|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Located in Newport county, this house has most spectacular water views of any beach house because this house sits on a peninsula. Every window in this 2080 SF house has a water view. For RATES, click on the Rates button up above the photo, then on the 2nd page click on the "View all rental rates " button. Yes, it can be confusing! Click "AVAILABILITY" on the button above the photo to see calendar.
Perfect place to enjoy all the fun of Newport, with out all the noise and traffic! Relax in one of two living rooms, or sun room and and watch the waves or walk to your own private beach from the back door. KITCHEN UPDATED June 2014, with all white cabinets and quartz countertops. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, which is not the norm in RI. Spacious eleven room house, NEW RUGS AND FURNITURE ADDED 2014, built in 1938 with all the character of New England, with careful restoration. SEE FLOOR PLAN AT END OF PHOTOS. It has real pegged hardwood floors, walls of knotty pine, gas insert fireplace, Persian rug and custom sea grass rug. Casually decorated with Heywood Wakefield antiques, which are American antiques from this region from the 1930's and 40's. FAQ's are inside, click "more details."
It was a once in a lifetime chance for me to buy a house on a peninsula such that there are water views from every room plus a private beach. This is my summer house and I rent it when I am not using it. House has been described as bigger than it looks in the pictures from our former guests. Looking at the house from the front, it is deceiving how large the house really is. It has 2080 SF (200 mm) of living space. Our Newport county home is in Portsmouth; seven miles away is the city of Newport for shopping, and clubs. Maximum occupancy is eight people.
The beach is private, a narrow ( about 15 feet wide) sandy beach up to the water's edge, then smooth, fist sized rocks extending horizontally about 20 feet, and then a sandy bottom. We recommend aqua sox or fisherman sandals for swimming. The tide is gentle, and there are sea shells. You can also fish or launch your kayak from behind the house.
Change over day from end of July to early September is Saturday. This is detailed on rates page. Any other time of the year, change over date anytime.
Central air conditioning, with 2 zones, upstairs and downstairs
Has cable tv and wifi from Cox
Lounge around looking at the water from the hammock outside.
Full size front loading LG washer and dryer
HDTV, and DVD player
Very experienced property manager near by, always available.
Outdoor granite fireplace, original to the property.
25 minute drive from Providence, RI airport, and 60 minute drive from Boston airport.:
The original Flo's Clam Shak on Island Park is less than one mile, the best since 1938! The seagulls are quite bold about eating your crumbs!
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellvue Ave. Built in 1880 with a brand new tennis museum, remodeled a year ago.
The Newport Jazz Festival is August 4,5,6 2017
Newport Great Chowder Festival is June 18, 2017
Newport Folk Festival is July 28,29, 20, 2017
Newport Wine and Food Festival is Sept. 23,24,25, 2017.
Sponsored by Food and Wine magazine.
The Newport Flower show is June 23, 24, 2017 and is always at the Rosecliff Mansion. ( The original "Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow was filmed here as well as "27 Dresses" with Kathryn Heigle.)
St. Mary's Church in Newport, where Jaqueline and Jack Kennedy were married
Newport Mansions, the mansions of the "Guilded Age" which are a MUST SEE: The Vanderbilt's "The Breakers." Spielberg's "Amistaad" was filmed at" Marble House." They are run by the Newport Preservation Society.
Doris Duke's Mansion in Newport called "Rough Point" She kept a camel there!
What to do on a rainy day? Take a drive by SUNNY VON BULOW's mansion, Clarendon Court, at 626 Bellevue Ave. It is privately owned by a new buyer, but you can drive by. Another drive by is LARRY ELLISON of ORACLE, located at 580 Bellevue Avenue. You can drive by JAQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASISS' childhood home, Hammersmith Farm at 225 Harrison Ave. It used to be a museum, but now is privately owned. Another former museum, Belcourt Castle, now privately owned by the founder of Alex and Annie jewelry. Or pop over to Westerly and see if TAYLOR SWIFT or CONAN O'BRIEN are out!
Petting zoo at Simmons Farm.
Bannisters Wharf in Newport, a walk about near the marina with cute shops. The Newport Preservation Society has an interesting shop there.
For you althletes, a breathtaking 3+ hour walk between the grand mansions and the sea is known as "Cliffwalk, which is a National Recreational Trail. It began as a fishermans walk. For the less althletic there is a shorter section from Narragansett to Ruggles. Vebsite: cliffwalk. you-know-what
Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 10 minutes or 4 miles from the house. Tours daily and a lovely venue for weddings and events.
For you golfers, we are almost walking distance from Montaup Country Club, which takes non members. A course with an ocean view. Greens fees for non members are $47, $37 for military and $40 for the cart
Take a near sunset drive from downtown Newport on Ocean Drive all the way west to Castle Hill Inn. Have drinks at sunset on the lawn and watch the boats. An unforgettable experience.
National Museum of American Illustration: Rockwell, Parrish, Wyeth housed in Vernon Court, a guilded age museum (1898). On the National Register of Historic Places and interiors inspired by Versailles.
Berry farms where you pick them: take 114 or 138 south and looks for signs. fun with the kids, especially the blueberries.
Once you have reserved this property, our hospitality manager will automatically send you emails of information such as driving directions, access and local venues such as restaurant suggestions!
One house trained dog is OK.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
1. Are linens included?
2. Is there a cleaning fee?
No, normal cleaning is included in the price of a 7 day rental. But if the
place is trashed, a weeks worth of dirty dishes about
the house, and other behavior, expect an additional
3. Do you have a grill?
Yes, a charcoal grill and normally I stock charcoal
briquettes and lighter fluid
4. Does the beach have shells?
Yes, it's a great place to collect shells
5. Do you store logs on the property for the outside
Sorry, no. You can bring or buy some.
