This comfy, cozy bungalow is the perfect home away from home while enjoying all Indiana University and Bloomington has to offer. It comfortably fits two, is centrally located, minutes away from IU and downtown, and just a 5 minute walk from the famous B-Line trail where you can walk, ride a bike, jog, or skate.
My home is inviting, cheerful, and tranquil. The backyard is private and spacious, and the front porch invites you to simply relax and wave hello to friendly neighbors. Having 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, it is the perfect space for 2 people, whether sharing a room or needing two separate sleeping spaces. There is sufficient space for four people, as both beds (1 is a pull out couch with a super comfortable feather bed and memory foam mattress!) are queen size.
The kitchen went under an entire gutting and complete renovation Spring of 2014, and is fully stocked with all your cooking needs.
The house is warmly decorated with exquisite artwork from all around the globe and there is an extensive book selection for your use while staying at the house.
Guests have access to the entire house. Included is free WIFI, Netflix TV (NO cable), Blue-Ray DVD player, and a washer and dryer.
If you're renting in the summer, there are several backyard games including ladderball, disc toss, target toss, volleyball, badminton and cornhole. They are located in the garage and will require setting up on your part.
Right in the heart of the city, this backyard is also referred to as a wildlife refuge! If you're here in the summer, you will often see groundhogs, bunnies, squirrels hiding their treasures, skunks (an Indiana staple!), butterflies and several different bird species. Sit back, relax and watch the workings of the wildlife.
Conveniently located next door is a brand new indoor climbing wall and yoga studio! They have day passes and several classes for all your exercise needs.
Coming the end of 2019, the newly constructed 65 acre Switchyard Park will be a short 1/2 mile from my house! This park will include a pavilion, stage, community gardens, courts & fitness, splash pad, playground, skate park, and a dog park.
The house is conveniently located to downtown Bloomington and Indiana University. The neighborhood is friendly with a long history in Bloomington. Most of the houses were built from the 1920's to the 1940's, so there is that special feeling of local history. Several books have been written about Bloomington and I.U. during those booming times, and it is easy to trace the McDoel Gardens Neighborhood in several of these publications.
My house is also a short 5 minute walk to the Bloomington famous B-Line Trail.
This trail is perfect for easily accessing the urban part of Bloomington, as well as the rural. Take a 20 minute stroll to our vibrant downtown to enjoy fine eateries, plays/musicals, shops, museums, and parks. Walk in the other direction (southbound) and enjoy the quiet of Monroe County, woods full of Sycamore, Oak, Walnut, Elm and Dogwood trees.
To access the B-Line trail from my house:
1. Depart out the front door and turn left
2. Cross Rogers Street, staying on Allen Street
3. Go left on Madison Street
4. Go right on Dodds Street
5. You will see the Morton Street sign, and there is the B-Line Trail!
The Bloomington Transit bus system is an easy and convenient way to get around town. The bus stop is just a 30 second walk from my house!
Parking your vehicle is included as well, where you can choose from either parking in my 1-car driveway off the backyard, or on Allen Street.
Getting to/from the Indianapolis International airport is easy, and takes about 1 hour. There is a convenient shuttle system if you are without a car.
Depending on the particular interests and needs of the guest, I am flexible and I welcome communication.
Please observe the evening quiet in the neighborhood by not causing any noise that might disturb neighbors.
NO SMOKING inside the house.