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Cozy Cape, Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Come stay at the 'SAND HOME', only a block from Mackerel cove beach.

This home is a family friendly, fun and easy. With its large, comfortable front porch, relaxing on a rocking chair or swing makes sunset a special time for all. There is also a dinner table for 10.

The yard is a flat, well manicured 1/2 acre, great for ball, Frisbee, or flashlight tag. Also, for the kids, a swing set w/climbing wall/picnic table/sandbox, and the best climbing tree!! For the adults, there is a large hammock and adirondac chairs to watch all the fun. The outdoor shower has hot and cold water and is great for late night showers under the stars.

Recently renovated, the upstairs has three bedrooms, 2 with skylights for stargazing, French doors to small private porches great for an afternoon read or sunset. the 2nd floor also has a claw foot slipper tub for a long soak, or a hand held shower head to wash the kids.

The whole house is white, bright, and clean, it is decorated with nautical accents and comfortable furnishings.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018


Mackerel Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd floor, french doors to private porch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor, french doors to front porch.ceiling fan and a/c
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1st floor,ceiling fan and a/c
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , french doors to private porch, ceiling fan, a/c, TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , window fan
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Cape, Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful,clean, comfortable and spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from our stay in Jamestown. I love this house! It is the perfect location to walk to the beach. The yard is private, perfect for kids with swings and slide. The front porch is so pretty with ceiling fans and rockers. We ate our meals on the porch with seating for 8. Katherine is quick to respond and very helpful with any questions. It was our first time vacationing in Jamestown and we loved it. We plan on going back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location - only a few minutes from a grocery store. House was very clean. Beds all very comfortable. Charming decor. The gorgeous claw foot tub has a hand held shower attachment. Perfect for our group of friends and family. The owner is responsive and easy to talk with. Very much recommend. And Jamestown.. is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot for Rest and Relaxation - Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Let me begin by saying that the photos of The Sand Home do not do the house justice. Katherine really did think of everything in outfitting the home, from providing all linens (sheets, towels and beach towels), having a fully equipped kitchen, and recreational items (beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, games, and bikes).

Our group - 3 couples and 1 single (all adults) - felt the home provided ample private space for us to retreat when we wanted to go our separate ways, as well as ample communal space. We can definitely see how families with children would love it. The covered porch was a perfect setting for group meals (dining table seats 8) and just for relaxing on the rocking chairs and swing. Really great breeze in the mornings and evenings.

All the bedrooms have A/C but we really didn't have to use it - the temperature dipped enough in the evening to just open the windows and let the breeze blow in.

The home is only a 3 minute walk to Mackerel Cove - the premier swimming spot in Jamestown; 2 minute drive to the closest grocery store and 3 minute drive to the ferry to Newport. You really cannot find a place that is more perfectly situated.

Katherine was great - provided very clear instructions for check-in and check-out and responded to emails we sent during our stay. The party before us checked out late, which delayed our check-in (Katherine was uber apologetic about the delay and wanted to take the extra time to make sure the house was ready for us - it was immaculate!). Katherine in turn allowed us to check-out an hour later at the tail end. Katherine also provided some great recommendations for local eats and activities.

The one thing folks should note - the upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub which is better suited for baths and giving children a quick wash - all those in my group felt more comfortable using the shower downstairs (we have old knees and couldn't squat for too long).

In sum, we had an awesome time, would definitely stay at The Sand Home again and would highly recommend the home to others looking for a wonderful place to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay near the beach

  • 4 of 5

The house was as advertised. It is very near the beach and enough room for all of us (6 adults and 2 toddlers). The house had a swing set and slide for the kids and an outdoor shower that came in handy after returning from the beach.

It was easy access to Newport and to Narragansett.

I would recommend it for a laid back vacation but with access to the rest of Rhode Island.

We are from Houston and it was great to enjoy the cool weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 years of great times in Jamestown. Planning on many more.

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at Katherine's charming Jamestown beach house for the past two years. The first year, we were new to Jamestown and were delighted with Conanicut Island. The perfect combination of laid-back island living with natural beauty and proximity to the upbeat pulse of Newport.

The location of this house to the beach at Mackerel Cove can't be beat, but the location is also perfect for a leisurely bike ride around the island, down into town, or to one of Conanicut Island's parks like Beavertail, Fort Wetherill, or Fort Getty.

The property itself is perfect for families. A nice spacious yard for the kids to run around in, play on the playset, or climb the copper beech tree next to the driveway. There is a perfectly situated hammock in a corner of the yard for the adults to supervise the young ones.

The house has plenty of room for families to spread out and enjoy their vacation together without falling all over each other. The front porch is the perfect place for a nice meal in the shade.

In short, you cannot go wrong with this wonderful Jamestown treasure.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cape in Jamestown for a few days while visiting family in the area in October. The house is well appointed and in a great location. My morning run was fantastic with amazing views along the water. Close to town. The yard was fun for our niece and the porch was a great spot to sit and relax. The owner included some restaurant reviews for local fare. We hope to stay there again as we didn't have enough time to explore Dutch Harbor and the parks and beaches.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

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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