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Elegant Warm E Side Beauty Near Brown/Dntn/Beaches

4.96(56 reviews)SuperhostProvidence, Rhode Island, United States
Entire house hosted by Heidi
10 guests6 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
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A welcoming historic Victorian home on the East Side. Great location; 1/4 mile to Brown/RISD/Waterfire, 10 mins to dwntwn & theaters, and 30-40 mins to Newport and beaches. It can graciously accommodate 10 adults. This spotlessly clean home has an open concept kitchen/dining/living room, 3-4 living areas, 5+ large sunny bedrooms and 4 fireplaces. The master bedroom has a new en-suite bath and new king-sized bed. Biz-ready w/ off-street pkg. Access to new Brown U Athletics Complex, 1/4 mile away.

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Enjoy this spacious and welcoming Queen Anne Victorian home in the quiet historic East Side neighborhood of Providence. The house can graciously accommodate up to 10 guests (plus a young child, toddler or baby) and is in an ideal location for vacations, weddings, cultural events, university visits or business travel. There is a separate but attached apartment that can also accommodate four additional people if you have a large group. Please inquire if you are interested in renting this option. You can view this option here: www.airbnb.com/rooms/20136685.

Several living areas are perfect for entertaining and provide options for large or small group gatherings. A modern open concept kitchen, dining and living room with a fireplace are the focal point of the home. The kitchen is brand new and includes high end appliances and fixtures, including an induction stove, a convection oven, Cuisinart cookware, an extremely quiet dishwasher, a very large refrigerator, granite counters, and a tall bar counter that invites participation in culinary adventures. The dining room table seats 10, and there is service for 16. This room looks out on the park and several steeples, spires, and other historic landmarks. There are two additional first floor rooms with comfortable seating for smaller groups, reading, working or relaxing. The house has high-speed wi-fi, a 55" a streaming tv, a Roku tv, and a regular tv with over 100 cable channels.

Five large bedrooms with large sunny windows each offer privacy and space to spread out. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces, and three overlook the park. The house is outfitted with new mattresses and soft cotton linens throughout. Down comforters and pillows are provided, as well as regular and electric blankets and pillows for anyone who prefers them. The closets include built-in shelves and drawers giving the bedrooms themselves a very open, uncluttered feel.

The master bedroom is filled with lots of natural light from tall southern and eastern windows with views of the huge park across the street. It has a new king bed and a master bath with a six-foot clawfoot tub and detachable handheld shower, a separate walk-in marble and tiled shower with a detachable handheld shower, and a large vanity with two sinks. The master bedroom also has a Roku tv and a walk-in closet with a large wardrobe. Off the master bedroom is a small private room that has a twin day bed, and can also accommodate a toddler or infant pack'n'play crib. The master bedroom is also set up for working with a desk, chair, and a large curved monitor and ergonomic keyboard and mouse.

The 2nd second floor bedroom (called the Steeple Room because of its good views) has windows on three sides and looks out at the park and a variety of steeples, spires and bell towers. It has a new queen bed, a large desk, and a sizable closet with built-in shelves.

The 3rd second floor bedroom (the Swimming Room) is very cheerful and has a new queen bed, colorful painted cottage style furniture, and four large windows.

The 4th second floor bedroom (the Fireplace Room) has an ornate historic fireplace and chandelier. It has a new double bed, a closet with built-in drawers and shelves, lots of light and great views over the park.

The additional second floor bath has a tiled floor, a modern tiled shower with two adjustable shower heads, and a clawfoot tub with a detachable handheld shower.

The 5th bedroom (Chauncy's Room) is on the first floor in a quiet corner of the house adjacent to a large bathroom. It has a new full queen bed, a beautiful fireplace and mantle, an ornate brass chandelier, and a television with cable. This room works particularly well for older visitors, or for those who are night owls.

Other amenities include high speed, very reliable wi-fi, desks and multiple working spaces, streaming televisions, and a modern, very quiet washer and dryer available to all guests. Guests also have full access to the brand new Brown University Wendell Athletics complex for $10 per day. Located a 5-minute walk from the house, it includes an indoor olympic-sized pool, conditioning rooms, indoor golf, tennis courts and running track, a gymnasium/basketball court, plenty of exercise equipment, and outside athletic fields.

