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Whitegate Cottage-- Southern Block Island

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Last updated: 03/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

On the south end of Block Island natural quiet prevails. Off of the main road and away from the crowds of summer sits Whitegate Cottage. Sited on the edge of a green meadow, it is built in the old Block Island style facing south.

WHITEGATE cottage has 2 stories with the bedroom upstairs and the living area / full bathroom with a stall shower downstairs. There is a spacious front deck with table, chairs and umbrella- perfect for a sunny breakfast or evening cocktails. It is private, quiet and special.

The cottage shares a property with the main house and a small (micro) vineyard (WHITEGATE VINEYARDS) but it is currently not being operated.

On the main floor there is a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and all needed kitchen implements etc, but no range. There is a gas grill outside. An outdoor hot / cold shower is in the back of the house -perfect for washing off after the beach or the best morning shower possible on a sunny day.

The living / dining area on main floor is comfortable, casual and airy. Upstairs with windows on all 4 sides the breeze at night will keep you cool so we stock warm blankets.

Whitegate cottage is at the southern end of the island where the spectacular cliffs on the coastline provide unsurpassed views of the Atlantic and the island interior. You can walk to Vail Beach, Black Rock Beach and Rodmans Hollow.

Town center and Crescent Beach (the biggest and most popular beach) are about 3 miles away.

Upstairs : a ships ladder (a bit steep not suitable for small children, handicapped or the elderly, see photo below) leads to 3 beds (2 twin and one full) with a desk and sitting area. The couch in the sitting area is also a twin bed reconfigured as well.

There are ocean views from upstairs and at night you will hear the surf crashing on the cliffs nearby. The walls, floors and walls are all natural wood in keeping with the island look and feel. WHITEGATE is owner (hands on) operated to insure that the cottage is always perfect for your visit.

The cottage has its own back road and parking area separate from the main house. There is a front and back lawn as well as a shady garden path to enjoy. There is a flagpole on the front deck where we fly the just seems to fit this Summer are welcome to bring & fly your own choice of flag.

Block Island is a country setting. There is no traffic light, Starbucks or mainland chain store of any kind. There is one gas station, one bank and one food market. But there is a brilliant night sky, green island meadows, golden hay fields and the blue Atlantic surrounding your world.


We rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday. If you are interested in renting, and want to bring a car, book a ferry reservation at once. But be flexible on times and even days. It's Block Island...nothing is easy but its all worth it.

We allow one dog up to 30 pounds.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a new 8% tax on rentals in Rhode Island as well as a 1% Block Island tax.

Keywords: Block Island, house
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, Block Island-ese
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 640 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome one well behaved dog up to 50 pounds in weight. PLease contact us for exact details.If you wish to bring your pet, Frontline must be applied to the animal prior to arrival as the ticks and fleas on the island are everywhere....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Hot / Cold outdoor shower


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:


Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parasailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Hot plate provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
pre memorial
May 6 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

June Rates
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

post labor day
Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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1.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Block Island
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Block Island Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Vail Beach (snake hole)

Walk to Vail Beach. Short walk to Rodman's Hollow. Great biking / hiking area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: We spend as much time as possible on island in the summer. We are constantly amazed by the natural beauty around us. Living on this island is so unique in that its the smallest town in the smallest state in the USA. Its a mixture of amazing beaches, scenic farmland with grazing cows and rugged cliffs formed by the raging sea.

Why the Owner Chose New Shoreham, New Shoreham, RI, USA:
Our property was the Mitchell farm in the 19th century. Hand built stone walls surround our land. Sheep formally occupied most of the property. We have found all sorts of relics from the past around the property..bottles, buttons, pottery shards, iron tools and so on.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We had the cottage built in 1996. It was built in the island style with gable returns, hand cut fish scale shingles and wainscoting throughout. We added the full bath in 2005 along with a very sophisticated and environmentally friendly waste-water system which conforms to the very strict island codes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, Block Island-ese
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

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  • grassy meadow

    grassy meadow

  • contemporary bath fixtures

    contemporary bath fixtures

  • kitchen...stairs to bedroom

    kitchen...stairs to bedroom

  • kitchen center

    kitchen center

  • sunsets are huge events

    sunsets are huge events

  • Antique Master Bed in a dormer

    Antique Master Bed in a dormer

  • The bedroom upstairs has 4 windows facing 4 directions catching any breeze

    The bedroom upstairs has 4 windows facing 4 directions catching any breeze

  • facing east upstairs

    facing east upstairs

  • cottage location red circle. southern block island

    cottage location red circle. southern block island

  • Whitegate Cottage !

    Whitegate Cottage !

  • Vintage Cottage Throughout

    Vintage Cottage Throughout

  • Full bath on main level

    Full bath on main level

  • front door to deck

    front door to deck

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • View to South Meadow

    View to South Meadow

  • Light and airy upstairs

    Light and airy upstairs

  • 2 single beds and one full size

    2 single beds and one full size

  • back property..outdoor shower on left.

    back property..outdoor shower on left.

  • Property Overview. Enlarge to see details.

    Property Overview. Enlarge to see details.

  • Cottage lounge deck

    Cottage lounge deck

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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