Secluded Waterfront on Wincheck Pond
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The house: ROCKLAUREL; Sparkling gem of a cottage, sunny, private and charmingly decorated and the last waterfront house on a private, dead end road. This semi-secluded artist's haven in a beautifully landscaped setting is surrounded by flowering gardens and the pristine water of private Wincheck Pond. Area is at the southern edge of 'the last green valley' and abounds with nature preserves and hiking trails through giant rhododendrons and amazing quaking bogs. Only minutes from I-95, you feel as though you are back in time when relaxing in the hammocks at waters edge. Comfortable dining or lounging on the huge deck with waterviews. Enjoy extensive library including videotapes, DVD's and CD's. Spacious bedrooms with comfortable queen size beds, are air-conditioned, all other rooms have ceiling fans. First floor bedroom has 2 comfortable twins made into a king size bed for easy, no stair, sleeping and relaxing- adjacent to sunny modern kitchen and double sink bathroom with full size tub and shower.. Peace and quiet for fishing, kayaking or contemplation but with world class dining and entertainment minutes away at nearby casinos. This is a perfect spot for a Honeymoon, Romantic Getaway, or a Family Vacation. Quiet lake (allows no motorboats) has areas with lily pads and egrets and lots of other native birds and wildlife. Dragonflies and butterflies abound. We provide kayaks, a paddleboat, rowboat and canoes for your fishing or exploring adventures. Boat house by water has life preservers, tubes, body boards, croquet set and other outdoor games.
Beautiful new and private hot water outdoor shower is the perfect ending to outdoor fun.
Additional protected patio on lower level offers shady spot for dining and relaxing. A perfect spot to stay outside in the case of sudden showers
Hope valley is an quaint New England village of old fashioned charm with general store, antique/arts and craft stores, farm stands and ice cream stands Huge remnant store for quilters or craftperson. Neighborhood poolhall/tavern offers good dining.. Ocean beaches are less than 30 minutes away. You can reach Newport in 45 minutes, Boston in 70. Four major golf courses are within 15 minutes from this location as well as Wineries and wine tasting.
Keywords: Beautiful waterfront home
- 1600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
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- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- King size beds (1) 1st floor bedroom has twin beds that have been converted to King size bed., Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable queen bed in each of the two second floor bedroom., Double Beds (1) Love seat sofa bed opens to a low, child-safe sleeping place in one of the second floor bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (2) 1st floor bedroom can be converted back to twin beds by request prior to vacation., Child Beds (1) See note on double bed- this is low, open out love seat sofa bed suitable for a child or young adult., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) loveseat in master bedroom opens out close to floor for 1-2 children or 1 adult, Bunk Beds (1) Lower level bunk area may be available with 2 week + rental....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 8:
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- extensive library of books, dvds, videotapes and CD's, Full Kitchen with herbs and spices and other condiments, Cooking utensils provided as well as great useable pottery collection, Linens and towels provided, Gas Grill (BBQ)and picnic table, Indoor and outdoor games, Hammocks, PADDLEBOAT AND CANOE available for fishing or exploration, Fishing from dock is great! NO SMOKING, NO PETS...moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Play croquet on the lawn leading to the waterfront, build a campfire and roast marshmallows in the firepit, walk to hiking trails in nature preserves, drive 20 minutes to the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, or to the wineries and festivals in Stonington, or explore nearby Westerly and Watch Hill or take a day trip to Tiverton, Block Island or Newport, or take the train from Westerly for a day trip to NYC or Boston or visit nearby RI beaches for great surf or beachside dining....moreless
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On a family vacation from Scotland,we stayed at Rocklaurel for 4 days before travelling north of Boston. The description and the photos do not do justice to this charming property and it's ideal location.Well equipped and kept by the owners(who were very helpful as well),we would have loved to stay longer.All I can say that it is on our list for a return trip one day !
- Guest KS
- Date of stay 10/15/10
- Review Submitted 10/28/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: We were so happy to introduce this charming family to this wonderful part of Rhode Island. We hope they come back!
Can't wait to return!
Can't wait to return!
