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Rustic, Waterfront, Summer Cottage-NOW RENTING SPRING SUMMER FALL 2016/2017.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Spacious, historic, Victorian Cottage that comfortably sleeps 10 in four bedrooms. Large yard extends right down to the seashore with private beach and deck. Swim, fish or clam right from the shore. Long stretches of beach North and South for leisurely strolls. Large porch for outside dining and picturesque views of the bay. Large living and dining areas with high, wood beamed ceilings reflect a bygone era. One bathroom has a stall shower and the other a claw footed tub.

Amenities include: Cable TV (living room and 2 bedrooms), WiFi, DVD player, towels, 2 sets of sheets for every bed, pillows, blankets, spreads, radio with CD player, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, fans, some room air-conditioners, outdoor furniture, gas grill, utensils, flatware, dishes, glasses, mugs, pots, pans, microwave, drip coffee-maker, washer and dryer (in basement).

More Details

Bruce Callahan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

About Bruce Callahan

Great Grandson of original owner Edward T. Davis who arrived in the US from Europe in the 1840's from England.

Bruce Callahan purchased this cottage in 1890

Why Bruce Callahan chose Rhode Island

Wayward Cottage property has been part of my family since my Great Grandfather bought the summer cottage and barn as a summer place for his family. The barn was converted to a carriage house prior to WWI. The summer cottage was destroyed by the Hurricane of "38. The carriage house was then made into Wayward Cottage. My family spent summers during my childhood so I know it is a great place for kids. Actually, I have found it a great place to be with family and friends throughout my life. The "Islanders" are friendly and laid back. The Cottage is secluded enough for privacy, but is located near enough to Newport and Narragansett for all the activities historical, beach resort towns can offer.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage and grounds have always had a warmth, charm and natural beauty that has the power to both excite and soothe me.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Rustic, Waterfront, Summer Cottage-NOW RENTING SPRING SUMMER FALL 2016/2017.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We thorouhly enjoyed our vacation. The owner was wonderful and had so many things set up for us when we arrived, right down to toys for the grandkids. The house is rustic and there's history on the walls. the 4 bedrooms were a perfect fit for us, the kids and 3 grandkids. Everyone had their own space. The area is beautiful for a morning walk before the heat set in. The view from up and downstairs porches was gorgeous. Our favorite spot all week was on a great deck the owner built at the end of the yard by the water. Nearly always in shade any time of day. We spent a lot of time there. There are many beautiful places to visit nearby. Don't miss Beavertail Lighthouse. Quick trip to Newport, but we never left Jamestown. Love Jamestown anyway and the Wayward made the stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Bruce was VERY helpful all year with my endless amounts of questions. He was very accomedating as well. Very peaceful and relaxing. I have a 9 month old and was tied to the house somedays and appreciated the beautiful fews and little critters. Itis older furniture and if you have an over active imagination like myself, you can creep yourself out. But that is how cottages mostly are.

I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Typo-Nicole means beautiful views, not fews, and she is right. With the the water and waves and sun, moon and stars the wonders of nature abound and delight the senses. Little critters like rabbits, squirrels and birds are plentiful.
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A perfect cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Wayward Cottage. It was exactly what we had hoped for but better. The view from the cottage was beautiful. The beds, all very comfortable. The kitchen was great for cooking, all the necessary tools including a garden of herbs to pick from. We had some family and friends come for a few days and there was room for all yet it is a nice comfortable beach cottage feel. We would surely do it again. Thank you Bruce and Linda for sharing such a great property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bonnie and family. Pleased you throughly enjoyed your stay at Wayward cottage and look forward to your return next year.
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Pittsfield, MA

Wonderful, wonderful, Wayside

  • 5 of 5

Wayside is a true family cottage with ample room for 10 (and more if you want to bring some sleeping bags).

