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Family-friendly Home For Notre Dame Fb Weekends & Graduation

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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! 28 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 05/25/2017 the following events are available:

2017 Season

Temple (Sept 1-3 Weekend) - NOT booked

ND Commencement 2019 – NOT Booked

ND Commencement 2020 – Tentatively Booked

More Details

Owner
Mandy Merritt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Mandy Merritt

Parents of a 2 boys (busy 3.5 yo and 1.5 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 Indiana

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

Amenities

South Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 / Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kitchen Bathroom - toilet
  • We supply hotel size shower gel, shampoo, & conditioner bottles.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Mater Bedroom - 1 king , Grey room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , blue room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beige room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Grey kids room
    Misc Sleeping - 4 Aero mattresses (2 queen and 2 twin)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes:
Tailgate Equipment available: tailgate grill + propane, rolling coolers (2), bag chairs (10+), cornhole game set, 8'x8' popup canopy, all-weather folding table

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Family-friendly Home For Notre Dame Fb Weekends & Graduation
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Game Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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5

Perfect Home for ND Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO
5

Excellent Notre Dame Weekend Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent home for our ND family/friend weekend! Everything was as described and then some! There was plenty of room for everyone and we all very comfortable. Our kids cannot wait to come back again to enjoy the awesome backyard!!! There are so many amenities about this home! Everyone had plenty of space. The backyard grill was nice to have. There is also a great fire pit to enjoy. The owners are so accommodating. They offered many tailgating supplies (including grill) and the home is very close to campus. I will definitely continue renting this home for our ND weekends!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Notre Dame Stay

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about the hospitality offered and provided by this renter. The location was very convenient for activities on campus and at the house with our ND sophomore and his friends. The tailgate supplies that were offered; tent, coolers, chairs, etc... were great and fully enjoyed on game day. The house is very comfortable and inviting for any gathering. It was very clean and nicely appointed with fresh new linens in all rooms, water bottles in the fridge, and a wonderful information binder about the house and the South Bend area. I highly recommend this home for your ND stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your sweet review. We love and appreciate sharing our house with you to host family and friends while enjoying the best of what University of Notre Dame has to offer.
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Cincinnati, OH
5

Don't Rent like a Champion, rent from Mandy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time for the ND/Texas game. Everything was as described. We took advantage of the tailgating equipment, parking passes, and extra tickets. The house was close and a fun place to hang out prior to the game. We even went to campus early, back to the house, then back to campus for the game. All of the home improvements were great. We had 2 families with kids ages 13-5. After some of our group left game early, we took the shuttle and walked from White field without a problem. Would recommend to anyone who would like more space than a hotel would have to offer and we will be back. Owner was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions including while we were there.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the sweet review. We aim to make one's stay "like home" and easy to get the most out of Notre Dame Game Weekends! Looking forward to your stay next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Linebacker Lounge (& Eddy Street Commons)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Warren Golf Course (18 hole)
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Amtrak SB Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
80/90 toll road
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Eddy Street Commons
Car: recommended

1.5 mile walk (28 minutes) 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!

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Rates & Availability

South Bend House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Temple ND FB
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Georgia ND FB
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Miami (OH) ND FB
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
USC ND FB
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
NC State ND FB
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Wake Forest ND FB
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Navy ND FB
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
ND Commencement 2018
May 16 2018 - May 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Michigan ND FB
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Ball St ND FB
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Vanderbilt ND FB
Sep 14 2018 - Sep 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Stanford ND FB
Sep 28 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Pitt ND FB
Oct 12 2018 - Oct 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
FSU ND FB
Nov 9 2018 - Nov 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Syracuse ND FB
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
ND Commencement 2019
May 15 2019 - May 20 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
New Mexico ND FB
Sep 13 2019 - Sep 15 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
UVA ND FB
Sep 27 2019 - Sep 29 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Bowling Green ND FB
Oct 4 2019 - Oct 6 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
USC ND FB
Oct 11 2019 - Oct 13 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
VT ND FB
Nov 1 2019 - Nov 3 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Navy ND FB
Nov 15 2019 - Nov 17 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
BC ND FB
Nov 22 2019 - Nov 24 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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