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Home on Providence's East Side (Brown/RISD), near Boston, Cape, Newport.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Rates from USD $2000 | Weekly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From February 1, 2025 until August 31, 2025


Providence is a fun and friendly city with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, and a half dozen universities (including Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design). It’s less than an hour from Boston, Cape Cod and the islands, Horseneck Beach, and Newport! Our fully-furnished home, built in the late 1920s, has 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms with an office) and 2 bathrooms. It has lovely wood floors, a large backyard with a garden, and a front porch. The fenced in backyard is great for barbeques, parties, sunbathing, and gardening. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, with a french door out to the back yard. Laundry is in the basement, and we have wireless internet and satellite TV. Our home is ideal for a family of 4 or 5. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; another bedroom has a double bed; the third bedroom has a single bed with a trundle bed under it. The 4th bedroom/library has a sofa bed with a very comfy memory foam mattress. It is a family-friendly neighborhood -- quiet, but with all the benefits of living in a vibrant arts and food city. The house is located on Providence's East Side, a lovely older neighborhood near Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) populated by professors, doctors and creative people. Bus lines will connect you to every part of the city. The Amtrak train station is 5 minutes away, which will get you to Boston or New York City. Hope Street is just outside the door, with excellent restaurants, cafes, a library, a park, and a bus stop. Two Whole Foods grocery stores are nearby, and there is a farmer's market every Saturday in the park down the street. The Italian district, Federal Hill, is just 5 minutes away -- highly rated restaurants and food shopping can be found there. Providence itself is a fun city to visit in the summer. It was recently described by Architectural Digest as 'the best small city in America,' while Travel and Leisure called Providence 'America's favorite city.' In the summer, the universities and the downtown frequently have outdoor concerts and festivals. One of the most wonderful experiences Providence has to offer is "Waterfire," which takes place from May to October. WaterFire ( is a multi-sensory art installation, highlighted by a series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. The downtown arts and entertainment district features the nationally renowned Trinity theater, as well as the world-class RISD Museum. Terrific beaches are close by -- Horseneck is just 20 minutes away, Narragansett 40 minutes, and Cape Cod is an hour away. Ferries from New Bedford (40 minutes away) can get you to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket; Ferries from Port Judith (30 minutes away) can get you to Block Island. Boston is a 40 minute train ride; New York City is 2 hours on the fast train. I am an American history professor, my wife is an architect and a photographer, who works for a non-profit that encourages urban farming. We are open to either renting or exchanging. I teach at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, about 30 minutes away. You are welcome to use my office there as well. Library privileges can be arranged. For a home exchange, we are hoping to go to Europe, preferably in/near a city. Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Croatia would all be great, but we're open. You can email Mark at, if you have any questions. While we've posted photographs, this site limits the number; to see more, just shoot us an email.




2,000 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From February 1, 2025 until August 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We would be happy to exchange or rent for any 2-to-4 week period in 2025, February through August.


House in Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Closest University

Brown, RISD, Boston area universities

Nearby Universities
all Boston area universities | Brown University | University of Rhode Island

East Side

Nearby Cities


Comments: East Side

Explore the Area


  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2000 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Weekly rate would drop for longer stays. includes utilities -- gas, electric, water, internet.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning











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Listing Owner

Member Since 2010

Trust Score (47)
Academic Faculty or Staff

Listing Owner

Member Since 2010

Trust Score (47)
Academic Faculty or Staff
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