About This Listing
This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apt sleeps up to 4 people and is located in the heart of College Hill's Wayland Square, one of most desirable, safest, and walkable districts on College Hill in Providence. The apt is just 2 blocks walk to Wayland Square, 8 blocks (10-15 minutes) walking distance to Brown University, (20-25 min) walking distance to RISD, and is close to Blackstone Blvd, Fox Point, India Point Park, Wickenden St, Thayer Street, Hope St Village, Federal Hill, Downtown, WaterFire, the Convention Center and many shops restaurants, parks, and attractions. Downtown Providence is also easily accessible by walking straight down historic Angell St. If you are visiting Providence and need a place to stay that is beautiful, safe, inexpensive and central to the colleges and downtown
The apartment with brand new modern furnishings is located on the second floor with a private entrance. It features 1 bedroom with an incredibly comfy brand new king size bed, fresh clean new bedding, and two small dressers. The sunlit living room features gorgeous views, beautiful hardwoods, modern carpets, leather sofa, arm chairs, coffee table, and FIOS Cable TV and HD / DVR available with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, The Movie Channel & more. A comfortable full-size fold out sofa bed and/or queen size air mattress is also available in the living room which is great for kids or the extra guest. If you have infants or small children, a "pack and play" portable crib or full size crib is available for your use and fits a child up to the age of 2 or 3. The kitchen has lovely windows, a stove, microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator and all kitchenware and utensils needed to accommodate your stay. The sunlit bathroom has a bathtub, sink, and you can enjoy your bath while looking at clouds or the stars and enjoying ultra plush bath towels. Wireless internet, washer and dryer, and 24 hour off-street parking are a available for your convenience (Note: parking is available in a small garage space that fits 1 compact, small midsize, or economy size vehicle. Larger size vehicles cannot be accomodated. The city of Providence does not allow overnight street parking without a residential parking permit so please plan accordingly and bring a car that will fit in the garage. Pets and smoking are not allowed. There is easy access to I-95 and 1-195 within about a mile from the apt and it's just an 8 minute drive to the Amtrack station, and a 15 minute drive to TF Green Airport.
The house still has some really beautiful original features from the early 1900's period in which it was built, while it also provides the conveniences of recent updates. I do have mature family-oriented tenants. Occasionally you can hear a little bit of walking on the floorboards above or below. The place is wonderfully warm in the winters. Two brand new air conditioners are installed to keep guests cool and comfortable in the summer.
Length of Stay:
My place can be booked for a 3 or 4 night minimum stay, weekly stays, and monthly stays. Feel free to message me and inquire about the length of stay you need, price, budget, etc.
The house is centrally located in Wayland Square one of most desirable, safest, and walkable districts on College Hill in Providence and is within close walking distance to Brown University, RISD, Wayland Square, Blackstone Blvd, Fox Point, Wickenden, St, Thayer Street, Hope St Village, Federal Hill, and downtown.
In Wayland Square you will find Whole Foods Grocery, Starbucks, Lim's Thai Cuisine, Alex and Ani, Books On The Square, Teas and Javas, Mc Bride's Pub, Minerva Pizza, Power Yoga, Boston Sports Club, Citron Day Spa, Eastside, Marketplace Grocery, CVS, Rite Aid, Bank Of America, The UPS Store, and many more shops, spas, and restaurants.
Numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops are located along Thayer Street, adjoining Brown University at Veteran's Gate. Brown University's bookstore is located on Thayer. A notable Thayer Street landmark is the Avon Cinema which dates back to the early twentieth century.
Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Both colleges are just blocks from the apt. Brown University's facilities include the Main Green, the Rockefeller Library, the Pembroke Campus, and the School of Medicine. Many of the Rhode Island School of Design's buildings are along the slope of College Hill. The RISD Museum is located on Benefit Street.
Wickenden has many quaint antique shops, clothing stores, Coffee Exchange, Brickaway (which serves great breakfasts), and Fellini's Pizzeria the best pizza in Providence!
Hope St Village
Hope St has a wonderful collection of small, locally-owned businesses including restaurants, pubs, shops, spa's, and is a local's favorite!.
