SOUTH SHORE BEACH COMMUNITY; ONLY WEEK AVAILABLE: AUG. 30-SEPT. 6

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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SOUTH SHORE BEACH COMMUNITY; ONLY WEEK AVAILABLE: AUG. 30-SEPT. 6

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

This beautifully appointed, charming gray shingled beach cottage faces east with distant views of the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can see Cuttyhunk Island from the second floor windows. You can walk, ride or drive to South Shore (Little Compton Town Beach) and Goosewing Beaches. Goosewing is considered one of New England's Top Ten beaches. Yankee Magazine recently named Little Compton one of New England's top beach communities. Walking to the beach takes about 10-15 minutes, riding a bike takes about 5 minutes (all downhill) and driving takes about 3. If you walk or ride a bike to the beach, there is no beach parking fee. However, if you drive, bring your home rental contract to the lifeguard shack to purchase a weekly beach parking pass for your car.

Ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket leave from New Bedford, Massachusetts, just 20 minutes away by car. New Bedford was the setting for Herman Melville's classic fish tale Moby Dick.

All of our children grew up summering in Little Compton riding the waves and building sand castles at South Shore and Goosewing Beaches. We have boogie boards and coaster bikes for your use in the basement. Please note that we service all bikes immediately prior to the first week of summer rentals. After that, tire inflation and additional bike adjustments are on your own. You can also ride bikes to the center of town. There is a community center, library (for videos, free Internet, copy machines, books), a playground, basketball court, little restaurant, pizza parlor. Earle's gas station also offers dry cleaning and video rentals. We even have a larger general store--Wilbur's. We love the ice cream at Gray's in Tiverton (one town north), but you must drive there.

Most of the beach houses in Little Compton do not have air conditioning but breezes are very frequent and we have ceiling fans throughout!

We installed a gourmet kitchen in 2010! We reroofed and purchased new living/dining room rugs in 2011. In the winter of 2012, we renovated the two bathrooms: downstairs has a full bath with tub/shower combo; upstairs has a full bath with walk-in shower. In the fall of 2013, we installed an additional electric water heater for hotter water and better pressure. (The old water heater operated off the old plumbing system.) We have a charcoal grill for your use in the backyard.

ONE WEEK MINIMUM RENTAL beg. last week of June through Labor Day week.

Price: $1800 p/week.

Keywords: Beach cottage with open layout and cool ocean breezes; gourmet kitchen; new spa bathrooms.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The street was friendly and our 5-year-old son made some nice friends during our stay. Your home is warm, inviting and comfortable. We especially liked all the paintings. All in all beautiful weather, a beautiful spot and many fond memories...many thanks.
Aug 2010
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Steve was a television producer who spent 28 years with Voice of America TV, traveling the world producing stories about America. Now retired, Steve devotes his time to writing songs and painting. Darlene is in the communications field as well, handling internal communications for the information technology division of a large government agency. The couple share a love of American roots music, bicycling, family and the Rhode Island seashore. They met while working on a PBS documentary about Japan; he was a film editor; she was a translator who had just returned from a year of study abroad in the land of her birth--Japan.

Frank purchased this house in 1998

We bought in Little Compton after Steve's brother and wife introduced them. Now, both have vacation homes here. All three Frank children, now grown, fondly remember summers at South Shore.

The Sakonnet peninsula is Cape Cod 30 years ago. It is also Thornton Wilder, Norman Rockwell and Currier & Ives all rolled into one. It's the kind of place where the heart of town is still the hub--where you go for groceries, good books, strong coffee and the latest local news. It's also pastoral meadows abutting pristine beach, and lobster pots adjacent to moored sailboats. Little Compton is actually three smaller communities: The Commons (in the center of town), Sakonnet Point (at the southern end of town, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean) and Adamsville (on the eastern side, bordering Massachusetts).

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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South Shore Beach community; Only week available: Aug. 30-Sept. 6
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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Little Compton Rhode Island Coastal
5

BEAUTIFUL, WELL-EQUIPPED HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a very relaxing vacation at this ideal Little Compton beach home. The house has everything you could need for a great week at the beach including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc! Goosewing Beach is about a ten minute walk from the home and it's the ideal beach for kids! The home was clean and beautifully decorated, yet incredibly comfortable. The homeowner had recommended the public library to us and our kids loved this quaint, historic little building in the Commons, which not only provided us with books and movies during our stay but also offered a magic show our boys loved. We would definitely look into renting this property again in the future.

I should add that I had a moment of car trouble on one of the country roads one morning, and I have never met so many nice people who wanted to help!

Recommendations: For breakfast I would highly recommend The Barn and for a casual dinner close-by (6 minute drive from the house) I'd recommend Crowther's.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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South Shore Beach community; Only week available: Aug. 30-Sept. 6
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Little Compton Rhode Island Coastal
5

BEAUTIFUL, WELL-EQUIPPED HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a very relaxing vacation at this ideal Little Compton beach home. The house has everything you could need for a great week at the beach including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc! Goosewing Beach is about a ten minute walk from the home and it's the ideal beach for kids! The home was clean and beautifully decorated, yet incredibly comfortable. The homeowner had recommended the public library to us and our kids loved this quaint, historic little building in the Commons, which not only provided us with books and movies during our stay but also offered a magic show our boys loved. We would definitely look into renting this property again in the future.

