The Goat Cottage welcomes guests and their dogs all year round

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  • Property Type : Cottage
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 to 6 Sleeps

Barbara Derecktor Donahue

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The Goat Cottage welcomes guests with their dogs all year .The cottage is a transformed spacious dance studio.Private, cozy, romantic for 2 or a group of 6.There is a cd collection, guest art gallery wall where guest's ( of every age) art work is framed & hung on the wall behind an art table with many art supplies.There are playing cards, puzzles and interesting books. The roomy space has very high ceilings,a king ,twin daybed ( screens for privacy) a loft with a twin,tables,couches,a mirrored wall and room for dance or yoga.Dance sometimes happens spontaneously.The separate Nest Room has a queen bed. You can see the goats from almost every window .You can eat with the goats morning or evening at the picnic table. Fresh eggs are yours from our 20 chickens. Guests can be completely separate or social with us.The Cottage is surrounded by the goat trail but they are quiet. Goats are friendly and curious to meet everyone.Guests can schedule to see the musical goat show trail when 6 goats run, jump and climb 10 stages leading to a Sakonnet river view .You can watch outside the fence or can follow me and climb up on the different stages with the goats.The goat show can take 20 minutes or longer so you can get to know their different personalities.The fully equipped kitchen ( used by a wonderful chef who stayed for a week) has a list of favorite places to visit. If you have any questions let us know.Yours goatly Mark and Barbara.
 From California our very first guests wrote " Such a lovely cottage. Goats are grazing , chickens clucking, flower greenery abounds . Rustic and inspired art is everywhere! It is embracing and soothing . We slept so soundly and comfortably . To look up at the trees through the skylights thru the warm wood, red ceiling- so peaceful - Thank you so much ....From NYC " I came here with my two sons and my husband. We spent 2 nights and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. The kids enjoyed watching and feeding the animals. Thanks to Barbara for making this happen. This will be one of our memorable trips. Thank you Barbara for being a great host and the boys love you. We had a very comfortable stay"........From Mass & North Carolina " We spent a delightful 4th of July in this beautiful space! Barbara was the perfect hostess, providing guidance on beaches and other fun places for adventure . We wish we could have stayed longer in this little paradise."
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50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

Amenities & Activities

  • BBQ
  • Community Gas Barbecue
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Twin Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • King Bed
  • Day Bed
  • Fishing
  • swimming in the family pool
  • a fire pit
  • musical goat trail
  • collect the eggs
  • feed the goats
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Child Friendly
  • Playground
  • Child Friendly
  • swing
  • large yard
  • pathways
  • hammock
  • goats
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Dining Table
  • There are two tables in the studio with extra chairs
Disability Access Features
  • Safety Bars in Shower
  • Grab Bars in Bathroom
  • There is a seat in the tub. There are two steps UP into the cottage with a side hand rail. There is one step UP from the kitchen to the studio. There is a ladder to climb up to the loft. There is one step down into the nest room. .......A guest with a very bad back managed everything very well.
  • No TV
  • Stereo
  • CD Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • cd player
  • puzzles
  • art table
  • art supplies
  • guest gallery wall Guests of every ages from 2 up has their drawing framed and hung on the wall)
  • games
  • books
  • room to dance or to practice yoga
  • a yoga mat.
  • Games
  • Reading Library
  • Pet Friendly
  • Linens Included
  • Secluded
  • In Room Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • There is no key needed but there is one if you want to use it.
Home Office
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
Hot Tub and Sauna
  • Community out door
  • inground pool
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • of Place Settings
  • Pots and Pans
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • No Washer/Dryer
  • There is no washer/ dryer in the cottgae but laundry can be arranged if guests stay for an extended time.
Layout and Decor
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Skylight
  • Spacious
  • Sunroom
  • Vaulted Ceilings
Maid Service
  • Laundry Service Available
Outside Living
  • Backyard
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Fire Pit
  • hammock
  • back and front yard with goats
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for Multiple Cars
  • Designated Parking
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • Fitness Room
Swimming Pool
  • Community Swimming Pool
  • Community Outdoor Pool
Nearby Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Museums
  • Night Life
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Tours
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wine Tasting
  • We are near swimming beaches
  • a fishing bridge
  • boatyards
  • hiking paths
  • horse stables
  • museums in Newport & Providence
  • Sakonnet Winery. Night life restaurants - The BoatHouse
  • The Red Dory
  • Little Bear
  • The Atlantic Sports Bar
  • Crowther's
Nearby Attractions
  • Riverfront
  • Safe Swimming Beach
  • Near Town
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Casinos
  • Near Marina
  • Tiverton Four Corners has many very special shops and art galleries.

