My family of seven stayed in this home while revisiting South Bend and Notre Dame. We wanted a location that was within walking distance of the university and since our hotel reservations were canceled days before we were to depart we had little time to shop around. This home was advertised to sleep ten people so we jumped at the opportunity to stay comfortably!
We arrived to a clean, well decorated home that sat on a corner lot. Parking was ample due to a large rear driveway that easily fits 3-4 cars. I walked to the front of the home where the lock keys were located and walked through the kitchen to let my family in through two rear sliding glass doors. The kitchen is a newer addition that also includes a washer/dryer room and a full bath. The appliances were basic, which I only bring up because the refrigerator doesn't have an ice maker or water dispenser...which meant we had to buy water bottles and ice for the duration of our stay.
My kids were excited to explore the home and choose what room they were going to sleep in. Unfortunately the house that slept 10 suddenly only slept 7. The attic space that held the remaining three beds was locked off to us. This made no sense to me because the price that I paid each day to stay was the same regardless of how many beds we used. I didn't get a discount for using less beds! Paying the advertised price for a home that sleeps ten I would expect to have ten available.
The bathrooms had plenty of toilet paper provided and also had some body soap and shampoo for our convenience! There was also laundry detergent and dish soap for us....along with plenty of towels.
The living room needs some attention. While the decorations looked nice, the chairs and couch were very uncomfortable. The TV was mounted oddly on a wall because of two archways that were present on adjacent walls. This forced the TV to be mounted to the side and the mount did not articulate to provide everyone in the room a good vantage. Neither parents nor any of the older kids wanted to use the room.
Aside from this I felt that the home provided for what we needed. We walked to and from campus, walked to lunch/dinner at the Eddy Street Commons and walked to the River Walk in the evenings. There's a lot of construction going on and you can see that this location is in an up and coming neighborhood that's still in transition. I recommend this home and would stay again.