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Charming Beach Home, Birders will love! Pretty view.Immaculate. Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Queen Master Suite, 2 Twin Bedrooms, Limit - 4 Persons

Immaculate, 3 bedroom cape in Matunuck. On quiet street, relaxed walk to town beach where there is a sandy beach, waves, playground, grassy area, picnic tables, restrooms, showers and an abundance of wild beach roses. Old-fashioned, wrap-around porches with beautiful views of marsh and birding habitat - good sense of privacy. Beautifully landscaped gardens, abuts bird sanctuary. Bird watchers delight! Osprey family nesting. Lots of windows, wonderful moonrises and sunrises. Gracious second floor master bedroom suite with slider to southern sundeck and pretty views. Delightful enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Access to miles of RI shoreline, excellent restaurants, Connecticut casinos, fishing, boating, biking, antiquing and wildlife refuge nature trails. Take the ferry to Block Island, drive to Newport's mansions and Cliff Walk or enjoy Providence's Waterfire. Savor the slower pace and the local flavor of a quaint beach neighborhood. Drive 5 minutes to Wakefield's Old Main Street shops, yoga class

Winter Rental $1200/mo: This is truly an idyllic haven for an individual or couple desiring solitude or relocating to RI. Peaceful, friendly local neighborhood, market open year round, wildlife abounds. Contact owner for details.

Enjoy Indian Summer In Matunuck!: Enjoy a relaxing stay without the summer crowds. Gorgeous weather, peaceful setting, flowers, birds and wildlife abound.

More Details

Elizabeth Johnson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Elizabeth Johnson

My husband and I are both native Rhode Islanders, with a great love for Matunuck. Someday we'd like to retire here, but for now, we enjoy sharing the beauty and uniqueness of this little beach town with our guests.

Elizabeth Johnson purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

When I first met the realtor at the house, the view of the marsh from the first floor, the sound of the waves, and the sense of privacy sold me! We loved that view so much, we raised the second floor to make a master bedroom suite with bathroom and added windows on the east side. Morning sunrises are photo worthy. We also added a south facing second floor porch ideal for viewing a sunset, soaking up some sun, or enjoying the sounds of the birds roosting every evening. The east facing porch is our favorite for morning coffee and sunset relaxing. A bonus is the osprey nest in the middle of the marsh. Each year the osprey pair nest and eventually introduce us to their little ones. Hope you'll love it as much as we do!!


Matunuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom first floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom second floor - toilet , shower
    Outdoor hot/cold water - outdoor shower , enclosed
  • Hot and cold water outdoor enclosed shower with dressing area/bench
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Pillow, comforters, quilts, blankets provided. Guests bring sheets and towels. Fresh floral arrangements
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
. Appointments with certified massage therapist availlable for in-home treatments . Private yoga sessions also available . Our home abuts a bird sanctuary, a pair of nesting ospreys have made their home here for several seasons. You will see them feeding their babies, and some lucky visitors get to see the babies take their first flight!


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Charming Beach Home, Birders will love! Pretty view.Immaculate. Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Delmar, NY

Couldn't ask for anything more...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 2 weeks of heaven in this lovely home. Walk to the beach or relax on the spacious decks that surround the house. Waking up every morning to the sunrise and sitting on the deck at dusk admiring the beautiful gardens in the yard. Very clean and well stocked rental. Owners were friendly and accommodating but non-intrustive. The lovely vases of fresh cut flowers in each room upon arrival was a nice surprise. Would absolutely recommend this rental to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at this cottage July 2016, the owners are very nice people and the house itself is beautiful. I did have a few major complaints, one being, the gas grill was pretty much useless and caught fire every time we used it, the fridge had a terrible leak that i had to deal with the entire time we were there and if i touched the side of it i would get a shock. Both need to replaced badly! The grounds were beautiful and well maintained and the master bedroom is spectacular.....We did find that the mosquito situation is pretty bad because you are right on the Marsh but that is nature not much you can do about that... All in all I gave it a 3 star.....

