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LITITZ, HISTORIC PA DUTCH TOWN, LUXURY TOWN HOME

Susan

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
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LITITZ, HISTORIC PA DUTCH TOWN, LUXURY TOWN HOME

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Lancaster - Lititz Haus

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

I'm sorry due to a pending legal settlement, we cannot rent out Lititz Haus this year. We thank you for your patronage. In the meantime, Susan is working on possibly opening up 2 more beautiful listings for vacation rental in NYC and/or East Hampton, NY. We will announce here when those properties become available. ~~~~

Nestled in the Pennsylvania Dutch town of Lititz, this cozy town home property is within walking distance of Lititz's historical town square with its quaint shops and old-fashioned charm. The area abounds with things to do: beautiful country drives, museums, farmers' markets, amusement parks, hiking trails, farm animals and petting zoos for the kids. Lititz is the perfect town from which to discover the peaceful tranquility of Amish country life.

The home provides an idyllic home base from which to explore. The large well-stocked kitchen opens up to the living room and sunny indoor dining area. Furnished and decorated with an eye to Lititz heritage, many items are made by local Amish/Mennonite craftsmen.

Comfort is our top priority. Fall into comfy beds at the end of the day, with down comforters, ample pillows and 300+ thread-count sheets. Watch the sun go down while grilling on the back porch. On rainy days, or if you are just killing time, nestle up with a book or movie in our plush recliner love seats. There's plenty of family games, books and toys; the living room is appointed with a beautiful flat-screen TV.

The owner, a Lititz native and descendant of PA Dutch Mennonites, has lived in East Hampton & NYC and calls this property 'Lititz Haus.' She knows the area well and can point you to a slew of things to see and do. You are a walk away from the Wilbur chocolate factory and beautiful Lititz Springs Park. Use our bicycles to explore the Amish countryside, or drive to any of the beautiful hiking trails that surround the area. Stroll through gentle Amish towns like Paradise, Intercourse.

You are a 40-minute drive from the many attractions of the more well-known chocolate town, Hershey PA, including Hershey Park, a large, amusement park with rides and roller-coasters; the famous Hershey Zoo; the Chocolate Museum, Hershey Botanical Gardens and more.

In the other direction, about 30 minutes, there is outlet shopping galore, Sight & Sound Theater, and historic Strasburg with the Railroad Museum and 'Choo Choo Barn' miniature train museum. Old steam train rides with dining cars take you through Amish farm country and on occasion, 'Thomas the Train' stops by.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Susan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks english

My 'maiden' name is Sensenig, a Pennsyvlania Dutch name derived from 'Sensenich' as my paternal grandfather was Mennonite. He of course, had to stop being Mennonite when he married my grandma Irene in the 1930s. My grandma Irene a/k/a 'Nana' had and raised 7 children in Lititz. My father was the youngest. All of her children had children and then her grandchildren (like me) had children and I believe when Nana died, age 96, she had 56-children (maybe including spouses it was more) in her family. 'Nana' worked in the ticket booth when Lititz had a theater, then as a seamstress in a drycleaners and basically Nana knew everyone in the town and what everyone was doing... My maternal grandmother came up from W. Virginia with her father who worked in the Wilbur chocolate factory. He was a bretheren church minister. 'Mom Mom' was the rock of my life and mostly the reason my husband (a Manhattan guy) and I bought this home -- to visit her and Pop Pop and be on the farm and to visit Nana and my huge paternal span of relatives in the area... as I had been living in Manhattan and Summering in East Hampton where my husband's family is, this was to be MY second home. When we had our daughter in 2005,who was born basically to a city Dad and a country Mom, it became more of a joy to come and bring her to Lititz... We were paying so much to stay in hotels anyway... (I am allergic to the 200-yr-old farmhouse) and we just decided it would be a good investment. It made sense... We did not realize then how wonderful that choice would turn out to be for us.

