About the property
- House4100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Main House & Carriage House, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths (sleeps 10)
Steps from Mackerel Cove Beach. Coastal living in desirable south end of Jamestown Village on historic Conanicut Island. The Waves is an architect-designed, shingle-style home conveniently located about mid-way between East Ferry and West Ferry. You can walk to several beaches, downtown restaurants and shops, Jamestown Arts Center, tennis or fitness center. Private, landscaped setting on quiet street bordered by stone walls. Casual coastal living with elegant appointments and turn-key convenience. Ground-floor master bedroom suite make this an ideal vacation home for all ages.
Main house has 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, including the Carriage House Apartment over the garage and north side of main house. The whole house thus has 2 complete kitchens, 2 master suites, 2 laundry rooms and 2 patios. Central air conditioning throughout, plus ceiling fans and oversize windows to admit coastal breezes. Custom details include cherry floors, 9-foot ceilings and custom cabinetry. The house feels clean, bright, comfortable and up-to-date. Guests find it well equipped, uncluttered and very turn-key.
First Floor: Open layout has central living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen with cherry-topped island and leather bar stools. Living room comfortably seats 10 with couches, wicker chairs, long window seat and flat-screen TV above stone fireplace. Gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including 5-burner professional range with griddle and convection oven, double sinks, and French-door refrigerator with freezer drawer. Dining room seats 8 and has built-in buffet and well-stocked china and glassware cabinets. Dining room has French doors opening onto 12x17 four-season sunroom (new 2016) with cherry floors, wicker chairs, extra dining table (seats 6) and access to patio and backyard. Executive office has desk, love seat and internet control center. Ground-floor master bedroom (BR #1, 15x17) has cathedral ceilings, skylight, ceiling fan, large closet, seating and one queen bed. In-suite master bath has tile floor, granite-top vanity, large stall shower and whirlpool tub. French doors in master bedroom open to east-facing sunroom. Other features include tiled mudroom, laundry area and half bath.
Second Floor: Three large bedrooms and two full baths (one in-suite and one shared), connected by central hallway. Bedroom #2 (12x17) has a queen bed, seating, cathedral ceilings, bureau, and student desk. It also has an in-suite bathroom with stall shower, tile floor and granite-top European vanity. Bedroom #3 (12x17) has a west-facing balcony with sliding doors and cathedral ceilings. Furnishings include one queen bed, seating, bureau and large student desk. Bedroom #4 (13x22) has a large seating area with couch, coffee table and club chairs, plus a queen bed, desk, bureau and flat-screen TV. This expansive bedroom has doors at opposite ends so it can be used as the fourth bedroom in the Main House, or as the second bedroom in the Carriage House apartment. It's as simple as locking one door and opening another. Off the hallway is a full bathroom with stall shower, tile floor, and granite-top vanity. All bedrooms have one queen bed, large closets, ceiling fans and wall-to-wall carpet. Linens are included: sheets, towels and beach towels, all 100% cotton.
CARRIAGE HOUSE APARTMENT (1 bedroom; 1 bath) located above the garage. Private entrance on the north side of the house, or accessible through upstairs hall. Elegant styling with every modern convenience, including central air conditioning throughout. Open layout combines living/dining/kitchen area. Cathedral ceilings, skylights and a central cupola create a bright and airy interior. In the living room, French doors open to a west-facing balcony with sunset views and sea breezes. The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and with cherry-top island/bar with four stools. The living room has hardwood floors, while the bedroom is carpeted and the bathroom floor is tile. Bedroom #5 has queen bed, bureau and closet. One full bath (#4) features European vanity with granite countertop and double sinks, plus tub/shower combination. Amenities include washer & dryer, large flat-screen TV with DVD, and free Wi-Fi. Quality cookware, elegant bar ware, spices and some staples are provided. Sheets, towels and beach towels are included. Carriage House has its own small patio with gas BBQ grille and a patio table that seats four.
