The SpaceI bought our 1897 Victorian about 15 years ago and Mitch came into my life a few years after that. As artists and craft persons we created a house and yard that are beautiful, inviting, and comfortable. Mitch, a sculptor turned design builder, brought his artistic eye, experience in design, and precision as a master carpenter. In addition to working on the construction, I brought my love and expertise with color.
The bedroom for guests is on the second floor and accommodates two people very comfortably. There is a queen bed, armchair, large mirror, and dresser. During the summer there is an air conditioner in the room. The room, located at the rear of the house, is quiet and very private. There are two bathrooms in the house. The bathroom on the second floor is located next to the guest bedroom and has a very deep claw-foot tub. The first floor bath has a large walk in shower with a rain head. Both of these are very relaxing experiences.
The renovations on our home are almost finished. The kitchen is newly remodeled and guests are welcome to use the refrigerator and assemble light meals. A grill is available for use by the patio. The backyard is very quiet, private, shaded with table, chairs and a chaise lounge.
Originally, my house was a single-family house and from the street that is how it appears now and how I listed it on Airbnb. However, many years ago the third floor was made into a separate apartment. My tenants are quiet, nice people. Your room is located so that you will not be affected any noise from their apartment. Guest AccessGrill available—please ask for directions before using; Refrigerator available for bought food and drinks; Unfortunately we are unable to share our cooking appliances; Washer and dryer if needed. Interaction with GuestsWe consider our guests like casual friends that have come round for a visit. We give you all the privacy you would like, at the same time, I am available to assist you with getting around the city, places to visit or any other needs. I work at home many days and am often available.
As time and my schedule allow, I would be glad to pick you up and take you to the local airport, train station, or bus depot. Please give us 48-hour notice if you are interested in this service.
Breakfast is included and consists of cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee and tea. If you have any specific item that you would like let us know and we will try to get it for you.
The NeighborhoodWe are located in the Elmwood historic district of Providence, which is a turn of the century, ethnically diverse neighborhood. There are many fantastic Victorian homes in our neighborhood and we are within walking distance of Roger Williams Park, designed by Olmstead. Many affordable restaurants are near by.
Providence is noted for our great restaurants, Waterfire, galleries and museums, music scene, architecture, etc. We are very knowledgeable about places to go, theater & music venues, walking tours, great places to eat, interesting stores, farmers markets, and places to hang out.
Many local venues are in downtown Providence. We are located about 2 miles from downtown which is easily accessible by car or bus.
Our house is conveniently located within a mile of RTE 95 where you can reach points of interest both north and south. Boston, MA; RI beaches; Newport, RI; Mystic, CT; are some of the places that are less than an hour away.
Getting AroundThere is no over-night street parking in Providence but we do offer free parking to our guests.
There are parking meters or limited time parking in much of downtown. The meters take quarters and some meters take credit cards. I can advise you on where to park to make the parking experience easier.
There is a bus line within a block of the house. It is a 10 or 15 minute ride to downtown and colleges. I have information on the bus schedule for you.
The bus works well for traveling to and from downtown, to Newport, and RI beaches.
Zip Car and Uber are available in Providence. Other Things to NotePick up from local (Providence) Airport, Train station, or Bus depot—with 48-hour notice and my availability;
Parking--NO overnight parking on Providence streets;
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Glad to help you out with whatever you need