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Modern Country Retreat!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2-story Home, 2 Bedrooms + Studio, 2 Baths, (4 people maximum)

This modern 'Farmhouse' is located within a 170-acre custom designed community called Tryon Farm filled with rolling pasture, meadows, woods and ponds. One hour from Chicago and miles from Lake Michigan beaches, harbors, and the Dunes National Lakeshore. You'll have access to 10K of trails to explore, bike, run or fish! Reconnect with nature or head out to enjoy the beach, wineries, and great restaurants all which are minutes away!

Home has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and design and travel websites for it's beautiful design and unique setting.

Downstairs is a fully appointed kitchen, living area w/fireplace, guest room, bathroom and laundry room. Upstairs you'll feel like you are in a tree house with a studio/library that fully opens up to a screened in porch, then an outdoor deck. The studio has a daybed and is adjacent to the master bedroom and a large spa bathroom. Bathroom is a walk around with multiple water outlets. Sorry, but the rainforest shower head doesn't work!

Hope to see you soon!

More Details

Owner
Laurel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

About Laurel

Tryon Farm is an extension of me and it's peaceful surroundings let me unwind and relax like I've never done before. I always say my house has a soul. I love hiking the dunes, hanging out at the beach, walking the trails at the farm, working my little garden, biking on my old cruiser, visiting the winery on the corner, relaxing on the patio, walking the labrynth... Just to name a few!

Laurel purchased this house in 2008

Why Laurel chose Michigan City

Harbor County is an ideal location for vacationing due it's quaint towns, beaches and country roads. Tryon Farm offers everything I would want within a community. These 2 things combined, plus the proximity to Chicago, made this an ideal spot for me!

What makes this house unique

I've heard over and over that my home is modern, yet liveable. Any coolness the house has is overcome by warmth from another element. It has a whimsical fun element to it. It's full of interesting art yet every window is a frame to the outdoors, creating even more interesting pieces of art.

Amenities

Tryon Farm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-around spa shower with 5 jets
  • 2 full baths. Downstairs bath has a tub, upstairs is a walk-around shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Trundle daybed - 2 twins
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twins (2). Upon request, the house can sleep 6 comfortably!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Property is nestled in the woods adjacent to a small meadow.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
5

Scenic modern luxury

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous retreat at Tryon Farm. It is clearly a lovely reflection of its owner, Laurel's, kind soul. We were welcome to make ourselves at home and enjoy; the house is full of everything you might need — and just beautifully done! Laurel was attentive and helpful in providing us with suggestions/recommendations during our stay. We visited the nearby beaches to watch the sunset, survived the 3 dune challenge, took the train to Chicago for a day, hiked the farm grounds, spent quiet nights cooking dinner in the well-equipped kitchen to music, and played many friendly games of (learning) chess. Thank you, Laurel, for sharing your home with us! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review! I love hosting and guests like you make it worthwhile. Hope to see you back at the farm!
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5

Awesome experience nestled in the forest!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! My Mom and I loved being in this beautifully designed and decorated home. Artwork was half the fun! I appreciated the thoughtful design and simplicity in everything. We loved spending the evening listening to old records, sipping wine and talking through the night! It is truly a home that calls you to reconnect...whether it's with family, friends or yourself. Highly recommend this lovely sanctuary.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming home in the woods

  • 4 of 5

I fell in love with Tryon Farms and this little house in the woods. It had everything we needed for our weekend getaway. Great place to go and unplug for awhile.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Modern Country Retreat was all we expected and more. Laurel is very helpful with any info that we needed or questions we had. A quiet and peaceful setting close to the beach and restaurants. Beds are comfy and all amenities were provided. Definitely recommend....perfect for 2 couples. Thanks Laurel for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Escape from the crowds to a tree house in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the combination of a wooded site with the clean, modern lines of Laurel's home and easy access from Chicago's O'hare airport. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for quiet & relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

The house is a comfy place and an amazing piece of art. The location was perfectly situated into the woods, peacefully isolated from city noise. Very close to the beach & Lake Michigan with some of the greatest sunsets! We truly adored this place & would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting, you were great guests!
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Midway
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shady Creek Winery
Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore Line, Carroll Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizza
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Duneland Beach, Sheridan Beach, Long Beach
Car: recommended

Tryon Farm is situated on a 170-acre former historic dairy farm. It's just behind Rt. 12 and about 1.5 miles from the beach. You can simply retreat or travel a small distance to be in the middle of harbor country! Shady Creek Winery is a few steps away as are great restaurants, bars and tourist destinations. Check out my guide on VRBO and I also have a full guide available at the house. I also love giving recommendations!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 4.15%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.