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Location, Location, Location - Oldest House on Block Island

New Shoreham, RI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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

One of the oldest structures on Block Island, this home features wide plank flooring, ship's beams used for interior structural purposes, low ceilings, low door frames, and steep stairs. This 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath antique cape is located in a private yard on nearly two acres. Two abutting ponds, and restored stone walls enhance the pastoral setting.

Recently updated main bathroom and living room. New leather furniture, granite fireplace and flat screen TV

Keywords: Beach house, vacation rental


Cathy and Joe DeCesare

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Cathy and Joe DeCesare

Our family has had a long term connection with Block Island. We vacationed on the island as children ourselves and have continued the tradition with our own children. Our 5 children love the island, and have grown up enjoying summer vacations on island with extended family and good friends.

Cathy and Joe DeCesare purchased this House in 2003


    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) New Furniture all Queen Bedrooms 2017


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, On second floor near bedrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Brand new- rennovated Fall 2013


          • Guests provide their own meals


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
                new granite fireplace in living room Spring 2014
              • Living Room
                Leather Furniture and Flat Screen TV above fireplace
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
                local calls only
              • Washing Machine


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                    Full Stocked Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                    Full stocked Kitchen
                  • Kitchen
                    full eat in kitchen/ stove with oven, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, microwave, Keurig coffee maker.
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                    Gas oven
                  • Pantry Items
                    large open shelves for storage available
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                    Gas 4 burner stove
                  • Toaster
                    Toaster Oven


                      • Dining
                        Seats 8 Dining Room and Kitchen table seating for 5
                      • Dining Area
                      • comfy seating for 8 people


                          • Books
                            assorted books on site, fiction, non fiction and local interest
                          • CD Player
                          • DVD Player
                          • Games
                            Assorted available- Chess, checkers
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            Direct TV
                          • Stereo
                            CD Stereo Player
                          • Television
                            Flat Screen new Fall 2014
                          • Video Library
                            Assorted DVDs


                              • Deck / Patio
                                Deck with picnic table for outdoor seating Lawn chairs
                              • Lawn / Garden
                                Extensive Gardens- landscaping and patio front
                              • Outdoor Grill


                                  • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                  • wheelchair inaccessible


                                      • cinemas
                                      • library
                                      • marina
                                      • restaurants
                                      • zoo

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • beachcombing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • boating
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • groceries

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • rafting
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • parasailing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 9:30 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    14 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Really nice house well away from the crowds of Block Island. Very peaceful.

                                                    Greta G.Uxbridge, MA

                                                    The property is lovely, located in a very quiet residential area of the island with well-maintained lawns and house. The old house was fun to stay in and learn about. The outdoor shower was a joy! Our dog gives it four paws up! We would readily stay here again.

                                                    Old World Block Island Charm with all amenities

                                                    Brian M.New York City; Boston MA; Providence RI

                                                    My husband, friends and I stayed here for one week, wish we stayed for 2, 3 weeks instead. The home is old, but provided for a wonderful time. Plenty of room, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen. The house is secluded and very private but close to it all.

                                                    I highly recommend this rental. The owners, Cathy and Dr. Joe did all they could to make our stay so wonderful.

                                                    We'll be back next for at least 2 weeks.



                                                    Beautiful home

                                                    SNew Orleans

                                                    We had a great time at Cathy's house. The property was beautiful and we loved spending time in the garden.

                                                    Gorgeous. Loved it.

                                                    September on Block Island is fantastic. We were able to enjoy the island without the crowds. Highly recommend this home ❤️❤️

                                                    Great house and we love the history behind it!

                                                    Megan M.

                                                    Perfect for families. Kids loved playing in the beautiful, large yard. Great location and convenient to everything.

                                                    Our fifth year renting from Joe and Cathy, fantastic property

                                                    Jennifer B.Rhode Island

                                                    Property is the ultimate relaxing get away! Close to everything, large yard for outdoor games, full of original details with modern upgrades. Great for stargazing at night too.


                                                    New Shoreham, RI, USA


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                                                    Property # 297777