This plaque house is listed on the National Registry of Historic Properties as the Walter S. Budlong House and was built in 1886 by a well-known architect. Its many historic details include four ornate fireplaces and mantles, beautiful cast bronze hardware, spacious rooms with high ceilings, oak, mahogany and maple floors, period wood moldings and trim, and historic chandeliers. The home has changed hands just four times in its 130-year history. Its well-preserved original features are balanced by the new; the house was just renovated and its kitchen and bathrooms include modern high-end appliances and fixtures. The house is very tight and toasty in the winter, with radiators that provide steady radiant heat. Window units provide A/C in warm seasons. The house has been newly painted inside and out, and is immaculately clean.

The property includes a very large breezy circular porch with table and chairs (perfect for relaxing with coffee or enjoying meals el fresco) topped by a two-story cone ceiling with wonderful acoustics. The property also includes a private yard with grill, flower gardens, brick walkways, and free off-street parking for two cars. Additional parking is easily found on the side streets.

A very large verdant park is just across the street, with a children's playground, unique climbing structures, a freeform sandbox, a modern rubberized running track, tennis courts, adult exercise equipment, a community garden, and shaded benches and gardens.

The home is ideally located. You can explore the rich architectural details of College Hill and its many local restaurants, shops and parks on foot. It is a five-minute walk to Brown University, the world class RISD museum, Benefit Street and Waterfire, a ten-minute walk to downtown and the theatre district, a ten-minute drive to India Point Park, the river, the jewelry district and hospital complexes, and a 30-40 minute drive to Newport, Tiverton, Little Compton and the magnificent beaches of RI. Boston and Cape Cod are 45 minutes to an hour's drive away. Whole Foods, Staples, CVS, the post office, and numerous coffee shops are all within a five minute walk from the house. walking. The bike path that winds along the water all the way to Bristol begins in India Point Park--a short ride from the house.

Whether you are a multigenerational family gathering for a reunion, graduation, wedding, or vacation, or a group on a business/university trip, this welcoming home is set up for an enjoyable and comfortable visit. I have lived in Providence for twenty years, and can share information about where to go to discover and enjoy its many treasures, natural beauty, fine dining, and local shops. I hope you enjoy your stay!

Guest access
You have access to the first two floors, yard and porches. You are welcome to use the new washer and dryer, both of which are extremely quiet. Desks provide ample working space. If you are here on business travel, the dryer has a steam option and you can also use an iron and ironing board.

Other things to note
There are two outside security cameras; one facing the front door, and one facing the back door.
A welcoming historic Victorian home on the East Side. Great location; 1/4 mile to Brown/RISD/Waterfire, 10 mins to dwntwn & theaters, and 30-40 mins to Newport and beaches. It can graciously accommodate 10 adults. This spotlessly clean home has an open concept kitchen/dining/living room, 3-4 living areas, 5+ large sunny bedrooms and 4 fireplaces. The master bedroom has a new en-suite bath and new king-sized bed. Biz-… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Bedroom 6
1 single bed, 1 toddler bed
Common spaces
1 crib

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Gym
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Dryer
Washer
Iron

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States

This is a quiet, established neighborhood. Please be respectful of our neighbors and conscious about noise in the evening. Quiet after 10 p.m. This house is not suitable for parties or events.

Hosted by Heidi

Joined in November 2012
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I hope to learn about you, and want to share a bit about myself with you. I have spent my career working in the nonprofit field with individuals with disabilities. I currently serve as the Executive Director of a large community-based nonprofit called Creative Work Systems, which supports individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, physical limitations and other special needs. I find this work very fulfilling, and am fortunate to be surrounded by compassionate people with good hearts. We provide residential services, day programming and social enterprise employment opportunities throughout southern Maine (with corporate offices in Westbrook, Maine). This organization is both innovative and entrepreneurial in creating opportunities for people with significant disabilities to find meaningful employment. One or our largest social enterprises is called Maine Woodworks, which makes and sells hardwood cottage-style painted furniture to retailers throughout New England. You will see examples of our craft throughout the house. I truly hope you have an enjoyable stay with me, and that you are able to sample some of the many great restaurants, museums, and places of great natural beauty we have to offer.
I hope to learn about you, and want to share a bit about myself with you. I have spent my career working in the nonprofit field with individuals with disabilities. I currently serv…
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We can either meet you upon your arrival, or provide a code to keyless keypads for private entrance to the house. We are always available in person or by phone, email or text to answer any questions you may have to make your visit smooth and, stress-free and enjoyable.
We can either meet you upon your arrival, or provide a code to keyless keypads for private entrance to the house. We are always available in person or by phone, email or text to a…
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