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Lititz, Historic PA Dutch Town, Luxury Town Home

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 31 nights


Minimum Stay
31 nights

About the property

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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Member since: 2009
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11 January, 2017

Why Susan chose Pennsylvania

When I saw this home, this was it -- the house I had always dreamed of when growing up in Lititz. I first fell in love with the kitchen, then the washer/dryer IN the kitchen, then the fact that I could watch TV FROM the kitchen, or drift outside to the porch and BBQ. It seemed so much bigger on the inside than it looked from the outside. And even though it is the end of a 6-unit townhouse, it seems like a house of its own -- private. Lititz is such a nurturing and fun-filled town for children ... I wanted to furnish it as the cozy quintessentially Lititz-style home like the impeccably furnished and kept homes of my relatives here in Lititz, but also give it the comfort of the Hamptons.

What makes this townhome unique

Location, location ! Little did we know Lititz would be dubbed the 'Coolest Small Town in America' by Budget Travel magazine... But it really is. There really is enough to do within bike riding distance, like strolling through beautiful Lititz Springs park. Take quarters to feed the ducks... then to the chocolate factory or to make your very own pretzel at the first Pretzel bakery in America..Sturgis. Or have the chocolate 'turbo' coffee at the Chocolate Cafe. There are new places I didn't have growing up her like Bulls Head pub, Tomato Pie and ABC Brewery. Capriccio's is always good for the real-Italian-family cookin' kinda place... With one of the most beautiful public swimming pools in Lititz Springs, exquisite flea markets and craft shows, there is much to do in the Summer... Wintertime in Lititz is quite cozy as well. Venture to Middlecreek about 1/2 hour away. January and February sees 100,000 to 200,000 snow geese depicted by our large photo on the wall. The Lititz Rec Center has one of the best indoor swimming pools I've ever seen, plus mega workout facilities. Landis Valley has a large indoor tennis facility as well... There are always animals around to make kids smile, and of course there is even a little children's museum ... Fridays, the Green Dragon in Ephrata is a lot of fun; kids like to watch the farmers' animal auctions. Tuesdays the flea market to go to is Roots (which rhymes with Toots as in Tootsie Roll) ... There is really so much to do but then again, sometimes the loveliest thing of all is just doin' nothin! Curl up with a good book. Enjoy!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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

A Relaxing Retreat (2 adults, children aged 10,13)

  • 5 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: Jul 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
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Adorable, comfortable, and clean home.

  • 5 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: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Very Nice Home in an Interesting Area

  • 5 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: Oct 23, 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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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 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: Sep 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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Long Island, NY, USA

Amazing house and perfect town

  • 5 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: Aug 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Welcoming, warm, comfortable home

  • 5 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: Aug 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
"If I were seeing Lititz for the first time I would start here and end up at Wilbur Chocolate..."
Lititz Springs Park
"This is a beautiful little park with plenty of ducks for the kids to feed, playgrounds and p..."
General Sutter Inn
"I grew up with the daughter of an owner of this Inn in the 70s, so I have sentimental memori..."
Wilbur Chocolate Co
"Well this has been here since 1865. I grew up with the smell of chocolate coming from here ..."
Green Dragon Market & Auction
"I never realized how amazing this place was until after I moved away... My favorite ice crea..."
Ten Thousand Villages
"This is an unbelievable business, I believe it was started by Mennonites. They sell beautif..."
Matthew 25 Thrift Shop
"If you want to grab some cheap stuff or an almost free toy for the kids, this is the place t..."
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
"Year-round this is beautiful. Often one can see an eagle or two here, but the best time to ..."
Strasburg Rail Road
"Everything from the Railroad museum to the Choo Choo Barn to taking an old-fashioned ride on..."
Lititz Reccenter
"This place is huge, cheap, open year-round and has everything including giant indoor pool fo..."
Warwick Township Linear Park
"Nice to take a dog on a walk, or just have a peaceful walk."
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Lititz, Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter School Term Special
15 Jan 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Tax Rate 11.0%

Refundable security/damage deposit holds reservation. Rental amount of $1350/month includes CableTV, high speed internet, and utilities. Electric bills exceeding $145/month will be charged the overage. We look forward to having you as our guests at Lititz Haus! -- Susan Richardson

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Lititz, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1393 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 Child Bed
  • House has 1 King bedroom and one queen bedroom. Extra futon bed.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
Town has beautiful 3-lg pool public swimming, $5. Beautiful large kitchen with granite counter tops, loaded with cooking accessories. Small playroom cubby loft with toys. Futon for kids. Small gardens wrap around house for screening/privacy. Back porch. Minimal traffic on street.

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