I bought this house and met my husband at the Newport Blues Cafe on Thames St. within 3 months of moving in. We were engaged there and had our wedding reception right down the street at Easton's Beach. We love this house and the entire island. We were very sorry to leave, but wanted to get closer to family with a baby on the way!
Kelly Fasel purchased this house in 2009
This is such an amazing location. Steps to First Beach, where there is beach volleyball, a carousel, and the Atlantic Beach Club restaurant complete with an outdoor bar on the beach with live music. Right across the street from the beach is Flo's Clam Shack and a couple great sports bars, and a few yards up the road is the Atlantic Grille, which is our favorite breakfast place around. All of this is a five minute walk from the house. And 2nd Beach (Sachuest Beach) is a mile walk away, which is our favoriate beach for relaxing, sunbathing, and swimming (the picture of us from the wedding is on 2nd Beach).
It's also about a mile walk to Cliff Walk, which is an amazing walking/biking trail with the ocean on one side and the beautiful Newport Mansions on the other. Mansion Tours on Bellevue Ave. are a fun and memorable activity. Also on Bellevue is the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where you can dine overlooking the grounds, tour the mueseum, or even book a court yourself, or attend a professional match if the timing is right.
Thames St. is only a 5 minute drive ($7 cab ride away) and it is chalk full of restaurants, bars, live music, theater, shops, festivals, concerts, comedy shows, sail boat rides, outdoor ice skating during the winter, fireworks on the 4th, arcade and ice cream.
Ocean view drive on the other side of the island is another one of our favorites for breathtaking ocean views and Brenton State Park, which is a gorgeous pet friendly park, great for picnicking, kite flying, or just relaxing.
10 minute drive inland, there are Polo matches every Saturday evening during the warmer months, as well as Newport Winery tours and tastings.