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This list of rental properties is for academic appointees with short-term housing needs, especially visitors and new appointees, and appointees with property to rent, such as those taking leaves of absence. This list only includes properties for rent, not for sale.

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Available rentals

Condo/Townhouse: We are looking for someone to take over our lease starting January 15. The current lease ends on May 31, 2021 and can be renewed with the landlord. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo has roughly 2400 sqft and is located in the Batchelor Heights neighborhood (Cramer Circle) on the Southwest side of Bloomington. On the main level you will find a living room, a half bath, and a large kitchen with an open dining space. Upstairs is a master suite with private bath, two additional bedrooms and a full bath, a washer and dryer, as well as additional storage closets. The finished basement is huge and can be used as a large family room, office space, guest room etc. On the basement level there is also a small back porch. The condo has an attached garage and 2 parking spots in front of the house. Pets are allowed. Rent includes the HOA fee that covers trash and lawn maintenance, access to the community pool, and the clubhouse. The Batchelor Heights community is a great and family friendly location. It’s very quiet, but still close to the highway, shopping locations and less than 15 minutes drive away from the IU campus. The Clear Creek Trail is within a short walking distance, which is ideal for walking, running, biking etc. The landlord requires proof of stable household income of at least 3 times the rent and a clean background check. If you would like more pictures or see it in person, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

House: A free standing cabin for rent 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, living area, a newly updated bathroom, kitchen, central air. Off street parking is included. It is fully furnished and equipped with bed linen and kitchen ware. WiFi and water included--electricity is not. This is a good housing option for visiting scholars. Flexible renting agreement. Available late January/February.

Apartment: Fully furnished one bedroom apartment. Full kitchen, large living room, 600 sq ft. Off street parking. WiFi. One person. No smoking. No pets. Bedding, towels and all kitchen wares included; 3.5 miles SE of campus.

  • Rent: $700/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Dan
  • Phone: 812-679-6177
  • Email: mueller@indiana.edu

House: Available August 1, 2021-2022, with possible long term lease. This lovely, completely renovated 2-3 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow is within walking distance of IU Campus. Hardwood floors throughout, 9ft. ceilings, closets, some basement storage. Fenced-in yard with garden and patio, single car garage and off-street parking. Modern kitchen, garbage disposal, dishwasher, gas range, woodstove, central air, washer/dryer. The house has a lovely covered front porch and private back yard on Washington Street, between Bryan and Switchyard Parks. A wonderful location, walking distance to downtown Bloomington, and public transportation. Cable access. Lawncare included. Utilities not included. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Schools: Templeton, Project School, Jackson Creek and South High School. One month security deposit required. Pictures available upon request.

  • Rent: $1800/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Jonathan Elmer
  • Phone: 812-360-4171
  • Email: elmerj@indiana.edu
  • Email: fsobrer@gmail.com

Apartment: Great 500 sq ft 1bedroom/1bathroom apartment available to sublet starting in January 2021 through July 2021. Flexible on move in date, but I'm looking for someone who can stay through July to finish the lease. Located at the 510 Apartment building, which is very close to campus and home to mostly graduate students. Willing to do furnished, partially furnished, or unfurnished - whatever works best for you. Rent is $730 plus the monthly energy bill (internet, trash, and water utilities are included in rent). The energy bill usually runs between $40-$65/month, depending on personal preferences. Rent also includes a parking spot in the building's covered parking garage. The apartment is perfect for one person or a couple looking for a place to stay close to campus. Email me at or text me if you are interested!

Apartment: 1 bed 1 bath apartment available for sublease on Reserve on Third. There is a private shuttle which comes every 15 minutes and will take you to campus and back. There is also a bus line about a 3-4 minute walk from the apartment. The apartment is fully furnished and comes with a TV. Each bedroom has an individual bathroom which are pretty roomy. All utilities other than electricity are included. Furthermore, you can choose your roommates if you request to do so through their website.

  • Rent: $755/mo., some utilities included (see description)
  • Contact Person: Ishan Deb Roy
  • Phone: 703-935-6194
  • Email: idebroy01@gmail.com

Apartment: Great location and close walk to Kirkwood and campus! Featuring newly renovated floors and remodeled unit. This unit is 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and all trash services and water is included. It is a convenient 5 minute drive to College Mall. There are also nearby shops, restaurants, and entertainment, making this one of the most popular apartment communities for the convenience. Quiet, safe environment, with the Bloomington emergency services nearby. Feel free to email or text. The apartment will become available 12/14/20, but move-in date is flexible.

