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Castle on Glen in West Elmira

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in West Elmira - Castle on Glen

3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 6

Treat yourself to a royal getaway where you can be the king and queen of your own castle. Cross the moat and climb stone steps to the top of the hill where the castle awaits.

This 1927 three-bedroom Tudor home is furnished with a king, queen and one full bed; cable TV, a DVD library, hi-speed internet, a fully-stocked kitchen, deck, piano and a library of classics.

Missing the wardrobe of royalty? We've got you covered. Try on our dress-up clothes, including a mink coat! It’s just for fun.

Ideal for romantic getaways, reunions or get-togethers. Located at 320 Glen Avenue in West Elmira, over the fence from the Country Club, 45 minutes from the Finger Lakes wineries, 10 minutes from the mall and 20 minutes to Corning.

See my other property at vrbo #565147, located across the street from the Castle.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kitty Hall-Thurnheer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

About Kitty Hall-Thurnheer

I love to be pampered so it gives me great joy to create beautiful, comfortable spaces with little surprises of wonderment. Prior to owning a guest house, I was a software guru, a jet pilot, and a journalist. Now I focus on keeping a balance between work and play. If there is anything you need or want, please let me know so I can make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Kitty Hall-Thurnheer purchased this house in 2014

Why Kitty Hall-Thurnheer chose New York

The Castle was built in 1927 with superior craftsmanship including heavy iron hinges on all the solid wood doors. The house is furnished with antiques and the best and most comfortable memory foam-topped beds. You may never want to leave.

What makes this house unique

It's a castle! In case you're attending an event at the Elmira Country Club, the Castle is backed up to it, so you can simply walk home.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Castle on Glen in West Elmira
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Wonderful weekend, home, and host!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the castle with three friends - we were in town for the Wineglass Marathon. We had a fantastic time. The castle is beautiful and Kitty takes those extra steps to ensure that her guests are comfortable and can enjoy the castle theme. There were so many of these little touches - extra toiletries in the bathroom in case you forget something, homemade treats and wine waiting for us in the kitchen, a fun treasure hunt, costumes and dress-up items in every closet, a cabinet full of DVDs, and more. It is located in a lovely neighborhood, and although we mostly spent our time in Corning for race-related activities, if we had more time there is so much more nearby. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

The castle is absolutely adorable. Beautiful, comfortable, and Kitty takes that extra step to make you feel welcome and ensure that you enjoy the fun of the castle theme. My friends and I spent the weekend and had so much fun. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and well appointed home in a peaceful and private setting.

  • 5 of 5

This home is well outfitted with all the essentials and then some. Our family enjoyed the castle theme and garbs/costumes for modeling. Many laughs. The owners clearly have made it an aim to make their guests stay as comfortable as possible. Useful instructions are posted around the home to assist guests. The home is located in a safe and established area of Elmira. This is an older house without A/C cooling. Though the days were in the 90's and evenings in the high 70's F (abnormal for Elmira), we quickly learned the ways of using convective air flow inherent in the design, to make the air somewhat comfortable. It was fitting for a castle theme! We recommend this location and would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself, AND the costumes! I look forward to hosting you the next time you're in the area.
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Castle

  • 3 of 5

We loved the Castle, it was all that we expected. The grand kids really enjoyed the stay, especially the treasure hunt. Obviously, air conditioning was an issue, but seeing the structure we understand the reason for not having central air. The manikins were a little daunting, especially for the young ones, but were a neat addition. Loved the deck.

Diane and Ozzie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback--The mannequins have moved out. And we're working on the a/c issue. Meanwhile we have lots of fans. So glad you enjoyed the Treasure Hunt. I love creating them. I look forward to hosting you again when you're in the area.
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Lots of fun & Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The castle is well prepared with everything I need for a short stay, lots of fun for this weekend, I had a great time and thanks to Kitty! Will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to it, Iris. Always nice to have you back.
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to stay at a B&B or something different during our past visit with family in Elmira and the Castle was the perfect fit. Very clean, everything in working order and we were greeted by delicious homemade scones, Dunkin Donuts coffee and a chilled bottle of wine-who can ask for more than this?

The first night, my sisters and I had a mini girls getaway which included dressing one of us up in all the princess costumes which was surprisingly a lot of fun :)

The beds are very comfortable and the space is open and airy which was unexpected. There is a full kitchen, pantry and a nice porch to eat breakfast in the warmer months.

Outside of the expected, what sets this place apart are the little things like the basket of shaving cream, razors, sewing kit, personal items in the main bathroom, clear labels on how to use appliances and lights--all the personal touches that show an owner who truly cares about your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciated all the extras. I love creating a comfy space, and to help provide anything anyone might forget. I look forward to hosting you again when you're in the area.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Elmira, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£177
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Wineglass 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£177
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£354
for 2 nights
From
£177
£1,062
£3,541
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

This property has a lot of steps, both in the house and outside. There are stone steps leading up to the Castle. If you or one of your guests has difficulty with stairs, this is not the property for you to rent. You must be able to easily navigate steps and uneven footing to enjoy staying here.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Elmira, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2: The Purple Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1: The Red Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: The Blue Room - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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