This charming home is centrally located in the desirable Weekapaug summer community. Parents, you can throw away your car keys and let the kids walk or bike to the tennis club, yacht club and beach.
The house is family friendly with a master bedroom wing in addition to four other upstairs bedrooms. The first floor has a large kitchen with counter eating area and an open dining/living room area with a large lazy-susan dining table that sits 8 - 10 people. There is also a separate family room wing which opens onto a bluestone patio and garden. Watch the hummingbirds whiz by from the back porch and expansive deck which overlook the very private backyard. This yard is a wonderful level open area for family games or a quiet snooze in the hammock.
Beyond the Weekapaug community there are many wonderful local attractions. One of our favorite outings is to take the kids to the historic Watch Hill Carousel, only ten minutes away. Mystic Seaport is only a short drive and a trip to Block Island on the ferry is a great way to spend the day.
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Keywords: Beach House, Summer Cottage
My family has owned this house since the 1950's. Weekapaug RI offers the best of all worlds, with two private beaches great for swimming and riding the waves and a saltwater pond for all kinds of boating activities. There is a tennis/croquet club and a yacht club which offer outstanding instruction for all ages. Membership is available to renters at these clubs for an additional fee. There is also a small coffee/sandwich shop and a small lending library within easy walking distance.
This is a wonderful family house which is roomy and inviting. The master wing and family wing are separated somewhat from the main shell of the house which allows for some privacy for family members. The outdoor 'rooms' are a wonderful asset to the house, the covered porch joins onto a large deck with benches all around it and next to this area is a bluestone patio with table and chairs for outdoor dining. All of this is surrounded by a very private yard with a garden areas. We love the outdoor shower and use it almost solely in the summer months.
Grew up in Pawcatuck, CT, and now our entire family is spread out across the country...Virginia, Colorado, Maine and California. We yearn to be back in the area, and try to rent a vacation spot every year or so. We chose this Weekapaug home for it's beauty, charm, seclusion and of course, pet friendly! My husband and I were driving from Denver with our Golden Retriever, and my sister was driving from Virginia with her Yellow Lab. The rest of our party included our mom (79) and sisters/brothers in law. We found the home to be just as advertised, very quaint and welcoming. The yard is gorgeous, with plenty of room for the dogs to romp. The deck offered lots of relaxing seating, as there is also a bench wrapping around the deck. There is no home to one side of the property, so it is extremely quiet and private. We met our neighbors through the back yard, as they have two young kids that wanted to play with my young nephew...they were delightful! We found out that our mom went to high school with her mom, and knew many of the same people. Small friendly world!
The kayaks (my personal favorite) were wonderful. We did have to transport them down to the pond, but the guys didn't mind. We would paddle out a ways and beach them, to walk to our own "private" beach...so gorgeous...saw beautiful Egrets along the way. The kitchen was more than adequate...my brother in law found two old rusty cast iron pans that he decided he would bring back to life. He seasoned/refurbished them (he is a foodie) and then cooked us amazing foods in these absolutely beautiful pans! (Jane, hope you like how they look now!)
The items in the beach box at Fenway were great: plenty of beach chairs, toys, umbrellas. We tended to frequent Weekapaug beach instead, as it was basically empty since kids were still in school.
Loved Weekapaug, the house, the area and the beaches. Great vacation!