A True Getaway: 3 Bdrm/2 Bth on secluded & lovely property near town & beaches.
- English, French, Hausa
About John Pitts
The house is owned by my three sisters and me, but I am the principal contact on VRBO. I am a book publishing professional living in New York City. My sisters live in Providence, Boston and Woodstock, VT. We grew up in Providence and summered in Little Compton. We all return to Little Compton year-round, especially in the summer. It's truly a rarity in the northeast: unspoiled, unaffected, easy going living in a farming/summer community surrounded by water.
John Pitts purchased this House in 1987
Why John Pitts chose Little Compton
Surrounded by stone walls, woods and pasture, the house is serene and private. Depending on the time of year, the property is visited by deer, coyote, fox, rabbits, skunks, raccoons, wild turkey, all sorts of songbirds, hawks, falcons, owls, and hummingbirds. You will become reacquainted with the sky and light, clouds and the weather, the sound of wind and the feel of air. Close to the town Commons and beaches.
What makes this House unique
Peace, tranquility, privacy, rural ease and simplicity, glorious climate, natural beauty, flora and fauna, history, good books.
No smoking in the house or on the deck.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Well-equipped house for a beach vacation! We had everything we needed including beach chairs. The beach and the town are both close by. The house is roomy, airy and has an amazing library! The back yard is huge, with a nice deck for outdoor meals and relaxation. We hope to return next year.
Third stay is as much of a charm
This is the third straight year that we have rented this property from John and Mary, and we really enjoy it. Nice amenities as with kitchen; a deck, hammock, and quiet well-tended backyard in which to relax; and, if you rent when hottest, air-conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms. My wife likes to cook, and she has all she needs to work her magic. I appreciate the proximity to the Commons, and, if you like to bicycle, as I do, it is a good place to make a getaway, be it to Tiverton, Westport, Dartmouth, or “just” Sakonnet Point. There is a bike group that meets only a few hundred yards away at 7 am each day (warmer months) at corner of Long Pasture and Swamp Roads. Great spot.
Always nice to have you at the house, Chris! We appreciate how well you care for it.
Mother's Day Weekend in Lovely Little Compton!
My Sisters, Daughters, Sister-in-Law, Niece and I try to spend Mother's Day Weekend together!
This year we were Lucky enough to spend it at Little Compton in this comfortable Home!
From the very beginning, the Owner was Helpful and Welcoming!
You will find everything that you need in this very well outfitted Home, especially in the Kitchen!
We spent time on the Deck enjoying the Pretty Backyard and enjoyed our meals in the Cozy dining room "catching up" on everyone's news!
With a first floor bedroom and full bath and two spacious bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor, there is ample room for all!
The location of the Home is great, too! It is not too far from the center of Little Compton, the Commons and it is not too far from South Shore Beach should you be inclined to grab your bike and go! You might also be tempted to sit and read a book from the Owner's Wonderful Collection!
However, for sure,you will want to stay at this Cozy Home and enjoy each other's company in these Lovely surroundings! This Home is One to return to! Thank You!
A lovely, secluded home with everything we needed. Very nice!
Glad you enjoyed your stay, Matthew. You’re welcome back any time. -John
perfect & comfortable for a family vacation
Not too far from the wonderful beaches of Little Compton and at the end of a quiet road, this house is large and very comfortable for two families with kids. The deck and outdoor shower are great; the gardens out back are beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking for a fancy rental, this might not be the place for you, but it was just right for our extended family--in fact, it felt like staying at a comfy family home. And one bonus is the incredible array of books...
Glad you liked it, Jessica, and always happy to have you stay in our home.
I think one of the great satisfactions of spending time in Little Compton is rediscovering the joys of device-free pleasures, like reading. To that end, the house is well-stocked with books, catering to a broad range of tastes, as I hope you discovered.
Looking forward to hosting you again. The home library is always acquiring new titles!
Tranquility and Comfort
Before we even got to the property, we felt welcomed by John’s warm and informative emails. As soon as we parked in the driveway, we were won over by the charm of the house and its grounds; we knew immediately that we would experience the calm and tranquility we were looking for; a big welcome bouquet of flowers on the kitchen counter brought a smile to our faces. Throughout our week at the house the four of us (2 couples) felt how comfortable, well thought out, welcoming, spacious, homey this house is; we loved eating breakfast on the deck overlooking the trees and flowers, taking showers in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach (we chose Horseneck Beach, because of the warmth of the water), perusing through the many books scattered throughout the house (and reading a few), hanging out in the comfortable and homey living room (we didn't use the TV or DVD but they are there!), working a couple of hours a day at the dining room table (ample enough for 4 laptops!), cooking in the spacious kitchen and sleeping like babies in the huge bedrooms; we didn't even get to use all the other amenities, like the BBQ, golf equipment etc... Little Compton and the South Coast are beautiful and not obviously touristy. If you like quiet, beauty, comfort and simplicity this house and its surroundings are the perfect destination. It was for us. We will be back. Thank you John and Mary for sharing your family home.
Little Compton, also known by its Native American name Sakonnet, is a rural 350-year-old farming and fishing community in southeastern Rhode Island.