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'Glass Gable North' Elegant, Romantic, Historical, Yet Modern Borough Apartment

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 7

This romantic apartment is on the second and third floors of a home built in the 1890's. Relax on the front porch at the entrance or enjoy the private deck on the second floor. Light abounds with quaint little coves for reading. In the fall the foliage of the trees is visible from all windows, the winter brings sparkle when the snowflakes fall and the wavy glass glistens as the street light provides illumination. Truly a beautiful sight. Summertime you can open the windows and listen to the bustle of Hanover Street as springtime blossoms everywhere. If you're looking for a place to get away and at the same time have the amenities such as restaurants and shopping this is a gem.

The flat is only 5 blocks from the square of Carlisle. On the square May through November, Wednesdays the farmers bring their produce and the community comes together. The square consists of Carlisle's old and new Courthouses and 2 historical churches that both George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were present at one time or another. There are bakeries, gift shops, theater and many more attractions all year around.

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Diana Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Diana Brown

My husband and I have a love for the architecture of older structures including old Victorian properties. We acquired both 558 (Glass Gable North) and 560 (Glass Gable South) south Hanover Street in the spring of 2000. At the time my husband was serving on active duty in the Navy and he had been assigned to work at the Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. We first discovered 560 South Hanover Street when we were looking to purchase a home. We immediately saw a lot of potential for 560. After getting 560 under contract for purchase, the owner of 560 also offered to sell us the adjoining property, 558 South Hanover Street. Within a 30 day period we had acquired both properties and we starting working on remodeling both properties. We lived in 560 until 2004 when we moved into the Carriage House which we had just completely remodeled on the rear of the 560 property. We still live in the Carriage House today. We started renting out 560 in 2008 and by that time we had starting referring to the property as the Glass Gable, based on the glass that was installed on the front gable that adorns both 558 and 560 South Hanover Street. We love meeting people and when the opportunity arises enjoy spending time getting to know our guests.

Diana Brown purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Diana Brown chose Carlisle

We enjoy old Victorians! We invite you to experience the feel and ambiance of staying in a Victorian Home that has been updated to provide those amenities such as running water and electricity, that we have all come to except as a given for any home. This property is located less than 30 miles from Gettysburg, 180 miles from New York City, 120 miles from Washington DC, less than 80 miles from Baltimore and its inner harbor, and 30 to 35 miles away from Hershey, Pennsylvania the home of Hershey Chocolate and of course, Hershey Park. The Glass Gable is convenient to many areas of interest within a two to three hour drive.

What makes this apartment unique

As mentioned above, the Glass Gable has a great central location to many areas of interest.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Carlisle around the Cumberland County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Galley type with a stacked washer dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , on main floor of flat
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 3rd floor (very small)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • tennis
A high chair can also be provided upon request. Advance notice is appreciated. The higher stations on the TV have many genres of music selections. JAZZ, Classical, Country.... Extra outdoor seating is available upon request.


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'Glass Gable North' Elegant, Romantic, Historical, Yet Modern Borough Apartment
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Milford, CT

Wonderful Home in Historic Downtown Carlisle

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here to attend one of the car show events at the fairgrounds. The home was immaculate and very comfortable. It is a walk up located on the second and third floors, so this might not be the right choice for people with mobility issues. There is a nice deck off the back of the home to enjoy the outdoors. Diana was warm and welcoming and made herself available to answer any questions or address any concerns (of which we had none). The residence is close to some quaint shops and great restaurants, many of which are in walking distance. I would highly recommend this home and certainly will be looking to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am humbled. I will look forward to your return. Diana
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Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful property, great location, friendly and accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend Glass Gable North for lodging in downtown Carlisle. Six people stayed very comfortably, and the check-in/check-out process was very smooth.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfy and very clean! Great for our family reunion for extra guests. Owners were so kind.

  • 5 of 5

Our family will use this rental again for sure. The price is so fair and the apartment space is of high quality. Thank you Diana for accepting our last minute changes and for the warm welcome to Carlisle!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay. Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating landlord. Clean and comfortable. Thanks for letting us rent.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Awesome - well equipped & convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Superb accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion close to Carlisle and rented the Glass Gables for our immediate family. It was perfect. We enjoyed a walk to Rita's for ice cream at night. Who doesn't like to rent a place where you can take a block walk and get ice cream.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Some of the above mentioned amenities are a little over 15 minutes away but all within 30 to 60 minutes. For example Hershey Park and Outlets are about 35 miles away. Gettysburg Historical Battlefield is approx. 30 minutes. Ski Roundtop is about 25 minutes driving time and Whitetail is approx. 1 hour driving time south on Interstate 81.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Carlisle,

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean/one time or per wk £37.68 + Tax

Full payment is required 30 days before check in.

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