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East Beach, Charlestown is drop dead gorgeous!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths, close to everything, the pond, ocean, everything.

This charming cottage is in the popular East Beach Quonochontaug area. It is located on Hoxie Avenue which parallels East Beach Road. It has three bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, large living room, eat in size kitchen with a large deck for summer dining. Set on a large lot with beautiful and fragrant plantings this cottage has private pond access with parking and private beach access with parking. The cottage is in the quiet Sunrise Acres Civic Beach Association which will ensure a peaceful vacation. The cottage will be sparkling clean on your arrival. The cottage has garbage pick-up for your convenience.

South County has a full schedule of summer and fall activities for both adults and children. There is something always to do. Block Island and Newport are huge draws for day trips. There are many golf courses only minutes from the cottage as well as public tennis courts.

This cottage is always fully rented for the season because it has excellent value, comfort, and in the heart of South County. This is your one stop location for summer fun.

Just a few rules: We are not rule people and at the same time want to preserve the house for all that will enjoy it for the entire rental season. This is a great deal for those people that can agree to:

1. No events, gatherings or get togethers.

2. No pets anywhere on the property, this would include visitors pets, no matter how brief the visit. Please advise any visitor that you may have.

3. This is a no smoking property, no smoking is permitted on any part of the property.

4. The house is being rented to a maximum of five (5) people.

5. Parking for a maximum of three to four cars, (depending on size) there is no parking on any part of the lawn. There is no parking on street per Association rules.

6. One car in the beach parking lot which is vigorously enforced.

7. No violation of Federal, State, or local ordinances including setting off fireworks anywhere on the property.

If you can't abide by these rules, please pass us by.

Activities: Swimming is the absolutely the best at East Beach and area salt water beaches. The body surfing is great as well as the walks up and down the beach. Private parking means come and go as you please. If it's a burger you want you can go over to the 'Blue Shutters' for all kinds of beach snacks. There are also many fresh water facilities very close by.

Wow! Misquamicut and Watch Hill a few miles away, Narragansett Beach (20 minutes) Block Island Ferry (20 minutes), Newport (30 minutes), Casinos (30-35 minutes), golf courses (everywhere). Providence with it's famous zoo is a short drive (30-35 minutes) as well as the Mall shopping in Warwick.

You can easily spend a day antiquing if that is your thing with the nearby flea market on Sundays. An overcast day you can drive to a number of nearby wineries and taste some of the best wines.

Bring a camera because there are many local roads that are declared 'scenic' and offer many opportunities for great photographs.

Restaurants and more: South County has the best restaurants that will please everyone! I love casual dining, nearby restaurants have Rhode Island Clam Chowder and Clam Fritter's. Family dining at Aunt Carries rules! For a more sophisticated dinner the Shelter Harbor Inn is lovely. Everybody raves about the Matunuck Oyster House, I finally went there, yup, it is really good. For the big splash, the 'Ocean House' in Watch Hill is the best,sitting on the veranda on a lazy Sunday afternoon cannot be equaled!!

The cottage has a good selection of summer reading. What is summer without romance, mystery and a little bit of drama! There are cards, board games, as well as some dvd's after a long day at the beach.

More Details

William Lopez
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, mandarin, Chinese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About William Lopez

I have had the benefit of vacationing at East Beach since I was four years old (a long time ago). I spent my summer life clamming, blueberry picking, walking barefoot and rolling in the waves. I'm addicted to the salt air and the changing color of the ocean.

William Lopez purchased this cottage in 1977

Why William Lopez chose Charlestown

My cottage is close to everything and yet it is in a very quiet and respectful community. It is central to the best areas of Rhode Island and Southeastern, CT.

The cottage is perfect for a couple or couples/families that want a peaceful quiet location. Events, get togethers or parties are not permitted on the property.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage can fill three separate and distinct types of vacationers. For the beach people there are six miles of beach accessible from our parking lot. For the athletic there are golf courses, tennis courts, bicycling, and more in the area, as well as all the water sports. For the daytrippers you can go to Block Island, Newport, Mystic, Watch Hill, Misquamicut, Stonington Borough, Narragansett, Wickford and all the Casinos in less than one hour, many in a half hour or less. On a rainy day there are many movie theaters, and tourist attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your house, have a great fall, winter and spring and maybe we will see you next summer. Thanks for everything.
Aug 2013
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Charlestown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Nice Cedar Shower
  • House has a full shower downstairs off the kitchen, also accessible from downstairs bedroom. Upstairs the bath is in between the two bedrooms. Just finished a nice outdoor cedar shower. It is so relaxing taking a shower outdoors, it's my fav. Guests bring their own towels and facecloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • House has three comfortable bedrooms. Two bedrooms have queen sized beds and the third has two twin beds. All bedrooms have pleasing artwork, some by local artists. Big front porch with a table and six chairs for al fresco dining. Large gardens offer a pleasant backdrop to enjoy outside dining. Guests bring their own sheets and pillow cases. Owner provides clean mattress pads, blankets and bedspreads.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The garden is beautiful but it does pose certain risks for children. In the garden there are a number of large pieces of statuary and a fountain, if any were toppled over they would certainly cause serious injury or worse. Additionally there are varieties of flora that are poisonous such as foxglove, children must be monitored closely. The outdoors shed and basement contain paint and other house products that could be toxic to children. The quiet residential area provides an environment where you can enjoy the best of Rhode Island. This is the ideal cottage and location for people that want total rest and relaxation. Everyday you can see something different in the gardens. If a quiet and peaceful environment is what your looking for, this is the right neighborhood. Please remember, this property prohibits events, get togethers or parties.


