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Relax in Lancaster City. Walk to parks, dining, art galleries or Central Market.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8, space, privacy indoors and out, short walk to downtown and F&M.

A completely remodeled row home in Lancaster City, 4 blocks from F&M University, 3 blocks from downtown. 2 bedrooms and private loft and studio that, sleeps 8 with optional queen air bed on floor three. 2 1/2 baths. A crib/play pen is available for our youngest guests.

Master bath is custom tiled with two-person shower and heated floor. Bath 2 is full bath with tub and shower combination. Master bedroom has sliding door and private balcony, large closets, very quite back of house. Loft on third floor has queen bed, sitting space large and roomy but private. space. Third bedroom has single bed and large closet. Laundry facilities in second bath.

Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dual fuel stove, fully equipped for cooking. Backyard has deck, table, chairs and charcoal grill for outdoor cooking in a private and beautiful city yard.

The home is fully air-conditioned and has all new windows so is quiet in the evening. Friendly front porch separates house from street. Side access, locking sliding door to backyard, easy way to store bikes or other outdoor valuables safely.

Two off street parking spaces provided along with street parking in front of home.

Enjoy our spacious vacation home for approximately 1/2 the price of three rooms at the downtown Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

Free WiFI and basic cable.

More Details

Earl Francis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Earl Francis

Hello! I am Earl Francis and along with my wife Sharon Hatzel we moved to Lancaster from Houston, Texas in 2002 and have been thrilled with our new hometown. It is interesting, vibrant but easy to get around in and has some really good restaurants! Since coming here we have taken up bike riding on the rail trails and enjoy the beautiful scenery and country in this county. After living in big cities, we enjoy the easier pace of Lancaster and easy access to major cities such as Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, all an easy days drive away.

Earl Francis purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Earl Francis chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

It's in the center of everything! Easily accessible to all that historic Lancaster has to offer.

~ 5 block walk to Clipper Magazine Stadium - Home of the 2014 Atlantic League Champion Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team. ~

4 block walk to the Lancaster YMCA. ~

5 block walk to Central Market and other downtown Lancaster sites including The Fulton Theater. ~

Easy walk to numerous restaurants, bars and live music entertainment venues. ~

4 block walk to Franklin and Marshall College and The Lancaster Bible College. ~

What makes this townhome unique

The private balcony off of the master suite is the perfect place to watch the downtown 4th of July fireworks!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Lancaster in York County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual Shower Heads, Heated Floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Adjacent to 2nd bedroom on floor two. W/D located here.
    Downstairs 1/2 Bath - Toilet , First floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private access to master bath. Private balcony.
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2nd bath with laundry is adjacent to this bedroom.
    Private 3rd Floor Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , The 2nd queen is an air bed if needed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , Common/Reading area with privacy curtain and double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Relax in Lancaster City. Walk to parks, dining, art galleries or Central Market.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Home was very inviting.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for relatives coming to Lancaster for a funeral. Everything was above par. The owner was more than gracious for allowing us to change from 3 nights to 2 nights. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was so great to stay in such a nicely renovated example of a Lancaster row house, very unique!

  • 4 of 5

The pictures of this property actually did not do it justice. From the pictures I thought it might be a little small for our group of eight, but it turned out to be extremely comfortable accommodations for us. All the finishes and interesting touches inside the house reflect that this owner originally remodeled the property for his own use, renters now get to enjoy the benefits of this fact. We were in town for a weekend family wedding and everywhere we had to go was conveniently located to this property. We plan on visiting Lancaster from time to time to visit family and hope we get to stay in this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much! Earl
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Great place to stay. Our 2nd stay at this location and we will return again.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time. This is the second time we have stayed at this location. We will return again. Centrally located to so many things. Clean place. Owners are readily available if a need arises. Amenities are top notch. Highly recommend if you want a cozy place to stay

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster Wedding - Great space for three couples

  • 5 of 5

My friend's email to me when she checked in just said "The house is beautiful," and she was completely correct. The property had everything we needed. We were able to walk almost everywhere we wanted to go or take a short Uber ride, if necessary. There were three couples in our group and, with the 2.5 bathrooms and four bedroom areas, we had more than enough space to both hang out as a group and split off without being on top of each other. I would highly recommend this property and stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem. Clean and comfortable. Beautiful and inviting. Cosy and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a lovely enjoyable stay. The home had such a welcoming touches. The owners thought of everything to keep their guests comfortable! Plenty of room for a large family. This home is very clean and tastefully decorated. The outside rear patio was adorable even though we did not use it. Plenty of street parking during the day. The parking passes were appreciated for nighttime use.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was above and beyond what was expected. The house was very spacious and well decorated. We loved that every light switch was labeled! Earl and Sharon thought of everything when they decorated and equipped the house. They even rent parking spaces in a nearby lot just to ensure renters have a place to park if the street is full. We stayed two nights and we were always able to park on the street near the house. Earl and Sharon were very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. We highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 11.0%

The entry door has a coded lock. You will be given the access code prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Harrisburg, PA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
164 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Overlook Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak - Lancaster
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US 30
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Federal Tap House
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Atlantic City, NJ
Car: recommended

Gettysburg National Park, Central Market (oldest continuously operating market in US), Rail Trail biking and hiking, Amish farms, Dutch Wonderland, Hershey Park, Central Park, President Buchanan Home, various biking routes can be provided, Outlet shopping, Live theater (Fulton), American Music Theater, Sight and Sound Theater


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