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Country Home, 3 bedrooms, 30 Minutes From Penn State

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

3 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7

Spacious 3 bedroom home, privately located on 10 acres. Easy access to interstate 80 and just 30 minutes from the University Park campus. Near Rails to Trails access for all terrain vehicles, fishing, hiking and hunting.

- Wi Fi internet access

- Modern kitchen

- Large family room with sky lights

- Master bedroom double bed

- Second bedroom double bed

- Third bedroom two twin beds

- Large sofa and ample space for air mattress

- Washer/dryer

- Deck seating area with retractable awning

- Fire pit with firewood and seating

- Large garage and plenty of onsite parking

Suitability: non smoking only, pets considered, children welcome.

Events Allowed Minimum Age Limit for Renters

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Melody

I grew up in Centre County, PA, and graduated from Penn State. I live in Westchester County, NY. I love to travel and I have traveled extensively and love to explore whether it be a new city or an African safari.

Melody purchased this house in 2011

Why Melody chose Pennsylvania

This property is my mountain get away where I grew up.

What makes this house unique

Situated on 10 acres and backing up to a small forest, it's incredibly peaceful, with easy access to hunting, fishing, hiking and a Rails to Trails access point. Yet, it is close to State College allowing you to take advantage of everything Penn State and the university town has to offer. Bellefonte, PA, is also a nice victorian town to explore.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clarence in Snow Shoe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tile floor main bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , TV, oversize cedar closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , TV
  • Two bedrooms with double beds and one room with 2 twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Easy access to Penn State University, Snow Shoe Rails to Trails, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking. Caretaker located 1 mile from home and available if needed.


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Country Home, 3 bedrooms, 30 Minutes From Penn State
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Property & Extremely Clean!

  • 5 of 5

This property was even better than the pictures that were posted! When we arrived, all 4 adults were very pleased! It is a sprawling ranch with lots of room and privacy. We had 4 adults, a 2-year old grandson and infant granddaughter - we were never in each others' way. It was a great place to go home to at the end of a long day and be able to unwind and be very comfortable. The home is immaculate, very well maintained and fully furnished with anything you would need for a great stay. The outside property is just as beautiful as the interior including a nice deck with furniture overlooking a gorgeous backyard.

The owner was very responsive in to our inquiries before the stay and also providing us with any information needed prior to the stay. I would absolutely recommend this property to others. We would stay here again when visiting the Penn State College area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Place for a Family Gathering / Nature Sight-Seeing / Stargazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on a family trip to see the elk, and we were very appreciative to find such a great place to stay for the weekend. The house was a very comfortable place for our family to gather and to relax, and we were glad there were few steps and an easy-to-access shower for grandma. The owner was very friendly and helpful with advice for touring the area, and she was also very patient with me and my inexperience using VRBO. :) On our second evening we saw 50+ elk bugling at the Elk Country Visitor Center! Then the next day we made our way north through Kettle Creek State Park (good fishing) and Ole Bull State Park (nice for a picnic), on our way to Cherry Springs State Park to see the stars. The stargazing was amazing at Cherry Springs, but the stargazing was also very good right at the house! We saw a sign at Fish Dam Run Scenic View that says it is a great place to stargaze and see the milky way. Fish Dam Run Scenic View is basically just a parking area with a porta potty on a mountain top, but it is just as dark as Cherry Springs and close to the house on Route 144. We would definitely recommend staying at this house as a base for touring the scenery and wildlife in the area. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, well kept house on a very pretty piece of land. Everything was prepared for us and the house is as nice as advertised.

I would absolutely rent again and recommend to family and friends.

Thank You

Dennis and Cheryll Martin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for SSRT Snow Shoe Rails to Trails

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. We had 6 men, 4 trucks, and 4 trailers. The driveway was a little tight with all that equipment but manageable. There is no on street parking. We had to unhook the trailers and move things around. The good thing is the trail head (Near Newman's Sandwich Shop) is only 1.3 miles away on a mostly unmarked road using Flatt Street. There is a really big garage with a hose. The house is pretty big, plenty of room. Everything you need is there. Towels, sheets, blankets, firewood, plates, and silverware etc. We will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Graduation weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our son's Penn State graduation & couldn't have found a better place! It was so clean & there was plenty of space for all of us. Melody was quick to respond to any questions I had- a real pleasure to deal with. I will be recommending this home to friends who will be looking for a PSU grad rental in the future. Thank you for a fantastic place to celebrate this important milestone!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed the comfort and quiet of this home. Website said there was plenty of bottled water and coffee but there wasn't much bottled water. There was cat hair on the carpet and the kitchen floor.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies, there was a dog in the home and we clearly missed that hair. As you can see from our other reviews, we take great pride in keeping the house spotless for our guests. I also should have been more clear regarding the water, in addition to the bottles in the fridge there are several cases on the garage shelf.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
University Park
Nearest Golf
34 Miles
Penn State Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Tussey Mountain
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clarence, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
PSU Football
20 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
PSU Football
10 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
PSU Football
17 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
PSU Graduation 2018
3 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
Pet Fee £37.91
Tax Rate 6.0%

Checkin 3pm, Checkout 11 am unless otherwise arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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