Bittersweet Guest House Nestled In The Hills Of Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Dean and Debbie Bortz
About Dean and Debbie Bortz
The Bittersweet Guest House is nestled in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania Dutch Country and is the boyhood home of the owner. This 12-acre farm has been in the family for over 60 years and the land is still being farmed today. After inheriting this property over 4 years ago, the owner and his wife have extensively remodeled and lovingly refurbished this guesthouse. As guests turn into the country lane, they will be greeted by a peaceful retreat in all seasons for folks seeking a quiet refuge from busy city life. Relaxation begins the moment a guest steps into the home. The day’s missed deadlines and snarled traffic become distant memories while sitting on the front porch having a relaxing beverage. The owner’s continual dedication to detail has fostered an environment that is comfortable and cozy. The Bittersweet Guest House is just minutes away from quaint villages, cycling events, professional baseball parks, wildlife sanctuaries, farmers markets, antique markets and the nearby cities of Allentown and Reading.
Dean and Debbie Bortz purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The Absolute Best!!
This was simply the best rental experience we have ever had! Dean & Debbie are the most wonderful, accommodating hosts you could wish for. The house was immaculate, super comfortable, decorated beautifully, and accommodated with everything we could possibly need. They have thought of every last detail. We were in town for a family wedding and had a pretty busy schedule. Dean and Debbie truly went out of their way to help us - even helping us with an errand while we were out!! I cannot day enough about these wonderful, caring hosts and this beautiful farmhouse. Just the best!
My friends and I go on a girl's get- away every year and always use VRBO. This is by far the best of them all with Dean and Debbie going over and beyond in making sure you are happy with your stay.
The most comfortable beds, toiletries you will never find anywhere else, the most exceptional kitchen with everything you need plus many extras. The house is very clean and allergen free. I can go on and on but just read all the other reviews and you will definitely want to stay here. They are all accurate! Thank you for sharing your Bittersweet rental with us! I can't wait to find time to return with my husband!
The home is well appointed, clean and organized.
This is just what a HomeAway home should be. Tidy, simple, and cozy. We loved looking out at the farmland from the property as well.
Very Comfortable Weekend
The house and property have been perfectly tailored to create a relaxed and comfortable stay. D & D are great hosts.
We like to cook, so the complete kitchen was perfect and even had spices, oils, sugar, flour and other items needed for cooking. We of course provided our own food, but the basics were a very nice touch. The appliances are all new and work very well.
The area is quiet and we enjoyed an early morning coffee on the porch with the sunrise.
The bedding is plush, natural fiber. Felt like I was floating on a cloud.
The Bathroom was also completely appointed with all the basics and toiletries, products like Tom's and Burt's Bees. The towels are the thickest and fluffiest you will find.
We do know the history of the house or is exact age, It does appear to to have been originally build in the 1800's and then expanded over the years.
What we were impressed with was that the entire house has been remodeled and updated so that you still have that old farm house feel but everything works and is brand new.
Explaining to you that the house is clean would be an understatement. Your hosts have put allot of focus on insuring that the house and fabrics are hypo-allergenic so there is nothing to interfere with your vacation.
We had a great time and look forward to our next trip back.
Thank you D and D, you really made our weekend!
Exceptional hosts, amazing property. Looking forward to our next visit.
Paradise Guest House
We want to thanks Dean and Debbie for that great hospitality and for letting us to stay in your lovely house and for this experience, We really enjoyed it and we wished to spend more time in your house, we felt like we were in a country paradise and hopefully we can plan to go again and stay there with more time and discover more around, beds were so comfy and pillows were awesome, place smells so good, the kitchen is a plus, This house was so sparkling clean, fantastic location to spend away from home and once again thank you so much for your hospitality .