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Romantic Hideaway for two in Charming Cottage.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with king size bed, 1 bathroom with laundry, sleeps 2

We welcome you to our historic cottage dating back to William Penn's daughter's inheritance. Your private guest house is located next to our 4 story stone house, tucked away in a hillside located on 95 acres of rolling farm and wood land.

As you enter this cottage, you will be welcomed by the gas fireplace and an open floor plan of living room kitchen combination area which includes an HDTV, a dining room nook and a fully equipped kitchen which makes in house preparations easy or you can have meals brought in by a local caterer with advance notice. The upstairs loft is surrounded by hand hewn beams and period hardware. Sleep well in your wrought iron king size bed, use your desk with internet accessibility or read in a comfy chair with ottoman.

Enjoy relaxing on the front porch wooden rockers or use the hammocks to read your favorite book. Then go out back and enjoy the walking trail or sit by the fire pit & enjoy smores (ingredients provided). So get away from the noise and busyness of everyday life and come here for some Rest, Relaxation, and be Renewed! We know that writers and artists would also love this picturesque and peaceful setting.

More Details

Roger & Jan Heller
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Roger & Jan Heller

We have lived on our farm for 44 years and have found it to be a wonderful place to raise our 4 children who are now grown. In 2014 we decided to restore this cottage and make it into a guest house and named it Hellers Hillside Hideaway. Our heart is to share our place with others who want to get away! Come and enjoy this quiet and peaceful setting nestled among the beautiful countryside. We will do our best to make your stay a memorable experience.

Roger & Jan Heller purchased this cottage in 1971


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lehigh Valley (ABE)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Johny & Hons Smokehaus
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Village Greens Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Lancaster Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Heidleberg Family Restaurant
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bear Creek Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Blue Marsh Lake
Car: necessary

Attractions close by: Blue Marsh Lake, Clover Hill Winery, Calvaresi Winery, Penn State Berks Campus, Caron Treatment Center, Vanity Fair Outlets, Maple Grove Raceway, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Daniel Boone Homestead, Leesport Farmers Market (Wednesdays).

Attractions within 1 hour drive: Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Amish Country, Sight & Sound Theatre, Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Ephrata Cloister.

Day trips: Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Gettysburg & Baltimore.

Seasonal activities: Reading Fightin Phils, Reading Royals Hockey, Murdough Christmas Barn, Duncan's Corn Maze.

Berks Jazz Festival - April

Reading Airport WWII Airshow - June

Kutztown Folk Festival - July

Reading Air Fest - September

Koziar's Christmas Village - November & December


Robesonia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 downstairs bathroom. Toilet combination with tub and shower. Hairdryer First aid kit
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 bedroom upstairs. King size wrought iron bed. Writing desk with internet hook-up. Lounge chair with ottoman.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
You can purchase a meal from a local caterer with advance notice.


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Romantic Hideaway for two in Charming Cottage.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Roger and Jan for making our stay in the USA so memorable. The house is an ideal size for two and is very comfortable and well furnished. It lacked nothing. Jan was very generous with her home baking, which was delicious. Never having tried pumpkin cupcakes before we enjoyed them so much that Jan shared her recipe with us. We loved everything about the property, particularly the rockers on the porch. The views were fabulous and the peace and quiet was wonderful. The bed was huge and was so comfortable that we had no problem sleeping after a day in the fresh air. We enjoyed the fire pit making smoores and hotdogs, and chatting comparing American ways to English ones. There was plenty to see and do to keep us occupied for two weeks - particularly finding out about the Amish way of life - and the quilt shops were fabulous! As hosts, Roger and Jan went above and beyond what we expected, and we can highly recommend Heller's Hillside Hideaway as a holiday home from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like Returning Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent another wonderful Labor Day weekend at Heller's Hillside Hideaway. It was like returning home to family. Roger and Jan are wonderful hosts and always make you feel at home. We spent two enjoyable evenings with them around the campfire talking about our adventures and our families. Jan made a delicious peach cobbler one evening and peach milkshakes on the other evening. Although we had activities planned, Roger and Jan suggested we try the hamburg-er festival in Hamburg. What a great event. We will have to attend again. As I mentioned in my first review, the cottage is nice, comfortable, and cozy, but the real draw to HHH is Roger and Jan.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, gorgeous countryside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Heller's Hillside Hide-a-way for a week while we were in the area visiting family and friends. Jan and Roger have thought of everything with regard to amenities in the cottage. Since we flew in from Florida, it was not only thoughtful, but extremely handy to have so many things available for our use. The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful and cozy. The farm setting and countryside are gorgeous. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and going for walks around the farm on the lane and on the trail. And Jan and Roger treated us like old friends - very kind and welcoming! It was perfect for us and we look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This romantic weekend getaway is just what we needed to get away from the huste and bustle. Jan & Roger are wonderful host and their cottage is amazing! My husband and I can't wait to come back and relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Heller's Hillside Hide-a-way was as cozy as being at home. Jan and Roger are very gracious and thoughtful in both the presentation of their guest cottage and the amenities they provided. Everything, and I mean everything , was thought of. They are truly the gold standard of hospitality. My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing time staying at the property. There is plenty to do in the area from kayaking at Blue Marsh to relishing new (old) finds at the nearby Adamstown flea markets. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to enjoy the nature trails and fire pit on the property, as well as the rocking chairs on the private front porch. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly cozy

  • 5 of 5

Perfect country coziness to get out and away from city life rush. Most awesome hosts ever. Will be staying every other week for work, so happy I found this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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