I should add that I had a moment of car trouble on one of the country roads one morning, and I have never met so many nice people who wanted to help!

Recommendations: For breakfast I would highly recommend The Barn and for a casual dinner close-by (6 minute drive from the house) I'd recommend Crowther's.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So happy you had a nice stay.
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South Shore Beach community; Only week available: Aug. 30-Sept. 6
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Little Compton Rhode Island Coastal
Doylestown, PA
5

EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful home in Little Compton! Beautiful new kitchen and bathrooms, light and open living space, all the amenities you would need! My family of 6 (including 4 kids age 6-15) had a great time... rode their bikes to the general store, fished for crabs and minnows at the beach, played in the spacious yard. We will definitely return when we visit Little Compton again. The beach is great but kind of a long walk for small kids on a busy-ish road.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so glad that even your teenagers had a great time.
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Little Compton Rhode Island Coastal
Connecticut
5

LOVELY AND COMFORTABLE HOME

  • 5 of 5
This home is in a quiet neighborhood within a pleasant walk to the local beach.
Nicely decorated and very comfortable. The town of Little Compton is adorable and so is the neigboring town of Tiverton. These two communities are very slow paced and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning someday.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a nice stay!
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Little Compton Rhode Island Coastal
Ronceverte, WV, USA
5

CHARMING VACATION RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
My Fiance and I stayed here in mid-June, the water was cold but the beach was beautiful. We found everything we needed at the house and enjoyed the charm of a small beach town. We are planning our wedding in the area next year and plan to rent the place for family etc.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the New England water can be colder in June, but the days are beautiful. Thanks for your review!
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Little Compton Rhode Island Coastal
FL
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END OF SEASON STAY

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The owners live out of town and do not check the place before renting. We rented at the end of the season and the place was extremely dirty. We covered the couch as we were afraid to sit on it, the pillows were covered in drool, and the bathrooms smelled so bad (like a dark subway corner if you know what I mean). It was eye-watering when we closed the windows for the fall. We were not able to get the smell out even with extensive cleaning. We left 2 wks early and could not get a refund for those 2 weeks. I originally asked out of the contract after 5 wks to get back to work (a job offer came in) but the owners accused us of making it up. This was after they asked us to hurricane proof the exterior! When I emailed pictures of the filth they just got angry. Be careful with this place. Never again!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very interesting comment by this VRBOer. family who rented just prior is coming back this summer! Immediately after Mrs. X's arrival, both my husband and I called to check in on Mrs. X, hubby and their two dogs. They uttered not a word about accommodations, neither to us or our local rental agent. Our home is cleaned thoroughly between renters and if there was anything unsatisfactory, the appropriate time to voice this was immediately after check-in. As far as hurricane prep, we just asked that the outdoor furniture be moved under cover. "Oh, no problem," renters said. We never heard from Mrs. X for nearly six weeks until she received a temp job offer in another state. We never heard any complaints about cleanliness until she requesed to break her lease. We asked her to honor her lease because we had already turned down a number of possible renters. Also, my husband and I checked on our house immediately after these renters checked out. What we saw was only normal wear and tear which we have completely remediated, including installing new rugs throughout, having the couch professionally cleaned, etc. We also refunded this couple's security deposit.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Providence
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Little Compton Town Beach & Goosewing
Car: necessary

Little Compton looks like Scotland by the sea with charming stone fences! It's like Cape Cod 30 years ago; like Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

All of our children grew up summering in Little Compton at Town/Goosewing Beach. We have boogie boards and bikes in the basement. You can walk, ride or drive to the beach. Walking is about 10-15 minutes, riding a bike is about 5 minutes and driving is about 3. You can also ride bikes to the center of town. There is a community center, library (for videos, free Internet, copy machines, books), a playground, basketball court, little restaurant, pizza parlor. Earle's gas station also offers dry cleaning and video rentals. We even have a larger general store--Wilbur's. We love the Ice cream at Gray's in Tiverton (one town north), but you must drive there.

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Availability & Rates

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Little Compton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$6,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Rental Contract with T.L. Holland
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Amenities

Little Compton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) Distant ocean views from master bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) Total of 4 single beds in two rooms, one with distant ocean views. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in sitting room, off kitchen, converts to bed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Outdoor, non-private hot/cold shower off kitchen deck comes in handy to rinse off sand after beach visits. Beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles (use at your own risk) and boogie boards provided. Note on bicycles: all are serviced once a year prior to start of summer rental season. One patio dining table provided. Kitchen renovated in winter of 2009. New roof installed spring 2010. Two full bathrooms renovated winter 2012.
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