The SpaceComfy, no-frills, clean, and quiet bed & bath, yoga studio/concert salon.
Plush electric blanket on bed for those cold Indiana nights.
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Please don't ask for a student discount. Prices are as advertised. Guest AccessBathroom:
Guests will *typically* have their own full bathroom with bathtub and shower. On some occasions, when the Budget Crash Pad for Musicians/Yogis is rented, guests will share the guest bathroom. I have my own bathroom and will never get in your way. :)
*Kitchen/Dining: Store items in fridge. Heat up food in microwave. Keep it simple. Wash, dry, and put away all dishes you use.
*Washer/Dryer are for long-term guests only--stays of longer than one week.
*Beat Lounge: You can use my yoga/artist salon to to stretch your limbs or strum your strings. (I've had some musicians make recordings here!) Please check with me on schedule as I have a workout schedule every night.
Moroccan Room/front parlour: read or have a chat.
Other areas of the house are not open to guests as I live in and work in my
No TVs are available for guest use. Interaction with GuestsI would like to provide you with an affordable (not fancy), clean, and peaceful place to lay your head while you are on a business or pleasure trip in Indy. I am more of a hands-off host than your concierge-level butler and expect that as an AirBnb traveler you know how to take care of yourself in a new city and how to respect someone's living space. I live in and work in my home, and am often "in the zone," so I generally won't be available to hang out or show you around, although I am more than happy to make suggestions on dining and cultural spots. The NeighborhoodMy 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. Getting AroundClose 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 using Uber or renting a car if you are flying to Indy. Other Things to NoteI have created a healthy, green, environmentally responsible living space.
As much as possible, I prefer open windows, fans, and lots of fresh air. If you don't, and you choose to stay here anyway, please don't complain.
Indiana is bitter cold in the winter and hot and humid in the summer. Even with a/c on, the upstairs can get a little warm. In winter, the upstairs can feel a little drafty.
Please dress for the season accordingly:
*Layered sweaters and socks in the winter
*Shorts and t-shirts in the summer
Flip-flops are not good for winter, and flannel is not good for summer. I kinda figured this was obvious, but evidently, it's not. ;)
~Smoke outdoors only away from open windows and collect and dispose of ashes and cigarette butts.
~Tap water is preferred over bottled water. If you must drink landfill-clogging bottled water, please leave your bottles for me to recycle. :)