Whether you’re visiting Indianapolis for a sporting event, concert, or to experience the Indy 500, working out where to stay is important. You’re bound to find options right across this sprawling city, not all of which will enhance your experience. That’s why we recommend looking at Airbnb for your trip, as the best Airbnbs in Indianapolis have a way of making things easier and will help you see the city in a new light.
To ensure that these vacation rentals in Indianapolis offered by Airbnb are worth your time, they all have superhosts, plus a few are part of the Airbnb Plus program. Airbnb superhosts are hosts with a strong record of well-reviewed quality accommodation and service. As for Airbnb Plus, it indicates that an Airbnb has been verified through in-person inspections to ensure the accuracy of the listing.
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Bird’s Nest @ Eagle Creek
Those seeking vacation apartments for rent in Indianapolis that offer a break from city life will love this Airbnb. Located in the neighborhood of Cobblestone, out by Eagle Creek Reservoir, you can spend your time doing all sorts of outdoor activities like kayaking, sailing, and bird-watching. And despite the relaxed surroundings, you’re only a 15 minute drive from Downtown Indianapolis.
Staying in this cozy condo it’s hard not to notice the eclectic decor with a safari vibe. There are two bedrooms that sleep up to four people, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a single bed and pull-out trundle bed in the second room. Other spaces in the condo include the living room with its indoor fireplace and piano, a little study nook, a full bathroom, and the kitchen. There’s also a nice pleasant back patio overlooking a small pond where you can relax.
Guests can prepare their own meals in the condo’s full kitchen which is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, a washer/dryer, free parking, and a complimentary park pass.
A Studio Apt in Butler Tarkington
Easily one of the best Indianapolis Airbnbs, this studio is a great choice if you’re in search of short term apartment rentals in Indianapolis. Situated in Butler Tarkington, a northside neighborhood home to Butler University, this apartment puts you in a pleasant, historic part of the city.
Although it is an above-garage studio apartment, it can fit up to four people. There’s a queen bed and sofa bed, as well as enough space not to feel cramped when it is at capacity. Longer stays will be much more comfortable for just one or two guests, making it a good option for couples or solo travelers.
You do have everything you could need here, from a bathroom and kitchen to a free driveway parking space. The kitchen in particular is quite handy and is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, and fridge. Then you also have amenities like a washer/dryer, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
Peaceful Urban Farmstay, 10 Minutes from Downtown!
To try something a little different on your trip, consider doing a farmstay at a place like this Indianapolis Airbnb. Sitting on the grounds of a working farm with livestock, on the far southside of the city, you’ll be amazed that you’re only a 10 minute drive from Downtown. That means you can wake up in the countryside and spend the day and evening in the city without trouble.
In this Airbnb you’ll be staying in a lower level apartment of the main farm house. The apartment features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed. Then there’s the private entrance, living room, full kitchen, and private bathroom. Perhaps what’s most surprising about this apartment though is how modern it looks for a farmstay, which is thanks to recent renovations by superhosts Justin and Michelle.
Being on a farmstay, you’ll want to make the most of your surroundings. Guests are free to explore the fields, the gardens, and even feed the animals. You’ll also have access to communal outdoor spaces like the fire pit, BBQ grills, and outdoor entertainment which includes Giant Jenga, Cornhole, and Yard Darts. Let’s not forget in-room amenities either, with Wi-Fi, TV, an indoor fireplace, a washer/dryer, and air-conditioning all available.
2 BR/1 B on Massachusetts Ave – Indy Urban Jungle
It’s hard to imagine you could rent an apartment in Indianapolis with a better location than this central Airbnb. After all, this apartment is found in the Downtown neighborhood of Mile Square and is surrounded by restaurants, with concert venues and museums very close by. So whether you visit Indianapolis for sightseeing or to attend a concert/sporting event, it couldn’t be easier.
Inside the condo you’ll be able to sleep at most three people, making it better for small groups or couples traveling together. There are two bedrooms though, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed. To help you feel at home you have a full kitchen off the zen-like living room, as well as a shared quiet rear courtyard for fresh air.
But it’s the style of this condo that makes it special and you need only look at the vivid murals that decorate its walls to see that. The art, coupled with the abundant plants and quirky touches around the apartment, creates a space designed for relaxation and inspiration. You certainly won’t be able to tell from the inside that this historic building is over 100 years old, especially with various modern touches throughout, like the Wi-Fi, TV, washer/dryer, and air-conditioning.
The Farmhouse at Hotel Tango Farms
Another Indianapolis Airbnb that takes you right out of the city is this atmospheric farm stay. You’ll be staying on a 5 acre working farm located just off I-65 in the area of Carson Heights. This highway access does mean you can quickly get to Downtown whenever you like, making a lot less remote than you might think.
