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One of the Top Destinations for Northeast Ohio (ask about early check-in/out)

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

7 bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20

Rustic brick and timber lodge, beautifully decorated, with floor to ceiling windows capturing the amazing woodland view. An Oak Leaf, the ancient French symbol of welcome and hospitality, adorns the door, bidding you welcome to the timeless setting. Nestled in the woods, the home sits high on a hill overlooking the beautiful Tuscarawas River Valley. Enjoy the songbirds and white-tailed deer...sip coffee on the secluded terrace...go antiquing and explore old barns filled with treasures. A gazebo and fire pit await outside. Inside, enjoy a baby grand piano.

Guests love to wander trails marked by deer or pick berries in the surrounding fields. Others watch the sun glint off their golf balls at the adjacent courses. Begin your day with an amble through the countryside, enjoying fresh air and the beautiful scenery .

A crackling fire, wineries nearby, gorgeous trails to hike or bike, and fabulous restaurants make this destination fun for everyone in your party. Relax in serenity here!

The main level features 4 bedrooms: a Queen with bath attached, a King with a twin daybed, a Queen with woodland views and a Full size room. There are 2 additional hallway baths on this level, along with a spacious living room/dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The living room has cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling windows on 2 walls and a wood -burning fireplace on a third wall. It is open to the dining area, with tables and chairs to seat 15 or more. A baby grand piano is featured here as well. The next level has a second living room with another fireplace and a table to play cards or work puzzles. The sofas in this living room are not to be used to sleep on. There is a terrace outside overlooking the woods. This level also has 2 bedrooms, both large rooms with a queen bed in each. There is a hall bath with double vanities outside these rooms. Outside, the house and 2 acre lawn are shaded with large oak trees.There is a relaxing gazebo to take in the view or enjoy some quiet time. Plenty of room to toss a ball, play horseshoes, etc. No other houses are in sight or nearby. Parking is available for up to 12 cars maximum on the property.

Please note, parking for RVs is not available.

More Details

Mary Fotheringham
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peaceful, relaxing, nice drive to Canton...loved our stay.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in New Philadelphia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No burning foreign materials in fire pit <glass plastic etc> log must inside the fire-pit and not cause damage.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower , in room
    Full 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Full 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Covered Parking. Gazebo. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Catering Available. All bed linens are provided, but not wash cloth and towels.


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One of the Top Destinations for Northeast Ohio (ask about early check-in/out)
average rating of 3.875 based on 15 reviews

A Charming, Spacious, Rural, Relaxing Property

  • 5 of 5

Friends and family in my party enjoyed indoor cooking, outdoor grilling, and lots of board games (provided on site) in this beautiful and spacious rural property. The owner is genuinely invested in the positive experiences of her guests and we appreciated her helpful and timely communication from the time of reservation to the time of our departure. We had considered taking the kids in our party to the park down the street (5 minute drive, but not walkable) because we drove by it and the pool/rides looked great, but we were ultimately so happy to relax in and enjoy one another's company in the home that we went without the park. There's a dollar store just a few minutes away, and a Walmart and Giant Eagle nearby too. Guests are sure to enjoy their stay. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gave it a chance, but feel taken advantage of in hindsight

