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Family home near the water in the Edgewood neighborhood near Providence.

Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
Rates from USD $2500 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From June 1, 2024 until August 31, 2024


I am a professor based in Cambridge, MA who has spent many happy weekends in this house with my children and grandchildren. The house is one block from Narragansett Bay, four blocks from the Edgewood Yacht Club, and a longer walk or short drive from Pawtuxet Village and Roger Williams State Park. The first floor has an open plan, with flowing communication between the double living room, entry sitting room, dining room, and kitchen/pantry. The kitchen has high ceilings and exposed beams. The double living room has a music area with piano and an exercise area with Peloton bike. On the second floor are two bedrooms (one with double or queen bed, one with twin beds) and a third room with a single bed that can serve either as an additional bedroom or as a study. There's also an open area with a couch/convertible queen bed and large-screen TV, and another bedroom that's off-limits. On both floors, the rooms have high ceilings, windows on two sides at least, and are filled with light; most have ceiling fans and all have optional portable AC units. Outside, there's a large terrace, equipped with a grill and electric heater, for outdoor cooking, dining and enjoying the sea air. The large garden includes two play structures for kids and a hammock. Limitations: the house dates from the 1890s, with just one full bath, no working fireplaces, small closets, and an unfinished basement (but with a laundry area, a freezer, and usable exercise equipment including a rower). Only the kitchen/pantry, the bathrooms, and the painted walls are nearly new. The furnishings include lots of books and toys. The 2-car garage has one usable space for you; the long driveway easily fits 2 cars side by side and more in tandem. You have the option of renting my new semi-electric car. I hope to find caring and responsible tenants who will adopt my two indoor cats--they are independent, affectionate, and happiest there. I also hope for tenants who will enjoy living in this neighborhood and encountering our friendly neighbors during daily walks along the bay..




2,249 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From June 1, 2024 until August 31, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: The start date could be later and the end date is flexible.


House in Cranston, Rhode Island, United States

Closest University

Brown University

Nearby Universities
Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus | Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)


Nearby Cities


Comments: One block from Narragansett Bay, 15 minute drive to Brown University and RISD

Explore the Area


  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Near Ocean or Lake

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2500 Monthly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Optional Peloton bike, optional car, just 1.5 baths. Reduced rent if you live with and care for our 2 wonderful indoor cats.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is available

Comments: A 2021 hybrid/electric plug-in Prius, chargeable in the garage, available for you to rent. A friendly neighborhood with lots of young families; a wonderful housekeeper and friend, Donna, will help with any issues that arise while I'm away.

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with my pet(s)

Two healthy and loving cats, aged 11 and 4 years, need company and care in my absence this spring. I am exploring other options for them but prefer them to stay in the house, for reduced rent if you are able to care for them.

I may need help with mail and deliveries

almost nothing comes for me at this address, but Donna can attend to anything that does.

I may need help with plants or garden

Enjoy the perennial flowers and fruits; they are hardy but will need water if there's a drought. If you say for the summer, I recommend the annual tomatoes and herbs sold each May at the Southside Community Trust's Rare and Unusual Plant Sale.

Comments: I love this house and neighborhood and hope to rent to people who will enjoy both.





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Comments: Peloton bike in living room; rowing machine in unfinished basement, child's play structures and hammock in garden, outdoor grill on porch, wonderful flowers begin in the spring, tomatoes and raspberries all summer.


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Listing Owner

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