Plenty of room to spread out~dresser for your clothes
Quiet, sunny room, easy walk to Brown and RISD!
Quiet, sunny room, easy walk to Brown and RISD!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
You won’t be charged yet

My partner Don and I and our Bichon Frise Jack are happy to welcome you to Providence!

Clean, sunny, newly furnished room in the city's best location, near campus, shops, and cafes. Safe, quiet neighborhood, an easy walk (1/2 mi) or 1 bus stop from Brown/RISD, & shops on Thayer/Hope/Wayland. New double bed, w/ cotton/down bedding. Off-street parking, Continental breakfast, all day coffee/tea/snacks, and Wifi included. Parking/checkin/checkout details will be emailed to you prior to arrival.

The space

Welcome to our home! It's called the Villa Villekulla, after Pippi Longstocking's house, and it's home to my partner Don and me, and our friendly little dog Jack.

The Villa was built in 1900, and is one of Providence's architectural gems, full of character and charm. I hope you'll feel welcome the moment you step inside. It's a single family home, not an apartment house, which adds to the welcoming and private feel. Please note that our dog Jack may be here at times when you are not but he is quiet and friendly and you don't have to interact with him if you do not wish. He doesn't take it personally. :)

The Villa is clean, quiet, sunny, & quirky, with hardwood floors, bay windows, and a working fireplace. It's located in a lovely, safe, walkable neighborhood, one of the city's best locations, with Brown and RISD campuses, as well as shopping, all within walking distance.

Included in your amenities are free wireless internet and cable tv/Netflix; Continental breakfast; coffee, tea, and snacks all day; off-street parking; and use of the living room, kitchen, porch, and laundry facilities.

Your room features a new double/full bed with a firm, plush-top mattress, finished with 100% cotton and down bedding. Plush cotton towels and bathtub/shower with plenty of hot water are great for relaxing after a long day. Please note that the bath is shared.

Located off Hope Street, it's an easy and pleasant stroll to Wayland Square, with its cafés and bookshops, yoga and fitness studios, 2 spas and 3 salons, a CVS, 6 restaurants, shoe repair and dry cleaner, along with clothing and gift shops. Rochambeau Avenue to the north is equally accessible, and features a block of great cafes, clothing and shoe store, CVA, bakery, and gift shops. Brown and RISD are an easy walk as well, and the #1 bus runs nearby so you can hop on that if you prefer.

Our neighborhood is safe, quiet, and has block after pretty block of well-kept, vintage Victorians and 20th-century colonials. There are houses of worship within walking distance, as well as Blackstone Blvd about half a mile to the east, which has lovely paths for jogging and biking. Hope High School is 2 blocks away and has a track for public use during non-school hours.

There's so much to do on campus and in town, but I hope you will find time to relax on the porch, watch a movie, or sit by the fireplace--please make yourself at home!

Continental breakfast is included and coffee/tea/snacks are available all day.

I also provide a guide that I wrote on Providence, with tips on where to go and what to do, for free. If you would like a copy of the guide let me know and I'll email it to you. Airbnb does not provide space for attaching PDFs to emails or to the listing page, unfortunately.

I rent out a second guest room on Airbnb, so there may be another guest here during your stay.

Dogs are considered on a case by case basis (depending on the breed, for insurance purposes, and because we have a dog already). Also, they are not allowed to eat the bunnies in the yard, no matter how delicious they look. ;)

Guest access

The front porch, driveway for parking, living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen, washer dryer in basement, bathroom. There is a Brown campus building across the street, that has lovely grounds for strolling, too.

Interaction with guests

I am friendly but unobtrusive. I like to give my guests their privacy and space, but I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

I've traveled by myself many times and so I'm very experienced as a guest. I think that helps me be a considerate host. At least, I hope so!

Other things to note

There may be times when you are alone in the house with another guest, or with Jack our dog, so you should be comfortable with that. We try to only choose nice guests, though! and Jack is a darling.

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee ₹1006
Weekend Price ₹4023 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Check in is after 3 pm unless otherwise agreed upon through email with me.
- No minors under the age of 18 may stay unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 21.
- Quiet hours in the house are from 10 pm till 6 am. When you come home during quiet hours, please be as quiet as you can inside and outside the house: please keep voices low/don't slam car or house doors as you get out of your car and enter the house, out of respect for the neighbors as well as us. Inside the house please move about quietly.
- Please be considerate of others and pick up after yourself in the bathroom and clean up after yourself in the kitchen. (You don't have to wash the floors and windows, :) but please don't leave your wet towels on the floors or half-eaten food on the counter).
- Please unplug iron and turn off coffee pot, as well as any personal appliances such as curling irons, before going out.
- No smoking of anything, anywhere on the property. No drugs, no parties, no guests except those pre-approved by me.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Some spaces are shared


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

36 Reviews

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Tammy User Profile
October 2017
Really cute house and JJ added very nice touches, made sure coffee was ready for my 4:00am departure and even homemade apple pie!

Jane User Profile
October 2017
This is our first time to live in airbnb. We had a successful experience!

Jasmeet User Profile
October 2017
JJ was extremely accommodating! Check-in was super smooth, there were plenty of snacks and food out for us, and the house was very close to everything. We definitely recommend staying here :)

Katie User Profile
October 2017
JJ has a cute home and the room was cozy and comfortable. JJ is a fantastic host! She was so friendly and hospitable. It was a priority for her to make sure I had everything I needed. Would definitely recommend her home to anyone.

Catherine User Profile
September 2017
J.J. was wonderful! She was very friendly and her home was a lot of fun, especially the decor. I really loved all the little touches that made her place very guest friendly. She had toiletries and towels set up where we could easily access them, and I really appreciated the carafe of water and candies she set up in the bedroom. I also loved that she had snacks available in the kitchen and everything was set up in a way that you felt comfortable grabbing them on your own. I would definitely recommend her to others traveling to the area!

Jamil User Profile
September 2017
Couldn't be anymore satisfied with J.J's place. Nice, spacious, quiet home, perfect for staying while enjoying the wonderful town of providence. J.J was extremely kind and accommodating and I HIGHLY recommend anyone in the area thinking about using Airbnb to stay with this wonderful Lady. Will definitely be returning if I end up in Providence again.

Rodrigo User Profile
September 2017
I hade a wonderful time at JJ's place... fell like home. She took care about the small details. The bed is so nice. Definitely will stay again.

Providence, Rhode Island, United StatesJoined in August 2012
J. J. User ProfileJ. J. is a superhost.

Hi! I'm Jennifer Jane, but people call me JJ. I'm a writer and editor, and I enjoy traveling, singing harmonies in a band, cooking, and playing the ukulele. I love hosting and guesting on Airbnb and look forward to welcoming you to Providence!

I love being an Airbnb host, and I'm proud to be a Superhost. I just wish there was a designation for Super Guest, because so many of my guests would qualify. :)

I also rent my home out to groups; please email me for details.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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