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Apartment: Two-bedroom apartment available at Bart Villa Apartments, operated by Deer Park Management. Within walking distance to IU campus and Briarwood Mall. Laundry facilities located in basement. Wifi included! Renter pays for electricity through Duke Energy.

  • Rent: $362.50/mo. for one bedroom; $726/mo. for whole apartment
  • Contact Person: Heidi Wagner
  • Phone: 812-333-9355
  • Email: heidi@deeparkmgmt.com
  • Website: https://deerparkmgmt.com/bart-villa/

House: Historic home in Bloomington's near west side available for rent January 1, 2020. Elegant, spacious (1700 sq. ft.) two-bedroom/one bath home in quiet residential neighborhood just blocks from Bloomington's vibrant downtown square, restaurants, cafes, shops, and groceries, B-line Trail, farmers' market; around the corner from the Banneker Community Center, Girls Inc. and Butler Park; 20-minute walk to campus. This beautifully restored and maintained gingerbread house with steamboat porch perched above leafy block in one of the city’s core neighborhoods boasts hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, huge windows and generous-sized rooms. Updated bathroom and farmhouse-style kitchen with modern amenities, including new dishwasher. New washer and dryer, radiator heat, ceiling fans in every room. Wooden deck off kitchen leads to large fenced-in backyard with mature trees, garden shed, and opportunities for gardening. Attentive, responsive management by owner/landlord. References checked.

  • Rent: $1350/mo., plus utilities and one-month deposit
  • Contact Person: Yael Ksander
  • Phone: 812-360-8528
  • Email: yksander@indiana.edu
  • Email: yksander@gmail.com

House: Don’t mess with trying to find parking on campus! Elm Heights home available December 2019 / January 2020 through July 2020. Clean, unfurnished three bedroom, one bath house on a quiet street one block north of Bryan Park. Easy walking or bicycling to campus, downtown, and the new Switchyard Park. Freshly painted with hardwood floors throughout. Large living room. Three bedrooms 11’x11’. Vintage kitchen with high-end refrigerator and stove. Off street parking, including a one-car garage. Large city yard. Washer and dryer.

House: Available January 2020! This special home (1517 E. Maxwell Lane) is just six blocks from campus yet sits off the road amid trees and greenery. Half a mile to Bryan Park, one mile to College Mall, and easy IU access (walk/bike to IU campus, music school). Two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living room, laundry room, and large bonus space. Recent remodel has preserved and enhanced the home’s mid-century modern style while updating its amenities. Enjoy hardwood and tile floors throughout, newer appliances, newer windows, new interior doors, brand new bathroom with designer tile and vanity. Circular floor plan with two doors to the fenced back yard. Looped front driveway makes coming and going easy. City bus also stops on the corner. Tenant pays utilities, landlord handles lawn care. Minimum 5 months lease.

House: Year-long sabbatical home available starting July 2020 at 1101 E. Hunter Ave., Bloomington, IN. House has 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 studies/sunrooms, garage, large yard, 1927 brick house in Elm Heights historic neighborhood 2 blocks from Indiana University, near Harmony school and Bryan Park. Wonderful neighborhood within walking distance to downtown and campus. Looking to rent to a non-smoking couple, or small family willing to take good care of our home.

  • Rent: $2700/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Estela Vieira
  • Phone: 812-339-1624
  • Email: mayafralda@gmail.com
  • Email: evieira@indiana.edu
  • Website: https://mayafralda.wixsite.com/1101

Apartment: Subletting 1-bedroom apartment at the City Flats on Walnut complex. Availability from early January to late May. Includes full furnishings. Utilities included in monthly rent. Ideal for visiting student or faculty.

  • Rent: $1150/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Joshua Bernstein
  • Phone: 609-516-7143
  • Email: jmbernst@iu.edu

Apartment: Postdoc at IU looking to sublease my efficiency apartment in the heart of downtown, Bloomington. Absolutely beautiful efficiency apartment (600 sq.ft.) includes a custom kitchen with floor to ceiling cabinets with a dishwasher, stove and microwave. Walk in closet, beautiful bathroom with tons of cabinet storage, washer/dryer in unit and parking spot in a lot right next to building. It is beautifully maintained and has all that you need. Available January 2020 to July 31, 2020 (possibility to renew lease if desired).

House: Available Jan. 2020: 830 South Stull Ave, 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths, finished basement. Half of a block from Bryan Park and four blocks to Indiana University. The open entertaining floor plan of this home features a kitchen with granite, new cabinetry, stainless appliances, four full bathrooms all updated, a bedroom on the main, a luxury master suite up with stunning master bath, and upper laundry area, renovations that include Pella windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, kitchen, new privacy fencing, new roof (house and garage), landscaping beds, new master bedroom closet system for maximum capacity, screened patio, and hardwoods on the main as well as hardwood upper level. The lower level has a recreation room and additional storage capacity. Flexible lease lengths available.

