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Wanda or Lyndsay Poole

Member since: 2007
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Speaks english

Beautifully restored farmhouse *large screened porch*stunning historic home*POOL

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Lancaster holiday farmhouse

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

Go to rates for price breakdown. The moment we first laid eyes on this circa 1750 sandstone farmhouse, we knew immediately what an incredibly special home it was. 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 (properrt #156751) is on a 50 acre horse farm, has Amish neighbors, and a private in-ground POOL.

We also have an adorable COTTAGE with 2 bedrooms, den with queen sleeper and 2 full baths. Sleeps 4 - 6 comfortably. Take a look at homeaway property # 3540938

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wanda or Lyndsay Poole (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english

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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based on 19 traveller reviews

Beautifully restored farmhouse *large screened porch*stunning historic home*POOL
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

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: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Property that is Impeccably Maintained

  • 5 of 5

Just completed our December 2015 stay at this property. The property was decorated, both inside & outside, for Christmas. Was hoping for a winter wonderland but not this year as December temperatures were above normal. Thank you for allowing others to share this piece of heaven!

The Carpenter House is an excellent example of a pristine farm house from days gone by. This spacious property is conveniently located to many restaurants, attractions & shopping opportunities on Route 30 and surrounding towns. The property functional, comfortable and is impeccably maintained. The house is distinctly decorated with many period pieces; however, the necessities needed to enjoy modern conveniences and comfort have not been overlooked. The upscale furnishings did not go unnoticed. The rooms are apportioned perfectly. The 4 bedrooms offer a wonderful night's rest with plenty of storage space. The beds & linens are extremely comfortable & the property was very quiet.

The kitchen is well equipped with top of the line appliances and a wide variety of cooking accessories. We loved the handcrafted Amish dining room table. We enjoyed our meals here as well as each other's company.

We loved playing foosball & enjoyed several games of tic tac toe with the oversized play pieces.

The pool was closed for winter. However, the pool/patio area is beautiful & very functional.

The attention to detail is evident from the moment you drive up to the property and continues in every room of this beautiful home. Treat yourself, book this fabulous rental and you will not be disappointed.

The rental process was simple & pleasant. Multiple e-mail inquiries were answered in a prompt & efficient manner. Various brochures pertaining to the surrounding areas and things to do are available at the house for perusal. House rules are very clear & posted for easy viewing. It is very obvious that much thought has been spent on making this the perfect rental & they have succeeded in doing just that! Should your travel destination include Lancaster County, PA I would highly recommend this rental property.

The plate of baked good waiting for us upon our arrival was most welcoming. They were delicious & very much appreciated.

Loved our stay & would return again and again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Your comments are better than my own about this very special home called the Carpenter House. Thank you so much. Looking forward to your return trip.
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Carmel, IN

Wonderful Home, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beautiful Carpenter House for 8 family members while in the Lancaster area for my nephew's wedding. The house is extremely comfortable and furnished with lovely antiques. It was late September with warm sunny days and cool nights and mornings. We spent our morning hours and cocktail time in the lovely screened in room. It was a terrific trip and the perfect location for our family. We would highly recommend the Carpenter House to anyone who is traveling in the Lancaster area. We visited the Central Market and also Shady Maple along with stops at antique shops and roadside markets. Wanda and Lyndsay Poole, the owners, were exceptionally nice to deal with. They provided the name of a local bakery and supermarket, along with a travel brochure for our convenience before we arrived. We would love to book a return trip during the warm summer months to enjoy the beautiful pool!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Pat. It is us who should thank you for choosing the historic Carpenter House for your family vacation. We are glad it met your expectations. Our goal is to keep families like yours coming back. Hope to see you next summer.
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Wonderful place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We went our family of 11, including 5 children under 6. The house was immaculate and had beautiful furnishings, lots of attention to detail. Our family spent lots of time in the screened porch beside the pool with ample seating for everyone in our party. The pool was very refreshing, especially when we came back from Dutch Wonderland, or riding the Strasburg railroad. The living room and family made it roomy enough so that the family could spread out. The kids loved going over to the school next door and playing on the playground. There was also a track for the adults or some just took runs on the country roads. We loved our vacation at the Carpenter House!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Spacious, charming, and a great owner!

  • 5 of 5

This house is as charming as the pictures would lead you to believe and is incredibly spacious. The pool is great and well maintained, and we ate all of our meals in the screened porch overlooking the pool, which is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen. Additionally, the house is centrally located for all of the main Lancaster attractions, yet situated in a location that was quiet and peaceful and made us feel as though we got a genuine Lancaster experience with many horses and farms in the immediate vicinity. The fact that this property is adjacent to a school was an additional plus for us because of the school's outstanding playground. Finally, Wanda, the owner, was incredibly accommodating regarding a number of special requests, for which we are very grateful. It is worth noting if you have young children as we do that there are many antiques in all areas of the house and you will need to be diligent.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
WINTER 5N $998; 4N $798
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
EARLY SUMMER 5N$2298;6N $2595
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
23 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
5 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

property damage insuranc A$91
Cleaning A$112
Tax Rate 7.1%

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.

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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.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.