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Elizabeth Johnson

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Charming Beach Home, walk to beach. Bird watcher's delight.

10 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

South Kingstown House Rental Photos and Description

1 Queen Master Suite, 2 Twin Bedrooms, Limit - 4 Persons

Immaculate, 3 bedroom cape in Matunuck. On quiet street, relaxed walk to town beach where there is a pavilion, sandy beach, waves, playground, grassy area, picnic tables, restrooms, showers and an abundance of wild beach roses. Old-fashioned, wrap-around porches, good sense of privacy. Beautifully landscaped gardens, abuts bird sanctuary. Bird watchers delight! Osprey family nesting. Lots of windows, wonderful moonrises and sunrises. Gracious second floor master bedroom suite with slider to southern sundeck and pretty views. Delightful enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Access to miles of RI shoreline, excellent restaurants, Connecticut casinos, fishing, boating, biking, antiquing and wildlife refuge nature trails. Take the ferry to Block Island, drive to Newport's mansions and Cliff Walk or enjoy Providence's Waterfire. Savor the slower pace and the local flavor of a quaint beach neighborhood. Drive 5 minutes to Wakefield's Old Main Street shops, yoga class

Winter Rental $1000/mo: This is truly an idyllic haven for an individual or couple desiring solitude or relocating to RI. Peaceful, friendly local neighborhood, market open year round, wildlife abounds. Contact owner for details.

Enjoy Indian Summer In Matunuck!: Enjoy a relaxing stay without the summer crowds. Gorgeous weather, peaceful setting, flowers, birds and wildlife abound.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Elizabeth Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming Beach Home, walk to beach. Bird watcher's delight.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Couldn't ask for anything more...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 2 weeks of heaven in this lovely home. Walk to the beach or relax on the spacious decks that surround the house. Waking up every morning to the sunrise and sitting on the deck at dusk admiring the beautiful gardens in the yard. Very clean and well stocked rental. Owners were friendly and accommodating but non-intrustive. The lovely vases of fresh cut flowers in each room upon arrival was a nice surprise. Would absolutely recommend this rental to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Matunuck Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented this charming, welcoming, cozy and perfect Matunuck beach house. We have rented several other houses, and this is our favorite. The whole feel of the house is one of peace and serenity. You can spend the entire morning on the front porch with a view of the salt marsh and the rabbits, and the entire afternoon on the upstairs deck. The beach is close by, but staying at home is just as good. We highly recommend this house, and Liz Carpenter, the owner, is courteous and helpful and a pleasure.

Susan Cameron, Potomac, Maryland

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Matunuck vibe

  • 5 of 5

Your home proved to be a wonderful respite and haven from our usually hectic life as restaurant owners. Soothing colors and furnishings, wonderful wildlife, awesome gardens and flowers, the peaceful marshland sanctuary along with the Matunuck vibe = perfection ! Thank you for your hospitality and all the touches that made our stay so relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely beach cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first time for a week in August, and absolutely loved this home. It is a lovely beach cottage - very well maintained and clean with breathtaking views of a marshland and a gorgeous garden maintained by the owner.

When we arrived the owner had vases of fresh flowers from the garden all over the house, and everything was in working order. The house is down a small dirt road so it's very quiet, and the front of the house (complete with wraparound porch) overlooks a marsh so it's incredibly peaceful. There was construction on a house across the street about midway through the week which was a bit loud, but I assume that will wrap up by next summer.

The house has good amenities - grill, beach toys for kids, a fully stocked kitchen as far as cooking utensils go - and is only a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. The beach is expensive to park ($20/day) so plan to walk there unless you want to pay, it really is an easy walk though. There's also an ice cream shop right next to the entrance to the beach and a corner market for food staples.

