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Shea Johnson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Riverfront Home-Close to Notre Dame, Wineries, Beaches, More!

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Enjoy a tranquil escape in an open and airy ranch overlooking the St. Joseph River. Enjoy the in-ground pool (summer), trips to Lake Michigan beaches, wine tastings and festivals, antiquing, and unique boutique shopping of nearby Harbor Country beach towns. Fall and winter months, enjoy the indoor fireplace and beautiful view of the river with the vibrant colors of fall or the peaceful blankets of snow! Whether you're getting together for a Notre Dame football weekend, family trip, or a girls getaway, this is the place for you!

Keywords: South Bend, Michiana, cottage, girls getaway, wineries, Four Winds Casino, Apple Orchards, Redbud MX

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shea Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 35 traveler reviews

Riverfront Home-Close to Notre Dame, Wineries, Beaches, More!
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay! It was perfect! Love we can get to fun local spots within 30 minutes (zoo, silver beach, wineries, fernwood, museums) and then relax in the pool. Our kids have the best time and it's the perfect getaway for our whole family.

Look forward to next year already!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, clean and that pool!

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us - 60+ to 18 mo. Shea provided videos, leggos, and some pool toys for the little ones. Kitchen had everything we needed and when we had a small glitch (internet) Shea had it fixed within the hour. We spent lots of time in the pool (3' to 10') and ended a couple of days with hot dogs and smores over the in the fireplace. Thank you for making this house available, we had a great vacation.


  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with great scenery and ambiance

  • 5 of 5

After missing the first night due to a car accident on the way we thought our trip was ruined. But, this home made up for it on the other two days. The location is great-far away from things but no too far, and it feels like you have a lot of privacy in the back yard. The pool was beautiful and we were very impressed with the extras-lots of kitchen items, extra towels, pool toys, the fireplace in the back, extra seating, blankets, and even tons of board games.

The home was very clean. I usually bring my own sheets but here I didn't even use them because it was so clean. The owner was very nice and got back to us quickly when we had questions. We hope to go back later this summer.

The house sits above the river. It's kind of hard to see because of the trees. But, you still get that feeling and it was beautiful. The home has a lot of room for eating and hanging out. It would be nice to take a larger group. And, the windows in the home are big and allow a lot of light to come in. We took our dog and he had plenty of room in the fenced in area to play. He gave it all four paws up!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Our only regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We're repeat customers

  • 5 of 5

We visit Buchanan on a monthly basis and are terribly disappointed when we cannot stay at Riverfront Home. I have written before so won't repeat myself but I have come to truly appreciate how uncluttered the home is. I can actually use the closets and dressers for my own clothing. I also don't have to worry about a house full of homey knickknacks that are just waiting to be knocked over at the slightest movement and broken. The house isn't stark - rather it is just right for vacation visitors. (and there are ample other closets stocked with toys for the kids) We have now entered our spring stay and I absolutely love sitting outside and enjoying the warm air. Love the poolside furniture!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay - Great Pric

  • 4 of 5

We stayed as part of the hockey team and it was perfect for the number of kids and adults we had coming in and out. Well stock with game and things for the kids and tons of storage. Little musty, but it is a on river frontage so it comes with the territory. Had a great time and looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Experience more than a dozen wineries located along Lake Michigan Wine Shore. Four Winds Casino, 30 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Buchanan House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 12 2016 - Jan 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

$100 pet fee is non-refundable, per pet, signed pet addendum required if bringing a pet. Please advise if bringing a pet(s).
Check in 4pm
Check out 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Buchanan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) pack-n-play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) located in second living area, bathroom off of this room, doors close for privacy, Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full with twin trundle
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Community Boat Dock less than 1/4 mile from house

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