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Emily & Alfred Glossbrenner

Member since: 2001
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Speaks english

Romantic Getaway Cottage with Fireplace. Shops, Antiquing, & Fine Dining Nearby!

53 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Morrisville holiday cottage

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Your very own, completely private, Colonial Williamsburg-style Cottage near the Bucks County town of Yardley, Pennsylvania, right on the Delaware River. The Cottage is just 13 miles south of New Hope and Lambertville and 25 minutes from Princeton. New York City is a little over an hour away by train (Amtrak or New Jersey Transit to Trenton). Philadelphia is about 30 minutes by car, or you can take a SEPTA commuter train from Yardley.

Built by Robert Johnson, a renowned Bucks County cabinetmaker, and furnished with 18th-century reproduction furniture and Oriental rugs, the Cottage is ideal for weeklong vacations, weekend getaways, writer's retreats, house-hunting visits, or temporary lodging for relocated executives. As many of our guests have said, this is the perfect place to unwind.

The Cottage is quite comfortable for two people. But it also works for a family with two children, or three friends who don't mind sharing a bathroom. The living space is all on one floor. There's a wonderful corner fireplace in the living room with raised paneling and a custom-built mantel. The eat-in kitchen is small, but quite serviceable. We've equipped it with everything our guests need to make basic meals and snacks.

The main bedroom is furnished with a queen-size canopy bed, and the 'tavern room' off the kitchen provides extra sleeping space, with a twin bed and pop-up trundle. We also have a portable Graco crib and child's booster seat that we can have set up and ready for those traveling with an infant or toddler.

The Cottage shares a 3.5-acre riverfront property with our 200-year-old farmhouse. That's where we live and write our books (over 60 titles on a wide range of topics). Most of our books have taught people how to tap into the incredible power of the online world -- starting in 1982! So, of course, the Cottage offers high-speed Internet access (wireless and cable) and HDTV with Netflix streaming movies and TV shows.

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THINGS TO DO...

• Visit historic sites such as the Washington Crossing Museum, the Old Barracks in Trenton, and Pennsbury Manor, William Penn's reconstructed home and farm.

• There are lots of award-winning restaurants in historic buildings up and down the river and canal. Most encourage you to bring your own wine or spirits.

• Local farms let you 'pick-your-own' berries and apples, and of course, fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, and other home-grown veggies are available from local farm stands, in season. You can kayak, fish, or boat on the Delaware River. (An absolutely fantastic fresh fish market is just a mile down the road. They will gut and filet your choice while you wait.)

• Princeton, the Princeton battlefield, Nassau Hall, and other sites are only minutes away. (Don't miss the Princeton University Art Museum -- a truly impressive collection, wonderfully presented -- and the 'Orange Key' tour of 'the best old place of all!')

• For a more kid-friendly experience, Sesame Place is just 10 minutes away. Or you can rent a rowboat, kayak, or paddleboat at Core Creek Park and enjoy the natural surroundings of Lake Luxembourg. If you're feeling especially adventurous, you can drive north about 45 minutes to Point Pleasant and 'River Country' for tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. (The company's buses pick you up at the down-river destination and drive you back to your car.)

• For woodland walks and non-stressful hiking, there is Tyler Park in Newtown and the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve on River Road just south of New Hope.

• And speaking of New Hope, it's a great place to stroll and to 'people-watch.' But you can also take in a show at the newly renovated Bucks County Playhouse, or catch a ride into the countryside aboard the New Hope-Ivyland Railroad, a classic steam locomotive.

• And don't miss Lambertville, the town directly across the river from New Hope. Art galleries, antique shops, great restaurants, the Golden Nugget flea market just down the road... Lambertville is well worth the walk across the New Hope-Lambertville bridge.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT...

Need help planning your Bucks County getaway? For 'insider advice' on memorable restaurants and things to do in our area, check Jim Flynn's BestWeekends website. Just go to the site (bestweekends 'dot' com) and click on 'New Hope/Lambertville' in the Country Weekends section. Jim's recommendations are spot on!

There really is no place like our 'Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware.' Come visit us soon!

Available year-round. No smoking and no pets, please. For last-minute discounts and special offers, please visit our own website (www 'dot' buckscountycottage 'dot' com).

Keywords: cottage, carriage house, romantic getaway, writer's retreat, vacation home

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emily & Alfred Glossbrenner (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Emily & Alfred Glossbrenner

We're Alfred & Emily Glossbrenner, authors of over 60 commercially-published books with combined sales of over a million copies. We also wrote and published 'How to Make Your Vacation Property Work for You,' the very first book on the subject of do-it-yourself vacation rentals.

Emily & Alfred Glossbrenner purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Emily & Alfred Glossbrenner chose New Jersey

Every location has its charms, but we have always been particularly charmed by Bucks County, PA. Historic sites, homes, and public buildings dating from the late 1600s on; the Delaware River, teeming with wildlife; the mule-barge canals with their towpath bike trails; European-style restaurants located in old inns; and easy access to New York and Philadelphia by train. Under the circumstances, how could we *not* have ended up buying a 200-year old Bucks County farmhouse on the Delaware River, complete with a rented bungalow, which we later turned into a vacation-rental cottage that we love sharing with guests from around the world.

