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Location,Location,Location! 7 bdm/2bath PLUS! 0.2m E of ND Walk,Bike,or Stroll

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 7 bdrm, 2 bath, ranch w/heated pool, hot tub, grills, parking, etc.

Custom designed ranch style home. Hand crafted hardwood throughout, with 3 bedrooms upstairs, (2 queen pillowtops, 1 XL Twin), full bath with jacuzzi tub/shower/laundry shoot, spacious living room, with 50' smart TV, surround sound, dining room opens into fully equipped kitchen, solid walnut counter tops, open galley to lower level. Walk out to back deck with above ground heated pool (Ron's hard work paid off), all season 6-8 person hot tub, 2-3+ grills, gas and charcoal, kegorator, it's definitely a man's world!! The Lower Level was recently updated with three , (3), custom designed and built full size bedrooms. We have re-vamped the extra large bathroom, consisting of: the"Throne", walk-in shower, modified (2-2016) closet/dressing area, pedestal sink, and paint décor/design. The downstairs family room has a 46" Samsung Smart TV, 2 built-in ceiling speakers, hand crafted walnut XL Twin /couch/futon, (sleeps 2 comfortably), side reclining chaise, (sleeps 1?2), built-in wall refrigerator. Access to washer/dryer is located next to the "Throne". Open the front door and relax on our peaceful recently added new front deck, (6-2016), that looks west to the University. Watch the sunset!! It's awesome. Take it all in, the sights, the sounds, the Hesburgh library, the excitement, and of course, the energy of Notre Dame. An experience you will never forget!!!

Sharon and Ronald Blasko
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

About Sharon and Ronald Blasko

I am a Marine, that somehow, ended up at Notre Dame. For 17 years, I ran and taught in the Engineering Machine Shop. During that time, I started my own small shop. Just, recently we closed the shop after 35 years, it was quite a life changing moment. I have invested in this neighborhood, both, physically and emotionally, building the shop, the 'grey house' in front, and believe it or not, Joey, yeah that the one, Montana, lived with me for awhile, no lie). Loved his dog too! I purchased other properties along the way, our 'little house', built in 1906, a few lots away, down the street to the west, 1/2 block closer to ND, 3 lots, directly across the street from both the 'Big House' and the 'Grey House'. One of those lots, had little white house, with a back porch, just right for my mother. When she passed away in my arms in 2007, I sold that property to Notre Dame. We currently rent out the 'little house' to professors, graduate students, visiting foreign faculty, from all over the world. We love it. My wife especially loves the cultural interaction, the female company and children.

Sharon and Ronald Blasko purchased this house in 2004

Why Sharon and Ronald Blasko chose South Bend

We are renting this property, because we realize we have way to much 'stuff'. There are only two of us and 'the big' house is huge. So it just makes sense, we are so close to campus, etc. so why not rent?! No more hassles for large groups with hotels, eating out, parking, not knowing where you are, and any other discomfort that comes with the hectic ND football/ND event weekends.

What makes this house unique

The flyovers shake the ground. The plays are called. You can hear the buildup, the roar, or the silence, depending on the outcome, before it can even reach the airways. Come join us in this unbelievable experience. Come be a part of our 'pot of gold' at end of the rainbow! We, recently, 2/2015, started our own Neighborhood Watch program. Partnering with our neighbors, the University of Notre Dame, Highline US (Overlook (graduate housing), Irish Row, and Irish Flats), and St. Joseph County, to preserve and add to the allure of our uniquely "hidden" treasure that is Morningside/Pedestrian Addition.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in South Bend

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Jacuzzi Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Lower Level 'The Throne Room' - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer/Utility Sink
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Dream Maker III Pillowtop Mattress set
    2nd Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    3rd Bedroom upstairs/office - 1 twin/ single , Very Unique. Why not put a bed in the office/internet hub?
    4th bedroom downstairs built 2-2016 - 1 double
    Downstairs 6th bedroom added 7-2015 - 1 double
    Downstairs Family Rm custom made Walnut Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs 5th Bedroom opens into to bathroom/shower - 1 double
    Downstairs Family Room - side sofa - 1 twin/ single
  • We have an extra queen-size air mattress, blankets, pillows, and possibly a Scooby Doo sleeping bag.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Location, Location, Location!! Walking distance to all ND Events... Football, Basketball, Hockey, Graduation, Weddings, Baptisms, Re-unions, etc. You can't get any closer without actually being on campus.


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Location,Location,Location! 7 bdm/2bath PLUS! 0.2m E of ND Walk,Bike,or Stroll
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

It was great.

