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Idyllic 400 Acre Estate on the Susquehanna River

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded Dutch Country Estate; accommodating up to 16.

Michael’s Run Farm is a secluded and tranquil country estate on a mile wide stretch of the Susquehanna River. The farm is nestled among rolling hills of old growth forest, pastures and cornfields. We offer an ideal setting for family gatherings, reunions, or corporate retreats. Currently the farm is not available for weddings.

For those who wish to unwind the farm offers idyllic countryside. Sit on the porch enjoying panoramic views and listen to leaves rustling in the breeze.

By night hear the call of a distant coyote or lay on the lawn, gazing at an ink black sky peppered with stars.

For those who prefer activities the farm offers walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

The explorers among you may visit a variety nearby attractions including day trips to Lancaster, York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington DC.

Tour the Amish country, local farmer's markets, country fairs and craft shows. Visit historic Gettysburg or Annapolis. Go outlet shopping. Drive the scenic Brandywine River Valley. The Chesapeake Bay region offers quaint towns, restaurants and sailing.

Michael’s Run offers something for everyone.

Farm Description

The 7,500 square foot main farmhouse accommodates up to 16 people with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There are two living rooms, a games and TV area, dining room, gourmet kitchen, covered porch and in ground swimming pool. Every room looks out onto the farm with not a neighbor in sight.

For those interested in history; our family are the second owners since Lord Baltimore and William Penn. The Cooper Family owned the farm for hundreds of years where it served as a plantation. While hiking the premises you will find the family cemetery, a slave cemetery, former slave quarters, and several barns and outbuildings on the property some of which date back to the 1700s.

More Details

Property Manager
Patricia Will
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About Patricia Will

Michael's Run Farm has been our family home since 1990. We have loved our years at the farm enjoying horseback riding, hiking, and appreciating the outdoors. We are committed to ensuring that your stay at Michael's Run Farm is memorable. If you have any special requests, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.

Patricia Will purchased this estate in 1990

Why Patricia Will chose Delta

As soon as you enter the gate at Michael’s Run Farm you will understand why this farm has meant so much to our family. The beautiful views, abundance of wildlife, the peacefulness and quiet, not to mention the starry skies; a visit to Michael’s Run will provide you with all the rest and rejuvenation you seek in a holiday.

What makes this estate unique

Located within a day's drive of 75% of the US population, the farm is an ideal location for family gatherings, events, reunions, and corporate off sites.

Situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, among rolling, forested hills; the surroundings are beautiful.

The farm offers privacy, quiet and tranquility for those who want to unwind. Yet, there are many activities to enjoy at the farm.

The host of nearby attractions offer something for anyone who wants to explore the region.

Amenities

Delta Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bath with Double Sink, Whirlpool Bath, & Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Bathrooms 2 & 3 share Jacuzzi Bath (Jack & Jill)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Loft
    Bathroom 5 - Main Floor Powder Room
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main Floor Guest Wing with Jack & Jill Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Lower Level with Full Bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Level with Full Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with Whirlpool Bath, Shower, & Bidet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Main Floor Guest Wing with Jack & Jill Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Loft with Full Bath
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Idyllic 400 Acre Estate on the Susquehanna River
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5

Our Annual Thanksgiving Week on The Farm

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year in a row of coming together at Michael's Run Farm. Our families come in from Chicago, Pittsburgh and Manhattan. We all love the abundant space, gas grills, fireplaces, hiking trails, and feeding the horses.

Ryan, the farm manager who lives on the property was very helpful and ready to make sure that the firewood and propane tanks were all ready for grilling our 2 big turkeys.

This year the night sky was so crystal clear that we took the children out at 9:30 at night to lay on the grass and gaze up at the sky. They saw the Milky Way, ( called the juicy way by our 4 year old grandson, Charlie, the Big Dipper, and Orion's belt....it’s a very special place to be for city kids who haven’t seen the sky filled with so many stars.

Perhaps it is a draw back that stores are not close by and it takes 20-60 minutes to get to but we think of it as a plus! We were focused on family and the spirit of being together.

