The Black Pearl, an 1892 Victorian is located in Lancaster's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Our neighbor is quiet and in walking distance of great restaurants, music venues, galleries, shops, Fulton Theater, Central Market, Convention Center, F&M College. Close to Amish tourism sites.
Check in time is 2:00pm-5:00pm, later check in times until 11:00 pm are available if requested before booking.
Victorian home located in great neighborhood. 2nd floor guest room with double (full) bed, private hall bath, private screened in porch. Use of living room and dining room as well as front porch included. Please note that the bathroom is not attached to the guest room: it is down a short hallway past the library. It is private in the sense that only the 2nd floor guests will be using that bathroom - it is not shared with the host or other guests. There is a latch on the bathroom door and a deadbolt on the bedroom door.
Bedroom and hall private bath, private second floor screened in porch for second floor guests only (you may take your breakfast up to the porch if you prefer), living room outside of quiet hours, dining room until 11:00 am, front porch.
Общение с гостями
We are happy to chat with our guests and to provide dining and entertainment recommendations. Guests may help themselves to brochures about nearby attractions. Brochures are located in the living room. You will receive a key to your room and to the front door at check in. You will then be free to come and go on your own schedule.
Другие важные подробности
We are LGBTQ friendly and welcome guests of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Racists, white supremacists and misogynists are not welcome.
Our dog Woody is very friendly and is confined to his crate when we are not home.
Special note: there is a gate on the front porch (for Woody), the latch is a slide bolt on the inside at the top and the gate swings in. Our neighbors have the same gate so don't use it as the identifier for our house. Our red porch drapes are our most distinctive feature for easy identification. The house number is on the pillar on the right of the front steps.
Guest room is on second floor as is private hall bath for second floor guests only. Second floor screened in porch for 2nd floor guest use only.
There are 9 steps to front door and 18 steps to 2nd floor. This is an older city home so the stairwell is on 31" wide. If you are traveling with a large case you are welcome to leave it in the living room.
Front of second floor and all of third floor are closed to second floor guests.
Parking is on street and it is free. Please park tight to the next vehicle in line so as to maximize available parking for others. Thank you!
Please be sure to carefully read (and follow) the house rules and share them with your traveling companion. We love to chat with our guests and prefer not to have to have a conversation about broken house rules. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
If you are traveling with a second person, please let us know what that person's first name is. Thank you!
We have a second room we rent - see Black Pearl II listing for more details. It is a bright and cheery room on the third floor with a queen size bed, desk and more square feet. It may be more comfortable for some couples and is best for those traveling with a child. It also has an en suite bathroom that was installed in 2016.
Our new front door bell system has video.
No smoking on the premises; this includes the inside of the house and the outside of the house. We suggest smokers take a walk around the neighborhood when they need a break.
Quiet hours from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. You may come in and out during quiet hours.
No access to third floor or front of second floor.
No one except registered guests allowed in the house. Please keep in mind that this is our home and we live here. We love sharing it with our registered guests but we are not in a position to host people beyond that.
Kitchen use restricted: No cooking, please ask host for permission to use fridge and microwave. Please do not avail yourself of anything that has not been offered.
Living room open to guests except during quiet hours. Please do not invite Woody onto the sofa with you no matter how soulfully he looks at you.
Breakfast details will be given at check in. Everything we provide for breakfast will be set out on the buffet including plates, glasses, utensils except the milk for coffee and the juice.
Parking is free on street with no designated spaces. Please closely pull up to or back up to the next vehicle in the row so as to allow for more spaces to be available. Thank you for being considerate of the neighbors.
Supplemental heat/AC unit in your room should be turned off when you are not in the room and when you check out.
We can occasionally accommodate early arrivals or late check outs if arrangements are made ahead of time. The fee for a late check out or an early arrival is $25.00
We greatly appreciate you reviewing and sharing these house rules with your traveling companion if you have one.
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Variety is the spice of life and we love meeting new people. We purchased our 1892 Victorian, The Black Pearl, in 2011 and have spent quite a lot of time remodeling her. We enjoy good food, good conversation, live music, PBS, reading, traveling and sports. As your hosts we will greet you with a warm welcome upon your arrival and gracious hospitality during your stay. We love our city and are anxious to share it and our home with travelers. We have a friendly beagle/bassett named Woody and a cat named Maxine.