Description of Glamping Units
This beachfront cottage rental is located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, and can accommodate six guests for a revitalizing getaway to the sea. It has three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and one-half bathroom. Guests will find one full-size bed in the first bedroom, two full-size beds in the second bedroom, and a set of twin-over-twin bunk beds in the third bedroom. The full bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, a shower, a toilet, and a sink. Linens and towels are provided.
In the living/dining room, guests will find a sofa, a large flat-screen television, and a six-person dining table, all set beneath a vaulted ceiling and a wall full of windows providing picturesque views of the beach and the sea. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a microwave, a toaster, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a coffeemaker.
Other amenities include internet access, cable television, a DVD player, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and a washer and dryer. Outside, guests will find an outdoor shower and a deck with chairs, a picnic table, and views of the ocean. Read More
- Air conditioning
- Bunk beds
- Dining table
- Double bed
- DVD player
- Internet connection
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Radio/Stereo system
- Towels provided
- Twin/Single Bed
Inside the cottage, guests will enjoy amenities such as internet access, cable television, a DVD player, air conditioning, and a washer and dryer. Outside, guests will find a deck with chairs, a picnic table, and views of the ocean, as well as an outdoor shower.
Like all cottages on Charlestown's barrier beach, this cottage does not provide drinkable tap water. Instead, is supplied with water from a cistern, which will receive one fill-up per week. Additional fill-ups can be provided for an additional fee.
- Deck or balcony
- Dining room
- Patio furniture
- Picnic area
- TV room
Location + Surroundings
This cottage is located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, where it is situated right on the sandy barrier beach of Charlestown Town Beach. Just a couple of minutes by foot to the north, guests will find Ninigret Pond, which, contrary to its name, is actually a saltwater lagoon that was formed from the recession of glaciers about 12,000 years ago. Meandering through a convoluted series of coves and islands, the lagoon connects to the ocean on its southern end, where it flows through the Charlestown Breachway.
The "pond" is surrounded by the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses 900 acres of forests, coastal shrublands, kettle ponds, saltwater marshes, and freshwater wetlands. These environments provide seasonal habitats to more than 250 species, including the federally threatened piping plover. The refuge's shrublands are also home to spotted salamanders, which are endangered in the state of Rhode Island.
Next to the refuge, about a 10-minute drive from the cottage, guests will find Ninigret Park, which contains a swimming pond, a nature observatory, a biking trail, basketball courts, tennis courts, a disc golf course, and a playground. About 10 minutes to the east, guests will find the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, which surrounds the 800-acre "pond" (technically another coastal lagoon) after which it is named. The refuge safeguards 787 acres of woodlands, shrublands, fields, and sandy beaches that host around 300 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, and 20 species of reptiles and amphibians over the course of the year. A barrier beach separates the refuge from the sea and provides nesting sites for piping plovers and least terns.
About 10 minutes to the northwest, guests will find Burlingame State Park, which is centered around Watchaug Pond. Boasting a freshwater beach, canoe rentals, hiking trails, and 3,100 acres of rocky woodland, the park is inhabited by a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, such as foxes, otters, muskrats, and Eastern box turtles. The park is bordered to the south by the Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, which has trails leading to both the state park and the Kettle Pond Visitor Center of Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.
The cottage is about an hour and a half from Hartford, Connecticut, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More
- Bird watching
- Paddle boarding
- Wildlife viewing
With Charlestown Town Beach, the Atlantic Ocean, and Ninigret Pond all within walking distance of the cottage, guests will be well-positioned to enjoy a variety of water-based activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, standup paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, fishing, boating, and sailing. Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals, lessons, and tours are available from the Kayak Centre, and paddling ecotours are available from Ninigret Pond Ecotour.
Guests will find more than four miles of hiking trails winding through the surrounding Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. While exploring the trails, guests can also enjoy many opportunities for birdwatching, with more than 250 birds seasonally inhabiting the park's forests, coastal shrublands, kettle ponds, saltwater marshes, and freshwater wetlands. Guests can also keep an eye out for the endangered spotted salamanders that live in the park.
More opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing can be found at Burlingame State Park, which surrounds Watchaug Pond. Canoes can be rented directly from the park. For even more hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing, guests can visit the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge.
At Ninigret Park, guests can go biking on paved trails and swimming in a pond, as well as enjoy playing basketball, tennis, and disc golf.
- It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
Smoking and pets are not permitted.
Check-in is between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Additional fees and taxes apply.