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Caren Ford

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Rent weekly or nightly for these dates July 25 - August 1 or August 11 - 15

8 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

Rhode Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 16-18)

The Jane Marie Cottage is a seven bedroom home tucked away in a quiet setting off Old Town Road. Located just past Chapel Street on the left behind The Inn at Block Island. You can walk to Old Harbor Ferry, entertainment venues, beach, shops and restaurants which are located within a 2 block radius. It can comfortably accommodate between 16-18 people. It is perfect for a family celebrating a special Block Island wedding or family gathering. The cottage is rented by the week during the summer months from June to September and by the night September to May. Its open floor plan is graciously appointed with comfortable furniture and bedding. It features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and ample appliances to handle a large gathering. The two 30 foot decks provide a wonderful area to enjoy the Block Island breeze and view of the town and Old Harbor area. This is a pet free and smoke free home.

Amenities: Air conditioning, trash pick up, outside shower, large gas grill, hairdryers, satellite TV and wireless internet, pillows, blankets. Sheets and towels included.

Keywords: Large Block Island Vacation Home with Ocean view 2 blocks walk to beach, town and ferry. Weekly rental June - Labor Day or nightly rental from September - May for special events, weddings or family reunions. The Jane Marie Cottage has a large open floor plan with seven bedrooms amd 41/2 bathrooms.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Caren Ford (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Caren Ford

We are from CT and own and operate the Jane Marie Cottage, The Barrington Inn and The Inn at Block Island. Caren is referral agent in CT and RI. John is a Design Build Food Processing Contractor with J.P. Kempf Co in Milford, CT.

Caren Ford purchased this house in 2005

Why Caren Ford chose Rhode Island

We Love Block Island!! Block Island is the jewel of the north. The beaches are great, the water is crystal clear, the restaurants are fabulous and the sunsets are spectacular. Block Island is a great place to take your family and create wonderful memories year after year. Come see us, you will be glad you did!

What makes this house unique

The Jane Marie Cottage is one of the most comfortably appointed, clean and conveniently located larger homes on Block Island. No need to taxi the kids around when you rent our place. We have air conditiioning and a two cook kitchen perfect for the gourmet chefs of the family looking to entertain a large group.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Rent weekly or nightly for these dates July 25 - August 1 or August 11 - 15
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
United States
5

Perfect Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

For our wedding weekend, my wife and I were looking for a way to have our entire family and wedding party in one area. The Jane Marie House and Inn at Block Island were perfect. We put our immediate families in the Jane Marie House (15 people 1 baby). There was a private master suite for my wife and I with its own bathroom and beautiful views. Most of the other couples had their own rooms, only a few people had to share. Plenty of space, plenty of bathrooms. The best part was, we had the entire wedding party stay right next door at the Inn at Block Island which is owned by the same people. SO CONVENIENT. The location is great. Very walkable to town and restaurants. Accommodations were better than we could have every hoped for, and Karen, the owner, was so great at communicating weather, and any potential issues before they arose. We are WITHOUT A DOUBT coming back to the Jane Marie House. Thoroughly impressed with everything this beautiful house had to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting the Jane Marie Cottage for you special occasion. We are happy that you enjoyed the house, the Inn at Block Island and Block Island. We look forward to your return.
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Seattle, WA
4

Flexible home for large family; truly perfect location close to town and yet with expansive outdoors

  • 4 of 5

We were 13, including a nursing baby, a toddler, and three small children between the ages of 4 and 6. And 8 adults. Layout was great. The downstairs we used for quiet time for the kids and the nice big comfy chair was ideal for my sister-in-law to nurse. Two dishwashers and refrigerators were a must for our family, as we've learned from prior rental experiences. The pond out back was a huge hit! We did plenty of rolling down the hill and took advantage of nearby open spaces to (attempt to) fly a kite. We don't need to say more about Block Island itself. It was breathtaking. We were nervous about grocery options, but were pleasantly surprised to find a well-stocked grocery a couple minutes walk away. Seriously, this grocery was perfect. When we realized the chicken breasts got left behind in PA, it was no problem to grab some at a reasonable cost. But then all your staples and then some were right there. I only elaborate on this grocery thing because I was having a hard time trying to find out the types of stores that were there. And to be so close! A quick errand on foot to pick up extra yogurt, jarred jalapeño peppers, and ice cream was no big deal.