I’d highly recommend The Farm! It’s a magnificent setting and we look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Madelyn. Wonderful having you as always.
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5

Absolutely amazing, would absolutely return

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. Property was even better than expected.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were a wonderful guest - you are welcome anytime!
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Scapegoats for End of Summer Season Repairs?

  • 2 of 5

My family and I have been renting vacation properties for 10+ years. This is the first time it was recommended we buy insurance at booking and this is the first time that we are having issues.

We (8 adults and 6 kids) stayed August 26 through September 2 (last week of the summer season). The kids loved riding their bikes, playing sports on the grass, and just being kids (ages 4-8). On September 27 (almost a month after vacating the property) I received pictures and ridiculous damage charges. Ex: $25 for chalk marks, $200 for tire tracks on the grass, etc…

In addition, we are held accountable for items that were already damaged. Ex: $50 for the grill igniter, $100 for torn paint in one of the bedrooms, etc… The homeowner is holding us responsible for $600 in damages.

I did not take pictures nor report any other issues that we came upon during the week (there was also no WIFI, outside garbage cans were overflowing, kitchen drawer was broken) because I did not give it a second thought plus I was enjoying my vacation. Renting houses for so many years, things are never perfect and stuff deteriorates. It’s normal and understandable.

Currently, the homeowner has filed a claim with the insurance and is holding my deposit. I have no leverage so we will be bearing the loss.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that you feel that way. We have never taken advantage of our renters. We take care to make sure our property is kept in great condition so that all of our guests can enjoy their time at Michael's Run Farm. When we are informed of issues/concerns upon a guest's arrival, we take care of them immediately. The damages listed were all submitted to the insurance company and 95% of those damages were covered. This is the main reason we require the policy, to cover our guests as well as ourselves. Your security deposit has since been returned and I believe all of your concerns have been addressed. Regards, Patricia
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5

Majestic property

  • 5 of 5

Great property. House is magnificent and capable of accommodating large groups. Beautiful sprawling property with plenty of activities. Planning on coming back ASAP! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adam! We enjoyed having you and your group as guests. We would love to have you back anytime.
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5

Fabulous place for a family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Michael's Run is beautiful, clean and well supplied with all you need for a relaxing vacation. We had a catered dinner provided by Ryan that was over the top fantastic. The property surrounding the house was fun to explore, the fishing from the dock was great and the pool provided hours of entertainment for the kids and adults in our party. I have zero complaints other than the speed at which the week flew by. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Generations having fun together

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family ( 10 adults, and 5 children ages 3 months to 13 years) had a wonderful and memorable time at Michael's Run! We went swimming in the pool every day. We fished from the dock and had s'mores at the campfire . We went kayaking and swimming in the mighty Susquehanna River- breathtaking beauty at sunset! The 3 levels for sleeping worked perfectly for us, and there was room to gather together and also to find a quiet spot at times. Thanks for a terrific time, we made many happy memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Baltimore/Washington, Harrisburg, Philadelphia
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
The Lodge - Hickory, MD
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Havre de Grace, MD
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Geneva Farm Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster, PA or Perryville,Md
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Rt 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Amici's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Ski Roundtop
Car: necessary

Enjoy day trips to Lancaster, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Annapolis or Washington DC.

Tour the Amish country, local farmer's markets, country fairs and craft shows. Our region is a treasure trove for those seeking anything from rare antiques to flea market finds and folk art.

Tanger Outlets and the Perryville Outlet Center provide easy access to brand name bargain shopping.

Longwood Gardens, founded by Pierre du Pont, consists of over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Longwood contains a restaurant, gift shop, and the Peirce-du Pont House. Check for seasonal activities.

Take a scenic drive through the Brandywine River Valley along Buck and Doe Run. Described by National Geographic magazine as a drive of a lifetime. Those who would like to get on this beautiful river can arrange a canoeing or tubing trip with Northbrook Canoe Company.

Havre de Grace, at mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay is a mere 19 miles away. Visit a lighthouse, enjoy numerous restaurants, or take a sunset cruise on a paddle steamer or a sailboat.

A comprehensive orientation book provided with suggestions for our favorite attractions and activities. Feel at home right away with in-depth local info.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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