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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
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WONDERFUL WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this property! For starters Jan was so attentive and kind! She was only a quick text away if we had any questions and she even checked in on us when the rain came in our first day. The house was clean, comfortable and cozy. We were pleasantly surprised that the town was so cute and all the shops, restaurants and coffee shop were only a block or two away. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Girl's golf weekend. We had so much fun!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Our host, Jan, was so accommodating and friendly. She wanted us to have a good time. Even assisted in identifying golf courses. The property is charming as is the Village. We highly recommend a stay here

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful late summer get-away

  • 5 of 5

I'm afraid if I rave too much this well-kept secret won't be such a secret anymore. Wonderful historic house in Wickford Village that's a pleasant walk or short drive to wherever you want to go. Jan is a great host and makes it all that much better. Couldn't be more pleased with our visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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We are Hoosiers transplanted to TN
5

Place is awesome. We are just sorry that we had such a short stay. Hope to get back sometime soon.

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely be staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Sept. 7th thru Sept. 11th

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in Wickford, RI, close to everything. Very clean and comfortable. Cozy and charming! Will highly recommend. We will stay there again on our next visit to R.I.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
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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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 8.0%

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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