About this listing
Come indulge in our gorgeous, modern/ historic home - located in the heart of the COOLEST NEIGHBORHOOD in Indy & minutes from downtown! Enjoy spacious common areas with ten foot high ceilings, beautiful modern decor, and sustainable bamboo floors.
Cute, remodeled 1890s home!This adorable 1890s house was completely renovated, and the location is walkable to everything from a peaceful street just 6 blocks to the square.
Sleep in a cozy, intimate room with tall ceilings and a TEMPURPEDIC bed... it might be the best night of your life! It's perfect for a relaxing couple's weekend. Plenty of room to hang and press your conference clothes as well.
Full bath is shared with the other guest room on the first floor.
Enjoy all the spacious common areas our home has to offer: reading nook, living room, dining & kitchen area, and full bathroom dedicated to our guest(s). In addition to access on the first floor, we have a large fenced in back yard we are working to make an oasis. Both on-street and off-street parking are available, as well as washer and dryer for longer stays. We use only eco-friendly products in our home, so please enjoy your sustainable stay with us, and everything you need is available to you in an environmentally friendly version!
Interaction with Guests
We prefer to be able to greet our guests and share the treasures of our great community with them. We are happy to offer suggestions on great places to eat, drink, and be merry, plus fun things to do while in town. If we aren't doing anything, we'd love to walk around to show you our community firsthand, and maybe play a game and enjoy a glass of wine together at the end of the day. And if you are exhausted from your travels, feel free to retreat into the comfort of our home and have a quiet, peaceful stay.
We love to travel, for work and fun, and sometimes we have guests who want to stay in our home even when we are not around. We are happy to accommodate those who wish to stay here anyway, and will leave ample guidance for a wonderful stay in Indy.
LGBT friendly, gay friendly, straight friendly, lesbian friendly, queer friendly, trans friendly, alien friendly... basically we are friendly to anyone who is friendly!
Our little neighborhood was just voted top 10 for local food by Zaggot, and, boy, are there a lot of great places to walk to! We are close to EVERYTHING.
Our neighborhood has been undergoing a major transformation over the past decade, and as you walk around you'll see a mix of modern & historic, totally remodeled & waiting for retrofits, and a rich mix of people that make our neighborhood so awesome and interesting. It's a very close-kit neighborhood with stellar community collaboration, which supports the entrepreneurial spirit. That's why we love it here so much!
(This is not the suburbs. If historic, gentrifying, and eclectic urban centers make you uncomfortable, you might be better off at the Hilton. For the rest of us urban-lovers, you are in for a treat!)
We are on a quiet residential street, still just 6 blocks walking distance to a wide variety of local restaurants, coffee shops, bars, grocery stores, parks, shopping, entertainment, local breweries, and only 1.5 miles from downtown.
We are a vegetarian household (no meat please), but you'll really love the plethora of options for dining downtown and in the square, for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
The Cultural Trail connects Fountain Square to downtown Indy by foot or bicycle on a safe and friendly urban path. A 15 minute walk will get you to the thriving downtown, and there is lots more to explore when you rent one of the city's BikeShare bikes!
If you're coming into town for one of the many festivals or conferences in downtown Indy, this is the place for you. We usually walk or bike to downtown, but in winter you might prefer to catch a ride. The local Bike Share station is located 6 blocks away.
A cab fare from downtown is usually $10-15 including tip. There's also Uber & Lyft for around $6-8. Bus stops are also nearby, but not ideal at night. Please ask for bus route suggestions, as some bus stops are much nicer than others (and we live in a BIG city).
Other Things to Note
-Vegetarian and vegan food only IN our home (we don't judge what you do outside our home.
-We have 2 dogs & a cat.
-Quiet hours are 10p - 7am.
We like to create a positive, relaxing environment in our home. Be kind & respectful of others, and bring a smile with you!
We are a proud vegetarian household, but don't let that restrict you. You are more than welcome to use anything in the kitchen and prepare food veg-style, and there are tons of great restaurants to go explore as well! Just remember that dead animals belong outside of our home.
Pretend you're in Japan. We love our new bamboo floors, and like to leave the dirt at the door.
SHHHH... QUIET TIME
Quiet hours are 10pm-7am. This means we all should assume others are sleeping, enter quietly, talk softly, and be gentle when closing doors/drawers if cooking in the kitchen. Nobody likes being cranky from lack of sleep! We also have earplugs if you're a light sleeper and forgot yours.
I had a quick stop in Indianapolis before going to Cincinnati. I was greeted by Kelly and she gave me the tour and made me feel very welcomed. Our accommodations were great. We walked to the rooftop restaurant nearby for dinner then rented bikes to ride downtown. Spent the whole night exploring Indy.
I loved learning of Kelly and Bethany's travels and looking at trinkets and photos from far away. Great first experience with Airbnb.
Loved the house, the neighborhood, and the amazing hosts! The perfect stay. This was my first experience with Airbnb, and likely one of the best. Had a great night out with hosts and friends, got an awesome insider's view of the city and Fountain Square. Thanks for it all!
I had a great experience staying with Bethany and Kelly. They made me feel very welcome and were super helpful with pointing out things to do in the neighborhood, which is a great place to explore. The room itself is very comfy and clean, and I would definitely stay here again!
Kelly and Bethany were very accommodating and had a lot of great recommendations for restaurants and bars around the area.
Bethany and Kelly were excellent hosts! They are also super passionate and easy to talk to - a common interest in health, sustainability, and helping others made them very lovable.
Their place was also so warm and inviting - complete with motion sensing lights so that I didn't need to hunt for switches at my 4am wake-up calls! Definitely recommend them!
Our time in Fountain Square was exactly as advertised! It was comfortable luxury at a very affordable rate. Bethany and Kelly along with their 4 legged friends were excellent hosts and made us feel very comfortable. The area was very fun and they were able to point us in the right direction to enjoy the local flavor. Many thanks!! We will be back to stay here again!!
John and Susan
I stayed with Bethany and Kelly for four weeks in May 2015. I had never been to Indianapolis before, so on my first night they walked with me around their neighborhood. We walked to Fountain Square nearby and they told me all about things to do while in Indy as well as in places they’ve been to overseas. The listing description is very accurate. While the room itself isn’t necessarily the biggest, the bed is very comfortable and the closet is very spacious. One of the first things I noticed about their neighborhood is that people do spend time outdoors and there are actually kids out playing by themselves, which was comforting to me. Bethany and Kelly are two kind-hearted and generous people, always offering to share something fun they’ve whipped up in the kitchen or to join them in going places. I felt very welcome in their home – they made traveling to a new city by myself a breeze!
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About the Host, Bethany&Kelly
About Kelly + Bethany: We are a loving, vegetarian couple with an organic vegetable garden, all natural cleaning products, and a strong connection to living a simple life. We live as sustainably as possible, and try to share our eco-values with others to improve our environment. We also LOVE cooking vegetarian and vegan for both our friends and for clients with health issues. We are outdoorsy and energetic, but we also enjoy relaxing in the back yard with a bottle of red wine, and the dogs, or playing Scrabble or Carcassonne with friends. Mostly, we appreciate each day, and enjoy a very optimistic view of life.
Our motto? Love every single day of your life.