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Secluded Garden Sanctuary & Unique Artisan Home...

SuperhostBloomington, Indiana, Stati Uniti
Intera casa affittato da Max
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Welcome Home!
~This inspiring & unique oasis will make your visit enjoyable & memorable.
~Only moments from IU & Downtown ~ But, VERY private, quiet & secluded.
~Come unwind in this peaceful healing retreat centered in the heart of Bloomington.
~Be nourished by an abundance of edible & medicinal gardens & the wildlife it attracts
* 15 minute walk to downtown
* 1 mile west of IU
* 1 block to a walking & bike trail that leads downtown
~Seclusion, Artistry, Nature, Location & Comfort!
Come, In~Joy!

Lo spazio
Come in thru the 10 foot gates into the secret gardens
and you'll be on a permaculture Oasis!
You might forget that you are in Bloomington
and go back to a time and place when there was beauty and magic.
This extensively gardened property is hidden behind another house,
surrounded by 10 foot tall privacy fences, and bordered on the south by a train-line
and open view of the southern sky.
Stay in town while having the rare luxury of being in your own world...
once on property, there are no neighbors or signs of the outside world in view!
Here, you can enjoy the privacy and comforts of home in a soulful space all to your self.

***I, the owner & caretaker (Max), sleeps in a tiny cabin on the property separate from the house.
I tend to leave the property by 7am and return between 9-10pm to sleep (times may vary during colder months)
Otherwise, I leave the property for you to explore, and I can give you notice, if you request, if I need to return in the daytime for the rare occasion of a forgotten tool or something of the sort.
So, the surrounding gardens are shared.
But, ONLY YOU will have access to the house.
...the home and property are exceedingly private, secure, & soul-centering.
It is a very clean and well-kept space... open, simple, beautiful.

Enjoy the unique craftsmanship of a hand-built home.
Real hardwood floors, plaster archways, custom tile work, local limestone patios, antique indonesian furniture...
Spend time enjoying some homegrown teas and other handcrafted goodies.
Herbs, teas, seeds and plants available for use and can be purchased.
There are books, a piano, a stereo and TV/internet for your enjoyment.
Electric heat & Central AC to keep you comfortable.

Please, BEFORE BOOKING, read 'House Rules' carefully to be sure this space aligns with your needs. (No cooking of meat, no shoes inside, no strong fragrances, etc)

***Sometimes the kitchen will have beer or wine. Please, let me know if you would prefer there not be alcohol in the house during your stay so I can remove it***

~Essentials provided: soaps & shampoo, coffee, tea, fruit & other breakfast goodies, towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, kitchen supplies, etc... I try to keep all the most basic supplies available.

The bedroom comes with:
~Queen Bed (will be made for your arrival)
~TV, computer, stereo.

2nd Bedroom
~queen organic futon mattress.
~piano

Living Room
~small futon couch~bed

Private bathroom with white marble and dual shower heads.

Optional outdoor shower surrounded by hummingbirds, butterflies, and gorgeous gardens (during the right season).

Greenhouse attached to kitchen.
And an abundance of perennial and medicinal permaculture gardens.
Feel free to harvest sustainably.

This is a VERY private and cozy space.... and I will deeply respect your privacy.
We likely won't even meet since I offer a self check-in.
But, I'm always just a call or text away if you have questions or need something.
I welcome you to come stay & enjoy this beautiful & magical homestead!

Some discounts may be available if needed.

...Here are some reviews to offer you a glimpse:
What an awesome refuge from the typical, this is! We loved stepping into this interesting, beautifully-done place, set apart from the fray of the norm. Max's grounds are so intentional, a true haven of plants, nature and herbs. The house itself is like stepping into another time or place, in a way... handcrafted spaces, complete quiet, and awesome touches like home-grown tea. Even our teenagers commented on how they couldn't remember a time being in a place THAT quiet and peaceful. :)

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this enchanting space for our anniversary getaway. The photos looked intriguing and beautiful, but it was really something else to be there in person. It’s so close to downtown but also secluded and private.

