Nature Retreat close to the Beach
Norman Bird Sanctuary
About Norman Bird Sanctuary
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.
Norman Bird Sanctuary purchased this Farmhouse in 1949
Why Norman Bird Sanctuary chose Middletown
Your stay at Paradise Farmhouse helps support Norman Bird Sanctuary's mission of Preservation, Conservation, and Education. Thank you!
No smoking/vaping on the property.
Service Animals only
---------------- Kid programs/camps.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Pristine, quiet, relaxing bit of paradise
I stayed at Paradise Farmhouse with 8 women for a weekend away. We were all charmed by the simple elegance of the property, the comfort of the rooms and the beauty of the landscape. We saw many wild deer as well as birds on our numerous walks. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and upbeat. I would recommend it to anyone.
Outstanding views and trails. Great house and comfortable
Outstanding in all ways. Jeannie is superb. Had 15 people for wedding. All enjoyed hiking and we put on a dinner for 18 and everything we needed. Coffeemaker has a problem on first morning and it was replaced in less than 15 mins. Nice Empire coffee provided. Great views, beach access all you need.
Bird Sanctuary was great
We enjoyed it greatly. House was ample and neat and surrounding walks etc were superb.
Paradise Farmhouse exceeded every expectation. Very clean, tastefully decorated, spacious, charming, comfortable. We rented the farmhouse for our annual family reunion. We're a picky group, having stayed in great hotels all over the world, and everyone was wowed by the Farmhouse. The house in any setting would be a delight, but surrounded by the bird sanctuary grounds, not far from the ocean, and just a short drive to Newport made it a dream come true. Great views from the upstairs bedrooms, birds chirping in the morning, a lovely garden, a great outdoor patio for gathering, an inside dining room that comfortably sat all 14 of us. The property manager Jeanne was terrific--very helpful, clear, responsive. I would highly recommend this property to anyone . No matter how long you plan to stay, I suggest you double it. You won't want to leave.
The only thing we wished for was a tv ---there were some significant sports happening while we were there, and it would have been nice to watch them at the Farmhouse vs. having to go elsewhere.
Overall though, the place gets an A+. It's a lovely house in a beautiful setting. Book it.
Great for a corp retreat
2 day corporate retreat with 6 people (everyone had there own room/ space). Perfect.
Wonderful family retreat
The Farmhouse is a true joy - clean, modern yet spare, retaining all original flooring and unique features with thoughtful upgrades and pristine baths for all rooms. The kitchen is well-appointed and there are rooms for small groups and larger family gatherings. The grounds and views are the real assets though - walking and hiking on the trails in the bird sanctuary with views of the ocean are amazing. The Farmhouse is tucked away, quiet and peaceful yet so close to downtown. We were ages 6 months - mid-fifties and we all loved it. Make sure you bring food because you will not want to leave!
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.