The "Cozy room on 3rd", located in a 10-room Dutch colonial home built in 1903, has a futon bed, dresser, comfortable chair for reading, bookshelves, large closet. A shared bath is on second floor; a half bath is on first. Good for longer stays.
House built in 1903 is on a double lot with porch facing a side yard.
Kitchen, dining room, baths on 1st and 2nd floor
I live in the house and will be glad to help you plan your stay.
During the summer the room can get noisy when neighborhood clubs let out on Friday and Saturday nights. If you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs for summer nights.
Let me know your ARRIVAL TIME as soon as possible so I can plan my day. Generally, check in is after 3:00 pm; check out by 10:30 am.
SAFETY AND SECURITY: No candles or other open flames.
Do not leave open doors or 1st floor windows unattended.
Parents with young children must supervise them at all times as the house is not child-safe (no locks on cabinets; no gates on stairs).
BE RESPECTFUL of other housemates and guests.
Clean up the kitchen, bath, and other common areas after using them; e.g., Wipe down stove and counter tops after preparing food. Clean hair from tub drain after bathing.
Hang wet towels on hooks on doors - not on furniture.
No drug use or excessive drinking.
Quiet down after 10:00 pm.
BREAKFAST is available to guests staying 6 days or less.
There's no on street PARKING in Providence without a permit. Guests may need to negotiate order of parking so everyone can easily get out in the mornings.
EMERGENCY information is posted on the refrigerator.
First aid supplies are in the lower cupboard in the 2nd floor hallway.
I enjoy making people feel comfortable in my home. I also enjoy traveling. A trip in 2015 to Iceland for 12 days was a marvel with continued opportunities for taking pictures. Staying at guesthouses with shared kitchens was a great way to meet other travelers. I've been an ESL teacher, a community organizer, and a curriculum developer with consulting experience in several countries, particularly in Sierra Leone (see photos on flickr/khlynsky). I chair a neighborhood association, manage a monthly book sale at the our library, and write a monthly newsletter. It's hard to hear music without wanting to dance, especially swing and Argentine tango. A native English speaker, I can get by in Spanish.