You are welcome to use the kitchen! In the morning, I'll give you a light breakfast and coffee if you would like. Relax in the living room, hang out with us!
Peaceful West End Lancaster City
Peaceful West End Lancaster City
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 shared baths
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Stay here if you want to relax, seek walkable accessibility to downtown and an opportunity to swap stories of travels. You can make yourself at home in the kitchen and have the opportunity to hear advice on the city's best spots should you desire.
I (the host) live in the home and I look forward to meeting my guests and helping them experience the city I love.

The space

The home is across the street from Franklin and Marshall College campus, mere seconds from the gorgeous Buchanan park and a brief walk to downtown (about 15-20 minutes with a normal pace). The guest room is on the second floor, straight up the steps, right beside the shared bathroom.
The home is a beautifully renovated house built in 1898. I love my house, I hope you will too!
In addition to me, there are two nice housemates who live on the third floor. They too use the bathroom that you will use, but they are very clean.

Comfortably, my guest room houses TWO people. The room is small, but two people will be comfortable, with two single beds.

Guest access

I know that a lot of people have other plans for breakfast , but if you want, I'm more than happy to give you some cereal. Just let me know! (If you would rather me point you in the direction of good eateries, that's fine too!) Regardless, I'll make sure you have some delicious coffee (or tea) each morning and will do whatever I can to make your stay in Lancaster a successful one. I love giving advice on the best places to eat, drink and see in town, so if you ask, I'll help you as much as I can.

Interaction with guests

I will typically be around for questions you may have. I also try to be quick to answer if you text or call me before or during your stay. I do this because I enjoy meeting the people who stay with me.
If you prefer hiding in your room, that's okay too!

Other things to note

I host because I genuinely love getting to know new people and helping you learn about my awesome little city. I love when guests ask me for advice on where to eat, where to drink, what to do. So, please don't be shy!

PLEASE NOTE: It is extremely helpful if you provide a "best guess" time range for your arrival time and then stick to it. It's really hard to maintain a schedule when a guest tells me they plan to arrive at 2pm and then at 1:59 they text me and tell me it will now be 3pm, and then at 2:59pm, they text again.
I understand not everyone can give such an accurate prediction (and I'm gracious!) but if you communicate and stick to the plan and give me fair warning if you need to change your arrival plan, we will get along fine! I promise! :)

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Common human courtesy:
1. Clean up after yourself (especially the kitchen if you are cooking)
2. Please be reasonably quiet if you are coming in late or leaving early, no need to panic if you make a noise, just basic courtesy :)
3. Please turn off lights and fans when you aren't in the room.
4. Please do not invite unauthorized guests to stay with you (make sure you correctly clarify if there are ONE or TWO people when are booking)
5. Understand the bathroom is shared by others in the home, please be aware of the time you are spending in it and help to keep it as clean by wiping the counter, cleaning up after you shower, etc.
6. If you have a problem, communicate it and I will do whatever I can to help you out! I'm always sad when easily fixed issues come up on my review that I could have solved if I had been asked.
7. Please be mindful when you come and go that you make sure both doors are completely latched. I have a wonderful dog and I don't want her to have a chance to escape. This is especially an issue when a group is coming in/out, please just be careful to not allow both doors to stand wide open.
8. NO SMOKING on my property. This is includes NO SMOKING on my front porch, NO SMOKING in the backyard. I've had some problems with this so, to preserve my relationship with my neighbors, I'm asking for guests to understand this is strict. There is a huge park across the street with lots of benches and lots of space to meander and smoke.
9. I'm super laid back, I promise I am! Just please remember this is my home and channel all the things your mom taught you about being a good guest and we will get along fine! :)

Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 1 flight of stairs
Potential for noise - I live with two friends. We are quite quiet, but we are humans :)
Pet(s) live on property - the cutest, happiest little dog you have ever met.
No parking on property - There is no off-street parking but TONS of free street parking
Some spaces are shared - With the exception of your private room, the rest of the house is shared with me and with my two responsible house mates


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Haley User Profile
November 2017
Laura was a great host! The house is clean and cozy! Highly recommend :)

Vikas User Profile
November 2017
Great place; a bit dated but Laura and her room mates made it very comfortable.

Kyle User Profile
November 2017
Laura's home is gorgeous and is nestled in a very cute neighborhood in Lancaster. The house was very clean. Her housemate was also incredibly helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

Josh User Profile
October 2017
We had a great time ARB Laura’s. The room is comfy and exactly as described. I would stay here again in a heatbeat.

Xiantong User Profile
October 2017
Clean and comfortable house! Laura is very nice and enthusiastic. Fully equipped bedroom and bathroom. A cute dog.

Stefanie User Profile
October 2017
Laura was a great host! Easy to contact and thoughtful. Her sweet pup, Kimchi, is a plus! It’s an easy walk to dozens of restaurants. I would stay here again.

Carey User Profile
October 2017
Place was very nice and clean, and Laura was a great host. Highly recommend.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Laura User Profile

I am a traveler who appreciates the comfort of a cozy place to call home in the midst of wandering the globe. I am quick to smile, enjoy people's stories and love hearing people laugh. Depending on the time of the year, I may be responsible for the well-being of dozens of international teenagers. I love cities and want to travel to everywhere I haven't yet been and go back to every place I've already seen.

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