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Bright and Cheery Cottage - Whole House

SuperhostState College, Pennsylvania, United States
Entire house hosted by Katie And Liam
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Enjoy Happy Valley in all seasons! Located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to both town and the outdoors, our home is full of bright cottage charm. With a full yard, large back deck, and gig speed internet, it is perfect for families. There is a bike path and several parks within a 5 minute drive. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY. State College might be known as a party town, but our home is NOT a party house. We are strict about this rule. Downtown and PSU are a 10 min drive.

The space
***All of the Rest Easy Happy Valley homes, including The Bright and Cheery Cottage, are being cleaned with a strict protocol to ensure that we are providing the safest environment possible for guests. Commonly touched surfaces are being wiped down with disinfectants, including doorknobs, light switchs, counters, cabinet knobs, faucets, etc. All bedding is washed after each stay and we are keeping the home empty for at least one day between reservations. The Bright and Cheery Cottage is located within delivery service of restaurants and grocery stores.***

Come stay in our Bright and Cheery Cottage while you explore the State College area. Our cottage is only minutes from sports and cultural events on campus, yet is also close to plenty of trails for hiking and biking adventures. State College has a great local arts and food scene and there is always something going on! With the Children's Garden at the Arboretum at Penn State, The Discovery Space science museum, and tons of parks and playgrounds, State College is a great place to explore with kids and our family friendly cottage is a great place to stay!

The Bright and Cheery Cottage is located is a quiet neighborhood within 10 minutes of downtown State College. The dining room has plenty of windows that look out to the private backyard. The open floor plan kitchen, dining, and living area is family friendly.
There is pine flooring throughout the house, custom concrete kitchen counters, and a live edge maple bar top. Liam is a carpenter and the house contains upcycled details such as the open shelving in the kitchen which were stair stringers from a 150 year old house that was torn down. The house is decorated in "Bright and Cheery" style with custom handmade curtains, painted furniture, and fun wall sized tapestries. We keep the kitchen stocked with organic coffee and a good assortment of teas. The house has a Smart TV, so guests can stream media such as NetFlix and Hulu. There is an air conditioning unit in each bedroom.

The house is stocked with games and puzzles for kids and adults. There is a good supply of books for both, since checking out the reading selection is something we like to do when visiting other Airbnbs! There is a pack and play and a booster seat available for families. The back deck has a picnic table for eating outside and chairs for relaxing and there is a large grass backyard.

It's an old house, so the ceilings are low and the doorways are narrow. Please note that there are about ten steps up to the front door, but once inside, the house is all single floor living. (see photo of front steps)

Circleville Park and Tudek Park are only five minutes away and both offer playgrounds, walking trails, and sports fields. Access to the Scotia Barrens state game lands are just a 5 minute bike ride away and the bike path at the bottom of the street leads into downtown State College.

Please take note of this - WE ARE NOT LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE. We have always been clear about our location, yet guests have not taken the time to look at our location on the map and have complained about our distant proximity to the PSU campus and downtown ("distant" being 10 minutes by car). We are happy to offer a quiet cottage away from college life. Do not stay at our cottage and then give us a bad review for "location" if you find a 10 minute drive too far. IF YOU ARE COMING TO STATE COLLEGE TO PARTY OR BARHOP, THEN OUR COTTAGE IS NOT THE RIGHT SPACE FOR YOU. We live nearby and are very strict about this rule.

There is parking for three vehicles in the driveway. The street is posted no parking.

We are unable to host business events at this location.

We have a very strict NO PETS policy.

***PLEASE NOTE: We must be informed if the person listed on the Airbnb account will not be staying in the home and will be placing the reservation for a third party. The person who places the reservation with the Airbnb account is responsible for actions of all guests and for making sure that guests are aware of all rules BEFORE staying at the cottage.

Guest access
The house is entirely yours except the basement/garage (It's Liam's storage for ongoing projects). Laundry is on the first floor. There is a back deck with yard.

Other things to note
This is a NO smoking and vaping property, meaning smoking is not allowed on the property even outside the house .

No overnight guests aside from those listed on the reservation.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a party house. If you are looking to bar hop, party, consume copious amounts of alcohol, this is NOT the house for you.
Enjoy Happy Valley in all seasons! Located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to both town and the outdoors, our home is full of bright cottage charm. With a full yard, large back deck, and gig speed internet, it is perfect for families. There is a bike path and several parks within a 5 minute drive. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY. State College might be known as a party town, but our home is NOT a party ho… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
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Dryer
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Air conditioning
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States

The cottage is a little over half a mile from the Game Lands and the Patton Township Nature Recreation Area. We enjoy hiking, trail running, and XC skiing in the game lands. The game lands connect through to both the Haugh Tract as well as the Scotia Barrens. The cottage is a five minute drive to Otto's Brewpub as well Starbucks on North Atherton.

If you prefer spectacular coffee, we keep Rothrock Coffee (dark roast) at the cottage. Rothrock Coffee shop is a fifteen minute drive from the house should you prefer espressos or lattes.

We're in a quiet neighborhood and live close by, so please no parties.
The cottage is a little over half a mile from the Game Lands and the Patton Township Nature Recreation Area. We enjoy hiking, trail running, and XC skiing in the game lands. The game lands connect through to…

Hosted by Katie And Liam

Joined in August 2013
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We live in an old farmhouse in the suburbs and enjoy the outdoors, farmer's markets, and local coffee. Liam works as a carpenter, revitalizing old homes by upcycling found materials while adding modern touches. By State College standards, we are locals (been here over 15 years) and love the accessibility for outdoor adventures coupled with the amenities that a university town offers. We are proud to provide homes for travelers that we ourselves would enjoy staying in.
We live in an old farmhouse in the suburbs and enjoy the outdoors, farmer's markets, and local coffee. Liam works as a carpenter, revitalizing old homes by upcycling found material…
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We live very close by, so if anything comes up during your stay, we're only a phone call away.

We really enjoy the outdoors so we can provide many recommendations for where to go hiking, biking, climbing, XC skiing; just let us know!
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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