If you are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, or for a family or friends gathering; if you love nature and gardens, we may have the perfect place for you! You can canoe, fish, hike, do your yoga or Tai chi, or just relax by the lake....
The popular RI waterfire 2014 schedule is out:
6/14. 6/18, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, 9/4, 9/19, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8. Please book your room asap. (website hidden)
If you are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, and if you love nature and gardens, we may have the perfect place for you!
Available year round, by the month, by the week or by the day. This location is peaceful and beautiful all four seasons! You can canoe and fish on the lake; hike on the trail in the woods; relax on the deck; do your yoga on the lakefront lawn; set a bonfire in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine; or write that book of yours …
This listing is for the Lotus room with downstairs bathroom for two people. For additional people of any age we have cots for $20/pp/night. This room has a ROKU and a TV screen for you to stream movies on the Netflex. This room also has a small portable table for people who like to write or use computer.
Although we don't serve breakfast, there are some basic breakfast items in the refrigerator and kitchen counter top including 2% milk, juice, half and half, coffee, tea, bread/toast, cereal, eggs, butter, jam, peanut butter, fruit, etc. Please help yourself! You are welcome to bring your own food. There are spaces in the refrigerator designated for each room.
We live in the master suite at the other side of house but share with you a large kitchen, a dining area with a working fireplace, a living room with a bar, and washer/dryer in the basement.
All linens and towels are supplied. House has a gas grill and very large, multi-level decks. Rental also includes the shared use of a canoe and fishing equipment, wireless internet service. Please notice that we don't have a TV connection. However, you will have unlimited high-speed Internet connection if you want to watch a movie online.
If you enjoy nature and beautiful gardens you will love this place. Watch swans, geese, etc right from the deck!
Out door grill
Interaction with Guests
Depending on guests' interests and our time in the moment.... However, we are always available when our guest has questions, by phone or in person......
There is no public transportation nearby. You would need a car to visit nearby cities like Newport, Providence. We could provide the transportation for TF Green airport or train station for $20/each trip.
You may use our bicycles to grocery stores or restaurants. Coventry Greenway bicycle trail is not far a way.
Located on a peaceful dead-end road, the house is only 5 minutes away from I-95, exit 7 and conveniently located from Newport (35 minutes), Providence (25 minutes), RI beaches (15 to 40 minutes), Boston (70 minutes), New Haven (2 hours), New York City (3 hours). Airport and train station are 15 minutes away.
There are many restaurants within 15 minutes drive distance, from casual to fine dining. However, if you would rather stay at home for dinner but don’t feel like to cook, there are two Dave’s Marketplace grocery stores nearby where you can find your favorite meals "On-The-Go", cold and hot.
Other Things to Note
Welcome to our home!
Please, always feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Lifen’s cell phone number is (phone number hidden); Dan’s numb(phone number hidden). We tried to list things that may facilitate your stay.
1.This is a safe neighborhood. You don’t need to lock up the house every time when you leave the house during the day unless we ask you to. You may want to lock your room for your own security.
2.We don’t have a TV connection. However, we have unlimited high speed wireless Internet for you if you want to watch a movie online. On the living room TV, we often stream movies during the evening. You are welcome to join us. The ID for wireless Internet connection is “DDW366.F617F5-2.4G” or “DDW366.F617F6-5G” depending on your computer and the password is D2S4F(phone number hidden). Please help yourself to Keurig coffee/tea, and to any food or fruit on the kitchen island, and in the refrig.
4.If you want to use the kitchen or grill, we do expect you to clean up after yourself. Dishes may be placed in the dishwasher. If you would like to eat at home but don't feel like cooking, you can buy very nice meals, cold and hot, from the Dave's Marketplace (address is below).
5.We usually have dinner on the upper deck if it is not raining, or too cold. Please feel free to sit with us if you want. Otherwise, we have other tables on the lower decks.
6.We are not expecting you to bring friends to the house, or have a party here, unless there is an agreement made ahead.
7.If you feel like something to drink in the evening, you may take any drinks that you like from the bar area. We expect that you leave a “tip” in the jar:
$10 for each bottle of wine
$2 for each of Pellegrino sparking water in 750ml glass bottle and craft beer in glass bottles
$1 for each of any drinks in cans and water in plastic bottles
8.We sometime set a bonfire in the evening; please feel free to join us. On the other hand, if you would like to set a bonfire when we don’t, just talk to us. This is a quiet neighborhood. If you want to have some music outside, please not too loud. Please no bonfire after 11pm on Fri. and Sat. nights; 10pm on work days.
9.If you want to use the canoe, we have floatation cushions and vests in the shed. Our canoe only takes up to 3 people. Canoeing is not allowed after sunset.
10.There are some nice hiking trails in the woods nearby. Please ask us for directions and the bug spray if you like to hike there. There is no easy loop in those trials. We suggest you to go back the same way as you go in.
