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Surfside in front of Claudia's Surf City, just at the end of the driveway

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Block Island cottage description

This classic beach house sits on a tidal pond with Crescent Beach, the most beautiful beach on the island, at the end of your driveway. You don’t really need a car, as it is just a short walk to the ferry dock and town, with its restaurants and shops. Recreated from a former surf shop called Claudia's Surf City, the downstairs is spacious and airy. A rustic open kitchen/living/dining area with a gas Vermont Castings fireplace opens out onto covered porch and decks with water views all around. Upstairs the master bedroom and en suite bath look out to sea.

Two other cozy bedrooms share a separate bath with clawfoot tub. Grounds are complete with lily pond, lawns for bocce, picnic table, garden, water toys and boats, goldfinches and pheasants. No TV! Laze in hammocks indoors or out and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Small room with bunks side by side...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The two bunks can be pulled together to form a double bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Large soaking tub, separate shower. En suite....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            Claw foot tub. No shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

            The outdoor shower is the best!...moreless

          • If you google 'the best shower in the world' you get the outdoor shower at Claudia's Surf City....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • en suite soaking tub, outdoor shower, rowboat on backyard tidal pond, windsurfer, fire circle, herb garden, classic Chambers stove, vinyl LP collection, enormous library, picnic table, sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night. . ....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                An enormous and eclectic collection from paperback mysteries and romances for the beach to the classics....moreless

              • CD Player
              • Games:

                Puzzles, chess, cards etc....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Phonograph with large collection of classic LPs. iPod hookup available....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                The dining area is in the kitchen, with a sofa, a large table, 6 chairs and a stepstool that works as a high chair....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace:

                Propane Vermont Castings fireplace. Takes the chill off downstairs....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                The Internet is terrible island wide. Usually impossible to stream video. Downloads and uploads slow....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Sofa, comfy chairs, hammock. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                No more than one car without permission....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking is on the lawn!...moreless

              • Telephone:

                No long distance calling....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Again, Verizon is terrible all over the island....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Garlic press to potato masher....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Feed a flotilla....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Chef-ready with 1940s Chambers gas stove and butcher block....moreless

              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                No. Must rent. But great place for biking....moreless

              • Boat:

                The last rowboat floated away in the tidal pond. . ....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Wraparound covered porch and open deck....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                No, but available for rent....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                A covered porch with wicker furniture and an uncovered back deck for sunning....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Bayberry, honeysuckle, a freshwater pond, grasses, lawns...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Small Weber gas grill. Charcoal grill shared with house next door....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                A windsurfer, some old surfboards, boogie boards, pails and sand toys....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 9 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              spring 2015
              May 29 - Jun 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,100
              summer 2015
              Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,800
              fall 2015
              Sep 4 - Sep 24, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,100

              Additional information about rental rates

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              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Taxes Not included

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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/14/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              birding, clamming, landscape painting,bike and moped rentals, live music, farmers' market, fish market, berrypicking,island trail network, boat charters, skygazing

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1980

              About the owner: A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation rental owner on Block Island, once known as Claudia's Island, Claudia Glenn Dowling has honed her bedmaking skills and seldom travels without a truckload of substandard chairs. Google me at Claudia's Surf City or under my name.

              Why the Owner Chose Block Island:
              I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summer, but I realized that I could make more money renting houses than surfboards. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, I built the surf shop out, purposely putting in amenities like lavish bathrooms and driftwood stair railings. The first season, 2000, was a great success. The next year, we added porches. We have continued to improve Claudia's Surf City every year while retaining its quirky quality. It is now the sine qua non of a classic beach house.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Surfside in front of Claudia's Surf City, just at the end of the driveway

                Surfside in front of Claudia's Surf City, just at the end of the driveway

              • The living is easy with the sound of the surf through the French doors.

                The living is easy with the sound of the surf through the French doors.

              • Airy and stripped down to the perfect beach machine.

                Airy and stripped down to the perfect beach machine.

              • Yes, that is a Chambers stove just like Rachel Ray's.

                Yes, that is a Chambers stove just like Rachel Ray's.

              • King-sized bed and soaking tub in master suite retreat

                King-sized bed and soaking tub in master suite retreat

              • The Mouse Room is tiny—which kids like. The beds can be moved together, too.

                The Mouse Room is tiny—which kids like. The beds can be moved together, too.

              • Look out to sea from the living room hammock.

                Look out to sea from the living room hammock.

              • Claudia's is the second house on the driveway with two dormer windows (center).

                Claudia's is the second house on the driveway with two dormer windows (center).

              • View of sailboat from the front porch of Claudia's Surf City. Be there now.

                View of sailboat from the front porch of Claudia's Surf City. Be there now.

              • Sunrise over the ocean to your right, sunset over the tidal pond to your left

                Sunrise over the ocean to your right, sunset over the tidal pond to your left

              • Indoor-outdoor life in the summertime, watching the ferry ply the Atlantic.

                Indoor-outdoor life in the summertime, watching the ferry ply the Atlantic.

              • Country kitchen with chef's stove and mod cons including dishwasher.

                Country kitchen with chef's stove and mod cons including dishwasher.

              • Head on upstairs for a snooze to the sound of the waves.

                Head on upstairs for a snooze to the sound of the waves.

              • The second bedroom has a double bed and view of the tidal pond.

                The second bedroom has a double bed and view of the tidal pond.

              • The sun deck is private, facing away from the ocean towards the kayak-able pond.

                The sun deck is private, facing away from the ocean towards the kayak-able pond.

              • Alternatively, you can use the outdoor hammock on the covered porch.

                Alternatively, you can use the outdoor hammock on the covered porch.

              • Claudia's Surf City is second from left.

                Claudia's Surf City is second from left.

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $4,100 - $4,800 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2014
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