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House: Very charming 2-bedroom house in the historic Prospect Hill neighborhood available for rent in early October. The house features an adorable porch and beautifully maintained garden by the landlord on a quiet street with friendly neighbors. Large kitchen has all the space you would ever need and the washer and dryer are located just off the kitchen in the breezeway that connects the garage to the house. Although there is plenty of free parking on the street, the garage is a wonderful plus, especially in cold weather. It is possible that the house could be partially furnished. Possible move-in date is as early as the first week of October 2018 onward. Tenant will be responsible for all bills (electric, gas, water). Campus is an easy 20 minute walk through downtown, with trendy new coffee shops, Bloomingfoods Co-op, and the Farmers’ Market all within a few blocks.

  • Rent: $1100/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Kay Thorbecke or Robert Harman
  • Phone: 812-360-0006 (Kay) or 812-360-3595 (Robert)
  • Email: kthorbecke@gmail.com or raharman@gmail.com

Apartment: Temporary furnished studio available daily, weekly or monthly. The studio has a private entrance with a TV room/living space, an adjacent private bedroom with private full bathroom, and work space. No kitchen, however, there is a kitchenette area with a toaster oven, electric water heater, microwave, mini fridge, dishes, etc. The studio is situated on the ground/street level of a split-level home. You will have the lower level to yourself (except for garage, which is not available). This east side home has been recently renovated and is a short walking distance to Indiana University (the main library is approximately a 7-10 min. walk), downtown (20 min. walk), and east side shopping and restaurants (5-10 min. walk). The space has a queen size bed, night table, a futon, dresser, mini closet, bistro table with chairs, desk, couch, TV with cable, mini fridge, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, plates, utensils. Rate includes wi-fi, cable, parking, and trash. Towels and linens are provided. Does not include laundry privileges. Interaction with guests: A small family, plus a dog, live upstairs. We will be available to welcome you and if you need anything, but we will respect your privacy and will keep to ourselves. Other things to note: There is no door between lower level and upper level, please be respectful of the boundaries of your space. The upper level space is not available to you. * Rate is good for up to two people. The space can accommodate maximum three people; additional person beyond two can stay for an additional fee $15/day. **Total rental fee is due upon arrival. ***5% discount for weekly rentals, 10% discount for monthly rentals. ****Minimum rental 3 days.

  • Rent: $90/day (see description); utilities included
  • Contact Person: Mariella
  • Phone: 812-391-6322
  • Email: ciumm@hotmail.com

Condo: Spring 2019 sublet or lease takeover from IU faculty. 2BR/2BA 1200 SF condo plus 400 SF finished basement on quiet tree-lined street in Madison Park just 3 blocks south of downtown Bloomington, directly adjacent to B-line trail. Perfect for anyone who wants to be close to everything yet a comfortable distance away from the party crowd. Leave your car in the attached garage and explore beautiful downtown Bloomington on your way to campus. Open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area with high ceilings opens onto back deck. Master bedroom features large closet and en-suite. Tons of storage. Lease term negotiable (can start as early as mid Dec). Could be partially furnished for additional fee if tenant desires. Pictures at URL below.

House: Beautiful light and bright fully-furnished home on the National Historic Register close to downtown in Bloomington’s Prospect Hill. The house will be available from mid-December 2018 to late July 2019 (some flexibility possible). The home is stylish and elegant and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 very large home offices, a new eat-in kitchen, a large fenced yard with deck and grill, and off-street parking. Campus is an easy 20 minute walk through downtown, with trendy new coffee shops, Bloomingfoods Co-op, and the Farmers’ Market all within a few blocks.

Apartment: This is a one-of-kind apartment at 320 S. Dunn St. location. This apartment has a small patio that can easily fit four chairs and a small table. Beautiful and convenient. Available right away. Walking distance from Maurer Law School, the School of Optometry and main campus.

House: Available Spring semester 2019, and, if desired, through the summer up until August 10, 2019. Lovely 3 bedroom historic home with 2 baths, fully equipped modern kitchen, dining room, lounge/office, and guest room with fold-out couch. Basement has a garage, washer/dryer, gym equipment, sauna/shower, and small pool table. Screened in porch and deck overlooking rock garden. Excellent location within walking distance to campus, downtown, farmer’s market, bike path, parks, and grocery stores.

