Shirley's Bed and Breakfast

5870 Norwaldo Avenue Broad Ripple Area, Indianapolis, IN 46220 USA (Show map)


Welcome to my northside home, your home away from home, where Shirley looks forward to greeting you. I am located in a well established, tree filled Broad Ripple neighborhood. You will enjoy vintage hospitality in a newer home and stay in the spacious "Heritage Room" on the second level with the bathroom adjacent. Weather permitting, out-door breakfast on the sun porch next to the pond with a view of the flowering back yard. Shirley's B & B is definitly a place to relax, feel comfortable and enjoy your stay in Indianapolis.

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Innkeepers: Shirley Vargas



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Friendly and homey.

4.0 on September 26, 2016

Shirley is very friendly and her house is very homely. Thanks Shirley for letting us use your place for filming.

Wonderful Stay

4.6 on September 24, 2015

My mother and I had a wonderful time during our two night stay at Shirley's B & B. Shirley is a gracious hostess and we enjoyed many interesting conversations. Breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. I look forward to returning in November.

Perfect Indy 500 Vacation

5 on May 29, 2015

We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Shirley’s B&B. A beautiful room, beautiful gardens, terrific breakfasts and wonderful hostess. The neighborhood and nearby walking trails were great, and the Broad Ripple Farmers Market was awesome. Shirley’s was the perfect place for our Indy 500 vacation!

NCAA Weekend

3.6 on April 14, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Ms. Shirley B&B during the NCAA tournament weekend and the Easter Brunch that was provided; a pleasant surprise. She shared some great recipes that will be repeated for our future guests. Very pleasant and will come back if possible!!

Excellent Stay

5 on July 08, 2014

My wife and I are B&B people and are always looking for a great place to stay in the cities and areas of the country we visit. Stayed at Shirley's on a trip through Indy and were very satisfied with our stay. Comfortable stay, great breakfast and very warm hospitality. Shirley does B&B right! Definitely would stay again when we're in the area. :-)

excellent b and b experience

5 on November 11, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Shirley's. She was extremely friendly, and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend!


5 on September 16, 2013

This bed and breakfast is beyond anything you could imagine. Full of history. We felt completely at home. The landscaping and environment is amazing. Acomodations stupendous. The breakfast was absolutely memorable and delicious. Thank you shirley

Great location in Broad Ripple

5 on September 08, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Shirley's. The location was perfect for our activities in Broad Ripple, and breakfast was more than we could eat! Thank you Shirley!

Definitely A Must Stay

5 on May 08, 2013

Shirley's B&B was the prefect choice for me. Right in the middle of all the best spots in town, quiet serene neighborhood and just 20 minutes from downtown Indy. Home away from home, Shirley takes pride in her beautiful and well kept home and garden. Delicious breakfast and so friendly. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

Warm and Cozy B&B

5 on October 26, 2012

This is a clean, comfortable home in a nice neighborhood. Shirley was a wonderful hostess who opened her home to us and made us feel welcome. Breakfast was amazing!!!!! We plan to go back as soon as possible!! Thanks Shirley!!!

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Location Type

30 minutes from airport, Airport, City


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 18 miles

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Catholic church across the street, Many museums in downtown Indpls, Boutique shopping in Broad Ripple, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Washer/dryer , Sit on the sunporch and enjoy the pond, Swing just waiting for someone to relax

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Shopping and a walking trail are nearby, Sight-seeing in Broad Ripple and downtown Indpls

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations require a $50 deposit before it is considered confirmed. May also pay in full using PayPal. Do not have to have a PayPal account; can use a credit card
  • Cancellations: Notify at least 48 hours prior to arrival.



Shirley Vargas

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About the innkeepers

I enjoy gardening and plants as evident by my back yard which is an extension of my home. Also, enjoy reading, people, traveling and good conversation. Willing to be a guide.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: dining room or on the sun porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian