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House: Large home available this coming January 2020. Property features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Highlight of the house: living room space that has a semi-panoramic view of the trees surrounding the property. Built in two-car garage, speaker system throughout the home and is partially furnished. Located a couple of miles away from the city mall and downtown Bloomington. Owner pays for trash and yard work. Tenant responsible for electric, gas, water/sewer, internet and cable. Our home is available this Fall 2019 as well.


Shared housing: Four bedroom / 3-bath condo/townhouse. Looking for 4th female for one bedroom with shared bath at 1429 N. Kinser Pike. Available now (August paid for) till May 31, 2020.

  • Rent: $400/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Hanna
  • Phone: 732-266-0637
  • Email: markz2128@gmail.com

Shared housing: Perfect for a short transition, a furnished bedroom and private bathroom are available in a house owned by two IU staff members. Less than 15 minutes to campus by car. See Airbnb URL for full details and to book.


House: Available September 1st: 4-bedroom, 2-bath, fully-renovated 1913 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Elm Heights, a 10-minute walk from campus. Large fenced yard, off-street parking, and ample storage make this a great family home. 2018 kitchen renovation includes all new appliances, pantry, mudroom, and built-in breakfast nook. Hardwoods and heated tile floors throughout. Pets fine with additional security deposit. Photos available on URL listed.

  • Rent: $2100/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Faith Hawkins
  • Phone: 812-361-0696
  • Email: faith.k.hawkins@gmail.com
  • Contact Person: Glenda Schulz
  • Phone: 812-327-9793
  • Email: gmschulz347@gmail.com
  • Website: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ScNuJz1i3zM9rDj7

House: Beautiful limestone 4 bedroom, 2 bath limestone home, listed on the National Historic Registry, for rent beginning August, 2019. Located in the quiet Elm Heights/Vinegar Hill neighborhood just a few blocks from IU campus and Bryan Park. This home has charm and character coupled with convenience. Built by an Italian limestone mason in 1928 and once the home of Indiana University Chancellor Kenneth Gros Louis, it is one of a select few homes designated as "Outstanding" for its architectural significance. Original art deco fixtures grace the front common areas. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, living and dining room are located on the front/south side of the home, and an additional two bedrooms, full bath, and den/family room are in the back. Kitchen has locally made vintage-reproduction cabinets. Basement includes a finished recreation room. Back yard features a peaceful private garden. The owners seek a tenant who shares their appreciation for quality and history.

  • Rent: $2600/mo., plus utilities and one month security deposit
  • Contact Person: Jeffrey Thinnes
  • Phone: 571-224-4342
  • Email: jthinnes@jtiinc.net
  • Contact Person: Fionnuala Thinnes
  • Phone: 571-224-4227
  • Email: fgthinnes@jtiinc.net
  • Website: https://www.zillow.com/homes/85583235_zpid/?view=public

House: Available now! A mid-century modern ranch limestone house with 2 bedrooms, large walk-in closet, 2 modern full baths, a spacious study with built-in bookshelves and desk, pantry, a modern kitchen opening into a dining area, 2 gas fireplaces - all on the main floor. The basement has a large recreational room (or for other uses, such as an art studio), a half-bath, storage area, washer and dryer and a 2-car indoor parking garage. There is also an outdoor backyard deck and a partially finished attic. Can be partially furnished or unfurnished, depending on renter's preference. New owners plan to move into the house in July or August of 2020 (negotiable).

  • Rent: $1,950/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Jeff Richardson
  • Email: jeffrhome@aol.com
  • Contact Person: Jim Mahady
  • Phone: 202-262-2945 (call/text)
  • Email: jeffjimdc@aol.com

House: Park Ridge East neighborhood (4509 East Cambridge Court), quiet residential area located on cul-de-sac. Four bedroom, 2.5 bath house (2032 sq. ft.) with all appliances included: stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer and cable and internet access. Two-car garage, high efficiency furnace and central air, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, large yard, deck, full living room, dining room, den and sunroom. Neighborhood park to include basketball and tennis court. Seven minutes from campus.

