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Historic Waterside 1806 Westgate Watson House in Wickford Village

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1-2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2-4

Historic Waterside Location in Wickford Village. The 1806 Westgate Watson House, reflected across the water of Academy Cover, is one of the most painted and photographed scenes in Wickford and the region for its picturesque setting and serene New England charm. Just a short block from the Village main street, but at the end of a side street, you’ll feel as if you’re in a magical place, a tranquil oasis but still right in the center of everything. Relax in a peaceful sitting area in the yard and let the ripple of the tidal waterfall transport you back to a simpler time. A weeping willow frames your view of the Village across Academy Cove.

1806 Westgate Watson House: This is a first floor apartment in an historic house. It can be rented as a one or two bedroom space with options of a queen bed in one room and twin beds in the other. The house has an interesting history both for its role in the village and also architecturally for old-house buffs. It started as an 1806 Federal colonial but was 'modernized' in the mid 1800's with a Greek Revival facelift and later expanded when they attached a 1750's ell. Modern conveniences (such as indoor plumbing!) were accommodated to the existing floor plan with minimal changes. While care has been taken to preserve the historic integrity of the house, the living spaces were totally refreshed in the summer of 2011 with a completely new kitchen and updated bathroom. The space combines the best of the old and new without compromising comfort. The rooms are sunny and airy with numerous windows, giving wonderful views and letting in the cool coastal breeze.

This is an apartment within a larger house. Outside, in the yard, there are both shared common areas and also more private areas. See listing # 227850.

More Details

Owner
Jan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
T. F. Greene
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Martha's Vineyard High Speed Ferry - Quonset
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Quonset
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wickford Junction, RI - 'T' Regional Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 4 & 102
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Wickford Diner
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Yagoo Valley
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Wickford Town Beach

Wickford Village is ideally located for a varied vacation, from relaxing on an ocean beach to visiting museums and historical sites. The harbor setting is perfect for all water-related activities, from bay excursions to evening dinner sails to kayaking --- there are boat and kayak rentals just a block away. Within an easy half-hour drive, you can experience the small city charm of Providence with its fine restaurants and distinguished universities or cross the Bay to tour the opulent mansions of Newport. Ferry service to Block Island and Martha's Vineyard are equally convenient.

Other Activities: kayaking

Amenities

Wickford Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom was updated in the Summer of 2011 with new fixtures, wall renovation, floor refinishing (wonderful wide boards) and period-appropriate details. All materials are selected for modern comfort while respecting the integrity of the historic house.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Rollaway available with pre-arrangement.
  • Spacious queen bedroom has 3 windows with the original 6 over 6 sashes which let in lots of light and water breezes, with views of Academy Cove and the “front” yard. (Elam Street used to continue along the front and across a long-gone bridge.) Queen size bed has extra comfy mattress and (and lots of pillows). The bath conveniently adjoins the bedroom and keeping (living) room. There is a medium sized closet, linen closet, and full length mirror. A comfortable chair and lamp are great for quietly reading and relaxing. The second bedroom is equally large and also has 3 windows with the original 6 over 6 sashes. Two windows face the front and the 'paper' road of Elam Street. There are 2 twin beds with lots of pillows and a comfy chair for reading and relaxing. Single smaller closet. This room adjoins the keeping room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The main living room, or central 'keeping' room, has windows that overlook the garden and is furnished to be convenient and relaxing with comfortable couch and chairs. There is a flat screen TV, wireless internet, writing desk and a 'library' with local books, novels, and a vintage encyclopedia for trivia fans. The dining area is part of this room. The sunny kitchen was just renovated in the Summer of 2011 and is in the corner of the house with windows facing the street entrance and the garden in the ell. The kitchen combines all the modern conveniences and appliances while respecting the original space and integrity of an historic house (no walls were knocked down). The appliances are stainless steel and high efficiency. The range has 4 cooking burners plus a warming burner. The washer/dryer is also in this area.

Reviews

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Historic Waterside 1806 Westgate Watson House in Wickford Village
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

the house is just lovely

  • 5 of 5

The area is gorgeous it's right in the hub of historic Wickford and you can walk to eateries and the charming stores or just around the harbor! We can't wait to stay here again

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Metro Philadelphia
5

Great way to visit RI

  • 5 of 5

Second visit. Impressed again.

The owner really cares that guests have a great experience. The house and village provide a charming New England triptych.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, UK
4

Quaint and old-world but needs a bit of tidying

  • 4 of 5

Jan was lovely. She met us at the apartment and explained everything. The apartment was just what we wanted for our stay of a few days in the area. It is very well equipped and I would recommend checking out what is there already before heading to the store. It was cold out and the heating was exceptional. Quaint and old-world is lovely but we did feel that this apartment needed some work to bring it up to acceptable standards. Superficially it was pretty clean but if you looked a little closer then you saw that it did need sweeping under things, in particular under the heating vents. It was this that dropped it from 5 to 4. There were plenty of bedclothes and linen. So all in all we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anaheim, CA
5

A Wickford Landmark

  • 5 of 5

A quaint and cozy apartment in a historic house. Ideally located a short walk to the village center.

My hostess was friendly and attended to all details. Bed was very comfortable. Kitchen had state of the art appliances. Can't wait for my next stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

.What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed the lovely house and warm surroundings. It was a delightful treat to see the town in its Christmas glory, and to be so close to Newport, to visit the mansions. The house has historical ambience and modern conveniences, couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and size!

  • 5 of 5

Charming 2 bedroom that sleeps 4 right in the heart of Wickford. We loved the charm and it's proximity to downtown. Jan was a wonderful hostess, ensured we had coffee and milk for our 1st morning after a long and late travel day.

We highly recommend the Watson House.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Monthly rate is based on 4 week stay.
A Security Deposit (refundable) is required and may be paid in various ways. Please inquire.
Credit cards accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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