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Close to Everything But a World Away

Valparaiso, IN, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

The Vermillion Farm is a 60 acre escape from the world. We purchased the property in 2008 and fully renovated the vintage farmhouse. We kept all of the great vintage details, but updated it with all of the luxuries that you'd want. We have a great dining area surrounded by windows looking into the woods and across the valley.

The living area has plenty of space to relax and you can enjoy the vintage console radio. The three bedrooms have great furnishings as well, and you'll love the views from every window. The views are rolling, beautiful and seem to go on forever without another house in sight. The lower level features a great TV area with a large flat screen HDTV. We have also added a second all tile bathroom with top of the line fixtures and glass walls.

Outside, there are groomed grass trails that lead you through the woods and native wildflower prairie. Without a doubt, it's peaceful here. We've seen an abundance of wildlife and have planted a native prairie.

Drive into town in the evening for a dinner in one of the many great restaurants in Valparaiso. On Saturdays you may want to wander up to Chesterton for their outdoor Market.

Come out for a few days or a few weeks. We're sure you'll love it.

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Fred

My wife and I are both designers. I am an architect specializing in high-end residential projects and my wife is a fashion designer and singer/songwriter who spent years in New York City before settling into country life. We love to travel and are influenced by beauty both local and global. We loved creating this beautiful place and often stay here ourselves. Our objective was to make the place spare, peaceful, warm and inviting. It's great now, and we are continually adding amenities for future visits. If you like good design and the beauty of the outdoors, we think you'll love our place.

Fred purchased this House in 2008

Why Fred chose Valparaiso

Vermillion Farm is located near our house, and we purchased it to preserve the amazing landscape that is all around.

What makes this House unique

We have outfitted the house with all of the modern luxuries plus a great fun mix of vintage pieces. You'll feel a world away from it all. Hike on 60 acres of trails and native wood and prairie, soak in the tub, or tune in the vintage tube radio and kick back and relax. If you need to get out, we're just a short drive into Downtown Valparaiso with great restaurants, or a quick jaunt up to the dunes.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • Other (See Description)
        2 twin/ single, two daybeds in living room
      • Queen size Beds (1) The Master bedroom features a beautiful queen platform bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) The second bedroom has two twin beds., Baby Cribs (1). The third bedroom has a single twin daybed


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • Two newly remodeled bathrooms. One with a tub/shower, the other with a glass walled shower


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    high speed internet with wifi
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Microwave
                      • Catering Available
                        Let us know if you would like to discuss catering. We can help arrange anything you'd like. We have had great reviews of our catered parties!
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        We have a beautiful fully remodeled kitchen
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Music Library
                                ihome ipod clock radio and bose ipod dock
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                HDTV LCD flatscreen digital TV
                              • Toys
                              • Video Library


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Bicycles
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • alternative lifestyle


                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • live theater
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • boating
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • fitness center

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                        43 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Christmas Vacation Dec 27 - Jan 2nd

                                                        Lisa K.The Woodlands

                                                        We stayed here over the Christmas Vacation, and we loved it. The house was comfortable, and the property was beautiful. The pipes were a little noisy but besides that everything else was great. The kitchen was very well stocked with appliances and dishes. There were two bedrooms, but there was a third room that had a bench with a cushion that could be used as a single bed. The living room had two other benches with cushions that could also be used as single beds. There was also a basement with a couch that could be to sleep on if needed. There was also a roll away single bed in the closet by the bathroom. We would stay here again.

                                                        Beautiful location. Unique, comfortable house with fabulous grounds.

                                                        Heather C.

                                                        This was the perfect spot for our family's visit to NW Indiana for Thanksgiving. The house was well-equipped for a small dinner party, and after-dinner games and movies. The beds were super comfortable, and the view from all the bedrooms - and the rest of the house - is spectacular. Fred and Leslie were very responsive, flexible, and helpful.

                                                        We will be back!

                                                        (PS: there is no cable/satellite TV. Normally that's not an issue for us, but at Thanksgiving, parades and football are a must. We brought a TV and a set of "rabbit ears" and were delighted to find we could not only get the usual/necessary channels, but we also watched several foreign movies on a channel I had never heard of!)

                                                        Amazing place!

                                                        Fred B.-

                                                        Great place, beautiful grounds

                                                        Magical setting

                                                        elizabeth c.

                                                        What a perfect getaway. The home has everything you might need to enjoy your time indoors and outside on the property! We loved the bikes, the fire pit and grill, playing croquet, and exploring the stunning wildflower meadows. The home is a quick 25 minute drive to IN Dunes State Park, where the dunes, beach and lake are beautiful and fun to explore. It's close proximity to town- a bit over a mile, where you can find shops and eateries. Thank you!

                                                        Peaceful, well equipped farm house, convenient to Valpo

                                                        Margaret V.

                                                        We enjoyed our stay at the farm house. Leslie met us when we arrived and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The rooms were very clean. We were in town for our son's college graduation and the house was very convenient, yet private. It was raining most of the day on Saturday so we did not have the opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds. I would definitely recommend staying here.

                                                        PEACEFUL PLACE

                                                        Bruce M.

                                                        This was a beautiful property with an older well maintained home. Farm style atmosphere with no neighbors in site. located right on the edge of town with less then 5 a minute drive to everything. The house was well equipped and has a nice garage. I plan on staying here again soon.


                                                        Valparaiso, IN, USA

                                                        Private Hiking Trails, Groomed Cross Country Skiing in the Winter


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