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Close to Everything But a World Away

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

The Vermillion Farm is a 60 acre escape from the world. We purchased the property in 2008 and fully renovated the vintage farmhouse. We kept all of the great vintage details, but updated it with all of the luxuries that you'd want. We have a great dining area surrounded by windows looking into the woods and across the valley.

The living area has plenty of space to relax and you can enjoy the vintage console radio. The three bedrooms have great furnishings as well, and you'll love the views from every window. The views are rolling, beautiful and seem to go on forever without another house in sight. The lower level features a great TV area with a large flat screen HDTV. We have also added a second all tile bathroom with top of the line fixtures and glass walls.

Outside, there are groomed grass trails that lead you through the woods and native wildflower prairie. Without a doubt, it's peaceful here. We've seen an abundance of wildlife and have planted a native prairie.

Drive into town in the evening for a dinner in one of the many great restaurants in Valparaiso. On Saturdays you may want to wander up to Chesterton for their outdoor Market.

Come out for a few days or a few weeks. We're sure you'll love it.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Fred

My wife and I are both designers. I am an architect specializing in high-end residential projects and my wife is a fashion designer and singer/songwriter who spent years in New York City before settling into country life. We love to travel and are influenced by beauty both local and global. We loved creating this beautiful place and often stay here ourselves. Our objective was to make the place spare, peaceful, warm and inviting. It's great now, and we are continually adding amenities for future visits. If you like good design and the beauty of the outdoors, we think you'll love our place.

Fred purchased this house in 2008

Why Fred chose Valparaiso

Vermillion Farm is located near our house, and we purchased it to preserve the amazing landscape that is all around.

What makes this house unique

We have outfitted the house with all of the modern luxuries plus a great fun mix of vintage pieces. You'll feel a world away from it all. Hike on 60 acres of trails and native wood and prairie, soak in the tub, or tune in the vintage tube radio and kick back and relax. If you need to get out, we're just a short drive into Downtown Valparaiso with great restaurants, or a quick jaunt up to the dunes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vermillion Farm was a wonderful winter hide-a-way for our family. The

home was very clean and quaint. The bathrooms got an A+ from our

daughters! The windows afforded wonderful views of deer and the

wooded terrain. Just steps out the door and we had several great

sledding hills to ourselves! We loved the kitchen/dining area where

we spent lots of time preparing many delicious meals. Thank you for

opening your home to us and our 3 family dogs who equally enjoyed the

winter time adventure at Vermillion Farm! It was just want we

needed to re-energize ourselves for the start of the New Year!
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Valparaiso in Porter County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two newly remodeled bathrooms. One with a tub/shower, the other with a glass walled shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Other (See Description) - 2 Single Bed , two daybeds in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Master bedroom features a beautiful queen platform bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) The second bedroom has two twin beds., Baby Cribs (1). The third bedroom has a single twin daybed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Close to Everything But a World Away
average rating of 4.866667 based on 46 reviews

100 x's better than a hotel while visiting family

  • 5 of 5

the trails are beautiful! what a great bonus, especially if traveling with your dog. farmhouse was very comfortable and every window has a lovely view.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, hope you can return soon!
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Gaithersburg, MD


  • 5 of 5

The property is just as the pictures show and the description does not do justice to this amazing getaway. We and our dogs stayed here for 5 days while needing to do work around our rental property. It was difficult to leave every morning. Cups of coffee on the front porch. Strolling through the paths. Watching our dogs play in the front yard. BBQ'ing the back yard. Our stay was relaxing and amazing. Thank you for allowing us and our dogs to enjoy your amazing home.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands

Christmas Vacation Dec 27 - Jan 2nd

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Christmas Vacation, and we loved it. The house was comfortable, and the property was beautiful. The pipes were a little noisy but besides that everything else was great. The kitchen was very well stocked with appliances and dishes. There were two bedrooms, but there was a third room that had a bench with a cushion that could be used as a single bed. The living room had two other benches with cushions that could also be used as single beds. There was also a basement with a couch that could be to sleep on if needed. There was also a roll away single bed in the closet by the bathroom. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location. Unique, comfortable house with fabulous grounds.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our family's visit to NW Indiana for Thanksgiving. The house was well-equipped for a small dinner party, and after-dinner games and movies. The beds were super comfortable, and the view from all the bedrooms - and the rest of the house - is spectacular. Fred and Leslie were very responsive, flexible, and helpful.

We will be back!

(PS: there is no cable/satellite TV. Normally that's not an issue for us, but at Thanksgiving, parades and football are a must. We brought a TV and a set of "rabbit ears" and were delighted to find we could not only get the usual/necessary channels, but we also watched several foreign movies on a channel I had never heard of!)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, beautiful grounds

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical setting

  • 4 of 5

What a perfect getaway. The home has everything you might need to enjoy your time indoors and outside on the property! We loved the bikes, the fire pit and grill, playing croquet, and exploring the stunning wildflower meadows. The home is a quick 25 minute drive to IN Dunes State Park, where the dunes, beach and lake are beautiful and fun to explore. It's close proximity to town- a bit over a mile, where you can find shops and eateries. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Hiking Trails, Groomed Cross Country Skiing in the Winter


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Valparaiso, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £98.05 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £235.32
Pet Fee £39.22 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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