One of the big selling points of staying here is how many people this farmhouse can accommodate. With three bedrooms and five beds of various sizes, plus air mattresses on request, it’s possible to fit up to eight adults here. There’s a real flexibility to sleeping arrangements in this Airbnb, meaning it suits most kinds of groups, from large families to group get-togethers. The house also has two full bathrooms, a large full kitchen, a casual dining area, and a living room.
Since it can host large groups, it helps that there’s a gourmet kitchen that’s equipped with an oven, stove, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Outside, you have a garage with two car spots, as well as a laundry room for your use. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, keypad entry, and air-conditioning, proving that this farmhouse is not too old-fashioned.
Relax and Spin Vinyl in Upscale Urban Cabin
Among the best Airbnb rentals in Indianapolis is this bright and light-filled home. Situated in the diverse neighborhood of Kennedy King, this Airbnb Plus enjoys a super convenient location and lots of history. While just outside the Downtown area, you’ll find some excellent local spots for coffee, breakfast, and drinks.
Described as an urban cabin, this beautifully restored home has the perfect amount of retro touches to it while still feeling stylish. Thoughtful design choices can be found throughout the house, adding up to give this Airbnb Plus a decidedly upscale quality to it. But not only does this urban cabin look good, it’s also nice and spacious, capable of hosting at most five guests. The sleeping arrangements involve two bedrooms each with a double bed, in addition to a sofa bed in a small common area.
In terms of spaces available to you, the house comes with a living room, study, well-equipped kitchen, laundry room, and two full bathrooms. Outside you have a nice back patio with outdoor furniture, and a private lawn. As for amenities, those include a white noise machine, Wi-Fi, a smart TV with Netflix, air-conditioning, and free on-site parking.
Duplex in Broad Ripple Near the Village’s Main Strip
For a great local experience in one of the highest rated Airbnbs in Indianapolis, look no further than this minimalist bungalow. Found out in Broad Ripple Village on the northside of the city, it’s just steps to local bars, restaurants, and entertainment. And don’t worry, Downtown Indianapolis is just a 20 minute drive away.
Pick this Airbnb Plus and you’ll have a chic, modern duplex guesthouse to call home while you’re away. The bungalow comes with two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and allows up to four people to stay here. Plus well-behaved pets can stay for a fee. Because of the way the bungalow is set up, it’s probably best suited to two couples rather than young families.
Aside from bedrooms, the guesthouse also has a simple living room, a modern kitchen, full bathroom, and laundry room. Then there’s the pleasant seating out on the front patio, and the sun lounges on the back patio, providing ample space for being outdoors in the warmer months. And while this bungalow does have a minimalist look to it, it’s not light on modern comforts, boasting Wi-Fi, TV, a dishwasher, air-conditioning, free on-site parking and a self check-in option.
Super Travelers King Size Room Downtown Indy
If having an entire place to yourself isn’t that important, you may want to rent a room in Indianapolis like this instead and save some money in the process. This private room within the home of superhost Michael is found in the trendy neighborhood of Holy Cross, one of the most liveable parts of the city. From here you can easily reach multiple local breweries and restaurants, while downtown is only 30 minutes on foot.
While staying here with Michael, you’ll have a private room in his stylishly renovated house. Set inside a historic house with some gorgeous original woodwork, you’re sure to feel comfortable here. It helps that you’ll be sleeping on a king-size tempurpedic mattress in quite a large room, that easily fits two guests. You will be sharing a bathroom though, as well as all the common spaces around the house like the full kitchen and backyard.
In terms of amenities, guests will enjoy access to Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities, air-conditioning, and on-site parking. Worth mentioning is that Michael has both a cat and two dogs, which may be a consideration for those with allergies.
Explore Indy from Your Fountain Square House
While there are all sorts of house rentals in Indianapolis to choose from, it’s hard to go past this central, self-contained home. Located close to live music institutions like The HiFi and Radio Radio in Fountain Square, this is a great part of town if you want to sample Indianapolis’ nightlife. You also have a nice selection of restaurants around here, while Downtown is not far away.
This two bedroom house can accommodate four guests and will work best for couples traveling together or younger families. There are queen beds in each bedroom, both of which look nice and cozy, while the living room couches can also be used in a pinch. Elsewhere in the two-storey house there is a small dining table in the living room, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom.
Stepping outside guests can unwind on a private patio and stay warm at night with the in-ground fire pit. Other amenities include a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
Pvt Room/Entrance in Top Downtown Area Free Parkin
Not all Airbnbs in Indianapolis offering private rooms are just meant for solo travelers or couples. This room for example can sleep up to four guests, making it a super affordable option if you’re visiting Indianapolis on a budget. That’s because this private room comes with a sofa and an air mattress to go with its king bed, which sounds tight, but will certainly work for one night in town.
At this Airbnb you’ll be staying in the home of superhost Jim, which is situated in the neighborhood of Fletcher Place in Downtown Indianapolis. This prime spot means you barely have to step out the front door to have your pick of restaurants, bars, and brunch spots.
