even a tv in there as well. We were close to everything we had planned. We were only a short distance from Sight and Sound , the Strasburg train ride and Shady Maple. My 10 year old granddaughter told her Dad it was the best vacation ever. She has been to Beaches, Disney and New York City. This was such a relaxing vacation just driving around was fun. Thank you Lois for sharing this gem with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Host Resort
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Lancaster,PA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many restaurants located nearby
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Amish Country,tours available. Enjoy drives threw the countyside,views of pristeen farmland-outlet shopping nearby.just minutes from Sight & Sound Threatre-American Music Threatre.Visit quiant villages,the Strasburg Railroad,Kitchen Kettle Village has shops that offer homemade jams & jellies,located in the Village of Intercourse.


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Paradise House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Paradise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Bathroom 1 & 2 are located on the 2nd floor Bathroom 3 & 4 are located on the 3rd floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4-2 bedroom suite - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 are located on the 2nd floor Bedrooms 3 & 4 are located on the 3rd floor
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

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