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Crafter's Vacation Scrapbook Retreat House Hershey Lancaster Pennsylvania

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


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Craft Convertable Retreat-Tourist-Vacation Home

Central PA's home away from home! 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, in quiet country setting. Only 10 min. From Hershey, 30 min. From Harrisburg, Lancaster (or easy drive to Carlisle & Gettysburg), escape to do what you love to do--create! House converts to a vacation tourist home for your visit to or near Hershey, Lancaster, Carlisle area attractions. Not a crafter? No problem! Use the retreat house as your home away from home while visiting area attractions or attending family events! Wine & antique lover? The vineyards of Hershey, nissley vineyards & cassel vineyards are also close by. House sits in a quiet country setting with few neighbors. Guests can even catch a glimpse of the area wildlife of deer, wild turkey & rabbits grazing in the yard or adjacent meadow. Also in the area: Hershey park, antique auto museum of America, Lancaster Amish & all close by! Never a shortage of things to do & plenty of chocolate! Be sure to visit our website or like us on Facebook!

Property Manager
Anita Housman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Anita Housman

We are a busy family, active with baseball, our kids & life! Scrapbooking & crafting for over 20 years, we wanted to provide a place for folks to be able to sneak away to do the things that they enjoy We too are lovers of the Hershey area & attractions & spend free time visiting some of the area wineries & other antique malls & area attractions as a family.

Anita Housman purchased this house in 2014

Why Anita Housman chose Pennsylvania

The house is a family property built in 1972 by my husband's father. Family being very important to him, he sought to create a warm, welcoming home for his children, family & visiting friends. Coming from a large family, there were many family gatherings & memories made in this house. Through the years, as families grew & some passed on, we continue to keep his legacy alive. We do everything we can to provide a warm, welcoming "home away from home" for our guests.

As a hobbiest & crafter, the house was set up with crafters & quilters in mind. However, we maintained the flexibility of being able to turn the house quickly into a vacation tourist home for visiting guests.

What makes this house unique

The house is just off the Middletown Hummelstown exit of Route 283. It's convenient location gives quick access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Harrisburg International Airport. Just minutes from Hershey, you'll be able to stay in an affordable location without having to drive great distances to enjoy the attractions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Middletown in Dauphin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Half bath attached
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Several fabulous vineyards & breweries are close that offer a variety of music, tastings and other scheduled events. Please contact the owner for more details. Owner maintains a list of ongoing activities & pricing discount options for Hersheypark & other area attractions. Please inquire if interested.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Crafter's Vacation Scrapbook Retreat House Hershey Lancaster Pennsylvania
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Great home. Very clean

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome place to stay. We felt at home and everything we needed was there. The house was very clean with easy in and out. It is conveniently located with lots of food delivery options. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting such a great group of people!They definitely get a 5 star review! They were everything a homeowner/host could ask for! Hosting people like Becki & her friends, makes us so happy that we can offer the home to others for their vacation/retreat needs! Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!
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Rockaway, NJ

Perfect scrapbook getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Anita met me at the door and was so nice! The house is completely set up for scrapbookers and she understands what is important to us! The house was clean and we loved sitting out on the porch on downtime. We loved all the supplies available too!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you & we appreciate how you took care of the home as if it was your own. THANK YOU! We look forward to hosting again!
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Charming home, exceptional hostess

  • 5 of 5

The home is cozy with three bedrooms and a bath and a half. The photos and described layout were completely accurate. The kitchen is a bit dated, but clean, and has everything we needed to cook elaborate meals (including a dishwasher) with three-four of us working in the kitchen at the same time. Anita met us at check-in and was so helpful. She has every bit of information you might need already provided in a central binder, key passwords and information posted on the fridge, and every shelf, cabinet, drawer neatly labeled to make finding everything easy as possible. I enjoyed her approach and we felt warmly welcomed as soon as we met. We had some trouble making media work correctly and Anita was responsive and helpful, even with my 9pm request for help. As our hostess, every experience we had with Anita was lovely; she is gracious, accommodating, helpful, and patient. I would strongly recommend this location for a family or group gathering and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renting with Rebecca & friends was a joy! We couldn't have asked for better guests and vacation rental experience. From the onset of the reservation inquiry to the final review, everything was handled perfectly even when we determined a duplicate payment request from the rental site. The house was received & cared for as if it was their own and they left it VERY clean & orderly. I would highly recommend Rebecca & family to anyone as a guests in their home and we hope to host them again in the future. They certainly deserve a five star rating as a guest for sure!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Perfect for our family of 7

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a mini vacation in Hershey. This house was perfect for what we were looking for. We have 5 children ages 6 months - 15 years old and it was perfect for every one of them. Anita's attention to detail is outstanding. She came to greet us and was so warm and welcoming. We felt as if she was a friend within moments of meeting her. The house was clean, comfortable, just wonderful - and the enclosed back porch was a nice bonus. The children loved going back there to look at the deer.

I really can't think of anything that we missed. It was very quiet, we felt very safe, just a beautiful home that I see many more stays in when we visit the Hershey area again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy it was to host you & your family! We are so glad that you found the home to be everything you needed & that you enjoyed the concert too! We thank you for taking such great care of the home while in your care as well. You were the perfect guests that any homeowner could ask for! Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!!!!
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Conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and had enough kitchen utensils to prepare breakfast and snacks. A nice quiet location but close to the attractions and restaurants. It was a little difficult with just one TV and basic cable with the grandchildren but we made it work. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and courteous. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting your vacation stay. We do appreciate you taking such great care of the home as if it was your own. We appreciate that you & your family left the house in tip-top shape & well maintained. Deb, I believe you missed something during your stay. The rental house does have more than just basic cable/TV. There is/was also FREE HBO channels with a multitude of free movies. We also provide you with the ability to access over 1,000 channels, movies & other online television & movie options (i.e. Netflix, Amazon, etc.) through the provided ROKU player using the internet TV player options. We will be sure to update our instruction/manual in the rental so guests don't miss this option & can easily access these amenities with ease. We want all our guests to receive the 5 star treatment with every rental! Again, thank you again for staying with us! It was a pleasure hosting!
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Brooklyn, New York

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Anita so much for opening your house to us. We had a wonderful time. It was nice to spend the day in Hershey and then come back to the house that was very accommodating. From meeting us at the house, showing us around, leaving Hershey chocolate's on each bed for us and seeing the birds fly each morning it was such a relaxing atmosphere.

My family will definitely be coming back soon....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you & thank you for taking care of the home as if it was your own! We look forward to hopeful returns when you visit the area again!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Many Local & Chains close to Hershey, PA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sunset Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
AMTRAK (Middletown)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 283, PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many Local & Chains close to Hershey attractions
Car: necessary

Close to all area attractions at Hershey, PA ; An easy drive to Lancaster, Harrisburg, Carlisle & Gettysburg


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Middletown, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning Fee £38.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

All rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.
Check in time 4 PM; Check Out: 11 AM

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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