4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10, elevator, 3 large decks, 2 living rooms
Sandra Wood Forand
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 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!')
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Pets of 20 pounds or less will be considered.Pets of 20 pounds or less will be considered.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
Wonderful family time.
We loved renting off season, the view was great, the area was quiet. We played lots of games on the giant table. The double island kitchen was terrific, roomy and well equipped. We had lots of cooks in the kitchen.
Overall a wonderfully restful time to ring in the new year.....we never even turned on the TV. Lovely owners, very accommodating.
We are so glad you discovered the beauty of this region in the off-season, Ingrid. Come back any time!
Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Sandra's house. The view from the house is lovely and there are so many ways to see it - from the third floor living room, from the third floor deck, from the fourth level look-out, from the kitchen/dining room, from the third floor master bedroom, from the second floor master bedroom, from the second floor living room. You get the idea. The kitchen is well equiped. The beds are comfortable. Have to work a little bit? Each master bedroom has a study. Perfect for family to be together - or have some space. And, Sandra is very responsive. A beautiful place for Thanksgiving.
Gracious in all respects
Sandy's home is beautiful and very clean, and the kitchen is very well equipped. The location is lovely and we were cozy even during an October storm. Sandy is a gracious hostess and an excellent communicator. 5 stars
Thanks so much! We so appreciated your care of our home and great communication. You will be welcome back any time!
Amazing house an location
Owner was very helpful through the process an always responded immediately with answers to any questions. House was well maintained with lots of extras, well worth the rental price. Pond was great for paddling. This was my 5th year renting in RI an this was the best location ever, looking forwarding to returning next year.
Surpasses expectations! Absolutely beautiful!
This home is stunning inside and out with great views! This fully stocked house has it ALL including: dock (we rented a boat to use the provided large towable tube & easy private beach access), canoe, 2 kayaks, massive decks, beautiful hardwoods & tile throughout, huge updated kitchen, linens/beach towels/chairs, and comfortable, higher quality furniture especially the new mattresses! This home is beautifully designed without leftover furniture or outdated rooms. I’m fussy about cleanliness (❤️ no wall-to-wall carpets), central AC (menopause yuck!), comfortable, good quality furniture & we would love to stay again. You will love this home and all it’s amenities!
p.s. Sandy, I am in love with your master bedroom & bath...please, do you remember the colors & name of the tile? Ours is similar but outdated & we have been wanting to redo ours. Yours is STUNNING! You did an amazing job! Thank you for opening your home!
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.