$344 / night
Total guests, Nights

Vista Country Home: Boutique Estate near Gettysburg--Lovely Fireplace! – Home 2100603 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Vista Country Home: Boutique Estate near Gettysburg--Lovely Fireplace! – Home 2100603

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Vista Country Home is your country estate at the center of 100s of acres of rural splendor, close to battlefields that shaped America's history. PRIVATE, but not remote--only 2 miles from quaint Taneytown, with supermarkets, restaurants, even a Dollar store!

GREAT for families-and you can BRING YOUR DOG!

A fully furnished and equipped, SENIOR FRIENDLY 3-bedroom home, Vista offers vacationers and business travelers the COMFORTS of city and the BEAUTY of the country. Slumber in luxurious high threadcount linens of the 3 bedrooms, dine in spacious elegance of the big-family dining room, relax in the walled garden beneath a timber gazebo beside a sparkling fountain.

Seniors will appreciate that all rooms (except the optional 3rd bedroom) are on one level. This main floor opens onto both the south-facing balcony and the south & west-facing, hacienda-style walled garden, and has easy, one-level access from parking areas.

Free access to our 100-acre estate, with more than 2 miles of PRIVATE hiking trails along creeks, fields and woodlands!

Vista especially appealing for its proximity to key historic sites, and everyone will enjoy the sheer comfort, privacy, and beautiful setting Vista offers. It is an ideal spot year round for family gatherings or as your base for area visitor attractions.

Each bedroom enjoys VIEWS OF NATURE and country splendor from all the bedroom windows. Each bedroom has ultra-fine linens, and its own large bathroom.

The LARGE, WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHEN will delight any chef. Culinary experts and amateurs alike will appreciate the fine and plentiful tools, utensils, and cookware provided for preparing fine meals. Serve your meals with nice flatware and dishes and enjoy them outside in the gazebo, on the balcony, or in the large and elegant dining room.

The SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT DINING ROOM, with seating for 8-10 diners, and LARGE living room are bathed in natural light. Enormous and numerous windows open to hundreds of acres trees, fields, streams and wildflowers--all part of your own private country estate!

With Vista as your vacation base, you can easily drive to DOZENS OF HISTORIC SITES and some of the world's finest visitor's centers to experience history where it happened, and honor those who fought and died to make America the great nation it is today.

A mere 15-minute drive will take you to GETTYSBURG--to where Chamberlain stood moments before he ordered a bayonet charge down the slopes of Little Round Top; to Cemetery Ridge, where the rebel yell still echoes from Pickett's Confederates as they charged to the 'high water mark' of the war; to the Gettysburg Cemetery, where Lincoln delivered the most famous speech in history honoring those who gave 'the last full measure.'

Vista offers easy access to many of America's other most important historical sites, as well, including Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields, as well as cultural and recreational sites in and around Washington DC and Baltimore.

After a day of sightseeing, golf, or ANTIQUES SHOPPING in the many excellent antique shops in Carroll County, you can kick back at Vista. Sip a cool iced tea or glass of wine from under Vista's gazebo as steaks sizzle on the grill, and a red setting sun yields the dimming cornfields and sycamore trees to a constellation of sparkling fireflies.

Or, enjoy the Maryland traditional celebratory feast: a pot of blue crabs from Vince's Seafood, steaming in savory Old Bay seasoning, with cold bottle of delicious locally crafted beer, or a chilled glass of fresh apple cider from nearby Baugher's Orchard. Two large supermarkets are within 2 miles of Vista for your food & shopping needs, but check with your host for free, fresh, farm garden vegetables you can gather yourself!

Prefer to dine out? Vista is only 3 miles from Taneytown, where you can find WORLD-CLASS DINING at the Smokehouse Restaurant, the fabulous restaurant of the deluxe country hotel, ANTRIM 1844, an elegant ante-bellum mansion. At the other end of the cost spectrum, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and other familiar eateries are CLOSE and offer faster food alternatives.

The larger, but still nearby towns of GETTYSBURG and WESTMINSTER boast wonderful small-town character in pubs, diners, and family restaurants to please any palate and any budget.

