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THE FARMHOUSE STAY, LLC is the perfect place to call home near IN & MI border!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Step back in time...

“The Farmhouse” is a 1900’s home with an old- fashioned front porch and swing. Pull in take a deep breath—and enjoy the charm of this beautiful farmhouse—Your Country Home away from home! Whether you need overnight accommodations, a weekend stay or an extended stay, we can provide you with the accommodations that will make you feel at “Home” away from home.

Need a place for family and friends to gather for a holiday feast or get-together? Coming to see the Irish play at Notre Dame? Visiting local tourists attractions in Buchanan, Niles, New Buffalo, Michigan? The Farmhouse de is located in South Bend Indiana just a half a mile from the state line of Michigan it is the perfect place to call home while you're checking out all of the wonderful local attractions! We are close to many of the wineries in st.joe Michigan very close to the Four Winns Casino and the Beautiful Michigan beaches. Downtown Niles Michigan is a great place for antiquing as is Buchanan Michigan both have quaint shops and are a fun-filled afternoon. Another local attraction that is a lot of fun for families is Fernwood Botanical Garden we also have the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend along with other fun attractions in the area it's a great place to make your home base. When you're all done having fun in the local area you can relax on your own deck while you overlook the horses in your backyard!

“The Farmhouse” may be just the answer!

The Farmhouse is the perfect place to relax or be active... and a great place to call home when visiting the area to cheer on the Fighting Irish! We are located right next door to the Carriage House Fine Dining restaurant on a beautiful country acreage.

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Wendy wolfe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Wendy wolfe

Running the Farmhouse has been a very rewarding venture over the last 7 years and the house has a charming character all it's own. The 6 acres of trails and trees along with an old burr oak tree in the backyard, the circle of pink and blue hydrangas along with the other sun-loving sunflowers reaching to the sky provide a tranquil setting of our hobby farm at the Farmhouse! And the horses grazing in the pasture beyond the view of the backyard makes you feel like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of 'real' life! The Farmhouse is a way for me to enjoy my love of gardening, animals, and just being outdoors. In addition to running the Farmhouse I work full-time at the University of Notre Dame.

Wendy wolfe purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Wendy wolfe chose South Bend

I love the Farmhouse and it's historical heritage. I think all things old should be treated with love and respect and cherished. I love the Farmhouse and all that it represents of America and our heritage from days of old.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The atmosphere at the Farmhouse is refreshing and tranquil. It's charm and allure inside is just as wonderful outside on the deck looking out past the Big 100 plus old Burr Oak Tree and the fields that follow. Inside the house is decorated with antiques and country items from old. It's a great place for families or couples and provides a roomy yet cozy environment for reunions, romantic get-aways or just about any reason! It's not every day that one gets to stay in a well-maintained Farmhouse! I highly recommend it... who knows you may even enjoy the fresh sheets that we hang on the line for our guests when weather permits and perhaps you'll enjoy using the clothesline yourself... The horses, cats and pet lamb... just add to the fun and it's a great chance for kids to learn about farm animals in a fun and safe environment! I'm taken by the amazing things kids say and I truly think a stay at the Farmhouse is something you and your kids will remember for a lifetime...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Felt so very much at home and the Christmas decorations made the house so very beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful stay--we enjoyed it tremendously. We will be back!
Dec 2009
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South Bend Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 baby crib , Brand new Baby's Room!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
Private and relaxing view from the large back deck of the pastures, horses and cornfields. And let's don't forget the beautiful shade and breeze that you'll get from our 200 plus year old Burr Oak Tree!


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THE FARMHOUSE STAY, LLC is the perfect place to call home near IN & MI border!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 77 reviews

Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The Farmhouse is homey and comfortable. It is a great launching pad for all the activities in surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to see you back!
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse. It is located in the perfect spot, close to everything we needed but when you arrived back home it was serene and quiet. Plenty of room in the house for all of us with a very cozy feeling. The hosts were incredibly helpful and informative about the area. Wonderful people! We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kindness and I hope I can host you again in the future :)
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Perfect Christmas!!!

  • 5 of 5

My children came in from Seattle and Atlanta with their dogs, so I rented The Farmhouse for them and me to stay together. It was a perfect Christmas. We had very late nights playing games and laughing, wonderful breakfasts in the Farmhouse kitchen. Wendy decorated the house just beautifully for Christmas, with a tree and everything. We had a wonderful Christmas morning with everyone together. It was just what I hoped for. Thank you Wendy!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Macomb, IL

The Farmhouse was a good deal for the money.

  • 2 of 5

Our stay was fine. There was adequate space. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner with our college student. FYI: no garbage disposal, very limited cable tv access for football. But, we had fun playing games as a family.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry we were not 5 stars for you as we strive to be a special kind of old fashioned stay for our guests. We provide WiFi and basic cable since most guests come for events and TV seems to be a non issue for the high cost to us in being very affordable for families. Thank you for your business and I am glad you enjoyed your family time.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Hanna City, IL

Fun at The Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The stay at The Farmhouse was better than expected. It was beautifully decorated and cozy. The pictures don't do it justice. We loved seeing the horses and barn cats. It was close to all we wanted to see. We were sorry that we didn't get to meet Wendy.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen, TX

Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful farmhouse very clean and cozy! The owner was very accommodating from booking reservation to making sure all our needs were met for duration of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Notre Dame STADIUM
Potawatomi Zoo
University of Notre Dame
University Park Mall
State Theater
Strikes and Spares Entertainment Center
Parisi's Ristorante Italiano
Chicory Cafe
O'Rourke's Public House
Bob's 19th Hole
"Awesome place. Close to the Farmhouse. Guests love this locally owned restaurant/pub."
Weko Beach Park
"A nice country drive away... be at the beach in 30 minutes!"
Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
"Another awesome tucked away place in Niles! Very close to the Farmhouse!"
Pickers Paradise Antiques
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Michiana Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bob's 19th Hole
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Elbel or Blackthorn
Nearest Train
10 Miles
South Shore
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 31 and exit to tollroad 80/90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bob's 19th Hole
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Weko Beach, Bridgeman, MI; Silver Beach, St. Joe
Car: necessary

We are just a short 25-30 minute drive on beautiful backroads with vege stands and all kinds of country fun to get to New Buffulo and Lake Michigan! About 40 minutes drive from St. Joe/Benton Harbor. We are in Indiana but just across the Michigan State line so we are a great spot for Michigan visitors too!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 13.0%

First payment (deposit) is non refundable. Standard rates do not apply any home football game weekends for Notre Dame. Cancellation deposits can be applied to another overnight stay during a NON-ND event weekend only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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