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Great Watch Hill Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The beach is about a 3 minute walk from the compound, or you can walk to two public beaches in about 5 or 7 minutes. We are located in the center of Watch Hill on the bay.

Private home with water view, within walking distance of beaches, docks, and lovely Watch Hill (shops, restaurants, carousel). Includes living room, dining room, deck (with furniture), two car garage and private additional parking. Rental includes free bathhouse and entrance to the Carousel Beach (for duration of stay).

The main house bed configuration is 1 queen, 1 double and 2 twin beds. Living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, laundry, 2 baths, decks.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Owner

This home has been in the family for many years. They have been remodeled and upgrades. Holdredge's have been a part of Watch Hill since the early 40's, once owning two garages and a parking lot. Now we just own the house and 2 cottages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are looking forward to this year's stay. You have such a wonderful location. You are very private, yet in the heart of Watch Hill. We love the fact that you take such good care of your house and cottages. You always make us feel so at home.
Jul 2009
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Watch Hill Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The main house has everything.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Great Watch Hill Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank u for the lovely stay at your cottage.It was clean and well kept with lots of light.Jane was kind and helpful with all.I have already recommended this to my family.thankyou

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Watch Hill location

  • 5 of 5

This Watch Hill property was accurately described in terms of location, layout and amenities. We stayed in the house next to the 2 cottages. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room, washer/dryer, decks with views of the marina,it certainly met our needs! It was within close walking distance to three beaches-Carousel (with beach/bath house priviledges in season) Napatree, and East Beach. It is immaculate and well-maintained. Amazing customer service was provided despite a very serious health issue and hospitalization of one of the owners shortly after we arrived. We absolutely would recommend this property to anyone! Despite very uncooperative weather (the second week of June) and no access during that week to Carousel Beach, we had a lovely time. We took advantage of our proximity to Watch Hill village -a short walk away. We had a chance to browse through different boutiques and shops as well as eat at a few spots there-restaurants/cafes (breakfast/ lunch/dinner options). We also enjoyed walking and jogging around the area. There are a few golf courses near-by, appreciated by my husband. We ventured to Foxwoods, which was quite an experience ,on one of the rainy days! We also traveled on another non-beach day to Mystic CT- eating at Mystic Pizza and going to the Maritime Museum area. Fun! Hope this review will help those interested in staying in Watch Hill- a gem by the sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream Spot

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Watch Hill since I was a child. My family of four has been coming for the past three years. This was by far the best week I have ever spent there.

The location was perfect, with a view of the marina. We could see the carousel from the back deck, the carousel beach was a three minute walk. A locker is provided for beach chairs and toys so after the first day, all we had to bring was towels and snacks. My small kids enjoyed the carousel beach but for the more adventurous, East Beach has some great waves just two minutes further by foot.

The house itself was charming, extremely clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for me and my two daughters. We had guests multiple nights. A cookout on the back deck while the sun set made for some great evenings. The food within walking distance is perfect, ranging from casual (St. Clair's Annex) to formal dining (The Ocean House), and everything in between.

The owners were delightful, readily available to solve problems or answer questions - though we had zero issues. We have already booked for next year and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely family. we are so happy to have them return next year.
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Granby, CT

The Best Ever Watch Hill Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the main house and, because our family included four generations this year, we also rented one of the cottages on the property. We had a fantastic week of glorious beaches, beautiful sunsets as well as nightly carousel rides (for the little ones) and ice cream cones.

The main house and cottage were immaculate, with gleaming hardwood floors, lovely (and functional) furniture and every amenity you could want. The grounds were well cared for and spacious with the quaint but bustling harbor, town and beaches just a few minutes walk from our door. We loved the proximity of it all!!

Many thanks to Jane and Charlie Holdredge for providing the perfect vacation property for our family. We all look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have them back again. We love having nice families.
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Kansas City, Mo

Watch Hill Wedding Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our son got married on June 8th and we rented the house for a week along with both cottages for a host of family members and clergy. It was an ideal situation to have the "compound" as we were home base for everyone arriving. The house was great, clean, well appointed, roomy, great workable kitchen and three bedrooms. We hosted about 35 people the first night that people were arriving and grilled sausages and burgers and the kids could run around outside and everyone could go back and forth to town and watch the sunset. This is an ideal location for people without a car or who just really like to be close to everything and especially the beach.... no parking issues! We experienced the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea which only added to our excitement at the Yacht Club the night of the rehearsal dinner. Charlie came and checked on us the next day as there was "ponding" everywhere in town. Jane has been great to work with for me the past year, as in addition to planning a wedding long distance, we had last minute changes with family members due to illnesses and surgeries. We will be back for sure and would highly recommend the entire property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice family. They had a tough time with Super Storm Sandy on Friday night, but everything cleared for theri weddin on Saturday. We hope to host them again.
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Tampa, FLorida

OMG in Watch Hill RI

  • 5 of 5

Last summer we had the greatest experience with our rental in Watch Hill, RI. We stayed at the "house" owned by Jane & Charlie and were delighted with the comfort and ambiance. The property was exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated with all the amenities of home, the view was spectacular and it was sooooo close to the beach. Access to the private beach was included in our rental. The owners were helpful in advising us on parking, restaurants and shopping. We will definitely be back there again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the nicest fasmily. We can't wait to have them back.
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Rates & Availability

Watch Hill Estate Rental Rates


  • Please contact owner for complete rental rate information.
  • We are on a mini compound consisting of the main house and 2 cottages. Estate house & 2 cottages all together have 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Each unit sleeps 6.

    The cottages can be rented separately. Cottage B has 2 bedrooms, 1 queen, 2 twins and a pull out queen sofa in the living room, 1 bath, fully stocked kitchen, and a deck. Cottage C has 2 bedrooms, 1 queen, 2 twins and a futon in the living room.

    All come with a beach pass and cabana at the Carousel Beach.
  • Summer rental of house $3500. per wk (.Ask about our discounts.)
    House can be rented for fall or winter as well. Please inquire for details.

    Winter Rental availble Sept. 15- June 15!!! Inquire Now!!

    Cottages or entire compound priced seperately, please inquire.