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Down by the Bay

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Last updated: 05/26/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Prudence Island is the unique, undiscovered yet welcoming jewel of Narragansett Bay. A vacation here is a true escape and one that will remain as a fond memory for years to come. The property is a year-round newly renovated three-bedroom home, traditionally and attractively-styled with panoramic views of the bay.

The first floor of this bright and immaculate home features a beautiful eat-in kitchen, spacious dining room, tasteful living room, full bath and sun room with ten windows providing clear views of the water and the mainland beyond. The second floor features three comfortable and inviting bedrooms as well as a bath with shower. Outside is a front deck where you can watch the gorgeous sun rise over the bay while having your morning coffee. The spacious rear deck is perfect for grilling and al fresco dining while enjoying the evening breezes. It also features an outside shower great for rinsing off while still enjoying the sunshine. Relax in the yard on the hammock while sipping a summer beverage and devouring your favorite novel. You’ll enjoy the comforts of this property so much you may find it difficult to take leave to explore the island, but there’s much to see and do.

Steps from the front deck is a beautiful private beach with clear waters perfect for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, clamming, snorkeling, boating and more. While some of the coastline here is rocky (water shoes recommended), throughout the island there are many sandy beaches you’ll want to explore.

Prudence Island is very scenic and secluded, abounding with preserved natural areas that comprise 75% of the island. The serenity and slow pace here give it the feel of a simpler time and place – one without restaurants, bars or retail shopping areas. Basic provisions are available at two small country stores so it’s recommended that vacationers bring their own supplies.

The island has a mix of paved and unpaved roads with few cars on-island making them ideal for biking, walking and jogging. Prudence has an impressive and well-maintained trail network featuring trails of varying lengths that link to interesting historical sites – birdwatchers, bring your binoculars! Sandy beaches are plentiful – and offer vacationers a secluded and tranquil escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of modern life.

This traditional island community is close-knit yet very welcoming with lots of activities to take part in. Look out for upcoming events and old-fashioned activities posted at the exit of the ferry parking lot – summer ice cream socials, pot luck dinners and other events are casual, enjoyable and good clean fun! There’s blueberry picking at Farnham Farm, movie nights at the Prudence Island Association community center, story hour at the Homestead Library and great programs for kids and adults at the Narragansett Estuarine Research Center. The unique one-room school house (currently serving seven island students) also provides fun summer programs open to all children visiting the island.

Prudence Island is accessible by ferry, water taxi or private vessel. The reliable Prudence and Bay Islands Transport ferry service travels between Bristol and Prudence several times a day and the crossing takes approximately 25 minutes. The ferry landing, and nearby country store, is a 5-minute walk from the house. Vacationers should consult the ferry website and are encouraged to make vehicle reservations well in advance of their trip.

Vacationers seeking experiences beyond the island can utilize the ferry for day trips to nearby Bristol, with its quaint downtown featuring a variety of shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and taverns. A half-hour drive north from Bristol brings you to Providence, Rhode Island’s capital and the state’s largest city. A half-hour drive south from the Bristol ferry landing is the beautiful and historic city of Newport, with its famed Bellevue Avenue mansion tours, renowned Newport Jazz Festival and great seafood dining.

Amidst the beauty and tranquility of Prudence Island and the comforts of this lovely waterfront home, your vacation here is sure to be a wonderful and memorable getaway. We’re sure you’ll want to come back again and again.



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The house is best suited for rental by families and couples....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is kid friendly and includes games and crafts....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    bunk beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • The house offers three comfortable well appointed bedrooms as well as a fold-out couch with queen-size mattress in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Linens and towels are not provided, however, there is a washing machine and dryer on the premises. Pillows are provided for each bed....moreless


  • Books:

    Selection of books for adults and kids....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    House includes games and puzzles for adults and kids....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Toys included for play in house, yard and at the beach....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Prudence Island has many beautiful beaches, the closest of which is just steps from the house....moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is located in a lovely rural island community that values the simple life. There's a country store, tiny post office, one-room school house and farmstand nearby....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house and front deck look out on beautiful Narragansett Bay and the beach is just steps away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Breakfast nook in kitchen and large dining room set for family meals...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fully insulated four-season home with new heating system...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Shared driveway adjacent to home...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New country kitchen with all new appliances and cozy breakfast nook....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, coffee filters, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck overlooks Narragansett Bay; rear deck perfect for barbeques and outdoor dining...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Several life jackets available....moreless



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July & August
Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

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