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Modern Country Retreat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 176 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2-story Home, 2 Bedrooms + Studio, 2 Baths, (4 people maximum)

This modern 'Farmhouse' is located within a 170-acre custom designed community called Tryon Farm filled with rolling pasture, meadows, woods and ponds. One hour from Chicago and miles from Lake Michigan beaches, harbors, and the Dunes National Lakeshore. You'll have access to 10K of trails to explore, bike, run or fish! Reconnect with nature or head out to enjoy the beach, wineries, and great restaurants all which are minutes away!

Home has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and design and travel websites for it's beautiful design and unique setting.

Downstairs is a fully appointed kitchen, living area w/fireplace, guest room, bathroom and laundry room. Upstairs you'll feel like you are in a tree house with a studio/library that fully opens up to a screened in porch, then an outdoor deck. The studio has a daybed and is adjacent to the master bedroom and a large spa bathroom. Bathroom is a walk around with multiple water outlets. Sorry, but the rainforest shower head doesn't work!

Hope to see you soon!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Laurel

Tryon Farm is an extension of me and it's peaceful surroundings let me unwind and relax like I've never done before. I always say my house has a soul. I love hiking the dunes, hanging out at the beach, walking the trails at the farm, working my little garden, biking on my old cruiser, visiting the winery on the corner, relaxing on the patio, walking the labrynth... Just to name a few!

Laurel purchased this house in 2008

Why Laurel chose Michigan City

Harbor County is an ideal location for vacationing due it's quaint towns, beaches and country roads. Tryon Farm offers everything I would want within a community. These 2 things combined, plus the proximity to Chicago, made this an ideal spot for me!

What makes this house unique

I've heard over and over that my home is modern, yet liveable. Any coolness the house has is overcome by warmth from another element. It has a whimsical fun element to it. It's full of interesting art yet every window is a frame to the outdoors, creating even more interesting pieces of art.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tryon Farm, Indiana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-around spa shower with 5 jets
  • 2 full baths. Downstairs bath has a tub, upstairs is a walk-around shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed , Trundle daybed - 2 twins
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twins (2). Upon request, the house can sleep 6 comfortably!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Property is nestled in the woods adjacent to a small meadow.


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Modern Country Retreat!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Scenic modern luxury

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous retreat at Tryon Farm. It is clearly a lovely reflection of its owner, Laurel's, kind soul. We were welcome to make ourselves at home and enjoy; the house is full of everything you might need — and just beautifully done! Laurel was attentive and helpful in providing us with suggestions/recommendations during our stay. We visited the nearby beaches to watch the sunset, survived the 3 dune challenge, took the train to Chicago for a day, hiked the farm grounds, spent quiet nights cooking dinner in the well-equipped kitchen to music, and played many friendly games of (learning) chess. Thank you, Laurel, for sharing your home with us! We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review! I love hosting and guests like you make it worthwhile. Hope to see you back at the farm!
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Escape from the crowds to a tree house in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the combination of a wooded site with the clean, modern lines of Laurel's home and easy access from Chicago's O'hare airport. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for quiet & relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

The house is a comfy place and an amazing piece of art. The location was perfectly situated into the woods, peacefully isolated from city noise. Very close to the beach & Lake Michigan with some of the greatest sunsets! We truly adored this place & would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting, you were great guests!
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dreamy place off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

This place is a wonderful retreat from city life or even suburbia! It is nestled in the woods with so many trails to explore. The house is clean and beautiful and doesn't distract from the nature surrounding the house. We had such a nice stay and I would definitely want to come back. A fun girls weekend that accommodated our need to cook and relax, do some yoga, listen to music and just chill by the fire. THis was quite a treat.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! I enjoyed hosting you and your friends.
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Happy to be back

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this property in winter only, so it was a joy to return for a summer visit. The house is beautiful and immaculate, with all the amenities one could want. We love having such a beautiful and inviting kitchen while we are there, and being able to walk out the door and stroll the peaceful, quiet, wooded roads and open pasture areas of Tryon Farm. Lots of birds at this time of year really added to our pleasure. Laurel is a superb and responsive host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time as wonderful as the first

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Laurel's house for a weekday stay (without kid this time), and enjoyed it as much as ever. We hosted a moms' sleepover and had friends down from Chicago for the day. Everyone loved the unique collection of homes and ambience- especially when offset by this comfortable yet groovy "home base". We had time to investigate some of the Michigan City and neighboring attractions this time, and discovered Cabo's Ice Cream Parlor (in Michigan City) and Shady Creek Winery (Tryon Farm's near neighbor on Tryon Road). Both are terrific finds and we are looking for an excuse to get back to enjoy both of them again. Thanks again, Laurel, Tryon Farm, and VRBO for a great getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shady Creek Winery
Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore Line, Carroll Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizza
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Duneland Beach, Sheridan Beach, Long Beach
Car: recommended

Tryon Farm is situated on a 170-acre former historic dairy farm. It's just behind Rt. 12 and about 1.5 miles from the beach. You can simply retreat or travel a small distance to be in the middle of harbor country! Shady Creek Winery is a few steps away as are great restaurants, bars and tourist destinations. Check out my guide on VRBO and I also have a full guide available at the house. I also love giving recommendations!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$114.12

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.