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Historic 1700's Waterside Ell in Wickford Village

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Wickford holiday apartment

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 2

Experience historic Wickford Village in the Yellow Ell, a lovingly maintained 1700's wing of the 1806 Westgate Watson house. Relax on the brick terrace and let the ripple of the tidal waterfall transport you back to a simpler time. A weeping willow frames your view of Wickford Village across Academy Cove. A garden walkway leads you into the sunny living room with centuries-old wide plank floors, original woodwork and windows overlooking the water. The updated but period appropriate kitchen has a water view and wide plank floors. A winding New England staircase leads to the large, cozy bedroom with adjoining bath. The coastal breeze and the bird's eye view of the cove are unforgettable.

The Yellow Ell and Westgate Watson House: Reflected across the water of Academy Cove, the 1806 Westgate Watson House is one of the most painted and photographed scenes in Wickford Village. The Yellow Ell predates the main house and was once separate, a classic colonial “one-room” house from the mid 1700's. At some point, the ell was attached to the main house, since a true Yankee would never let a good house go to waste. Modern conveniences (such as indoor plumbing!) were accommodated to the existing floor plan with minimal changes. While care has been taken to preserve the historic integrity of the house, the ell combines the best of the old and new without compromising comfort. The rooms are sunny and airy with windows on both sides, giving wonderful views and letting in the cool coastal breeze.

To ensure that your visit is special, we try to accommodate individual requests. The apartment kitchen comes with complimentary coffee and tea and staple condiments. The refrigerator has cream (or soy creamer if preferred) plus locally-sourced refreshments. We strive to give guests a true get-away and a chance to experience what is unique to the area.

Other details: The Ell is an attached unit (please see listing # 227881) to the main house and has some shared common areas in the yard. The terrace is reserved for the Ell since it adjoins that unit.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, spanish


based on 22 traveller reviews

Historic 1700's Waterside Ell in Wickford Village
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Comfy, cozy and charming period home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay in this beautifully presented antique home. Everything we needed and everything in its place -- even milk, juice and coffee provided for our first morning! The nicely furnished upstairs bedroom is reached by a twisting old staircase and is open and airy. Memory foam on the bed made for an excellent night's sleep. Ensuite bathroom is supplied with very nice soaps, lotions and shampoos and thick towels. Downstairs living area is comfortable with overstuffed couch and chairs, table/chairs and lots of windows looking out at the lovely water view. Kitchen is small but fully equipped and a pleasure to use. The outdoor area was a highlight -- plenty of comfortable seating and lots of green lawn alongside a tidal pond full of fish and fishing birds, very exciting to watch.

To top it all off, the main village area of Wickford is just one block away. So much fun to be able to just walk to everything -- town dock, restaurants, shops, kayaking, and the quaint antique houses in the historic district.

We will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful get-away

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! This place is so relaxing with the lake and the beautiful garden! We do miss the great view on the little lake! Communication and evety thing else with our host, Jan, was so easy to deal with and she gave us great recommendations for what to do and where to go. The house itself is just like on the pictures - traditionally "old" but so comfortable and has really everything you need. We would definitly come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this charming property. The owner was welcoming, friendly and, when needed, pointed us in the right direction to local markets. The village is worth exploring with its good boutiques (a great yarn shop) and eateries and provisions. And it is a good base to explore the wider area. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven in Wickford Village

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property does not do it justice. The location is absolutely beautiful. The accommodations were spotless with extremely comfortable furniture. Jan was the perfect hostess. Newport is close by and you can take a train to Boston. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Felt right at home. The apt was very charming, clean & had everything we needed. Enjoyed walking in the Village but most places closed at 5. Two restaurants were open in the evening. Would like to see more things to do such as pottery classes or a painting cafe.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a quaint, small place to stay while visiting the area. This home was unique to the area and just perfect for us. We wanted to be by the water, yet in a quiet area. It was close to Newport, and we did spend one day there, but we were very content just to stay in this area. Janice was very accommodating, in fact, much more than expected. She provided coffee, creamer, juice and personal items that were very appreciated. We plan to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
T. F. Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Quonset - Martha's Vineyard Highspeed
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Quonset Point
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wickford Junction - 'T' Regional Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 4 and 102
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Seaport Tavern
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Yawgoo Valley
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Wickford Town Beach
Car: recommended

Wickford Village is ideally located for a varied vacation, from relaxing on an ocean beach to visiting museums and historical sites. The harbor setting is perfect for all water-related activities, from bay excursions to evening dinner sails to kayaking --- there are boat and kayak rentals just a block away. With an easy half-hour drive, you can experience the small city charm of Providence with its fine restaurants and distinguished universities or cross the Bay to tour the opulent mansions of Newport. Ferry service to Block Island and Martha's Vineyard are equally convenient.

Other Activities: Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Wickford, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$461
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please inquire on rates for longer stays.
The monthly rate is based upon a 4-week stay.
The security deposit may be made in several ways - Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Wickford, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Lots of fluffy cotton towels. Organic and natural toiletries and supplies. Bathroom also has lovely water view.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom has one queen size bed with extra comfortable mattress. Bed linens are high quality all cotton. Pillows and comforter are non-allergenic. Fluffy extra pillows included. The large, sunny bedroom has a chair and lamp for reading and relaxing and a desk. Medium sized closet. There are a total of 6 windows in the bedroom for great breezes. Window airconditioner if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Yellow Ell is decorated to take advantage of the exceptional waterside setting and to ensure a comfortable stay. Cozy living room furniture makes you want to stay on vacation forever, just gazing out at the water. If you prefer to stay in touch with the modern world, there is wireless internet and a flat screen TV with cable. The adjacent kitchen is limited in size by the historic house configuration but is very convenient with new appliances and fixtures. The original wide plank floor was restored from under layers of linoleum. The brick terrace along the water has table and chairs, shade umbrella and a gas grill for outside dining --- a wonderful way to watch the sunset over the tidal coves. We try to limit allergens in the use of materials and furnishings, with emphasis on local and natural products. This is a 2 story attached ell and there are common shared yard areas with listing #227881.