  • Rent: $1600/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Dave Kerber
  • Phone: 812-318-1177
  • Email: leasing@rentbps.com

House: Sabbatical home for rent from January-June 2020. Beautiful, mid-century, fully furnished split-level home with three bedrooms, two full baths, and two studies in a quiet residential area just southeast of IU campus (20-minute walk; 10-minute bike ride; 2 bus lines that go directly to campus and downtown). The house is spacious with lots of light and hardwood floors throughout. Upstairs: one study and two bedrooms (one with queen bed and one with bunkbeds) and a full bath with tub and shower. First floor has living room with a piano; music/play room; and kitchen with large attached eating area. Ground floor has family room (with smart tv and gas fireplace); study; bedroom (with queen bed); and full bathroom (shower only). Basement with washer and dryer. There is a patio and gas grill in the backyard, overlooking a wooded area that provides privacy and greenery year-round. Parking in the driveway. No smoking, no pets. Perfect for two adults or a family with one or two children. School district is Rogers-Binford/Jackson Creek/Bloomington South High School. Walking distance to Bryan Park (w/tennis courts, playgrounds and public pool).


House: Our beautiful, spacious, and quiet 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom mid-century modern house is available for rent for the spring 2020 semester (January 5-May 2020). The 1800 sq. ft house, plus garage (1 garage parking spot and private driveway with additional 2 spots), fenced in backyard, and raised deck, is located in a conveniently located east-side neighborhood on a quiet, family-oriented street with little through-traffic. Great for visiting faculty looking for a restful home environment. The house is a short walk to the Blooming foods co-op, Fresh Thyme grocery store, Butcher’s Block, and all of the stores and restaurants of College Mall. The house is 6-minute drive to IU’s campus, and a 15-minute bike-ride; if needed, direct bus lines to campus are a 5-minute walk away. The living room, kitchen, and dining room have an open floor plan, and large windows, as well as expansive counters and a high-top bar with seating, making for a relaxing common space, great for hosting and cooking. Hardwood floors and Italian ceramic tile flooring throughout. First floor laundry, gas/ventless fireplace in living room, and large spa soaking tub in master bathroom are additional amenities. The house comes fully furnished with a master bedroom (queen size bed), second bedroom (full bed), and a home office in the third bedroom (two desks available). Internet and lawn care are included in the cost of rent. Tenant(s) will be responsible for utilities during stay. Ideally looking for someone to stay for the full semester, but we are open to discussing shorter rental periods. Please email for inquiries and photos. If you can write "house inquiry" in the subject line, that would be great so that your email doesn't get lost in my inbox.

  • Rent: $1650/mo. plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Faye Gleisser
  • Phone:
  • Email: frgleiss@iu.edu

Townhouse: This spacious, comfortable townhouse is situated in a safe, quiet neighborhood on the southeast side of Bloomington. This two-story townhouse comes complete with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry room, living room, and spacious kitchen with breakfast nook. Neighborhood includes access to a pool and clubhouse with mile-long walking path next to a stream.

  • Rent: $1200/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Dionne Cross Francis
  • Phone: 404-734-1084
  • Contact Person: Reynard Cross
  • Phone: 812-349-8018
  • Email: dcrosses@aol.com

House: This stunning, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Victorian antique home is one of a kind in Bloomington. It is fully furnished in warm and friendly tones, which make it very welcoming and a happy place to live. It is only a few minutes’ walk to the courthouse square and Kirkwood Avenue shopping and dining district and to the Showers Building where the expansive farmer’s market happens each Saturday. The house is directly on the B-line trail, a 3.1 mile paved bike and pedestrian trail with running paths along both sides. It is minutes from two large parks, and will be about a half mile from the new, large Switchyard Park when it opens in Fall 2019. Although the home dates to the mid-1800s, it was fully renovated in 1994, making it completely modern while maintaining the antique charm. Enter to a beautiful staircase and foyer, with welcoming hardwood, 12-foot ceilings, and window transoms above the doorways to the rooms. Master bedroom, dining room, kitchen, living room, and upstairs rooms all offer lots of space - none of the rooms are small. Wonderfully tall windows are throughout the house and allow lots of daylight to warm the interior. The master bath is stunning, with a claw foot tub, very large walk-in closet and walk-in rainfall shower. In addition, there is a two car, detached garage, something very uncommon for this historic neighborhood, an outdoor deck, a raised garden bed (which will have tomatoes and cucumbers in August!), and a nice but not overly large yard. Water, gas, electric, cable, internet, trash, recycling, and professional cleaning every other week are included in the rent. No pets, please (allergies—sorry!)


House: Our lovely two-bed, two-bath home is available for rent this summer, approx. June 17 to August 9. We are located north of Griffy Lake, a quick 10-minute drive to campus. Lots of light and hardwood floors throughout. Main floor: two bedrooms (one has a king-sized bed, ensuite bath; one has a queen-sized bed, bath across hall), living room with a working fireplace, TV room, dining room, kitchen, two-car garage, and an outside deck with a grill. Basement: washer and dryer, woodworking shop, and workout room with exercise equipment. Utilities, internet, lawn care, and occasional cleaning provided. Must be willing to take care of one adorable cat. No smoking. Please email for more information.


