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Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath

Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath


Property Details

Updated: Jan 10, 2015
5 bedrooms, 2 full baths & 2 half, sleeps 10-12, 3 queen beds, 2 double, 1 twin

Hershey, Gettysburg, and the Dutch Country at your fingertips, yet you'll enter your own private retreat in this comfortable home on a large corner lot with majestic oak, maple and dogwood trees in a peaceful neighborhood. The star attraction is the large back yard with in-ground pool with slide and fountains, screened gazebo with dining table, ceiling fans, and lighting, and convenient pool house with outdoor kitchen and bath. The pool opens April 1, and the water should be comfortable for swimming within a few weeks. Until then, enjoy the relaxing sound of the fountains as you lounge by the pool. The 5 bedroom home features a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast nook and top-of-the-line GE Profile stainless steel appliances, including convection double oven, dishwasher, convection microwave, refrigerator and trash compactor. Relax in the TV room with Pioneer Elite big screen TV and sound system, or play air hockey with the kids. The fireplaces are decorative, not operational.

Your Hosts: We take pride in providing our guests with a sparkling clean home that has been well cared for, and one that is furnished with many conveniences. You will find the house and grounds well maintained. We live in the area and will respond promptly to any need. We truly enjoy helping to make your vacation in central Pennsylvania a very special one to remember.

David and Janice Waltz

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath
-(717) 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Phoenix, AZ

Comfortable Home For Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This immaculate property was "as-advertised" and the owners were both responsive and well-organized. There were plenty of bedrooms for our group and the kitchen was well-appointed. The family room in the lower level is a nice spot for the kids to gather and conveniently has its own adjacent half bath. A comfortable place all around.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath
-(717) 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country

This is a great find.

  • 5 of 5
We rented this property for a family holiday get-together. It worked out better than expected. It was just like being at home. It was clean and relaxing. The owners are very pleasant and accommodating. The kitchen is well equipped for serving and preparing meals. Even though the rain kept us inside, we were able to hang out in comfort. The children especially enjoyed the air-hockey table in the lower level. I would recommend this property to anyone. While we didn't get to enjoy the outside amenities, they looked very inviting for warmer weather.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath
-(717) 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Paradise in Pennsylvaniz

  • 5 of 5
5 Stars on the property, house, gazebo and pool. One of the best vacations we shared with our children and grandchildren. We love to be active and want to share a list of all the attractions we went to while vacationing at the house. It took between 1/2 - 1 hour to travel to some, but it was always worth the trip! A dip in the pool before and after added to the pleasure.

Amish Farm and House
Strasburg Railroad
Indian Echo Caverns'
Dutch Wonderland
Hershey Park
Hershey Chocolate World
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Sickmans Mill and Tubing

Thank you Janice and David
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath
-(717) 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country

The Pennsylvania Oasis

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I took our five grand daughters to spend a few days at Hershey Park. Hotels just weren't be practical. We had such great luck with HomeAway in the past and thought maybe there was a property in the hershey area that would make sense. It didn't take long to find the right one. The drive from Hershey Park to this house was a comfortable 20-25 minutes. The girls loved the number of bedrooms and claimed each with no conflicts. The house is spacious, very well appointed and has wonderful character and charm. All loved the outdoor amenities! The pool is a winner and so convenient when the girls wanted to take a dip. The gazebo offered the two older girls a private getaway for relaxing and chatting. The downtown area of Mechanicsburg (about four blocks away) has quaint stores and shops along Main Street. Nearby (within ten minutes) are major stores and restaurants. If we planned a similar trip with family to the area, we'd definitely check the calendar to see if this property was available.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath
-(717) 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country

A mini resort!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful place to celebrate a 60th birthday! We had 4 generations there ranging in ages 3 months to 88 years and there was something for everyone!!! The pool was a huge hit, as was the entire fenced-in backyard with gazebo, bathhouse, and outdoor kitchen. The house and grounds were very-well maintained, equipped, and clean. We really appreciated not having to take any linens nor bathroom/kitchen supplies from home. David and Janice were gracious hosts in welcoming us to their vacation home. We WILL most definitely visit again. Truly a relaxing and restful getaway site!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Comfortable Home - Private Pool, Screened Dining Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen/Bath
-(717) 574-8571
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Pictures do this property no justice! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Listing was accurate regarding layout, location and amenities. This was a clean and well-maintained house. The owners - Janice and Dave were friendly and had wonderful attitudes not to mention their exceptional customer service. It was like a small private resort. The pool was lovely and chlorine was not harsh on the eyes; and they had plenty of pool toys. Gazebo was awesome. Kitchen was up to date with latest equipment, dishes, utensils, cookware and even spices. Sleeps comfortably 9 adults and 5 children. Would recommend to all must come here at least once. It's like a private peaceful estate. We did Chocolate Tour in Hershey and Lake Tobias Wildlife - truly amazing! Plenty of restaurants and shopping close by.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Harrisburg at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Harrisburg at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : PA Turnpike at 2 Miles Car: necessary

The village of Mechanicsburg is 30 minutes from the Gettysburg battlefield and visitor center, less than 30 minutes from Hershey Park, 45 minutes from Lancaster County's Amish Country. These are all in different directions, so we are very centrally located. There is also a Civil War museum in Harrisburg, just across the river. Mechanicsburg got its name because that's where all the covered wagons stopped to be repaired and worked on after they crossed the Susquehanna River heading west. It has the distinction of being the point of northernmost penetration of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Other area attractions include Indian Echo Caverns, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (fabulous for children!), Dutch Wonderland, IMAX theater and Harsco Science Center, and outstanding outlet shopping in Lancaster and Hershey. Enjoy the Appalachian Trail and other great wilderness hiking/biking trails, fishing, kayaking and tubing on the Susquehanna River and Yellow Breeches Creek minutes away.


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Updated: Jan 10, 2015

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Early Spring
Jan 20 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2015 - May 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
Graduation Week
May 14 2015 - May 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Holiday
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late May
May 26 2015 - Jun 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 26 2015 - Jul 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Independence Day Holiday
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 10 2015 - Aug 20 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $200 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 7.5%

Peak Summer $3,900/week; $200 cleaning fee; $500 refundable sec. dep.; weekly rentals only
Summer changeover day is Friday. Other seasons are flexible.
Independence Day Holiday June 27-July 10 - $4,200/week plus cleaning, tax, security deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • house


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Communication / Internet

  • fax

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Second Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, First Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Finished Basement
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, Pool House


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Second Floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Second Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, First Floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double, Finished Basement
  • Bedrooms are all very comfortable. Two of the upstairs bedrooms are master bedroom size. The bedroom in the finished basement is a combination den/bedroom.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 20 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The in-ground pool is a generous-sized 16' by 36' and has two fountains. There are steps leading into the pool at the shallow end. A rope divides the shallow end from the deep end, and there is a poolside basketball goal for playing water basketball. WE HAVE A SOLAR COVER ON THE POOL TO WARM THE WATER FOR OUR SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER GUESTS.

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