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Hydrangea Cottage - 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, 3 min. drive to beach, pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,734 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Hydrangea Cottage is 1,735 sq ft (161 m2)

Hydrangea Cottage is bright and spacious with an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, large windows and skylights.

Inside: a modern fully equipped kitchen (seating six) opens to a spacious den with large screen TV. The Master bedroom features a gas fireplace with stone hearth, king size bed and intimate lounge area which adds a romantic touch. The Queen size bedroom includes a large built in desk and working area with extensive bookcases, perfect for remote work during your vacation. Twin bedroom is decorated for youngsters and has large double closets. Hardwood floors throughout the house and tile floors in all three bathrooms enhance comfort. Central air and ceiling fans in every room cool even the hottest summer days.

Outside: summer living and entertaining are easy on a half-acre of lawns and gardens with outdoor dining. Sliding glass doors from the Master bedroom and kitchen/den open to a wrap-around deck and expansive stone patio with grill. A raised hydrangea garden encloses the patio and lends color and privacy to outdoor gatherings. A new feature is a large mahogany outdoor shower. Also available are a thornless blackberry and blueberry patch with fruit ripening in the summer for your enjoyment.

There is parking for 3 cars in the drive way.

The cottage is on a quiet lane in a classic New England rural village sited on peninsula projecting into Narragansett Bay. The area offers magnificent sea views across idyllic pastures, dairies and farms. An easy walk leads to pristine Goosewing Beach, rated one of the top 5 best beaches in New England by Boston Magazine; it is a mile long and perfect for swimming, beach combing, sunning, kayaking and surfing. At night (with permit) one can have bonfires for a clam bake or cookout by the surf. Numerous nearby wildlife preserves, riding stables and nature trials offer bird watching, hiking and biking.

To the West, Newport with it's famous 'gilded age' mansions, well preserved colonial district, numerous boutique shops and art galleries are a wonderful day trip just 35 min. away. Bristol's stately homes and gardens and Colt Park in Warren are delightful and all in easy reach.

To the East, New Bedford, home of largest fishing fleet in New England is just 25 miles and offers superb seafood restaurants, a quaint 18th century town quarter and the renowned Whaling Museum. Ferries leave daily for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island.

To the North in Fall River (25 min. away) is the WWII historic navy sight featuring the battleship USS Massachusetts, WWII PT boats like President Kennedy's, a WWII US submarine a small navy museum and other sights.

Closer attractions include golf courses, canoe and kayak rentals on the Westport River and wine tasting at Sakonnett vineyards. Tiverton Four Corners offers crafts outlets, restaurants, ice cream and art galleries set in historic grist mill buildings on rushing brook. Numerous farm stands offer local produce, especially berries and fruits, as well as fresh fish.

September through mid October is a glorious time at Hydrangea Cottage in Little Compton. There are fewer people on the nearby beaches, the Ocean is at it's warmest, the days are balmy, the nights cool and crisp. The fall harvest fills the shelves of road farm stands. There are no lines for area attractions including the Newport Mansions, historic sites and museums.

More Details

TLHolland Agency
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sorry for the lateness of our response but with my work and my wife’s starting right after our return, we really got caught up in a jam, and couldn’t make time to give you an adequate reply.

Of course our stay at your wonderful cottage – plus the little surprises you left us, thank you so much for this very delicate attention – was nothing less than perfect. The setting of the rooms, the space, the number of bathrooms, the kitchen appliances and the living-room, EVERYTHING was so very much comfortable that we will not hesitate to contact you in a near future – perhaps as early as next year – to come back. Furthermore, since it was always sunny – who will complain? – we barely did anything else than go to the beach, enjoy, come back from the beach and relax. We would like to go around next time, even try other beaches since we always went to the same which is of very human proportion.

The towels were nice and soft as was the linen in our beds. The place was immaculate when we arrived and we tried to leave it as immaculate when we left.

