Available Rental Housing
The housing list below is created to assist academic appointees with temporary housing needs, especially visitors, new appointees, and those taking leaves of absence. This listing is solely for property for rent, not for sale. Other rental options are available through IU Real Estate.
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All Available Rental Housing
Two bedroom / 2BA downtown apartment with up to 2 garage parking spots in The Kirkwood (315 W Kirkwood), on the B-line one block west of the main square (about a half mile west of Sample Gate). Available immediately either for sublet until August or for a full year lease if you like. Price for full year lease $1610-$1645/month, price for sublet negotiable. Details and short video at this link provided. I was lucky to find this place two years ago when I started as assistant professor, we bought a condo so need to move before the lease is up. This place is really nice and modern, 20 ft ceilings over the living room, dining room, and kitchen, new appliances, and unlike other downtown places it is quiet because they don't rent to undergrads. There are just a few two-story units in the building, they don't stay available too long and are worth the price.
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Apartment for rent on the East side. Available mid May to August 20. Very comfortable furnishings, Very quiet setting. The apartment has private patio with grill and looks onto woods, with lovely trail to small lake. Two bedrooms and one bathroom. (Photos can be seen on rentbloomington.com, under short leases, 2136, North Mt Gilead Rd). 8 minutes from campus, 5 from College Mall.
Rent: $900/mo., (includes all utilities and is fully furnished)
Phone: 310-926-3310, 310-755-5039
Perfect for visiting faculty, fully furnished 775 sq foot walkout basement apartment (w/private entry) in the Bryan Park neighborhood, walking distance to IU. 1 BR, 1 Study, 1 BA. Zoned for 2-person occupancy (1 BR). Electricity, gas, and water/sewer INCLUDED in rent ($750/month). Completely renovated, furnished, and painted in August 2010. Ceramic tile floors and area rugs throughout; large windows in entry, living room, and bedroom. Kitchen features generous cupboards and counter space, gas range, wall-mounted microwave, and full-size refrigerator; basic kitchen gear provided. Utility room with private washer/dryer, as well as furnace/dehumidifer. Fully furnished Living/dining area. Bedroom w/ 9-drawer dresser, nightstand, and closet. Twin-size daybed frame w/trundle (no mattresses) available on request. Offstreet parking. Landlord provides lawn care and regular preventative pest control; tenant pays for trash ($2/can), cable, and/or internet service. Free curbside recycling. Tenant furnishes own linens and bed/mattress; some tenant furniture can be accommodated. Use of raised garden beds possible. No pets of any kind, no smoking. Minutes from Bryan Park (tennis courts, running path, swimming pool, playgrounds) and the new shops associated with the South Dunn St. development, as well as the B-line trail and Bloomington Transit lines (1 South and 7 Henderson/Walnut Express). This unit is available June 1, 2013 for rental through the 2013-2014 academic year. See URL for images.
Contact Person: Dave McDonald
Unique Studio Apartment - East side of Bloomington (Available August 15, 2013). Seeking a non-smoking professional, visitng faculty member or mature (and quiet) graduate student. This rental unit is a 750 square foot octagonal space on the third floor of an addition to my home (a separate structure that has a shop in the walkout basement and a garage in the middle level). Features include use of garage, an enclosed bathroom with shower, kitchenette (maple cabinets, double sink with pullout faucet, medium size fridge - a large refrigerator in the garage below may be used as well), 16 windows, custom storage unit in center island, Brazilian cherry floor and trim, slate floor in entry and bath, heating/cooling by heat pump, vaulted ceiling with clerestory tower in center, located on 5 acre lot 2 miles East of College Mall just off SR46, a quiet remote setting but with a very quick commute to campus - about 8-10 minutes. Other Amenities available to the renter: basketball hoop, fire pit for cookouts down the hill in the woods, private road (great for walks). Optional Furnishings: futon sofa/bed, computer desk with hutch, 21" color monitor (NEC), miscellaneous shelving. Pets: no dogs. cat a possibility. Utilities included with the monthly rent: electric, water, garbage, cable TV, high speed broadband internet (ethernet and wireless).
