Lovely, clean, non-pet, non-smoking home; 4 bedrooms total; this listing for bedroom 1 Shared common entrance. Comfortable screened porch. See other listings for 3 more bedrooms
We have four separate listings with airbnb, one for each of our bedrooms. This could be a great place for as many as eight people; four would be on the main floor; four on the lower level; all could use the lower level family room for hanging out.
TV, ping pong, foosball, Garver Lake 1 mile away, Notre Dame and other colleges within 20-25 minutes.
Interaction with Guests
We always enjoy visiting with guests but how much we do that is totally up to you. We don't invade your space. We will be in the home while you are here but we will just go on with our normal routines.
It's a quiet middle-class neighborhood in a small town in Michigan but just barely....only two miles south of us is Indiana.
We are 30 minutes from South Bend Airport and only 15 minutes off the Indiana toll road using the Elkhart or Mishawaka exits.
Other Things to Note
We would welcome family and friends who might be visiting students at Notre Dame, Bethel, St. Mary's or other schools in the area.
no pets; no smoking
This was my first airbnb experience and it was tremendous. The house more than matched the online description. It is a beautiful home and the accommodations are outstanding. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the living area that we had access to was spacious and fun. The linens, the towels, everything was first rate. The hosts were wonderful and their communication throughout the process made every step of the way easy. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and walked through everything we needed to know. In addition, thanks to their outstanding organization and preparation everything was written down if we needed any follow up reference. I highly recommend this location and thank my hosts for such a nice stay.
Our family loved the house and our host, David, was very welcoming and gracious. We rented both rooms in the newly renovated downstairs level and it was just perfect for our group of four. I even schooled my kids with a game of Foosball in the basement :-)
This is our #1 choice for staying in the South Bend area and we hope to be back again next year!
we had a wonderful experience staying here. We would absolutely stay here again and plan to next year
We had a wonderful time at Dave and Susie. The two rooms we stayed in for a week were super clean and roomy. They also came with a bathroom equipped with a shower and bath, as well as a common area that had a small fridge and breakfast stuff (coffee maker, toaster etc.). We arrived late at night and the hosts had thoughtfully bought cereals, milk, yogurt etc. for us for the morning, as well as coffee. We were routinely treated to wonderful home baked muffins and cakes. Susie and Dave also made available a very large room that included sofas, a big-screen TV, a table-tennis table, table-soccer, books etc. The whole area had individually controlled air-conditioning and/or heating. The area is quiet and peaceful at night and an short 20 - 30 min drive (depending on traffic) to the Notre Dame campus area.
Dave and Susie are warm interesting people and we regret not having more time to interact with them since we were moving in our daughter into her freshman college dorm. They even made available their cell phones for our personal use (we do not live in the USA).
Overall, a wonderful home and a warm genuine welcome.
This was our second stay so we already knew how nice it is and what to expect. My husband and I always feel comfortable and pampered when staying with David and Susie. This visit we spent some time walking through the neighborhood which is lovely. We also explored some new restaurants in the area and enjoyed them too. We hope to stay here on our next trip to Michigan.
I had the honor of being the first offical airbnb guest of David and Susie's home. In fact, this was my first experience staying at an airbnb listing. The home is lovely and David and Susie were a joy to get to know. I stayed in one of the rooms in the lower level. It had all the comforts of home AND they went above and beyond with thoughtful touches. A mini fridge stocked with water and soda, a coffee maker, some little things to eat (the homemade blueberry muffins were very good!), a big-screen tv, full bathroom...I could go on and on. This would be a great home for families, too. Lots of room and everything is so new and clean. Anytime we head to South Bend, we will definitely stay with David and Susie again. Thank you for making my stay so comfortable and welcoming. You both are a blessing, indeed.
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David and Susie have been married since 1981 and have the shared love of having people in our home. David grew up on a farm in Maine and Susie grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After college we met and married in North Carolina later moving back to the Midwest. We raised two daughters and a son who now live in Orlando, Los Angeles and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Our daughters are married and have blessed us with four grand babies. Our son is a free lance photographer. We love to read, play games, watch movies and travel. One of our favorite places to visit is the coast of Maine.