Wickford House Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps 3
Winner Dazzling Decor award in HomeAway Traveler Magazine!... Walk everywhere! The best of both worlds. Right in picturesque Historic Wickford Village, yet in an idyllic waterfront setting. Historic Cove Cottage (completely renovated) is literally steps away from Wickford Harbor, cafes, bakeries, restaurants, grocery, gourmet and fish markets, pharmacy, boutiques, art galleries, library, wine merchant. over 40 shops! Only 3 1/2 blocks from the beach. At the same time, you are in a tranquil private, nearly one-acre compound surrounded on two sides by salt water, and 'away from it all'.
The home has been newly transformed into a luxurious, charming residence, providing such amenities as central air conditioning and upscale appliances. The residence offers both comfort and charm in a picture-perfect setting, melding modern-day convenience with its historical roots.
Setting: The home is located on a large, landscaped compound, surrounded on two sides by Academy Cove. Just to the East of the property, passing under a small bridge, the Cove joins Wickford harbor.
About the Historic Home: - This Historic Cape started out in the early 1800s as the workshop of generations of the McKenzie family, Boatwrights and merchants. Later, it was used as a carriage house. In the 1950’s it became the studio and gallery of artist Robert Mac Meehan. It was here that the Wickford Art Festival was conceived in 1961.
South Count: Coastal Rhode Island: - Wickford Village is in South County, Rhode Island - one of New England's favorite vacation spots. It's only 15 - 20 minutes from Providence, Jamestown or Newport with fine dining and beaches even closer! Enjoy South County's breathtakingly beautiful coastline and 100 miles of beautiful beaches ... explore the picturesque and serene countryside containing miles of hiking and biking trails ... take advantage of great fresh and salt water fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, birding and more! South County is full of history and culture with unique shops nestled in diverse and quaint villages. There are 17 public golf courses. Museums, theaters and lighthouses are scattered throughout, offering year-round discovery and exploration. South County is also noted for its great dining, featuring fresh seafood right off the boat.
Historic Sites of North Kingstown: - Gilbert Stuart Birthplace . Stuart, born here in 1755, was foremost portraitist of George Washington. Operating 18th century snuff mill. Colonial furniture and tools.
-Old Narragansett Church (1707) Church Lane, Wickford. One of the oldest Episcopal Churches in America. Features the oldest church organ (1680) in the United States.
- Plum Point Lighthouse Located near the Jamestown Bridge, the lighthouse was erected to ward vessels off Plum Point shoal.
- Quonset Aviation Museum . In the only brick hanger on the East Coast, this working museum offers a growing collection of aircraft and New England aviation memorabilia.
- Smith's Castle Smith's Castle is the site of trading centers established by Richard Smith and Roger Williams in 1637.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Barb , Derek and I want to thank you for offering such a peaceful and restful setting .
The convenience of the cottage to everything in Wickford is great.
It was so convenient to go to pastry shop a few blocks away and get coffee and paper early in AM, evening strolls around the town and especially the live music at the cove dock area.
This is first vacation. I ever took time to read 4 newspapers in the every AM and take a 2 `1/2 hour nap under the pine near the water almost every day.
Derek and I enjoyed the kayaking on the cove and pond behind while watching the waterfowl of all kinds as we paddled along. So peaceful
The cottage is outstanding inside and out. You have thought of everything that you might want or need.
Did not get in the car too much except to visit our favorite spots:: Aunt Carrie’s, Narragansett Beach, Jamestown Island –Beaver tail and of course “the Black Pearl” –Bowens Wharf in Newport.
When we lived in East Greenwich, RI, we knew and experienced Wickford as an excellent quaint town, but it has really improved over the years.
Tell sam hello and give him a kiss.
We will be back and hopefully soon.