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Family Home Near Downtown Valpo & University

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


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, Comcast infinity cable TV 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:
16 October, 2017

About Julie

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

Julie purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie chose Indiana

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. 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: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please wash your dishes. Pots and pans need to be hand washed, and not put in the dishwasher.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with 4 grab bars.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4-lower level - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 3 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , plus a twin Air mattress
  • In addition to 5 beds on the upper level and a couch, we have 3 kid sized cots, a twin sized air mattress, 2 couches, 2 twin beds and a queen bed on the lower level!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
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 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Family Home Near Downtown Valpo & University
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

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: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful getaway for our entire family

  • 5 of 5

We were travelling with our small children and in-laws and rented a house as opposed to hotel to just make things easier. It did just that. The house had plenty of room for us, and everything we could really need right there. It was great. Owner also went above and beyond to make sure the house was ready for us since we were getting in late at night.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £37.64
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.2
Pet Fee £37.64

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.
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