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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This neo classic beach house sits on a tidal pond with the most beautiful beach on the island at the end of your driveway. You don’t need a car, as it is just a short walk to the ferry dock and town. A post and beam house with loftlike spaces, the downstairs has a kitchen/living/dining area and French doors opening out onto a covered porch oceanside and a back deck with water views.
The master bedroom, with king bed and huge en suite bathtub, looks out to sea with a private balcony. The Green Room has a queen bed and its own balcony, while the Birds' Nest has four twin beds, two up a ladder in a loft. Two rooms share a separate bath with walk-in rain shower. Grounds are complete with outdoor shower, lily pond, lawns for croquet, water toys, goldfinches and pheasants. Wifi but no TV! Laze in hammocks and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.

Keywords: House, cottage, vacation rental

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Must treat dogs for ticks....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Balcony overlooking the beach...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Balcony overlooking the tidal pond...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    Loft with two twin mattresses. Two twin beds downstairs....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two are mattresses, and room is only suitabe for kids under 12...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Custom rain shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

    The outdoor shower is pure heaven...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    En suite, huge soaking tub with hand shower...moreless

  • 2.5+ outdoor shower

Other Amenities

  • On the beach, post and beam house with loftlike space, walk to town, huge soaking tub, outdoor shower, picnic basket, croquet set, many books and CDs, puzzles, games, kids' room with four twin beds—two in a loft, balcony overlooking ocean in master suite, balcony overlooking tidal pond in queen guest room, hammocks, beach towels, boogie boards, pheasants, muskrat...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Paperback mysteries for the beach. Children's books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Stereo:

    CD player and good speakers. iPod hookup available....moreless

  • Toys:

    Games and puzzles for rainy days. If any!...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two, but use not allowed. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Internet reception islandwide is terrible and gets worse as more people have more phones. No streaming possible....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Loftlike downstairs includes dining room and kitchen. See video....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for one car....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Verizon has terrible service in the summer. Be forearmed with hot spot if you need to work....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough dishes for an army...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Great for entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, flour, oil, spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balconies front and back with fabulous views....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent on island...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front covered porch and back porch include gates to close for kids and dogs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent. Launch from the back yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Croquet set....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Weber gas grill on back deck. Picnic basket. Charcoal grill shared with house next door....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards and sand buckets. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall 2016
Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200

Changeover Day: Friday


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  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • The Oar

    "Reasonable prices, good tacos and sushi. Great view from the picnic tables outside."

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  • Old Post Office Bagel Shop

    "The kids love to walk down to the corner and pick up bagels for breakfast. If you eat there,..."

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  • Finn's Seafood Restaurant

    "I actually don't go to the resturant often, but I rely on their fish store next door."

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  • Island Free Library

  • Black Rock

    "The surf beach. Hang a left at the painted rock. At the end of a perilous dirt road. Clothin..."

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  • empire theatre

    "Love this theater. Mind you, the last movie I saw there was "Quest For Fire"—and the picture..."

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  • Elevation cafe

    "I didn't know this was the name. We call it Bethany's or the Airport Cafe. A local hangout o..."

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  • Andy's Way

    "Great clamming spot. And, nostalgically, great windsurfing spot. "

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sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night, 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: 2005

About the owner: A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation property owner/manager on Block Island, once known as Claudia's Island, Claudia Glenn Dowling has honed her bedmaking skills and seldom travels without a truckload of substandard chairs. You can Google me at Claudia's Surf City.

Why the Owner Chose New Shoreham, New Shoreham, RI, USA:
I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summers long ago. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, we converted it into a cottage. When my daughter got married, the family expanded, and we built Hannah's Honeymoon Hideaway, a post and beam house. Our first guests came in 2006, and we continue to improve Hannah's Hideaway every year, polishing it, if possible, to a brighter sheen. It is now the sine qua non of simplicity, functioning as perfectly as a beach house as a shell for a nautilus. You can see more pix and videos in links on Claudia's Surf City

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Though on the beach and close to the ferry dock and town, you can retreat to a private world that feels far from mainland cares. After even a weekend on Block Island you feel as if you've had a wonderful break from reality.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The view from Hannah's Hideaway

    The view from Hannah's Hideaway

  • The downstairs is one loftlike space.

    The downstairs is one loftlike space.

  • Clams available in the back yard—with license

    Clams available in the back yard—with license

  • and picnic table

    and picnic table

  • The master suite has a king sized bed

    The master suite has a king sized bed

  •  the Atlantic ocean

    the Atlantic ocean

  • The Green Room has a balcony too

    The Green Room has a balcony too

  • The Birds' Room also has twin beds in a loft

    The Birds' Room also has twin beds in a loft

  • The outdoor shower is the best though!

    The outdoor shower is the best though!

  • The back porch

    The back porch

  • . . .and rainbows too

    . . .and rainbows too

  • A cottage by the sea

    A cottage by the sea

  • . . .a kitchen and dining area

    . . .a kitchen and dining area

  • Kitchen opens out to the tidal pond.

    Kitchen opens out to the tidal pond.

  • with a balcony looking out over the beach

    with a balcony looking out over the beach

  • an en suite soaking tub

    an en suite soaking tub

  • . . .towards the tidal pond

    . . .towards the tidal pond

  • The Green Room and Birds' Room share a bath with shower

    The Green Room and Birds' Room share a bath with shower

  • The wifi is terrible—just saying. No TV. CD player.

    The wifi is terrible—just saying. No TV. CD player.

  • Hannah, baby and dog walk on Crescent Beach in front of her house. Leash dog!

    Hannah, baby and dog walk on Crescent Beach in front of her house. Leash dog!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2016

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