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We Call it Ponder!!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Waterfront home with a spectacular view on a 1+ acre lot with a large, manicured lawn and a private foot dock to one of Rhode Island’s famous salt ponds. Ponder, as we fondly refer to it, has a wonderful enclosed porch overlooking Winnapaug Pond with expansive ocean views. The pond offers a unique venue for kayaking, sailing, swimming, birding and fishing, with breach way access to Block Island Sound.

Located within minutes of the Misquamicut and Watch Hill BEACHES (dunes pass to the Misquamicut State Beaches included with rental for all peak-season weeks), with easy access to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and fantastic dining in Westerly, Watch Hill, Stonington, Mystic, and elsewhere. Just 35 minutes to Newport.

There is a public golf course, the Winnapaug Golf Club, located within walking distance, and multiple public tennis courts can be found in the area.

The house has a large living room that opens to the enclosed porch and a combined kitchen/dining room that overlooks the pond.

Four bedrooms:

• Upstairs master bedroom with king and en suite bathroom

• Second upstairs bedroom with single bed

• Downstairs room with two single beds (that can be made into a king bed)

• Downstairs room with full sized bed

Two full baths, one with a shower and one with a bath/shower, and one half bath.

Easily accessible from the Westerly Amtrak station and T F Green Airport in Providence, and just a few minutes from the Westerly State Airport, which provides daily flights to Block Island.

Keywords: ocean view, well-equipped home, convenient to beaches and shopping, private dock

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Ann

Ponder is jointly owned by two branches of a family that shares a love of the Rhode Island sea coast. While we call a total of five different states 'home' between us, we all treasure the time that we can spend at Ponder. We have all had wonderful times here, celebrating weddings and birthdays, and just enjoying time with family and friends. Many of us have fond memories of getting our first gold ring on the Watch Hill carousel, or attending concerts and fireworks in the Westerly park. And we all have spent many hours relaxing on the many beautiful sandy beaches available in the area.

Ann purchased this house in 1997

Why Ann chose Westerly

Some of us were raised in Westerly and have known the area and all it has to offer for our entire lifetimes. Others have come to know it more recently. We all agree that it offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and quiet, as well as lots of activities and things to do for people of all ages.

What makes this house unique

In addition to an amazing location, this house is very comfortable and offers all of the conveniences of home. You can spend your time relaxing and reading on the sun porch, enjoying a cup of coffee on the back steps overlooking the water, or taking advantage of all of the activities that its waterfront location allows. The large grounds provide plenty of space for children to run around and play. The well-equipped kitchen allows you to easily cook and eat in, if you wish. The pass to the Dunes Beach, which comes with the weekly rental, makes it easy for you to park right at the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the wildlife on the pond and the singing of the many birds. The house is very comfortable....Last night the pink clouds reflected in the water were a sight to see.
May 2011
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Westerly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second Floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second Floor - with bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Second Floor
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) One room holds 2 twins, and a smaller room has a single twin.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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We Call it Ponder!!!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 19 reviews

Great cozy cottage with breathtaking view

  • 4 of 5

Despite a small glitch of getting access to the property upon arrival, the remainder of our stay was great. Just make sure to confirm with Liz prior to arrival how to access the house. She was very responsive and apologetic for the inconvenience— and the view of the morning sunrise over the saltpond was unbelievably stunning. A really great find— we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Lovely home with a wonderful location. Highly recommended for rest and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

This home is very comfortable and you cannot beat the location. Situated on a large primary lot on a salt pond with beautiful views right in the heart of Westerly. Very conducive to biking, walking, kayaking, golf or swimming. Home was clean and well equipped. A quintessential New England home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Ponder is a dream come true.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on the salt pond with amazing bird life to watch and the tidal changes always of interest.

Langworthy Winery nearby for local flavour, and great cafes and restaurants doing their thing. Watch Hill always a draw and the beaching good even in June!

We loved every moment.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a dream weekend!

  • 5 of 5

the house is comfortable, charming, cozy and sweet. it has everything you need to spend a perfect family weekend together. we loved all of the convenient, thoughtful touches, such as beach chairs, towels and toys ready to go for a great day at dunes beach. the pond is beautiful all day long, and the lawn is perfect for hanging out, bbq'ing with the whole family. we loved our time at ponder!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home well-kept historical.... a trip back in time,excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in the most quaint setting, yet close enough to all kinds of attractions! The wild life is abundant - we encountered great blue herons, snowy egrets, Cardinals, Blue Jays, woodpeckers, ospreys, coyotes, groundhogs, and rabbits just in the backyard alone! A 1/2 hour drive in any direction brings you to a day's worth of activity! Newport with its mansions and Cliff Walk, Mystic with its Seaport Aquarium, Foxwoods with its historic tribal Museum should not be missed.....amazing! This was in the offseason, and if you go in the summer- the Waterfront also has plenty of attractions almost ready to open, for children.... amusements, arcades, miniature golf, seafood restaurants in abundance! This home is immaculately kept and preserved in all of its original Glory! Everything you need is already there we had a lovely peaceful vacation thank you ANNE & Company

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Beautiful location, perfect for our families needs! Much better than a hotel stay.

  • 5 of 5

Awaking to the song birds and seagulls was amazing! Watching the ducks and geese gracefully gliding across the pond was a calm beginning to each morning with my cup of tea. The views to the ocean were amazing and to wake to the sounds of the ocean waves, was wonderful. This house is perfect for a family get together- space to stretch out and to come together for a game or to share stories.

Loved every moment!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $400

STATE TAX: 8% Tax (7% Sales Tax plus 1% Hotel Tax) must be added to all property rentals of under 30 days, per new RI law effective July 1, 2015.

CANCELLATIONS: If cancellation is made ninety (90) days or more prior to arrival date, your full payment will be returned minus a $50.00 processing fee. If cancellation is made 30 - 89 days prior to arrival, you will forfeit 50% of the rental fee. If cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the arrival date, you will forfeit the full rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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