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Minister's Lot Cottage, Beach Access, 5 Min. Stroll to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home is open and airy and located in one of the most desirable summer rental locations on the island--within a 5 minute walking distance to popular Mansion Beach. With a large deck on 2 sides for outdoor dining and two sliding doors that bring in the light and ocean breezes, you will enjoy the open space maximized by the cathedral ceiling of the living/dining area and the skylighted kitchen. The eat-at kitchen counter, the brick fireplace and wide plank floors add to the cozy atmosphere. On the first floor are the master bedroom (queen bed) with master bath, 2nd bedroom with queen bed and 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds, full bath at end of hall. Located on the second floor is one bedroom (queen bed) with skylight and full bath.

This salt box style cottage is located in popular Minister's Lot, a very kid-friendly neighborhood located off beautiful Corn Neck Rd. between the clamming flats at Andy's Way and the nature sanctuary at Sachem Pond and the North Light. Families return here summer after summer to spend their vacations at the beach and with friends they have made in the neighborhood over the years. The open layout of this house, the large deck with outdoor dining, the quick walk down the dirt road to the beach, and the neighborhood of Minister's Lot all contribute to an easy and varied range of summer fun from relaxing on deck to fishing in nearby ponds or staying all day at the beach.

The house has one tv with satellite service/channels, a dvd player, wireless internet service, cell phone reception, washer & dryer, outdoor shower, propane grill, 2 car parking, no A/C (fans avail).

Keywords: Pet Friendly, Block Island Summer Rental, Beach Access, Minister's Lot, Mansion Beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Eileen Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Eileen Miller

This home has been in our family for 40 years. What started as a simple summer cottage has now been fully winterized to accommodate our growing family and love for the island which we now visit all year long.

While some of us prefer to practically live at the beach during the summer-- swimming,body surfing, boogie boarding, surfing, exploring nearby 'pots 'n kettles' for starfish, periwinkles, etc., evening bonfires, early morning beach strolls, meeting friends that return summer after summer-- there are other family members that prefer to visit in Sept. and Oct. when the birds are migrating, the ocean is still warm, the restaurants are still open, and the crowds are thinner.

Our children look forward to coming back to Minister's Lot every summer to reconnect with friends that return every year--the friendships are very special and characterized by the well being generated by healthy outdoor activity, stunning natural beauty, and the lightness of being on vacation.

Eileen Miller purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Eileen Miller chose

We love our home in Minister's Lot for many reasons: one is because of its proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches we've ever seen, anywhere. We also love the neighborhood which is comprised of 10 other 'salt box' style cottages spread over 9 acres with a couple of fresh water ponds, lots of trees and shrubs, and open field and lawn to explore. We also appreciate the quiet and charm of living on the northern part of the island-- down 'the neck.' We love walking to Andy's Way to go clamming, to watch the shore birds, fiddler crabs and the sunset,or to wade out to Beane's Point at low tide. Sometimes we kayak from there or meet with friends and go tubing or fishing from their power boats.

What makes this cottage unique

Taking early morning walks before breakfast to the beach. Spending all day at the beach and being able to walk back to the house to get lunch provisions and bring back to the family still at beach. Meeting up with the same friends each summer that continue to rent in Minister's Lot--a tradition that's continued across 3 generations. Watching the kids and grandkids on the beach playing with new (and old) friends: flying kites, playing bocce, building sandcastles, playing frisbee & football, walking to 'pots 'n kettles,' exploring the tide pools there, the rocks and shore life, watching the kids body surf, skim board, surf, boogie board, hang out together. Eating dinner on the deck at twilight, cooking outside, seeing the kids run off with friends to fish in the neighborhood ponds, play in the hammock, play tag, whiffle ball, and capture the flag in the fields. Having bonfires on the beach at night and watching the stars and ocean phosphorescence. Having all the sandy kids take outdoor showers before coming inside. Relaxing on the deck under the umbrella with a book.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Minister's Lot Cottage, Beach Access, 5 Min. Stroll to Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Shoreham, NY

Rustic experience

  • 4 of 5

If I could use decimal ratings, I'd rate our stay at the Minister's Lot Cottage a 3.8.

The house needs some TLC. Some of the windows did not open properly and some did not shut tightly. Light switches were missing hardware.

On the positive side, a very short walk to Lulu's Way will bring you to one of the best beaches on Block Island. The deck was sunny and inviting with a pleasant breeze and the ever-present scent of honeysuckle and ragusa rose.

Eileen was very helpful and promptly answered questions we posed.

If you want a no-frills, secluded, homey place to stay, with access to a long sandy beach, give this cottage a try.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase, MD

A Perfect Spring Escape

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house for a small family reunion and it was everything we could have hoped for and more.

The accommodations are clean, comfortable, complete and well laid-out. The moment we arrived, we felt 'at home.'

Even better, the location is outstanding - a short (3 minute?) walk to Mansion Beach (best on the island), seclusion from nearby houses (while not isolated), and just a short hop from town make this house a real find.

We also arrived unexpectedly during the height of spring migration. Sitting on the porch with so many trees around the house, it was like an aviary. One morning over coffee we identified more than 25 species!

My family has rented houses on Block Island many times over the past 40 years and we all agreed that the combination of the wonderful house and great location made this our best stay yet.

And I would hasten to add, that the owner's helpful responsiveness to all questions both in advance of the visit and during our stay was the icing on the cake.

We will absolutely be back again. Thank you for making your wonderful home available!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this home, and hope to do so again! It is very comfortable open and spacious with the post and beam cathedral ceilings and many windows. The location is perfect if you want to go to sleep listening to the waves crash on the shore. It is private but not isolated. My bed was very comfortable and I loved the hot water outdoor shower.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enfield, CT

WEB Sisters Girls Weekend 2013

  • 5 of 5

Lots of good, positive energy in this house. We spent our 10th girls weekend here and although we did explore the Beautiful Block Island, we really, really enjoyed the time spent at this house. This was "my" BEST girls weekend ever. Thank you so much Eileen! We sure do hope to be back. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house and Block Island was our choice to do so. We couldn't have picked a better property and location in making our final decision. We 're so glad to have found this property to get to know and enjoy the island. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything you could possibly need -- it felt like "our home away from home" and so relaxing during our week's stay. The renters were wonderful & most accommodating to assure that our stay on Block Island was most enjoyable.

We enjoyed our walks on beautiful Mansion beach with it's easy access and our bike rides around the island. This is a perfect location for everything Block Island offers. It met all of our expectations.

We highly recommend staying at this property-- we had a fabulous time enjoying Block Island from the comforts of this great home !!! We will definitely be back here again & can't wait for our return here. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clamming at nearby Andy's Way


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 14 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2021 - Sep 6 2021
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$500 security fee (which we hold but do not cash)
We expect house to be left clean. If you would like to pay for cleaning, fee is $120.
No other fees apply.

1/2 rental fee is due upon signing of lease and 1/2 rental fee is due approx. 6 weeks before rental time

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Block Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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