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Rebekah Nelson

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Beautiful 1800's Barn & River Rock Studio ($250-$1000 per night)

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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La Porte, ($250-$1000 per night dependent on number of guests)

Beautiful 1800's Barn & River Rock Studio (La Porte)

**$250-$1000 per night dependent on number of guests**

** $250 (6 people), $1000 (16 people) per night **

This beautifully renovated barn is situated on landscaped gardens overlooking gardens, forest & bucolic countryside. Just 60 miles from Chicago, it's located just outside of La Porte in a bucolic, serene setting, This retreat style property is five minutes from La Porte and ten minutes from Lake Michigan.

The Barn sleeps up to 10 and the Studio sleeps up to 8. The price is tailored to party size. Groups up to 8 will have The Barn. Group size 8 and over will have access to The Barn and River Rock Studio. Ask the owner for a quote or include the number of guests in your inquiry to see an instant quote.

Depending on your party size, this rental gives you over 4500 sq ft of interior space and two buildings right next to each other. Both buildings have large communal spaces and external decks. The accommodation comprises:

THE BARN (Sleeps 8)

This unique 3000 sq ft 18th Century Barn has a large open plan lounge/kitchen/dining space on the mid level. Opens out to deck with fire pit. There is a full size pool table and real wood fire. A large open plan loft bedroom overlooks the living space. On the lower level there are two bedrooms with WC.


The River Rock Studio offers an additional 1600 sq ft of flexible open plan lounge, studio and sleeping space. Opens out to deck. The studio space is flexible and can be used either as studio or sleeping space. Please advise the owner of preferences before arrival.

Contact the owner if you would like help event planning.

- Three night minimum for holidays



- Bedroom 1 is large loft style overlooking lounge and dining area (king bed and sofa bed)

- Bedroom 2 (Queen bed)

- Bedroom 3 is open plan (Double bed)


- Flexible: Studio/Bedroom 4 can be used as communal area or to sleep four in queen and king bed. Advise host of preferences before arrival

- Bedroom 5 is 600 sq ft dorm style room in River Rock Studio that and sleeps four in twin beds. Includes beautiful fireplace, seating area

There is WiFi in The River Rock Studio but not in The Barn

Guest Access

Guest have access to the koi ponds, tipi and forest fire pit.

Interaction with Guests

On site management. Available as needed.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebekah Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Rebekah Nelson

Hi - Great to "meet" you!

I'm Bek with many labels. Some of them include Mom to three delicious kids, wife to a fabulous husband and manager of my own business. Some others include: chef, yogi, gardener, hermit, dancer, playmate and adventurer.

I love to be creative. This shows up mostly in the kitchen, garden and organizing fun (and sometimes silly ;) events and experiences for my friends, family and of course myself! I love pretty much anything outdoors: gardening, skiing, cycling, hiking, swimming and kayaking. My quiet side loves reading, yoga, chocolate meditation and snoozing in the sun.

I'm originally from England, I traveled the world for business and pleasure (mostly both :) and finally settled in the USA (Indiana) in 2006. I love the heartland for it's easy going people, relaxed pace and quality of life. I love our local countryside with wide open spaces, zero rush hour and being just 15 minutes to the beautiful lake Michigan.

I love Richmond-upon-Thames for its easy access to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, numerous parks and of course, the riverside. I love that I can enjoy the relaxed, fun pace in Richmond and be in central London in 15 minutes.

As a host, I'll be as hands on or hands off as you need/want. I'm happy to help wherever I can to help make your stay at any of our properties delightful!

