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Clean Rental In The Center Of Providence

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Ward 13 - West Fountain House

City Rental Close To Restaurants And Universities

We took a bit of a hiatus but now we are back hosting. Please come and stay in our beautiful, sunlit space in the heart of historic Providence. The apartment is located in a newly renovated historic home located walking distance to the restaurants of Broadway and Westminster. Laundry, internet, cable, off street parking all included. Close to public transportation. Kitchen with new appliances. Master bedroom with air conditioning. Sleeps 4-5 people comfortably. Pet friendly. Owner Brown University affiliated. Two night stay minimum, thanks!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Allysia M Guy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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About Allysia M Guy

New Yorker that studied at Brown University and couldn't give up charming Providence.

Allysia M Guy purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Allysia M Guy chose Providence

Across the street to my favorite restaurant North as well as many others


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Clean Rental In The Center Of Providence
average rating of 2.875 based on 8 reviews

Adequate for the price

  • 2 of 5

If you need an apartment in Providence and your budgeted is limited this apartment may be acceptable. On the plus side, it does have parking behind the house and the neighborhood is walkable. The photos give a reasonable impression of what you can expect. The bed in the bedroom is excellent. For the most part, the apartment is quiet, reasonably clean and comfortably heated. On the minus side, the stairs are steep. Our stay was marred by 3 factors. One was that the onsite person had no idea we were coming. Apparently I should have received an email that told me to call her, but I didn't receive it. Since I reserved and paid a month in advance, I think she should have known we were scheduled. The second was that on our first morning the toilet backed up. The manager's response was to bring us a bottle of Liquid Plummer an hour later. My son-in-law had to deal with it. The third was that on Saturday night the people downstairs had an all-night party. From 4 - 5 a.m. there was a loud argument.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We share our home with people when we are not occupying this space. This guest was given a poor review by us weeks ago before this one was received. she did not follow instruction and literally broke into our back entrance. I have a copy of all correspondence with her. She did in fact recieve clear instructions on how to enter the space. The apt is located on the 3rd floor. That is clear in the advertisement however the front stairwell used for guest is quit wide. This guest took it upon herself to walk into the back door using the narrow back stairwell to enter my managers apartment without warning. She also was agressive on the phone yelling and cursing when I attempted to help her get situated after she failed to follow instruction. I wanted to cancel her reservation but my house manager is very sweet saw that she had children and let her stay with close watch. I filed a formal complaint with vrbo about this guest on the spot. I suspect the review had something to do with her poor communication and lack of social graces in this instance. We are a loving caring family and we work to keep this space free of bad energy. My guess is that my house manager was not thrilled to help her with any acute issues such as a toilet plunge. I would not be either. This was our worst encounter out of the all our reservations.
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Comfortable, clean and very convenient

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I very much enjoyed the apartment. It was extremely clean, comfortable and affordable. Tia, the building manager, was super friendly and was available for any requests. She was great at recommending restaurants and things to do around town. The neighborhood was quaint and there were plenty of restaurants within walking distance, as well as being a fairly short walk to downtown. There was an outstanding restaurant (called North) down the street. North also owns a bakery which was across from the house. Again, outstanding! There was a new fried chicken/southern food place across the street that looked wonderful, but we didn't have a chance to try it.

Yes, the three flights of steps were a bit of a challenge with our heavy luggage, but Tia was more than happy to help us. As other folks have mentioned, there was some spackle on the walls, which, I guess if you are picky, could be considered unsightly. The apartment looks like it was recently renovated and the bathroom was beautiful. Again, it was extremely affordable, so I certainly didn't mind that it wasn't the Ritz. Tia made sure we had plenty of sheets, towels, toilet paper, dish soap, etc. And the wifi was great! Coming from a rural area, I was so happy to be able to stream movies. :-)

When we come back to Providence next year, we will be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good spot, relatively convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Worked well for what we needed. It was just a place to lay our heads and worked perfectly well for that. 12 min walk to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Work In Progress

  • 3 of 5

The third floor apt. was basically as described although a little spartan. Nice gas range and refrigerator was uncharacteristically stocked with provender. Counter space was minimal but as the room itself is large I think a small rolling prep table could help a lot. The Spackle patches didn't bother me as I am in construction but might annoy others. The great restaurants of Providence are nearby and would recommend this to younger, under 40 folks, who could better negotiate the winding stairs to third floor. Given the reasonable price I'me giving it a three star! Dan

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always offer a clean convenient place to stay. The apt is beautiful and sunny. We have completely renovated the bathroom. Guests have access to the front stairs which is wider for luggage. Internet service password is readily accessible. There is a building manager on the premises and a full stock of clean linens. All appliances in the space are also new and we have added a small dining table. Despite all of these upgrades we have managed to keep the rental space price at a very reasonable rate. We do not make you pay for anything false and we are very accessible during your stay. I live in Manhattan but when I am in Providence I stay here and I am most comfortable. Hope this helps. Kindly, Allysia (owner)
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Looked like it was mid- construction

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was spacious but felt like it was mid-construction not at all a vacation rental. Most (if not all) rooms had large wall/ paint patch sections, not even one coat of paint over them to match the rest, there was tape up around sections of walls/ ceilings from paint prep, the shower didn't even feel like it was installed into the space- open wall sections, etc. There weren't bath towels, paper towels or hand towels anywhere in the apartment when we arrived (didn't arrive early or anything). There was only a half roll of toilet paper. Many light bulbs seemed to just be out and not replaced. When we arrived all the windows were open and it was cold but the heat did work.

Amenities: We had to ask where the washer and dryer advertised were located and wait until the path was cleared to get to them in the basement. Be advised to bring your phone/ flashlight as there isn't lighting to the basement. The cable didn't work so no tv even though it was advertised. There was internet but we had to ask for the password and it took awhile to get. There was no dining area that is mentioned in the listing. Towels weren't provided when we arrived.

The neighbor down stairs seems to take care of this apartment and meets the guests (was nice and friendly). She did later bring up towels, blankets and more paper products when we asked.

The apartment felt secure and the neighborhood seemed fine. It was walking distance to some restaurants and included parking behind the building. It's on the third floor (walk up). I felt it was expensive for the quality. I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was one of our first rental dates. Much has improved since and we have gotten supplies, linens and access down to a science at this time. All construction is now done. Despite this review we pride ourselves on a cheap, clean place to stay with much room and comfortable beds.
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Everything as advertised

  • 3 of 5

This is a 3rd story walk-up apartment (top floor). It is set up with one full bedroom (queen), a second bedroom that contains a wide couch (can sleep on it like a bed), and a TV room with another couch. The apartment had wifi and the owner was very accomodating. The apartment is older; however, it is as portrayed in the pictures.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday apartment in Ward 13, Rhode Island

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 10.0%

50% refund for cancellations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ward 13 in Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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