Rejoice and rejuvenate in this tiny slice of paradise. This newly-constructed cottage (built in 2011) is situated at the end of a private lane, directly on a cove. From the old stone wall in front, it’s literally a stone’s throw to the ocean. To the right of where your stone lands is a rocky shoreline (fishing!), to the left is a pebbly beach (swimming!), and within hiking distance around the points on both sides (beach combing!) are large sandy beaches (sand castles!). A small stream flows into the cove. Less than two miles by road from South Shore Beach.
The cottage has one bedroom, living/dining room with futon sleep couch, galley kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer, one full bathroom (shower), an outside shower, an unfurnished loft that can sleep three, screened porch, and gas grill. We are your neighbors and appreciate reasonably quiet renters.
Come listen to the ocean, admire the stars, walk along the shore, read a novel and feel the wind. The way vacation used to be.
PLEASE NOTE: In July and August we rent only by the week. In May, June, September and October we'll consider 4 to 6 night rentals on a case-by-case basis.
Cottage built in 2011 on the site of our great great great uncle's fishing shack, near our grandmother's house. We grew up spending most of each summer enjoying this wonderful piece of shoreline.
See video of beach out front. (Link provided elsewhere on this VRBO listing.)
We had a great stay! The cottage was exactly as described. Just a beautiful view with lots of room for our two dogs to run around and get their daily exercise. Beach combing was endless. Thank you again!
The house and property were exactly as described on VRBO. I found everything clean and well-maintained and was provided with all the information I needed to plan my time there. I had one conversation with Doug to get a little of the house background as well as the lay of the land on Little Compton, received information just prior to my stay and I was well prepared.
Having said that, I found my stay at the Maus Haus and in Little Compton, one of the most charming and serene experiences of my life. The town of Little Compton is a throw-back to earlier times. It's small and slow, filled with wonderful, friendly people who seem eager to share with you.
The house was well laid-out and easy to stay in. I didn't cook at all, but the kitchen was easy to use and had all necessary appliances and utensils.
The rooms were laid out nicely and I found everything very comfortable and suited for a relaxing stay.
But I can't speak enough about Little Compton, it was all I hoped to find. Not much going on there, but if you're looking to slow it down, enjoy beautiful natural ocean scenery and activities and don't mind traveling a little bit to find good restaurants or more lively activities, Little Compton and the Maus Haus are just what you're looking for.
This was our second year visiting the Maus Haus and it was another spectacular visit. Doug and Lisa are so accommodating and are great at communicating information to guests. The exploring beach out front is great for finding beautiful rocks and sea glass and the absolutely gorgeous public swimming beach is only a 5 minute drive (or 10/15 minute bike ride) away. We loved visiting the school playground in Little Compton, Buzzard's Bay Brewing in Westport, the cliffwalk in Newport, zoo and Children's Museum in Providence...great day trips.
The cottage is equipped with all the amenities we needed for a comfortable week. The outdoor shower is great! The screen porch is lovely and we even had a campfire one night.
The sleeping loft is a rustic sleeping environment (mats on the floor) but we found it fine for our kids and our exhausted selves while our parents enjoyed the comfy bedroom downstairs.
The only tiny qualm was that the cottage was not as clean this year as the year prior, but that could just be a fluke with the cleaning staff. The kitchen was very clean, it was only the floors that I noticed could have used a little more attention. We also were visiting at the end of the season which may make a difference.
I highly recommend this rental for someone looking for a quiet, low-key getaway at the seaside. We love it.
Doug and Lisa are extremely accommodating and gracious hosts.
Words really can't describe the tranquility and rejuvenating feelings this setting
created in all of us. We look forward to our return next summer.
Thanks Doug and Lisa for allowing us to stay for a great week.
Michael C and family
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very private little cottage by the sea. The view was incredible and the quiet was therapeutic.
We fell madly in love with this place and we will be back. Pure pleasure.
We really enjoyed out stay at the cottage. The interior space and screened-in porch provided ample space for our family of four. The cottage contained everything we needed (and the internet worked !) Our two sons found the sleeping loft comfortable and the location is just perfect - quiet and peaceful with great ocean views.
* Enjoy long beach walks on South Shore and Goosewing beaches: hike around the rocky point to the left or drive to South Shore public access. Goosewing is managed by the Nature Conservancy. In where-to-go-and-what-to-do, pvsbond writes: 'one of the most beautiful, peaceful and unspoiled spots in all of Rhode Island. The beach is managed by The Nature Conservancy, which safeguards it from development. The wide, half-moon, sandy beach is backed by marshland, rolling green fields and a salt pond that's great for exploring.'
* Hike around the rocky point to the right and discover another vast expanse of sand at Briggs Beach (road access is private).
* Historic Little Compton Commons features the Art Cafe (excellent coffee, pastries, art), Wilbur's store (groceries to hardware...'if they don't have it, you don't need it'), the Commons Lunch (serves breakfast, lunch and dinner), Brownell Public Library, the Community Center, a wonderful kids playground, A1 Pizza, liquor store, gas, post office, and the old cemetery where you can find many an old stone and interesting story, including the stone of Elizabeth Pabodie, said to be the first child of the Mayflower (the eldest daughter of John Alden and Priscilla).
* Many farm stands with delicious native corn and vegetables.
* The Little Compton Historical Society's Wilbur house Museum is open to the public; they also offer walking tours of Sakonnet point several times a summer.
* Watch the commercial fishing boats come in at nearby Sakonnet Point and buy your choice right off the sorting line there. Or pick up fresh lobster. Then hike out on the long stone breakwater or observe the lighthouse and islands.
* Crowthers restaurant is four miles to the East. Another three miles takes you to historic Adamsville, home of the Rhode Island Red (chicken); three more miles to Lee's Supermarket in Westport.
* The best home made ice cream in the region is Grays, nine miles up the road at Tiverton Four Corners, where you'll also find fine art, antiques, and craft shops.
* Kayak rentals are available at Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures (at the head of the Westport river, about 12 miles from Little Compton).
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
The cleaning fee is actually a refundable deposit. Cottage will be professionally cleaned, but our intention is for renters who leave cottage in good condition to not be charged. Likewise, pet fee will be refunded unless there is damage by pet.