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'Kismet' Secluded Shingle Style Home with Pool, Koi Pond

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This peaceful 3700 sq ft getaway is located on the north end in East Passage Estates on 2 acres and it's an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the tranquility of nature. The property has large decks patios, sun room, swimming pool and an outdoor shower. The gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

It's easy to kick back, listen to birds and enjoy the unique and beautiful landscape of 'Kismet' which has it's own nature trail at the end of the park-like compound.

For dining you'll find some of the finest restaurants both downtown and in the many towns just minutes away. Visit Slice of Heaven for breakfast and Sympatico Tratoria's for outside dining and live music.

Jamestown is an island just 9 miles long and 1 mile wide. Hundreds of acres of protected space and working farms yield a serene quality and soothing views of land, sky, and sea. The town center, just 4 miles to the south, features lovely shops, pleasant strolls, a superb marina, and terrific restaurants.'

Local sand and pebble beaches are a few minutes away.

One wing of the house can also be rented for $400 per night when available. Includes 2 bedrooms, living room/TV room, washer dryer, full bath and use of kitchen for breakfast.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About The Owner

Carol and Mark moved to Jamestown from Connecticut 12 years ago because they fell in love with the area while visiting on vacation. Both are entrepreneurs; Carol has owned and operated her own portrait studio for many years in Ct. and now creates digital art PHOTOGRAPHY of local spots. She still loves to photograph animals and children. Mark swopped his design/build business in order to fulfill his desire and passion for cutting edge technologies by inventing and developing a new design for charging stations for the electric vehicle.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Rhode Island

This is a unique destination with very picturesque views wherever you travel on the island. The traffic is minimal with only one traffic light on the whole island. You will find lots of wide open space, waterways, farm lands and visitas of the Bay and ocean, whether you're downtown, at the lighthouse, the beach, the forts/parks or the historic windmill.

What makes this house unique

This property and home is much like a mini resort. Whether you like to sit quietly and watch the fish, listen to the birds, of which there are many species, swim, walk around the ponds in back or tour the island. Completely private and tranquil. A week is hardly enough!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Exceeded everyone's expectations and then some."

We were a group of 10, ages 87 to 17, attending a family affair in Newport. I could not have been happier with Kismet and the owners. The pool and deck area were in constant use, and served as the dining room many nights. Having the gas grill on the deck was a huge plus, after you visit Zekes fish market, there is nothing better than grilling your fresh catch! The kitchen easily handled the 10 of us and the bedrooms were all good to very good , again we found a place to sleep for them all. Having the large yard made it nice to throw the football around, or go for a run in the beautiful neighborhood. The home is large enough that those that needed space ( and that can happen on a family trip) could find it with no problem. The location was great, Jamestown was only 5 to 10 minutes away ( groceries, beverages and restaurants) as was the bridge to Newport. Overall from the 17 year old to the 87 year old we all agreed this was one of the best trips we have ever had together.

· By 2964 from Ann Arbor Michigan on 7/1/2013 for a stay in 6/1/2013 at
Jun 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

'Kismet' Secluded Shingle Style Home with Pool, Koi Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Providence, RI

Great multi-generational family vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family of two daughters, sons in law and my grandsons enjoyed a very special week at Kismet. The house is beautifully appointed, with areas we could all be together comfortably (kitchen, living room, spacious deck, pool area) and other semi-private areas where you could visit in smaller groups. The grounds are beautiful, from the koi pond with blooming lotus and a small waterfall, the pool and large yard with full growth trees. Jamestown is a charming, quieter island alternative to Newport and Narragansett with lovely restaurants, great cycling, kayaking, walking trails, fresh fish and vegetables, and lovely views everywhere. We would love to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream come true.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were hoping to have a restful and fun week's vacation with our grown daughters and their families. At Kismet we certainly had an absolutely lovely time. The home and grounds and pool are so beautiful and we instantly felt right at home and relaxed and pampered in luxury. Everyone enjoyed a magnificent time, so much so we hope to stay at Kismet again next year. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Virginia. We would welcome you back anytime. Carol
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Kismet Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this beautiful house in late August 2015. We absolutely fell in love with Jamestown and this home. It was a great, peaceful location within minutes from Newport. My son loved to swim in the pool at night and I loved to taking pictures of the beautiful gardens and koi pond. It was a vacation that we will cherish for years to come. Would love to return to Kismet soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

We Love Kismet!

  • 5 of 5

(This is my third try to write a review!) To be brief: The house and hosts are just the best! We loved the decks, the yard, the pool, the pond, the neighborhood and Jamestown. Lovely setting. Kitchen worked really well and we were so comfortable there. Would definitely like to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa: You were the best guests and would love to have you back anytime!
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Stony Brook, NY

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our entire extended family of 10 adults and 3 grandchildren had a great time at the house. Everything was perfect, from the pool to the outside dining area to the large lawn. It was also close to the village, the beaches and Newport itself.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful house to rent. Great location on Jamestown, the yard is very private and the house is perfect for a family gathering. The owners Mark and Carol went out of their way to make sure we have a great time. If we go back to Jamestown we would go there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was indeed a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests and welcome you back anytime! We couldn't have asked for more in terms of how you respected and treated our beloved property.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown 5 mins
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
downtown about 5 mins
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
5 mins towards tlown
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wickford RI
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
5 minutes


Rates & Availability

Conanicut Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleanning $300
Heating Pool $0
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 8.0%

A separate agreement outlining the parameters of the home and property will be sent by owner to renter for signature

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Conanicut Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon bed easily converts to a comfortable double bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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