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Country Home in Bucolic Little Compton: stone walls, fields, woods, sky, beach"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,961 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A True Getaway: 3 Bdrm/2 Bth on secluded & lovely property near town & beaches.

Family-friendly home on a peaceful, rural cul-de-sac, surrounded by nature—stone walls, pasture, woods, wildlife, sky—near the town Commons and beaches. Nicely landscaped property. Perfect for families and anyone seeking peace and quiet in a glorious natural setting. And...since Little Compton is the perfect place for reading, there's a small but eclectic (even eccentric) library in the house that guests are free to peruse—as long as the books stay in the house!

3 bedrooms, 2 baths on two floors. Deck off a fully-equipped kitchen. Mudroom and attached garage. Cable TV, washer & dryer, dishwasher, wine fridge, wifi. Eclectic library. Outdoor shower for after-beach clean up. Walk to the town Commons and a quick trip to the beaches. Quaint, unassuming, easy, no-hassle summer living.

Little Compton is a rarity in the northeast—unspoiled, unaffected, easy going living in a farming/summer community surrounded by water.

Guests will become reacquainted with the sky and light, clouds and the weather, the sound of wind and the feel of air.

More Details

John Pitts
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Hausa
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About John Pitts

The house is owned by my three sisters and me, but I am the principal contact on VRBO. I am a book publishing professional living in New York City. My sisters live in Providence, Boston and Woodstock, VT. We grew up in Providence and summered in Little Compton. We all return to Little Compton year-round, especially in the summer. It's truly a rarity in the northeast: unspoiled, unaffected, easy going living in a farming/summer community surrounded by water.

John Pitts purchased this house in 1987

Why John Pitts chose Little Compton

Surrounded by stone walls, woods and pasture, the house is serene and private. Depending on the time of year, the property is visited by deer, coyote, fox, rabbits, skunks, raccoons, wild turkey, all sorts of songbirds, hawks, falcons, owls, and hummingbirds. You will become reacquainted with the sky and light, clouds and the weather, the sound of wind and the feel of air. Close to the town Commons and beaches.

What makes this house unique

Peace, tranquility, privacy, rural ease and simplicity, glorious climate, natural beauty, flora and fauna, history, good books.


Little Compton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1961 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs bedroom west - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling fan, skylight, AC
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs bedroom east - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling fan, skylight, AC, big flat-screen TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Little Compton is delightful farming, seashore and summer community that boasts an easy-going lifestyle.


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Country Home in Bucolic Little Compton: stone walls, fields, woods, sky, beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

perfect & comfortable for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Not too far from the wonderful beaches of Little Compton and at the end of a quiet road, this house is large and very comfortable for two families with kids. The deck and outdoor shower are great; the gardens out back are beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking for a fancy rental, this might not be the place for you, but it was just right for our extended family--in fact, it felt like staying at a comfy family home. And one bonus is the incredible array of books...

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked it, Jessica, and always happy to have you stay in our home. I think one of the great satisfactions of spending time in Little Compton is rediscovering the joys of device-free pleasures, like reading. To that end, the house is well-stocked with books, catering to a broad range of tastes, as I hope you discovered. Looking forward to hosting you again. The home library is always acquiring new titles! -John
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Tranquility and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Before we even got to the property, we felt welcomed by John’s warm and informative emails. As soon as we parked in the driveway, we were won over by the charm of the house and its grounds; we knew immediately that we would experience the calm and tranquility we were looking for; a big welcome bouquet of flowers on the kitchen counter brought a smile to our faces. Throughout our week at the house the four of us (2 couples) felt how comfortable, well thought out, welcoming, spacious, homey this house is; we loved eating breakfast on the deck overlooking the trees and flowers, taking showers in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach (we chose Horseneck Beach, because of the warmth of the water), perusing through the many books scattered throughout the house (and reading a few), hanging out in the comfortable and homey living room (we didn't use the TV or DVD but they are there!), working a couple of hours a day at the dining room table (ample enough for 4 laptops!), cooking in the spacious kitchen and sleeping like babies in the huge bedrooms; we didn't even get to use all the other amenities, like the BBQ, golf equipment etc... Little Compton and the South Coast are beautiful and not obviously touristy. If you like quiet, beauty, comfort and simplicity this house and its surroundings are the perfect destination. It was for us. We will be back. Thank you John and Mary for sharing your family home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to Little Compton each summer for my whole life, so I came at the visit from that perspective. There were many things we loved about the house: the big, well-equipped kitchen; the smart layout of the house; the deck and calming backyard; the overall quiet that came with being at the end of the road and out of the way; the central location; the big garage from which to launch your various "Little Compton activities; the fact that the house overall was well-equipped and everything was easy to find; the outdoor shower (a Sakonnet staple), etc. There was a really nice airiness to the house. Open a few windows, get a couple of fans going, and your all set. We gravitated to the deck, and spent a lot of time out there. Excellent. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris: I am delighted that the house suited you and your family so well. We can't claim credit for the wonders of Little Compton, but I guess we did good by putting a house smack in the middle of it. -John
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great house!

  • 5 of 5

We used this property for a week to house grown children with their youngsters. The house is comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped, and located on a quiet cul de sac. Everyone loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Anne. It was a pleasure hosting your family in our home!
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Pgh PA

Private paradise

  • 5 of 5

Off the grid where vacations belong. Everything there we needed. Great nearby beach and a lot of other things to do. Great owner communication.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mike. It was great having you in our home!
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Southeastern Massachusetts

October in Little Compton

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were fortunate to spend time at this comfortable, lovely home. From the moment you enter the spacious and well supplied kitchen, you know that you will enjoy this home. The bedroom and full bathroom on the first floor are very convenient. Then there are two more very spacious bedrooms and another full bath on the second floor. The owners have made sure to include any and all items that you might need. The amenities are all there, as well, but the comfort and coziness of the home stands out the most! We had wonderful walks around the charming neighborhood and you are conveniently close to the Commons, the center of Little Compton. However, you probably will want to stay at this home and enjoy the deck and spacious backyard.

The Owners were accommodating, helpful and very responsive.

This is a Home to enjoy all the seasons in Little Compton!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to have you stay at the house again. Best, John
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Goosewing Beach
Gray's Ice Cream
Walker's Roadside Stand
Tiverton Four Corners
Sakonnet Lobster Co
The Commons Lunch
Wilbur's General Store
Sakonnet Vineyards
Boat House Waterfront Dining
Back Eddy
Art Cafe
A-1 Pizza
Tappens Beach
Sakonnet Yacht Club
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Barpub
3.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
26.5 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Golf
13.8 Miles
Montaup Country Club, Tiverton, RI
Nearest Train
36.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 24
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Commons Lunch
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
South Shore Beach
Car: necessary

Little Compton, also known by its Native American name Sakonnet, is a rural 350-year-old farming and fishing community in southeastern Rhode Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

There will be no tax collected for stays longer than 30 days!

There are ample bath towels, paper towels and basic cleaning supplies. Please maintain the house as you would your own and wash towels as needed. Utilities are included, even in the winter, and weekly rates take those costs into account.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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