|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The 'Tiki Hut'
This newly renovated house sits on 3/4 of an acre in Shelter Harbor, a private community on Quonnie Pond.
The 'Tiki Hut' has an open floor plan which blends the stone fireplace and Oak hardwoods with the kitchen area, perfect for open-air entertaining. A stereo system is provided with CD player, receiver, and speakers. An Ipod input cable is available for whatever music suits your evening mood. The furniture is tasteful and comfortable while the furnishings are almost all new. Large wrap-around deck for serenity and/or entertainment looking down on wooded property. The bedrooms are clean and comfortable and the bathrooms have been updated, see pictures.
Keywords: House, 4 bedroom
Caitlan grew up in Connecticut, Mark grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. We both attended Providence College and have three nearly perfect children:) We have traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, North America and intermittently to Central America and South America. Generally, when we travel we have a few certain criteria that include relatively new, clean, comfortable, and close to engaging activities. When we bought the Tiki Hut we knew we could make some renovations to meet our own criteria and subsequently offer the home to other families with a similar mindset.
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
We bought this property because it is has all the amenities we could possibly think of for a summer home/rental property. Mark loves to fish, Caitlan loves the beach, and our children love to swim in the pond and explore "mini beach" which is located on the pond side of the main beach (think clamming, build a small fish trap, or chase crabs). The house is close to the pond, a short drive to the ocean, and within a reasonable proximity to Watch Hill, Newport, Providence, and Foxwoods:) When we bought the home we ripped out a wall between the kitchen and the dining room table/great room to create an open style, laid back, relaxing home that feels as if it is a tree house. From any vantage point on the top floor, you see only trees. We also bought the house because we enjoy entertaining and it is literally perfect for two families...one upstairs, one on the ground level. Last, we continue to improve the property with renovations on the ground level in 2015 and the installation of a stone path leading to an outdoor shower...nothing better than getting back from the beach to hit the fresh water outside in a shower.... that's why we bought it, that's why we love it!
Overall, the property is wonderful and has a lot of cool features that make it a great place to stay. The owners were very responsive and helpful. The beach is a short drive away and the porch is great for hanging out. I would stay again!
To start off, every question that you may have about the property is on the listing. But if you have any follow up questions, Mark and Caitlin responded in a timely manner. Staying at the house during off season was ideal, neighborhood and beach were quite. But if you want to go during the summer season the beach is a short walk away. Everything you think you may need during your stay is there (extra linens, pots and pans,cleaning supplies etc.). Having six in my party made this house a perfect size with everyone having their own space. Would recommend this house to anyone and would stay again in a heart beat. Thanks again to Mark and Caitlin.
We had a wonderful two weeks at the Tiki Hut! The space is very comfortable and relaxing. The wrap around deck is perfect and the house has plenty of things for young kids to do on a rainy day. The beach is gorgeous and my kids (and husband!) spent hours exploring the salt water pond. We love the Shelter Harbor neighborhood which provides for great walks/runs/scoots and very friendly neighbors. We can't wait to go back.
We had a wonderful time. The house is extremely clean and well supplied. It is perfect for rainy days with a huge wrap-around porch and empty 2-car garage, with a ping-pong table and lots of toys and sporting equipment. Westerly is a great family area with plenty to do.
Well appointed kitchen, clean and spacious living areas, ready-to-go gas grill, wi-fi service, comfy beds, good showers, plush towels, and many other Tiki Hut amentities made for a most enjoyable stay.
The separate bedrooms and bath downstars were perfect for my daughter and her family.
We all hope to return to this rental at some point.
The Tiki Hut is a wonderful home in an amazing destination. My Wife and I rented the Tiki hut for three straight Summers (2011, 2012 and 2013). Each Summer we added more time to our stay and by 2013 we were renting for all of July and August. The house itself is newly renovated and meticulously maintained, with a great layout and a wraparound porch on the second floor that's a perfect spot for relaxing, reading a book or having a great meal. The location is also worth mentioning - a short 2 blocks from the salt pond for swimming or boating and a 2 minute drive from the private beach. It really is the perfect spot for a Summer getaway, either alone or with friends.
It was very refreshing to arrive at a rental property that afforded us exactly what it said it would. The online photos were truly representative of what we found at Tiki Hut. Well appointed kitchen, clean and spacious living areas, ready-to-go gas grill, wi-fi service, comfy beds, good showers, plush towels, and many other Tiki Hut amentities made for a most enjoyable stay. The downstairs living quarters also created a nice separation for our traveling partners. An added bonus was the large front porch which provided comfortable lounging with a fun, active bird feeder. Westerly, including Shelter Harbor's private beach and the community, is a beautiful area with great places to eat, walk and explore. Not only do we see ourselves staying at Tiki Hut in the future, we would definitely recommend it to friends and family. We also found the owners to be very approachable and receptive to our needs. A nice vacation was had in June 2011!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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