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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.
Please OPEN THE LINK below Rate Details to see more photos 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.
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
Upstairs with tub and shower, downstairs with shower. Outside shower near kitchen door is enclosed and has hot and cold water...moreless
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
private collection for you to read but not take...moreless
some at the house and the Library has a huge collection which everyone uses...moreless
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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
Fans for each bedroom on breezy hilltop. No a/c but bring a fleece...moreless
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
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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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.
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.