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The Charming Cottage - Brand New Whole House!!

SuperhostState College, Pennsylvania, United States
Entire house hosted by Katie And Liam
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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The Charming Cottage is a small home located in a quiet neighborhood between State College and Boalsburg. The cottage is perfect for couples or small families. It has a large backyard, family friendly amenities, close access to a bike path, gig-speed internet, and proximity to restaurants and shopping - along with plenty of comfort, style, and charm! Most dates have a 5-night minimum.
While State College has a party town reputation, our house is NOT a party house and is a NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

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***All of the Rest Easy Happy Valley homes, including The Charming 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 Charming Cottage is located within delivery service of restaurants and grocery stores.***

Come stay in our Charming 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 hiking and biking adventures in Rothrock State Forest and events at Tussey Mountain. The cottage is located in a quiet family friendly neighborhood on the main route between State College and Boalsburg, with quick access to the highway. 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 Charming Cottage is an older home that was newly renovated in Fall 2019.
Original features such as oak hardwood flooring, crystal door knobs, and a brick fire place (NOT for guest use) now blend with custom tile work on the floors and in the bath, live edge woodwork and furniture by local wood workers, stylish fun decor (check out the eco-friendly FLOR carpet tiles and the Society 6 artwork supporting independent artists!), and a Smart TV to stream your favorite shows. We use scent-free Seventh Generation cleaning products in the cottage. The house is about 750 square feet, so while it has plenty of room for 4 people and is fully stocked with everything you should need for a fantastic stay, please note that it is a compact layout. The house sleeps four people in one queen bed and two twins - a great layout for families or business travelers. There is room for a portable crib in one of the bedrooms. The bathroom has a modern custom tile surround with kid friendly full bath and shower. The three beds are the only sleeping arrangements in the house, so groups of more than three people who are looking for individual beds, perhaps with one person sleeping on a sofa, should not book this cottage.

We love the new kitchen at The Charming Cottage! It might not be large, but it is full of custom style and has all of the basic amenities you need to feel right at home. There is a traditional drip coffee pot and a stove top moka pot so you can customize your morning drink - and plenty of fun mugs to choose from! We provide a nice selection of teas, organic coffee, and basic cooking spices. There is a large stainless steel fridge, microwave, full stove/oven, and cooking supplies. The kitchen has a custom built in eating nook for you to enjoy a family meal, start your morning with a cozy cup of coffee, or play a board game with friends.

The cottage has plenty of games, puzzles, and books for both children and adults. There is a booster seat and portable crib for guest use (please bring your own crib sheets). There is a large flat backyard and covered patio. The main bike path into State College is located only half a block in front of the cottage and the Boalsburg Military Museum is just down the street. With flat paved trails, it is the perfect place for a morning run, evening sunset walk, or letting the kids get some energy out in a safe environment - our young daughter loves riding her bike there! On Tuesdays, it is the location of the Boalsburg Farmers Market - definitely worth a visit!

There are two steps into the house, but once inside everything you might need is located on one floor, including a washer and dryer for guest use.

The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood with close neighbors, about a ten minute drive from downtown State College and Penn State campus. Please take note of this - WE ARE NOT LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE.
Parking is available in the driveway directly next to the house and there is a covered carport.

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 strict about this rule.

We are unable to host business events at this location.

We have a strict NO PET 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 entire house is yours. Laundry is located on the first floor. Please use our detergent as it is fragrance free.

Other things to note
This is a no smoking and no vaping property, meaning smoking is inappropriate, even outside the house.

The fireplace is non-working and is NOT meant to be used by guests.

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.
The Charming Cottage is a small home located in a quiet neighborhood between State College and Boalsburg. The cottage is perfect for couples or small families. It has a large backyard, family friendly amenities, close access to a bike path, gig-speed internet, and proximity to restaurants and shopping - along with plenty of comfort, style, and charm! Most dates have a 5-night minimum.
While State College has…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Dryer
Washer
TV
Air conditioning
Heating
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States

The cottage is located one street back from S. Atherton Street, which runs between State College and Boalsburg. We are close to the intersection of Atherton and Rt. 45, with easy access to the highway. Downtown Boalsburg is less than a 5 minute drive one way and downtown State College and the Penn State campus are 10 minutes in the opposite direction. There is a good bus system in the area. There are two grocery stores just a 5 minute drive away.
The cottage is located one street back from S. Atherton Street, which runs between State College and Boalsburg. We are close to the intersection of Atherton and Rt. 45, with easy access to the highway. Downto…

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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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
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy