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College Hill Apt Walk To Brown/Risd & Thayer Street

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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.

Neighborhood Attractions:

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.

Thayer Street

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.

Wayland Square

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 Street

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 Hil

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.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fox Point in Providence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , There are 2 queen beds and 2 airbeds available at the apt
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , There are 2 queen beds and 2 airbeds available at the apt
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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College Hill Apt Walk To Brown/Risd & Thayer Street
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning to be nearby Brown, this is a lovely location. Great for two couples

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Always great.

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to visit Providence again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb rental close to Brown!

  • 5 of 5

This spacious 2 bedroom.apt situated just a few blocks from the beginning of Brown University's campus and 4-5 blocks from either Thayer or Wickenden streets where many restaurants, shops and amenities reside. It is well located and beautifully and tastefully decorated. Mags is a 5 star host! The place was ultra clean and the check in was very easy. I highly recommend this apt and staying on the East Side / College Hill area if you are comsidering a rental in Providence. The East Side is the safest, most upscale neighborhood, in Providence, where everything that is desireable in is located. Downtown, Federal Hill, and the West Side which are located on the other side of I-5 have cheaper rentals, but the neighborhoods are not recommended. They tend to be rather dicey and rough. I would highly recommend Mag's apt's to anyone seeking a quality rental and great customer experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Mags place . The apartment is very clean, very quiet, the furniture are all new and the beds very comfortable. Mags is very helpful and quick in addressing any issue/question you might have. We definitely recommend this apartment and we will stay here again in our frequent visits to Providence.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and in a convenient location for us as we had to go to the Brown swimming complex.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Side Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay with Mags and we had a another great time on the lovely East Side of Providence. Our 4 year old loved having her own room as well as the playground directly across the street. The apt was very comfortable & clean and had all of the necessities cooking and eating in. It was also the perfect location to walk to all of our favorite shops & restaurants on Wikendon St, Wayland Sq, and Thayer St. and a short drive to downtown and Fed Hill (Little Italy). We look forward to staying again soon!

If you stay, here are some can't miss places for local flavor:

Coffee: Blue State Coffee, Coffee Exchange

Markets: East Side Market, Venda Ravioli

Food: Nice Slice Pizza, Fellini's Pizza, East Side Pockets, Andrea's

Bars: Ogie's Trailer Park, Duck & Bunny, Hope St. Pizza

Kid stuff: India Point Park, Providence Children's Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Providence TF Green International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Bars on Thayer St or Wickenden St
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Block Island Ferry or Newport
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Providence Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Restaurants on Thayer St
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Narrangansett Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fox Point, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £101.39
Additional Guest Fee £15.6 per person per night
Damage Insurance £46.01

This apt is on the third floor, accessible by stairs. The stairs are ample and wide but you have trouble negotiating stairs, this might not be the best accommodation for you. Off-street parking is available for 1 vehicle only. Parking is tight so a compact size car is recommended, but larger vehicles can be accomodated too. Transportation to or from the airport can be provided for an additional $40 fee per each one way trip. Parties, smoking, drugs, candles, unauthorized guests, prostitution, and pets are not allowed on the premises. There is a "shoes-off" policy for the apt. Check in is 4pm, Check out is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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