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Relax in Lancaster City. Walk to parks, dining, art galleries or Central Market.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8, space, privacy indoors and out, short walk to downtown and F&M.

A completely remodeled row home in Lancaster City, 4 blocks from F&M University, 3 blocks from downtown. 2 bedrooms and private loft and studio that, sleeps 8 with optional queen air bed on floor three. 2 1/2 baths. A crib/play pen is available for our youngest guests.

Master bath is custom tiled with two-person shower and heated floor. Bath 2 is full bath with tub and shower combination. Master bedroom has sliding door and private balcony, large closets, very quite back of house. Loft on third floor has queen bed, sitting space large and roomy but private. space. Third bedroom has single bed and large closet. Laundry facilities in second bath.

Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dual fuel stove, fully equipped for cooking. Backyard has deck, table, chairs and charcoal grill for outdoor cooking in a private and beautiful city yard.

The home is fully air-conditioned and has all new windows so is quiet in the evening. Friendly front porch separates house from street. Side access, locking sliding door to backyard, easy way to store bikes or other outdoor valuables safely.

Two off street parking spaces provided along with street parking in front of home.

Enjoy our spacious vacation home for approximately 1/2 the price of three rooms at the downtown Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

Free WiFI and basic cable.

More Details

Earl Francis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Earl Francis

Hello! I am Earl Francis and along with my wife Sharon Hatzel we moved to Lancaster from Houston, Texas in 2002 and have been thrilled with our new hometown. It is interesting, vibrant but easy to get around in and has some really good restaurants! Since coming here we have taken up bike riding on the rail trails and enjoy the beautiful scenery and country in this county. After living in big cities, we enjoy the easier pace of Lancaster and easy access to major cities such as Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, all an easy days drive away.

Earl Francis purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Earl Francis chose Dutch Country

It's in the center of everything! Easily accessible to all that historic Lancaster has to offer.

~ 5 block walk to Clipper Magazine Stadium - Home of the 2014 Atlantic League Champion Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team. ~

4 block walk to the Lancaster YMCA. ~

5 block walk to Central Market and other downtown Lancaster sites including The Fulton Theater. ~

Easy walk to numerous restaurants, bars and live music entertainment venues. ~

4 block walk to Franklin and Marshall College and The Lancaster Bible College. ~

What makes this townhome unique

The private balcony off of the master suite is the perfect place to watch the downtown 4th of July fireworks!


Lancaster Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Dual Shower Heads, Heated Floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to 2nd bedroom on floor two. W/D located here.
    Downstairs 1/2 Bath - toilet , First floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private access to master bath. Private balcony.
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 2nd bath with laundry is adjacent to this bedroom.
    Private 3rd Floor Loft - 1 queen , The 2nd queen is an air bed if needed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Common/Reading area with privacy curtain and double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading


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Relax in Lancaster City. Walk to parks, dining, art galleries or Central Market.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Lancaster PA

Great location, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for over 2 months! We are locals and our house was being renovated. It was a great location for us. Easy to walk downtown yet also very quiet neighborhood. Neighbors are courteous and friendly. Quiet at night which was great for our young family of 5. The house is fully equipped. Great kitchen. Stocked with everything you need to cook. We really didn't need to bring anything but our clothes, toothbrushes and other personal items. Owner is very responsive and willing to help, if needed. Although, we barely contacted him because everything worked. Our kids loved Rachels Café and Creperie and Splits and Giggles for ice cream. Kids cones are $1 each! You can't beat that! Luca (very cool and upscale/casual Italian) is just a few short blocks away. Mulberry Social was fun for my husband and me. It was so nice also to have the two off street parking spots. Parking on the street is easy during the weekday, but nights and weekends can be tough. I give this place the highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Mindy! It was a pleasure and we are so glad that your remodel turned out as you hoped and more! Earl
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Fayetteville, AR

Great Location and wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the house provided a great place for family and friends to be together.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean. Beautifully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time enhanced by the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful house great location

  • 5 of 5

loved the house, beds were comfy, location was perfect, loved the central market

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was very inviting.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for relatives coming to Lancaster for a funeral. Everything was above par. The owner was more than gracious for allowing us to change from 3 nights to 2 nights. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was so great to stay in such a nicely renovated example of a Lancaster row house, very unique!

  • 4 of 5

The pictures of this property actually did not do it justice. From the pictures I thought it might be a little small for our group of eight, but it turned out to be extremely comfortable accommodations for us. All the finishes and interesting touches inside the house reflect that this owner originally remodeled the property for his own use, renters now get to enjoy the benefits of this fact. We were in town for a weekend family wedding and everywhere we had to go was conveniently located to this property. We plan on visiting Lancaster from time to time to visit family and hope we get to stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much! Earl
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Harrisburg, PA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
164 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Overlook Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak - Lancaster
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US 30
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Federal Tap House
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Atlantic City, NJ
Car: recommended

Gettysburg National Park, Central Market (oldest continuously operating market in US), Rail Trail biking and hiking, Amish farms, Dutch Wonderland, Hershey Park, Central Park, President Buchanan Home, various biking routes can be provided, Outlet shopping, Live theater (Fulton), American Music Theater, Sight and Sound Theater


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

The entry door has a coded lock. You will be given the access code prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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