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Stunning Historic Farmhouse on Vegetable Farm

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Wrap-around porch. Beautiful perennials surround home with red swing for sunsets

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Battle Creek farmhouse description

Gorgeous Italianate farmhouse built in 1832 offers stunning country views and tons of historic character with modern amenities. At 4,400 square feet and 10' ceilings, there's also plenty of room. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, including a beautiful Master Bedroom and attached Master Bath on second floor. The huge kitchen/family room combo is THE place to entertain. Cozy den for reading and office with computer for work. Large (16'x32') pool for summer swims, screened-in sun porch for summer sunsets, and 20 scenic acres to roam about. If you love farms, there are six enormous 30'x144' vegetable greenhouses and five acres of vegetables, flowers and herbs. This charming home would make a great place for weekend stays, family and business retreats, or weddings (at additional cost).

A special weekday rate is available: $800 for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights or $600 for two nights (Sunday and Monday or Monday and Tuesday). The cleaning deposit is $250.

Weekly rate is $1400. You can book an entire week, but please know that customers do come to the farm on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons to the Farm Market. Contact us if you are interested and we will provide more details.

We live in an apartment completely segregated from the house and will be at the farm daily to tend to the needs of the vegetables, but we will not bother guests of the house. We will be available for assistance, however, if you have any questions or issues with your stay.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            3 steps to get into house...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10

          • Master: 1 king

            Fireplace and attached master bath...moreless

          • Garden Room: 1 double

            Shares bathroom with Pink and Yellow Rooms...moreless

          • Yellow Room: 1 double

            Shares bathroom with Pink and Garden Rooms...moreless

          • Pink Room: 1 double

            Shares bathroom with Yellow and Garden Rooms...moreless

          • Blue Room: 1 double

            On main floor off of den, bathroom around the corner...moreless

          • All bedrooms supplied with linens, pillows, blanket, dresser, and a closet/armoire with hangers...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Main floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Colorful, checkerboard floors and antique sink...moreless

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            Huge! Two sinks. Spacious shower. View to field....moreless

          • Upstairs Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • All bathrooms supplied with towels

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Huge 10 ft ceilings! Beautiful cypress floor, large butcher-block island, and cherry cabinets. Connected to family room. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basic staples. Let us know if you'd like some fresh vegetables, eggs, herbs, or flowers for your stay!...moreless

          • Oven:

            Double, separate from range...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Available for your use...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric, flat-top...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Take a stroll around this beautiful farm and you will be energized!...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Works great! Separate thermostats for main level and upstairs....moreless

          • Heating:

            Works great! Separate thermostats for main level and upstairs....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Living room and master bedroom...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            DirecTV. Two TV's. 40' on main floor in office and 40' in upstairs master bedroom. ...moreless

          • Television:

            In master; no cable or satellite, so just DVDs...moreless

          Communications

          • Internet:

            Wireless available though limited data plan (web browsing and email only, please)...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                16'x32' with large fenced-in area. Not heated, but warm in summer. It gets a lot of sun. Operates early May to just after Labor Day....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Great golf courses are everywhere around Battle Creek, including Oakland Hills just down the road. The Medalist is also within 5 miles. ...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                One available for a ride around the country. Let us know if you are interested....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The sun-porch and patio are very large gathering places in the summer. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Fenced-in yard around pool, or larger open areas around house. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Amidst open farm fields with a few neighbors scattered about ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Water Parks
                  • Arboretum
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $1,435 $4,650
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Check-in after 4 PM. Check out by noon.

                  90% refund if cancellation occurs 30 days prior to rental.

                  If house is left in very good condition when you leave, you will receive a check for $250 to thank you for your cleanliness. You can expect a $250 check as long as we can see good effort was taken to leave the house as clean as we left it for you.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Int'l Airport
                  180 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  SS Badger in Ludington
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak in Battle Creek
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-94 or I-69
                  72 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  South Haven, MI
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Darkhorse Brewing Company
                  51 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Timber Ridge
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Oakland Hills
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pasche's

                  Car: Recommended

                  Located between Battle Creek and Marshall, the farm is in an ideal spot to just relax and enjoy the beautiful country scenery or go out exploring.

                  There are several great golf courses in the Battle Creek area, including one just 2 miles west. Binder Park Zoo, just 10 miles away, ranks as one of the top zoos in the country and is a must-see for kids of all ages (and those at heart).

                  If you'd like to roll the dice, Las Vegas-style gambling is available 3 miles away at Firekeepers Casino.

