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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: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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. We are adding an additional bed in an extra upstairs room in December of 2014 (the house can therefore sleep 12). 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.

The cost for weddings Spring/Summer of 2015: 3 nights in house plus property rental for 100: $3000. 100-150: $3400.

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 $400. This is 100% refundable if house is respected and maintained.

We now have a 3 night minimum stay requirement for weekends during June, July, and August.

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.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    3 steps to get into house. Main floor bedroom and bathroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12

  • 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

  • Bonus Room: 1 king

    Upstairs. Off Master. ...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

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Cards, Life, Paper and Markers, puzzles, other kids games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    In Family Room...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    Some children's videos in Master closet....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Available for your use...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double, separate from range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric, flat-top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

  • Golf:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

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

90% refund if cancellation occurs 60 days before rental. 50% refund if cancellation occurs 30 days before rental.

If house is left in very good condition when you leave, you will receive a check for $400 to thank you for your cleanliness. You can expect a $400 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: 07/26/2015
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Location

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

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 150- member CSA Program, online sales, and multiple wholesale buyers. There is 6 acres of vegetables and a two-acre fruit tree orchard.

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

  • The perennials around this property are stunning.

    The perennials around this property are stunning.

  • Great entertainment kitchen. Very open. 10' ceilings. Connects to sunporch, too!

    Great entertainment kitchen. Very open. 10' ceilings. Connects to sunporch, too!

  • Sun-porch and grill

    Sun-porch and grill

  • Dining room. Opening to spiral staircase and kitchen.

    Dining room. Opening to spiral staircase and kitchen.

  • The Master Bedroom. Beautiful views to the East. Huge bathroom attached.

    The Master Bedroom. Beautiful views to the East. Huge bathroom attached.

  • 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

  • Garden Room. 1 of 4 upstairs bedrooms. Closet and dresser.

    Garden Room. 1 of 4 upstairs bedrooms. Closet and dresser.

  • Upstairs bath. Jacuzzi, toilet, and shower. Lights are on dimmer on chandelier.

    Upstairs bath. Jacuzzi, toilet, and shower. Lights are on dimmer on chandelier.

  • Main floor bath. Tub with shower, toilet and sink.

    Main floor bath. Tub with shower, toilet and sink.

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

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

  • Tomatoes, hoops, canopy for wedding. A beautiful setting for events.

    Tomatoes, hoops, canopy for wedding. A beautiful setting for events.

  • White picket fence surrounds this beautiful property. Gorgeous country setting!

    White picket fence surrounds this beautiful property. Gorgeous country setting!

  • Relax by the pool and hammock. Patio furniture, grill, and chairs not shown.

    Relax by the pool and hammock. Patio furniture, grill, and chairs not shown.

  • Sitting area off of kitchen. Looks out onto deck, patio, and pool.

    Sitting area off of kitchen. Looks out onto deck, patio, and pool.

  • The office. Computer has internet connection for web browsing and e-mail.

    The office. Computer has internet connection for web browsing and e-mail.

  • 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

  • Master Bedroom. TV with DirecTV. Wood fireplace. Dresser and closet. Huge bath.

    Master Bedroom. TV with DirecTV. Wood fireplace. Dresser and closet. Huge bath.

  • Yellow Room. One of four upstairs bedrooms. Large closet and dresser.

    Yellow Room. One of four upstairs bedrooms. Large closet and dresser.

  • The pink room. One of four upstairs bedrooms. Large closet and dresser.

    The pink room. One of four upstairs bedrooms. Large closet and dresser.

  • Blue room. Only main floor bedroom. Main floor bath around corner.

    Blue room. Only main floor bedroom. Main floor bath around corner.

  • 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.

  • Reception area near barn.

    Reception area near barn.

  • 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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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