Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Family stay in a historic home.
I totally fell in love with this awesome historic home. Lots of levels, three bedrooms, and a very accommodating owner. If I'm ever back in the area, I will absolutely see if the house is available. As it says in the description, the house has been restored, not modernized. And that is much of the charm of the whole house. I even saw ideas that I'm going to use in my own home. A great place to meet family, and use as a jumping-off point for trips in the Pittsburgh.
Warm, Comfortable & Surrounded with History
This historic home has plenty of room, making you feel at home the moment you enter it. The walls contain many historic photos of the home. The soapstone sink in the kitchen is a beauty! Beds are comfortable and although listed as a "work in progress" the interior is tastefully furnished. It was a pleasant stay and we hope to return sametime next year (early December).
Quaint historic home
We chose this Vrbo for its proximity to family after a family death brought us to the area. The home is nicely done and lives up to its write up. We loved the historic facets of the home and community. And with a 9-mo old in tow, it offered a perfect place to give him room to play and nap without being constrained to a motel room. Plus, the park down the road has an amazing playground. Unfortunately, our stay was marred by a rodent issue and lots of bugs--dozens of dead flies and active stinkbugs in the windows and bedrooms. As an historic home owner, I know the time of year plays a role in this. For our home, it's ladybugs this time of year. And to her credit, the owner was extremely responsive to my texts, and I have no doubt that these issues will be dealt with. They just weren't for us. While the home was clearly cleaned after the previous guests, it should have been checked and spot cleaned (for the bugs) before we arrived 4-5 days later. Again, I recognize this is a 'time of year' issue and all old homes are affected, but it really disturbed my wife and daughter . . . and tired me out responding to calls to 'get this stinkbug.' Such is old house living sometimes.
We are deeply sorry for this issue. The house was actually cleaned the day before your arrival, but as you mentioned, a surprising warm day stirred up the bugs. We do have monthly service with Orkin but they have admitted that there is little they can do for the stink bugs. It is a problem in the whole area. I wish I was able to do more for the problem but it seems to be a part of life in western PA. Again, I apologize that you had to deal with this.
Charming & Spacious Home
We had a great time with our two children and chocolate lab at this house. The fenced in yard was perfect for our children and dog to explore. The house was very spacious and beds were very comfy! The house is decorated very thoughtfully and the living room is very cozy. Having directTV was a nice addition. This house is only 20 minutes from things to do in Washington, Pa. The Cross Creek County Park is an easy walk/drive. My kids enjoyed fishing and playing on the awesome playground there. We hope to come back! Only cons for the property are road/traffic noise and no WiFi/minimal cell signal.
Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. I'm glad you were able to look past the limitations of the rural location and enjoy the uniqueness of the old house. I hope your family is able to enjoy a stay with us again
As described, your traveling back in time(except for the DirecTV). We enjoyed playing games as a family. It was relaxing and fun to read about the history of the house and town. Local restaurants were good. Got some groceries from Kroger’s. That was about 20 minutes away. Was able to take a trip for the first time with our dog.
Best Weekend Ever
Loved the house, the yard, neighborhood... Just a magical stay. Want to go back when we don’t have any events and just RELAX.
Also, Miss Charity is a great host, responsive, and a nice gal. Thanks so much! We hope to get back.