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Gettysburg Area Fine Country Home--Comfort, View, Peace

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View as you approach Vista Country Home Hacienda-style garden, with fountain, gazebo, ideal for outside BBQ and dining. Vista entrance, w/gazebo (left), garden wall, cool arboreal canopy Main BR  with beautiful antiques: 4-poster bed, bedstands, and wash stand. Lrg 2nd BR enjoys gorgeous views of trees, fields, wildlife...not neighbors! 3rd BR, showing doublebed & 1 of 2 pullout sofas.  Sleep up to 5. Crib available Lrg living room, with piano, game table, many windows for your Vistas! Large dining area--antique table and chairs, fabulous countryside views. Vista's numerous Blue Birds will bring happiness to your dining room window. Large kitchen to delight any chef, w/oven, microwave, dishwshr...views of garden Kitchen window rewards your chef with view of dining patio, fountain, flowers. Wildflowers seen from breakfast balcony and DR window. Birdfeeder draws birds. Japanese Iris and sparkling cornfields to the horizon, as seen from BR window. Wide variety of garden flowers keeps Vista beautiful throughout the seasons. One Vista summer view--cornfields--with hosts' antebellum farmhouse in distance. Wheat wraps Vista's panorama in a breath-taking blanket of gold Vista in fall. Brilliant landscaping, trees, paint palette of seasonal color Vista's arboreal cloak weaves oak, maple, and cedar into a rainbow of fall color Bear Branch, 1 of 2 creeks on Vista property, splendid wildlife habitat & hiking Hiking along Vista's creeks, watch for Heronymous, a 4-foot Great Blue Heron. A branch near Vista's creek gnawed by beavers...watch for them on your hikes! Winter at Vista--a beautiful setting for family gatherings, winter holidays! Winter snow brings peace, solace, to cozy Vista.  Cross country ski heaven!

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Westminster chateau / country house description

Vista Country Home, an elegant 2- or 3-bedroom vacation rental available for the first time in Spring 2012, is the perfect site for people who love history, comfort and beautiful scenery on their vacations. It is beautiful, spacious, and perfect for small family reunions or lodging for wedding groups.
(NOTE: Vista now has a little sister--a 1-bedroom cottage nearby, perfect for honeymoon-type getaways. See VRBO.com listing #461944)

While our friends who love our American Civil War heritage find Vista especially appealing for its proximity to key historic sites, everyone will enjoy the sheer comfort, privacy, and beautiful setting Vista offers. It is an ideal spot year round for a getaway from routine, from stress, from traffic!

Beautifully landscaped with a WALLED GARDEN, a pond with FOUNTAIN, a large GAZEBO for al fresco dining, and separate BREAKFAST BALCONY, Vista assures your comfort and relaxation indoors and out. Perfect backdrop and environment for WEDDING PHOTOS!

This airy, light-filled modern home features many beautiful antiques, VAULTED CEILINGS throughout, SKYLIGHTS, and with 3 immaculate bedrooms in an unparalleled setting of country splendor.

Get there first with your companion and choose the master bedroom, with its fabulous SCROLLED OAK, 4-POSTER, ANTIQUE QUEEN-SIZE BED! Your accompanying friends will be thrilled with the 2nd bedroom, with its ANTIQUE, 4-POSTER DOUBLE BED, and the 200-year-old CHILD'S DESK they can use for writing postcards home. The extra large 3rd bedroom also has ANTIQUE 4-POSTER DOUBLE BED, and includes two pullout sofas to sleep a total of up to 5 guests.
Crib available.

Each bedroom enjoys VIEWS OF NATURE AND COUNTRY SPLENDOR from all the bedroom windows. Each bedroom has ultra-fine linens, and its own large bathroom.

The LARGE, WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHEN will delight any chef. Culinary experts and amateurs alike will appreciate the fine and plentiful tools, utensils, and cookware provided for preparing fine meals. Serve your meals with nice flatware and dishes and enjoy them outside in the gazebo, on the balcony, or in the large and elegant dining room.

The SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT DINING ROOM, with seating for 8-10 diners, and larger living room are bathed in natural light. Enormous and numerous windows open to hundreds of acres trees, fields, streams and wildflowers--all part of your own private country estate!

