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Beautiful 19th Century Restored Farmhouse

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 483 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath sleeps 14. Features an in ground pool multiple balconies

Discover the best of what Lancaster County has to offer. Tucked away in Lancaster’s beautiful farmland you’ll find our farmhouse rich in history and wrapped in modern elegance. Built in 1830, this amazing home has been fully renovated to include modern amenities while maintaining its original architecture and historic charm.

You can relax indoors with the convenience of central air conditioning, radiant floor heat, HDTVs, free wi-fi, and surround sound music from the Crestron home automated system which runs throughout the house. Other features included to make your stay care-free are: a fully stocked kitchen with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances (dishes and pans provided), laundry room with washer and dryer (ironing board provided), five bedrooms with sleeping for 14 (linens provided), 3 ½ bathrooms (towels provided), and multiple gathering areas throughout the home.

If you prefer to spend your time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and bountiful sights, then this home will not disappoint. You can survey the country scenery from one of the two balconies or wrap around porch, and enjoy the tranquil sound of running water from the Houston Run stream which runs along the property. If relaxation is your main goal, enjoy a dip in the private in-ground pool (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), or spend time lying in the sun on the large patio surrounding the pool. The backyard features a large fire pit, flower gardens, and a swing set for the children’s enjoyment.

Located at the “hub” of Eastern Lancaster County this home provides a peaceful rural atmosphere, while being just minutes from a major highway that can quickly get you to many destinations. Approximately an hour in any direction you can travel to four large metropolitan areas (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Reading, and Baltimore). In 30 minutes or less you can visit numerous PA Dutch Country sites, various shopping locations, a wide variety of restaurants, and an assortment of entertainment venues. This really is the perfect vacation home to enjoy the beauty of Lancaster County, while having access to many modern amenities and a close proximity to a variety of destinations.

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley Risbon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us for a long weekend. The house is beautifully restored and quite comfortable. The kitchen is so impressive we actually wanted to cook! We hope to visit The Brackbill House again.
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Gap

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 483 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-in tile shower with multiple jets and shower head
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Connected Bathroom, Walk-In Closet, HDTV, Loft, Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Loft with two single beds and a small couch
    Bedroom 5 - 2 large double bed
  • All bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a vintage farmhouse feel while containing modern conveniences such as high end amenities, mood lighting, and surround sound speakers tied to the Crestron home automation system.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 4.967213 based on 63 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing family time in an amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking! We will return to this amazing property!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed along with two other families at the brackbill house for a week; 6 adults & 7 kids! The house was PERFECT in every aspect. Perfectly clean, perfect bedroom/sleeping setup for all of us, perfect location (convenient to necessary things; i.e. Grocery, liquor sores, etc., close to Hershey Park), perfect property including the creek in the back yard and the pool, kept the kids entertained for hours! We will definitely come back to this gem!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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setauket, ny
5

great trip

  • 5 of 5

Great house and very responsive care takers and owners. We had a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oneida, NY
5

Great farmhouse in Amish Country

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Brackbill House because of its great setting and abundant amenities. We had a great family reunion (8 adults and 6 children) enjoying the house, pool, grounds and area sites. There was plenty of room for all. The house is well appointed with many top end upgrades. We loved the master bedroom with the enormous walk in shower. All in all a great house for a great stay with the family. We had a small problem with the 1st floor TV which was handled as quickly as possible by Ashley. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brackbill House.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home with character

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Brackbill house. It was relaxed, comfortable, and perfect for extended families with children and grandchildren. There are lots of things nearby for small and older children alike. We visited nearby attractions every day and spent the afternoons in the pool. We were very pleased with the daily pool and grounds maintenance and were impressed with the attention and response to some small issues that arose during our stay. We would highly recommend it to those interested in a laid back country atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The area is filled with great activities for young and old.

  • 5 of 5

The Brackbill House was beautiful. The grounds were spectacular. Plenty of room for 14.

Our family loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Moccasin Run Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrak (Parkesburg Station)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lincoln Highway (Route 30)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shady Maple Cafe
Car: recommended

While enjoying the picturesque countryside, this property still has convenient access to many amenities. Within walking distance is the Houston Run Community Center, which contains the Shady Maple Cafe, a public library, and the Gap Community Church. For other places to eat within a few miles there is a Friendly’s, McDonald’s, Subway, a local diner, a Chinese restaurant, and several pizza establishments. There are dozens more dining options within a 15 mile radius, including the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For groceries you have a full service store, Weis Markets, approximately 1 mile away.

If you want to do some shopping, within 10 miles you have the Rockvale Square and Tanger Outlets, Target, Kohl's, and numerous other stores.

For entertainment there is the Sight & Sound Theatres, American Music Theatre, Dutch Wonderland amusement park, Strasburg Railroad, Kitchen Kettle Village, hot air balloon rides, horse & buggy rides, and many more PA Dutch Country attractions all within 10 miles. Approximately an hour's drive Northwest is Hersheypark. Downtown Lancaster City is located about 15 miles away and features The Fulton Opera House, fine dining, night life, and Lancaster’s own minor league baseball team, the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Located conveniently at the 'hub' of eastern Lancaster County you are right near the intersection of Route 30 and Route 41. Within approximately an hour's drive you can be to the major metropolitan areas of Harrisburg (West), Philadelphia (East), Reading (North), and Baltimore, MD (South). All while being nestled into the peaceful agricultural landscape that is the PA Dutch Country.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Gap

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
A$3,041
 
 
Winter 2017 - Part 2
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$442
A$2,534
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Winter 2017 - Part 3
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$442
A$2,534
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Winter 2017 - Part 4
26 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$442
 
 
New Years 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$633
 
 
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$506
A$3,041
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$633
 
 
Spring 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$569
A$3,422
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$633
 
 
Spring 2018 - Part 2
29 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$569
A$3,422
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,816
 
 
Independence Day 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,943
 
 
Summer 2018 - Part 2
8 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,816
 
 
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$633
 
 
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 21 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$569
A$3,422
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$633
 
 
Winter 2018 - Part 2
26 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$506
A$3,041
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$633
 
 
Winter 2018 - Part 3
26 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$506
A$3,041
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$316.93
Cleaning Fee A$253.54 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.1%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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