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Summer Weeks Just Opened Up!Quaint Snug Harbor Cottage in Wakefield,RI

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

1.5 miles to state beach;ideal for fisherman;area amusements/activities nearby

1 bedroom cottage,w/ queen; sunroom has 1 daybed ( 2 twins); 3/4 bathroom, electricity and heat in main cottage; detached guest room has full size bed with electricity; large lot in quaint and picturesque Snug Harbor. A fisherman, beachgoer and boaters haven. Fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Washer / dryer, outside enclosed hot water shower, large deck w/ privacy landscaping; space to park 1 boat & 3 cars;walking distance to marinas, yacht club, marina food grill;small grocery store, right of way boat launch, deep sea fishing charter boats, tennis courts and ball field. 1.5 mile drive, 1.33 walk or bike ride to East Matunuck State Beach. Narragansett, Charlestown and Westerly beaches near-by, renowned restaurants, clamming beach, and salt water marshland. Historic Town of Wakefield, Theatre By the Sea, Narragansett, Block Island Ferry, Newport, Adventure Land,Deep Sea fishing charters, Ninigret Park, Watch Hill, Misquamicut Beach and paved bike paths are nearby. Connecticut casinos and Mystic Seaport are less then 45 minutes drive. Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, lawn games available. Cottage is clean and well maintained with coastal decor. Main bedroom, kitchen and sunroom/bedroom newly painted. Pillows, bed cover, bath mats and blankets are provided. Renter must bring own towels, bed sheets and pillowcases. Towels, sheets and pillowcases are to be provided by renter.Washer & dryer are available. Please provide own clothes washing detergent, fabric softener, etc. Renters responsible for supplying own paper products ( bath tissue, paper towels, kleenex, etc.) and personal hygiene products.Propane is provided by owner for propane grill; renter to provide charcoal and lighter fluid for Weber charcoal grill.Check-in time is 3:00 pm; departure time is 11:00 am. Seasonal reservations are available from May 1 until October 31. Academic year rentals considered, limited to 2 tenants; contact owner for rates.

Barbara Briger
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Barbara Briger

I spent my childhood in Albany, NY. I have since lived in Colchester, CT and currently reside in Amherst, NH. My sibling, who owns the cottage with me resides in Maryland.

Barbara Briger purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Barbara Briger chose South Kingstown

The cottage was purchased by my father in the mid 1960's. Originally a small fishing bungalow, it has been refurnished, updated and added on to accomodate current and future generations of our family. Family members enjoy spending time here when it is not rented especially the July 4th week.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits on .33 acres which is a rare find in coastal communities of RI. Snug Harbor is a small community of both seasonal and year round homes. Recent land development has seen a boom in large stately homes without compromising the feel of a quaint small community frequented by those who love to boat, fish, swim, soak in the sun and take in the sounds of the beach .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Kingstown in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Be respectful of neighbors - Night time quiet is appreciated; Tents, campers, etc. not allowed;
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink with vanity and linen storage rack
  • There is an enclosed outdoor shower with hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom 3-detached guest room with electricity.No water,heat
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This sunroom has 1 trundle bed which opens to 2 twin beds.
  • Bedroom 3 is detached from the main house; room has a full size bed, storage for belongings and nightstand w/lamp. Recently renovated. Clean and cozy. Has electricity but no plumbing nor heat. Can be used for storage for academic year rental ( Sept.-May).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Pets are not allowed


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Summer Weeks Just Opened Up!Quaint Snug Harbor Cottage in Wakefield,RI
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
Cape Coral, FL (first snowbirding experience)

Snug Harbor by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Snug Harbor at this cottage by the sea. It was less than a five minute drive to East Matunuck Beach. We were there during Hurricane Season and witnessed

the majestic waves. They were better than watching fireworks on July 4th. The owners provided everything you need to go to the beach. The home was clean and comfortable as described on HomeAway. We certainly would rent this beach cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Massachusetts / Florida

Base of Operations for Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for 3 nights during the University of Rhode Island commencement weekend. Because we were involved with ceremonies and celebrations, we only used the cottage for sleeping and getting ready for each day's activities.

