Good Size bedroom (Queen size bed) on second floor of 1902 dutch colonial revival home.
Cable TV and wireless internet available.
Shared baths (2) and common areas. Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room of a large house in Historic Elmwood. Off Street Parking in Tandem. (Necessary only at night) On street parking during the day is okay.
8-10 Minutes to the city center. Waterfire, Shopping, Beautiful East Side/ Thayer Street, Restaurants, and Brown University.
5-10 minutes to the Highway (I-95) which will take you everywhere north to south in Rhode Island...and beyond....
15 minutes to T.F. Green Airport
Bus/ Public transportation options available both inbound to city center (Kennedy Plaza) and outbound (Roger Williams Park and Zoo). Also easy connections to Amtrak, T.F. Green as well as to Bristol and Newport...
Bus #20 will let you on/off at the end of the block...
15-30+ minutes to the best beaches in New England. Bristol RI, Newport, Watch Hill, Misquamicut... Tiverton, Four Corners, Horseneck...
Brown University, Roger Williams University, Johnson and Wales are very close by..
40 Minutes to Foxwoods and Mystic CT.
Our house is in the center of everything. Diverse, Historic up-and-coming neighborhood.
A light continental breakfast with coffee or tea.
CALENDAR AVAILABILITY IS NOT ALWAYS AS ACCURATE AS I WOULD LIKE AS OUR FAMILY SCHEDULES SEEM TO CHANGE OFTEN.
Tell us please, when inquiring, how many of you there are adults/ children and gender. This is important only to plan for our own children who may or may not be staying with us also...(There is plenty of room for everyone!)
Please no unauthorized guests....
Thank you for your interest...
Our house is open for you to enjoy, minus our own private rooms. We welcome you to our home.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is up to you. We are glad to give tips and pointers and send you on your way...or we can say nothing at all... Let us know what you would like...
The historic homes and architectural details are quite nice here. It is truly one of the last places left where you can get a city-side home with lots of space and detail for almost nothing. Of course, the neighborhood is in transition and a bit of common sense and good judgement goes a long way.
There is a bus route on each end of the street.
We always recommend the #20 into the city on the Elmwood Avenue side.
No smoking anywhere on site please.
We have an alarm and like to keep the house locked and alarmed when no one is home. We will give you a key and personal code on your arrival and show you how it works...
If you have a car, please make your keys available as the overnight parking is in Tandem.
Please no unauthorized guests while you are staying with us...
We are typically flexible with check-in and check-out...
HOWEVER...the most ideal check-in would be after 4:30pm M-F. Please remember we work during the week and late night check-ins make us grumpy... (still lovable, but grumpy)
Weekends are usually much more flexible.
I left Providence with 2 new friends.
I have never felt more comfortable staying in a hotel -or even a friends home.
If you want to relax in a clean, safe, hospitable atmosphere look no further. If you want the inside scoop on restaurants and fun in the area ask Gigi. He's in on par with any concierge in the area.
I normally stay at an airbnb when I travel for work. The main reason is the value. But G & C made me realize that staying at an airbnb can be a relaxing experience as well.
I couldn't be more pleased.
Shelter from the storm!! These guys are great. We drove in at the onset of blizzard, and before we even had time to worry about how we would feed ourselves the next day, they came in out of the whirling snow, laden with groceries. They started cooking and took care of us as if we were old pals. And now we are! The house is large and lovely, the bed is very comfortable, the cats are delightful, the fire was cozy. And conversation was abundant, yet privacy plentiful--and I could go on. Particularly, we were invited to make ourselves at home, and their hospitality was such that we genuinely felt natural and at ease throughout our stay. My only complaint is that we had to leave too soon. Heartily recommended to anyone who wants to know what Airbnb is all about.
I was fortunate enough to stay with Geoff and Chris for an entire month. They have a very nice home and do a great job making you feel welcome. They catered well to my busy schedule and even gave me a a couple warm meals when I didn't have the time to make my own. They are very close to downtown providence or the federal hill area (less than a 15 min drive to either). I would highly recommend them as hosts!!
Geoff and Chris were absolutely amazing - not only were they friendly and overly hospitable, but they also helped us find things to do in and around Providence. The house, as the pictures show, is beautiful and very comfortable. We were only about a 5 minute drive from downtown.
Geoff and Chris were great hosts. They were very welcoming and accommodating of my changing hospital schedule. The house is nice and kept very clean/neat. I had a great month-long stay here!
Geoff and Chris were a delight to stay with. They made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived. Their lovely home is clean, comfortable, and a quick 1/2 a block walk to the bus which will take you straight to the Providence city center or airport. Not much to do in the immediate neighborhood, but it's so easy to get to downtown. Rocco is a very sweet, well behaved dog, and kept me company during breakfast when Chris and Geoff had already left for the day. They are full of information about Providence - where to go, what to eat - and I welcomed their local's suggestions. This was my first time using AirB&B, and I can't imagine a better first experience.
Geoff and Chris were great hosts! They were very welcoming and helpful especially when it came to suggesting places to eat, places to visit, etc. They were very kind and made sure I had what I needed and I felt at home. The room was very comfortable as well. There's a/c, fan, and tv. I would definitely stay here again.
We are a gay couple with three girls. (Ages 13,16, and 20) who visit with us every other weekend. We tend to be over-cautious and try to keep only the days available that the girls are NOT staying with us.
The available dates are much more flexible in the summer vacation months as we can always swap the days to meet our (and your) schedule. For that reason, It is always better for us to reserve with us as many days in advance as possible.
We have two beautiful cats named Illy and Bustelo. They are a handful, but a lovable handful.
We like to travel and meet new people. I lived in Italy for five years and we return as often as possible. I would look forward to challenging my rusty Language skills.
I (Geoff) am currently working as a consultant for a few local architecture firms and my partner (Chris) works as a Program Manager for developmentally delayed adults.
We enjoy Providence and our neighborhood of Elmwood. We like to show it off to family and friends.