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Lovely 2 bedroom guest cottage on the grounds of 25 acre estate near Princeton

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovely two bedroom guest cottage on the grounds of 25+ acre estate near Princeton, New Jersey. Large kitchen with cozy dining room, two-story living room with working fireplace, and sitting room overlooking a half-acre pond. Wildlife galore, a half mile back from the main road. Fully equipped kitchen, including breakfast foods to make your first morning easy. Less than fifteen minutes from the Trenton/Princeton Airport; and hour and a half to Philadelphia and Newark Airports. An hour and a half to NYC and the Jersey Shore, and twenty minutes to Princeton. Beautiful grounds to hike in any season; perfect for a romantic country weekend. Antiquing in nearby Hopewell and Lambertville, and just over the bridge in New Hope, Pa.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's always fun to have guests who enjoy and respect the property, and it's very nice to hear that their stay created a wonderful memory. Leaving a nice bottle of wine with a thank you note was first!
Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hamilton Station/Trenton Station
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Jersey Shore
Car: necessary

Located conveniently between Philadelphia and New York City, and just 20 minutes from downtown Princeton. Plenty of cultural opportunities within minutes, and ability to enjoy the peace of nature on property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hopewell Township in Mercer County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bath with tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • one full size bed one queen sized bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Lovely 2 bedroom guest cottage on the grounds of 25 acre estate near Princeton
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This place was absolutely amazing. We stayed here for Memorial Day weekend and were able to have an awesome time fishing and just letting our pups run around! Joan was extremely friendly and super accommodating. We will definitely be back here for another trip o Jersey!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staten Island

Labor day weekend relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Joan's beautiful property for this past labor day weekend and have to say it was the perfect place to relax for the weekend. When we arrived, Joan had the fridge stocked with eggs, bacon, milk, butter, jam and bread. We were able to utilize the fishing equipment (although we couldn't catch the fish we saw jumping). The property is totally secluded other than Joan's beautiful personal home and some deer, groundhogs and other wildlife. Joan was also willing to extended us some courtesies which we really appreciated. Upon leaving Monday everyone in my group said they could not wait to come back and relax again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a weekend at Joan's cottage and couldn't have loved it more. We have 2 small children and it was the perfect size for us to be comfortable but also able to keep track of everyone easily. The cottage is in wonderful condition and the kitchen is well stocked (the breakfast fixings were such a nice touch!). We particularly enjoyed the fireplace and were grateful for a hearty supply of firewood. The property that the cottage is on is peaceful and so beautiful and my kids loved being able to roam around and explore. If we're ever back in the area I would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always heartening to hear that guests enjoy the property as much as we do. Those seeking peace and quiet have found a haven, as have the kids looking to capture a pond frog or catch a glimpse of fawns playing in the yard. It is our pleasure to share the experience with visitors -- and the first breakfast is always "on the house." Joan
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Great week in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our dog just finished a wonderful week at this cottage. It was bigger than I expected, so I suggested the owner add photos, which I see she has. The house is well-equipped, and we had plenty of firewood for nice fires in the fireplace. The setting is even nicer than I expected, as you are surrounded by woods. It's a very peaceful, natural setting. While you can see the main house, it is far enough away to give the cottage privacy but close enough to run over and ask a question or drop off the key. The owner works hard to make your stay comfortable, including stocking the house with helpful things (like a hairdryer) and buying breakfast provisions for your first breakfast. I found plenty of things to do in the area while my husband worked all week, and highly recommend the Grounds for Sculpture which I had previously seen during warmer weather. Princeton is a cute town, and has many wonderful restaurants, which was a real plus since we are foodies. There is good history, art and antiquing around, and many trails to walk on.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan, NY

Best Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here during Thanksgiving. My home in Manhattan is too crowded for my entire family. This place was very clean and quiet. We played card games in the kitchen. We enjoyed clean and cold outside air. We drove to the nearby Princeton campus and watched a movie: The bird man. I prepared and used my sleeping bag for myself because beds were only for 4 people.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hopewell Township, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £56.62

Weekly rates available. $1000 per week with $75 cleaning fee. Please call owner for any questions. Monthly rates available on request.

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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