  • Rent: $2800/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Emma D.
  • Phone: 857-998-9873
  • Email: emmadoud@gmail.com

Shared housing: Two different rental spaces available: (1) One bedroom furnished / semi-private bathroom / shared kitchen at $650/mo. plus half of heating cost; (2) One bedroom furnished / private living room / desk/ private bath / shared kitchen at $750/mo. plus half of heating cost. Very quiet neighborhood surrounded by trees, yet only 10-minutes from campus. Transit bus at the end of the driveway. Reserved parking directly in front of condo. No smoking unit. Very flexible terms available.

  • Rent: See description
  • Contact Person: Donna
  • Phone: 812-322-1598
  • Email: daviscd@indiana.edu

Shared housing: Available Spring Semester 2020. Hilltop house in a wooded neighborhood off of Hwy 46 East with views of surrounding state forest. For you: bedroom, bath and family room with private entrance. Shared kitchen, laundry, and garage. We are looking for the right person to share our home during spring semester and take care of our two cats when we are away. You will need a car to live out here, but don’t worry about winter snows - our road is one of the first to be plowed because we are on a school bus route. Center of campus is 8.5 miles (Wells Library), 7 miles to College Mall and grocery stores, and 7.5 miles to Brown County State Park. All utilities included except internet and cable.

Shared housing: Looking for female grad student or visiting faculty member to share spacious east side home. International students welcome! For rent large private furnished room with semi-private bath. House provides AC, WD, kitchen privileges, large swimming pool, fireplace, upright grand piano, TV, DSL. Private backyard, deck and garden in quiet residential neighborhood. Five-minute drive to campus (or 10-minute bike ride). Bus picks up just two blocks away. Close to College Mall. Plenty of parking. No animals or smokers please. Available in early January for short or long-term rental.

  • Rent: $550/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Lynn
  • Phone:
  • Email: lcochran@indiana.edu

Shared housing: Subleasing furnished room for Summer 2020 located on southside of campus (2 min. walk from campus/Jacobs School of Music). Room in a beautiful house located on Jordan and Atwater Ave. Private furnished room in a big house. Super clean, affordable and very close to campus. All utilities (water, heating, wifi) included in price. It also has a driveway so you do not have to pay for parking! There is a full kitchen as well. The bus station is right near the house. Sublease to begin from May to August 15, 2020. Dates are negotiable.

  • Rent: $485/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Nino
  • Phone: 812-322-9982
  • Email: nlazari@iu.edu

House: Charming cabin lodging in the historic Elm Heights neighborhood, 0.3 miles (or an 8 minute walk) from the Jacobs School of Music on the Indiana University campus. The cabin was built in 1840 and used originally as a wash house. It features a lofted bedroom, stone fireplace, spacious living area, WiFi, a newly updated bathroom and full kitchen. Staying here is a quiet country retreat in close proximity of the IU campus and downtown Bloomington. Off street parking, water, and wifi are included. Fully furnished, kitchen utensils, plates, dishes, etc. included. Ideal for one person on a visiting appointment. No pets.

House: Spacious 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom sublease available now with lease going through July 31, 2020. Large open living room and kitchen. Washer and dryer in unit. Large basement, perfect for plenty of storage. Large yard. Eight-minute drive to College Mall, 10-minute drive to east campus, 15-minute drive to Kirkwood. Rent includes water and yard maintenance. Sub-lessee will be responsible for electric/cable/internet. Perfect for couple or two friends. No pets.

House: Available now with renewable yearly lease. Located in Park Ridge East neighborhood, quiet residential area located on cul-de-sac (4509 East Cambridge Court, 2032 sq. ft.). House has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with all appliances included: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and 2-car garage. Cable and internet access. High efficiency furnace and central air, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, large yard, deck, full living room, dining room, den and sun room. Neighborhood park to include basketball and tennis court. Only 7 minutes from campus.

  • Rent: $1800/mo., plus utilities and deposit
  • Contact Person: Dave Kerber
  • Phone: 812-318-1177
  • Email: kerber.david@gmail.com
  • Website: rent4509.com

Townhouse: Nice upscale town home - spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms 1280 sq.ft. in a very quiet family oriented neighborhood (Oaklawn Park). Washer/Dryer and dishwasher included. Ceramic tiles in kitchen and bathrooms. This is an end unit with lots of privacy. Ideal for faculty, family or grad students! Beautiful patio! Oaklawn Park is located on the Southeast side of Bloomington, just off Sare Rd. across Steeplechase Apts. Direct bus line to IU campus. Great school district! Elementary school: Rogers-Binford: Middle school: Jackson Creek; High school: Bloomington South. Garbage, snow removal and mowing/lawn care included in the rent! This town home has all electric appliances (heating is electric, too). No gas bills. Average electricity bill $100/mo. Average water bill $50/mo. Pet policy: $200 one time pet fee, and $30/mo. per each pet. Address: 3453 S. Oaklawn Cir.

