This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apt sleeps up to 6 people and is located in the heart of College Hill's Fox Point neighborhood, one of most desirable and walkable districts on College Hill in Providence. The apt is just 2 blocks to Brown University (5-8 min), and a few blocks walk to Thayer Street, Wickenden St, RISD, and Downtown. It's also within close walking distance of Blackstone Blvd, Wayland Square, India Point Park, Hope St Village, Federal Hill, WaterFire, the Convention Center and many shops restaurants, parks, and attractions. The apt is a 1 block to the nearest playground & bus stop, near Zipcars, and within walking distance to downtown amenities. If you are visiting Providence and need a place to stay that is beautiful, safe, inexpensive and central to the colleges and is the perfect place!
This spacious open floor plan 3rd floor apt has been completely remodeled from top to bottom with brand new stainless steel appliances, new hardwood floors and cabinets, gorgeous granitelike countertops, new ceiling fans, high ceilings, and great lighting. The apt features 2 large bedrooms, one with charming boutique "Pottery Barn" white floorboards the other with manly hardwoods. Each bedroom features a brand new queen size bed and fresh clean new bedding. In addition to the 2 queen beds in the bedrooms there are 2 queen size airbeds available for guests use. The bathroom has a brand new shower and hardwood floors. The sunlit living room features gorgeous views, beautiful hardwoods, 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 apt 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 stainless steel stove and refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and all kitchenware and utensils needed to accommodate your stay. Wireless internet, washer and dryer, and 24 hour off-street parking is available for 1 car your convenience. This apt is well above the average condition of most apartments close to Brown and RISD and is the perfect vacation rental with the best that College Hill has to offer.
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 so earplugs are provided for guests convenience. The place is wonderfully warm in the winters. Brand new air conditioners are installed to keep guests cool and comfortable in the summer. During your stay there may be occasional light renovation work being done in other parts of the house. It can be scheduled around your stay at your convenience.
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 just two blocks from Brown University in 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, Wickenden, St, Thayer Street, Hope St Village, Federal Hill, and downtown.
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.
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.
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.+ More