Monday, March 21, 2011

The Perfect Beach!

Yesterday was the first day of spring, so we took a ride along Rhode Island's coast once again. I love going in the spring because we get to see so many beaches without all the summer crowds.

We decided to ride up to Misquamicut Beach and then lazily travel back torwards Charlestown, RI.

After riding by the Atlantic Beach Park and many closed for the winter cottages and neat little restaurants, we headed over to Weekapaug.  Watch Hill is just south of Weekapaug and we will take that trip on a warmer day.

If you ride by Spray Rock Road, (where this house is located) you come to a dirt road that takes you through a few private beaches. One is Shelter Harbor, Weekapaug Fire District, and the one I absolutely fell in love with, Quonoquonchaug Barrier Beach

I have been to many beaches in my lifetime and living on the Coast of Rhode Island enables me to always be watching the sea, which is my favorite thing to do:)  But, I have to say that this beach is the most perfect beach in Rhode Island. My husband was laughing at me as we walked along the waters edge and I kept exclaiming. "This is the perfect beach"! Even the stones are perfect, the smell, the air, the freedom, the emptiness"  I cannot even begin to bring you there.

Because it is a private beach, about the only time you would be able to see it is in the winter months, but you really should make it a priority!  Unless you are a resident or vacation renter, and you have a "button", you will not be allowed to park in the quaint little parking lot overlooking Quonoquonchaug Pond.

I picked up "the perfect stone" and took it home with me. What better way to celebrate the Spring Equinox after the Super Moon!  I promised to return the stone in 20 years, back to the most beautiful place I have ever been priviliged to be.

It's going to be tough to find another beach in RI to beat this one, but I am going to continue to blog about the beaches along the Rhode Island Coast.
If you think you would like to live in Weekapaug, the houses range from $400,000 to a few million. Most of the roads are private in Weekapaug, only to residents and guests. Many of the homes have the same families throughout generations and many of the rentals are similar in that respect.
If you are looking for the quintessential ocean neighborhood, then Weekapaug would be it.
Don't forget, I am also a Buyers Rep and can take you on a tour of any of these homes that are on the market if you should decide to come to Rhode Island and enjoy our Coastal heritage!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Waterfront and Beach Homes in RI

Spring is almost here in Rhode Island and now is the time most Rhode Islanders' start riding around looking for homes. Most Rhode Islanders automatically head torwards the water. Whether it be Narragansett, Westerly, Green Hill, Block Island or Point Judith, we all like to just ride around and look.
Rhode Island people are known for their love of the water. You can usually get in close proximity from whereever you are in RI.
Living on or near the water is most peoples' first choice. I wrote a blog in Ocean Home Magazine last month about Newport RI, and in it I mentioned Indian Ave in Middletown.  What a beautiful place with homes directly on the waterfront facing fantastic views.  Even on this side of the bridge, we have Jamestown.

  And heading right into Providence, Narragansett Bay streams past Warwick, North Kingstown, Cranston, Barrington, Riverside and more.
So whether you are looking for something near a marina, or near small shopping areas, or near Watch Hill's great Holiday escape, there are numerous homes to look at. And of course, right now, most of them are on the market at prices that would have been considered rock bottom, just a few years ago.

  Will these prices last?  I honestly do not know, but I do know that never has there been a more enticing time to by property near the ocean or bay in Rhode Island!