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Beach House Water Views Walk to Beach and Matunuck Oyster Bar!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Beach House. Ocean views

Beach house is situated on 1 acre of nice lawn on a dead end street. House is reversed. 2 Bedrooms downstairs, living room/dining area upstairs. Deck is off the living room giving sweeping water views and sunsets. Enjoy outdoor dining or sit in the lounge chairs and drink in the sun.

Master bedroom with master bath is on upper level. Two other bedrooms and 2nd full bath is downstairs.

Each bedroom has a queen bed.

Full kitchen with a breakfast bar. Opens right into living room and dining area. Great place to hang out.

For those cool nights, hang out on the back patio. Very private. Build a fire in the fire pit and rock on the swinging couch. We have enjoyed many nights watching the stars from here.

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Jon McKiernan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Jon McKiernan

My wife has been spending time on RI beaches since high school. If I tell how far back that was she would kill me! After college she started looking to buy a place here. 15 years ago she bought a small cottage right in Snug Harbor around the corner from where we are now. After we were married we had children and enjoyed many summers in that little cottage. Children grow, and the cottage became a little small. We started looking for properties that were in and around Snug Harbor and East Matunuck State Beach.

This house was listed for sale and was in need of updates and repairs. We purchased the house and made significant changes to the kitchen and living room and landscape. We are pleased with the outcome as you will be.

Jon McKiernan purchased this house in 2005

Why Jon McKiernan chose South Kingstown

This house sits right on the edge of Snug Harbor and a scant 20 minute walk to East Matunuck State Beach. You can walk to the beach, walk to the Snug Harbor Marina for breakfast, and to Potter's Pond to go clamming. At the end of the day you can walk to the Matunuck Oyster Bar or Cap't Jack's for dinner and drinks.

We are 10 minutes from Charlestown beaches and 15 minutes from the Block Island Ferry. Narragansett and Wakefield are just around the corner. We are close enough to have the conveniences of shopping areas and gas and so forth but are far enough away to enjoy the beach atmosphere.

What makes this house unique

The house sits on a little dead end street. No traffic wide open road the kids can ride their bikes on. It is set back off the road with a private backyard. Beautiful deck that looks out on the pond in one direction and the ocean in another.


South Kingstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has windows on two walls to catch the night sea breeze!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beach House Water Views Walk to Beach and Matunuck Oyster Bar!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Lichfield, United Kingdom

Great House - Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my wife have stayed at this house on 2 occasions, once in September and recently in May/June. This is a great house in a quiet development and we had a fabulous time during both of our vacations. The owners are very accommodating and helpful.

The main living area is actually on the second floor which comprises an open plan kitchen (nicely appointed with everything you would need), dining and living room/lounge area with a double-slider out onto the deck which wraps round the front and one side of the house. The master bedroom with attached bathroom and double-sized walk-in shower is also located on this floor. The bed was extremely comfortable and the quality of the fittings in the bathroom is excellent.

The first floor has two good sized bedrooms, a full bathroom, full utility with washer and dryer, and an open area in the center which also provides access to the backyard. Because there were only two of us, we didn’t really use this floor much apart from the utility area but it is certainly nicely laid out and comfortable.

The second floor is beautifully decorated with many pieces having a beach theme. It’s a very comfortable and social setting with space and light and we enjoyed it immensely – whether it was simply for hanging out or for entertaining. The views from the front deck stretch to Potter’s Pond in the distance and from the side to the ocean. On a clear day you can see Block Island and the sunsets are pretty spectacular. Our daily walks to the beach (about 15 min) and beyond were always interesting and fun. The Matunuck Oyster Bar, a fabulous restaurant, is a 5 minute walk and we enjoyed this treat several times.

We had two great vacations - and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
T.F. Green Airport Warwick RI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Matunuck Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
11.4 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
12.6 Miles
Richmond Country Club
Nearest Train
9.7 Miles
Kingstown Train Station/Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
RT1 Commodore Perry Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Matunuck Oyster bar
Nearest Ski
15.6 Miles
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
East Matunuck State Beach
Car: necessary

The house is located less than a mile from East Matunuck Sate Beach. The beach has brand new pavilion with showers, bathrooms and snack bar. Just within East Matunick there are a couple of great restaurants, the now famous Matunuck Oyster Bar and Jim's Dock. Sit on the beach next to Jim's and watch the kids catch crabs and starfish. Take a walk to Jim's, order some clams, and hang out. What a way to spend the day!

Matunuck Oyster Bar is a short walk from the house. Excellent sit down meals with fresh oysters from the local ponds shucked right before your eyes!. When you're done, head across the street for homemade ice cream at Sticky Finn's while watching the boats at the marina.

Take a 5 minute ride north on Rt 1 and head into Wakefield, RI. Quaint downtown with boutique shopping. Head out of downtown and you have big chain grocery stores, clothes stores, and pharmacies.

Take a day trip to Block Island Ferry, enjoy the Narragansett beaches, great dining and marinas big and small. The area beaches offer you a choice of open surf with big waves or a shelter harbor for the little ones.

Head south 15 minute ride to Charlestown. 10 more minutes takes you down to Westerly and the charming area of Watch Hill. Make sure to ride on the outside horses of the Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round and get the brass ring!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175

50 % of rental fee due to hold reservation. This is nonrefundable.
Remainder of rental fee, deposit and cleaning fee due 14 days prior to start of reservation.

All reservations begin on Saturday at 4 PM
All reservations end on Saturday at 11 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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