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Grandma's Quaint & Quiet Lakefront Doll House Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 74 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

SLEEPS 5 - 1 Private bedroom, 1 Queen Futon, 1 Twin Bed,1 bathroom, sleeps 5

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN!!!

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The cottage is lakefront and approx. 200 ft. from a Private Town Beach, with 2 lifeguards. It is a Spring Fed lake so the water is always super fresh and invigorating...It doesn't get any better than this!

If you are looking for laid back, relaxing, and just plain, old fashioned comfort, this is the best spot on the lake.

There is a large deck in front to enjoy the view, and front & back two 3 season porches, each with a lovely porch swing.

My Grandparents built this beautiful home in the 1940's and even my Great Grandmother too! Pictures on our front porch, there are photos of all three of them with shovels in hand, starting to dig the foundation!!!

Pictured next to them is my Dad, about the age of 12, on his bicycle.

Grampa has built all of the stone walls and the foundation with large stones, carried in buckets, one by one. No power tools back then, just good old fashioned SWEAT EQUITY!

So, to me, this is an HEIRLOOM, it is treated with the utmost respect, in all who come here, every nail hammered by his hand.

We have completely renovated the whole house, little by little over the past few years, by adding a more user friendly big bathroom shower, and a washer and dryer for your convenience, and mine!

Enclosing the back porch was a big renovation for us, but now it is so comfortable sitting on the back porch swing and reading a book or two.

The lake is stocked with Trout by the RI- D.E.M., and is a favorite of Northwest RI fishermen. Located one mile from the cottage is Historic Chepachet Village, a quaint little downtown area, with Brown and Hopkins General Store, which is the oldest General Store in continuous operation. There are also antique shops and restaurants, laundry, a grocery store, and post office. It is also the home of the 'Ancients and Horribles Parade', which is the second oldest Fourth of July Parade in this area next to Bristol, RI.

Chepachet is also historically important, as it was the sight of the Dorr Rebellion, we have several books at the cottage in reference to this famous battle.

We also have some other books that are all in reference to this area of the country that have known to be haunted! REALLY!!!

The famous Lizzie Borden house, on Second Street in Fall River, MA, is just about 40 minutes away, I have to say, that it is a very interesting tour, very informative, and a bit eerie , if you like mystery and intrigue go visit and see for yourself, it is also said to be haunted! Give it a try..

IF YOU DARE!

Golf Amenities: Gloucester Country Club is located 3 miles east on Route 44. Further information can be provided if needed.

Riding Stables: Riding stables are located on Route 44 west of Chepechet Village, and more info can be provided if needed.

Wright's Farm Restaurant: Wright's Farm Restaurant is located less than 10 miles west of Chepachet Village on Route 44. It is an absolutely huge restaurant that specializes in home style family meals of rolls and butter, salad, roasted chicken, delicious macaroni and homemade sauce and crispy french fries that is all you can eat! Yes! They have banquet facilities and private rooms for family functions, a gift shop, and takeout. A great place to go. Telephone number will be provided. Reservations are recommended.

More Details

Owner
Rhonda Faria
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Rhonda Faria

Our home is considered a 'Family Heirloom' built by my grandparents, just step in and feel the love! We cherish and take the utmost care of this cozy home, and you will too!

This home is exceptionally sparkling clean, we pride ourselves in keeping it absolutely immaculate!

Rhonda Faria purchased this cottage in 1940

Why Rhonda Faria chose Chepachet

My family has owned the property for this house for over 70 years. We have enjoyed countless family cookouts, swimming and just relaxing, or going to the famous Fourth of July Parade downtown.

Our own Grandchildren love the porch swings on both front and back porches...and I am sure my Grandparents would be so proud of all the updates we have made...but also keeping the traditions and always made with love!

What makes this cottage unique

Get away from it all, but your still close enough to grab your morning coffee from Dunkin Donuts, less than 1 mile from the house! Great restaurants downtown, bakery, pharmacy, Post Office, Dunkin Donuts, or just take a ride in the countryside, there are plenty of maps at the house and a huge amount of pamphlets with tons of ideas of places to go.

A little piece of Heaven!

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
T.F. Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown a mile away, Tavern On Main, EXCELLENT!
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Glocester Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 44 & 295
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gentleman Farmer, Tavern on Main, Pizza shop
Car: necessary

Very centrally located, there is lots to do here, or just relax and do nothing at all! The cottage is 20 min. west of Providence, RI on Route 44; 20 min. east of Putnam, Ct, a huge antique town also on Rt. 44; 40 min. from Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos, Rt. 44W to 395 S in Uncasville, CT. To the coastal beaches it is less than an hour. You can cross all of Rhode Island in less than an hour!

It is 20 Min. to the Federal Hill Section of Prov. RI, with an unbelievable selection of some of the finest Italian restaurants and bakeries this side of Italy!!! MANGIA!!!!!!!!!!

