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*Unique Home Stunning Views!Steps from Water/Docks!Relax--Beach,Swim,Fish.Clam*

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Custom 4BR w/loft, 2 Bath: w/whirlpool,Sleeps 8-12,on WaterJetty ,Docks,Amenitie

The Quonnie Saltpond is your backyard! This Home comes with numerous amenities.(Close to several beaches, Shopping & events,too)Every room has captivating Waterviews of the Pristine Quonnie Tidal Saltpond which borders the Atlantic Ocean by a Natural Sandy barrier beaches like no other! Breechway out to ocean! Swim, Boat, Clam & Play at your leisure in Pristine waters & uncrowded beaches!Big Skies & Spectacular Sunsets on the water! There is a boat launch, docks, breechway,w/excellent fishing,out to the ocean.Block only 20 min. via your own boat Visit Watch Hill, Newport,Fishers Is. The Race, Mystic, etc. by boat!

The Clean Beaches: Charlestown Blue Shutters, Charlestown beach, State Beaches & many private beaches in area!

Also, environmentally friendly tick & mosquito control is used on premises. A bug zapper can be additional insurance against bug bites.

The master bedroom offers a luxurious king size bed, French glass doors out to it's own private deck. Enjoy the Panoramic Waterviews of the Entire Quonnie! Imagine lying in bed watching the ever changing waterviews, enjoying Moonlight on the Water or count shooting stars while relaxing with your favorite person or listen to music or read a good book.

Several choices of channels on the Big Flat Screen TV 55' all in the comfortable living room with sweeping waterviews and cathedral ceiling. The two large wood beams ad to the ambiance of the setting. There is a pull out queen bed in sofa for overnight guests. Also, a IPad or IPod high quality stereo docking system is provided.

The fully equipped open kitchen w/Breakfast Bar includes a dish washer, filtered drinking water system, trash compactor, plenty of seating. It'll be a joy to prepare your favorite meals, entertain or grill out on the deck just steps away---never leaving the scenic waterviews. You have a choice of dining in or out on the expansive deck.

The cedar sun room, off the kitchen, is a bright place for family fun & kids to play games, or do your morning exercises.

Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, a Roman bath w/whirlpool tub & double sinks, a large loft with built in bookcases, hardwood floors and a glass indoor veranda. There is a comfortable daybed in the loft that can sleep two guests.

Two upstairs Waterfront Bedrooms have Queen beds, French glass doors out to their own private deck/veranda with commanding waterviews of the entire saltpond, You may even see a tall ship or sailboat mast further out beyond the Quonnie in the ocean passing by. The third smaller bedroom has a queen bed as well.

This custom home was designed to bring' the outside in' containing all glass on the waterside so that the panoramic dramatic views are enjoyed from all angles. It faces the west and Westerly (the town of) It brings the outside in -- the wide open sky,stars & water..It's part of the entire backyard!. BUT wait..the Best Fireworks Viewing is Here all summer long!

The front yard is professionally landscaped. The backyard has a historic rock jetty, one of only Three on the Quonnie with 2 platform docks. There is a small boat launch and a mooring. Kayak,boat, bike rentals are close by or bring your own.

The mooring can accommodate up to a 30 ft. boat & the docks can be used for 26 ft or smaller. You must be aware of the rocks when navigating!

Also, There is a hot & cold water outdoor shower under the deck. Please wash off all the sand here.


The Quonnie is one of the largest, deepest and most pristine of this areas saltponds. It is a tidal saltpond so that you can experience a difference of 2 to 5 ft. of depth as the tide goes in & out. There is an oyster farm within view. The much sought after Quonnie is like a giant aquarium with lots of sand for playing or sinking your toes into. It's a large body of saltwater to enjoy and it's all a part of your backyard!(sunbathing,swimming, sailing, waterskiing, fishing, claming,etc.)The saltwater is crystal clear! There is a breechway that goes out to the ocean w/a state boat launch,great fishing & beach at the end of West Beach Rd.

Block Island is only 20 minutes by your boat & Watch HIll or Newport is close from here!(Or take the ferry over.) It has many estuaries for birds,plants, clams,fish, sealife.

In the Quonnie, Seals make their home here in the winter months. Large fish swim in & out of the saltpond. Several species of migrant birds can be seen. The resident Osprey's migrate after raising their young within view.

A 50 lb. stripper was caught out back but many have been caught in the breechway. Having the saltpond in your own backyard is one of the greatest treasures & pleasures one can enjoy. I'm sure you'll agree once you experience it for yourself.

Block Island,The Race,Fishers island,Mason's Island, Watch Hill, Newport, Jamestown& Mystic Seaport are close by. There are various boating tours or land tours that are fun & educational. Kettle park is close with lots to do & explore.


Note: For larger groups & families, the 3 bedroom house next door is also available for rentals #11446 on VRBO.


Keywords: Paradise Found! Custom-designed Executive, Luxury, Waterfront Incredible (Sunset/Moonlight) Views over Quonochontaug Salt Pond.w/ Numerous Amenities: Bring your Boat & Toys! Forget your cares!

** WiFi & Central Air, Big Screen TV w/numerous channels,DBR & VCR*Several decks w/ Panoramic Views **Waterviews in All Rooms!! The Saltpond is in your backyard! Big Skies & Open Views!

** Granite Stone Historic Jetty, ***Docks, Mooring & Small Boat Launch****

***** Weekly but Prefer Monthly Vacationers *****

If you need linens, for an extra fee, they are available.

