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A beautiful award winning Bungalow in the Broad Ripple Village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A charming bungalow/3 bedrooms and two baths full of cheer, steps from the Monon

My charming home was selected for the 2012 Historic home tour! It was also featured in a two- page spread in the Indy Star! You’ll love my place as it is an original bungalow/cottage that Broad Ripple is known for. It was completed before the start of World War II and still retains many of its beautiful and original features. When you approach my home, you will see the darling cottage-style home enclosed by mature landscape and cozy front porch surrounded by a white picket fence.

When you enter, you will be greeted by the original Indiana limestone fireplace, original hardwoods, repurposed original kitchen cabinets, sweet dining room, full bathroom with it’s original tile and two great size bedrooms. I have tried to maintain the integrity of the original home; only adding my artistic touch!

I like to call my downstairs a private bed and breakfast! This is a rare treasure in Broad Ripple! The entrance to the space is right off of the kitchen. As you walk down the stairs, you will be comforted with a spacious family room complete with a fireplace and a custom built bar made by yours truly. The large bedroom has brand new carpet, a beautiful hand made wood wall and smart TV. The half bath and laundry room are connected for your convenience. You will have all the amenities you need from a mini refrigerator, bar sink, microwave and coffee maker.

My favorite part of my home is what I call, “The Sanctuary.” You will find the ultimate outdoor courtyard experience right in my private backyard. It is all about relaxation and beauty, groomed with gorgeous and colorful landscape! It has a hand-crafted peaceful water fountain embedded in a stonewall structure, a luxurious fire pit accompanied by 6 comfortable chairs. This space also includes an al fresco outdoor dining space beneath an intricately-built and mindfully-lit pergola. Adjacent, four hanging basket swings are suspended for your ultimate relaxation experience.

My home is located in one of the most hip and happening cultural districts of Indianapolis, the Broad Ripple Village. It is an eclectic neighborhood with award winning independent restaurants, boutique-style shopping, family friendly parks, fun nightlife and steps from the Monon Trail, an 18 mile trail popular for walking and bicycling.

My home is wonderful for anyone; family with kids, business travelers and groups!

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Amenities

Broad Ripple House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I only allow the people that are the registration to come onto my property and inside my home. This helps protect us both with any liability.
  • No loud music or noise
  • There should be no more than 6 guests per reservation.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom has a bathtub and shower. I have been able to beautifully maintain it's beautiful and original tile! The downstairs bathroom has a shower and is attached to the laundry room for your convenience!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The upstairs main bedroom has a comfortable queen bed!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The second upstairs bedroom is equally as comfortable!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The downstairs bedroom is large with a smart tv!
  • All three bedrooms are spacious and beautiful! The two upstairs bedrooms are quite charming, cheerful and comfortable! The downstairs bedroom is lovely! I designed, painted and installed a gorgeous wood wall! On this art piece, hangs a large smart tv for your use! A bath and a half and laundry room are located right outside the bedroom for your convenience!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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A beautiful award winning Bungalow in the Broad Ripple Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Carly for sharing your lovely cottage home in Indianapolis last weekend. It was simply fantastic. Everyone had a wonderful time - we felt right at home. It was such a pleasure working with you and staying at your place. We will pass along the recommendation and certainly stay again when in Indy! Many thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for your lovely and warm compliments:)! I am thrilled you had a beautiful experience! Your family were an absolute pleasure! When I arrived home...it was immaculate! It means so much to a home owner to have such thoughtful, respectful and considerate guests! I also appreciate you staying in communication with any questions! It was a delight to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible! Best wishes to your niece! It was a delight meeting her! You and your family are welcome back anytime! :)
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5

Perfectly Charming

  • 5 of 5

I do not have enough wonderful things to say about Carly or her home. I spent a weekend with my college girlfriends, and it could not have been a more perfect location. This home is adorable – very nicely furnished, modern, and perfectly clean. Not only is the home fantastic, the backyard is one of the most tranquil and relaxing outdoor spaces I have had been a guest to. Carly’s home is almost as wonderful as she is as a host – extremely welcoming and friendly. Carly checked up on us frequently throughout our staying making sure we had everything we needed. The pictures of the home represent it perfectly. I would recommend this rental to anyone- a great location for families and friends alike. A perfectly charming option for your stay in Indianapolis!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Plenty of ADULT beds in a cozy bungalow with an outdoor oasis.

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of adults in Indianapolis attending my daughter's graduation from Butler University. There were many houses in Indianapolis that claimed they would 'sleep' a group of our size but they were bunk'em and stack'em type places that boasted sleeping quarters that I am loathe to call bedrooms by any stretch. (I don't know of many adults that want to sleep on a bunk bed or cot.... no thank you!) After a lengthy search and careful comparison of 'bed' vs. 'pull-out-couch' I finally found a property that would meet our needs with this cute house in Broadripple.

