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Sunny, spacious family-friendly home with private beach/dock-Haversham/Weekapaug

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 bath, sleeps 8-10

Completely redone in 2012, the house is comfortable, bright and airy. It is nestled in a secluded setting with ocean views and pond access via private dock. Great yard for children to run and play, cookouts and badminton games. The salt pond is perfect for all types of water activities, swimming and crabbing. There are two private beaches in Weekapaug just a five minute drive away (car pass and 6 beach buttons provided), or hop across the pond by boat to an unpopulated stretch of beautiful beach.

More Details

Karen Berkley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Karen Berkley

Owned by our extended family, we renovated this home to enjoy for vacations and holidays together.

Karen Berkley purchased this house in 1972

Why Karen Berkley chose Westerly

Our family has vacationed in this area since our great-grandparents started coming to the in the early 1900's. When it was originally built in 1972, the house was featured in Women's Day magazine as one of the original modular concept homes.


Westerly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Two additional outdoor showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins which can be combined into a king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Sunny, spacious family-friendly home with private beach/dock-Haversham/Weekapaug
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

outstanding in every way

  • 5 of 5

First of all the house itself is incredibly unique.. It is like a treasure trove of family and antiques throughout, yet homey and welcoming at the same time. Having access to the salt water pond was so much more than I realized. I fell in love with kayaking. So relaxing. And to be able to row over to the other side then walk to a private beach without sitting elbow to elbow next to people was both a delight and adventure. The grandchildren, ages 6 and 3, certainly made use of the yard. They loved the swing and the zip line. They also loved the rocks and the firepit. They would go into the rocks and play imaginary games. The yard, for us, was like a babysitter. I could go on forever but this house is has so much to offer. It was perfect for our family get-together. Thank you so much Karen!

Anne Erickson

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You've captured the essence of our home. Thank you for your wonderful comments!
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Feels like a family's home, not a rental property.

  • 5 of 5

Pros: privacy, a path to the pond with a dock, a nice lawn for kids to play. Well-equipped kitchen and in a great town - beaches are great. Fenway Beach has a cute little sandwich/breakfast & lunch restaurant across the street.

Con: need a car to access the beaches, and the bathroom is a port-a-potty.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so please you enjoyed our home and the area! One quick note: the port-a-potty is at the beach, not the house ;)
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Wish we were still in Haversham

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 2 weeks in Haversham! We swam, dove and flipped from the dock, paddled on the pond, and canoed across the pond to the beach. We rented for two weeks and our kids were able to participate in the Weekapaug YC sailing program. We used the beach buttons and parking passes to go to the Inn Beach which is 2 miles long and is incredible for running, walking, beach games, skim boarding and swimming. Some days, we drove to Fenway Beach because we took many toys to boogie board in the waves, also great for skim boarding. The kids took surf lessons four mornings at Fenway Beach. We also went mountain biking at Burlingame, just a 10 minute drive away. We enjoyed restaurants in Westerly and Stonington. And, we ventured to the Weekapaug Inn after the beach a couple days for drinks, appetizers and games of shuffleboard and bocce. The house had everything we needed to grill and eat at home. We enjoyed bonfires. And the Cowles kindly left s'more fixings! Thank you for sharing your home. We want to spend more time in RI on the pond and at the beach next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! it is a special place and we are so happy that you were able to make the most of both our home and the surrounding area, which we love!
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Peace and joy in Haversham

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this wonderful Haversham home, and we enjoyed every minute of it. The house is spacious, modern, well-appointed and well-kept. The grounds are large and perfect for a family vacation, especially one involving young children. The setting is spectacular.

We were in Haversham for a family vacation, and two of our adult children and their families stayed with us (two additional adult children and their families stayed in another Haversham home). So, there were six adults and five young children ages 1-6 "living" in the home, and the rest of the group joined us there from time-to-time . Haversham is a special place. Our children live in San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and West Hartford, and all of them commented on Haversham's beauty and unique appeal. Given the competition offered by Northern and Southern California, this is indeed a compliment. We all love Quonnie - swimming off the dock, canoeing and kayaking across the pond to the ocean beaches, digging for clams, and splashing in the pond, which our grandkids found especially enjoyable. Beyond the pond you will find the ocean beaches to be pristine and peaceful with clear, clean and refreshing water. All said, a day at Haversham is a day to remember.

We also loved the house and the grounds. I like to cook, so I want a kitchen to be large, have very good appliances, and be well-equipped. This kitchen met my requirements. The living space is also spacious and comfortable, as are the bedrooms. So, I am happy to say that the house met our needs and wants, and then some. So did the grounds. Our grandkids enjoyed being able to run around the huge lawn, share the zip line and the swing, and roast marshmallows and smores in the large stone fireplace and pit. It was also great to be able to eat outdoors on the two large picnic tables. And last but not least, the view of the pond from the house is first rate.

I recommend this house with enthusiasm and without reservation. In addition to all of the positives mentioned above, the property manager, Karen, is a delight to work with. I look forward to experiencing this superb property again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is just lovely; thank you for your kind words. We appreciate that you took such good care of our home -not always easy with a large group- and we are glad that your week was enjoyable! We look forward to welcoming you again!
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Car: necessary

Easy access to nearby beaches as well as Watch Hill and Newport. Close to Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, antiquing, winery tours and casinos.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Discount for payments by cash or check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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