About this listing
A beautiful, large tranquil historic stone house retreat available for family, couple or individual seeking a quiet getaway. Close to beaches and in a tranquil neighborhood.
View of the high ceiling main room/library with ceiling fans, a chandelier and a fireplace.
A beautiful, large tranquil historic stone house retreat available for family, couple or individual seeking a quiet getaway. This charming historic, English Tudor home features a large manor living room with lofty ceilings and a chandelier, a full library, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a large country kitchen with updated appliances. Fully furnished throughout, the home also features central modern heating and air conditioning, full house de-humidifier, a full house back up generator ensuring year-round comfort and security. Oak hardwood floors throughout.
The ground floor south wing master bedroom features a log post queen bed and full bath with a separate shower. The upstairs loft bedroom features exposed beam ceilings, a fireplace, three twin beds, and its own bathroom with claw-foot bath tub and a separate shower. The 3rd bedroom features a full size bed and has its own bathroom with claw-foot bath tub.
The home is in a retreat setting with quiet gardens and vast property along with a five minute walk to a small beach with private roads for walking or biking. It is a perfect place to come away and rest for awhile, writers, artists, musicians and visionaries find the Stone House Study as a contemplative space for retreat and interior peace. All seasons and especially in the winter, the stone house study offers privacy and time for reflection from the library arm chair to an afternoon garden walk.
This is a perfect place for people to stay for those visiting Newport for work or vacation. Newport Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Newport Bellevue Avenue Historic District and the Newport Flower Show visitors will find that this is the perfect alternative to hotels. 20 minutes to Newport and 30 minutes to Providence, Brown University and RISD.
A 5-minute drive south to Tiverton Four Corners will provide you with a bakery & cafe, restaurants, a small grocery store, and the best ice cream shop you will find in New England. Coastal Roasters on Main Road in the heart of Tiverton is our favorite coffeeshop.
And beaches, beaches, beaches! Even in the winter time it's a great walk along the beaches.
20 minutes from Newport.
30 minutes from Providence.
1 hour from Boston.
4 hours from New York.
If your family requires special arrangements or would like to hold a special event, fees and specific event approval are required for dinner parties involving more than 10 people.
Guests will have private access to the entire home and property as well as the neighborhood beach and walking trails.
Interaction with Guests
We have a local house manager available if something urgent comes up, he lives locally, but other than the check in and check out process there is very little interaction with anyone.
Private Beach Access!
Quiet and peaceful surrounding that abuts the ocean and a bird sanctuary with hiking trails.
A Stone House stay includes a walk to the beach followed by a contemplative retreat and a quiet dinner with family.
A writer's haven with water views.....
a place away from the city - but not too far from 'urbanitity'.
Not much for public transit. A bus does run up and down main road Tiverton but you pretty much need a car to get around. Bikes are helpful for short jaunts.
Other Things to Note
The Stone House is an epic retreat house.
Please also make use of the BBQ and the outdoor shower in the summer time months.
There is a strict No Smoking policy in place at the Stone House both inside and outside. Please refrain from smoking on the grounds or near the home while enjoying the property.
No additional overnight guests without prior notice to the House Manager.
No “house parties” without permission from the House Manager.
Treat the house as if it were your own.
All fireplaces are closed for the season.
Strip beds and pile towels in each of the bed/bath areas prior to check out.
Give the kitchen an overall clean-up, dirty dishes in dishwasher, counters clear, trash compiled etc..
No fireworks or loud music after 9 pm.
Please be respectful of neighbors as you come and go.
Report any damage to House Manager, however small, prior to check-out.
It is the responsibility of the primary “renter” to ensure all in their party have read the house rules.
We (seven adults) rented the Stone House for a quick weekend getaway, and it was really wonderful. The house is stunning, with each room being lovelier than the next. We found the great room fine for hanging out and playing board games, etc--we just had to move a few chairs. The land it's on is beautifully landscaped, and the short walk to the beach area was so pretty (though really mosquito-y). The little beach area is pebbly, so not for laying out and sunning, but a few of us waded in and discovered the water itself is nice and warm. In terms of conveniences, it has a fully stocked kitchen, AC, and a grill out back. Patrick (Thomas's brother, who met us at the house) was great about communicating before and during our time there, and gave us lots of information about nearby places to go to eat, have fun, or bask on the beach. (Horseneck beach was about a 25 minute drive from the house and was perfect for us!) I would recommend this house (and hosts) to everyone!
