If you were in the doghouse last year for not being enough of a romantic, here’s a quick fix for your love life: a Rhode Island vacation rental to rival that beach house in “The Nights of Rodanthe.”
Can’t you just see Richard Gere carrying Diane Lane up the stairs here?
Rhode Island is known for its pristine coastline, a place where ferry boats and bikes are common forms of transportation and fishermen bring back buckets of striped bass and bluefish. It’s about as postcard-perfect “New England” as you can get, and thankfully free of commercialism for a more authentic and localized experience. (I heart the big-box stores, too, but there’s a time and a place to pick up Post-it notes and air filters, and that’s not on vacation.)
The featured cottage hides–literally–on a cove with its on private beach. Surrounded by conservation land, the home beckons picnics on the shore or alfresco dining on the patio. A light-filled sunroom calls for quiet time with the latest New York Times bestseller or coffee with your sweetheart.
So if you’ve been searching for that lover’s nest, you may have already found it.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.