About this listing
Our simple renovated farm house is in a residential neighborhood on 1.5 acres on the river. Kayak from the yard into beautiful Pt Judith Pond, relax in a hammock, cycle the bike path, or shop adorable Wakefield.Otherwise you may want to drive 5 minutes to any number of beautiful beaches, or take a day trip to Block Island! Also tennis nearby in local parks.
Great for couples or for families, tho not for the very old or very young due to the steep stairway.
Charming but simple bedrooms with antique furnishings, sleeps 8 (two queens, two doubles). Renovated yet simple kitchen, with washer/dryer on main floor. Dining room, living room with DVD player, Apple TV and wifi. One indoor bathroom with shower, one outdoor shower, grill and hammock.
The 4 kayaks are down by the water, life jackets and paddles are in the garage. Beach chairs, boogie boards, and a beach umbrella are also in the garage.
You will have the 4- bedroom 2-story house, the huge yard and dock, and plenty of on-site parking. There is also a small cottage on the property-- you may be sharing the yard and dock with us if we are there. You also have access to the Saugatuck river (and Point Judith Pond) right in our back yard! We have 4 kayaks with life jackets and paddles which you may use ( if you fill out a liability waiver. We are not responsible for any injuries!)
Interaction with Guests
You are on your own here, but we are available by phone for questions. There is also a cottage on the property that we use on occasion, so we may share the yard and we may see you there!
The house is in a residential neighborhood on the river. You can walk or bike to town (tho no sidewalks), or bike to Narragansett beach (part way on the bike path). The cute town of Wakefield has restaurants, shops, Brickley's Ice Cream (yum!), a bike path, a fabulous yoga studio, and a summer theater.
Within 15 min drive to URI , Amtrak, Block Island Ferry; 30 min to Providence or Newport.
Note: we are NOT walking distance to the beach. But biking is great and it's a very short car ride to Narragansett beach. Or drive to any of the 20 or so beaches on the southern RI shore!
Other Things to Note
The yard goes down to the river where there is a dock (so hold onto your kids!). Not a swimming spot, but kayak into Point Judith pond and find your own little island and swimming spot!You may use the zero gravity chairs located on the cottage porch, but please do not leave them out overnight.
Sheets and towels are provided if needed. The house will be cleaned before your arrival and after departure. Please throw the sheets and towels into the washer and dryer before you leave if you can. Weekend guests:please wheel the trash and recycling bins out to the street for Monday morning pick up. Weekday guests: please wheel the bins back into the garage Monday evening. We expect you to treat this house as if it were your own, and leave it in similar condition to when you arrived, tho you will not need to sweep, vacuum or clean the bathrooms. There are bins for trash and combined recycling in the garage. Please be sure to pull grill into the driveway before use. This is a family neighborhood, so please be respectful of the neighbors re noise, etc.
Strictly no smoking in the house or on the grounds and absolutely no cats (we are very allergic!) Thank you!