Very easy to coordinate the rental. Prompt replies, clear answers, super friendly. After the booking I spoke to Thomas's brother Patrick, who set up an easy arrival plan for me, and then kindly emailed some great recommendations for the area. House was fantastic in person. Very clean and comfortable.
Patrick made us feel very welcome. He spoke with us over the phone to go over things, and met us when we arrived to show us around. The house and neighborhood were stunning. We loved the quaint and unique decor of the house, and we loved being immersed in nature as the house is next to woods and a beach. We had a wonderful time, and felt very relaxed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Historic Stone House. While we didn't get to spend as much time at the house as we wished, the house is truly better than the pictures (much grander).As previous guests have commented, there is one grand room in the middle with chairs and sitting areas dispersed throughout which makes it hard to have everyone sit together in any one area but for our group it did not affect our stay. Thomas' brother Patrick was a great host, meeting us when we arrived to walk us through the house and to answer any questions we had. The property is secluded and quiet and the restaurants near the house were enjoyable! We would book again!
Patrick made us feel very welcome upon arrival. He was helpful with recommendations for the area, and he clearly takes very good care of the house. It is clean and beautiful.
Pros: Grounds are sprayed for mosquitos-this is great for sitting outside
Darling bunk room-perfect for kids!
The home is truly enormous
Outdoor shower is AMAZING
Kitchen is fully stocked with everything one needs to cook
Location in a beautiful neighborhood with very friendly neighbors
No common area that is comfortable-the house has an enormous common room that doesn't really have a comfortable place to all sit around a table to play games or talk. This is probably better in the winter when you can use the gorgeous fireplace and convene around it. The only place we found to all sit together comfortably was the kitchen table. Even the outdoor space only has a small table with three chairs (we had a group of 5). It just lacked an overall feeling of comfort, is I suppose the best way to describe it.
Private Beach-this was really not an actual beach but a nice clearing down by the water, which was fine for watching the sunset but the bugs were just too terrible to stay down there for long periods of time. Definitely not a place to sit for more than a few minutes. The gnats were just awful-not the fault of the house or owner, just something to note if the private beach is of interest.
We unfortunately had one of our group come down with a virus over our stay. She was comfortable in the bunk room, but had nowhere to really go besides that. There isn's an area with a TV to just relax in front of, which would normally be completely fine with us, it simply was unfortunate for this one guest, but something to think about if you prefer a place to sit and catch up on the news, watch a movie, etc.
The house is really divided into 3 wings-one bedroom on one side of the huge living area, one bunk room upstairs, and one bedroom off of the kitchen downstairs. This is great for people who want their own space and area of the house.
Overall, the house worked for us. Going back to RI, we would probably choose another location simply to be closer to the beaches. We also felt that the house lacked the feel of comfort and would want something a bit more cozy. That said, this house is clearly loved by its owners. It's a unique place, and if you want to stay somewhere completely different, this is a great place.
Patrick was a great host and gave us a thorough overview of the house, amenities and area. The house was very comfortable and suited our group(6 adults and a small baby) and was exactly as described. The area and local beaches are delightful and quiet.
The neighbors were extremely friendly and helpful with directions.
Overall a perfect long weekend
Adrian and Alison
Patrick was a fantastic host. He went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasant one. He was very thorough in explaining the ins-and-outs of the house (which is absolutely beautiful by the way) and took time to tell us about the area--everything from where to go for provisions to a rundown on the local beaches. He was accessible before and during our stay for any additional questions. As I mentioned, the house was in fantastic shape and it was the perfect size and location for our group.
About the Host, Thomas
I am a director of an internationally touring dance company, (website hidden). We dance on the sides of buildings, you know, vertical performance. I also work with environmental organizations like (website hidden) and their agents of change. I believe a home is meant to be shared. So I share my homes, my families' homes and I share other people's homes when I travel. It's like sharing stories but without the fire.