I host on airbnb.You can see my profile on my web page.
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Place was amazing. More Oil paintings on the walls than most museums, gorgeous antiques and furnished apartment was warm colorful and beyond expectations. Breakfast was to die for.
Bad news we can't get back fast enough. One word about neighborhood; it's not eye appealing to say the least but get directions form Chip our GPS did not know of new one way streets and area detracts from stay but we felt safe and secure once in his fenced yard. He is a great host. we WILL be back. His cooking of breakfast in the dinning room with amazing china and silverware all added to the great experience
Great stay, once again. This time I stayed in the first floor room, which was beautifully appointed and super comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic each day and Chip welcomed my RISD student son on the second morning's breakfast, accommodating a last minute request gracefully. Still highly recommended!
We stayed over on Saturday night and, with only 24 hours to explore Providence, the suggestions that we got from Chip for where-to-go were greatly appreciated and saved us from wasting time wandering around. Since we were the only guests, we had a wonderful Sunday breakfast conversation with Chip about the history of the house, etc. We're also glad that we took his advice at breakfast to check out the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Providence Convention Center.
Chip's personal knowledge of Providence locales and events proved made us appreciate what we would have missed if we stayed elsewhere.
P.S. You can't tell from the street-level photos, but Chip has plenty of off-street parking on his property.
We had a great time staying at Chip's! His beautiful sounding Steinway; the delicious breakfast; the ubiquitous antiques to satisfy our curiosity... The house really was the highlight of the trip for us. We'll be back for the summer! Thank you so much for hosting us!!
This house is beautiful and Chip was a wonderful host.
This was a great find! We (my husband and I) live in the area and were looking for a place to get away for the night without children on our heels! Chip's home is lovely. We had a room and essentially our own bathroom, with an amazing copper tub. He was a gracious host. I read the reviews about the wonderful breakfast he served in the morning, but my expectations were far surpased! I will most definitely stay again. This time I would like to try the summer and explore what looks like a beautiful backyard. Thank you for a much needed mini "vacation"!!
Chip was a very warm and generous host. I loved his grandiose house and furnishing. The breakfast, was just the cherry on top. Thank you so much, Chip, for your generosity of spirit!
Chip was great, as was his home. He provided unexpected wonderful breakfasts and great conversation. My wife and I were in Providence to visit our son, and hope we will be able to stay with Chip again around graduation in the middle of next year.
Chip's house was a wonderland of mysteries and delights. The photos, as great as they are, don't do justice to the multitude of nooks & crannies, alcoves & curio cabinets in which Chip has curated his collection of antique furnishings, art, wallpaper, textiles, knickknacks and oddities.
And the man himself is lovely- warm, conversational and eager to share the comfort of his home. Not to mention the delicious breakfast he prepares in his gorgeous little kitchen- every item he served had classy, unique touches. YUM!
Thank you, Chip, for a wonderful stay.
I cant say enough about my stay with Chip . He was a fabulous host in every way. His place is warm comfortable and visually stimulating. Chip is also a excellent cook . Breakfast was over the top. Excellent. If your playing on staying in Providence, plan on reserving a room with chip,you wont be disappointed.
Chip was a great guest. He was good company and I would welcome him back to stay anytime.
I've known Chip for a number of years. He has extraordinary properties and is a generous, always interesting host and a great cook. His large Victorian is filled with gorgeous fabrics, art, furniture, hand crafted mirrors, etc. from his travels around the world. Interesting people too... He's created a series of beautiful gardens outside each property too...