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Deborah A. Mitchell

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Direct Waterfront on Narragansett Bay. Spectacular southern views on 600' deck.

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Portsmouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 6, outdoor rinse shower, pets welcome.

Thank you to our repeat guests! We really appreciate your return visits! Direct waterfront cottage on Narragansett Bay with great southern views. This is traditional New England at its best. Walk out the back door onto the beach. Enjoy brunch on the 600 sq. ft. deck overhanging the water. Bring your fishing pole and fish from the deck while you BBQ. The cottage is well stocked with everything you could need to have a fabulous New England vacation. (Check our guest reviews and comments).

There is so much to do on Aquidneck Island all year around! Golf, fishing, museums, polo, mansions, theater, clam shacks, fine dining, beautiful beaches, vineyards, horseback riding and world class festivals to name a few. The cottage is a two minute walk to the restaurants Scampis, The Beach House and 15 Point Rd, Shultzy's Ice Cream Shop and Flo's Clam Shack. There is a great diner, Graziano's, for breakfast one block away.

Enjoy the sunrise and sunset on the huge deck.

Bring your bikes-great roads for biking.

Only 3 miles to Portsmouth Abbey, 3 miles to Roger Williams RWU.

The cottage has been in rental since the Summer of 2005 and it has been at 100% occupancy each year. Most of our guests are repeat visitors. We consider that the very highest compliment!!!

Take a look at some of our Guest Rave Reviews from our on-site guestbook…

'Thank you so much for the pleasant stay in your sweet home. We love the open airiness of your place. Thank you again, your place is wonderful.' Pamela, F. CA

'Wonderful! We had a wonderful vacation. The house is perfect, location perfect. Great starting point to expore Npt, Bristol....also great to stay put at. We'll be back next year!' Elaine, NYC, NY

'What a wonderful time we had at your lovely home. You really have put a lot of thought into the cottage. Everything we needed was right there. The deck and view were a perfect 10. Look forward to coming back again.' Todd & Eileen E., MA

'Thank you so much for renting your cottage. We had a wonderful vacation and all we needed was right at our fingertips. We felt right at home.' Brenda & Warren, MA

More Rave reviews.....: 'We had a great time here. The cottage is beautiful- what a view. Love your deck-it's huge. We don't want to leave!' Sheryl & Dan L., OH

'Fantastic weekend. Mostly stayed on the beautiful deck and watched the water. It was the perfect spot for our anniversary' Dan & Caroline L., CT

'Thank you for the use of your home. It was so clean and comfy. The view is incredible. We would love to come back next year.' Doreen and Joe M., CT

'We had a great time-it's sooo beautiful here-love the smell of the water and the view.' Bunny O., CT

Even More Rave reviews.....: 'Thanks for having me. I didn't have to have separation anxiety.' Starr, dog, Upstate NY

'I loved playing on the beach.' Gunner, dog, Clev., OH

We had a great time and loved the house and the views.' Kevin & Leslie, CT

'We had a wonderful time. Look forward to coming back every year. Thanks for the memories.' Sharon and Al, Upstate NY.

'Wonderful time! Great house. Our trip was very enjoyable' Vicki T., Cornwall, NY

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Deborah A. Mitchell (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Deborah A. Mitchell

We love the salt air, boating and good times with friends and family.

We only get one life, and time and tide wait for no one.

Deborah A. Mitchell purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Deborah A. Mitchell chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

We fell in love with the beach cottage at first site. It was a gorgeous, warm sunny day and as soon as we pulled up to the cottage and saw the view we knew we wanted to this cottage to be ours. We like that it is a very close walk to restaurants in under 3 minutes!

What makes this cottage unique

This property is a very relaxing and special spot. All who visit are amazed by the spacious view. It gives one a real sense of peace and fulfillment to be so in tune with the ocean and nature. Additionally, the cottage is central to everything Aquidneck Island has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a note left by returning guests.... Deborah and David, Again, we had a wonderful vacation in your beautiful home. Thanks for having us back! Our favorite thing about RI is your back deck. Happiness and good health to you both,JodyAlso from Catie... Thanks for a wonderful time at your house once again. Your house is soooooooooooooo gorgeous. The room which leads to the porch was superb. It was an excellent room to watch the thunderstorms. Your house is as wonderful as it was last year. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Jul 2006
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Direct Waterfront on Narragansett Bay. Spectacular southern views on 600' deck.
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Best of everything !!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at your beautiful home. The huge deck, ocean breezes and beautiful views. Loved the peacefulness of the area and great to be able to walk to Graziano's and Scampi's which we both enjoyed. We both read 2 books while there and just loved waking to the sound of the ocean with our morning coffee !!. Went to Newport one day that our children & grandchildren were down and First Beach another. Our dogs loved the deck and nice area to walk them. Definitely hope we can rent again next year. Thanks again Deb & Dave.

Mike & Joan Bosh

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write about the cottage! It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again next year!
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The best is at 81 Seaconnet Blvd Portsmouth.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for a month.The accommodations were outstanding. The water front view was spectacular. We could not believe how fast the month went.We highly recommend Deborah and Davids cottage for a stay you will never forget.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Bill and Mary Ellen for taking the time to write a review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you again next year. Thabks for choosing the cottage for your relaxation spot.
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Serenity Now

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing my family to stay in your home. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it, the dog too!

