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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Located on peaceful Majestic Street 20 minute walk from downtown

Modern luxury meets old world charm. Located in downtown Indy, this award winning, historic Victorian villa is the best of both worlds. Top of the line design and amenities contrast with 150 year old brick. Built in 1872 just after the Civil War, the Villa is perfect for a variety of functions, from family get togethers to corporate off-site meetings. Every inch of this villa has been lovingly remodeled to the highest standards. This Victorian beauty received “Best Guest Review” awards.

With only the highest caliber craftsmanship and finishes, this villa was recently completely remodeled with indulgence in mind and is meant to provide an outstanding stay for the most discerning traveler.

Built in 1872, this post Civil War Victorian gives visitors a chance to experience the charm and history of Indianapolis with all the comforts of a new build. Besides being ushered into the modern era with amenities, the home’s open and airy floor plan makes big gatherings and collaborative events a resounding success. Sit around with laptops sharing ideas or time with family and friends.

The home boasts 5 magnificent bedrooms, all with ample living space, high-end design and top of the line furnishings and bed treatments to ensure a relaxing night sleep. The four and a half bathrooms have all been remodeled with spa effects including raindrop and jetted shower heads and soaking tubs that provide a tranquil environment to unwind after a day of exploring or meetings.  

The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream and is suitable for accommodating large gatherings as well as intimate dinners. The extensive countertop space is perfect for cooking or just spreading out food for everyone. Four private decks wrap around the building for quiet, outside enjoyment of the downtown cityscape. The large front deck has a beautiful view of New Jersey Street and some of the downtown buildings. A fireplace living room, bay window dining room, and a dream kitchen connect with a large open floor plan to create a modern experience in this Historic home. 

Situated on a beautiful street in a quiet neighborhood with some of Indy’s best homes, this property is a wonderful place to spend quality time with family, friends or colleagues. Just a 20-minute walk from downtown and with some of the most popular, up and coming restaurants and shops just around the corner, this location has it all. With the popular Tinker Street and amazing Foundry coffee shop just around the corner, guest can spend their entire stay right here in the neighborhood!  

If you want an Indy experience like no other and are seeking to be steeped in historic charm and craving modern conveniences and comfort, then this home is the perfect answer. The highest level of design and comfort awaits guests here. Take this unique opportunity to make your trip to Indy an experience of a lifetime!

Here are some of our favorite places nearby

1. The canal is gorgeous and a MUST on your things to do list. It is about an hour and fifteen minutes around and I would recommend seeing the whole thing since it's so beautiful and has such a variety of scenery. Hungry? I recommend the Burgerhous restaurant right on the canal. They have wonderful burgers and good pescetarian and vegetarian options.

2. I would highly recommend a walk down to Massachusetts Avenue (also called Mass Avenue). 

3. Monument Circle is also a must see. 

4. Indianapolis museum of art has nice exhibits and beautiful grounds. It also has a great little coffee shop. 

5. For shopping you need to check out Circle City Mall downtown— it has a glass dome art area and fully reclining theater seats. Other great malls are the Fashion Mall at Keystone and Castleton Mall.

6. Another cute area to visit is Fountain Square and especially Virginia Avenue.

7. Some great restaurants I would recommend are Mesh on Mass Ave., Saint Elmo's if you really want to go all out, Union 50, and many more.

8. For Indian food: Haveli, Thai food: Bangkok, Mediterranean food: Ali Baba, Chinese: Best Taste China, Mexican: La Parada.

More Details

Gilia Chazan
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Gilia Chazan

I am a world traveler, holistic practitioner and trained as a scientist. I also do some real estate investing. I love traveling to new places and stay there for a while to get to know new countries.

Gilia Chazan purchased this house in 2011

Why Gilia Chazan chose Herron Morton

I bought this house into thousand 11 and poured my heart and soul into it. Now that I live in this house sporadically I really enjoy all the design detail that I put into it. The house was built in 1872, right after the several more. I designed it to be a combination of old and modern and extremely convenient.

What makes this house unique

This is a historic neighborhood right near downtown Indianapolis. This is a beautiful walkable neighborhood and a 20 minute walk from downtown. There is ample street parking .

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is straight out of a magazine. Top notch upgrades throughout the house. The bathrooms are VERY modern and the house is well kept. The street it is on is quiet and there is ample parking for everyone in your party. We had 11 guests and one of them had a trailer. We were able to park 4 vehicles and a trailer right next to the house without hassle. The hostess, Gilia, is exceptional at communication. Day or night, she answers questions in a very reasonable time. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back next year. Thank you.
Nov 2017
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Herron Morton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Optional queen and full size air beds, up to eight.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is immaculate. It is very close to everything in Indy. The owner was awesome! We were attending a national swim meet at the IUPUI and the location of the house was perfect. We even walked a couple of times.

The house is very spacious and we were all able to eat together and gather together to relax after each swim session.

I would certainly recommend this property.

We will be renting again when we come back to Indy.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure having you! Hope to see you next year!
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Perfect for a retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent. It was perfect for a retreat and hosting several people. Everyone had a wonderful stay and loved the Victorian house and the atmosphere of the neighborhood with historic homes. The house was beautiful and offered many amenities: like a spacious kitchen with updated appliances; modern bathrooms with beautiful sinks and showers; large comfortable bedrooms; two porches and two upper decks to relax on; spacious rooms for congregating; fresh towels and linens; clean rooms and comfortable living and dining room space. The house was perfect for a larger group that needs accommodations. The location was ideal for bringing people together in a casual and comfortable setting and the pricing extremely reasonable. Our hostess was accommodating and available whenever we had questions. I highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a restful and relaxing setting for family gatherings; retreats; and group events. But don't take my word for it--enjoy the experience for yourself....

