OCEAN VIEW WATERFRONT VACATION GETAWAY

Wilder (Mac) Snodgrass

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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OCEAN VIEW WATERFRONT VACATION GETAWAY

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4 bedrooms, including Cabana, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 8 to 10.

Beautiful eight-room waterfront home. Sweeping sky and ocean views from almost every room. Cathedral ceilings, bluestone fireplaces, large bay windows, hardwood floors, & oriental carpets. Open floor plan embraces living room, dining area, kitchen, and adjoining library. Newly furnished (2010) with contemporary furniture and original works of southwestern art. Two master bedrooms have king beds and sliders to decks; 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. 4th bedroom is 13' x17' Cabana under the main deck, an apartment-like rec room with a/c,1/2 bath, French doors, two futon sofas for sleeping or relaxing. Home has large open kitchen; new gas range & dishwasher (2010), microwave, etc, including basic food staples, all necessary utensils; dining room table seats 10. Sliders to large deck, overlooking the water; tree-shaded back lawn, flower garden, patios, with hammock & recliners. Private water's edge sun-bathing terrace & beach, salt-water swimming & outdoor after swim hot-water shower.

Water Amenities: This is a waterfront property. Guests enjoy sweeping water views of the entire Sakonnet River Passage, a mile-wide body of water between the Portsmouth and Tiverton shorelines in Rhode Island, extending 18 miles from Mount Hope Bay to Atlantic Ocean. The the full length and width of the Skonnenet River Passage is visible from this home, extending to the Atlantic Ocean on the far horizon. The home is safely located 16 feet above sea level. Steps lead through the main seawall to a lower grassy terrace about 2,000 square feet in area and just a few feet above sea level. This grassy terrace provides excellent wind-protected sunbathing and a handy small boat storage and rigging area, and fire pit for evening enjoyment. Beyond this terrace is a path leading to the beach and the water's edge. The southern boundary of the property extends to water's edge at high tide.

Swimming: Swimming is excellent. Guests access the beach from the grassy terrace area. The beach is sand-based and covered with fist-size smooth stones and seashells. Beach socks or sandals are recommended. (We have about 20 pairs of beach socks in various sizes which you are welcome to use.) The bottom is gently sloping and uniform across the front of the property and is safe for swimming unless the public is notified by the State of Rhode Island of specific beach closures for any reason. The water temperature is warmed by the Guff Stream, rising to about 75-80 degrees by late summer. The water is salty; the wave heights are usually one to two feet; and the swimming overall is wonderful. An outdoor fresh-water shower and a hammock are available for refreshment after your swim. When miles of white sandy beaches and Atlantic ocean surf are wanted, we drive 20 minutes to Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA; or to Second or Third Beach in Newport, RI. or to Scarborough (Maps are provided.)

Restaurants & Services within walking distance: Lots to do! Within walking distance are five restaurants and two bars that run the gamut from Pete and Flo's (famous for fried clams since 1939) to the delicious casual dining at 'Fifteen Point Road.' We also recommend 'Grazianio's 501 Park for breakfast and lunch; and 'Scampi' for casual seafood, Italian cooking, and a nice sports bar with sharp HDTVs. A children's playground, a marina, public boat launching ramp, fresh seafood, and a good wine and liquor shop are all only a short walk away. At Founder's Brook, 1.4 miles away on Boyd's Lane, is a memorial to Anne Hutchinson, who came in 1638 as a founder to Portsmouth after her famous trial and banishment from Puritan Massachusetts for her pursuit of religious and political rights. The Hutchenson home (long gone) was built by her husband on Blue Bill Cove about 1000 yards from our house. Historic Newport, 'America's First Resort' is just eight miles South! Check the web GoNewport.com for an extensive daily schedule of Newport events, festivals, regattas, mansion tours, museums, plays, music, and much more!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Wilder (Mac) Snodgrass

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I was raised in New England and have life-long interests in sailing and photography. I served 26 years on active duty in the US Army retiring as Colonel in 1989 and for the next 18 years I did leadership development consulting for clients in business, government, and academia. My wife, Enedina is a retired college professor and an actress (SAG/AFTRA). She was raised in El Paso where we met in college and were married after graduation in Dec 1961. We celebrated our golden anniversary in 2011. We have two sons and love spending vacation time here with them and their families. We rent this home so we can afford to keep it available to us for family vacations together!

