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White Oak Cottage,"Family-Friendly", just outside of Strasburg. Free Wi-Fi

45 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Pennsylvania - White Oak Cottage

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Quaint Cottage Feel With Farm Views In The Front And Back

A 1950's restored cottage in the heart of Amish Country. Situated on a private 2 acre grass corner lot. This adorable cottage vacation getaway is located just south of Strasburg(10mins), in southern Lancaster county. Perfect for a couples or families & friends of 4 -5.

Where you'll find peace and serenity as you unwind and detach from your busy lives. With breathtaking views from the front porch and beautiful sunrises from the back patio.You can gaze across the many acres of patchwork farmland .

You"ll hear the clippety-clop when the buggies pass by or you may even catch the plows being drug by the workhorses making their designs in the fields. just up the road you can purchase all the fruits of their labor at the amish fruit stand.

The Cottage features 2 bedrooms, both with comfy beds to enjoy a restful nights sleep.

1 with a queen size bed and the other has 2 twin size beds. Both equipped with TV's if you so desire.

The eat in kitchen is fully stocked for all your needs. Or enjoy a home cooked meal from our Amish neighbor. To be ordered ahead of time, for a small donation. Menu in the cottage or you can let me know i can send ahead of time.

From the kitchen table you can take in the views from all the surrounding windows.

Relax in the upstairs living room while taking in a movie from the many channels available from dish network. or doing business on the free wifi.

A full bath is also located on the first floor just outside the bedrooms. If you want to relax in a nice bubble bath in the newly installed bathtub.

Downstairs is a spacious game room with a big flatscreen TV, a sectional sofa that will seat the whole family. You'll find a large card table, foosball table, and many games and videos. Connecting room in a separate area with a pool table/ ping pong, and just on the other side of that is a washer and dryer for your use.

Our guests have shared that you may even smell the wonderful fresh baked bread aroma coming from the amish neighbors next door.

There is so much to do in our area, you may have to come back several times to get it all in. There is an experience for all. Hope you give us a try and we see you on your next vacation at the cottage.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Enck (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

About Julie Enck

Tom and I were married in 1991, he has grown up here. I am from northern Pa. Tom comes from a wonderful family, just 14 brothers and sisters. We settled up the road a little to raise our family. We needed more space, so we purchased this property to build the pole barn on and the cottage was an added bonus. After long renting for many years, we decided it maybe better to try short term renting. As I am very particular with the cleanliness of this place. It is well sanitized after each use, you can rest assure of that.

Julie Enck purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Julie Enck chose Pennsylvania

This area is surrounded by many things that we value so much in our day to day life. Quite country living, with great neighbors, that are scattered around us and these beautiful breathtaking views. We are privileged to take in and we appreciate all around us everyday. But still not to far from all that Lancaster County has to offer. From theater, great schools, to great shopping, community activities, outdoor life , many churches, golfing, many restaurants over a 100 brewers and so much more. We love it here. and we're sure you will too! So come and see for yourself we'll leave the door open for you. :-)

What makes this cottage unique

In just a short 10 min. drive , you'll be in the town of Strasburg. Stop and enjoy your favorite flavor ice cream at the famous Creamery and watch the buggies go by. While in town you can walk to many unique shops . Then take a ride on the railroad , have dinner in the dining car and enjoy the beautiful scenery all around us. Maybe even see Thomas if he is in town.

From there go on up 5 miles to the outlets , see a show at sight and sound lots of shopping at the outlets, or travel a little bit further to unique shops in intercourse, check out the antiques, try one of the many Smorgashbords available, many restaurants. Go into market on Tuesday, Friday and Sat. Take the kids to Dutch wonderland , or Hershey Park is about 50 min. drive for a day of adventure. Maybe take in a baseball game at the Barnstormer stadium, check for what games they have fireworks. You can travel on up for a day in Gettysburg, a nice drive up route 30, or down to Washington DC.(2 1/2 hrs), or maybe Philadelphia(1 1/2). You won't be bored unless you want to be. Hope to see you soon.

