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Little Compton Oasis / Think Cape Cod Without the Traffic!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

PRIME TIME STILL AVAILABLE..Located in Little Compton, Rhode Island on the Westport, Massachusetts line, this charming house is situated in a little known area where farmland sweeps to the ocean. The secluded spot has many beaches, woods and birds, with the distinctive landscape of terminal moraine. Nearby are two wonderful, award-winning vineyards--Westport Rivers and Sakonnet. Each offers daily wine tastings and special events.

A great house for families, there are many children's water and nature related programs available in the area along with several good restaurants.

Nearby gourmet markets allow you to do your own cooking in style. It’s a short distance for a day trip to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, a ferry ride to the Elizabeth Islands or a jaunt to scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Plan a visit to Blithewold Gardens. The area offers excellent bicycling as well.

Keywords: Family, country, beach, pond, biking, vacation, Rhode Island, jacuzzi, hiking, view

More Details

Lee Cooke Childs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Lee Cooke Childs

I was a Landscape Architect and my husband an Architect and the house was unfinished, needing just the kind of work we could happily complete. We and our passel of kids built the stone wall, laid the patio and expanded the gardens. We got recycled (hard southern pine) from Fall River industrial buildings for the floors and recycled hard maple for the woodwork. Maury blew out the wall on the meadow side and designed and built in the cut glass window. He designed the ship's ladder to the upper floor of the "L"

He enclosed the chimney and we recently installed a new high efficiency wood stove. We had fun shopping for the paintings and tiles. The watercolor of Quicksand Pond was done by him as was the revovation of the Massachuseets Supreme Court and Social Law Library and Monshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont.The house worked its magic for many happy years.

Lee Cooke Childs purchased this house in 1983

Why Lee Cooke Childs chose Little Compton

We fell in love with Little Compton after searching all over New England and the Islands for an oasis to spend time together with the whole family, a passel of kids who came from our previous marriages engaged in family building. We needed a place with a short, low traffic drive from Boston so we could come and go easily. The incomparable countryside, great beaches, and a superb one-stop supermarket won us over.

What makes this house unique

Explore the unspoiled countryside with the five bicycles available. Take a leisurely walk or bike ride to Goosewing Beach for the afternoon. Gaze across the sprawling meadow just outside your back door. Then stretch out on the patio and watch the sunset over Quicksand Pond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Sadly we have no plans to return to LC this summer. Best of luck with the rental. It's absolutely serene where you live."
Jul 2009
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Goosewing Beach
"Accessible only on foot or bike or drop off from car."
"Famous for Sunday brunch"
Walker's Roadside Stand
"A great place to stop on a long bike ride so popular in the area, including the Flattest Cen..."
Sakonnet Vineyards
"Regular wine tastings, surprisingly good."
The Commons Lunch
"A step back in time. Don't miss the pies. If they are busy order the pie first to cap the meal."
A-1 Pizza
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Acokacet (private)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 195/24
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Commons
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Goosewing Beach

The Westport River Watershed Alliance is offering fun, hands-on summer science programs for ages 3-16. Participants discover marine life, create eco-crafts, learn about coastal habitats.


Little Compton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , powder room off the livingroom entrance hall
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , In the wing
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Crow's nest - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Fourth wall is open to the cathedral ceiling
    Loft + Den - 1 king , 1 double , Up the ship's ladder. Not for the very young or the infirm.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (2) 2 Pack 'N Plays for infants/toddlers, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Little Compton Oasis / Think Cape Cod Without the Traffic!
average rating of 3.5 based on 5 reviews

Gorgeous setting, beautiful house

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This is a beautiful house built by an architect . . . lots of light inside and a great place to bring the kids. Loft bedrooms are great fun for children. The view is bucolic.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was well worn, musty, and not cleaned as described. The grounds were weedy. Disapointing.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to have feedback. We made a mistake this year allowing a wedding party without someone other than the probably overwhelmed groom in charge of exiting the property. They were not out in time. The cleaners had a hard time of it. This will not happen again. There will always be hours open between guests for the cleaners to do a proper job. Sorry! Re:"Weedy" This is the country. The yard is mowed regularly professionally all season. The abutting meadows are held in common as bird sanctuary. The Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy have rights here and the Norfolk Hunt Club this fall.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning deposit $138

Refundable security deposit $300 and cleaning deposit $138 are due with booking.
Cleaning fees beyond allowance of 3 hours paid by house will be taken from the cleaning deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.