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HistoricDistrict Christmas City Mansion sleeps24

SuperhostBethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Entire house hosted by Jay And Mary Ellen
16+ guests10 bedrooms12 beds7.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Jay And Mary Ellen is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Lehigh Valley's only 5 star luxury accommodations. Built in the 1890's, this magnificent Victorian mansion blends the graces of the old with conveniences of today. Located centrally to Christkindlmarkt, one block to downtown shopping/restaurants, the Sands, universities, Steelstacks, Musicfest, Celtic Fest, Moravian National Historic District, and all the City has to offer. Accommodates up to 24 people. ADA onestep ramp and ADA room and bath.

The space
All rooms are provided with L' Occitane bath amenities. Fluffy towels,bath robes, and slippers. For sweet dreams, you have Moravian Star Chocolates from Historic Bethlehem’s own Chocolate Lab on your pillow.....

Note: Individual rooms, Lofts, and suites can be rented on Airbnb. We also offer rooms or whole house rentals on Airbnb at the Chandler House (sleeps 18),the Victorian Mansion (sleeps 16), the Dollhouse(sleeps 8), and the Lofts on Main.

ADA Suite
Architect designed handicap room located on first floor with handicap bathroom. Full first floor access with no steps. Kitchen has handicap access counter. Queen bed with Dr&Sir Perfect Bedding System. Perfect for family members with limited ability to climb stairs.

Nutcracker Suite
At approximately 375 square feet, the Nutcracker Suite is the master suite of the Christmas City Mansion. Featuring every Christmas nut cracker imaginable, your dreams will turn into a Nutcracker Suite fantasy. The suite has 3 bedrooms with the Dr&Sir Perfect Bedding System. Sleeps up to 5.
The master bedroom has a large private bath with granite walk-in shower, two twin beds that can be converted to a king, and writing desk.
The second bedroom has a private bath and two twin beds. Third room has one twin bed.
Iron and ironing board.
HD cable TV
Luggage racks.
Ceramic hairdryer.

Bertoia Suite
At approximately 258 square feet, the Bertoia suite has 3 bedrooms with the Dr&Sir Perfect Bedding System and 1 full bath. Sleeps up to 5. A Bethlehem native, Harry Bertoia was a famed artist. This namesake suite contains original Bertoia prints, photographs of his work, chairs he designed, and a view of his sculpture beside the library.
Bedroom 1 has two twin beds connecting to the full bath.
Bedroom 2 has a full size bed connecting to the full bath.
Bedroom 3 has one twin size bed.
All beds have the Dr&Sir Perfect Bedding System.
Iron and ironing board.
HD cable TV
Luggage racks.
Ceramic hairdryer.

The Moravian Star Room
At approximately 250 square feet, the Moravian Star Room has one queen bed with the Dr&Sir Perfect Bed System. Sleeps 2. The Moravian Star is essential to the Bethlehem Historic District. "In essentials, UNITY; In non-essentials, LIBERTY; In all things, LOVE." This is Moravian wisdom. This room captures with lighting, décor, and the locally handmade chocolates the spirit of the Moravian Star.
Full bath with shower.
Iron and ironing board.
HD cable TV
Luggage racks.
Ceramic hairdryer.

The Deep Blue Sea Room
At approximately 190 square feet, the Deep Blue Sea Room offers a full size bed with the Dr&Sir Perfect Bedding System and private bath with tub and shower. Passed down through many generations at the Christmas City Mansion, the motif is of the ocean down to sea creature tiles in the bath.
Iron and ironing board.
Writing desk.
HD cable TV
Luggage racks.
Ceramic hairdryer.

The Pullman Car Room
At approximately 176 square feet, the Pullman Car is a snug room that enjoys all the common space as our other rooms. Every inch is creatively used as the bygone sleeper cars with a full sized bed with the DR&Sir Perfect Bedding System, full bath with walk in shower. Remember the Pullman scene in Hitchcock's North by Northwest?
Iron and ironing board.
HD cable TV
Luggage racks.
Ceramic hairdryer.

The Elf Suite
The Elf Suite has many different uses for many people. Located on the third floor, the suite has two small bedrooms with a connecting full bath and soaking size tub. Both are full size beds using the Dr&Sir Perfect Bedding System. The sitting room has a queen size pull out sofa. Efficiency kitchen. Small dining room. Sleeps up to 6. One can be secluded from the rest of the Mansion or venture down to the first floor common spaces. One could take this space for longer term rentals.
Iron and ironing board.
HD cable TV
Luggage racks.
Ceramic hairdryer.


Check our profile, we have other 5 Star Luxury Properties on Airbnb with different intriguing themes. Christmas is 24/7 at our Christmas City Mansion which sleeps 24. Soho Lofts come to Bethlehem at our Lofts on Main which is in the center of restaurants and shops. “Living like a millionaire”, according to a guest, is the Chandler House which sleeps 18. The Dollhouse is an adorable antique and sleeps 8. Our grande dame, the Victorian Mansion, which sleeps 16, has the rococo Princess Suite, the carved Meyer Room, the quirky Inventors Suite, and toys in Omas Attic.

Individual rooms, suites, and Lofts are available.

Mary Ellen and Jay believe in providing guests with the 5 Star Luxury Experience! We are so proud of this review from an executive at an international corporation. Her review encapsulates our high goal for all of our guests.

