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Crafter's Vacation Scrapbook Retreat House Hershey Lancaster Pennsylvania

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Middletown - Ridgeview Retreat

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!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Anita Housman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2016

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Crafter's Vacation Scrapbook Retreat House Hershey Lancaster Pennsylvania
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

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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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to throw a surprise birthday get away to Hershey Park for my boyfriend and have our friends surprise him at the home. Anita's home could not have been more perfect! It is so close to the park and absolutely beautiful. I wish we stayed longer because the house was so relaxing! Anita is just as amazing as her home is! She had great recommendations for us for the weekend and helped me keep it a surprise. I definitely will be rebooking at this location again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brittany! It was a pleasure hosting & we were really happy to be part of your special weekend! You took excellent care of the rental as if it was your own. We do appreciate the opportunity to host & look forward to your return!
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5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for what we needed! There were 7 of us staying in the house. It was spacious enough for all of us to be there. The house was very well kept up, and very clean. The family definitely went above and beyond my expectations. Anita gave me a ton of ideas on what to do at the Hershey factory, places to eat, and other fun things to do around town. This was my first vacation with my children and I couldn't have asked for a better to stay with them. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jennifer! it was a pleasure hosting you! I also appreciate the Skype check-in with me since we were unexpectedly out of town upon your arrival. It is always a pleasure meeting our guests face-to-face & Skype made it possible for us to do that. On a personal note, we thank you for leaving the house in tip-top shape & for taking care of it as it was your own! We hope if you visit the area again that you will stay again with us to make more "Sweet Memories" while in the Hershey area!
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5

Very homey and lots of room to sprawl

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Ridgeview Retreat. We had 5 adults and 2 small children (6 & 4) and we had more than enough room for everyone. My husband and I are early risers so we would fix our coffee and go sit on the enclosed back porch. It was very relaxing to watch the birds and deer out the back windows. The home is located on a quiet street with plenty of open space. Craft supplies were available (we did not use) and there were baskets of toys for the kids to play with. The kitchen had every type of gadget imaginable. My only recommendation would be to add a DVD/BlueRay player.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marie! it was a pleasure hosting you & your families stay! in addition to the ROKU player, we have now added a DVD player as well! Thanks for the suggestion! You & your family were PERFECT guests! Thank you!
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Middletown, Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£408
for 2 nights
From
£159
£1,038
£3,350
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning Fee £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Middletown, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Half bath attached
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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