What a wonderful and welcoming home! The listing description was dead on; the house was neat as a pin, well stocked (plenty of towels!) and perfectly situated in the middle of Aquidneck island. Newport is 15-20 minutes to the south, Providence is 30 minutes to the north. If you fly into Warwick, it is about a 40 minute drive. Our jaws dropped when we walked into the house and saw the view from the dining room, the Sakonnet River is outside the back door.
We came to Rhode Island for a wedding at Glen Ellen Manor and extended our stay for a few days. We visited some of the mansions, walked around downtown, hiked the Cliff Trail and rambled around on some of the beautiful sideroads. We strongly recommend a visit to the American illustration Museum in Newport, it is a treat to see Maxfield Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and Pyle original art displayed in an amazing house. We shopped at the Clement Market, half a mile up the road; there is also a country market stocked with local fruits, vegetables, milk and cheese at the intersection of 138 and Fairview, the turn-off to the rental.
This house is a worthy rental, we highly recommend it. We will miss the morning coffees on the beach and nighttime stargazing. We will miss watching gulls drop conch shells on the beach. We will miss the incredibly friendly neighbors who made us feel welcome. Thanks so much to the owners for providing a home that helped make our vacation a delight!