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Sweeping Views to Atlantic;4BR Hilltop Cape $3450

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


Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Block Island chateau / country house description

HIGH SEASON : mid June to mid September
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.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1875 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            downstairs bedroom and bath with shower...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • 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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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


          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Clothes Dryer:

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

          • Living Room seats 6:

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

          • Fireplace:

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

          • Heating
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          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


              • Video Library:

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

              • Books:

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

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo


              • Wireless Internet:

                very easy and reliable wireless surfing...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                good reception for your cell phone...moreless

              • Computer Available:

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

              • Telephone:

                house phone for island calls...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

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

              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Tennis:

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

              • Water Sports Gear:

                bring your paddleboards...moreless

              • Garden Chairs:


              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Lake View
              • Ocean View


              • Restaurants
              • Medical Services
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Parasailing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Pier Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Horseshoes
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Swimming
              • Sailing


              Write a review 4.8
              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Jun 13 - Sep 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
              • Taxes Not included


              Cleaning fee is approximately $150, 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: 07/26/2014
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              1.2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              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: french, english


              • 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

              • Kitchen Door

                Kitchen Door

              • sheltered nook in ell

                sheltered nook in ell

              • west side from paddock

                west side from paddock

              • Kitchen


              • living room looking toward kitchen

                living room looking toward kitchen

              • den


              • Twin Bedroom in ell

                Twin Bedroom in ell

              • twin upstairs bedroom

                twin upstairs bedroom

              • dining room

                dining room

              • 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

              • flower border

                flower border

              • paddock and stone barn foundation

                paddock and stone barn foundation

              • Kitchen  Informal Seating

                Kitchen Informal Seating

              • a corner of the Living Room

                a corner of the Living Room

              • Den


              • Master Bedroom upstairs

                Master Bedroom upstairs

              • downstairs queen bedroom

                downstairs queen bedroom

              • upstairs bathroom with pond view

                upstairs bathroom with pond view

              • nearby beach, Vail Beach,

                nearby beach, Vail Beach,

              • fishing cove close to house

                fishing cove close to house

              VRBO #344158

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Sunday, July 13, 2014

              $3,450 per week (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 07/26/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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