Historic Stately 4BD Home in Renovo

Entire home/apt

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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The Manse is a gorgeous, former church rectory. 4BD, 1.5 BR. Original hardwood trim and floors. A great starting point to exploring the PA Wilds. Comfort, elegance, convenience. Great kitchen, fully equipped! Large covered front porch. Located right on Huron Ave.

The space

This is the perfect place if you love the outdoors but are looking for a a bit of luxury and creature comforts. Original hardwood trim and floors. Big pocket doors, beveled glass doors and swing doors.....a step back in time! A word of caution...you must be able to navigate stairs to access bathrooms and bedrooms. They are not steep.

This home would not be considered child friendly. There is no yard and it is on a busy street. The inside of the home is not set up for kiddos but with proper planning you could make it work. If you have little ones I can talk with you over the phone about things.

The Manse is our weekend/vacation home and we are excited to share it with fellow travelers (we have been sharing it through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) we aren't new to vacation home rental). Decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and traditional furniture and decor. New air conditioning and heating system. Comfortable reclining sofa and two other recliners. A fully equipped kitchen for those who love to cook. Our walk-in pantry is stocked with everything from crock pots, juicer, food processor and all types of cookware...and good knives! The bedrooms are comfortable with duvets and duvet covers to ensure clean bedding every time. We have a nice laundry room for your convenience.

We try to keep the house very clean but be aware that we are on a busy street in the mountains, so expect some dust and mountain stuff once in a while. We would love it if you removed you shoes in the house but it isn't a must. In addition to good towels for bathing, we also supply "old" clean towels in the laundry area to clean up after muddy or dirty activities or to clean up after spills etc......

Our home is on the Main Street so if you are looking for silence this might not be the place for you. Huron Avenue is a busy street so you will hear traffic (cars and big trucks) as well as the occasional kids playing outside. We love sitting on the front porch...great people watching and friendly neighbors.

You will have the entire house. We live in another town but will make sure you are taken care of. We have keyless entry with security motion lights for nighttime arrival. We are always available by phone or text. We also have folks who work for us and can be available in emergencies....plus we have friends who may just stop if you are on the porch and say hello to see if you are enjoying you your stay.

Wireless internet, cable television with DVR, Netflix, HBO and unlimited local and long distance withing the continental USA.

Guest access

You will have the entire home as we live elsewhere and use this home as our second home.. You will find a guest shelf in the bathroom cabinet with various sundries and surprises...just in case you forgot something. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking...even a juicer.

We do have a couple of closets that are locked with access only for owner. There is also a footlocker in the large pantry that is locked..... As this is our vacation home we have certain things we need to keep separate. The attic is locked.

Interaction with guests

You will not see us while you are here, as we live a few hours away. This is our weekend or vacation home. We will be available by phone, text or email. We do have people available in the area if need be.... so no worries.

Other things to note

We are close to Hyner Run State Park, Snow Shoe, Kettle Creek State Park, Bush Dam, Tamarack.... The Elk Viewing area is about an hour away (nice drive). The Cherry Springs State Park (astrophotography) is just about one hour drive up Route 144. There are a few local restaurants in the area. We are also just over an hour from State College.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $35 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $112 NZD
Security Deposit $1123 NZD
Weekly Discount: 26%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

If you do have children please check with me so I can discuss. The house is not especially child friendly but depending on your situation it might be just fine.

For Pipeline and other work crews staying at The Manse we ask that no more than 4 workers occupy the home for each reservation.

No smoking...a receptacle is provide outside to dispose of cigarette butts. No wild parties please! We only ask that you leave the house the way you found it. Please run dishwasher and put dishes away before check out.
No need to strip beds as our housekeeping staff will take care of all of that. Please place all towels in the upstairs bathroom for easy pick up.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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John User Profile
July 2017
We had a short work related trip to central, PA, and our entire film crew really appreciated the comfort and ease of all aspects of the house. It's a place we all will remember well and hope to visit again.
Margaret User Profile
Response from Margaret:
So glad it was a successful trip! Thank you for choosing The Manse!
July 2017

Ankur User Profile
July 2017
The Manse is a lovely house suited for couples and families. It is highly recommended. Marge was great in communication, sharing tips to do in the area and ensuring our stay is comfortable.

Michael User Profile
June 2017
This a very beautiful home.

Ed User Profile
April 2017
Let's start with...blueberry pie?! We walk into the home, and found this amazing blueberry pie. That kicked things off. We walk upstairs to some comfy beds. Woke up the next morning and the kitchen is unreal. Out of all the Airbnb's I've used, there must be every pot, pan, utensils, spices, condiments, and the best part, coffee hahaha. Marge was super easy to contact and she was very thorough about the details of the house. Lastly, I highly recommend this place!

Millersville, Maryland, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Margaret User Profile

My husband and I have enjoyed sharing The Manse with travellers for a few years on and are excited to begin offering stays through Airbnb!

We have been married for 28 years. We enjoy getting away after working hard all week. We are easy going, fun loving people....rather low maintenance! We entered the vacation rental adventure after having stayed in many rental homes over the years. We have a wonderful weekend/vacation home in my husband's hometown and we enjoy sharing it with fellow travelers.

I work part time as a psychotherapist and my husband is retired from a long banking career. We love to get in the car and explore small town America.

As guests at other Airbnb homes we would describe ourselves as laid back, quiet, and low maintenance. As owners we are attentive and quick to respond. Our hope is that our guests will treat our home with respect and kindness....just as we do when we are guests on the road. If you The Manse, Renovo, Pa you will find some reviews of previous guests.....(you will see a difference in rates but this is because on this site the sales and occupancy tax is built into the price as opposed to charged separately.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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