THE SIMPLE LIFE--AT THE BEACH. NADA MAS THIS SEASON.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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THE SIMPLE LIFE--AT THE BEACH. NADA MAS THIS SEASON.

Block Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

This neo classic beach house sits on a tidal pond with the most beautiful beach on the island at the end of your driveway. You don’t need a car, as it is just a short walk to the ferry dock and town. A post and beam house with loftlike spaces, the downstairs has a kitchen/living/dining area and French doors opening out onto a covered porch oceanside and a back deck with water views.

The master bedroom, with king bed and huge en suite bathtub, looks out to sea with a private balcony. The Green Room has a queen bed and its own balcony, while the Birds' Nest has four twin beds, two up a ladder in a loft. Two rooms share a separate bath with walk-in rain shower. Grounds are complete with outdoor shower, lily pond, lawns for croquet, water toys, goldfinches and pheasants. Wifi but no TV! Laze in hammocks and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.

Keywords: House, cottage, vacation rental

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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About The Owner

A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation property owner/manager 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.

You can Google me at Claudia's Surf City.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Block Island

I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summers long ago. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, we converted it into a cottage. When my daughter got married, the family expanded, and we built Hannah's Honeymoon Hideaway, a post and beam house. Our first guests came in 2006, and we continue to improve Hannah's Hideaway every year, polishing it, if possible, to a brighter sheen. It is now the sine qua non of simplicity, functioning as perfectly as a beach house as a shell for a nautilus. You can see more pix and videos in links on Claudia's Surf City

What makes this cottage unique

Though on the beach and close to the ferry dock and town, you can retreat to a private world that feels far from mainland cares. After even a weekend on Block Island you feel as if you've had a wonderful break from reality.

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
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
business
The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392571vb
917-544-3319
Block Island Rhode Island
Sandy Hook, CT
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5
The best place to be on Block Island is right here. This was our second stay and I cry every time I have to leave. The house is perfect and has everything you need. You will feel relaxed and calm the moment you open those doors and breath in that ocean air. The location cannot be beat because you can walk everywhere. Our favorite place to watch the sunset is The Oar, make sure you go and try the fried chicken and mudslides. There are so many places on the island to explore and you will never feel rushed because that is the way there. We would spend our days on Mansion Beach with our dogs and go for long walks all through the day. The owner is the greatest and is so gracious to share her beautiful home with all of us. I cannot wait to return next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392571vb
917-544-3319
Block Island Rhode Island
5

Great place, exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5
This house is directly across from the beach and a short walk into town. its super comfortable, funky stylish and has virtually everything you need. The owner was super helpful and responded quickly via email to any questions before and during our stay. It was our first trip to BI and we had a lot of questions! We went clamming (get licenses!) and cooked our haul as clams casino. Had lobsters sent in on the ferry (cooked in the house's lobster pot), went to the beach, rented bikes and mopeds from Aldo's (Leo was super helpful), and generally just chilled. The only minor miss is no TV for late nite DVD's/movies (our family's tradition). Not much to do in BI after 8P unless you are a barfly. We knew there was no TV up front and we just read more books. Can't beat the outdoor shower, never used the indoor one! You won't be disappointed by this house and the owner is a gem.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! Appreciate your kind words! I should mention that there are two movie theaters on Block Island, though you might have already seen the movies!
Many people bring their computers to play DVDs. Sadly island Internet is too slow to stream or download.
business
The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392571vb
917-544-3319
Block Island Rhode Island
Nantucket, MA
5

Fantastic stay,

  • 5 of 5
We loved everything about the house. The views and location are amazing. This is a perfect place for a Block Island vacation. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! Glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise!
business
The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392571vb
917-544-3319
Block Island Rhode Island
Texas
5

Weekend with Grandkids

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house with room to spare for our eight. Location is perfect for walking to town, ferry, beach, restaurants, salt pond docks, and most Island restaurants. Perfect place to stay for a trip without a car. Great views of ocean, salt pond and small fresh pond in side yard. Can be combined with cottage next door (same owner) for an extended family outing.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! We try to make improvements every year but really no improvement can be made on the location. . .
business
The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392571vb
917-544-3319
Block Island Rhode Island
New Jersey
5

Wonderful house, terrific location

  • 5 of 5
My family and I have been coming to Block Island for more than 30 years, and this was one of our best weeks on the Island ever--in large part because Hannah's Hideaway was a very comfortable house that made us feel right at home. Opening the French doors at the front and back of the house made us feel like we were living outside--there was a "hot porch" mostly in the sun and a "cool porch" in the shade. It was awesome to be able to cross the road and be at the beach, and walk 10 minutes and be downtown.
All in all, one of the best rentals on Block Island.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tnx for the lovely review. My daughter Hannah and I keep trying to make it better every year. But we can't really boast that much, because it's location, location, location!
business
The Simple Life--at the Beach. Nada mas this season.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392571vb
917-544-3319
Block Island Rhode Island
Vermont
5

Perfect Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from an extended Girls Weekend at this wonderful beach home. There were eight of us, and we had plenty of room. Comfortable beds. Great casual decor with fun details. Everything you needed was on-site. Outdoor shower was great. Location cannot be beat....walk into town in less than 10 minutes. Right across the road from the beach. Claudia was very accommodating and welcoming. She was available if needed and never intrusive. We had a fantastic trip. A great house for families, friends, reunions. Note: WiFi is weak as it's coming from the adjoining rental home next door. **Overall: highly recommended!!**
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! Glad you had a good time!
True that DSL is pathetic. However, not just because of weak signal—pretty iffy islandwide. Worse in the fog, too.
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Oar
"Reasonable prices, good tacos and sushi. Great view from the picnic tables outside."
Old Post Office Bagel Shop
"The kids love to walk down to the corner and pick up bagels for breakfast. If you eat there,..."
Finn's Seafood Restaurant
"I actually don't go to the resturant often, but I rely on their fish store next door."
Island Free Library
Black Rock
"The surf beach. Hang a left at the painted rock. At the end of a perilous dirt road. Clothin..."
empire theatre
"Love this theater. Mind you, the last movie I saw there was "Quest For Fire"—and the picture..."
Elevation cafe
"I didn't know this was the name. We call it Bethany's or the Airport Cafe. A local hangout o..."
Andy's Way
"Great clamming spot. And, nostalgically, great windsurfing spot. "

sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night, 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

Availability & Rates

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fall 2014
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 

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Property Damage Protection $49
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Amenities

Amenities

Block Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Custom rain shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , The outdoor shower is pure heaven
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , En suite, huge soaking tub with hand shower
  • 2.5+ outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony overlooking the beach
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Balcony overlooking the tidal pond
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Loft with two twin mattresses. Two twin beds downstairs.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two are mattresses, and room is only suitabe for kids under 12
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
On the beach, post and beam house with loftlike space, walk to town, huge soaking tub, outdoor shower, picnic basket, croquet set, many books and CDs, puzzles, games, kids' room with four twin beds—two in a loft, balcony overlooking ocean in master suite, balcony overlooking tidal pond in queen guest room, hammocks, beach towels, boogie boards, pheasants, muskrat
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