Shelter Harbor Chalet

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House seen from back yard, showing sunroom and back of living room


Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-233 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

Keywords: Home

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    2 additional foam mattresses, sleep 2 more...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    portable crib in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    antique bed, double...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    small bedroom suitable for one...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Pack and Carry in closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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)....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Small circular driveway, holds a number of cars...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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low season
Sep 10 - Apr 30, 2017
233 night min stay

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,650 $11,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $130
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Westerly, RI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german

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  • House seen from back yard, showing sunroom and back of living room

    House seen from back yard, showing sunroom and back of living room

  • front of house with deck on side

    front of house with deck on side

VRBO #100843

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 18, 2016

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