11.If you want to fish, adults will need to buy a license in the nearby stores. You can ask Dan to use his fishing gear. The nearest store to buy bait: Sandy Bottom Bait & Tackle – 97 Sandy Bottom Road, Coventry (phone number hidden). We have two bicycles and two grills for you to use.
13.The garbage and recycle day is Friday morning. To save the environment, please put all recyclable items (see the list on refrigerator door) in the basket in the kitchen or in two blue bins outside the kitchen deck; compostable item in the jar with lid by the sink (if it is full, dump it in a bucket outside kitchen door).
14. No shoes in bed please. We have luggage rack in each room. Please don’t put your luggage on bed.
Our favorite local restaurants (within 15 min drive, from high price to low):
“1149 restaurant” serves international food, beautifully presented and delicious too. They have a gluten-free menu and excellent wine list. Check out their wine diva event, 50% off bottle of wine Mondays, and the popular Sunday brunch! (website hidden); (phone number hidden) Division St., Warwick, RI 02818.
“Besos Kitchen & Cocktails” is located in the heard of East Greenwich downtown, and has very nice outdoor seating and very good food. You can have a nice walk in the historic Main Street after dinner, (website hidden); (phone number hidden) Main Street, East Greenwich.
“Oscar” is our new favorite Italian restaurant - Fantastic food at a very reasonable price. They make the red sauce from scratch…very delicious. For every pasta dish, there is a gluten-free option. Please ask when you place your order. We suggest you make reservations. (website hidden); 250 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, (phone number hidden)
“The Shanty” changes menu on a regular basis as they strive to use only the freshest, locally available ingredients. It’s a good place to find New England craft beers, and unique menu items like “bacon wrapped dates” or a “salmon patty”. At the same time, they are known to have one of the best ½# Angus burgers around and a T.V. Dinner like none you’ve ever had before. With brunch on Saturday and Sunday 10-3:30. 3854 Post Rd. Warwick, RI (phone number hidden) (website hidden)
“Raku Sakura” serves very nice Japanese food, also located in the heard of historic East Greenwich downtown. (website hidden); (phone number hidden) Main Street, East Greenwich.
“Kon Asian Bistro” serves Asian food, including sushi… also on the Main Street of East Greenwich. They have a good wine selection at reasonable prices, and live music on Saturdays. (phone number hidden); (website hidden); 553 Main Street, East Greenwich
“Smoky Bones” (good as a sport bar as well as casual seating), 31B Universal Blvd, Warwick (phone number hidden). They have very good smoked St Louis ribs and dry-rub smoked chicken wings.
“Texas Roadhouse”, 1200 Quaker Ln, Warwick, (phone number hidden)
“Ruby Tuesday”, 1050 Division St, East Greenwich, RI, East Greenwich Square, (phone number hidden)
“Olde Theater Diner” is another family restaurant that local people like to go. The lounge area is open till 1:00am!! Our guests from NYC loved to go there for late night dinner since most of the local restaurants are closed by 10pm. http://(email hidden). Opening hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm, 33 Sandy Bottom Rd, Coventry, (phone number hidden)
“Cozy Grill” is a family restaurant. Local people like to go there for breakfast and lunch. http://www. (website hidden); opening hours 7am -9pm, 473 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI (phone number hidden)
“Taste of China” is a take-out or eat-in Chinese fast food. Some of their dishes are very good, such as Pad Thai noodle, sesame beef, Singapore mei fun, etc. It is also BYOB if you want to eat there. 1745 Main St., New London Sq., West Warwick. (phone number hidden)
Casual Restaurants in Newport
“Anthony’s Seafood” is for seafood lovers. Besides their large selection of food menu, you can order raw sea food and they will cook it for you right there. (website hidden); 963 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI, (phone number hidden).
“Flo’s Clam Shacks” is another popular seafood restaurant. There is often a long waiting line in summer and weekends. Most of their seafood is deep fried. (website hidden), 4 Wave Avenue, Middletown. (phone number hidden).
“Bishop’s 4th Street Diner” is where Newport local people go. Excellent diner food!! If you want to enjoy an old school diner experience, this is the place to go. 184 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport. (phone number hidden)
Grocery stores nearby where you can buy good quality grocery and cooked food
"Dave's Marketplace", 1) 4.3 miles, 1000 Division Rd, East Greenwich, RI, East Greenwich Square, (phone number hidden). 2) 3.2 miles, 23 Coventry Shoppers Park, Coventry (phone number hidden). They also have warm “dim sum” at the deli area for $7/pound.
"Trader Joe’s", 5.2 miles, 1000 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI, (phone number hidden)
"Whole Foods Market", 9 miles, 151 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, RI, (phone number hidden)
If you need to see a doctor while you stay with us: Walk-In & Primary Care, 300 Quaker Lane, Suite 16, Warwick, RI (phone number hidden)
Enjoy your stay at our home! --Lifen & Dan
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2.We are not expecting you to bring friends to the house, or have a party here, unless there is an agreement made ahead.
