Around the World: Ocean House — Watch Hill, Rhode Island

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Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is one of the most stunning coastal resorts I’ve ever seen — in a homey, non-commercial way. The 13 acre property is truly one of its kind, brimming with upscale New England charm and picturesque views. Watch Hill itself is an ideal vacation spot with lots of great shops + restaurants, plus is pedestrian friendly…all qualities that I really value in a beachy vacation town. I’ve only spent about an hour in Watch Hill and it was “off-season,” meaning things were very much shut down and there was a lot of construction everywhere.

Going back to this hotel, I feel like staying at Ocean House would be an unbelievable experience. The views of the water obviously stand out, but the decor is unrivaled… it’s one of those places that looks exactly like I’d want my dream home to look — a perfect blend of traditional + bright and airy. It’s fancy without being overdone and best of all, it pulls off a yellow exterior that really makes it a statement. Based on the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Hotel rating, I’m guessing the dining and service are something to write home about as well. Oh, and the hotel was rebuilt in 2010, meaning things are very much updated and improved.

It’s funny how quickly I’ve fallen in love with New England considering I’d never been there until four years ago. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are two of my favorite places in the world and I would love to spend more time in Watch Hill during the summer. I went just over two years ago when I was visiting a friend in Narraganset and I basically got a tour of the entire state…which is really something when you grew up in Texas and a two hour drive doesn’t even get you from Dallas to Austin! Needless to say, Rhode Island doesn’t disappoint.

Anyone ever been to Watch Hill? Or any small coastal New England towns? There’s something that makes them so unique and explains why so many people fall in love with these beautiful destinations!

Images via the Ocean House photo gallery

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