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Stunning, Private, Upscale-Close to Narragansett and South Kingstown Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Luxurious 5+ acre estate home, 5 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths, Sleeps 12, Close to Beach.

Available for year round booking.

Currently booking for summer 2016.

We are URI and Naval Academy Alumni. Special Commencement Offers for Graduation Bookings.

'This must be the most idyllic place in the State of Rhode Island-a lovely home, beautiful vistas; charming birds and adorable deer sightings'! Guest Book Comment, July 2014.

Rest in quiet solitude on this stunning, 5.6 acre private estate home, located 3 miles from the center of historic Wakefield, and 5.4 miles from Narragnsett Bay. Surrounded by natural beauty this home provides privacy as a premium.

Beautifully decorated with local art work. Bittersweet Farm is proud to be an environmentally friendly and an organically safe home.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

About Deborah

Born in Providence, growing up in Warwick I am a native Rhode Islander. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown became my home. I am a professional in the community and a mother of four grown boys. A world traveler, art collector, and entrepreneur, I still call this small New England seaside town my home. Welcome!

Deborah also manages HomeAway/VRBO rental # 3732456. Anawon Cliffs is an exclusive oceanfront estate with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and private deeded water rights. Situated in the multi-million dollar neighborhood of Anawon Cliffs this home is 2-miles from Narragansett Town Beach.

Deborah purchased this house in 1998

Why Deborah chose South Kingstown

Bittersweet Farm is the quintessential elegant south county shingle style home. Located close to Narragansett Bay where swimming, surfing, and sailing are available at Narragansett Beach (7.2 miles), East Matunuck State Beach (6 miles), South Kingstown Town Beach (7.7 miles), and Scarbough State Beach (7.9 miles). The town dock 5-miles away allows boating, water skiing, and wake boarding on Salt Pond or a 30-minute cruise to Block Island. Horse stables, tennis, or golf near by. A short drive to Jamestown, Newport, Wickford, and Watch Hill. A 40 minute drive to Providence for Waterfire, RISD Museum, Brown University, and the best RI dining. While in town feast on local seafood, stroll through the local farmer's markets where the abundance of farm to table organic fruits and vegetables and grass fed meats are abundent. Need fresh eggs, there just around the corner! Ride the bike path (2.8 miles), enjoy homemade ice-cream at Brickley's (2.8 miles), read a good book, fill a vase with flowers, or just relax in peace and quiet!

Bittersweet Farm is an excellent location for visiting New England Colleges or for a family retreat during college graduations. Brown, RISD, URI, Naval War College, and Salve Regina weekends available.

What makes this house unique

Bittersweet Farm was built in 1998 inspired by world renowned Architect Robert A.M. Stern's Life Magazine's 1994 Dream House. Stern's Dream House is supported with graceful proportions, fine materials, and eye pleasing details of a kind seldom found in middle-class housing built after World War II.

Stern's nostalgic creation has been adapted to fit perfectly on this rustic yet elegant distinctive 5.6 acre estate located less than 2-miles from the historic town of Wakefield and 5 miles from the historic town of Narragansett.

Located 1-mile in on a private road, Bittersweet Farm uniquely provides classic elegance, family warmth, ultimate privacy and unsurpassed tranquility.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home was absolutely stunning and incredible. Tucked away and private but still very quickly accessible to groceries, restaurants, etc. Deborah, the owner, provides her home with open arms, willing to accommodate any reasonable need you may have. The home is perfectly laid out for multiple guests and was perfect for our family. With the owner’s approval, we held a wedding rehearsal dinner at the house and the accommodations were spectacular. The back porch overlooking the vast yard is simply amazing and a great place to drink your morning coffee or entertain family members. We can’t wait to come back.
Sep 2015
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South Kingstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom-2nd Floor Front - 2 queen , Full private bath
    Guest Room-2nd Floor Front - 2 double , Double bed-thick futon mattress, feminine decor-Shared bath
    Bonus Room-2nd Floor Back - 1 twin/ single , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Twin bed, futon, foam mattress, air mattress, Shared bath
    Bedroom #4-2nd Floor Front - 2 twin/ single , Shared Bath with Bunkbeds
    Bedroom #3-2nd Floor Front - 2 double , Shared Bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
-Horse trails -Outside Shower -Beach chairs, umbrella, and coolers available -Catering, housekeeping, and laundry service may be arranged upon request -Babysitting references available -Restaurant guide available on premise


