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Charming Civil War Era Farmhouse

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse

Overview

About the property

Charming Civil War Era Farmhouse

If you like antiques and vintage, this is the real thing. A charming getaway with absolute serenity yet access to activities, including the beach.

Squeaky clean.

Used as the location for two feature films.

Full kitchen.

Cozy, homey, peaceful.

85 minutes from the Loop.

Lots of wildlife.

Built during the Civil War and added to several times since, the house has been in our family since 1939. Lots of happiness here, and the echoes of it remain.

Caretaker is nearby if you need him.

Your smart phones will work.

No smoking in house, no cats (allergic).

New central air conditioning, new furnace.

Big working TV & huge library of DVDs.

One bathroom downstairs, two bedrooms upstairs, another bedroom downstairs.

Two full size beds, three singles. Plus a big comfortable couch and a window-seat, so it actually sleeps 8 or 9 if you need it to.

Easy to get to Notre Dame.

Fish the local steel-head streams or the lake. Pick your own fruits and vegetables nearby. Horseback riding, 2 miles; 2.5 miles to Heston Steam Museum.

In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. In the summer, charming walks among old apple trees, perhaps in bloom, with morel mushrooms under them if you can find them.

Help yourself anytime from the vegetable and herb garden.

Washer and dryer.

Horseshoes!

Wineries, good restaurants, outlet shopping, and the area is estate auction heaven.

You will be greeted on arrival by caretaker, and then enjoy complete privacy, unless you need him.

Check-is generally at 3PM and check-out at noon. Call if you'd like to make other arrangements.

Eight and a half miles from New Buffalo beach. Twelve miles to LaPorte, twelve to Three Oaks.

More Details

Owner
John Hancock
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About John Hancock

John and Dorothy are along in years but still active in the film industry, she as an actress and screenwriter, he as a director.

John Hancock purchased this farmhouse in 1939

Why John Hancock chose Indiana

Family farm, where John grew up.

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Midway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Heston Supper Club
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Beachwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
29 Miles
South Shore in Michigan City
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Heston Supper Club
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
New Buffalo
Car: necessary

Snowmobiling, bonfire pit, horseshoes, badminton, nature walks, bean bag toss.

Amenities

La Porte Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
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Too rustic

  • 2 of 5

Outside of the house is beautiful and picturesque, but the interior is a bit rustic and had mice. I'm sure some people might not mind this but we have young children and it was a poor fit for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and charming farmhouse. Had a great weekend away. Perfect location...close to blueberry farms and New Buffalo! Thank you for the wonderful stay. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Interesting place! Very nice people! Not too far from the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This was a nice quiet old farm house. Close to the local attractions and the lake, but far enough away from all the noise to really relax at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and Memorable

  • 5 of 5

We juat got married on this locely property. We couldn't have been more happy with how everything went. The pwople here are awesome. It was a great experience. The view of everything was​ just georgous. We loved it

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like old houses but the floor is way to rippling to pay that amount of money.

  • 2 of 5

Some things need to be replaced:grill is unusable,couch & chair are old and uncomfortable,oven door doesn't close properly & only has one wire shelf,the floors condition needs to be disclosed BEFORE renting..... property was nice.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Sorry you feel that way. Thank God no one seems to agree with you.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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