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Sweeping Views to Atlantic; 4BR/2bth Hilltop Cape $3750 August Week Open

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from the paddock: west side of house and shed built into stone wall


Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

AVAILABLE NOW : August 14-21 ( car reservations are still available)

August 29-September 4
September 4-11

Enjoy a full kitchen, living room , dining room, den, patio, deck and 4 acres of rolling fields with visits by deer and pheasants. And the cost is far less than any hotel for four bedrooms; in fact per person it is $67 per night .
At the house relax outside on the patio with ocean views, on a more sheltered deck or in the shady paddock surrounded by barn foundation walls. Enjoy sweeping views of fields, stonewalls and ocean. Abundant lawns to run around or play outdoor games. Fishing in a pond is yards away. Walk to Vail beach in less than 15 minutes.

If you're inside, this is a house where some people can congregate while others have a place to themselves.

You can eat at a dining room table, a bar, or at either a breezy or a sheltered picnic table. Or do a BBQ down the hill in the stone barn foundation with 9 foot walls on three sides and a grassy paddock in front of you.

You can bike to the north end of the island for a workout, climb down the bluff path to Vail Beach in 12 minutes to surf, fish, swim, paint or have a beach fire.

In 5 minutes drive to the shops and crowds of Old Harbor , then on to Crescent beach for a swim and maybe some parasailing.
Decide whether you'll go out for dinner or make a feast at home perhaps with clams you dug at Andy's Way ; go out dancing or to a movie.
Maybe a moonlit swim or bonfire at the beach

Take yourself to The Great Salt Pond for kayaking, clamming, sailing , tennis or to watch the windsurfers, sailors and power boaters.
Have cocktails on the lawn of the Spring House or The Atlantic and stop by the Manisees Menagerie for a look at the camels and emus and Highland Cows.
Then come back to your nine room 'cottage' on its four acres of fields and paths with its two bedrooms up and two on the main floor. A comfortable living room as well as a den, a large kitchen with plenty of seating. Even the bedrooms have a quiet spot to read.

When you come back from paddling or the beach take a hot outdoor shower .

The beds are firm but embrace you. Two families can stay comfortably given the layout of rooms and beds so come as a group of 8 and the cost is less than $135 per bedroom per night and you have a home of your own and the whole Block Island magic to savor for a week.

You won't have pheasants wake you or grazing fawns interrupt your dinner at a resort or on a cruise ship. Come to Block Island and feel the grass and the sand between your toes.

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of the inside, the property and the scenery within easy walking distance.
And please forgive the one nasty tenant review which comes from someone who caused much damage while there and much unpleasantness afterwards. This rarely happens thank goodness.

Keywords: 4 private Bedrooms( 2Q,2F,2T) , two full baths and hot/cold outdoor shower, eat-in kitchen, w/d, d/w well equipped. Living room w/ fireplace. Wifi/DSL. Dining rm, den. Nicely furnished. Large open property with character, gas and charcoal grillss, picnic tables. Walk to Atlantic beach, fish, star gaze, count deer, spot birds, off paved road but not isolated , 5 minutes to town.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1875 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    downstairs bedroom and bath with shower...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    views to ocean, main floor off living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Main floor in an ell off the den, private...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    2nd flr, ocean views, large master br w/ dressing area...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    views, play closet, desk, cozy and bright...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) one upstairs bedroom, one downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (2) both in second upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) both in downstairs bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) can be rented from an island service and there is space off upstairs master bedroom where it could be put...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Upstairs with tub and shower, downstairs with shower. Outside shower near kitchen door is enclosed and has hot and cold water...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outside Shower with hot and cold water and a view :-), lawn and board games ,bird and astronomy books, emergency rain gear Original outbuildings include a shed, paddock stone walls, a large quiet wind protected barn foundation...moreless


