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Mountain Living in West Chester; Close to Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington,DE

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Large Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, overlooking several acres of woodland

This home has the Master Bedroom on main floor. Beautiful hand-scraped hardwood floors, Fully Furnished kitchen with Keurig, etc., Over-sized sliding doors overlooking several acres of woods. Watch the active deer and fox play in the yard. Living room with cathedral ceilings & sky light for lots of natural light, stone-faced fireplace in the dining room, Outdoor Hot Tub seats 6 on a multi-level deck with fire pit. Covered outdoor bar & eating area seating 8+. In the autumn, you can hear the university football game bands perform in the distance. Includes Washer/Dryer/Iron, Wi-Fi and several TV's. Large Kitchen with island seating 6 plus opened to dining room with 6 additional seats. This home has 3 floors, bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor, giving guests room to spread out! Driveway parking for 4 vehicles.

Natasha Harmuth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Natasha Harmuth

I grew up near Chocolate-town, USA (Hershey is about 90 minutes drive). I moved to the West Chester area in 1982 to go to the university. I loved the area so much, I made it my home after graduation. I love the country fresh air and small town feeling, but excited to be so close to Philadelphia, Atlantic City, NJ, and Wilmington, DE.

Natasha Harmuth purchased this house in 2003

Why Natasha Harmuth chose Brandywine Valley

Why stay anywhere else when you can have a large, private area with all the amenities of home in a picturesque setting? This comfortable home, with all NEW queen size beds, will invite you to a good nights sleep with all the day activities just minutes away.

What makes this house unique

If peace and quiet when away from the events that bring you to town is what you are looking for, then this is the home away from home you've been dreaming to find!


West Chester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All 3 full bathrooms have tub/shower combination with vanity and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Located on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom on second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 is on second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom 4 is on second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Bedroom 5 is on ground floor
  • 5 Large Bedrooms each with New Queen Size beds. 1 Bedroom on ground floor, 1 bedroom on main floor, 3 bedrooms on second floor. Each floor has a Full Bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Mountain Living in West Chester; Close to Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington,DE
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Exceeded expectations.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. With tons of space. And quiet. We were a large group and it was perfect. Thanks Natasha!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chalet Deerwood was a lovely place to make great memories with family!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chalet Deerwood was perfect! The house was warm and welcoming. It provided a place close to the university (1 mile away) while still giving us the outdoorsy feeling and privacy. I wish the weather would have cooperated so we could have enjoyed the tiki bar, hot tub, fire pit and patio a little more. Natasha was very accommodating even with last minute changes. Thank you again for everything, Natasha. We made many great memories at Chalet Deerwood.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and some of your family. Congratulations to the recent graduate! I look forward to having you back someday. Sunny Skies ahead. Natasha
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Grab this if you can!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, well equipped, home will truly feel like home your first day there. Although beautiful, it doesn't feel fussy. It's warm, welcoming and very clean. A cold snap during our stay made the hot tub and fireplace a wonderful cozy comfort. The home is surrounding by rolling green hills, lush vegetation, and feels private and tucked away from the worries of the world. You'll have enough room and hot water for a large group plus plenty of cooking things if you plan to stay around town. No hesitation in recommending this home. Be sure to mill around the West Chester area, it's quaint with some great restaurants. This property is worth the money and Natasha will quickly respond should concerns arise. I already want to return!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me smile to read this review. Thank you for sharing your experience with other future guests. I look forward to having you and your family back someday soon. Be well, Natasha
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A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home with a group of friends as a base for a weekend of fun in Philadelphia. Beautiful, comfortable, peaceful home that has PLENTY of space. 3 floors of bedrooms, the main floor has a very comfortable, tall-ceiling living room and big kitchen area. Rustic/mountain feeling to the interior. Priced very reasonably for what you get, we were happy to easily beat city prices for similarly-sized lodging.

The back yard is gorgeous and has a private feeling, there are hills or trees surrounding the house for the most part. It was perfect for lawn games. The large deck, hot tub & bar area was heavily used by our group. We did receive a noise complaint, as is indicated as possible by the owner in the house documents. Admittedly we were a little loud, but I did not think the complaint was warranted as it wasn't even very late on a Friday night (approx 9:30). The police came and said it didn't sound so bad and promptly left. Even still we aimed to respect the property & neighbors so we reined in the rest of the good times to the indoors and had no further issues.

There were no hard feelings and the owner was great through the whole process and very communicative throughout the whole process: pre-stay, during, and after. Responses were very fast if you need anything.

As long as you don't plan to be overly loud outside, I think this house will be VERY tough to beat for the amazing amount of space and amenities it provides for the price. We would come back and stay at this house in a heartbeat if I needed a vacation home in the area. Everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your comments. It was a pleasure speaking with you. You and your friends are welcome back anytime.
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Wonderful get away

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful and provided plenty of room for our group. We didn't have water in the basement bathroom but Natasha was prompt with getting her contractor there. The hot tub was perfect and the location of it was superb! Thank you Natasha!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear everyone had fun at Chalet Deerwood. You are welcome back anytime!
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Just Okay

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the location of the home, the yard, number of rooms, the fire pit and hot tub. Sadly the cleanliness of the home was terrible. There were cobwebs, leaves, and large debris on the floors as if no one had vacuumed. The bathrooms were dirty and need updated tubs not just painted. The water pressure was so low and we ran out of hot water several times. Although there were two grills they are not standard size. The location of the outside trash is in the main activity area and there were not enough cans to hold everything. Overall I cannot say it was the worst rental but there is room for improvements.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I enjoyed reading the positive comments that the people in your party wrote in the guest book. I understand that the hot tub and fire pit were a big hit. I’m frankly surprised about your comment about the carpets. All the rooms were professionally shampooed just 3 days before your arrival. Is it possible that some of the guests arrived before you and tracked leaves into the house? I did a walk-through of the home before your arrival and the floors were fresh and clean along with all the areas of the house. I’m puzzled. I understand that large family reunions may require more than 4 garbage cans. I will add a few more. Happy to hear you had fun.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Exton AMTRAk
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 202 and Route 100
Car: necessary

This home is nestled in a mountain-like setting on the end of a private cul-de-sac, but just 5 minutes away from downtown West Chester which offers small town charm with over 60 shops you won't see at the mall. There are over 65 award winning restaurants for every taste and budget.


Rates & Availability

West Chester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring & Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn & Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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.

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