So, to be sure, we will renew the experience with our three kids – who by the way are 30, 28 and 25! – as we love to spend one week during summer, just the five of us. Been doing that since the youngest was two, so over 20 years now. And I must say, your place was just one of the best we’ve been at, and by far.

Thank you for making it available.

Have an excellent end of summer!

Aug 2013
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Little Compton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1734 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Laundry Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • bathroom 1: includes lavatory, toilet, tub and shower, multiple storage closets, cabinets with drawers, washer and dryer, ceiling fan with additional heating element. bathroom 2: includes lavatory, toilet, large shower stall with glass door, ceiling fan with extra heating element, storage closet and cabinets with drawers. bathroom 3 (half-bath) includes lavatory, toilet, cabinet and drawers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 large Closets
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Free standing Italian closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet and 12 ft. desk and bookcases
  • Bedrooms include: a) 20' X 20' master bedroom has king bed, half-bath, TV, skylights, sliding door to deck, gas fireplace and built in cabinets, free standing Italian maple closet, dresser. b) second bedroom has queen bed, large closet, dresser, built in desk and bookcases with books and board games for vacation use. c) third bedroom has two twin beds, double closet and dresser.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Should the outdoor gas grill be enjoyed by our guests, we ask that they present it in clean and functioning condition to those who follow. Please bring your own beach towels.


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Hydrangea Cottage - 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, 3 min. drive to beach, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Year 4, and ready to return

  • 5 of 5

Our in-law bonding week in RI continues to be a pleasure, in part because of Hydrangea Cottage. Comfy, nicely fitted out, near the beach, near a farm stand, quiet neighbors... the list goes on. Signing up for 2018!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly my home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Second year staying. Nice to see owners that are constantly upgrading/renovating; every amenity is quality. Rather remote but anything you need is near by...Wilbur's in the Commons is a surprise with it's grocery/gift/hardware supply. Crowthers Restaurant is not fancy but has never disappointed. Highly recommend the Hydrangea Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neat as a pin!! Cute seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very well cared for and neat as a pin!! We have been trying for a vacancy at this cute and comfortable seaside cottage for years. Only a mile from the shore in a great residential neighborhood. Walk (20min), bike (7 minutes) or drive (4 minutes) to South Beach and Goosewing Beach. Parking fee applies to those who take a vehicle and park. Central A/C is wonderful for the times when there isn't an ocean breeze.

Lots of local farm stands for fabulous fresh off the field produce. We favor the corn from Walkers. Grey's in Tiverton is our favorite spot for ice cream, and a new favorite for ice cream (only a bike ride away) is the Trolley near downtown Little Compton.

The gardens at the hydrangea house are lovely. Pride of ownership abounds at this special cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house and gardens are beautiful, just as shown in the photos. The owners are gracious: we found a card and some thoughtful welcome gifts -- including a bottle of wine and treats for our pet birds!

We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and grilling on the patio. Inside, everything we needed for a comfortable stay was available. The house is on a quiet road and within walking distance of town beach.

We had such a relaxing week that we will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love it here. Every year we go back and seem to appreciate it more. There is everything you need to feel like home,comfortable and the beach is perfect. Looking forward to yet another year.

George and Linda

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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it is so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

There is no other vacation place we would want to be. It is quiet, calm and peaceful. The ocean is wonderful and we come home to all conveniences. It is a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Crowther's Restaurant/Bar/Pub
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
New Bedford, MA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sakonnet Golf Club, Little Compton, RI
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
RI Rt 77, Little Compton RI
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Commons Lunch
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Yawgoo Valley, Exeter, RI
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Gooseneck Beach is a 7 minute walk, 3 minute drive
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday schedule only during Summer, High Season. Minimum 3 night stay in Low Season Spring or Fall.
A one time discount of $100 for two consecutive weeks or more. PLEASE CONTACT T.L.HOLLAND AGENCY 401 624-8469 for reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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