Susan purchased this townhome in 2007

Then, living in a NYC apartment as our home base and having a Summer home in the Hamptons, when I saw this little townhouse, which had been owned by an interior designer who really, I would say, had 'gone to town' on the place, I just fell in love.... It was like the kind of well-kept homes that my Aunts and Uncles have in Lititz -- a real country style like in the peaceful setting of Amish country where I grew up -- but also, I felt it had the comforts of the Hamptons and wanted to make it a country home with a Hamptons kind of flare. I set out to make it private and decorated the home with local artists' designs and ideas inspired by the Mennonite woodworking crafts (as was my Papa)... But after once staying in a hotel in the area which boasted being furnished 'Amish' style, and finding -- you know -- modern day society is not so comfortable sitting on hard shaker-style chairs and all... I decided to make our 2nd home in the 'country' (as my husband thinks of it), comfortable and luxurious. Like a place we would be happy if we were homebound in a storm... Originally, I had NO IDEA I would be decorating for guests and perfect strangers... I made the home for our little 3-person family. (Thus why only 3 recliners... and I have had complaints about that...I'm working on it!) But sadly, when 'Mom Mom' started to become ill and then passed away in 2009, I decided the best way to be able to afford to keep it as a 2nd home when we were not going to Lititz as often, would be to rent it out on Homeaway.com. And then that idea took off. I had no idea people would want to come and vacation in Lititz in a home, but then it made sense... Lititz IS the coolest town (as Budget magazine has said). I have a lot of passion for it... It is my home, my roots... like no other place. And I have been around ; ) So like I hoped for my daughter, I hope you too can have the feel of Lititz like I did growing up. I am so blessed, and I love being able to share that.

Location, location, location !

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Lititz, Historic PA Dutch Town, Luxury Town Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
5

A RELAXING RETREAT (2 ADULTS, CHILDREN AGED 10,13)

  • 5 out of 5
Our family recently travelled to Pennsylvania Dutch country in hopes of enjoying some rest and relaxation and also touring the area. Our accomodations exceeded our expectations. The house was quite spacious, tastefully decorated, extremely clean and tidy, and well equipped with the top of the line modern conveniences for every day life. We felt spoiled!
The home is well situated and centrally located for taking in local and non-local attractions. We were able to bike into town and enjoy the quaint shops within Lititz. By vehicle, we were able to explore caves, be intrigued by Amish country living and culture, satisfy our chocolate craving at the Hershey Factory, and enjoy some live theatre at Sight and Sound Theatre. This vacation proved to be an AWESOME getaway for all members of our family as we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area and relished our restful times for refreshment and reflection at our home away from home.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lititz, Historic PA Dutch Town, Luxury Town Home
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

ADORABLE, COMFORTABLE, AND CLEAN HOME.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time in Lancaster this past weekend. The home was cozy and very clean. The owner also has several binders with attractions near the home as well as the manuals to all the utilities within the home. The home is near many attraction is located in a quiet community. Over all my family enjoyed out stay here and would recommend home anytime!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Lititz, Historic PA Dutch Town, Luxury Town Home
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

VERY NICE HOME IN AN INTERESTING AREA

  • 5 out of 5
The Lititz Haus is a very nice home in the charming town of Lititz. From this location, we were able to access a lot of great stuff--including a day trip to Philadelphia. We've done a lot of vacation rentals, and this one is probably the best-equipped one that we have ever had (with the exception of no wine glasses).
The beds are super comfortable and everything is very high quality. We especially appreciated the comfy seats in the living room--so nice after an exhausting day of sightseeing. Also, the owner has included books and videos on the Lititz area which were really interesting and enriched our stay. I would agree with the other reviewers that light blocking drapes in the master bedroom would be a good addition. The management of the place is outstanding and we really appreciated the prompt refund of our deposit!!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh I am so glad you mentioned the wine glasses. It IS bizarre that I forgot that! I like a glass of wine too ... But I guess lately every time I have been to the house it was not for vacation -- so my mind was not on it! Thanks for telling me! Cheers! -- Susan Richardson, Owner, Lititz Haus.
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Pine Grove, CA
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned from a 2 week stay in Lititz Haus. We had a wonderful time. The house was clean, quiet and well equipped with everything we needed. It was in a perfect location to go in many different directions. We went to Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Baltimore, the huge outlets in Reading, and it is so convenient to all the small Amish towns. We also took 2 bus tours out of Lancaster. A one day tour to New York City and a one day tour to Atlantic City. We had a wonderful vacation and I would recommend this rental to anyone coming to this area.

