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Historic registry farmhouse w/country feel, but close to Notre Dame!

People19
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
People
19
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Granger - The Kownover Farmstead near ND

6 bedroom historic home with all updated modern comforts, in a peaceful setting!

This home has history, space to spread out, modern comforts and the peace of being secluded in a wooded haven, yet restaurants are within walking distance! And, it's all yours! This is NOT a primary or shared residence. Its sole purpose is to provide you with a relaxing getaway without having to worry about host belongings or clutter! A modern kitchen with granite counter tops and amazing appliances greet you upon entry. The large formal dining room will take you back to the 1800's and feels more like a ballroom with its 11' ceilings. The stair landings will make you say "awww!" The parlor and living rooms provide main floor gathering spaces, while the former office provides a main floor bedroom. There is also a full bathroom on the main floor. We are excited to tell you that the sun room has been converted into a spa room, complete with a hot tub and sauna (separate access fee)!! The upper level has 4 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. The lower level has a more rustic feel like a pub, with natural wood beams overhead, and stone walls. The lower level also has another large bedroom as well as a full bathroom. Outside, if you didn't see it when you came in, you will find an amazing patio, complete with gas grill. That cute little cottage beside it has a queen bed, full bathroom, and kitchenette! The rest of the farmstead has a large garage for our maintenance equipment. Check out the old silo beyond the parking area! Don't climb it, but stay tuned because we plan on renovating it into a lookout platform and maybe even unique additional living quarters! In our site photos, you’ll notice there are real hops growing on the side of the silo. The back pasture is more of an orchard with apple, cherry and other fruit trees that grace the property, and we have grape vines there, too.

The property is a great venue for weddings, photo sessions, reunions, and company retreats. Ask us about banquet and party equipment, including a dance floor.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
David Visser
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016

About David Visser

We grew up in southwest lower Michigan and have lived in the South Bend Area since 1990. We thoroughly enjoy this region! Hosting isn't our main work, but we have enjoyed providing hospitality in another home of ours since 2014. Our positive reviews can reassure you of our strong desire to make your stay at Kownover Farmstead an unparalleled experience.

David Visser purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why David Visser chose Indiana

Built in 1877, Kownover Farmstead is on the Indiana Historic Registry. The young Kownover family relocated to this area from Pennsylvania and initially worked the land as farmers. Of Dutch heritage, the Kownover family ancestry has been traced back to one of the earliest settlers of New Amsterdam (New York City) and further back to the Netherlands in the 1500's. The home is one of the most solidly built structures of that day, and much of the credit goes to the family and caretakers over the last 138+ years. Today, the farmstead sits on 3 acres of the original sprawling estate. A separate quaint cottage for two is just across the patio from the main house. Almost like a doll house, it will capture your heart! Peaceful and private, Kownover Farmstead is your quiet getaway spot, or it can serve as your launchpad for other things to see and do in this beautiful part of the country!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Historic registry farmhouse w/country feel, but close to Notre Dame!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect Girls Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home + perfect property + perfect weather + perfect company = Perfect weekend! Your home and property helped our group of friends have a wonderful and much needed time away. The house was more than what we thought it would be with beautifully appointed rooms and plenty of space. We even enjoyed the fall weekend to explore a little around the property! Thanks so much for helping make our little getaway as special as we hoped it would be!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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5

Peaceful & Charming

  • 5 of 5

My large family stayed here this weekend. This absolutely beautiful home met all our expectations and then some. We couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. There were enough beds for 12 adults & 7 children. This clean, well-maintained home was nicely furnished and we especially loved the historic charm and details. The owner, David, was most accommodating and quick to respond when needed. I would definitely recommend this home and look forward to staying there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place for a large gathering

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely perfect for our annual gathering of 4 families (8 adults, 10 kids). We had more than enough beds for everyone and owner provided linens and pretty nice towels. Basement was dim and humid but the owner had two dehumidifiers that kept it reasonably comfortable. AC worked great for the rest of the house. At least three indoor common areas to play games or just chat and a nice patio area outside as well. There's a sauna and jacuzzi available for extra charge which we did not take advantage of this time. The grounds are huge; lots of space for kids to run around. Kitchen has large island AND peninsula for plenty of counter space plus a 6 burner Thermador range with two ovens. We fit all 18 people around the massive and gorgeous woodworked dining room table for meals. The house was clean and has character. Not the most toddler-proofed house as some of the knicks-knacks may need to be moved higher if you have toddlers that get their hands on things easily or just increase supervision a tad. Communication with the owner David was terrific and he was respectful of the privacy of our gathering while being super hospitable. Thanks, David, for the wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very comfortable home close to the city but providing peaceful seclusion.

