This is a waterfront house on an inlet of the ocean. There is direct ocean access from the dock at the end of the front lawn. The house has three bedrooms, two baths, a full laundry, a large living room and an eat-in kitchen. All utilities inc.
Those with mobility issues should know that the ground floor bathroom has rails on the walls.
The house can also be rented by the room with or without BnB services. Prices for a partial rental are considerably reduced.
The views from the front windows are spectacular. There is a 400 square foot deck in the front of the house facing the ocean. An outdoor grille is available.
Guest access includes one indoor parking place, the entire first floor, unless they are only renting a room or two, the kitchen, the living room, and the laundry room. The attic and the rest of the downstairs and portions of the garage are not available.
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If I am not out of town for work I am happy to be of service.
A note on pricing. Rates are $150 weeknight off-season and $250 weekend (Fri., Sat., Sun.) off season. From Memorial Day to the week of Labor Day the rates are $250/$500. Those rates are for the entire house. A significant discount applies if tenant is only renting a room. I give my mobile phone number to guests in the event that they need assistance during their stay.
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I cannot handle large groups of people. Also, this is a non-smoking property. If you want to smoke indoors there is a $200.00 additional fee. Pets are OK but are subject to a $150 fee for the additional cleaning. I highly recommend that potential guests visit the house before committing to a non-refundable rental.
I expect decency. I have had thefts and damage from renters. All renters are required to obtain an accidental damage insurance policy from CSA Travel Insurance, which costs $79.
No loud parties. That would disturb the neighbors. No illegal drugs. Under no circumstances should you do anything that brings the police to the house.
See Houseguest Notes Below:
HOUSE GUEST NOTES
225 SHORE ROAD, WESTERLY, RI 02891
All guests should be aware of the following:
1. You will get the house freshly vacuumed, kitchen and bathrooms washed, and linens changed.
2. There are post-it notes all over the house. They indicate where linens are, where the trash goes, and what electrical facilities should not be touched.
3. Most of the appliances are on power strips due to frequent electrical storms. When you leave, all power strips should be turned off, especially the strip for kitchen appliances.
4. There is a super capacity laundry in the basement to the left of the cellar stairs. The washing machine requires products marked “he.” I provide the detergent and the fabric softener.
5. There is a hatch from the garage to the cellar next to the kitchen door. This should be closed if small children are present.
6. There are three thermostats for the heating system. One is in the living room under the clock. Another is in the master bedroom. The third is in the guest bedroom with the double bed. The living room thermostat controls the heat in the living room and kitchen. The thermostat in the guest bedroom controls the heat in the bedrooms and upstairs bathroom. When you leave both should be set at 55 degrees. The thermostat in the master bedroom is disconnected and functions only as a thermometer.
7. There will be house keys and an electric garage door opener in the kitchen when you arrive. The big key opens the front door. The small key opens the garage door to the far left as you look at the house from the street. The electric door opener operates the middle garage door, where you may park your car.
8. There are cars in the garage. They are off limits.
9. There are power tools in the cellar and the garage. They are off limits especially to children.
10. There is a basement bathroom past the laundry room. It is off the dressing room. It is renovated. All the lights and the exhaust fan are on a one-hour timer to the right of the bathroom door as you enter the bathroom. The bathroom is equipped with a telephone shower. To prevent water wastage you must shut the shower valve tightly after use.
11. In the upstairs bathroom during warm weather there is an exhaust fan wired into the makeup lights. If you turn on the makeup lights, the fan goes on. If you want to use the fan without the makeup lights, loosen the bulbs.
12. There is a smoke detector in the main upstairs hallway outside the bathroom. There is also a floor fan in the living room. If you shower upstairs, point the floor fan toward the smoke detector. Otherwise the steam from the bathroom will turn on the detector, which is very loud.
13. Anyone who stays longer than a week should dispose of trash and recyclables at the Westerly Transfer Station. Instructions are on the side of the refrigerator. In the meantime, kitchen trash goes in the bin so labeled in the kitchen. To the right of the bin, in the second drawer of three, there are kitchen trash bags. When they are full, they are to be put in the garbage cans in the garage outside the kitchen door. If the trash smells bad, put the garbage cans outdoors until you deposit the trash at the transfer station using the orange trash bags I provide. You will see them in the garage near the trash cans.
14. There are three recycling bins for bottles, plastic, paper and cardboard in the garage near the trash cans. They should be used appropriately (you can mix the recyclables), and they need to be disposed of at the Westerly Transfer Station.
15. The garage has a dehumidifier for climate control for the antique cars. Do not leave the garage door open any longer than necessary. Otherwise the dehumidifier will run continuously.
16. If you use the outdoor grille, put tinfoil on the grates. If you run out of gas, exchange the canister at Home Depot on Franklin Avenue for $21. I cannot legally store gas in the house.
17. The wireless internet password is on the router atop the TV in the living room.
18. In the kitchen you will find all sorts of dinnerware and cookware. Look in the cabinets around the sink and the stove. Everything will be apparent. Do not use the antique waffle maker. Cleaning products, including dishwasher powder, are under the kitchen sink. Additional cleaning products are in the louvered closet next to the upstairs bathroom.
19. In the event that you blow an electrical circuit, the breakers are in the gray box in the southeast corner of the cellar.
20. In order not to blow the breakers, use the hair dryers that I provide in the upstairs bathroom. Anything more powerful will blow a circuit breaker.
21. The house has central vacuum. There are three outlets. Two are upstairs. One is in the kitchen near the door to the garage. The other is in the living room behind the right channel loudspeaker of the hi-fi.
22. The hi-fi in the living room is very complicated. Call me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) if you want to use it. It must be turned off after use or it will burn out. At the moment only the left channel is working. I recommend not using it.
23. There is a clock radio on top of the locked (for children) crystal cabinet. It has a dock for iPods. So does the hi-fi in the master bedroom.
24. If something is taped over, don’t use it. This applies both to old hi-fis and to door locks and electrical switches. I once had to fix a window because a lady locked herself out of her bedroom. I’d prefer not to do that again.
25. There is a ceiling heater in the upstairs bathroom. It is on a 15-minute timer next to the ceiling light switch. Summer renters should not need it.
26. Underneath the kitchen phone there is a large cabinet with two doors. It contains bags that I re-use for the bathroom and bedroom trash. Feel free to make use of it.
27. There are many videos, much of them appropriate for children. They are scattered about the house on shelves and some are in boxes in the garage. Feel free to use them.
28. There is a mattress under the bed in the first guest bedroom. It is appropriate for toddlers in lieu of a crib.
29. There is a rope tying the outdoor umbrella to the deck rail. It is there in case of windstorms that could send the deck furniture flying through the windows. Please do not untie it.
30. The Christmas trees in the living room stay up all year. Please do not move them.
Public relations executive, film critic, live alone. The $100.00 per night price quoted is an off-season price if I you are renting only one room. If you want to rent the entire house my off-season price is $150 per night. During the high summer I prefer to rent by the week. However there may be individual opportunities to rent at summer rates, which are considerably higher. Watch this space.