|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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~In the center of it all, College Hill's landmark Athenaeum Row lies within one block of Brown University's Van Winkle Gates, the RISD Art Museum, WaterFire, and so much more!
Soaring ceilings and over-sized windows throughout sparkling 'piano nobile' condo within a quiet and friendly building; 1 garden side bedroom with king and down bedding; spacious double parlor with original first generation heart pine floors, mid-nineteenth century working marble fireplace, crown moldings, enormous handcrafted pocket doors, Persian carpeting, and tasteful art and furnishings; 1 bath with marble vanity and travertine tiles; large open concept kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, gas range and convection ovens; in-unit LG steam washer/dryer; central AC; and WIFI. In an exceptionally safe and secure location, Athenaeum Row is uniquely situated within the jurisdictions of, and actively patrolled by, six different police departments.
Ours is the quintessential location on Benefit Street -Providence's 'Mile of History', within the prestigious College Hill Neighborhood, rated among the top 10 neighborhoods in the United States by the American Planning Association!
*Please note: Off-street/on-site parking is not available. Limited overnight street parking available upon request.
Located Within One Block of the Following:
•Brown University's Van Winkle Gates
•Rhode Island School of Design Museum
•Governor Stephen Hopkins House Museum
•Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
•Historic First Baptist Meetinghouse
•Providence Athenaeum Library
•John Carter Brown Library
•John Hay Library
•David Winton Bell Gallery
•RISD Nature Lab
•Brown University Main Green
•Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar
•Parkside Rotisserie and Bar
•Carr Haus Cafe
•RIPTA East Side Trolley Stop
...and Within Five Blocks of:
•John Brown House Museum
•RISD Fleet Library
•Providence Art Club
•Westminster Street Historic District
•The Providence Rink (Ice Skating)
•Cable Car Cinema and Cafe
•Pot Au Feu
•Providence Amtrak Station
Under the roof and within the four walls of Athenaeum Row have lived generations young and old, artists and writers of renown, and visiting academic luminaries from around the globe, each lending to a distinguished provenance singular and unique throughout our historic city. It is our hope to continue this tradition of hospitality by extending a warm welcome to those discerning explorers of Providence who seek a 'home away from home'.
The location couldn't be better, especially for this Floridian seeking to trade the Sunshine State's July heat for Rhode Island's cool. Located a block from Brown University and another from RISD, this 1845 townhouse is surrounded by history. It is smack in the middle of a walkable neighborhood continuously in existence since the 1630s that boasts one of the largest concentrations of pre-Revolutionary and 19th Century homes in the U.S.
History is literally everywhere. Across the street from the townhouse is the Gov. Stephen Hopkins house, a museum once home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence and ardent Quaker. He finally lived up to his religious creed by freeing his slaves at the end of his life. Brown University a block up the hill is amazing, and you can spend days at RISD looking at its world-class art museum and the artistic works scattered throughout its buildings. The museum has Monets, Renoirs, Rodins, and Picassos.
WaterFire along the Providence River a block down College Hill is a must-see, so plan your trip around its schedule. WaterFire combines an evening of performance artists, living statues and gargoyles, music, processions of firewalkers dressed in Victorian garb who tend the fires, and about 70 to 80 large braziers filled with bonfires along and in the river. The Athenaeum (public library) is right next to the townhouse and was well known to Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, who lived nearby.
A few blocks south of the townhouse is the John Brown House museum, reputedly the first mansion in the U.S. and home to one of the Browns, namesakes for the university. The museum offers a tasteful but unflinching view of how the Browns -- ardent Baptists -- made a fortune off slave-running and rum and then tore themselves apart as they confronted the moral consequences.
A few blocks north, Brown University has a new statue set in the ground that memorializes its ties to the horrors of the slave trade -- a large ball and chain partly buried in the ground with its chains jutting upward, the top link broken clean. A few blocks south we took the Foxpoint ferry to Newport for a wonderful day sightseeing everything from its old Quaker salt-box homes to the Cliff Walk mansions of the Vanderbilts.
Your host Daniel couldn't be more gracious, even if you lock yourselves out at midnight, as we did. He was there waiting with a key when we got back from a great day at Plimoth Plantation. One of the best trips of a lifetime!
Great location, great owner who is available at all times. Beautiful setting.
This is my favorite place to stay whenever I'm in Providence. Daniel is a great landlord. Love the unit. Has everything I need and is close to everything I need to be close to on Brown Campus. It's elegant. Exquisitely appointed. Comfortable. Quiet. Luxurious. Fabulous. Lovely. Amazing.
I stayed at the home for 12 days and I wish that I didn't have to leave. The finishes, decor, furniture were very nice. I especially appreciated the beautiful artwork and antiques. The location can't be beat. We walked to dinner most nights and we visited the RISD museum - just a block away. Special thanks to the owners for being responsive from booking to checkout. Communication was very prompt and thanks for checking in midway to see if everything was going well. I will be renting again soon.
We visited Providence for a week of exploring the city and surrounding area. The apartment we rented on Benefit Street was perfect in every way. The owner, Daniel, met us upon arrival and showed us the apt and parking area. The apartment was so comfortable with brand new appliances, cutlery, kitchen utensils and pots and pans. The apt was spotless and the location is very central and within walking distance to many restaurants and historic attractions and Brown University. We would recommend this rental to everyone and are hoping to return next year. Daniel was so helpful and friendly to deal with.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - Jun 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
*Monthly rentals are exempt from RI sales and hotel tax and will include complimentary weekly housekeeping service. Reduced rate available for durations of three months or more. Please email prior to booking.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.