More Details

Bill & Diana Welch
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2017

About Bill & Diana Welch

Hello & Welcome to RI! We used to vacation here since the 1980's My dream was to have a house on this saltpondI. And It happened one day! I used to tell my daughter who was young then. that the Quonnie was her giant aquarium. She was fascinated with the sealife (which became an educational tool) teaching her about the shells, birds,horseshoe crabs, etc. She loved treasure hunting,making sand forts,and wading in the shallows.

All of us enjoyed swimming, boating and all the numerous activities we could do.

This area has many events & activities such as Music Festivals, Pow wows,Casinos flea markets,unique shopping, eateries,biking, hiking, tennis, golf even miniature golf, music- movies on the beach & lots of area attractions. The numerous beaches are the best and the water is clear.

This is Paradise to us! .We love it here.We never run out of things to do or places to go.

Bill & Diana Welch purchased this house in 1998

Why Bill & Diana Welch chose Charlestown

We are centrally located. You can have it all here! We are 2 hrs from Boston or NYC. One hour from Hartford. You can hop the train in Westerly or drive yourself.

What makes this house unique

Foxwoods casinos are 20 minutes away.Mohegan Sun casino is 30 min complete with a outlet mall, variety of shops, eateries, theaters and events..There are flea markets, unique shops, Walmart, TJX, Home Goods,Michaels & other stores.We have many, state beaches, parks & preserves. New England is unique in itself with its historic houses & churches, Indian Museums & reservations,light houses,antiques,Block Island & several other islands, Newport, Mystic Aquarium & Whaling Ships & Seaport and so much more.The seafood is the BEST & freshest caught out of these waters.This is a great place to relax & recharge.There is salt in the air here! The sunsets are spectacular and so are the fireworks!


Charlestown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quite hours 10:30pm-8am No bedding taken outside. No cleaning fish, shellfish or sandy items in house Respect the property.Beach pass $400 if lost
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot Water Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , Pull Out Sofa
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Day Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master, Queen size Beds (3) upstairs bedrooms (1) pull out sofa, Full/Queen living room (4) (1) Daybed in loft sleeps 2 upstairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Launch, Dock, & Mooring. If you have any questions, please email or call. If needed linens & towels ( 12 towels & 12 washcloths ) can be provided for a $225.00 fee. We do not wash towels during the week.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Best Rental Experience Ever

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank you Diane for the wonderful vacation at your house! We had so much fun entertaining, being out on the saltpond and exploring the area. First, spending lots of family & friends time on the Quonnie was awesome. So happy we brought our boat & water gear! It’s a great place to relax & unwind. We certainly enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets everyday! Nothing like cooking out on the deck with fresh catch and relaxing surrounded by nature. Hearing the seagulls, waterviews & smelling the salt air was awesome! All at our fingertips with no crowds to deal with!

The house had more than we had imagined. Plenty of room, beautiful pictures & décor, comfy beds much appreciated after being out on the water all day and great huge tvs with a large selection of channels. Seemed like there was always a movie or good show on to watch. The extras were amazing, trash compactor, extra large refrig, small refrig for beer & soda and the whirlpool bath. I just couldn’t get over waking up to the waterviews even lying in bed. I loved being served my coffee in bed in the mornings by my hubby! There were incredible views from every room! We will surely be back. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patterson, NJ

Awesome Time!

  • 5 of 5

I vacationed here for a week in September with my brother’s family and we all had an awesome time at the house. The views in the house and on the decks were very beautiful. The boat launch and docks were a great feature for my family’s boat- it’s nice to wake up and walk out to go fishing or to the beach. The beds were very comfortable and the house was nicely kept with really all the extra amenities- wifi, flat screens, expanded cable, jetted tub, AC, etc. I would definitely rent here again- we were all very pleased with the property and had a very enjoyable time! Thanks much! Sharon

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We take pride in maintaining our vacation home so that our guests can have a memorable time. We hope that you come again soon!
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Warren, NH

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation spot ever! It is right on the beautiful Quonnie Saltpond. The scenic waterviews are just gorgeous the all the decks & from every room in the house! It's like the saltpond is your backyard! Awesome! We enjoyed fresh clams casino, we got ourselves in the pond. Boating, beaching,sun & fun is what this is all about for us. There's so much to see & do.

The house is magnificent! Mostly all windows on the waterside-tremendous views and sunsets.What a home to entertain friends & family. I loved the decor! Hardwood floors, catherdral ceilings w/wood beams,natural wood trim, sunroom--plenty of room. The kitchen was state of the art and a joy to cook in.Loved the breakfast bar. You can easily grill out & entertain on the deck overlooking the panoramic view of the Quonnie.

We loved this area. Went to casinos, toured three of the Newport mansions, took the harbor tour and even squeezed in Mystic Seaport & Aquarium. Next time we want to go to Block Island!

FYI-Best place to get some souveniers is the weekend flea market at Gen Stanton Inn :)

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shelter Harbor/Haversham
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Block Is
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beaches abound Blue Shutters, Quonnie,Charlestown
Car: recommended

This area offers a wide variety of activities & events for all ages & interests. Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Casinos. Mystic Seaport, Block Island, Newport Mansions,Several Golf courses, Wildlife Refuge,Planetarium,Art Shows, Antiques&Flea Market,Car Shows, Craft Showsc, Fireworks, Bay Tours, Tall Ship Sailing Trips,Pow Wows,Museums, Boating, Ferries,Zoo, Children Activities & much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $225
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

We rent weekly, Sat. - Sat. in the summer season - No exceptions.

Summer season check in sat. at 4:00PM?SOON CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED with a 30% fee

Summer check out sat. at 10:30 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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