This classic beach house sits on a tidal pond with Crescent Beach, the most beautiful beach on the island, at the end of your driveway. You don’t really need a car, as it is just a short walk to the ferry dock and town, with its restaurants and shops. Recreated from a former surf shop called Claudia's Surf City, the downstairs is spacious and airy. A rustic open kitchen/living/dining area with a gas Vermont Castings fireplace opens out onto covered porch and decks with water views all around. Upstairs the master bedroom and en suite bath look out to sea.
Two other cozy bedrooms share a separate bath with clawfoot tub. Grounds are complete with lily pond, lawns for bocce, picnic table, garden, water toys and boats, goldfinches and pheasants. No TV! Laze in hammocks indoors or out and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.
Keywords: beach house, house
A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation rental owner on Block Island, once known as Claudia's Island, Claudia Glenn Dowling has honed her bedmaking skills and seldom travels without a truckload of substandard chairs.
Google me at Claudia's Surf City or under my name.
I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summer, but I realized that I could make more money renting houses than surfboards. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, I built the surf shop out, purposely putting in amenities like lavish bathrooms and driftwood stair railings. The first season, 2000, was a great success. The next year, we added porches. We have continued to improve Claudia's Surf City every year while retaining its quirky quality. It is now the sine qua non of a classic beach house.
birding, clamming, landscape painting,bike and moped rentals, live music, farmers' market, fish market, berrypicking,island trail network, boat charters, skygazing
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