Federal Hill neighborhood has a salient role in the history of Providence due to its central location within the city. It's best known as the Italian district and hosts a variety of fine restaurants, galleries, nightlife, and shopping and some of the best Italian food in town.
Providence Waterfire, Downtown, Providence Place Mall, Convention Center
All of these downtown delights are just a short 5 minute drive or a 20-25 minute walk from the apt.
Nearby Grocery stores:
Whole Foods in Wayland Square, Eastside Marketplace (2-3 blocks away)
Nearby Drug Stores:
Rite Aid, CVS in Wayland Square (2-3 blocks away)
Parks & Recreation
The apt is 1 block from scenic Paterson Park which has a walking trail and a wonderful playground for children. Many families traveling with kids that have stayed at our place have loved the close proximity of the playground. It's also 5 blocks walk from Blackstone Blvd which is the best most scenic 2-3 mile jogging & walking trail in Providence. Wayland Square Power Yoga and Boston Sports Club are just 2-3 blocks from the apt.
There are numerous parks and green spaces within walking and driving distance. India Point Park, the largest of these, is located along the northernmost shore of Narragansett Bay. Blackstone Boulevard Park, consists of 19.3 acres (7.8 ha) of parkland and a 1.7-mile (2.7 km) path for jogging and walking. Brown Street Park, behind Hope High School. Lippitt Memorial Park, a 6-acre (2.4 ha) park at the intersection of Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard near the Pawtucket border. It is named after former Rhode Island governor Charles W. Lippitt. Roger Williams National Memorial is at the bottom of College Hill.
Guests will have access to the apartment on the 2nd floor, the back door/back stairwell entrance, and the laundry facilities in the basement. The front stairwell and the second floor and first floor porches(decks) in front of the house are my other tenants primary private entrances so they are off limits to my Airbnb guests and may only be used as a secondary exit in case of emergency. Usually the backyard is used primarily by my tenants but occasionally guests (families with children) have used the kids play areas.
Interaction with Guests
Guest interaction is minimal as I prefer to give my guests privacy. I am however nearby and available anytime by text and phone to help if my guests have questions.
Wayland Square is super safe and on the edge of College Hill. It's one of the best, most walkable neighborhoods in Providence for shops, restaurants, spas, lifestyle, and residential living. There is easy access to the colleges and downtown but it's not in the "party zone" areas of College Hill (which around graduation and the summertime can be quite loud at night).
The apartment a couple blocks walk to the nearest bus line, close to I-95 and 1-195, and a 5 minute drive to downtown Providence. You can rent a Zipcar about 2-3 blocks from the apt or rent bikes from Legend Bicycle. The Amtrack station is an 8 minute drive and Providence TF Green Airport is a 15 minute from the apt.
Other Things to Note
Parking is available for 1 compact or economy size vehicle in 1 small garage space. Larger size vehicles cannot be accomodated. The City of Providence does not allow street parking without residential permit so please plan accordingly and bring a car that fits.
I ask that tenants/guests treat the house with love and care as if it was their own, and leave the house and it's contents exactly as they were was when you first came in, without any damage. There is a shoes-off / no party / no drugs or smoking rule for this rental property. Parking is available for 1 compact or economy size vehicle in 1 small garage space. Larger size vehicles cannot be accomodated. The City of Providence does not allow street parking without residential permit so please plan accordingly and bring a car that fits as you will not be able to park on the street.
I couldn't imagine a better experience. The apartment was comfortable and met all of our needs. Mags even took the extra step of baby proofing the place. Close walking distance to lots of great restaurants. I would definitely recommend and would stay there again.
We enjoyed our stay at College Hill Apartment. The apartment was very clean and well provisioned. The bed was very comfortable and offered up some very restful night's sleep. The location was also great, near the college and other interesting sights to see in Providence.
I appreciated Mags' prompt reply all the time. She was very friendly and is a great host! My mom truly enjoyed her visit. Heating and hot water work very well, so that she had no trouble with Providence's fickle weather. The market was super close from the house. I could literally see the market form the main street. I had to walk about 15 to 20 min to the campus. (So expect extra 5 more minutes than what Mags wrote during the winter/early spring.) Clean, cozy, and pleasant place to stay!
