We especially love hosting international students, scholars, and couples! No smokers, please.
Private second-floor bedroom (email hidden) 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.
Note: Although it is best to have your own car, bus service to downtown Bloomington is available M-F at 6:15a, 7:40a, 8:30a, 10:20a, 11:40a, and 2:30p. Return bus service at 6:40a, 9:10a, 12:15p, 1:10p, or 5:40p. The bus stop is a ten minute walk from our home (.75mi or 1.2km).
Lovely people, these are! Thanks for opening your home and being so hospitable.
Our stay with Erin and James on IU Freshman Family weekend in mid Sepember was great. Our friendly hosts provided all the creature comforts (and the creatures) that make life sweet. Our accommodations were very clean, comfortable and well provisioned - from the extra towels & blankets, & in room refrigerator to the coffee maker provided for us when she learned that my husband was a very early riser. Every detail was thought of - even a lint roller to brush off the inevitable stray pet hair that comes with enjoying their friendly pets' company. We were offered breakfast and Erin inquired in advance of our arrival as to what we would like her to have on hand. We were also offered access to the kitchen to prepare our own food if desired, as well as to the common areas of their home. Stay with Erin and James when you are in Bloomington for a great Airbnb experience. Thanks, Erin and James!
Our stay with Erin and James was absolutely amazing. Everything was great: The hosts, the accommodations, even the pets! Four of us stayed for three days, and had a fantastic experience in their home.
This stay was my second stay at Erin's. As I mentioned in my previews review, I felt like I was staying with friends not with a host family.
When i come back to Bloomington, Erin's is my only choice, unless it is booked already!
I highly recommend this wonderful host family, you'll have an enjoyable stay!
My stay at Erin's was great! The room and the bathroom were very clean! I did not feel like staying with a host family, I felt like I'm staying with friends! James and Erin are friendly, open minded, and fun to be with. They have a dog and a cat that I had so much fun with :D
Because of all above, I'm staying with them again now! I highly recommend staying with this wonderful host family :)
Great house, great location, great dog, adorable cat and great hosts. The room was just right and our hosts included snacks waiting in our room, not to mention good coffee each morning! Who could ask for more. We had the most comfortable stay. If we needed anything Erin and James were so very accommodating at every turn. We had our privacy as well as the opportunity to use the space, for example, we could also sit on the front porch and just hang out when we were relaxing. Wonderful people and wonderful place!!
Erin and James were great! We had everything we needed and the room was very comfortable. The dog and cat were very entertaining, and were well behaved. Thanks Erin and James!
Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Erin was quick to respond and communicate before our arrival date, and made everything very easy. Her and her husband's home is beautiful and clean and located in a nice neighborhood away from the noise of campus. (Not a far drive though.) The pets are so adorable and kind, and spending a little bit of time playing with them was great. The bed was very comfortable, and the room and bathroom were clean and organized. Erin made sure we knew where everything was and how everything worked, and it was just such an easy and stress-free experience! I would HIGHLY recommend Erin and James if you are planning to visit Bloomington- I've already decided I will be booking again next time I plan to visit!
Our family invited us to join them for a trip to Bloomington. They had spoken so highly of Erin and James, and now we know why. This is by far our best Airbnb experience, and we will definitely return!
Erin and James were great hosts and my room and bathroom were both very nice. The bed was very comfy and everything was well prepared for my stay. Their place is a very convenient drive to campus and I look forward to staying there again in the future next time I am back at IU. Highly recommended!