"This farmhouse is aptly named...Paradise! The old charm combined with fresh new amenities on a gorgeous expanse of land is just picturesque and perfect..."

- VRBO Review

Book Your Stay at the Farmhouse Today

The former home of artist, naturalist, and NBS founder, Mabel Norman Cerio, Paradise Farmhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been thoughtfully renovated with sustainable design in mind. Striking a balance between preserving the building’s historical significance with up-to-date function and comfort, it’s a perfect venue for eco-conscious families, friends and companies to explore and be inspired by nature. 

Located ¼ mile from the beach, the property is home to miles of trails through gardens, fields, and forest.  Guests can hike out to the iconic Hanging Rock, which has inspired generations of nature enthusiasts and artists alike with its breathtaking views of the Aquidneck Island coastline.  Guided hikes, a visit to our Curiosity Lab, and on-campus nature programming are available for those who further wish to engage with the Norman Bird Sanctuary's 300-acre property. 

Inquiries and Bookings

How to Book your Stay

Bookings can be completed through Airbnb or directly through STAY Newport by reaching out to hello@stay-newport.com.

Membership Required

Paradise Farmhouse can be booked for regular stays, or as your event venue for a special occasion. Membership to NBS is required to rent the Farmhouse. Not a member? You can easily become one today.


Nightly rental rates vary, based on seasonality and area events, and can be quoted upon request. There is a three-night minimum in high season (May - October), a four-night minimum on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekends, and a two-night minimum during our off season (November - April).

Enhance Your Experience

Make the most of your stay and join knowledgable naturalists on the Norman Bird Sanctuary trails for a one-of-a-kind experience. Catered to your preference, guided hikes can take you across rocky ridges, over trickling streams, and through raptor habitats.