If you're looking for a nice place to get away from it all, this is it! Once you enter through the gated entrance, you are transported to a relaxing cottage hidden in the midst of a gardeners dream!

An amazing setting for a quiet getaway. Escape reality and spend some time in the secret garden.

Most delightful place to stay in Bloomington! Beyond words...stay here. You will be amazed.

This is a truly special place. My third time staying here and I wouldn't stay anywhere else when I'm in town.

This place is just as phenomenal as everyone else has said. It felt like an immense honor to spend time here, and we found the garden (and the outdoor-dwelling cat) to be absolutely enchanting. I’d look for reasons to go back to Bloomington just to stay here again!

I couldn't recommend this space more highly: you could say it has a northern California feel, but the truth is that when you enter the gates, you are in another world.

The magic is real here! We were blown away by the private beauty of this space and being able to walk downtown was really nice.

Enter the gates with wonder and joy. Max's place is full of enchantment, warmth, and beauty. It is the perfect setting for a private retreat.

Serenity!!!!! This house is a must stay while in Bloomington. The property offered vibe that demanded relaxation!!!! I highly recommend staying here!!!!

Max's property is beautiful and serene -- a gorgeous, quiet, low-tech garden escape in the middle of Bloomington, Indiana. One of the unique things about this property that I liked the most was that you can't tell how beautiful the property is when you first pull up to it. There is a 10 foot tall wooden fence that completely masks the interior garden, so when I opened the fence door for the first time I felt a little like Dorothy getting her first glimpse of the Land of Oz. I'd highly recommend this location for artists, writers, book lovers, garden enthusiasts, animal lovers, and anyone who feels recharged by beautiful surroundings and a peaceful environment.

This place was spectacular! We were blown away by the property! The home was quaint , spacious and spotless. It was close to downtown Bloomington. We can’t wait to stay again.

Max has the best place in town. I will always return on my trips to Bloomington

This has one of the most beautiful private gardens I have ever seen. The house is also unique and very private. I really look forward to my return.

Where to start... I hope that every past and future guest feels as grateful as I do that Max is kind enough to open his home and garden to travelers. Max's place is a secluded, yet central location. Secluded in the sense that it was the perfect place to quietly end my long day among the plants secluded by the ten foot fence around the property. Central because it only took me eight minutes to get to where I was working the next day and it's conveniently located near everything! I was greeted by a gorgeous fluffy gray cat who wanted to enter the fenced in gardens along with me. I spent the first few hours exploring the foliage and laying in the hammock before I even thought to gather my things from my car and go inside. Once inside, it smelled amazing and felt so serene! <- That lone sentence doesn't do justice to how I felt upon entering.. Max has a gorgeous home and a whimsical property. I ended up back outside to lay in the hammock and watch night fall while the lightning bugs emerged before I decided to retire for the evening.

I have been working in Bloomington periodically since 2002 and have never enjoyed a space as much as this one. The property is exactly as described, plus more, and the hospitality is heartfelt and genuine. We left smiling, spoiled and recharged and will be back on future trips. A+ on all counts!!! We stayed an extra night. The house wouldnt let us go.

This place is like walking through the looking glass to a whimsical oasis. Super close to downtown Bloomington without the hustle and bustle

My fiance and I absolutely loved the serenity of this beautiful space that Max created. The opportunity to completely unplug and enjoy each other's company while exploring the garden was priceless! Definitely going to book again!

The gardens are amazing. There is something interesting around each turn. This oasis makes you completely forget that you are in the city. I am certain that this location will get nothing but better. The home was very restful and quite.

Very nice little retreat even if just for one day. This place would be perfect for meditation or if you're trying to step out of the city life and into a wonderful plant sanctuary.

We loved staying in this artisan space -- Max has created a beautiful sanctuary. Entering through the gate, you are immersed in gardens filled with flowers and edible and medicinal plants. The house is equally well-tended. It's neat, clean and peaceful with hand crafted details in every corner. Would definitely recommend as an urban retreat -- we'll be back!

This place is magical. Max has created a very special area and space that is like a home away from home. I look forward to visiting again.

