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Tranquil Island Setting, Wrap-Around Porch, Access To A Shell Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Historic Victorian Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Close To A Shell Beach

Sea Glass Cottage is located on the exclusive north shore of Jamestown/Conanicut Island, on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to Narragansett Bay.

This historic Victorian-style cottage was built in 1876 and has been in our family for over 100 years. In 2008 we bought Sea Glass Cottage from our extended family and began its total restoration & upgrade, touching every aspect of the house, including new; roof, electrical & internet wiring, plumbing, walls & moldings, heating system, double paned windows, window air conditioners, ceiling fans, new septic system with water filtration system, new bathrooms, new kitchen, & interior/exterior painting. Most importantly, we retained our cottage’s historic heritage by refurbishing the original tin ceilings, doors, and wood flooring.

Our home is a few steps away from a shell beach, a shore line neighborhood beach, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, skipping rocks, or moonlit camp fires. Beach shoes are recommended. The beach has amazing views of the Narragansett Bay, Prudence and Patience Islands. We have a wrap around porch that allows you a serene place to relax in one of our comfortable rockers & enjoy our tranquil setting.

The new gourmet kitchen is fully equipped, and its counter island seats two, allowing for comfortable gatherings with the chef. All of the rooms are beautifully decorated with many of the family’s original antiques, mixed with cottage-style comfort.

On the first floor there is the living room, dining room, kitchen, one full tub/shower bathroom, and a once-upon-a-time music room - that can be closed off completely for privacy with a queen sofa sleeper. The second floor has one full bathroom (shower only), four bedrooms; two have full beds, one has two twin beds, and a tiny room which was once the nanny quarters - with a single daybed, with access stairs to the kitchen.

Located on the north end of Jamestown, you are just 10 minutes from the center of Jamestown and 20 minutes to famous historic Newport.

Based on our family's past 100 years here at Sea Glass Cottage - I can easily say it is an ideal location for building sweet family memories and traditions.

Maximum 6 guests, children friendly, no smoking please.

More Details

Nancy Hendry
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Nancy Hendry

We took full ownership of our family's summer cottage in 2008. Since that time, with the help of a highly respected, local contractor, we have completed a full renovation of the cottage, and are presently continuing to enhance this historic property. Our motivation has always been to restore the comfort, beauty and charm back to the cottage, so that over the next hundred years, our children, and their children, and future guests can continue building treasured family memories. We are so happy to share this magical place with others.

Nancy Hendry purchased this cottage in 2008


Jamestown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Full bed
    Bedroom 2 - Full bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 4 has a daybed - old nanny quarters
  • Our once-upon-a-time music room on the first floor has a queen size sofa bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you want a housekeeper during your rental term we will get you the housekeeper's number. This service is not included during the rental term, she will bill you separately. There are two children's safety gates for the stairways, and a double-sided youth bed rail for a twin bed.


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Tranquil Island Setting, Wrap-Around Porch, Access To A Shell Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fun for Five

  • 5 of 5

Perfection....loved the island...location on the island...the house....especially the house.

It was beautifully but comfortably furnished...fully equipped kitchen...more than adequate linens and towels. Lots of equipment for the beach-chairs,coolers,umbrella, etc.

Perfect porch for reading and dreaming.

And FOUR BIKES, tennis rackets ..and a quitar for my talented son in law to strum.

Big lawn for bocce, whiffle ball, whatever. Nice beach to walk and explore

We loved it...and dreamed that it belonged to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wallace & I appreciate that you took the time to write a review of your recent visit to our home in Jamestown. This summer has been our first experience with sharing our island cottage with families outside our family. So hearing in our first review that your family felt comfortable and at home is very gratifying. It is our sincere hope that you will have a chance to visit Sea Glass again, and continue relaxing & dreaming on the front porch with family and friends. Best Wishes, Nancy
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
T F Green
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Narragansett Cafe
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Jamestown & Newport Ferry at Ferry Wharf
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jamestown Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Kingston Amtrak Station or MBTA Wickford Junction
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 138
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Simpatico Jamestown
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mackerel Cove

Jamestown/Conanicut Island is rich in open space and a tour around its rural roads reveals farms, salt marshes, and stunning water views. Jamestown is full of hidden treasures such as small beaches and winding trails. Beavertail Lighthouse juts dramatically into Rhode Island Sound from a rocky southern tip of the island. Jamestown is home to three marinas and many residents and visitors are sailors. Narragansett Bay is ideal for sailing, fishing, and kayaking. The village center is Narragansett Avenue, which runs from east to west with a marina at each end, and is lined with restaurants and stores. When you're not at the beach or on the water enjoying the ocean views, this small island town offers museums, art shows, concerts and sporting events. Newport makes a great day trip, just a ten minute drive across the bridge or by ferry in season. Providence is a 40 minute drive and offers a great cosmopolitan contrast. Visiting a nearby island is always fun. Its only a 30 minute drive to Point Judith to catch a fast ferry to Block Island, or 20 minutes to Quonset to catch the fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard. And for a more adventurous trip, it’s an hour drive to Woods Hole to catch the ferry to Nantucket.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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