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Ann

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

We Call it Ponder!!!

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rhode Island Coastal House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ann (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

We Call it Ponder!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 13 reviews
5

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
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Lexington, MA
5

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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5

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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United States
5

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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Puerto Rico and St. John US Virgin Islands
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Heading to a wedding in Watch Hill and not wanting to be amongst the hub bub of it all, but at the same time wanting to be close enough so it wasn't a "trip" to attend the wedding festivities..we found Ponder! What a wonderful, pleasant, charming place to come home to each day...it felt sooo like coming home. My grandson so enjoyed fishing off the dock...and was excited to see the horseshoe crabs! It was the perfect location to take in all the southern coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut has to offer. Rhode Island beaches, Watch Hill, old downtown Westerly all within a few minutes drive. We shopped in the antique shops in downtown Westerly; and watched the solstice sunset at the Watch Hill lighthouse. We ate the most incredible authentic thai food at a restaurant in Connecticut, which was less than an hour's drive, explored the Historic Ship Nautlis museum in Groton, CT and ate at the infamous Lenny and Joes Fishtales in Westbrook, CT. The golf course is basically across the street and provided a wonderful morning two (2) mile walk/run around its perimeter, down the drive way and past the wild bunnies, blue jays, cardinals, gophers, chipmunks and squirrels...not to mention the maticulously manacured lawns and gardens around the golf course. The house is equipped with all anyone could want, and meals at the dining room table with the incredible view of the pond gazing back. A very comfortable and quaint New Englandy home. Perfect for our family's get together! We will surely meander back to Rhode Island again some day and Ponder will be our place to stay! Thank you so much Ann.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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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
 
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
$12,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,850
$7,200
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,250
$5,000
 
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,850
$7,200
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
$12,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,850
$7,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,850
$7,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
linens / cleaning fee $150
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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Amenities

Rhode Island Coastal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • 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

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