For a quiet evening at your Country Home, enjoy a movie or documentary from a large collection of DVDs and videotapes for all ages, including many fiction and non-fiction Civil War programs, on 2 large HD TVs--one in the living room, and a separate TV (for kids maybe?) in the largest bedroom.

For a quieter evening, curl up with one of the many books in the Vista library of Civil War and American fiction and history books and periodicals.

Vista also offers you FREE WiFi for HIGH-SPEED INTERNET access with UNLIMITED DATA.

We invite you to be our guest for an experience of comfort and learning that you will cherish and will want to share with friends and family!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed Sofa beds Twin bed
  • 3 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Games room
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Though snuggled in the middle of hundreds of acres of gorgeous countryside, Vista is only 3 miles from conveniences of super markets, liquor stores,restaurants, and businesses for any supplies you may need.

Interaction with guest

Your hosts are the architect who designed Vista and his wife, a registered nurse with a specialty in elder healthcare. They live about 200 yards away in the ante-bellum farmhouse on adjacent property--close enough if you need them, far enough away for you to enjoy privacy!


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Violations of the following restrictions subject renter to forfeiture of entire damage deposit.
1. Vista Country Home is NOT SUITABLE for Weddings, or gatherings for more than 15 persons on the premises at one time: SUCH GATHERINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
2. Up to 2 dogs, but NO OTHER PETS. See conditions in rental agreement.
3. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when leaving area within 100 yards of the house.
4. NO SMOKING inside. Outside smoking OK--PLEASE, NO BUTTS.


About the owner

Bruce B.
Average reply time:
1 hour 41 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





17 reviews

Very Good

“Outstanding Accommodation”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2019

I ended up staying here for 4 months while waiting for my house to be finished. I came from California to retire here. A friend found Vista for me. She said it was a mile long drive to get to the hous… More

“Vista Country Home is perfect!”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2019

We had another wonderful week at Vista! From the sign welcoming us upon arrival, to the house and trails to the location we had a wonderful experience. The house was perfect for our family including m… More

“Amazing Place!”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2018

What a special home! Spent Thanksgiving with family including grandchildren and we had such wonderful time. The house was cozy even though it was cold outside and the grandkids walked/ran the lovely t… More

“A Great Family Time”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2017

We've stayed at Vista Country Home before, and we really like the place. This trip was more of the same. The home was in great shape, and it was perfect for our family's trip to Maryland fo… More

“Fantastic home, fantastic hosts! We loved it and plan to return!”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2017

Chris and Melissa could not have been nicer. The home had everything we needed, right down to a potato peeler! Clean, neat, well-appointed. Everything worked well. Our kids and grandkids loved th… More

“Most relaxing, comfortable and wonderful trip to Maryland EVER!”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2016

We stayed at Vista June 27th-31st. We have family in Emmitsburg (about 15-20 minutes away) and we were here for a family reunion of sorts. Usually we will stay in a hotel (which is no closer to our fa… More

“Beautiful, peaceful, spacious country house about 30 minutes from Gettysburg”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2016

This house is one of three houses on a 100+-acre property about half an hour's drive from the battlefield and town of Gettysburg. The surroundings could not be more beautiful, with corn growing a… More


Reviewed 14 Apr 2016

The property was as advertised. The house was luxurious, the grounds beautiful. the hosts gracious and the trails relaxing. During our stay, the weather reverted to winter, but sitting around the fi… More

“Absolutely wonderful !”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2015

This is a beautiful home with incredible relaxing views. Our hosts were so gracious and helpful and went the extra mile-she even had flowers on the table for us. Their dog, Indiana, also did her par… More

“Just perfect!”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2015

We had a great time. Vista was perfectly located for our jaunts to Gettysburg, Antietam and Fredrick. We're usually a "been there, done that" couple, but we weren't on the road for… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Bruce (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Bruce (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Bruce the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Bruce (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Bruce (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Bruce (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Bruce (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Bruce (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Bruce (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Bruce (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Bruce (the owner) a message.

If Bruce (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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