About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The Building at Lewis Farm is a cottage for two (one dog or cat is also welcome) on the Southwest corner of Block Island featuring privacy and set overlooking rolling pastures, stone walls, and spectacular ocean sunsets.
Lewis Farm dates from 1817. Farming ended in 1964 and the family has since been at the forefront of the island’s open space movement. Lewis Farm sits in the middle of 400 acres of open space. The farm consists of seven dwelling units; five are occupied by family. The Building at Lewis Farm is the most secluded of all the dwellings.
On Lewis Farm we herald the land. Our focus is the land and the outdoors. The accommodations are rustic but appropriately set in the middle of quiet, elegant views of meadows and ocean looking toward southwest ledge and Montauk. An island farmer grazes 20-30 head of cattle on 40 acres just to the west of the cottage. The west-facing deck is perfect for counting the cows, or the fishing boats.
The interior first floor has a full kitchen space with needed utensils and service, coffee pot and toaster; the remainder of the first floor is a sitting room with chairs, couch, and dining table. Sleeping with two twin beds and full bath are upstairs. Linens and towels are not provided. There is an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
There is telephone with local service and a radio but no TV. A clothes washer is available at the owner's dwelling.
Most of our clientele returns year after year for decades. New openings are rare. People who choose The Building at Lewis Farm thrive on its peace and quiet, the views, and the farm heritage. They entertain themselves with the island’s daytime outdoor activities, and evenings in town or spent quietly at home.
In the aerial photo, The Building at Lewis Farm is the small cottage in the top left corner.
Boat reservations for your car are a necessity and should be made Immediately upon booking your rental. Google Block Island Ferry for their web site.
Linens and towels are not provided.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 02, 2018
Why Owner chose Block Island
The Building at Lewis Farm is not a vacation rental that we purchased. Lewis Farm is our heritage since 1817, and our home. The Building at Lewis Farm is a seasonal living space that has been rented for over 45 years
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Breathtaking sunsets set to a sound track of birds, crickets, cows, distant surf and sea bells. We never repeat vacations but have made our reservations for 2018. Had a great time having our dog with us, and he loved it. We did a number of geocaches and though we didn't find each cache we found beautiful vistas all over the Island and then came back to the Lewis farm for the best view of all. One warning if you're over 6 foot watch your head going into the kitchen. The Lewis's were charming and we felt honored to be on the property of a family that has such a legacy in preserving the Island.
I cannot imagine a better perch for one or two people and your dog on one of the prettiest places on earth. This is a gorgeous piece of property. Forget your cares (and electronics) and completely unwind. We spent an extraordinary week here for the first time with our dog in summer 2014 and have been eagerly anticipating our two weeks in 2015. We hope to return every single year. The views, hiking, swimming and overall feel are totally zen-like and utterly relaxing. After exploring the island, nothing beats the hot outdoor shower followed by a glass of wine on the porch watching a spectacular sunset while cows gently graze nearby next to stone walls at the end of the day.
Fantastic, friendly owner enhances the experience and can answer all your questions.
Both car and bikes recommended. There is wi-fi but no TV, etc. There are two twin beds but couples easily can push them together.
It's not fancy. It's just perfect.
The Building at Lewis Farm is a large slice of paradise - the perfect spot to unwind, relax, renew, and absorb as much fresh air and sunshine that you can handle. We found the property exactly as described and it was spotless and well-maintained. The owners were very nice and responded to our inquiries before and during our arrival very quickly. We've rented other properties on BI over the years - closer to Old Harbor and the SE Lighthouse - and all with the full trappings of home on the mainland, but this minimalist cottage was the BEST - we didn't miss anything. An important plus for us was being able to bring a pet - there are very few properties on BI that allow dogs. We will definitely return to Lewis Farm.
Third year and still in love with "The Building at Lewis Farm"
Another vacation at "The Building at Lewis Farm" and each year we have been so pleased with the attention to detail that the owners provide for such a quaint little cottage. Perfect for a couple or single and pet friendly with privacy galore! The views are amazing and the photos hardly do it justice. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature this is it with just a short ride to town and beaches. We have rented many places on Block Island, some with all the fancy trappings that we left at home, but none compare to this precious gem that these owners are willing to share!
Most beautiful views and sunsets on the island. Extremely peaceful and the Lewis family is so accommodating. We have rented twice already and are looking forward to next year! We want our daughter to have her summer memories on The Farm and we love that we can bring our dog. Truly a wonderful place!
Heaven on Earth
This meticulously clean and simple cottage was the answer to my vacation prayers. Set alone in a field with spectacular sunsets and cattle, deer and pheasant for neighbors, I never missed TV, internet or the other trappings of mainland life. My only regret is not renting it for longer! The Lewis' are lovely hosts and their dog Murphy treated my TJ like a 'brother'. I would definately recommend this rental if you're looking for quintessential peace and quiet. There is nothing "far away" on Block Island, so its remote location is not a detriment at all. I loved every moment, and look forward to returning to this tiny paradise.
Additional information about rental rates
1% of the tax cited is authorized by the State of Rhode Island, supporting Affordable Housing for Block Island year round residents. Those proceeds flow directly to the Block Island Housing Board, which creates Affordable Housing for first time home-buying residents of Block Island. This sustains both our year round community, and our summer vacation economy. Thank you ! 8% of the tax cited is newly levied beginning in 2016 by the State of Rhode Island and it flows directly to the State.