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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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House: Woodland getaway on east side of Bloomington: fully furnished 4,000 sq ft custom home on 12 forested acres 4 mi east of campus on ridgetop at edge of large network of hiking trails. Available March 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019 while owners are on sabbatical. Three bedrooms (king, queen, double), 3 full baths, large office, deluxe kitchen, spacious living room with stone wood-burning fireplace, family room, large screen porch & deck, extensive glass windows looking into woods in all directions. Bonus suite above attached 3-car garage offers private extra space with 3 single beds/full bath. Finished basement w/ game area. Fenced yard and doghouse for well-behaved pet. Direct access to favorite road biking routes. No smoking; pets negotiable. Photos of home and property available upon request.

  • Rent: $3,000/mo., includes cable/internet and twice monthly cleaning
  • Contact Person: Jeff
  • Phone:
  • Email: whitej@iu.edu

Townhouse: Lovely three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhouse sublet January, 2019 to July 20, 2019 in desirable and quiet (and otherwise fully-leased!) Colonial East Apartments, available November 20th! Right next to bike trail. Walkable or a short bike ride to campus plus downtown; one block away from College Mall; right next to Park Ridge Park. This is an end unit with a patio; no neighbors above or below (only on one side) and an extra set of side windows for lots of natural light. There is a closet in each bedroom and extra linen closet in hallway, and storage closet under stairs. An extra storage unit is provided in the basement of the apartment complex for each tenant. There is a private back patio and small garden maintained by landlord/maintenance. Trash/dumpster service is right outside and included in rent. Water is included in the rent! There is a coin laundry and bike racks in the complex. Each unit has an assigned off-street parking space; there is additional parking lot for visitors. Pets are allowed. Management and maintenance are very responsive and upkeep is to a very high standard. Hardwood floors throughout - except for kitchen. Spacious kitchen, and spacious living room - either can easily hold a full size dining table plus desk. You would take over the lease, which runs until July 20, 2019 - renewal possible. Rent is $900/mth, and the only additional bill is electric. In the neighborhood- markets: Fresh Thyme (organic market), Kroger. Shopping: Target, College Mall, Eastland Plaza (on E. 3rd St. between Woodcrest and College Mall Rd.), Best Buy, pharmacies and restaurants. Schools: IU Bloomington, University Elementary, Tri-North Middle School, Bloomington High School North.


House: Woodland getaway on east side of Bloomington: fully furnished 4,000 sq ft custom home on 12 forested acres 4 mi east of campus on ridgetop at edge of large network of hiking trails. Available March 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019 while owners are on sabbatical. Three bedrooms (king, queen, double), 3 full baths, large office, deluxe kitchen, spacious living room with stone wood-burning fireplace, family room, large screen porch and deck, extensive glass windows looking into woods in all directions. Bonus suite above attached 3-car garage offers private extra space with 3 single beds/full bath. Finished basement w/ game area. Fenced yard and doghouse for well-behaved pet. Direct access to favorite road biking routes. No smoking; pets negotiable. Photos of home and property available upon request.

  • Rent: $3,000/mo., includes cable/internet and twice monthly cleaning.
  • Contact Person: Jeff
  • Phone:
  • Email: whitej@iu.edu

Apartment: **Incentive: I'll pay your application fees and you can keep my $500 deposit at the end of the lease!** My teaching contract is ending, and I need to move out asap! Beautiful large 1-bedroom apartment available January-July. City Flats at Renwick is a wonderful, quiet place to live! Workout room and pool. I love it here! Plenty of parking in the lots or you can add a garage for a fee. (I have a garage and it's great!) Walking distance to bus lines, Kroger, lots of restaurants, shopping. Apartment is on the third (top) floor with a balcony. Dog and cat-friendly with pet fee. This will be a lease takeover (or roommate addendum), so you can have it until the end of the term, or longer!


