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Relaxing Family Retreat in Mt. Gretna

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Take a trip to a more peaceful time in this charming, campmeeting community filled with many Victorian gingerbread-trimmed cottages and quiet walking streets. Reminicent of a former time, this close-knit community hosts numerous artistic and cultural events throughout the season. Located on a quiet street, within walking distance of all the activities, this newly renovated cottage sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.

John & Jacy Hess
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Mount Gretna Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - tub , shower , claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single with a trundle bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , TV and DVD player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
* The entire house has been recently renovated * 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths * 2 double beds, single bed with trundle, and double pull out sofa (sleeps 8) * Full Kitchen with island (fridge, oven, microwave, and dishwasher - Keurig machine) * Claw foot tub and glass shower * 2 flat screen TVs with DVD players, Wii game console * Cable and Internet access * Year round cottage with heat and air conditioning * Off Street parking * Gingerbread framed, spacious porch perfect for relaxing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Family Retreat in Mt. Gretna
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great location. Great house!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time! Bathrooms and kitchen were especially nice. The location was perfect and the little neighborhood (and neighbors) were great! Walk on distance to a pizza shop and restaurant "The hideaway" and so much more! The home internet was fast and reliable. The porch furniture and porch were great and my favorite part of our stay.

Couple of small things were weren't so charmed with. The bathroom doors do not latch or lock. We didn't have any children with us so this wasn't a huge issue but it was a little uncomfortable to go to the bathroom while people are in the kitchen cooking.

The floors and walls are very thin so you can hear (and see in some places) every single thing your roommates are doing.

There is no smoking in the house and porch (which is perfectly understandable) but there is no overhang or place to sit for smokers if it rains.

These are very minor issues but notable in their own way for some guests.

-- thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rustic and charming getaway with friends.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our friends and I rented this modern and rustic cottage in the heart of Mt. Gretna. The decor was a mix of vintage and modern and we loved the updated kitchen and living room. We had just enough space for the four of us. One of our days was like a spring day and we were able to spend some time out on the porch with ample seating space. The town is charming and we would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escondido, California

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My son, his wife and four children (7, 8, 10 and 11 years old) stayed in this cottage for a week. It was absolutely perfect for them. The kids loved having the Wii and the videos. The floor plan, the kitchen, the porch - everything was just right for them. The owners were easy to work with and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Practically made of gingerbread

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I were in town for a wedding and stayed at this charming three bedroom cottage for a couple nights. It was renovated beautifully, (modern in some details but still maintained its rustic appeal), spacious yet cozy, clean, and well located. Overall, we had a great time and would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Really cute

  • 5 of 5

This little house is a mix between old and new. Our family had a sweet early Christmas get together and enjoyed our stay in this home. The area is great we enjoyed the Christmas lights in the camp meeting area and walking through the little village, the houses are close but that is just part of the charm. It was beautiful on a cold December weekend and it has to be absolutely lovely in all the other seasons of the year. Would recommend this home and area to those who want to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This adorable cottage was absolutely perfect! We have two little ones so the simplistic & modern nature of the cottage was just what we were looking for. The house was clean and comfortable and the AC units worked great. The community is adorable and quiet but also has plenty to do close by... we visited the Mt Gretna Lake one day and had a fantastic time. Whether you are just looking for a relaxing vacation spot or you're looking for a house to rent that is close to Hersheypark.. we can't recommend this place enough! We look forward to coming back to this exact cottage and making this trip an annual tradition for our little family. LOVED IT!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind response. It was a pleasure to host you!
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hersheypark.

* Hershey Chocolate World.

* Hershey Gardens & Butterfly House.

* The Hershey Story & Museum.

* Hershey Outlet shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike up to Governor Dick.

* Visit the Mt. Gretna Nature Center.

* Free Outdoor Concerts.

* Rails to Trail Bike ride.

* Stroll through the community to see unique architecture.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swimming or canoeing at the Lake.

* Mini-Golf.

* Ice Cream @ The Jigger Shop.

* Children's Theater @ Gretna Playhouse.

* Take a tour of Amish country.

Walking distance to

* One block from Gretna's famous outdoor Tabernacle with a wide variety of high quality, family friendly performances throughout the summer season

* Mt. Gretna Art show in August

* Gretna Playhouse

* Tennis courts

* Playgrounds

* Hiking/biking trails

* Various restaurants (including fine dining, ice cream parlor, upscale bar & grill, pizza shop, and breakfast/lunch cafe)

* Gretna Lake (swimming,canoeing, etc)

* Mini-Golf

* Roller Skating rink

Easy drive to

* Hershey area and Hersheypark

* Lancaster County Amish Country

* Harrisburg, PA

* Several local golf courses

* Outlet shopping


Rates & Availability

Mount Gretna Heights Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $80
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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