Sweeping Views to Atlantic;4BR Hilltop Cape $3450
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Block Island chateau / country house description
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 $61.61 per night
At the house relax outside on the patio or in the shady paddock courtyard , enjoy sweeping views of fields, stonewalls and ocean while others can run around acres of lawn and 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; 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 soft and 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 $61.61 per person 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
Keywords: 4 private Bedrooms( 2Q,2F,2T) , two full baths and outdoor hot 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, BBQs, picnic tables. Walk to Atlantic beach,fish, star gaze, count deer, spot birds, off paved road but not isolated , 5 minutes to town.
- 1875 sq. ft.
- Chateau / Country House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & 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
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Lake View
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to stay
Great place to stay
We stayed for a week with our two kids (3 and 8) along with my brother, his wife and two young kids. We never felt crowded and liked the fact that the bed rooms were spread out around the house. The area is very peaceful and while not close to the beaches if you have a car then it's not a problem. I liked having the outdoor shower to clean off in and the deck is nice for evenings watching the sunset.
- Guest Anthony D.
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Charming, spacious and well-appointed happy house
Charming, spacious and well-appointed happy house
We have stayed in several Block Island houses as a group of adult siblings and some adult-ish offspring and this was among our favorites. This is a wonderful house, with very comfortable bedrooms and well-designed and furnished sitting, dining, music practicing and outdoor lounging areas.The owner's Haitian and other art work is a relief from the usual nautical theme. The house is for people who like to be with one another as it is not huge. The location was quiet and lovely--walking distance to Vail beach but well off the main road--and a good bike ride to other beaches and town. (A car is probably needed to bring gear and food back.) We were six inside with a few others in a nearby cottage who came over for games or dining. The owner was available and communicative on any issues. We hope to stay there again.
- Guest susie (New York)
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+.
At first we thought that we picked the wrong end of the island to stay at but quickly figured out that the location was exactly what we were looking for - Very quiet, off the beaten path, great views, super backyard with comfortable lounge chairs allowing you to enjoy the scenery. The house comfortably slept 8 and we never felt the least bit crowded. Definitely going back next year!!!!
- Guest SONNY (United States)
- Date of stay 06/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
We had a wonderful time at Catharine's beautiful home. Within walking distance to the beach (although down a fairly steep hill), we frequented the Vail beach area often. We also had our bikes and traveled the length of the island. Catharine also suggested other beaches, hiking areas, and sights which we took advantage of (Mansion Beach, Great Salt Pond at the end of Andy's Way, etc.). Overall the house was extremely cozy, comfortable for our party of 8 (with two kids-7 and 5), and wonderfully well-stocked (we even used the crock-pot one evening). Our only complaint was that we had to leave. Thanks for a great stay!
- Guest KatG (Hartford)
- Date of stay 06/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/03/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
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Jun 13 - Sep 19, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is approximately $150, security deposit is $600 or available with VRBO insurance
Half upon booking; second half, security deposit and cleaning fee due several months prior to arrival
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Beach: beach at 0.4 Miles
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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sheltered north side
ocean side patio at dusk
sheltered nook in ell
west side from paddock
living room looking toward kitchen
Twin Bedroom in ell
twin upstairs bedroom
south coast a nearby walk from my house
from the paddock: west side of house and shed built into stone wall
view over fields to Atlantic
paddock and stone barn foundation
Kitchen Informal Seating
a corner of the Living Room
Master Bedroom upstairs
downstairs queen bedroom
upstairs bathroom with pond view
nearby beach, Vail Beach,
fishing cove close to house
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