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New "Vintage" Quiet Cozy Cottage In Mt. Gretna/Hershey, Pennsylvania

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 21, 2016
4 Bedrooms (Queens, Twins) 2 Full Baths, All linens, towels provided.

"While We're At It" is a completely newly remodeled 4 bedroom 2 full bath "Vintage" 1894 cottage in Mt. Gretna, Campmeeting. This cottage underwent a full restoration in 2014 and was just finished in July of 2015. The cottage faces quiet non-driveable 2nd street near the Tabernacle. Relax on the porch and cookout on the back patio with umbrellas, tables and chairs which seat eight. Parking for 2 vehicles is located at the back of the cottage off of 1st street. This cottage has central air-conditioning and heat for your comfort. It also has a propane look-alike wood stove for those chilly days/nights in the spring and fall. Bedrooms #1 & #2 each have queen size beds. Bedroom #3 has two twin beds. Bedroom #4 has two twin size beds which can be placed together to make a king size bed. Bathroom #1 boasts a walk-in Roman tile shower. Bathroom #2 has a clawfoot tub with shower. The kitchen comes with all appliances including dishwasher and microwave. Linens, towels and beach towels are provided along with full use of the high efficiency washer/dryer. The cottage also has high speed WIFI internet, cable TV, Apple TV and Blu-ray DVD player.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

5

A tranquil place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 women chose to stay in the Mt. Gretna campground initially due to the history of the cottages. There was not one moment of the experience we would change. The 4 bedroom, 2 bath home was perfect for our group. Even had a chance to meet the owners who have done an exquisite job along with their carpenter friend in renovating this historic cottage. Artsy community with owners who take pride in maintaining the nostalgia of the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you return to experience Mt. Gretna during the musical/artsy/busy time from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We really enjoy meeting new folks like you and having them experience the charm of Mt. Gretna.
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5

Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I brought a few ladies from church here for a ladies weekend, and everyone was impressed with the cottage and asked me how I found it. I think we will have to plan another ladies weekend here.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and for leaving "While We're At It" in such fine shape. Our cottages are pretty popular with ladies (including my wife's) groups. Some of the antique knick-knacks you see in the cottage are from ladies who have donated them to us because they were just sitting in their closets. This includes the antique chamber pot on the bedroom shelf. While we tried to keep the "Gretna vintage feel" of the cottage, we did install the new bathrooms so you wouldn't have to use that item like they did here in the 18 and 1900's. I'm glad you had a nice time and we look forward to seeing you again. Bob & Tammy
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5

Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend stay at while we're at! Much needed rest and relaxation in a charming cottage with lovely owners. We will be back. Kevin and Teresa

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that nice review. Yes it is very relaxing here. We love sitting on the porch while reading a book or listening to the music coming from the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Tabernacle. The only problem is you meet so many nice people walking by sometimes it's hard to get through a chapter. Again thanks for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Bob & Tammy
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5

Perfect for our reunion

  • 5 of 5

"While We're at It" was the perfect house for our reunion. Six of us spent a week there and loved every minute. The house is charming and beautifully furnished and equipped, and Bob and Tammy couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. Lots to do in Mt. Gretna and the surrounding countryside. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that nice review. We're glad you and your family had such a great time here in Mt. Gretna Campmeeting. Your right, I grew up just a little bit north of Hershey, PA and I'm still finding treasured places in these small towns to visit. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Bob & Tammy
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5

Beautifully restored and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quaintness of the house and the neighborhood. The house was clean and Bob made every effort to accommodate us. We had 4 teenage grandchildren to keep entertained so when the wifi went out, Bob came over and fixed it personally for us. We'll definitely try to come back and stay here. Thank you to Bob and his wife for everything!

Vickie & Family

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicky & Family for that nice review. We do pride ourselves on keeping our cottages clean and well maintained. I know the importance of wifi with teenagers these days. My son is a "Player/Manager for "Riot" games in California and I'm still trying to figure out what he does. Also with "Pokemon Go" we see kids (and adults) roaming the streets "catching them all." The Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Tabernacle area seems to be a popular place for Pokemon to congregate. I'm glad the kids had such a good time. Kids also really love exploring this safe cottage community and most can't get enough of the Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again. Bob & Tammy
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, the Mt Gretna Campmeeting community is welcoming and wonderful, and there is so much to do in the area! Our kids (5 and 8) loved the evening music show (Girl Groups of the '60s!) at the nearby Tabernacle, ice cream at the Jigger Shop, breakfast at the Porch & Pantry, mini-golf, the playgrounds, and of course a day-trip to Hershey Park. Bob and Tammy were wonderfully helpful, answered email instantly, and left us a delicious jar of homemade apple butter. My 8-year-old son wants to live there. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that nice review and staying at our cottage "While We're At It." I'm glad you and the kids had such a good time, having your son want to live here is a good indication of the fun times you had although it would definitely be a long commute to work for you. Again thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again here at Mt. Gretna. Bob & Tammy
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mt. Gretna Hideaway at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Elizabethtown PA (ELT) at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : PA Turnpike at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mt. Gretna Hideaway Restaurant at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Roundtop Mountain Ski Area at 43 Miles Nearest Beach : Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Mt. Gretna is a quaint cozy village located in the mountains between Hershey and Lancaster Pa. Relax among the pines while making up your mind about what cultural event to go to next. You might want talk a walk to the Mt. Gretna Playhouse to take in a Musical, or attend the Cicada Music Festival, both of which feature national & worldwide talent. Or you might want to listen to local talent featured in the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Tabernacle. Take a stroll back in time to eat at the famous ice cream parlor called the 'Jigger Shop' or sun yourself at the Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach where you can still swing on ropes and fly into the lake. Hike to Govenor Dick or Bike on the rails and trails. Bring you skates and visit the Mt. Gretna Roller Rink where live organ music is played. Four restaurants are within walking distance and feature a different verity of food and drink. Hershey with its amusement and water park is just minutes away and so is Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair and Mt. Hope Winery is 5 minutes away. Mt. Gretna's location gives you access to all central Pennsylvania has to offer.

Availability

Rental rates

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Summer Season 2017
May 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
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$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security Fee of $250.00 due 30 days before check-in and will be promptly returned after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, This bathroom has a new claw foot cast iron tub
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, This bathroom has a tiled Roman Shower
  • High efficiency full size washer/dryer located in #1 bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, These two twins can be placed together to make a king bed
  • All Linens, Towels, and Beach Towels provided

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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