  • 5 of 5

The home and the grounds provide every comfort and beauty. The picture book showing the history of the home and farm were especially interesting. The many bedrooms and social areas afford a place for everyone to find enjoyment. The outdoor patio and grounds were greatly appreciated for relaxation in nature. Having a piano was a great addition to the stay and the furnishings and home's historic details were a pleasure. The owner was most accommodating as well. Thank you for providing a wonderful home to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying for our corporate meeting. The home works perfect with the large dining room table and chairs to use for daily meetings, also the sleeping arrangements work well with a large group . The kitchen is well equipped so we were able to prepare our own meals during our stay. The addition of the bathroom downstairs was awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Perfect place for big family get together

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this place for your stay

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pat's Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Garver Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
South Bend Regional Transportation Center
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beef O'Brady's
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski Area
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Lake Michigan -- New Buffalo

Notre Dame is the biggest attraction of our community, with a beautiful campus and ivy-league architecture, top-tier sporting events and world class concerts. This college town is also home to Bethel College, St. Mary's College, Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) and Ivy Tech. But, don't discount the fun of Amish Acres' shows and the flea markets of Shipshewana, South Bend Chocolate Factory, and our own South Bend Cubs minor league baseball team! About 45 minutes away is New Buffalo, MI, where you can enjoy the entertainment at "Four Winds Casino Resort" and cap off the day with a beautiful sunset in Lake Michigan. Wine country of southwest lower Michigan, and Fernwood Botanical Gardens (Niles) are just a short drive away! Canoe the St. Joseph River or kayak South Bend's East Race. The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend attracts major concerts and off-Broadway shows, and is home to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Elkhart is the recreation vehicle capital of the world and is home to the RV/Motor Home Hall of Fame and Conference Center, as well as Wellfield Botanical Gardens. One of the best regional zoos in the country has its home in South Bend's Potawatomi Park Zoo. Did you know that the Studebaker automobile was built right here in South Bend? Visit the Studebaker Museum, and dine at Tippecanoe Place, the former Studebaker mansion! You won't be disappointed. If outlet mall shopping is your thing, visit Michigan City for the "Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets" mall. South Bend is also home to the festive River Lights, an interactive light sculpture across the bridge on St. Joseph River, is the newest addition to the list of things to do and see. They were introduced in honor of SB's 150th birthday in 2015.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Granger, Southwest Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
ND Commencement
19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,781
for 2 nights
From
£867
 
 
ND vs. Temple
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,623
 
 
ND vs Miami (OH)
29 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,623
 
 
ND vs. USC
20 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,096
 
 
ND vs. NC State
27 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,781
 
 
ND vs. Wake Forest
3 Nov 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,781
 
 
ND vs. Navy
17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,781
 
 
ND Commencement
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,938
for 2 nights
From
£946
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£598
for 2 nights
From
£276
From
£355
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Granger, USA

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4382 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upper main bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Main floor bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom Lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Just added in 2016!
    Master bath - Toilet
    Cottage bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cottage is an optional add-on
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Southwest bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Northview room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin over full bunk
    East bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin over full bunk
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pullout is a Queen!
    Office - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Lower bedroom - 3 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Attached 1/2 bath
    Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , Cottage is an optional add-on
  • We have completed the remodel of the cottage on the Kownover property and are very proud of the fine work!! This is an original building on the farmstead formerly used as a "Summer Kitchen", but was empty except for some storage. It has a queen bed, full bath and kitchenette in a quaint, semi-rustic setting just across the patio from the main house. A perfect honeymoon suite, extra sleeping space for larger groups, or a place for private lodging "away from the rest of the party". The cottage is not included in the basic home rental, and there is a separate access fee for its use. Mention your interest in the inquiry and we will adjust your quote accordingly.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Our spa room has a 6-person, 300 gallon hot tub with 51 jets. The spa is also equipped with a 2-3 person dry sauna, all in a cozy garden room setting. The spa room is not included in the basic home rental, and there is a separate access fee for its use. Mention your interest in the inquiry and we will adjust your quote accordingly.

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