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Riverfront-Mountain View: Kayaks, Motorized Jonboat: 6/27-7/4 Available

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Your own private dock, boat and swing in large back yard leading to the river

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The perfect vacation getaway awaits you in our waterfront home so near all the attractions of central Pennsylvania, yet it feels so far away from the crowds. We are located just one half mile off Highway 322/22, within a 30 minute drive to Hershey and under an hour to Gettysburg or the Dutch country, but you enter your own private acre where Mother Nature beckons you through the stunning views of the many windows. Launch from your own private dock to a kayak adventure among the islands with the bald eagles and wild life that await, or soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings from the serenity of the porch swing on the riverbank. A 16 foot double wide jon boat with 9.9 hp motor is also available for an extra fee.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We rent to those over the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only. Thank you for your understanding....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    sitting area with couch, chair, TV, DVD, XBox...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    sitting area with couch, chair, TV, DVD, XBox...moreless

  • The first floor master bedroom is luxurious and extra large with expansive windows on two walls overlooking the river and mountains, a TV, CD player with music library and sitting area. Its beautiful bath has hardwood floors, washer and dryer, and a tiled, jetted tub for relaxing in your private spa after a fun-filled day. The second first floor bedroom has a queen size bed, and an extremely comfortable futon that makes a double bed as large and comfortable as a bed. The third first floor bedroom has a queen size bed. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated and attractive. The second floor is a finished attic with and oversize bedroom and sitting area with TV, video player, and XBox, and with sloping ceiling following the roof line. The smaller second attic bedroom is accessed through the first bedroom. Both have skylights and the chimney is exposed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    washer/dryer, hardwood floors, tile bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Tile floor and tile shower, large granite vanity...moreless

  • We also offer an outdoor shower with hot and cold water for your convenience after a day on the river....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Monthly and long term rentals available September - April. Contact owner for availability and rates. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Samsung LED HDTV 46' with home theater sound system in living room; fabulous for TV, DVD, sports watching. Second HDTV wall-mounted in master bedroom. TV with video player, DVD player, and X-Box in attic sitting room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    X-Box...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Small library of games provided....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beyond the broad river you view Cove Mountain with the Appalachian Trail winding along its ridge. This section is roughly the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail. It can be accessed with a short drive....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The wide, shallow Susquehanna River flows by the house. Large islands create the illusion of the opposite shore, but the river is almost a mile wide. Enjoy kayaking, tubing, swimming and fishing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Five window air conditioners; three Fujitsu high efficiency ductless systems will keep you very comfortable!...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High Efficiency washer and dryer; all laundry products (detergent, fabric softener, etc.) are provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well-supplied kitchen with ceramic top stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker; Keurig; blender; waffle iron; spice rack with a variety of spices; etc....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Full refrigerator in kitchen...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    A 16 foot double wide jon boat with a 9.9 hp motor is available for a small rental fee....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Four kayaks are provided as well as plenty of life jackets of all sizes. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing and snowboarding, as well as snow tubing are available at nearby Ski Roundtop. There are activities there for everyone in the family. Lessons are also offered. ...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    We provide basic fishing gear for those who want to try their luck out back with the small mouth bass, wall eye, muskie, or the big catfish....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 30 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000
Memorial Day
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$500
Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000
Early June
Jun 8 - Jun 19, 2015
4 night min stay
$450
$2,700
Peak Summer
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Independence Day Holiday
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Peak Summer
Jul 11 - Aug 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,900
Late August
Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$450
$2,700
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$500
Outdoor Show 2016
Feb 5 - Feb 15, 2016
10 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Holiday Rate - $450/night plus cleaning and tax, security deposit (Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)

Memorial Day and Labor Day 3 Night Weekend $1,500 plus cleaning/tax

Independence Day Holiday 2015 June 27-July 4 and July 4-July 11 $3,300/week plus cleaning and tax


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Close by are Hershey Park, Chocolate World, the Amish Dutch Country of Lancaster County, Gettysburg Battlefield and Cyclorama, and in Harrisburg the Civil War Museum, Harsco Science Center and Imax Theater, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park with its safari tour, and the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena. Try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, or visit local wineries and craft breweries. When you get home from a long day, enjoy birding, fishing for rainbow trout and small mouth bass, and kayaking and tubing the lazy Susquehanna in your back yard. Hike the Appalachian Trail or bike or hike an eighteen mile rails to trails loop that is the largest roadless tract of land in Pennsylvania, both within a short drive of the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: My husband Dave is a Pennsylvanian, and I met him in 1982 when I came from Florida to work with the teenagers at his church for a summer. We married the next year, and have two children who are now grown. Dave is a Princeton University and Southern Seminary grad, and is currently the executive director of our state convention. I am a graduate of Jacksonville University and now have a career I am passionate about teaching students at our local community college. We both hope to retire in a few years and do more traveling, using HomeAway and VRBO to find our accommodations, of course! Our daughter Lauren is a surgical Physician's Assistant in Alabama, and a graduate of Princeton and Emory Universities. She is an accomplished violinist and an outstanding rugby player at all of 110 pounds. Jonathan is a Business graduate of The College of New Jersey where he was a Bonner Scholar and a swimmer, and after working very successfully in business for a couple of years after graduation, he has taken a year off to travel abroad extensively.

Why the Owner Chose Harrisburg:
My husband David and I purchased this home when our two children were small so that we could have a place to get away as a family on the weekends. The appeal of this property was that it felt remote with the natural surroundings, including the river, mountains and lots of wildlife, and yet it is so convenient to Harrisburg and Hershey and all the amenities of civilization. Our primary home is located just a 30 minute drive away.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Your own private dock, boat and swing in large back yard leading to the river

    Your own private dock, boat and swing in large back yard leading to the river

  • Relax and soak in all the beauty.

    Relax and soak in all the beauty.

  • Master bedroom with breathtaking views of river

    Master bedroom with breathtaking views of river

  • Americana bedroom

    Americana bedroom

  • Spacious common area with river view

    Spacious common area with river view

  • Corner nook in sunroom

    Corner nook in sunroom

  • Attic bedroom sitting area

    Attic bedroom sitting area

  • Four kayaks, paddles, lifejackets included

    Four kayaks, paddles, lifejackets included

  • Guest photo of bald eagle in our back yard

    Guest photo of bald eagle in our back yard

  • Small mouth bass - caught wading behind the house

    Small mouth bass - caught wading behind the house

  • Large shady deck overlooking the river

    Large shady deck overlooking the river

  • Natural Pennsylvania Stone Home

    Natural Pennsylvania Stone Home

  • Spring at the river house!

    Spring at the river house!

  • View of master bedroom with HDTV

    View of master bedroom with HDTV

  • The 'Princess' bedroom

    The 'Princess' bedroom

  • Pennsylvania House oak dining table for 10 (or 12 cozy!)

    Pennsylvania House oak dining table for 10 (or 12 cozy!)

  • You'll never want to leave the sunroom!

    You'll never want to leave the sunroom!

  • Great day of kayaking and tubing

    Great day of kayaking and tubing

  • Enjoy a campfire by the river

    Enjoy a campfire by the river

  • Wonderful trout stream 100 yards from the house

    Wonderful trout stream 100 yards from the house

  • Family afternoon on the river - swimming, fishing, sunning, relaxing!

    Family afternoon on the river - swimming, fishing, sunning, relaxing!

  • Sunset - the end of a perfect day!

    Sunset - the end of a perfect day!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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