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We Call it Ponder!!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Waterfront home with a spectacular view on a 1+ acre lot with a large, manicured lawn and a private foot dock to one of Rhode Island’s famous salt ponds. Ponder, as we fondly refer to it, has a wonderful enclosed porch overlooking Winnapaug Pond with expansive ocean views. The pond offers a unique venue for kayaking, sailing, swimming, birding and fishing, with breach way access to Block Island Sound.

Located within minutes of the Misquamicut and Watch Hill BEACHES (dunes pass to the Misquamicut State Beaches included with rental for all peak-season weeks), with easy access to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and fantastic dining in Westerly, Watch Hill, Stonington, Mystic, and elsewhere. Just 35 minutes to Newport.

There is a public golf course, the Winnapaug Golf Club, located within walking distance, and multiple public tennis courts can be found in the area.

The house has a large living room that opens to the enclosed porch and a combined kitchen/dining room that overlooks the pond.

Four bedrooms:

• Upstairs master bedroom with king and en suite bathroom

• Second upstairs bedroom with single bed

• Downstairs room with two single beds (that can be made into a king bed)

• Downstairs room with full sized bed

Two full baths, one with a shower and one with a bath/shower, and one half bath.

Easily accessible from the Westerly Amtrak station and T F Green Airport in Providence, and just a few minutes from the Westerly State Airport, which provides daily flights to Block Island.

Keywords: ocean view, well-equipped home, convenient to beaches and shopping, private dock

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Ann

Ponder is jointly owned by two branches of a family that shares a love of the Rhode Island sea coast. While we call a total of five different states 'home' between us, we all treasure the time that we can spend at Ponder. We have all had wonderful times here, celebrating weddings and birthdays, and just enjoying time with family and friends. Many of us have fond memories of getting our first gold ring on the Watch Hill carousel, or attending concerts and fireworks in the Westerly park. And we all have spent many hours relaxing on the many beautiful sandy beaches available in the area.

Ann purchased this house in 1997

Why Ann chose Rhode Island Coastal

Some of us were raised in Westerly and have known the area and all it has to offer for our entire lifetimes. Others have come to know it more recently. We all agree that it offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and quiet, as well as lots of activities and things to do for people of all ages.

What makes this house unique

In addition to an amazing location, this house is very comfortable and offers all of the conveniences of home. You can spend your time relaxing and reading on the sun porch, enjoying a cup of coffee on the back steps overlooking the water, or taking advantage of all of the activities that its waterfront location allows. The large grounds provide plenty of space for children to run around and play. The well-equipped kitchen allows you to easily cook and eat in, if you wish. The pass to the Dunes Beach, which comes with the weekly rental, makes it easy for you to park right at the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the wildlife on the pond and the singing of the many birds. The house is very comfortable....Last night the pink clouds reflected in the water were a sight to see.
May 2011
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Westerly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second Floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second Floor - with bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Second Floor
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) One room holds 2 twins, and a smaller room has a single twin.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

We Call it Ponder!!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful location, perfect for our families needs! Much better than a hotel stay.

  • 5 of 5

Awaking to the song birds and seagulls was amazing! Watching the ducks and geese gracefully gliding across the pond was a calm beginning to each morning with my cup of tea. The views to the ocean were amazing and to wake to the sounds of the ocean waves, was wonderful. This house is perfect for a family get together- space to stretch out and to come together for a game or to share stories.

Loved every moment!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anne & Mark S

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting in the Westerly area for several years and this has been our best find. Looking out from the kitchen onto the pond is so relaxing and peaceful. Kayaking around the little islands was serene and private. The yard is huge and flat with some beautiful trees. The house is hidden from the road, and the neighbors are far enough away that you feel you are the only people in the area. The house is full of charm and the owner very kindly provides all linens. The beds are comfortable, the AC works great, and the kitchen is well provisioned and welcoming. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Ann was very responsive to any questions or needs we had, from before we arrived and right through our stay. A very comfortable home that has the basics you will need. The view is amazing. Very peaceful setting, conveniently located near the beaches, restaurants and shops. A great weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lexington, MA

So relaxing here.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely spot, and how aptly named. I hoped for a chance to just breathe, away from the bustle, and I was not disappointed. The view from the sun room was breathtaking at all times of the day. I spent a lot of time just looking out at the pond. The house is exceptionally clean, yet comfortable and not sterile. It has lots of quirky little architectural details and is furnished with items which reminded me of my childhood summers. The kitchen is adorable and very well equipped for cooking. Although I knew there were beaches and activities nearby, I will investigate those another time. The immediate neighborhood was lovely for walking. I went with a small group of middle-aged women and I think everyone felt as I did, relaxed and refreshed. My thanks to the owners, who clearly love it dearly.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, Elizabeth. Thank you for posting it. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the home and found it as peaceful as we do!
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perfect summer vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure to rent this charming home with it's magnificent view on the pond. We spend all of our free time in the sunroom and dining room area taking in the ambience and watching the variety of birds. The house is well stocked with everything needed for a user friendly stay. Beaches were also great with plenty of good seafood spots nearby. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DJ and Family

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. Clean, quiet, and an excellent location. Very relaxing and great wildlife viewing on the pond. Could even hear the surf at night and we were fortunate enough to have several fireworks shows we could view from the back lawn.

Played golf at Winnapaug Golf Club and I would recommend it. Soupy pizza from Pizza Lady was the biggest hit food-wise, but there are so many great restaurants we love: Daniel Packer Inne (Noank), Zack's (Stonington), The Bridge (Westerly), Abbot's (Noank. Do not miss a chance to get out on the water. We did the Mystic Whaler lobster dinner cruise.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Westerly House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

linens / cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%

STATE TAX: 8% Tax (7% Sales Tax plus 1% Hotel Tax) must be added to all property rentals of under 30 days, per new RI law effective July 1, 2015.

CANCELLATIONS: If cancellation is made ninety (90) days or more prior to arrival date, your full payment will be returned minus a $50.00 processing fee. If cancellation is made 30 - 89 days prior to arrival, you will forfeit 50% of the rental fee. If cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the arrival date, you will forfeit the full rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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