If you love being surrounded by nature, then this is the place for you! Max's oasis in Bloomington is a beautiful setting thanks to his own handiwork. A quick drive from anything you might need in town, this home is a great getaway for anyone looking to retreat from the busyness of their own life.

My wife and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary while staying at Max's place. He has cultivated such a truly wonderful and unique experience. Pictures do not begin to do it justice.

Max has a real gem in Bloomington. A unique property where he is cultivating a beautiful garden on the property. The house was gorgeous and rustic, and perfect for what we needed. A quiet place to rest away from the bustle of the city.

You have to see Max's place in person to fully appreciate the beauty and simplicity that his B&B offers. The privacy of a fenced in (I'm talking about a very tall fence) garden and homestead made me feel like I was alone in the country. Everything I needed was there and it was very clean. I would definitely stay there again - make a personal retreat of it.

This delightful refuge from the town is ideal for weary travelers looking to "unplug" from the hum drum of every day life. Nestled in a fenced private property, you can spend a few days amongst nature and rest peacefully.

I can not write enough about the beauty and tranquility of this place. Everything was completely perfect and in order. The fruit basket was so kind and I could see myself staying forever and ever. Completely magical experience. We LOVED IT! Bravo!

Accesso per gli ospiti
Private home to yourself.
Stocked Kitchen (vegetarian - no meat please)
Private bathroom with white marble shower.
Greenhouse & organic gardens to roam and enjoy.
Private off-street parking in the driveway at the front gate.
Hammocks and outdoor seating, space for picnics, contemplation, dancing, yoga, music, stargazing, birdwatchers and butterfly paradise!!!
Outdoor deck, outdoor shower, and firepits (only small fires, please)
Completely fenced in. Safe and secure.

Check-in & out are (sometimes) flexible. 2pm (or later) check-in's are encouraged... with a 12 noon (or earlier) check-out.
But, is flexible depending on what is scheduled before and after.

Inquire if you have questions. I will be happy to host you! And look forward to helping in making your trip memorable!

Altre cose da tenere a mente
Please, understand that the gardens are ever-changing.
What you see in the photos is not exactly as you'll see it...
as nature is in a constant cycle.
But, the roots grow deeper every day.

There is one sweet old outdoor cat here named Ashes (He also visits the greenhouse).
A train passes by twice (or less) a day, you get used to it!
Honest - it has become a comfort ... No whistle, and gone in a minutes' time.
Welcome Home!
~This inspiring & unique oasis will make your visit enjoyable & memorable.
~Only moments from IU & Downtown ~ But, VERY private, quiet & secluded.
~Come unwind in this peaceful healing retreat centered in the heart of Bloomington.
~Be nourished by an abundance of edible & medicinal gardens & the wildlife it attracts
* 15 minute walk to downtown
* 1 mile west of IU
* 1…

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The neighbors are so kind.
Once thru the 10 foot tall front gate... it's like not having any neighbors at all!
We are on a dead-end road &
This home is a hidden gem, discretely tucked away on a private hilltop on the near west-side of downtown, secluded from the outside world.

But still, only 2 blocks away from the colorful & popular Near West-side neighborhood and Kirkwood.

Be sure you have directions from me!
The neighbors are so kind.
Once thru the 10 foot tall front gate... it's like not having any neighbors at all!
We are on a dead-end road &
This home is a hidden gem, discretely tucked away on a…

Ospitato da Max

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I am passionate about gardening and building with nature.
A quiet & simple dirt farmer.
Inspired permaculturalist.
Dreamer & Alchemist...
While I have a busy schedule,
I am happy to help make your stay enjoyable and comfortable!
Otherwise, I tend to keep to myself, and as a result you will enjoy privacy, peace and quiet, and ample space to Be.
I am passionate about gardening and building with nature.
A quiet & simple dirt farmer.
Inspired permaculturalist.
Dreamer & Alchemist...
While I have a busy…
Max è un Superhost
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Check-in: Dopo le ore 15:00
Check-out: 11:00
Self check-in con tastierino numerico
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Non è consentito fumare
Animali non ammessi
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