|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
HIGH SEASON : mid June to mid September
Enjoy a full kitchen, living room , dining room, den, patio, deck and 4 acres of rolling fields with visits by deer and pheasants. And the cost is far less than any hotel for four bedrooms; in fact per person it is $67 per night .
At the house relax outside on the patio with ocean views, on a more sheltered deck or in the shady paddock surrounded by barn foundation walls. Enjoy sweeping views of fields, stonewalls and ocean. Abundant lawns to run around or play outdoor games. Fishing in a pond is yards away. Walk to Vail beach in less than 15 minutes.
If you're inside, this is a house where some people can congregate while others have a place to themselves.
You can eat at a dining room table, a bar, or at either a breezy or a sheltered picnic table. Or do a BBQ down the hill in the stone barn foundation with 9 foot walls on three sides and a grassy paddock in front of you.
You can bike to the north end of the island for a workout, climb down the bluff path to Vail Beach in 12 minutes to surf, fish, swim, paint or have a beach fire.
In 5 minutes drive to the shops and crowds of Old Harbor , then on to Crescent beach for a swim and maybe some parasailing.
Decide whether you'll go out for dinner or make a feast at home perhaps with clams you dug at Andy's Way ; go out dancing or to a movie.
Maybe a moonlit swim or bonfire at the beach
Take yourself to The Great Salt Pond for kayaking, clamming, sailing , tennis or to watch the windsurfers, sailors and power boaters.
Have cocktails on the lawn of the Spring House or The Atlantic and stop by the Manisees Menagerie for a look at the camels and emus and Highland Cows.
Then come back to your nine room 'cottage' on its four acres of fields and paths with its two bedrooms up and two on the main floor. A comfortable living room as well as a den, a large kitchen with plenty of seating. Even the bedrooms have a quiet spot to read.
When you come back from paddling or the beach take a hot outdoor shower .
The beds are firm but embrace you. Two families can stay comfortably given the layout of rooms and beds so come as a group of 8 and the cost is less than $135 per bedroom per night and you have a home of your own and the whole Block Island magic to savor for a week.
You won't have pheasants wake you or grazing fawns interrupt your dinner at a resort or on a cruise ship. Come to Block Island and feel the grass and the sand between your toes.
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of the inside, the property and the scenery within easy walking distance.
And please forgive the one nasty tenant review which comes from someone who caused much damage while there and much unpleasantness afterwards. This rarely happens thank goodness.
Keywords: 4 private Bedrooms( 2Q,2F,2T) , two full baths and hot/cold outdoor shower, eat-in kitchen, w/d, d/w well equipped. Living room w/ fireplace. Wifi/DSL. Dining rm, den. Nicely furnished. Large open property with character, gas and charcoal grillss, picnic tables. Walk to Atlantic beach, fish, star gaze, count deer, spot birds, off paved road but not isolated , 5 minutes to town.
Retired financier with a passion for sports, a penchant for travel and a pleasure taken in cultural activities
Catharine Kolb purchased this chateau / country house in 1983
It's beautiful and unspoiled, easy to get to, stress free, modern conveniences but a place to chill out
marvelous bird watching, star spotting, rambling on beaches or trails, biking the challenging hills, enjoying the local music scene, taking great photos and being at the beach.
I jog, bike and meander from the front door. I sling a towel around my neck, a beach chair over my shoulder and stuff a book or my watercolors in the chair , walk down the grassy path over the back of the property and am on the beach painting in less than 12 minutes.
Stargazing :join weekly guided outing , bird banding station and Audubon guide, a lot to paint and photograph, paved road near house flat enough and safe enough to roller blade/skike , also a good spot for a kid's lemonade stand.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
Cleaning fee is approximately $175, security deposit is $600
Half upon booking; second half, security deposit and cleaning fee due several months prior to arrival
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.