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Waterfront Home with Private Dock - Now Booking Summer 2018

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We are now accepting bookings for Summer 2018. We thank our new and returning summer guests for a fully-booked 2017 season.

'Quitan' is available for Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals only for a maximum of six guests to be named on the rental contract . Parties and events of any type or size including additional persons are not permitted without prior permission by the owners.

“Quitan” is a waterfront private home located on a four-acre compound with direct frontage and a private dock on Ninigret Pond. Built in 1874, this house was the original Nye farmhouse for the property that now encompasses the Tockwotten Cove and Pond Shore summer communities. The house has remained in the same family for the past hundred years and is offered selectively for short-term summer rental.

The first floor of the house consists of a large living room, formal dining room, kitchen with waterfront deck, sunroom with a fireplace, screened porch and half-bath with washer and dryer. On the second floor are three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bedroom has the bath en-suite as well as a large, private sundeck. All rooms have unobstructed views of Ninigret Pond, the barrier beach and the Atlantic Ocean with Block Island beyond.

Because the house has been maintained by one family as its summer residence for many years, its charm, amenities and decoration are much more than a step above the typical summer rental. The home is furnished in an eclectic and comfortable style with a combination of antiques, wicker, art and artifacts that will delight and interest you. While all modern amenities are provided, this special house maintains the feel of simple, gracious living that characterized the summer colonies of an earlier time. The grounds of Quitan include extensive perennial gardens, roses and flowering shrubs surrounding the house and the broad, well-maintained lawns.

Your private dock provides easy access to Ninigret Pond, East Beach and the Breachway where water-based activities such as clamming, fishing, swimming and water skiing abound. A pass for unlimited beach access and free parking is also provided with the rental. The convenient location of the house and of Charlestown provide easy access to the area’s many fine restaurants, Newport attractions, Block Island, Mystic Seaport and the Foxwood and Mohegan Sun casinos.

At Quitan, we allow a maximum of six overnight guests including children. All overnight members of the rental party must be named in the rental agreement. Parties and pets are not allowed on the premises and smoking is allowed only outdoors.

A local management company will coordinate your arrival and departure and is available during your stay to handle any questions or repairs at the property. The house has been cleaned prior to your arrival and should be left in like condition. A cleaning fee of $125 is added to each rental and is due with your final payment. A Rhode Island Sales and Use Tax of 7% and Short-term Dwelling Rental Tax of 1% (total of 8% tax) on the basic rental amount and cleaning fee (not including damage deposit) is collected in accordance with state law. The cleaning fee, tax and refundable damage deposit of $500 are due with the final payment. The latter is refunded within two days of guest departure.

Per local custom, guests provide their own bed linens and towels. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has a pair of twin beds and the third bedroom has a double bed. Blankets, pillows and all household items necessary for a comfortable stay are provided.


* Beach Pass for Charlestown Beach and Blue Shutters/East Beach

* Gas Grille

* Wireless Internet


* Stereo/CD

* Washer and Dryer

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Barry Aldrich
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017


Charlestown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master ensuite
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Waterfront Home with Private Dock - Now Booking Summer 2018
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

perfect Charlestown RI rental

  • 5 of 5

Quitan is the Cleanest most comfortable place I've ever rented. The owners were helpful and responsive throughout the booking process and rental. Love the screened porch - watched Birds and boats and water and sky.. Birds were could walk on the dock and see blue crabs and pilot fish.This is not your Ikea filled rental- it's all real and super nice. An old house with beautiful furnishings, interesting pictures on the walls, comfortable seating & Easy to work in kitchen. Beaches -Great food and lots to do for all nearby. Damage deposit was returned immediately...We'll be back for sure. Seriously 5 Star!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to welcome multi-generational family groups that appreciate the unique qualities of our classic summer home and wish to share the experience with their children or grandchildren. We appreciate your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next summer.
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Rates & Availability

Charlestown House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

A deposit of 50% of the base rental amount is due at time of reservation. The balance, including the tax, cleaning fee and refundable damage deposit is due sixty days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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