About the property
- House2600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath On Quiet 1.5 Acre With Beautiful Flowing Creek
This spacious home is the perfect setting for your gameday or graduation weekend, offering plenty of room for the whole family or a group of fans. Completely redone summer 2015 with updated everything; hardwood flooring throughout, new bathrooms with beautiful tile work, gorgeous functional mudroom that enters into modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a huge island to gather around. There are 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath with open concept kitchen/dining/family room that walks out to a beautiful patio overlooking nature at its finest. A large living room with a second fireplace on main level allows for gatherings for cards/board games or just quiet catching up. An unparalleled weekend experience as it sits on 1.5 acres with a creek. It's the perfect location for unwinding after your daily activities. There is plenty of room to run around, toss a football, or enjoy an evening fire outside! 30 minute walk through campus to stadium gates! (or 8 minute walk to white lot shuttle that transports to library for 5 minute walk to stadium gates). Ideal for families with crib available and any necessary baby items upon request. Comfortably sleeps 8 with ability to sleep another 4 if request air mattress. 1 king bed and 3 queen beds all in their own rooms. No more than 20 people at/in the house at any one time please. All linens provided as well as kitchen necessities.
As of 04/20/2018 the following events are available:
Ball St - Sept 8 = Available
FSU - Nov 10 = Available
ND Commencement 2019 – Booked (Unavailable)
ND Commencement 2020 – Booked (Unavailable)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Mandy Merritt
Parents of a 2 boys (busy 4 yo and 2 yo). Want to provide the ND fan with an amazing experience in a place that feels like home.
Mandy Merritt purchased this House in 2014
Why Mandy Merritt chose Portage Township
The property itself is amazing. Large backyard with shallow flowing Juday Creek running through the middle of property that will allow our children a great place to explore and learn all about nature. It's a unique open layout that maximizes the scenery with the large ample windows. Location to ND is ideal for both walking, running and driving.
What makes this House unique
Tailgate Equip available: grill & propane, 2 rolling coolers, bag chairs (10+), cornhole broads, 8'x8' pop-up canopy
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Super great home!!
Best house we’ve rented in South Bend! Beautiful setting, close to campus, beautifully updated! Too bad our daughters a senior and we won’t be coming back
Great House for Families
We enjoyed our stay. The owners were friendly and helpful and the property was perfect for a few families with children. Great yard and convenient to Notre Dame.
Awesome House for Football Weekend with Family
Nate and Mandy have a beautiful home and they were top notch hosts. Their house looks newly-renovated and well-decorated. Their backyard is huge and contains a nice patio, a fire pit, a creek, and tons of space to run around. Proximity to ND campus was good. We will definitely try to stay with them again.
Hey!! We loved sharing our home with you. How special that you thought of our little boys with an adorable book left for them upon return! Welcome anytime!!
Awesome home, property & owners!!!
Where do I begin....This was the best house I have ever rented (I have rented several houses for different events over the past years). The listing and description was very accurate and even better!!! The house and property was clean & maintained very well. The owners went way above and beyond with hospitality!!! I will definitely be renting this house in the future. I will also be recommending this house to everyone I know. Thank you so much for everything Nate & Mandy!!!!
Why thank you!! We LOVED sharing our home with you as well and strive to provide a one of a kind experience. See you again soon.
Nate and Mandy
Game Day Weekend
We had a great stay for our first football weekend. Although we had a mixture of ND and MSU fans, we all got along. The hospitality and communication shown by Mandy and Nate was outstanding. They offered and delivered to stock items prior to our arrival. We had all the tools to have a fun tailgate at our disposal. The house was perfect for four couples with plenty of room to socialize and also privacy. The location is very close and easy to the campus. Great house, great location, and great owners.
Thanks so much for the kind words. We really strive to make your stay as though you are in your own home only with the added benefit of a ND football game. Please come back, you guys were fantastic!
Mandy and Nate
Perfect Home for ND Graduation Weekend
Our stay was magnificent. The home was described accurately and the open concept was great for our family gathering and celebration. The layout of the home makes you feel like you are all together - great entertaining flow, with just the right amount of privacy, if needed. The property was clean and well maintained. The host & hostess were easily accessible for our questions throughout our entire stay. It was perfectly located, with traffic-free access to Notre Dame. The local businesses were very accommodating! I will be renting this home for our next ND Graduation.
1.5 mile walk (30minutes) to gates of Notre Dame Stadium and only 0.3 mile walk (8 minutes) to white lot where free shuttle is provided to and from library circle on game days!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
While our pricing is in line with what the house offers and competitive for the area, we MAY be open to negotiate. While we will accept payments via both eCheck and credit card we have set the default to eCheck as it avoids the credit card fees +2.9% Also, note the "Service fee" is paid directly to VRBO (not to us...we have no control over this). Payment: Down payment = 25% at time of booking Remaining 75% = 2 weeks before arrival Refund Policy: While we generally follow the VRBO “Moderate” cancellation policy we are flexible if appropriate (full refund if can book with other party, etc). Canceled >30 days before stay = 100% refund; >14 days before stay = 50% refund.