House: Available starting May 2019. Fully furnished and equipped. In the Renwick neighborhood, Bloomington's east side. Walking distance to restaurants, cafes, mall, grocers, movie theater. A short 25-min walk to Indiana University, and on the bus line. Excellent school district. Beautiful modern finishes and deco, open floor plan, lots of light, energy-efficient, new appliances (including washer and dryer). Three bedrooms (incl. master suite with walk-in closet), 3-1/2 bathrooms, kitchen with walk-in pantry, laundry room, finished basement suite (perfect for guests or music studio/office), and 2-car garage.


Apartment: Feel at home in a 2-bedroom luxury apartment in Bloomington. This unit is one of a kind with its own attached garage and private entrance, washer and dryer included inside. Spacious master bathroom. Fitness center and pool. Walking distance to College Mall and Indiana University. Ready to move in December 10th. Lease is till end of April. You can re-new the lease. The unit address is 2652 E. Cathcart Street #1 Bloomington, IN 47401.


Apartment: Transfering to another university, so, sublease apartment in field 2019. Start 01/01/2019, end 7/31/2019. You can renew your rent next year. The apartment is 2B2B. Single room and private bathroom. Complete furniture, free wifi. I will move out before 12/20/18, you can move in after I move out, you do not need to pay rent for this month. And, I will give you the electrical piano that I bought months ago.

  • Rent: $695/mo, utilities included
  • Contact Person: Kai
  • Phone: 206-412-8721
  • Email: kayzelol@hotmail.fr

House: Log Cabin 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. Off-street parking is included. Water is included but electricity is not. It is fully furnished, including kitchenware. Ideal for visiting faculty. It is currently listed on Airbnb until May 2019 when it will become available for long term rental.


Apartment: One bedroom, 1-bath apartment unit for sublease. Five-ten minute walking distance to IU campus. Utilities: electricity. Water included in rent. Amenities: onsite laundry unit, free internet, free street parking available, and optional covered parking for $75/mo. Monthly rent breakdown: $550/mo. rent; $9.50 liability insurance to owner; $1.50 insurance administration fee; $22.50 water and sanitation; $10.00 laundry = monthly total $593.50. Looking to sublease ASAP. Call or email if interested, serious inquiries only. Leave a voicemail if I miss your call. Texts/email communications are welcome as well.


Apartment: Nicely furnished, immaculately clean, ground floor 2-bedroom apartment (1600 sq ft) with a private patio with barbecue looking on to the quiet wooded area (located at 2136 North Mount Gilead Rd) . The setting is restful and beautiful. The apartment has new carpet, a comfortable King bed with cotton linen, comfortable furniture, a 42-inch tv. The kitchen is well equipped. A small second bedroom. A few feet from the door, you can take 20-minute trail to a small lake --as part of a lovely 3/4 mile walk. The air conditioning and heating are excellent and silent. A wonderful retreat only 10 minutes to campus and downtown. Available January 2019 thru end of August with some flexibility at both ends. To see photos and for more information please call or email.

  • Rent: $900/mo., includes all utilities, cable and wifi. Security deposit $900
  • Contact Person: Daniel
  • Phone: 310-755-5039
  • Email: dajames@indiana.edu

House: Welcome to Donington. Sunlit and comfortable. Enjoy the heart of the home while sitting in the living room and gaze through the oversized windows that overlook the deck and country scenery. Is your inner chef looking to bust out? Cook gourmet meals in this large well designed kitchen. The kitchen has tons of maple cabinets and expansive quartz counter tops. Open floor plan allows you to cook and entertain at the same time. Matter of fact, the entertaining spaces on the first floor are open and inviting but easily defined for particular uses. Enjoy relaxing by the fireplace while keeping an eye on the apple pie warming in the kitchen oven. Or host a barbecue in your private backyard, and keep an eye on guests in your private screened in porch. Do not be deceived by the exterior, there are 4 large bedrooms on the second floor-- each bedroom will have adequate space for all your belongings. Unique features such as vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom and loft make this home flexible. Vicinity to Indiana University campus, College Mall and elementary and middle schools makes it convenient for working parents and kids.


