Our stay in cottage B

    The B cottage was immaculately clean and very comfortable. Location was close to beaches and lighthouse which I walked to several times. The town center was an easy walk and restaurants were very good     


  OMG in Watch Hill RI  Last summer we had the greatest experience with our rental in Watch Hill, RI. We stayed at the "house" owned by Jane & Charlie and were delighted with the comfort and ambiance. The property was exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated with all the amenities of home, the view was spectacular and it was sooooo close to the beach. Access to the private beach was included in our rental. The owners were helpful in advising us on parking, restaurants and shopping. We will definitely be back there again soon.  

Cottage C

  This cottage was perfect for our family of 5. The location is perfect, walk to town and the beaches. The surf was great and sunshine everyday made it even better. Jane made sure we had everything we needed while vacationing at her property in Watch Hill. We will be back!!   

Fabulous spot in Watch Hill

 Having grown up in Mystic, CT while spending many summers days at Watch Hill beaches, I was thrilled to find this gem of a rental right in the heart of Watch Hill. Jane and Charlie's cottages are well maintained, clean, sunny and very functional. The Holdredges are wonderful hosts and are very attentive to their guests while not being intrusive; they are very accommodating and responsive to requests and knowledgeable about the area. They provide lawn furniture and an outdoor grill so extended family gatherings are fun and easy, and they also provide beach chairs and a convenient locker at the beach. The Carousel Beach is a 3 minute walk; East Beach a 5 minute walk; and Misquamicut Beach is 10 minutes by car or 30 by bike. We also enjoy evening walks to the the merry-go-round and the St. Claire Annex for evening ice cream treats. We bring our kayaks and bikes so that we can enjoy paddling tours of the beautiful Watch Hill Harbor and bike to various beaches. See you in August !

Watch Hill Delight

  Watch Hill Delight  What a beautiful vacation home. All the amenities of being home with the sun and sand thrown in. A gem in Watch Hill and a bargain. This was our second rental at this property. Our first stay was at one of the cottages on the property, remodeled, tastefully decorated and furnished beautifully. This time we opted for the larger property which was beautifully furnished and decorated, extra clean and very close to the private beach and the two public beaches. They even had lawn chairs, etc. for us to use on the beaches. I have recommended this vacation home to several of my friends, but you know my family and I will be returning again and again. Jane & Charlie, the owners are fabulous and they really are dedicated to our comfort and pleasure. I would recommend this property and the cottages to anyone wanting a RI beach vacation.    

Fantastic - Great Location

  FANTASTIC!! Great location, This location is ideal for anyone looking for a summer getaway on the ocean! You are in walking distance to the ocean, the village of Watch Hill. The home owners are helpful, thoughtful, courteous and meticulous! Everything you could need on a summer vacation is in the home or they can tell you where to get it. Furniture has been thoughtfully placed and picked out. I will return to this property again and again!   



Another great week

  We have been staying at the main house for years and it is always fantastic. The location is perfect, a short walk to either the Carousel or East Beach. A locker is provided for chairs and beach toys, so you don't have to lug things there and back. The home is immaculate and comfortable. Plenty of room for my wife and two daughters, and a wonderful spot for entertaining guests. The view of the marina from the deck is a great place for a morning cup of coffee or a cookout with a view of the setting sun. The owners, Jane and Charlie could not be nicer hosts. We can't wait to go back.    

Looking forward

 We are looking forward to this year's stay. You have such a wonderful location. You are very private, yet in the heart of Watch Hill. We love the fact that you take such good care of your house and cottages. You always make us feel so at home.  

The Holdredge beach cottage

 My family and I had a wonderful vacation. The beach cottage was a perfect location. We could walk to the beach and walk into town. My daughter and her friend could walk to the candy store or just down town because it so safe and friendly. The town and beaches are pristine. I have booked for next year.    

Excellent location, clean accommodations

. We found the cottage to be the perfect location to the beach, shops, etc. In addition, it was very clean and minimalist (not cluttered). The June nights gave way to cool temps so we found no need for AC. I would definitely recommend this place and stay here again. Thank you to the Holdredges!  



