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On the Market: A Condo in One of Rhode Island’s Most Famous Hotels

One of the Ocean House's coveted residential units is on the market, offering a rare opportunity for those in the market for an oceanside vacation home.


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2 Bluff Avenue, #3-2, Westerly, RI
Price: $4,995,000
Size: 2,650 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3

Still looking for a vacation home as summer fast approaches? Here’s your chance to own a truly unique spot in one of Rhode Island’s most storied hotels: The Carousel Suite at the Ocean House is now up for grabs. The Ocean House has been synonymous with luxury travel since it opened in 1868. The oceanside resort quickly became known as the spot to summer in the early 20th century, but fell into disrepair and closed in 2003. The following year, a new structure that replicated the original trademark yellow facade went up and the hotel reopened in 2010 with 49 hotel rooms and 21 residential units.

In the years since the residential units have been available, listing agent Donna Krueger-Simmons of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International says they’ve rarely gone on the market. Instead, residents lease them out to guests when they’re not using them through the hotel’s rental program. Located in tony Watch Hill, this condo unit is steps away from Rhode Island’s finest beaches and seaside dining.

“It’s a pretty amazing place,” she said. “It truly is resort living.”

At 2,650 square feet, the Carousel Suite is the largest of the Ocean House condos and one of only two with views of both the Atlantic and Little Narragansett Bay. It’s also named after the nearby Flying Horse Carousel, one of the longest continuously running carousels in the country. The unit itself is as stunning as the water surrounding it, with a seasonal, slate fireplace, vertical grain fir vaulted ceilings, and a spacious, private deck overlooking the sea. An open living/dining space overlooks the water, as does an additional room that can be used as a lounge or extra bedroom. A guest room with two twin size beds (which can be converted to a king), a playroom/bunk room, and a main suite with a beach stone floor and soaking tub finish complete the space.

For more information, contact Donna Krueger-Simmons, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International, mottandchace.com

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