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Ellen Grickis

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, spanish

Exclusive Extraordinary Converted Barn Featured in Architectural Digest

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Little Compton holiday barn

Converted Barn, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Extraordinary, exclusive coastal New England experience. Featured in Architectural Digest, American Country Home issue, June, 2008. Very, very private. Contemplate myriad architectural nuances in converted 18th century barn.

Tranquil setting in poetically beautiful community; unspoiled farmland tumbling to pristine, sandy beaches . Sometimes riotous surf; other times astounding calm water; perfect swim/work/bike get away with connoisseur cooking capabilities enhanced by abundant local foods, produce, fish, etc. Almost 4 acres with nearly one acre wild flower garden -- blooms June to late October attracting vast variety of birds and butterflies.

Keywords: Coastal southern New England antique yet modern country house converted barn; exclusive and private; magnificent surf, miles of beach, close to farm stands, fish market, local vineyard, bike paths, birding. Great for writer/artist.

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ellen Grickis (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

What makes this barn unique

Instant beach access, while being able to work/relax/exercise;


1 traveller review

Exclusive Extraordinary Converted Barn Featured in Architectural Digest
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Designers dream

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful two weeks here among the wild flowers and deep lawns. Our little dog had a blast chasing rabbits while we harvested ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs from the gardens and made dinner each night on major Viking stoves - both indoors and out. It was a great place to entertain - on the loggia, under the vines in front and at the big table inside and was a good place for overnight guests too - we and they had privacy.

The house was beautifully decorated, magical, really, and beautifully equipped, as promised, from the fine towels and linens to the good beach towels and chairs and bicycles. The outdoor shower was dreamy, but the baths indoors were great too, beautifully designed, all marble and high-end finishes.

The one challenge was finding a beach we liked as many beaches in the area are private. We learned, however, that if you walked to the far end of the closest public beach parking lot (a parking pass is $40 a week, $12 daily, though bicycles are free), and kept walking, you would come to a beautiful stretch of dunes and beach called Goosewing Beach, with good white sand, great waves and waters. It was well worth the trouble - we went every day.

Little Compton itself is wonderful - low-key, uncrowded and peaceful. The fruit stand nearby on route 77 is great - we went there every day too!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
T F Green
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sakonnet Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 24
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Commons Lunch
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Shore beach
Car: necessary

Charming, historic, New England village, quite different from tourist areas. Close to Cape Cod, Boston, Newport Mansions, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Newport Jazz Festival. convenient to Nantucket,Martha's Vinyard Block and Elizabeth Island ferries; Brown University, Roger Williams College, and prep schools such as St. Georges and Portsmouth Abbey. Local vineyard and local art, music and poetry readings.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Little Compton, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5 Outdoor shower, two indoor steam showers, jacuzzi.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Antique bed, beautiful linens, tempurpedic mattress, down duvet., Double Beds (1) Antique with princess canopy, linen and down bed clothes., Twin or Single Beds (2) Antique twins, linen and down bed clothes., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Mitchell Gold queen, like a real bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Interior Designer's own home featured in June, 2008 Architectural Digest -- amazing 200 year old converted stone barn, very special and private 3+ acres, best, most pristine beaches in New England. Interior must be seen... Concrete and local sea glass floors; swing in living room; steam showers; includes outdoor kitchen/dining; addictive outdoor shower; rambunctious wild flower garden attracting birds and butterflies; vegetable garden; birding; antiquing, outdoor fire place within covered patio and fine restaurants; close to Cape Cod, Newport, Providence and its world famous Waterfire.