16.4 miles from Maxinkuckee Lake
This is a mid-sized country home built before 1900 and situated on a 2 acre corner country lot. The house has been mostly remodeled and is equipped with all the amenities that will make for a peaceful, stress-free stay. The closest neighbors are over ½ mile away and 1 mile from highway traffic, which provides easy access to town yet the quiet and calm of the country. The property is located conveniently between Chicago and Indianapolis, with less than a 2 hour drive from either city. The closest gas station and convenience store is 3 minutes away and the closest grocery store, restaurants, and retailers are 10 minutes away. We are located 5 minutes from Nyona Lake, 10 minutes from Lake Manitou in Rochester, and 30 minutes from Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver. Visit one of many local Golf Courses within a 30 miles radius, including Mystic Hills, Mill Creek, Pondview and Dykeman Park. If you enjoy local wines, there are several excellent local wineries, including Schnabeltier, People’s Winery, McClures Orchard, and Indian Trail’s. There are many antique stores within a 30 minute drive if you need a little old-school retail therapy. Bring your bicycles and get on the Nickel Plate Trail just 7 miles away, for an outdoor exercise adventure. If you don’t feel like going anywhere, enjoy the peaceful country setting outside on the patio area or enjoy a fire in the back yard. We have a large fire pit where you can sit and enjoy all the country and nature has to offer, including the beautiful sunsets. The large open yard is great for the kids to run, play ball, and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Please keep in mind this is a rural country home. We have softened well water (not city water that is chemically treated) and a sensitive septic system. We are located ½ mile from a local dairy farm, so given the direction and speed of the wind, there may sometimes be a fragrant breeze coming from the north. We have all kinds of nature living harmoniously within our area, including deer, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, fox, coyote, hawk, bald eagles, mosquitos, flies, and other insects. You may see and hear tractors during the daytime hours on the roadways and in the fields during planting and harvest season. This location is perfect for a peaceful evening stroll down the country road after dinner or for an early morning jog to start your day.
Our home is quiet, clean and very simplistic. We provide a thermostatically controlled environment with heat and air conditioning, however all windows open to enjoy the wonderful country breeze in the warmer months if you so desire. Wi-Fi is provided for all guests. Parking is within a driveway in front of the home and can hold 4 - 6 vehicles comfortably. We provide a furnished kitchen with gas range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and cutlery, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. We provide towels, washcloths, basic first-aid items, and some toiletry items in the bathroom. The utility room provides a washer, dryer, iron, and ironing board for your laundry needs; we also provide detergent and fabric softener if you wish to do your laundry before you head home. Bedrooms are furnished with dressers, closets and hangers, bed linens, extra blankets and 2 sets of pillows to hopefully fit your comfort needs. The upstairs bedroom #3 does not have a door - please see photos. The master bedroom is on the main floor and is equipped with a standard television and local channels. The living area looks and feels like home with relaxing furniture, throw blankets, electric fireplace, large television, DVD player, Roku TV and free local channels. The office is equipped with a desk and chair, along with Ethernet connectivity to the router if required. All rooms have night lights. There are 2 steps leading into the house and there is a step up into the kitchen and into the living room; as well as bedroom 2 & 3 located up a flight of stairs.
We do not charge a cleaning fee for our property, nor have we built the cleaning cost into your booking fee because this is our HOME, not a hotel. We ask that you do your own dishes and clean-up after yourself, as you would do in your own HOME.
The garage is NOT available for guest rent or use.
LP gas grill available for $10 additional fee per visit.
We're entrusting our home to you, your honesty is essential.
Our home rules are as follows:
No indoor smoking of any kind or vaping inside the house. Smoking of any kind indoors will automatically forfeit your entire $500 deposit. Smoking OUTdoors is acceptable for “responsible” smokers who dispose of their cigarette butts properly, and not on the ground.
No pets or animals of any kind are allowed within the home or at the property. This is a clean and allergen free home and we intend on keeping it this way. If you need a place for boarding while visiting, I’m happy to give you recommendations. Guests who bring pets or animals will be asked to leave the property immediately without refund.
No shoes within the house please. We kindly ask you to remove your shoes at the door and leave on supplied boot trays. We have new carpet and flooring throughout the house and pride ourselves on a clean, allergen and bacteria free environment for everyone to enjoy.
No parties or overnight guests. The home only has beds to accommodate 6 people, without exception. We ask that you please respect the rules and only bring only the guests that you disclose with your booking. Additional overnight guests brought onto the property will be charged for and/or be required to leave immediately.
We do not charge a cleaning fee for our property, nor have we built the cleaning cost into your booking fee because this is our HOME, not a hotel. We ask that you do your own dishes and clean-up after yourself, similar to as you would do in your own HOME. If we find that our home has been left in extreme conditions there will be a charge for the additional cleaning and damages. We do charge a small additional fee for parties over 2 people for utilities, linens, and for additional time and costs of preparing the home for the next guests.
This home is on a septic system and requires special treatment for all waste. PLEASE flush ONLY toilet paper down the toilet. Sanitary napkins, diapers, paper towels, wipes, or anything other than toilet paper will cause major damages to our sensitive system. (Additional trash can is located under sink) Damages caused by the flushing of anything other than toilet paper will be charged to the booking party.
Please use ventilation fan in the while showering to keep moisture from causing mold and mildew problems.
Please remember this is a country home and raccoon, opossum, fox, and coyote all live within our area. Trash should be disposed of properly to ensure overnight visitors do not make a mess.
We have outdoor video surveillance and recording for both our protection and your protection. Any illegal activity will be reported to the local authorities, and the booking agency. Guests involved in illegal activities, bringing pets, or breaking house rules may be asked to leave immediately without refund.
Please remember this is our home, not a hotel. Please respect our rules, our home, and our things. Please try to leave the home in the condition that you found it. If you encounter a problem, damage an item, or spill something, please let us know immediately.
If you have any additional questions about the property or requests, please feel free to contact me.