About this listing
15 MINUTES TO RISD OR BROWN + on the water !!
Small but VERY sweet bedroom with a twin bed in adorable cottage overlooking a bird-filled Salt Marsh and Narragansett Bay - 15 minutes from downtown Providence. Just minutes to the bike bath that runs from Bristol to Providence ( bike and kayak available). For RISD alumni, we are minutes to the RISD Farm / Beach.
Modest bathroom that is shared with me and for that reason i would prefer to RENT TO WOMEN ONLY.
Small dog and cat are well behaved yet think they own the place (and, just fyi, my college-going son has an apartment in the basement).
Thimble is a bit off the beaten path and not easily accessed by public transportation - a car is pretty much a necessity. Cabs from the Providence Train Station run about $20.00 each way.
Dinner + wine is usually available to hungry or tired travelers ( i am a good cook - vegetarian or otherwise) for $20 per person on an ad hoc basis as desired :o)
the master bedroom is available for a couple for $125.00 per night.
dinner with wine is available ( i am a good cook - vegetarian or otherwise) for an additional $20.00 on an ad hoc basis.
transportation to or from the Providence train or bus station or downtown can usually be arranged for $35.00 each way.
Janice was a wonderful host. She phoned me to confirm my arrival time and I was greeted warmly with a glass of wine and wonderful conversation. Her home is inviting and interesting and as described. The bed was very cozy and comfortable and while she needed to depart before me the next morning I found a delicious breakfast waiting for me in her sweet kitchen. Her home is in a lovely area right near the ocean. I only wish that I had had a bit more time to spend there.
I was selling my boat which is docked in Barrington and needed a place to stay the night before meeting with the surveyors and buyer. I found Janice via Airbnb and had a delightful stay. I arrived at dog walking time and Janice invited me to see the surrounding area of waterfront by accompanying her on the walk. I got a tour of the west side of Barrington, which was a new area of the town for me. Afterwards came dinner. I took up Janice on here option to serve dinner and was glad I did – Cesare salad with chicken. But this was a Cesare dressing made from scratch! One rarely comes across this anymore. The night was spent in a comfortable bed and I woke to a breakfast of eggs cooked with green peppers, tomatoes and fresh picked herbs from her garden, all garnished with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. If you are going to the Barrington area, this is the place to stay – comfortable, good company, and tasty treats.
Janice is a wonderful host and lovely warm and interesting person. She was very accommodating and flexible. Her home contains a fascinating and eclectic collection of art and unusual objects. The area is beautiful, on a peninsula jutting out into Narragansett bay, right near a gorgeous park. The room was super quiet and the bed very comfortable. A perfect stay and a new friend. What more could you ask for?
I can't begin to say what a wonderful experience I had with Janice at Thimble Cottage. Her home is incredibly quaint and cozy, the waterfront is gloriously beautiful, and Janice is welcoming, generous, and hospitable. I feel like I've made a new friend! Will be staying again and again when I come through RI.
There are not enough stars for Janice and Thimble Cottage!
A stellar experience from every aspect; a warm welcoming
host, charming interestingly FUN filled abode, comfortable and
cozy. Her art collections are an intoxication of color and interest; her personal ephemeral sculptures organic animations. A beautiful tranquil neighborhood located at the water's edge not far from local interests. I shall most certainly return someday.
If you enjoy art, the sea, or vintage furnishings, you will love, love this place!
About the Host, Janice
i am from Louisville KY , got an architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design and fell in love with Rhode Island. I am a working artist, have a very cute dog and cat and a 26 year old son who lives with me.