“Jay and Mary Ellen were beyond ideal hosts. Their communication was outstanding before our trip even began. The accommodations were just as pictured, and more! They have kept the charm of the old house, but have made necessary updates where appropriate (shower, kitchen, etc.). Their attention to detail is truly tangible from the moment you walk through the door through the moment when you slip into bed at night. Side note: their bed sheets are AMAZING. A colleague and I were in the area for a week-long work trip and this was the first time we have used AirBnB for our accommodations. We are SO glad we did and will definitely continue to use one of J and ME's properties in the future. These are two very genuine people with a very high standard of hospitality. I fully recommend staying here!”

Guest access
All rooms share common space:
Christmas Parlor with elegantly decorated tree that changes with each year's festivities. Sit and enjoy a Victorian parlor with stained glass lighting.
Formal Victorian style dining room with a crystal gas chandelier which is original to the house.
Surround sound movie theater room with 75 inch 4K TV offering over 500 movies and television shows on Apple TV. Apple and Samsung compatible. Luxurious leather seating.
Game table for cards, Stave handmade wooden puzzles, and board games.
Theater style gourmet kitchen with Wolf stove.



With your reservation, you will have access to Dr&Sir's 1939 Packard Limousine. Wonderful for weddings and special events! There is an additional charge for this service and restrictions apply.

Other things to note
The Christmas City Mansion has one onsite parking spot. There is limited on street parking. Within one and half blocks, guests can use paid parking at the Walnut St. Garage. Other alternatives include metered parking or street parking within walking distance.
Public and ride services are available.
The Lehigh Valley's only 5 star luxury accommodations. Built in the 1890's, this magnificent Victorian mansion blends the graces of the old with conveniences of today. Located centrally to Christkindlmarkt, one…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Bedroom 8
1 double bed
Bedroom 9
1 single bed
Bedroom 10
1 double bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Kitchen
Free street parking
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cable TV
Wifi
Iron
Free parking on premises

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

The Christmas City Mansion is centrally located in Bethlehem's Historic District. Just steps away is the Moravian settlement which has been designated as a National Historic District and is on the short list of the United State's designee for status as a UNESCO Heritage site. History surrounds the Christmas City Mansion. Architecture, alone, ranges from colonial times to Victorian. The Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites offers many fascinating activities. The Main Street area with restaurants and boutique shops are just a block away.
The Christmas City Mansion is centrally located in Bethlehem's Historic District. Just steps away is the Moravian settlement which has been designated as a National Historic District and is on the short list of…

Hosted by Jay And Mary Ellen

Joined in March 2017
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Offering the Lehigh Valley's only 5 star luxury accommodations, Jay and Mary Ellen search for beautiful, immaculate accommodations such as Relais & Chateaux and Four Seasons properties. To that end we founded Dr&Sir Historic Bethlehem Luxury Rentals with the philosophy to preserve homes and gardens in Bethlehem's Historic District. We are proud that the district has a designated National Historic District and is on the United States list to potentially become a UNESCO Heritage Site. We offer the Victorian Mansion, the Chandler House, The Doll House, The Lofts on Main, and the Christmas City Mansion on Airbnb. As seasoned travelers, we are always in search of beautiful, immaculately groomed five-star accommodations. We recently founded Dr. & Sir Historic Bethlehem Luxury rentals with the philosophy to preserve homes in Historic Bethlehem. And, when we decided to purchase and refurbish The Chandler House built 1868 in the Mansard Victorian style, we did so with the idea that we would like to lodge there ourselves. Creating special details is a hobby of sorts, and we have truly enjoyed setting the stage for this location. Jay has travelled for business extensively, and our dream is to offer the same hospitality we have found to be excellent on our travels. . For instance, we believe in keeping our home "hotel clean," and we want guests to enjoy the same luxury hotel amenities we enjoy -- fine linens, fluffy towels, bathrobes, slippers, luggage racks, the fastest high speed WiFi (stream multiple movies simultaneously and let us know what you think) to charming glassware, tableware, and even a private gym. Keeping fit while traveling is imperative for both of us, and we are certain guests will find the equipment in excellent shape as well. As residents of Historic Bethlehem, we take great pride in the neighborhood. People are friendly, and we often journey downtown, about a .5 mile walk, or ride, for fine dining, festivals, the arts and shopping. . We like to tend the gardens ourselves, and we hope you have time to enjoy the botanicals, patio, summer fountain, and front porches. Of course, we consider your privacy paramount and vice versa. We also maintain a selection of of historic homes and apartments for rent in the neighborhood, so if you have any questions about the town, the neighborhood, or the like, let us know. We want you to enjoy the area as much as we do and have included information about the town on the guest info area of our website which is provided with a confirmed reservation. Enjoy your stay!
Offering the Lehigh Valley's only 5 star luxury accommodations, Jay and Mary Ellen search for beautiful, immaculate accommodations such as Relais & Chateaux and Four Seasons proper…
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During your stay
Guests will be welcomed by the Dr&Sir staff including Jay and Mary Ellen. We can suggest restaurants, boutique shops, and all the activities of the Christmas City. We have VIP access to tickets for all ArtsQuest and MusicFest events. We can offer you chauffeured services to destinations in the Historic District, the Sands, and all Christmas City events in our 1939 Packard limousine or Mercedes S550. Airport shuttle service can be provided. Guests can choose to read at the Mansion or on our website listings for restaurants, boutique shops, and activities. Our staff is available by provided phone number for any questions or emergencies. Read the reviews in our profile to let our guests tell their stories on why Dr & Sir offers five star accommodations.
Guests will be welcomed by the Dr&Sir staff including Jay and Mary Ellen. We can suggest restaurants, boutique shops, and all the activities of the Christmas City. We have VIP acce…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events