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Air conditioned Historic Victorian Apartment-Heart of Wickford Villa

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

1st floor one bedroom apartment with separate entrance, parking

1883 Governors House in the Heart of Charming, Historic Wickford! Walk to everything! Shops, restaurants, historic houses, churches, beach, kayaking. Across the street from the water, 15 min. to Newport. Central air, First floor, one level sunny apartment with character, stained glass windows, one bedroom with queen bed, ivory linens, walk-in new tile shower, with handrail, vanity with granite counter, new cherry fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel top of line appliances, include stove/oven/microwave, french door frig with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Private Laundry room in apartment with front loading washer and dryer. Private yard seating/eating area, gas grill, private parking spot

Walk to Shops, Restaurants, Beach,Kyacking: Historic Wickford Village located on Narragansett Bay has many shops, restaurants and places of interest all just a short stroll from the apartment.

Wickford hosts the well known Wickford Art Festival the 2nd week of July.

Newport is a 15 minutes drive over two bridges with breath taking views. Providence is 20 minute. The Connecticut Casinos are a 40 minute drive.

More Details

Property Manager
Cindy Hall
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Cindy Hall

I was a RI Realtor for 35 years and fell in love with Wickford Village. My husband and I were married here in St Paul's Church and raised our two children here. We purchased this wonderful historic home in 1993 and spent one year renovating this Queen Anne Victorian, formally built for the Governor of RI, Governor William Gregory in 1883

Cindy Hall purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Cindy Hall chose Wickford

In 1993 this wonderful Queen Anne Victorian was a listing in the real estate office across the street that I was working for. The property was in terrible neglected disrepair and I showed it to potential buyers and curious lookers many times. They shook their heads and informed me "It was just too much work". I knew my husband and I could bring it back to the former beauty that it was and so after many months on the market we made an offer and had the privledge of becoming the owners and caregivers to this wonderful Queen Anne Victorian prize. The renovation and repair was a full time one year commitment to bring this home back to the condition it deserved to be. We hope you enjoy your stay in Wickford, in this wonderful historic home!

What makes this apartment unique

A warm, comfortable, enchanting apartment with the comforts of today and the historical character of days gone by. Enjoy the Sunflower House! (The tallest building in Wickford, facing east with the original sunflower plaque on the side of the house!)

The Sunflower House in the heart of Historic Wickford Village. Restaurants, shops and the harbor are steps away!


Wickford Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Recreational vehicles, campers or tents are prohibited on rental premises
  • Subleasing is not permitted
  • The fireplace does not work and cannot be used
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tile shower/seat-hand rail
  • New bathroom, with large tile walk-in shower with seat and handle bar. Cherry vanity with granite top, Comfort height toilet. Stained glass window. Tile floor. White towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen pillow top mattress, all cotton white sheets. Hardwood floors. Walk-in closet and dressing room with front loader washer and dryer, iron and board. Tall windows with wood blinds, stained glass windows
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a one bedroom apartment on the first floor of a 3 family house. The other two apartments are also one bedroom each and are rented year round to very quiet tenants, who have been my tenants for three years each There are no pets allowed on the property. There is also an office on the first floor used by one person on occasion for accounting who is also very quiet. Please let me know if you have any questions.


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Air conditioned Historic Victorian Apartment-Heart of Wickford Villa
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Charming and Sunny Sunflower House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sunflower House. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Everything we could have needed was in place. Awaking to the sun streaming through the stained-glass window was tremendously better than waking up to an alarm clock!

Wickford Village is charming and so convenient to nearby family. Beach Rose Café, Shayna's, Tavern by the Sea, and The Place are favorites when we're in the area.

From initial inquiry through check out, communication was easy. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. We look forward to a return stay in Sunflower House.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the charm of the Sunflower House and you will always be welcome back to your home away from home! Thank you for being wonderful guests!
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Jarrettsville, Maryland

An Amazing Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Five stars is not an adequate rating for this property! If I could, I would give it twice that amount! The first floor apartment in the Sunflower House is absolutely gorgeous! My husband and I have rented VRBO properties for many years - both in the states and in Italy. This one is, without a doubt, one of our very favorites. The apartment was spotless and beautifully renovated. Everything in it is top of the line and it was remodeled to perfection. I loved the dark wood doors and woodwork, stain glass windows, the granite counters, the hardwood and tile floors. The furniture is comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped. The location is also perfect. Wickford Village is very quaint and everything is literally right outside the door of the apartment. You do not need a car to visit all of the shops, restaurants, and historic homes in town. We had a wonderful Italian dinner at Tate's, a great breakfast at the Beach Rose Café, another good dinner at Tavern By The Sea, lots of coffee and warm muffins right out of the oven at a shop directly across the street. We found the people in town to be exceptionally friendly, and the shopkeepers appreciative of our business. It is a great place to visit! Cindy, the owner, was easy to communicate with and extremely personable. The booking process, check-in, and check-out all went smoothly. If we come back to the area in the future, we will most certainly stay at the Sunflower House. This apartment gets a very high recommendation from us. You can't possibly go wrong if you rent this property!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review! I always want my guests to feel at home and comfortable as I would like to feel when I travel to new places. You were wonderful and caring to the apartment and I will always welcome you back to "your home away from home".
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St. James NY

Great place, clean and great town.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon

Memories are made here!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here at the Sunflower House. This place has a special meaning for us & that's why we were delighted to return here to have a nostalgic vacation. You see, 50 years ago my hubby was in the Navy & stationed at the nearby Seabee base. He rented an apartment upstairs in this very house. This is where we began our life together as young newlyweds. Life had taken us back to Oregon after the Navy. When my husband asked what I wanted to do for our 50th anniversary I said I want to return to Wickford. We'd traveled to the area in 2011& found that it might be possible to rent the downstairs apartment. Wow! What a grand idea! We were pleased with all the upgrades & the super friendly & helpful owner. We enjoyed reading the history of the house & once again exploring the area. 38 Brown Street is indeed very special to us & will be forever. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the "Sunflower House" (also known as Governor Gregory's house), for your very special anniversary! I enjoyed meeting you and hearing about the way it was back in 1966, when you lived in this historic house! You will always be welcome back! All our best Anniversary Wishes for you! Cindy and Bryson
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  • 5 of 5

My mother and I had the pleasure of a two night stay at this property and it was fantastic. Cozy and comfortable with a feeling of home. There was a binder full of information about local shops, eateries and tourist attractions. The surrounding areais fabulous. Lots of great shops and friendly people everywhere. The only downfall was that our stay was short. I hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Wickford

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and it just was not long enough. Great location and apt was great. Very comfortable bed and plenty of room for us. It was close to many attractions and was a peaceful place to spend time. Would love to go back and explore more and Cindy was great to work with and quick to respond.

Kristy and Neal

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Quonsett High Speed
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Wickford Junction and Kingston
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
North Kingstown Town Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Free pass to town beach, kayaking, sight seeing, historic walks, concerts, art festivals, library, bike paths


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

WINTER RATE includes electric, gas heat, (own thermostat) furniture, window treatments, washer/dryer, private entrance, parking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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