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Family house on Ninigret Pond in Arnolda East

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 12

Sprawling one story house situated on tidal salt pond in family compound surrounded by fields, fairways, and seagrass. Walk a few steps from living area to deck to dock. Ocean access via breachway. Private beach (Arnolda) accessible by boat, south of the breachway; tennis privileges. Private Golf Course Hawk Ness Links available for those in serious pursuit. Biking on safe, private road, kayaking, hiking the shoreline, walking the fairways. All kitchen amenities & laundry facilities. Cable, DVD/VCR, Wireless Internet, outdoor shower. Area attractions include: local flea market, local farmers' markets, amazing ice cream shops, NY style deli; famous Theatre-by-the-Sea, Daddy's Bread, Friday Farmers Market; local destinations include numerous state and town beaches and fresh ponds, Watch Hill historic carousel, movies on the Misquamicut beach, Wakefield downtown shopping and dining; charming Wickford, classic ocean wall walk at Narragansett Pier, Point Judith fresh off the boat seafood & ferries to Block Island!; Foxwoods & Mystic 45 min; Jamestown/ Beavertail & Newport 30-45 minutes; NYC 3 hours by car, Boston 2 hours, Providence 45 minutes. Your family vacation home away from home!

Property Manager
Melissa Hoefer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Melissa Hoefer

Having recently relocated to Pawtucket, I raised my daughter in South Kingtown over the past twenty years. Growing up in the mid-West primarily, every summer we piled into the family station wagon with our pets and drove the long distance to visit our grandparents here in Charlestown at The Hawks Nest. Now my mother resides in Jupiter FL, and my siblings are scattered about in IL, VA and CA. I am the lucky one to live in Rhode Island, awaiting the distant families annual summer visit, as did my grandparents long ago.

Melissa Hoefer purchased this house in 1905

Why Melissa Hoefer chose Charlestown

This is a place where you can enjoy your family in relaxation and play!

What makes this house unique

The pond is right out the door and down the steps! The layout of the house accommodates a large group with ease...Private golf space...gorgeous views from deck...easy summer living!


Charlestown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Grey - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Teal - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Hallway - terra cotta - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , right wing
    Wallpapered bedroom - 1 queen , left front corner
    King (yellow trim) - 1 king , left entering front door, yellow trim
    Loft - Memoryfoam Twins - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
    King - green beadboard - 1 king , green beadboard, by kitchen
  • There are three 'wings' of bedrooms: To the right upon entering is the master suite with has king bed & full bathroom, TV/Cable, large flat screen-very quiet and private down this wing; addtl bath with glassed in shower down this hallway. Entering the house to the left is another wing of bedrooms with full bath: 1 king bedroom, second bedroom has a brand new Queen (this is a newly renovated room in 2017 following a burst pipe disaster). These two rooms share full bath (also brand new); 3rd wing has king, the adjacent loft has memory foam twin beds positioned under skylights for star gazing and a convertible queen futon couch. These two rooms share a full bath off the hall. Since these rooms are near the kitchen they are the least private.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Singles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- we don't have a wheelchair ramp, however once inside most of the house is on one level so it would not be difficult to accomodate a wheel chair or access for someone who is physically challenged - very young children must be closely supervised by the water and near the stone steps to the dock! - smokers welcome, but outside only please - this house is ideal for family gatherings and small reunions


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Family house on Ninigret Pond in Arnolda East
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic place to wind down and enjoy the pond

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a few other houses in the area but this one is the best we have seen.

The views of the pond are wonderful in the morning and evening. One early morning with my slightly jet lagged daughter we were down at the dock and spent 30 minutes talking to a man fishing off of his boat. Moments like this just make the whole trip better.

We rented a boat at the Ocean House Marina ( they were really great) for the week which really made the whole experience amazing. Digging for clams (my mom loves, LOVES digging for clams) walking around on the beach on the other side of the pond and just driving around the pond in the evening light. These things make the whole week even better.

But all that was around the house. The house itself is perfect for a couple of families to spend time together. There is room for the kids to get away from the parents, for puzzle laying, for naps, for cooking together in the huge kitchen. An not to mention the deck. Great place to sit and read and enjoy the light and the sounds.

We got to borrow the tennis court across the road and everyone made us feel welcome and part of the neighbourhood.

Thanks for everything! See you again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at the Hawks Nest! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the pond and all that we have to offer to other families like ours. Hasta la vista!
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our second stay at Hawks Nest this summer. From this location you have easy access to Charlestown beaches and beautiful Ninigret Pond right in your backyard. The house has all you need for a great South County getaway, and the peaceful neighborhood and friendly neighbors make it even better. Everything is clean and well maintained. We can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Family Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special spot. We came with our three kids, 6,5 & 1.5 as well as our sitter. The property is beautiful. The bedrooms were the perfect size and fit everyone comfortably. The beach was beautiful and my husband and I played a ton of golf and tennis. It was a true get away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. We are already booked again for next summer. Didn't ever want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Hawks Nest! You must post a picture of your beautiful family for all to see :) See you again next year to celebrate Whitney's 6th birthday!
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The house was in a great location-convenient

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable for our large group. Melissa let us in a little early due to our wedding ceremony scheduled for 5:30. The kitchen was well equipped.Almost everything else you would need, was provided. The setting was very peaceful overlooking the pond. We went to the local beaches, Block Island, Mohegan Sun, and visited many local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at Hawks Nest

  • 5 of 5

the perfect spot for our family

to gather, relax, enjoy the beach, a variety of water sports, successful clamming, great food at area restaurants, as well as suppers on the deck, and a wonderful family reunion.

I recommend Hawks Nest without reservation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and its setting were a dream come true.

  • 5 of 5

The house, the pond, the land and the people in this place were perfect for us. We first visited in September and decided that we would be married in this beautiful, serene setting. We spent hours on the deck just looking out over the pond, watching the swans and listening to all the birds.

The house was clean and comfortable, perfect for our family and wedding guests. The golf course is beautiful and very challenging. We enjoyed walking to the shops, restaurants and beaches nearby, but most of all we sat on the deck and took in the pond. Kayaking around the pond was a wonderful discovery. We were so happy with our experience there that we've reserved the same two weeks next June.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
TF Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak at Kingston Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Breachway Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Yagoo Valley
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Charlestown, East Beach, Narragansett, Matunuck
Car: recommended

Ninigret Pond is the most pristine and least crowded coastal area in South County!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Housecleaning $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

We accept reservations for the coming Summer starting in September with 25% deposit, 35% installment due January, and remaining 40% due by May 1st.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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