The perfect place for the "couch potato" or "nature enthusiast".
Enjoy bird watching from your living room or take a walk to the "chicken coop" for some fresh eggs.
You can always take the horses some treats.
You're sure to make new friends!
Make yourself at home with this great property in a country setting.
This 150 year old home with a facelift provides the perfect getaway. All the amenities of home in a serene and quiet country setting.
Great indoor Entertainment area with 56" TV, cable, WiFi. (Jacuzzi and porch adjacent to Entertainment area).
Outdoor Tiki bar, 46" plasma TV, charcoal and gas grills, swim pond with waterfall, patio, deck, outdoor lighting for night time entertainment and horseshoe pit.
Jungle gym children's play area.
Interaction with Guests
ADDITIONAL ITEMS AVAILABLE:
* GOURMET CUSTOM-DESIGNED MEAL PLANS
90 minutes from Chicago.
Wineries, Lake Michigan, and South Bend all within a 20 minute drive.
The perfect place to join up with nature or friends.
It's location provides for as much activity or solitude that you require.
* SHUTTLE SERVICE for 6 (additional fee)
Other Things to Note
Our most commented on experience are the farm animals on the property. Wheezy and Omar the miniature donkeys, the chickens and their daily supply of fresh eggs, the horses, and the friendliest barn cat (Pixie) you'll ever meet.
This is an old farm house on 17 acres in the country. We request that you remove your shoes when entering to provide the cleanest environment possible for your stay.
We also ask that you don't smoke in the house.
Another wonderful stay at Ann and Dave's beautiful farmhouse! This was the second year (of what we hope will be an annual family tradition) of coming to the farm over the holidays. Great for families and friends, the property with all of its wonderful amenities makes you feel immediately at home. From the holiday decorations to the farm animals to the hot tub to the board games to the fresh eggs from the hens, it really is a wonderful retreat. It's starting to feel like a home away from home. Thank you, Ann and Dave! Happy New Year from the whole family!
We rented Ann and David's beautiful home for two nights in December, and can't wait to stay there again. There were half a dozen adults and several kids from our group staying at the house and it was very comfortable. The kids especially loved the horses, chickens and other animals at the home and they spent the better part of the weekend playing outside, which was great (it helped that the weather was very nice for the season, no doubt). Our group took walks through the woods around the property and really appreciated the serene surroundings. The home is well stocked and clean and felt warm and peaceful. We really couldn't have asked for anything else. It also looks like a great place for the summer, since there's a little outdoor bar and pond to swim in. Highly Recommended!
Ann and David were wonderful hosts and the house was perfectly cozy. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving get-away in the country, pleasantly absent of the "city hustle" we're used to. The kids had a wonderful time feeding the horses and hunting for chicken eggs. The snow and cold kept us from seeing the tiki bar or other amenities, but the property was idyllic and beautiful with snow. Definitely a perfect holiday retreat!
Thanks, Ann and Dave!
Thanks for your private feedback and we will check out the mouse problem. It isn't unusual that they somehow find their way in during the first or second snow to get out of the cold, one slight problem living in a 140 year old home.
Also I'm sorry that the mattresses weren't up to expectations. The mattress in the master bedroom has a feather bed on top of a really firm newer mattress but we always have the feather bed on top. The queen bed in the other bedroom is a Select Comfort controlled mattress. Each side of the bed has it's own control to dial in the firmness wanted. Normally I'm at the house when you check in and give you a tour and explain all that as part of the tour but it was in the book of information. Sorry for the problem.
Hope to see you all back next summer when you can enjoy the tiki bar and swim pond.
Ann & Dave
We had a great time at the beautiful retreat! The home was very cozy and comfortable and provided a relaxing break away when we were not at the Notre Dame game. We loved sitting in the family room with friends, plenty of room for everyone to have a seat. Only wish we could have enjoyed the outdoors a little more. Must come back when there's no snow on the ground.
We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful location! Our daughter loved the open spaces, swingset, and farm animals in the nearby fields. The house had plenty of living space and conveniences, including TVs, washer/dryer, and kitchen. The hot tub was the perfect way to beat the winter temperatures. The hosts were helpful at check-in and provided thorough house documentation when they left plus a bonus of a dozen fresh eggs from their chickens!
We definitely recommend and hope to return, especially during summertime!
I rented this house to celebrate my 40th birthday with my friends and it was absolutely perfect. We were there on a October weekend and the property is surrounded by trees that were changing color. The animals on the farm were all so sweet like out of a Disney movie! There were 8 of us and there was plenty of room to relax and congregate. We all fit around the dining room table and because it was a colder rainy weekend we were indoors a bit more than planned but the TV room had so many comfortable couches for us to lounge and watch movies in the evening. Loved it, everyone was happy we all had a comfortable place to sleep and we want to come back! Thank you David and Ann!!
Ann and David were personally there upon our arrival to greet us and walk us through the property. I was thoroughly impressed with their warm hospitality and welcome. The listing was spot-on, we were able to find everything we needed thanks to the detailed book of house items. The surrounding area / neighborhood was serene and peaceful, a wonderful escape from city life.
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