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Fall 2017 Dates Available, 3 bed, 2 bath, Sleeps 8, Central A/C

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps with Water View and Central Air

---3 night minimum Summer---

---2 night min most other dates---

2017 is a busy year at Shell Cottage offering you a great home away from home.

We made more improvements to this coastal gem early in the year including a major refurbishment to expand the patio and barbecue area, redesign the driveway to provide more convenient access to the house and better parking arrangements. Basement rec room too go new flooring and we acquired a tandem kayak for guest to use also (bring your own life jackets though.)


This water view cottage is in a great family neighborhood, located 1 block from Salt Pond Narragansett. Both the inside and the outside have been upgraded to ensure you a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Private neighborhood beach one block from the Cottage. Major ocean beaches (Narragansett Town, Scarborough, Roger Wheeler/Sand Hill Cove and Salty Brine, East Matunuck, Matunuck, and Charlestown) vary from 4 miles to 15 miles away. Block Island ferry and charter fishing boats also 5 miles away.

The open kitchen was recently renovated and has all 4 major appliances: stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is also filled with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, utensils etc., everything to make your vacation cooking easier. The main living area is right next to the kitchen with a large bay window with a partial water view, and flat-panel TV. Relax on the screen porch under the dark red foliage of our large maple trees on a hot summer day or enjoy the evening breeze bug-free. The dining room overlooks the over-large backyard and opens through the large glass slider door onto a deck.

Bedroom 1 has a daybed that opens into two singles or a king. Bedroom 2 has a queen-bed and looks out to the back yard. Bedroom 3 also has a queen-bed and looks towards Point Judith Pond. The main floor bathroom has a full tub-shower.

Downstairs, the recreation room has a futon couch that opens into a queen-sized bed and can sleep 2. The entertainment center has a flat screen TV and DVD player. There is newly rehabbed bathroom on this level too, with stall shower. Laundry facilities with full size washer and dryer adjoin the rec room. Walk out from the rec room to the patio and (propane) grill area and continue on to the very large backyard. There is a propane fire pit for hanging out enjoying the evening stars with s'mores and beverages!

When the ocean breeze is not enough to overcome the summer heat, the house has central air conditioning. Oil heat for the colder months keeps the house toasty warm. Plenty of off-street parking. The house is about ~1,500 square feet in total.

Shell Cottage is available for your summer vacation and short to medium term getaways. There is a 3-night minimum rental required during our summer high season and certain holiday periods; 2-night minimum otherwise. Please refer to our rate page for full details.

Book now and enjoy this newly refreshed and updated house near the water.

More Details

Property Manager
Karen & Trudy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Karen & Trudy

Mother and daughter team, Trudy & Karen, have owned Shell Cottage for more than five years and have been diligently working through the upgrades. Trudy has lived on Harbour Island since her college days, and was a teacher in the Narragansett school system before retiring a few years ago. Karen grew up on Harbour Island. Though she now lives on the opposite side of Narragansett Bay, she is often on the Island. Both Trudy & Karen are active in the neighborhood property Association, helping to ensure this coastal gem stays beautiful and accessible.

Karen & Trudy purchased this house in 2011

Why Karen & Trudy chose Narragansett area

This is a great house for a family or a few couples looking for some peaceful time near the gorgeous waters of Salt Pond, Narragansett. We have a fabulous backyard, and our guests have free access to a small, private neighborhood beach. House rental includes linens and towels, and the kitchen has all the gear you need to make your vacation easy.

What makes this house unique

Private neighborhood beach a short walk from the house. The 40+ year old red King maple trees are magnificent, providing shade to the screen porch and unusual maroon leaves. Our back yard is one of the largest on Harbour Island, giving guests tons of room to let the kids run around, set up volleyball, or enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends. Easy, clear wooded trails just a minutes walk out the door bring you along the marsh-line to see the swans, egrets, herons and ospreys.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very nice little cottage. Thank you for sharing. We had a wonderful time and everything worked out with the cottage. Thank You!
May 2016
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Narragansett Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No camping: no mobile homes, no tents, no campers, no trailers, no RVs. No parking on the lawn. Be courteous neighbors. Do not block the streets
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All new bathroom, rehabbed Spring 2016.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , twin day bed can be converted to king-sized
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Rec room can sleep an additional 2 on the queen-sized futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen * stove and oven * refrigerator * freezer * dishwasher * coffee maker * toaster * blender * pots and pans * cooking utensils * spices * eating utensils * dishes * glasses * paper towels * dishwashing soap/detergent General * bed linens, blankets and pillows * towels * alarm clock * telephone * iron and board * washing machine * clothes dryer * laundry soap * propane grill * propane fire pit * picnic table Entertainment * TV * cable * radio * WiFi internet * stereo system * DVDs * books * board games