Communication with Barbara before and during our visit was great, and the driving directions were perfect as were the arrival and departure instructions. The cottage was clean upon arrival, and we found the few items we needed with ease. As instructed we brought along our own bed and bath linens. Bed pillows were provided but finicky sleepers may want to bring their own pillows. The main cottage's queen bed seemed more like a double to us, and it's a mattress over a metal box spring frame which we didn't find very comfortable in comparison to our own bed. However with the cool breeze coming in after a long day of revelry, we both managed to sleep all right. This bedroom had two generous dressers for clothing storage, as well as a closet with limited space for hanging items.

The bathroom is very tight; we are both six feet tall and were quite cramped using the toilet and shower. But again, this is to be expected in a seasonal cottage. The outdoor shower looked more spacious, but since it was 50 degrees each morning we didn't try it. Water pressure was good, and those who enjoy a hot shower won't be disappointed.

The only kitchen equipment we used was the coffee maker, and that worked fine. We did have some trouble with the wi-fi in that all our devices (we had 5 total) showed we were connected, but we couldn't get a single one online. We always carry a wi-fi hotspot as a backup, and that worked fine.

We were surprised at how much traffic went by all weekend. The road the cottage faces appears to be a local shortcut and was rather noisy whenever we were in the cottage, even late into the evening. However most renters would probably not spend significant time in the cottage since it's seasonal and intended for beach-goers. We enjoyed easy access to the various locations on our agenda and had no trouble getting around the area with GPS instructions.

Overall our stay met our needs and was probably less than a hotel would have cost during this particular weekend. We can recommend it to those travelers looking for a base of operations in the Wakefield area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bridget, Thank you for your detailed review. It will certainly give potential renters a good idea of what the cottage and community has to offer. The wi-fi malfunction was resolved when it was realized that the internet cable was not plugged into the correct port...easy fix! Snug Harbor is indeed a unique community where boaters, fishermen and beachgoers have the best of the coastal life! Barbara
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Great cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and clean cottage.

Close to the freeway and attractions. Saw lots of lighthouses along the Rhode Island and Connecticut coasts. Also went to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

Had a great dinner at Matunuck Oyater Bar.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Shore, MA

Perfect cottage for beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2016 and found the accommodation to suit our family of four perfectly. The cottage is well appointed and the location is amazing. We loved having a deck and made great use of the grill. There's a side yard that's perfect for outside play. The neighbors are very friendly and welcoming too. We spent a day at East Matunuck beach, visited the Mystic aquarium and took the ferry over to Block Island-so much to do in this area. I'd highly recommend a visit.

The owner was so responsive and welcoming (both leading up to the visit and during) and we found the accommodation fairly priced.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing your review. I am always happy to hear that a family thoroughly enjoyed my cottage and the many attractions in the area. It is a very special and unique coastal community to visit.
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Simsbury, CT

Another perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This stay was our second time and again we really enjoyed it. The cottage is perfect. The accommodations are everything you need. The guest house was perfect for my son, he mentioned he could totally stay there all summer. The outside shower is the best. Love the breakfast sandwiches at the Snug Harbor Marina. Check out Two Ten Oyster house, great food, music and atmosphere. Favorite beach would be Narragansett. Another perfect vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice small cottage perfect for 4 to 6 people

  • 5 of 5

Clean but no cable tv -- if you want a/c bring your own. The owners were very easy to work with. Had a nice stay--- Thank You.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you had a nice stay. There is basic tv cable. I will look into why it was not working for you.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.33
Damage Deposit £361.05

*Food / personal items must be removed upon departure.
*Borrowed supplies/beach equipment must be returned for enjoyment of incoming tenants/owner.
*Tents, trailer, temporary structures not permitted on property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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