Beach Chic Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5) Charming Boutique Deco
We are a romantic couple who love the beach and small historic seacoast villages. We live in a lovely historic town in Massachusetts however love the coast and the milder temperatures of Bristol, Rhode Island. We have built several homes in the past and I am an interior decorator and we loved the challenge of taking a historic home on the ocean and creating a home away from home by the sea. It's a hard place to rationalize owning if you don't share it with others. There's no place like the beach!
Dee purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Dee chose Bristol
We were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to buy a lovely 'Nantucket' style rose cottage on the beach in a private, quiet neighborhood in Bristol, RI. This quaint town is still a treasure that no one has found! We are far enough removed where we are located in Bristol but near every amenity. We don't have to take a plane or a boat to get to our beach house. It is an easy drive for us and most people to get here. There is so much to do and not the hustle and bustle that some of the more tourist towns can have. The unique restaurants, antique stores, boutiques and parks are within our bicycles reach! We get up in the morning and look at the red sunrise over the ocean as we sip our morning coffee and our neighborhood heron greets us on the beach.
What makes this Cottage unique
The sound of the ocean lapping against the shore in front of the house is mesmerizing. The spectacular view of the sailing boats billowing by the house is why we named it Bristol Sails. The Swans that visit are all gentle reminders you are on the beach and can enjoy the peaceful life here. Stay home all day and enjoy it in flip flops, cook outside and enjoy the outdoors or get ready to adventure everyday to a newly discovered spot in Bristol or neighboring towns. Unique treasure hunting at the local antique or upscale consignment shops is fun or taking in a Polo match, golfing or picnics in Colt State Park are fantastic!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No lit candles or fires No additional guests other than accepted by owner. No additional cars, boats or trailers Other than accepted by owner.
$100 Additional Cleaning Fee 2 Night Minimum Stay
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great weekend on the bay!
The cottage was clean and very comfortable for a relaxing weekend. We loved sitting on the porch, cooking our own meals and sleeping soundly in the very comfortable beds! Thank you for a perfect weekend!
Dee is amazing and very easy to work with. She is very quick to respond to texts and emails. The cottage is beautiful with spectacular views. The fruit tray and snacks were so thoughtful. The beds were ver comfortable and we slept well. This property exceeded my expectations!!
Excellent property and location. Adorable and wondeful treats were awaiting for us
Adorable and super clean. Has EVERYTHING you would need to stay and feel at home. Great communication with the owners.
Pretty Home, Great Location!
This home is perfectly set between Newport and Providence which were two of our stops this vacation. I didn't realize Bristol is such a great town as well. It has a pretty harbor, good restaurants/coffee shops and is perfect for a quiet walk. The home is well equipped and is outfitted with attractive furniture and accommodations. Great for a small family .
Sweet cottage on The Beach
We absolutely adored Dees cottage. The welcome platter was gorgeous as was the location and furnishings. I highly recommend this cottage And give it a five star. But!!!! I did not appreciate having to remake two beds upon our exit on my vacation after all we did pay $100 cleaning fee.
The owner is so kind and made us feel very welcome. The views are amazing and so close to the little town. We did have to drive everywhere, but still loved the location. I would highly recommend a stay.
Bristol Sails Cottage is perfectly located on its own private neighborhood beach (quiet and tranquil) in the quaint seaside village of Bristol, RI, surrounded by the ocean! Celebrate the best of living on the ocean in our romantic cottage with its scented seaside garden patio, rose covered arbors and flower boxes spilling with petunias! Great for dining alfresco or just lounging on our cushy padded chaise lounge chairs 4 feet above the beach! Our seaside gardens allow the ideal setting for the display of sculpture and ornamental plants. The heart of living seaside alfresco is our rose covered victorian porch that is the interaction of inside and outside letting the fresh sea air in! Being just four steps from the beach is what I love the most here! Enjoy the good things in life like a fresh lobster boil dinner and relax to the outdoor sounds of seabirds and the lull of the waves! Swish! Swish! Swish! Throw one of our poles in and fish from shore, snorkel, shell or walk the beach. Anchor yourself to the shore and float on our new floaties all day while sipping your lemonade!
In town you can walk hand in hand down the cherry tree lined streets of this picturesque seaside village and stop at our local boutique shops like The Knotty Dog (my favorite), Alfreds Antiques, Kate & Company, Jackies Loft and The Foolish Fox.
Fresh seafood abounds here in local restaurants like 'The Lobster Pot' or 'Persimmons' and 'Quitos Fishmarket and Restaurant. Breakfast at 'The Bee Hive' on Franklin Street where fresh local produce is used to produce their fantastic fare. Some of their yummies are home made scones, egg and cheese filled breads, cinnamon french toast and homemade granola. My favorite meal here is Chef Eli's homemade bread made open faced with poached egg, fresh shucked peas, (shucked that morning) al dente tri colored carrots with a thin cheese glaze.
Our favorite pastoral coastal drive is from our Bristol Sails Cottage to Little Compton stopping at Tiverton Four Corners (a small artisan village) where you can stop at an adorable french bakery and enjoy handmade chocolates, french croissants, sandwiches or The Milk and Honey Shop for fabulous gourmet cheeses, Grey's Homemade ice cream is next door and all within steps of each other.
Then onto Sakonnet Vineyards for a wine tasting and end at a private beach with a beautiful view of a lighthouse! Not far away is Newport where you can take in a two hour sail on the Adirondack which will take you along the coastline to view Seacoast mansions. Walk the famous 'Cliff Walk' and view the Newport mansions up-close.