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Rustic Luxury on the Beach 2017 booking October

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in New Shoreham - Claudia's Surf City

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults, 2 kids)

They aren't making any more spots like this one. The classic beach house is between a tidal pond and the most beautiful beach on the island. It is a short walk to the ferry dock and town, with restaurants and shops. Recreated from a former surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, the downstairs is a rustic open kitchen/living/dining area that opens out onto covered porch and decks with water views all around.

Upstairs the master bedroom and en suite bath look out to sea. Two other cozy bedrooms, one with a full-sized bed and the other with twin beds, share a separate bath with clawfoot tub. Grounds are complete with lily pond, lawns for bocce, picnic table, water toys, goldfinches and outdoor shower.

No TV! Laze in hammocks indoors or out and rediscover peace and love. Sleep to the sound of the waves.

Keywords: beach house, house

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About The Owner

A former journalist (People, Life) and now vacation rental owner on Block Island, once known as Claudia's Island, Claudia Glenn Dowling seldom travels without a truckload of substandard chairs. Google me at Claudia's Surf City or under my name.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1980

Why The Owner chose Rhode Island

I ran a surf shop, Claudia's Surf City, in the summer, but I realized that I could make more money renting houses than surfboards. With my brother, a skilled carpenter, I built the surf shop out, purposely putting in amenities like lavish bathrooms and driftwood stair railings. The first season, 2000, was a great success. The next year, we added porches. We have continued to improve Claudia's Surf City every year while retaining its quirky quality. It is now the sine qua non of a classic beach house.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Rustic Luxury on the Beach 2017 booking October
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
New York


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. Clean, beautiful and accessible to all. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! Always happy when people like our little slice of paradise!
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Summer Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at Claudia's Surf City. What an amazing spot in the world. We absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing it with us, Claudia!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tnx so much! We love it here and are glad you do too!
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Weston, MA


  • 5 of 5

We were so relaxed and happy at this quintessential beach house located directly across from the beach. There are french doors at the front of the house that we kept open all week long. The breeze from the ocean literally swirls in and around the house, and straight out the back. The house has two hammocks and a porch swing (my fav place to sit in the mornings with coffee and watch the world wake up). There are gates on the porch that when closed, allowed our dogs to be outside with us at all times...huge bonus for us personally! Views from the upstairs bedroom are silly beautiful...keep the curtains open to watch the sunrise from your bed:) The record player and extensive album collection really made our stay special. This house is funky and fun, there are items of interest wherever you look. Super house, location and owner, cant wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love people who appreciate our place--they are a special breed! Tnx for appreciating our feng shui!
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  • 5 of 5

I (we) LOVED our stay at Claudia's Surf City. This is our second time staying and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The house is adorable and the views are breathtaking. It has something to offer everyone. Truly - heaps of books, a great record collection, hammocks, bocce, insane views, best outdoor shower ever - what more could we want? The wrap around porch was perfect for eating, relaxing, and sorting whatever rocks/shells the kids collected that day. I cannot say enough about the outdoor shower. Loved it so much I showered during a rain storm. The location of the house is close to perfect. Our family (twins-4, daughter-5 and a big super mutt) spent most of our time walking to town and to the beach. Claudia was so great with us and was more than accommodating. Thank you for providing a such a wonderful getaway home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us happy when people enjoy a place we love so much! Couldn't agree with you more about the shower. . .
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New Canaan, Ct USA

Another wonderful BI vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family (son-27, daughter-24) and I had a blissful Labor Day week vacation at this funky but totally updated home. We have been going to Block since they were born but never stayed right on the beach and so close to town. It was a wonderful experience and thinking back would have been equally ideal when they were little - walking across the street to the beach rather than loading up the car is so easy. The views from every room and the porches are exquisite; in fact one picture I took from the master bedroom will be the subject of my next 24x36 oil painting!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short Hills NJ

A real beach house

  • 4 of 5

We went to Block island with ages ranging from 7 months to 78 years and 2 dogs 70 lbs and 15 lbs and everyone enjoyed their stay. We had great weather and walked to the beach and into town everyday. The hiking was great for the dog and toddler too. We grilled and enjoyed our family dinners it was a great relaxing getaway for all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

birding, clamming, landscape painting,bike and moped rentals, live music, farmers' market, fish market, berrypicking,island trail network, boat charters, skygazing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in New Shoreham, Rhode Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Shoreham, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large soaking tub, separate shower. En suite.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Claw foot tub. No shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , The outdoor shower is the best!
  • If you google 'the best shower in the world' you get the outdoor shower at Claudia's Surf City.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Small room with bunks side by side
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The two bunks can be pulled together to form a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
en suite soaking tub, outdoor shower, rowboat on backyard tidal pond, windsurfer, fire circle, herb garden, classic Chambers stove, vinyl LP collection, enormous library, picnic table, sunsets, sunrises, the sound of the waves at night. . .

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