Green Hill - 35 West View Drive

 

Visit the beautiful beaches of South County, Rhode Island in this home designed for privacy and entertaining. Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac, this house sits on 1.3 acres of land abutting a federal wildlife refuge. Surrounded by lush oak and maple trees, you’ll feel like you are sitting in a treehouse.

An open floor plan encourages easy living from inside to outside with a deck that looks out onto a private yard looking into the Trustom Pond wildlife refuge. Many mornings and evenings at dusk you’ll find deer wandering through the yard.

Upstairs has two bedrooms (one king and one four twins), living, dining, kitchen, bathroom and sunroom, all filled with light and trees. Downstairs has two bedrooms (one queen/two twins and one double) with a living room area and bathroom, making it easy for two families to vacation together. A wood burning fireplace is upstairs and downstairs - and a large rock stone fireplace is in the yard for evening bonfires.

Plenty of toys to enjoy the beach area - ten adult bikes and five kids bikes are stored in the outsheds, along with boogie boards, soccer nets, bocce ball and a canoe. If you’re feeling adventurous, load your bikes on the bike rack and head to the Narragansett bike trail (15 minutes away) or take them on the Block Island Ferry (35 minutes away) for an amazing day trip.

Easily accessible off I-95, South Country is 3 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from Boston.

 

ESSENTIALS:

beds: 4

baths: 2

outdoor deck

upper/lower living rooms

 

RENT:

Weekly: $3,500

 
 

FEATURES:

  • 4 Bedrooms that sleeps 12 (1 King; 1 Double; 1 Queen + 2 Twins; 1 4 Twins)

  • Fireplace upstairs & downstairs

  • Large firepit in backyard

  • 10 adult bikes; 5 kids bikes & car bikerack

  • Washer & dryer

  • 2 private parking spots off the Green Hill town beach


 

Natural beauty in a country beach town

 

South County Rhode Island has some of the best hidden gem beaches along the eastern corridor. The New York Times recently provided a review of the many beaches to choose from. Bike down the road from your house to Green Hill Beach or drive and park at your private lot across the street. Green Hill is a relatively private beach that is largely accessible only to neighborhood residents as there is no public parking lot for people to travel in. Rhode Island has 100 miles of coastline - be sure to consider the many beaches that are all within biking distance or twenty minutes drive of your house - each with their own vibe and amenities.   From Watch Hill where you can visit the famous Ocean House up to Narragansett with their surfing spots all the way up to Newport and the Cliff Walk, the beaches are pristine and and beautiful.

Watch Hill: A small, beautiful old coastal town. Fun for a day trip, kids enjoy the still running carousel and you can walk the streets for a bit of shopping. Stop by East Beach for ocean time.

Misquamicut: Stop by this beach town for a bit more activity. Surrounded by a water park with slides, some small amusement rides and great fish & chips on the water. The drive in movie theater is usually showing some classics throughout the summer.

South Kingstown Town Beach: The entrance is located just down the street from the Vanilla Bean. Always a good idea to grab an ice cream and walk over to the beach. Has a playground on the beach, a pavillion for changing, sand volleyball courts and spots to bbq. All That Matters (yoga studio in Wakefield) usually hosts morning yoga on the beach all summer (and it’s pretty incredible).

Charlestown Town Beach: Has a town beach parking lot for access.

Green Hill: The beach just down from the house in Green Hill. No public access point, mostly private parking lots. Also a spot that many surfers will seek out when the weather is just right.

East Matunuck State Beach: Just down the road from the Matunuck Oyster Bar, this is a very popular beach that has a large changing pavillion with a few food options.

Narragansett: One of the largest beaches in the area, this is the spot that surfers love and has a large town area surrounding. You can spend a whole day in Narragansett.

Block Island: Take the ferry from Point Judith to spend a day on Block Island. Rent mopeds to drive around the island or ride your bikes. Spend the afternoon at Ballard’s Beach just off the ferry to enjoy drinks and food before you come home.

Newport: Only 30 minutes away, Newport has much to offer from its food, beaches and culture. Take a day to go sailing or go along the cliff walk and see the mansions of the Rockefeller era.

 
 

Living it up in South County Rhode Island.

