Private bedroom with small salon called The Beat Lounge for practicing yoga or music. For events, the salon can be rented on a case-by-case basis. A peaceful place.
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Comfy bed and yoga/music studio
Hello Fellow Traveler and Future Friend!
Here at the Beat Lounge, we do NOT support RFRA that has landed our land of hospitality in hot water. Most of us believe that everyone deserves equality. +++++++++++++++++++++
I have one clean, very private, basic room to let that can accommodate two people. Clean, guest bathroom with shower and bathtub down the hall.
Guests will *typically* have their own full bathroom with bathtub and shower. (On rare occasions, when the other bedroom is rented, guests will share the guest bathroom.) I have my own bathroom and will never get in your way.
When the main bedroom is rented, the Spartan Room crash pad can be rented for a reduced rate. 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. Some guests use this room as overflow when they have more than two people in their party. Others prefer this room for its Spartan qualities and find it a good place to write or meditate.
You are welcome to use my kitchen and anything you need to prepare food, but please take care of your dishes and 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.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to sit and chat when I have time, but mostly I will be out of sight, out of mind.
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 and are just hard-working people who aren't out to impress anyone.
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, Iranian, Ethiopian, Cuban, and Venezuelan, and a good Mexican restaurant.
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 downtown and to Carmel.
Free parking in my driveway most weeknights. Weekends park on quiet street in front of house.
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 here and will respect your privacy and ask that you do the same. To that end, I do have the following rules:
Please do not bring guests into my home without prior permission.
Please do not wear shoes in the house. Remove them in the foyer.
Lock the door every time you leave. Close windows before you leave.
I will consider hosting a well-behaved dog that is friendly to cats and other dogs, and will determine upcharge on a case-by-case basis.
Failure to return key will result in a $50 fee from deposit.
I 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 believe in in being green and using energy wisely. Please do not smoke in my home. If smoking outdoors, please do so away from any open windows. Please recycle. Tap water is preferred over bottled water. In Indiana, it is very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. Please dress appropriately--sweaters, long pants, and socks in Winter; t-shirts and shorts in Summer. It seems strange that this has to be explained to people who live on this continent. ;)
Amy was an amazing host. Always there to answer questions and made me feel very comfortable in her home. She is incredibly easy to get along. Thanks Amy.
Amy has an adorable home in a subdivision/residential area of Indianapolis. The area is quiet, yet a perfect distance away from many of the city's attractions, such as downtown and the Broad Ripple neighborhood. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Amy during our stay, but she made sure that we felt welcome in her home. She even ensured that our room included magazines that represented our interests. :) Overall, my friend and I had a lovely time at Amy's and we would definitely stay there again if we ever come back to Indianapolis.
Our experience was good! It's a newer neighborhood and modern home. Very easy to find.
Amy left instructions how to get in, as she wasn't home when we arrived.
It may sound funny, but it took us awhile to find the primary bedroom--as the door was closed. We had driven a long way and had trouble getting online to read Amy's Air B&B instructions. There were no notes in the home and we were reluctant to snoop around too much. Finally we found it.
The accommodations were as stated, clean, and comfortable. Amy met us in the morning and was very nice to chat with!
I was traveling with my 80-something folks and we wished coffee--or something--was offered in the morning. Other than that, it was great. Thank you, Amy!
Nina, sorry you weren't able to figure out the internet. I've had over 70 guests, and no one has ever had that problem, but per your experience I will more clearly write out the password. I find that using the communication tool here on AirBnb to be much more effective than writing things out by hand, but I will write things out by hand in the event that guests are not traveling with a phone with an app or 4G. I often have coffee with guests when they are staying a couple of days and have time to linger, but not when they're already packed and waiting at the door. I don't think I've ever been offered coffee or breakfast at an AirBnb when I'm just passing through for the night and up and ready to go before the host has arisen. I'm sorry you felt slighted--it certainly wasn't my intention, and it's the first time anyone has ever complained about that. Thanks again for the feedback!
I had a great time staying at Amy's home. Stayed at the small room, which was perfect for what I needed. Always felt welcomed and taken care of. Thank you so much, Amy!!!
Great stay. First AirBNB experience and it was a great one. Amy was very welcoming and helped make sure everything was easy and convenient for us. The room was very nice and comfy.
Amy was incredibly flexible with us (we ended up with 4 guests instead of 3) and with our dates (I booked it for the wrong week!). She was so kind and accommodating. We were in and out and she was very open to us coming and going as necessary.
Amy's Beat Lounge is the Bomb! She is a gracious host that will welcome you warmly and host you comfortably.
Amy is also an accomplished Playwriter, with a number of stage productions to her credit. Ask her about her play 'Almost Heaven'.
That's how you will feel at Amy's place.
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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.