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Fall 2017 Dates Available, 3 bed, 2 bath, Sleeps 8, Central A/C
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 16 reviews

Quiet neighborhood one block from the water

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Karen & Trudy's rental home for our son's college graduation weekend in May. Trudy let us know that we were able to check in early if we wanted to, which was great, and we were greeted by a bottle of wine & chocolates in the kitchen. The house was very clean and comfortable, and the beds were already made up for us with the linens that were provided. We like to cook, and the kitchen was fully stocked with nice cookware, utensils, dishes, & glasses. In our free time, we walked to the neighborhood beach, which had chairs & picnic tables for anyone to use. The owners are very organized, and had a binder full of recommendations for restaurants & activities in the area. I mentioned to Trudy that my only complaint was that the living room needed more lighting, and she said that they would add more lamps. We had a really great 4 day weekend, and would definitely stay here again next time we're in the area! Thanks again Karen & Trudy for letting us rent your home! Barbara, NJ

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara for choosing to stay at Shell Cottage. We are thrilled to hear the rest of your weekend matched the joy of the graduation. We'd love to have you back next time you are nearby.
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Great time at the Shell Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property had all that you need to have a great vacation. A block away from the beach, spacious, nice areas in the house to sit down and relax, including the screened in porch and the patio. The hosts were also very responsive through the whole process and helped make this trip special.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size with all the amenities needed!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in an even better location!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great.....very nice and perfect for our family. Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

All went very well and we loved it.... comfortable and well outfitted.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Narragansett, thank you so much! We were 2 families with 3 kids total and it served us well. We loved sitting out on the screened in porch, very peaceful.

One item we'd suggest for the kitchen...measuring cups!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable spot in lovely waterfront neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We rented this 3BR/2BA home for three nights in order to stay locally for our son's beachfront wedding in Narragansett, putting up a total of seven family members from out of town. The kitchen and downstairs full bath are recently updated, and the upstairs full bath, though "vintage", is in great condition and sparkling clean. It's a perfect place to put up a decent-sized group. It is well-outfitted with pretty much everything you might need, from well-equipped kitchen, to linens, to grill, to a thick notebook with instructions and information on local attractions. Plenty of room inside and out to gather. Owners Trudy and Karen have obviously put a lot of thought into anticipating their guests' needs, and are wonderful about answering any questions you might have. The older home is in a lovely beachfront neighborhood on Harbour Island, and renters may use the nearby private beach. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate on the one day we had available to stroll and explore, but I drove by the beach on the sunny morning we left. A comfortable home in a beautiful, serene neighborhood with big trees, yet only a few minutes' drive to shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pancho O'Malley's
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Point Judith Country Club - Private
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Kingston Station (Amtrak)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mariner Grille
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Scarborough State Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Sightseeing.

* Boating.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach and beachcombing.

* swimming.

* Outdoor theater and concerts.

* Picnic..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach.

* Cycling trips.

* Block Island.

* Fishing.

* Picnic at Pt Judith Lighthouse.


* swimming

* beaches

* diving

* surfing

* antique hunting

* tennis

* basketball

* walking

* sailing

* windsurfing

* cycling

* golf

* mountain biking

* horseback riding

* roller blading

Leisure Activities

* beachcombing

* bird watching

* fishing - all kinds

* hiking

* jet ski rental

* theater

* outlet shopping

* canoeing and kayaking

* rafting

* sight seeing

* snorkeling

* seafood restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

No more cleaning fee.

Payment Schedule:
50% deposit is required to hold your reservation. Balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.
$500 Refundable Damage Deposit

Refunds are issued as follows:
Written notice (email preferred) is required for all cancellations or changes.
--Full refunds for cancellations made 60 or more days prior to scheduled arrival.
--Payments and deposits are non-refundable when reservations cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival.
--Damage deposits will be refunded after your stay is complete and the property is determined to be free of damage.

Check In & Departure
You may check-in anytime after 4:00 PM on the day of your arrival. Check-out is by 11:00 AM on the day of your departure. We are not typically able to accommodate early check-ins, but feel free to ask if it is possible.

The house accommodates a maximum of 8 overnight guests, including adults and children. Children under 2 sleeping in a crib are the only headcount exception. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. This is a family friendly house and neighborhood. We strictly enforce our "No loud parties" policy and adhere to local noise ordinances. That said, your summer gatherings of family and friends are welcome. Shell Cottage's backyard is quite large and great for barbecues and other outdoor fun.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.