With Vista as your vacation base, you can EASILY DRIVE TO DOZENS OF HISTORIC SITES and some of the world's finest visitor's centers to experience history where it happened, and honor those who fought and died to make America the great nation it is today.

A mere 15-minute drive will take you to Gettysburg--to where Chamberlain stood moments before he led a bayonet charge down the slopes of Little Round Top; to Cemetery Ridge, where the rebel yell still echoes from Pickett's Confederates as they charged to the 'high water mark' of the war; to the Gettysburg Cemetery, where Lincoln delivered the most famous speech in history honoring those who gave 'the last full measure.'

Vista offers easy access to many of America's other most important historical sites, as well, including Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields, as well as cultural and recreational sites in and around Washington DC and Baltimore.

After a day of sightseeing, golf, or ANTIQUES SHOPPING in the MANY OF THE EXCELLENT ANTIQUE SHOPS in Carroll County, you can kick back at Vista. Sip a cool iced tea or glass of wine from under Vista's gazebo as steaks sizzle on the grill, and a red setting sun yields the dimming cornfields and sycamore trees to a constellation of sparkling fireflies.

Or, enjoy the Maryland traditional celebratory feast: a pot of blue crabs from Vince's Seafood, steaming in savory Old Bay seasoning, with cold bottle of delicious locally crafted beer, or a chilled glass of fresh apple cider from nearby Baugher's Orchard.

Prefer to dine out? Vista is only 3 miles from Taneytown, where you can find WORLD-CLASS DINING at the Smokehouse Restaurant, the fabulous restaurant of the delux country hotel, ANTRIM 1844 an elegant ante-bellum mansion. At the other end of the cost spectrum, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and other familiar eateries are CLOSE and offer faster food alternatives.

The larger, but still nearby towns of Gettysburg and Westminster boast wonderful small-town character in pubs, diners, and family restaurants to please any palate and any budget.

For a quiet evening at your Country Home, enjoy a movie or documentary from a large collection of Civil War DVDs on a large HD TV, which also includes cable TV viewing options.

For a quieter evening, curl up with one of the many books in the Vista library of Civil War and American fiction and history books and periodicals.

Vista also offers you WiFi for HIGH-SPEED INTERNET access. Use it to look up your Civil War ancestors, check your email, or tell your Facebook friends what a great time you are having!

Check the details and photos listed elsewhere on this website to find many more appealing features of Vista Country Home.

We invite you to be our guest for an experience of comfort and learning that you will cherish and will want to share with friends and family!



Keywords: Gettysburg, Gettysburg area lodging, Country getaway, Fountain, Gazebo, Scenic, Nature views, Elegant, Luxury, Comfort, Historic location, Beautifully landscaped, Civil War, Antietam, Barbecue, Senior Friendly

Property Type

  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Youngsters are welcome. Vista is located on a 100-acre farm, with creeks, fields, and woodlands to explore. Very large 3rd bedroom has room to spread out. Lots of games available. A popular Paintball park is 5 min away!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Up to 2, adult (1 year or older) housebroken dogs welcome, on approval. Additional $45 each. Sorry, no cats or other pets....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Designed to be senior-friendly. No stairs in house or garden or parking area, except to optional 3rd bedroom!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age for responsible member of rental party is 30 years old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is permissible outside only....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Gorgeous antique oak 4-poster in Main BR,under vaulted ceiling and skylight--watch moon and stars from bed! Also, private view of open fields...Very romantic!, Double Beds (2) Antique Double Beds in 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms.
 3rd BR also has another double bed in a pullout sofa., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed pullout is one of three bed options in large 3rd BR suite., Child Beds (1) Porta crib available upon request, no extra charge., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, no extra charge.l, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two convertible beds in addition to double bed in very large 3rd bedroom, which can sleep up to 5 total. Sofa converts to double bed, loveseat converts to single bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Bathroom 3

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          • 3 spacious bathrooms--one for each bedroom. 2 are full baths with tub & shower. The third has no tub, but a large shower with a bench for seated bathing....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Stove, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, lots of cooking and serving utensils, plates and flatware for at least 8--the works!...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Nice settings for up to 8 diners...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            New dishwasher in 2012....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Very well equipped....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Inquire with hosts....moreless