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Stunning, Private, Upscale-Close to Narragansett and South Kingstown Beaches
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Perfect setting for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

My family, spanning 3 generations, enjoyed a glorious long weekend family reunion at 480 Bittersweet Farm Way in Wakefield, RI. A typical sprawling Rhode Island shingle style home it offered plenty of attractive, comfortable, space to gather, and a wonderful porch to sit and enjoy the outdoors, while dining or to just read a book. The kitchen is well - equipped, modern with breakfast nook and dining room. The outdoor hot shower a big hit with young and old. Property is very private, beautiful manicured lawns and is close to Wakefield and Narragansett bike path and South County's beautiful beaches and loads of good restaurants. It was a perfect weekend!! Thank you Deborah.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing multi-family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Bittersweet Farm as three families, each with 2 kids under the age of 5. It was perfect! Lots of bedrooms, lots of shared space, great kitchen to cook in, beautiful porch for meals, and a great backyard. Deborah was incredibly helpful with suggestions and having the house full of everything we needed from beach towels to linens. We'd definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a long weekend at the end of June with 10 of my girlfriends - there was so much room! The rooms are spacious with lots of places to lounge, including the back porch with the amazing view. The owner made sure we had everything we needed, including beach essentials! One note is that the area does not have cabs nearby (nearest ones are in Newport) but there are a couple of Ubers in the area, but if you are driving this house is in a prime location because the grocery store, drug store, and Starbucks are just minutes away! and Narragansett beach is also a 10-15 minute drive - all in all we absolutely recommend staying here, just looking for a reason to rent again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway with Friends

  • 5 of 5

My group of friends had an absolutely amazing weekend getaway at Bittersweet Farm. The house was immaculate, the pictures do not even do the house justice. The house was very spacious, clean, and elegant. Due to inclement weather we stayed at the house for the majority of our stay and no one was upset about it. We were able to sit out on the large covered patio, play cards at the breakfast nook, and watch football in the warm and cozy living room. The grocery store, restaurants, and liquor store were a very short drive into Wakefield which made the house in a very convenient location. It is a secluded house that feels like it is way off the beaten path but less than 2 miles from all of the necessities. Even though Deborah was not present when we arrived she was very responsive leading up to our stay and very accommodating. She provides a very detailed note outlining all the accommodations and need-to-know information which was very helpful. Next trip to Rhode Island with a larger group this house will be on the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Stay for RI Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Deborah's Bitter Sweet Farm house was perfect for our family's stay for our first wedding of our 4 children. The house is more than spacious and very homey. We held a rehearsal dinner for 30 people and the house more than accommodated our guests. Deborah was always very responsive to emails/texts and was on-hand upon our arrival to show us around her home.

Too bad we couldn't take advantage of nearby beaches, etc. due to the time of the year and inclement weather. But it was wedding central and was perfect. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home in a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Deborah's home. The house was spacious and beautifully decorated. Deborah gave us a tour as soon as we arrived so that we would know where everything was located. We couldn't have asked for a better home for our trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27.8 Miles
T.F Green International Airport (PVD)
Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Mews Tavern
Nearest Ferry
9.2 Miles
Block Island 9.2, Jamestown-Newport Ferry 18.5
Nearest Train
7.1 Miles
Amtrack-Kingstown (2.5 hours to NYC)
Nearest Beach
5.4 Miles
Narragansett Town Beach
Car: recommended

Located close to Narragansett Beach this South County home is in the town of Wakefield, RI. Close to many southern Rhode Island beaches including Narragansett Town Beach, 5.4. miles, East Matunuck State Beach, 6miles, Matunuck Beach.......

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Security Deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.0%

Monthly/Seasonal Rental: Contact Owner for rates.

Security Deposit of $1,000.00 to be mailed with the final payment 15-Days prior to arrival and will be returned within 10 business days of departure less any damages above and beyond normal wear and tear. This ensures all renters will be respectful of the rental home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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