Entire home/apt

7 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Twenties charm, walk to U, Football: spend a quiet holiday at this getaway. Beautiful historic home, renovated kitchen and bath, hard wood floors, charming antique furninshings. This is a wonderful venue for weekend retreats, football fans, and anyone looking for a refined, adult getaway. No parties or bashes!

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: $20 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: $200
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 50%
Weekend Price: $750 / night
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The space

PSU professor offers short term stays for quiet and responsible guests in beautiful and well kept period home in the historic Holmes Foster district, just a ten minute walk from downtown and fifteen minutes to campus. Wood floors throughout, and plenty of pleasant outdoor space in the garden or the patios. It is very clean. You will enjoy your time in this lovingly arranged 1920s era English-cottage-style gem. A haven for an out of town visit for football games, arts fest, or academic work. Quiet block with trees, gardens and kids. Refinished hardwood floors and arty, eclectic decor. An inspiring and creative setting, yoga friendly too.

This is a three bedroom home with two stories, two full baths, and an open studio that can function as a fourth bedroom. It is childproofed. Available for sleeping are: queen bed, double bed, two twin beds, air mattress, and one (non fold out) sofa. On request, there are also a crib and toddler bed. There is a changing table.

Downstairs, there is a 40" HDMI flat screen TV with DVD and streaming available (but no cable). Living room has sofa and sitting area. There is a dining room and kitchen with modern appliances.

There is a downtown market about eight blocks away, in the downtown strip; Old Main is .9m, and the U offers shuttle buses to the stadium from nearby for football weekends. The house includes outdoor parking and wireless internet.

CAVEATS: NO SMOKING in the house at all or near entryways and windows. Pls no cigarette butts outside. No pets. NO PARTIES. Violation of any of the above will result in full forfeiture of deposit. Some of the outdoor fencing in the patio area is in need of repair and can be hazardous especially for mobile children.

Guest access

Four bedrooms (one is a studio connected to the kitchen), two full baths, dining room, living room, kitchen, outdoor spaces, basement laundry area.

Interaction with guests

I will be available at short notice by text and phone.

The neighborhood

Holmes Foster historic district. Leafy and pretty, bicycle friendly, lots of kids and young families.

Getting around

Ten minute walk to town, fifteen minute walk to college mall. Three blocks from University red line shuttle with stops to all points on campus.

Other things to note

Inquire for price during non football weekends.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No loud activities, pls be cognizant of energy use, and use coasters and look after the space. No smoking inside or out, no parties, no pets. Please use caution around fencing in the outdoor patio area, as some is in need of repair.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Nicole User Profile
May 2017
We didn't want to stay at a noisy, crowded hotel for graduation. Elizabeth's house was the perfect solution. It was so relaxing and quiet. Very spacious and clean. So comfy. Easy walk into town. Great neighborhood. I highly recommend staying at Elizabeth's home if you are in the area.

Jerrod User Profile
October 2016
My first AirBNB experience was great. Elizabeth was super helpful with everything leading up to our stay. We booked 9-10 months in advance for a Penn State football weekend (beat Ohio State!!!!). She was very responsive to emails and helpful all around. We squeezed 11 people into the house and honestly it was not bad at all. Will certainly rent the house again for future games.

Courtney User Profile
October 2016
This was a great house and location for a football weekend at Penn State! We all had a lovely time and would love to come back again next year. It's in a prime location to walk downtown to all the bars and to walk to campus and Beaver Stadium. Thank you Elizabeth for making the place super cozy and leaving out all of the towels, linens and toiletries! - Courtney

Allyn User Profile
May 2016
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! This very charming home is located walking distance from downtown and school. It's a very quiet and tranquil respite from the very busy downtown area. It's great for a family of 4 or for a couple of couples wanting to share expenses. Parking is behind the house and we could fit 3 cars front to back, no problem. Be careful going up the steps if you go in from the back. We only unloaded from the back and then used the front door thereafter. The full kitchen has everything, but we wound up bringing our own coffee maker (percolators are the best). It's also nice when you can rent a home and bring your own food to stock the fridge, it makes it very easy. The house was clean and bright/cheery. The best thing is there are two twin beds and a full bathroom downstairs on the ground floor - this is key if you are with anyone with an issue when it comes to climbing steps, as we did with my parents. Towels were available, and blankets, but this is an older home and it can be a little cool inside. We didn't like to raise the heat too much, but the thermostat is there if you need to. We did use the outside table/chairs when the weather permitted, which was very nice. There were 8 of us sitting in that outdoor area in the front and we were very comfortable. If you are a news junkie I recommend bringing your ipad to stream, as there are no local channels available on the tv - again, when traveling with older folks, they like their news in the morning. If you are with a larger group, make sure you clarify with the host that there are the necessary beds set up. All in all it was a very nice weekend and it was great not having to get into the car all the time and just be able to walk to town. It was also nice for our family to be able to spend graduation weekend together in one place. This house is quite charming and has a lot of interesting features.

Roland User Profile
December 2015
We really enjoyed staying at Elizabeth's home. While Elizabeth was not able to meet us in person the house manual was clear and we had no problem obtain entry. The house was clean, comfortable and stylish. Since we were traveling with our toddler we especially appreciated the fact that the home was already childproofed (outlet covers, padded table corners, a crib and an assortment of toys). The neighborhood was quiet at night, which is quite rare for a home within walking distance of downtown State College. This is a great place. I highly recommend considering this rental.

Lauren User Profile
November 2015
We had a great weekend at Elizabeth's home. The house was adorable, very clean and welcoming. Parking was sufficient and it was a great location to be able to walk to downtown on a late Fall weekend. Elizabeth was extremely responsive and easy to reach through the reservation process. I would definitely stay again.

Kerri User Profile
October 2015
Elizabeth was a very helpful host. The house is very cute and in a good location.

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