Simple cottage with 1 bedroom and 1 bath perfect for a couple but will sleep 5
About Elizabeth Lilley
Prudence Island has seen many generations of my family. We are true Islanders and have been going to Prudence for decades. We currently live in North Carolina and don't get to go to the Island as much as we would like to, but that will change with retirement! Prudence is the only place I go that truly renews me to face the real world.
Why Elizabeth Lilley chose Portsmouth
Prudence is a family place. I can't imagine not going to Prudence. The Island is not for everyone and you either love it or hate it. If you love it, it becomes part of you and you need it to renew yourself for life's stress. The people who aren't happy with Prudence are those that want to be entertained and need a certain lifestyle to be happy. Prudence has no commercialism because the Islanders do not want it. People and nature make up Prudence and that is all you need to have one of the most relaxing vacations you have ever had.
What makes this Cottage unique
No commercialism, a step back in time. People are friendly. No one cares if you have makeup on or not, or what your current fashion statement is. Everyone waves, speaks and is actually nice! Since Prudence is an island, there are beaches all around and every one is different. We have majestic New England rocks in front of our cottage, but if you walk 3 minutes down the hill, there is more of your traditional beach with coarse sand. If you go to the west side of the Island, the beaches are fine sand and you can often go and not see another person. You will not want to watch television or constantly have your Ipad on-there is too much to do and see.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a lovely stay at Elizabeth’s cottage. It was cozy and comfortable and really had all we needed. We did have a small glitch due to the fact that the clothes dryer was broken and given that we had to bring all of our food for the week as the island has no stores or restaurants, we had packed very few clothes, towels etc. and were really depending on the washer and dryer. Elizabeth remedied the situation by finding us someone on the island who would dry our stuff for us so that remedied the problem. Thank you Elizabeth, we had a lovely stay in your adorable place and absolutely loved the island and it’s a vibe! Paula
I forgot what day of the week it was . .
Having been to Prudence over 10 years ago, I knew what to expect - a quiet, relaxing pace with as much outdoor beauty as I could imagine. Elizabeth was a very helpful, patient & accommodating owner after I had problems making payments through the website. My dogs & I explored, relaxed, smelled the salt air & relished our time away from our usual routines & schedules. I forgot what day of the week it was - a vacation goal if ever there was one. The cottage has everything you need - a kitchen stocked abundantly with any/all utensils you could possibly ever need, plenty of beds & space to spread out, a lovely collection of books & puzzles in case you forget your own & a tv in case you need to catch the news or weather. As other reviews have indicated, the views are beyond amazing, I shot so many photos from the back porch area, including some great sunrises along the coastline. Having a washer/dryer & clothesline available is a wonderful bonus. Neighbors/relatives down the lane are lovely & shared some of their vegetables with us. Is Prudence for everyone? No, and that's a good thing, because for people who want a vacation to leave their usual lifestyle, this is a place to do it.If you need something electronic or need something other than island beauty to occupy your time, you won't be happy here. But hopefully Prudence remains as it has been, for the friendliness of everyone we encountered was beyond compare and the island itself is beautiful. I hope we are able to return next year!
Thank you so much for this beautifully written review! Your words describe Prudence and Island life perfectly. Thank you for choosing our cottage to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of Prudence Island. We would love for you to come back any time!
Prudence is a perfect place to get away from it all. The house had beautiful views and is only a couple minutes walk to the beach. Elizabeth was very kind and responsive. I highly recommend this getaway to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.
Thank you for this excellent review! The view from our cottage is absolutely beautiful and I hold it in my mind until I can get back to the Island. Thank you for choosing our cottage to enjoy Prudence Island. Please come back any time!
Was a great week. Beautiful view wish I didn’t have to leave!
Lots of trails and beaches to keep you busy. Everyone was so friendly and went above and beyond to help my sister and I with history and directions. Only complaint is I can’t get that steamer pot on top of Frig that I just fell in love with.
So glad you enjoyed your time on Prudence with your sister! Please come back anytime-the lobster/clam steamer will always be there!!
I can't speak highly enough about this lovely cottage. The location was ideal-- which I had anticipated given the great reviews. Just gorgeous. What I didn't expect was how perfect the cottage is-- it has really everything you need. Very comfortable and modest enough so you feel like you are "away" from real life. Quick walk to the beach, ideal access to the extensive trail network on the island, just overall an easy vacation assuming you are willing to wake up and just enjoy the downtime without needing any outside entertainment. I also found it to be kid friendly -- nothing in the cottage that looked particularly breakable and such little traffic and such a huge yard that the kids could roam freely. Wonderful trip and we will certainly return.
Thank you so much for choosing our cottage for your family's vacation and for this wonderful review! We would love to have you back anytime!!
Most peaceful week ever
If you are looking for a complete escape Prudence Island is the place
Thank you so much for choosing our cottage to feel the peacefulness of Prudence Island! We would love to have you back anytime!
~swim off New England rocks in the salty Narragansett Bay
~fish for striped bass and flounder
~take the ferry to historical Bristol or visit the mansions in
~bike around the Island(the Island is only 7 miles long and 2 miles
~hike along the coastline and pick up shells
~get lobsters from a local Islander and have a lobster/clam bake
~bring your scuba gear or snorkel and explore the Bay
~dig quohaugs or steamers (two native clams) and serve them at your
~bring your kayak and do some sea kayaking
~explore different areas of the Island-the desert, the Audibon
Sanctuary, the one room school house, the Prudence Island
Conservancy land areas, the sandy beaches and rocky beaches
~watch the sunset from the beautiful west shore sandy beach
~pick blueberries or blackberries in season
~hike one of the many trails
~take a program offered at the restored Farnham Farm or visit their
~watch the deer families as you sip your mornng coffee
~sit on the bench at the peak of the Island (this property) and watch
the tug boats, sail boats and ocean liners as you scan the horizon
from Fall River, Massachusetts to Newport, Rhode Island
~simply do nothing and breathe