Indy’s Best Airbnb Rentals

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host? These prime properties show what’s renting—and for how much.

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Indy is becoming a top travel destination in addition to a convention and sporting-event hotspot, which is good news for locals with spare bedrooms and a trusting nature. Nightly Airbnb rates during the biggest events, like the NCAA Final Four, can equal your mortgage payment. The average day might not feel like winning the lottery, but $80 here and there adds up. Sound good? Meet (and get inspired by) your competition.

 

If you’re nestled in Broad Ripple, treat visitors to village life.

Urban-Style LoftUrban-Style Loft

$88/night for whole home

Location: Broad Ripple

The bright space has an open floor plan with funky art all over. The best feature in the home is the luxurious clawfoot soaking tub. Plus, it’s walking distance from the Monon and all of the area’s shops and restaurants.

SoBro Bungalow ApartmentSoBro Bungalow Apartment

$65/night for detached apartment

Location: South Broad Ripple

Tucked behind this home is a quaint converted garage for two to four people. The one-bedroom apartment comes with a kitchenette and has a hotel feel. Guests can use the fire pit in the backyard or head to the Monon Trail a few blocks away.

 

If you live near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, your locale is just what racing fans are willing to pay for.

Bungalow for two exteriorBungalow for Two

$80/night for whole house

Location: Old Speedway

A mission-style 1 BR/1BA duplex built in 1927 with a quaint front porch. The decor nods to the city’s racing roots with an old map of the racetrack and a unique shower-curtain tribute to the first Indy 500 winner.

Private Suite for Whole Family interiorPrivate Suite for Whole Family

$70/night for private room

Location: Old Speedway

While you don’t get a full kitchen and are staying on the top floor of someone’s house, you can see the race track from your window.

 

If you live in the center of downtown, treat others to the high life during Colts and Pacers seasons or national sporting events like the upcoming NCAA Women’s Final Four in March.

Game Day ViewGame-Day View

$142/night for whole house

Location: Meridian and Georgia streets

This modern, open space has one bedroom, and additional guests bunk on large couches. There’s a view of Bankers Life Fieldhouse from the living room, and some of Indy’s top restaurants and shops are right downstairs.

Heart of the City 1Heart of the City

$200/night for whole house

Location: Maryland and Pennsylvania streets

Staying in a contemporary, spacious 2BR/2BA condo two blocks from the Circle, visitors never have to go far to find what they need. Free parking is available in the building’s garage.

 

If your home has character to spare.

Artsy Loft in Historic Building interiorArtsy Loft in Historic Building

$85/night for private room

Location: Mass Ave

Historic charm runs through this artist’s space with wood floors and antique furniture. Guests choose between two bedrooms, one with its own balcony, but the building doesn’t have an elevator.

Converted Factory CondoConverted Factory Condo

$96/night for private room

Location: Mass Ave

This former stocking factory is now home to beautiful apartments with exposed brick and high ceilings. The guestroom could fit three if one person sleeps on a pullout sofa.

 

If you live in the trendier parts of town, location drives guests your way.

Bright Loft exteriorBright Loft interior 1Bright Loft

$150/night for whole home

Location: Fountain Square

With its yellow exterior, colorful accents, large balcony, and open, airy floorplan, this charmer definitely brightens one’s stay. Guests are invited to leave messages on the kitchen’s chalkboard.

Master Suite exteriorMaster Suite

$110/night for private room

Location: Fountain Square

Pops of red and blue lift the space’s traditional decor and make the room feel less like a temporary situation. While the room itself has all the essentials, guests wouldn’t want to miss exploring the area with everything in walking distance.

 

If you live near Klipsch Music Center, cash in by offering an alternative to traffic jams.

Room for AllRoom for All

$82/night for private rooms

Location: Fishers, five minutes from Klipsch

This quiet neighborhood is the perfect place to relax before or after a concert. The spacious house includes a finished basement with a TV room, a hot tub, and a grill on the deck.

Private RoomPrivate Room

$45/night for private room

Location: Fishers, 10 minutes from Klipsch

Living near the highway may seem like a negative, but for concertgoers, it’s a bonus—and a quick Uber ride away from the arena. This back deck is a nice place to unwind.

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