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Sandra Wood Forand

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Waterfront Home with Elevator, AC, Huge Decks, Spectacular Views, Best Beaches

5 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Kingstown House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10, elevator, 3 large decks, 2 living rooms

Our custom-built (new in 2005) year-round second home will welcome you to experience summer or winter relaxation in style! The house is near charming Wakefield, Narragansett, Westerly and several of RI's best beaches, and in summer we include a beach pass to Matunuck Beach. The house, equipped with an elevator serving all levels, is a three-level “upside down” house with central AC and gas fireplace; the main living, decks and master bedroom are on the top floor for maximum views of Green Hill Pond and your private yard. Start your day with morning coffee in the tree-tops on the top deck overlooking the pond. Head out to explore the pond by kayak or canoe from your private dock. Spend a cozy winter day reading by the fire, or watching the game on cable with surround-sound, or cooking in the oversized kitchen. Come summer, you can canoe, kayak, or rent an outboard from a local marina to cross the pond to a private beach; or drive to a different gorgeous RI beach each day. Come home from the beach to an outdoor shower, then enjoy sunset cocktails on the roof deck with views to the ocean and Block Island. Cook your dinner on the outdoor gas grill or in the large, well-equipped kitchen with double ovens, microwave, gas cooktop. Eat it in the screened porch or the large dining room. Then climb into comfortable beds with new mattresses in one of the four bedrooms (one king, two queens, two bunks) with the ocean waves in the background (or the quiet hum of air conditioning). The occasional rainy day? No worries! The upstairs living room is spacious for quiet reading, music (or napping), the downstairs living room has cable TV, DVD, board games, etc. WiFi throughout the house. Mystic Seaport, Aquarium, Newport and more within a half hour’s drive. Our elevator serves all three levels so everyone can be included.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Sandra Wood Forand (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Sandra Wood Forand

Our home base is in Hartford, Connecticut but we frequently escape to our home away from home in Rhode Island, and enjoy traveling in our retirement. We built this -- Bernie's Dream House -- in the first year of our marriage in 2005 and both house and marriage are big successes. The house is large, to welcome various groupings of our 6 children and spouses, and 12 grandchildren (and counting), and numerous friends. After a walk, paddle on the pond or a day at the beach, we like to gather with friends or curl up with lots of books, whether on the deck or by the fire.

Sandra Wood Forand purchased this house in 2005

Why Sandra Wood Forand chose South Kingstown

Bernie dreamed of a house near the beach his whole life, and having lived in Rhode Island in the past he gravitated to the beautiful RI beaches. He found the land in 2002 and started designing the house before he retired, and by the time Sandy came on the scene it had gone through five architects and numerous design phases. It was worth the wait -- the result is spectacular yet comfortable, expansive yet cozy in each area of the house.

What makes this house unique

Many families choose to rent our house because we have an elevator serving all three levels, so people who are less mobile can be part of the family vacation. Because it is our dream house, it has special touches like beautiful dark Brazilian hardwood and solid oak floors. One of the most striking features is our deck area -- there are 250 square feet of deck on the guest room level, an equal amount on the top main floor, a 150 square foot 'crow's nest' deck at roof level from which you can see the ocean and Block Island. (One of our carpenters assigned to the deck commented, 'There is as much room on these decks as in the whole house!')

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Waterfront Home with Elevator, AC, Huge Decks, Spectacular Views, Best Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

FANTASTIC VACATION SPOT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything it said and more!!! Pond access for the kayaks was perfect as was the private beach that we paddled to. Kitchen stuff, linens and towels were of top quality and there was plenty of utensils and cooking hardware to keep everyone happy.

We were a group of 10 and this house had room for everyone to spread out!!!

I would highly recommend this property and will try to return here ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home & we would love to welcome you back any time.
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Danville, PA
5

Quiet and Comfortable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent almost a week on Green Hill Pond in late August. This was our first visit to Rhode Island, so we did not know what to expect.

