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Funky Cottage on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Summer Beach Cottage on the water

This is a magical little cottage by the beach and an easy walk from town. Come fish, stargaze, play games, jump in the water, pick berries, laze in the hammock, tell stories, listen to the surf, smell the flowers...come stay at the Little Brown Jug!

This vintage 1950's writers beach cottage is set back from the road, yet is just across the street from Crescent beach. Private & unassuming, this cozy cottage is quietly situated directly on Harbor Pond. This island gem also has its own private dock—perfect for launching a paddle board, kayak or small boat-or, for sitting quietly and reading, fishing or observing the pond's stunning bird activity. It's large outdoor shower, within a stone's throw of the pond, is surrounded by honeysuckle, wild roses, sunrises and evening sunsets! This 'classic' cottage is perfect for those who seek both beauty and simplicity...

Many of our tenants have chosen, because of our location, to leave their cars on the mainland. Little Brown Jug is a mere 10 minute walk from town and a quick walk or bike ride to Payne's Dock & New Harbor.

The cottage interior is both cheerful & colorful and comfortably sleeps 4 (maximum). There are 2 bedrooms upstairs-one oriented toward the east, facing the ocean and sunrise on Crescent Beach. The 2nd bedroom looks toward the west & directly out over gorgeous Harbor Pond and evening sunset.

The first floor has a kitchen, bath w/original claw foot tub/shower, and living rm with sofa, 3 chairs, hammock, desk & large flat screen television for DVD/movie viewing only. The simple kitchen, sans dishwasher, is highly functional and well-equipped, and there is a breezy, small deck and outdoor gas grill for guests use as well.

More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Fabulous location!


Block Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor shower in backyard overlooks the pond!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has its own water views- Bedroom #1 has ocean view; Bedroom #2 has pond view
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The Little Brown Jug was a perfect getaway for my family!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our stay on Block Island. This was the perfect beach vacation for my family. The island is so pristine! It is small enough that we could bike everywhere we went, yet still offers so much to see and do.

We really enjoyed the location of the Little Brown Jug, which offered easy access to the island's best beaches, town and all its amenities, and everything else the island has to offer. We also LOVED the salt pond that was accessible via a private dock on the property, which was perfect for wildlife viewing, exploring during low tide (the water is ankle deep during these times of the day), and swimming or paddling during high tide. And what a bonus to hear the sounds of the ocean from the house - the best lullaby for any vacationer.

Thanks Carolyn Brown for opening up your charming home to us! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

A magical place on an already magical island.

  • 5 of 5

Believe it or not, the pictures do not give this place justice. It's an incredible property that'll have you falling continually more in love with as your vacation progresses. I wouldn't even describe this place as being funky. It's simply perfect. Every nook and cranny, paint choice, piece of furniture, outdoor space utilization, etc. just falls so flawlessly and effortlessly into place on this piece of heaven property found on Block Island. If this place happens to be available when you're deciding to book, don't think twice about renting it.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

The Little Brown Jug was the highlight of our trip to the US. It is a rare gem; a much-loved and cared-for home which combines style with practicality. The location couldn't be better as you can swim from the safe beach two minutes away, launch the rowing boat from the garden, walk into town or cycle anywhere. Or you can do absolutely nothing in beautiful surroundings. The hot shower in the private garden is a revelation and joy of joys: there is a washing line for sweet smelling sun-dried clothes. We cooked lobster and we practiced yoga at sunset and we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully cared for home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two children and it was perfect! The location is incredible and the view of the pond is idyllic. We loved that we could walk both to the beach and town, even with the kids. The house was immaculate when we arrived and is clearly very well cared for, decorated, and maintained. The outdoor shower is spa-like! This house is a small, cozy space that is very relaxing. The owner was welcoming and accessible if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England/USA

Comfort, convenience and style

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything that you'll need and is in walking distance to the ferry and all of the local attractions. It is decked out with the most comfortable hammocks you've ever laid in. The breeze will keep you cool even in a heatwave.

The deck is the perfect place to watch the sunset with a couple of drinks and some guacamole and chips. The outdoor shower is dreamlike; the perfect place to wash off all the sand from the beach directly across the street! So close to town, but you still feel like you have the island to yourself.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI, USA

Perfect location, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay! Across the street from the beach, walking distance to town, outdoor shower and an amazing deck! We could not have had a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage is in a wonderful location- beach just across the street, and Harbor Pond at the end of your own private dock right in the backyard. Enjoy nature, peace & privacy while being just a 10 minute walk from all the happenings in town.


Rates & Availability

Block Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer season
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $89
Damage Deposit $400

Rate does not include damage deposit or sheets & towels; Please inquire about local linen rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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