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.
Electric plush blanket on bed for cold Indiana nights. :)
**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 shared guest bathroom down the hall.
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!
The atelier is also ideal for yoga. Stretch out and meditate after a long day of driving!
Guests will *typically* have their own full bathroom with bathtub and shower. (On some occasions, when the Crash Pad for Artists is rented, guests will share the guest bathroom.) I have my own bathroom and will never get in your way. :)
*Refrigerator to store drinks and a few food items
*Microwave to heat up quick meals
*Guest dishware: please wash, dry, and put away any dishes you use.
Please do not prepare elaborate meals.
Washer/Dryer are for long-term guests only.
You can use my yoga/artist salon to meditate or practice music. (I've had some musicians make recordings here!) Please check with me on schedule as I have a workout schedule every night.
Other areas of the house are generally not open to guests. I do not have a TV for guest use.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to offer you suggestions on the sights around town, but can't commit to "hanging out" with guests. I live and work in my home and am usually quite busy, especially when I am in writing mode.
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 or the Uber app.
Neighborhood is safe for walking, running, and biking.
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, Save-A-Lot, Aldi, Tropical Foods, Costco, Kroger, Mexican supermarket, Goodwill, and an army surplus store.
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.
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
I have created a healthy, green, sustainable living space:
~Please smoke outdoors away from windows and bring something to collect your ashes and cigarette butts.
~Tap water is preferred over bottled water.
~Please dress appropriately for the season. I don't blast heat or A/C.
Summer: shorts, thsirts
Winter: sweaters, socks
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. If you need complete privacy, you might want to stay in a hotel!
No shoes indoors. Bring indoor slippers or flip flops.
No non-registered guests.
Utilize the security system at all times. Lock the door every time you leave. Close windows before you leave.
I have created a healthy, green, environmentally responsible living space.
Indiana is very cold in the winter and very hot and humid in the summer.
Please dress appropriately for the season:
*Layered sweaters and socks in the winter
*Shorts and t-shirts in the summer
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.