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Relax & Enjoy the quiet country setting!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cozy cottage for 2 with 1 1/2 baths

Welcome to our cottage in the country! Enjoy staying in a 19th century home located on a small farm. Enjoy relaxing on the rockers on the front porch with views of farm animals and wildlife. As you enter the front door you will have an open floor plan to a living area that has a flat screen TV w/ digital antenna , DVD player, fireplace, and comfortable seating. There is a powder room for convenience. If you enjoy music, there is a radio w/ CD player, and record player. The Kitchen has all that you need: island w/ sink, dishwasher drawer, and seating for 2, large refrigerator, commercial gas range and hood, Keurig w/ carafe, microwave, toaster, all cooking utensils, and eating necessaries. If you like to cook outside there is a gas grill on the deck. The bedroom and main bath are on the second floor. In the bedroom there is a queen size bed, night stands, reading lights, dresser, closet, flat screen TV w/ digital antennae, sitting area, and books to read. The large bathroom has a tiled shower, vanity, mirror, and toilet. All linens and towels are provided. The home is kept comfortable with HVAC. WIFI is supplied. If our home is not available please check out our other home called the BirdHouse #4355149.

Carol Heth
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Carol Heth

Pete & Carol have lived next door to the property 30+years. Carol grew up right up the road and the home they live in, next door to the cottage, was her Grandparents.

Carol Heth purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Carol Heth chose Pennsylvania

With growing up and living in the area for so long we know how enjoyable it is to be here. We have a private property and enjoy living here.

What makes this cottage unique

The historic area around us has so much to see and enjoy. Whether you enjoy nature, hiking, kayaking, boating, shopping, farmer's markets, the Amish, or relaxing you will have the opportunity for it all. So close to the Susquehanna River to be able to use it or the hiking trails around it. If you want to travel to a big city, we are centrally located to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, or New York City. But, you will enjoy the city of Lancaster and Columbia for their arts and antiques.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Columbia in West Hempfield

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Powder room on the first floor. Main bath on second floor with a tiled shower. All towels and washcloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed with linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • ski


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Relax & Enjoy the quiet country setting!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful little farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect little piece of country. Great place to stay if you want to do several day trips. Carol and Pete are great hosts. I would recommend this place .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a special Thanksgiving holiday in the country. We enjoyed the beautifully designed cottage, the gourmet kitchen, the comfortable bed, and the pastoral setting. With Carol and Pete's help with the seating arrangements and dishes, we were able to cook up a great Thanksgiving dinner for our parents and share it at a table together in the cottage. We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it for anyone who would like to spend some time in the countryside, and still be close to all that Lancaster has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our mini-vacation was much too short at this fantastic rental. Everything was just so lovely. Hosts were wonderful people and very helpful with anything you need. We loved the country/ farm life of this rental,and we will be sure to return. We loved that it is pet-friendly so our furbabies could accompany us too!We highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & Adorable!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage is nestled in a beautiful area of Lancaster county with quick access to shopping, site seeing, and delectable cuisine. Pete and Carol are extremely friendly and helpful. Nice relaxing atmosphere to unwind in after a busy day of site seeing and shopping. Watching the deer in the morning and petting the donkeys in the evenings were just and added bonus we were not expecting! Highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucolic Setting, One of a Kind Historic Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a home to rent, with our dog, for a week while we were visiting Lancaster County. We were attending a nearby concert and planning some historic sightseeing. This cottage exceeded our expectations more than we could have imagined.

After corresponding with the very accommodating hosts and owners, Pete and Carol, everything was in place. Upon arrival we drove down a long driveway, past some farm buildings and found the cottage around the corner and were very excited. Inside we found fresh baked scones (delicious each morning with coffee), fresh eggs, a bouquet of fresh flowers, and dog bowls and treats.

Pete and Carol have lovingly restored the 19th century cottage, including modern conveniences that blend in beautifully. It was quite warm and the indoor AC was a life saver, if you weren’t sitting on the front porch with a breeze. The most amazing surprise that was recently added was a large screened porch connected to bbq deck. It had a high table and chairs, lights, and a ceiling fan over, wait for it, a large hanging bed suspended to the ceiling!! I spent much time resting or reading there and when there was a thunderstorm the rain was very soothing.

The large front lawn is completely fenced in. To the left is a field and hill where you can see donkeys grazing, emus, and chickens and roosters, who were quite amusing. Once on top of the driveway we saw the cows coming home!

Columbia was a perfect location for many sightseeing options close by, from Amish life, an historic train ride, part of the Mason-Dixon line, the Susquehanna River, and my favorite the Susanna Wright house where she hosted some of the day’s most famous thinkers, including Benjamin Franklin. The house is one of the most historically accurate buildings from that time.

Pete and Carol were very cool and interesting to talk with and learn some history about the cottage and surrounding country. We felt like friends by the time we left. But they also gave you all the privacy you needed. Thank you Carol and Pete and Bella for sharing your home and farm with us! Next Lancaster trip we know where we will be staying.

Best Wishes,

Deb, Brian and Junior

Philadelphia, PA

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this cottage and absolutely loved it! Carol and Pete were warm and welcoming even before we arrived by answering all our questions and offering to help set up any activities we were interested in doing. When we arrived Carol brought us warm blueberry muffins and farm fresh eggs so we didn't have to worry about breakfast the next morning. The kitchen has every appliance you could need to make a delicious meal - just bring your creativity. The screened-in back porch had a hanging bed that was so inviting and comfortable that I snuck in a nap or two! The upstairs bathroom was spacious, very clean and all the elegant touches gave it a spa-like feel. I recommend going to the Lancaster Market to pick up your fresh vegetable, fruits, meats and cheeses - what a delight to walk through the market. If you love cheese we found an awesome restaurant in West Reading called 'Say Cheese' - yummy! We truly loved out time here and would recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing time in a first class home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Highlands of Donegal
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rte. 30
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Ski Roundtop
Car: necessary

The cottage is located near the beautiful Susquehanna River. You may enjoy spending time on the river or hike a trail near it. If you enjoy shopping, the Amish, or just relaxing this will be a treat for you. Centrally located to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, or New York City for day trips if so desired.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Columbia, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £77.68

Pet deposit is not refundable. For a second pet there is an additional $75 fee
A 3 nights stay is $500 rate
Any rental that is cancelled will have a $25 fee for processing a refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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