About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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
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- May 24, 2018
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 Mackerel Cove
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...
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Very nice house and exceptional nice people.
Clean, Welcoming & Beautiful
This place looks lovelier in person. It was incredibly clean, stocked with earth friendly supplies, just in case you forget your sunblock etc. The proximity to Newport was ideal, 15 mins drive or you can take a ferry. My children really enjoyed seeing the animals and picking out their eggs for breakfast with Hutch. If we ever decide to go back to Newport again this will be where we would stay.
Absolutely charming! Great Location!
We rented the property for our whole family to stay for an extended weekend to attend the wedding of my Niece in Newport. Jamestown Island is amazing, beautiful and laid back. The location was so convenient to all the sites and to Newport, the setting was amazing, relaxing, and such a nice respite after a busy day. The kitchen served us well as a group dinner preparation area and the big historic dining room was well used for family dinners and conversation of the days events. Our grandson loved visiting the animals and walking the grounds. There were lots of rooms and areas to find quiet time as well. The bedroom arrangements (all interconnected do require some family courtesies but for us it all worked out great. Just need to knock before heading to the bathroom upstairs! We also had our 85 year old grandmother with us and one day she was not feeling up to leaving the house. Vivi, who was a very gracious host, even volunteered to check in on our mother while we were out! I would definitely rent again.
Spent 2 days with family at this magical home. Such character and charm!! We had some free time Friday afternoon and later in the evening - I expected my five young adult children to head to Newport to hit the pubs or the Cliff Walk- instead we all stayed on the property and enjoyed the home. Great family time!!!! Very comfortable and welcoming for our large family.
Beautiful historic home in secluded surroundings
The house was gorgeous and comfortable and we had a wonderful and relaxing stay at the farm of Vivi and Hutch, who were very attentive and generous hosts. It was the perfect place for our family reunion. The children loved visiting the animals and having plenty of room to run and play outside. The open and updated kitchen and living area was ideal for preparing and sharing meals together. The beach and the center of Jamestown are within walking distance. You can catch a ferry to Newport. We especially loved the sounds of the wind blowing in the trees, the rooster, the birds. Thank you and we hope to come back.
Amazing property and house, with extremely helpful and friendly owners! Highest recommendation!
We got married in Jamestown and rented this property for our wedding weekend and could not have been more pleased with it. From the first time we met with Vivi and Hutch they were extremely friendly, accommodating, and helpful. We had a welcome party the night before our wedding, used the house as a place for the bride to get ready, did our first look here, got amazing photos with the animals, and had family stay here for the weekend. Vivi and Hutch saved the day when our tent rental company did not have lights for our tent for our welcome party. They also helped with tables, chairs, decorations, and some logistics for setup and even provided us with friendly reassurance about the rainy weather on the morning of our wedding! Taking photos with the animals was one of the highlights of our weekend, and guests and their kids loved seeing the animals as well. This property is so beautiful and peaceful and the farmhouse itself is extremely clean and beautifully decorated. Vivi and Hutch are the best and we could not recommend this rental more!!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. If you rent for extra days beyond a week's rental the nightly fee is $650 a night in the summer season. Willing to negotiate these terms.