|Space||800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Quiet, remote, escape from the big city...this is Prudence Island. Our cottage is very simple, but extremely adequate to sink into Prudence and forget the mainland. Our rate of $750 per week is less than half of the average rate for a cottage on Prudence Island, but you will have the same opportunities to experience what makes Prudence Island so special. The Island offers an unhurried pace of life and is like a step back in time. You will find no commercialism here. When you board the ferry in Bristol, Rhode Island, leave all your stress on the dock. If you are looking for the buzz of big city night life or the excitement of a theme park, then you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking for total relaxation and a renewal of your spirit, then Prudence Island is for you.
Prudence Island is a whale-shaped island in the center of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Accessible only by ferry or private boat, it feels like a million miles away, but is only a short distance from Providence-Rhode Island's capital, and the mansions of
Newport, Rhode Island. There are no motels, restaurants or convenience stores, so plan on bringing everything you need. If your in-laws decide they need to pop in during your Island vacation, they need to know in advance that there are no instant accommodations on the Island. They will stay with you, eat the food you have brought and deplete your toiletries. There is a very small store that carries some essentials, but there is no guarantee they will be operating or open when you need them. Of course, you can leave the Island and go to the mainland, but you may not want to.
There are several websites on the internet to help you better get a feel for Prudence and the exciting areas around the Island to visit during day trips. Prudence Island, The Farnham Farm, Prudence Conservancy, Newport and Bristol Rhode Island are all good searches to start with. Explore the Internet, then make your reservations to explore one of the world's little pieces of heaven-Prudence Island.
Prudence Island has seen many generations of my family. We are true Islanders and have been going to Prudence for decades. We currently live in North Carolina and don't get to go to the Island as much as we would like to, but that will change with retirement! Prudence is the only place I go that truly renews me to face the real world.
Prudence is a family place. I can't imagine not going to Prudence. The Island is not for everyone and you either love it or hate it. If you love it, it becomes part of you and you need it to renew yourself for life's stress. The people who aren't happy with Prudence are those that want to be entertained and need a certain lifestyle to be happy. Prudence has no commercialism because the Islanders do not want it. People and nature make up Prudence and that is all you need to have one of the most relaxing vacations you have ever had.
No commercialism, a step back in time. People are friendly. No one cares if you have makeup on or not, or what your current fashion statement is. Everyone waves, speaks and is actually nice! Since Prudence is an island, there are beaches all around and every one is different. We have majestic New England rocks in front of our cottage, but if you walk 3 minutes down the hill, there is more of your traditional beach with coarse sand. If you go to the west side of the Island, the beaches are fine sand and you can often go and not see another person. You will not want to watch television or constantly have your Ipad on-there is too much to do and see.
Relaxing weekend with 13 and 9 year old grandsons. Parking was difficult. Not easily accessible for seniors or those with mobility issues.
Our family just spent a little over a week in this cottage and had a wonderful time. Windows on all sides provided plenty of ocean breezes. Plenty of space for family of five to spread out a bit. Indoor and outdoor shower were a plus, as was the washer and dryer.
The island is a friendly breath of fresh air, beauty, and tranquillity with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. We look forward to another visit.
The secret to happiness is expectation, so let me help you set yours.
This is an old cottage, on a hill, with the best view on the Island.
Pros: the view, the view, the view. Outdoor shower is awesome, oh and did I mention, the view. Outside, this is probably one of the best houses on the island, just breath taking.
cons: Inside, not so much, its an old cottage, the beds are comfortable but old, the kitchen is old but works, the house is old, but it works. No tv, too many beds, not enough traditional furniture (couches and what not), and you have to hike up a small hill to get to it from the road, so everything has to carried up a small hill.
So its an old cottage, it is a great bed and shower, but not a place where you want to host a lot of people for dinner or have them over for the day. This is a great place to get you on the island, and it will do everything you needs it to.
So I loved the house, and hopefully you will to.
The views were great and the island was very relaxing.
My boyfriend and I stayed in this cottage during one weekend in July. Overall we had a great time on Prudence, and found the cottage to be excellent. The owner was very nice and easy to deal with, and the description on this site was accurate.
For those not familiar with Prudence, there are no restaurants on the island, so you have to bring your own food and cook all your meals. The cottage has a kitchen with pretty much everything you would need, including pots, pans, utensils, and dinnerware, as well as all major appliances (stove, microwave, oven, toaster oven, and charcoal grill).
The bathroom sink and shower were a bit small, but otherwise they were fine. There is also a washer and dryer, which I was grateful for after spending so much time on the trails. Overall everything was clean and well-maintained. My favorite thing about the cottage that I have to mention was the spectacular views. The views from the porch/back yard overlook the east side of the bay, where you can enjoy beautiful sunrises and moonlight.
Overall I would highly recommend this cottage.
~swim off New England rocks in the salty Narragansett Bay
~fish for striped bass and flounder
~take the ferry to historical Bristol or visit the mansions in
~bike around the Island(the Island is only 7 miles long and 2 miles
~hike along the coastline and pick up shells
~get lobsters from a local Islander and have a lobster/clam bake
~bring your scuba gear or snorkel and explore the Bay
~dig quohaugs or steamers (two native clams) and serve them at your
~bring your kayak and do some sea kayaking
~explore different areas of the Island-the desert, the Audibon
Sanctuary, the one room school house, the Prudence Island
Conservancy land areas, the sandy beaches and rocky beaches
~watch the sunset from the beautiful west shore sandy beach
~pick blueberries or blackberries in season
~hike one of the many trails
~take a program offered at the restored Farnham Farm or visit their
~watch the deer families as you sip your mornng coffee
~sit on the bench at the peak of the Island (this property) and watch
the tug boats, sail boats and ocean liners as you scan the horizon
from Fall River, Massachusetts to Newport, Rhode Island
~simply do nothing and breathe
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Weekly Rate: $750 - $750
We require a $100 deposit when you make a reservation. If you choose to thoroughly clean the cottage yourself, we will return this $100 after the cottage is inspected for cleanliness and any damage. You can also opt for us to keep the $100 and use it to hire someone to clean the cottage.
$125.00 per night with a minimum 3 night rental
$750.00 per week-May-October
We require $100.00 per week deposit to reserve your vacation. This
will be held as a damage deposit to be returned after you stay. The
entire rental is due within two weeks of your vacation.