This private two-room suite, is a quiet oasis with lots of light, a large bedroom, separate living space, small eating area, and closets GALORE. Located on the East Side of Providence, the house is in walking distance to some of the best shops and restaurants in town. The space is perfect for long-term guests (graduate fellows, traveling nurses, medical residents, etc.), or couples looking for a weekend getaway enjoying all the food, sights, and culture Providence has to offer.
WHAT MAKES IT A GREAT PLACE TO STAY?
Sunny and airy, this space is a welcome retreat for my long- and short-term guests. Located in the renovated attic of this almost 100-year-old cottage, the suite runs the full length of this single-family cottage giving it the spacious feel of an apartment. And the wall-to-wall Berber carpeting makes the entire space cozy and quiet.
IT'S A TWO-ROOM OASIS:
Three skylights and windows at either end provide loads of light and excellent ventilation when the weather is mild. The attic space has a separate heating zone and an A/C, which means guests control their heating and cooling comfort levels.
The stairs leading up to the space are just off the shared kitchen, which separates the suite from the rest of the house. Guests enter the suite through the living room space, which features a sleeper sofa, TV, and two large closets with built-in drawers for storing clothing. Next, enter the small eating area that separates the living room from the bedroom. Here you’ll find a small dinette set, a mini-fridge, and three drawers that store dishes, and provide a dry pantry for food items guests might want to keep upstairs. Dinnerware, mugs & glasses, utensils, and an electric kettle are also on hand. There’s also a third large closet here, which is ideal for storing suitcases, boxes, or additional hanging items.
The bedroom is the largest space in the suite and it features two skylights, blackout shades, a queen-sized bed, storage cube, work desk, and reading chair with a view into the quiet street. Bedding, towels, and a laundry hamper and basket for dirty clothes are all provided by the host.
Brown University, RISD, Miriam Hospital, and the downtown area are all easily accessible by bike, bus, or walking, as is the shopping area in Wayland Square. There is a running path less than half a mile away on Blackstone Boulevard, and Swan Point Cemetery is a great place for a leisurely stroll where you can see names of former city (and state) leaders. It’s also where you can look for H.P. Lovecraft's grave.
You’ll have access to high speed Wi-Fi, a high definition TV with a DVD player and slots for connecting a computer, Firestick or Chromecast to view broadband content.
The kitchen and bathroom are located on the main level, and will be shared with the host. The laundry facilities are located in the basement. Long-term guests are encouraged to bring their own laundry supplies (detergent, dryer sheets, etc.)
Additionally, there’s a grill on the small deck that guests can use, and there’s also a table with chairs where you can enjoy a meal or work, and a hammock chair that's perfect for reading or just taking in a beautiful sunset.
Guests will be provided a key and will be shown how to activate the house-wide alarm system, which is set every night. There is a nominal fee for replacing lost keys.
Interaction with guests
Since I'm sharing space in my home, I will be around. Although I am a fairly private person, I'm always happy to help with questions about the neighborhood or Providence in general. I can tell you the great spots for food, fun, and relaxation in and around Providence. And, as a transplanted New Yorker, if you want a day trip to the city, I can tell you the best places to see in the Big Apple.
Other things to note
If you are traveling with a car, please notify let me know prior to your arrival. There is off-street parking for one vehicle in the driveway, or on-street parking with a parking permit, weather permitting.
Respect my space, and I'll respect yours - it's that easy. This is my home, so I hope you'll understand that it should not be treated like a hotel.
There is no smoking in the house, but if you must smoke, you can do it outside on the patio away from the windows and back door, being sure to properly extinguish and dispose of all cigarette butts in the exterior garbage can.
No pets are allowed.
Quiet hours: Midnight - 7am.
During these hours, please refrain from loud phone conversations and TV play, or from doing laundry (my bedroom is directly over the laundry area of the basement).
If you are staying for a week or longer, helping with upkeep of the kitchen each week is greatly appreciated, especially if you cook. Please do not to leave dishes in the sink more than one day. Guests who stay for 15 days or more are also responsible for vacuuming the guest space.
Guests are welcome to have visitors as long as they provide the host with ample notice (7 days minimum). Overnight visitors (other than spouses) are limited to 2-night stays. No more than 2 overnight visitors at a time.
CHECK OUT RULES
1. Remove ALL trash prior to checking out.
This means emptying the trash can that is provided in your space, as well as using the recycling and regular garbage cans outside for getting rid of waste like cans, bottles, and paper packaging.
2. Empty out the refrigerator completely.
If you have food you want to leave behind, please leave it with the host, or let her know that you've left food in the mini-fridge.
3. Remove all bedding from the bed and place in the hamper provided.
Used towels should also go into the hamper.
4. Put everything back the way you've found it.
If you've moved any of the furniture, please return the space to how it was at check-in.
5. Report any spills, stains, or damage PRIOR to your check out. Damage found after a guest checks out will be charged a security deposit.
6. Leave key with the host, or place in lockbox or mail slot after setting house alarm and securing the house.
I live and work in Providence, RI where I am a lapsed artist and freelance Digital Strategist. I am an avid photographer, who loves to travel. I've spent time in Scandinavia, Italy, London, Mexico, Southern France, and Brazil. I consider myself an active introvert, in that I love observing and photographing people on my travels. I first discovered Airbnb when I took my mom to Paris for the first time in 2012. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope that as a host, I'll provide a warm, welcoming, and relaxing experience for my guests. As a host, I'll do my best to be informative and helpful, while also giving my guests privacy and space. I'm pretty low-key, but also social and want guests to feel comfortable and safe.