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Relax & Enjoy the quiet country setting!

Columbia, PA, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Cozy cottage for 2 with 1 1/2 baths

Welcome to our cottage in the country! Enjoy staying in a 19th century home located on a small farm. Enjoy relaxing on the rockers on the front porch with views of farm animals and wildlife. As you enter the front door you will have an open floor plan to a living area that has a flat screen TV w/ digital antenna , DVD player, fireplace, and comfortable seating. There is a powder room for convenience. If you enjoy music, there is a radio w/ CD player, and record player. The Kitchen has all that you need: island w/ sink, dishwasher drawer, and seating for 2, large refrigerator, commercial gas range and hood, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, all cooking utensils, and eating necessaries. If you like to cook outside there is a gas grill on the deck. The bedroom and main bath are on the second floor. In the bedroom there is a queen size bed, night stands, reading lights, dresser, closet, flat screen TV w/ digital antennae, sitting area, and books to read. The large bathroom has a tiled shower, vanity, mirror, and toilet. All linens and towels are provided. The home is kept comfortable with HVAC. WIFI is supplied. If our home is not available please check out our other homes: the BirdHouse #4355149 and the Mod Pod #4632936


Carol Heth

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Carol Heth

Pete & Carol have lived next door to the property 30+years. Carol grew up right up the road and the home they live in, next door to the cottage, was her Grandparents.

Carol Heth purchased this Cottage in 1983

Why Carol Heth chose Columbia

With growing up and living in the area for so long we know how enjoyable it is to be here. We have a private property and enjoy living here.

What makes this Cottage unique

The historic area around us has so much to see and enjoy. Whether you enjoy nature, hiking, kayaking, boating, shopping, farmer's markets, the Amish, or relaxing you will have the opportunity for it all. So close to the Susquehanna River to be able to use it or the hiking trails around it. If you want to travel to a big city, we are centrally located to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, or New York City. But, you will enjoy the city of Lancaster and Columbia for their arts and antiques.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Queen size bed with linens provided


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Powder room on the first floor. Main bath on second floor with a tiled shower. All towels and washcloths provided.

      Location Type

        • Rural
          Our cottage is located in the scenic area of Ironville. You may see deer during your stay right outside the door.


            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking if you would like to bring your jet skis or small boat to go out on the river
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig w/ carafe
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher drawer in island
                        • Kitchen
                          Well equipped with all needed to make a meal. Dish towels and cloths provided. Paper towels, dish soap, and dishwasher detergent provided.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, olive oil, spices
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size with icemaker
                        • Stove
                          Commercial gas range
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seating at the island
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen in living area and bedroom


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • skiing

                                                          35 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect city escape

                                                          Jacqueline I.

                                                          What a lovely get away! Carol and Pete have thought of everything you can need and more for a relaxing country retreat! The house is beautifully designed and even has a screened in napping porch. The kitchen is so well appointed I actually enjoyed preparing dinners each night. We especially appreciated to be able to bring our dog along who enjoyed meeting the chickens and donkeys. Highly recommend!

                                                          Such a wonderful stay

                                                          Krupskaya C.

                                                          My daughter and I made a last minute decision to book Carol and Pete’s property and we were so happy we did. By far, this has been one of the best trips we’ve taken. The home is amazing and feels like a home away from home the minute you walk into it. Carol and Pete are lovely and make you feel very welcome and comfortable on their property. So much that you instantly know you want to come back for a future stay. The donkeys, chickens, emus that you get as neighbors are adorable and the cows that come by in the mornings are just the icing on the cake of the special experience you get when you stay here. There’s also much to do around the area; we were able to visit Hershey World, the farmer’s market with amazing grocery options, see some of the Amish country and take a gorgeous drive thru the county looking for covered bridges. You’re also only a short drive away from a Giant grocery store, CVS, county wine store and a couple of restaurants. Overall, our stay was perfect and very relaxing. We couldn’t have asked for more. My daughter and I highly recommend booking your stay here, you won’t regret it!

                                                          Cozy, country comfort!

                                                          Joel S.

                                                          This was a repeat visit for us and just as enjoyable as the first time. From the tasty plate of homemade scones and fresh flowers awaiting us on our arrival to the friendly interactions with owners Pete and Carol Heth, we always feel welcome and comfortable. I take part in workshops at NAWCC clock school and the Heth’s cottage is a very convenient five-minute drive from the facility. I’m sure we’ll be back.

                                                          Made us feel at home...

                                                          Irene C.Astoria

                                                          We had the best time staying at Carol and Pete's hand-made cottage. Pete is a wonderful contractor and actually has three hand-made homes on his farm, each with their own theme! We stayed for our second wedding anniversary, and it was our 6th home away experience. They reinvented the words "home away" because it truly felt just that. Their attention to detail in interior designed by Carol and functionality, their attentiveness to ALL our concerns, and their thoughtfulness in our personalized welcome sign and home-made blueberry scones and farm fresh eggs! They welcomed our pups, Pillin and Bruce, too with their own dog bowls and doggie treats! Everything was so heartfelt we won't forget it - best home owners so far! We hope to come back and rent all three houses with our friends!! No wonder they do this for a living! Keep it up!

                                                          A hidden gem.

                                                          Maureen K.

                                                          My husband and I came to celebrate our 50 th birthdays. Probably one of the best getaways in a long time. Carol and Pete were so inviting and really down to earth. Really enjoyed getting to know them. Loved waking up to the cows grazing and the rooster doing his thing. Highly recommend and plan on coming back 😊�

                                                          Perfect weekend in the country

                                                          christine d.

                                                          Everything was perfect. The house was very quaint, clean and very well maintained. Pete and Carole were extremely warm and welcoming, they could not do enough for us and our dogs. We will definitely return.

                                                          John & Christine Darpino


                                                          Columbia, PA, USA

                                                          The cottage is located near the beautiful Susquehanna River. You may enjoy spending time on the river or hike a trail near it. If you enjoy shopping, the Amish, or just relaxing this will be a treat for you. Centrally located to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, or New York City for day trips if so desired.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Pet deposit is not refundable. For a second pet there is an additional $75 fee A 3 nights stay is $500 rate Any rental that is cancelled will have a $25 fee for processing a refund

                                                          35 Reviews
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