3. No smoking inside house.
4. No pet.
5. Since most of our guests come here to relax, we no longer accept children at 3 and under. Please do check with us. If there is no other reservation for the time when you would like to stay, we would be glad to accept you and your little ones.
6. There is a luggage rack in each room. Please don't put your luggage on the bed.
We arrived comparatively late the other night. The host couple greeted us warmly at the front door and gave us a brief tour to their very inviting and delicately decorated house. The room looks exactly the same or even better than it's shown in the picture, the whole setting is very comfortable and homie. We also had our own bathroom that located on the first floor. The neighborhood is very quiet so we had very good sleep that night. Then the next morning, when we got up, Lifen already prepared freshly baked muffins for us. And we had really nice talk with each other. We decided that we would definitely go back even before we left the house and would highly recommend to anyone who are planning to visit that area.
I went to Poliquin PICP courses and styed at Lifen and Dan's lovely home. I was perfect! Filtered water, a great kitchen for healthy cooking, a comfy bed and supernice people! The yard was lovely and canoeing experience was terrific. Lifen and Dan are super nice and extremely helpful. I recommend this place for all who are looking for a cozy place to stay at.
We had a very comfortable three nights at Lifen and Dan on labor day weekend. I was visiting Newport, RI with my girlfriend and we wanted a quiet place to stay which was not very expensive. They were completely booked for that weekend except for the lotus room which was still available. Looking at the pictures and description, I immediately decided to book it even though it was about 35-40 min away from Newport. In retrospect, I think it worked well for us because it was equidistant from Newport and Point Judith, the two places we wanted to visit. We took a high speed ferry from pt. Judith to spend a day at Block Island. Dan and Lifen are hard working couple who take great care of their property. Their house is immaculate and fully furnished. There is a full kitchen to share with all the pan and pots. Keurig coffee maker is at guest's disposal with a variety of k-cups to try. Their house in nested in a nice neighborhood with a lakefront. There is a small bar attached to the living room which offers a selection of wine and some beers. We took their canoe for a two hour canoeing in the lake. Lifen was very helpful and attentive towards all our needs. She was kind enough to print our ferry tickets that I bought online. They have a detailed list of their favorite nearby restaurants on airbnb page which was helpful. There were two other couples staying in the house that weekend and everyone was respectful to each other. We didn't feel any problem sharing bathroom or kitchen space with other guests. I highly recommend this airbnb rental if you are visiting the area.
I was in Rhode Island for a course at the Poliquin World HQ and let me say that this place was fantastic! Lifen and Dan are very nice and genuine people who make a great effort to make you feel at home. They're very helpful and I enjoyed conversations with them. I was feeling a bit homesick but chatting and having a laugh with them made it go away!
They're home is beatiful and the cooking facilities are awesome. There's all the equipment and spices you need. They have a water filter on their fridge so you'll be drinking clean and fresh water! On top of that the surroundings are great too. I enjoyed a relaxing walk in the woods and the air was so refreshing! The neighborhood is also very quiet so sleeping won't be a problem here. I don't usually sleep too well when travelling but this was exactly the opposite!
I will definitely come back here next time I'm coming to RI. I highly recommend this place to everyone! I hear it's even better in the summer. ;)
Wir hatten es sehr gut. Die beiden geben sich riesig mühe, um es den gästen an nichts fehlen zu lassen. Die lage ist wunderschön am see , wir durften sogar das kanu ausleihen.wir sind am water fire spektakel gewesen und das war wunderschön. All diese lichter auf dem wasser. In der nähe ist auch noch ein zoo , ebenfalls mit tausenden von geschnitzten kürbissen.Sie hatten uns auch geholfen, beim auto umbuchen. Alles in allem sehr zu empfehlen.
We only spent one night with Lifen and Dan but we will definitely return. Their home is simply beautiful inside and out. Pictures on the web do not do justice to this lovely home filled with interesting pieces of art, furniture and lovely flowers....and they take care to make your stay enjoyable. The home is exceptionally clean and tour bed was very comfortable. I love to cook and hope to get a chance to use the kitchen on our return....Lifen has every kitchen appliance and a wide range of spices and she loves sharing her knowledge of cooking....Dan brews beer and he does it with precision and flair..We did not get a chance to use their canoes and we would like to try the rails to trails biking nearby. .Don't miss this couple with their wonderful home...
This was our first Airbnb experience and we really enjoyed it. Our stay with Lifen and Dan was comfortable, friendly and fun. We were made to feel very welcome in their home and enjoyed conversations with them and other guests about travel, life and gardening. (The garden is gorgeous.) The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed canoeing on the lake and our adventures in the area. Jill and Peter
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