  • Books:

    private collection for you to read but not take...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    some at the house and the Library has a huge collection which everyone uses...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    separate dining room seats 6 comfortably at table. In view of kitchen counter eating bar Outside two picnic tables on different sides of the house due to sun and wind , one for 6 and one for 8...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans for each bedroom on breezy hilltop. No a/c but bring a fleece...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Verizon DSL...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    and laundry yard for towels and outdoor eco friendly sun drying...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    bring a lap top/iPad/smart phone...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    yes. logs can be purchased at grocery store...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi and LAN...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own or rent ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seats 8, has fireplace , big coffee table , TV...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    good reception for your cell phone...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    for two cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    house phone for island calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your linens or rent them ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    very easy and reliable wireless surfing...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    in living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Private chefs are available on the island...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    electric, drip and French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    very well provisioned with pots, pans, serving dishes and small appliances...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    two sets of 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    large bench seating area plus three stool counter where kids can eat and spill safely and see their parents in the dining room...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    lots of serving dishes and glassware of all sorts, salad spinner, knife sharpener - fully equipped ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bring or rent for approx $75 /week...moreless

  • Boat:

    sailing lessons are available at BI Club...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    one quaint putting green nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    many to rent and safe inner ponds to explore - or paddle into the ocean ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Four acres, a pond, an old barn foundation and trails to explore on the property...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    at the BI Club which offers weekly memberships...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    bring your paddleboards...moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 12 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Taxes Not included


Cleaning fee is approximately $175, security deposit is $600

Half upon booking; second half, security deposit and cleaning fee due several months prior to arrival

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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1.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Stargazing :join weekly guided outing , bird banding station and Audubon guide, a lot to paint and photograph, paved road near house flat enough and safe enough to roller blade/skike , also a good spot for a kid's lemonade stand.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Retired financier with a passion for sports, a penchant for travel and a pleasure taken in cultural activities

Why the Owner Chose Block Island:
It's beautiful and unspoiled, easy to get to, stress free, modern conveniences but a place to chill out

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
marvelous bird watching, star spotting, rambling on beaches or trails, biking the challenging hills, enjoying the local music scene, taking great photos and being at the beach. I jog, bike and meander from the front door. I sling a towel around my neck, a beach chair over my shoulder and stuff a book or my watercolors in the chair , walk down the grassy path over the back of the property and am on the beach painting in less than 12 minutes.

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Speaks: english, french


  • from the paddock: west side of house and  shed built into stone wall

    from the paddock: west side of house and shed built into stone wall

  • view over fields to Atlantic

    view over fields to Atlantic

  • deck outside kitchen door where grills are located

    deck outside kitchen door where grills are located

  • west side flower border

    west side flower border

  • entry view of Kitchen

    entry view of Kitchen

  • living room with door to patio and to queen bedroom

    living room with door to patio and to queen bedroom

  • living room looking back toward kitchen

    living room looking back toward kitchen

  • Den


  • Twin downstairs Bedroom in ell off den

    Twin downstairs Bedroom in ell off den

  • upstairs queen  Bedroom which has dressing room

    upstairs queen Bedroom which has dressing room

  • upstairs bathroom with pond view

    upstairs bathroom with pond view

  • south coast a nearby walk from my house

    south coast a nearby walk from my house

  • sheltered north side

    sheltered north side

  • ocean side patio at dusk

    ocean side patio at dusk

  • north protected side of house  right outside kitchen door

    north protected side of house right outside kitchen door

  • paddock and stone barn foundation on west side of house

    paddock and stone barn foundation on west side of house

  • Kitchen  Informal Seating

    Kitchen Informal Seating

  • a corner of the Living Room

    a corner of the Living Room

  • dining room looking back at living room

    dining room looking back at living room

  • den


  • downstairs queen bedroom off living room

    downstairs queen bedroom off living room

  • twin upstairs bedroom

    twin upstairs bedroom

  • nearby beach, Vail Beach,

    nearby beach, Vail Beach,

  • fishing cove close to house

    fishing cove close to house

VRBO #344158

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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