          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Your private, safe parking area is large enough for multiple vehicles, and very close to the building with no stairs in between. Moving luggage and supplies from car to house is a breeze!...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large, exquisite living room features game table, lots of comfy seating, piano, HDTV & spectacular 360-degree views of coutryside...See why it's called 'Vista!'...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air Conditioning--4 season climate control for entire house. No window units to block the view!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Fine, high thread count sheets and pillow cases, worthy of the finest hotels....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Large, safe private parking area offers ample space for large vehicles....moreless

          • Heating:

            Vista Country Home is cozy in winter and cooler months!...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Conveniently located adjacent to kitchen...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Complete bath linens for all bathrooms...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Adjacent to kitchen...moreless

          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Spectacular 360-degree hilltop views through large windows onto peaceful serenity and beauty of fields and woodlands and streams, Comfortable central heating and air, Spacious rooms with cathedral ceilings and skylights throughout, Antique furnishings include 200-year-old child’s desk and magnificent 4-poster beds, Large well-equipped Kitchen to delight a chef, Excellent for bird and wildlife watching (Baltimore Orioles and Blue Birds of happiness!), Sunny breakfast balcony, Exquisite landscaping features walled courtyard fountain and BBQ gazebo for elegant al fresco dining day or night, Senior-friendly design--no stairs inside or out in main living area! Hosts are Vista’s architect and registered nurse in nearby ante-bellum farmhouse--convenient but not too close for privacy, Located on pristine 200-year-old 100-acre family farm, Site of camping Civil War soldiers the day before the Battle of Gettysburg....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Excellent collection of Civil War and history-related fiction and documentary DVDs....moreless

              • Television:

                Large flat screen HD TV in living room with cable TV, plus DVD and VCR player....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Large flat screen HD TV in living room with cable TV, plus DVD and VCR player....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Some fun classic pop and swing-era music tapes and CDs...moreless

              • Piano
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless WiFi is fast 4G AT&T system, good throughout the house and all bedrooms. Cable TV and lots of DVDs provided, so please, no movie streaming! Excessive data consumption will incur charges....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Wireless WiFi is fast 4G AT&T system, good throughout the house and all bedrooms. Cable TV and lots of DVDs provided--please, no movie streaming. Excessive data consumption will incur charges....moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                FABULOUS patio with exquisite landscaping, a pond, a covered gazebo, 2 sets of outdoor table & chairs, all surrounded by a lovely low wall that allows you to view surrouding countryside--fields, streams, woodlands-- from the heights of Vista as you dine or sip your favorite beverage...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                With outdoor table and chairs, festive colorful lighting--perfect to make every day a special occasion!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Spectacular landscaping is Vista's finest feature. Enjoy your private, walled-in garden day or night....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Gorgeous view of your private country estate, with table and chairs for dining or cool drinks!...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Custom gazebo adjacent to fountain, close to kitchen door for dining in shaded comfort!...moreless

              • Golf:

                Several excellent courses short drive away...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Courts in nearby Taneytown & Westminster...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill provided for BBQs!...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Available on request...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Wood Deck
              • Porch / Veranda

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Splendid rolling hills of Maryland countryside, including fields, forests, and streams. ...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Tennis
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Medical Services
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Zoo
                      • Arboretum
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Forests
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Library
                      • Pond
                      • Winery Tours

                      Other Activities

                          • Perfect location for small wedding groups! Beautiful background for photos, pleasant environment for visiting friends and families. Several gorgeous weddings have been performed on the property! Inquire for special arrangements....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Countryside Getaway Perfection

                            Countryside Getaway Perfection

                            • Guest B Harrison
                            • Date of stay 04/04/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/14
                            For my sisters bachelorette weekend we wanted somewhere we could relax, drink some wine and breathe in some country air. The Vista gave us all that and more. We were a scenic drive away from Linganore Winery and England Acres Farmers market. At Linganore we spent the afternoon touring the the winery, indulging in a 16-wine wine tasting, and soaking up the sun on the outside patio. England Acres is small, but had such quality dairy, produce and meats, as well as soaps and gifts. The Vista offered the perfect location for a getaway from the city. It was secluded enough to have our own space and enjoy watching the birds and turkeys right outside. The house was spacious, clean and complete with all sorts of amenities. I couldn't ask for a better host, they thought of everything down to the fresh flowers on the table. They were so helpful and truly made our time there special and carefree. I would strongly suggest the Vista to anyone wanting a relaxing, homey place to put your feet up and enjoy each others company. The Vista was a hit! If we're ever in the area again, we'll definitely be staying there!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • BEAUTIFUL HOME!! GREAT HOST AND HOSTESS!!!

