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South Shore Beach Community; Only Week Available: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

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Three bedroom, two bath cottage faces east. Wraparound porch offers sun/shade.

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Last updated: 09/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Little Compton house description

This beautifully appointed, charming gray shingled beach cottage faces east with distant views of the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can see Cuttyhunk Island from the second floor windows. You can walk, ride or drive to South Shore (Little Compton Town Beach) and Goosewing Beaches. Goosewing is considered one of New England's Top Ten beaches. Yankee Magazine recently named Little Compton one of New England's top beach communities. Walking to the beach takes about 10-15 minutes, riding a bike takes about 5 minutes (all downhill) and driving takes about 3. If you walk or ride a bike to the beach, there is no beach parking fee. However, if you drive, bring your home rental contract to the lifeguard shack to purchase a weekly beach parking pass for your car.

Ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket leave from New Bedford, Massachusetts, just 20 minutes away by car. New Bedford was the setting for Herman Melville's classic fish tale Moby Dick.

All of our children grew up summering in Little Compton riding the waves and building sand castles at South Shore and Goosewing Beaches. We have boogie boards and coaster bikes for your use in the basement. Please note that we service all bikes immediately prior to the first week of summer rentals. After that, tire inflation and additional bike adjustments are on your own. You can also ride bikes to the center of town. There is a community center, library (for videos, free Internet, copy machines, books), a playground, basketball court, little restaurant, pizza parlor. Earle's gas station also offers dry cleaning and video rentals. We even have a larger general store--Wilbur's. We love the ice cream at Gray's in Tiverton (one town north), but you must drive there.

Most of the beach houses in Little Compton do not have air conditioning but breezes are very frequent and we have ceiling fans throughout!

We installed a gourmet kitchen in 2010! We reroofed and purchased new living/dining room rugs in 2011. In the winter of 2012, we renovated the two bathrooms: downstairs has a full bath with tub/shower combo; upstairs has a full bath with walk-in shower. In the fall of 2013, we installed an additional electric water heater for hotter water and better pressure. (The old water heater operated off the old plumbing system.) We have a charcoal grill for your use in the backyard.

ONE WEEK MINIMUM RENTAL beg. last week of June through Labor Day week.
Price: $1800 p/week.

Keywords: Beach cottage with open layout and cool ocean breezes; gourmet kitchen; new spa bathrooms.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Large yard suitable for badminton or croquet....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                NO MORE THAN ONE PET. Extra pet deposit required....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) Distant ocean views from master bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) Total of 4 single beds in two rooms, one with distant ocean views. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in sitting room, off kitchen, converts to bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Outdoor, non-private hot/cold shower off kitchen deck comes in handy to rinse off sand after beach visits. Beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles (use at your own risk) and boogie boards provided. Note on bicycles: all are serviced once a year prior to start of summer rental season. One patio dining table provided. Kitchen renovated in winter of 2009. New roof installed spring 2010. Two full bathrooms renovated winter 2012....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library:

                    Earle's Gas Station, right downtown, has first-run DVDs available for rent....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Distant ocean view. On a clear day, you can see South Shore Beach and all the way to Cuttyhunk Island....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Distant beach view. On a clear day, you can see South Shore Beach and all the way to Cuttyhunk Island....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In basement....moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    Wireless printer provided....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Bring your own Loofah or washcloth....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Gravel driveway has room for small boat....moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine:

                    In basement....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless Internet provided....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full range of cooking pots and pans....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Place settings and flatware for 12....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and state-of-the art stainless, range, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. Lobster pot, lobster eating utensils also included....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Dual door, with automatic icemaker....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) First floor deck (pictured) wraps around entire east/south facing sides of house. Additional deck off kitchen (west facing)....moreless

                   

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                  5 night min stay
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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rental Contract with T.L. Holland


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                  Last updated: 09/30/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Providence
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Little Compton Town Beach & Goosewing

                  Car: Necessary

                  Little Compton looks like Scotland by the sea with charming stone fences! It's like Cape Cod 30 years ago; like Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

