HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Family Home Near Downtown Valpo & University

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom home near downtown Valpowith fenced in backyard for kids and pets!

Enjoy a nice quiet evening walking a short distance to great restaurant/bars and ice cream/popcorn/candy shops in downtown Valparaiso. Or pick up a game at the Valparaiso University ARC and come back and kick back and relax! 3 bedroom fully furnished home, with outside patio and grill, big backyard with fire pit, with ample parking. WiFi Internet, and several TVs make relaxing here easy. Pet friendly yard. Bring the whole family! Going to South Bend IN? Or Chicago? Stay here! We are an hour away from all of the traffic!

Please contact me (the owner) by phone 219-476-5046, before sending any payments or booking the house. I only take Homeaway Payments under the VRBO/homeaway website. Thank you. Julie

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Julie

Trust. Please only communicate with me. My phone number is 219-476-5046.

Julie purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie chose Valparaiso

Cute house that I just can't part with! I think you will enjoy it too! Plenty of room to entertain inside the home, with the bonus lower level, and the outside patio. The Hot tub and grills are available, weather permitting. We also have laundry facilities on site too!

What makes this house unique

Close to Chicago, South Bend, and downtown Valpo! We also offer a military discount to active duty.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Valparaiso in Porter County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO Smoking, or candles inside the home. Please wash your dishes. (Pots and pans need to be hand washed, and not put in the dishwasher.)
  • There is a minimum stay of 3 days from June - Sept.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with 4 grab bars.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • In addition to 5 beds on the upper level and a couch, we have 3 kid sized cots, 2 couches on the lower level!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • tennis
Only an hour away! Head west to downtown Chicago, or head east to South Bend. Relax in the comfort of a small home while you explore North West Indiana.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

85% Complete
7% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Family Home Near Downtown Valpo & University
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Perfect place for my hubbies 30th!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Julie's house. It was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday! He graduated from Valpo so we were able to enjoy being back on campus and have a comfy home-like setting to celebrate with a few college friends as well! Julie had everything we needed available and provided ample instructions for everything so we felt right at home! We will most likely stay here again when we all get back together at Valpo in the furture!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great stay made better by the owner!

  • 5 of 5

Not only did the home have everything we needed, the owner was so kind and accomodating while we were there! Also it was the cleanest house I've ever seen!! Nit one speck anywhere! We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience renting a VRBO home, and I am very pleased with how it turned out. My son got married in June and I needed a place that would accommodate a lot of people. This home worked out perfect for our stay. I would say the best thing about this home is Julie, the owner. She is super easy to work with and understands family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Indianapolis, Indiana

Soooo relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Good place for our girls weekend. Loved the hot tub and bonfire too! Our pups enjoyed the yard. Had breakfast at the Fork and Cork.... really tasty. Cute little town. Hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cute house with plenty of beds

  • 3 of 5

I have stayed at quite a few homeaway homes and have never had a complaint. We cleaned up after ourselves and left the home pretty clean but obviously not clean enough. I was asked to drive over an hour out of my way to come back to clean up some dirt off the stairs and a small mess on the floor. (Took me less than 5 minutes to clean but over an hour to make it there and back which seemed like a complete waste of my time) I understand it is someone else's home but you do pay a cleaning fee. The cleaning fee obviously doesn't cover any dirt on the stairs so if you are going to stay at this place I would suggestion hiring your own cleaning crew for when you leave so you don't have to go back. The owner made it seem as if she was doing us a favor by allowing us to stay there. She seemed burdened by the fact that she had to come clean the sheets etc. We paid a lot of money for one night in aregular sized home. When she was "yelling" at me for the mess, I seriously felt like I was back on high school getting in trouble by my mom. Everything was great until the owner showed up as we were leaving. Everything was down hill after that.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0
Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

A very cozy and well maintained place. A good place for short getaways.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Figure Eight Brewing
Jimmy's Cafe
Athletics Recreation Center
Round The Clock Restaurant
Margaritas Bar and Grill
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Chicago Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Duffys Place
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Aberdeen Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Miles
South Shore /Dune Acres Chesterton Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.33 Miles
Round the Clock
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
IN Dunes State Park
Car: recommended

Located in downtown Valparaiso. Walking distance to Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection or Brauer Museum of Art Center for the Arts, Memorial Opera House and Chicago Street Theatre. See a movie at the 49er Drive in Theater or have some fun at Zao Island, or at any of the local golf courses!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Valparaiso, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £53.83
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.42
Pet Fee £35.88

Pet's are welcome ! $50 pet fee per visit. There is an additional hot tub fill up charge of $50 plus $10 per day, if you are interested in relaxing in the hot tub. There is an additional cleaning fee of $50. Please call me so I can remove these fees from the quote, if they are not applicable to your stay. 219 476 5046 Julie Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals