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Crescent Beach out front on a rough fall day.

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

They aren't making any more spots like this one. The classic beach house is between a tidal pond and the most beautiful beach on the island. It is a short walk to the ferry dock and town, with restaurants and shops. Recreated from a former surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, the downstairs is a rustic open kitchen/living/dining area that opens out onto covered porch and decks with water views all around.
Upstairs the master bedroom and en suite bath look out to sea. Two other cozy bedrooms, one with a full-sized bed and the other with twin beds, share a separate bath with clawfoot tub. Grounds are complete with lily pond, lawns for bocce, picnic table, water toys, goldfinches and outdoor shower.
No TV! Laze in hammocks indoors or out and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.


Keywords: beach house, house

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Small room with bunks side by side...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The two bunks can be pulled together to form a double bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Large soaking tub, separate shower. En suite....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Claw foot tub. No shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

    The outdoor shower is the best!...moreless

  • If you google 'the best shower in the world' you get the outdoor shower at Claudia's Surf City....moreless

Other Amenities

  • en suite soaking tub, outdoor shower, rowboat on backyard tidal pond, windsurfer, fire circle, herb garden, classic Chambers stove, vinyl LP collection, enormous library, picnic table, sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night. . ....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An enormous and eclectic collection from paperback mysteries and romances for the beach to the classics....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Puzzles, chess, cards etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Phonograph with large collection of classic LPs. iPod hookup available....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the kitchen, with a sofa, a large table, 6 chairs and a stepstool that works as a high chair....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane Vermont Castings fireplace. Takes the chill off downstairs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    The Internet is terrible island wide. Usually impossible to stream video. Downloads and uploads slow....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, comfy chairs, hammock. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    No more than one car without permission....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is on the lawn!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance calling....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Again, Verizon is terrible all over the island....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Garlic press to potato masher....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Feed a flotilla....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Chef-ready with 1940s Chambers gas stove and butcher block....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, flour, spices, oils....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    No. Must rent. But great place for biking....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound covered porch and open deck....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    No, but available for rent....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A covered porch with wicker furniture and an uncovered back deck for sunning....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Bayberry, honeysuckle, a freshwater pond, grasses, lawns...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Weber gas grill. Charcoal grill shared with house next door....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    A windsurfer, some old surfboards, boogie boards, pails and sand toys....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

birding, clamming, landscape painting,bike and moped rentals, live music, farmers' market, fish market, berrypicking,island trail network, boat charters, skygazing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation rental owner on Block Island, once known as Claudia's Island, Claudia Glenn Dowling seldom travels without a truckload of substandard chairs. Google me at Claudia's Surf City or under my name.

Why the Owner Chose New Shoreham, New Shoreham, RI, USA:
I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summer, but I realized that I could make more money renting houses than surfboards. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, I built the surf shop out, purposely putting in amenities like lavish bathrooms and driftwood stair railings. The first season, 2000, was a great success. The next year, we added porches. We have continued to improve Claudia's Surf City every year while retaining its quirky quality. It is now the sine qua non of a classic beach house.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Crescent Beach out front on a rough fall day.

    Crescent Beach out front on a rough fall day.

  • Claudia's Surf City is between ponds and sea

    Claudia's Surf City is between ponds and sea

  • Now you can live by the sea

    Now you can live by the sea

  • Claudia's Surf City  second from left.

    Claudia's Surf City second from left.

  • The lobster collection

    The lobster collection

  • Check the ferry schedule from the window

    Check the ferry schedule from the window

  • Let's go upstairs

    Let's go upstairs

  • With en suite bathtub also overlooking ocean

    With en suite bathtub also overlooking ocean

  • The Mouse Room is so called for a reason

    The Mouse Room is so called for a reason

  • Outdoor shower! Yes!

    Outdoor shower! Yes!

  • Hammock with view of the tidal pond

    Hammock with view of the tidal pond

  • Ocean view from the front porch. Crescent Beach.

    Ocean view from the front porch. Crescent Beach.

  • The beach in front

    The beach in front

  • Claudia's Surf City was once a surf shop

    Claudia's Surf City was once a surf shop

  • Hammocks indoors and out

    Hammocks indoors and out

  • Dishwasher and mod cons, old style

    Dishwasher and mod cons, old style

  • Yes, chefs, that's a Chambers stove

    Yes, chefs, that's a Chambers stove

  • Indoor seating for eating

    Indoor seating for eating

  • Master suite overlooks the ocean

    Master suite overlooks the ocean

  • The purple room has a full bed and water view

    The purple room has a full bed and water view

  • Back porch: boogie boards, picnic table, grill

    Back porch: boogie boards, picnic table, grill

  • You can kayak in the pond. BYOK. Or rent.

    You can kayak in the pond. BYOK. Or rent.

  • View of Harbor Pond from the porch.

    View of Harbor Pond from the porch.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/20/2016

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