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Summer SPECIAL July 8 - 13 * just $2250 * POOL with private screened porch

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms * 3 Baths, 2 big family rooms * HUGE screened porch 2 - 14 NIGHT STAY

The moment we first laid eyes on this circa 1750 sandstone farmhouse, we knew immediately what an incredibly special home it is. We are thrilled to share this beautiful piece of history with you. Your friends and family will cherish the vacation memories made here, and you'll love the private in-ground pool and 18' screened porch. It is privately situated in the peaceful village of Lampeter where you will have easy and quick access to all the attractions that define the Lancaster County experience. This home has been expertly renovated and tastefully appointed with high quality furnishings for maximum comfort and a mix of antiques that compliment its place in history as one of Lancaster’s seven original farmhouses. Not only will you be surrounded by an authentic piece of Lancaster’s past, but you will be enveloped by all the comforts of the modern world. This home boasts flat screen TVs, high speed Internet, top of the line appliances, and central air and a 9 foot dining room table big enough for the whole gang.

You will instantly feel right at home. The exterior of the home is equally as fabulous with a spectacular, private in-ground pool, a spacious screened porch right off the kitchen and family room, plus professional landscaping. You will not soon forget your vacation at The Carpenter House—you will not be disappointed!

FYI...This home is one of two historic gems we offer for vacation rentals, and both homes are large enough for your entire family. The Stone Home at Shallowbrook Farm (property #156751) is on a 50 acre horse farm, has Amish neighbors, and a private in-ground POOL.

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and phone is 717-951-5945

More Details

Property Manager
Wanda or Lyndsay Poole
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful stay! Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and welcomed. I loved the history behind the house and its historical significance. Every detail of the decor is exquisite, and we loved the homemade cookies!
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Second floor hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , First floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd floor. Has TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd floor, TV, private bath with soaking tub & large shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 2nd floor. Includes a twin sleeper
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 2nd floor
    Family room - 1 sofa bed/futon , First floor, Queen sleeper. Adjacent full bath
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • conservatory
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This home has a stunning screened porch right off the kitchen. This large room overlooking the gorgeous swimming pool is suitable for your entire group to relax and enjoy each other's company. The pool is open May 15-September 12. Also, there is a sofabed on the first floor along with a full bathroom.


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Summer SPECIAL July 8 - 13 * just $2250 * POOL with private screened porch
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Bainbridge Island, WA

Great place to relax in!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Lancaster for a family event so didn't have a lot of time to spend at the farmhouse, but wish we would have had more! There was plenty of room to spread out, the beds were comfy, the kitchen wonderful to use, and lots of room at the huge dining table. The farmhouse is wonderfully decorated but still feels homey. There are some antiques so young children need to be watched, but we had no problem. It wasn't the right time of year for us to enjoy the wonderful, large screened in porch and pool, but we hope to come back for another family gathering in the warm weather! Thanks Lyndsay and Wanda for the welcoming home baked cookies!

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Spacious home

  • 5 of 5

-Great house for our multi-generational family get-together. Everything was as described on the website and our hosts were very helpful and responsive. The location is good for local attractions, but quiet, and a welcome break from the busy US highway 30. The house was very clean, the kitchen well stocked, the bathrooms spacious and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed the screened porch and there was plenty of room for everyone in the living rooms. With an infant and a two year old in our party, we ate most of our meals in the house, either cooking them ourselves or bringing food in from local restaurants. Our two year old granddaughter loved the nearby sights - Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Rail Road, and the playground at the school next door. The adults loved the Lancaster Central Market. We would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a comfortable place to stay to explore Lancaster County.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome and well kept house

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable. Kids had plenty to do. Truly a relaxing place ideally located near Amish farms/ Hershey/ Strasburg/ Sight and Sound Theater. Very good place to have a vacation. We were very impressed.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Christmas Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rented a home from the Pooles, celebrating our sibling Christmas. Their homes always are beautifully decorated for the holidays. The space, furniture and amenities served us all perfectly. We've never been disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 16/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The area and house was wonderful. Many sights and stores near to house made it convent to travel to. Also, their were many place to eat out if you wish. The house was equally wonderful, the owners made sure all areas were ready for our stay. Their were many activities for the children and adults to be active in or they could just relaxes. The house was comfortable and very well setup, it was warm and inviting to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at the Carpenter House 12/17/15 - 01/03/16 and it was an experience I am glad I had.

First of all, Wanda and Lindsay were so helpful prior to our trip by answering my e-mails promptly, which I greatly appreciated.

This home is so clean, beautifully decorated and you just feel "at home". No matter what I say in this review it can not compare with one's own experience, just know that this property is one you can not pass up. There were days that we chose to just "stay home" and relax during our stay and it was quite pleasant.

Thank you so much Wanda and Lindsay for the Christmas gifts, you are so kind.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crossgates in Millersville or Tanglewood
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Lancaster City
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Ski Round Top
Car: necessary

The Carpenter House is within 15 to 30 minutes to the following:

Sight and Sound Theater

Living Waters Theater

Outlet malls

Amish Buggy rides

Multiple wonderful restaurants

Movie theaters

Quaint small town shops

Hot air balloon rides

Dutch Wonderland theme park - for younger children

Farmers markets

Churches of all denominations

Golf courses

Zip lining at Ski Round Top (1 hour drive, but worth it)

Self guided covered bridge tour


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
8 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
13 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
5 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
19 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
27 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

property damage insuranc AU$88.08
Cleaning AU$128.73

We DO offer less than weekly rates. Many of them are posted in bold print next to the season. Please email or call us for additional quotes. In our homes the more nights you rent, the lower the per night rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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