Mags was a conscientious host who made sure every detail was taken care of. The apartment was perfect - cozy, comfortable, and convenient. Nice that parking is available in the garage (just make sure you have a smaller car! Mine fit fine!). And the bed was SUPER comfortable :) My BF and I had a wonderful time!!!
An excellent stay, wonderful accommodation, highly recommended. Fully functional, very comfortable apartment. Hope to be back soon!!
We had a great stay. It is very nice apartment in a great location. Our kids enjoyed the local parks nearby and there are a lot of things to see within walking distance. Mags was very nice and helpful throughout our stay. We stayed for a week and this place worked great for our family of four.
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About the Host, Mags
We are a professional family based in Providence, Ri. We love music, the arts, literature, painting, poetry, and enjoy walking, swimming, nature and spending time with our son.
We enjoy traveling in the East Coast, California and throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Someday we hope to take a dream vacation to England, France, and other amazing areas in Europe.
As guests we are very clean and neat. We always try to leave the place exactly as we found it. As hosts it's our goal to make sure that our guests stay is thoroughly enjoyable in every way!
Great asian, thai food, and sushi restaurant, reasonable prices, excellent food, just 2 blocks from the apt.
Great pizza place just a couple blocks from the apt which delivers.
Great local restaurant with soups, sandwiches, and lots of little gourmet items. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner!
If you need to make a package, just walk down the street to the UPS Store in Wayland Square. They also handle regular US Postal Service Mail.
Need a quick manicure or pedicure? Look no further than Angell Nails.
Need a quick yoga workout? This power yoga place is just a couple blocks from the apt.
This is a wonderful safe park for kids with swings, playground, sliding boards, a sandbox, a small basketball court, and a beautiful field. Just 1.5 blocks walk from the apt.
Awesome local bakery with fresh baked goods made daily.
Don't like chain coffee like Starbucks?, Teas and Java's is a local restaurant that offers a great alternative place to get your coffee, pastries, and teas and also has some sandwiches.
The closest pharmacy to the apt, right in Wayland Square.
Awesome coffee, pastries,tea, and a cool coffeehouse vibe!
Best little bookstore in town with a well cultivated book selection.
Expensive little local furniture and knick-knack store, but one that is great for gifts for friends and family.
Need a place for a quick workout while traveling? This great gym is just 4 blocks away from the apt.
Great little Irish pub and restaurant in Wayland Square. Good food!
Pick up a Zipcar within a few blocks walk of the apt at 444 Angell St
Best grocery store that is closest to the apt. (3 blocks walk), has organic, natural food, vegan, gluten free food, and the best produce in town. Parking lot on site at the store.
Great little day spa where you can get hair and facials done just 3 blocks from the apartment.
The "cheapest" pharmacy and drug store that is closest to the apt.
The closest regular grocery store to the apartment. If you don't need organic or natural fare, this place should have everything you need for groceries.
Brown University is a short 10 minute walk from the apt.
Thayer Street is a street with amazing shops and restaurants and is right next to Brown University
Another amazing street full of shops, restaurants, and bars. One of Providence's oldest historical streets!
Legend Bicycle offers bike rentals so you can sightsee in Providence via bicycle.
Amazing museum and a Providence treasure!
RISD is an amazing world famous art and design college about a 20 minute walk from the apt.
Something to please everyone at this renowned chain restaurant.
Ever want to experience a restaurant where a mongolian gril meets a singles bar? Fire and Ice...
Every store or restaurant you could ever need or imagine in a mall setting. Great shopping!
Great chain restaurant with almost any kind of food you can imagine. All delicious. Many gluten free options.
Wonderful downtown theatre for live dramatic performances and shows.
This place is an amazing vegetarian restaurant featuring the best natural, organic, local food in Providence. It's the place to go if you are vegetarian or vegan. Many gluten free or vegan options.
Another great local wine shop very close to the apt!