|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A beautiful view of Narragansett Bay and Newport is the central feature of this classic 1950’s beach cottage on Beavertail. Enjoy the view while dining, either indoors or on the deck. The water is approximately 300 feet from the front door, down a set of private stairs with deeded right of way. There are flat rocks for sunbathing, good snorkeling and a very nice cove (Hull Cove) with a sandy beach five minutes walk to the left along the water’s edge. The town beach is approximately 10 minutes by bike. The town of Jamestown is a few minutes further, with cafes, shops and a marina. By car, you can cross the bridge to Newport in under 15 minutes.
Jamestown is a beautiful area. The house and property were great. Terrific location, water views, short walk to the water. Sunrise from the house or nearby rocks was outstanding. Location was walking distance to the Beaver Tail Park and Lighthouse, and a short ride to town. The property was well maintained, the the house had everything that was needed for a relaxing vacation. We will be back.
My family and I stayed in this little Jamestown cottage from July 19th until July 26th. The home had many of the ingredients for a wonderful vacation getaway. It was located in a very quiet neighborhood just 300 yards from the water. Although our view was partially covered by other houses, the view that we did have was simply breathtaking. My husband is an avid fisherman, and so each day we would walk down the road to the steps that led to the rocky shore. Although tricky to walk through, there were some nice, flat rocks for setting up beach towels and sunning ourselves while throwing out a line for a couple of hours. Heaven!! In addition, the location was perfect for our 7 and 10 year old children. The lack of traffic on Grey Gull Rd as well as the flatness of the road provided a perfect place for my 7 year old to finally learn how to ride her bike! In addition, both our kids made friends with the other children in the neighborhood. It was so lovely to see them running around playing soccer, basketball, tag and riding bikes until the sun went down and feel that they were completely safe.
While the location of the cottage was 5 stars, the condition of the cottage itself was 3 stars, hence the reason for the 4 star rating. The house is small but adequate for a family of 4. The kitchen area is tiny, but it didn't stop my husband from making some of his signature dishes, and there was enough room for everyone to spread out. The rug in the hallway/eating area was stained and worn, but the wood floors were in good condition. The one bathroom in the house is very small and the shower is a tight squeeze, which may be a little uncomfortable for taller/larger people. The lack of WIFI was a bit irksome, which we forgot to find out about from the owners before renting. Still, we found our way around that glitch. Overall, while the cottage is quaint, it was not completely "renter ready". There was a lot of dust bunnies under the beds and furniture, an allergy sufferers nightmare. The bed linens were worn out and a musty smell permeated throughout. The cottage did not feel clean upon our arrival, which is a shame, but easily fixable on the owner's part. As one who lives in an older home, I totally understand that old homes do get dusty and musty quick, but a biweekly deep clean can remedy this. With a few minor fixes, this property can easily become a true slice of heaven for vacationers.
My family and I were so pleased with this lovely New England cottage. It was larger than we had expected. The kitchen was well stocked and a joy to cook in. The wonderful water views from the dining area, kitchen and deck were a real treat. The house was very clean and the washer and dryer was a real bonus. The neighborhood is quiet and tranquil.
The island is great for walking or biking. The cottage is on a more secluded part of the island which is less than a mile from Beavertail State Park where there are amazing water views, walking trails and a lighthouse that you can tour.
The town center is very charming with several restaurants and shops. Newport is a ten minute trip over the Newport Bridge which is beautiful at night with all the lights. Other nearby highlights are South County with ocean beaches, reastaurants and much more.
One highlight was the art show in town. I was able to purchase a painting of Beavertail Lighthouse by a local artist. It is a daily reminder of what a gorgeous place this island is.
The owners are very responsive and readily available if needed. I would recommend this rental to anyone interested in a great New England vacation. We plan on returning every summer.
Once in a while you find a special place that has the warmth of home and mystery of somewhere unique. Look off from the deck and see the sailboats racing and then sit down in the cozy living room and watch the fire in the fireplace dance. Jamestown is a magic place, both small town and sophisicated...come stay at this cottage to enjoy it.
Enjoy solitude while beach combing, snorkeling or fishing, just 300 feet away, or bird watching either at the house or on a stroll through the area. Walk to the lighthouse and enjoy the ocean-oriented museum, or tour the lighthouse. Or take advantage of all the usual tourist/non-tourist cultural, shopping and entertainment opportunities just over the bridge in Newport. Ferry service to Newport and Providence from downtown Jamestown.
Further afield, enjoy access to Providence (Waterfire), New York or Boston via auto or train from Kingston Station.
|Refundable damage deposit||$360|
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