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East Beach, Charlestown is drop dead gorgeous!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 16 reviews

perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect vacation. It's close to the beach and the cottage is very comfortable. The deck is the perfect place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast before heading to a beautiful beach. The garden is amazing. Spent a week last year and it was one of the best vacations ever!! Looking forward to another week. I would love to be there for more than a week. You're away from it all but close enough for anything you need.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sincerely appreciate the kind comments. I plan on expanding the garden, I have already started both the hollyhocks purple coneflowers (from seed). I'm glad you enjoy the comfy cottage, I really love it myself.
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Everything advertised and more.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our family visit. My wife and felt at home and will stay here next visit if available. William Lopez is a great host.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medfield, MA

Nice peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is basically as pictured with additional video library, some updated furniture and lots of games etc for kids. Spacious rooms, deck and gardens great for morning coffee and watch the birds bathe. Beds are comfortable, cottage is clean and kitchen is well stocked. Outside shower a pleasure after a day at the beach. Quiet neighborhood, close and convenient to everything including Ninigret Pond for kayaking or fishing. Grill works just fine, beach chairs available. We'll return. Lots to do in the area, great for families and couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really, really appreciate this review. It does my heart good when someone has a vacation at the cottage and enjoys it that much. I think all the elements are there to have a great vacation and when people put the cottage, locale and activities together it really can be a fun time. This particular family had a wealth of great stories, you just knew they were nice people.
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Great Place to stary

  • 4 of 5

Loved this cottage. It is quaint, comfortable, and well stocked. The neighborhood is quiet which makes for a leisurely walk to the pond or the beach which is less than a mile away.

The owner takes great pride in maintaining the property and the gardens. He is also quite knowledgeable of the area and is more than willing to share points of interest and things to do.

We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Uxbridge, MA

Enjoyable family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

First time renter- business went very smoothly. Nice, attentive owner; very invested in his property. Clean house with new updates being added. Beautiful location! Set back from the road, so it was quiet with a large back yard. Front porch sits on top of a gorgeous garden with a busy bird bath and wildlife to enjoy. Quiet at night, respectful neighborhood. The private beach is clean and well worth it. Many things to do within a short distance (Block Island, Newport etc...) Overall, we enjoyed a lazy, relaxed week. Our family would rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your kind review. We really hit a home run this summer. Nice weather, nice guests, we really could not ask for more!
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Beautiful, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week in Charlestown. The property had everything we needed and the settting is relaxing and peaceful.

We cooked on the gas grill, rode bikes to East Beach, (exactly 1 mile away) ate at Capt. Jacks in Matunuck 3 times! Great clamcakes and chowder!. The mornings are so beautiful sitting on the deck. We watched the bunnies, chipmunks, and cardinals...Can't wait for next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure to have such nice guests (like you) this summer. I have already made changes in the landscaping this fall, should have a nice fresh look for the summer. I sincerely appreciate your response, thank you so much.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many Restaurants/Bars
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Point Judith
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Restaurants/Bars
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

South County has been listed by Money Magazine as being one of the best vacation areas in the United States! Find out for yourself what makes this area so much fun.

The cottage is located only steps from the gorgeous Ninigret Pond actually a very large salt water bay. Anything you can do in salt water you can do here. You have private access to launch canoes, sailboats etc. through our private parking lot.

Other Activities: Anything associated with the water. In addition there are historical roads for biking, canoing, sailing, waterskiing, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

I require a $300 security deposit that must be paid by check to me at the time of reserving the cottage. This can be mailed to me. It is completely refundable as long as there is no damage beyond normal wear and tear and you abide by the contract.

Spring and Fall season rentals are typically $800 per week. Shorter periods during these seasons are negotiable.

This cottage is located in a quiet, sedate community. There are no events/parties or get togethers allowed on the property. The property is rented for the exclusive use of the renting party.

Cleaning fee of $75 is for a two hour light cleaning. Any type of cleaning beyond that is deducted from your deposit @ 37.50 per hour.

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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