Charming cottage in a spectacular location on Fogland Point. Large wraparound deck faces the Sakonnet River and features a gorgeous panoramic ocean view. We particularly enjoy cocktails on the deck at sunset. The sunsets on Fogland Point are unusually gorgeous. The front yard leads to private rocky beach great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, shell collecting and exploring the water's edge. Located a short five minute walk from the town swimming beach (lifeguard on duty seasonally), playground, and boat launch. Fogland Point is a ideal location for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and is one of the best windsurfing and kiting locations in New England.
This two bedroom cottage has a queen sized bed in the master bedroom, a set of bunk beds and a single bed in the child-friendly second bedroom, and a futon couch in the closed-in porch (where you can hear the sound of the water at night). Bring your own linens and food -- we provide the rest.
The house is equipped with wi fi, digital cable television, DVD/VHS player and a bluetooth/mp3 player. Though the kitchen is small, it is fully equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, mixer, baking pans, etc. A front-loading stackable washer/dryer is located in the bathroom. The house is very kid-friendly and comes with beach toys, books, a few videos and a lot of games for family evenings or the occasional rainy day. The closed-in porch, complete with lobster lights, is great for enjoying sunsets and quiet evenings with the sounds of waves lapping on the rocky beach below.
The cottage is located less than 10 minutes from Gray's Ice Cream, frequently rated best ice cream in RI. Besides Gray's there are other businesses worth exploring in historic Tiverton Four Corners, including several antique shops and galleries, a toy store, gift and home decor shops, designer clothing shops, cheese and pate' shop, bookstore, library, restaurants and more. Tour Sakonnet Vineyards, only 10 minutes away. Downtown Newport, with its mansions, sailing, restaurants, shopping, and jazz festival is only 30 minutes away.
Great food abounds at local restaurants, fresh seafood markets, and country stands in both Tiverton and neighboring Little Compton. Local restaurants feature great home cooking and seafood specialties, like seafood chowder, lobster rolls, fried clams, clam cakes and homemade pies.
The cottage is located a short 5 minute walk from one of the best windsurfing locations in New England. Rental equipment and private lessons are often available on the beach. According to a popular windsurfing website, "Fogland point is one of the most popular spots in the state. It is one of the windiest sites not on Cape Cod. There is a sheltered shallow cove area on the north side of the point (you can walk across except at high tide), and slightly more open sailing on the south side. Great area for all skills of sailors. Also the beach is nice, too, and not too busy. Pebbly, sandy beach, not very big waves... One of the most beautiful and scenic sailing sites also. There's a saltwater marsh, and some tidal pools with lots of sea life."
The sheltered shallow cove on the north side of Fogland Point is wonderful for stand up paddle boarding. Last summer we watched a SUP yoga class moored out in the cove.
Our daughters have loved playing around the marshes. When they were small they collected hermit crabs, as they grew they graduated to playing hide and seek in the marshes on surf boards and in kayaks.