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These problems were addressed and resolved. We ask all guests to communicate with us as soon as they notice any potential problem. We are accessible throughout the rental period and always respond promptly.
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Concord, MA

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our family, with two young boys (7 & 8 yrs) thoroughly enjoyed this house and location. The gardens are spectacular and you can easily watch the hummingbirds flit around all day. Perfectly appointed beach house - all that you need plus beach chairs, umbrella and fantastic outdoor shower! Our kids loved the library of vintage movies including Dracula, Frankenstein and more! Many books to choose from as well. Walking distance to beach and more. We had a great time and so thrilled we found this house and owners! Also found the best pizza ever in Matunuck at La Strada down near the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Matunuck Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented this charming, welcoming, cozy and perfect Matunuck beach house. We have rented several other houses, and this is our favorite. The whole feel of the house is one of peace and serenity. You can spend the entire morning on the front porch with a view of the salt marsh and the rabbits, and the entire afternoon on the upstairs deck. The beach is close by, but staying at home is just as good. We highly recommend this house, and Liz Carpenter, the owner, is courteous and helpful and a pleasure.

Susan Cameron, Potomac, Maryland

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Matunuck vibe

  • 5 of 5

Your home proved to be a wonderful respite and haven from our usually hectic life as restaurant owners. Soothing colors and furnishings, wonderful wildlife, awesome gardens and flowers, the peaceful marshland sanctuary along with the Matunuck vibe = perfection ! Thank you for your hospitality and all the touches that made our stay so relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first time for a week in August, and absolutely loved this home. It is a lovely beach cottage - very well maintained and clean with breathtaking views of a marshland and a gorgeous garden maintained by the owner.

When we arrived the owner had vases of fresh flowers from the garden all over the house, and everything was in working order. The house is down a small dirt road so it's very quiet, and the front of the house (complete with wraparound porch) overlooks a marsh so it's incredibly peaceful. There was construction on a house across the street about midway through the week which was a bit loud, but I assume that will wrap up by next summer.

The house has good amenities - grill, beach toys for kids, a fully stocked kitchen as far as cooking utensils go - and is only a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. The beach is expensive to park ($20/day) so plan to walk there unless you want to pay, it really is an easy walk though. There's also an ice cream shop right next to the entrance to the beach and a corner market for food staples.

The owner was great. She called to check in after we arrived and to make sure everything was ok, and we felt like she was available if we needed to reach her. We're already planning a trip back next summer, this home is a find!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
several courses
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Kingston 10 miles and Providence
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 1
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
South Kingstown Town Beach
Car: recommended

Scenic 'South County'. 10 minutes to downtown Wakefield and Narragansett, movie theaters, mall, lots of good restaurants, nature trails, farm stands, Theatre by the Sea, 'All That Matters' Yoga and Wellness center. 10 minutes to URI, 30 minutes to Providence, Newport, and Connecticut casinos. Miles of Rhode Island's famous coastline and beautiful beaches. Maximum 4 persons.

Other Activities: Wonderful restaurants, Connecticut casinos, Newport, 1/2 hour drive. Nightly walk for ice cream at The Vanilla Bean. Local produce and fresh baked goods at Carpenter's Farm Stand. Sit on the the waterfront deck of the Ocean Mist and watch the Block Island ferry or maybe take the 55 minute ferry to Block Island for a day trip. Buy lobsters off the lobster boats in Galilee. Visit Newport or Sakonnet vineyards. Explore local antique shops. Ck.'WaterFire Providence' for summer dates.


Rates & Availability

Matunuck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Back to school special!
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Seasonal Rate quotes per week; it is possible to rent for a shorter or longer period. CONTACT OWNER for quotes
Inquire for Winter Rental, October - May
email for information on Fall and Winter and available weekend rates.
Perfect winter rental for person/couple who appreciates beauty, nature, wildlife and solitude. Small number of friendly year round townsfolk. Seaview Market open all year.

50% of rental due upon confirmation of reservation, remaining 50% due one month prior to occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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