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Recent Jamestown reviews

  • Comfortable, charming, a short walk to the water and good eats in Jamestown!

    "I recently spent a long weekend here with my husband, kids, and dog. We all enjoyed the cottage. It was roomy enough for all of us to have our own space but small enough for us to spend time together, too. The expansive one-level layout worked well. The cottage is charming with its intentional antique character. It has the feel of an older era, but with modern amenities like flat screen tv, cable/Internet, and updated appliances in the kitchen. The decor is tasteful and a treat for art enthusiasts. Our kids had a lot of fun playing outdoors in the large yard. There is a fire pit, great for storytelling! The front porch was a nice place to sit and relax. Even our dog had a great time, convinced the bucket of sticks for the fireplace was actually a collection of his favorite chew toys. We're so glad we could bring our dog along on this family get-a-way! We enjoyed walks into town and short drives to some of our favorite locations in Narragansett and Newport. Jamestown was the perfect place for us to stay. We loved being in the sea-side town, able to walk to shops and dining, without the big crowds we found in Newport. There were plenty of things around town to keep us busy, and in our down time, the cottage was very relaxing. We even found a great playground near the cottage that our kids loved, just across the street from a bakery in town. We liked having a kitchen for cooking a few meals, but we found yummy options for breakfast/lunch/dinner all around town, for all budgets. We also found plenty of kid friendly meal options in town, too. This cottage worked with our two kids, ages 5&8. The kids slept on a couch and a build-in window seat. It worked out, but our privacy was limited. While it was nice for the whole family, I think this cottage would also be nice for a couple on a romantic getaway."
    Guest: James F. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Perfect Summer Getaway

    "Our group of seven (3 adults, 4 kids ages 16, 15, 10, 8) absolutely loved our week in this house. It is spacious, well-appointed, beautifully decorated, and filled with light. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need, even a big pot for cooking lobsters from nearby Zeke's fish shop. There was a big closet full of games and ample beach towels. The open great room/kitchen is great for hanging out, it is nicely decorated with quality furnishings, but not too fussy for a beach house. We loved the outdoor shower and grill, and the kids had a blast running around the huge backyard while the adults enjoyed drinks from the deck. There are three bedroom and a big bathroom upstairs; the second full bathroom and fourth bedroom are on the main floor. The location is perfect - two blocks to McQuades Grocery and the liquor store, three blocks to downtown including the Slide of Heaven bakery, six blocks to the waterfront and Spinnaker's Ice Cream shop. I would not hesitate to recommend this house and we'll be staying here again next time."
    Guest: Emy B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • You're gonna love it!

    "We spent a week in this beautiful home for a vacation and reunion with our family, who live on opposite coasts. The first floor bedroom and bath were perfect for my dad, who has a hard time with stairs. We and our children stayed on the second floor, complete with its own TV/bonus room. When our little ones needed some quiet time or cartoons, we could accommodate them without disrupting the rest of the grown-ups or the socializing that was happening on the first floor. Then there was the third floor bedroom/sitting room, which helped when my brother and his family stayed for a night. This house can easily accommodate large groups, and is situated so that everyone can do their thing without getting in the others’ way. Yet, a smaller group won’t rattle around in this house. We were three adults and two children for most of the week and it was perfect. I can’t imagine a better flow or layout for a vacation home, it’s truly perfect for large or small groups. In addition, the décor is so tastefully done that it’s hard to believe this is a rental. Like the other reviewers have stated, the owners of the property are great communicators and easy to work with, and have thought of everything you might need, including a hair dryer and toiletries that you may have forgotten, sand toys for the beach and more. The linens are high quality too. Proximity to the neighborhood beach is great, the drive to Newport was totally convenient, and Jamestown itself is a delightful little town. I could go on... So if you’re on the fence or deciding between this property and another, don’t hesitate to commit to this one, you won’t regret it."
    Guest: jen b. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Perfect weekend home!

    "We were in need of last minute housing for a weekend wedding. Jon was so accommodating by making his home available. The house is perfectly suited for a family. Everything we needed was at hand. Our favorite part was enjoying the peaceful water view from the deck. First experience on VRBO and would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay in a beautiful setting."
    Guest: Katie G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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Jamestown Travel Tips

Traveling to Jamestown Vacation Rentals

The nearest airport to Jamestown is located in Warwick, just a short 25-minute drive away. The airport hosts regularly scheduled flights from Washington, New York City, Boston, and Chicago, among other destinations. It is just a regional airport so if you are traveling from Canada or Europe, you will need to connect via an international airport hub before flying on to Warwick. From the airport, you easily get a taxi to Jamestown. Alternatively, if you want to be able to some exploring during your stay, you can hire a car. There are many rental agencies at the airport. An alternate way to travel from either Boston or New York is on the Amrak rail line. The nearest station is Kingston Station which is just a 15-minute drive from Jamestown. This is a convenient and stress-free way to start your vacation. No traffic congestion or tiring driving to get to your vacation destination is required.

Stylish Jamestown Lodging

Jamestown is a destination where you have the rare opportunity to stay in a historic home. There are some homes that date back to the early 1900s; they have been lovingly restored and furnished with antiques. You can feel as though you have stepped back in time as you enjoy the stylish colonial comforts.

Famous Landmarks near Jamestown Cottages

If you happen to take a ferry tour, you can see some of the magnificent old mansions that are found in the area. The Clingstone is house built in the early 1900s for a person by the name of Lovering Wharton. This privately-owned home is perched atop a rock in Narragansett Bay and locally known as the “House on the Rocks.” It is three-and-a-half stories tall and was constructed using mill-type framing to withstand the hurricane-force winds that sometimes lash the coast. After being unoccupied for decades, it was purchased and then renovated by the owner. It remains a well-known landmark.

The Jamestown Firefighting Equipment Museum is a great place to take the kids. Here, you can see antique firefighting equipment, including a horse-drawn carriage. One of the exhibits is an 1894 Lafrance steam-driven fire engine which still functions very effectively. It is able to pump water at an impressive rate of 600 gallons per minute. Admission to the museum is free.

The Jamestown History Museum is located in a 19th-century schoolhouse. The museum is operated by the local historical society and houses artifacts from all over the region. There are several interesting old maps, ferry system memorabilia and old photographs that depict the town’s history.

The Jamestown Philomenian Library shares its premises with the Sydney L. Wright Memorial Museum. The museum has an interesting collection of ancient Indian artifacts that were discovered in archeological digs in the 1960s. There are also several showcases with European artifacts from the 1600s.

Watson Farm has an old 1796 farmhouse and is set on 280 acres on land. It is a historic landmark and working farm that is operated in old traditional style. The Jamestown Windmill is located about a mile north of the town near Watson Farm. The windmill was built in 1787 and served as the main method used to crush grain in the area before steam engines were introduced. A major restoration work on the windmill took place and was completed in 2001. Admission to the windmill is free.

Seasons to Visit Rhode Island Vacation Rentals in Jamestown

Most visitors come to Jamestown during the warmer summer months. The season runs from May to October, with most visitors staying during the school holiday season. For visitors that want to avoid the crowds, you may consider September when the weather is still warm but the school scrowds have returned home.

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