4.1 miles from Monroe Lake
Since this is our first VRBO listing and we do not have very many reviews yet, we have set our nightly rate to about half of our normal fee until we get some reviews. It's a great chance to get an amazing deal on a really wonderful home. We are experienced hosts through airbnb with a 5 star rating across more than 300 total bookings in the past year, and this particular property has a 100% 5-Star rating across 19 reviews.
This is a beautiful 4 bed + 4 bath home maintained exclusively for short and long-term rentals, located in a quiet and wooded neighborhood only minutes from downtown Bloomington, College Mall, the IU Campus, and Lake Monroe, and it is only 15 minutes from beautiful Brown County. While seemingly tucked away in the woods, the home is a quick and easy drive to anywhere you need to go in town or at the University, and is literally a straight shot down 446 to Lake Monroe.
Our home features premium appliances and furniture, high-end finishes, and everything you would need for a short or extended stay. It feels like a real home, and thats because this WAS our family's home for the past three years, and because we love it so much, we decided to share it instead of selling it (at least for now). While we are brand new to VRBO, we are experienced Airbnb Superhosts with a 5 star rating with over 300 bookings in the past year.
The house is a beautifully renovated 70's multi-level crafstman home with hardwood floors on the main floor and upper levels, and plush carpeting on the lower level. The home has everything that a small group, family, or large group may need need including a new 4-burner gas grill, washer and drier, premium gas appliances, coffee maker and grinder, water boiler, dishwasher, central heating and cooling, two Roku TVs with Netflix, Hulu, Hulu Live, and HBO, and a working fireplace. We also provide all of the essentials including pots, pans, and cooking utensils, dishes and silverware, cooking oil, salt and pepper, shampoo, conditioner, and bath soap, plenty of clean towels, dishwasher detergent, and laundry detergent. We are happy to provide our guests with a fresh 12 ounce bag of our own proprietary whole-bean coffee blend, Lil BUB's Lil BEANS, roasted by our local roastery, Hopscotch Coffee. Each booking also comes with two Free Drink tickets to Hopscotch Coffee, as well as two Free Drink tickets and 15% off dinner at Cardinal Spirits, our local distillery.
Our place is a comfortable, welcoming, and well-laid out multi-level home. The front door opens to the entryway on the main floor, with a short hallway that leads to a big and open sun-lit kitchen/dining room/living space which is perfect for entertaining and family gathering. This space features beautiful aggregate countertops, a gas oven and stove, dishwasher, microwave, and a huge island with bar seating, a dining room table, huge leather L-sectional sofa, and an office desk. A door leading to the outdoor deck and grill makes it easy to prepare your food for cooking out. The main level also has powder room off of the main hall.
The second floor contains three of the home's four bedrooms and two full baths. The first upper level bedroom is the Master Suite with a king-size bed (with an exceedingly comfortable Avocado Mattress with pillow top), a private upper-level deck overlooking the woods in the backyard, and a private en suite bath with shower. This room also has a TV with Netflix, HBO, and Hulu. The second upper level bedroom has a folding sleeper sofa (twin) and up to two twin beds. The third bedroom has a full-size platform bed with a new and super comfortable 12" memory foam mattress, and a new (and surprisingly comfortable) twin-size pull out sleeper sofa.
The 4th bedroom and full bath are located on the carpeted lower level. This is where you will also find the family room with large working fireplace, TV with Netflix, HBO, and Hulu, and a convertible full-size sleeper sofa. The is a glass sliding door that leads to the fenced-in backyard, and a closet with a washer and dryer.
In addition to the 6 beds described above, we also have a pack-and-play, a crib, two twin sized air mattresses and two twin sized trundle beds available. If you would like these additional beds set up for your stay, please let us know so we can get them ready for your arrival.
A fun fact: this is the house that our special magical space cat Lil BUB lived in for the past 3 years, and you can see the home in many of her videos. If you don't know anything about BUB, feel free to look her up online. She just happens to be one of the most famous cats on the planet, and has helped raised over $600,000 for special needs pets! In her honor, we donate 10% of all of our airbnb bookings to Lil BUB's Big FUND for special needs pets.
Even though we had pets in this home when we lived here, it has since been professionally cleaned, and is totally pet-free. Unfortunately pets are not allowed.