What makes this cottage unique

It's like staying at one of Bucks County's legendary inns and B&Bs, except that you have the whole house to yourself. So you can sleep as late as you please, fix your own breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen, and come and go from your own private driveway. You can spend your days relaxing in the living room with views of the Delaware River and a crackling fire in the woodburning fireplace. Or sit outside on the English Garden Bench with a glass of wine and a good book. When you're ready to venture out, just head north on River Road to Yardley (2 miles) and New Hope/Lambertville (13 miles). For more details, visit our website at buckscountycottage 'dot' com.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are overwhelmed by your amazing hospitality. Not one detail is missing. The Cottage is wonderful and beautifully decorated. Thank you for giving us a few days of peace and rest to hide away. We wish we could stay longer, but we miss our baby! We will be back with her and will highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Jan 2007
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Reviews

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Romantic Getaway Cottage with Fireplace. Shops, Antiquing, & Fine Dining Nearby!
average rating of 4.981132 based on 76 reviews
5

Basically I would rate this 100 stars if that were possible. Fantastic experience and getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is the perfect place to go for a quick weekend getaway or and extended stay. We went for the weekend and truly wish we had more time to stay. Emily and Alfred truly went above and beyond in ensuring that we had everything we needed for our stay. They provided us with everything from nightlife and local events to dinner preferences and take out menus. The fireplace was the place to be in the cottage equipped with more than enough fire wood. This was a very memorable experience and I look forward to the day we go back. Thank you again for allowing us the pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us in very way we could imagine. The location is very convienient to Yardley and the surrounding communities. It is beautifully furnished and decorated with appropriate period decor and conveniences for a stay. The backyard is very peaceful. We loved having our morning coffee outside and saw deer, squirrels, a baby red fox and heard many wonderful birds. We will definitely return for our next visit in New Jersey.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nancy C

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming and quaint and in a beautiful country setting. We found the hospitality of Emily and Alfred above and beyond perfect! It is the perfect get away place for peaceful beauty that is surrounded by lots of history, shops, and restaurants. We absolutey loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely charming accommodations, fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I visited this cottage to getaway from NYC for the weekend. Among the many short weekend trips I've taken around the NYC area, this was one of my favorites. Emily and Alfred were very accommodating to our arrival and departure times, and gave us privacy throughout our trip while being accessible. They have clearly put a lot of time and thought into the setup and upkeep of the house. The house itself is very charming and tastefully appointed, with plenty of space for two, including a fireplace that was all set up for us to use. There's a cute little town within a few miles of the house, with a brewery, and a deli that we liked so much we went back several times. My favorite part of the weekend was biking along the canal, starting out in Lambertville, PA. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend and it was very relaxing. I am definitely looking forward to making this trip again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at The Cottage with my wife and toddler. Everything you need and more was provided by owners to make trip stress free and very enjoyable. Beautiful property and house in close proximity to many restaurants and historic sites. Would highly recommend to any family looking for a getaway in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the cottage was wonderful. Everything we might have wanted was provided - and then some! My husband and I would definitely recommend staying in this delightful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Trenton/TTN (7 miles), Philadelphia/PHL (40 miles)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Continental Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Makefield Highlands
Nearest Train
2 Miles
SEPTA (2 miles), NJ Transit/Amtrak (5 miles)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Yardley Inn
Nearest Beach
46 Miles
Spring Lake, NJ
Nearest Point of Interest
Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware
Nearest Point of Interest
Yardley Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Sesame Place
Nearest Point of Interest
Washington Crossing Park
Nearest Point of Interest
New Hope
Nearest Point of Interest
Lambertville
Car: necessary

Shopping and antiquing in New Hope and Lambertville. Hiking, biking, and birding. Fabulous Bucks County restaurants. Rafting and tubing on the Delaware River. Tours of historic Washington Crossing Park, Bowman's Tower, Bucks County Winery, Michener Museum, and Henry Mercer's eclectically built and furnished Fonthill Castle (1908) in Doylestown. Spend an afternoon in Princeton: Picnic components can be bought at the shops on Witherspoon and Nassau streets, then pick a place on campus to have your lunch. Visit Cottage Club on Prospect Street, where Scott Fitzgerald set a scene from *This Side of Paradise*, stop in at Firestone Library, and don't miss the University Chapel, with its magnificent stained glass windows. Built in the 1920s, the Chapel is considered one of the great masterpieces of American Gothic architecture.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-Christmas Getaway
28 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
15 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$401
Tax Rate 9.0%

MAX OCCUPANCY: 4 (including infants/children). The Cottage works for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) or for 3 adults who don't mind sharing a bathroom. Alas, it's not suitable for 4 adults.

NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Morrisville

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The Cottage bathroom offers 18th-century elegance and 21st-century amenities: gleaming black-and-white tile floor, Oriental rug, stacks of fluffy white towels, custom-built vanity with Corian countertop, traditional brass sconces and fixtures, Japanned looking glass over the sink, combination tub/shower with Corian surround.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Main bedroom with queen-size canopy bed (see details below).
    Tavern Room - 2 single bed , Small room with twin/trundle (see details below).
  • The Cottage Bedroom is furnished with a romantic queen-size canopy bed with a luxurious top-quality Shifman mattress and box springs. Also 600-thread-count sheets and a matelasse bedspread. There's a dresser and shelf space to store your things, and a small closet with an ample supply of sturdy wooden hangers and two terrycloth bathrobes. The Tavern Room, a small room between the kitchen and the front hall, provides extra sleeping space, with a twin bed and pop-up trundle. We don't call this a bedroom, because it doesn't have doors you can close or a closet. There's a full-length curtain in each of the two doorways that can be closed for privacy. And there are three large drawers in this room that can be used to store clothing. For guests traveling with a small child, we have a portable Graco crib that we can set up in the Tavern Room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting