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Historic Block Island Farmhouse with Ocean/Sunset Views

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The "Red Shutters"


Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The historic Red Shutters, built in 1812, has been lovingly restored and is in its seventh summer rental season. This charming 5 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse is located on West Side Rd. (no dirt road to contend with) on 5.3 acres of beautiful property with ocean and sunset views and a back yard with expansive rolling pasture, stone walls and old apple and pine groves. You can hear the ringing of the SW bell buoy and watch as the horses (and the occasional peacock) walk past your yard from the nearby horse farm.

There are gardens, many beautiful trees and shrubs, and several sweet outbuildings on the property: 'The Candle House, 'Potting Shed,' 'Garden House,' and 2 barns. We are within walking distance to Greenway Trails, Cooneymus Beach, Rustic Rides horsebackriding farm.

The kitchen/living/dining area is airy and open with a brick chimney and woodstove located in the center. Enter the kitchen from the back deck, pass the mudroom and the ample pantry, walk into the living area and step down through the french doors to the sunroom with southern light. There are 3 bedrooms off the living room including the master bedroom with bath and 2 bedrooms upstairs. The other full bath is on the 1st floor off the sunroom.

Wide plank maple floors and some painted wood floors. Kitchen: granite countertops and new appliances. You can see the ocean from most of the first floor rooms and bedrooms as well as from the front yard and the 2nd floor of house. Deck with furniture, outside shower, propane grill in back yard. Old fashioned charm with new bathroom and kitchen. Piano in dining/living room. This is one of Block Island's historic landmark properties.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    No steps to front door, 3 bedrooms on first floor...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • King size beds (1) In first floor Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In first floor bedroom, Double Beds (2) 1 double bed in each of the 2 upstairs bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) In first floor bedroom, 2 single beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 3 doors away from horseback riding farm, Peacocks roam the property, 20 minute walk to beachcombing, fishing, or sunset viewing beach, 10 minute walk to Greenway walking paths...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Views of ocean and sunsets from front yard, and first floor bedrooms, can hear waves and bell buoy when wind is right direction. 20 min. walk to beach for fishing, beachcombing, sunsets...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    spotty reception...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    House phone for emergencies...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided Please bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with furniture and picnic table, views of large back property, quiet and private...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


1/2 rental fee due with signing of lease agreement

1/2 due one month before rental time

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Eileen and Steve Miller and their 13 year old son, Andre, have lived year round on Block Island for 15 years. Steve is a contractor in the winter and a charter boat captain in the summer. He loved restoring the farmhouse and its outbuildings, preserving their unique character. Eileen is an artist, teacher, and healer who sells her oil paintings at the Farmer's Market and leads painting workshops. Steve and Eileen keep busy and creative in the off-season with weekly practices with their a capella singing friends and by performing regularly with the African drumming group, The Block Island Drummers.

Why the Owner Chose New Shoreham, RI, USA:
We love the quiet and the sunsets on the West Side of Block Island where we have lived for 13 years. We recently bought The Red Shutters (also on the West Side) which is renowned for its charm and its history. We knew the prior residents who owned the property for the last 50 years and who were avid gardeners and opened their hearts and home to the residents and visitors of the Island. We have heard countless stories of people's sweet memories of visiting the Red Shutters for gardening tips, honey, candles, and camaraderie. We hope to continue the tradition.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The back deck is private and quiet with open views of rolling pasture. There are mature rhododendron bushes, forsythia, smoke bush, pussy willow, holly bushes, large swaying pines and old apple trees, maple and birch trees, and deciduous conifers. We are looking forward to seeing the many iris, lilies, and daffodils bloom and to restoring the old veggie garden. We love the outbuildings which include the Garden House, the Potting Shed, the Candle House and the 2 barns. We also like not having to ride a dusty and rutted dirt road to get home--we are right on West Side Rd. at the corner of Old Mill Rd. We like walking the Greenway Trails which are right next to our property and we like the 20 minute walk to Cooneymus Beach for sunset and beachcombing strolls. We also love to watch the horses go by from nearby Rustic Rides Farm. Also very exotic are the peacocks that sometimes pass by the property and roost in the pine grove.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • The "Red Shutters"

    The "Red Shutters"

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 2nd floor bedroom

    2nd floor bedroom

  • Bedroom, 1st floor

    Bedroom, 1st floor

  • Sunroom


  • Backyard


  • Kitchen/Dining Room

    Kitchen/Dining Room

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

VRBO #282679

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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