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Charming and Cozy 2Bd Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,067 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

This comfy, cozy bungalow is the perfect home away from home while enjoying all Indiana University and Bloomington has to offer. It comfortably fits two, is centrally located on a quiet street, minutes away from IU and downtown, and just a 5 minute walk from the infamous B-Line trail.

My home is inviting, cheerful, and tranquil. The backyard is private and spacious, and the front porch invites you to simply relax and wave hello to friendly neighbors. Having 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, it is the perfect space for 2 people, whether sharing a room or needing two separate sleeping spaces. There is sufficient space for four people, as both beds (1 is a pull out couch, with a super comfortable egg crate and feather bed!) are queen size.

The kitchen went under an entire gutting and complete renovation Spring of 2014, and is fully stocked with all your cooking needs.

The house is warmly decorated with exquisite artwork from all around the globe and there is an extensive book selection for your use while staying at the house.

Guests have access to the entire house. Included is free WIFI, TV (Netflix), Blue-Ray DVD player, and a washer and dryer.

I am always available via email, and I have a local property manager who can assist you with any of your needs. I rent the entire house when I am away for work. I do not rent it when I am home.

This neighborhood is quiet, serene, and friendly. It is conveniently located to downtown Bloomington and Indiana University. Most of the houses were built from the 1920's to the 1940's, so there is that extraordinary feeling of history. Several books have been written about Bloomington and I.U. during those booming times, and it is easy to trace the McDoel Gardens Neighborhood in several of these publications.

My house is also a short 5 minute walk to the Bloomington infamous B-Line Trail.

This trail is perfect for easily accessing the urban part of Bloomington, as well as the rural. Take a 20 minute stroll to our vibrant downtown to enjoy fine eateries, plays/musicals, shops, museums, and parks. Walk in the other direction (southbound) and enjoy the quiet of Monroe County, woods full of Sycamore, Oak, Walnut, Elm and Dogwood trees.

To access the B-Line trail from my house:

1. Depart out the front door and turn left

2. Cross Rogers Street, staying on Allen Street

3. Go left on Madison Street

4. Go right on Dodds Street

5. You will see the Morton Street sign, and there is the B-Line Trail!

The Bloomington Transit bus system is an easy and convenient way to get around town. The bus stop is just a 30 second walk from my house!

Parking your vehicle is included as well, where you can choose from either parking in my 1-car driveway off the backyard, or on Allen Street, directly in front of the house.

Getting to/from the Indianapolis International airport is easy, and takes about 1 hour. There is a convenient shuttle system if you are without a car.

Depending on the particular interests and needs of the guest, I am flexible and I welcome communication.

Please observe the evening quiet in the neighborhood by not causing any noise that might disturb neighbors.

NO SMOKING inside the house.

More Details

Amy Brummit
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Amy Brummit

I am a white water rafting, whale loving, theatre artist and teacher who travels the world to teach young minds, guide outdoor adventures, and mitigate for marine endangered species!

I grew up in Bloomington and graduated from IU, and after spending 20 years away, returned in 2012 to reconnect with my roots.

I am an avid outdoors enthusiast, evident by my experience as a white water rafting guide, a sea kayaking guide and US Coast Guard civilian boat captain.

I am currently working to support scientific research at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

I rent my home when I am away for work. I have a local property manager who is available to assist you at any time.

I welcome you to my home, and am happy to answer any questions about restaurants, the arts, IU, and the greater Bloomington area.

Amy Brummit purchased this bungalow in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Bloomington in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1067 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • *Signed and returned rental agreement prior to checking in. *Potential renters must supply bio, a homeaway or VRBO presence, and a reference.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The queen size pull-out couch has an egg crate and feather bed for added comfort!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming and Cozy 2Bd Bungalow
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Amy's bungalow is a fabulous place to stay if you're visiting Bloomington. I love the location, especially its proximity to Hopscotch Coffee on Dodds. I also realized this stay, that Amy's house is smack in the middle of the McDoel Historic District. There are lots of Sears Craftsman kit homes to see, as well as other period homes. That was a real treat to discover this visit.

Amy also made some changes to her home including a screened in porch off the master bedroom. That room was used a lot! It was just perfect for morning coffe and reading the paper.

This is my go to place when visiting B-town. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else!


July 2017

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Maryanne! It is a pleasure having you as a repeat guest in my home! I am extremely grateful for such respectful, kind, mature and considerate guests such as Maryanne. You are always welcome.
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This bungalow was perfect for our extended stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in Bloomington for 2+ weeks. This bungalow thoroughly met our needs. Among all the other accolades, as runners we appreciated the easy access to the B-line trail. We would definitely plan to stay here again when we return to Bloomington.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James and Amy! You two are always welcome!
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Foresthill, California

Delightful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I enjoyed our stay at the bungalow as we spent long days out visiting our relatives and were able to relax and unwind when back home in the evenings. The humidity kept us from spending much time in the lovely back yard but we did enjoy the screened porch in the early mornings. Everything we needed was there and I wish we could have stayed longer. Will be my go to home in Bloomington when I return in the future. Thanks Amy and Niki! Jacki Calais,

Northern California.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacki, it was such a pleasure having you and your sisters stay at the Heartland Roots Bungalow! I would be thrilled to have you visit again!
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Nazareth, PA

A Real Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Heartland Bungalow was exactly as advertised, and a perfect place to stay while visiting IU for a month. It provided a quiet place to write during the day, and many different sitting areas outside. A well-stocked Kroger was a half mile walk, so we didn't really need the car very often. We also enjoyed daily walks along the B-line. Wonderful time, and will use it next time we are in Bloomington.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Polly! You and your husband are welcome anytime! It was such a pleasure having you as guests at the Heartland Roots Bungalow.
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A Perfect Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! Amy skipped no detail when it came to making sure my stay at Heartland Roots Bungalow was nothing less than perfect. Her complete renovation of this wonderful bungalow is nicely done. Her taste is very eclectic and all is designed for comfort. Her kitchen is fully equipped; there was nothing more that I needed. She has a strong wifi connection and her tv is large and of good quality. The neighborhood was very quiet making sitting out in the back very comfortable. Her Property Manager Mark was very good about making sure I understood the security system; I appreciated that very much. I would absolutely, without hesitation recommend Amy's house, whether short or long term. When I return to Bloomington, this will be the first property check!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maryanne was such a pleasure to have in my home! She was grateful, communicative and clean. It would be an honor to have her as a guest again. Thanks SO much Maryanne!
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It felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Amy,

Thank you for the most incredible stay at your the Heartland Roots Bungalow. We spent over 2 weeks at Amy's beautiful home in Bloomington as we were there to settle our daughter into university ( August 2016)and instead of using a hotel we stayed at this beautiful home , it was the best decision we made! The house is fully equipped with all kitchen ( including having basic spices , blenders, pots and pans available), a beautiful garden, has high speed internet, netflix and a wide variety of books to go through.

The home was airconditioned and even had ceiling fans should you need them.Amy is well organised and had left instructions for everything which she sent us beforehand.I was really touched that she found time in her busy schedule to write to me during our stay to find out how we were getting along while we still in Bloomington, so thank you Amy.

Highly recommend Heartland Roots bungalow to anyone travelling to Bloomington whether it is on account of the university or simply passing through.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.2 Miles
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Nearest Beach
13 Miles
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £42.2

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and paid for.
Owner requires rental agreement be filled out and returned prior to checking in.
Owner also requires potential renters have an established homeaway or VRBO profile including ratings/recommendations from previous stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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