Great Island is surrounded by Point Judith Tidal Pond and is adjacent to a quaint fishing village (Galilee) with restaurants, gift shops, parking, charter boats/marina, and the Block Island Ferry. Exclusively one family homes. No stores or amusements to attract noise or tourists. Very little traffic. Safe for kids. Right of way to launch boats next to property with beach and swimming. Foxwoods gambling casino is within 45 minutes drive. Original cabin was built by Professor Wales and his engineering students as a class project. Although updated, it retains its 1930's charm. Cottage features a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, Florida room, laundry area off Florida room with washer and dryer, and living room with studio bed, and cable TV. Enclosure has a hot/cold outdoor shower. HEATING FOR Winter Rentals: gas, electric, and wood. Wood stove in fireplace requires 2-3 cords for winter heating.
Additional photos on our web-site: Local Marina & Restaurants: Galilee Harbor and Marina: launching area and charter boats (within 1.5 miles of cottage). Local restaurants: breakfast, lunch and dinner (within 1.5-5 miles of cottage) ... Custy's lobster is excellent ... Fresh seafood daily.
Block Island Ferry: local parking for ferry within 1.5 miles of cottage
If you are looking for a cozy quiet getaway close to many beaches but away from the chaos, this is a great stay. Beaches are minutes away, you can bike, walk or drive. Galilee is right around the corner(walk)-you can buy lobster right off of the boat and have a feast. There are many attractions close to this cottage, Beavertail and Fort Wetherhill are 2 must see locations. The cottage is clean and has everything you need for your stay. The owners are very pleasant to deal with and are accommodating. While we were there we enjoyed kayaking, flying kites, clamming and bike riding to name a few. I recommend this cottage to anyone that is looking for a relaxing vacation
Great Island/Point Judith is a prime location for a total Rhode Island sightseeing experience, we did everything from bake in the sun on a nearby state beach, to explore the streets and mansions of Newport by bus tour, to view lighthouses from the water on a lighthouse cruise, to spend some pleasant hours on Block Island. If you like seafood, there's no end to places and possibilities both near and far, from chowder at a diner, to fried oysters on a deck overlooking the water, as fancy or as rough as you like. The house is more than adequate for a couple or a small family, a bit on the rustic side but fully outfitted and conveniently located in a quiet residential area. We had a great view of Point Judith Pond, watched boaters coming and going over our morning coffee sitting at the dining table in the Florida room, saw scuba divers and other recreational clammers and swimmers in the pond, watched seagulls feed, went for walks on the island, sightseeing all over the state, all in all a very relaxing vacation!
The property is well-maintained, the owner is pleasant and helpful to deal with, and though the accomodations are by no means luxurious, you can't go wrong for the price, and you couldn't find a better location to enjoy all that Rhode Island has to offer, or just relax and enjoy your Great Island getaway!
Ready access to beach, swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, water skiing, etc. Large yard can be used for a variety of games and activities. Other local activities include: miniature golf, bumper boats, roller skating, public golf courses (within 15-20 miles), private golf courses (within 5 miles), camp grounds nearby, shopping in nearby towns, flea market (within 20 miles), Point Judith Lighthouse, etc. Point Judith Tidal Pond, also known as Salt Pond, has direct access to the Galilee harbor, Snug Harbor, Potter's Pond, as well as to the Atlantic Ocean and Jerusalem Beach. Newport is about 40 minutes away with many historical sites (such as, Vanderblt Mansion, Navy War College, etc.), Naval Base with commissary, entertainment, U-Pick strawberry farm, music festivals, etc. University of Rhode Island is about 12 miles away often has stage entertainment, as does Theatre-By-The-Sea in near-by Matunuck. Foxwoods gambling casino is within 45 minutes away.
Other Activities: boating, kayaking, roller skating
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Any rental for 30 days or less is subject to a 7% sales tax plus 1% local tax (total 8%), EXCLUDING continuous FULL MONTH rentals and long term rentals greater than 30 days (Fall-Winter rentals for FULL SEASON) ... effective as of July 1, 2015 ... new RI State Law.
NOTE: There is a local ordinance being proposed that restricts the rental occupancy to no more than 4 unrelated persons (currently set at 3, but not enforced due to a court ruling). The cottage can accommodate 6 people. The final determination of this ordinance has yet to be determined, but will be enforced the same way all over RI.
All Rentals: Arrival Time 2:00 PM EDT -- Departure Time 10:00AM EDT
Damage & Cleaning will be deducted form security &/or cleaning deposits, as required, and the deduction is subject to a 7% sales tax plus a 1% local tax (total 8%) ... effective as of July 1, 2015 ... new RI State Law. If the cottage is left clean and there is no damage, the security and cleaning deposits will be returned.
Fall-Winter rentals (FULL SEASON ONLY): Tenant pays for all utilities & services: gas, electric, cords of wood, water, cable, internet, telephone, trash removal, $25max/lawn cutting & any other services Tenant uses. If Landlord pays for any service listed due to provider unwilling to bill Tenant, then the Fall-Winter Tenant will reimburse the cost to Landlord each month as rent the cost of said service.
Deposits security & cleaning: Summer Rental $500 security -- Fall-Winter Rental one (1) month's rent security+$450 cleaning deposit
Payment: Tenant mails security & cleaning deposits upfront w/letter of intent to rent. Upon receipt thereof, Landlord issues lease. Tenant signs & returns it w/Rent. Landlord signs lease & mails it to Tenant. Fall-Winter Rental, rent is due on the1st of the month.