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outstanding experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding rental, upscale amenities, minutes from downtown and the owner of the home was over-the-top accommodating to all of our needs. We enjoy cooking while we are traveling and we only ate out one time in our 9-day stay. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed and the openness of the kitchen area gave us the ability for several cooks to work together comfortably. Master suite was stunning, all the guest rooms were lovely and the penthouse suite was gigantic, great for a place for kids to play. AAAAA+++++

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels just like home!

  • 5 of 5

This property is the best in it's class! Upscale appointments, fully stocked, plenty of room and arranged beautifully. Even decorated for Christmas! Unmatched hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious home perfect for large family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Very nice updated Victorian. Clean and spacious. Enough bedrooms (4 plus loft) and bathrooms (4 & 1/2) for 7 overnight guests to be extra comfortable! Kitchen / great room area accommodated a large group, yet still had a homey feel that was very appreciated (especially since we were in town mourning the unexpected passing of a brother). Cabinets were quite cluttered but we managed to find everything needed to prepare and serve dinners. Coffee maker and toaster were very basic (a surprising contrast compared to other luxury appointments!), but got the job done. Overall, we were quite satisfied. We would definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! it was a pleasure having you. I try and leave the kitchen well stocked and have added many more high quality kitchen cookware for your enjoyment!
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Beautiful house with an Amazing Hostess!!

  • 5 of 5

The Downtown Villa was perfect for our family and friends. The location makes the house central and within 10-15 minutes of everything in Indianapolis. The house is huge with plenty of room for several families (we had 3 families at the house with 2 other friends). The first floor kitchen/dining room/living room is a great place to hang out, and the bedrooms were very comfortable and very clean! In particular, the master bedroom and bathroom are very luxurious, and the top floor bedroom is the perfect place for a family with older kids or a big sleepover. Probably more importantly than the house is that Gilia, the owner, is an amazing hostess. She is incredibly responsive (usually got replies within a few minutes of sending an email - I have no idea how she does it), and is completely committed to making your stay perfect. We needed a few airbeds for our group, and they were there waiting for us when we got to the house, fully inflated. One time, we didn't even request a small household item, and she took it upon herself to ship it to us by Amazon. (Thanks Gilia!) I really can't express how great of a hostess Gilia is, and I am positive that if you book her house, you will be really glad you did.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinker Street Restaurant & Wine Bar
This is an awesome restaurant. They have an extremely creative and diverse menu. World-clas...
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Tinker street
Car: not necessary

I am new to listing here so no reviews yet, but I have great reviews on other sites. Ask me if you want to see them, you can check the other air travel site bnb where I am also a super host. Visiting Indianapolis? Experience staying in a beautifully remodeled century old Victorian house, minutes from downtown. Designed with all the modern features such as a gourmet kitchen, sumptuous bathrooms, open floor plan and four private decks to relax on. Close to great restaurants and coffee shops. Free parking. PRE-BOOK EARLY!!

Located only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive from downtown in a beautiful historic neighborhood with wide quiet tree-lined streets. This is a post-Civil War Victorian remodeled house with modern open space, designed to support the most discerning traveler. Luxury is evident throughout the three levels of the house. From the extravagant gourmet kitchen connecting to a bay window dining room and fireplace living room. Upstairs the master suite welcomes you into a large open space with a fireplace sitting area that connects to a large balcony overlooking the majestic Street. The luxury spa bathroom is jaw-dropping and has three raindrop shower heads, two sets of jets, a two person soaking tub and waterfall faucets. four of the five bedrooms have a private bathroom. The third level is a large loft with stained-glass windows and could potentially accommodate more guests. It has its own full-size bathroom.

All beds are covered with a duvet and duvet cover which are cleaned frequently. No worry about bacteria collecting on the bed cover.

Experience the fun of staying in a century old Victorian home that has been beautifully remodeled but still retains the special features of its 1800s origin. Designed with all the most modern features such as a gourmet kitchen, sumptuous bathrooms, an open floor plan (see photos) plus special touches such as three private decks to relax on. A perfect neighborhood for long walks, bicycle rides and exploring the variety of architecture, unique shops and restaurants,

This house is a perfect Combination of Historic (1872) and Luxurious Modern.

One block away is the number 1 rated new restaurant in town, Tinker Street. Very close to wonderful coffee shops and restaurants. Seven minute walk to the Benjamin Harris presidential house.

Beds: each bedroom has a queen size bed and the third-floor loft has optional 2 queen airbeds and one twin air mattress. Extra beds may be available upon request.

For a full list of events in Indianapolis go to VisitIndy.

Here are some places I would recommend in the area:

– One block south is Tinker straight which is one of the top restaurants in town and pretty reasonable.

– The canal is a 10 to 20 minute walk away and features a beautiful walk around the canal. If you want to grab a bite there I would recommend the burgerhous restaurant right on the canal. They have wonderful burgers and also some good pescetarian and vegetarian options.

– Next I would recommend the downtown monuments which are off of Meridian Street going south.

– Mass Ave is the entertainment center of downtown in and features many wonderful restaurants and shops. It is about a 20 minute walk or 4 minute drive.

– Some more great restaurants I would recommend are Mesh on Mass Ave., Saint Elmo's if you really want to go all out Union 50, and there are many more great restaurants.

– For Indian food: Haveli, Thai food: Bangkok, Mediterranean food: Ali Baba,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.