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Bedrooms 7
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, outdoor shower, 14 Sleeps+

Historic 1840's farmhouse, sleeps 14, across from two beautiful Beaches, a salt pond, 'Deep Hole' [a noted surfing beach] & a summer theater [Theater by the Sea], on 5 acres surrounded by 100 acres of farmland. Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge is nearby.

Available: memorial day weekend, June , july, , august, september 2018

Water view, basketball court, outdoor hot & cold shower, farm animals, organic vegetable garden, fire pit, gas grills & wrap-around deck. Bikes, scooters, & kayaks are available.

The 'Farmhouse-by-the-Sea has been a working family farm since the 1840's. Continuing in this farming tradition you will find chickens, ducks, cows, etc.,, on site.

The farmhouse has always had a direct affiliation with the historic Theater by the Sea. Walking distance from the farmhouse to the Theater, explains why 'Broadway' stars such as Marlon Brando, Carol Channing, Groucho Marks, Shelly Winters, etc.,, lived here while performing in this 300-seat Barn Theater. Today, Broadway shows are performed throughout the summer.

More Details

Property Manager
alice gross
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About alice gross

during the last decades of the 19th century, the picturesque hamlet of Matunuck, RI emerged as a famous Art Colony inspired by the unique beauty of its' landscape. A wood sculptor, the owner of this property, set up his family home & his Studio here where he carves each of his masterpieces in a converted 19th century dairy barn, across from the Atlantic Ocean.

After a career as an architectural designer specializing in antique restoration, reproduction & timber frame construction, he now owns VERDIGRIS ANTIQUES [wakefield rhode island], where he specializes in nautical antiques & decor.

Why alice gross chose South Kingstown

The "Farmhouse-by-the-Sea" has been a working family farm since the 1840's. Continuing in this farming tradition there are chickens, ducks, cows, etc.,, on site.

The "Farmhouse-by-the-Sea has had a direct affiliation with the 'historic' Theater by the Sea because of it being walking distance to the Theater. Broadway stars who have lived at the Farmhouse, while performing at the Theater included; Marlon Brando, Carol Channing, Groucho Marx,Shelly Winters & others.

What makes this house unique

You can walk for miles on beautiful unspoiled beaches or on Nature Trails in nearby Trustom Pond Wildlife Preserve.

You can also walk to Carpenter's farmstand for fresh produce & Matunuck Town Beach with it's showers, picnic areas rest rooms, Beach Volleyball, food Pavilion & great swimming!

Short walks will take you to famous beachfront bars/restaurants & to a grocery, surf shop & Ice Cream stand . If you prefer other modes of transportation we have available to our guests; bicycles; motor bikes & kayaks.


South Kingstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • plus an outdoor shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , additonal sleeping options
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful antique-filled Interior in this Historical Farmhouse has Six Bedrooms with each its own theme, with tvs, Wi-Fi, etc... Fully Stocked Kitchen with Mircowave and new Stove & Refrigerator.. Dinning Room Seats 8 seats 6+, Living room has plenty of Daylight for Summer days along with lovely Fireplace. House has great conveniences e.g.,a washer/dryer. Beautiful outdoor grounds AVAILABLE IN 2018 FOR FAMILY REUNIONS, CLAMBAKES, etc.,,


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Summer Wedding at Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Farmhouse by the Sea helped make our wedding experience truly amazing. Our wedding was not only the best day of our lives, but it was the best week! It was a pleasure to spend our rehearsal and post-wedding brunch at the Farmhouse. Being in one location with our family and friends made everything relaxing and tons of fun. Also, spending a few days on our own after everything was said and done was the absolute best way to wind down.

The Farmhouse is spacious and gorgeous. Our bridal party was thrilled to stay in such a lovely house. Also, the beauty of the grounds awed our guests. We stuck to the natural beauty of the property and did not need to decorate much at all. The property alone is lovely!

Seth is also a perfect person to work with. He is always a phone call away and is very responsive to questions. He made our experience feel easygoing and we felt at home.

The location is also gorgeous. The Farmhouse is equipped with bikes, so you can ride around town. Be sure to spend as much time as you can on the beach. It is the best I've visited in RI.

So, if you are looking for a fun, easygoing, beautiful, and welcoming place to host your wedding week - look no further! You've found it at the Farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for a big family reunion

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house with lots of room and a lot of character. Seth was extremely helpful and all the great activities on the property were a great bonus. One set of kids would be playing basketball while another explored the garden. The perfect weather helped, but we had a terrific week. Thanks to everyone there!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Summer in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to this unique and completely spectacular property. Seth is a superb host who ensures all your needs are met and even offered us fresh eggs and vegetables from his organic Farm. With well timed "check ins" on the visit and beyond being a truly nice guy it completed a perfect stay. The location and extreme privacy this timeless classic offers, its sure to meet all your needs and much more. I couldn't imagine spending my Summer vacation anywhere else! Thank you again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

the Farmhouse was better than expected. So perfect in every detail.

We had our Daughter's High School Graduation Party here and all of our guests were so impressed.

the Farmhouse is so big, we were able to have the so many of our guests stay the nite!

the grounds are well manicured and the Purgola is exceptional. It provided the perfect spot for our DJ and Karaoke.

We all had a blast.

the house was spotless and has everything we needed and more.

Seth is a great guy and super helpful.

We would 1,000% recommend this house and we will definitely be renting it again!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Dream come true!!!

  • 5 of 5

Seth thank you so much!!! My wedding was absolutely perfect!!! Your home was beautiful!! Yours sons are just so nice and polite. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We look forward to your future stay Fondly, seth
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West orange

Wow is the only word

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse on the beach is by fare the best beach rental no second home my family has ever stayed at. Seth gross is one of those guys that will do anything to make your stay amazing. The house gives you everything you would need for comfort. The house the property and the feel of it all will having you never wanting to leave. We rented this property for our wedding party and vacation and it was and is so incredible we come back every year. The same two weeks every summer will be locked down for my family every season. The house is well kept and very clean. grest activities aren't far away. Your surrounded by beaches in every direction and the food!! Oh my the restaurants. My personal favorite is the matunuck oyster bar. This is a place I would tell all to rent for a great getaway. The Daves family

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
ocean mist
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
block island ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
amtrak/ kingston station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
route !
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
sea view
Nearest Beach
6 Metres
matunuck beach, Town beach, Deep Hole [surfing ]
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* theater by the Sea.

* trustom Pond Willife Refuge.

* surfing.

* swimming.

* cycling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* O'Neill Bike Path.

* Cliff Walk/ Newport.

* Burlingame State Park.

* Sand Hill Cove.

* Wickford.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Watch Hill.

* Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals.

* Ninigret Park/Rhythm & Roots, Seafood Festival.

* Washington County Fair.

* South County Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Walk to beach & to entertainment bars, restaurant,grocery, coffee shop & surf shop. Short drives to Block Island Ferry, Newport , Wickford, Jamestown & Providence.

Forty five minutes will take you to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun & Mystic Aquarium.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

For groups of 16 or less, $5250.00 per week.

Manager'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.