                  Historic Downtown Marshall is 5 miles away to the southeast, boasting a great craft brewery and many great restaurants, as well as multiple antique shops. One of the country's best historic home tours takes place the second weekend of September.

                  The farm itself is located in beautiful farm country on 20-acres of mostly open pasture, surrounded by corn and soybean farms. We have six large high tunnel (unheated greenhouse) structures for growing vegetables year-round.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: We are vegetable farmers. We sell our produce and at Farmers Markets in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, through a 120- member CSA Program, online sales, and five restaurants. There will be 5 acres of vegetables and a two-acre fruit tree orchard planted in 2014.

                  Why the Owner Chose Battle Creek:
                  This property is positively stunning. The home has unique, historic character and yet feels modern with its open layout. There are over 4,400 square feet of space and ample bedrooms and baths for a large group of people. The kitchen is set-up for entertaining! The land is open and rolling, so it is the ideal for vegetables, animals, and perennial crops. The surrounding area is country farms and is very quiet and peaceful. It is also conveniently located right in between Battle Creek and Marshall and is only a 5 minute drive to both I-69 and I-94.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  Traveler's who come to the farm will enjoy it's peacefulness and character yet still be only 10-15 minutes from activities, dining, and shopping. It's a great place to relax and take it easy, or entertain. Enjoy all the space and beauty of this unique farm home!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Wrap-around porch. Beautiful perennials surround home with red swing for sunsets

                    Wrap-around porch. Beautiful perennials surround home with red swing for sunsets

                  • Sun-porch and grill

                    Sun-porch and grill

                  • Family room with view to pool, fenced-in yard. 3-season porch access.

                    Family room with view to pool, fenced-in yard. 3-season porch access.

                  • Formal dining room, seats 8. French doors to stairwell. Kitchen access.

                    Formal dining room, seats 8. French doors to stairwell. Kitchen access.

                  • Cheery full bath off den on main floor. Main level bedroom is just around corner

                    Cheery full bath off den on main floor. Main level bedroom is just around corner

                  • Front entry revealing original wood, curved stairway open to second floor

                    Front entry revealing original wood, curved stairway open to second floor

                  • Master bedroom with king Sleep Number bed, beautiful view to East

                    Master bedroom with king Sleep Number bed, beautiful view to East

                  • Full attached master bath with double sink, large shower, and view to fields

                    Full attached master bath with double sink, large shower, and view to fields

                  • Pink upstairs bedroom. Double bed, dresser, nightstand, large closet.

                    Pink upstairs bedroom. Double bed, dresser, nightstand, large closet.

                  • Garden Room. Upstairs Bedroom.

                    Garden Room. Upstairs Bedroom.

                  • Tomatoes, barn, hoops, reception area for weddings or events.

                    Tomatoes, barn, hoops, reception area for weddings or events.

                  • Reception area near barn.

                    Reception area near barn.

                  • Pool and patio. Two outside tables with umbrellas.

                    Pool and patio. Two outside tables with umbrellas.

                  • Open, updated kitchen & family room, cypress floors. Fully-stocked.

                    Open, updated kitchen & family room, cypress floors. Fully-stocked.

                  • Snuggle up on the leather sofa by the wood fireplace in the cozy den

                    Snuggle up on the leather sofa by the wood fireplace in the cozy den

                  • Home office/library. 4G Wireless internet available.

                    Home office/library. 4G Wireless internet available.

                  • Only main floor bedroom, double antique bed and armoire

                    Only main floor bedroom, double antique bed and armoire

                  • Stunning open stairwell. Lots of sunlight. Door to office, kitchen, dining room.

                    Stunning open stairwell. Lots of sunlight. Door to office, kitchen, dining room.

                  • Wood fireplace in master makes for cozy evenings. TV, DVD (no cable/satellite).

                    Wood fireplace in master makes for cozy evenings. TV, DVD (no cable/satellite).

                  • Upstairs bathroom. There is also a shower (not shown).

                    Upstairs bathroom. There is also a shower (not shown).

                  • Yellow upstairs bedroom. Double bed, dresser, nightstand, large closet.

                    Yellow upstairs bedroom. Double bed, dresser, nightstand, large closet.

                  • The farm is a beautiful setting for your wedding! Groups can be as large as 150.

                    The farm is a beautiful setting for your wedding! Groups can be as large as 150.

                  • View from above, looking down onto the valley for ceremony.

                    View from above, looking down onto the valley for ceremony.

                  • These five tunnels will be full of vegetables and flowers this season!

                    These five tunnels will be full of vegetables and flowers this season!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

                  $350 per night (USD)
                  8

                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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