The Best Ever Watch Hill Vacation!!

5 *   This was our second year staying at the main house and, because our family included four generations this year, we also rented one of the cottages. We had a fantastic week of glorious beaches, beautiful sunsets as well as nightly carousel rides (for the little ones) and ice-cream cones. The main house and cottage were immaculate, with gleaming hardwood floors, lovely (and functional) furniture, and every amenity you could want.The grounds were well cared for and spacious with the quaint but bustling harbor, town and beaches just a few minutes walk from our door. We loved the proximity of it all!! Many thanks to Jane and Charlie Holdredge for providing the perfect vacation property for our family. We all look forward to returning.  

The Perfect Vacation Home

 5 *  What a beautiful spot overlooking Watch Hill harbor with a view from the deck all the way to the carousel. The house is situated in a private compound yet a few minutes walk to town and beaches. Everything about the property was neat, clean, well appointed, and comfortable. My family sends thanks to Jane and Charlie Holdredge for providing the perfect vacation home in lovely Watch Hill. We are hoping to return next year.      


5 * My husband and I have  rented from Jane and Charlie for several years!    The home is clean,  spacious, and has all the amenities of home,  situated on a very nice private property!      It has been a wonderful  gathering place to spend time with our adult children!  The views are  spectacular, whether at sunset, early morning, or after sunset with the  lights of the boats in the harbor!  Sometimes we can hear the surf  crashing on the other side of the sand bar.  The town is a few minutes   walk away, with a fine dining establishment and several other smaller  restaurants, all family oriented.  East Beach and the lighthouse are  also a few minutes walk away as well as the private beach that is  available to guests of the  Holdredges!   We highly recommend this  rental!   You won't be disappointed!  Jane and Charlie go out of their  way to insure a most pleasant visit! 

Will Solow

5 *  Our family of three has stayed at the Holdredges' Cottage for 17 years during our annual family beach vacation. Jane and Charlie are consistently wonderful hosts and our cottage is always neat, clean and ready for us. For the few suggestions that we have offered over the years to make our stay more comfortable, Jane and Charlie have always been very responsive. We host our family reunion during this week, and they have been very helpful with extra chairs, tables, etc. If you want to be in Watch Hill, this is the place to stay!   


Response from the owner  

We  are so fortunate to have these great people return every year. We look  forward to seeing them and to watch their son grow into a young man.  It's like family coming home once a year. 



     Melissa McLean   Rating   Review   posted on              Sep 4, 2017    Lovely week long stay in the main house. Very clean, well stocked kitchen, and three comfy bedrooms, two full baths. Beautiful harbor view from deck, yet super quiet at night. Rented bikes and we could either walk or bike into town or to the beach. Loved walking in the morning to the lighthouse or to Napatree point which is gorgeous. The house comes with ample parking and really don't need a car once you get there. If you know Watch Hill, parking is a premium. Jane is very easy to work with and made sure that we had everything that we needed. Go to Cooked Goose for breakfast. Best eggs can ride a bike there too. Recommend the Holdredge House highly!    


Anthony Ferrari
Sept 2017
Our family stayed here at the end of July, 2017 and had a wonderful experience.  Jane & Charlie are easy to communicate with and the units are well maintained.  Our family booked both cottages for a week, it is a very special place.  One floor spacious layouts in both A & B.  Charming, clean, comfortable beach cottages.  The proximity to town is incredible, walking distance to town, carousel, Watch Hill Beach and East Beach.  We have two young boys, 4 & 2, who had a blast walking (more like, getting pulled in a wagon) everywhere.  Highly recommended for a truly beach town getaway.



RJG So Carolina


There is only one thing difficult about writing a review for the Holdredge House and Cottage Rentals.  Which is better?  The superior location or the outstanding management and owners.  Watch Hill is beautiful anytime of year. You can enjoy a walk to the lighthouse, a visit to the Ocean House, and when the temps are good, some great beaches.  The historic merry go round is something many of us remember from years back.  It's still here!   Jane and Charlie are both kind and conscientious.  They are very attentive.  We have zero complaints.  We can understand why many folks keep coming back. We recommend this rental and its owners with the highest possible rating.