2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, sleeps 4
Christopher or Diane Terry
- english, german, Limited french
Why Christopher or Diane Terry chose Jamestown
This property is next door to the house (HomeAway #111808) my parents purchased in 1969, when I was in 9th grade. We all fell entirely in love with the house, the neighborhood, and of course our easy access to salt water. Years later, as my children came along, we purchased 17 Grey Gull so that we could be close to my mother (and the ocean!) without imposing. Though this seemed a very daring and uncharacteristic move for us, we have never regretted it. As a Rhode Island native living in Utah, it is essential that we return to the ocean every year.
What makes this Cottage unique
In many ways, this area has changed very little, and our two houses are certainly part of that tradition. Life is very simple here, and more than one guest has remarked that they "become a different person here." I love the practicality and resourcefulness that the original dwellers brought to the building of this home. The kitchen is really very large, and as so often happens, it is the center of everything indoors. It is nice to gaze at Hull Cove from the breakfast table, or go out to the front patio with your coffee. Relaxing in the living room is easy, with a good book and a nice view of ocean, sky, greenery and wildlife. Recently I enjoyed the luxury of living in the house for a twelve month period. I loved walking into the living room each morning to raise the blinds and see what nature had created in my picture window! The never ending changes of light acting on sky and water was a thrill every morning. The clouds, sun and water delighted me daily. I rode my bike downtown several days a week. I was heavily rained upon twice, and used a balaclava daily in the coldest weather, but I LOVED the opportunity to see so much more of my surroundings than is possible in the car. I developed a deeper appreciation of Mackerel Cove. The changes are really too subtle to catch by car. By bike, I was daily delighted with the ruffled delicacy of the winter waves. I look forward to a similar opportunity, hopefully soon!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Rustic, campy lodging on Beavertail
If you're on a budget and need just 2 bedrooms of lodging for daytrips, this is the place for you. It is a 1950's home, very small, with an updated bathroom. There is a separate WC apart from the shower and sink, but it is very, very tight. Not for the average size American. The living room is tiny with no comfortable furniture, no sofa, just a loveseat and a single chair. There is weak WiFi but no TV. The beds are comfortable enough as I read a previous renter bought eggcrate mattresses for the beds. There was construction on the house next door starting at 0700 each day, so no sleeping in. The kitchen, updated to 1960's standards is the largest room in house. Careful with leaving any food out--there are ants.
Well maintained cottage and property.
Well maintained cottage and property. The cottage has everything you need, surrounded by nice gardens. Perfect location, just a few steps down the road and you're sitting on the rocks overlooking the bay. Walk to Beavertail lighthouse, or a short ride into town. Great place to relax and enjoy all that Jamestown has to offer.
Perfect Beach House!
This home was perfect for my husband and I to vacation near the water. We cooked at home and there were plenty of utensils, pots and pans etc. to do the job. There was even a new little grill there upon our arrival. We spent the week biking, running, exploring Newport and visiting friends in Jamestown. If you are looking for a small, well-appointed house, this is it. The Lighthouse and Bird-watching are close by, and the beach is two miles down the hill. If you are looking for luxury and largess, this is not for you. We would stay again. Thanks!
Perfect "Tree House"
My husband and I took our two year old to this cottage the week of July 4. The house is perfect for families with children; it is well decorated but also well childproofed. Our son immediately dubbed the cottage the “tree house.” He had so much fun that it took him three days to notice there wasn't a TV in the house. Diane provided many things we needed to enjoy ourselves: towels, bed linens, pots, and dishes. We spent our mornings walking along Hull Cove. My husband and I sat on the front porch area and read while our son napped. We visited Mackerel Cove Beach a few evenings. We went into town a few times, enjoying the library, playground, and downtown shops. My son loved visiting Beavertail Lighthouse so much, we went three times during the week. We had such a wonderful visit that we decided to make it a yearly family tradition.
Adorable, Comfortable Spot
We loved this little cottage. It was perfectly comfortable and alowed us easy access to Newport. We had a really nice time. It's clean, comfy, and you can use the little kitchen easily for meals.
Great relaxing & biking week!
We had a lovely stay at Jamestown. Rented bikes for the entire time from NBX in Narrangansett (who delivered them to our door) and covered ALL of Conanicut Island, visiting Beavertail Light multiple times. Lovely and dramatic! Farm stand for fresh veggies and grassfed meats. Just one day went off the island, drove to dinner on Newport, where the parking was not nearly as difficult as we had been warned. Would have been nice to bike around there too. There's a funky bakery cafe open just on the weekend (owners might be able to direct you to it) where we enjoyed great breakfast on our last day. We found out it offers brick oven pizza only on Sunday and we missed it -- will aim to go there next time. FYI, the "ocean view" isn't really what I expected, but the "ocean access" is the real thing -- you can go boulder hopping along the rugged coast, spend many happy times. Really a relaxing, comfortable, well-outfitted place, on a great island.
Enjoy beach combing, snorkeling or fishing, just 250 feet away, plus all the usual tourist/non-tourist cultural, shopping and entertainment opportunities just over the bridge in Newport.
Guests tell us the tranquility of our neighborhood is so wonderful to come home to, particularly if they have partaken of the tourist activities and associated crush in Newport, and on a much smaller scale, downtown Jamestown. We understand completely, as we love nothing better than to spend most of our time at the water, in the water, walking the shoreline, and waiting for the stars to come out.
Ferry service to Newport, and on to Providence- a great rainy day outing. The RISD art museum is a popular destination, with limitless dining options in Providence.
Further afield, enjoy access to Providence , New York or Boston via auto, or train from Kingston Station.
Other Activities: bird watching, beach combing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and biking.