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The Simple Life on the beach—Off season left

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults, 4 kids)

ONLY THROUGH VRBO! This neo classic beach house sits on a tidal pond with the most beautiful beach on the island at the end of your driveway. 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 tidal pond 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, boogie boards, 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

More Details

Claudia Dowling
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Claudia Dowling

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.

Claudia Dowling purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Claudia Dowling chose New Shoreham

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

What makes this cottage unique

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.


New Shoreham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Custom rain shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , The outdoor shower is pure heaven
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , En suite, huge soaking tub with hand shower
  • 2.5+ outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony overlooking the beach
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Balcony overlooking the tidal pond
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Loft with two twin mattresses. Two twin beds downstairs.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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


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The Simple Life on the beach—Off season left
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful views. Ocean breezes and salt air

  • 5 of 5

The house is a perfect beach house. Porches facing east and west for beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Great outdoor shower and a quick walk to town!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is my favorite place on earth!

  • 5 of 5

It's just perfect, if you get to be're lucky!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't take credit for the island, but we take credit for making your stay as easy breezy as possible!
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An amazing property right across from Crescent Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house that accommodated us very adequately. Master with round soaking tub, lovely queen bedroom with balcony looking out at the pond. Centrally located just across the street from Crescent beach, pond at the back great for kayaking and paddle boarding. Everything is there and the internet is sufficient.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, though I would call the Internet islandwide "barely adequate!"
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The happy house!

  • 5 of 5

truly a special place that has brought so much joy to our family. simple yet so perfect. amazing location, walk to everything. ditch your car for the week. cross the road to the beach or head right for a cocktail. the house is super cozy and has everything you could ask for. fabulous front porch--would love to see new furniture out there bc we literally live out there but otherwise just heaven on earth!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breezy Easy

  • 5 of 5

The property met all of our expectations. House was clean. Location was perfect. Enjoyed ready access to the beach and town. Owner checked in to make sure all was well. Opening the front and back doors to let the breeze flow through the house was spectacular.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know others love our place as much as we do!
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The best vacation rental on BI

  • 5 of 5

Can't count the number of years we have returned to this property; not only is the location perfect but the quality of the house and the casual comfort it affords a family or group is unsurpassed. The owner has left no detail unattended for her guests and anyone lucky enough to stay here will walk away with memories of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! Appreciate those who come back year after year after year. Becomes a relationship rather than a business arrangement.
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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