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Family Friendly Beautiful Sunlit Architectural Gem. August now available!!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath In Excellent Location In Quaint Jamestown

Welcome to Greathouse. Sits adjacent to Fort Wetherill Park and within minutes of the the village center. Located within the prestigous Dumplings area of Jamestown. Beautiful sunlit home with 3 porches and a rooftop pergola. Bright and open floor plan.

Upper level is a large master suite with french doors opening to balcony and full bath. Renovated this year and more beautiful than ever!

Main level is open sunlit living area with porch, French doors and dining area that seats 10. Gourmet kitchen just renovated! Half bath on this level.

Lower level has second bedroom with full bed and porch, third bedroom with twin beds and a third room that serves as an office or small guest bedroom. Full bath and laundry room on this level.

House surrounded by 2 acres of natural landscape and a small manicured grassy lawn framed by privett.

If Henry Thoreu had seen this Eden he would not have moved to Walden Pond.

More Details

Michael Allen and Lori Kaler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Michael Allen and Lori Kaler

My family is from Rhode Island and I had the great fortune to grow up in Jamestown. When my family house was sold we kept a portion of the land and I designed and built this house. It is a very special house to my family but unfortunately our careers have not allowed us to reside in this lovely home. We currently live in Washington DC and like to visit at least every 2-3 months.

Michael Allen and Lori Kaler purchased this house in 1998

Why Michael Allen and Lori Kaler chose The Dumplings

We put a lot of love in this home. It is traditional shingle style house modeled after the beautiful work of Stanford White. Light is very important to me and you will see that if you visit. My mother loved hydrangeas and they are quite plentiful (and beautiful) on the property. The location is in the Dumplings neighborhood. There is 360 degree bay/ocean views from rooftop deck. It is a most relaxing and scenic home. Jamestown is a quaint town with Newport just minutes away. My family is a family of water dwellers and Jamestown is great for sailors, boaters, or just admirers of the sea.

What makes this house unique

Greathouse is in close proximity to ocean beaches, numerous sailing, tennis, golf and yacht venues, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the World class/America's Cup competitive sailing venue. Also in nearby historic Newport there are numerous summer and winter festivals including the famous Newport Jazz Festival, Gilded Age mansions, world famous Ocean Drive and cultural activities.

This is a great house for family gatherings. We often sit at the dining room table playing games, relax on the various porches to watch the sun set, walk to the Dumplings dock and beach, or walk or bike into town for breakfast at The Slice of Heaven. Jamestown really is a slice of heaven. Come see for yourself.


The Dumplings House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The pergola may not be used for any reason
  • Please do not move furniture or household belongings.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upper level, Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Mid level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With full Bath, French doors to porch, access to pergola
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , office/den that may serve as sleep room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lower level, access to porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level, access to porch
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guests may not use roof top deck. Strictly prohibited. No large parties allowed Guest must notify us if there is a gathering of greater than 10 people at the house.


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Family Friendly Beautiful Sunlit Architectural Gem. August now available!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect house for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the Greathouse for a week for a friends wedding in Warwick. The house is in a perfect location, close to everything! We were able to travel easily to Newport, Warwick, Jamestown, Wickford, and Providence. We also took a day trip by train and went to Boston to see a Red Sox game. The house is in great condition and is beautiful. The furniture is super comfy and the house has everything you could possibly need. We brought my grandmother and our 6 month old and the house met all of our needs. If you are looking for a great house with an even better price you found it!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vaste, lumineuse et calme

  • 5 of 5

En début du mois d'octobre, l'endroit est très calme et la maison est lumineuse, très bien équipée, vaste et confortable pour une famille avec enfants, qui ont en plus pu apprécier le jardin et l'océan pas trop loin...

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green, Providence, RI
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Jamestown Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak (North Kingstown)
Car: necessary

Two acres of property adjacent to Fort Weatherill Park and walking distance Nautor Swan boatyard. Dumplings dock and beach also within a short walk. Jamestowns is a quaint village and 15 minute drive to historic Newport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Routine Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Long term rentals (greater than one month) are welcome however additional and separate rental agreement would be necessary. A damage deposit would be required as well
This is a no smoking property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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