Well, the house is very much as advertised. It is very well maintained and well-prepared for our arrival. The location is near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and ocean breezes kept the house very comfortable most days; we needed to use the A/C only for a few warm and humid days. The grounds are well maintained, the dock is easily walkable beyond the back yard and in very good shape. The master bedroom and living areas receive bright morning sun; sunset is to the front of the house, making delightful views of the pond from the decks in the evening.

We found the accommodations to be extremely comfortable; the bedding seemed new, linens of fine quality, and plenty of towels. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the gas grill worked great. The kitchen / dining room / and family room made a great space for the family to gather for meals.

The house is well equipped for outdoor activities on the pond or at the ocean. There are two kayaks and one canoe which we used daily, and numerous chairs, life jackets and beach toys available.

The caretaker and owner were both very responsive to our needs and truly opened the home to guests. We would definitely return to this home in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our home as much as we do!
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5

The perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful home in August 2015. It was the perfect spot for our extended family (ages 80-1.5 years) to spend a wonderful vacation together. The house is in a quiet, private community so you feel like you are off the beaten path but in reality you are close to all necessities. Beautiful views from the decks--we especially enjoyed morning coffee watching the birds and early morning kayakers on Green Hill Pond. The owners have gone out of their way to make sure the house is equipped with everything you need to have a relaxing stay. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. There are ample linens and towels including beach towels. The kitchen is wonderful with enough space for everyone to gather while cooking. In the past, most of the properties we've rented have been lacking in pots/pans/sharp knives. Not this place! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything including a large lobster pot.

The owners and caretaker were very responsive were available at all points during our stay. Rest assured, this property is "as advertised" and is a wonderful place to make memories with your family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home -- that's always the goal!
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5

Exceptional Home For The Holidays

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our daughter, son-in-law and grand daughter recently completed a 9-day holiday in South Kingstown, Rhode Island staying at this wonderful home situated right on Green Hill Pond. The house was immaculate and the generous space divided amongst ground, second and third floor was laid out perfectly for our needs. We happen to vacation annually in RI around this time because of the fabulous beaches, many old friends from the days back when I used to live here full time and the food of course.

The house has several water views amongst many of the rooms as well as upper and lower decks facing the pond. Having rented many homes in this area over the past several years, this one has the best kitchen we've seen that's great to look at with its natural hardwood floors and operate in with its ample space.

The owners were always available and helpful as well as the caretaker if need be for any questions. We love the South Kingstown Town Beach and as an added bonus, the owner provides a free parking pass as well as canoe/kayak, private dock and various other amenities.

You can't go wrong here with a great house, great location and wonderful Owners who really pride themselves in what they are providing to their renters. We whole heartedly recommend this property to any prospective renters.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton, MA
5

Our Parent's 60th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Our family had been looking for a house to rent to celebrate our parent's 60th anniversary. There were 10 of us from the age of 6 to 84. When we found this house it fit our needs. The house was just as described and the owners were very accommodating to us and very helpful. We had a marvelous time. The house was perfect and filled with everything that we could possibly need. We could sit on the decks and feel at peace watching the wildlife or be out in the pond exploring. There were boats for the pond, boards for the beach, stocked bathrooms and kitchen. Everyone found something to d o, from puzzles, reading or games! It was a memory making week! We would all recommend this house as a perfect family rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
TF Green Airport, Providence RI
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Point Judith Ferry, Narragansett RI
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak, West Kingston RI
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Green Hill Beach
Car: necessary

Our quiet beach house is only half an hour away from historic Mystic Seaport and Mystic Acquarium to the south, and the luxuries and shopping of Newport, RI to the north. Biking on level roads is excellent. Buy fresh lobsters straight off the fishing boats just 20 minutes away at Point Judith.

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Rates & Availability

South Kingstown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
May 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Regular Rates
Sep 11 2016 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please make rental checks payable to Sandra B Wood Forand and mail to the address on the lease we will send you.

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Amenities

South Kingstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , two bunk beds
  • One large guest suite has an en suite full bathroom. The other queen bedroom and the bunk room share a full bath, which has outside access to the deck and outdoor shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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