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Bedrooms 1
Space 65 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Garden Cottage, 1 Queen Bedroom/1 Bath + Great Room w/Queen bed, (Sleeps 2-4)


This is the ONLY property on VRBO that is located in Indianapolis' premier residential & retail area making it safe and highly accessible. The Cottage is nestled within a peaceful one acre garden and is only minutes from downtown and Carmel.


The 700 square foot cottage is on par with a hotel. It's professionally cleaned for each guest and we offer seasonal linens, toiletries and an unmatched client experience.


We are just 7 minutes to Broad Ripple, 15 minutes down Meridian Street to Downtown, 10 minutes to Carmel, 20 minutes to Westfield's Grand Park, 5 minutes to the 465, Monon walking & biking trail, and Whole Foods plaza with many retail & restaurant choices.


We pride ourselves on our unique setting, excellent client relations, privacy and value. We want you to have a warm home-away-from-home feel experience!


Master Suite:

Queen bed


Separate vanity area

Great Room:

TempurPedic Queen mattress on pullout sofa (no crossbars)

Flatscreen TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime


Kitchenette w/ fridge & small appliances

Private Rear Patio:


Seating area for four

We regularly maintain and update the cottage based on client feedback. We listen and respond to all suggestions in order to continue to offer only the best possible experience!

More Details

Claudia Appel
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Claudia Appel

Why have a generic experience when you can experience the city on a more personal level. We are always available to offer suggestions on things to do, etc. Having rented from VRBO ourselves, we understand what it takes to offer a unique property and look forward to hosting you.

Claudia Appel purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Claudia Appel chose Washington Township


This is the ONLY property on VRBO that is located in Indianapolis' premier residential & retail area making it safe and highly accessible. The Cottage is nestled within an award winning garden on an acre lot, yet is still minutes from downtown and suburbs.


The cottage is comparable to a hotel junior suite, the cottage offers amenities (seasonal linens & signature toiletries) and an unmatched client experience within a garden setting.

What makes this cottage unique

Some of the comments we've received have been how tranquil and relaxing it is to unwind in our guest house. The gardens are in bloom year-round and depending on the season, the display of flowers varies. Whatever time of year, it is a special place to be. When you're ready to explore, there are many big city cultural attractions nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks again for everything--we really enjoyed our stay in Indy and loved

the cottage! I'm just sorry we did not have more time to visit and get to

know you and your family, it was a pretty intense basketball weekend---and

one that ended with a championship for the good guys in green and white!

What a wonderful way to cap off our first ever tournament experience, it

certainly made the weekend worthwhile. Everyone at the arena was so nice

and so helpful and we just really enjoyed ourselves.

You have a wonderful oasis and it was just perfect for us, you have

thought of everything to make your guests comfortable.

We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know that is headed to Indy

and we hope to see you again!

Thanks so much,

Eric & Sharai
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Washington Township, Indiana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional guests or visitors unless approved in advance by owner. Please let us know if you're in town visiting friends and family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • The cottage has one bathroom and it is located within the master suite. No tub. We do have a shower head + hand held sprayer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Parking for one car in the driveway, one at neighbor's if needed, views overlook beautiful garden, quiet walking neighborhood, convenient to many restaurants


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average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

The owner was very helpful and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was fantastic: it had all of the amenities we needed, it was clean, spacious, and comfortable. It was an easy trip to downtown Indianapolis and the neighborhood was beautiful. I would go back again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cottage! It is very nicely decorated with nice amenities. We felt very comfortable and had everything we needed and more! Owners have done a great job to think of everything. Will be back on another visit to Indy! Thank you!

  • Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sheri! You’re welcome anytime and we’re glad you found us!
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Secret get-away

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. A wonderful place to stay,; quiet and close to everything you need. Very charming, and inviting.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL USA

Lovely property and great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for a short stay for 1 or 2 people. The location is wonderful ....good neighborhood and close to lots of restaurants. The kitchen is very small but fine for breakfast. Internet connection was good. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Pink Elephant Cottage was even better than we imagined. The décor was lovely, and the cottage has great amenities. We had a quiet breakfast on the patio in back. The community of Carmel is nice and the drive into Indy on Meridian Dr. with its historic homes was fun.

The owner Claudia was very nice and helpful, making sure we had everything we needed. If you're looking for a getaway in Indianapolis, you can't miss with this place.

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words Michael! I hope to see you and your wife back again for another visit soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a great location. The hosts were warm and welcoming and the stay itself was cozy and quaint! We would absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Washington Township, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$96.09
Pet Fee C$96.09

Weekly rate is for 7 nights. Additional nights are charged at regular daily rate.
Cleaning fee of $75 applies to stays up to 7 nights. For stays over 7 nights, the fee is $100 which covers a linen change on 8th night. If you'd like a linen change prior to 7th night, we apply the $100 rate.
Pet fee is $75 per stay/flat rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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