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Relax in Our Pre Civil War Era Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR / 2 BA Sleeps 10

We invite you to stay in our Historic Pre Civil War 4 Bedroom, 2 bath home, located with-in walking distance to Restaurants, Museums and everything else that Gettysburg has to offer. We have everything to make you feel right at home!

Our house has 4 Bedrooms with Queen Beds and in the living room is a Queen pull out couch. It also has 2 Full baths, one upstairs and one downstairs. A full Kitchen and a laundry room with Washer and Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. The Kitchen is fully stocked with Pots and Pans, Baking and cassarole dishes, plates, cups, bowls, glasses and utensils. We also supply linens and the start of paper products.The property will be clean when you arrive, however, there is no daily housekeeping service. Therefore, we respectfully request that you maintain the home in a neat and orderly fashion.

Thousand of visitors come each year to the Gettysburg Battlefield to learn our past and to remember those who gave the last full measure of devotion. Our house is located in downtown Gettysburg 2 blocks from the center of town. Please call us to book your next visit to Gettysburg with us at The Gettysburg Retreat! Thank You!

The Gettysburg Retreat is a pre-Civil War 2 story Gable front house. Built in 1853 it was originally owned by William Steinhour. Steinhour owned the house until 1859, then sold to Henry and Mary Zeigler in 1860, then repurchased by William Steinhour in 1864. It was later bought in 1868 by William Z. Little and then sold in 1872 to James Caldwell. The house was later passed down to Little's heir in 1873.

One thing interesting about the house, is in the first 2 blocks of West Middle Street. You will find several Civil War houses towards downtown Gettysburg, but as you reach The Gettysburg Retreat, the house beside it was the last house in town until you get to Seminary Ridge during the Civil War.

The land Gettysburg was founded on was originally owned by William Penn. Penn would later sell the land to town founder James Getty. The Gettysburg Retreat was the 127th lot of land allocated to Getty in the exchange.

More Details

Owner
Sandee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Sandee

We purchased the home in 2012 and my husband and I have been remodeling it every since. We are DYI's! It has been fun.

The house is located at 145 West Middle Street in Gettysburg and is within walking distance to downtown Gettysburg. There is a Trolley that runs in Gettysburg that you can ride for a small fee all day and it even goes out to The Gettysburg Visitor's Center and Museum. So you can leave your car at the house and save on gas while you are here!

Sandee purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

The Gettysburg Retreat is a pre-Civil War 2 story Gable front house. Built in 1853 it was originally owned by William Steinhour. Steinhour owned the house until 1859, then sold to Henry and Mary Zeigler in 1860, then repurchased by William Steinhour in 1864. It was later bought in 1868 by William Z. Little and then sold in 1872 to James Caldwell. The house was later passed down to Little's heir in 1873.

One thing interesting about the house, is in the first 2 blocks of West Middle Street. You will find several Civil War houses towards downtown Gettysburg, but as you reach The Gettysburg Retreat, the house beside it was the last house in town until you get to Seminary Ridge during the Civil War.

The land Gettysburg was founded on was originally owned by William Penn. Penn would later sell the land to town founder James Getty. The Gettysburg Retreat was the 127th lot of land allocated to Getty in the exchange.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, great location, great owners!



