Cozy bed & bathroom & plentiful free parking. Safe neighborhood. Road warriors: near I65 and 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.
Double bed in a private cozy room. There is an overflow room across the hall with a double air mattress bed.
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Comfy bed, yoga studio, concert salon.
Hello Fellow Traveler and Future Friend!
I have one clean, very private, basic room to let that can accommodate two people. Clean, basic guest bathroom with shower and bathtub down the hall. The bed is comfortable, the sheets are tight and clean, and there's a window and plenty of closet space.
If there are more than two people in your party, you can rent the spare bedroom across the hall with comfy double airbed with all linens. Please don't ask to use one room for more than two people, even if the extra people are children. Both beds are double beds.
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!
I've been traveling the world since age 19, and have stayed in hotels, hostels, huts, "sofa" surfing, and most recently AirBnb. My goal is to never stay in another hotel as long as I live.
Guests will typically have their own full bathroom with bathtub and shower. (On rare 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 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.
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.
If there are more than two people in your party, you can use the Spartan Room for up to two more people. It is a clean and cozy room that features a comfy double air bed with all linens, a writing table, and guest bathroom down the hall.
Interaction with Guests
It all depends on you, and my schedule of course. I can hang out and have a cup of tea or glass of wine and talk travel, or I can simply say "good morning, good evening, can I get you anything?"
I am active in the arts community and can make theater, poetry, storytelling, and music venue suggestions, as well as non-franchise restaurants, and the area's best microbreweries.
I understand that sometimes travel is for fun and socializing and sometimes it's for business.
My neighborhood is safe and quiet and convenient to fun parts of the city, such as Broad Ripple and 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), to Broad Ripple (15 minute drive, 30 min bike ride), and to Carmel (15 minutes).
Close to Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Hundred-Acre Wood, Holliday Park, and 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. On most weeknights (Mon-Thur) you can park in driveway, but not typically on weekends.
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 live in and enjoy sharing my home with seasoned easy-going travelers and ask that you respect my home.
Please do not wear shoes in the house. Leave them in the foyer.
Please do not bring guests into my home unless advance permission is granted.
Utilize the security system at all times. Lock the door every time you leave. Close windows before you leave.
Please load dishes in the dishwasher.
I will consider hosting a well-behaved dog that is friendly to cats and other dogs. Upcharge on a case by case basis to allow for extra cleaning.
Failure to return key will result in a $50 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 premise.
I have created a healthy, green, environmentally responsible living space.
Please, no smoking indoors.
Please recycle. 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. :)
The place was beautiful, Amy was amazing! Great conversations, really sweet, made my first AirBnB experiwnce wonderful. If I go back to Indy, I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
Amy was great to meet and I felt comfortable in her home. She's great to talk to over coffee in the morning. The location is close to many restaurants and I think would be great for someone wanting to do a lot inside the 465 outerbelt. The neighborhood is easy to find and felt safe. I definitely look forward to staying there again.
I was thrilled to find The Beat Lounge Guest Room during my recent stay in Indianapolis! I was there for a 5 day workshop where I was gone all day and it was lovely to come 'home' each night to a cozy room with plenty of room to also get a little computer work done. Amy was a fabulous host and made me feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this location to anyone traveling to this area. Thank Amy!
Amy is a great host! Her home is warm and welcoming. The location as Amy states in her description requires a car!
Amy was a great host. She made us feel welcome in her very comfortable home, and we felt free to come and go as we pleased. She gave us great advice on places to explore in the area. The neighborhood felt safe and was still close driving distance to lots of restaurant options and parks.
The home was great , clean and inviting. Amy was friendly and knows her town. I enjoyed her recommendation for restaurants and places to visit.
I stayed at the Beat Lounge while attending Gen Con. I spent long days at the Convention Center and was able to come and go as I pleased. The heart of downtown was an easy 20 minute drive away. My room was very comfortable and the neighborhood was nice and quiet with plenty of street parking. There are plenty of stores and restaurants nearby. Amy was an excellent host!
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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.