Little Compton House Rental Photos and Description
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.
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
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
Why Frank chose Little Compton
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.
What makes this house unique
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).
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.