Three bedroom / 2 bathroom town home available to rent in mid-June, 2013 through the summer of 2014. Located on the south side of Bloomington, IN in the Tyler’s Turn neighborhood. Town home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac just a few blocks north of the YMCA, 1/2 mile east of Bloomington South High School, and 1.5 miles south of the IU campus and 1 mile west from the College Mall shopping. To view pictures and attain more information log onto link provided. To find out more information or schedule a showing please call or email.
Contact Person: Steve Riggins
Clean, bright 2 BD 2 BA downtown condo on the “B-Line” behind Convention Center at Madison Park Condominiums available between 8/1 + 8/9/13 for the next academic year. Open floor plan (1700 sq. ft.) with large front bay windows, parquet floors, large deck, finished basement, attached one-car garage. Includes W/D, AC, & DW. Photos available upon request. Major grocery chain (Kroger) and international market (Sahara Mart) & town square within 1-2 blocks; Westside Coop within 4 and IU’s “Sample Gates” within 7. One year lease and one month’s security deposit required. Non-smoking. No pets.
Rent: $1200/mn + established utilities.
Contact Person: Bridget Edwards
Oaklawn Park Townhouse (Unit 3424) - Immediate availability. Move-in condition 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse. This condo is on the bus line and conveniently located close to IU campus, college mall, Binford/Rodgers Elementary District and east side shopping. Home is complete with a spacious eat-in kitchen with maple cabinets, breakfast bar and all appliances. Lots of upgrades: washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, deck, and garbage disposal. The upper level features both bedrooms with large closets and a full bath with double sinks. One month's rent deposit required.
Rent: $825/month plus utilities
Contact Person: Manuel Diaz-Campos
Phone: 812-361-9147, 812-360-5603
Furnished room in historic home. Kitchen privileges, share bath with two owner occupants. A/C and washer/dryer, wireless broad band, on street parking, no pets. ADT secured home. Use of quiet back yard with deck. Walking distance to campus (15 min) and downtown (5 min), on campus bus line #6. Available for summer months of June, July, August and entire following school year 2013/14.
Rent: $425/mo., utilities included
Contact Person: Karen
Available for stays of 1 month or less, a private second-floor bedroom is available in a 3BR house shared with your hosts. Full guest bathroom including sink with large countertop, tub/shower, and toilet. Bedroom has a double/full size bed with boxspring, mattress, and headboard (bed size: 54x75in or 137x190cm). There is a flat screen TV in the bedroom with free Netflix and free Hulu (no local/cable channels). Room is equipped with a dvd player. Free wifi internet access, all utilities included. Home is clean and organized. A cat and small golden retriever live in the house, but are friendly. We especially love hosting international students, scholars, and couples! No smokers, please. This home is 10 minutes by car from the northwest corner of the IU campus. Plenty of parking available. Note: Although it is best to have your own car, bus service to downtown Bloomington is available M-F at 6:15a, 7:40a, 8:30a, 10:20a, 11:40a, and 2:30p. Return bus service at 6:40a, 9:10a, 12:15p, 1:10p, or 5:40p. The bus stop is a ten minute walk from our home (.75mi or 1.2km).
Available August 1, 2013: Basement (semi-furnished) studio apartment in large home with on a quiet tree lined street south east of campus approximately 2 miles). Apartment consists of a large bedroom and sitting room, a bathroom with shower, a family room and a laundry room (washer/dryer shared with owner --single senior citizen). Microwave, full refrigerator and kitchen privileges in large kitchen shared with owner. Available August 15, 2013 until May, 2014. No pets. International students very welcome. Owner is living in Europe until June 16.
Rent: $390/mo., includes wireless, electricity, gas heat, water
Contact Person: Mary
Two semi-furnished bedrooms on first floor of house in quiet, family-oriented, IU faculty neighborhood. Close to College Mall and grocery stores. One room is 16 x 13 ft in addition to private bathroom ($525). Smaller room is 13.5 x 10 ft and has a separate bathroom ($425). Campus bus route 3 blocks down on College Mall Road or a car can be parked in driveway. The rooms are available for summer 2013 or monthly lease is an option. Both rooms include all utilities, TV, and wireless internet. Kitchen and washer/dryer privileges are also included. There are 2 small friendly dogs (shih-tzus). A grand piano is available for use in the living room. An international graduate student and a visiting scholar have stayed here. Females only. No smokers, please.
