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Cozy PSU Cottage - walk to campus

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom house close to Penn State

Enjoy this quaint cottage full of character and charm with garden terrace and front porch. Centrally located on a quiet street, just a 10 minute walk to campus - great for any occasion at Penn State!


The house is 1940s vintage, with lots of character and charm. Inside, the decorations are Penn State themed! There are wooden floors throughout and lots of windows provide plenty of light. There is a great front porch with a glider to sit on to relax. Out back is a patio, which is great for barbecues. Flowers fill the entire yard, and there is a little garden shed out back.

Kitchen and Dining Room:

The kitchen is stocked with utensils, dishes, pots and pans for your dining and cooking needs. There is a coffee maker and microwave in addition to refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. The table and chairs in the dining room seat six.


There are two bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. There is one queen bed, one futon that folds out into a full (with very comfortable spring loaded mattress), and two twin beds.


There is one bathroom in the house. It is located upstairs and is complete with a bathtub and shower.

Other Amenities:

- WiFi and Cable TV

- A few bikes (with locks)

- Washer and dryer

- Books, games and a guitar

- Gas grill and patio furniture (removed during winter months)

- Air conditioning (window units installed during summer)

Guest Access: Guests will have access to the entire house, garden and two parking spaces (one covered).

Interaction with Guests:

As host, I am a Penn Stater and so is my family. Guests may be greeted by me, a member of my family or a neighbor or just given the security code to the house. We hope to give you what you need to enjoy our house at your own convenience and ease. If you need anything, we are just a phone call away.

The Neighborhood:

The house is located in a quiet residential community just a short 10 minute walk to campus, the Corner Room, and bustling downtown State College. A grocery store is just a few blocks away for your convenience.

Getting around:

Campus, downtown, restaurants, cafes and grocery stores are all within walking distance. Public buses are available within just a few blocks. A few bikes are also available at the house for use by guests. The stadium is about a 25-30 minute walk or accessible by public bus.

More Details

Erin Hayba
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in State College

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Cozy PSU Cottage - walk to campus
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
Arlington, VA (just outside Washington D.C.)

Cozy little place - perfect for PSU weekend for four!

  • 5 of 5

Minutes drive to grocery, downtown, liquor stores. Super communicative owners. Nice and neat inside. PSU EVERYTHING inside the house. We stayed on a chilly weekend, and the house heated up perfectly. Dining/living rooms & back patio good for hosting small group of friends. Very quiet neighborhood (didn't hear any student parties, despite it being a game weekend when we visited). Nothing fancy, but cute and homey. Renters should bring their own soap/shampoo and washcloths. But lots of towels are provided. No secrets can be kept in the house :) - acoustics between rooms and floors are not what you'd call soundproof. Kitchen nicely stocked with plates/glassware etc. Oven/stove/coffee maker worked great. Strong WiFi.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Wisconsin

Not the Ritz, but neither is the price

  • 3 of 5

This cute cottage is well located and well equipped. It suffers from some neglected maintenance issues, but the owner is very responsive, and I suspect these issues will be fixed.

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying with us and we are already following up with these few issues and apologize for any inconvenience. We try to make guests feel welcome and at home, which is why we take feedback as a means to improve. Thanks again.
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Loved the Cozy PSU Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our weekend getaway to State College. Well-equipped, comfortable, as described in listing, clean, no hassle getting in and out of the property. We ended up not walking to campus or downtown, but it seemed like it would have been an easy trip. Close to grocery store and playground.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An awesome weekend in State College

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very flexible and easy to work with. The house is old and modest, but in a nice, safe neighborhood close to many conveniences. The house was also very clean and well stocked with essential kitchen items that are nice to have. The rate charged may be a little excessive based on the house only having one very small bathroom on the second floor. I could see where that could be an issue if elderly people were part of the rental party. All over, a very positive experience and PSU won the game on the final play! Go Lions!

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location for our Alumni Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Erin's house this past weekend for the Penn State vs. Temple game. It was the perfect location for a bunch of older alumni ladies looking to enjoy the town but also have a place to relax and recover in between all the tailgating and visiting the old haunts. The house was the perfect size for our group and the porch and garden were amazing spots to sit back and drink our coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening. We were happy to be able to walk to town for dinner, drinks, and dancing and it was very easy to book and Uber to get us over to the stadium.

Erin was super accommodating and helpful when planning check-in and the place was clean and welcoming for guests. I've already recommended this place to all of my Penn State friends looking to enjoy a weekend in State College and will definitely be booking another weekend next season.

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great option!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our weekend reunion trip to Penn State. There was more than enough space for our group of 4 adults and dog. The owner was great to work with and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$130.99
Pet Fee AU$55.15
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$551.52

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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