  • Rent: $1600/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: John McDowell
  • Phone:
  • Email: mcdowell@indiana.edu

House: Tidy 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with large tree-shaded fenced-in backyard and full basement. Two blocks from Bryan Park and close to IU. Quiet residential neighborhood. Will consider pet with additional deposit. Available immediately; one-year lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

  • Rent: $1200/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Linda Baden
  • Phone: 812-988-0025
  • Email: lbaden@indiana.edu

House: Attractively remodeled bi-level home in popular Park Ridge East! The open living spaces upstairs will please, as will the bamboo flooring and two baths upstairs. The lower level contains a large family room area as well as another bedroom and a half-bath. The two-car garage provides plenty of room for storage and your vehicles. The dining room opens to a deck which overlooks a large fenced backyard. Appliances include washer and dryer. Tenants pay utilities. Property is no smoking. Small pets negotiable.

House: Clean and well maintained Craftsman bungalow with hardwood floors and original trim throughout. Renovated bathroom, 2 spacious bedrooms with windows and walk in closets upstairs. Renovated kitchen with convenient half bath, large living and dining room downstairs. Washer and dryer, full dry basement with exterior access. Covered front and back porches, fenced in back yard. Two-car garage with ample space for storage or workshop. Additional on street parking. Quiet family oriented neighborhood with proximity to B Line Trail, Allen Street Greenway, Templeton Elementary School, and many churches. On direct bus line. Easy 3/4 mile walk to campus and downtown. Pictures available upon request.

  • Rent: $1500/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Judith Sylvester
  • Phone: e-mail only
  • Email: jlsylves@indiana.edu

Shared Housing: Housemate needed immediately for home in historic Prospect Hill neighborhood. Convenient and quiet location within walking distance to campus/downtown; on bus route. Large back yard and covered front porch. Shared kitchen, bath, and living room areas. Washer/dryer in basement. Current resident shares bedroom with two young children; ideal housemate would be single parent of small child or child-friendly individual. No indoor smoking or pets.

  • Rent: $450/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Sarah
  • Phone: 812-369-9735
  • Email: saeconwa@iu.edu

Townhouse: My name is Chris and I am an Indiana University faculty member. I will be on sabbatical for the 2018-2019 school year and am putting my house up for rent from August 15th, 2018 until May 31st, 2019. For full information, please visit my webpage via URL provided. My house is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse that shares a wall with another townhouse. The home is two floors totaling over 2400 square feet as well as a two-car garage. The home is fully furnished as seen in the pictures. The home is a five-minute drive from Indiana University and downtown Bloomington. The home is walking distance to an elementary school, a Kroger, and several restaurants. The home is four years old. It features bamboo wood floors throughout the top floor and carpeting through the downstairs floor. The upstairs has a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom, master bathroom, guest bedroom (currently used as a home gym) and full guest bathroom. The downstairs is a completed walkout basement with a large living space, bedroom, and bathroom. The home is located in a small condo community called Stonelake, named for the quarry-pond at the front of our community. The community has roughly twenty-five families, mostly either professionals affiliated with Indiana University or retired. The homeowners association takes care of all outside issues including grass cutting, gardening, and snowplowing.

House: Three bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath bungalow with garage. Close to Bryan Park and pool, Feast restaurant, city bus stop, and B-line trail. Walking distance to campus. Fenced backyard, fruit trees, back patio. Washer and dryer on main level. Partial furnishing available for $50/mo. (queen bed, table, kitchen basics).

  • Rent: $1400/mo., utilities not included
  • Contact Person: Kim Carballo
  • Phone: 812-345-3743
  • Email: kscarballo@gmail.com

House: Corner property on Atwater and Ballantine Streets, and is less than a five-minute walk from campus. The property has consistent and reliable utilities and appliances, and is easily maintained. It is also near various restaurants and convenient stores. I have enjoyed my time at this location and believe it is a great fit for anyone affiliated with IU. (3 bedroom/1 bath; 2 porches and large yard)

  • Rent: $1200/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Nate
  • Phone: 765-464-9509
  • Email: nmerriot@iu.edu

Apartment: One bedroom first floor apartment in a University-owned property (located at 309 N. Indiana Ave.) at the intersection of campus and downtown. Walking distance from just about anywhere. Has a built-in washer/dryer and full kitchen. Water included in utilities. For inquiries, contact IU Real Estate.

