Quiet Walk to the Beach
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Built in 1720, this cozy farmhouse is a cool summer retreat for those seeking a simple quiet vacation. The house is located on 14 acres of fields and woodlands adjacent to the expansive Clayhead nature preserve and other large private holdings. Take the 10 minute nature trail walk to Clayhead beach to swim and sunbathe or continue a further 300 yards south to the famous Mansion Beach.The trail also brings you under the Clayhead bluffs where you can enjoy the best striped bass fishing in the world. Walk north under the bluffs for about an hour to reach the iconic surfcaster's destination of Sandy Point or stalk nearer coves for 40lb bass.You can also follow the meandering trail along the top of cliffs with exceptional eastern views of the ocean, the ferry coming and going and Old Harbor.
Reaching town takes about 5 minutes by car or 15 by bicycle.
Guests are allowed access to a high-end propane grill.
A shaded picnic table and set of lawn chairs allows guests to enjoy their meals beneath 100 year old maples.
The large front yard is ideal for lawn sports.
The nearby Block Island Club offers weekly rates for sailboat rentals and tennis court access. Cars, Kayaks and Bicycles and Standup Paddle Boards may be rented in town.
Accessing the bedrooms requires the use of historic 1720's staircases which are rather steep. They are not recommended for the elderly or infirm or young children. One ground level bedroom is available for those who are limited physically.
A barn on the property is occupied by owners.
Member since: 2013
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 8%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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This charming 18th century cape is nestled amongst ancient stone walls in the quiet shade of a mature maple grove on Clayhead Trail. The setting is extremely private as the house sits on 14 acres; 12 of which is in conservation. A 10 minute walk through a nature preserve brings you to a beautiful sheltered cove, 300 yards north of the famous Mansion Beach. Quiet, quaint, shady,cool, historic, private setting within walking distance to Crescent Beach.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Littlefields have farmed the island since 1690 and this property was originally a Littlefield homestead built in 1720. We have lived year round on the island for over 30 years and bought this property to enjoy the privacy and raise our honeybees. Chris has worked as a conservationist with The Nature Conservancy preserving the island's open space for over 20 years. We have harvested our Block Island wildflower honey since 1984. Both of our children were raised here. Our son is an accomplished artist who shows his sculptures on both the east and west coasts.
Why the Owner Chose New Shoreham, New Shoreham, RI, USA:
We love the shady serenity here in the summer. It seems to be about 10 degrees cooler here than in town and the trees are remarkable. Walking to beach without having to find a parking place, taking an outside shower, sitting under the maples, napping in the shade, grilling while the kids run in the yard, gazing at the stars…these are all the things we love about our property in the summer.
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Walk to the beach and Clay Head Nature trails.
1720 double fireplaces.
Twin beds. 2nd floor.
Queen bed. 2nd floor.
Clay Head nature trail. Great hiking, amazing views and easy to spot strippers!
Ancient maples shade the serene setting.
Kitchen. Door and stairs to bedroom with queen bed.
The yellow bedroom with 1720's fireplace. 1st floor.
Double bed. 2nd floor.
It is all about the trees!
These are the historically steep stairs accessing the upper bedrooms
Swimming, body surfing, striped bass fishing….
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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