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Panoramic Ocean and River Views, Short Walk to the Shore.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,030 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 3-5)

Charming circa 1750 colonial New England farmhouse, with federal period renovations, located at historic Fogland Ferry Farm.

Surrounded by 14 acres of rolling stonewalled pastures overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and East Passage of Narragansett Bay, this property provides the ideal of an idyllic pastoral and coastal vacation getaway within easy access to the cultural and recreational activities available in the cities of Newport, New Bedford, Providence, recently dubbed "the creative city", and Boston. For day trips, the ferry to Block Island offers a convenient departure from neighboring Fall River and both the Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket regular and high speed ferries leave from New Bedford.

On those days spent closer to "home", a short walk down to the shore brings you to Fogland Beach, singled out by the Sakonnet Times newspaper as “ a hidden gem……….” a bathing beach which is ideal for families who wish to swim, picnic, cast a line for blues or stripers, try a hand at crabbing, windsurf or simply enjoy the scenery of this truly special barrier beach and estuary.

The Historic Tiverton Four Corners, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an easy bike ride, or jaunt on foot, away. Once there, cool off with an award winning cone of ice cream at Gray's, visit one of several art galleries, boutiques and antiques shops, then enjoy a meal selected from the extensive menu offerings at the Grille or choose from tempting deli sandwiches, salads, and acclaimed bakery goods at the Provender.

Visit the Tiverton Historical Society's Chase-Cory House museum, circa 1730, or the Union Public, second oldest library in Newport County, founded in 1820. If you are fortunate enough to be in the area at the time, patronize the library's annual storied "field of books" sale in late summer. Attend summer long events scheduled at the Four Corners Arts Center from the July 4th antiques show and sale, to the Cultural Survival Bazaar, and much more. The area is rich in character, beauty, history and tranquility.

The Fogland Ferry Farm property retains many interesting features of an early coastal farm. The outbuildings include a barn and hayloft with attached carriage shed, as well as the foundation remains of a larger barn and its adjacent small stone-sided dairy which once provided the cool storage for the farm's milk and cheeses.

While these structures are reserved for the use of the owners, they have great visual appeal and lend an unquestionable authenticity to the whole of the holiday experience.

The interior of the house is imbued with great warmth and those comforts of a cozy, vintage style one might expect of a beloved long-time family home. There remains a good deal of interesting, original or early architectural detail throughout; yet, while remaining ever respectful of its remarkable history, there is nothing stuffy about the place. Most rooms are wallpapered and many contain the original wide pine floor boards, some of which are finished in the traditional, early, artisan rendered, Nantucket spatter painting technique.

The kitchen and master bedroom, as well as one of the other bedrooms and upstairs bath, are all fitted with interior louvered window shutters. The living room, den , master bedroom and large eat-in kitchen each contains a fireplace which, while we must insist guests refrain from using, nonetheless, contribute greatly to the romance of the place.

The three bedrooms, all located on the second floor, share a large bathroom which is centrally located. For the secondary bedrooms, it may be accessed through the large second floor's back hall. For privacy, there is a separate access hallway separating this bathroom from the master bedroom. From every room in the house a picturesque water view may be enjoyed.

When these same views entice you down to the beach for a dip, an outdoor rinse shower awaits upon your return.

Afterwards, curl up in one of the wicker or Adirondack chairs on the lawn above the horseshoe shaped hyderangea garden and await the full westerly view of a strikingly magnificent setting sun over the Passage or relax in the shade of the fieldstone terrace with a cool drink as thoughts of readying the grill for a late summer's night meal under the stars occupy.

The Unique Benefits of a stay at this Historic Coastal Farm House: peace and quiet afforded by an untouched pastoral location bounded by conservation lands and steeped in history, rare natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities including, but not limited to, plein air painting and photography, swimming, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, biking, walking, bird watching, shopping at outstanding local farm stands and fish markets, dining at any of the multitude of the area's fine restaurants, partaking of the annual South Coast Artists' open studio tours held on one weekend in July and one in August, attending Trinity Reperatory's live theatre, concerts at the Vets or the Rhode Island School of Design's renowned museum in Providence as well as touring Newport's spectacular world heritage site Gilded Age mansions in Newport or attending the famed Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. That is just the beginning!

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Deborah Williamson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Tiverton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Tub only - no shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower only
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Beds: 2 Double Beds and a 3/4 Single Bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach View Historic Farm House. . Kid Friendly: Plenty of room in the yard for kids to play. Toilet paper and paper towels are provided. Guests are required to provide any additional items required other than the initial allotment. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beach towels as regular bath towels are not for use at the beach. A Beach Pass is provided free of charge for guest use, giving access to the local beach and boat ramp at the end of the street; please make sure it is returned with the key. Telephone: Available for local calls and 911 service. Additional housekeeping is available on a contract basis with local agencies for longer term rentals.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
New York, NY

Molly (New York)

  • 5 of 5

August 2013 -- If you are looking for peace and quiet, in a charming setting, with stunning views from every angle, this is shangri-la. The house, complete with barn, charcoal grill, adirondack chairs, and a pretty white picket fence, is perfectly positioned at a rise in the road leading to Fogland beach. The panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and seascape were magical. The house, while giving a nod to the past -- my children said it felt like Grandma's -- was clean and comfortable, with TV, internet, and big comfy sofa and chairs. The owners couldn't have been more helpful in making us feel at home and providing recommendations for shopping, dining, and even wind sailing lessons!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful. Stunning water views from every window in this lovingly restored and maintained period home with charming details placed throughout. The perfect place to go, relax, and get away from it all. The peaceful property has a commanding view over Fogland beach and the Sakonnet waterways leading into the Atlantic ocean. It was great to just go an explore all the little pockets of beauty throughout, and enjoy the start of the fall season. As an artist, I found the property inspirational and fueling for my creative spirit. This home was definitely the retreat I needed, and the caretakers are amazing. Love this place- would love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT

Where New England meets the Water...

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for. Late summer days enjoying the quiet beach just down the hill...evenings at home enoying sunset water views across the rolling farmland. Ideal for idle contemplation.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just simply an outstanding home, yard, beach and overall area, with the most warm hospitality of the owners!

A piece of our heart will well remain rooted there.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Little Bear Lounge
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 24
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Four Corners Grille
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Basketball Court, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Racquetball, Miniature golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 8.0%

Memorial Day to Columbus Day .. $2500/week. with a minimum stay of one week

Dates available: May 26-Oct 8.
Check-In 4:00pm Sat - Check-Out 10:00am Sat.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Checks in advance are required. Additional payment methods are upon request and for last minute bookings i.e less than one week in advance for checks to clear.

Owner'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.