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Cozy Prudence Island Waterfront

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath (another shower outside), foldout couch in LR, sleeps 4

Our cottage is a waterfront gem on Narragansett Bay, located on the neck of Prudence Island, overlooking Bristol Harbor to the east and Potters Cove to the west. We have our own stairway leading to a private beach below and we have a 300 lb. mooring for your boat. Down our lane and across the street is a lovely, quiet sandy beach perfect for morning walks or runs, skinny dipping and quahogging. The outdoor shower is perfect when returning from the beach. Our large backyard is surrounded by a 6 foot cedar fence leaving 100 feet of uniquely private uninterrupted, panoramic views of the bay. These bay views can be enjoyed off of the large waterside deck, on the sleepy hammock or in front of the fire pit.

House Layout: Hardwood floors throughout, our home is a quaint, one-bedroom cottage with a queen-size bed and pull out couch which sleeps two. The kitchen is galley with granite counter tops. The bathroom has a stack-able washer and dryer and custom tiled shower.

The Basics: A ferry is required to get to and from Prudence. There are no shops or restaurants on the island. There is one general store and a few local farm stands. The house is two miles from the ferry homestead in a very private neighborhood. Prudence is perfect for sailing, boating, beach combing, walking and biking. Since many of the roads are unpaved it is suggested to bring your mountain bike. With a large backyard and sprawling views of the bay, our property is an ideal venue for small, private wedding ceremonies (2 so far!).

Bristol: The ferry leaves from downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Bristol is an historic harborside town speckled with quaint shops, restaurants, bars and ice cream stands. Bristol offers a convenient excursion for our guests as it is not necessary to bring your car. You need only leave your vehicle at the ferry homestead and walk right onto the ferry.

More Details

Kristin Towers
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Portsmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with flat screen tv on wall for those who like to fall asleep to a movie or watch the news (we have direct tv)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that a ferry is required to travel to and from Prudence Island. The ferry can be reached at


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Cozy Prudence Island Waterfront
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I will be back often. This place is awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Prudence Island is the perfect getaway. Pure relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We really need joyed our stay in this seaside home. Beautiful views of the bay. The house is the perfect size will all the amenities you could ask for when counting on a relaxing vacation. We enjoyed it all...the fire pit, the beach, the outdoor shower. We will definitely return

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place for a relaxing weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time on Prudence Island. What a relaxing weekend. The cottage was a great space. The deck was great for getting a tan and the outdoor shower was a perfect way to cool off.

The fire pit was a cool spot to hang out at night.

We rented bikes for the weekend and I would highly recommend bringing bikes if you could. The island is a great place to ride around and check out the scenery. It was also nice to ride down to the ferry in the morning and grab something from the general store.

It's hard to miss, but the sunrise each morning is awesome. We didn't expect such an amazing site each morning right out our back door. Beautiful.

Note to new visitors on Prudence Island... when they say it's quiet there, it really is. We took the ferry into Bristol for the day for drinks and lunch as a nice break. But when you are on the island, it's you and the ocean. Bring plenty of food and drink.

All in all it was a great spot and beautiful. Would definitely go back and recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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quiet and secluded

  • 4 of 5

on the North end, near Potter's Cove, away from Homestead - ++s are quiet and seclusion, --s are a hike from the ferry so be prepared - we had bikes so it was perfect! Also, they have a fenced-in yard (rare for PI) that my Aussie loved. We would def rent again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Surpassed Almost All Expectations

  • 5 of 5

First of all, it's tough to find a dog-friendly vacation rental to go along with your preferred location and price range. The owners were very accommodating with bringing our 2 dogs, which was absolutely necessary since my pooch is epileptic, and it wasn't possible to leave him anywhere for a week. The back lawn is really well-fenced and perfect for what we needed.

If you're looking for a spot away from the hustle-bustle of most of our daily experiences, then you won't be disappointed. Prudence Island only has one general store, and it's important to come prepared with plenty of food stuffs and drinks (the store doesn't sell alcohol, but you can get deliveries via Viola's in Bristol. It's only $5 on top of the beer/wine/liquor cost, comes in on the ferry, and I wish we'd discovered this before our last night at the property). The cell signal is good, but there isn't an internet connection, which was totally fine for us. You can do almost anything on smartphones now, and who wants to be in front of a computer while you're on vacation anyway?!? The island is naturally isolated because of it's dependence on the ferry, and the home is on a lesser populated part of the island as well. If offers a lot of privacy (although, there are neighbors on each side), but mingling with locals and other vacationers was awesome too. It immediately caught out attention that absolutely everyone on Prudence Island waves and smiles as you pass by. On the 2 mile drive (approx.) between the property and the ferry, you can expect 9 out of every 10 passing drivers, bicyclists, or other passerby to throw you a wave and a smile. All the kindness truly didn't feel superficial. It was more of a throwback to a small town, welcoming nature, which was backed up by the helpful and genuine affect that we'd seen during longer interactions with the folks around. Having never spent time in the area, we had a lot of questions (logistical and otherwise). The home owners, the ferry staff, the local water taxi owner, and the staff at the local businesses went out of their way to give advice.

The house itself was well-maintained and very comfortable. Everything was spick-and-span when we arrived after a long drive. The AC unit was even running when we got there, and it cools the house very well. The owners really seemed to care about making sure many peripheral aspects of the house were quality. Loved the outdoor shower!

Really, really hoping to come back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

This property is incredible. Upon entrance you feel millions of miles away as your stress instantly fades. We spent our days walking the island with our dog, our evenings kayaking and our nights by the fire pit.

Make sure to bring whatever you need for food, drink, and coffee. Also bug spray is essential. Ticks on the island are awful so bring long pants. Luckily we did not have an issue with ticks in the yard.

Finally, the owners are amazing, easy to work with and readily available.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Prudence Island Ferry
Nearest Train
15 Miles

The Prudence Island Ferry leaves from beautiful, downtown Bristol Rhode Island. Bristol is a small, warm town with historic charm, highlighted by its waterfront shops, restaurants and parks.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $180
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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