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Stunning Historic Farmhouse on Vegetable Farm

(25 Reviews)

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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

6 Bedroom, 3 Bath With Country Views

After taking off 2016, the farmhouse will be for rent again in 2017 (starting in late March).

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. Additional bed in an extra upstairs room in (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. The POOL is NOW GONE. 20 scenic acres to roam about. If you love farms, there are 10 enormous greenhouses covering 1 acre of land and five acres of vegetables, flowers and herbs outside. This charming home would make a great place for weekend stays, family and business retreats, or weddings.

The cleaning deposit is $250. This is 100% refundable if house is respected, maintained and the house rental agreement followed. Parties and extra people staying in the house will nullify the deposit.

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.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

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

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

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MAR-JUNE
Mar 25 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
$1,100 $3,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350
$1,400 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Deposit $250
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Check-in - 4 PM. Check out - 11 PM.

50% refund if cancellation occurs 90 days before 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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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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 275- 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, MI, USA:
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
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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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

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

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

  • 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. Pool will be gone. Possibly garden area instead.

    Sun-porch and grill. Pool will be gone. Possibly garden area instead.

  • 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.

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

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

  • New Hoop Event Space Coming in 2017!

    New Hoop Event Space Coming in 2017!

  • The perennials around this property are stunning.

    The perennials around this property are stunning.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Tomatoes, hoops. A beautiful setting for events.

    Tomatoes, hoops. A beautiful setting for events.

  • Summer sunflowers at dusk. Natural country beauty at its finest.

    Summer sunflowers at dusk. Natural country beauty at its finest.

VRBO #454127

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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