College Heights Home - Perfect for Families

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Street view of Purple House in College Heights.


Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Purple House in College Heights. A charming 3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom home 1 block from the Penn State Campus and all it has to offer! An Ideal home for a family or friends. Enjoy a relaxing evening on the screened-in porch or in front of the fire. Throw a ball to your kids in the large backyard. Cook a family meal in the well stocked kitchen. There is plenty of parking. Leave your car in the driveway and walk to the Nittany Lion shrine, arboretum, creamery, stadium, or downtown. Recently and continuously updated. (sleeps 6 - 8*)

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 years of age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We keep a pack-n-play and booster seat at the house for your littlest ones. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on grounds....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    No additional charge for single pets, however there is a damage deposit. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    2 steps up to the front door. Shower on the first floor has grab rail. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    portable crib available...moreless

  • Window a/c units in all bedrooms.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared bath with clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    First Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bathroom...moreless

  • 1 full bath on 1st floor with shower. 1 shared bath on second floor with clawfoot tub. Master bath with tub/shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • As our second home, we keep the Purple House comfortably, but sparsely furnished. As we find more guests sharing our home with us, look for updates accordingly. During this past year we added a/c units and replaced a double bed with a queen. If you find something amiss, please let us know!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We keep a few toys in the basement...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table with leaf. Additional folding chairs in front hall closet. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in upper level bedroom and large window unit in dining room. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    wifi - key available at check-in....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    One car garage, no automatic door opener...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas, forced hot water radiant heat. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa and chairs. 42in Flat Screen TV with cable and DVD player plus surround sound. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    3 cars. No parking on Street....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    HE machine in basement...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood not provided. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We do our best to keep coffee in the house....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Casual and formal service. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Tabs included....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full set of cook, dish, and glassware. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Paper goods, foil, cling wrap, trash bags, flour, sugar, olive oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, other misc. baking items. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas - four burner...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    One commuting bicycle available. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in porch with swing...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PSU Spring Graduation
May 4 - May 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $1,500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,400 $3,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


6 person maximum for unrelated guests. 8 person maximum for families. Call or email for best rates on extended stays and/or large family groups.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
University Park Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Bars
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Penn State Golf Courses
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Restaurants
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tussey Mountain

Car: Not Necessary

Penn State University

Berkey Creamery

Beaver Stadium

Eisenhower Auditorium

State Theatre

Bryce Jordan Center


Meyer Dairy

Rothrock State Forest

State Gamelands


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We bought this as our home when we moved to State College in 2001. Over the years our family has grown and so has our love for the house and the neighborhood. Our work has since taken us out of the area, but our attachment has not diminished. While we can't get there as often as we'd like, we hope others can enjoy the house as we have.

Why the Owner Chose State College, PA, USA:
We've lived in Boston, the metro DC area, and a small city in northern Italy. Being in the Borough of State College, our Purple House has elements of everything we've loved about every place we've lived. We have great neighbors, and are close to everything, without the hassle of a big city.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stepping out the front door and heading down the quiet tree lined street, you can walk anywhere your mood takes you.

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • Street view of Purple House in College Heights.

    Street view of Purple House in College Heights.

  • Garage


  • Living Room - Dog not included (negotiable)

    Living Room - Dog not included (negotiable)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • 1st floor bath

    1st floor bath

  • Master Bedroom w/Queen bed and ensuite

    Master Bedroom w/Queen bed and ensuite

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • 2nd floor shared bath

    2nd floor shared bath

  • View from the back yard.

    View from the back yard.

  • Screened in porch w/swing

    Screened in porch w/swing

  • Front Entry

    Front Entry

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen with door to back yard

    Kitchen with door to back yard

  • Kitchen


  • 1st floor bath

    1st floor bath

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Bedroom 2 - Full Bed, bunk beds, and available crib

    Bedroom 2 - Full Bed, bunk beds, and available crib

  • Bedroom 3 - Full Bed

    Bedroom 3 - Full Bed

  • Welcome to the purple house.

    Welcome to the purple house.

VRBO #434459

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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State College, PA, USA #434459

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