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Contact Person: Mary
Available June 2013 for Short or Long Term Lease: Unfurnished private spacious master suite in residence w/ separate (outside) entrance. Includes walk-in closet, south facing windows with garden view, hardwood floors, ceiling fan, architectural moldings and private bath. Shared kitchen, dining area, and private garden. Located in quiet SE neighborhood near 2 city trails. Washer/Dryer Included. 20 min. bike commute to campus. Feline friendly home. No smoking. Available to graduate student or post doc, female preferred. Deposit required. Space can be furnished for an additional $50/mo.
Rent: $450/mo includes utilities and wireless internet access
Contact Person: Gina
Roommate needed - 1-year lease (Aug. 1st - July 31st). Beautiful ~ clean ~ completely restored, historic home in the McDoel Garden Conservation District next to the Urban Nature Trail. On the bus line. Easy walk downtown. 10 blocks from campus. Close to the hospital, a large grocery, international Market. Gourmet delis and restaurants. Three bedrooms (including a large loft), gorgeous refinished wood floors, full basement with lots of storage, tiled bath, antique chandeliers w/dimmers, sunny breakfast nook, garden space, storage shed, central air, W/D. No pets, non-smokers only.
Rent: Shared Rent is $995 per month ($497.50 each), plus half of the utilities (approx. $70 each)
Contact Person: Dan
Available August 1, 2013 (flexible) with renewable yearly lease. Clean and well maintained 1920’s bungalow. 1500 sq feet. 3 bedrooms, plus extra room for study or other projects with many windows and pocket doors. 2 full bathrooms; (1 with claw foot tub, shower, walk in closet, has private entrance to master bedroom,) Large kitchen with gas stove, windows over sink, and 2 extra pantries for storage. Large dining room, with window seat and built in glass cabinets, large living room with built in bookcases. Utility room with washer and dryer. Exterior back porch, enclosed front porch with many windows. Large dry basement, high efficiency furnace, high efficiency central air, storm windows. Combination hardwood floors and Berber carpet. Private fenced yard with fruit trees, root cellar, cold frame for seed starting, established garden space, and off street parking. Yard maintenance and snow removal provided. No dogs, no smokers please. Located in quiet family oriented neighborhood near Bryan park. Access to Bloomington bicycle route, churches, and elementary schools. Easy walk to downtown, and Indiana University. On direct bus line. Pictures available upon request.
Contact Person: Judith Sylvester
Restored 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom ranch home in quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of campus and Bryan Park. Lovely setting and wonderful, large screened-in porch. Washer & dryer, dishwasher, central air conditioning, gas fireplace, nice laundry/storage room off master bedroom, 1-car garage, (1,468 finished square feet plus full, unfinished basement). Lawn care and snow removal covered. Nonsmokers only. No pets allowed. Bloomington Transit routes 4 and 5 nearby. One-year lease. Available August 3, 2013- August 2, 2014.
Rent: $1450/mo., plus utilities and deposit
Contact Person: Betsy
Available, August 5, 2013: Elm Heights neighborhood - 809 South Fess Ave. - Unfurnished, well-kept spacious 3-bedroom/1 bath 1200 sq. ft. ranch style home in a quiet family oriented neighborhood. Four blocks to IU campus, one block to Bryan Park (swimming pool, tennis courts, running path, playground). Walking distance to Downtown. Phd students, faculty or small family preferred. NO PETS. NO SMOKING. Great Landlords. Off-street Parking - no permit required. Living/Dining Room with vaulted ceilings and good light . Plenty of closet space. Electric Heat/Air and Cooking Range. Refrigerator, Dish Washer, Washer/Dryer provided. Cable/internet Ready. Large yard with plenty of sunny garden space. Nice covered patio in back. Storage shed. Lawn-care provided. For more information and/or a viewing, please contact Jenni via e-mail. Viewings by appointment only. Do not disturb tenants. Photos provided upon request.