Beyond your private room, guests have access to the house’s shared bathroom, the dining room, kitchen, and laundry room. It’s worth noting that you do have a private entrance to your room, as well as a smart TV and desk in the room. Extra perks include Wi-Fi, and access to Jim’s board game library.
Walk to Cafes and Eateries from The Loft in Broad Ripple
This stunning loft oozes style and is a great choice if you’re after an intimate couple’s getaway. Found in the Broad Ripple Village cultural district on Indianapolis’ northside, you’ll be treated to some wonderful local bars, restaurants, and shops. Plus, if you choose to leave this fun neighborhood, Downtown is only a 20 minute drive away.
Meant for couples or solo travelers, this Airbnb Plus offers up a queen bed in its bedroom. There’s not really any barrier between the loft’s bedroom and its bathroom with its big soaking tub, leaving little in the way of privacy between you and your travel companion. Not that this loft is short on space, with a large open plan living area outside the bedroom door. There you have an inviting living room, a study area, and a full kitchen that should give you everything you need for a pleasant stay.
Self-catering won’t be a problem in this guest suite, with a breakfast bar to eat at and a full kitchen equipped with a microwave, stove, oven, fridge, and dishwasher. Further amenities include a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and a self check-in option.
Amazing Downtown Location, Near Lucas Oil!
A nice place to stay if you’re coming to Indianapolis for a sporting event or concert is this quaint home. Located in the historic downtown neighborhood of Fletcher Place, you couldn’t ask for a better part of Indianapolis to stay in. Not only do you have local restaurants and breweries, you also have the sights of Downtown closeby, as well as the nightlife in neighboring Fountain Square.
Here in this Airbnb in downtown Indianapolis you’ll be staying in a shot-gun style unit in one half of a historic house. The unit is able to fit in up to five guests with a king bed in the bedroom, but also the sofa and air mattresses if needed. What’s nice is that it’s also possible to bring house-trained pets as well for a fee.
While the bedroom is upstairs, the unit’s living room, dining room, kitchen, and full bathroom are all downstairs. Guests also have a back deck and the front porch to hang out on. Should you want to cook, the kitchen comes with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. The unit also offers Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, free parking, and a washer/dryer.
The Ripple Retreat, Walkable SoBro Home
With a gorgeous sense of style and plenty of space, this is one of the larger Indianapolis Airbnbs you’ll come across. Situated in SoBro, otherwise known as the northside neighborhood of South Broadripple, it’s a short walk from local eateries, shops, and the Monon trail. Downtown isn’t far either at a convenient 10 minute drive.
Probably the main selling point of this duplex is that it’s well-suited to large groups of guests. It’s possible to sleep up to eight people here, with queen beds in each of the three bedrooms, plus the sofa. But the house as a whole has plenty of room, with an inviting living room, cozy sunroom, dining room, kitchen, and 1.5 bathrooms.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a balcony and enclosed backyard for time outside during the warmer months. And since pets are welcome, that backyard becomes even more useful. This Airbnb also comes with Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, and an indoor fireplace. Outside, the backyard features a fire pit and a BBQ grill.
SoBro Bungalow, Walkable Retreat
Those seeking a place that’s easy to like in a friendly part of town will want to pay close attention to this cool bungalow. Found in the popular southern reaches of Broad Ripple, this house will provide easy access to local cafes, restaurants, and gastropubs.
Like many homes in this neighborhood, this Airbnb is a cozy bungalow with a modern, well-appointed interior. It offers two bedrooms with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a double bed in the second bedroom. As there’s also a pack & play crib provided, this Airbnb can be a good pick for young families, but also suits couples vacationing together. Aside from the bedrooms, the bungalow has a pleasant living room, dining area, 1.5 bathrooms, and a full kitchen.
There’s also a nice amount of outdoor space on this property, as you have a large back deck and a backyard to use, as well as a 2 car garage. Additional amenities include a laundry room, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a TV.
Clean & Comfy Vintage Mod Carriage House Downtown
When comfort is a key requirement for your Indianapolis vacation, places like this are where you should focus your attention. Located in the friendly Kennedy King neighborhood just north of Downtown, this apartment puts you close to the city’s sights, while also providing some local flavor.
Built above the garage of superhost Rob’s home, this Airbnb is a carriage house apartment meant for three people. It comes with just one bedroom that has a queen bed, plus a twin air mattress or couch available for a third person. Realistically though, this apartment seems best suited to single travelers or couples, although there is enough space for three people. That’s thanks to the open-plan layout of the living room/kitchen, where you’ll also find a small dining table.
While the whole apartment has clearly been carefully renovated, its galley kitchen stands out as particularly modern. There you have a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher at your disposal, allowing you to prepare your own meals if you want. Extra amenities here include a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, smart TV, keypad entry, driveway parking spot, and air-conditioning.
No matter how long you plan to visit, we’re sure that these Airbnbs in Indianapolis will help you make the most of your time there.