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Location, Location, Location - Oldest House on Block Island

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Cathy DeCesare
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2017

About Cathy 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. Likewise, our 5 children love the island, and have grown up enjoying summer vacations on island with extended family and good friends.

Cathy DeCesare purchased this house in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stay at the house every year. I call it my home away from home. We love that we are on the island but have such a big house and yard and quiet, peaceful location. I love to sit out front with the butterflies and hummingbird moths early in the morning. We have everything we need at the house and look forward to see all the improvements and additions made all year long. Can't wait til the books for 2018 open and reserve another week.
Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
0.05 Miles
Block Island airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
crescent beach
Car: recommended

Amenities

New Shoreham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand new- rennovated Fall 2013
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , On second floor near bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) New Furniture all Queen Bedrooms 2017
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Location, Location, Location - Oldest House on Block Island
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews
Uxbridge, MA
4

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

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City; Boston MA; Providence RI
5

Old World Block Island Charm with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

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.

Sincerely,

Brian

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and we love the history behind it!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island
5

Our fifth year renting from Joe and Cathy, fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer 2016 weekly rental fee- $2900. PLUS security damage $300. PLUS required taxes $261. (7% RI sales Tax, 1% room rental tax, 1% affordable housing tax)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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