Rent: Rent: $1250 month + deposit + utilities
Contact Person: Jenni Wilkinson
Lovely 3 Bedroom / 1 bath bungalow, located in the Near West Side Historic District, a few blocks from the town square and IU Campus. This restored 1914 house features tall ceilings, hardwood floors, detached 1-car garage, nice yard (partially fenced), open-air front porch, screened-in back porch and deck, large kitchen, utility room with washer/dryer included, high-efficiency furnace, new storm windows, and great neighbors! (No smokers please.) Photos available on request. Available: August 1, 2013 (1-year lease).
Rent: $1,350/mo., plus utilities
Contact Person: Cathy
Academic year 2013-14 (flexible dates). A substantial, fully furnished house (our own home) located in a quiet, very pleasant neighborhood within walking distance of campus (south side), looking onto woods. Partly a remodelled farmhouse, it has elegant woodwork and many special features. Main part of house includes a cherry panelled dining room, large eat-in kitchen, master bedroom and one further bedroom (with baths), plus two studies looking onto woods. Living room has a fireplace, grand piano, oriental rugs. An additional wing (with separate heat/AC that can be turned off if desired) includes another large bedroom and bath. Windowed porch and brick terrace looking out on woods; cable, internet service. Academic year 2013-14 (flexible dates, could include summer 2014). Restrictions: no pets or smoking.
Rent: $1500 per month plus utilities, negotiable for a single person or couple.
Phone: 812-336-8255 (use email first, please)
Contemporary 2,200 sq. ft., 4 bedroom (master on main), 2.5 bathrooms, 2-car garage, 8 years of occupancy, fully-furnished house available August 1, 2013 (11 or 12 month lease, earlier start date may be possible). Close to #5 and #8 bus line, 10 minutes from campus in car/bus. Located in a great (arguably the best!) school district (Childs Elementary, Jackson Creek Middle School) and within walking distance of Olcott Park. Other characteristics include: gas furnace and water heater, hard wood floors, carpeted bedrooms, treadmill, piano, very clean and comfortable. Large back yard, gas grill, and a wooden deck off the kitchen. No pets or smoking. Pictures on URL. Phone, cable, and wireless are not included but can be added for an additional cost (180/mo). The average combined cost of water, gas, and electricity is $220/mo, which is not included in the price.
Available May 18 through August 12, 2013. Beautiful, spacious, and airy home in quiet, safe, pleasant IU faculty neighborhood, 5 minutes walk to Bryan Park swimming pool, 15 minutes walk to IU campus. This one-of-a-kind house has three bedrooms (one set up as a large study), 2.5 baths, master bath with jacuzzi tub; living room with baby grand piano and skylight, family room with large fireplace; open kitchen/dining room with limestone counters, custom maple cabinetry, imported Italian tile flooring; patio and deck, deck furniture, nice yard, and much more. Modern, clean, open floor plan, high ceilings. Fully furnished. Other features: washer + dryer; dishwasher; garbage disposal; garbage compacter; central vac. Central air conditioning and heating. High-speed Internet access available. Attached 2-car garage and off-street parking. Handicapped accessible. Lawn mowing included in rent. No smokers, no pets. Security deposit required.
Rent: $1500/mo., plus utilities
Contact Person: Susan
Phone: 650-282-5188 (late afternoon-evenings)
One bedroom fully-furnished house available from June 9 to July 31 2013. House situated in picturesque and quiet Prospect Hill area of Bloomington. Very close to bus line, B-line walking and cycling trail, and grocery stores. Walking distance to downtown and university. Photos available upon request. Rent: $750 per month plus utilities (@$125); total rent for available period: $1,125 plus utilities (one week free rent).