                            BEAUTIFUL HOME!! GREAT HOST AND HOSTESS!!!

                            • Guest Frankie C.
                            • Date of stay 03/22/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                            We stayed at the Vista for our spring break. This is an annual event for our children and grandchildren. The Vista is by far the best placed we have stayed over the past ten years. Chris met us and gave us a tour of the property which was very interesting. The home was beautiful and accommodated seven people and two dogs very well. Melissa gave us a tour of the house and explained everything we needed to know. She shortly returned with fresh flowers and a basket of toys for my three year old grandson to play with during our visit. Later in the week Chris brought a huge box of toy tractors and other toys also. They treated us like family. The Vista is located close to Gettysburg and also a short drive to Baltimore and Frederick. Although the weather wasn't great, we found things to do or just spend te together on the property.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: Thank you Frankie for your flattering review. We hope you can return - perhaps in the summer or fall when the weather is nicer. Chris & Melissa

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                          • karen

                            karen

                            • Guest karen l.
                            • Date of stay 10/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/08/13
                            Most relaxing ,comfortable,peaceful place we have ever stayed. Even our little dog loved it. We didn't want to leave. We felt so welcomed and felt right at home. Everything was perfect. From the accommodations of linens, kitchen , most comfortable beds, and wonderful views from the property. All we had to do was bring ourselves. Tanneytown was close enough to go shopping for groceries or eat out. And Gettysburg Nat. Park was only minutes away. We had a wonderful stay at Vista. We have stayed there 2 Times this past year. And are definitely going again. We loved it there.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+.

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                          • Amazing!

                            Amazing!

                            • Guest Jarrod (Harrisburg PA)
                            • Date of stay 09/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                            I stayed at Vista and her sister the "Round House" for my brother's wedding. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed staying at this amazing property! My family truly enjoyed every minute we spent on the pristine grounds. The pictures look nice on the website but they just really don't do it justice. I couldn't have felt more comfortable during my stay. So many memories were made on those four days that will last forever. I promise you that you will not have any regrets renting this property!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Perfect in Every Way!!!

                            Perfect in Every Way!!!

                            • Guest Nancy & Dave (Vancouver)
                            • Date of stay 09/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                            The photos of this property are great but they could never do justice to what you really see and feel from the moment you arrive. My husband and I have rented from VRBO before with great experience, but never quite like the Vista. The property was spotlessly clean and there isn't anything you could want for here. This a home, not a house, modern and yet invitingly comfortable. Our family came to stay at the Vista because my nephew and my new niece were married on the property and hosted a wedding in the barn with just under 200 guests. It was amazing. So for our family the Vista was wonderful, with space for all ten of us, both inside or outside, whether we were all together, or just wanted some time to ourselves. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend this property to either a couple or a family. You will not be disappointed.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • The family of 10 for son's wedding!

                            The family of 10 for son's wedding!

                            • Guest Deanna (New Cumberland PA)
                            • Date of stay 09/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/22/13
                            We really can't say enough about our stay at the Vista. We were there for our son's wedding with my family, so needless to say there was about 10 of us. The home is more than perfect for that many people, and everything you would ever need from kitchen supplies to shampoo was there. We were able to cook meals and one night we even BBQ'd on the grill. The place is spotless and spaceous and so well maintained. The peacefulness of the surroundings is just so surreal, we really enjoyed the outdoor space with tables and the glow of the lighting, we spent many hours just around sharing stories and laughs with family. One thing is for sure, that you feel very at home there, so if it is just a getaway or a place to join family and friends, the Vista would be my #1 choice. Can't wait to go back...

