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Cedar Cove Cottage: Overlook

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The upstairs waterfront unit, sleeps 5.

On the waterfront of Narragansett Bay, Cedar Cove Cottage offers weekly and nightly getaways, accessible by car, boat, or bicycle. Two separate apartment units of two bedrooms each, plus waterside deck, picnic pergola, fire pit, private yard, and private beach welcome families interested in the beach, boating, the outdoors, and life by the water. Located on the protected waters of Blue Bill Cove, Cedar Cove Cottage comes with kayaks, beach, boats, and steps down into the water. The surrounding Island Park community offers six restaurants, two large public beaches, three marinas and a playground, all within walking distance. Six minutes away in Bristol you’ll find a classic American town with museums, gourmet restaurants, and cultural activities. Eleven miles away is Newport with its mansions and yachting.

Upstairs at Cedar Cove commands an unobstructed view over the cove, with accommodations for five in two bedrooms, plus two more in convertible couch. A full bath and eat-in kitchen complement the 20-foot long living room. Fully furnished, with private entrance, Overlook serves as a cozy aerie and quiet place to work and relax.

A dozen cottages surround our little cove, protected from wind and waves, more like a lake than an ocean. Connected to the Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic, the cove is full of small boats, shellfish, swimming, birds, and wildlife.

The Cottage:

First constructed in 1925, the cottage sleeps nine in two separate units, Overlook (upstairs) and Beachside (downstairs). Each includes a full kitchen, bath, and living room. Beachside also includes Chart Room with a panoramic view of the Cove.

The Beach:

Five steps take you from the cottage to the quiet sandy beach, where there’s room for sunbathing, sandcastles, and volleyball. A gentle slope and calm waters make the beach ideal for young children. Shellfish abound. Cedar trees block the afternoon sun in the grotto corner of the beach.

Boats:

Five kayaks, a rowboat, a 17-foot Bristol Skiff, and an inflatable windsurfer make up the Cedar Cove Cottage fleet. All come with life jackets (required), oars, and paddles (recommended).

Picnic Pergola

This vine-covered outdoor space is where we eat dinner most of the summer. Protected from the sun, but open to the sea breezes, the tables in the pergola seat eight.

Deck

100 square feet of beachfront outdoor space facing the water, with wood decking, gas grill, and furniture provide room to sit, cook, eat, talk, tell stories, and watch the aquatic action on Cedar Cove.

Yard

A grassy space for relaxing or playing, with Adirondack chairs, firepit, tool shed, flowers, gnomes, and birdbaths, overlooks the water and is fenced from the street and neighbors for privacy.

Laundry

A laundry room with washer, dryer, and storage on the main floor is convenient and available to both units.

You may learn more about Cedar Cove at http://lengel.net/cedarcove

Please contact us directly at jim@lengel.net or 508 904 0749.

More Details

Owner
Jim Lengel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

About Jim Lengel

We're a recently retired couple. We've both been in education since the early 70's. Jim worked mostly in higher ed (Boston University and Hunter College) while Kathi focused on K-12 as a teacher and principal. Our current work involves consulting with schools and universities around the world as they seek to better use modern technologies in meaningful ways.

We split our time between wintering at Crossett Hill Lodge in Duxbury, Vermont (rentable year-round) and Cedar Cove in Portsmouth, RI in the summer.

We sail out of Bristol throughout the summer on our 38' yawl (charters available!).

You may reach us directly at jim@lengel.net or 508 904 0749.

Jim Lengel purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Jim Lengel chose Rhode Island

When it was time to scale back a bit in our work, we looked for a rentable waterfront property that would allow us to swim and boat everyday. Opening our two units to renters has meant a steady stream of very interesting people since we started renting in the summer of 2015.

What makes this cottage unique

This house drew us in because it was owned by the same family (the Pedros) since it was built and has many unique features from Grandpa Jesse's woodworking to Grandma Ada's gardens. There's nothing like sitting around the fire pit on a summer evening, listening to the birds and watching the stars.