6. Are the waves safe for children?
Yes, very gentle. I bought this house when my son
was 6 so that was one of my considerations.
7. Where are the supermarkets?
Two, one at 2 miles and the other at 5 miles.
8. May I have my wedding or reception on the property?
No, out of consideration for the neighbors in this quiet
residential area we do not allow weddings or
receptions on the property. There is not enough
parking for an event either.
9. Can I shove off my kayak off the back yard?
Yes, it is perfect for kayaking. We do not supply
10. Do you have bikes on the property?
11. How do you boil a lobster?
Stick it headfirst into a boiling pot of water with no salt. In about 5 mins, when
the green body turns bright red, it's done ......" Cover yourself in butter and
carry lemons just in case!"
12. Do you have a play pen, high chair or crib for babies?
13. Is there a lobster pot?
Yes of course!
14. Is there a washer/dryer?
Yes, a front loading high efficiency LG. It takes only
laundry soap marked "HE" Otherwise your washing
will look like a SNL comedy sketch, and it will ruin the
15. Can I come back next year?
Yes, we offer a discount for return guests!
16. Why do you rent your personal summer home?
To pay the flood insurance, property taxes, homeowner's insurance. If I have
anything left, I use it to make improvements next year. :-)
These " babies" are 2 1/2 pounds each, just before hitting the pot.
I love the sound of the waves and the smell of salt air.
Helen S. purchased this house in 2005
I always wanted a big house right on the water. Just walking in the house is the ultimate 'aaahh' moment for me. I could just hang out all day looking at the water, enjoying the peace, sound of the birds, waves and smell of the salt air. When I want to swim, just go out the back door. No packing, loading the car, searching for a place to park, etc :-) My son enjoys kayaking and fishing off the beach.
This home is on a peninsula so water views are on both sides of the house. Private beach 200 ft from back door. Has central air. Beach towels included. The ultimate place to chill! Great for kids and family.
Thanks! We've really fallen for RI and your beach house. We will miss the views, the sunsets, the wonderful seafood and the fab beaches. Whale watching in Point Judith (Francis Fleet) was excellent. We hope to come back to these parts before too long.
Only small downside was limited parking because we have adult age kids who needed to bring their own cars but we worked it out
My family of 7 adults came from far and wide to attend a wedding in Newport, RI. I needed a place where I could bring my dog, have enough space for our group and be affordable. I picked this place because it was exactly what I was looking for. The views were amazing from everywhere in the house. It is a beach house with vintage character. There are three sitting rooms, large table and pathway to the beach. The drive into Newport was easy. The owner is easy to work with and all information is provided along with a bottle of champagne. I do recommend this house; it has the charm of a beach house,you can enjoy quiet beautiful views, and if you are looking to enjoy the beaches, restaurants, shops, and mansions of Newport
We rented this fabulous property with another family. Total of 4 adults and 4 children ages 2, 7, 10 and 12. Plenty of room to unwind and relax for all! Children enjoyed "camping out" in sunroom overnight and the only entertainment they needed was the hammock! We were able to make pasta the night before the race and enjoyed a glass or two of wine every night! Good value for money, quiet neighborhood, beautiful sunset views and easy access to Newport and restaurants, shops and mansions! Easy check in and great communication with owner Helen and accountant Lori! Would come back and book next time we come to Newport!
The house had everything we could need. It was clean and perfect for us!. I am missing the views, especially the sunsets and shooting stars.
I want to reply to one of the reviews below that had said the beds were bad.They were soft, but if you stayed at my house they would be hard and you might not like that. Not a valid complaint. They complained the internet was slow, it was slower, but it's vacation, get off the internet! Again, not a valid complaint.
All in all, a wonderful place. Helen was honest and quick to reply and the handyman was awesome. We all even learned of a RI holiday! Thank you for the memories!
We wanted a house close to where our son was getting married that would allow more ambiance and flexibility that a hotel, and boy did we find it! This house, with its 3 connected common spaces, 4 ample bedrooms (one with a little anteroom perfect for a crib), and scenic views was absolutely perfect. Add to that the responsiveness of the owner and caretaker and you have the makings of a wonderful vacation. We're planning on regularly returning to this house for family reunions as the family grows (both in size and in number :-) ). Our 2-year-old granddaughter especially enjoyed the nearby playground and gathering shells on the beach.
If there were 6 stars, this place would get it.
The house was perfect for our family getaway. Beautiful views of the water from all windows. Great, open floor plan with lots of space. Plenty of space for the kids to run and play outside and then a short walk to the beach to collect shells. Has all of the amenities you need and comfy couches to sit back, relax and watch the sunset.
Located on a peninsula, so there are water views in 360 degrees. Quiet and pleasant. Private Beach. Eight miles from downtown Newport, so all the fun fun of Newport with peace and quiet at night, no bar noise.
Other Activities: Kayaking. Rental kayaks are available at Island Surf and Sports, 401 846 4421. 2012 charges are $20 per hour and includes life jackets.
Newport 'Guilded Age Mansions', 401-849-9900 or newportmansions.org. Best time to avoid crowds are Mon-Thursday mornings.
Golf: Montaup Country Club is almost within walking distance. 401-683-0995. New England Golf monthly listed in the top 25 courses in their May 2011 issue. $47 green fees and $36 for the cart.
|Refundable damage deposit||$800|
|cleaning, 7 days or more||$0|
|5 days or less, cleaning||$125|
Fourth of July week, 7 nights = $3100 For our European and Canadian guests, if you prefer, we can arrange direct booking and payment through Homeaway. I do not normally do this for American guests because Homeaway adds another approx. $100-200 to your charges. We ALREADY take major Credit Cards wihtout the "book now" feature.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.