A condominium retreat at Unit 302 with exceptional coastal views is now available at the historic, white-shingled Watch Hill Inn – the only original hotel building still standing from the 1800s. Perfectly perched in the center of Watch Hill Village with manicured landscaping at 38 Bay Street in Westerly, Rhode Island, enjoy views of the Ocean House, Napatree Point, Little Narragansett Bay, and the ocean, overlooking Montauk, New York, Fishers Island Sound, and Stonington, Connecticut.

Situated away from the street with new underground electrical service, renew mind, body and soul with views of sunrises and sunsets, concerts on the village green, and fireworks in front of the Ocean House – all from your private condo and new deck (built with composite Trex material).

A family hotel story also accompanies this property. It occurred during the nineteenth century - the golden age for aristocrats from Philadelphia and New York City who flocked to the seaside during the oppressive summer heat to clear their lungs of the era’s industrial pollution, said Realtor Lisa Szaro of Randall, Realtors.

Perhaps Lighthouse Keeper Jonathan Nash realized that Watch Hill was destined to become a resort community. Before retiring in 1833, he “acquired a sixty-one acre tract, which stretched from East Beach to Little Narragansett Bay,” according to Author Chaplin Bradford Barnes’ book, “Watch Hill Through Time – The Evolution of a New England Shore Community.” Nash went on to build Watch Hill’s first hotel, which was managed by his son, Captain George M. Nash.

“Portions of Jonathan Nash’s property would later become the sites of other hostelries, some of which were operated by his children,” Bradford states in his book. One of those hotels was the Narragansett House, which the elder Nash’s son, Nathan E. Nash, built in 1845. Captain Nash built the Ocean House in 1868.

Both the Narragansett House and the Ocean House survived the great fire of 1916 and the hurricane of 1938. In 1985, Narragansett House was sold, refurbished to include 2 restaurants and 16 hotel rooms, and renamed the “Watch Hill Inn.” After many joyous celebrations the structure was renovated again in 2006 without a restaurant. This time, it was stripped back to the studs, a new concrete foundation was poured, and the layout was reconfigured to offer 11 condominiums. Also, new insulation, sheetrocked walls, wiring and plumbing were installed.

Fast forward to today and enter via the front door into a foyer - the same way guests did back in 1845. Go down the carpeted hallway to this beautifully-appointed, 1,116-square-foot condominium with an open layout. The modern kitchen features tile flooring, Thomasville maple cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a snack bar. A stackable washer and dryer are tucked behind cabinets and a nearby storage closet provides ample space for blankets and linens.

Unwind in the large adjacent living area that includes bamboo flooring, recessed lighting and a French door that leads to a large deck for sunbathing, dining, and entertaining.

Large windows throughout this sun-filled condominium create the perfect vacation or weekend retreat for seaside lovers.

Rest well in the master bedroom suite with Berber carpeting. Its luxurious private bath offers a granite vanity and makeup area with a wall-length mirror and a Jacuzzi-tub/shower. The other slightly smaller bedroom suite offers a deep-soaking tub/shower.

Leave your cares behind as you unwind in this 2-bedroom, 2-full bath retreat. Stay comfortable all year long with zoned electric heating-and-cooling wall units throughout the condominium. As a fire district taxpayer, you will also have access to Carousel Beach and its lockers for chairs and umbrellas at a great discount. Additionally, you have 2 private parking spaces and 2 parking stickers for the lot across the street. Park your car for your entire stay and stroll to restaurants, shops, the Watch Hill Flying Horse Carousel, and adjacent beach.

“You don’t have to worry about exterior maintenance. You have this amazing management company that takes care of that for you,” Lisa Szaro said.

This condominium is also the ideal investment property. Nearby units in the same building net over $40,000 in seasonal income.

“Honestly, I think the biggest thing is the limited market of condominiums in this community that are available at a reasonable price point with no maintenance,” said Tony Chimento, property manager of the Watch Hill Inn Condominium Association. “Everyone can buy a house, but why buy a house when you can relax and have everything done for you?…It’s a hot market.”

The listing price for Unit 302’s 1,116-square foot, 2-bedroom, 2-full bath condominium is $1.1 Million.

Unit 301 at Watch Hill Inn is also for sale. The 2-bedroom, 2-full bath offers 1,000 square feet of living space for $999,000.

For more information, contact Szaro at Randall, Realtors on her cell at 401-559-6157, or by email at lisa@randallrealtors.com.

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