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  • Laura

A unique quiet, relaxing New England coast getaway

Adamsville is a precious, quiet corner in one of the most magical parts of the country. However, it was the gorgeously renovated house that took our breath away from the moment we pulled into the driveway headed by the legendary town landmark, the Spite Tower. The home is so roomy (it has so many damn rooms!) I found myself temporarily lost in the house twice during our long weekend stay - needless to say it is a fabulous house for playing hide and seek. The efficient kitchen, hub of all activity, is fitted with modern appliances and is anchored by the large island. The large family room boasts original wide-plank wood floors and original beehive bread ovens in the wall, and is roomy enough to host an Edwardian ball. The formal dining room is great for raucous post-beach pasta feasts and has excellent acoustics for impromptu singing. The bedrooms are decorated both simply and luxuriously, with two sumptuous king-sized bed rooms, a queen bed room and then a smaller bunk room. The bathrooms are modern, clean and well-running. Wifi worked just fine. The renovation of the historic property beautifully blends respect for the home's history and efficiency for the needs of modern vacationers. Our host, Kristin, kept us well informed ahead of check-in and even alerted us to cool happenings in the town the day of our arrival. She responded to all of our questions on the spot and ensured that everything was as it should be. With my whole heart I recommend a visit to Adamsville and the whole farm coast of RI and MA - it is an interesting mix of agricultural industriousness and coastal chill. Each local beach has its own feel (and access policy, so I suggest you do some reading up on them), each village has its own great ice cream place, and the area overall makes for a unique quiet, relaxing New England coast getaway.