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Diana Brown

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

'Glass Gable North' Elegant, Romantic, Historical, Yet Modern Borough Apartment

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 7

This romantic apartment is on the second floor of a home built in the 1890's. Relax on the front porch at the entrance or enjoy the private deck on the second floor. Light abounds with quaint little coves for reading. In the fall the foliage of the trees is visible from all windows, the winter brings sparkle when the snowflakes fall and the wavy glass glistens as the street light provides illumination. Truly a beautiful sight. Summertime you can open the windows and listen to the bustle of Hanover Street as springtime blossoms everywhere. If you're looking for a place to get away and at the same time have the amenities such as restaurants and shopping this is a gem.

The flat is only 5 blocks from the square of Carlisle. On the square May through November, Wednesdays the farmers bring their produce and the community comes together. The square consists of Carlisle's old and new Courthouses and 2 historical churches that both George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were present at one time or another. There are bakeries, gift shops, theater and many more attractions all year around.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diana Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diana Brown

My husband and I have a love for the architecture of older structures including old Victorian properties. We acquired both 558 (Glass Gable North) and 560 (Glass Gable South) south Hanover Street in the spring of 2000. At the time my husband was serving on active duty in the Navy and he had been assigned to work at the Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. We first discovered 560 South Hanover Street when we were looking to purchase a home. We immediately saw a lot of potential for 560. After getting 560 under contract for purchase, the owner of 560 also offered to sell us the adjoining property, 558 South Hanover Street. Within a 30 day period we had acquired both properties and we starting working on remodeling both properties. We lived in 560 until 2004 when we moved into the Carriage House which we had just completely remodeled on the rear of the 560 property. We still live in the Carriage House today. We started renting out 560 in 2008 and by that time we had starting referring to the property as the Glass Gable. Based on the glass that was installed on the front gable that adorns both 558 and 560 South Hanover Street. We have met some very interesting and outstanding people since we started offering the Glass Gable s a short term rental.

Diana Brown purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Diana Brown chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

We enjoy old Victorians! We invite you to experience the feel and ambiance of staying in a Victorian that has been updated to provide those amenities such as running water that we have all come to except as a given for any home. This property is located less than 30 miles from Gettysburg, 180 miles from New York City, 120 miles from Washington DC, less than 80 miles from Baltimore and its inner harbor, and 30 to 35 miles away from Hershey, Pennsylvania the home of Hershey Chocolate and of course, Hershey Park. The Glass Gable is convenient to many areas of interest within a two to three hour drive.

What makes this apartment unique

As mentioned above, the Glass Gable has a great central location to many areas of interest.


based on 10 traveler reviews

'Glass Gable North' Elegant, Romantic, Historical, Yet Modern Borough Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great location, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here during our Thanksgiving vacation! It is a beautiful home and the owners are very nice- even opened the door on Thanksgiving evening for us when we locked ourselves out! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Carlisle

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here during our recent trip to Carlisle, PA! The owners are very friendly and helpful. We were so delighted to see it beautifully decorated for Christmas. This home is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at glass gable north for two weeks and really had a great time. The property is well kept and comfy and the accessibility to downtown carlisle is excellent.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

Housekeeper was very hospitable. House was very clean, beautiful backyard, deck, and grill, and the city is great. There is much history here and an awesome place to get away! We had a very comfortable and joyful stay and would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Lovely home, lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

We love the Glass Gable! We have stayed there 3 years in a row and while we normally stay in the house, we found the apartment to be equally well equipped and cozy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious and very clean and comfortable. Walking distance to many places in town. I would stay here again anytime!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Car: necessary

Some of the above mentioned amenities are a little over 15 minutes away but all within 30 to 60 minutes. For example Hershey Park and Outlets are about 35 miles away. Gettysburg Historical Battlefield is approx. 30 minutes. Ski Roundtop is about 25 minutes driving time and Whitetail is approx. 1 hour driving time south on Interstate 81.


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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Accommodations for weddings can be made. There are fees for additional spaces and rentals ie - outside use, tables, etc.
Also an increase in Base Rates to occur April of 2016

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Galley type with a stacked washer dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on main floor of flat
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 3rd floor (very small)
    Dining/Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in a cove/sitting area. Enhanced air mattress.
  • A pack n play sleeper can be provided with notice.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • tennis
A high chair can also be provided upon request. Advance notice is appreciated. The higher stations on the TV have many genres of music selections. JAZZ, Classical, Country.... Extra outdoor seating is available upon request.

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