Sunsets by the fire,unplug in the garden woods with your pet, goats & chickens
Mark and I are both from Rye NY. Our kids gave us two goats. As they say" the rest is history". Mark and I are both from sailing families. He works on contracts with Derecktor shipyards. I am a life time dancer and goat muse.
Why Barbara chose Tiverton
Tiverton is special.
What makes this Cottage unique
Unplug, there is no tv on purpose .....deeply relax...... It's quiet, private......Rest ........or be social with us.....walk around the gardens.....watch the goats .......goats can be comforting and entertaining.....they are gentle, funny, whimsical....if you have time you can go in their space to get to know them......swim any time - day or late at night......it's special ........You are in your own world here but we are close to anything you might need for food, fun, entertainment.......between beautiful Newport and interesting Providence where there might be amazing Water fire ....or spend hours walking around Tiverton four Corners galleries and shops or drive over to Bristol.......or bring your bikes for wonderful bike rides.......or draw as many pictures as you like......I would love to have time to do that and there are lots of wonderful art supplies and art books for ideas........many guests say they can't draw and then they draw the most wonderful pictures......If I was taking my family on a vacation I would love to surprise them by taking them to a place just like this one.......a creative world unto itself near lots of fun
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
By the cottage and by the river are picnic tables
kids of all ages are welcome
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Bring your beach towels. Take home all perishables Dont forget the doggy bags. Call when arriving
Turn off all house lights before sleeping. Keep shower curtains inside tub Leave used towels in the hamper. You can see us but we can't see you
Leave full garbage/recycling outside door or in the green bin.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Sumner Joy at the Goat Cottage
We just had the supreme pleasure of a stay at the Goat Cottage with our dog- and it was truly lovely! It is in a perfect location for day trips and the hosts, Barb and Mark, we're truly lovely and perfectly accessible. The goats are a hoot, the place was a creative and festive haven!
We drew, we rested, we swam- a perfect way to spend the waning days of summer! A fantastic place for a family w/ young children, girlfriends who like wine and laughter, or couples who want to get away from it all (though there is WiFi and Internet if you want to stay connected!). I could also see a large family gathering here for a holiday or reunion. Just an all around wonderful place!! We will be back- just have to decide if we will bring friends or keep it all to ourselves!!
Hi 3 darlings - 2 lovely Amazing Grace singers and adorable Nella , Rivers summer crush . Thankyou for spending your visit in Rhodey here with us on the left bank of somewhere else . It was wonderful to get to know both of you together and separately . Next time you will go on the goat trail together ! Thankyou for all the great suggestions . There is an art to everything we do and it’s great to be helped and to help each other . It’s how we grow ! All the best to you both till next time . Thank-you ! Ox
We had a great time spending time with one another without our electronics. We drew pictures, swam, hiked, walked the beaches, shopped and hung out with the goats and our new friend, River, the shepherd. The cottage had everything we needed as if we were at home. We cooked, grilled outside, sat on the lounge chairs and enjoyed some cocktails. Newport and Little Compton were close by. We visited both and enjoyed great food at the restaurants and shopped at a few of the many shops the towns had to offer.
Barbara was amazing and provided us with excellent recommendations for pretty much every thing we did.
Dear Al, Karen & Hannah ,
It was really nice to meet your lovely family and your lovable dog. I got a kick out of watching the tall , long legged daddy / daughter duet . That’s the way my husband & daughter are - always in sync with long strides . It was great to talk to Karen about so many different subjects . I’m glad the Rock Shop meeting happened ! Yay you all enjoyed unplugged time together at The Goat Cottage and all around our town . Thankyou for your lovely hand written notes and the wonderful pictures which are hanging in the big room , on the entrance wall gallery & on the refrigerator . I love them all ! All the best to you from Barb, the goats and from River who loved your company ! He and I both have to adjust when we make friends who come and go ❌⭕️🐐�🐕�🐔�
Colorful Goat Cottage
Barbara was an excellent host providing lots of information about good places to eat.
The pool was an added bonus on the days with temperatures in the upper 90's!!!!
Hi Jane, I thought I already wrote a response but I am always catching up. I loved meeting all of you special ladies and am so happy you found The Goat cottage for your memory back home get away. I so love the wonderful rock on wood figures!!! Thankyou so much. Happy summer to all of you from Barb, Mark. River and the goats ox
Peaceful, relaxing beautiful piece of heaven with a lovely set of goats!
This was a family get-away, with my daughter, son-in-law, son, daughter-in-law and grandsons 1 and almost 3. We all had a wonderful time with the goats, eating al fresco, simply enjoying the view and swimming in a lovely kid-friendly pool. It was more than I expected with a very eclectic hostess who catered to our needs. Barbara is a wise and sweet soul. She even let us know about Fogland Beach, which was a quiet hideaway down from the Goat Cottage. I hope to come back soon!
Hi Cynthia - It was a joy to have your whole family here . I’m so glad you walked the goat show trail before you left. Next time your grandsons will have to go too ! All the best to you till we meet again . If you want to know anything about goats please ask . I’m so glad you found our “ left bank of somewhere else ! All the best to you !!! ❌⭕️ Barbara , the goats & River
Relaxation, Convenience, and Goats
The Goat Cottage is a wonderful place for a family vacation. This is not your average seaside rental; it offers so much more. The Cottage itself is roomy and comfortable, with a well-appointed kitchen and plenty of things to entertain screen-free: art, art supplies, books, and games. Outside, the goats provide all the fun and interest you could hope for. The site is conveniently located, with easy access to great restaurants, beaches, and the gorgeous nearby towns of Bristol and Newport. It's the perfect vacation home base you can't wait to return to, hosted by the fabulously personable Barbara. This rental offers a departure from the ordinary in the best possible way.
Hi and hugs to your whole family . It was joyful to have your presence here , there and everywhere -breakfast in the goat garden with River , getting to know the goats in their space , capturing TJs leaps by the pool and walking the goat trail to the new “ bench circle corral “ ..... so much happening during the birth of our new grandson - amazing timing ! It was great to talk to all of you ! River will miss TJ ...... All the best till next time ❌⭕️🐐�🐐�🐐�🐐�🐐�🐐�🐕�
Great location, cozy cottage
This is a beautiful property with views of the bay/river. The goats are cute and right next to the cottage. The pool is lovely. Barbara is a gracious host. The cottage is stocked with everything one could need. We explored beaches and Block Island during our stay. Our family had a great time at the Goat Cottage.
Hi Faith - It was really wonderful to meet your whole family . Your get up and go story of family travel is very inspiring . You gave me some new perspectives! Thankyou ! If possible I hope your son in law can let me know when he has his next pop up !!! I’m on Instagram @thegoatcottage. I’d love to help spread the word about his new very cool business! Thanks for choosing The Goat Cottage for your USA family get together from Korea ! That’s amazing ! All the best to you from Barbara , the goats and River ox
We are a 1/2 hr away from beautiful Newport and from magical Water Fire in Providence and ocean beaches in Westport ,Mass. The Black Goose Cafe, Evelyn's Seafood, The Red Dory, Coastal Roasters ( 5 min) The Boat House, The Sakonnet Vineyard, Sakonnet Pt Drive, Tiverton Four Corners shopping ( 20 min.)