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From the upstairs balcony, you can watch the ferry ply the Atlantic.

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Block Island cottage description

This neo classic beach house sits on a tidal pond with the most beautiful beach on the island at the end of your driveway. You don’t need a car, as it is just a short walk to the ferry dock and town. A post and beam house with loftlike spaces, the downstairs has a kitchen/living/dining area and French doors opening out onto a covered porch oceanside and a back deck with water views.
The master bedroom, with king bed and huge en suite bathtub, looks out to sea with a private balcony. The Green Room has a queen bed and its own balcony, while the Birds' Nest has four twin beds, two up a ladder in a loft. Two rooms share a separate bath with walk-in rain shower. Grounds are complete with outdoor shower, lily pond, lawns for croquet, water toys, goldfinches and pheasants. Wifi but no TV! Laze in hammocks and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Must treat dogs for ticks....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Balcony overlooking the beach...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Balcony overlooking the tidal pond...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

            Loft with two twin mattresses. Two twin beds downstairs....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two are mattresses, and room is only suitabe for kids under 12...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Custom rain shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

            The outdoor shower is pure heaven...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

            En suite, huge soaking tub with hand shower...moreless

          • 2.5+ outdoor shower

          Other Amenities

              • On the beach, post and beam house with loftlike space, walk to town, huge soaking tub, outdoor shower, picnic basket, croquet set, many books and CDs, puzzles, games, kids' room with four twin beds—two in a loft, balcony overlooking ocean in master suite, balcony overlooking tidal pond in queen guest room, hammocks, beach towels, boogie boards, pheasants, muskrat...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Paperback mysteries for the beach. Children's books....moreless

              • CD Player
              • Stereo:

                CD player and good speakers. iPod hookup available....moreless

              • Toys:

                Games and puzzles for rainy days. If any!...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Two, but use not allowed. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                Internet reception islandwide is terrible and gets worse as more people have more phones. No streaming possible....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room:

                Loftlike downstairs includes dining room and kitchen. See video....moreless

              • Parking:

                Room for one car....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local calls only...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Verizon has terrible service in the summer. Be forearmed with hot spot if you need to work....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Enough dishes for an army...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Great for entertaining....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Sugar, flour, oil, spices...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Balconies front and back with fabulous views....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Available for rent on island...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Front covered porch and back porch include gates to close for kids and dogs....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Available to rent. Launch from the back yard....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Croquet set....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Small Weber gas grill on back deck. Picnic basket. Charcoal grill shared with house next door....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Boogie boards and sand buckets. ...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              spring 2015
              May 29 - Jun 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,200
              summer 2015
              Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $5,000
              fall 2015
              Sep 4 - Oct 15, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,200

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              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Taxes Not included

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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/14/2014
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              Location

              • Oar

                "Reasonable prices, good tacos and sushi. Great view from the picnic tables outside."

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              • Old Post Office Bagel Shop

                "The kids love to walk down to the corner and pick up bagels for breakfast. If you eat there,..."

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              • Finn's Seafood Restaurant

                "I actually don't go to the resturant often, but I rely on their fish store next door."

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              • Island Free Library

              • Black Rock

                "The surf beach. Hang a left at the painted rock. At the end of a perilous dirt road. Clothin..."

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              • empire theatre

                "Love this theater. Mind you, the last movie I saw there was "Quest For Fire"—and the picture..."

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              • Elevation cafe

                "I didn't know this was the name. We call it Bethany's or the Airport Cafe. A local hangout o..."

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              • Andy's Way

                "Great clamming spot. And, nostalgically, great windsurfing spot. "

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              sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night, birding, clamming, landscape painting,bike and moped rentals, live music, farmers' market, fish market, berrypicking, island trail network, boat charters, skygazing

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation property owner/manager on Block Island, once known as Claudia's Island, Claudia Glenn Dowling has honed her bedmaking skills and seldom travels without a truckload of substandard chairs. You can Google me at Claudia's Surf City.

              Why the Owner Chose Block Island:
              I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summers long ago. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, we converted it into a cottage. When my daughter got married, the family expanded, and we built Hannah's Honeymoon Hideaway, a post and beam house. Our first guests came in 2006, and we continue to improve Hannah's Hideaway every year, polishing it, if possible, to a brighter sheen. It is now the sine qua non of simplicity, functioning as perfectly as a beach house as a shell for a nautilus. You can see more pix and videos in links on Claudia's Surf City

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Though on the beach and close to the ferry dock and town, you can retreat to a private world that feels far from mainland cares. After even a weekend on Block Island you feel as if you've had a wonderful break from reality.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • From the upstairs balcony, you can watch the ferry ply the Atlantic.

                From the upstairs balcony, you can watch the ferry ply the Atlantic.

              • The front porch looks out to the rosa rugosa covered dunes

                The front porch looks out to the rosa rugosa covered dunes

              • The downstairs is one big room with

                The downstairs is one big room with

              • . . .a kitchen and dining area

                . . .a kitchen and dining area

              • The master suite has a king sized bed

                The master suite has a king sized bed

              • and a freshwater pond from the front balcony

                and a freshwater pond from the front balcony

              • En suite soaking tub—jets don't work!

                En suite soaking tub—jets don't work!

              • . . .and its own balcony looking out

                . . .and its own balcony looking out

              • The Green Room and Birds' Room share a bath with shower

                The Green Room and Birds' Room share a bath with shower

              • . . .and rainbows

                . . .and rainbows

              • Picnic table by the tidal pond

                Picnic table by the tidal pond

              • Hannah's Hideaway is on the left.

                Hannah's Hideaway is on the left.

              • Hannah's Hideaway is steps from the beach and a short walk from town.

                Hannah's Hideaway is steps from the beach and a short walk from town.

              • The back deck leads to a tidal pond, an outdoor shower and a hammock

                The back deck leads to a tidal pond, an outdoor shower and a hammock

              • . . .a living area (and hammock)

                . . .a living area (and hammock)

              • Clam rakes but no licenses included!

                Clam rakes but no licenses included!

              • with a balcony looking out over the beach

                with a balcony looking out over the beach

              • View of the Atlantic from the master bedroom's balcony at Hannah's Hideaway

                View of the Atlantic from the master bedroom's balcony at Hannah's Hideaway

              • The Green Room has a queen-sized bed

                The Green Room has a queen-sized bed

              • . . .towards the tidal pond

                . . .towards the tidal pond

              • The Bird's Room has its own nest

                The Bird's Room has its own nest

              • The outdoor shower is the best!

                The outdoor shower is the best!

              • . . . and a deer!

                . . . and a deer!

              • Hannah goes for a walk on Crescent Beach in front of her house. Leash dog!

                Hannah goes for a walk on Crescent Beach in front of her house. Leash dog!

              VRBO #392571

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

              $4,200 - $5,000 per week (USD)
              6

              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2014
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