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                          • Wonderful

                            Wonderful

                            • Guest Jo (Metuchen NJ)
                            • Date of stay 07/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/22/13
                            What can I add that the other reviewers have not already said? We stayed for 5 days with our 15 year old. Our family has traveled may places- including Bermuda,,, This was one of the nicest and most memorable vacations we have ever been on. The house is truly 15 minutes from Gettysburg- we went out to the battlefield everyday. But the vacation home itself is a vacation..... I think my favorite memory is seeing the stars right out of the master bedroom at night and then waking up to the busy activity of the little bird on the minature birdhouse. Hard to put in words how beautiful and serene Vista is. We hope to be back.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                          • Vista Retreat

                            Vista Retreat

                            • Guest Sue (South St. Paul, MN)
                            • Date of stay 07/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                            The home was absolutely beautiful and its' country setting very peaceful. The location is perfect for day trips to many different areas of interest including Gettysburg, Baltimore and Washington DC. The owners were extremely helpful with providing information on activities and shopping in the area. We enjoyed our stay very much and plan on returning. We highly recommend Vista as a vacation rental.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Quiet and Fun at the Vista

                            Quiet and Fun at the Vista

                            • Guest G (Columbus Ohio)
                            • Date of stay 06/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/19/13
                            We enjoyed our time very much at the Vista - it is a beautiful location; overlooking rolling fields and tucked back away from most noise. Plenty of room; comfy beds; and wonderful outdoor front and back porch areas that we enjoyed for breakfast coffee and cook-out dinners. Chris and Melissa are wonderful hosts. Melissa brought us toys for our 3 yr old to play with and brought up a marble maze build yourself creation that my husband and my boys liked to finish building and play with. Chris supplied several Civil War videos for us to watch. They went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and our stay an enjoyable one. Highly recommend staying at the Vista.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                          • April 2013 Stay at the Vista

                            April 2013 Stay at the Vista

                            • Guest Tina K. (-)
                            • Date of stay 04/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/29/13
                            My husband, stepdaughter and I stayed at the Vista for a long weekend recently. The house is spacious and easily accommodated all three of us. The amenities were great. The house was spotless and comfortable. The gardens outside were beautiful landscaped with tulips and azaleas blooming. It is a great house for getting away and having some peace and quiet. We truly enjoyed our stay. The home is lovely and had everything we needed. The host was very nice and greeted us late in the evening to make sure we were acquainted with the home. I would definitely recommend this house and would gladly go back again.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring & Summer
                          Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,500 $4,500
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,500 $4,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                          • Pet Fee $45 + tax
                          • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          2-BEDROOM DISCOUNT--$25 per night is DEDUCTED FROM RENT if using only 2 bedrooms.

                          4th of July Week add $25/day.

                          4-DAY DISCOUNT--$75 cleaning fee WAIVED for 4+ nights!

                          More than 6 people: $25/person

                          Dogs welcome! $45/dog. May not be left alone on property except in proper kennel.

                          Gatherings that include persons not staying at Vista may incur extra charges. Please inquire


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                          Location

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: Vista is located on Fiddler's Green, a working farm that has been in our family for 5 generations. Owner/managers are siblings Bruce, Chris and Mary Batten, who grew up playing in these creeks and fields, riding horses, milking cows, bailing hay, etc. Bruce's wife, Toni, and Chris' wife, Melissa are essential parts of our family team. Here, where Big Pipe Creek flows through our property, we would wander the banks where Civil War soldiers camped the day before the battle that shaped the history of our nation. It was here we gained our appreciation of history, and the sacrifices made by our ancestors for the blessings that we enjoy today. Chris and wife Melissa are the on-site managers who lives in the ante-bellum farmhouse nearby. Bruce and Mary divide their time between Vista and Fiddlers Green, and their homes in Alaska.

                          Why the Owner Chose Westminster:
                          Our family built Vista Country Home, designed by Registered Lansdscape architect Chris Batten, on our family farm known as Fiddler's Green in 1990. It was originally home to US Navy Capt. (ret.) Hugh N. Batten, a WWII fighter ace, and his wife 'Tommy' Batten. Both are now deceased. This location has been a family farm for some 200 years, and looks much the same as it did 150 years ago during the Civil War, when Confederate forces invaded Maryland numerous times. Scores of battles large and small raged within short distances from this farm. Tens of thousands of soldiers marched through these fields, or camped along Pipe Creek, which runs through this property, on their way to destiny at Gettysburg. Its proximity to Gettysburg, Antietam, and other battle grounds makes it an ideal home base for day trips to some of the world's finest battlefield visitors centers, as well as all the visitor attractions of both Baltimore and Washington D.C. But in addition to its location in a America's historic heartland, Vista is situated among some of America's most charming countryside, small towns, and neighbor farms. We wanted to share this magical place with people who love history and this country's agarian roots.


