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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,875 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, six beds , maximum 8 persons

AVAILABLE: mid June to mid September , Weekly Friday to Friday

PAYMENTS: When you are decided I generate a lease for you to sign and declare the occupants. You sign and return the lease with the first payment within a week of its receipt.

MY HOUSE: is in the Middle of South Coast, easy walking distance to Vaill Beach. Five minutes drive to town.

Ten rooms: Upstairs are two bedrooms ( one with queen bed , one with two double beds, large dressing room and a bathroom

Downstairs: Two bedrooms one with a queen bed , one with two twin beds), kitchen, dining room , living room, den and full bathroom.

OUTSIDE: Stone patio with lounge chairs on ocean side, wood deck with picnic table, grills on other side of house which is less windy late in the day when there are onshore breezes.

Four acres with paths, stone walls, large enclosing walls from a barn, a laundry yard.

FURNISHINGS: Kitchen has all the expected large and small appliances and dinnerware as well as washer /dryer

Hot and cold outside shower

Parking for two vehicles

Wildlife ( deer, geese, turtles ) comes through

Grills- gas and charcoal

More Details

Catharine Kolb
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Catharine Kolb

Retired financier with a passion for sports, a penchant for travel and pleasure taken in cultural activities.

Catharine Kolb purchased this house in 1983

Why Catharine Kolb chose Rhode Island

It's beautiful and unspoiled, easy to get to, and a place to chill out

What makes this house unique

marvelous bird watching, star spotting, rambling on beaches or trails, biking the challenging hills, enjoying the local music scene, taking great photos and being at the beach.

I jog, bike and meander from the front door. I sling a towel around my neck, a beach chair over my shoulder and stuff a book or my watercolors in the chair , walk down the grassy path over the back of the property and am on the beach in less than 12 minutes.


Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Stargazing :join weekly guided outing , bird banding station and Audubon guide, horseback riding, a lot to paint and photograph, paved road near house flat enough and safe enough to roller blade/skike , also a good spot for a kid's lemonade stand.


Block Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs with tub and shower, downstairs with shower. Outside shower near kitchen door is enclosed and has hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , views to ocean, main floor off living room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main floor in an ell off the den, private
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd flr, ocean views, large master br w/ dressing area
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , views, play closet, desk, cozy and bright
  • Queen size Beds (2) one upstairs bedroom, one downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (2) both in second upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) both in downstairs bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) can be rented from an island service and there is space off upstairs master bedroom where it could be put
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside Shower with hot and cold water and a view :-), lawn and board games ,bird and astronomy books, emergency rain gear Original outbuildings include a shed, paddock stone walls, a large quiet wind protected barn foundation


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.142857 based on 14 reviews
West Stockbridge, MA

Serene setting, superbly equipped.

  • 5 of 5

The house fully lived up to its description/ photos. The owner provided us with tons of useful info especially the fun map with places to explore, and helped us understand the island's weather patterns. Our group of 7, including 5 young adults, had plenty of space for togetherness outdoors and in, and alone time in the quiet den. The lay out of rooms is great. The good-sized dining room has nice serving platters and casserole dishes. The kitchen is big enough for a group to sit on the benches while the cook, both when grilling outdoors and working in the kitchen, has company. Sitting on the comfy chaise longues and admiring the views was heaven, (we appreciated the 4 traffic noise and a very private feel.) so was bird watching each morning. We sure hope to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old musty house-owner a scammer with security

  • 1 of 5

The house smelled of mold and musty odor when we arrived. Exterior also moldy. Noted lots of bugs in home during our stay The beds/pillows were old and very uncomfortable. Very poor water pressure in all the showers. Bathroom situation difficult due to placement. Was willing to overlook all of this until I contacted about security deposit 3 weeks later and was told that our group "broke" her ceramic umbrella holder and that she will not be returning my security deposit I should have paid attention to previous reviews where she is accused of doing this.

Why wasn't I called right away? Not sure but stay far, far away from this property. That being said Block Island is so charming- plan many returns in the years to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable house and great location

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our visit. Clean, comfortable, and well equipped. The home is roomier than it seems from the online photos. The 7 of us had plenty of space to hang together or separately. Great views from the hilltop location with ocean breezes... and lots of green grass out front and in the back. We found a small trail off the backyard that led to the road then a few minute walk to Vail Beach. We also rode bikes from the house to Moheghan Bluffs, to some hiking trails, and even ventured the 2.5 miles to town one morning. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for having us! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Good quiet location. House had everything you need for a good stay

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you came to stay , it was my pleasure to have suchnnice tenants
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So relaxing easy access to the whole island

  • 5 of 5

Charming so very charming. Hope to be back. Thank you so much for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it pleased you and thanks for treating my place so well . And do come back .
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We Loved It

  • 5 of 5

My family LOVED staying here. My sister came from Illinois, my brother from Sweden, and my 91 year old dad, and myself from Massachusetts. The house was well equipped with plates, utensils, and appliances. The beds were comfortable, and the grounds well maintained. We even saw deer a couple of times. The homeowner was exceptionally pleasant to deal with. Whenever we had questions about where things were or how they worked she got right back to us. (not that we had that many questions) There are detailed instructions for the use of the major appliances, and TV. Most mornings we sat out back with coffee and listened to all the various birds. We would highly recommend this home for anyone looking to get away from the every day.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $450

Given the lack of commercial laundry facilities on the island you can bring your own linens or rent linens from a mainland company which delivers to and picks up from the house . Baby gear can also be rented . All info is contained in the lease.
Get your ferry reservations immediately after confirming your booking with me. The biggest issue with a Block Island vacation is always getting a ferry Rez for your car. Interstate Navigation starts taking reservations by phone the first business day after New Years. Book early therefore

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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