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Labor Day Sale Week: Waterfront Home with Elevator, AC, Spectacular Decks & View

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 9 nights

Overview

About the property

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

At a 40% discount for the week leading up to and including Labor Day, 2017, our custom-built (new in 2005) year-round second home will welcome you to experience summer relaxation in style! The house is near charming Wakefield, Narragansett, Westerly and several of RI's best beaches, and 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 on the covered deck 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.


Owner
Sandra Wood Forand
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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 13 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 Rhode Island Coastal

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!')

Amenities

South Kingstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Half bathroom on main living floor.
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
  • In addition to a large full bath in the master bedroom suite, the larger guest room 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
  • 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
Notes:
We are just a short drive from multiple RI beaches. We provide you with a beach pass for free entrance at Matunuck Beach, the town beach for South Kingstown.

Reviews

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Labor Day Sale Week: Waterfront Home with Elevator, AC, Spectacular Decks & View
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Extraordinary house for a vacation to remember!

  • 5 of 5

My goodness - where do I begin? We just returned from a family reunion vacation in this gorgeous, spacious, comfortable house and haven't stopped smiling yet! Family of 9 ranged from grandparents in their 80's with mobility issues (cannot climb stairs) to teen granddaughters and even 2 small family dogs. We never felt cramped - there are so many social spaces in the house to sit, curl up or play a game of cards.

The location of the house is perfect - a short drive to several beaches, right on the salt pond (with a great dock to watch the jellyfish or go on a quick kayak paddle!) and yet secluded and peaceful. We lucked out with perfect weather all week, and took full advantage of the beaches and a quick (30 min.) daytrip into Westerly/Watch Hill.

The house is well-equipped and beautifully decorated without being fussy - comfortable beds, sofas that invite you in for an afternoon snooze, and a beautiful kitchen that has everything you need to prepare a big family meal after a day at the beach. The elevator that runs from the garage on the ground floor to the top floor made it possible for our 3 generations to have a wonderful week together. There is an outdoor shower to wash off the beach sand, plenty of parking and terrific wi-fi. The central air conditioning was so handy for the 1 day when the humidity really moved in, and kept the house cool and comfortable. There is even a dog bed!

As I think about the lovely, relaxing mornings when we lingered over coffee on the top deck, I am so happy that we were able to spend a week in this very special house. This house is truly a gem!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home!
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5

Lovely house near Green Hill Beach

  • 5 of 5

This three-story house was well-designed, nicely furnished, and well-maintained. It features: A lovely kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances; two decks with splendid pond views; central air conditioning (though it was not really necessary, with ceiling fans and plenty of ventilation on the top two floors). The owner provided lots of suggestions with helpful info on everything, including TV, wifi, and local sights and restaurants. An elevator makes moving in easy, but the device that ensures closure sometimes makes it difficult to use. The house includes everything anyone needs for the beach, plus kayaks and a canoe for the pond. The mosquitoes from the pond can be troublesome in the morning and evening; and poison ivy pervades the pathways just about everywhere. Parents with children must be very careful. The bathrooms are modern, with every amenity, and the entire place was clean and in perfect repair. Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This home was even lovelier than the pictures! We liked the proximity to the beach, shops, and the fabulous Charlestown Bakery. (Best coffee cake!) We rented this home because we needed wheelchair accessibility and the elevator was essential. Our only issue was that the access from the garage into the home was not truly accessible and had the potential to put a damper on our vacation. However, calls were made to the owner and the caretaker and the very next morning-a Sunday; a carpenter was sent to build a ramp! Excellent customer service! Every possible amenity was supplied, and our family enjoyed the time we spent here. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to work things out with the ramp. None of our wheelchair renters had told us this was a problem before, or we would have solved it beforehand. So you helped us serve future clients in chairs as well! Glad the rest of your week was a success. Come back any time!
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5

Excellent rental- space for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

The property is nicely situated with a lovely view of the salt pond. It is private yet close to markets, restaurants, the highway and of course beaches. The house is well maintained and tastefully decorated. It was the perfect size for our vacation and everyone had their own space and we could easily gather and be comfortable. As a group we enjoyed daily time on the deck off the master and upstairs living room. With the nice weather, we often grilled and dined outside. The owners were lovely to work with while we made our vacation preparations. The house is truly a cut above some other rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of our getaway -- glad we could share it with you!
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Glastonbury, CT
5

Wonderful family reunion in Rhode Island

  • 5 of 5

We gathered our children, spouses and grandchild from their homes in the western US for a reunion at this beautiful house. Following day trips to the beaches, Newport and Watch Hill, we prepared suppers in the large and functional kitchen and ate together on the big porch. We also enjoyed canoeing and kayaking on the pond. The decks are huge and spacious and we spent hours watching the birds and pond (and July 4th fireworks!). The ambience and ocean air let us relax and enjoy the vacation. The beds were comfortable; the master suite bathroom luxurious; the A/C kept the second floor comfortable on hot days-we didn't need it on the top floor. We needed the elevator for my disabled wife; the whole house functioned well for her. Everyone said they would love to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you and so glad that you enjoyed so many of the benefits of our area and our home. Come back any time!
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Windsor, CT
5

Perfect Spot for a Quiet and Comfortable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent a week on Green Hill Pond in late August, 2016. We have rented in Rhode Island many times in the past and this was the nicest.

The house is just as advertised. It is very well maintained and well-equipped 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. There is A/C for any warm or humid spells. The grounds are well maintained, the dock is easily walked to down a path from the back yard and is in very good shape. There is easy access to good beaches and restaurants. The master bedroom and living areas receive bright morning sun. My daughter got up to watch the sunrise from the deck every morning. There are great views of the pond from the decks. Our 5 year old granddaughter loved the toy collection that was on hand.

The house was very clean and well equipped. We found the accommodations to be extremely comfortable. The kitchen is very 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 also has the best library of any home we have rented for those that like to read.

The house is well equipped for outdoor activities on the pond or at the ocean. There are two kayaks and one canoe.

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

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a good time, and appreciated our library! Thanks for loving our home.
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,250
 
 
Labor Day Week 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
9 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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