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

White Oak Cottage,"Family-Friendly", just outside of Strasburg. Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and the setting so relaxing. We came down to celebrate our son's 5th birthday at Hersheypark. We went off and did things during the day, then we're able to come "home", cook dinner, then sit outside and watch the buggies drive by. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private home, a gem surrounded by farmlands.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO vacation and also first trip to Lancaster. We will never rent a hotel room again, after this experience. Julie was always just an email away and made our trip smooth. It was a perfect place for us. A house is just a house, but Tom and Julie really went the extra mile to make this rental cozy and beautiful. It was very clean and well maintained. After a busy day of site seeing and attractions, walking into the rental house was like entering a home, not a hotel room. One day it rained and our kids were cold, so the extra throw blankets decoratively placed next to the couch was a nice touch, and came in handy to use. Also, Barbies food was delicious! Thank you Tom and Julie! Hope to be able to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay , the cottage is extremely comfortable, well equipped, clean and the surroundings are very peaceful. It was really nice to get away from the crowded touristy area and sit on the patio watching the birds and rabbits, not to mention the horse and buggies driving past. But all of the attractions and shopping are within easy reach for visitors to enjoy if they wish.

Julie is very easy to work with , she should be proud of the home that she has created for guests.

We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Probably the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at thw White Oak cottage. The house was even better than what the pictures gives an impression of. Even if we never met Julie in person, we felt very welcomed. It was relxaing to sit in the back yard and lisen to the buggies passing by. The gaming room downstairs was highly appreciated by our two teenage boys. The only regret is that we did not book a longer stay. I can really reccomend this house to everyone looking for a quiet stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location for peace and contemplation

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row at this wonderful cottage surrounded by great Amish neighbors. The cottage is loaded with charm as is the Strasburg area. The locally prepared Amish food is a great bonus. Hope to return next year, Lord willing!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful, relaxing, and very clean

  • 5 of 5

we used the cottage for a mother/daughter get-away. It was very clean and beautifully decorated. The owner was very helpful. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you.You all were great guests. Thanks for choosing the cottage, hope to have you back again. Your tip was greatly appreciated.
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Location

strasburg railroad
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
Tanger Outlet Center
Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair
Iron Horse Inn -- CLOSED
Rockvale Outlet Lancaster
Sight & Sound Theatres
Lancaster Brewing Company
Tanglewood Manor Golf Course
Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course
Crossgates Golf Club
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lancaster
Car: necessary

Amish tours, golfing,Lancaster Barnstormer baseball at Clipper stadium with fireworks, Beautiful collectible artwork in the many downtown shoppes,Best crepes in town at Rachel's Cafe' , Best homemade donuts at Fractured Prune,

Awesome workouts at Crossfit Collective, If you like to golf many beautiful course ,try out Tangelwood for a round and finish at Melissa's grill for a great lunch or dinner. For the best Crab soup try out' The Bullfrog' Georgetown, and the best wings at the Strasburg's 'Fireside'.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Strasburg, Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring,Summer season
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£337
for 2 nights
From
£118
From
£158
Thu,Fri,Sat
£914
£3,028
 
 
Fall, Winter Season
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£263
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£118
Thu,Fri,Sat
£723
£2,540
 
 
Peak season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£129
From
£158
Thu,Fri,Sat
£996
£2,540
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£263
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£118
Thu,Fri,Sat
£723
£2,540
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228
Property Damage Protection £45
Cleaning Fee £57
Tax Rate 7.1%

After booking with 50% down payment , please download and fill out signed rental agreement. We will also need a copy of photo ID.
You can email back or if you don't have capability depending on arrival date ,or you can mail back. Another option meet the owner upon arrival with signed contract.
Please inquire~ A 10% discount on weekly, monthly stays in the Fall, Winter, and standard rate. (Will be adjusted on the nightly stay) Please inquire, i can adjust before your, not after. Thank you!

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pennsylvania, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Rollaway and a pack are play, available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • swimming
Notes:
'New 2014', Our Amish Neighbor has so graciously offered to provide meals ( for a small donation fee) , for your busy days of travel, shopping, or sight seeing. She also offers homemade breakfast roll, whoopie pies, and many more goodies. Menu will be placed in the house to place order. Or you can contact owner ahead of time to have food available upon arrival. ~"New 2016" , a traveling masseuse. She can come to the cottage . will give name and number upon request .

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