  • 5 of 5

Location was great and the owners were very nice.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great fo large group and awesome location.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 3 days for UGA/ND game. House is good for accommodating large group. Great location. Can hear band from front porch on Friday afternoons during pep rally. House has a lot of character and was very clean upon arrival. I doubt we will play ND again in South Bend in my lifetime, but if we did, I would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location - warm, helpful and fun "landlords", highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Sharon and Ron. They are helpful and considerate. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen has what you need. 5-10 minute walking distance to campus. This is their home so it feels lived in and their personal items are around. It is very comfortable and gets exciting on game day with the tailgating in the neighborhood. There is an awesome Martins grocery just shy of walking distance up the road. We used the grill, the pool and the hottub. We had a great time - it's awesome to be so close to campus and take advantage of all that is offered on game weekends. It would be hard to stay anywhere else !

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Notre Dame Football Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Sharon was great to work with, and did a fantastic job. The house is great, a few blocks from the campus, and you can see the library from their house. Perfect for families, with great bedrooms, baths, kitchen, and living. Great Large Screen TV. We will use this for our next trip back for a game. Easy walk to campus and stadium.

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location. Easy walk to stadium, bars, etc.

  • 4 of 5

Superb location. Easy walk to stadium, bars, etc. We had 8 men stay in the "big house". There are neither 8 bedrooms nor 8 beds. But a couch and air mattress set up in the basement family room allowed us all to have our own "bed". Sharon and Ron own about 1/4 of the block - next to the big house is a smaller house that they also rent (Joe Montana once lived there), there is a small two story loft apartment that is very cute and could comfortably accommodate 3, and there is the large tool shed on the east side of the property that Sharon and Ron have converted into living quarters and is where they stay when guests are renting their other three units. The big house is where owners live when they are not renting it so it definitely gives off a vibe like you might have if you were visiting your aunt's home. Sharon and Ron are very welcoming and after the initial intro when we arrived, we didn't see them the rest of the weekend (but if we needed anything they made sure we knew how to reach them). The portion of their lot that has no structures on it is used for game day parking so they might ask you to re-park your vehicles to a different location on their lot on the morning of game day. If you are looking for modern, fancy or upscale accommodations, this is not the place. If you are looking for a great location, a clean 1960's era family home and everything you reasonably need to have a great time, this is it. Go Irish!

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay on game weekend

  • 5 of 5

Was a great place to stay for an ND game weekend. The location is very good as the stadium/campus is close and it is walking distance to a nice sport bar. In addition, the grocery store is close by to load up on supplies. The owners were very friendly and could not be more accommodating.

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport, SBN
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Linebacker Lounge
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Warren Golf Course (ND)
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Chicago South Shore/Amtrack SB Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
80-90 Indiana Toll Road (Exit 77)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nick's Patio/Rocco's
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Silver Beach, Lake Michigan, St. Joseph MI
Car: not necessary

This secluded almost forgotten neighborhood, is a rare find. Walking distance to Notre Dame Campus, the Grotto, Sacred Heart Basilica, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Compton Family Ice Area, Eddy Street Commons (Restaurants, Hammes Bookstore, AT&T, etc.), The Linebacker Lounge, Mulligans, Warren Golf Course, Little Flower Catholic Church, Martin's Supermarket w/Starbucks/Fresh sushi/and a great flower shop. You will love this area. We are a unique, diversified, cultural group of individual home owners. Some of us, have been here for over 50 years, wow, where does time go and what amazing transformations, we have seen. Come enjoy our hospitality.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in South Bend

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ND - Michigan Game
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$297 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$297 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pmt process fee-opt out? C$98.88
Owner Damage Coverage C$98.88
RV pk/onsite ck/avail/$$ C$1.32

Please Note: Flexible payment plans/options are available. Please try not to use Credit card payments, if possible. This will save both of us $$. Bank to bank e-check transfer, personal checks, etc. are what I find to be the best solution. Pmts made by CC's incur charges on our end and are not incl'd in quoted rental price. Guests receive 2 car parking passes per property. If you need additional parking passes, ($20.00/car), please let us know. Ron and I, personally, park cars (70+, sometimes), on game day Saturdays, with an occasional (our repeat/regular extended family) RV or our Firemen, with their pumper truck (in their designated areas) for select games. We are pretty proud of our "parking" system. You may hear us yelling..."easy in, easy out". We've worked on this for a few years/games, lol, and have multiple entry/exit drives, so, no need to worry with regard to being parked/blocked in. We will show you where to park. Check out our other properties, 594457, the "Grey House", next dr (E) of the "Big House", and #750427, our "Little House", located less than 1/2 block to the west. I like to call the block, "Blasko BLVD"!!! It's a small street, with 6 houses, of which we own 4+.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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