                  All of our children grew up summering in Little Compton at Town/Goosewing Beach. We have boogie boards and bikes in the basement. You can walk, ride or drive to the beach. Walking is about 10-15 minutes, riding a bike is about 5 minutes and driving is about 3. You can also ride bikes to the center of town. There is a community center, library (for videos, free Internet, copy machines, books), a playground, basketball court, little restaurant, pizza parlor. Earle's gas station also offers dry cleaning and video rentals. We even have a larger general store--Wilbur's. We love the Ice cream at Gray's in Tiverton (one town north), but you must drive there.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: Steve was a television producer who spent 28 years with Voice of America TV, traveling the world producing stories about America. Now retired, Steve devotes his time to writing songs and painting. Darlene is in the communications field as well, handling internal communications for the information technology division of a large government agency. The couple share a love of American roots music, bicycling, family and the Rhode Island seashore. They met while working on a PBS documentary about Japan; he was a film editor; she was a translator who had just returned from a year of study abroad in the land of her birth--Japan.

                  Why the Owner Chose Little Compton:
                  We bought in Little Compton after Steve's brother and wife introduced them. Now, both have vacation homes here. All three Frank children, now grown, fondly remember summers at South Shore.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The Sakonnet peninsula is Cape Cod 30 years ago. It is also Thornton Wilder, Norman Rockwell and Currier & Ives all rolled into one. It's the kind of place where the heart of town is still the hub--where you go for groceries, good books, strong coffee and the latest local news. It's also pastoral meadows abutting pristine beach, and lobster pots adjacent to moored sailboats. Little Compton is actually three smaller communities: The Commons (in the center of town), Sakonnet Point (at the southern end of town, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean) and Adamsville (on the eastern side, bordering Massachusetts).


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                  • Three bedroom, two bath cottage faces east. Wraparound porch offers sun/shade.

                    Three bedroom, two bath cottage faces east. Wraparound porch offers sun/shade.

                  • Beaches are nostalgic and reminiscent of a slower time.

                    Beaches are nostalgic and reminiscent of a slower time.

                  • Wraparound porch has plenty of seating.

                    Wraparound porch has plenty of seating.

                  • Living room has seating for seven with full TV/stereo system in cupboard.

                    Living room has seating for seven with full TV/stereo system in cupboard.

                  • Brand new downstairs full bath.

                    Brand new downstairs full bath.

                  • MBR has queen bed, seating area and ceiling fan with distant views of ocean.

                    MBR has queen bed, seating area and ceiling fan with distant views of ocean.

                  • Walk-in-shower features feels like taking a shower in a rain forest.

                    Walk-in-shower features feels like taking a shower in a rain forest.

                  • Second bedroom has two twin beds, sitting area and two chest of drawers.

                    Second bedroom has two twin beds, sitting area and two chest of drawers.

                  • Goosewing and Town Beach are accessible by foot, bike and car.

                    Goosewing and Town Beach are accessible by foot, bike and car.

                  • Outdoor dining for six.

                    Outdoor dining for six.

                  • Dining table can seat 12. Open floor plan offers ease of movement throughout.

                    Dining table can seat 12. Open floor plan offers ease of movement throughout.

                  • New gourmet kitchen also offers built-in desk with wireless Internet and printer

                    New gourmet kitchen also offers built-in desk with wireless Internet and printer

                  • Cozy home features family quarters upstairs.

                    Cozy home features family quarters upstairs.

                  • Master bedroom connects to bathroom through pocket door.

                    Master bedroom connects to bathroom through pocket door.

                  • Second floor bath offers double sinks, medicine cabinets and plenty of light.

                    Second floor bath offers double sinks, medicine cabinets and plenty of light.

                  • Third bedroom features two twin beds and ceiling fan with sailing motif.

                    Third bedroom features two twin beds and ceiling fan with sailing motif.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)
                  6

                  3 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 09/30/2014
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