Carr Pond - exclusively yours when you rent this property View of the dock from the deck Screened in porch The great room Master Bed Bedroom 2 Bath The cozy living area in the evening The Mays Cottage - your wonderful getaway View of the pond after sunset View of the Cottage and decks The Great Room w/fireplace and access to Porch Barred Owl, often heard at the property Another view of Great Room Kitchen
Featured on "BEST OF NEW ENGLAND" YANKEE MAGAZINE,
Situated on 300 "private" acres this lake cottage in western Coventry is part of the Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge, Audubon’s newest acquisition. The property's private lake and cabin are secluded, a real retreat. Great place for canoeing, bird watching, nature walks, great trails and bike path close to the property. Spectacular sunsets.
This charming beautifully furnished old fashioned wood and field stone camp on the edge of Maxwell Mays Pond, features fireplace heat, full kitchen, screened porch, dock, large deck overlooking the pond, outdoor gas grill, indoor plumbing, two bedrooms, one bath. Cabin sleeps 5
Perfect for a romantic week or week-end get-a-way or a family vacation. Kids love it here! Property comes equipped with two canoes.
Available from April 15 until November.
We prefer to RENT BY THE WEEK IN JULY AND AUGUST, the prime season for rentals,as we are trying to raise funds to run programs at the Maxwell Mays Preserve. WE DO OFFER THE PROPERTY FOR LAST MINUTE RENTALS if the Cottage is not occupied. We will be happy to place your name on a list for "LAST MINUTE RENTALS" and will notify you if dates are available. THIS PROPERTY IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.
ALSO THIS SUMMER - the "Garden Cottage" is for rent daily, monthly or weekly. This is the other guest cottage at the Maxwell Mays Property. I has just been completely renovated and is heated. Available until late November. Not a lake front. Sits in a wooded area of the gardens and is close to all the trails and bike path. Feel free to email for more information.
PROPERTY IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AT THE END OF OCTOBER - RE-OPENS APRIL.
Renters have "exclusive use" of Maxwell Mays Pond and its surroundings. Catch and release fishing, canoeing, swimming. The property has 2 canoes for your use.
We ask that you do not bring any equipment, canoes, etc. to the lake unless it has been carefully inspected and washed clean. Be on the look-out for aggressive weeds like “milfoil” as they will contaminate and choke the lake.
Situated in the western part of RI, the area includes many quaint villages, a genuine 'general store' and two great golf courses nearby.
Close to, bike paths, trails, antiques, shopping, theaters, RI beaches, restaurants.
Located 20 minutes from Wickford, Narragansett, South Shore, Putnam CT Also nearby Newport & Providence, Boston.
Websites of Interest:
RI Audubon Society: http://www.asri.org/
RI Events Calendar: http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/events/
RI Top Trails: http://www.trails.com/toptrails.aspx?state=RI
Bike RI: http://www.dot.state.ri.us/bikeri/
Newport Waterfront: http://www.newportwaterfrontevents.com/
RI Wineries: http://www.catchwine.com/wineries/rhode_island/
CT Wineries: http://www.ctwine.com/
RATES: One night $250/Two nights minimum/Week $1200
DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO HOLD ALL RESERVATIONS!
There are no linens or towels provided for rentals of less than one week. Please feel free to bring your own linens and towels. ALL TENANTS ARE EXPECTED TO CLEAN THE COTTAGE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. TAKE TRASH BEFORE LEAVING. OR BRING TO THE BARN . Trash pick up day is Monday!
$1200 per week - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS FOR THE LAKE.
RED DATES ON CALENDAR ARE CONFIRMED)
Cottage is rented from Saturday to Saturday. In by 3 PM out by 10 AM
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"Last September we spent 3 wonderful, relaxing days on this property. It was a surprise getaway my husband had planned for us. I couldn't believe the beauty of the place. We loved the quiet and tranquility.. It was a very memorable time. We hope to go again this year."
Apr 16, 2011 - Suzanne Cozzi "If you like privacy this is the place to stay. It is a vacation away from technology and a time to reconnect to your family. It is clean and well kept. The fire place is wonderful at night. We stayed there last year and just went again this year for a weekend away. Love it!"
Jun 13, 2011 - Catherine Casey "Beautiful seclusion. Tranquil, renewing and inspirational for anyone with a penchant for painting or writing. I actually wrote 8 poems while there and my husband made several sketches for his metal sculptures. We loved every minute of our week there. Thank you Max for "trusting" Audobon, and thank you Audobon for making it available to us.
Thanks also to Agent Raquel who was warm, welcoming and accommodating. Roberta MacDonald"
Jul 24, 2011 - Roberta MacDonald "Beautiful retreat. The sunsets on the lake were exquisite!
Nov 29, 2011 - Audubon Lakehouse Guestbook "8/24/11
Wonderful few days at the Carr Pond cottage - complete with grilled clams and corn on the cob. Kayaking on the pond, reading on the deck, glass of wine at sunset...the most relaxing few days I can remember in a long time. Thanks for renting a natural retreat in the woods to people who need time away from television and internet!"
Nov 29, 2011 - Audubon Lakehouse Guestbook "8/26/11
This has been a lovely 5 days on Carr Pond. We've enjoyed the lake and hiking the trails. On our last day we were rewarded by seeing a blue heron perched on a rock in the pond! This was a wonderful respite for our family."
Nov 29, 2011 - Audubon Lakehouse Guestbook "9/17/11
We enjoyed our stay here. Last night we heard an owl call directly behind the house and this morning, a blue heron flew across the pond."
Nov 29, 2011 - Audubon Lakehouse Guestbook "10/02/11
Just what we needed and were looking for! Quiet weekend away surrounded by nature! Perfect place for relaxing and getting away from the usual day-in, day-out crazies! Hiking, playing cribbage and doing crosswords in front of the fire; canoeing the pond...lots of fishing and lots of fish (the two don't always happen together!) All and all, a very pleasant weekend!...Oh well, back to the real world today!"
Nov 29, 2011 - Audubon Lakehouse Guestbook "10/13/11
Did not matter that it rained almost the whole weekend - Perfect spot. My book took a massive leap forward! Will be back!"
Nov 29, 2011 - Audubon Lakehouse Guestbook "Brothers fishing weekend, June 8-9 2012. The cottage is comfortable, well kept and includes the necessary "stuff". The fishing is spectacular and the quiet is overwhelming in the best way. Raquel is great to work with and we plan on a return visit. Tim Henry"
Jun 11, 2012 - Tim Henry "A wonderful place. Thank you."
Jun 25, 2012 - Jerry "We treated ourselves to three days and nights here at the end of June 2013 and it was perfect! Despite the weather being a bit rainy for a couple of those days, it was still wonderful...walking the trails, sitting on the dock, enjoying the screened in porch at all hours, accompanied by the incredible music of birds everywhere. When we saw our first fireflies of summer the magic was undeniable. For peace and quiet (but for the birds) you can't get any better than this. Many thanks!"
Oct 01, 2013 - Barbara Burke "Stayed in the third week in june and it was perfect, cool nites with pleasant breezes off the lake.Warm sunny days water was perfect. Loved it too much coming back again next year!"
May 24, 2014 - Bob Buscher
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