F.A.Q

What Time is check in / Check out

Weekly summer rentals run Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 10am. The cleaning service needs the time in between to ensure a complete and thorough cleaning. For off-season weekend rentals, the check in/check out time is generally more flexible, unless someone is checking in on the day you check out.

Are beach badges available

The state and local beaches do not provide any type of transferable beach badge. We recommend a season’s pass for the state beaches since one permit will allow you to use all the RI state beaches/parks. For non-residents, the cost is $60 (per car) and allows you to enter and leave the beach any time you like (i.e., lunch or naps for little ones). You can also pay the daily parking rates ($12 weekday, $14 weekend.) Cars registered to RI residents or senior citizens are half price. There is no other fee to use the state beaches.

Do you provide beach chairs, umbrellas or other beach equipment

There are three beach chairs, a small umbrella, beach toys and other beach equipment in the shed, but we recommend you bring your own as well. 

What is your cancellation policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 30 days prior to the rental period and we are able to re-rent the property at the same rate, the cancellation fee is $200. If we are unable to re-rent the property the cancellation fee is 50% of the rental fee, i.e., equal to the deposit. If the cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to the rental period, the cancellation fee equals the entire rental fee (excluding cleaning fee and security deposit).

Are Linens and Towels available

Linens and bath towels are provided for summer weekly rentals only. Year round, each bed has a comforter and pillows. Dish towels are also provided. There are two queen beds, a queen size sofa bed and five regular sized twin beds (including the bunks). If you wish to rent linens and towels (or cribs), we recommend Away Wee Go: 1.866.460.4993 / +1.401.783.0489.

Is the kitchen fully stocked? Is there a grill?

The kitchen has a complete set of utensils, pots and pans — including a lobster pot. There are basic spices and cooking supplies available including salt, pepper, sugar, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, old bay seasoning and cooking oil.  We provide a gas grill and grill utensils. Barring unusual circumstances at least one full propane tank will be provided as well.

How do we access the house

We use a lock box to transfer the keys to you. About a week before your rental we will email you the combination to the lock box and the location. We will also provide the contact information for the local property manager in case an issue arises during your stay that requires immediate attention.

Can you recommend local activities & restaurants

We keep a notebook at the house with suggestions for local activities & restaurants including pamphlets from many of them. We also have links on the home page of our web site that are useful in learning about local activities. Certainly worth considering are a day trip to Block Island on the ferry or a day/evening in Newport. We have been asked about recommendations for golf courses. We are not golfers, but here is a link listing local public courses and we have also driven past the Jamestown Golf Course on the way to Newport.

What restaurants are open and what activities do you recommend in the off-season

Many of the local restaurants remain open year round. Newport is active year round. We’ve put together separate pages on what to do in the spring and fall

What games or entertainment are available at the house

We have a some games (Scrabble, Boggle, Perquaky, Yahtzee, Jenga) and jigsaw puzzles. There is an AM/FM stereo with a connection for your phone. We have an HD cable TV (with Internet access for Netflix, etc) and a DVD player. There is an accessible HDMI port and RCA Jacks on the TV if your kids insist on brining their video game system.

WHAT SUPPLIES DO WE NEED TO BRING

The house is professionally cleaned before and after your rental so there isn’t much you need to clean other than dishes. We have a broom, dustpan and vacuum at the house. There is often dishwasher detergent, dish soap and laundry detergent available, but not necessarily. The cleaning service puts out a roll of paper towels in the kitchen and toilet paper in each bathroom to get you started, but you will generally need more for a weekly rental. There is a Super Stop & Shop (large grocery store) just ten minutes away.

 About

1950's Dutch Colonial Home on Great Island In Narragansett, RI with "upside down" open floor plan and 1500+ square feet completely renovated top to bottom including central AC just a few years ago. This is our vacation home, not an investment property so it has been treated with love. We are happy to share it and ask you to treat it the same way.

Contact Us

Dave & Sharron Menninger

+1-781-369-1008 
+1-617-461-8142 

info@greatislandrental.com

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