Left on Jun 11, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016

This is the first time I ever rented a house. I thought I would be uncomfortable in some one else's house, but I was wrong. We felt comfortable from the second we entered the Retreat. We were a group of 7 adults. We had two sets of honeymooners, 4 were in there 20's and three of us were in our late 50's..We had tons of space and privacy when needed. To start you need to know what kind of service you will receive from the owners. The day before we left I hosted a wedding in my yard, so it was 7:30 PM before I sat down to check my emails.I saw an email from the owner, Sandee, asking me to call her as soon as possible. I thought maybe she needs more information from me. When she answered the phone she had said she had been trying to call me all day and was glad I had called. She wanted me to know that severe thunderstorms were predicted to come through in the afternoon and she wanted us to get down early so we would not be driving through these storms. She offered to have the house ready by 9AM! Check in is at 4PM and we had already arranged for a early check in at 3PM. Sh said the house would be ready at 9AM for us and she would have flashlights with fresh batteries waiting for us in the kitchen if the power went out. That was so nice of her to call and let us come early. We reached the house by 1:30 and the storms hit a hour later. We explored the house after arriving and found that we had enough towels and bedding that we would not even have to do laundry the whole vacation if we did not want too. There was extra toilet paper, paper towels,light bulbs, batteries, extension cords,notepads, pens, hand soaps, dish detergent, laundry detergent and the list goes on.The house has everything you need except for personal items like body wash, shampoo and conditioner. The living room was a great place for all of us to meet up for a while everyday. The youngsters played a lot of chess and checkers. Everyone found a movie they could enjoy in large selection under the stairs. The youngsters took the three upstairs bedrooms. They said all of the beds were comfortable. All of the rooms had box fans which was nice to block out noises from the streets. Everyone slept well. Us older folks took the downstairs rooms. The honeymooners took the bedroom of the kitchen which was nice since it has a door to a small porch off the side. They were also the early risers so they could make breakfa
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Amenities

Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 2nd Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
  • There is a Queen sleeper sofa in the living room to accommodate 10 people in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Relax in Our Pre Civil War Era Home
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 91 reviews
5

Gettysburg get away

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of space for our group. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Location location location!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great. I loved being in a historical house central to downtown and only a couple minutes from the battlefield & museums. There was enough room for all 10 of us, and I liked being so near a grocery store.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Deaf Friendly Visual space perfect circle in the living room and Kitchen!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Gettysburg Retreat! Our three families fit well among the 4 bedrooms and pull out couch. We loved the decor and the overall cozy feel of the home. We spent both days skiing at Ski Liberty and loved that its was just a quick 15 minute drive back to the house. We also loved the convenience of the location to the grocery store; this made it easy to pick up some last minute things.

Sandee was a great host, and responded quickly to any questions we had. She also surprised us with a plate of cookies upon arrival!

We would definitely recommend this home to others, and hopefully will be able to return ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Our family (two from Michigan and one from Virginia) really enjoyed our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying in your home!! We appreciated the cleanliness of your home, the large number of towels, comfortable beds and the plate of cookies!! Having a grocery store across from our stay was so convenient plus being able to walk to the shops was enjoyable. We visited the Battlefield of Gettysburg and all of us want to re-read the history books. We definitely want to return in the summer (hopefully next year).

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Sandee had Christmas cookies waiting on the table, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree lit and Christmas music playing when we arrived. This rental, by far, had the most kitchen items, towels, blankets and pillows than any other vacation rental I've ever rented. I brought my own crock pot and extra large skillet as I've done for every other trip BUT didn't need them as Sandee had EVERYTHING needed in the kitchen. We easily prepared Christmas dinner with the abundance of pots and pans. The home décor blended well with the historic aspect of Gettysburg. We were very comfortable in our home away from home for the holidays.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Kennies Market is located right across the street and Restaurants are with-in walking distance to the house. Take the Trolley and leave your car at home!Gettysburg National Military Park (Battlefield) & Visitor Center (museum, movie, Cyclorama). David Wills House. Shriver House Museum. Eisenhower Heritage Site. Great walking, hiking and cycling trails. Hershey is one hour away, as is Harper's Ferry. Antietam Battlefield is 45 minutes away. About 10 miles north of Gettysburg are the Appalachians, with beautiful orchards of apples, peaches and cherries. Ski Liberty Resort is 20 minutes from Gettysburg. Some excellent golf courses within a half hour drive.

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Rates & Availability

Gettysburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Homecoming Weekend
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Parents Weekend
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Get Acquainted G-burg Col
Apr 20 2018 - Apr 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Graduation Gettysburg College
May 18 2018 - May 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Alumni Weekend
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Reenactment
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Bike Weekend
Jul 5 2018 - Jul 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Homecoming Gettysburg College
Sep 14 2018 - Sep 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Parent's Weekend
Oct 26 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Rememberance Weekend
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$315
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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