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A Stones Throw to Campus. So Close its Surreal. A Hidden Gem.Custom Built Chalet

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Custom Designed, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Chalet-style Home in ND's Eastside Backyard

Beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath 1906 family home refurbished and cared for with tons of TLC. Built as if you were going to a Chalet skiing or to your lake house. Open concept throughout, built-in atrium lights, along with lighted ceiling fans, custom wood blinds, glassed in front porch, spacious living room flows into our "huge" kitchen and custom made "spa" bath. Second bath and utility room both off kitchen which takes us out to our large backyard. Brand new oak queen bedroom outfit in master, 2nd bedroom is also queen sized. Optional pull out "old school" (Flexsteel) sofa is located on the front porch. Custom crafted outside front deck. Walk 3 steps down, a couple of strides to the street, turn right and you will be looking directly at the Hesburgh Library. If we were any closer, we would be on the Campus Map.

Sharon and Ronald Blasko
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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 I had to have emergency heart surgery and my love had to have a complete hysterectomy. All within 3 weeks. I have been shell shocked and decided to open up our little house this football season. We have invested in this neighborhood, both, physically and emotionally, with my now closed machine shop, or as my wife calls it now, the "fort", our main home "Big House", the "Grey House", next door, in which, believe it or not, Joey, yeah that the one, Montana, lived with me for awhile, no lie).! I've purchased other properties along the way, our 'little house', was 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' and the "grey 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 1990

Why Sharon and Ronald Blasko chose South Bend

We are renting our "little house", or as I call her, my "baby house", out exclusively for ND home football weekends. We have two (2) other properties listed with VRBO, 594456 and 594457, which book up almost immediately due to our location and I hope :) our personal touch. It just makes sense, we are so close to campus, etc. Since our current Lessee said go for it, then why not?! It's a win-win situation, the rent goes down if she rents and we make a little extra $$ to re-invest into the homes and our neighborhood. For our guests, the bonuses are too many to list. Here's just a few examples. No more hassles dealing with large groups, hotels, eating out, parking, not knowing where you are, car rental, and any other discomfort that comes with the hectic ND football/ND event weekends.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in South Bend

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Brand new oak bedroom suite and mattress set
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Go Irish!!


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A Stones Throw to Campus. So Close its Surreal. A Hidden Gem.Custom Built Chalet
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

A quaint little house with a gorgeous yard

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was good. Minor issues were handled promptly and the landlords were friendly

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a positive experience all around. I stayed in this lovely two-bedroom house (the "little house") for a month as I worked in the University of Notre Dame. The location is perfect, especially for those who look for a decent place close to the Notre Dame campus and the stadium (only 5 minutes walk away!). The little house was fully-furnished and immaculately clean. The kitchen was also well-equipped with plates, cutlery, microwave, refrigerator, and many other cooking tools. My room was relatively small, but felt very comfortable with all the amenities I needed during my stay. Seating area and barbecue outside was a wonderful addition.

Sharon and Ron were just fabulous! They were very, very friendly, easy to communicate and kept the house orderly and clean during my stay. I especially appreciate that they provided a steam rice cooker (as I love Asian cuisine). I truly loved and enjoyed staying the little house--if I need to stay in Notre Dame/South Bend area once again in the future, I will definitely return and stay there. Many thanks to you, Sharon and Ron. I miss both of you.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Between the Buns, Linebacker, Legends
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Warren Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Chicago South Shore/Amtrack SBN Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nick's Patio, Rocco's, Legends, Mulligan's
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Silver Beach, St. Joseph Michigan
Car: not necessary

Our quiet, secluded, hidden neighborhood is an American pastime. Tucked away on the east side of Notre Dame campus, we are just off the campus map. Ron and I are the head of our local Neighborhood Watch, implemented this past February. We work together with Notre Dame, Overlook, Irish Flats, Irish Row, local/county/state law enforcement and of course, our great neighbors, to uphold the standards and safety of our community, Morningside/Pedestrian Addition. We are so close, you can "taste" the ND experience. Walking distance to Campus, the Grotto, Sacred Heart Basilica, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Compton Family Ice Area, etc. etc. etc. Grocery, Restaurants, Pharmacy, Fine Dining, Shopping, Bargain Hunting, and of course, just relaxing on the front porch are all part of our "little slice of heaven". We look forward to making your acquaintance. So, come and enjoy our hospitality. GO IRISH!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in South Bend

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add C$165 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

3rd party billing* C$99.03
Insurance C$85.83

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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