This home has charm, character, as well as a nice view of Narragansett Bay. Walk to the beach, short ride to town, and easy trip to Newport. From the center of town you can jump on the Newport Ferry and avoid the hassle of parking in Newport. Being able to see the night stars is a bonus that will delight all who come.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryland, USA

Wonderful setting, helpful hosts, indoors just so-so

  • 4 of 5

The "stars": beautiful location -- lovely views of the water from inside and from the deck and lawn; the owner was very accommodating of our odd schedule and very informative about the area; great lawn for playing outdoors; interesting garden and much fun watching the birds and other wildlife (groundhogs, deer, even a skunk); easy access to the waterfront for walks, finding shells, etc.. Jamestown is a nice area with much to do (parks, beach, quaint town) and a short drive to Newport. Traffic is light on the island so we could ride our bikes on the streets with few cars passing by. It's a great vacation area.

The "wishes": The indoors could use some updating. The furniture is quite old. Perhaps some furnishings are there with fond memories of bygone days and ancestors, which is understandable, but to renters it's just old and not very comfortable. A nice new couch etc. would be nice. The pictures on the website were accurate enough; it just felt very dated once we got there. Having only one shower (a small, old one at that) is a challenge. There was a bath tub but that wasn't an ideal option with 6 adults on similar schedules. Again, this was shown on the listing but more fully "appreciated" once there. I wouldn't count on 10 people being there comfortably unless some are happy with "tubbing" instead of showering.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your praise of our hospitality, cottage location by the seashore, views, spacious lawn, wildlife and easy access to local activities and Newport. You are right about the old furniture "with fond meomories". At your suggestion we have started to replace the living room furniture with comfort and utility and mind.
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West Springfield MA

Wayside cottage is a must !

  • 5 of 5

From waking up and falling asleep to the ocean to walking along it every day, it doesn't get much better than this. Every room very well done in a cottage manner. There was plenty of room for 4 adults 2 teens and a 4yo and we could have fit 2 more ! Having a nice well kept place to stay was great. Most rentals we clean before we settle in, not wayside.

The books they have for learning what to do around the house and where to go was beyond perfect. No second guessing anything.

Having usually summered in Narragansett and Newport for years we loved the change of pace of Jamestown. There was no rush, no hustle bustle. No one cared if we did anything but lounge and watch the ocean. Town was a ways away making it nice and quiet but stunk if you wanted to grab something from the store quick. We made sure we did our shopping all in one to avoid needing to run to the store. And it was just fine ! We

Master bedroom and small room next to it had super comfy beds, others were firm but no one minded.

Watching the wildlife from the cottage was surreal. Deer at the ocean?!

I would recommend this location to anyone. It was rustic and amazing. Our whole family was impressed and that's not easy for teens!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Green Airport, Warwick RI
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Narragansett Cafe
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Passenger Ferry to Newport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jamestown Country Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
North Kingston
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Chompmist Charlie's, Trattoria, Fish House,
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
On Property, Easton Bch Newport, Narragansett Bch

On Jamestown, historic light house (with museum and small aquarium), windmill, Friends Meeting House, Indian Burial Grounds, World War I underground bunkers, playground, museum, sheep, cow and garden farms, birding trails, shopping in charming downtown Jamestown, kayaking, fishing, clamming and many water activities. Historic Newport and the mansions are a short ride over the Newport Bridge.

15 minutes East, over Newport Bridge to historic downtown Newport, mansions, tennis hall of fame, waterfront restaurants and entertainment. 15 minutes West over Jamestown bridge to scenic Wickford and harbor with quaint shops and antique stores. Or South to Narragansett for sun, surf and sand.


Rates & Availability

Conanicut Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Jul 6 2016 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50

Security deposit of $500.00 due along with 2nd half of rent 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Conanicut Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Downstairs bathroom with stall shower. Upstairs bathroom has refinished, deep, claw foot bathtub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Two front bedrooms face the Narragansett Bay and one has double sliding doors leading to outside deck. Flat Screen HD Cable TV in every bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wayward Cottage itself has to be described as Away from it all but close enough to Newport and the mainland for additional fun and adventure.

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