Three bedroom cottage situated on over-sized lot, perfect for kids and outdoor games. Just a quick drive or short walk to Scarborough State beach. Bring your boogie boards to enjoy the waves on this lifeguard staffed beach complete with a concession stand, bathrooms, and showers. Five minute ride to Roger Wheeler State beach. This state beach also offers lifeguards, showers, a concession stand, a playground & picnic tables. Narragansett Town beach is just five miles up the road. Take a beautiful run down to Narragansett pier. Watch or join in the surf as many try their skill at riding the waves. You will also find many great restaurants, including coffee, gelato, and sandwich shops. There are shops selling local arts in this area along with some great history in the Narragansett towers. Just a half hour ride to Providence where you can visit the Roger Williams Zoo, experience Providence water fire, or enjoy a day at the Providence Place mall and Imax theater. Take a day to discover Newport. Enjoy quaint shops, excellent restaurants, the cliff walk, or tour the Newport mansions. Its just the place to start making some memories!!
3 Bedrooms 1 Indoor Bath/1outdoor Shower Just A Short Walk To The Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 6, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Clean, well appointed, great location and a great yard.
Our first impression of the cottage we felt was very nice.
Our first impression of the cottage we felt was very nice. We have vacationed in the area for over 30 years and have rented from Durkin Cottages for 15-20 years. Unfortunately they had nothing available for that time frame with 3 bedrooms so we rented this cottage from VRBO. When we arrived there was a note on the kitchen table stating that sliding glass door was in need of repair, that it was functional but had to be lifted a bit to close and apologizing for the inconvenience. During our stay our hand/fingers would get pinched in the door when closing it from the porch side. The door had major damage to the bottom track, it was very much an inconvenience. We apparently were the only renters that had to be inconvenienced by the damaged door. The owner stated they dealt with the door the day we arrived and was fixed when we had left. The property listing states central air conditioning. That's not the case, the A/C unit was on the living wall which is also opened to the kitchen. The bedroom doors had to be left opened.with a fan to get the cool air into the back bedrooms. We had to clean and unclog the vacuum that was there to get it to work. We did enjoy the outdoor shower, that was very nice! Overall we made the best of it and enjoyed our vacation. Than a few weeks later we find out that the owners felt it necessary not to refund us our cleaning deposit, stating it took them over 2 HOURS to clean. That's the threshold for them (2 hours) to determine if they will give back the deposit. I asked for pictures and of course never received any. I stated before we have rented in that area for many years and never once had my deposits held or had to deal with major damage done to the property. The owners are very fortunate that we're not unscrupulous and filed a lawsuit for wrenched backs lifting that sliding glass door constantly. It definitely could have happened. On that note I feel the owners are extremely selfish and would never recommend them. I'm still waiting for pictures that required 2 HOURS of cleaning.
We are sorry that anyone did not have a positive experience at our rental. However, for our returning and future guests, we cannot allow damage at our house and not keep a portion of the security deposit. As presented below, we believe that this is the real reason for the negative review.
Our guests left a note after their stay indicating they had damaged the door. We observed the damage and concluded that the door needed to be replaced. We kept a portion of the security deposit to replace the door. Our guest disputed this and opened a case with VRBO/Homeaway. After we presented a summary and pictures to VRBO/Homeaway, they agreed that our keeping the security deposit was justified and closed the case. Not surprisingly, this exchange with our guests was not mentioned in the review.
Regarding the slider, it was an issue that we noted and had made known to our guest. A part needed to be ordered to complete the repair which we fixed as soon as we had the part.
The air conditioning system cools off the house in just a few minutes and adequately supplies air throughout the entire house. We have rented the house for three years and never previously had a complaint about it.
We are not sure why our guest had an issue with the vacuum as we have used it several times since their stay and it worked fine.
Lastly, we would prefer not to do extensive cleaning of the house after our guests stay. Our contract states that a cleaning fee will be charged if the house is not left in the same condition that it was left in when the guest arrived. As such, any cleaning that we need to do would theoretically allow for us to keep the cleaning fee. However, we will do some limited cleaning and still return the cleaning fee. In a few instances, we have had some guests that do not clean adequately where we have had to do extensive cleaning and not returned the fee. We believe that it is reasonable that we keep the fee if we spend more than 2 hours cleaning.
Very clean and homey
We had a wonderful week. I enjoyed being able to walk to the beach everyday. The house was very clean and we had plenty of room inside and out.
We are so happy you enjoyed our cottage. Thank you for your kind words. We try to keep the cottage how we would want it if we were renting. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. We hope to have you back!
Great little house, convenient location
The house fit our needs perfectly. It's a beautiful home well appointed on a nice quiet street. It's a 5 minute walk to beautiful Scarborough beach.
The owners are terrific to deal with. Quick response and easy communications made the trip a breeze. If you want to stay close to the beach in a great house, this is it!
Thank you for a great vacation.
Another great beach week
Completely relaxed and had a wonderful time in rental. Beautiful cottage.
Very pretty and looks just like the picture.
On a whole very comfortable home to stay in.. Like the set-up of the home.As in all rentals couch was a little uncomfortable for us to sit and get out of but we both have trouble me with my knees and my husband with his hip.. All in all great little house to stay in and we liked that end of the beach. Only problem no hangers at all in the house and some pans not clean as they could be. We will recommend it and will probably rent again next year
Additional information about rental rates
Academic Rentals require one month security deposit and parent cosigner. Academic rental tenants pay for heating (natural gas) and electric.