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Contact Person: Felicity Turner
Available August 2013 – August 2014 (dates negotiable). Live just a five-minute walk to campus, downtown, and Bryan Park in this historic, fully furnished house. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs. Each has a twin, double, or queen bed, furniture, ceiling fan, AC, and walk-in closet. Blankets, sheets, pillows, and towels are also supplied. There are 1.5 bathrooms with an extra claw foot tub with shower on the ground floor along with a 4th bedroom, separate entrance, and access to the washing machine and dryer. The main level has an enclosed front porch, living room, dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen. There are hardwood floors, TV/stereo/piano, and shelves for your books and belongings. The kitchen opens onto a back deck and 40x60’ yard with trampoline, fire pit, and 6-foot privacy fence. Three cars can easily fit on the long, private driveway. Street parking for Neighborhood #1 residents is also available. (#1 stickers allow you to park on any of the side streets south of campus… much better than an A sticker from IU.) This lovely, 100-year-old home is perfect for family or group living. Free buses are provided to all of the schools in the Binford/Rogers District. Pets are possible, and best of all: the newest Bloomingfoods cooperative organic market/deli/café is just a half of a block away. This is the perfect, low stress, green, way to live in Bloomington. Pictures are available upon request.
Contact Person: Rebecca
A four bedroom house in a beautiful residential locality. furnished or unfurnished from Dec. 2013 for one year (flexible dates). Time fram negotiable. This house has four bedroom, family room, living roomand well equiped kitchen. A well maintained yard and a fenced back porch. NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
Rent: $1250 (Yard maintainance included in rent, utilities not included)
Available August 2013 (possibly earlier) - August 2014. Comfortable house, 3 bedrooms, 1 office (could be converted to a bedroom), 2 bathrooms. Five-minute walk to campus, near 2nd and Mitchell. Fully furnished. Fenced backyard w/ screened-in small deck. Beautiful hardwood floors in dining room and living room. Desks, printer in office; dishwasher; washer/dryer; central A/C; large basement with carpeted room. No pets or smokers please.
Rent: $1,350/month (plus one month security and utilities)
Contact Person: Michael Gasser
Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath unfurnished house available June 1, 2013 for a yearly lease. Quiet neighborhood located a few blocks south of the Jacobs School of Music and within a mile of the Law School and Optometry School. The entire house has been renovated and freshly painted. It has hardwood floors in the living room, dining area, and bedrooms with new vinyl floors in the kitchen and bathrooms. The eat-in kitchen has a new refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave with new cabinets and countertops. The main bath has a new tub/shower and vanity. The second bathroom is off the master bedroom with a new stall shower and vanity. A washer and dryer are in the large unfinished basement. The house has central A/C and gas heat, a carport/driveway that accommodates three cars, and a lovely yard (lawn care included in rent). No pets and no smoking, please.
Rent: $1450/mo. plus utilities and one month deposit
Contact Person: Donna
House-, garden-, and cat-sitter needed for 25 June-20 August 2013. We have a two-bedroom, two-bath house available for approx. 7 weeks this summer while we are teaching out of state. The house sits on 1.5 acres, north of Griffey Lake, surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens. The cat, Mouse, needs to be taken care of, as do the flowers and vegetable garden. If interested, please email with some information about you and any questions you have. Pictures available on URL provided.
Pristine, contemporary 1200 sq. ft. bungalow in the Historic McDoel Garden Conservation District next to the Urban Nature Trail, convenient location, 10 blocks from campus, next to the bus line, close to the hospital and an easy walk downtown. Three bedrooms, two full baths, 1.5 car attached garage with breezeway, established garden space, apple tree. Central AC, garbage disposal, washer/dryer. Yearly lease begins Aug. 1. No pets.
Contact Person: Dan
House for rent in the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood. Available immediately. Four bedrooms, two full bathrooms. Ample closet space. Open concept living area (kitchen, breakfast bar, dining room, and family room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves), as well as additional separate living room. One car garage and large storage shed. Covered back patio and large private back yard (lawn care included). Central air. High efficiency washer and dryer. New paint and floors in all bedrooms; new landscaping. School district: Childs Elementary School, Jackson Creek Middle School, Bloomington South High School. One block from a Bloomington Transit bus stop. Less than ½ mile from Sherwood Oaks Park; 1 mile from the YMCA. No pets, no smoking. For more information and photos see URL listed.
Available 5 August – 30 September 2013. Charming, fully renovated, furnished two-bedroom bungalow in Elm Heights, Bloomington. Five-minute walk to IU campus, five-minute walk to Bryan Park, ten-minute walk to downtown. Rent is normally $1300 + utilities, but given the short-term availability, we are willing to negotiate with the right renters. Please contact me via e-mail if interested.
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