Have a fabulous day!



based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful 1800's Barn & River Rock Studio ($250-$1000 per night)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic house and owner

  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome, very big and well maintained. Bek is fantastic. She is super responsive and helpful leading up to and during the stay. Her attention to detail and thoughtfulness is demonstrated by the case of beer and chocolates that welcomed us as we first entered the Barn. I highly recommend this house and owner!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic mixed with Elegance

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the 'Barn' on our visit to the grandkids, who have a place in nearby New Buffalo. We were struck by how artistically the home was decorated. Lovely surroundings. Three bedrooms, including a very nice loft Master. The main living area was on the second level, with 2 smaller, but nice bedrooms on the first, entry level, floor, with a bathroom on that floor also. Up the flight of steps is the main living area, the kitchen, a pool table, plus the upper level bathroom. Both baths have showers. Decor, as I said is rustic, artistic and some of it must be one of a kind. The steps up to the master might be a little scary if you have toddlers. However our 5 year old grandson scampered right up to the loft and onto the ladder that leads to a little cupola which has a nice seating area and a lovely view. But it was a bit warm for August. The deck is equipped with a nice seating area, a grill and a fire pit, which we used for our 'traditional' S'mores dessert with the grandkids. We were pleased that we were allowed to bring our 2 small dogs. The place is on a quiet street with enough lawn to easily walk the dogs. There was a hammock, but with the rainy week we spent, we didn't have much time to use it. Inside, the sofas were nice for TV watching after the grandkids went home to bed. Too, being a coffee freak, I enjoyed the French Press every morning for great coffee. We also had our 'traditional' spaghetti dinner, and there were plenty of pots and pans for that, and a nice big bowl for our salad. All in all, a comfortable place with everything we needed and very elegant surroundings to please the eye. I would highly recommend the place, but as I said, I'd be careful of little ones who might try to climb the stairs to the loft. That might be bad for a 1, 2 or 3 year old since on the landing there is no railing on one side. Otherwise, older kids, and especially adults, would find the place a tranquil, romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The barn is very well done with tons of character and charm. We stayed for 3 nights and all the Dunes parks were within 30 minutes. The owner was very sweet and accommodating as we arrived to a gift package that had things for the kids and champagne for us. She gave us some helpful tips on things to do and places to eat and our trip was awesome! We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinley Park

Peace and Tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion was perfect! This house had everything. Plenty of space for everyone. Home decor was beautiful and the owner was so accommodating to our needs. Plenty of linens, towels, beds, chairs, and kitchen utensils. Basically, just bring your clothes and food. We were greeted at the property and given a tour of the place. They even left us a bag of goodies for smores. The fire pit was definitely utilized in the deck and there was plenty of seating area for all. Would love the opportunity to come back again. Highly Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had an awesome time!

  • 5 of 5

My brothers and friends met out at the Barn and River Rock Studio and had an absolute blast. The property was beautiful, and there was a lot to do in the surrounding area. Rebekah was a great host and was immediately available to answer any questions or concerns. We wouldn't have changed a thing, and may even be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Chicago, IL

Great Group Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 16 adults, 1 infant, and 4 dogs LOVED the peace and quiet of Bek's eclectic compound -- A huge lawn for the dogs to run around, a hammock to relax in, a well appointed deck on which to convene, and perhaps the coziest cupola one could hope for made this the perfect retreat for our group. A bottle of wine and detailed information greeted us in both the Barn and River Rock Studio. It was clear that Bek and her family have taken great care to curate a beautiful collection of art and artifacts, but not to such a degree that we felt uncomfortable. We loved that the homes were only an hour and a half from Chicago and a reasonable distance for our friends from Up North and Iowa -- Thanks again to Bek for housing us for a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
12 Miles
New Buffalo
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in La Porte, Indiana

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £154
Property Damage Protection £76
Pet Fee £23

- No smoking
- Guests are responsible to pay for any breakages, damages or missing items
- No-one under 21 unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian
- Do not place anything on the pool table cover - it's not a table :)
- Clean kitchen and all dishes as you would normally after cooking
- Do not move furniture without permission
- Do not remove furniture from building without permission
- Extra fees are charged may be charged if these rules are not followed
- 50% refunded up to 30 days prior to arrival date

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in La Porte, USA

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In River Rock Studio
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in The Barn
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In The Barn
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft bedroom in barn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1600 sq ft studio space in River Rock Studio
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , Dorm room in River Rock Studio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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