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Family Home Near Downtown Valpo & University

Bedrooms 3
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:
21 February, 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 opened. 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, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 3 kid sized cots, a twin sized air mattress and 4 couches!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Family Home Near Downtown Valpo & University
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 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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Five Stars Says It All!

  • 5 of 5

Annie’s Annex (AA) or Julie’s Jewel (JJ), either or fit this magnificent vacation rental property. Our purpose was to attend a family reunion that was 12 years past due so it was extremely important for us to find the perfect fit for our family needs! My wife and I are both retired military and consider ourselves more than qualified to adequately judge overnight housing establishments. The property offered by AA/JJ has everything one good need, it’s fair to say that if they don’t have it, you don’t need it! Fully furnished with a fenced back yard that our German Shepherd loved to play in and there’s a park only two houses down the street—perfect pet friendly environment. The location is very centralized to Valpo and surrounding area activities. I must add, try the Viking Chili Bowl and Tony’s Pizza (Tony’s is cash only). We plan on making this our permanent vacation home.

Thanks Julie and Annie,

Blue Skies,

Bruce & Darla (GSD Sparks)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough positive things about Julie and her rental home. She went above and beyond to make our family feel at home. Her home was child friendly with a baby gate, toys, games, dvds/cable, and a nice backyard. The yard was perfect and spacious. The location was great and was within walking distance to the park, ice cream, shops, and restaurants. The Indiana Dunes were a short drive (20 minutes) and were a highlight for our family. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home near Valpo!

  • 5 of 5

With our younger grandson at Valpo, this home was a perfect place to stay while visiting him. The house is clean, comfortable, convenient, and very well equipped. Even the light switches are labeled, which is most helpful. The beds are comfortable, and the kitchen has everything you'd need. The back yard is lovely, and it's fully fenced. There's a great patio area, for use in nice weather, and a grill, and hot tub, too. The basement area is huge, a regular recreational area, plus laundry area. Although we arrived on a cold, rainy, windy evening, we were warm and cozy. We only wish we could have stayed longer, and we do hope to return before too long. Julie, the owner, is incredible. She is so accommodating and responsive, and she seems to have thought of everything. We travel with our small Papillons, and they were welcome and comfortable, too. This is a special place, and we hope we can return soon. There are many nearby restaurants, and it is so convenient to Valparaiso Universty, too. It's a good place for families, dog owners, older folks, girls' weekends, etc.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent spot!

  • 4 of 5

This charming house was the perfect location to bring my family while I attended a conference at VU. Near to both campus and downtown, this spot is just right. We will be coming back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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, Indiana

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

Refundable Damage Deposit £120
Pet Fee £40
Cleaning £40

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 for stays of 3 and +days. 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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