Fresh Family Nest * Digital Nomads Welcome * Walk!


Entire residential home hosted by Margie

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
All you have to do is arrive. We'll make sure you have a comfortable and clean home for working and relaxing, complete with coffee, tea, WiFi, hair dryer and kitchen. Bryan Park is around the corner; Kirkwood, IU, coffee, ice cream, and so much fun is all walkable or driveable.

This is the spot to stay for access to Bloomington amenities, as well as the particular kind of comfort you get from a stylish, spotless, thoughtfully appointed little home. All questions and people are welcome!

The space
This sweet little house has a lot to offer for small families traveling with kids and/or babies. The Family Nest has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a combined living/dining/kitchen. You'll also find space outside in the front and back yards to relax and play.

Parents and work travelers will gravitate toward the front bedroom with queen bed, new mattress, soft bedding, and closet space for your things to settle.

Kids and the young at heart will love the back bedroom, which has a twin bed with another twin bed trundled underneath that can be pulled out or stowed away. No matter the sleeper, the mattresses and comfortable bedding will support your rest, and the closet provides a place to put your stuff away or let your imagination take you away (see picture of closet :)

In the kitchen you will find everything you need to cook and eat together, with dishwasher and bottle parts drying rack ready to go. We have a high chair/booster tucked away and ready for you to use, as well as kid-friendly dishes. Drip coffee maker, or single serve french press, toaster, microwave, stove, oven, and clothes washer and dryer (which guests are welcome to use) are also in the kitchen.

Tucked away you will also find, if you need, a pack n play, baby monitor, white noise machine, the high chair/booster, as well as several other child-friendly amenities and a few great toys and books. Please feel free to ask any questions about what we have!

According to Google Maps, the house is
* 0.5 miles from Feta Kitchen and Cafe, where you can build a personalized bowl of healthy food (and their fries are good too), or get locally made and always delicious Hartzell's ice cream,
* 0.5 miles from Soma, which is a wonderful local coffee shop, which also has a little case with baked goods and grab and go foods. Both of these are south of the house,
* 0.7 miles north to 4th Street Restaurant Row,
* Kirkwood and the Indiana University Sample Gates are just one more block north from there.
* 1.1 miles to WonderLab children's science museum, a 6 or so minute drive or 22 minutes walking.
* Less than 0.1 miles walk to the Bryan Park playgrounds.
* 1.7 miles to Memorial Stadium. 9 minutes driving in regular traffic, or 36 minutes walking.
* Brown County State Park is 26 minutes driving.
* McCormick's Creek State Park is 28 minutes driving.

We take our cleaning very seriously, making sure the home is truly clean between every guest. This includes laundering all sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases, and towels, every time.

We are thoughtful about the products we use to clean and maintain the house, and what impact those products have on the environment and our guests. We use recycled paper goods, sulfate-free detergents, and cruelty-free shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in larger bottles to cut down on plastic waste.

Pets are not allowed in the house.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
HDTV with Netflix, Roku
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced


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Where you’ll be

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Bryan Park Neighborhood is a friendly and fun place to be, with Bryan Park providing space for play, exercise, swimming in the summer, and city stargazing with our neighborhood astronomer! We're a short walk from restaurants, downtown Bloomington, and IU.

Google Maps gives the following data about distances and times from The Family Nest to Bloomington area fun:
* The Sample Gates are 4 minutes by car, or 15 minutes (0.7 miles) walking.
* WonderLab is a 6 minute drive (taking into account current construction on Walnut), or 22 minutes (1.1 miles) walking.
* Less than 0.1 miles walk to the Bryan Park playgrounds.
* Memorial Stadium is 9 minutes in regular traffic, or 36 minutes (1.7 miles) walking.
* Brown County State Park is 26 minutes driving.
* McCormick's Creek State Park is 28 minutes driving.

If you'd like to know how far the house is from anywhere in Bloomington, feel free to ask, or you can use Bryan Park Playground as a very close proxy to do your own searches.

Hosted by Margie

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 448 Reviews
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I love Bloomington and the beautiful hills and forests of Southern Indiana! I grew up nearby in Terre Haute, then made a few different stops along the way before landing in Bloomington in 2002 for law school. Like so many others, my husband and I fell in love with this blooming town and decided to put down roots and make our home here. I love the fun things that happen around town and campus all year long. There are always interesting things going on in town and in our natural surroundings! Being an Airbnb host supports my belief that people are good and sharing is wonderful. My team and I work hard to think of all of the little ways we can make our guests feel comfortable and at home, and it makes us so happy when we hear from guests that we have achieved that goal. When I'm not thinking about how I can be a better host, I can be found running on trails in the woods around town, finding ways to get outside having fun with my kiddo, volunteering for local organizations I love, laughing at my cats, playing with my family, and finding anything else to do so I can avoid weeding my garden.
I love Bloomington and the beautiful hills and forests of Southern Indiana! I grew up nearby in Terre Haute, then made a few different stops along the way before landing in Bloomin…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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