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Shelter Harbor Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 to 10 ).

This lovely house has recently become even more inviting since a brand new sunroom was added, the deck was enlarged using Brazilian ash, and a beautiful, large and private shower was added on the side of the house. Central air conditioning was also added. The house is a contempory with a chalet type feel to it. Because of its open floor plan, high pine clad ceiling and large windows, there is a light, airy outdoorsy atmosphere. From the large deck you can see the water peeking through the trees. The walls are decorated with large paintings and original artwork. New cherry floors and tile are used throughout the first floor whereas the upstairs has lovely wall to wall carpets.The open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, sliders onto the deck and large windows allow for lovely natural light. The kitchen area which is also open and central facilitates cooking together while being in the scene of the action.

The new sunroom addition opens with three glass sliders onto the new, enlarged deck. This space provides an additional family room which is somewhat separate from the main house so that one can enjoy some additional privacy while still being close to the action.

Two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower are on the ground level.. The downstairs hall has a washer/dryer.. Two large bedrooms upstairs are accessible from a spiral cherry staircase and balcony landing which overlooks the living room area. They share a bathroom with sitting tub with hand held shower. One master bedroom with a king size bed also has a bunk bed which is suitable for two children. The other bedroom has a queen size bed as well as a skylight.

We love the beautiful new outdoor shower on the side entrance. It is large enough to accomodate parents with small children and we now use only this entrance when coming from the beach.

The house is located on a quiet side-street in a private neighborhood. We are only about one minute's walk from the salt pond swimming area with life guard and lauch area for kayaks and dingies. From there you can paddle across the pond to the barrier reef which separates the pond from the ocean with it's pristine beaches.The roads are perfect for walking, biking, or hiking. There is a trail through conservation land. Or walk to the Shelter Harbor Inn for wonderful dinners and lunches and play tennis on the two Shelter Harbor tennis courts.

Please let us know if you want to see more pictures of the house, the pond, and the ocean beach.

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Horst Henning Winter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Horst Henning Winter

We have enjoyed raising our four children here, where they all learned to sail and love the ocean. Now our grandchildren are crabbing at the pond and gathering mussels and clams there, while also getting braver and braver as they master swimming in the ocean.

We live during the winter in Amherst, Massachusetts and travel often to Germany, which was our original home.

Horst Henning Winter purchased this house in 1983

Why Horst Henning Winter chose Shelter Harbor

The pictures of the interior can express the warmth, and the outdoor light which comes into this beautiful space. The high ceiling and many windows give this house a special ambiance.You can sit on the deck and see the water through the trees and watch the tides covering the sand bars.

What makes this house unique

For families with children there are two spaces, the main living room and the sunroom, each with couch, table and cable TV. You can enjoy the ambience of family life but still find a space to get away and read.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Since we live in "the city" we immediately breathed a sigh of happiness when we entered the spacious, beautiful interior of "the chalet". It breathed "vacation". We spent a week of cooking, sleeping, eating, and laughing together. We particularly liked using the kayaks and being able to walk quickly to the pond for a swim before breakfast. Although the kitchen is not large, it has everything one needs to prepare wonderful meals quickly and be able to relax and watch TV or listen to music or have wine with the family at the same time. This house just feels great, probably because even when you are inside, the views of the trees outside through the high windows make it feel like you are out there enjoying the summer. We hope to be back often!
Jun 2012
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Watch Hill Carousel & Beach
The Andrea
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
pond swimming, ocean beach on other side of pond
Car: necessary

Access to a private ocean beach and a swimming dock at the salt water pond. Kayaks are available


Shelter Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , portable crib in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , bunk bed is for two children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , small bedroom with antigue double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • queen beds (3) double (1) one bunk bed (sleeps two children) futon couch that transforms into a double in sunroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Access to two community owned swimming places: (a) 3 min walk to swimming at pond (with life guard) and (b) a short car ride, community shuttle ride, or kayak paddle to private ocean beach with lifeguards. (Kayak available - see owner). 5min walk to private nature trails, tennis courts, and boat ramp with access to the ocean. Nearby locations include: Watch Hill (10min), Newport (30min), Mystic (15min).


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Shelter Harbor Chalet
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cozy summer cottage perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This is our third year renting the house and we love the neighborhood, walking distance to the pond with lifeguard and the access to private beach, kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. The central location to Westerly and Watch Hill, proximity to Stonington Village and Mystic is a homerun! We look forward to next year...

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing from all our neighbors that we have the nicest tenants. They look forward to seeing them each summer!
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Shelter Harbor Chalet Review

  • 5 of 5

My family has been vacationing in the Misquamicut/Westerly area for years, and this house has been the first we have continued to return to. If sitting on the beach all day isn't your thing (too bad – the beach access that comes with the house is the best on Rhode Island) there’s plenty of exploring to do in the Salt Pond (thanks to the generously provided kayaks), clamming, and visiting Newport or Watch Hill. It’s been so great for us; as our family gets bigger and friends come to visit this house has been so accommodating. If anyone wants to retire for the evening a bit earlier, there’s a beautiful new sun-room that allows the rest of house to remain undisturbed by those staying up later. The house is always clean and comfortable; it allows us to really catch up and spend rare quality time together. We have lots of memories around the large kitchen table!

Karin and Winter (the owners) are great to rent from. They are helpful and quick to respond to any correspondence. I cannot recommend this house enough and look forward to going back the whole year!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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