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Historic Hideaway by the Lake

SuperhostBloomington, Indiana, United States
Entire house hosted by Brook
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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17 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Historic meets modern in this unique space. Built in 1872, this one-room church turned Airbnb provides a one-of-a-kind experience and has been featured on Condé Nast, Love Exploring and Indianapolis Monthly. The entrance to Monroe Lake at Fairfax is literally steps away, and it’s only 11 miles from IU and downtown Bloomington. Enjoy the perfect resting place or sit by the fire after a long day on the water or visiting IU. The large, circular drive even provides pull-through parking for a boat.

The space
The expansive studio will provide you with plenty of room to stretch out. The decor reflects the history of the church, with one of the original church pews inside, as well as a collection of vintage camera equipment, as Brook previously used this as her photography studio. Cook a meal in the kitchen with all of the bells and whistles, or just relax with TV and lighting-fast fiberoptic wireless internet. The kitchen includes all of the pots, pans, tableware and silverware you will need. There is a mixer, toaster, tea kettle and coffee maker. The bathroom features a beautiful tile shower. There is also a full sized washer/dryer for your convenience, as well as fire pit out back.

Your health and safety are important to us, especially in this time. With this in mind, have expanded our already thorough cleaning routine and added a ultraviolet air purification system to our hvac system which has been shown to kill 99% of viruses and bacteria in the air. After everything has been cleaned and prepared for you, touch surfaces receive a final disinfection before we leave, including switches, door handles, etc. As always, linens and towels are bleached between guests.

We have also created a special house manual in which we provide our personal recommendations for our favorite restaurants, local attractions, hiking areas, etc. You can find this in the studio or we can send a pdf document with this information when you book, if you would like.

The kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, and various kitchen staples including spices, oil, salt/pepper, etc. if you plan to cook your own meals, although we highly recommend you try out one of Bloomington's famous eateries.

Unlike a hotel, additional visitors to the home are not allowed. All visitors, even those who just come for lunch, etc, will be charged $25 each as extra guests and must be included in reservation.

If you happen fall in love with the area or are looking to move here, let us know. Corey is a licensed real estate broker and would love to show you some places while you are here.

Guest access
This is a stand-alone building and you will have access to the entire space.

Other things to note
While fully modernized, this building was built just after the Civil War and has character to prove it. We embrace its imperfections. There is a cemetery across the street.
Historic meets modern in this unique space. Built in 1872, this one-room church turned Airbnb provides a one-of-a-kind experience and has been featured on Condé Nast, Love Exploring and Indianapolis Monthly. The entrance to Monroe Lake at Fairfax is literally steps away, and it’s only 11 miles from IU and downtown Bloomington. Enjoy the perfect resting place or sit by the fire after a long day on the water or visiting IU. The large, circular drive even provides pull-through parking for a boat.

The space
The expansive studio will provide you with plenty of room to stretch out. The decor reflects the h…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Heating
Air conditioning
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Cable TV
Washing machine
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States

The entrance to Fairfax State Recreation Area at Lake Monroe is literally steps away from the building (entry fees apply). There is a restaurant and bar (Fairfax Inn) right next door, so you don't even have to drive to grab a quick bite or have a drink. There area also a golf course, 3 other restaurants and two other pubs within a mile walk or drive.
The entrance to Fairfax State Recreation Area at Lake Monroe is literally steps away from the building (entry fees apply). There is a restaurant and bar (Fairfax Inn) right next door, so you don't even have to…

Top places nearby

The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe
1.7km
Lake Monroe
5.7km
Paynetown State Recreation Area
8.8km
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
9.9km

Cloverleaf South Restaurant
11.9km
Lucky's Market
12.1km
Kroger
13.4km
Feast Bakery Cafe
13.4km

Hosted by Brook

Joined in April 2016
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We are Brook and Corey from Bloomington, Indiana. Corey works in park management and real estate and Brook is a property manager. We share a love of the great outdoors, especially camping, boating and fishing. We are avid DIY-ers who prefer to make things from scratch. Be it preparing a meal or renovating a house, we like to do as much as possible ourselves. We tap maple trees, keep laying hens and keep a garden. Corey is an avid hunter and fisherman and Brook is a knitter. We look forward to getting to know you too!
We are Brook and Corey from Bloomington, Indiana. Corey works in park management and real estate and Brook is a property manager. We share a love of the great outdoors, especially…
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During your stay
We live a few doors away and can be available to help, should you need anything at all. We love to meet our guests and do in-person check-in if our schedule allows.
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm