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Waves Carriage House Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,115 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms in Village, near Mackerel Cove Beach

Charming two-bedroom apartment conveniently located in the desirable south end of Jamestown Village, about mid-way between East Ferry and West Ferry. Walk to Mackerel Cove, downtown restaurants and shops, Jamestown Arts Center, several beaches, tennis and golf. Newport is a 10-minute car ride, or for a fun day on the Bay, catch the Jamestown Ferry. This peaceful oasis is surrounded by mature shade trees, stone walls, perennial gardens and fruiting blueberry bushes. Architect-designed and custom built, The Waves apartment is attached to the main house but is utterly private, with its own yard and outside entrance. Convenient off-street parking for one car just steps from the apartment door, plus on-street parking for additional cars.

Elegant styling with every modern convenience. Open floor plan combines living/dining/kitchen area. Cathedral ceilings, skylights and a central cupola create a bright and airy interior. In the living room, French doors open to a west-facing balcony with sunset views and sea breezes. Gourmet kitchen with cherry-top bar and four stools, granite counter tops, quality cookware and elegant barware. Living room has hardwood floors, while bedrooms are carpeted and the bathroom floor is tile. Central air conditioning with two zones, plus ceiling fans in every room and large opening windows and French doors. Laundry area with washer, dryer, iron & ironing board.

Two bedrooms, each with one queen bed. The master bedroom is large (17' x 22') with a comfortable seating area. It features a queen bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, bureau, desk, closet, comfy couch, three stuffed chairs and a coffee table. Bed linens, towels and beach towels are included. The second bedroom is smaller, featuring a queen bed, two bedside tables with lamps, and walk-in closet. A rollaway bed is available to sleep a fifth guest (child) at no additional charge. One full bath features tub/shower, European vanity with granite top and double sinks.

The pleasant backyard is bordered by perennial beds and high-bush blueberries. There's a small patio with gas BBQ grille and a dining table that seats four for al fresco dining out of doors.

Supplies include: Paper products, soap, wraps, spices and basic staples for the kitchen. Convenience items include hairdryer, iron and ironing board, board games, playing cards, flashlights, barbecue utensils, lobster pot and crackers, a good reading library, and guides to area attractions. If there's something more you need, just ask!

More Details

Betsy Gooding
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Betsy Gooding

Owner is a psychotherapist and mother of two. We are very involved in the community and enjoy our island life. I'm happy to steer guests to local sailing, kayaking, tennis, golf, beaches, galleries, restaurants, Newport mansions, nearby islands, and hidden gems -- whatever interests you.

Betsy Gooding purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Betsy Gooding chose Mackerel Cove

Jamestown offers unsurpassed quality of life that combines small town ambience, scenic beauty and numerous enrichment activities for children. We incorporated a separate guest wing when we we built in 2010 because we love to entertain and to welcome guests to Jamestown. Location is 3 blocks from Mackerel Cove beach, on a quiet street.

What makes this apartment unique

Jamestown is unique on the Eastern Seaboard because of its incomparable beauty, rural character, working farms, multiple access points to Narragansett Bay, and relaxed atmosphere. As year-round residents, we enjoy walking access to fine restaurants, marinas, galleries, churches, hiking trails, town offices, an excellent public library, recreation center and business district. Newport is just 10 minutes away by car; the Jamestown Ferry is a fun way to access downtown Newport and Rose Island in summer. Jamestown offers easy access to major metropolitan areas via Route 95 and T.F. Green Airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for allowing us to share such a lovely apartment. The pictures on VRBO don't do it justice. It worked perfectly for our family of 4. A few pointers for future guests: Restaurants: Slice of Heaven (in town; excellent breakfast); Chopmist Charlie's (in town; great seafood); Simpatico (great food and ambience); The Landing in Newport (great views and good food; The Black pearl, Newport (decent food). Things to do: 1) Take express ferry to Block Island for the day. Rent a car or moped. Aldos good for lunch & ice cream. Wear appropriate shoes for Mohegan Bluff. Two lighthouses worth seeing. 2) Cliff Walk, Newport: 40 steps and the Mansions. 3) Fort Adams: it's worth paying for the guided tour (only way to enter the fort. 4)Strolling thgrough Newport. 5) Mackerel Cove Beach - go earlier in day because it's groomed everyday and gets seaweedy in afternoon. 6) Beavertail Lighthouse: Pack a picnic lunch and eat it on the grass amid crashing waves and great views of Newport. 7) Take pictures on Jamestown windmill. 8) We wanted to go whale watching but couldn't find time in the schedule. FYI, they only run Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays starting 1:00-5:30 pm
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Mackerel Cove, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please email me with any questions. Please approve Rental Agreement prior to booking. See Infosheet for policies, systems and details.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled floor, granite countertop w/ twin sinks, and skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom (17' x 22') with seating area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms, each with queen-size bed. The master bedroom is large, with queen bed and comfy seating area. The second bedroom is smaller. A comfortable rollaway bed is available to sleep a fifth guest (child) at no extra charge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Waves Carriage House Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful rental with every amenity!

  • 5 of 5

This rental had everything we needed and more. Betsy was a wonderful host! The property description is very accurate. The location is in a quiet neighborhood and an easy drive to everything. Although we had rainy weather for 3 of our 4 days of our stay, we were able to explore the area, Newport etc. My family actually looked forward to going back to our rental for the evening for dinner and to relax. We definitely will be back!!!!!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morristown, NJ

Perfect Home Base

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Waves for a long weekend with our daughter and son-in-law. The 2 bedroom apartment was private, beautiful, clean and well appointed. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and a quick 10 minute hop over the bridge to Newport.

Betsy is a wonderful hostess. We arrived to gourmet cookies and a gorgeous vase of wildflowers (they were so beautiful that I initially thought they were fake!) She goes out of her way to be sure you have everything you need and is readily available if you have any questions. Communication prior to our arrival was excellent as well.

Jamestown is a cute little town with a few good restaurants and a beautiful bay front. We enjoyed dining at Simpatico & on the porch overlooking the bay at Bay Voyage and had a delicious lunch at East Ferry Deli. Although not yet open, we drove over to the Bevertail Lighthouse and took beautiful photos.

In Newport, we enjoyed the breathtaking views of the Cliff Walk, toured The Breakers Mansion, drove Ocean Drive/10 Mile Drive and enjoyed strolling Thames St. and the wharfs. On our last night, we enjoyed a great lobster dinner at Scales & Shells on lower Thames St. There is so much to do, but my daughter was really suffering with her allergies and not feeling great, so we just did as much as she could push through and crashed back at the house fairly early to relax. You will not run out of things to do in the area though.

We would highly recommend The Waves. Not only is it convenient to Newport, it also gives you the added bonus of becoming familiar with Jamestown as well, so you get the best of both worlds. People in town are very friendly and Betsy was wonderful to deal with. We truly enjoyed our stay - thank you Betsy for sharing your beautiful home! We will not hesitate to return again when next in the area.

  • Submitted: 1-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place that perfectly suited our family!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and very well priced for Jamestown. The place was spotlessly clean when we arrived (including a welcoming note and pastry from the owner!). The layout is very spacious for a family of 3-4 or 2 couples. Our kids (4 & 7) had plenty of space to stretch out and play in the living area. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, by far the best I have encountered at a rental. We could have cooked a feast without any problem! The owner lives part time next door and was very welcoming and friendly. All the information we needed upon check-in was readily available in a helpful brief. Everything was exactly as promised and listed on the VRBO site. The location was very close to the beach (although we didn't go because of the time of year) and to town. The local grocery store is a short 5 minute walk, just at the end of the street. We spent most of our time with family that also lives on the island for Christmas holiday so we didn't really try the local restaurants.

Overall, I couldn't image a better experience! I would definitely recommend Waves to anyone planning a trip to Jamestown and we will stay there on our next trip back. We did opt for the 2 bedroom option, which I would recommend for any more than 2 people.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manheim, PA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our one-week stay in Jamestown at this delightful apartment. When we arrived, there was a lovely note from Betsy on the door as well as some delicious tomatoes waiting for us on the kitchen island. The apartment is clean and has everything you need. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to cook and bake. The bathroom has soaps, q-tips, cotton balls, and kleenex. The open floor layout is wonderful. Open the french doors to the balconette and you experience the most amazing breeze. It is on the 2nd floor, so we enjoyed letting the windows open all night rather than using air conditioning. We spent 4 fabulous days in Newport which is a hop, skip and a jump from Jamestown; we did everything imaginable; sailed on a schooner, visited 5 mansions, toured Fort Adams, walked the Cliff Walk, and went to two museums - the Audrain Automobile Museum and the National Museum for American Illustration (if you like Norman Rockwell, you must visit). One day was spent relaxing in Jamestown with a jaunt down to Beavertail Lighthouse for some afternoon reading by the ocean. We were so glad to have such a wonderful place to come back to in the evening. If we get up to Rhode Island again, we will definitely make arrangements to stay at The Waves. Thank you Betsy for being such a great host!

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Mary's City


  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed a wonderful week in Jamestown at "The Waves” cottage in June... The apartment exceeded all our expectations in every way... It was very private, super clean, and exceptionally well appointed... The apartment has all the charm and character of a Nantucket cottage with the added benefit of all the modern conveniences like an open layout, skylights, central air conditioning, and super fast wi-fi… The apartment has an amazing gourmet kitchen… Everything a cook could want is right at your fingertips from EVOO to fresh ground pepper… We found a wonderful local seafood shop in Jamestown called “Zeke’s Creek Seafood, Bait & Tackle”… The owner was super nice and the seafood was simply outstanding… We enjoyed cooking almost every night and couldn’t wait to get home… From pan seared scallops with fresh asparagus to Little neck clams linguine, and Lobsters on the grill… I can’t recall ever enjoying cooking so much while on vacation than our time at “The Waves”… It's only a short walk to downtown Jamestown and all the shops and restaurants… Also an easy walk to nearby Mackerel Cove beach and Beavertail State Park offering some of the most spectacular vistas along the New England coastline.... Historic Newport is just a short car or ferry ride away... We enjoyed an amazing day trip to Martha’s Vineyard… With two teenager’s, we spent our only rainy day at the Premium outlets in Wrentham, Mass which is less than an hour away and the girls couldn’t have been happier… After a day of shopping, we had dinner and took in a movie at the nearby Patriot Place located at Gillette Stadium. We would highly recommend a stay at "The Waves” cottage… It’s very clear that Betsy goes way out of her way to make everything very very special for all her guests... Already looking forward to next time…

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, Florida, USA

Ideal setting for the perfect New England getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two weeks on Jamestown in this adorable, homey apartment. Despite having lived in R.I. for 50 years, we had never spent any time on Jamestown before. We felt very much at home and took advantage of our proximity to Narragansett (go to Twin Willows for their fish n chips), Newport, Little Compton and Providence. Also, spent a day in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts. The apartment had everything you would need and then some; my husband said that the kitchen was better equipped than ours back home in Florida. We were able to entertain family & friends easily. We had two dinner parties and a ladies' luncheon with 5 friends. The village of Jamestown is within walking distance; we would walk each morning to get the morning paper and a coffee-to-go from the corner market. Everyone we met in town was friendly and welcoming. Some afternoons or evenings, we would walk into town for exercise or burger 'n beers at the Narragansett Café where we also heard great live music (no cover). The desserts from Slice of Heaven wowed our dinner guests. The bed and pillows were comfortable, and the neighborhood was quiet. Betsy was easy to work with via e-mail and there were no surprises. Please note that there is a flight of stairs to gain entry to the apt. We are already planning to return. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
T.F. Green, Providence, RI (PVD)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in Jamestown within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Jamestown - Newport; Newport - Block Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Jamestown Country Club (public)
Nearest Train
6 Miles
North Kingstown, RI
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several excellent ones within walking distance
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Yawgoo Mt., or Wachusetts Mt.
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mackerel Cove
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Mackerel Cove, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018/19
Nov 3 2018 - Mar 29 2019
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2019
Mar 30 2019 - Jun 21 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$398.52

5% discount on second and subsequent back-to-back weeks. When rented by the month, rent is due monthly. No room tax on stays of 30+ days. I will work with guests to ensure an enjoyable stay. Please contact me to discuss your rental needs. Betsy Gooding 401-714-6605.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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