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Historic Waterside 1806 Westgate Watson House in Wickford Village

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Wickford holiday apartment

1-2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2-4

Historic Waterside Location in Wickford Village. The 1806 Westgate Watson House, reflected across the water of Academy Cover, is one of the most painted and photographed scenes in Wickford and the region for its picturesque setting and serene New England charm. Just a short block from the Village main street, but at the end of a side street, you’ll feel as if you’re in a magical place, a tranquil oasis but still right in the center of everything. Relax in a peaceful sitting area in the yard and let the ripple of the tidal waterfall transport you back to a simpler time. A weeping willow frames your view of the Village across Academy Cove.

1806 Westgate Watson House: This is a first floor apartment in an historic house. It can be rented as a one or two bedroom space with options of a queen bed in one room and twin beds in the other. The house has an interesting history both for its role in the village and also architecturally for old-house buffs. It started as an 1806 Federal colonial but was 'modernized' in the mid 1800's with a Greek Revival facelift and later expanded when they attached a 1750's ell. 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 living spaces were totally refreshed in the summer of 2011 with a completely new kitchen and updated bathroom. The space combines the best of the old and new without compromising comfort. The rooms are sunny and airy with numerous windows, giving wonderful views and letting in the cool coastal breeze.

This is an apartment within a larger house. Outside, in the yard, there are both shared common areas and also more private areas. See listing # 227850.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, spanish


based on 15 traveller reviews

Historic Waterside 1806 Westgate Watson House in Wickford Village
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Quaint, Quintessential New England experience!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in this quaint and comfortable home. It is nestled on the edge of a scenic pond and overlooks the village center. The home is bigger than it looks and was able to accommodate friends and family who stopped in to visit. We all admired the garden too!

Set in an ideal location, walking distance to a all your basic needs- delicious cafes, fun shopping, scenic harbor, and more!

Jan's kindness and hospitality was wonderful. She made herself available for any questions and anticipated our every need.

Such a picturesque setting made that much more wonderful by the folks who opened the home to us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The yellow house on Elam St in Wickford just wraps its arms around you. There is a feeling of peace here. The owner, Jan, is available and eager to make your stay better in any way she can. The location on the tidal pond with its waterfall makes a perfect yard for relaxing. Wickford and its shops and restaurants are just steps away but there is no traffic or noise to disturb your stay. This is not a modern hotel with its sterile atmosphere. This is a 200 year old house which has sheltered many folks. I will return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, New England charm. Clean, quiet and relaxing home bordering a scenic small lake. Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Jan could not have been a better hostess. This charming 2 bedroom home with a restful den and kitchenette was perfect for our stay. The home was very clean and had all the modern conveniences we needed (including WiFi). If you are requiring the amenities of the Hilton Inn like 24hr activity, late night dancing (nightlife), food service etc., then stay at the Hilton. But if you enjoy peace and quiet in a tranquil setting, this is the place. Jan saw to our every need while checking in, and also served as a wonderful concierge, recommending wonderful places to see and dine. 20 minutes from Brown University, 20 minutes from Newport, RI, (to view incredible mansions along the Atlantic, and dine on fish 'n chips at a local pub with great tasting Guinness!) and 15 minutes from the airport makes this an ideal central location. Comfortable beds made for a good nights rest, and the morning was picturesque, sipping coffee while watching family of ducks swimming in the small lake. Swans, egrets, and crabs walking on the waterbed made for a wonderful connection with nature. Bring your camera or better yet, your canvas if you are a painter, because a more picturesque setting will be difficult to find. The only things to beware of, for people like us in Texas who are used to 24 hour Walmarts, wine and beer purchases, gas purchases, etc., this town pulls down the shades and rolls up the welcome mats at 9:00PM. You have to make your own pizza after 10:00PM, so have all your groceries purchased before you check in.

If our travels ever take us back to Providence, we will definitely book this home again. Jan far exceeded our expectations of the charming New England hostess. She was available by phone and she is as pleasant as she is accommodating.

Thanks for a wonderful visit, Jan!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We really enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.
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Another delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at Jan's property in Wickford. The previous two times we stayed in the Ell, which was delightful. This time we chose to stay in the Watson House to take advantage of the first floor amenities and the larger space, which we found to be very clean and comfortable. As always, Jan was very kind and accommodating. I hardily recommend to the traveler any apartment on this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, cozy and exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot stress enough, this was exactly what we were looking for and located in a fantastic location! Jan is the perfect host and one of the nicest and most genuine people you will ever meet. The apartment was well maintained, clean and has great details. We took a day trip to Newport which only took us 25 min to get too. Wickford is nice little village with a few small shops, some small family run food joints and great old 18th century homes. If your looking for a place to get away, that wont break the bank in the area, this is it. Thank you Jan!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wickford Gem

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful 2 month stay in this historic gem, located in the quaint town of Wickford, RI. The apartment has a warm and cozy feel to it. Plenty of room for guests. The kitchen and bath are well equipped and nicely updated, while the historic charm of the house is left intact. You'll appreciate the convenience of location, being just one block from the heart of Wickford. The house is nestled right on the cove, so you can enjoy water views and relax at one of the outdoor tables. Plenty of books are provided. Jan, the owner, is very nice and so accommodating. She regularly checks in to make sure everything is going well, especially when there is inclement weather. She even provided a shovel and plow service during winter storms. She was gracious enough to allow my two dogs to stay with me, with an occasional 3rd that would visit. This apartment, and Jan, made for a very smooth and comfortable transition to RI. I couldn't have found a more perfect spot!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
T. F. Greene
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Martha's Vineyard High Speed Ferry - Quonset
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wickford Junction, RI - 'T' Regional Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 4 & 102
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Wickford Diner
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Yagoo Valley
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Wickford Town Beach

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. Within 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:
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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$457
Tax Rate 8.0%

Monthly rate is based on 4 week stay.
A Security Deposit (refundable) is required and may be paid in various ways. Please inquire.
Credit cards accepted.

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:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom was updated in the Summer of 2011 with new fixtures, wall renovation, floor refinishing (wonderful wide boards) and period-appropriate details. All materials are selected for modern comfort while respecting the integrity of the historic house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Rollaway available with pre-arrangement.
  • Spacious queen bedroom has 3 windows with the original 6 over 6 sashes which let in lots of light and water breezes, with views of Academy Cove and the “front” yard. (Elam Street used to continue along the front and across a long-gone bridge.) Queen size bed has extra comfy mattress and (and lots of pillows). The bath conveniently adjoins the bedroom and keeping (living) room. There is a medium sized closet, linen closet, and full length mirror. A comfortable chair and lamp are great for quietly reading and relaxing. The second bedroom is equally large and also has 3 windows with the original 6 over 6 sashes. Two windows face the front and the 'paper' road of Elam Street. There are 2 twin beds with lots of pillows and a comfy chair for reading and relaxing. Single smaller closet. This room adjoins the keeping room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The main living room, or central 'keeping' room, has windows that overlook the garden and is furnished to be convenient and relaxing with comfortable couch and chairs. There is a flat screen TV, wireless internet, writing desk and a 'library' with local books, novels, and a vintage encyclopedia for trivia fans. The dining area is part of this room. The sunny kitchen was just renovated in the Summer of 2011 and is in the corner of the house with windows facing the street entrance and the garden in the ell. The kitchen combines all the modern conveniences and appliances while respecting the original space and integrity of an historic house (no walls were knocked down). The appliances are stainless steel and high efficiency. The range has 4 cooking burners plus a warming burner. The washer/dryer is also in this area.