The Kildays
Pine Grove, CA
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Long Island, NY, USA
5

AMAZING HOUSE AND PERFECT TOWN

  • 5 out of 5
We just came back from Lititz. What a great memory of this simple and easy vacation. Reservation process was super easy. House is located on the dead-end street with minimal traffic. Also, there are sidewalks all around - I was surprised. All the people around are nice and friendly. This is a family oriented neighborhood with a good number of kids around.

All of us (2 adults and 2 kids - 6 yo and 1) had a great time. The house is spacious, comfortable, clean and has everything necessary for a relaxing break. it feels very cozy and warm. The kitchen is great, beds are comfortable and soft. Overall, furniture at the house is top notch and it is local. Having a smaller dining table for the kids - what a great idea!!! Our two boys enjoyed eating at that table and now we are thinking of getting something similar for our home ;) There are a lot of kids books, dvd's and enough books to read for adults. The house does not have the wireless internet, but wired internet is available - please bring your laptop. The internet is fast and reliable.

The town of Lititz has a lot to offer. Wilbur chocolate factory is about 1 mile away or so. People who like Hershey chocolates - never tried chocolate from Wilbur factory. :)
A lot of farmers markets around, selling great fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods. there are several large supermarkets around, which also sell some of the local produce

Public pools are good. Clean water and not too many people.
Hershey park about 45 minutes away.

This was by far the best vacation our family had in PA and mostly because of the quality and cleanness of the house. Thank you very much.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country
5

WELCOMING, WARM, COMFORTABLE HOME

  • 5 out of 5
This house had all the comforts of home! We loved every minute of our say at the Lititz Haus! The kids especially loved the loft area. The house was centrally located for a trip that included Hershey Park on day one, Lancaster on day two and Gettysburg on day three.

The beds were so comfortable that we decided to sleep in on day two and bum around the house for the majority of the day. We have already started to plan our next trip.

Thanks for everything Neva!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Lancaster Airport
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Lancaster Amtrak
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bulls Head Public House · 14 East Main Street
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Overlook Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Capriccio's Pizza-Family Restaurant

4 Miles from Lancaster Airport, 40 min. to Hershey, 30 min. to Strasburg RR or Sound & Light Theater, 30 min. to heart of Amish country, Intercourse

Other Activities: Wildlife viewing, hot air ballooning, shopping, mini golf, biking, health/beauty spa

Golf: Only 6 miles from Lititz Haus (Route 501 toward Lancaster), Overlook is Lancaster County's favorite golf course. This beautiful full golf facility is adjacent to some of the best restaurants in the area and Overlook Swimming pool, a large public pool also a favorite of locals.

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Notes

  • All Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.
  • ** 10% OFF your stay with full CHECK payment at the time of booking (offer does not apply to online payments, we apologize). This OFFER expires May 31st, 2013.



    Look forward to having you as our guests at Lititz Haus! -- Susan Richardson, Owner
  • $200 Refundable security/damage deposit must be paid online to hold reservation.
    One-time cleaning fee of $100 is added to your stay.
    We prefer online payments made by credit card. Checks must be received two weeks in advance.
    No Smoking. Strictly Prohibited. $200 cleaning fee if violated.
    Monthly rates are pro-rated based on 30.5 days.
    Some dog breeds permitted, please inquire.

    MILITARY DISCOUNT
    All active-duty Military personnel receive an additional 20% discount.** We appreciate you!
    (**Cannot be combined with other promotions.)

    ENJOY YOUR STAY!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Lancaster in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Child-size potty insert and stepping stools available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 Child Bed
  • House has 2 beds and comfortably sleeps up to 4 adults. Limit of no more than 4 adults. We may be able to accommodate a 5th person if it is a child. Please inquire.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • playground
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • caving
  • hiking
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
Notes:
3 bikes available, 1 with child seat, toddler helmet. Tricycle. Town has beautiful 3-lg pool public swimming, $5. 2 folding chairs and outdoor blanket, pool towels available. Beautiful large kitchen with granite counter tops, loaded with cooking accessories. Small playroom cubby loft has plenty of toys and a Futon. Small gardens wrap around house for screening/privacy. Deck has double glider & 2 adirondacks. Minimal traffic on street. Pak N play crib available.

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