Idyllic Waterfront House (One Week Left for Summer 2015)

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The house seen from the dock


Last updated: 08/11/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A simple, open, light-filled home by a tidal marsh and cove of the Westport River, close to the Historic Point, harbor, and beach. We are at the end of a lane and away from the roads, so the nights are quiet except for the sounds of the birds and the water in the cove.

The house stands on a large lawn that slopes to the water, with a shady grove of cedar trees with two hammocks. A large deck with wisteria arbor overlooks the cove. Part is shaded all morning, and the rest is shaded from mid-day on; an equally large screened porch is a lovely place for breakfast or for afternoon tea or drinks and snacks.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, each with views of the water; downstairs there is another bedroom. The upstairs bath is large and has a tub/shower, while downstairs there is a bath with shower. There is also an outside shower for after the beach.

The cove is a great place to launch kayaks, and good for swimming each day around high tide, when the water level peaks at 3 1/2 to 4 feet deep. The cove is part of an extensive network of sheltered water, tidal marsh and osprey nests, great for kayaking, sailing in shallow-draft boats, and for clamming and muddy play.

Westport is an unspoiled, historic fishing and farming community defined by two rivers full of islands and marshes, and edged by a long white sand beach, with a range of wonderful restaurants, two nearby vineyards, farmstands, fish market, great beaches five minutes away.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    three steps up to the deck, then one step up to the house. Once in, there is a bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor; bath has shower, but not tub. No handrails or special adaptive equipment....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Sleeping Porch


  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom overlooks water, has one king bed and one single., Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom, also on second floor, overlooks woods and water, and has one queen and one single., Double Beds (1) Third bedroom is on ground floor, looks at garden and field, and has one double bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) one in each of the two upstairs bedrooms. PLEASE NOTE -- the house works best for 6 people, but can take an additional two small children if they share a room with adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Dock on shallow cove; two hammocks in a cedar grove; private location at the end of a long dirt lane, large screened porch overlooking the water....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of nice old and new books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    cards, backgammon, word games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable installed for internet access; you could bring a cable-ready TV if you wish....moreless

  • Toys:

    A small supply of younger child toys including a plastic train set...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Cast-iron modern baseboard, all new 2010...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    House is completely stocked with sheets, bath and beach towels, cloth napkins....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    There is a land-line. The only cell phone carrier with reliable service AT THE HOUSE is T-mobile. Others have service in the town, but not by the water....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    electric coffee maker, also french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped (well, no copper-bottomed fish steamer, but equipped for most normal cooking...)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with good quality tools and tableware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Completely re-done in 2010...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    accessible for both at your own risk...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    very large lawn abutting river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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This is a much-loved second home, put together with care, and equipped with things we use and love ourselves.

We expect renters to treat the house and its contents with care.

Half of rental fee is due at signing of contract, the other half is due on arrival at the house, along with a $500 security deposit.

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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
T.F. Green (Providence)
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence, RI (Amtrak)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 88
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Horseneck Beach

Car: Necessary

Westport Point is a quiet, relatively undeveloped coastal town. Nearby are many services.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet, beauty, privacy, the lovely come and go of the tide, marsh birds and ospreys, fireflies, crickets, easy access to the river off our dock, swimming, flopping on sofas reading.

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Speaks: spanish



  • The house seen from the dock

    The house seen from the dock

  • Our dock and the cove in early Spring

    Our dock and the cove in early Spring

  • The water from the lawn

    The water from the lawn

  • Sunset on the cove, from the deck, late summer

    Sunset on the cove, from the deck, late summer

VRBO #180638

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
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