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Historic Ironmaster Mansion, located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 339 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence. A luxurious retreat.

Nestled on a hill just outside of Historic Marietta, PA (15 minutes from Historic Downtown Lancaster), this 3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence sits on a meticulously landscaped one acre lot. Located two miles from Route 30, the home is centrally located to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Hershey Park (20 miles) as well as the entire Lancaster County experience.

The entire home has been carefully restored and decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and art. Features include:

* Spacious rooms with 10+ foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for ample amounts of natural light

* Elaborate woodwork

* Restored original grain painting throughout

* Original plank floors with Persian area rugs throughout

* Streaming music throughout first floor

* High speed WIFI throughout house and grounds

* Central Air Conditioning

* Hundreds of books of all types located throughout the home

The home's exterior features include:

* Three porches, including a forty foot long front porch with elaborate cast iron façade and small dining area, perfect for al fresco dining

* Multiple outdoor seating/dining areas, including one located north of the house with seating for six and a charcoal grill

* Herb garden, located outside the kitchen, for your culinary use

* Nearly an acre of exquisitely landscaped gardens

* Mature trees, including redwood, chestnut, tulip poplar, magnolia, weeping copper beech and many others

* Plenty of parking on the property

First floor highlights include:

* A large, 450 square foot “stainless steel and granite” gourmet kitchen, including all the essentials.

* Coffee burr grinder/french press, traditional coffee maker, and a Nespresso Machine with milk frother for cappuccino/espresso

* Dining room with a 12 foot long table that comfortably seats 10 people

* “Entertainment room” with leather seating and 55” 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV with Hi-Definition Cable, various streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Pandora, Spotify, etc.), Blu Ray DVD player, and state of the art surround sound

* Formal living room with grand piano and marble fireplace

The home’s second floor includes:

* Three bedrooms, with a total of five beds: a king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, a double bed, and a rollaway bed. One of the bedrooms is a 700 square foot, two-room master suite with fireplace.

* 300 thread count, 100% cotton sateen linens

* Pillows, down comforters and feather beds by Pacific Coast Feather

* Soaps, Shampoo and Conditioner by Tarocco

* Two full bathrooms, including a Master Bath with a large marble walk-in shower, front-loading, high-capacity washer/dryer and marble vanity, and a second bath, which includes a clawfoot tub/shower and period details

* Hairdryer, iron & ironing board

* Second floor porch, accessible from hallway

* Many restored original details, including unique interior tri-fold shutters which fold into the wall when fully closed

This home is located just outside Marietta PA, across the road from the Susquehanna River and Susquehanna River Trail, which connects the historic river towns and villages of Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge, and Falmouth. Cross the street and you're in the historic river town of Marietta, which features a nice selection of restaurants and taverns and loads of charm.

Guests have access to the entire home and outdoor areas. Please see the photos for some highlights.

The owner will always be immediately reachable to address any and all questions.

Plenty of parking on the property. 5 minute walk to public transit. 25 minute drive to Harrisburg International Airport. 80 minute drive to Baltimore/Washington International Airport. 90 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport.

I simply expect our guests to treat the home as they would their own. We do not allow pets and the home is non-smoking.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Ward
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Stephen Ward

I've owned this property for 13 years and have poured my heart and soul into it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Stephen Ward purchased this house in 2002

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 339 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Clawfoot Bath - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 700 Square Foot Master Bedroom Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , Our rollaway bed can be placed in one of several locations.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Ironmaster Mansion, located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

A step back in time

  • 5 of 5

The historic Ironmaster mansion was a delight to stay in. Meticulously restored with modern conveniences, the house was great for a gathering of friends or family. The owner, Stephen, was so gracious and thorough in orienting us to the house and in accommodating our needs. A plate of cupcakes from a local bakery greeted us as we arrived. Would definitely stay again!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
3

Cool place!

  • 3 of 5

This place was authentic, but yet had all the comforts. Very roomy. Very clean. Cool master bath. Comfy beds and linens. Private. The only thing that I found to be a bummer was the street noise. I'm not use to it. The traffic, trucks and trains kept me awake. Next time I would bring some "white noise" to drown it out. But, overall loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing and we felt truly privileged to live within its walls for a few days. Owner Steve has put tremendous care into restoring the house and it's easy to imagine its former days of glory. Access to the house library is an extra benefit! Our group included four adults and two tweens and we were more than comfortable in the space. We were sorry to leave and hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 4 adults and 4 children. On arrival we were greeted by Steve, the owner. He gave us a tour, contact info, nearby amenities, and keys before departing. The house is absolutely beautiful following its restoration. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the rooms are spacious, and the house had all of the necessities for cooking - we loved everything about the house! It's meticulously maintained inside and out. Steve was available promptly by text for any questions or recommendations. We are already talking about a return trip to explore more of the area. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore MD
5

Perfect place for a reunion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old home both inside and out. The kitchen and appliances were to die for. The rooms were decorated in wonderful antiques and the bedrooms were very nice with quality mattresses. Even the rollaway was comfortable. The grounds were full of a great variety of plants and trees. Neighborhood cats would lounge among the vegetation.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home, a historical build with just the right modern touches that made it perfect. Very quietly nestled among a few neighbors this is a great location for a family getaway from the hustle and bustle. The scones were a great welcome as well!

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shank's Tavern and others
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lancaster Country Club and others
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak / Lancaster Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
McCleary's and others
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Nestled on a hill just outside of Historic Marietta, PA (15 minutes from Historic Downtown Lancaster), this 3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence sits on a meticulously landscaped one acre lot. Located two miles from Route 30, the home is centrally located to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Hershey Park (20 miles) as well as the entire Lancaster County experience.

Plenty of parking on the property. 5 minute walk to public transit. 25 minute drive to Harrisburg International Airport. 80 minute drive to Baltimore/Washington International Airport. 90 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
10/22/17-11/21/17
22 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$423
From
AU$449
Fri,Sat
AU$2,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
11/26/17-12/21/17
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$383
AU$2,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
01/01/18-04/05/18
1 Jan 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$383
AU$2,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
04/06/18-05/03/18
6 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$423
AU$2,538
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
05/04/18-05/31/18
4 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$423
From
AU$449
Fri,Sat
AU$2,538
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
10/21/18-11/20/18
21 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$449
AU$2,644
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
11/25/18-12/20/18
25 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$383
From
AU$423
Fri,Sat
AU$2,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$489
AU$2,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$99.14 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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