About Tom Harner
I was Born and raised in Lancaster County area only a few miles from the house. Spent fours years in the USAF as a Pararescueman and then off to Cornell University for a degree in Economics. I have always been intrigued by Real Estate investing and have made a career of it with this property being my favorite. While longterm rentals are nice the interaction with guest of vacation is far more interesting.
Tom Harner purchased this House in 2016
Why Tom Harner chose Pequea
I decided to purchase it, due to it's great location and uniqueness. I have enjoyed redecorating it with a "local flare" to highlight the Lancaster County area. Near and dear to my hearts, the purchase of the home brought us back to our "roots". Being able to add furnishings that have been in our family for a hundred years has been enjoyable. You will surely love the home and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What makes this House unique
Newly renovated throughout, keeping the old charm with modern touches. Large fire pit with river views, huge covered deck with wet bar, spacious home in every aspect, river views from almost every room in the house and breath taking sunsets over the river. Wonderful to be able to walk out the dock and jump onto the boat at private dock. **Please be aware, there are train tracks in the front of the home. We do not know the train schedule...it normally does not travel during the day. In our experience, it comes through about once between 7pm-9pm. Through the night, it could come by once or several times. Most people find this a fun event, and it makes for great pictures. If you're fortunate to catch it come through while snowing, during the night...you have your very own Polar Express. If the windows are closed, chance are...you won't wake up. If they're open, there's a good chance you will.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Absolutely no smoking in the house please.
Sorry due to the potential of guest allergies.
Minimum age of primary renter:32
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Early check in and late departures are $25.00 per additional hour and dependent upon home being available.
Children under the age of 15 are not permitted in the hot tub.
Photo ID required
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Annual No Worries Trip
Five ladies between mid-40's to 60 stayed a long weekend (11/6-11/11). This is an annual trip we've been taking for the past 10 years. Tom's house was amazingly clean, well-stocked and loved! There was plenty of space to just chillax. We started our days hanging on the dock, moved to fire pit out front, onto the covered deck, to the hot tub and ended the evening in the kitchen sharing a great meal and conversation. We then moved to the wrap-around sofa in the great room. Tom was excellent to work with prior and during our stay. All guests were thrilled with their bedrooms. The house is stocked with toilet paper, cleaning supplies and kitchen supplies. You can tell that Tom takes the time to make sure his renters are well taken care of during their stay. Yes, there is a freight train that runs in front of the house; between the river and the house. It DOES NOT RUN ALL DAY LONG. Rail traffic usually ran between 8PM-11PM and 4AM-8AM. It was not consistent but, it was pretty cool seeing it coming down the track. We actually turned it into a game. We picked times we thought the train was going to come daily and the winner was the one that picked the closest arrival time. The house is kind of off the beaten path but, as mom's and professionals, we welcomed the opportunity to just hang out and laugh. We did venture out to Strausberg Scooters. If you have time, I highly recommend this excursion/tour. It was really cool to ride scooters through the hills of Lancaster County. It's a cool way to immerse yourself in Amish country. THANKS TOM for a fabulous stay. Your home is ranked the best house we've rented in 10 years!
Family 4 day getaway
This house beautiful! My family enjoyed everything from the front deck for evening cocktails to morning coffees, evening firepits, to catching and releasing catfish off the dock to the evening train that we now have flattened pennies,nickels and quarters as souvenirs! Tom was great to speak with and Estee was super nice to help out ,she even lent us her crockpot that since we had forgotten ours. Thank you for sharing your home with us 😊�
The Visicaro Family
I’ve reviewed positively previously and our 3rd year in a row here did not disappoint. One of the few places where the pictures do no deceive. Perfect balance of activity and relaxation. The living room couch and front porch should be nominated for awards 🙂�. No fighting no over bedrooms here because they are all supremely comfortable and each provide their own charm.
This place is top line and high tech.
Great place and good people to rent from. We had 10 guys and every one had enough room. Would be more ideal for two couples and some kids. Some of the best disc golf around, fishing, and hicking. This will be an every year rent for us. The house is beautiful!
Another great gals weekend
This was our third year at this wonderful home ... perfect as always for our group of 12 with comfy beds, multiple baths, and a well stocked kitchen. Love that the sheets, towels and cleaning are all included :-). The hot tub, the large deck overlooking the lake, screened in game room, barbecue grill and the fire pit made for an extra fun weekend. Oh, and the dock on the water was the perfect place to catch some sun ! Multiple hiking trails nearby ... The owners are very nice and super responsive - Highly recommend this property.
Love having you guys as guest and want to thank you again for leaving the house so nice and clean. SO HAPPY you had a good time again.
Loved the property
The house is beautiful & clean! Amazing sunsets & loved lounging on the spacious deck. Everything was in working order and it is a great vacation home & being our first vacation in 20+ years we had a great time! We are already talking about another trip next year. There was a last minute issue with an overbooking but it was handled and the only complaint is the neighbors cats seem to overtake the property. That was brought to the owners attention and he said he was working on that issue. Looking forward to future vacations in this house! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.
Thank you so much for the gracious comments.