About this listing
This 1870s guest suite has charm to spare along with the privacy you need and the amenities you want in a historic neighborhood. Private parking, private entrance and private sitting area are all yours. Walk downtown, and to fine restaurants.
If you are looking for the amenities of a high end hotel without the price, or privacy and outdoor space, this is the place for you. Locate in the heart of historic Lancaster, PA, this home was built in 1870 and retains it's historical charm.
This ground level guest suite has a private entrance, full modern bath, separate bedroom. The living area features recliners, a desk area with outlets for a laptop, and a TV which can be viewed from both the living area and the bedroom. Free internet access and DVR with premium channels.
The eating area features a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender. Basic provisions are provided, including coffee and tea, and there are dishes, cups, glassware and flatware for dining.
Newly landscaped outdoor area is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon cocktail.
This neighborhood is extremely safe and well lit. It is within walking distance of Central Market and many, many fabulous restaurants, galleries and antiques shops.. Two blocks from Franklin and Marshall College, and directly across the street from Lancaster Theological Seminary. A grocery store and a 50s style ice cream parlor are right around the corner.
Most people think Amish Country is what Lancaster is all about. Lancaster city is an architectural gem with a world class orchestra, a huge artistic presence downtown, and fabulous shopping and dining. Don't miss an opportunity to see all it has to offer.
Guests are free to use the off street parking space, and the back yard.
Interaction with Guests
I am available by text at all times, and check in on my guests at intervals they specify.
Located just two blocks from College Avenue, near Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Buchanan Park, and a dog park that needs to be seen to be believed. Zoetropolis, an independent movie house with a great vibe is just down the street, and the restaurants in the neighborhood are some of the best in the city.
The city bus stops a block away, and the train station is less than a mile away.
Other Things to Note
The guest suite tends to be a bit on the cool side in summer and winter. There is a warm comforter for the bed and space heaters in both rooms to keep guests comfortable.
In winter when it snows, off street parking is not guaranteed, as it is located off a privately owned alleyway that isn't plowed by the city.
Not suitable for children.
Limit of two occupants.
Since this is a private home, and this quest suite is often used by the owner's family and friends, normal hygiene is required of all guests. If you eschew conventional bathing and deodorant, Airbnb might not be for you. Please discuss with the owner any concerns you may have about this policy.
This is a very quiet home, however there will be footsteps above you. If you are very sensitive to sound, the owner supplies earplugs which you are free to use.
The owner generally supplies baked goods upon your arrival as a symbolic gesture of welcome. There may be nuts, eggs, wheat, dairy in the recipe. You are responsible for alerting the owner if you have food allergies. In the event the owner cannot accommodate your food sensitivities, this welcome treat may not be offered.
Check out time of no later than 11 AM is firm, since other guests frequently arrive on the same day you depart. Likewise, check in time of no earlier than 3 PM is firm, since the owner needs time to clean and prepare for your arrival.
You should contact the owner a day or two before arrival to let her know when to expect you. She will either meet you at the front entrance of her home and escort you to the guest suite in back, or meet you at the back gate after you have parked.
If you are leaving at a time when the owner is not at home, leave the key on the hook inside the suite, lock the door from the inside and pull it closed.
This was the best airbnb that my husband and I have stayed at. Cheryl was a wonderful and gracious host, and her unit is exactly as shown in photos. We had everything that we needed and more! She even had baked goods waiting for us upon our arrival. I would recommend this airbnb to anyone and hope to stay here again in the future!
We had a wonderful visit in Lancaster. Cheryl was the perfect hotness. Lovely accomadations in a super location. We would stay there again if we ever return to Lancaster!
We had a great visit to Lancaster! Cheryl was very helpful in giving suggestions for places to eat and visit. The location is perfect and we were able to walk everywhere! We would recommend this place hands down! Thank you Cheryl for making our stay such a great experience!
I had a wonderful time in Cheryl's home. From the organic cherries she offered me to the cleanliness of the apartment and great guidebook suggestions, everything exceeded my expectations. The neighborhood was lovely as well. Cheryl is a friendly and gracious host, but this space can be as private as you would like.
I came in town for a wedding, and when I showed the other guests who were staying at nearby hotel (for about twice the price) where I was staying, everyone agreed I got the best deal!
Very comfortable property with lots of pluses: outdoor table/chairs, sitting area with comfortable recliners/blanket throws, coffee maker/microwave/dishes/glasses/cutlery, and fridge. Bed is queen and quite comfortable (right up against the wall on one side). Property is really close to Franklin-Marshall and reasonably close to downtown area. Loved Lancaster: great town with lots to do.
Ceiling is low but fine. Owner's kitchen and living area is immediately above the unit so you will hear some activity (though again, not a problem).
Our second stay with Cheryl was as wonderful as the first. Cheryl is warm and helpful (and gave us a great restaurant reservation) and her cozy basement suite is perfectly located for visiting Franklin & Marshall or strolling downtown Lancaster. There is nowhere else we would stay in the area!
Cheryl was very welcoming and the space was indeed very cozy and comfortable
About the Host, Cheryl
Welcome to the Airbnb family. In the short time since I have listed on Airbnb, I have hosted people from all over the US and the world. It has been a tremendously positive experience. I have been an Airbnb guest when I travel, and I know what I want in a home away from home. I'm always adding to and improving the amenities in the guest suite, in an effort to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
My guest suite is accessed through its own entrance, and it allows guests to have as much or as little contact with me as they wish. I am always available to give recommendations for places to go and great restaurants, or just to help figure out how to get from here to there.
My experience as a host has been completely positive. Airbnb guests are a friendly, kind and considerate bunch and I've really enjoyed meeting all of them.
Lancaster is a gem of a little city with art, music, great food and beautiful architecture all within walking distance of my house. I hope to infect you with my enthusiasm for my adopted city when you visit. You'll be very pleasantly surprised at how much more there is to this place than you ever knew.