Welcome to our little cottage in the country. Come relax and enjoy the comforts of home in a cozy and comfortable environment. As you enter the outdoor courtyard you will find a seating area in front of a gas fireplace to enjoy. Also, you may have your meals at a bistro table for 2. A gas grill is conveniently located under a roof in case of inclement weather. As you enter the home you will find an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 2, living room with comfortable seating to enjoy a book or watch a movie or television. Relax with music from a Bose Wave. The bedroom has a queen size bed and the bathroom has a curbless shower with a teak seat. Our home is handicapped accessible for those who need this convenience. Please look forward to being in the country enjoying life! We welcome your pet with dog bowls and a pet cover on the sofa. There is a fenced in lawn area for them to use and encourage you to cleanup after them. Please contact us with a little info so we may be sure our home is suitable for your 4 legged friend. Please see the details on the pet fee. Please note that our home does not accommodate children. Our home is convenient to Routes 30 & 283 to travel easily to Columbia, Lancaster City, Amish country, covered bridges, Gettysburg, Hershey, and day trips to Philadelphia, Baltimore,Washington DC, or NYC. If our home is not available please check our other homes: the FairView #655744 and the Mod Pod #4632936
- Cottage385 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Cozy and inviting
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- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 21, 2018
About Carol Heth
I have lived in this area all of my life and have grown to appreciate the little piece of paradise that we call home.
Carol Heth purchased this Cottage in 1983
Why Carol Heth chose Columbia
Growing up down the road and having my Grandparents next door has been a great life experience. The area had always been very family oriented with my Aunts, Uncles, and cousins next door. There are still families that have been here for their lifetime.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed staying at the very clean "birdhouse". The hostess could not have been more accommodating and friendly, and went the extra mile to do little extras to make things so special. Perfect dog friendly place to stay, with a fenced in area for them too. There is also a very nice park just down the street a little way for them to play as well. The location is picturesque, and is filled with wildlife providing a country feel, but at the same time still being very close to the attractions of the area. We plan a return trip at some point and highly recommend these properties for consideration if you are in the area. Pete's homemade scones were incredible!!!
Pete and Carol provide an abode equipped with all of their talents and gifts of creativity that fill the Birdhouse with a warm hospitable atmosphere. The Birdhouse is a great place to come away from the business of life and just relax in a private setting amongst the beautiful landscape. We left with an eagerness to return some day very soon. That shows you how wonderful Pete and Carol are at hosting and sharing their gifts with others. We were very thankful to have chosen this as our destination to celebrate our anniversary and felt inspired and truly blessed during our stay. Thank you Pete and Carol! <3
Beautiful area around our cottage and inside our cottage. Very beautifully built and decorated!
Loved this cottage....bonus of being surrounding by beautiful countryside and animals! The fireplace in open roof sitting area was awesome. Could look up at the stars and relax. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful. Very close to 5 covered bridges and quaint town! Would highly recommend this rental
Wonderful, relaxing getaway!!
The Bird House was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 27th anniversary. The cottage was very warm and inviting and had everything we needed. We especially liked spending time in the courtyard area where we could relax and enjoy the fireplace. We were very happy to be able to bring our dog with us. They are very pet friendly, providing a couch cover, bowls and treats for him. There were farm fresh eggs in the refrigerator when we arrived and Carol brought us flowers and a homemade anniversary cake. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Great hosts - wonderful location
Spent 5 days traveling around Lancaster County, every evening we were able to relax in the Birdhouse and be ready for another day. The scones were so good and the eggs fresh from the farm a welcome touch. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect vacation.
The Birdhouse is such a wonderful relaxing environment!
The cottage was the perfect spot for our honeymoon! The design of the building and the decor compliment each other so well. The courtyard was our absolute favorite! Could have spent our entire time there. The homemade scones and fresh eggs were an added treat! An amazing place! We will definitely recommend this cottage to everyone we know! Thank you so much Carol and Pete!
Downtown Columbia is known for antiquing, micro brew pub, art galleries, and museums. Lancaster City has lots of galleries, restaurants, Central Market, Fulton Opera House, and much more. Amish country can be as close as a neighbor or Bird-in-Hand or Intercourse. Hershey is only 30 mins away and Gettysburg 45 mins.
Rates & Availability
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Please note that a 3 night minimum stay has a cost of $450 with a cleaning fee of $75, refundable security deposit of $100, and if a pet joins you a non-refundable fee of $100