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Updated 1890s house. Centrally located. Quiet, even on the busiest of days

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Come for a romantic weekend or get together with family or a group of friends.

The Spy House is rich with history and has been lovingly updated by Its owner. It was built in 1890 in the Federal style and has been adapted for modern living with an open-concept living room and kitchen.

Any cook will feel at home in the well appointed eat-in kitchen. You can enjoy a relaxing meal around the large handmade farm table. You will find a heavy-duty gas stove, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

The master bathroom features a vintage clawfoot tub and the guest bathroom was recently remodeled. Each of the three bedrooms has a comfortable queen-sized bed.

The house is situated on Camp Hill, is less than a ten minute walk to downtown historic Harpers Ferry and the train station. There is no downside to being so close to the action as even on the busiest of days in the Ferry, it remains quiet at the Spy House.

One of the house's former residents was suspected of being a spy for Germany, investigated and arrested by the FBI in 1945, and soon after pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit espionage; hence the name, the Spy House.

Please note that nightly rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest.

To complete your booking you must sign our Rental Agreement (which will be sent to you electronically) and provide a copy of your photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or passport). You will be sent an email containing instructions for checking in the week of your stay.

More Details

Owner
Jay
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Jay

Thanks for taking the time to check out my house. I am a photographer and a home renovation geek. I bought this house which was a diamond in the rough. To make the space consistent with the way people now live, I opened up the first floor to make for a very social and inviting space. I have put countless hours of sweat equity into the house to make it what it is today. Please be respectful as it is more than just a typical rental property.

Jay purchased this house in 2012

Why Jay chose Harpers Ferry

A friend who lives in town introduced me to Harpers Ferry about ten years ago. There are amazing hiking trails, swimming spots, fishing holes, vegetable stands, flea markets, antique shops and civil war sites. This is a wonderful, beautiful and peaceful community.

What makes this house unique

The house is located in the historic part of town know as Camp Hill. It is walking distance to the shops and sites of lower town as well as the train station. even on the busiest of summer days in town it stays quiet up here. you can sit out on the front porch in the swing and read a book, listen to the wind chimes and enjoy a cold drink.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Harpers Ferry

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Hallway Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Laundry/Bath - toilet , Washer and Dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Updated 1890s house. Centrally located. Quiet, even on the busiest of days
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews
5

Comfortable and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was perfect for us and very comfortable! Such a lovely location and the kitchen is outfitted great for cooking.

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay in Charming House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Spyhouse for a long spring break weekend with two small kids. Location is great, walk to lower town either via street or AT, plus many unexpected historic buildings, parks etc within just a couple blocks. No cable but Roku and Chromecast so was able to watch final four. Nice stereo with Bluetooth was unexpected at a rental property. Overall clean and comfortable. Jay was very responsive. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderfully restored home in a great location. The kitchen was fully equipped and a joy to work in. It’s near to all the hiking and historic places. A perfect choice for the Harpers Ferry area.

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great house, with everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house! Perfect location! Perfect owner!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Spy House. The house is well equipped with daily necessities so it was nice to not have to run out to the store. We enjoyed the games. We walked to everything from the house. So much nicer than staying at a hotel!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well-kept, spacious, and in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The spy house is a wonderful place to stay, spacious kitchen for cooking, well stocked, and comfortable space for lounging around.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Harpers Ferry

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$271
From
C$322
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov 9 2018 - Nov 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Eve
Dec 28 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$271
From
C$303
Fri,Sat
C$1,669
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$322.13
Cleaning Fee C$83.75

*Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest.

To complete your booking you must sign our Rental Agreement (which will be sent to you electronically) and provide a copy of your photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or passport). As soon as your materials and payment of the Deposit are received, you will be sent an email containing instructions for checking in.

2-night minimum applies to weekends only.

3-night minimum for all holiday weekends (MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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