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Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 557 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

We have everything you need to enjoy the best of downtown Indy!


* Located downtown Indy in historic LOCKERBIE SQUARE

* Perfect for gatherings and events! - Wedding parties, alumni groups, reunions, corporate offsite meetings, etc.

* Extraordinary home and location to host for special events. Final Four, Big Ten Championships, Colts and Pacers games, Brickyard, Indy 500 just to name a few!

* Steps away from Easley Winery and Sun King Brewery

* Museums, iconic landmarks, zoo and much more located nearby

* Mass. Ave boasts over 415 restaurants, shops, and bars!

* 6,000+ sq. ft. 3 story home with 10 bedrooms / 5 bath, sleeps 22 in beds

* Space available for additional air mattresses

* Fully equipped and functional large gourmet kitchen

* Gaming Area - Pool table, darts, skeet ball, board games and much more!

* Fully stocked library: Hundreds of books, magazines and DVD's. Vintage record player and records.

* Private office with a desk, copier, fax machine, and computer

* Wi-fi network and 6 plasma TV’s, with DVD players and cable with over 100 channels!

* Private outside patio with gas grill and fire pit with plenty of tables and chairs

Downtown Indianapolis Historic “Lockerbie” Square Home Description

This home has over 6,000+ sq. ft. and 3 stories of living area. Comfortably sleeps up to 22 people in beds. Most beds are king and queen sized beds. Throughout the home there are 10 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is plenty of room to set up air mattresses for additional sleeping spaces. Additional charges for parties with more than 14 guests.

There is a fully equipped and functional large kitchen. The kitchen includes all the necessary amenities and kitchenware to host and cook your meals.

6 Plasma TV’s with DVD players and cable with over 100 channels throughout the home. The great room hosts an in home theater with large plasma TV for your ultimate viewing pleasure. Attached to the great room is a gaming area with pool table, skeet ball, darts, and an array of board games.

There are multiple gathering areas throughout the home, which can easily seat your guests. There is a gas grill on the outside patio in the backyard along with a fire pit and seating for your party.

Nearby attractions include several local breweries and winery, the Indianapolis Zoo, the world renowned Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, sporting venues such as Lucas Oil Stadium (Colts football venue) and Banker’s Life Fieldhouse (Pacers basketball venue) along with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which hosts the famous Indy 500. Dining, shopping, and entertainment for all ages is limitless in downtown Indy!

More than a rental !!! You actually own part of Lockerbie Square, LLC (the company that owns the property), which allows you to receive future ownership use discounts.

Why stay in a motel when you can have all of this for yourself? You can save money and enjoy privacy with plenty of amenities!

PAYMENT POLICY - $500 refundable deposit and the first half of the full payment is due upon booking. The second half of the full payment is due 60 days before date of stay.

REFUND POLICY - 100% refund for cancellations more than 120 days before check-in date.

** ALSO SEE VRBO #887051 **

Please call 317-371-7278 to make your reservation or to ask questions about the home or inquire on this site.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

What makes this house unique



Creator, cartoonist, illustrator, and author JOHNNY GRUELLE brought to life the characters of Raggedy Anne and Andy at this location. Johnny lived next door, now I-65, and would frequent this popular meeting place - The Jacob Klein Bakery / Grocery Store and residence. It was common for Johnny to spend countless hours here in this home with area neighbors and visitors, including poet James Whitcomb Riley. The Presidential Home of Benjamin Harrison is also nearby. The home of James Whitcomb Riley and the Harrison Home are open to the public. Raggedy Ann and Andy were created here as well as many cartoons and illustrations. The books displayed were found in the attic as well as several drawings and other historical items.

Johnny’s father, Richard (RB) Gruelle was an artist in his own right as a member of “The Hoosier Group” (1851 – 1914). Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy lived from 1880 – 1938. This home was honored with the title of “The Raggedy Ann Historic Homesite” during the 1998 Lockerbie Square Home Tour.

Who would have dreamed that when artist and writer Johnny Gruelle filed a patent on September 7, 1915, the “design for a doll”, which he dubbed “Raggedy Ann”, would remain a household name decades later? “Her essence and what the illustrator tried to inspire was all about love, kindness, and good morals.”

It is the Gruelle ideal that books for children should contain nothing to cause fright, suggest fear, glorify mischief, excuse malice or condone cruelty. That is why they are called “BOOKS GOOD FOR CHILDREN”.



Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lockerbie Square

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 557 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bathrooms and 1 Half Bathroom
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • 10 Bedrooms - 6 King Beds and 3 Queen Beds, and 2 sets of Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading


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Great house! Great renting experience!

  • 5 of 5

House was plenty big for all of our families. Enjoyed the pinball machine and pool table. Kitchen had everything we needed as well!

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay; you're welcome back any time!
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Much nicer than it appears from the outside

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Raggedy Ann house was actually very nice. It was a very nice place to be able to gather family from out of town for our daughter's wedding. Everyone agreed that having one house with a large den worked out much better than rooms in a hotel. The kids really enjoyed the games. Rooms were very nice and worked well for my family. Could have used an additional bathroom on the second floor, and it was difficult to keep the downstairs warm while not letting the third floor turn into a sauna, but would likely have that problem in most any large house.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly cool property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our best trip to Indy yet in the last 17 years, and lots had to do with this wonderful house. We enjoyed playing games and cooking together in the kitchen, everyone could get ready at the same time with all the bathrooms, and we would love to come back again in the future. Highly Recommend!!

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Loved all the bedroom space and enjoyed the outside area. Only negative was that there were no sports channels available. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the home! I sorry there wasn't sufficient sports channels for you to watch. The home comes with cable, which has 100+ channels. I will certainly review the sports channels in that cable package. Thank you for the feedback! We are always looking for ways to make everyone's stay more enjoyable. Art Small
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family reunion this past weekend. 10 kids (from age 2 to 18) and 10 adults! Great place - well equipped! Any questions or concerns and Art was right there to assist us. We are already planning another future reunion and hoping we can rent the Raggedy Ann and Andy house again.

Walks downtown were fun and so much history to absorb. We loved the cobblestone streets and the Sub Zero Ice Cream Shop!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! We look forward to having you stay at our place again. Art Small
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the home! Convenient location for our meetings. What a spacious house! There was plenty of room for all of us. Loved that there is plenty of seating in the kitchen. We also enjoyed the games in the great room. The kids had a blast playing with them. We really enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Many have enjoyed the pinball machine, skeeball and darts. I'm glad you had a great time! Art Small Manager
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lockerbie Square

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$640.6
Cleaning Fee C$320.3


Price changes for special events is up to the discretion of the owner. Taxes are included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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