House: Newly remodeled sabbatical house 1.8 miles from campus on a quiet cul-du-sac abutting several bus lines at High St and E. Moores Pike Rd. The house is a 1,650 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished with a sunroom, deck and an attached 2-car garage. The neighborhood is adjacent to the city South East Side Park containing playgrounds, walking trails and tennis courts. Available November 2018 through Dec 2019 with a monthly rental of $1,200 that includes utilities, and wifi. There is no outdoor maintenance (lawn mowing and snow removal are provided by the homeowner association). Non-smoking but pets are allowed.


House: Available for summer of 2019 and academic year of 2019-2020 is a beautiful, fully furnished 2-story home in the peaceful, green neighborhood of Winslow Farms. Upstairs: a master bedroom suite, complete with windowed bathroom and large walk-in closet; 2 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 kitchen with new appliances and a window; 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; two-car garage. The house in conveniently located near IU, parks, and downtown with, if needed, bus service to campus around the corner. For families with teens, Bloomington South is within a very short walking distance. The 1770 sq. ft. house is available for visiting faculty or grad students. Please email for inquiries and photos.

  • Rent: $1500/mo., (plus utilities, internet and cable available)
  • Contact Person: Rachel
  • Phone:
  • Email: rnaor@outlook.com

Shared Housing: Unique lodge/cabin style 2.5 bedroom, 2 bath home on 20 acres near Unionville and bordering Yellowwood State Forest. It is a 25 minute, but quiet commute to campus and is perfect for a temporary stay (<6 months) for a new/visiting faculty/staff who is a nature enthusiast (on site trails for hiking and biking), seeking a quiet place, or interested in exploring the region while preparing for more permanent lodging. Owner is the father of a 5-year-old son and both spend significant time away from home. Two polite cats roam the house, so additional pets are not possible. The available space is a furnished bedroom with ample closet. Kitchen and laundry facilities are shared. One bathroom can be established for personal use, the loft can be used part time for study, and basement shelving can be dedicated to minor personal storage. Beautiful bay windows provide spectacular views of the surrounding forest. Photos or more details available upon request.

  • Rent: $500/mo., utilities included
  • Contact Person: Lee Florea
  • Phone: 813-784-8490
  • Email: lflorea@indiana.edu

Shared Housing: Two full bedrooms, fully furnished, 1200.00 or optional: one bedroom with private bath and private living room- 700.00/month. Available Dec 8th for Spring term, can be extended longer if needed. Utilities included in rent. Quiet and beautifully wooded community. Kitchen is shared on the main level and is fully equipped. Hi-speed internet provided. Reserved Parking for tenant. Minutes to the grocery stores and campus. Bloomington Transit line number 5 directly picks up at entrance into the neighborhood. Child's school is a 5-minute walk. Interested parties please contact for pictures and information. No smoking please.

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

Shared Housing: Looking for female grad student or faculty member to share beautiful five bedroom, three bath east side home. Only permanent resident female homeowner. Large private furnished bedroom and semi-private bath with AC, WD, kitchen privileges, large swimming pool, fireplace, upright grand piano, TV, DSL). Spacious house with lots of separate living areas. 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. Resident cat. No smokers, no additional pets, please. Available early January 2019. International students welcome! To find out more, please email contact below.

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

House: Historic 2BR house - furnished sabbatical rental Spring Semester 2019. Built in 1835, with hardwood floors and brick interior walls, the house is on Bloomington's walking/biking trail, "the B-line." A large supermarket is two blocks away, and Hopscotch, one of the best coffee shops in Bloomington, is just across the street. The house is 1.2 miles from the university, and thus within biking and walking distance. There are two living rooms, easily tailored as social and work spaces. The kitchen and dining area run across the width of the back of the house. The house has been recently remodeled with a new gas stove (two ovens, grill) refrigerator, kitchen island, and small appliances. There is a washer and dryer and bathroom on the main floor with a walk-in shower. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms (one large, the other small) and a full bath with claw foot tub and shower. Parking is off-street behind the house (but not garage). This is great place for one person or a couple. No pets, no smoking. Available for the spring semester, but flexible about time before and after the semester.

  • Rent: $1200/mo., plus utilities, security deposit of $1200.
  • Contact Person: Jean Lave
  • Phone:
  • Email: jlave@berkeley.edu

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