Wilder (Mac) Snodgrass purchased this house in 1986

We fell in love with Newport in 1976 when I was a student as the US Naval War College, and resolved to live here in retirement. We chose this waterfront house for its stunning views and ideal location. I worked from this home for 18 years and felt rewarded and refreshed every day by the ever-changing natural environment.

The natural beauty that surrounds this home nourishes, renews, and restores the human spirit. We enjoy vacation time with our family and friends; morning or afternoons dips in salt water from our own beach and we love the outdoor shower, air-drying in the hammock. I enjoy early mornings on the deck with fresh coffee and breakfast. Fresh seafood and on the grill; live theater productions of excellent quality at the 2d Story Theater in Warren, RI; burgers at 501 Park Ave; dinners at nearby 15 point Road, and lots of other excellent restaurants nearby; museum, historic mansions and great entertainment in Newport and Bristol RI; sailing and fishing in Narragansett Bay; nearby ocean swimming and miles of white sandy beaches at Horse neck Beach in Massachusetts, and in Narragansett RI. Green Animal Farms in Portsmouth, RI; Colt State Park in Bristol, RI; RISD museum and Water Fire illuminations on summer evening in Providence, RI; the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, MA; and the many attractions in Boston, Cape cod, and the Islands.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.9
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Portsmouth Newport and Aquidneck Island
saint petersburg, fl
5

WATERFRONT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This property truely has a Five-Star water view of the Sakonnet River and Atlantic Ocean. The home is very well appointed for a family or for entertaining. The description, location and amenities listed are accurate. There are not many locations like this to enjoy beautiful Rhode Island.

The owner/manager is responsive and helpful to client's questions and needs.

Overall, highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Newport and Aquidneck Island
5

WONDERFUL VACATION!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this Great home on the beach was Wonderful. My grown children and grandchildren had the best time, from kite flying,walking on the beach, swimming and just relaxing on the beach {my favorite part}. The house had everything we needed for staying there and for the beach. Thanks Mac for letting us stay in your home on the beach.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary!

Many thanks for taking the time to write! You and your family will be always be welcomed back any time we have a vacancy. We love family reunions in Rhode Island! All the best. Mac
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Portsmouth Newport and Aquidneck Island
5

EXCELLENT HOUSE FOR A FAMILY GATHERING!

  • 5 of 5
My family just stayed here for a weekend family gathering and had an awesome visit. The house was great, plenty of room and the added extras that came with the house were above and beyond our expectations! Each morning I got up and walked along the pebble covered beach, what unbelievable sunrises! We took family pictures on the property and they all turned out beautiful. I cannot wait to go back, thank you for sharing your house and property with our family, we could not have asked for a better long weekend.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Portsmouth Newport and Aquidneck Island
Oklahoma
5

OCS GRADUATION WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
Family and friends gathered to watch our son graduate from Officers Candidate School and we were thrilled when we saw this beautiful waterfront home!!! The property sits at the top of a majestic bay with incredible, commanding vistas. Everything about the home was perfect...3 large bedrooms that were fully furnished and a fun cabana that comfortably housed our 8 guests. The kitchen was well stocked with PLENTY of dining and serving ware. We loved sitting on the deck, overlooking the waters edge ... several of the family even enjoyed a brisk swim in the bay!!! It was a perfect location also...away from the bustle of Newport, yet just a short drive to many wonderful restaurants and fun activities. We have stayed in many VRBO rentals around the country and this was, by far, one of the most well-maintained, well-furnished and comfortable homes. I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a quiet, relaxing get-a-way. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Newport and Aquidneck Island
San francisco
5

AMAZING PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at this property! It was an amazing house with a beautiful view. We loved being right on the water and the water shoes at the house were an added benefit for swimming. The check in an check out process was really easy. Hope to return next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Portsmouth Newport and Aquidneck Island
San Antonio, TX
5

