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Bright Family-Friendly Pond-Side Retreat with Private Beach Access on .75 Acres

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,447 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Spacious Home w/ Pool and Water Views

This beautiful sprawling immaculate one level home features a 20'x50' new in-ground pool and is a perfect destination for your summer vacation. This is a Monday to Monday rental offering the benefit of a full weekend during your stay.

The home was newly renovated in 2014 and features an open floor plan, fun, family-friendly decor and comfortably accommodates up to 8 people. A gorgeous pool and spa offer stunning water views and easy access to Quonnie Pond and Weekapaug beach where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, boating and fishing. The Shelter Harbor Association offers private tennis courts for your use as well as the famous Shelter Harbor Inn and restaurant.

The home includes 3 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master has water views, a queen bed and en suite bath; there is a 'bunk room' that accommodates 4 children and a third bedroom that includes a queen bed and twin day-bed. Everyone's favorite room, however, is our beautiful screened in porch that features views of both the Pond and open ocean and, best of all... the sound of waves! There are also two interior gathering areas-- a serene, TV-free living room and open-concept kitchen/family room with large fireplace and even more water views. The pool area is also equipped with a kitchenette, 1/2 bath and changing room.

The house's exterior matches its interior in terms of views, space and places to relax. Set on .75 acres, there is plenty of room for relaxing by the pool and hot tub, lawn games, chilling on the hammock or a game of catch.

If you are crazy enough to want to leave Shelter Harbor during your stay, you are close to a wide array of places to go and things to do-- world class restaurants; a nationally acclaimed spa at the Ocean House Resort; ferry trips to nearby Block Island; and quick 30-45 minute drives to Newport, Mystic Seaport, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos AND, if you are lucky... a Taylor Swift sighting in beautiful Watch Hill!

More Details

Claire Sheth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Claire Sheth

After years and years of vacationing at the Cape, friends invited us to their home in Narragansett, RI and we were so impressed we decided to explore the area for our following summer's vacation. We rented Walhalla in Shelter Harbor and pretty much never looked back. After 1 week, we were all in, buying a relative fixer-upper in the community to share with friends and help convert others to this wonderful but unassuming beach destination.

Claire Sheth purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

The pool that was recently installed is spectacular. You may never go to the beach!


Shelter Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2447 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am week nights; 11pm-8am
  • Renter must supply proof of insurance/certificate of liability
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En suite to master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • There are 2 full and 1 half bath as well as an outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Bunks can be re-configured as 1 bunk and two twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room includes a daybed
  • Master Bedroom features queen bed, water views and ensuite bath. All new furnishings, ceiling fan and wall mounted smart TV. Children's bedroom features 2 sets of bunk beds which can be reconfigured as 1 bunk and 2 floor-set twins. Bedroom also includes extensive built-in closet system. Third bedroom features 1 queen bed and a day bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Nice house, great pool. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is larger than it looks. The pool and surrounding deck is wonderful. Shelter Harbor is a lovely community and a delightful area to stroll about throughout the day. The private beach is the perfect place to enjoy the Rhode Island shore.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sullivan family! I'm so glad the house worked out for you and facilitated a family reunion for you all. Hope to see you back next year!
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Great family friendly vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Shelter Harbor for over 20 years. This house was perfect for our growing family. Our grandchildren loved walking down to the dock and watching the boaters, taking turns in the hammock and simply enjoying the outdoor space. The private beach is only a short drive and is one of the reasons we continue to vacation here. Watch Hill, Newport and Mystic Seaport are all just a short distance away and provide dining, shopping and fun for everyone. The house is well equipped and comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. We are already planning our vacation here for next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase

Great breezes in New England shore retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxed and informal shore retreat with a space for everyone in the group.We enjoyed the breezy screened-in porch and the glimpses of the pond that could be seen from that porch. The walk down to the dock is easy and the benches provide a great view of the waterway. The house is well-stocked with plenty of towels and beach equipment, a full array of kitchen equipment and many games. We enjoyed the private uncrowded beach about a 10 minute drive away.

There is a good choice of food shops and restaurants nearby. Trips to Watch Hill, Mystic Seaport and Newport were fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North of Boston

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We are 6 girls who go away every year for a girls weekend. This home is in a beautiful area and the home was very roomy and had everything we needed. With 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths we all had ample time in the morning to get ready. We visited nearby Newport and toured one of the mansions. We also took the ferry to Block Island and had a lovely day there. The home was so roomy and had several areas where we could relax and enjoy a

glass of wine. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone traveling to this area.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON

Comfortable house with lovely surroundings - 2 families could easily share

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this house last summer. Recently redone, it was well stocked and had all of the amenities we needed for all ages to have a great time. We had many fun games of catch and soccer on the large lawn, walked to the tennis courts, pond and beach. As others mentioned, its a very quiet neighborhood so we felt fine with kids out on the lawn as we were cooking, etc. Several roomy, comfortable places to gather, so in the evenings, the kids could watch a movie in the family room or play games on the huge screen in porch while the adults sat outside, in the comfy living room or kitchen, etc. For a 3 bedroom house, there is LOTS of room to spread out, so the house feels much larger. Westerly is a cute town. My kids enjoyed the carousel, the shops and ice cream close by. One night a local restaurant/tavern had a trivia game that was family appropriate and our group of kids (ages 7-12) had a BLAST! We took close day trips to Mystic and Newport - there is so much to do in the area. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Perfect for families with very busy children

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the location, the activities, the big sofas, the bunk beds .... the list goes on and on. We had 6 children who were able to be active by day (swimming, canoeing, crabbing, paddle-boarding, or out playing lawn games) and restful by night (games on screened-in porch, film in family room, reading in sitting room). The bunk room (2 sets of bunk beds) was a major hit with the children, as was the hammock and the hot outside shower. From the parents' perspective, the amply sized kitchen table coupled with dining options in the porch made eating easy, as did the well-stocked cupboards with crockery/cutlery etc. Best of all - very safe neighborhood where even the youngest children could run from house down to dock. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
TF Greene Airport, Providence RI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Haversham Tavern
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Port Judith to Block Island
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Westerly Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Restaurant at Shelter Harbor Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Weekapaug Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

A separate rental agreement with full terms will be sent and signed by both parties at time of booking

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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