House: Available fall 2020 is a lovely, fully furnished home in the peaceful and green neighborhood of Winslow Farms. Upstairs: a master bedroom suite, complete with a windowed bathroom and a large walk-in closet; two additional bedrooms with closets and windows; a second full bathroom with a linen closet; a shelved laundry nook with washer and dryer; and a very large, three-windowed family room. Downstairs: a spacious, fully equipped, windowed kitchen with new appliances; a sunny dining area with sliding doors opening to a deck and a treed back yard; a large living room with a fireplace and windows facing a treed street; half-bath; a large two-car garage. The house is conveniently located near IU, parks, College Mall, and downtown with, if needed, bus service to campus around the corner. The 1770 sq. ft. house is available for visiting faculty or grad students. Please email for inquiries and photos. Rent: families, $1550.00; individuals, $900.00 (utilities not included)

  • Rent: See description
  • Contact Person: Rachel
  • Phone:
  • Email: rnaor@outlook.com
  • Email: rnaor@iu.edu

Condo/Townhouse: Condo available after August 8, 2019. Beautiful 3-bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths townhouse in a great location southeast, near campus, College Mall, and excellent Binford/Rogers Elementary district. Nicely decorated in neutral colors with lots of upgrades, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, patio, and garbage disposal. The unit is located near campus at 3803 Cobble Creek (across Smith and Moores). One month's rent deposit required.

  • Rent: $1350/mo., plus utilities. Lawn and garden care included.
  • Contact Person: Manuel Diaz-Campos
  • Phone: 812-361-9147
  • Email: mdiazcam@indiana.edu

Shared Housing: Two short-term shared housing: One unit is available on September 29, 2019: One bedroom, fully furnished with private living room and private bathroom. Shared laundry room. Ideal for one person. Located in a quiet wooded neighborhood. Kitchen is shared on the main level and is fully equipped. Rent includes internet. Reserved parking for tenant. Minutes to the grocery stores and campus. Bloomington Transit line#5 directly to campus. Interested parties please contact via email or text. No smoking, please, pets (negotiable). The second unit is a one (1) bedroom fully furnished with semi-shared bathroom. Available November 1, 2019. Rent includes internet. Parking for tenant. Minutes to the grocery stores and campus. Bloomington Transit line#5 directly to campus. Interested parties please contact via email or text. No smoking, please, pets (negotiable).

  • Rent: $600/mo., some utilities included-see description
  • Contact Person: Donna Davis
  • Phone: 812-322-1598
  • Email: daviscd@indiana.edu

House: Beautiful custom-built 4,500 square foot home overlooking a large wooded nature conservancy located in the highly desired Renwick neighborhood. Available August 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Fully furnished with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, large kitchen, office, towering great room with fireplace, spacious indoor recreation area, cozy media room with movie projector, and wrap-around deck. Park is across the street in a highly walkable neighborhood. Close to groceries, shopping, cafes, restaurants, and movie theatre with quick access to the university and other local employers. No smoking and no pets. Rent includes water and trash/recycling pickup.


Condo/Townhouse: Available after May 28. Beautiful 2-bedrooms and 1-1/2 bath townhouse in a great location southeast, near campus, College Mall, and excellent Binford/Rogers Elementary district. Nicely decorated in neutral colors with lots of upgrades, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, deck, and garbage disposal. The unit is located approximately 4 miles south of campus at 3424 Oaklawn Park (across Sare Road from Steeplechase Apartments). It is on the #5 city busline. One month's rent deposit required.

  • Rent: $950/mo., plus utilities. Lawn and garden care included.
  • Contact Person: Manuel Diaz-Campos
  • Phone: 812-361-9147
  • Email: mdiazcam@indiana.edu

Condo/Townhouse: Available after May 28. Beautiful 2-bedrooms and 1-1/2 bath townhouse in a great location southeast, near campus, College Mall, and excellent Binford/Rogers Elementary district. Nicely decorated in neutral colors with lots of upgrades, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, deck, and garbage disposal. The unit is located approximately 4 miles south of campus at 3407 Oaklawn Park (across Sare Road from Steeplechase Apartments). It is on the #5 city busline. One month's rent deposit required.

  • Rent: $950/mo., plus utilities. Lawn and garden care included.
  • Contact Person: Manuel Diaz-Campos
  • Phone: 812-361-9147
  • Email: mdiazcam@indiana.edu

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