EAST COAST TRIP

  • 5 of 5
This property was everything it was described to be. The owner was on the property when we arrived putting on some finishing touches. He was very helpful as was his rental agent. It was a good location. We would happily recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judy, for taking the time to write this review. You were the first guest this summer to enjoy the newly re-finished hardwoods and fresh paint in the LR/DR/Library and hallway areas! After your stay, we went on to complete three more big projects in this June (investing nearly $10,000 in our program of continuing capital repairs and improvements). So come back again this fall for another long weekend, yes? How about this idea: Family Thanksgiving with an Ocean View, yes? We have a nice big kitchen! ;-) Mac
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This a waterfront home located in the Village of Island Park, Town of Portsmouth RI. The home is a 15-20 min. drive (8 miles) from Historic Newport, RI. See famous Newport Mansions; Cliff Walk; ocean beaches; the Newport Music, Jazz, & Folk Festivals; Black Ships Festival; sailing championships & boat shows, Naval War College Museum, Tennis Hall of Fame, and many other summer attractions. Home is also 10 minutes from Historic Bristol RI; 30 minutes from New Bedford, MA; 35 minutes from Providence, RI; and one hour's drive from Boston, MA and Cape Cod.

Other Activities: Kayaking

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Portsmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July-Aug 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,890
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,690
$4,995
 
 
Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$395
$1,990
$2,995
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,695
$4,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Applications must be accompanied by a Rental Deposit check for 50% of the total rental amount, and a separate Damage Deposit check for $1500 which may be postdated to the week week prior to your occupancy; the check will be marked "void" and returned when the property is returned as you received it, with fair wear and tear being accepted. Balance of rent is due and payable upon taking occupancy.
Notes Rent covers exclusive use of the home and furnishings including all utilities, internet, consumable supplies, taxes and basic cleaning fees. Extra cleaning and/or and daily maid service are available for a stipulated additional cost; but there are No surprise charges or fees.
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Amenities

Portsmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2175 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Water View ...
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2d floor. Double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Cabana
    Swim shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor
  • • Bathroom #1 adjoins Master Bedroom #1 on first floor. Tiled floor and walls; toilet, sink and cabinet, and large walk-in tiled shower. • Bathroom #2 adjoins Master Bedroom #2 on second floor. Also accessible from the hall. This bathroom serves all other guests and can get crowded; but the bathroom is large and well equipped with shower and tub, toilet, double sinks mounted in a long counter top with cabinets under, and extra towel bars. • Bathroom #3 in the Cabana. 1/2 bath toilet and sink. • Outdoor swim shower provides hot and cold running fresh water, and a wooden standing grate over a french drain. It is located outside and adjacent to the sliders into the Cabana. This shower is very convient for rinsing off the salt water after your swim, or sunbathing. Air dry while reclining in the near-by hammock!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master BR #1 - 1 king
    Master BR #2 - 1 king
    Guest BR #3 - 2 twin/ single
    Extra Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , Inflatables
    Cabana, BR #4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Double Futons
  • Master Bedroom #1 is a suite/family room, located on the ground level. Room includes king-size platform bed, bluestone fireplace, and great water views of the Sakonnet Passage. Furnishings include love seat, easy chair, dining table, 40' 1080p HDTV. An eight-foot glass slider leads to patio and beach. Suite has private bathroom with tiled shower. Master Bedroom M#2 is on the second floor; king-size bed, dresser, desk and chair. There is a connecting door to the bathroom and an eight-foot sliding glass door to the deck, with views of the garden and the water. Bedroom #3 is also on the second floor. It is furnished with two single beds, eachs withhead boards, , a desk, and table. Three windows with nice cross ventilation. Guests on second floor share the bathroom with bedroom #2. We also offer an Inflatable queen-size and two single inflatable beds in the Cabana--a 13' x 17' finished recreation room under the deck. Sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, comforters provide
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • synagogues
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
• State of RI has a good mosquito abatement program. Flying insects are rarely a problem in the house, on the deck, or at the beach. All windows and doors have screens if needed • House is cooled in the summer primarily by fresh air from the ocean and is usually quite comfortable. - Evenings are cool, and the sleeping is restful, usually with a sea breeze and the sound of waves on the beach. . - A variable speed attic fan is provided for cooling the whole house when cool air is needed and there is no breeze. - Various floor and table fans are available to meet individual preferences. - A 12,000 BTU window air conditioner is centrally located in the library for use on the occasional muggy days when nature and electric fans are simply insufficient. There are also 5,000 / 8,000 BTU air conditioners in all three bedrooms and they are sometimes welcome on muggy nights. The Cabana is also air conditioned. There is a portable dehumidifier if needed for your complete com
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