We loved the simplicity of the home, but most of all how it seemed to be organized for our family. The pictures don't really show this, but the main floor master has its door right off the dining room, with another door onto a small porch close by. Was perfect for me and my husband. Closet space is a challenge in a couple of the rooms, but we got over it after sinking into the splendor that is BI. The one tub in the house was happily offered to the grandkids as the grandpa and grandma had the upstairs master.

Now for my one and only major concern. We are a family who gathers together once a year and my husband and I are the gourmet cooks of the bunch. We don't eat out pretty much at all while we're on these vacations and a grill is central to our vacation cooking. While the grill was technically operating, there were some issues with failing burners that prevented us from completing some of our meals on the grill. Now, it was perfectly fine for grilling up some burgers, dogs, or even skewers of chicken...but we were disappointed to not be able grill our lobsters (picked up off-season out back of Finn's, these were big, feisty buggers). My only true piece of feedback would be to replace the grill and try to relocate it.

One criticism, but a necessity when we vacation! We would love to come back, though!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting the Jane Marie for your family gathering. We thank you for your feedback and are happy to let you know that the grill has been replaced. The salt air on Block Island is very harsh on anything metal and shortens equipment life. We look forward to your return next summer.
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Kinnelon, NJ
5

Perfect Block Island House

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the Jean Marie for the past 2 years in a row for a Girls weekend! This house is big, clean and in a perfect location! You can walk to town, walk to the grocery store and even to a few restaurants! The house is very roomy and set up in a way that no one feels as though they are on top of each other for a large group!

We look forward to our 3rd annual trip to the Jean Marie in '12!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0
Chicago, IL
5

Jenn

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have rented this house and it was just as amazing as the first time! Perfect for a girls weekend away. This house is equipped with everything you will need from a huge kitchen to cook, plenty of bedrooms and decks from every angle. Oh and don't forget about that outdoor shower!

Location is perfect as you can walk to everything including the ferry to greet your friends but off the main strip enough for a little more privacy. We are already planning next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Riverside, RI
5

Best of Block Island!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Block Island house was like walking into my own home. Absoluetly everything that we needed and more was provided. The house is spacious, tastefully decorated in a New Enlgand island style with all the ammenities. The large kitchen was a chef's dream as we were able to cook a large meal with ease and comfort. The location is close to town yet quiet and peaceful. We even saw deer in the back yard! The owners were extremely accommodating. We would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheshire, CT
5

Love it here!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Jane Marie Cottage for a long weekend. It was a wonderful place to stay and "get away" to relax. Very clean, comfortable, cozy and easily accessible to anywhere on the island. I would love the time to go back and there I would stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Block Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute!
Jul 25 2016 - Aug 1 2016
8 night minimum stay
$7,000
Flat fee
 
 
Last minute August
Aug 11 2016 - Aug 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee ranges $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice.
There is a two night minimum on nightly rentals and three night minimum for Holidays.

50% due upon signing of contract
Balance, cleaning fee and security due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rhode Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , master bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main level bedroom with king bed and private bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , lower level bath shared by lower level bedrooms
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , upper level bath shared by two of the bedrooms
  • there is also an outside shower on lower level deck in the back
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , upper level master with private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main livel bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upper level bedroom with queen bed and shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upper level bedroom with twin trundle and shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , lower level bedroom with queen bed and shared bath
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , lower level bedroom w/ twin bunk bed and trundle shared bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , lower level bedroom w/twin bunk bed, 1 trundle& shared bath
  • King size beds (2) 1 King bed located in main floor bedroom with private bath. Great for older family members who cant do stairs. 2nd king bed is a located on the 2nd floor in the master bedroom with private bath., Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen bed is in the upstairs bedroom and 1 queen bed is located in the lower level bedroom., Twin or Single Beds - Lower level has two twin bunk beds and two twin beds with trundle pull out. There is a twin day bed with a pull out in the second floor bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2nd refrigerator in lower level, 2 dishwashers, beverage cooler, outside shower.

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