House: Fully furnished 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath home (2200 sq. ft) for rent available from January 1, 2020 through June 12th. Although the house has 3 bedrooms, it has a large finished basement with a Murphy bed that can also function as an additional bedroom and/or office. The kitchen and basement have been recently renovated and the entire house has new windows. The house also has a large garage that can be used for storage space in lieu of parking one’s car. The house also has a living room with a vaulted ceiling. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and is equipped with a full bath and double sink counter area and is on the main level of the house that includes kitchen, dining room, living room, washer/dryer, and entrance to garage. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one of which has a bunkbed. The bunkbed has a double-sized mattress on the bottom and a twin-size mattress on the top. The other bedroom has a twin-size bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have large closets and desks. There is also a full bath upstairs, a linen closet, and a storage closet. The house has sizable front and back yards, and also a large wooden deck with a table and six chairs. The house is ideal for a family or couple staying in Bloomington temporarily or wanting to get acclimated to the area. The house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in a large neighborhood called Gentry Estates and has plenty of kids. The house is districted for Rogers/Binford Elementary, Tri-North Middle, and Bloomington North High. A neighborhood pool (opens in May) and basketball court are a block away. A stop for a city bus line which goes to campus is about a five-minute walk from the house. A mall, pharmacies, and several grocery stores are about 2.5 miles away. Rent of $1500 per month is, however, negotiable.

Townhouse: Spacious 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse available at City Flats on the 10th starting January 1st. The area is quiet, scenic and safe, and the townhouses are well-maintained and have all the amenities (see the Indiana floor plan on the website URL provided. It's the perfect place for families or students/scholars who want to live in a beautiful and peaceful environment. The rent is particularly low for the property because I got a summer deal. Since I am in a hurry to leave Bloomington, I am happy to give away my $500 security deposit and will spare you first month's rent. I am also open to selling you barely used furnishings (including two great queen and king-size mattresses that have barely been used) at bargain prices.

House: Built in 1905, this home is a furnished bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath. It has hardwood floors, high ceilings, a deep clawfoot tub, large picture windows in the living and dining rooms, a cozy front porch, and a spacious back patio. Located on a quiet street in the Prospect Hill Historic District, the house is only a few minutes by foot from central Bloomington's shops and restaurants, and an easy twenty minute walk to campus; two grocery stores--the co-op and a Kroger--are within walking distance. It is on a bike friendly street that runs to campus and the nearby B-line trail, is located one block from a bus stop, and has off-street parking. Children will love the large yard, proximity to green space (two public parks with playgrounds and basketball courts, plus the Rose Hill Cemetery), and the hands-on science museum just up the street. One of the bedrooms is currently outfitted as a large study; we would be happy to refurnish it with a queen-size bed upon request. The house is solar powered and all utilities are included. Available Jan. 1 2020 through at least May 31, 2020; dates flexible.

  • Rent: $1375/mo. (utilities included)ion
  • Contact Person:
  • Phone: 857-756-0506
  • Email: jacemery@indiana.edu

House: This brand new 3-bedroom, 2-bath bungalow with craftsman style charm welcomes you home with a well-appointed kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and glowing natural light. With both a tub and walk-in shower, and nice-sized bedrooms, comfort abounds! A full attic offers plenty of extra storage too. Enjoy ample yard and garden space with beautiful mature trees, a lovely front porch, and the convenience of both off-street and on-street parking. Located in the coveted near west side neighborhood, you are just steps from the farmers market, a short walk to Bloomingfoods (and all that downtown Bloomington has to offer), and a leisurely bike ride to campus. With two playgrounds within a block, this is a parent or grandparent's dream location. Have the best of both worlds... new construction with historic charm in a quiet neighborhood with a convenient downtown locale! The home is currently being completed for an October move-in date. Includes: dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas stove/oven, fridge, off street parking (and optional street permit). No smoking. No animals.

  • Rent: $1500/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Christine
  • Phone: 843-568-3818
  • Email: bookabeellc@gmail.com
  • Website: bit.ly/609West9th

Shared housing: I am subleasing my room in a 3 person 3 bath house just south of Bryan Park from December 2019-August 2020 (dates are entirely negotiable). The entire house comes fully-furnished, but is large enough to fit anything you would like to bring. There is a furnished basement office that comes with an external desktop, perfect for studying. Free parking on site. The house is about a 20-minute walk to the IMU and the bus stop is less than a block away. Washer and dryer are in unit. You would be living with two awesome female grad students who take their studies seriously but are also incredibly friendly.

  • Rent: $490/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Anna Russian
  • Phone:
  • Email: aerussia@iu.edu

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