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Private, Peaceful Island Home on 2+ Acres, Surrounded by Ponds.

(18 Reviews)

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Large spacious property with great views from the Back Deck

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come relax and unwind on this quiet, peaceful, 2+ acre Island property, surrounded by ponds, cows and wildlife, which abuts nature conservancy land. Enjoy the many activities nearby and in town or, take a five minute walk to the easily accessible beach, via Dories Cove Road. This home offers a large yard for children to run and play. You can fish in the ponds while observing the ducks and geese or just relax by the pond in the hammocks while watching the colorful sunset. Enjoy the serenity, refreshing sea breezes, and sleep to the sound of ocean waves and bell buoy on this quiet island get-a-way.

This home is located three miles from downtown, on the southwestern side of the island about 300 yards from the beach and is equipped with two queen beds, two full beds and one twin bed. One full bath, a half bath and fully enclosed outdoor shower w/hot and cold water. Hardwood floors and sectional couch. Full kitchen also includes new refrigerator w/ice maker and filtered water, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, and blender. Central heating. Portable beach charcoal BBQ, Brand new stainless steel propane grill, private, filtered well water, as well as many other amenities in the home.

Block Island has been called 'The Bermuda of the North' and the beaches are known to have the cleanest, clearest waters on the East Coast.
Boat reservations are required for your vehicle and should be made immediately upon booking your rental. Call the Block Island Ferry for reservations and scheduling.

Dog Owners: This house is pet friendly, with a $50 pet fee per dog. Up to 3 well-behaved dogs allowed. Please know that the neighbors have cows in an electric fence. Wandering dogs should be monitored.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2468 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Family friendly home! Activity area with games, books, and some toys....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $50 pet fee per dog. Must notify at time of booking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master: 1 queen

    1st floor...moreless

  • Roof line: 1 queen

    2nd floor north...moreless

  • Wood room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor south...moreless

  • The Boat Room: 1 double

    First floor guest room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    First floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 1.5 bathrooms and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water

Other Amenities

  • Garbage pick-up, enclosed outdoor shower w/hot and cold water, picnic table, hammocks, apple trees, 2 swings, 2 chaise lounges. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Xbox 360 capable of playing DVDs. ...moreless

  • Games:

    A variety of board games. ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite hookup on both TVs....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 TVs. One in the living room and one in first floor Queen bedroom. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 6 adults comfortably. 8 chairs in total. Also, large picnic table on the sunset side of the home next to the grill and a round mahogany table with 4 matching chairs on the east deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Small, stacked washer & dryer. Please shake out beach towels before putting them in the dryer....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi is provided. Please know that the service is limited island-wide. The connection should be suitable for web browsing, but will not be strong enough for streaming or downloading. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable leather couches, TV with satellite and XBox...moreless

  • Parking:

    Suitable parking for 2 vehicles. Additional cars could park nearby. Please do not drive or park on the lawn....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Landline phone present. You may not have cell phone reception from this location....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small stacked washer & dryer. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is provided. Please know that the service is limited island-wide. The connection should be suitable for web browsing, but will not be strong enough for streaming or downloading. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Includes coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator w/ice maker and cold, filtered water...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    East side deck with table and 4 chairs. West side deck with grill, picnic table, and two lounge chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large 2+ acre lawn. Neighbors (between house and Asmosis Pond) have cows in electric fence. Children and dogs should be monitored. ...moreless

 

Reviews

4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 14 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$375
Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$425
Early Fall
Sep 9 - Sep 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$425
Fall 2017
Sep 24 - Dec 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Reservation Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

50% of the rental fee and a $50 booking fee are due at lease signing. The remaining 50% of rental fee, cleaning fee, and security deposit are due by June 1. Both payments are subject to RI 8% Rental Tax (security deposit excluded).


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Block Island State Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Block Island Ferry, Block Island Express
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dorry's Cove Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: Yordanka and Benjamin met on Block Island while Yordanka worked a summer job at the BIG and Ben worked as a general contractor building residential homes. Shortly after purchasing the home they moved in the pursuit of career opportunities presented to Yordanka after she graduated Yale SOM. They both enjoy sharing their home and they use VRBO to rent homes from others when traveling. Meeting and sharing experiences with interesting people is something that they enjoy. Sadly they are no longer able to manage their rental property on their own. They hired Offshore Property to manage The Martin Mere house.

Why New Shoreham, RI, USA:
Yordanka and Benjamin happily chose to purchase this wonderful home from Benjamin's grandmother in 2012. They both love the island very much and are happy to be able to share its uniqueness with others. Benjamin has been a life long resident of Block Island and his family tree can be traced back to the founders of Block Island. Who's names can be found on settler's rock. By purchasing the property the family was able to maintain ownership of a larger section of family owned properties.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Benjamin And Yordanka are happy to share their home with people who share their love for animals. It pleases them to be able to share their home with people. Which makes the property a place that people can count on to bring their families back to year after year. The property is surrounded by ponds, nature conservancy owned land, and it is situated between family owned property. This makes the property unique because Benjamin's grandmother and parents are both quiet and very unlikely to complain about the occasional loud noises produced by good natured fun coming from the rental home. There is also a boat and life preservers on the property.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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Photos

  • Large spacious property with great views from the Back Deck

    Large spacious property with great views from the Back Deck

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Kitchen and Dining room

    The Kitchen and Dining room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Flat screen TV and wood-burning fireplace in the living room

    Flat screen TV and wood-burning fireplace in the living room

  • The Master Bedroom - queen bed.

    The Master Bedroom - queen bed.

  • 1st Floor Full Bathroom

    1st Floor Full Bathroom

  • Second Floor Queen Bedroom

    Second Floor Queen Bedroom

  • A full sized bed & a single bed in the Wood Room.

    A full sized bed & a single bed in the Wood Room.

  • Amoses Pond at sunset

    Amoses Pond at sunset

  • View to the West. Electric fence for cow pasture.

    View to the West. Electric fence for cow pasture.

  • Pond with dock on the East side of the property.

    Pond with dock on the East side of the property.

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Kitchen and Dining Room

    The Kitchen and Dining Room

  • The dining room through the pocket doors from the living room.

    The dining room through the pocket doors from the living room.

  • Views through the bay window

    Views through the bay window

  • The Boat Room - 1st floor guest bedroom with full size bed

    The Boat Room - 1st floor guest bedroom with full size bed

  • Master bedroom with large closet and a writing desk

    Master bedroom with large closet and a writing desk

  • First Floor Full Bathroom

    First Floor Full Bathroom

  • Second Floor Full Bedroom (with Twin too).

    Second Floor Full Bedroom (with Twin too).

  • Serenity

    Serenity

  • Ariel view of Martin Mere situated between Amoses pond and Muddy Pond

    Ariel view of Martin Mere situated between Amoses pond and Muddy Pond

  • View to the West. Electric Fence for cow pasturee

    View to the West. Electric Fence for cow pasturee

VRBO #284204

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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