  • Rent: $749/mo., some utilities included (see description)
  • Contact Person: Nicole Arive
  • Phone: 317-258-8810
  • Email: narive@iu.edu

Apartment: Available starting January! This apartment is just minutes away from the downtown Bloomington Square with a lot of restaurants and shops. There is a washer and dryer located in the basement of the building, and it is very safe and quiet! This building is a great option for students as it is in close proximity to campus, and the building has many students who live there.

Apartment: Fully furnished one bedroom apartment. Full kitchen; large living room; 600 sq ft. Off street parking. WiFi. One person. No smoking. No pets. Bedding, towels and all kitchen wares included. 3.5 miles SE of campus.

  • Rent: $750/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Dan
  • Phone: 812-679-6177
  • Email: mueller@indiana.edu

House: Short-term furnished rental available over winter term, December 15-January 15 (possible extension for spring available). Brick ranch on quiet neighborhood in east Bloomington with 2 bedrooms, office, large living room, kitchen and dining room, large deck and lawn. Amenities include gas fireplace and home gym. Garage parking.

  • Rent: $975/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Wendy Leutert
  • Phone:
  • Email: wleutert@iu.edu

House: Available Jan 1 2021, $2000/month for a 6-month lease, which would be extendable. Will consider shorter term. Includes all utilities including internet, lawn care and snow shoveling. Light and open bungalow home in the South Dunn Street neighborhood. Two bedroom (one has very comfortable sleeper sofa and can be used as an office), 1 bath, 11-year-old home (1090 sq. ft.) with an oversized one and one-half car garage. A wonderful location, in a quiet neighborhood walking and biking distance to downtown, Bloomington campus, Templeton Elementary and South High School. Fully furnished, including linens, towels. Beautiful hardwood floors; nine foot ceilings; arches between the living and dining rooms and in the kitchen. Gorgeous well-appointed kitchen includes basics, an island, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washing machine and dryer; central air; and large covered front porch. Landlord lives on the same street and is very responsive to tenant needs without interfering. No smoking in the home, and pets negotiable. For pictures, go to URL provided.

House: Completely remodeled bungalow from the 1920's on a quiet street in the Prospect Hill Historic district. Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Living room, family room and bonus room that could be an office or nursery. Large back yard with a deck and patio. Modestly furnished and walking distance from downtown. Great for visiting faculty. No smoking and no pets. Contact me for details and photos. Flexible dates/lease.

  • Rent: $1100/mo., plus utilities
  • Contact Person: Jim Glen
  • Phone: 812-327-9640
  • Email: jglenin@gmail.com

House: Four bed, 2.5 bath home for rent on Bloomington's east side in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. Home comes entirely furnished and ready for you to settle in. Great for a family, or plenty of room for out of town guests to make extended visits. School districts are: elementary - Rogers-Binford; middle - Tri-North; and high school - Bloomington North. Utilities - we are thinking that you'd give us a security deposit, we'd keep automatic billpay set up, and return the balance of your security deposit less utilities (receipts provided) at the end of your stay. We are traveling from at least January - July 2021, and possibly an additional 12 months. Seeking responsible renters. Home comes entirely furnished.

Shared housing: Flexible term. One (1) bedroom fully-furnished with desk. Free internet. Free parking for tenant. Minutes to the grocery stores and campus. Bloomington Transit line #5 directly to campus. Shared kitchen.- partially vegetarian. I also have a very friendly quiet Westie dog. No smoking. Covid-19 guidelines applied. Interested parties please contact via email or text.  

  • Rent: $575/mo., plus 1/3 of the utilities
  • Contact Person: Donna Davis
  • Phone: 812-322-1598
  • Email: daviscd@indiana.edu

Shared housing: Flexible term: One bedroom, fully furnished with private living room/ desk, and private bathroom. Shared laundry room. Ideal for one person. Located in a quiet wooded neighborhood with walking trails and park. Kitchen is shared on the main level and is fully equipped, partially vegetarian. Free internet and reserved parking. Minutes to the grocery stores and campus. Bloomington Transit line#5 directly to campus. I also have a very friendly quiet Westie dog. No smoking please and COVID -19 guidelines strictly observed.

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