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LITITZ, HISTORIC PA DUTCH TOWN, LUXURY TOWN HOME

Susan

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LITITZ, HISTORIC PA DUTCH TOWN, LUXURY TOWN HOME

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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 her “homemade” guide books 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. Come feed the ducks! Use our bicycles to explore Amish countryside, or drive to the “flea markets,” quilt or antique shops. 'Eat yourself full' as the Amish say, at a “smorgasbord.” 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 the famous Hershey Park and Hershey Zoo, the Hershey Chocolate Museum, and beautiful Hershey Botanical Gardens.

In the other direction, about 30 minutes out, there are outlets galore, really great 'cheap stuff,' and smorgasbords alike, the Sight & Sound Theater, the historic Strasburg Railroad Museum, the 'Choo Choo Barn' miniature train museum. An old steam train with dining cars can take you through Amish farm country, and occasionally, 'Thomas the Train' stops by. Lancaster County is a mecca for families and kids and Lititz the perfect town from which to explore.... This is not only the owner's biased opinion... Budget Travel magazine recently voted Lititz the 'Coolest small town in America.' Friendly folk, fun and relaxation. My foreign guests have called Lititz and our home a 'true slice of Americana.' Kids are in heaven during the holidays in Lititz... The 4th of July spectacular in Springs Park is like no other--- kids activities like 'panning for gold,' the best firework displays in the region... Clair Bros Global (the owners relatives) supply sound and musical entertainment to the area which you'd never think to find in a small town. The Halloween parade is divine... with tootsie rolls and candy setting kids a-scrambling from the curbs... Some of the Easter egg hunts have been known to involve a helicopter with pouring out millions of treasure-filled eggs out onto a large church field -- or the local Sauders egg company will supply real, hard boiled eggs you can crack and eat... Christmas is as elegant as ever in Lititz, with the most beautiful candlelight services, Moravian stars lit above front porches all about the town... But the owner's favorite has been a Lititz tradition since the 1800s -- to hear the Moravian Trombone choir which starts playing at 2am, walking through the town and ending at the beautiful Moravian church at dawn for an Easter ceremony you'll never forget. And if you’re lucky, you’ll hear the clip-clop sound of long caravans of Amish horse and buggies, smothered in the din of rolling wooden wheels, going down Broad or Main Streets early Easter Sunday morning. In Summertime, the Lititz Springs Pool is a huge facility of 3 large refreshing pools, and the nearby Rec Center has every activity, with an indoor pool for kids that is to die for. Lititz Springs Park has events throughout the Summer -- amazing art shows, craft shows and flea markets gather there ... And if that all just sounds too confusing to choose from, or the weather outside is frightful, perhaps you want to curl up and read a good book !!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English

About Susan

My 'maiden' name is Sensenig, a Pennsylvania Dutch name derived from 'Sensenich.' My paternal 'Papa' (pronounced Paw-Paw) was Mennonite. My “Nana” (which is pronounced like Banana without the “Buh’”) was “gay.” You know. It was the 1920s. 'Gay' means 'happy,' right? Papa would explain, 'Nana wore makeup and she got her 'hayer' done, so Nana was 'gay.' Anyway, Papa married “Nana,” trading in Mennonite for Happy I guess. Through the 1940s, Nana raised 7 children ... and I think one of 'em was my Dad …6 aunts and uncles, my brother and 14 or so cousins and a few with babies already, filled up Nana's chattery, little house every Christmas in the 60s and 70s. And so you could imagine what a clan I have down there to visit ....I haven't even gotten to my maternal side...Nana worked in the ticket booth when Lititz had a theater and my maternal 'Pop Pop,' a farmer and watchmaker, had his own watch shop, both on Main St. My Mom saw my cute Dad walking around with his tennis racquet over his shoulder and 'bumped into' him at the Farmers First Bank on the Square, and the rest was history. Nana retired as a seamstress at the age of 87. She seemed to know everyone in town, 'chust abawt,' she said. Nana spoke Pennsylvania Dutch, which is really just an exquisitely 'fernhoodled' butchery of the English and German languages. It's fun to 'hear it spoke,' at the Amish auctions at the “Green Dragon” in Ephrata, (which by the way does NOT rhyme with Frittata) -- or at “Roots” market (which does rhyme with 'toots” - as in Tootsie roll). Oh and you gotta pronounce Lititz as 'LID-itts'... Now, what to say about me ... Well. All I know is, like Nana, 'The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get.'

Susan purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Susan chose Lancaster

The minute I walked in, I knew this place was perfect. I wanted to be able to visit my family and not pay for a bunch of clunky hotel rooms, or eat in all the restaurants that I waitressed in as a kid ... I first fell in love with the kitchen of course, then the washer/dryer… I mean I actually LIKE to do laundry there. And the ability to pull right into the garage and set your groceries down. That was AWEsome. I mean who knew what a luxury that is?! After living in Manhattan 20 years, I realized how many things I had taken for granted growing up here. My daughter was 3 at the time, and I liked that there were little kids all around the neighborhood, and nice people with nice dogs, and I wouldn’t have to worry if she decided to go out the back door by herself or ride on the front sidewalk on her trikey. Her father being a NYC/Hamptons guy, I was so happy to show my daughter what country life was all about… And as you can see by the “play loft” we added, she adored coming there. The nearby pig farm-- or when fertilizer is put down in early Spring can be a little “too country” sometimes… I actually grew up on the “other side of the tracks” (haha), with the lovely smell of chocolate wafting through the streets. But these homes – like my favorite one was always that of my Aunt Audrey, who lives down the street, are here – And as far as having the choice to walk or bike into the town or out the countryside, that is best done from here. Location! Location! I wanted to furnish it as the cozy quintessentially Lititz-style home I’d always dreamed of as a kid, but also with a bit of Hamptons flare that I have come to know as an adult… I knew this home had the “It Factor,” I needed to do that.

What makes this townhome unique

Location, location, location !

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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

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
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
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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
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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Lititz, Historic PA Dutch Town, Luxury Town Home
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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
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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
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Lititz, Historic PA Dutch Town, Luxury Town Home
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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

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Lancaster Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bulls Head Public House · 14 East Main Street
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Overlook Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Lancaster Amtrak
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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Summer (peak)
20 Jun 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,780
for 7 nights
$1,780
$4,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
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, 2015.

Look forward to having you as our guests at Lititz Haus! -- Susan Richardson, Owner
Refundable security/damage deposit must be paid online to hold reservation.

Facilities

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:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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