French villa in Newport
After considerable on-line review our group of six booked for a week in June, 2011. This house, which is more like a French villa, turned out to be far better than expected. The grounds leading to the house are beautifully manicured with giant shade trees. The main entrance is through an enclosed courtyard that is surrounded by a high rock retaining wall, providing complete privacy. (We ate as many meals as possible in the courtyard which is landscaped with flowers and creeping vines and visiting humming birds.) The house was immaculate and thoughtfully equipped--from the quality appliances to the lobster pot. Although the house has been recently renovated, the craftsmanship and style still remain. It is warm and cozy while addressing all the amenities necessary for the 21st century vacationer.
The beach is within walking distance and just a few miles away you can find a major grocery store, liquor store and a number of restaurants on First Beach. (Be sure to visit Sweet Berry Farm for pies and ice cream.) Maryalice has decorated with an ecletic mix of art. Great fun to view and absorb.
The memories of this house and this trip remain a topic of conversation when our group is together. I look forward to our next visit.
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