Queen room in Victorian Bungalow

House - Private room · Knowles Street, Providence, RI 02906, United States
Your host, Beata
28 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Enjoy this fully furnished, beautifully remodeled, airy and sunny 1850 Victorian bungalow! It has 2 stories, 3 bedrooms (1 is really a study), 1.5 baths, a porch with a Costa Rican hammock for you to lounge in, and a nicely landscaped yard. Lots of plants and natural light, new paint throughout, stainless steel kitchen appliances, 3D TV in the guest room. Just 1 mile from the Brown and RISD campuses on the historic East Side.

There is a very comfortable queen-size bed with a memory foam topper and down comforter in the guest bedroom, along with a storage ottoman and a small set of drawers for your belongings.

Located (email hidden)ly residential neighborhood, but close to a shopping center with Whole Foods, and several blocks in the other direction (Hope St. north of Rochambeau) is a cute neighborhood with unique specialty shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes. About a mile south are the lively Thayer St. and the beautiful Brown and RISD campuses, and another mile south is Wickenden St., another great street with quirky shops and restaurants. And of course there's downcity, just across the canal from the RISD campus.

My 2 adorable kitty-cats, Pooks (the gray one) and Piggles (the black one), will try to snuggle with you. They're allowed to go in and out freely, so don't be alarmed if they "escape" when you open the door.

If I am out of town, I will gladly offer you a $20/day discount if you're comfortable with and willing to kitty-sit (this would involve feeding the kitties and giving Piglet her heart medicine twice a day, morning and evening. I hide her little pill pieces in cream cheese, and she eats them up off my finger like they're a treat - so it's easier than it sounds!) Contact me before making your reservation if you're interested in discussing that option.

If you want to extend your stay into one or two days that are marked "unavailable", ask about them anyway; I might be able to do something for you!

For stays longer than 4 nights, you may use the washer and dryer in the basement.

Includes an off-street parking spot (Providence doesn't allow overnight parking on the street without a permit). Close to several bus stops and Zipcar lots in case you didn't bring a car.

Guest Access

Guests will have the guest bedroom to themselves (which sleeps 2 in a very comfortable queen-size bed), and if I happen to be away for the weekend, the whole rest of the house as well!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • An absolutely wonderful home and host. My group of six friends stayed here for a conference at the convention centre. It was nice to have a little distance from the madness of the conference while being close enough to comfortably walk. Beata is a great communicator and the kittens are so lovely! A great stay!

    June 2014
  • Beata was absolutely the best host ever. She not only kindly accepted our requests despite our age issue but also replied promptly with all our problems and difficulties. We caused her some troubles that could have been avoided and thats entirely our fault and she had every right to be mad at us. Her house was clean, neat, well-set, and lovely decorated. The two kittens melt my heart and they are the smartest little things ever___ they cause zero troubles and keep themselves clean all the time. The location of the apartment was great, about 20 mins walk to Brown's main green, where we had to go. It is also not far from the local supermarkets, where we did some shopping and used her kitchen to cook. The bedrooms were adorable and a lot bigger than we thought so that was a huge plus! In fact the entire house is so much prettier in reality than how it looked in the photo! Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and sorry again for causing all those troubles.

    June 2014
  • Beata was a wonderful host. Her Victorian Bungalow spacious and clean. We were very comfortable staying in Beata's adorable home. Her cats are sweet and easy to be around. I would stay again if ever in the area. Thanks, Beata!

    May 2014
  • Wow! This victorian bungalow is a beautiful, spacious home in a great location. I grew up in Providence, so I was looking for a house that reminded me of my childhood and gave me quick access to Thayer street. Beata was a wonderful host. She was away during our stay, but she provided written instructions that helped me enable and disable the security system and care for her two cats.

    The house is a 5 minute drive to Thayer street & Brown University. The driveway can fit two cars, one behind the other. Each bedroom has soft, comfy beds and the interior decorations make the house feel homey. Light shines all throughout the house, thanks to the many windows. The front porch lets you relax in an adjustable hammock and look out over the city. There are two friendly cats that come in and out on occasion. Both were friendly.

    This Airbnb's is one of the few house's available for less than $200/night. I look forward to returning and I highly recommend!

    May 2014
  • Beata was very accommodating and patient with us. We has a couple of mishaps during our stay and she was always accessible and ready to help. The beds were super comfortable, the house was clean, bright and totally functional. We also really liked the neighbourhood. Overall good experience! Thanks Beata!

    May 2014
  • Lovely house and Beata was a perfect host. So friendly and helpful! And the location is perfectly situated just off Hope Street, making it super easy to get to Brown, RISD and downtown by car. Would love to stay there again!

    April 2014
  • Beata was a wonderful host! Everything was as she portrayed, neat, clean, organized and a great space! The downstairs is comfortable and roomy and the upstairs bedrooms have very comfortable beds......and if you are lucky enough you might get a kitty to snuggle in bed with you! There is a parking on site, which is a nice plus. Beata's communication is spot on and she is helpful when needed! This was our first Airbnb experience and we found it to be easy, pleasant, and an all around win-win! We would do it again in a heartbeat! Really, the way to go!!
    Thank you so much Beata!

    April 2014
  • Beata is a wonderful, responsive host! Her house is very well appointed with a comfortable bed, sweet kitties, and a close stroll to some lovely restaurants/shopping. Nice to have an off- road parking space. Definitely looking forward to returning to Providence and hopefully staying in her home again!

    April 2014
  • Beata's home was everything I was hoping it would be and made the perfect place to stay during my daughter's spring break. The house is clean and well organized, with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and a huge washer and dryer. Taking care of the two adorable kitties made it even more of a home. It's in a great location, with a Whole Foods just blocks away in one direction and a big Stop and Shop not much farther in another direction. We found the neighborhood quiet and it was very convenient to be able to park in the driveway behind the house. Beata is very friendly and great about communicating promptly before and during our stay. I can highly recommend her house and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    March 2014
  • The house is beautiful, spacious, and the kitties are very friendly. Beata was a wonderful host. I don't see any reason to stay anywhere else next time I visit Providence.

    March 2014
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I'm a neuroscience researcher at Brown. I was born in Poland, grew up in Illinois, lived in Pittsburgh and Boston for a while, and I'm currently living in Providence. I love to travel and play outside.
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