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Cedar Cove Cottage: Overlook

Portsmouth, RI, USA
  • Cottage720 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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. The Overlook unit consists of two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, and bath, plus waterside picnic pergola, fire pit, private yard, and private beach. We 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 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.

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.

Owner

Jim Lengel

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 08, 2018
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!).

Jim Lengel purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Jim Lengel chose Portsmouth

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

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • Master bedroom has a double bed, side tables, chest of drawers and closet.

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
          • Tub with shower, sink, toilet

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
              Located right on Blue Bell Cove with our own, small beach. Steps to a larger beach with beachside, seasonal seafood and burger restaurants
            • Waterfront
              Located right on Blue Bell Cove with our own, small beach. Steps to a larger beach with beachside, seasonal seafood and burger restaurants

              Theme

                • Family
                • Historic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Air Conditioning
                          Window air conditioner installed during the summer
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Shared with the upstairs unit. We also have a five-line clothesline in the side yard.
                        • Heating
                          Automatic oil furnace, warm air
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Couch, chairs, sleep sofa, television
                        • Parking
                          One space in the driveway, another on the street
                        • Towels Provided
                          Both bathing towels and beach towels are provided.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Brand new in 2017, Shared with beachside unit

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                              Yes
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              service for 8
                            • Kitchen
                              Eat in kitchen
                            • Oven
                              24" wide
                            • Pantry Items
                              basics
                            • Refrigerator
                              With freezer
                            • Stove
                              Electric
                            • Toaster
                              Yes

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Superb view from dining area over the cove
                                • Dining Area

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable, Apple TV
                                    • Television
                                      Yes, there's a television with basic cable and an Apple TV but there's so much else to do, we rarely watch it!
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library

                                      Outside

                                        • Bicycles
                                          Two adult and two kids' bicycles, shared with Beachside unit
                                        • Boat
                                          Motor skiff with owner's permission. 17' Bristol Skiff with console, steering wheel, electric start, 25hp outboard
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Shared
                                        • Golf
                                          2 miles away
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          We have 3 adult and 2 child kayaks with paddles and life jackets. Shred with Beachside unit.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          A small gazebo features tables and chairs for outside dining.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          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.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large Vermont Castings grill, shared with the downstairs unit.
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Snorkels, life jackets, swim float, shared with Beachside unit.

                                          Suitability

                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  9 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

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

                                                                  Miriam P.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Perfect house for our family get together

                                                                  Lawrence L.-

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Great House. Great Location. Clean

                                                                  Michael M.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Great Location & on the water

                                                                  Justin P.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Perfect Getaway!

                                                                  Elizabeth O.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Family getaway

                                                                  John H.

                                                                  We rented this property for 4 days and enjoyed our stay very much. The owners were more than friendly and accommodating. They offered kayaks, a boat and bicycles for our use. We took advantage of the kayaks and boat and went to one of the nearby uninhabitated islands to wander. The kitchen was stocked well and we ate in every night, using the grill and eating in the outside gazebo. The house was very clean and comfortably slept 2 adults and 4 college aged boys with no problem. The only complaint we had was there us no air conditioning and it was quite humid while we were there. Two fans were available but sleeping was a little difficult. Other than that it was a wonderful and we would recommend this property.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  John and family were great guests! His comment on air conditioning was spot on and will be addressed before summer of 2016!

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Portsmouth, RI, USA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  $100
                                                                  $338avg/night
                                                                  9 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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