  • Rent: $690/mo., some utilities included (inquire for information)
  • Contact Person:
  • Phone: 812-272-4600
  • Email: noahsand@iu.edu

House: Gorgeous home nestled in a tree-lined, quiet neighborhood just north of Indiana University and less than 2 miles from Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall. The light-filled home, constructed from locally quarried limestone, is situated on more than half an acre. This meticulously maintained, and modern home features a large open floor plan and modern/mid-century modern furniture (home is available furnished or unfurnished). The top floor features a large gourmet kitchen, living/dining area, piano alcove with a baby grand piano, huge sunroom, beautiful screened-in porch, master bedroom/bathroom suite with large walk-in closet, small bedroom/office, washer/dryer, an additional 1.5 baths, and hardwood floors. The bottom floor features two large bedrooms and an additional large bathroom. The home also includes energy-efficient appliances, including a new HVAC and tankless water heater. The home is surrounded by mature trees, creating a private and serene escape. This home provides a perfect setting for families recently relocated to Bloomington, academics visiting Indiana University for sabbatical, and mature groups of graduate and international students.

House: Five-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom home at 312 W. 14th Street has the allure of large rooms as well as a large covered front porch and back yard, off-street parking for 5+ vehicles! The house includes an extra room with a back porch next to the kitchen and dining area, which may function as either a bedroom or an extension for entertaining. Tall windows, allowing plenty of natural light and wooden floors throughout the house enhance the appeal. A full bathroom on the second level as well as a large shower room and a ½ bathroom on the first level. Washer and dryer hook-ups are available in the basement with the option of leasing a washer and dryer. The house has had a high efficiency furnace and A.C. unit recently installed. Located just 2 blocks west of College Ave and the north-side CVS Pharmacy, downtown.

Shared Housing: Suite (bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet) with great views available in 8500 sq ft house on lake in Carmel. Quiet, safe neighborhood 30 min from IUPUI campus near 116th and Gray Rd. Choice of furnished or unfurnished BR; large ground level living area w/fireplace, dual HVAC, kitchenette, utensils, dishes, linens, office area, gym, on-premises free parking, wi-fi, cable, theater, patio, and more. Access to pool, tennis courts, 2 mi walking path on lake. 5-min access to I-465; 10 min to shopping, theaters, pharmacy, health centers, services by car. Prefer 1 year or academic term leases - or Aug 1 - Dec 30; Jan 1 - May 30. Ideal for graduate student or faculty, or local professional. Contact for more information, happy to provide photos and tours upon request.

  • Rent: $1800/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Dr. Nancy O
  • Phone: 317-508-3503
  • Email: nanostro@gmail.com

Apartment: Completely furnished ground level apartment at Steeplechase: 2 BR/2 bath plus office, laundry room, patio, and attached garage. Sleeps 2 - queen-size “Sleep Number” air mattress and double standard mattress. Like new: fresh paint, new flooring, appliances; smart TV; central AC. Ten-minutes to campus. Multiple bus stops on premises. Lovely view of grassy park; pet-friendly - dog park adjacent. Available: pool, playground, gym, and free wi-fi at clubhouse. Utilities and landscape services included. Not included AT&T wi-fi/cable and Duke electric ($24-$124/mo). Includes linens, towels, cookware, flatware, dishes, some staples. Availability after July 31 through June 30, 2019. Requires $1000 security deposit in advance and background check. Prefer academic year lease. Contact for more information, happy to provide photos and tours upon request.

  • Rent: $1849/mo., some utilities included - see description
  • Contact Person: Nancy Ostrowski
  • Phone: 317-508-3503
  • Email: nanostro@indiana.edu

House: Academic year lease available starting in August 2018. Fully-furnished 4 bedroom home on Lake Lemon (easy 20-minute drive from campus). Lake access, quiet and amazing. Well behaved pets considered.

