French Normandy stone house set in a private park-like setting, bordering onto 1000 acres of open space.5 minute walk to undeveloped Second Beach and 'Surfers End.' a place that Yankee magazine rated ' THE 'BEST BEACH IN RHODE ISLAND' and TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN NEW ENGLAND. Also nearby is Third Beach, set in a gentle cove, a great place for small children where you can rent d kayaks and paddle-boards.WALK to coastal National wildlife sanctuary, ' Sachuest Point,' and paths along 2 large reservoirs. Hike through the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Newport is a 5 minute drive away for night life, shopping, film festivals, restaurants, museums, art galleries and Newport's famous series of summer music festivals. There are several public golf courses on the Island. Visit vineyards, preservation society mansions, botanical gardens.
House has 4 bedrms, 3 full baths. A blue-stone patio faces a pretty yard. Comfortable and artistically furnished with French furniture and fine art. Romantic walled garden courtyard with gas grill and patio dining table and chairs. State of art air systems; Central AC, Heppa filter fans, WIFI connected. Two bedrooms on first floor, (one twin, one queen) two on second floor.(one queen, set of twins) 3 full baths.
Rental for one family or 7 people @ $7,000 per week, June 21st through September 6th. June 6th to June 21st, $5,500
I've had a long career in the decorative arts and historic buildings preservation. I'm an author of nonfiction and a restorer of antique furniture and objects.
I've always been interested in historical architecture and grew up in an 18th century house in Rhode Island. 'Owls Cote,' built in 1924, was designed by one of my favorite American architects, Harrie T. Lindeberg., who's buildings are recognized for his references to both England and France. The house, modest size with pleasing proportions and superb hand craftsmanship is rare to find. The steep pitched roof with the original handmade terracotta tiles ,the inner walled garden courtyard, the vast species of birds nesting in surrounding mature trees, make life here a unique experience. It very much like staying in a National Trust house in England. The house is not visible from the main road,Paradise Avenue. The approach to the property is long and winding, It's a pleasant 5 minute walk to Second Beach and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There are many interesting things to do in the city of Newport, a 7 minute drive away to the center of town.
Perfect renovated house.
Property boardering on The Norman Bird Sanctuary. Private and quiet. Five minute walk to sandy swimming beach.