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Perfect Country Setting - 5 Minutes From PA Turnpike And PA Renaissance Faire

Bedrooms 3
Space 148 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Ground- Floor, 2 Bedroom Apartment With Gardens, Ponds And Turtle Resort.

This beautifully-furnished, 1600 square foot, ground floor apartment lies nestled in rural Lancaster County and is surrounded by gardens, a fish pond, turtle garden, fields and woods. Just 5 miles from the PA Turnpike, 5 minutes from the PA. Renaissance Faire, and 30 minutes from downtown Lancaster, Harrisburg and Hershey, it offers the perfect, secluded getaway, nestled in a quiet neighborhood with a spectacular view of the scenic valley and neighboring farms. The unit sleeps 6 and features include 2 bedrooms (1 Q, 1 D), full kitchen and dining area, large Rec. Room with dbl. futon with 50” HD TV and DVD player, large patio with use of grill and hot tub. Explore the spacious grounds, watch the blue birds building nests, feed the turtles and fish and bask in the fresh country air. Grocery store is within walking distance and family restaurant is less than a mile. Professional massage therapy services available upon request. We have installed a full house generator to ensure you are never without power no matter what the weather or unexpected power outage! Owners live on top floor but you have complete privacy during your stay. Perfect getaway for families with children or meeting point for families living in distant areas.

Stephanie Greiner
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Stephanie Greiner

My husband, Calvin, and I both grew up in Lancaster County and we have a deep love for the land. My husband was a farmer until his late 20's at which time he went into the ministry and we pursued missionary work in Nigeria. We have raised 5 children and have 8 grandchildren. My husband owns a hard wood flooring business and I am a licensed massage therapist, health coach and author. Our home is built on one of the family farms and we love to share our beautiful gardens with friends and visitors. The flower gardens and turtle resort are my husband's passion and it shows!

Stephanie Greiner purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Stephanie Greiner chose Pennsylvania

Our beautiful home is hidden away in the midst of the fertile Lancaster County farmland. We are only 5 minutes from the nearest town, but we live in a secluded, quiet neighborhood with only one other house nearby. Since we are now "Empty Nesters" we wanted to share our homey space with others who can appreciate being surrounded by nature and beauty

What makes this apartment unique

Whether we're sitting on the back deck watching the turtles bathing in the sun, listening to the gently waterfall, relaxing in the rejuvenating hot tub or gazing out over the fertile fields, our property is truly a haven of beauty and peace. Many people have commented on how peaceful they feel in our home and while wandering the grounds which are peppered with busy bird houses, flowers and bushes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Manheim

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bright, cheerful bathroom has a seated shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The "Chickadee" - 1 double bed
    Eagle's Nest - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleep sofa is located in the Rec. Room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Our master bedroom, The Bluebird, sleeps 2.
  • The Bluebird, our master bedroom, has a queen organic mattress and down love seat.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Perfect Country Setting - 5 Minutes From PA Turnpike And PA Renaissance Faire
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a couple of friends during a weekend trip to Hershey Park and it was a wonderful place to stay. I only regret that we got to spend so little time here because we were out and about all weekend. I would definitely come back next time I'm in this area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!! Very clean and very spacious..can not wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay..exceeded all expectations!! Absolutely loved it

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a lovely time. We were there at peak tulip time and the grounds were beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well kept and clean. The host and hostess Calvin and Stephanie are the loveliest people.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect rental for a small group of people

  • 4 of 5

Simply charming accommodations. Made for the perfect weekend getaway with family and children.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was great and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

The people who live there were great and they were very accommodating. I would definitely recommend staying here again and the only complaint I have is that I wish I was notified in advance that the owners would be staying there. Otherwise it was an awesome experience and I loved hearing about the owners story.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While my husband and I do live on the top floor, guests have total privacy during their stay. Benefits of the owner being close by? Tours of the gardens and turtle resort are at your fingertips and if there are any problems or questions it can addressed immediately.
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A great surprise and full of adventure

  • 4 of 5

This was a very pleasant stay. This was the first time ever using a vacation home to getaway. So I was nervous already but not to mention I am from Washington, DC and this is a very country setting. However, this was a great surprise. My family and a friend family stayed at the home and the owners made us feel right at home and ensured that this was a safe and relaxing place. Once Calvin showed us around the home, it was clear that this would be a nice stay for us. My crew got settled in and it felt very homey for them. The kids instantly felt like this was their new fact that's exactly what they called the space they had. By far the best part of the trip was just the small adventures like going to the Tuesday only flee market, Hershey Park and factory, exploring the country side, the Amish residents, Calvin's turtles and the wonderful places to eat. It all made a great surprising trip for us City folk.

If I could find something that didn't work for the trip it would be that the advertisement appeared to have the whole home to ourselves as oppose of a functional basement apartment. However, it was still a great stay and after it was done we felt like staying longer which shows we enjoyed the stay. Oh the home also had every detail covered like wifi, provided towels and toiletries, pots and pans, eating and drinking utensils, TV with cable, even a pack-n-play for the children under 2yrs. All of this made it a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kountry Kitchen

PA Renaissance Faire is 5 minutes north. We are 20 minutes from Historic Downtown Lancaster, Amish Country, and Rockvale Outlets. We are 30 minutes from Sight and Sound Theater, Hershey Park, The Giant Center, Hershey Zoo and Harrisburg.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Manheim

Rental Basis:
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Peak Summer Rates
29 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$25.14
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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