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                          Photos

                          • View as you approach Vista Country Home

                            View as you approach Vista Country Home

                          • Main BR  with beautiful antiques: 4-poster bed, bedstands, and wash stand.

                            Main BR with beautiful antiques: 4-poster bed, bedstands, and wash stand.

                          • 3rd BR, showing doublebed & 1 of 2 pullout sofas.  Sleep up to 5. Crib available

                            3rd BR, showing doublebed & 1 of 2 pullout sofas. Sleep up to 5. Crib available

                          • Large dining area--antique table and chairs, fabulous countryside views.

                            Large dining area--antique table and chairs, fabulous countryside views.

                          • Large kitchen to delight any chef, w/oven, microwave, dishwshr...views of garden

                            Large kitchen to delight any chef, w/oven, microwave, dishwshr...views of garden

                          • Wildflowers seen from breakfast balcony and DR window. Birdfeeder draws birds.

                            Wildflowers seen from breakfast balcony and DR window. Birdfeeder draws birds.

                          • Wide variety of garden flowers keeps Vista beautiful throughout the seasons.

                            Wide variety of garden flowers keeps Vista beautiful throughout the seasons.

                          • Wheat wraps Vista's panorama in a breath-taking blanket of gold

                            Wheat wraps Vista's panorama in a breath-taking blanket of gold

                          • Vista's arboreal cloak weaves oak, maple, and cedar into a rainbow of fall color

                            Vista's arboreal cloak weaves oak, maple, and cedar into a rainbow of fall color

                          • Hiking along Vista's creeks, watch for Heronymous, a 4-foot Great Blue Heron.

                            Hiking along Vista's creeks, watch for Heronymous, a 4-foot Great Blue Heron.

                          • Winter at Vista--a beautiful setting for family gatherings, winter holidays!

                            Winter at Vista--a beautiful setting for family gatherings, winter holidays!

                          • Hacienda-style garden, with fountain, gazebo, ideal for outside BBQ and dining.

                            Hacienda-style garden, with fountain, gazebo, ideal for outside BBQ and dining.

                          • Vista entrance, w/gazebo (left), garden wall, cool arboreal canopy

                            Vista entrance, w/gazebo (left), garden wall, cool arboreal canopy

                          • Lrg 2nd BR enjoys gorgeous views of trees, fields, wildlife...not neighbors!

                            Lrg 2nd BR enjoys gorgeous views of trees, fields, wildlife...not neighbors!

                          • Lrg living room, with piano, game table, many windows for your Vistas!

                            Lrg living room, with piano, game table, many windows for your Vistas!

                          • Vista's numerous Blue Birds will bring happiness to your dining room window.

                            Vista's numerous Blue Birds will bring happiness to your dining room window.

                          • Kitchen window rewards your chef with view of dining patio, fountain, flowers.

                            Kitchen window rewards your chef with view of dining patio, fountain, flowers.

                          • Japanese Iris and sparkling cornfields to the horizon, as seen from BR window.

                            Japanese Iris and sparkling cornfields to the horizon, as seen from BR window.

                          • One Vista summer view--cornfields--with hosts' antebellum farmhouse in distance.

                            One Vista summer view--cornfields--with hosts' antebellum farmhouse in distance.

                          • Vista in fall. Brilliant landscaping, trees, paint palette of seasonal color

                            Vista in fall. Brilliant landscaping, trees, paint palette of seasonal color

                          • Bear Branch, 1 of 2 creeks on Vista property, splendid wildlife habitat & hiking

                            Bear Branch, 1 of 2 creeks on Vista property, splendid wildlife habitat & hiking

                          • A branch near Vista's creek gnawed by beavers...watch for them on your hikes!

                            A branch near Vista's creek gnawed by beavers...watch for them on your hikes!

                          • Winter snow brings peace, solace, to cozy Vista.  Cross country ski heaven!

                            Winter snow brings peace, solace, to cozy Vista. Cross country ski heaven!

                          VRBO #390177

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $300 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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