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.
I would 100% recommend Cheryl's place. It's exactly as described in the pictures and it is conveniently located for anyone who wants to visit Lancaster itself or the surrounding area. The best part about this place is Cheryl herself, she is the best host I could ever imagine. She has everything you could possible need and is always willing to give advice on places to go, or things to see. Furthermore she offered to drive my mother, who was quite nervous about whether or not she would be able to get a taxi, all the way to the train station!
This was our first time staying at an airbnb location and we had a terrific experience. The location was exactly as the pictures and details of the property had described. Based on all the recommendations, Cheryl always goes out of her way to provide a great place to stay, including personal recommendations and home-baked goods to welcome us. Thanks for sharing your home. Will happily recommend to anyone planning a trip to Lancaster!
Great stay in Lancaster, PA. Her suite was "as described"; no surprises, which we appreciated. Excellent location to tour downtown Lancaster via a short, easy walk, as well as the surrounding towns and countryside. Cheryl was a great host - available when needed and always responsive to phone calls or e-mails, but also good at providing privacy when desired. She was very helpful with recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and have already marked our calendar to re-book with Cheryl when we come back to Lancaster County next year for our annual summer visit. So many fun things to see and do in the area...
Cheryl gave us a warm welcome and helped us feel right at home. We appreciated having a fridge, microwave, dishes and silverware. We enjoyed the private entrance, bathroom and the parking space behind her home. The location is convenient to many of the local attractions and we enjoyed walking to restaurants and local cafes.
Our stay at Cheryl's apartment has been a real treat and we would recommend staying there to anyone who wants to stay in the Lancaster area. She has put a lot attention to detail into her apartment and it is really nice to have the opportunity to sit outside on the patio (no matter if you want to start or end the day). Moreover, the apartment is close to downtown Lancaster and there is a little grocery store and a really good pizzeria close by if you prefer to spend an evening in one of the cosy armchairs!
The suite was lovely, private and kept very clean. Cheryl was a great host who had wonderful suggestions for things to do around town.
Cheryl's apartment was beautifully done, centrally located and filled with little details to make the stay more pleasant. From extra toiletries to snacks, everything was perfectly arranged. Cheryl met me when I arrived and provided great suggestions for places to explore. I would stay here again without question.
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.