OUTDOORS: This peaceful oasis is surrounded by mature shade trees, stone walls, perennial gardens and fruiting blueberry bushes (pick your fill in July and early August). The private backyard is fenced and professionally landscaped. From the sunroom, step outdoors to the covered stone patio and dramatic koi pond with waterfall. The pond abuts the patio and is covered with a grate for safety, however small children should be supervised. The patio has lounge chairs and all-weather wicker dining set that seats four. Weber gas grille. Carriage House has an additional patio with Weber grille and dining table that seats 4.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Betsy Gooding
Betsy Gooding is a psychotherapist and mother of two. She enjoys sharing local knowledge with guests from across the country and abroad. Many have become repeat customers and friends. Now semi-retired, she lives aboard her motor vessel during the summer months, assisted by a property manager and crack cleaning crew who ensure that the property runs seamlessly and every guest need is met.
Betsy Gooding purchased this House in 2010
Why Betsy Gooding chose Mackerel Cove
Jamestown (pop 6,000) is unique on the Eastern Seaboard because of its incomparable beauty, relaxed atmosphere, and multiple access points to Narragansett Bay. Popular Newport is just 12 minutes away via the Pell/Newport Bridge. The Jamestown Ferry is a fun way to access downtown Newport and Rose Island in summer, or purchase an all-day ticket and spend a day on Narragansett Bay. You can catch the fast ferry to Block Island for a day of hiking or biking. Metropolitan centers of Providence, Boston and New York City are conveniently accessed via Interstate 95, Amtrak and TF Green Airport.
What makes this House unique
Travelers in the know often prefer to rent in laid-back Jamestown (on Conanicut Island), rather than bustling Newport. Jamestown is quieter, less expensive and lacks the tourist crowds and long lines of Newport. At the height of summer in Jamestown, you can bike to local farm stands, walk downtown to dine outdoors, and set up a lawn chairs to enjoy free outdoor Sunday concerts. You might find your own private beach at Beavertail Lighthouse, strike up a conversation with locals, or stay home, fire up the grille and stargaze in your own backyard. Children's activities include a good playground, library story hours, art classes, farm visits, and Beavertail Lighthouse & Aquarium. Newport is close enough by car, but a world apart.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Beautiful house in great location
Our extended family has summered in Jamestown for many years. We found The Waves the perfect spot for two couples, grandparents and 3 children We love the village location where you can walk to town, or the beach. The house is well laid out with large bedrooms, attractive common areas and quiet nooks. It was stocked with everything we needed for a lobster dinner, and we ate in more than we ate out. The backyard is beautiful, private and great for BBQing. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. We've planning to book again for next year! AAA+
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay in Jamestown, visiting family and area attractions. The kids loved visiting Windmist Farm and picking blueberrys in the backyard.The Waves provided delightful accommodations for us. We were so comfortable and content. This lovely place is exceptionally well equipped. We are very appreciative of all your careful attention to every detail! Hopeful we can return. Thank you!
Unforgettable trip in beautiful Jamestown
This beautiful home was the perfect spot for our family reunion -- three generations all under the same roof! We loved having connecting suites and two kitchens so the two families could enjoy privacy or togetherness when we chose. Jamestown is a family-friendly island with lots to do. We rented kayaks, gathered mussels and visited the windmill. We're glad we brought bikes for the ride out to Beavertail Lighthouse and the rural north end of the island. We bought delicious swordfish steaks from Zeke's Creek and found fresh veggies at Hodgekiss Farm. Mackerel Cove is a safe beach for youngsters, but for body surfing, we headed to Narragansett for the larger waves. The Waves had everything we could have wanted. Thanks for an unforgettable stay!
For an aerial view of The Waves, Google Earth the address: 83 Clarke St., Jamestown RI 02835.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
5% discount for second and subsequent weeks rented back to back. No state room tax for stays of 30+ days. Cleaning is included in rental price. Please phone or email owner prior to booking. I will be happy to answer any questions. Betsy Gooding 401-714-6605. Email: email@example.com.