As I'm on this site to book another week at this great hideaway in RI, I recall the delight my daughters and I felt when we first walked into the backyard and saw the sparkling water and the beautiful grounds of this property. My 10 year caught 8 fish her first hour! Even my 15 year old - who traditionally shrugs off most outdoor activitives - learned to kayak. The house is immaculate, artistic, and extremely comfortable. The owners provided everything we needed for a great vacation. Only 90 minutes from home in Boston, this place is minutes from the I-95 and close to a ton of attractions the kids and I wanted to explore. The proximity to the casinos is a huge bonus. Looking forward to my annual getaway :-) and some GOLF!!
- Guest Chris_Boston
- Date of stay 07/03/09
- Review Submitted 04/21/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Although not as secluded as it previously was (new house across the road) this vacation spot remains idyllic and peaceful and much more private than most. We lucked out with some unusually warm days in April and spent beautiful days by the pond and around the firepit in the evening. The house has everything one needs and my teenagers enjoyed hiking around the area and boating. Day trips to Providence, Mystic Seaport and Watch Hill completed the best vacation ever. The listing description and photos were extremely accurate. The house was very, very clean and well maintained. Owners were great. Enjoyed Westerly restaurants and all of the nearby golf courses.
- Guest T-fa
- Date of stay 04/10/10
- Review Submitted 04/17/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: I'm so glad this family enjoyed our favorite spot. They were concerned that the kids would be bored but everyone had a wonderful time.
I brought my two boys up to the house for a week, not knowing what to expect, they are so used to the beach. We all loved it so much! Johnny caught 75 fish in the week we were there. He was so proud. This was a very memorable vacation. Thank you for your kindness!
- Guest Lori Bono
- Date of stay 08/22/06
- Review Submitted 08/22/06
This home is one of a kind, as are the owners. We had a wonderful time fishing, and enjoying the beautiful property. The owners make you feel right at home. We hope to go back. Thanks again! The Adams
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/01/05
- Review Submitted 08/01/05
We have been vacationing in New england for 15 years. This is the best!!!
- Guest David & Alice Unschuld
- Date of stay 06/01/05
- Review Submitted 06/01/05
This cottage is truly wonderful. Everything about it exceeded our expectations. The house is clean and the owners think of the smallest details. The property is nicely secluded and the pond is a beautiful place for fishing, kayaking and paddleboats. This is a perfect New England get away that is close to everything but still away from it all.
- Guest Mary Beth & Jim Lemon
- Date of stay 09/01/04
- Review Submitted 09/01/04
Everything one could hope for in a rental is provided in this fantastic vacation retreat. The owners thought of everything in setting up this house for renting. This was truly a magnificant place to just sit on the deck and read (plenty of great books in the house)it was extremely quite and relaxing. My family enjoyed the paddle boat and canoing, while I sat on the deck and relaxed with a book and listened to the sounds of nature.
- Guest terter
- Date of stay 07/27/04
- Review Submitted 07/27/04
This vacation home was truly like a B&B. The house was lovely, the property was private and peaceful. What a wonderful relaxing week we had. The owners thought of everything! Thanks.
- Guest Lisa & Jordan
- Date of stay 08/31/03
- Review Submitted 08/31/03
My wife & I, along with other family members had an unbelievably fantastic time on vacation at this home. Very convenient to all locations along the coast from Newport RI to New London CT & many inland locations. We found this home to be a great place & very comfortable to come home to, during our short 1 week stay. I along with the rest of my party have great admiration for the artist(s) work within this home. Thank You for the wonderful week!
- Guest Glenn Churchill
- Date of stay 07/22/03
- Review Submitted 07/22/03
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Owners are working artists with a large art studio in Coventry, CT. Rocklaurel is the perfect artist's retreat and we like to share the peace and beauty with others.
Why the Owner Chose Hope Valley:
Wincheck Pond was like finding a little piece of Vermont within an hour of our home in CT. Close to the ocean and major highways, it is the perfect retreat while a great launching spot for Newport, Boston or NY. Always peaceful, we feel close to nature and can spend hours gazing at the beautiful waters of the pond. Fishing is a favorite pastime of many guests as well as canoeing and kayaking on this quiet pond.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love feeding the fish and watching them jump. Our grandchildren swim and kayak and have many succesful fishing adventures.
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Private front gardens of waterfront house on Wincheck Pond with Wisteria arbors.
Water view from dining area of modern, fully equipped, eat in kitchen.
Stormy skies on Wincheck Pond- View from rear of house showing garden egrets.
One of the Bedrooms with Queen Size Bed, Small Sleeper and Victorian dressers.
View of back of house and large deck through graceful flowering Laurel trees.
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