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this large house for our wedding weekend in Dover (despite the less-than-charitable reviews) because it was the only place we could find in the area that could sleep the 15 people in our wedding party + a few extra friends/family. We were willing to give it a chance and thought it would have some charm based on the pictures. Those who got real beds had a comfortable stay. However, to sleep more than 16 required using the pull-out couches in the basement which were a complete mess; no sheets, large fraction of springs missing, several pieces of garbage like a gogurt wrapper and food between the cushions. Luckily, a couple who were sleeping in one of the beds brought an extra pair of sheets that they used themselves while lending the sheets already on the bed to a sofa-dweller. The owner ended up deducting a significant amount of money from the security deposit for simply not putting the sheets back in the bedroom from which they came. First of all, there were no instructions indicating there would be a penalty for this. Second, we had already paid a hefty cleaning fee which one would expect to cover such "damages." The cleaning fee appears to be a joke, considering the condition of the sofas. Seems like the owner has lots of leverage since it is the only rental of its size in the area. Also no cancellations.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff, Let me take this opportunity to clarify why the $60 was taken off your $400 security deposit. The checkout instructions clearly state that items must be put back in their original place, trash must be put outside and dishes washed. There is a maximum of 16 guests unless extra charges are paid to increase the maximum to 20. Your party had upwards of 20 staying there without paying the extra fees. You also left the place in disarray, with evidence of blankets and pillows in other rooms indicating many more guests than you paid for. These were not put back in the original rooms they were found in. Although we are the only vacation rental nearby, there are many hotels in our town. One would guess it's much harder to break the occupancy rules at a hotel , especially without paying the extra charges. We do charge a reasonable $200 cleaning fee and have 7 bedrooms, 9 beds with linens, 4 baths and 2 living rooms to clean when guests leave. I wish you would have called regarding the wrapper in the sofa and I would have been happy to send someone there to make it right. Of course, we would have also discovered the additional guests staying there had you notified us. You and your wife made a special trip to look over our place before you booked and you had a very favorable impression. We host hundreds of people every year and enjoy hearing about their experiences and peaceful time with family and friends. We have added security measures to insure that only paid guests stay at our vacation rental in the future.
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Spacious, with a Few Quirks

  • 3 of 5

Overall, our stay in New Philadelphia was good. We really enjoyed taking our kids to Tuscora Park. As far as the house is concerned, here are a few things inquirers may find useful:

- There is a lot of space, so it is suitable for large parties. It housed our group of 6 adults and 5 children easily.

- As another reviewer wrote, it doesn't seem to be consistently occupied, so we had some issues with mustiness and dustiness.

- No wi-fi or laundry.

- We had a few house maintenance issues, mostly plumbing related.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tyler, Thanks for letting me know about the low pressure in the kitchen sink, that faucet has been replaced. Naturally, most guests arrive for the weekend and we close the house up on days it's not being rented. I'm glad you enjoyed the spaciousness and the wooded surroundings. Tuscora Park is a must see ! Best Regards, Mary
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Very roomy, clean house. Lots of bedrooms. Excellent outside activities. Firewood very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay there very much. Five families lived there comfortably due to many rooms and beds available.

Kitchen had everything available for cooking. We enjoyed cooking and eating. What three days there eating, talking, laughing and enjoying together.

We also liked the camp fire with plenty fire wood available. Outside was large enough for all type of sports and gathering.

Thank the owner!


  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway !

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle to spend some time together and visit family in the area. This looked perfect online and it was ! Plenty of room, great decor and Mary made us feel like part of her family. We'll book here again...soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We loved having your group and are so glad you've reserved again this year😊
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Beautiful place, will stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend getaway stay at this beautiful lodge. The rooms were very clean and we loved the privacy and quietness of the surrounding woods. We enjoyed sitting on the porch drinking wine and saw lots of wildlife. We will definitely stay again next time we are looking to come to this area!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure renting to you! Stay in touch, Mary
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seven Courses within 7 miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several Good Dining Establishments within 5 miles
Car: recommended

New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA.

35 Miles from Akron-Canton Airport; 5 Miles from I-77. Part of Ohio's Amish Country. Near Atwood Lake, with pontoon boat rental and jet ski rental. Near Tuscora Park, train rides, water parks, bike trails, winery tours, cheesehouses. Great local restaurants specializing in homemade pizza, prime rib, homestyle-dining. Tea rooms with changing menus, wood-fired pizza, farmer's market, antique stores, auctions.

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes, Shopping, Boating, Cross Country Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Rock Climbing, Miniature golf, Kayaking. Seven Golf Courses.Wineries.

Golf: Within several miles there are 6 golf courses with rolling hills and varying levels of difficulty. Oak Shadows, Green Valley, Wilkshire Golf, Zoar Golf, River Greens, and Union Country Club. The Longaberger Course is just 45 minutes from here.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in New Philadelphia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$651.9
Cleaning Fee AU$325.95

For Holidays rate is $600.
Checkout procedure: Trash in bins outside, dishes washed and put away, furniture and items in home put back where they were originally found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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