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Charming Cottage/Ocean View/Steps from Sand/Close to U.R.I.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sun Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5 )

Welcome to beautiful Matunuck! This is quintessential New England at it's best. Our cottage is in the heart of the community, directly across the street from the ocean, and only a few minutes walk to the beaches.

Sit on the new deck and hear the ferry and feel the ocean breeze. We are located right on Matunuck Beach Rd, and a short walk to pizza, the village grocery, surf shop, The Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (a RI staple), Tara's Pub, and The Ocean Mist (voted best beach bar in the US!) A mile away is Theater by the Sea, which is a wonderful summer theater.

We are located minutes from Narragansett, 20 minutes to Newport, and 35 minutes from Providence.

Our home is fully equipped, just bring your linens and towels. there are 3 bedrooms upstairs: 1 queen, 1 full, and 1 single with a trundle underneath. We also have an enclosed sun porch with a full-sized futon. Our bathroom has just been fully remodeled and includes a new front-loader washer and dryer. The bathroom is on the main floor. There are ocean views from the sun porch and the 2nd floor bedrooms - you can see all the way to Block Island on clear days.

We offer a beach cart to make the short walk to the sand even easier. There are 2 beaches to choose from: Turn left outside the front door and in 3 minutes you will be on Deep Hole beach - a favorite of board and kite surfers. Turn right at the front door and after a 5-7 minute walk you are on Matunuck (or South Kingstown) Beach. This sandy beach has big waves, a snack bar, showers, and a playground.

We live in RI year-round and are always available to make your vacation even better. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Must be 25 to rent

Keywords: Charming, beach, ocean view, house, cottage, bungalow, beach house, yard,

parking, URI

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Ellen

We are year-round Rhode Islanders and had always wanted a place by the ocean. We are always just a short distance away to assist you in any way.

Ellen purchased this house in 2009

Why Ellen chose Matunuck

Matunuck has the feel of a small village. everyting is accessable by foot or bike. It's a great place for families.

What makes this house unique

We love the feel of the neighborhood. The people who live and vacation here are very welcoming and come back year after year.


Matunuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious new bathroom with custom over-sized walk-in shower & front loader washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , with trundle for 2nd single underneath
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) With additional single trundle underneath, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Bedrooms are very small - only one can hold a portable crib.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Cottage/Ocean View/Steps from Sand/Close to U.R.I.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Lovely home close to everything.

  • 4 of 5

This house is in a great location and is perfect for a small family. It had everything we needed. Very beachy, yet the beds were comfortable there was AC and it had all the modern amenities you would need. It was very clean and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at this little cottage. We are people who love to surf and this house is right down the street from Deep Hole, one of our favorite spots. The cottage itself was super clean, and had every amenity we could ask for. The bathroom is just gorgeous!Can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairfield Ct

Is it Summer Yet?

  • 5 of 5

We just checked out from our wonderful stay at this home in Matunuck. We first discovered this cottage 3 years ago when we needed a place to stay for a wedding. We've been back every August since. It's been great to see the improvements the owners have made to the property - the bathroom is gorgeous and the new kitchen is like something out of a magazine. This year there was a new gas grill and both driveways now are crushed seashells - perfect! The bedrooms are small, so this place is best for a smaller group. But the owners provide beach chairs, a beach cart,boogie boards, and this year they added a canopy for the deck on sunny days. The owners are wonderful and when they found out we were celebrating a birthday, we were surprised to find a delicious cake with candles waiting for us when we arrived. Thanks E and J! We'll see you next Summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matunuck Memories

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in this area for over 10 years. We have rented this house now for 4 years in a row. We have been extremely pleased with the cleanliness of the house and love the beachy feel you get when you pull in the driveway (crushed seashells) and then enter into the house (comfy beach theme). It has all the conveniences of home; fully stocked kitchen, a dishwasher, beautifully updated bathroom with a washer/dryer, large screen TV, nice deck with a gas grill, patio table and chairs, and plenty of living space. It is just a short walk to the beach. You must try the Vanilla Bean (the best ice cream) also just a short walk down the street. There is a small Irish Pub (Tara's), which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has music, and also the Ocean Mist (serves food as well) and has bands. It can get loud when the Ocean Mist closes on Tuesday night/Weekends. Ellen has always been available to answer any questions we have had and has always been friendly and accommodating. We continue to vacation here yearly. We have met some very nice people in surrounding houses and continue to see them year after year.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Great area - issues with the home

  • 2 of 5

Matunuck Beach is such a fun place to stay. Although we enjoyed our time, there were a few things that really disappointed us about the cottage itself.

The other reviews boast how clean it is but we have to disagree. On face value, the cottage is orderly and decorated nicely but I had a 10 month old crawling on the floor who was covered in black dirt. I had to steam mop 4 times to get the floors clean. The ceiling fans upstairs had months of furry dust on the blades.

There was no downstairs air conditioner for the main floor. The floor fan that was provided had caked on dirt and dust that I did not want to use. The homeowner had no idea the unit was missing but could only tell me I had to wait until Thursday evening – the end of my stay – to get a downstairs unit. It was 85 degrees most days and we were without a/c.

Finally, the upstairs smells like mold. One room is so bad that we couldn’t use it.

Overall, the area is fun with great restaurants and beaches and the home has a recently renovated main living area but I could not recommend it as a place to stay if it is not professionally cleaned and the upstairs mold problem addressed.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel the need to respond to this reveiw, as it is exaggerated and/or inaccurate on many points. I was first contacted by this renter with her concerns about the cleanliness of the home on Wednesday; day 5 of a one-week rental. At this time she also asked I send her $300 due to her dissatisfaction. This, to us, is what she was ultimately after rather than rectifying any issues. When she mentioned that the missing air conditioner was an issue, I replied within the hour with an offer to get another AC unit there by 9:30pm that same day. The renter replied the next day and told me not to bother. I also committed to this renter that I would do a spot inspection on our cleaning service upon her departure. When I did that on Saturday I arrived to find them steaming our floors and the house very clean. The comment about mold is completely without merit and borders on slander. In addition I reached out to several of our renters this Summer to ensure that the house was clean upon arrival and they were all very complimentary. It seems more than coincidental that this review was written the day that the renter recieved her security deposit refunded and noticed I did not give her the extra $300 she attempted to gain from us. I'm more than happy to provide people with references from prior renters. In our six Summers owing and renting out this home we have had numerous repeat renters. This is the first time we've had anything but great feedback from our wonderful guests.
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Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this cottage. Ellen answered all our questions about the area before we got there and even checked in to make sure everything was going well.

The house was spotless when we arrived. The area itself is gorgeous. My only complaint is the area can get a little little rowdy on weekends when the Ocean Mist lets out at 1am. We look forward to coming back next Summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
TF Green
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ocean Mist/Tara's Tipperary Pub (aka Joyce's)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Point Judith/Block Island Ferry
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Kinston, RI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ocean Mist
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
South Kingstown Beach
Car: recommended

10 Minutes from URI Campus


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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.