About this listing
Woodruff Place was Indy's first suburb, a gated community platted in 1875 by a lumber merchant, hence three drives of large, frame Victorian homes, Fountains, statuary, trees, and flowers decorate the wide esplanades in each drive, beautiful in any season. My house is a three-story one-family home on a double lot. I have one double guest bedrooms on the second floor, comfortably furnished, with shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry access. I also have another room partially used for storage with a twin bed if needed. A covered deck is pleasant in good weather for relaxing.
Only 20 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport, my neighborhood is less than 2 miles from sports venues, museums, and restaurants of the central city, and a city bus stops just a few yards away. Off-street parking is also available. Half a mile away are the Monon Trail, the Cultural Trail, and the Mass Ave Arts District for walking or cycling. Mass Ave has many restaurants, pubs, shops, art galleries, and a bookstore, an excellent area to while away an afternoon or evening, especially on First Fridays.
From Woodruff Place there is also easy access to IUPUI and IU Health Medical Center for students and visitors,
Weekly or longer stays can be arranged. Let me know what your needs are..
Guests have access to the whole house, including kitchen and laundry facilities. There is one full shared bathroom and a half bath.
Interaction with guests
I live in the house which is large enough for guests to have privacy in a separate sitting room with TV if desired. I am always willing to engage in conversation or help with suggestions for places to eat nearby or places to visit in the city.
Respect your surroundings.
Do not leave a trail through the house.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana. Since retiring from teaching 12 years ago, I have traveled often and widely all over Britain and eastern Europe. As my son lives in Moscow, I have also spent considerable in Russia, even took the Trans-Siberian back in '98. More recently, I have enjoyed fascinating trips in Viet Nam and China. I enjoy staying in homes and guest houses when possible and getting acquainted with other ways of living. Because I always read up on the various places I visit, I have an extensive collection of books and maps covering many countries. I usually travel alone, but I have taken several river cruises which I've enjoyed on the Danube and one the Dnieper in Ukraine. It's fun to share travel experiences.
In Indianapolis, I have made my home for 41 years in this old neighborhood near downtown. It was Indy's first suburb in 1875, even then a gated community with esplanades and fountains in each of three drives! More recently, Woodruff Place and nearby neighborhoods have become popular places for living and entertainment.
I welcome folks who like the flavor of the past as well as the present.