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This romantic apartment is on the second floor 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.
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....
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Glass Gable is located six block from the town square. It is located on one of the two main streets that pass through the town square....moreless
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Ski Privileges Optional
Dining area is incorporated with the living room overlooking Hanover St....moreless
You definitely want to stroll through the back yard and enjoy the flowers. The gardener for Glass Gable has selected plants that allow for flowers to be seen from early spring through autumn....moreless
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The front covered porch of Glass Gable North is a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. During car shows you can enjoy watching a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles drive by....moreless
Accommodations for weddings can be made. There are fees for additional spaces and rentals ie - outside use, tables, etc.
Also an increase in Base Rates to occur April of 2014.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: 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 have met some very interesting and outstanding people since we started offering the Glass Gable s a short term rental.
Why the Owner Chose Carlisle: We enjoy old Victorians! We invite you to experience the feel and ambiance of staying in a Victorian that has been updated to provide those amenities such as running water 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: As mentioned above, the Glass Gable has a great central location to many areas of interest.
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Christmas garland wraps the antique front light at Glass Gable. Dec. 2011
Broken glass from medicine bottles have embellished the front of the Glass Gable for more than 100 years. The glass glitters in the sunshine and has led to the name - Glass Gable.
Glass Gable North front entrance looking to 2nd floor. When staying at Glass Gable North you and your party will use these steps to enter the apartment (flat).
Another vies of the Glass Gable North's kitchen showing room to eat with lots of sunshine. A great place for coffee with the chef.
Glass Gable North's Second Floor bedroom with lots of relaxing character and an extremely comfortable mattress.
Living room/dining room, nostalgic fireplace and bay windows overlooking South Hanover Street. This is a great area to visit with family and friends, read and enjoyable book, watch your favorite television program, or work on your personal laptop computer while using the Glass Gable North's WIFI that is provided throughout the Glass Gable including the front porch and rear second floor deck.
Another view of Glass Gable North's living/dining room from the angle of cove or nook where the sleeper sofa is located.
Glass Gable North's Third Floor Bedroom. Very private and comfortable.
Glass Gable North's Third Floor Front sleeping alcove and reading nook. Accommodates 1 with a twin bed. This small room does have a privacy door.
Another view of Glass Gable North's deck off of the back porch and kitchen.
Back Pergola. Looking toward house. May 2012
This photo shows both Glass Gable North and South. Glass Gable North consists of the Second and Third Floors on the right side of this photograph. When entering Glass Gable North from the front, you use the side walk and front door shown on the right in this photo.
Christmas night at Glass Gable. Dec. 2011
Glass Gable North's kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, refrigerator. toaster, drip coffee maker, garbage disposal and hopefully all of the cooking utensils required to enhance an enjoyable stay.
Looking down to the front entrance on South Hanover Street. The hanging lights adorning the hallway are adorable and contribute to the ambiance of the apartment.
Another view of the Glass Gable North's Second Floor Bedroom. Don't you just want to crawl in?
Another view of the Glass Gable North's living/dining room which shows the door leading into the second floor bedroom.
Another view of Glass Gable North's living/dining room from the hallway.
Another view of the Glass Gable North's Third Floor Bedroom with 2 twin beds with very comfortable mattresses.
Glass Gable North's Second Floor Deck and porch entrance into the kitchen. This deck provides a great view of area.
Back courtyard which provides views of other 1800's homes. May 2012
Looking over the Pergola to the backyard.
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