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Welcome to The Goat Cottage

Room with a view and a wall of dance mirrors

The big windows look out at the musical goat pathway

Climb up to the loft

The loft twin - they say " its dreamy"

late afternoon delight

Art supplies

Good Morning, fresh eggs are waiting for you in the fully equipped kitchen

The Nest queen bedroom

Our goat gang - Jeb, Sparky, Mocha, daisy, Tack and Jibe

Up on the Rock Boat

A modern family's goat cloven hoof gesture

From the Goat Cottage past the chicken coartyard to goatopian arena & river view

A multi cultural family goat gathering

Wedding goats

cloven hoofs

Additional Rate Information

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Dog Fee  $25 per dog
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $59 
Options and Extras
1) Laundry - There is no washer/ dryer in the cottage. If you need laundry done text Barb
2) Dogs - $25 per dog. Don't for get the doggy bags.
3) The Goats - You can eat with the goats in the cottage garden or by the river view. Text me.
4) Our very friendly German Shepherd River thinks he is a goat herder
5) Don't forget beach towels! Swim in our pool if no one is around .
Extra Directions ......Off 24 S, get off exit after Fish Rd, face Sakonnet Bay Brookdale, turn left ,follow rd down hill towards Sakonnet River,pass Coastal Roasters ( best coffee) on R, Cumberland Farms on L, see The Black Goose Cafe ( great food) on L......Take R over Fishing Bridge , bear L, 9th driveway on R behind stone walls, park L at the top of the driveway, in front of cones & lights, follow lighted path to The Cottage, Text or call when you arrive.I'll show you all around. No key is needed......
Welcome to The Goat Cottage
Thank you . Sincerely Mark & Barbara

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Location Information


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Tiverton is a beautiful sea side town along the Sakonnet River


We are near many great restaurants , on a lovely walking street, near wonderful wineries, Special Tiverton Four Corners, a 1/2 hr from Newport ( mansions and beaches and Providence ( amazing Water fire). We have a list for guests of favorite spots


Get away from everything, have everything here and be near everything you might need


Spring, summer, fall and even winter if you don't mind the snow

Answer 401 338 9905


Uber, Green Airport, Providence train station but its best if you bring your car




We are a combo art and farm stay for guests who are looking to get away, who love fresh eggs, garden flowers and a splash of color everywhere





Guest Reviews

The most magical stay!

  • Taylor S.
  • Jan 26,2018
  • Sep 09,2017

Every nook and cranny of this luxurious little cottage is a delight! If you want an especially cozy and very funky vacation getaway, then this place is definitely for you. Nestled away in hand designed fairy gardens, goatopia is very private and so magical - the entire group we stayed with all agreed that we wished we could just spend our whole vacation hanging out there. The lovely hostess, Barbara, has thought through every aspect of a beautiful stay - from setting up a guest drawing station, to leaving farm fresh eggs. The whole place has a kind of therapeutic and intensely creative energy - and not for nothing, but it was by far the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in! I also had the particularly special experience of connecting with Barbara. We are both dancers by profession, which quickly got us talking. It wasn\'t until long that I discovered what an openhearted, iridescent joy she is to be around, and her kindness made our stay that much better. The beautiful space she has curated really reflects her generosity. Oh, and make sure you don\'t miss a chance to check out the goats - Barbara can make them do all kinds of tricks and she really lets you get up close and personal!

Fun, Clean and a nice hideaway

  • Pamela P.
  • Jan 26,2018
  • Nov 08,2017

This is one of the most fun places we have ever stayed. The cottage is delightful and filled with beautiful colors and artistic flair. Barbara has filled the cottage with the most stunning accents and art. You can come alone, as a romantic getaway, or with your entire family! I would also highly suggest it for a \'girls\' weekend. It\'s close to the beach in Tiverton and some nice shopping areas in local Tiverton, Little Compton, and Westport. My husband and I really enjoyed it. The goats are there but not ever present as I had expected, but it wasn\'t about the goats, it was about a nice get away and that was perfect! Thank you Barbara for making our stay lovely. There\'s a full kitchen if you want to cook but enough places nearby to eat out. Go try it and be prepared to have FUN!

Perfect cottage for an animal lover / artist!!

  • Arian z.
  • Jan 26,2018
  • Oct 21,2017

Very cute cottage with cute goats! You can feed them, and draw them later. The owner will hung your drawing on the wall! Good vibe.

What an amazing space! It's vacation enough to walk around the grounds and enjoy the art inside!

  • Norma D.
  • Jan 26,2018
  • Oct 21,2017

Lovely, clean, unique space. Barbara is an amazingly accommodating host.

Lovely Place

  • Steve D.
  • Jan 26,2018
  • Oct 29,2017

Had a quick stay at the Goat Cottage with three friends. We all agreed the place was very charming, and we\'d love to stay there again for longer. Barbara was very nice and accommodating, and the place is very unique and fun with animals all around. It\'s obvious she put in a lot of work to make the space welcoming and fun. Highly recommend.

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