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1 Mile To Beach, 2BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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1 Mile to Beach, 2BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6

Cottage address is 7 1/2 Cattail Dr., Westerly, RI 02891. Short 1 Mile walk to closest beach (Dunes beach). Great restaurants within a 2 mile radius. Air conditioned, fully furnished New England style cottage, living room, kitchen, & eat in dining room. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed, Bedroom 2 has bunk bed. Outdoor grill, washer & dryer, 55 inch HDTV flat screen to use WiFi connection, microwave,stove, full size fridge, coffee maker, dining ware. Nearest public golf course is Winnapaug Country Club 1 mile away. Very large yard with outdoor table , almost an acre, great for outdoor BBQ, quiet neighborhood. 10 minutes from Watch Hill, 40 minutes from Historic Newport, RI. Our beach pass is for Wuskenau beach which is 2 miles away. If your looking for a dog friendly beach, Misquamicut state beach allows dogs and is located right next to Wuskenau beach (park at Wuskenau and walk to Misquamicut state beach). No security deposit required, no cleaning fee. There is a Super Walmart 5 minutes away. In the summer there are many free outdoor concerts minutes away in beautiful Watch Hill.There is a playground /tennis for that after dinner hour of fun just up the street at Rotary Park, or drive to Watch Hill for an ice cream and carousel ride for the kids-- or Ocean House for adults. This property is central to the beaches, shopping, and the casino, child friendly and family comfortable. Enjoy dining in the many waterside restaurants in our area.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

fausto Speranza
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About fausto Speranza

Cheryl and I have owned the property since 2003. We love meeting the many different people that have stayed with us. We are life long residents of Westerly. We have 3 children. Cheryl is working on her masters degree in clinical psychology and I am a tax manager for a local company.

fausto Speranza purchased this cottage in 2003

Why fausto Speranza chose Rhode Island Coastal

Great Location, walking and biking distance to beaches, family friendly

What makes this cottage unique

Great neighborhood! Ocean breeze!


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

1 Mile To Beach, 2BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews

Will go back to staying at hotels

  • 2 of 5

I rented this space for sleeping space while we spent a weekend with family at the beach. The house was damp and smelled iffy upon check-in. Beds were unmade, but sheets were provided. Space sleeps 6, if you include the air mattress provided. The floors were incredibly slippery not sure why, but they caused my sister to fall and skin her knee when trying to attend to her 2 year old. We spent time our first morning re-mopping the floors (twice!) with hot water and dawn dish soap. Much improvement after cleaning, but not something I expect or plan to do for rented space. There were lots of cob webs and spiders throughout the house. And, the mattresses were also covered with a sheet of plastic (clear plastic duct taped at corners) rather than a fitted waterproof mattress cover. This caused all the sheets to come off during the night and make for very unrestful nights as the plastic was very noisy each time you moved in the night. Additionally, there was no heat- very cold weekend and was 56 degrees in the house when we woke; furnace didnt turn on when we adjusted the temperature.

The place is cute and has potential, and maybe we caught them at the end of the season. But we'll try somewhere else next time or go back to local hotels.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to agree with you about the "iffy" smell of the house upon your check-in, I pride myself on the cleanliness of the cottage and I too felt that the house had an “iffy” smell to it after the last renter’s week of stay. I usually will allow renters to bring their small dogs to the cottage and have never had an issue with the cleanliness of the cottage due to a renter’s dog. However, the previous guest had brought a very old dog with them to the cottage, it had trouble walking and a terrible odor. I felt this was very irresponsible of the dog owner to bring their pet to my house in that condition. VRBO renters are usually very respectful of other people’s properties. The dampness of the cottage was probably due to my efforts to wash the sofa, chairs and floors several times and having to leave the windows open to dry the furniture. I had only 3 hours between the last guests check out and your arrival, Possibly not enough time for the furniture to dry thoroughly. Generally, I do not make the beds because many of our renters prefer to use their own sheets and pillowcases. However, there is always fresh bedding and towels in the cottage should a renter want to use them. If it is requested, I will prepare the beds for guests who may be arriving to the cottage late or who would like to use our bedding. I do leave a plastic covering on the mattress, in addition to a soft waterproof cover that is also on the mattress. I like to use the plastic in addition to the mattress cover for double protection of the new mattress. I can see how it may be noisy to sleep on and appreciate your feedback, I will replace it with another form of covering in the future. Overall, I welcome your feedback. Sharing your experience with me can only help to improve the experience of future guests. ***It is IMPORTANT to note: I give all of my guests my cell number and my husband’s cell number and ask that if there is any questions or concerns to please call or text us. Since I live next door to the property, it is very easy for me to accommodate my guests with anything they may need. This is actually one of the nicest things about staying at our property. We love the great reviews we receive regarding the cleanliness of our property, the personal attention our guests receive and our efforts to make our guests stay a pleasant one. I guarantee that we would have taken every measure to remedy these issues during your stay if we were made aware. Sincerely, Cheryl Speranza
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  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location. Clean & roomy cottage. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at the cottage for the weekend while in town visiting relatives. It was perfect for us...we had plenty of room, it is super clean and in a great location. Cheryl and Fausto are both really sweet and made sure we felt welcome! We definitely will be staying again...Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

Seeking tranquility, well this is perfect for that objective. Lovely beaches were a short drive away, so I walked both early & late, with the ever-changing seascape providing a perfect diversion.

Everything was neat & tidy, yet eminently casual - relaxation made easy. Hosts Cheryl & Fausto were both welcoming & unobtrusive.

When you don't want to leave that's always a good sign, ENJOY

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like the pictures, plenty of yard space

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for a girls getaway weekend, and it was perfect from the start! The property looks in person just like it does in the pictures - charming, nice, and well kept. We all had to take seperate cars, so there were six total; I anticipated there would be a problem fitting all of the cars, but there wasn't, there was plenty of space! The owners were kind and made it clear that we would be left alone to enjoy what the property had to offer, but they would also only be a few short steps away had a problem arisen. Misquamicat beach is also a short 5 minute drive away which is very convenient. Thank you both again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience. Planned a bachelorette weekend for my best friend and Cheryl was very helpful and accommodating to our needs. It is in a great location and was a great set-up for 5 of us overnight. The chicken coop was a hit. I will definitely be returning if I come back to the area again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Haversham Tavern
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Westerly, Rhode Island Coastal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak 1
18 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Peak 2
20 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Peak 3
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Westerly in Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beach pass included for Wuskenau beach: beach has restrooms and showers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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