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Lovely 18th Century Farmhouse on a farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

4 BR, 2 BA, private, secluded farm, w/ the sounds of the surf in the backround

1 queen bedroom, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, 1 bedroom with one twin bed, 1 bedroom with 3-4 twin beds. 2 bathrooms. Sounds of clucking free range chickens and crowing roosters, farm also has donkeys, sheep and goats all very friendly and love people! Farmhouse located down a long private drive, in a secluded idyllic farm setting, but walking and biking distance from village and public beach. You can hear the sweet sounds of a farm but the sounds of the surf in the distance as well. Access to garden when in season and fresh eggs daily.

Vivi Valentine & William Hutchinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Vivi Valentine & William Hutchinson

I always had a dream of living on a farm. We were lucky to be able to buy this old farm and be able to bring it back to life in the last few years. Adding animals and clearing pastures, fixing up the old farmhouse and the stone walls. It is a magical place in the middle of a magical island.

Vivi Valentine & William Hutchinson purchased this house in 2009

Why Vivi Valentine & William Hutchinson chose Jamestown (Conanicut Island)

Because we loved the idea of bringing our kids up in this environment and we also were very interested in protecting this property.

What makes this house unique

The location! You can walk to town, to the beach, and to a ferry that can take you to Newport.

Its a peaceful farm setting in the middle of a beautiful summer destination. Jamestown is a lovely little town, the village is a 10 minute or less walk from the farm and sits on Conanicut Island which is right in the middle of the spectacular Narragansett Bay, Newport is a short ferry ride or drive away! It's a 2 1/2 mile drive from the farm, or you can take the ferry from downtown Jamestown. Jamestown has some very nice restaurants, and bakeries. The Jamestown ARTS Center has summer camps for kids, art classes for adults, and lots of great programs and events throughout the year. There are also other summer camps for kids here; Save The Bay summer camps, sailing camp with the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation, kayak and paddle board rentals, etc...

There are fabulous restaurants in Jamestown and Newport, The Tennis Hall of Fame, the amazing Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, lots of other great music, festivals and activities. Sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, beaches, shopping, surfing, etc...


Mackerel Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 bathrooms. 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs, the one downstairs has the laundry machines in it. They are clean and new bathrooms. Tubs with showers in each.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 1 queen bedroom, 1 small bedroom with a twin bed, 1 bedroom with 2 twins, 1 bedroom with 4 twin beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lovely 18th Century Farmhouse on a farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Vivi and Hutch were great hosts! The property is absolutely stunning, down a long dirt road in the middle of woods. The farm house is a great combination of old world with modern amenities (i.e updated bathrooms and kitchen). I would highly recommend this place to families with younger kids as the farm house backs right up to farm pen with donkeys, goats, sheep and chickens! Vivi was even kind enough to bring us fresh eggs one morning that were fabulous. These owners live on the property and want to get to know everyone that stays over. They take great pride in there home and if you are lucky to stay there respect the property and rules of the farm!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vivi and Hutch have a little slice of heaven here on earth.

  • 5 of 5

I met up with 9 of my roommates/friends for life for a girls weekend. We all met 31 years ago in the freshman dorms at UVM. We try to meet up every few years and this year we chose the farm.

We are so excited that we did. The house was perfect for our needs. The house was immaculate and it combined the essence of it's age yet with updated and modern bathrooms and kitchen. The rooms all connect so you have to go through the bedrooms to get to the bathroom upstairs. It is a perfect place for a girls or guys reunions. The floors are amazing and it is decorated to perfection. The living room off the kitchen allows for a great gathering place while preparing meals.

The location was great. We enjoyed walking all around Jamestown and the proximity to Newport was great. Last night we sat around the firepit under the most spectacular moon light and talked and reminisced about old times and caught up in what is happening now.

Vivi and Hutch are great hosts. We all enjoyed speaking to them and getting a little history about the property. We enjoyed the animals and most eapecially enjoyed the fresh eggs.

All my roommates were impressed with the house. So much so that when we have out next reunion in 2018 we want to stay on the farm again.

Thank you Vivi and Hutch for making your farm such a great destination.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful farm house

  • 5 of 5

We were able to use the farm house for the reception of our wedding.

Green grass, stone walls and farm animals- fresh eggs from the chickens- and the sound of the ocean while you sleep.

Beautiful house with oil paintings, an open kitchen- and all the charm one would expect from an 18th century New England farm house.

The owners were delightful, I highly recommend this property rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing location, historic house with tasteful updates

  • 5 of 5

Vivi and Hutch have done a beautiful job restoring this historic 18th century farmhouse, including modern conveniences without sacrificing the rustic character of the building. The farm is a quiet idyll that is at the same time minutes away from town. The farm animals provide a lot of entertainment, but there is tv and Internet if you must have your screen time.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an wonderful time at Vivi's farm. The setting is amazing, the house is full of history, and the proximity with the animals is magical for city people like us. We also enjoyed the beach just down the street, the great playground, and the art centre. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family gathering location.

  • 5 of 5

This was not the Ritz or Hyatt, but with six adults, three children and baby it was perfect! The major items that made the obviously very antiquated house quite comfortable were the updated windows and screens, updated kitchen appliances and updated bathroom facilities. As previous reviewers have described, the floor plan is designed around the central chimney so each room could have a fireplace. This necessarily causes the flow of traffic to be through the bedrooms to either the bath (one on each floor) or the staircase. While privacy suffers a bit, the sense of togetherness is enhanced! The kitchen is not large, but meal preparation was easily accomplished. The large attached dining room or the part of the kitchen that has been converted to a sitting area plus the adjoining breakfast nook gave the sense of openness needed for entertaining so many people over a week's stay. Many in our family like to walk. The walk to the heart of town at a leisurely pace takes about :15, where morning coffee and tranquil views of the harbor are a post card-like delight. The real "icing-on-the-cake" has to be the interaction with the farm animals. The chickens were especially fun. Feed them popcorn, and they'll follow you anywhere! Finally, our hosts were warm and accommodating.

Our reason for visiting was a graduation from the Naval War College in nearby (:15 drive) Newport. Tolls across the east passage are $4.00 each way. Plan your trips accordingly.

If you haven't visited the old mansions in Newport, palaces, really, I recommend a half-day or longer for that.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Narragansett Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Jamestown Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mackerel Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 16 2016 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Holiday weekend rates will be higher than the standard rate.
Willing to negotiate on pricing and length of stay; depending on groups, number of people, length of stay, etc..
Price per night may change depending on the number of people.
Firewood provided for the woodstove. There is an event fee for weddings or other events that take place on the farm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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