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'Glass Gable North' Elegant, Romantic, Historical, Yet Modern Borough Apartment

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 7

This romantic apartment is on the second and third floors of a home built in the 1890's. Relax on the front porch at the entrance or enjoy the private deck on the second floor. Light abounds with quaint little coves for reading. In the fall the foliage of the trees is visible from all windows, the winter brings sparkle when the snowflakes fall and the wavy glass glistens as the street light provides illumination. Truly a beautiful sight. Summertime you can open the windows and listen to the bustle of Hanover Street as springtime blossoms everywhere. If you're looking for a place to get away and at the same time have the amenities such as restaurants and shopping this is a gem.

The flat is only 5 blocks from the square of Carlisle. On the square May through November, Wednesdays the farmers bring their produce and the community comes together. The square consists of Carlisle's old and new Courthouses and 2 historical churches that both George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were present at one time or another. There are bakeries, gift shops, theater and many more attractions all year around.

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Diana Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Diana Brown

My husband and I have a love for the architecture of older structures including old Victorian properties. We acquired both 558 (Glass Gable North) and 560 (Glass Gable South) south Hanover Street in the spring of 2000. At the time my husband was serving on active duty in the Navy and he had been assigned to work at the Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. We first discovered 560 South Hanover Street when we were looking to purchase a home. We immediately saw a lot of potential for 560. After getting 560 under contract for purchase, the owner of 560 also offered to sell us the adjoining property, 558 South Hanover Street. Within a 30 day period we had acquired both properties and we starting working on remodeling both properties. We lived in 560 until 2004 when we moved into the Carriage House which we had just completely remodeled on the rear of the 560 property. We still live in the Carriage House today. We started renting out 560 in 2008 and by that time we had starting referring to the property as the Glass Gable, based on the glass that was installed on the front gable that adorns both 558 and 560 South Hanover Street. We love meeting people and when the opportunity arises enjoy spending time getting to know our guests.

Diana Brown purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Diana Brown chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

We enjoy old Victorians! We invite you to experience the feel and ambiance of staying in a Victorian Home that has been updated to provide those amenities such as running water and electricity, that we have all come to except as a given for any home. This property is located less than 30 miles from Gettysburg, 180 miles from New York City, 120 miles from Washington DC, less than 80 miles from Baltimore and its inner harbor, and 30 to 35 miles away from Hershey, Pennsylvania the home of Hershey Chocolate and of course, Hershey Park. The Glass Gable is convenient to many areas of interest within a two to three hour drive.

What makes this apartment unique

As mentioned above, the Glass Gable has a great central location to many areas of interest.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Galley type with a stacked washer dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , on main floor of flat
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 3rd floor (very small)
    Dining/Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Located in a cove/sitting area. Enhanced air mattress.
  • A pack n play sleeper can be provided with notice.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • tennis
A high chair can also be provided upon request. Advance notice is appreciated. The higher stations on the TV have many genres of music selections. JAZZ, Classical, Country.... Extra outdoor seating is available upon request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

'Glass Gable North' Elegant, Romantic, Historical, Yet Modern Borough Apartment
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Milford, CT

Wonderful Home in Historic Downtown Carlisle

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here to attend one of the car show events at the fairgrounds. The home was immaculate and very comfortable. It is a walk up located on the second and third floors, so this might not be the right choice for people with mobility issues. There is a nice deck off the back of the home to enjoy the outdoors. Diana was warm and welcoming and made herself available to answer any questions or address any concerns (of which we had none). The residence is close to some quaint shops and great restaurants, many of which are in walking distance. I would highly recommend this home and certainly will be looking to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am humbled. I will look forward to your return. Diana
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Graduation weekend.

  • 4 of 5

Clean and convenient. Our host couldn't have been nicer. Common areas are slightly small. No reading lights. Deck is a huge plus.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

Glass Gable was a lovely, well-appointed, clean, comfortable and well-maintained rental property. The owner was very helpful and communicative and we really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, spacious Victorian home! Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated apartment home near downtown Carlisle

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental was easy. The home was even prettier than the pictures. The beds were comfortable, even the pull out sofa with inflatable air mattress. The kitchen was clean and had what we needed with a nice big round table off the living room. Each room had back-up heaters (temps were in the teens) and we were comfortably warm. Holiday decorations were pretty & fun. Meeting the owner upon arrival was a treat. Vinnies, Faysand Wendy's restaurants were closely walkable. The tap water was fine. We enjoyed being able to have the adjoining door to the main house on the other side opened for us. It was very similar to our apartment but included a larger kitchen, dining room, & living room where we all spent most of our time. There were lots of chairs, sofas and cozy nooks. It would be great to visit here in the summer with the large and well-equipped back yard. We highly recommend both sides of this property. On our side, we easily slept 2 couples and 2 singles. (I double bed, 1 double pull out sofa, 1 room with twin beds, & a small room with a single bed.) My only caution is that there are lots of stairs which could be a challenge for some. The unit is on the 2nd & 3rd floor. There are good rails and the stairs are well-lit. I hope you give this gem a try. It is perfect for a group. Enjoyed by all!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place - clean and convienently located in town

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. Convienently located near Dickinson College and town of Carlise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glass Gable North

  • 5 of 5

Great place located close to downtown Carlisle and the Carlisle fairgrounds (we always come in for Corvettes At Carlisle in August). Well maintained and clean. Lots of towels, and the kitchen has all the dinnerware and appliances necessary for a comfortable stay. Not as big as Glass Gable South, and only has one bedroom on the main level. Still four people fit comfortably as we used the living room as a bedroom to complement the two upstairs.

There are restaurants near by and a few within walking distance (including a Dairy Queen), as well as access to the highway to easily get you into Harrisburg.

Definitely would recommend checking out this property for your next visit to Carlisle. I think this marks our fifth year staying at one or the other Glass Gable units, and we'll keep coming back.



  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary, We look forward to having you again next year in Glass Gable South! Diana
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Car: necessary

Some of the above mentioned amenities are a little over 15 minutes away but all within 30 to 60 minutes. For example Hershey Park and Outlets are about 35 miles away. Gettysburg Historical Battlefield is approx. 30 minutes. Ski Roundtop is about 25 minutes driving time and Whitetail is approx. 1 hour driving time south on Interstate 81.


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2 night minimum stay

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Clean/one time or per wk A$66.89 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Full payment is required 30 days before check in.

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