DON’T come a-knocking when JOHN EDWARDS’ love shack is rocking!

That’s the general con­sensus ever since the disgraced presidential candidate started spending nights with his baby mama Rielle Hunter at her new home.

“Rielle’s place is only a hop, skip and a jump from John’s home, and it’s pretty much turned into his booze and sex romp hideaway,” a source close to the couple told The ENQUIRER.

“When they get a little tipsy, they get so frisky that their lovemaking becomes embar­rassingly loud. One day, an el­derly neighbor walked right up to Rielle, and snickered, ‘Try to keep it down next time.’ John was mortified when Rielle told him the story, but she clearly got a kick out of it.”

As The ENQUIRER recently re­ported, the former North Carolina senator, 59, didn’t like making the three-hour drive to Rielle’s home in Charlotte to visit the blonde divorcee, 48, and their 4-year-old love child Quinn.

So he moved them closer to the palatial Chapel Hill spread he once shared with his late wife Elizabeth, who lost her brave battle with breast cancer in December 2010.

Edwards and his two youngest children with Eliza­beth – Emma Claire, 14, and Jack, 12 – spent Thanksgiving with Rielle and Quinn at their new home, insiders say. But Emma and Jack refuse to spend the night there, and his oldest daughter Cate, 30, still won’t even acknowl­edge Rielle, sources say.

“Elizabeth is still very beloved in Chapel Hill,” noted the source, “and if Rielle wants to be accept­ed here, she needs to change her behavior.”