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Paradise Farmhouse at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:7.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Nature Retreat

Our newly renovated 18th-century Paradise Farmhouse on Aquidneck Island combines comfort and functionality with a spectacular location. The Farmhouse offers a unique location for nature vacation retreats located on the 325-acre Norman Bird Sanctuary with 7 miles of hiking trails, gardens, and rolling fields. The property is nestled between gorgeous beaches, local vineyards, farm stands, and is just a 5-minute scenic drive to historic Newport and all of its famous attractions.

The Farmhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. This 6,000 square foot structure has six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms (2 rooms with full size beds, 1 bunk room for 6 and 3 of the bedrooms can be set up with either 1 king or 2 twin beds). All bedrooms have bathrooms (1 with a full bath and 5 with showers and 1.5 additional bathrooms on first floor). The Farmhouse is nicely appointed and provides overnight accommodations with a well equipped kitchen, 2 dining areas, 7 decorative fireplaces, 3 common/living rooms and a nicely furnished terrace, for a maximum of 16 guests. The house also includes central heat/AC, all bed linens and bathroom towels, Farmaesthetics 100% natural handmade herbal skincare products, and green cleaning supplies.

For week long rentals, 1 mid-week cleaning service can be arranged in addition to the post-checkout cleaning. Also, if interested, add on an NBS educational program or a Guided Bird Hike by an NBS Naturalist. This is the perfect house for eco-conscious families, friends and companies to explore our beautiful beaches and hiking trails. Or choose to incorporate birding, guided nature walks, nature day camps for the children, or off-site excursions.

We thank you for considering Paradise Farmhouse at the Norman Bird Sanctuary for your vacation retreat, especially because your stay here helps support the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s mission to preserve and educate all age levels on the stewardship and sustainable use of coastal land and water resources.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paradise!
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M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Go to for great kid's programs and summer & vacation nature camps that you may want to add on to your stay....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking, e-cigarettes, or vaping of any kind is allowed in the home or anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Service Animals only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The Farmhouse is wheelchair accessible with a ramp to the front door, plus 1.5 ADA bathrooms and 1 ADA bedroom. Norman Bird Sanctuary has an ADA trail, 1/4 mile to a pond and 1/4 mile back to the Welcome Center....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    2nd floor- can be converted into 2 twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor- can be converted to a king...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, twins can be converted to King...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 3 bunk bed

    2nd floor- this room sleeps 6 guests...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    1st floor- this room sleeps a single or a couple...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    2nd floor-this room sleeps a single or a couple...moreless

  • A room assignment chart is available upon request.

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Farmhouse Guest Services Manager and the staff at Norman Bird Sanctuary are always available to give you and your group ideas, referrals and recommendations on things to do and places to see while visiting the area. We also encourage you to sign up for our email list and check us out on social media for all upcoming programs and guided walks available through the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Please feel free to ask, as we have plenty of insider suggestions to make your trip a memorable one and we are happy to help. ...moreless


  • Games:

    Cards and assorted board games (including Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, Uno)...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    One main dining room seats 14 people and a second dining room seats 6 people. Outdoor table seats 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Zoned central air conditioning...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    7 fireplaces (decorative only)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    1 living room and 2 sitting rooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two spaces at the house and additional spaces located close to the farmhouse....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels provided. Guests must supply their own beach towels....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes/glasses/silverware for 20....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Furnished with outdoor seating and dining table....moreless



Write a review 5
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Except Major Holidays
Nov 29 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas/Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter Season
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Peak Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $350
  • NBS Yearly Membership $65
  • Tax Rate 8%


Perfect for eco-conscious families, friends and companies to custom build their own retreat. Explore our beautiful beaches & hiking trails or choose to incorporate birding, Norman Bird Sanctuary's public programs, camps, guided nature walks and off-site excursions. Our Farmhouse can be rented for a three night minimum from April - October and for a two night minimum from November - March. Week long stays, Monday - Sunday are available as well. The rental rate is $1600.00 per night and the Farmhouse sleeps up to 16 guests.

Major Credit cards and checks accepted, payment due in full upon booking with signed rental agreement.

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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31.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
PVD- Providence Green Airport
2.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sandy's Liquors (liquor store)
8.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jamestown Newport Ferry
2.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Newport National Golf Club
22 Miles
Nearest Train
KIN- Kingston, RI (Amtrak)
32.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95 in Rhode Island
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sweet Berry Farm
19.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Third Beach

Car: Recommended

Nestled between scenic beaches, vineyards and farm stands. Located just minutes from the heart of downtown Newport, RI and all major attractions. Our comfortable and modern farmhouse retreat offers all of our guests the opportunity to connect with the natural world within the peaceful and inspiring landscape of Norman Bird Sanctuary.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1949

About: Paradise Farmhouse is a part of Norman Bird Sanctuary, a private nonprofit organization that maintains the largest open space area in Newport County. Established in 1949 at the bequest of Mabel Norman Cerio, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, under the charge of her will, was to maintain the land “for the propagation, preservation, and protection of birds, and where birds and bird life may be observed, studied, taught, and enjoyed by lovers of nature and by the public generally so interested in a spirit of humanity and mercy.” NBS is a mature nonprofit that has maintained steady growth throughout its history. Over the years, NBS has grown to include more than 325 acres of diverse habitats, and its mission remains true to Mabel Norman Cerio’s original vision. The Sanctuary is a community organization that has impacted the quality of life on Aquidneck Island and across the state for over sixty years.

Why Middletown, RI, USA:
Your stay at Paradise Farmhouse helps to maintain Norman Bird Sanctuary's mission of Preservation, Conservation, and Education. Thank you!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom


  • Bunk room - sleeps 6

    Bunk room - sleeps 6

  • Main Dining Room

    Main Dining Room

  • Hanging Rock

    Hanging Rock

  • Trails at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

    Trails at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

  • views from the Paradise Farmhouse

    views from the Paradise Farmhouse

  • Front door at Paradise Farmhouse

    Front door at Paradise Farmhouse

  • Front Entrance/ Sitting Room

    Front Entrance/ Sitting Room

  • Bedroom


  • In-suite bathroom (every bedroom has a bathroom)

    In-suite bathroom (every bedroom has a bathroom)

  • Main dining room

    Main dining room

  • Outside your front door

    Outside your front door

  • Trail at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

    Trail at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

  • Carrying all natural Farmaesthetic products

    Carrying all natural Farmaesthetic products

  • Patio


  • Paradise Farmhouse logo

    Paradise Farmhouse logo

VRBO #562749

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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