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Cozy Garden Getaway in Historic Lancaster County

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 small cozy bedrooms, 1 full bath, open kitchen and living area, brick patio

This apartment is off of the beaten path and is located on a quiet wooded hillside overlooking Amish farms. The apartment doors open onto Fern Wood Gardens, a terraced display of flowers featured in regional garden tours. This is a peaceful quiet place where vacationers may want to enjoy extended stays. We have wireless internet connection, a full kitchen, a barbecue grill, and a washer and dryer to help make your stay comfortable.

Our place is a quiet relaxing retreat for married couples or small families. We are eight miles from the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. On a drive through the country side you will pass old order Amish and Mennonite farms. There are numerous covered bridges, old mills, and plain church meeting houses. There are a number of historic sights in our area and an Amish Mennonite Information center just one mile from our apartment.

The garden is a restful spot where you will want to sit and enjoy a book while hearing the call of the birds, the water splashing in the pond and the croaking of the pond frogs, or the clip-clop of the Amish horses on the road below. You may want to eat your meals in the garden house, make hot dogs, etc. in the garden fire pit or just sit in the garden house during a rain shower and enjoy the fresh smell of the garden.

More Details

Owner
Dawn
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Narvon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , trundle bed, can be converted into a king sige bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • We have a second small bedroom with a trundle bed. This can convert into a king size bed. There are closets in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The living area has a wood stove with a glass front which gives the apartment a warm, cozy atmosphere. Also there is a recliner and sofa. There is a slow cooker in the kitchen which is helpful when you're gone during the day and you want to return to a cooked meal. There is also a coffee French Press, hand beater and toaster for bagels. A tour guide through the Amish communities is available.

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Cozy Garden Getaway in Historic Lancaster County
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
Staten Island, New York
5

S P L E N D I D! It's like you've been friends forever!

  • 5 of 5

I don't want to write a review because I want to keep this gem all to myself! Myself and two BFFs scrambled away from NYC to enjoy a Girl's Getaway. Even before arriving, Dawn was extremely kind and engaging during our phone calls. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a warm fire burning in the wood stove, a hug from Dawn (whom we never met) and the most delicious fresh fruit from Shady Maple. Immediately we knew we found a gem! The place was SPOTLESS - I mean SPOTLESS. We spent the weekend idling away in conversation, laughter and some shopping. And then it snowed...if you have not had the gift of a snow fall while spending time at Fern Wood, you're missing out. The snow just glistened in the light and after building a miniature snowman (so what there were no kids around), we gazed at the stars, identifying constellations while listening to the silence. And then we woke in the morning. Absolute beauty surrounded us! (Herb already shoveled a path!) Farmlands that roll down and across the hills, covered in snow, while a horse and buggy travels the road less traveled, right in front of you and the only sound you hear is the clickty-clack of the horses feet.

Shady Maple is the place to go! Lititz is a lot of fun! But sitting on the porch listening to the silence of nature and enjoying a crackling fire at night while chatting with BFFs were the highlights.

There are no words to describe the blessings of meeting Dawn and Herb. Gentle, generous and kind souls. If you have to encounter any people on your trip, there are no better people than them. We truly feel like we've been friends forever.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantasitc time at Fern Wood!

  • 5 of 5

Dawn and Herb were extremely kind and helpful, they always made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was nicely decorated, and even covered in snow the garden had a great view. This is the perfect place to get away from things and enjoy nature.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cozy experience !

  • 5 of 5

Dawn was a wonderful host.. The place is beautiful.. So cozy we didn't wanna step out.. We just lied in front of the fireplace on super comfy couch for hours. Dawn and Herb are very warm. Herb gave us a tour of the nearby areas for a minimal fee.. Overall it was a wonderful experience and would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Peaceful Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and peaceful place to shut the world out and rewind. The hospitality and attention to detail in the apartment was outstanding. I look forward to returning when the garden is in full bloom.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed visiting with Dawn and Herb.

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful flower retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful apartment. Herb and Dawn were so helpful and friendly and the apartment was very clean, cozy and beautifully decorated. We especially enjoyed having a fire in the wood burning fireplace. The most awesome part of this rental is the beautiful garden - I felt like I was entering the "Secret Garden" when I was walking on the paths. Just amazing! Truly a delightful visit!

Nancy and Tom

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Philadelphia and Harrisburg
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Lancaster, Downingtown
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PA Turnpike (route 76) also routes 10, 23, and176
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Windmill
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Jersey Shore
Car: necessary

This apartment is off of the beaten path and is located on a quiet wooded hillside with a view overlooking Amish farms in the valley below. The apartment doors open onto Fern Wood Gardens, a terraced display of flowers featured in regional garden tours. This is a perfect spot for married couples and young families to enjoy a peaceful vacation.

Nearby features include: Amish country, scenic drives in a pastoral corner of Lancaster County with the summer season offering views of lush farmlands dotted with produce stands selling seasonal produce and baked goods, and outlet shopping in Lancaster and Reading.

Make sure to see the world famous Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine Valley Chanticleer Gardens and Andrew Wyeth Museum. Also many antique shops, the Hershey and Wilbur chocolate factories, and local Amish and Mennonite food and handcraft shops. The city of Reading is just a twenty minute drive away.

There are numerous historic sites of interest such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Lititz Moravian, Hopewell Furnace, and Ephrata Cloister. For nature enthusiasts and hikers there is French Creek State Park.

For the children and adults there are amusement parks, hands on museums, and Sight and Sound theater. There is much to see and do for the whole family.

. There are historic sites of interests such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Lititz Moravian, Hopewell Furnace, and Ephrata Cloister and state parks for nature enthusiasts. There is so much to see and do for the whole family.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Narvon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Months
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$145
AU$868
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$151
AU$908
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$39.46 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional adults are $20 per night per adult. Children are $15 per night per child 1 year and older. When staying a week, the 7th night is free. The cleaning fee covers each stay. Deposits are nonrefundable unless cancellation is made 30 days before rental date. Balance of rental fee is due upon arrival. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contact owner for monthly rate. The Home Away fee sheet does not reflect the seventh free night stay. Please contact owner for corrected amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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