It was far enough removed from the traffic and night life of the eclectic shopping and restaurant district to be quiet and homey but close enough that it was an easy jump to find food and entertainment. There are three honest-to-goodness queen BEDS and two bathrooms that were more than adequate for adult travelers. The back yard included a fantastic seating area around a fire pit that was comfortable even in the fickle spring temperatures we endured over our weekend stay. The owner's decorating style is far removed from Martha Stewart and leans more in the direction of Lewis Carroll so you won't have to endure any Thomas Kincaid prints or made-in-china 'pottery'. There's a real coffee pot in the bar area if you are opposed to Keurig, so bring your own freshly ground bean of choice. The owner was easy to communicate with and responded quickly to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi was an incredible and thoughtful guest! I greatly appreciate when a guest lets me know more about themselves and the reason for their stay! She and her family were coming in for her daughter's graduation! I loved knowing that they were coming in to celebrate a special occasion. She also let me know her family was extremely artistic! I thought a perfect match for my home. She was very complimentary of the aesthetic of my home which means a lot when you share the love of art! She was very easy to communicate with. My favorite thing is that she sent me a picture of her and her family enjoying my backyard sanctuary! When I returned home...it looked just as the way I left it! Again...another important aspect to sharing your home! They were extremely respectful! I would highly recommend Heidi and her family to your home! They were lovely guests!
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5

An amazing home! Perfect for family stay in Indy!

  • 5 of 5

The owner did an outstanding job welcoming our stay. She was proactive and extremely accommodating. This is a beautiful home, comfortable and convenient to all that Indy has to offer. The home has all the conveniences of your home and more. We were blown away with hospitality shown by the owner...exceeded expectations. We will definitely reach out and book again. This is a 'slam dunk' rental! You will be amazed at the space and care shown by the owner. Wow!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and his family were truly a treasure to have in my home! Jim stayed in communication about the happiness of his stay! It always means a lot to a homeowner that cherishes their space! When I came home today...my home looked just as I had left it! Jim and his family were very courteous and respectful of my home! The perfect guests! I can't wait to accommodate them again:)!
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great location & lovely home.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay outside of downtown Indy with easy access

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 3 adults and 2 kids to attend the NCAA games downtown. Ample room for all of us. Easy drive downtown. Carly was a great host with excellent recommendations for eateries. House is quaint with great outdoor space and a kickass bar in the basement. Ten thumbs up for Michigan and Nashville.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve:)! You were a gracious and thoughtful guest! I greatly appreciate you staying in communication with me if you needed anything! Thank you for the warm and kind compliments of my home! You and your friends were the perfect guests. My home looked just the way I left it! You guys rock! Come back anytime!
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Owner

Carly Swift
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Carly Swift

Hi! My name is Carly Swift. I am so excited to host you in my home! You're going to LOVE it! Hospitality is what I do for a living! I can't wait for you to experience my beloved space!

I am an identical twin sister and live only one street apart from her. We love Broad Ripple. We created a gourmet popcorn company, Just Pop In! in 2003! I love Indianapolis and am heavily involved with my community!

I love home! I love to nurture my home, but also love to travel! My twin sis and I make an annual trip to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival since 1998. I moved here from Chicago so I have a big place in my heart for the windy city! The furthest I've ever traveled is South Africa!

I am a foodie and love film. My company sponsors film festivals. I am a major music fan spanning from Fleetwood Mac, DePeche Mode, The Grateful Dead to Trombone Shorty, R&B and rap! My favorite artist right now is Ryan Adams! I love going to music festivals as well!

Being a big part of my community, I am knowledgable about what is fun to do in our city!

I can share delicious dining, theaters, music venues, art galleries, museums, trails, sporting events and awesome brewery recommendations and more. I love this town!

My life motto is to be kind, compassionate and grateful!

Carly Swift purchased this house in 2001

Why Carly Swift chose Broad Ripple

My charming home was selected for the 2012 Historic home tour! You’ll love it because it is an original bungalow that Broad Ripple is known for!

It is located in one of the most hip and happening cultural districts of Indianapolis. It is a beautiful neighborhood with award winning independent restaurants, boutique-style shopping, friendly parks, fun nightlife and steps from the Monon Trail. You are only 15 minutes from downtown and the other cool districts in Indy!

What makes this house unique

My place is an original bungalow/cottage that Broad Ripple is known for. It was completed before the start of World War II and still retains many of its beautiful and original features. When you approach my home, you will see the darling cottage-style home enclosed by mature landscape and cozy front porch surrounded by a white picket fence.

When you enter, you will be greeted by the original Indiana limestone fireplace, original hardwoods, repurposed original kitchen cabinets, sweet dining room, full bathroom with it’s original tile and two great size bedrooms. I have tried to maintain the integrity of the original home; only adding my artistic touch!

I like to call my downstairs a private bed and breakfast! This is a rare treasure in Broad Ripple! The entrance to the space is right off of the kitchen. As you walk down the stairs, you will be comforted with a spacious family room complete with a fireplace and a custom built bar made by yours truly. The large bedroom has brand new carpet, a beautiful hand made wood wall and smart TV. The half bath and laundry room are connected for your convenience. You will have all the amenities you need from a mini refrigerator, bar sink, microwave and coffee maker.

My favorite part of my home is what I call, “The Sanctuary.” You will find the ultimate outdoor courtyard experience right in my private backyard. It is all about relaxation and beauty, groomed with gorgeous and colorful landscape! It has a hand-crafted peaceful water fountain embedded in a stonewall structure, a luxurious fire pit accompanied by 6 comfortable chairs. This space also includes an al fresco outdoor dining space beneath an intricately-built and mindfully-lit pergola. Adjacent, four hanging basket swings are suspended for your ultimate relaxation experience. Its nestled in one of the most charming cultural districts of Indianapolis!

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
New Indianapolis airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Flatwater
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Petite Chou

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

-Rates are subject to change until reservation is made
-If you enjoy the private backyard or front porch, please discontinue music at 11pm to comply with noise ordinance.
-Please be mindful of loud music
-Please do not open bedroom closets and dresser drawers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.