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Comfortable 1930s cape in Marlborough Village

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Full Bath, 1 Half Bath

This Cape Cod style house has been owned by our family since it was built in 1938. While small compared to houses being built in Chester County now, it is quite comfortable in the winter, and in warmer weather the screen porch is the perfect place to relax.

The two bedrooms are on the second floor: the larger one has a queen-sized bed and the smaller one has a full or double bed.

There is a full bathroom with a tile shower on the second floor, and a small combined laundry room/half bath on the ground floor. The kitchen while compact is well suited to cooking with a gas range and is completely stocked with cookware and dishes.

The house is situated on a two acre property and is quite private. The driveway has room for two cars. There is a second house on the property with its own driveway, and several other houses clustered near by, with a historic Quaker meeting house across the road.

More Details

owner / property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About owner / property manager

I bought this last year, but I grew up here, and so did my mother. It was built in 1936 by my grandparents.

owner / property manager purchased this house in 2013

Why owner / property manager chose Kennett Square

I wanted to keep this property in our family for continuity. Chester County has a lot of large modern houses and also a lot of beautiful old farmhouses and barns: this is neither! It is a smaller Cape Cod style house built from a Better Homes and Gardens plan.


Kennett Square House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • water tubing


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Comfortable 1930s cape in Marlborough Village
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Dallas TX

Modest home in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this cute cottage. Gorgeous lawn surrounding the house with lots of trees and bird life. Spent many hours on the screened-in porch. Great location to Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and Brandywine River Museum of Art (all three highly recommended). Lovely rural feel without actually being too far from all amenities of a city. Kitchen had all utensils/pans we needed to prepare a few meals (including fun plates and glasses). Upstairs full bath updated and nice. Beds comfortable. A little 'musty' smelling downstairs, but that's part of staying in an older home. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Very cute!

  • 5 of 5

An adorable little slice of

Country living in Chester county.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming home

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely spot. I feel lucky to have found it. I booked our 2 night stay at the last minute, and Ben was quick to respond to all my questions. You are in good hands with Ben! I visited with my 82-year old mother (to visit Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Art Museum and Nemours Estate) and this was the perfect location. Clean, comfortable, has everything we needed, close to all that we wanted to see, but also felt remote. I hope to bring my husband and kids (8 and 10) one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Fantastic visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at home and it's still just as fantastic as first time. So comfortable and relaxing. Ben is great to work with...Thank you again for an awesome weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay! Thank you to the home owner for timely responses to my questions :)

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, cozy and great place to stay! We had a wonderful visit in Pennsylvania!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had! It was like having our own bead and breakfast, very charming and comfortable. We would definitely stay again.

Thank you !

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longwood Gardens
If you're into gardening you'll love this place.
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Kendal At Longwood
Our place is quite close to Kendal and Crosslands so it could be a convenient place to stay ...
Whip Tavern
Great country pub with terrific english menu and excellent beer selection. BYOB for wine. ...
Sovana Bistro
Great italian food about 5 minute drive from MLD House.
Car: necessary

Kennett Underground Railroad Center, Longwood Gardens, New Bolton Center, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site are all quite close.

Marlborough Village is quite close to Bernard's Orchard with a great selection of local fruit and vegetables, as well as Northbrook Canoe Company which is right on the Brandywine River. Kennett Square offers a wide variety of restaurants and shops including, Sam's Subs and La Peña Mexicana. Not too far is The Whip, a perfect country pub.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner'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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