About this listing
Cozy bed, guest bath, & plentiful free parking. Safe neighborhood. Road warriors: near I-65 and I-465. 15 mins to downtown and Carmel. Near Butler U. Features a performance salon for traveling artists + yoga studio for health nuts! A peaceful place.
Please read through ENTIRE description and house rules carefully to make sure my space and the location will work for your needs.
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Comfy bed & bath, yoga studio/concert salon.
I have one clean, private, BASIC room to let that can accommodate two people in a double-bed. Clean, basic guest bathroom with shower and bathtub down the hall.
**If there are MORE than two people in your party, you can rent my other listing across the hall. It is a clean and cozy bedroom that features a comfy double air bed with all linens, a writing table, and guest bathroom down the hall. *Extra cleaning fee applies when renting extra room.*
Please don't ask to use one room for more than two people, even if the extra people are children. I love the Brady Bunch, but not as house guests. :)
If you are a party of TWO and you want to use both bedrooms, you must rent them separately. (See my other listing.)
I transformed the atelier over the garage into an intimate performing space for indie musicians, poets, and actors. I've hosted some fantastic concerts, and if you're an indie music fan, you might have seen some of them. If you're familiar with Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, well, I like to think of my place as the micro version Eddie's Attic--we've even hosted some of the same bands. If you're lucky, maybe you'll stay here the night of a concert!
When the atelier is not a concert salon, it's a yoga and workout studio. The room has a flat screen TV and Roku player with free fitness channels.
Stretch out and practice yoga after a long day of driving!
Guests will *typically* have their own full bathroom with bathtub and shower. (On some occasions, when the Spartan Room is rented, guests will share the guest bathroom.) I have my own bathroom and will never get in your way. :)
You are welcome to use my kitchen to store food you have purchased and prepare light meals, but please clean up after yourself.
You can use my yoga/artist salon to meditate, exercise, or practice music. (I've had some musicians make recordings here!) The yoga salon also has some simple workout equipment and a television with Roku player and free fitness channels. Remember, this is a shared space. :)
If you would like to host a small event in the space while staying over night, we can work out pricing on a case-by-case basis.
Interaction with Guests
I live and work in my home and am usually quite busy, especially when I am in writing mode. I am happy to offer you some tea, but can't commit to "hanging out" with guests.
I am happy to make recommendations for restaurants, pubs, and performing arts venues.
My neighborhood is safe and quiet and convenient to drive to fun parts of the city, such as Broad Ripple and downtown. My house is NOT downtown, and you if you stay here you will want a car! My place is about half the price of downtown locations, and I'm always surprised when people book here for the price then complain that they can't walk to downtown.
We are a community of many races who work hard and aren't out to impress anyone. Just a laid back neighborhood.
I am situated on the NW side of Indianapolis, and it's very easy to get downtown (abt 15-20 min drive), Broad Ripple (15 minute drive, 30 min bike ride), and Carmel (15 minutes).
Close to Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Hundred-Acre Wood, Holliday Park, the Central Canal Tow Path biking and running trail, and YMCA.
Nearby are some low-key, authentic ethnic restaurants, including Vietnamese, El Salvadorian, Indian, Peruvian, Turkish, Soul, Ethiopian, West African, Somalian, Cuban, Sushi, and Venezuelan, and a few authentic (as well as good Americanized) Mexican restaurants.
While you won't find any upscale martini bars within walking distance, Broad Ripple is a quick drive away, just about 15 minutes.
Basic shopping: Trader Joe's, Tropical Foods, Costco, Kroger, Mexican supermarket, Goodwill, and an army surplus store.
My neighborhood is safe for walking and running, and there are bike trails all around.
Close to I-65 and I-465 for road warriors!
Easy drive about 15-20 minutes to both downtown Indy and Carmel.
Free parking on street in front of my home. Sometimes my driveway will be available. I'll let you know when you reserve where you can park.
Buses: IndyGo Route 34 is 0.7 miles from my home. I don't use the buses. ***If you take the bus, you will need to figure out scheduling and time table.*** Other guests say it is about 45 minutes by IndyGo to downtown, depending on time and day. I recommend renting a car while in town.
Other Things to Note
At night I offer an assortment of complimentary herbal, green, and traditional teas upon request.
I have created a healthy, green, sustainable living space.
~Please smoke outdoors away from windows.
~Please, no marathon showers.
~Tap water is preferred over bottled water.
~Dress for the season. Indiana is very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. You will want sweaters and socks in the winter and shorts and t-shirts in the summer. I am always amazed when people wear flannel in summer and flip flops in winter and then complain that they are too hot or too cold. :) Whenever possible, I prefer natural breezes over forced chemical air. Even with a/c on, the upstairs can get a little warm. That's just physics! Dress appropriately, and you'll be fine! Thanks!
I live in and enjoy sharing my home with seasoned easy-going travelers and ask that you respect my home and remember the spirit and intent of AirBnb. Please also remember that I am sharing my home with you and sometimes other travelers. There is a wonderful vibe and exchange of ideas when guests interact and share their stories and the space.
No shoes indoors. Leave them in the foyer. Feel free to bring indoor slippers or flip flops.
For the sake of privacy and safety to me and other guests, do not invite non-registered guests into my home.
Utilize the security system at all times. Lock the door every time you leave. Close windows before you leave.
Please rinse and load any dishes you use into the dishwasher.
I have created a healthy, green, environmentally responsible living space. Please recycle. No smoking. Tap water is preferred over bottle water.
Indiana is very cold in the winter and very hot and humid in the summer. Please dress appropriately for the season--sweaters and socks in the winter and shorts and t-shirts in the summer. It seems funny that people who live on this continent don't already know this. I am not someone who blasts heat or air conditioning at maximum levels; rather I dress appropriately for the season, utilizing fresh air and fans whenever possible. :)
I will consider hosting a well-behaved dog that is friendly to cats and other dogs. Up-charge on a case by case basis to allow for extra cleaning.
Failure to return key will result in a $100 fee from deposit.
Host will not be held liable for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The host is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
About the Host, Amy
Hi future friend!
My name is Amy. I work IT by day and sometimes write plays, which I produce at national fringe venues. I love to surround myself with the "fringe" artists here in my town. I'm also an indie music promoter and a concert reviewer.
I can't stand staying in one place too long! If I don't have the luxury of traveling, then I open my home as a AirBnb host and live vicariously through other travelers.
I have an intimate concert venue in the atelier of my home. If you're an artist with a following and CDs, hit me, and we maybe can work out a concert/lodging deal! If you love music indie music, especially stuff you've never heard of before, then maybe you'll get lucky and stay with me on a night night when we have a concert scheduled.
I've hosted travelers from near and far, from writers to photographers to actors to musicians to sculptors to painters to filmmakers to opera singers.
I love traveling internationally, but since air travel has become such a hassle, I have spent the last few years traveling in my own country! I love San Francisco, Key West, Utah, Alaska, Washington, Kentucky, and the Smokey Mountains. I also love the Great Lakes! I'm a transplant to Indy, but I've done a fairly decent job of making it my home. I'd like to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, so please do not hesitate to ask about venues, restaurants, and neighborhoods.
I like to run, bike, hash (it's an international running group), camp, play with my best friend--that is my handsome dog, and shop for old record albums. In the summer, you'll find me in my garden tending veggies, herbs, flowers, and hummingbirds. I visit Indiana State Parks as often as possible, and if you're here for a spell, I can give recommendations.
When I visit other cities, I am interested in local history, ghost tours, local restaurants, and local breweries.