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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RUSTIC LUXURY ON THE BEACH BOOKED

Block Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults, 2 kids)

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

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1980

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
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Rustic Luxury on the Beach BOOKED
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Rustic Luxury on the Beach BOOKED
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Block Island Rhode Island
Madison, CT
5

WONDERFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We had a most enjoyable week at Claudia's Surf City. The location is ideal: walk to town, walk across street to Crescent Beach. We had beautiful weather and were able to hike through Rodman's Hollow to Snake Hole and also along Clayhead. The house is casual and uniquely funky with the most outrageous views from every window and a porch that wraps around the house & is gateable to keep children and dogs in. Had a marvelous dinner at Winfield's and also at The Surf.Claudia was very helpful and accomodating!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to hear from people who "get" Block Island and Claudia's Surf City. So glad you took advantage of everything the island has to offer and enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind words.
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Rustic Luxury on the Beach BOOKED
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Block Island Rhode Island
Hudson Valley, NY
5

THE ABSOLUTE, MOST-AWESOME, QUINTESSENTIAL BEACH HOUSE!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our 15th consecutive year spending a week on Block Island and we finally got it right! Perfect location, perfect amount of space and absolutely beyond perfect ambiance! Thank you, Claudia, for creating this enchanting place - books, music, hammocks, views, killer kitchen... Couldn't ask for anything more! Oh.. Our two teenaged boys didn't even miss TV... What a blessing! Owner, Claudia, was very helpful with questions prior to our trip and was available throughout the week via email and possible phone (though that's not my thing), in case there were any issues (which there were not). If you are able to stay at Claudia's Surf City, please be sure to check out Andy's Way, Mansion Beach and of course the Salt Pond - kayaks and paddle boards for rent by Paynes Killer Donuts. Dinner at The Beachead - just down Corn Neck Road is a must! I would recommend this property to all my relatives, friends, acquaintances (but I may not, because I don't want to lose my week!!). We just hope to meet Claudia someday, because she must be the coolest, hippest, nicest person ever! Thanks for the great memories! :).
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aw, shucks! We do our best to make Claudia's Surf City a perfect beach retreat—informed by a year living in Kauai back in the day. Many good times and much good karma has happened here. I love the place, and am glad it shows. Thanks for appreciating the ambiance!
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Block Island Rhode Island
Suwanee GA
5

CLAUDIA'S SURF CITY

Claudia's Surf City
  • 5 of 5
Claudia's Surf City is the perfect beach vacation house in the perfect location on Block Island. It is well appointed, well maintained and the owner is attentive to the needs of renters. If you choose to rent this house, take the time to appreciate the details that have been lovingly crafted and fine-tuned over time. Try not to get addicted to the ecstasy of the outdoor shower (good luck with that!). If you let it, Surf City will envelop you in a warm, comforting cocoon of stress relief, from which you will emerge refreshed even after only a few days (we suggest a minimum of 7 nights for full effect). If we never make it back here, we will remember its charms forever. That's our review and we're sticking to it!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tnx! It's always nice to have our place appreciated by special people.
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Block Island Rhode Island
Massachusetts
5

FUNKATASTIC

  • 5 of 5
I've been going to this house for a lot of years because, well, its location is Amazing, on a spit of land between ocean and bay. The feel is Urban Surf Funk with Yard Sale overtones. And yes, it has no TV. Which when you have kids, is a really good thing. So I can work on line on my computer in the early AM and turn it off the rest of the time. Read one of the million or so books. Walk to town if I want. And take a nap in the hammock if I want. Bring my dog. Go to the beach, or my kids can go alone (it's ok, they're old enough). And feel like I'm a hundred million miles away. That's why I keep going back--so keep off my weeks!
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Block Island Rhode Island
Woonsocket, RI
5

SEPTEMBER PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Off season means no people, no traffic, beautiful beaches. A calm serene place and the perfect spot to have a REAL vacation. The water is warm and the sunsets intense! I would recommend this spot to anyone! Walk to town, across from the beach. Water water everywhere!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Block Island Rhode Island
New York City
5

THIS COZY COTTAGE WAS MAGICAL.

  • 5 of 5
My stay at this cozy cottage was magical. Views of the water came in from every direction. The pictures do show a lot of charm but the ocean views were not featured and should have been. You are a very short walk down the drive, cross the street and you are right on the beach. The views of the ocean are fabulous from the windows and porch that are not reflected in the photos listed. You are also a short lovely walk to the the quaint center of the island town. I highly recommend checking into this cottage if you're looking for a relaxing vacation with views of the ocean to the front, a tidal pond out back, and a fresh water pond with lily pads at your door step. I obviously love the water that surrounds the rustic adorable cottage. A must in my opinion.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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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Availability & Rates

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Block Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer 2014
Jun 27 2014 - Sep 4 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,700
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
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Amenities

Block Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large soaking tub, separate shower. En suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Claw foot tub. No shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , The outdoor shower is the best!
  • If you google 'the best shower in the world' you get the outdoor shower at Claudia's Surf City.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Small room with bunks side by side
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The two bunks can be pulled together to form a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
Notes:
en suite soaking tub, outdoor shower, rowboat on backyard tidal pond, windsurfer, fire circle, herb garden, classic Chambers stove, vinyl LP collection, enormous library, picnic table, sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night. . .
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