Columbus Day weekend is the Famous Scituate Art Festival, Downtown Scituate, RI Village, countless artists and artisans. Something for everyone in the family! And much, much more! 45 min. to historic and scenic Newport, RI w/ the mansions, beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Chepachet, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly remodeled Bathroom! 2015! See Photos!
  • Bathroom has stand up shower. (See photo's) Newly remodeled in 2015! We have an artesian well, the water is iron rich, which used to be sold in bottles as : "HEALING WATERS" as it was thought to be so good for you because it had so many minerals in it. We have two filters in the basement which we change after each guest, but sometimes there is a bit of a reddish tinge, the water is perfectly fine and we have been using it for 70 years plus. Four houses down from our cottage is the stone gates of the original location where the water was sold. I mention this because if you were to wash any white or light items in the washer, it could change the color a bit. The lake is spring fed. so the water is just wonderful, your skin feels like silk when you get out of the lake or the shower, it is very good for your skin. We provide bottled water to drink, if you prefer, but we cook with the well water and make coffee and pasta and everything else you would use water for in your kitchen.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Porch - 1 single bed , Twin bed on porch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , PRIVATE! Queen Comfy Bed!
    Living Room - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , QUEEN Futon in living room - We also have a Pack and Play
  • Private queen bedroom with TV, queen futon in living room and twin bed on front porch. Clean, cozy, and charming... like living in a real-life doll house! Must see for yourselves!!!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
All Linens and towels are provided. Fully furnished kitchen w/ BBQ and outdoor fireplace, as well as utensils for roasting marshmallows, wieners (or Saugy's a famous RI hot dog!) Grab a Del's Frozen Lemonade, or a Dunkin Donuts coffee, or just sit around the campfire! The beds are very comfy as well. You will feel the love in our home, lovingly built by my Grandparents in the 1940's. If you can't relax here then I give up! A lovely place........... made with LOVE! This year we have added a stackable washer and dryer for your convenience.

Reviews

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Grandma's Quaint & Quiet Lakefront Doll House Cottage
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5

Charming cabin near the lake

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful scenery, friendly neighbors and extremely accommodating owners made for a pleasant stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you very much, it was our pleasure to meet such nice folks and their cute little dog! We really appreciate the extreme immaculate condition condition in which you left our home! Thank you so much for the surprise of the homemade dishcloths you left on the kitchen table, that was very sweet to find when we walked in! We hope our paths cross again, we are glad we could make your working vacation a little less stressful and a lot more relaxing! Thank you very much! Dan and Rhonda
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this quaint and very cozy cottage! It is such a peaceful setting overlooking a beautiful lake yet within minutes to convenience. It fit all of our needs perfectly and will definitely rent again when we visit RI. Thank you to the wonderful owners Rhonda and Dan for sharing this great property!

Tom and Paula

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rio Rancho, NM
5

Picture Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a wonderful home base for our family as we reconnected with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Our two children ages 10 and 12 are still raving about how cozy it was, how much they enjoyed having their own rooms, and how much fun they had playing at the lake. The lake view from the deck and sun room was breathtaking (we ate breakfast outside each morning in our p.j.'s- so luxurious)! Rhonda was kind enough to bring cereal and milk in addition to fresh blueberries and cinnamon buns. We arrived at 10 pm so this was such a wonderful gift! Thank you for making our vacation so warm and cozy😁�

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure, it was wonderful to meet you all, and so happy you had such a great time. We try to accommodate our guests, it's hard getting in at night with children. Glad you all made it home safely, hope our paths cross again!
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5

Two months stay at Grandma's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this quaint cottage for two months while our new home was being completed. Enjoyed this cozy (and extremely clean) home, beautiful views of the lake, and the charming little village of Chepachet. Do not hesitate to book this little gem! The owner Rhonda was gracious and accommodating. Enjoy your stay at Grandma's Cottage!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have met these nice people. Glad we could help out when you needed a place to stay, especially with a dog, as we have two and know that it's not easy sometimes to find suitable accommodations. Thank you for taking such great care of our family home!
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5

Very sweet and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little spot by a lovely lake. Walk to swim in the gentle waters. Float for hours. Grill on the deck. Rhonda is both delightful and accommodating. The property has all you need for eating and sleeping. The bed is comfy. Go. Enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen, we really enjoy it there also. Just to decompress and relax, it is sometimes much needed in this day and age! We have met some lovely people because of this little home! Hope to see you again!!! Rhonda and Dan
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5

Beautiful Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing weekend in the beautiful grandmas cottage that is right across a beautiful lake. Walking up and having coffee looking at the serene lake was quite something.

If you are planning on kayaking I would recommend taking your own kayak as there are no rental places nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your vacation and had a relaxing time!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Chepachet, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
AU$207
AU$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$104.12
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$197.7
Pet Fee AU$65.9

Cottage is now open year round to accomodate our guests for the Winter Holiday Season.

$150.00 Security Deposit will be required at time of booking, to hold your reservation, and will be cheerfully refunded, pending any damages or misuse of property or it's contents, and the property is left in good habitable condition as it was found upon arrival to our home.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
A 60 day notice is required for cancellation refunds. For cancellations made more than 60 days in advance, the full amount will be refunded minus a $50.00 administration fee.
There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations made within 14 days of arrival date.
Failure to show up at your scheduled arrival date is also considered a cancellation and there are NO REFUNDS.
Cancellation of this agreement by the Owner may be made only due to unforeseen circumstances that make the home unavailable for rent, these may include Fire, Flood or physical damage to the property. In the unlikely event of these types of circumstances. the Owner will refund all monies received from the Renter.
The Owner shall not be held liable for additional charges that the Renter may incur because of changes in travel arrangements or accommodations'.

NO REFUNDS for cancellations made within 14 days of arrival date.

This is a SMOKE FREE HOME, any evidence of smoking will result in a forfeit of Security Deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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