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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Julie Enck
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

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 Strasburg Township

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Strasburg Township in Lancaster County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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 .

Reviews

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White Oak Cottage,"Family-Friendly", just outside of Strasburg. Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.862069 based on 58 reviews
Clearwater, FL
4

Very Enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I had visited "Amish Country" in the past and wanted to see it again. White Oak Cottage worked well for us. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the front porch and watching the horses and buggies go by as the drivers went about their daily business. Unfortunately, we had fairly wet weather for most of our stay and the leaves were not colorful this year. The kitchen was pretty dark but since we did zero cooking while at the cottage, it really didn't matter much. There were several "oddities" about the cottage and I think they expected more from us regarding laundry duties than we wanted to undertake. After all, we were on vacation. Anyway, other than that, all went well.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaye, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and the peacefulness of our Amish community. We were able to replace the burned out light bulbs to brighten up the kitchen, Also wanted to thank you for helping to throw a load of towels in the washer on you way out , it's always a big help in getting house ready for next guests coming in, as well as taking linens off beds used. Since we are not a hotel, and have an entire house to clean and sanitize takes quite a few hours and every little bit helps. Thanks again for staying with us , we so appreciate your businesss and hope to have you again on a return visit. Many Blessings to you and your sister.
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5

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the white cottage! Only problem is we wanted more time there. Very clean and close to lots of places and things to see and do. Definitely want to come back to this place. Owners were quite helpful in providing information, etc...

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bern, NC
5

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay in this area, about every two years, this was our favorite place to stay

You can set on the front porch and watch the farmers plow the fields, watch the horse and buggies go by, or set on the back patio and watch the farmers in that field.

Keep and eye out for the amish kids next door, they will be hiding behind the trees, watching you, smiling and waving

inside the house was great, it appears to just had a recent remodel, great paint job and furnishings

Thank you Julie for letting us stay there

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely home in a great area. Very clean. Lots of things to do for family time at the house. We had a blast, and we'd definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth
4

Great little cottage, peaceful and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was great in a rural setting. Well worth it for us. When we arrived, the place was immaculate and very well maintained.

If you like the peace and quiet of an area in the middle of farm country, consider this place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy and perfect size. We really enjoyed our stay at the white oak cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.93
Damage Insurance £44

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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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