The owner was great. She called to check in after we arrived and to make sure everything was ok, and we felt like she was available if we needed to reach her. We're already planning a trip back next summer, this home is a find!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
5

Lovely Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family visits Matunuck and this wonderful little cottage in particular every year. Although I live out of state now, I grew up in Rhode Island and know the Matunuck community. Take it from a native Rhode Islander, this cottage is ideally placed; quiet, and borders a gorgeous wildlife marsh and the owner's perennial gardens. The town beach is a 10 minute walk. The bigger and very popular state beach is a 10 minute bike ride via beach roadways. Matunuck is a quaint little beach community and has remained unchanged for generations. Upon arrival you will find an extremely clean and welcoming cottage. The owners take great pride in welcoming guests and providing for comfort. The upstairs master suite with queen bed, bath and deck is a welcoming respite for parents. Two bedrooms downstairs with a shared bath give privacy to two children. As is typical of these types of cottages, the downstairs is an open floor plan - dining, family/TV and kitchen area together. A full laundry is also provided, as is a very convenient outdoor private shower. The wrap-around porch with its lush and carefully tended potted plants, overlook the marsh and gardens. We have spent many hours birdwatching,reading and napping there. Visitors are close to ferry service to Block Island (a tourist must!), Wakefield with its wonderful restaurants, the fishing village of Galilee, and 35 min. from Newport. Allow us to encourage your stay, despite the fact that we wish we could keep this secret to ourselves!! Leslie M., South Carolina

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Netherlands
5

Just a perfect (holi)day

  • 5 of 5

What a joy it was to have our vacation in such a charming, well equiped and maintained beach home. The owners make you feel very welcome at arrival and after that, it's easy to keep in touch in case you might need them. We stayed here for four(!) weeks and explored Rhode Island, parts of Connecticut and visited Boston and New York City. When we returned from these cities everytime it really felt like coming home again! The house is spacious (and a master bedroom with a stonishing view on the moor and a daily sunrise to dream of) and still very cousy. We were very lucky with the weather throughout september: after a week of nineties the temperature stayed between 70 and 80 Fahrenheit. Hardly no rain, so it couldn't be better. The beach is just a ten minutes walk and 2 minutes by car if you want to carry all your important beach stuff with you (also available in the house). People who love birds and rabbits (and who doesn't?) stay here on the front seat!

This was really one of best vacations ever and if we have to make one point of criticism, then that would be the presence of many naughty mosquitos. Fortunately they didn't fly up to the porch at the first floor, so we always were assured of a mosquito-free seat somewhere around the house.

And for all of those who doubt whether renting this house or not: just do it and we can't imagine that you would be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
several courses
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Kingston 10 miles and Providence
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 1
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
South Kingstown Town Beach
Car: necessary

Scenic 'South County'. 10 minutes to downtown Wakefield and Narragansett, movie theaters, mall, lots of good restaurants, nature trails, farm stands, Theatre by the Sea, 'All That Matters' Yoga and Wellness center. 10 minutes to URI, 30 minutes to Providence, Newport, and Connecticut casinos. Miles of Rhode Island's famous coastline and beautiful beaches. Maximum 4 persons.

Other Activities: Wonderful restaurants, Connecticut casinos, Newport, 1/2 hour drive. Complimentary Yoga on the Beach Sunday am. Local produce and fresh baked goods at Carpenter's Farm Stand. Sit on the the waterfront deck of the Ocean Mist and watch the Block Island ferry or maybe take the 55 minute ferry to Block Island for a day trip. Buy lobsters off the lobster boats in Galilee. Visit Newport or Sakonnet vineyards. Explore local antique shops. Ck.'WaterFire Providence' for summer dates.

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Rates & Availability

Matunuck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - August
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Last week of August
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
September
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Indian Summer
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Seasonal Rate quotes per week; it is possible to rent for a shorter or longer period. CONTACT OWNER for quotes
Inquire for Winter Rental, October - May
email for information on Fall and Winter and available weekend rates.
Perfect winter rental for person/couple who appreciates beauty, nature, wildlife and solitude. Small number of friendly year round townsfolk. Seaview Market open all year.

50% of rental due upon confirmation of reservation, remaining 50% due one month prior to occupancy.

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Amenities

South Kingstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom first floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom second floor - toilet , shower
    Outdoor hot/cold water - outdoor shower , enclosed
  • Hot and cold water outdoor enclosed shower with dressing area/bench
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Pillow, comforters, quilts, blankets provided. Guests bring sheets and towels. Fresh floral arrangements
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
. Appointments with certified massage therapist availlable for in-home treatments . Private yoga sessions also available . Our home abuts a bird sanctuary, a pair of nesting ospreys have made their home here for several seasons. You will see them feeding their babies, and some lucky visitors get to see the babies take their first flight!

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