|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Touch of paradise---Little Compton the way it was and remains---1920’s bungalow-style house on historic register---built for a Providence physician and his buddies—lovingly maintained by the same family for over 50 years---how can a two bedroom sleep 12+?---simple, a huge unfinished dorm-style 2nd floor with four twin and two double beds---located in private compound at the end of the road (check out our location on Google maps)---hear and feel the sea, 180 degree ocean view of Atlantic---short walk or drive (using included pass) to the best private beach and best kept secret in New England, Brigg’s Beach---complete amenities---fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave; washer, dryer; TV/DVD, telephone; bath and a half, outside shower, charcoal grill—bring your bicycles or kayak, explore what keeps Little Compton “little”, or just lay back and ENJOY
Family owned for over 50 years.
Geoffrey Rake purchased this house in 1953
Our family mostly grew up in Northeastern US and have used and loved this house and this area for over four generations. As we have moved and our careers have taken us around the world, Little Compton has been the one constant in our lives. Visit, love it--the way we do.
We decided back in December 2014 that it was time to think about the beach. We settled on this gem in LC and weren't disappointed!
We knew we wouldn't have wifi nor a decent cell signal - we think of that as benefits! We couldn't lapse into work-mode!
Getting to the beach was easy. Porch offers great vistas and we spent many and hour just watching the boats, the kites, the rabbits... We had a great time with the games and binoculars. There was a TV there, but we didn't turn it on once. We truly unplugged!
It couldn't be in a better location. We were able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Westport, Little Compton, and Tiverton. (Those who have been to these locations before will smile at the notion of LC having hustle or bustle...) Can't wait for next time!
This is a lovely old house to share with a family group that wants to slow down, get away from all the electronic gadgets, and reconnect. Great lawn for playing ladder ball and croquet. We love the second floor "dormitory," a reminder of what summer houses used to look and feel like. The beach in June is never crowded. Little Compton has lots of local farms that sell beautiful fresh produce and the fish market in Westport is amazing.
I felt relaxed the moment I laid eyes on this wonderful vacation home. Everything about it feels like a getaway from everyday life. The open windows let a perfect breeze run through it so you never feel one step removed from the ocean. Brigg’s Beach is quiet and beautiful and close to the house. I’ve never been to a beach so untouched and private.
The house itself is full of charm, there is a perfect balance of stunning original furnishings and modern touches such as a dish washer, washer/dryer, heavenly outside shower and comfy beds.
My favorite moment during our stay was eating lobster rolls on the beach for lunch and then falling asleep in the sun. We had bought local lobsters at Sakonnet Lobster Co. the day before and steamed an extra one for sandwiches.
I would recommend this vacation home to everyone. It truly is a slice of paradise.
My husband and I stayed here with friends and it was a fantastic visit. It was so relaxing and beautiful! Waking up to a quiet, breezy beach view made every morning amazing.
The house is airy and bright with sunlight pouring through every window at any time of the day. Lunches on the front porch, back yard, or beach are lovely and peaceful.
There are tons of places to sleep in the house but my favorite is on the second floor where it feels exactly like a beach house should: open, sunny, and fun.
The bathrooms are modern and the bathtub is huge. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water and stones at your feet.
The backyard is gigantic and a perfect place for throwing a ball, flying a kite, or playing croquet. Getting to the beach is a short and very pretty walk. Our son's favorite activity at the beach was choosing smooth pebbles to take home and watching all the tiny minnows swim in the breakers.
Getting around is easy and the surrounding towns are charming and well stocked. There are loads of farmers markets and stalls for fresh fruits and vegetables, including some of the best tomatoes I've ever had in my life.
Great food, a serene beach, a lovely cottage... We'll certainly be back!
There is a wealth of active and leisure opportunities--explore, shop, hike/bike/walk/swim. Check out Little Compton, Newport, and Providence RI; New Bedford MA on the web (e.g., Wikitravel)
|Dogs (max 2) per day||$10 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Free local phone calls. Long distance calls charged to house phone deducted from security deposit.
Deposits plus 50% of rental fee due at signing of lease by lessee. Balance due 30 days prior to start of rental lease. Rental agreement handled by local manager, Shethar Real Estate, Little Compton RI. Please note, effective 2015, Rhode Island imposed an 8% tax on short term rentals.