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WHITEGATE COTTAGE. - mellow, mystical and mellifluous

Mike Nolan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: french
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2012
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WHITEGATE COTTAGE. - mellow, mystical and mellifluous

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Block Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

On the south end of Block Island natural quiet prevails. Off of the main road and away from the crowds of summer sits Whitegate Cottage. Sited on the edge of a green meadow, it is built in the old Block Island style facing south.

WHITEGATE cottage has 2 stories with the bedroom upstairs and the living area / full bathroom with a stall shower downstairs. There is a spacious front deck with table, chairs and umbrella- perfect for a sunny breakfast or evening cocktails. It is private, quiet and special.

The cottage shares a property with the main house and a small (micro) vineyard (WHITEGATE VINEYARDS) but it is currently not being operated.

On the main floor there is a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and all needed kitchen implements etc, but no range. There is a gas grill outside. An outdoor hot / cold shower is in the back of the house -perfect for washing off after the beach or the best morning shower possible on a sunny day.

The living / dining area on main floor is comfortable, casual and airy. Upstairs with windows on all 4 sides the breeze at night will keep you cool so we stock warm blankets.

Whitegate cottage is at the southern end of the island where the spectacular cliffs on the coastline provide unsurpassed views of the Atlantic and the island interior. You can walk to Vail Beach, Black Rock Beach and Rodmans Hollow.

Town center and Crescent Beach (the biggest and most popular beach) are about 3 miles away.

Upstairs : a ships ladder (a bit steep not suitable for small children, handicapped or the elderly, see photo below) leads to 3 beds (2 twin and one full) with a desk and sitting area. The couch in the sitting area is also a twin bed reconfigured as well.

There are ocean views from upstairs and at night you will hear the surf crashing on the cliffs nearby. The walls, floors and walls are all natural wood in keeping with the island look and feel. WHITEGATE is owner (hands on) operated to insure that the cottage is always perfect for your visit.

The cottage has its own back road and parking area separate from the main house. There is a front and back lawn as well as a shady garden path to enjoy. There is a flagpole on the front deck where we fly the just seems to fit this Summer are welcome to bring & fly your own choice of flag.

Block Island is a country setting. There is no traffic light, Starbucks or mainland chain store of any kind. There is one gas station, one bank and one food market. But there is a brilliant night sky, green island meadows, golden hay fields and the blue Atlantic surrounding your world.


We rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday. If you are interested in renting, and want to bring a car, book a ferry reservation at once. But be flexible on times and even days. It's Block Island...nothing is easy but its all worth it.

We allow one dog up to 30 pounds. There is an additional $100 fee for a pet.

Keywords: Block Island, house

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Nolan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: french
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About Mike Nolan

We spend as much time as possible on island in the summer. We are constantly amazed by the natural beauty around us. Living on this island is so unique in that its the smallest town in the smallest state in the USA. Its a mixture of amazing beaches, scenic farmland with grazing cows and rugged cliffs formed by the raging sea.

Mike Nolan purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Mike Nolan chose Block Island

Our property was the Mitchell farm in the 19th century. Hand built stone walls surround our land. Sheep formally occupied most of the property. We have found all sorts of relics from the past around the property..bottles, buttons, pottery shards, iron tools and so on.

What makes this cottage unique

We had the cottage built in 1996. It was built in the island style with gable returns, hand cut fish scale shingles and wainscoting throughout. We added the full bath in 2005 along with a very sophisticated and environmentally friendly waste-water system which conforms to the very strict island codes.

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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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WHITEGATE COTTAGE. - mellow, mystical and mellifluous
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Favorite Place on Block Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at WhiteGate 4th of July week 2012. By far this is our favorite place to stay on the island. Since then we have rented several other properties and stayed at other B&Bs and none of them compare to WhiteGate. WhiteGate is well maintained, the property is spectacular. It is quiet, away from the “hustle and bustle” of town. At the time we had our car and our bikes, we found that at that location both were essential. During the day we enjoyed biking around the island and at night when we wanted to go into town the car was necessary, it’s a far walk and steep bike ride back to WhiteGate. WhiteGate is the perfect place for a couple. We hope to return to WhiteGate in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We have had amazing guests and we enjoy meeting them. Our goal is to present an experience that we would enjoy and feel comfortable in. We truly enjoy hearing that you have had a positive experience. We thank you for Sharing. Sincerely Mike and Wendy Nolan

Amazing Time at the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage this summer. The location was perfect. The views were great and you really felt like you got away from it all. The owners were very nice and seemed to take extra care to make sure everything was just right. The cottage looks exactly the way it does in the pictures, only better. It was our first summer here and I hope to come back for many more.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind response. It means a great deal to us. Again,thank you.

Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed the weekend at Whitegate Cottage on Block Island.The location was the perfect escape from downtown Providence. The cottage itself was spacious,clean, and offered ample outdoor space for our dog to play. The front porch was a great way to spend the evening enjoying the Island's spring weather and beautiful sunsets. Mike and his family were very accomodating and immediately made us feel at home. We look forward to returning to the Island and will definitely be returning to this spot.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. You were great guests an we can't wait fo you to return.
United States

Wonderful Family Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Whitegate Cottage during the bumper season of mid-May. And loved every minute of it! the cottage is small, but quaint, well stocked and totally perfect for a small family. The property is absolutely gorgeous, and we loved exploring the lawns and vineyard. Mike is a great landlord, and we left feeling refreshed and happy.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York, NY

Fantastic Cottage! Perfect Getaway, Peaceful Quiet and Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I have rented the cottage the last 3 summers and loved every minute of it. It was a perfect getaway. I miss most falling asleep with open windows and thousands of stars and then waking up to a cool morning cross breeze and chirping birds. It's a hidden little spot a brief bike ride from town. If you get a map of the Greenway trails there are some great hiking/running trails nearby that take you along the bluffs. Vail Beach, one of the most secluded island beaches is also a short walk from the cottage. The owners/landlord are a wonderful and helpfull family and even have a Block Island Vineyard on the property.

I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Rates & Availability

From $1,600 Per week

Block Island Cottage Rental Rates

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May 30 2015 - Sep 19 2015
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Block Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
Hot / Cold outdoor shower

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