Amenities

Portsmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tub with shower, sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom has a double bed, side tables, chest of drawers and closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
The surrounding Island Park community offers six restaurants, two large public beaches, three marinas and a playground, all within walking distance. Six minutes away in Bristol you’ll find a classic American town with museums, gourmet restaurants, and cultural activities. Eleven miles away is Newport with its mansions and yachting.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Cedar Cove Cottage: Overlook
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Great experience for all. Enjoyed the water on the kayaks, paddle boat and evening around fire pit.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean. Well cared for house. We had everything we needed. Large living room for group activities. Kathi is a very gracious host. Quiet and safe area. Grilling on the deck, singing around the fire pit, evening walk to the beach, time on the water in the kayaks, paddle boats, quiet time on the deck or garden and many more activities but ran out of time. We will go back given another chance with more family and friends for another great experience. Great base for touring historic Providence and even Plymouth. Thanks Kathi and Bill for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for our family get together

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cedar Cove Cottage for two nights renting both units while attending a wedding nearby. The house and location were perfect. The downstairs Chart Room, the deck or the lawn were perfect spots for sitting and catching up with family. All had a gorgeous view of the water and herons fishing along the shore. Our granddaughter loved watching and holding the many fiddler crabs and swimming out to the float. The water on the cove is a bit murky but was certainly refreshing on a hot day. There is a nice sand beach a short distance away. The house is at the beginning of a quiet side street but a 30 second walk from several restaurants. We were amazed that despite having the restaurants so close, the house was VERY quiet. My wife is a very light sleeper and the only thing that awakened her in the night was our 7 month old grandson. The house was clean with plenty of sheets and towels for the extra people in our large group. The owners were very responsive to our questions before arrival and responded immediately to answer questions upon arrival that I should have known the answer to because they were in the material they had sent us. While the air conditioning was not necessary for most of our time there because of the breezes off the water, it was greatly appreciated the first afternoon when it was stifling outside. Thank you, Kathi, for a wonderful stay. Will definitely stay again if we are ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great House. Great Location. Clean

  • 4 of 5

We rented for a 4 day weekend and loved it. Clean. Kathy was very accommodating. Children and Adults had a blast in the water. Kayaks, row boats, a raft, fishing boat. Kept us busy all day.

*It was a hot weekend and the 1 air conditioner could not keep the entire upstairs apartment cool.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location & on the water

  • 5 of 5

The Cedar Cove Cottage was a great location. With the ability to go on a morning kayak trip every morning. Kathi was very helpful and it was a great place to set up camp for trips into Newport, but quiet and away from all the touristy noise so it was really peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I just returned home after an amazing weekend at Cedar Cove. Kathi and Jim were wonderful hosts, assuring that we had all the information we needed to have a great weekend. The linens and beds were extremely comfortable (look for the bunk bed ladder UNDER the bed!) and our interactions with the owners were brief but lovely. I can't say enough wonderful things about the place. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Would Love to Return!

  • 5 of 5

Kathi and Jim made our stay more memorable than we could have expected. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome and cared for. The upstairs unit was plenty big enough for our family of four -- especially since we came to experience the outdoors. We enjoyed having a kitchen overlooking the cove where we cooked simple breakfasts and sipped tea and coffee. The availability of kayaks and other gear to enjoy the island is incredibly generous of Kathi and Jim and was one of the primary reasons we chose this spot. The location is a little off-the-beaten-path, which we liked, but not too far of a drive to Bristol or Newport. We felt at home very quickly. Our phenomenal week was topped off by a sailing race with Jim on his sailboat under a full moon! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Providence
Nearest Barpub
Tremblays, Beachcomber, 501,
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Block Island Ferry from Fall River
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Green Valley
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Providence
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 24
Nearest Restaurant
Tremblays, 501, Beachcomber
Nearest Beach
On your doorstep!
Car: necessary

The surrounding Island Park community offers six restaurants, two large public beaches, three marinas and a playground, all within walking distance. Six minutes away in Bristol you’ll find a classic American town with museums, gourmet restaurants, and cultural activities.

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Rates & Availability

Portsmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Fall/Winter 2017-18
Oct 2 2017 - May 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

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.

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