For the second year in a row, our large (and growing) clan has rented your Mishawaka home for our Family Christmas Gathering...a definite 5-star family experience! Your home is perfect for us....well-loved, large rooms, and the pool and basket ball court are ideal for the kids and grandkids! We look forward to being there again this year!
Our family has enjoyed staying here the past four years as a winter tradition. With ten adults and eight kids we've always had more than enough room. The pool and hot tub are always a hit with the kids (and adults) and the gym is great for burning off energy. Located on a quiet street but close to town which is great for grabbing dinner or browsing the stores. Highly recommended for families looking to spend quality time together!!
My extended family has stayed at the Wiseman house the weekend after Thanksgiving for the past 3 years and I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience it has been.The kids love the indoor pool, hot tub and basketball court. The layout is fantastic and there is plenty of sleeping and hanging out space for all of us. We are considering a Summer get together to take advantage of the outdoor pool and deck. I highly recommend giving it a try for your next get-away!
My family of 15 spent 4 nights over Thanksgiving weekend in November of 2017 at the Wiseman House. The house is large enough for everyone to spread out and have plenty of space. We had 7 teenagers and one 12 year old who loved the pool and the basketball court. The adults enjoyed the hot tub. No one was ever bored. There is a great kitchen to make and serve meals. I would definitely recommend the Wiseman House for a family vacation or a friends reunion.
We rented this home for our yearly family reunion and loved every minute of it. No it is not in perfect condition...it's a rental in a college town. Decorating is dated in some areas but it was comfortable and a great layout with lots of space for all. The beds were clean, seating area is great and the pool and hot tub access are wonderful. The gym was great for working off the holiday calories. It snowed so I have no idea what the yard or outside pool are like. I didn't leave the house for 4 days and was never bored. Jim was easy to communicate with and even left us a welcoming pie. Our whole family has requested we use this again next year. Thanks Jim
This is the ideal house for our family Christmas get-together. The basement DID NOT smell like mildew (my wife is super sensitive to that, and she had no issues). The upkeep of the building is about average, nothing that sticks out as obviously needing repair, but it is well used. The Indoor pool is awesome, but if you rent the property in the wintertime, keep in mind that using the hot-tub/pool makes the humidity approach 100%, this makes the bball court slick (this can be easily taken care of by opening a couple doors for 10 mins, and then allowing the heaters to kick on and warm up the (now low humidity) air). I initially thought that we would have to watch the young ones like hawks since there is an open pool, but fortunately the pool is separate from the main gathering areas, and plus it has a cover that would probably support anyone under 150lbs. The bball court had balls and the young ones thoroughly enjoyed using that area. (if you have young kids, bring along a trike... the ball court is ideal for this) If you are serious about your basketball, this is the place to go. The house was VERY clean (must be a cleaning service), and was very spacious. All the bedrooms seemed pretty much soundproof, so if some of you are night owls, you won't keep others awake. At one point we invited some extra friends and family over, and we had about 30-35 people in this house. It swallowed us with no problems. The house has its own washer and dryer, which were indispensable (we probably did 7 loads in the 5 days that we were there) The hottub is a nice one, and it comfortably seats 6. Close to Autozone, and several restaurants. All in all We LOVED IT! Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Our family had the best vacation ever, we had such a great time we want to go back! Our party had an array of ages from 60 plus to 1 year old and we all laughed and blended well with each other. My fiance had his whole family there and so did I and it was such a great bonding experience! The estate is absolutely amazing, it feels like you are in your own little world. We did all kinds of outdoor activities, roasting marshmallows at story time around the campfire being one of the kids favorites! Fireworks after bar b q on the deck was awesome! The outdoor pool water slide was a fabulous hit for everyone and really fun! The indoor pool was amazing, swimming in a heated pool while our favorite tunes played on the surround sound was great. Or if you wanted to go into the hot tub and relax you can do that too! I want to mention how you can swim and watch a football game on the flat screen also with surround sound! Now where all of the men in our party was at the most, the basketball court. There is a indoor half court basketball court. It was totally awesome!!! We had all kinds of pick up games all throughout the day! Very entertaining!!!! The inside of the estate is just as lovely as the outside. There is a unique pit room where all of the children watched tv. It was great because as the ladies cooked in the kitchen we could look over the pit and see the children. The living room was very nice and spacious with also a view of the outdoor pool to check on the children. Overall our family is very excited to go back and Mr. Wiseman was such a great help in every way. We loved the Wiseman house and would encourage anyone to stay.
It was everything we could ask for! The house layout is perfect, lots of places to gather together! Everyone was entertained with all the amenities it offers, It was a perfect fit for our entire family and visitors! We will rent it again next year, we have stayed and looked at alot of homes and none compare to this one!
Our family including children, spouses, and grandchildren, just spent one week in this home. It was in town, yet so secluded we felt as if we had no neighbors. We had easy access to many activities, with a wonderful local grocery store three minutes away. It had plenty of room to sleep 14 (four families). The yard was large and the back lot was fenced in, which made it nice for families with small children. The pools, tennis courts, hot tub and basketball court were very clean and well-kept. The owner of the property even stopped in mid-week to check the pool. The home was clean too, could use some updating, but was still very nice. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would rent it again if we went to that area. .
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
We stayed in this rental from the 2nd of April to the 5th of April. It was so huge! There was eight of us and three teenage girls. The beds were extremely comfortable, the inside pool was just great and my husband loved the hot tub. Even though this house is in a neighborhood, you can't tell you have neighbors. The deck was great for grilling out and for the girls to catch some rays. Eating breakfast and looking out into the huge front yard was awesome too. Every morning we had a visitor...neigborhood bunny. The stereo sound system in the pool area was great too. Once the girls found a good station I don’t think the
music was ever turned off and the people in the mail house could not hear the music. Basketball court and tennis court was great too.