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Pamela Becker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

College Heights Home - perfect for families

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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State College House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6+)

The Purple House in College Heights. A charming 3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom home 1 block from the Penn State Campus and all it has to offer! An Ideal home for a family or friends. Enjoy a relaxing evening on the screened-in porch or in front of the fire. Throw a ball to your kids in the large backyard. Cook a family meal in the well stocked kitchen. There is plenty of parking. Leave your car in the driveway and walk to the Nittany Lion shrine, arboretum, creamery, stadium, or downtown. Recently and continuously updated. (sleeps 6 - 8*)

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pamela Becker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Pamela Becker

We bought this as our home when we moved to State College in 2001. Over the years our family has grown and so has our love for the house and the neighborhood. Our work has since taken us out of the area, but our attachment has not diminished. While we can't get there as often as we'd like, we hope others can enjoy the house as we have.

Pamela Becker purchased this house in 2001

Why Pamela Becker chose Allegheny Mountains

We've lived in Boston, the metro DC area, and a small city in northern Italy. Being in the Borough of State College, our Purple House has elements of everything we've loved about every place we've lived. We have great neighbors, and are close to everything, without the hassle of a big city.

What makes this house unique

Stepping out the front door and heading down the quiet tree lined street, you can walk anywhere your mood takes you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
College Heights Home - perfect for families
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Summer Wedding

  • 4 of 5

We were in State College for my niece's wedding and this Old Charmer was the perfect fit. Located right next to campus (Penn State), it allowed us to walk to just about everything, College Street, The Creamery. The house is older but in great shape with plenty of room. It was a great week in Happy Valley.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfectly comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

I was one of seven family members enjoying a visit to State College and three nights at the Purple House. We found everything that we needed to cook and prepare our meals. The beds were comfortable, too. Our whole family participated in walks through the arboretum and visits to the creamery on campus. One lazy afternoon, my sister and I enjoyed the breeze on the eastside porch while we played guitars and sang together. Yes, there is a porch swing.

The owners have thought of many details so that visitors have everything necessary for stress-free vrbo stays.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It is very charming and was so clean! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The purple house was just right for our small group's weekend trip to PSU. As alumni, we loved walking through campus to get to town (and were happy to have the exercise!). The house is on a quiet street and we had absolutely no noise or other interruption. The wood burning fireplace was a real treat - one of the nights of our springtime visit was cold, windy and spitting snow and we had a great time by the fire.

Compared with other VRBO properties, the kitchen in the purple house was particularly well equipped and we loved that a few useful items left in the cabinets by other guests (tea and coffee!) were not removed. We forgot to bring those things and were delighted to find them.

Overall, the property was clean, quiet, well maintained and easy to access. Pam made the entire experience as simple as possible. We absolutely would stay at the purple house again for a future trip to State College.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space, all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Your home is a happy, positive and easy place to be. Thank you for sharing and keeping it so clean and comfortable. It worked out perfectly for our weeklong trip to State College from the Midwest for some training on campus. The location and walk to everything important is very special. We'd love to come back sometime if the opportunity allows. All the best from our family to yours.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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clean, pleasant, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We had a very satisfying stay in the Purple House! Steps from Penn State campus, it was well equipped and had comfortable beds. Pam was super responsive via email. I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
University Park Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Penn State Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Restaurants
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Tussey Mountain
Car: not necessary

Penn State University

Berkey Creamery

Beaver Stadium

Eisenhower Auditorium

State Theatre

Bryce Jordan Center


Meyer Dairy

Rothrock State Forest

State Gamelands


Rates & Availability

State College House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PSU Spring Graduation
May 4 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

6 person maximum for unrelated guests. 8 person maximum for families. Call or email for best rates on extended stays and/or large family groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath with clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
  • 1 full bath on 1st floor with shower. 1 shared bath on second floor with clawfoot tub. Master bath with tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , portable crib available
  • Window a/c units in all bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
As our second home, we keep the Purple House comfortably, but sparsely furnished. As we find more guests sharing our home with us, look for updates accordingly. During this past year we added a/c units and replaced a double bed with a queen. If you find something amiss, please let us know!

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