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Top of the Hill, Newport, RI, USA
  • House5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, one halt bath, sleeps 9. great for families !

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR SURROUNDINGS, THIS DESIGNER'S HOME IS THE BEST AVAILABLE FOR RENT! Featured in Traditional Home and Newport Christmas House Tour, this HIstoric 1875 Dudley Newton house is furnished with eclectic style, artistic and comfortable. Hardwood floors throughout and 9ft ceilings. Perfect for family reunions or couples romantic getaway. Situated in quiet, historic neighborhood known as 'Top of the Hill' it is an short walk to town, first beach, and the Cliff walk- PERFECT LOCATION !! , Entire house had been renovated including a chef's dream kitchen- fully equipped in every way! Large fenced yard with lovely gardens and fish pond.

Private patio off the kitchen for BBQ furnished with couches and eating area. Gas grill and terrific outdoor shower.

The front porch offers an additional cozy place to sit and relax or have a meal. Storage for bikes and surf boards in the garage. Front and back Driveway for 4 cars, and plenty of legal street parking also available.

Cable, Internet, all linens, EQUIPT IN EVERY WAY!


carolyn schmitz

Member Since 2009
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 03, 2018
About carolyn schmitz

As a child my favorite pastime was decorating my doll house. I created the rugs, curtains, bedding for the miniature rooms, while collecting the furniture at every birthday and holiday. As a result, I spent 20 years as a decorative painter and color consultant, painting murals and faux finishes throughout New England. I participated in six Designer Show houses and have had work published in numerous national magazines. I have many passions in life, but creating artistic and interesting interiors is definitely one of my strongest.

carolyn schmitz purchased this House in 1998

What makes this House unique

This house feels like a real home. Its colorful, interesting, has a great flow. Plenty of room- high ceilings and elegant moldings, parquet floors, two staircases, truly a victorian gem without feeling like grandma's house. Kids and adults love staying here. Three floors to spread out- the third being an open converted maids quarters! We have had tenants from Norway to Australia- the history of visitors is as interesting and rich as the architecture itself. Come stay and see what I mean!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, master bed/bath
      • Bedroom
        1 king, shared bath
      • Bedroom
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, shared bath
      • third floor suite
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, option for king OR 2 twins


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • mastr Bathroom
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3rd floor
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom
        • All bathrooms renovated with beautiful detailing.

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Downtown


              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Steam Shower

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • museums
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • 2 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        3 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great Girlfriend Getaway Home

                                                                        Rosemary S.

                                                                        When we drove up to this beautiful home after seeing pictures online, we were surprised to see that the house was even more beautiful in person. The exterior porch has a cozy seating area, and inside there are unique, beautiful, artistic touches that help add to the warm, homey feeling.

                                                                        We are a group of women that chose this place as a home base for our Newport getaway. It was perfect! The beds were comfortable, the kitchen and dining area, as well as sitting areas were great for all of us to sit around together. The place was spotless, and had all the amenities anyone could ever want. The beautiful screened in porch upstairs was a wonderful place to sit and relax after a long day of sightseeing. We enjoyed The Elms upstairs audio tour as well as the Servant Tour. The Mooring was our favorite restaurant for our four day/three night getaway.

                                                                        We would highly reccommend this house to anyone, especially a group, because it had everything and more!

                                                                        We hope to return one day soon!

                                                                        A Lovely Vacation

                                                                        Wendy S.

                                                                        The home was fabulous! We loved this historical home with many creative and contemporary updates. The house was very relaxing and beautiful. We had plenty of space inside and outside with the large front porch and amazing back yard including a small coy pond and cozy seating area with solar night lighting.

                                                                        We had everything we needed including a washer/dryer, use of beach chairs and gourmet kitchen! The home was in a great location where we could walk to down town (15 minutes by foot) and to the beach (10 minutes by foot). The owner was great and we look forward to going back!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you Wendy! You and your family were perfect guests! I was so happy that you had such splendid weather, and that you got to enjoy all that Newport offers in the summer. I look forward to having you again ANYTIME!

                                                                        Gorgeous Home!

                                                                        C A.Playa del Rey, CA

                                                                        The house was perfect in every way! Very close the beaches, 5 minutes to downtown Newport. Great for cookouts and with a huge lawn and gorgeous patio surrounded by gardens. Great outdoor shower too!

                                                                        The owners are great to do business with and went out of their way to ensure things were perfect. I highly recommend this property!

                                                                        Recommended for: Families with all ages of children, couples retreat.


                                                                        Top of the Hill, Newport, RI, USA


                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Discounts for weekday rentals during the month of June. July and August have a ONE WEEK minimum stay.

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                                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                        Property # 107366