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Kris & Laura

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Historic Home Near Lake Michigan, Dunes and Notre Dame!

1 Review
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

La Porte House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-22)

On the Historic Register, this 1910 Greek Revival Georgian Colonial beauty sits atop a hill with close proximity to Pine Lake. Perfect for family reunions, gathering of friends, Business or Church Retreat, The Mansion is over 6000 square feet, 3 stories with 7 Bedrooms - sleeps 22. Beautiful Dining Room and Living Room with open concept has a beautiful fieldstone fireplace for gathering. 4 whirlpool/fireplace suites and 3 guestrooms with private bath with shower, this home offers the elegance of the era with the comforts of home. 2 balconies, large living/dining area for gathering, 1/2 bath in common room area, Cable, Full Kitchen, all bedding included, 2 washers and 2 dryers, a/c, parking, TV/VCR or DVD and phone in all bedrooms. The Guest House is also available with 5 more whirlpool/fireplace suites to accommodate an additional 10 people. Please ask for rates to accommodate additional guests. The home can be rented with housekeeping staff and food service or as a vacation home. Pricing is based upon rental as a vacation home, no staffing. Located in LaPorte, just 10 minutes from Michigan City and New Buffalo, 1 1/4 hours from Chicago, 35 minutes from Notre Dame and 10 minutes to the Dunes and Lake Michigan.

Activities GALORE!!! Beaches, Swimming, Outlet Shopping, Antiquing, 2 Casinos, 4 Public Golf Courses, Wine Tasting, 2 Breweries, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, County Parks, Museums or just relaxing on one of the beautiful balconies.

Built by WA Jones who was an avid hunter and fisherman with friends Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. Decorated by Mexican President Comacho for his efforts in getting the railway built between Mexico and the US, WA also traveled around the world 5 times and amassed a weapons collection which is the 2nd largest in the world and the most valuable collection now housed in the LaPorte County Historical Museum. A 'must see' when visiting!

Please call or email us for availability. We sometimes are not able to keep the VRBO calendar current because of the continual changes in reservations. It is always best to contact us directly. Thanks so much!

Keywords: lake, Lake Michigan, Notre Dame, dunes, antique, beach, family home, family, reunion, large groups, retreat,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kris & Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kris & Laura

Born and raised in LaPorte, we felt a strong desire to 'share' all the beauty and natural amenities that LaPorte county has to offer. Having traveled abroad and experienced so many different types of communities, it is true that 'There's No Place Like Home'. We want everyone to experience the joy and beauty that LaPorte County has to offer

Kris & Laura purchased this house in 1995

Why Kris & Laura chose Indiana

The property is owned by 3 couples and is operated as a bed and breakfast/vacation home. Purchased in 1995, we lovingly renovated the home to restore it to its' original grandeur. Having a love of renovating and decorating, the home offered the challenge of restoration defining the period while incorporating the comforts of home. The comments often heard is 'Such a fine mix of old and new!'

What makes this house unique

Morning coffee on the 2nd floor porch, wine and conversation in front of the fireplace, quiet alone time in your own whirlpool/fireplace suite...whether it be time with family, with friends, or for a Retreat, Arbor Hill Inn is the perfect place to relax unwind and share a little laughter.

Reviews

1 traveler review

Historic Home Near Lake Michigan, Dunes and Notre Dame!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Mobile, Alabama
5

Awesome reunion place to get everyone together.

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful place was where our family members from Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida and our new family in Indiana got together. My son's wedding was in LaPorte where my new daughter-in-law lives. We had no idea there was a place for us all to be until my other daughter-in-law in Georgia found Arbor Hill Inn and called me. We could have never had such an adventure if we had to rent hotel rooms. The great decorations and places to just be together were incredible. We had enough room to have dinner there after the rehearsal and the local friends that came were so happy to come in and see the Inn from the inside. We each loved our bedrooms. They have such charm and are each so different. The sitting rooms were great for those of us that just wanted to talk and for our guys to escape to watch the end of the Alabama-Florida football game. Plenty of bathrooms and the kitchen was just the right size for the cooking we did for the rehearsal dinner. There are fabulous photo op places on the grounds and I know I will be seeing family photos in Christmas cards with the Inn in the background. We had wonderful help from Kris and Laura. Check it out for a great family adventure.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all the kind words! We have always been so lucky to have wonderful guests and we absolutely love it when our home is shared and enjoyed with family and friends.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Third Base
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Legacy Hills (1/4 mile) and Briar Leaf (3 miles)
Nearest Train
7 Miles
South Shore Commuter Train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 94 and Interstate 80/90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple - see website at www.arborhillinn.com
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Enjoy the fabulous beaches of Lake Michigan. Visit the campus of Notre Dame. Enjoy the 'Singing Sands' of the Dunes National Lakeshore. Do a day trip to Chicago - we have a commuter train 8 minutes away that takes you to downtown Chicago or the museums. Also be sure to visit the LaPorte County Historical Museum which houses the 2nd largest weapons collection that was originally from this house! Considered a AAA gem site (must see when in the area), the museum is great fun for all ages.

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Rates & Availability

La Porte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
imtermediate2
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
holiday1
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $300
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Amenities

La Porte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , jetted tub , Double Whirlpool
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • All bedrooms have private baths for the privacy of our guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Corner fireplace, single whirlpool en-suite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fireplace, en suite bath with Double whirlpool, wet bar area
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Private bath with shower
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , private bath with shower
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Private bath with shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , fireplace and en suite bath with single whirlpool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , See through fireplace, single whirlpool tub in en suite bath
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4). Fireplaces are off from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Perfect for family reunions, gathering of friends, Business or Church Retreat, The Mansion is over 6000 square feet, 3 stories with 7 Bedrooms - sleeps 22. Beautiful Dining Room and Living Room with open concept has a beautiful field stone fireplace for gathering. 4 whirlpool/fireplace bedroom suites and 3 guestrooms with private bath with shower. This home offers the elegance of the era with the comforts of home. 2 balconies, large living/dining area for gathering, 1/2 bath in common room area, Cable, Full Kitchen, all bedding included, 2 washers and 2 dryers, a/c, parking, TV and DVD and phone in all bedrooms. There is no elevator. The Guest House is also available with 5 more whirlpool/fireplace suites to accommodate an additional 10 people.

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