Home at Harkness is a mixture of the eclectic West Side of Providence, Federal Hill and the Broadway-Armory Historic District. Walk to restaurants, cafes, farmers markets, downtown, the Jewelry District and the Convention Center within minutes!
When Risa and Yosefa, a mother and daughter duo, decided to put their passions into play, the Home at Harkness was created! Risa is an artist and long time Rhode Island resident and Yosefa is a world traveled Rhode Islander with a passion for hospitality.
Home at Harkness is mixture of the eclectic West Side of Providence and the historic Federal Hill and Boradway-Armory Historic District. This cottage was built in 1855 and in January of 2017 was completely renovated while keeping it's historic feel with an artistic flair, and hence, the Home at Harkness was born!
Everything you need is here at Home at Harkness, from off street parking to a fully furnished and comfortably appointed home. For your comfort, this as a "pet dander free" space. No pets, please.
By the way, it is insulated, well heated, and stocked with plenty of blankets so it is a wonderful, warm hideaway in the fall and winter months as well. Yep, snuggly wifi too.
Flying in? This spot is only 20 minutes from the airport.
And while in Providence you may want some wheels! This location is very close to Zipcars and you can easily find them on their website.
Oh! P.S. Please read the description, house rules and post a pic of you in your profile beforehand just so that everyone is on the same page. Much appreciated. Cheers!
As a guest you will have complete access to the entire house and back yard, equipped with a grill, patio table, umbrella and beach chairs. A brand new high efficiency washer and dryer is located in the basement for your convenience.
Samskipti við gesti
As your host (Yosefa) I will be available to help throughout your stay via cell phone. If I am unavailable for any reason, my co-hosts Nikole and Risa will be able to help. We do have a property manager check guests in to make sure everything is going smoothly. We're close by and happy to answer any questions about the area.
For the safety and security of my family and home, only registered guests are allowed on the property. There is a strict no party policy here. Thanks!
Annað til að hafa í huga
The driveway is narrow, but can fit up to 4 cars. Please be careful driving in and out.
The home is secured with SimplySafe, a home security system linked to the Police Station 24/7. The neighborhood is very safe and guests rarely use it, in fact, it has never been used! If you would like access to the security system please ask for the code which changes with every guest.
The home is heated by Nest Thermostat and cooled by home air conditioners. Please be mindful and turn off the appliances when you leave.
...but most importantly, make yourself at Home!
Don't burn anything inside of the home, but smoking and bug candles outside a just fine!
We love parties, but just not here!
When you enter, please remove you shoes and keep them on the green shoe rack.
Quiet time after 11pm
For the safety and security of my home, only registered guests are allowed on the property.
First and Last name of all guests checking in are required. If there are 5 people booked, only those 5 are allowed to enter the property. This is to prevent massive parties and gatherings. Thank you for understanding!
I used to host and travel on another site and here are what people said about me:
"Yosefa is an amazing person - fun, easy to talk to, very friendly/ easygoing. also, she left cookies by my bed for me!! sweet place, too - i had a great time staying with her & getting to know her." Melanie Daniels, Alpine, United States
"She's fun, a very cool person, she has a really authentic character. I enjoyed her company, we had a nice day together, went out together to the biggest festival in Hungary, host her and you'll have a great experience." József Csiki, Hungary
"Yosefa is a wonderful and very interesting person, honest, open, original and so much fun! She has a big heart and it's so easy to have great laughs with her. I'm truly happy we have met, good luck for the future, love ya girl!" Barbara Miso, Izola, Slovenia
"Yosefa is my favorite guest of ALL TIME. Yosefa is great! She stayed with me for several days in my small one room apartment in Tel Aviv, of course did not complain about the heat and small room, while keeping the place neat and clean. We also had lots of interesting conversations because she is smart/creative/imaginative has a great sense of humor. She is very creative/artistic/imaginative, great sense of humor very relaxed/chilled out. She did not ever need assistance because she is very independent and experienced. She has a very sharing and giving attitude. It was also great to travel with Yosefa. Yes, we really had some great adventures together in Jordan and Israel as she says. She can also fill the most boring stretches of road with entertainment. And I hope we will be able to make more adventures again! Its been a privilege to know Yosefa." Dr.Ryan Natan, Philadelphia, United States