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Lake front cottage, 2 miles from southern RI beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage - 1100 sq ft sleeps 6

Private setting bordering 1500 continuous acres of preserved land, walking distance to Kimball Bird Sanctuary and Burlingame State Park. Overlooking 575 acre Watchaug Pond - fabulous area for fishing, hiking , mountain and street biking. Right on John Vincent Gormley Trail and interconnecting trails of Burlingame State Park. Short drive to Misquamicut, East Beach, Charlestown Beach, Narragansett and University of Rhode Island. A little longer drive to Newport. Within a mile of Ninigret Park - salt water kayak launch, tennis courts, playground and observatory, site of the annual Seafood Festival, Rythmn and Roots Festival.

Built in 1954 and minimally updated, simple cottage with all the comforts of home - fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, ice maker, coffee pot, lobster pot. Sheets and towels by request. TV with basic cable off season, expanded cable prime weeks - DVD player, on demand. We are only equipped with Wi Fi during prime months.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About The Owner

We both grew up summering in the area and have deep roots and lots of family in the area. We have an unimproved cabin on property nearby where we stay in the summer and spend our time in this cottage in the winter.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Charlestown

The lakes on the north side of Rt 1 in South County are glacial kettle holes - in the glacial morraine - it is a very special place with beautiful pristine beaches nearby. Watchaud Pond is clean and surrounded by preserved land. Charlestown is very un-commercial - we love the peacefulness year round.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Charlestown in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , seasonaly operational
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Front bedroom have beautiful views of the pond - back bedroom has the full/twin bunk bed. All windows have room darkening drapes.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • festivals
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
WiFi available during peak season, Dining room has table w/ 6 chairs plus eating island, Pond swimming seasonal, Ocean access - beach pass seasonal.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Lake front cottage, 2 miles from southern RI beaches
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Perfect place for our family reunion!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with this Lakefront Cottage. It was the perfect spot for our family and our dogs to unwind and enjoy all this location on Watchaug pond has to offer. The cottage is located on a quiet lane that is steps away from the very large pond! It was so convenient to be able to access the water for swimming and relaxing.We had everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable, great beds, 2 bathrooms, ample living space and well equipped kitchen. It was very quiet and peaceful also. We would love to return next year!! Thanks Todd and Liz!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review! Come back any time -
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peaceful lowkey getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great comfortable cottage for small family.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Providence, RI

perfect place for a low key getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect for our casual family gathering this summer! We had kids and adults and all ages enjoyed the lake, the comfortable and no frills home, and the beaches nearby. SO nice to have the lake just 50 feet from the front door on days when the beach parking lot was full and/or lifeguards wouldn't allow swimming in the ocean! We also enjoyed the backyard and patio for bubble blowing, kickball, grilling, etc. Outdoor shower is a nice feature (not enclosed for privacy but has hot/cold water, and hidden behind the house).

This is not a house for very tall people - ceiling fans are frighteningly close to your head if you're above 5'10". Kitchen was well stocked, beds comfortable enough for a rental house, two bathrooms a HUGE plus, a surprising amount of "living" space even on a rainy day. We had a wonderful stay and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind word and 5 star review!
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Weekend​ on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Nice place just steps away from lake. Roomy has all the amenities needed for a extended stay. Ocean Beaches​ and parks are just minutes away. Only negative is retaining wall at driveway but no big deal. Will stay again .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On the list! Trying to figure out the best way to address that retaining wall - cement, rail road ties, stones, tiered.....any suggestions? Every year we do a "big project" - the septic last year, slider in the kitchen the year before - would love to add a great room on the front of the house with a fireplace - all in time! Thank you for a 5 star rating!
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Bucks County, PA

Great getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend here while in town for a wedding. Cute older house in a great location. Loved walking around the lake & sitting on the screened in porch drinking my morning coffee with the beautiful view. The furniture & beds were all very comfy, it was just like being at home, except more relaxing. Great restaurants nearby & close to the beaches, I loved it & can't wait to go back for a longer trip!

The owners were also very responsive & helpful. My family all really enjoyed their stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A good gathering place for family

  • 4 of 5

The lakeside cottage was a perfect place for us and a few other family members while we were in Westerly for a wedding. We especially enjoyed the screened porch looking out on the pond. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
T F Green
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Rt 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Willows, General Stanton, The Cove,Shelter Harbor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Charlestown or East Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Charlestown, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
off season
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £53.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.58
Pet Fee £71.43
Tax Rate 8.0%

Pet fee- $100.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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