We found this to be the most relaxing get away with everything that we needed right at our fingertips. The location is wonderful, the views spectacular and the local restaurants and eateries were awesome.

The information that Deborah provided was very helpful in guiding us on what and where there were things to do.

We definitely plan on coming back.

Debbie L.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words Debbie. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we really appreciate you taking the time to review the cottage. It means a lot to us! We hope to see you again next year! Don't forget to ask for the repeat guest discount. Happy summer!
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East Greenwich

Great Stay ~ Even in the Winter Months!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at this adorable bungalow for the winter break. We got to celebrate New Years Eve and have some much needed "time away" from our hectic lives. It was so amazing to just sit and play games, bake cookies, walk on the beach, fish out back, walk to restaurants for dinner, and view the "Penguin Plunge" on New Year's Day from our large deck! This house is well kept and cozy. The owners are amazing and quick to respond. We can't wait to stay here again in the future! When you stay here make sure to walk to 15 Point Restaurant, Scampi, and Graziano's 501 Cafe! If you want a relaxing stay on the water, then this place is for you!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tewksbury, MA

Wonderful Vacation at Portsmouth, RI Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely beach cottage Labor Day week. It was immaculate, comfortable ans very well appointed. The deck and view is spectacular. You can't get any closer to the bay without being in it! The water, even though it was September, was a balmy 72 degrees and wonderful for swimming! At low tide, you can walk the rocky shoreline.and we were sorry that we forgot to pack our sea rods as the blues were running in the bay this week! Deborah was very nice to work with & provided us , prior to our arrival, with the most comprehensive list of things to do in the area, restaurant suggestions, websites, etc. , that I have ever received from an owner. This was greatly appreciated, We had a wonderful, relaxing, enjoyable week and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! it means so much to us to know that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and made great family memories. We hope you will be back again!
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Relaxing beach house by the water

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is a great place to stay for a relaxing time by the sea but also a great base for touring New England, with easy freeway connections to Boston (1.5 hrs), Cape Cod (1 hr), and New York (3.5 hrs). We went from the Uk, via New York with older teenage children and had a wonderful holiday- sunbathing on the enormous deck, swimming from the front of the house and at the many beaches on Rhode Island/ Aquidneck, visiting Boston and Newport and walking down by the mansions. Great supermarkets just a short drive away and a selection of local restaurants within walking distance. The house itself is lovely- bigger than we thought with two double rooms and a twin- one double room opens directly onto the decking and the sea view. There are roof fan and air-con.The cottage is not isolated but has enough space around it that you do not feel overlooked. Although it accepts pets we could not detect any pet smells and it was beautifully clean. The kids enjoyed Netflix. There is a very well equipped kitchen and a gas BBQ. I wish we could have stayed here longer- a week was not enough to see everything and have time to fully relax, but after NYC it was a haven of tranquility with the best sunset colours I have seen anywhere in the world.

Only way it could be improved- if there was a small boat or canoe to explore the bay, and beach chairs for the beach.... but if you are not arriving by aeroplane you can always take your own! We would definitely recommend a stay here if you want to experience the laid back Rhode Island seaside life.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lawrence for your kind words. We are so happy to know that the beach cottage was a memorable part of your USA vacation. We especially enjoy when guests visit from abroad to see the very special area of Aquidenck Island. We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience at the cottage. Best wishes!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green (PVD)
Car: necessary

Enjoy all that Aquidneck Island offers: Sailing, Boating, Newport International Polo, bike trails, farmer's markets with fresh local produce, elegant vineyards, Newport mansions, top-ranked beaches, surfing, pick-your-own farms, national wildlife parks, lots of golf, horseback riding, swimming and touring. Fine-dining to fried clams all at your doorway.

It's a great place to enjoy New England! E-Z access to Rte 24, 30 minutes to Providence, 70 minutes to Boston, 2 3/4 hours to NYC, 2 hours to Hartford. Two miles to Portsmouth Abbey. Three miles to Roger Williams University.

Other Activities: World renowned folk and jazz festivals, Black Ships, Tall Ships, beautiful bike trails, vineyards, fine or casual dining, e-z to Newport


Rates & Availability

Portsmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2016-2017
Nov 1 2016 - May 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Oct 14 2017 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Effective July 1, 2015 the State of Rhode Island has imposed an 8.0% tax on short term rentals. We will need to charge that fee in order to be in compliance with the new law. These taxes are submitted by the owner on a monthly basis to the State of RI. Pets Welcome. Cottage must vacuumed free of all pet hairs upon departure or a portion or all of the security deposit will be forfeited.
Ask about our repeat guest discount.

Payment is by Personal Check please. Payment is 50% at time of booking and the balance is due 60 days prior to vacation start date. All is explained clearly in the eRental Agreement which is sent to you by email when you decide to rent the cottage.

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Portsmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bathroom
  • There is also an outdoor swim shower to rinse after swimming.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double with ComforZen Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Mattress
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 Miles to Portsmouth Abbey School. Easy access to Roger Williams University, only 3 miles away! 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa. 300 Lb. Mushroom Mooring for boat. Email for more pictures.

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