View out of living room window to lovely home with park like setting across the street.Third view of living room and entry way.
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About this listing

The space

Havas Haz is a sweet little mid century house located right next door to its big brother Arts and Crafts neighbor, Hobbit House. Havas Haz or Snowy Cottage in Hungarian was named in deference to the Hungarian-American fireman and his wife who built it in 1950. It is furnished in a clean lean somewhat tongue-in-cheek retro manner with hardwood floors and original local art. The garage has been restored to its original Dutch Lap wooden siding and the yard entirely relandscaped. The operative descriptors are peaceful, light-filled (even in overcast South Bend winters), intelligent and whimsical.

Havas is across the street from a bus stop to downtown and an easy bike ride along the River Walk to Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. It is also in close proximity to the airport and South Shore train/Coach bus line to Chicago.

Owner/host has lived in South Bend for over fifteen years and is full of ideas and suggestions about where to eat, shop and go in the greater area including the lovely shore towns along Lake Michigan some of which are only a half an hour away.

Interaction with guests

I will interact with guest to the degree they do or do not want. I will drive them to locations if they like, advise them on local restaurants and shopping, again if they like, or leave them entirely alone.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

I ask guests to please smoke outside if they smoke although I think this request pretty much comes with Air BnB territory. The same is true for cleanliness and conscientiousness. They make all the difference when it comes to the little house earning its keep and my enjoyment in being a host. I fully expect normal changing of sheets and general tidying up but if a full day or more of cleaning up dishes, food and more is required it cuts severely into my margins which I try hard to keep fair. Thank you so much.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
May 2017
Havas Haz offers old world charm & comfort. Sidney makes you feel at home away from home. Lovely place!!

Barbara User Profile
May 2016
Host is wonderful. Great communication before and during the stay. The home is spacious, clean, well kept and comfortable. We visited during graduation weekend snd the home was the perfect setting to get rest, eat meals, have discussions, read, and sit in the backyard. The location is close to Notre Dame and shops and the central of town. We stayed at the home with four people. There is one full sized bed for two and two single beds in the second bedroom. Nice living room space, kitchen with table and bathroom. Would definitely stay here again. Home is nicely decorated with interesting art and objects.

James User Profile
February 2016
A welcoming host. A beautiful home. Highly recommended.

Joanne User Profile
November 2015
Sidney was great and kept in contact with us leading up to our trip to South Bend. The house was nice and relaxing and made us feel at home. We had arrived after travelling in Argentina so we were able to relax and do some washing clothes etc with help from Sidney. We hired a car (parking outside the house) and the house was easy to find, on a main road, with a supermarket not too far away. Would definitely recommend to family or couples staying in South Bend.

Maggie User Profile
October 2015
Thank you Sidney for a wonderful stay. Rooms were comfortable and we appreciate your quick response to our inquiries. We enjoyed our outings around South Bend and especially the two Irish victories.

Linda User Profile
September 2015
This was my first AirBnB experience and I don't know how it could get any better! Sidney was so welcoming and offered to help us in any way she could during our stay. (Even driving us to the Notre Dame football game if we needed!) The place was spotless and so comfortable. I would recommend Havas Haz to anyone visiting South Bend! Thank you Sidney.

Robb User Profile
September 2015
We had an A+ experience with Sidney. Her home was spotless and accurately described on the website. Dealing with Sidney was EASY and the booking process was smooth sailing. We highly recommend Sidney's home and look forward to returning. Thanks Sidney!

South Bend, Indiana, United StatesJoined in November 2012
Sidney User Profile

Once upon a time my then young son described me as a "consummate citizen" and I happen to like that as the thread that ties it all together. For years I have participated in and cared about neighborhood and community wherever I have lived----Colorado, New England, Indiana. Regarding the picture that's Daria, my last great full time tenant, on the left with me, Sidney, on the right. Daria's husband Frank took the picture last summer just before they took off for a new job at Providence College. To allay my sadness at losing "the best neighbors ever" I decided to try offering my little house on Air B&B for short term rentals. To that end I painted almost the entire interior and furnished the whole house from top to bottom. I think it's been a big success and hope my guests will too. I look forward to meeting new people!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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