  • Rent: $2500/mo., some utilities included (inquire for information)
  • Contact Person:
  • Phone:
  • Email: mrdevaney@yahoo.com

Condo: Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in quiet neighborhood minutes from campus and 1.5 miles from College Mall. New carpeting. Three bedrooms, two full baths upstairs. Living room, large kitchen, half bath downstairs. Back porch. HOA provides trash service, lawn and snow removal. Comes with: washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove, fridge. Hardwood floor living room, ceramic tile kitchen. Private patio. Directions: go east on E 3rd St., turn right on S Smith Rd, turn right onto Cobble Creek Rd. $750 Deposit. All electric averages $100/ month, renter pays electric.

  • Rent: $1,100/mo., utilities not included
  • Contact Person: Sue Johnson
  • Phone: 812-325-5629
  • Email: sumjohns@indiana.edu

House: Attractively remodeled bi-level home in popular Park Ridge East (4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,164 sq. ft.)! This one lives sooo comfortably! The open living spaces upstairs will please, as will the bamboo flooring and two baths upstairs. The lower level contains a large family room area as well as another bedroom and a half-bath. The two-car garage provides plenty of room for storage and your vehicles. The dining room opens to a deck, which overlooks the spacious back yard. This is a house where you can stretch your legs! Appliances include washer and dryer. Tenants pay utilities. Property is no smoking and no pets.

House: Available in August. Historic 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Bloomington’s Prospect Hill Historic District, and within walking distance of downtown. It is a house from the 20's in exceptional shape (completely renovated), in a fabulous neighborhood within the historic district. You can walk to downtown, the university, the Farmers' Market and to Lotus! It is currently unfurnished, but can be furnished. See the house on our Zillow page (URL posted below). No smoking, no pets.

Shared Housing: Housemate/room to rent. All utilities included-elec, gas, water, sewer, trash/recycling and WIFI included. TV service available for an additional fee and you provide TV. Flexible terms available from one month to one year. Fully furnished bedroom in shared 1600 sq. ft. house (with single professional woman and cat) just south of Bloomington. Think housemate, rather than roommate. If any utility dramatically increases beyond a normal addition of a renter, the additional cost will be shared between owner and renters equally. Renter #1 Room - king bed, closet, dresser. Access to back porch, large back yard, hot tub, garage, outdoor fire pit, laundry, large kitchen, recreation garage with darts and other games, sewing machine, and basic tools/appliances of a home. Renter must have personal transportation, as property is 7 miles from campus and not near a bus line; 15-20 minutes from campus near main road into town. Personal meeting with owner and/or local references required. I am happy to provide references as well.

  • Rent: $600/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Johanna
  • Phone:
  • Email: jsalazar@indiana.edu

House: Dutch colonial in Elm Heights. On Henderson near 1st Street. Three levels and updates throughout. Three bedrooms and two full baths. New kitchen. Study or family room in finished basement. Washer and dryer included. Private backyard and off-street parking. Close to IU campus (Sample Gates) and Bryan Park. For faculty, grad students, professional and/or family. Available August 1.

  • Rent: $1,800/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Penny
  • Phone: 503-939-6500 or 503-939-6200
  • Email: pmole@iu.edu or donaldmole@att.net

House: Walk everywhere!! Furnished 3-bedroom historic home in the Elm Heights neighborhood. It is just five blocks from the SW corner of campus and downtown, and 4 blocks from Bryan Park (swimming pool, tennis courts, track, animal walks, playgrounds, trees and meadows). It has a private driveway (a rarity in this neighborhood). An A permit will allow street parking in front of the house as well as on all of the streets near the south side of campus. The house has 1.5 bathrooms and is completely furnished (beds, dressers, dining table/chairs dishes, pots & pans, etc.). The house gets it character from its high ceilings, huge windows, and hardwood floors. There are ceiling fans, ACs, an enclosed front porch, living and dining rooms, and remodeled kitchen. The back deck overlooks a huge backyard with a privacy fence and fire pit. The school district is excellent, and the neighborhood is extremely safe. If you are coming from overseas, this is the perfect American living experience! If you are from the States, you will enjoy living right in the heart of Bloomington’s low stress/small town/multi-cultural environment. Available August 1, 2018–August 1, 2019 (flexible). See pictures on Zillow link provided.

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