 

GROCERY STORES

Wakefield/Narragansett has two large super markets that are about 15 minutes away - Stop & Shop and Shaws.  Wakefield also has a slightly upscale grocery store called Belmont that is similar to a Whole Foods.  Ten minutes away in Charlestown is a small grocery, Charlestown Mini Super, that has a great butcher and may seafood items including oysters.

FESTIVALS

There are many festivals in the area over the summer.  Some you may want to check out include the Charlestown Annual SeaFood Festival & the Newport Jazz Festival every August and RiverFire every Thursday night in downtown Wakefield.  The fourth of July is a big celebration. Green Hill has its own neighborhood parade every year, usually from 11-12 on the holiday. Look for signs posted on telephone poles for details. The town of Wakefield always has a large fireworks show each year with food and music from 8-10pm.

THEATERS

For those interested in catching a show, don’t miss the summer line up at Theater by the Sea - ten minutes down the road (you can also catch a dinner at Bistro by the Sea) or Contemporary Theater Company in downtown Wakefield.  Movie theaters are north at Entertainment Cinemas in South Kingstown or south to Regal Stonington, near Westerly.  There are also many summer movies held on the beach or at drive-inn theaters in Narragansett & Misquamicut.  

BIKING

Put a carload of bikes on the bike rack and head out to the South County Bike Path - 7 miles of beautiful private trails (each way) starting at the Kingston train station following the easement of the old Narragansett Pier Railroad passing through the villages of Peace Dale, Wakefield, and Narragansett and will end near the Narragansett Town Beach.  The trail is covered in a canopy of trees almost the entire way. Be sure to look for small, hidden walking trail offshoots along the way where you can stop and explore inside the forest with small wooden pathways and walkways - a delight for kids and adults alike. Stop for lunch in Narragansett before you head back and at Brickley’s in Wakefield for ice cream (it’s right off the trail). For a day trip, take the bikes to Block Island and bike on the 7.5-mile bike route around the island stopping for amazing views at the lighthouse, cliffs, farm with exotic animals and other spots before you return on the ferry. For a simple trip, ride your bikes from the house down Matunuck School House Road over to the Vanilla Bean for an ice cream. Along the way, you’ll find beautiful views by looking out past working farms toward the ocean. If it’s dusk, you’re likely to see some deer in the fields.

NATURE & HIKING

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge is just around the corner.  Stop by for a beautiful walk to see frogs, deer, swans and many other wildlife.  Drive down the road ten minutes to Ninigret Wildlife Refuge at Kettle Pond to visit nearly 900 acres of diverse upland and wetland habitats.  Frosty Drew Observatory, located inside Ninigret Park about 15 minutes down the road, is typically open for the public to stop by on summer evenings and catch a glimpse of the stars. Rhode Island has an incredible number of hiking trails from easy to challenging. Make sure you save some time to explore the natural beauty of the area.

ICE CREAM & COFFEE

Ice cream is a must have - visit Brickley’s in downtown Wakefield for some of the best homemade ice cream & Vanilla Bean, located right on the beach in Matunuck (ride your bikes over for a nice afternoon outing).  And stop by a Dave’s Coffee - a Rhode Island local and one of the best coffee shops anywhere.

RESTAURANTS

Phil’s Main Street Grill in downtown Wakefield for a great diner breakfast, Matunuck Oyster Bar for an incredible seafood dinner (no reservations and be prepared to wait in-season. It’s been ranked as one of the top 20 seafood restaurants in America.  You can also book an oyster farm boat tour with them), Tavern on the Main in downtown Wakefield, Jim’s Dock for a simple seaside fish & chips where kids can play in the bay while you wait for your lunch.

FISHING

Pick up your fishing needs at Breachway Bait & Tackle.  The breachway is a great fishing spot as is most beaches for surfcasting.  Wind your way to Snug Harbor Marina to book a sport fishing tour.  This is also a great spot to stop and purchase lobsters to take home for dinner.

SHOPPING
Many opportunities for shopping in the area. There are a lot of spots for antique hunting, small shops in downtown Wakefield and Westerly - and an outdoor shopping mall, Garden City Center, in Cranston about 40 minutes away.

MASSAGE & YOGA

Stop by All That Matters in downtown Wakefield for yoga classes or a massage. They also host summer yoga on the beach sessions all summer long. Massage on Main also provides a great spot to stop for a massage. The Ocean House in Watch Hill draws crowds from far away.

 

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