Since 2008, Airbnb has created the opportunity for hosts to welcome guests into unique and curated spaces and experiences that hotels are simply unable to offer. When travelers are looking for something special and different, they often turn to Airbnb, where they can find off-the-beaten-path slices of paradise with highly unusual amenities. Welcoming and solicitous hosts like Dr. Henry Cabrera are able to provide friendly and personalized service that enhances the stay even further. One of these prized stays can be found at the Farm Suite located in Lavender Waves Farm, less than 3 miles from the beach in southern Rhode Island.
For the discerning adult traveler, Lavender Waves Farm offers stunning views of the artfully arranged lavender plants, all emanating out from a custom-built gazebo. Private access to the working farm, luxury accommodations, and close proximity to some of Rhode Island’s most appealing attractions all await future guests. Designed to blend rustic decor with modern conveniences, the Farm Suite is a hidden gem in New England’s historic and high-end landscape.
The 4,000 lavender plants of 10 varieties that are located on-site will bloom from late June through September, with peak bloom ending in August. A second, lighter bloom occurs as summer transitions into fall. These premium dates provide the most dramatic vistas and rich, soothing scents from the farm’s namesake crop. But fall and winter dates can be just as enchanting, as New England experiences legendary fall foliage and scenic snowy winters.
Lavender Waves Farm is a working farm with more than 60 animals. While pets are not permitted in the luxury Airbnb suite, animal lovers will find themselves surrounded with chickens, peacocks, ducks, a Great Dane, llamas, alpacas, and camels, among others. The Bactrian and two dromedary camels are often cited as highlights of a farm suite stay, due to their surprisingly large size and gentle nature. Minnie, the on-site Great Dane, is a guest favorite with her joyful and sweet demeanor.
Farm owner Dr. Henry Cabrera is a gracious host, often recognized for making himself available to guests. He takes great pride in his farm and the one-of-a-kind experiences he has personally designed on it, and he can often be found on the grounds and with his beloved animals. On occasion, he has even been known to take his camels for a stroll on the nearby beach!
On select days, the farm is open for general admission, cut-your-own lavender events, scheduled picnics, and prearranged photo shoots. These are all time-limited events with capacity restrictions, but other guests may be enjoying the farm during a farm suite stay. Guests of the suite are the only ones who have free range to enjoy the many amenities of the farm at any time during their stay.
Impeccably clean and fully stocked with every imaginable luxury, the Farm Suite boasts a full kitchen and premium bedding to ensure that every guest’s stay is comfortable and convenient, leaving them wanting for nothing. All finishes in the farm suite are of the highest quality, from reclaimed wood to natural stone tile to amethyst geode sinks in the bathroom. Dr. Cabrera spared no expense when designing the second-story, private suite overlooking the bucolic waves of lavender.
With 5-star reviews across the board, guests have called the farm suite fun, beautiful, quiet, relaxing, peaceful, friendly, and exquisite. It receives plenty of “Wow!”s for Henry’s attention to every detail and his ability to create a tranquil oasis unlike other stays in the area. Many guests are repeat visitors, anxious to return and enjoy the king-sized bed, rainfall shower, Italian-inspired kitchen, plush bathrobes, and specialty soaps.
In order to enhance the experience, a local chef can be hired to prepare a gourmet multi-course, lavender-inspired meal, with cocktails included. The dining experience must be booked in advance and the chef spends 2-3 hours preparing the dinner on-site. With an ever-changing menu that highlights local and seasonal ingredients, no two dinners are the same, keeping the experience fresh for returning guests.
Lavender Waves Farm is a pristine 14-acre farm dreamed up and brought to life by owner Dr. Henry Cabrera. Visitors to the farm and the luxury Airbnb farm suite are able to enjoy a serene and stunning oasis away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day civilization. And yet, Lavender Waves Farm is located just miles from beautiful beaches, shopping, and extensive dining options. Whether you’re seeking refuge for a day or a week, you’ll find what you’re looking for when hosted by Dr. Henry Cabrera in South Kingston’s Lavender Waves Farm, one of Airbnb’s truly superb stays.