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Stunning Historic Summer Rental

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Last updated: 09/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We are pleased to offer our beautifully renovated one bedroom historic farmhouse located just off of Girard's Main Street. This one-of-a-kind property is being offered for the spring, summer, and fall of 2015: anywhere from two nights to an entire season: May-October. The home sits on over 132 acres of farm and forest land which guests are free to use. Perfect for the discerning guest that appreciates beauty, the apartment boasts hardwood floors, a functional cupola with spectacular views, an updated kitchen and bath as well as historic furnishings. The kitchen is fully furnished with all necessities.
Enjoy a quite country escape less then 20 minutes away from Erie's famous beaches and Waldameer Park.
The 'Yellow House' will make a perfect short term summer residence for returning snow birds or former Erie-area residents that wish to spend time with their family and friends.
We would be happy to email more images or provide you with a free tour.


Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • 1 queen bed. Brand new mattress.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Brand new bathroom - sink, toilet, tile, etc.


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you need to cook a meal. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Sep 7 - Nov 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$500 $1,250
Spring 2016
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$500 $1,250
Summer 2016
Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$550 $1,450
Fall 2016
Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$500 $1,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 09/20/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1857

About the owner: The local historical society owns and operates the Yellow House. Your stay helps to support our efforts to preserve other historic properties in Erie County.

Why the Owner Chose Erie:
The Battles family owned the the property, which includes 50 acres of farmland, 80 acres of woods and hiking trails, and two historic houses on the property. The history dates back to Asa Battles, born in 1786. He and Elizabeth Brown lived in Chautauqua County until he purchased 300 acres in Girard. He died in 1848, and his 15-year-old son, Rush Sobieski Battles, inherited most if it, as well as the care of his mother and two unwed sisters, Alcina and Lucina. Rush Battles built a yellow Italianate style farmhouse in 1858. Rush and Henry Webster partnered to create the Webster House of Banking, and Rush married Webster's sister Charlotte. The Charlotte Elizabeth Battles Memorial Museum was named after their only surviving child who attended college, married Charles Barber, traveled and became a businesswoman when she inherited her father's estate and the bank. She donated to the Girard community and funded school construction. Charlotte Battles, she once wrote a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt in response to his banking moratorium during the Great Depression that said, 'Mr. President, we're minding our business, you do the same. Since I do not presume to tell you how to run the country, please do not presume to tell me how to run my bank.'

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