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Spacious Victorian Home on Private Grounds in Narragansett Pier

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Great location in the Pier, 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 12

Built in 1889, this home is a historic Victorian property in a private and convenient Narragansett Pier location. A stone's throw to Sprague Park, which is a great family park and playground, makes this home an ideal spot for families. The half-acre tree-lined property has a huge backyard and accommodates parking for 6 cars. The outdoor shower, wrap-around porch, deck, and Weber gas grill make this home a great summertime retreat or offseason destination for a weekend get-away. With over 2800 square feet of living space, you're sure to have plenty of room to relax and enjoy your time in beautiful Narragansett. The home is completed with updated, modern amenities including wireless internet, large flat screen TV, beach passes, cooler and beach chairs, and everything to make your trip to the beach a great one.

Josh Frederickson and David McCue
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Josh Frederickson and David McCue

The home is owned by Dave, Josh, and their wives Val and Molly. Since 2002, they have been carefully restoring the home and learning a great deal about this historic property along the way. The Wheelhouse was once the owned by the railway developer who connected the New York train system to Narragansett by way of trolley car. In the late 1800's horses were still used to pull trolleys. We've discovered several originial horseshoes on the property to prove it! If you appreciate the unique character of Victorian-era homes, you'll understand why we fell in love with Wheelhouse the first day we visited in 2002.

Josh Frederickson and David McCue purchased this house in 2002

Why Josh Frederickson and David McCue chose Narragansett Pier

We love spending as much time as we can at the Wheelhouse ourselves, so we make sure the house has all the amenities of home for our guests. This house is perfect for a week near the beach during the summer or offseason where you can put your feet up and lose track of time for a while. With so many great options nearby for dining, the most difficult decisions you'll be making all week are which restaurants to try. If you simply can't decide, we make sure you have all the tools you need to host your own lobster boil, or cook up someting fresh and delicious at home.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorites times of day is just at dusk arrives. After a day at the beach, with the sky beginning to turn, we make a point to gather on the deck and porch every evening to enjoy the last hour or so of daylight together. With the cheers of a little league game not far off, it's easy to appreciate the simplicity of a day at the beach, enjoying each other's company, wishing the sun would stay up just a little longer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Josh & Dave,

We came up from Maryland to celebrate a friend's 40th Birthday. Rhode Island sure did show us a great time! Felt at home here immediately - the house is wonderful. Thanks for everything. Hope to come back soon.
Aug 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 3rd Floor
  • Bathrooms consist of a half bath on the 1st floor, full bath on the 2nd floor with tub/shower, and a full bath on the 3rd floor with shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
  • All bedrooms on the second floor are equal in size and are fitted with queen beds. The two bedrooms on the third floor are fitted with two twin beds in each room. Linens are not provided.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide spare fans and blankets for all the bedrooms. We do not provide a linen service.


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Spacious Victorian Home on Private Grounds in Narragansett Pier
average rating of 4.7 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous weekend! We found the house to be spacious and spotless! Extremely well equipped with amenities. The beds are very comfortable. Ample parking. Great porch with many chairs.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Wheelhouse. Thanks!
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Nice home! very clean and had all the amenities we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Nicely maintained property! had a great time for our girl's weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is a perfect vacation home, better than advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This house has all you want in a vacation home. Great location, comfort and amenities. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The indoor porch has enough chairs and beach toys to keep everyone happy including a beach cart which we took advantage of and loaded up for our walk to the beach. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all spacious. The wrap around porch and deck gave us even more comfortable living space for our lobster dinners. Stores and the port for fresh lobsters are minutes away. The outdoor shower with hot water is also very spacious and one of the best I've used. Although our family has been vacationing in RI every year for almost 30 years this was our first exposure to staying in Narragansett and we're grateful for finding this terrific house for a fantastic vacation week. Loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for Groups!

  • 5 of 5

Ten members of our family had a relaxing and comfortable stay at the Wheelhouse over Memorial Day weekend. Although the weather wasn't beachy, the house was equipped with plenty of sand chairs as well as a cart to roll them in, should you opt to walk. It was also within a 1/2 hour ride to Newport. We enjoyed hanging out on the porch as well as the spacious deck. The property is also close to a grocery store and other shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location and house our second year there. Hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for our daughters wedding weekend. The house is large and clean and well equipped. The property is beautiful and has ample parking. There is a nice park across the street for the kids, short walk to everything else. Perfect location. I am sure I could not have found a better rental. The only thing to be prepared for is if it happens to be a hot day, the fans do not give much relief.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gigi, Thanks for the kind words. We take a lot of pride in our property and glad that it can provide our guests with great stays and memories. That being said, we understand on really hot days (90+) that it can get a little warm. We have recently decided to add A/C window units to all the bedrooms and one for the first floor as well. This will be the first year for that so we're anxious to hear the feedback. Best to you and your family, Josh and David
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
TF Green International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Trio Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Kingston Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Exit 3 Interstate 95 in Hope Valley, RI
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Trio Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Narragansett Town Beach
Car: necessary

Prospect Ave. is directly across from Sprague Park, a picture-perfect family park and playground. The home is a little over a half-mile walk to Narragansett Town Beach down picturesque Narragansett Ave. The location is convenient to all of the sights and amenities of Narragansett Pier and South County. Galilee, which is the fishing port of Narragansett is about 5 miles away where you can buy lobsters right off the boats as they come in. The town of Wakefield is also very nearby, which offers a multitude of restaurants, shops, and ice cream parlors. Narragansett has experienced very successful managed growth with an emphasis on maintaining the classic look and feel of the Pier while welcoming in new restaurants and businesses to make this an ideal place to vacation. Fifteen minutes north of Narragansett is the village of Wickford, which is a scenic and historic harbor that offers shopping and good restaurants. If you are willing to travel 30-40 minutes, you'll discover Jamestown village, on Conanicut Island, which is a great destination to visit. Newport is over the next bridge from Jamestown and is a great place to visit during the summer, with excellent restaurants, lots of shopping, and a harbor that is home to boats and yachts from all over the world!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Offseason 2017/18
10 Sep 2017 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$521.52
Cleaning Fee AU$260.76
Tax Rate 8.0%

Our property is not available as an academic rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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