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1 Bedroom
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About this listing

This stylish, bright, and comfy basement apartment is within a 5-minute walk to IU campus. It's in a suburban neighborhood with beautiful full-grown trees. Within 10 minutes of Kirkwood and the town square and adjacent to the Beautiful Bryan Park!

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Cook your own meals in this fully-functioning kitchen with pots, pans, microwave, bread machine, etc.

Cook your own meals in this fully-functioning kitchen with pots, pans, microwave, bread machine, etc.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Weekly discount: 53%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Enjoy Bloomington and get a fantastic basement apartment all to yourself! This private apartment is a recent addition to my house, located in older suburban neighborhood with big beautiful trees! (Please note that since it is downstairs, you can sometimes hear the creaking of furniture, footsteps or faint voices from above. Also, I have 2 cats and a dog. They never go into the basement apartment, as the spaces are totally separate.) It is within walking or biking distance to campus, Kirkwood (the fun, trendy street with great shopping and restaurants), and Bryan Park (complete with lots of green space, and a big fancy pool). You can park in my driveway, and you are about a 5 minute walk from catching the Bloomington Transit anywhere you need to go.

There is a common entry in the "mud room." You'll then head down a short flight of stairs to get to your apartment. The apartment has a very comfy Queen sized bed that can sleep two. There is a large walk-in closet, and also a smaller one. You'll have access to your own personal washer and dryer, and you're also welcome to borrow a bike. Feel free to hop onto my wireless internet. You can prepare all of your meals in your own kitchen! It comes complete with microwave, stove, pots, pans, dishes, and everything else you will need to cook with. There is a small dining table and a desk to do work on. Heck, there is even a dart board!

You'll stay in a clean, colorful house with a gracious host who lives right upstairs, and who can direct you to all of the fun things Bloomington has to offer.

Guest Access

You will have access to a personal kitchen, bathroom, washing machine and dryer, and bedroom. You also have access to my wifi.

Interaction with Guests

I always make every effort to meet guests to check them in on the first day of the stay. If check-in is very late, or I simply cannot get away from work to let you in, I will leave the key in a secure location for you to access when you arrive.

The space is private, and guests may only ever see me if they happen to be exiting through the mud room at the same time as me. I like to respect people's privacy, so I won't be knocking on your doors unbidden, and will not be in your space as you occupy it unless there is an emergency, or you ask me to. However, I live right upstairs, and I am happy to respond to any questions or concerns as soon as I am able. Because I work long hours, the best method of contact is to text or call my cell phone. I will respond as soon as I am able, and always within a few hours.

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House Rules

There is no curfew, but please be sure to enter quietly if you come home after 10pm, and please take care to be quiet as you go down the stairs into your apartment. The entry is shared with the upstairs. There is a bedroom upstairs that adjoins the "mud room", and if you are loud, you may wake someone. You'll enter the house through the "mud room," and please take your shoes off there, so that the space stays clean. Please respect the space by cleaning up after yourself, doing dishes, etc. If you have extra time, pulling the sheets off of the bed and dropping them in the laundry for me on the way out is very helpful, as I often have to clean and launder quickly between tenants.

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2 nights minimum stay
A very nice and clean bathroom with mosaic tiles (I installed these myself!)

A very nice and clean bathroom with mosaic tiles (I installed these myself!)

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About the Host, Sandy

Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Member since June 2013


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