About this listing
We especially love hosting international students, scholars, and couples! No smokers, please.
Private second-floor bedroom in a three-bedroom house owned by your hosts. If BR2 is booked at the same time, full guest bathroom including sink with large countertop, tub/shower, and toilet, will be shared. Bedroom has a double/full size bed with boxspring, mattress, and headboard (bed size: 54x75in or 137x190cm). Cable TV indicated in amenities is free Netflix and free Hulu, no local or cable channels. Each room is equipped with a dvd player. Free wifi.
Home is clean and organized. A cat and small golden retriever live in the house, but are friendly.
Plenty of parking available. Five miles (8km) from downtown Bloomington in a typical neighborhood with the name Hoosier Aloha. The Indiana University campus is adjacent to downtown Bloomington; we often ride our bikes (20-25 minute ride).
Please contact me before booking.
Guests are welcome to share with us our living room, kitchen/dining area, and outdoor space.
Interaction with Guests
We like meeting our guests and getting to know a little about them. However, we’ll respect your privacy and certainly understand if you just need your space.
If you would like to socialize, there may be opportunities to have a casual conversation in the shared living spaces.
We are readily available if you have any questions or need anything. Just let us know.
Our neighborhood is very safe and provides a nice network of sidewalks for walking or jogging. Erin is happy to share her usual running and cycling routes with you.
Travelling from the Indianapolis airport to Bloomington? There are two companies that provide shuttle service between the Indianapolis airport and Bloomington: Go Express Travel and Star of America.
Bus service from downtown Bloomington to our home is available M-F at 6:40a, 9:10a, 12:15p, 1:10p, or 5:40p. Bus service from from our home to downtown Bloomington is available M-F at 6:15a, 7:40a, 8:30a, 10:20a, 11:40a, and 2:30p. The bus stop is a ten minute walk from our home (.75mi or 1.2km).
Alternatively, the taxi fare between downtown Bloomington and our home is $10-12 one-way.
No smoking, no drugs, no excessive use of alcohol. Approved guests only. No shoes in the house, please. Must not mind pets.
Please note that Airbnb charges guests a variable 6-12% service fee. This fee is approximately equivalent to or less than the amount charged by local hotels (5% hotel tax and 6% state sales tax). Hosts pay an additional fee to Airbnb, which is not billed to guests.
Erin and James were great. They gave me a tour of their home when I arrived. They let me know where everything in the home was and made my stay very comfortable. I was in town a few days for a conference at IU and they gave me some helpful tips on dealing with parking around campus to make my trip seamless. I would highly recommend staying with them if you are in Bloomington.
We were only in Bloomington for one short day for a wedding but Erin and James made our stay very pleasant. Everything was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and they even set out some snacks and fresh fruit for us in the morning. Their pets are very sweet and playful! Would definitely recommend staying with them if you're ever visiting Bloomington!
Erin and James were both home when I arrived. They were very friendly and welcoming. They gave me a tour of the house including my room and bathroom. They showed me where all of the necessities were. I had forgotten my hair dryer and Erin kindly let me use hers.
I was in Bloomington for a meditation retreat and Erin and James were both ernest in learning about how it was organized and after I attended how it was. We talked about any number of topics, but they are also very respectful of your private time, too.
I felt very comfortable there. I also enjoyed their cat, Soren. I would definitely stay with them again if I was headed to Bloomington.
I stayed at Erin and James' place for a week while looking for a permanent place to live in Bloomington. They were very helpful, kind, and accomodating. :) Everything was very clean and comfortable; I couldn't have asked for more. The location is great too: only a short drive from the city, and in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Their pets are a blast!
My husband and I stayed at Casa di Bienvenue while he was attending an IU preview day and I was checking out the Bloomington area. Erin was a wonderful and friendly host. She was incredibly responsive and provided thoughtful suggestions on places and restaurants to check out in Bloomington to help me get acquainted with the area. Directions for guests were very clear, and everything was clean, comfortable and quiet which made our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The location is also great; convenient to IU and other areas of Bloomington, but in a quiet area for some nice respite after a long day out. They also have an adorable cat and dog that were well behaved and so fun to have around!
Erin and James were great. It was very comfortable and they made sure we had everything we needed. The location is ideal if you are planning on visiting IU.
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About the Host, Erin
My name is Erin and I am 33 years old from Bloomington, Indiana. I am married with a golden retriever dog and a cat; no children. My husband James and I work at Indiana University. In our free time, we like to swim, bike, and run; we enjoy the outdoors. We love travelling internationally, and discovering new cultures (often through cooking and trying new cuisines; check out my website, type1foodie). We enjoy hosting people of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds.