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Sara and Lance Minor

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Quick Walk to Beaches. Close to Town. Huge deck! Great for Families.

32 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Middletown House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Enjoy a relaxing family vacation at Briarwood Beach House. BBH is a spacious, bright 4 bedroom home with distant ocean views in a great family neighborhood, perfect for long walks or kids’ biking.  Downtown Newport is minutes away. Our large deck located directly off the kitchen is great for backyard barbecues and casual entertaining. On hot summer days, stretch out on one of our reclining cushioned loungers, or rest quietly in the shade under our dual retractable awnings. In the evenings, enjoy beautiful westward sunset views right from your own deck. Patio furniture comfortably seats 10. BBH has a fabulous location just a five minute walk down a quiet side street to The Atlantic Beach Club and First / Easton's Beach, a great family beach with extensive amenities. Easy bike ride to Second / Sachuest Beach, or Third Beach. For the kids, a small neighborhood basketball court is a block up the street, and the local elementary school expanded playground is only a quick stroll away. BBH is a five minute walk to many local restaurants (including The Atlantic Beach Club and Flo's Clamshack), surf-bike shops, convenience store,liquor store. No more parking hassles, as this property offers a two car garage and 4 additional off street spaces. Just unpack and enjoy your week!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sara and Lance Minor (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Sara and Lance Minor

My husband Lance and I are avid windsurfers. We love the charm of Newport, the wide sandy beaches, and the friendly community.

Sara and Lance Minor purchased this house in 2009

Why Sara and Lance Minor chose Middletown

I have been in love with the Newport area for 20 years. My husband and I met windsurfing, and spent many a windy day on the shores of 3rd beach. We were engaged in Newport, and have spent all of our anniversaries there. Our dream is to eventually retire to this wonderful beaching and boating community. Briarwood Beach House (BBH) brings us one step closer to that dream!

Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

Quick Walk to Beaches. Close to Town. Huge deck! Great for Families.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great area within walking distance to Easton's beach! Most mornings were spent enjoying a cup of coffee while walking to the beach,. The house is very well maintained and VERY clean. Plenty of linens (bring your own beach towels), and plenty of room for our group of 8 adults We never felt cramped. The kitchen is stocked nicely (we cooked a lot), and the deck was perfect for our evening meals. Plenty of parking and ample space in the garage for our toys.....kayaks, paddleboards, etc. Sara and Lance are very helpful and welcoming! Great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Debbie! We agree that the quick walk down Briarwood Ave to the beach is such a nice convenience. Folks really love our location! It is great to hear that you found our home spacious for your group and the important toys-like kayaks, etc! It is important to us to provide a clean, well-stocked home, so our guests can enjoy all the comforts of home, even when away on vacation. We would love to have you return to Briarwood Beach House again. Thanks again.
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The Trifecta Family's

  • 5 of 5

This house has a great design and layout, we had 2 couples plus a some our of kids staying a couple of the days with us, the layout is perfect for family time and private time. The deck was perfect for morning coffee and afternoon Happy Hours after the beach.

The kitchen is equipped for us being in the food service field and loving to cook some of our meals in, the bedrooms both masters have more than enough room and space for comfort. We appreciated that the owners keep such particular great care and maintain this property for their guests.

We have now stayed in all 3 of the Minor's house and think this one is the tops!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

All 9 members of our party were impressed

  • 5 of 5

All members of our party enjoyed our stay at this property. This home was clean and very well stocked with anything we may have needed. We had 9 people and there was plenty of bedding so all were comfortable. Both area beaches were within walking distance but we did enjoy the bikes we brought. There is a small skateboard park at one beach and a basketball court at the end of the street. We brought one dog and were able to walk her safely. We were initially concerned re: our deposit check but were reimbursed quickly after our vacation. We try not to vacation in the same place twice but this is a place we would return to.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Christmas Trip at Cozy Home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at BBH (as it's known) and found it to be in perfect order. The owners did a great job communicating with us before, during, and after our stay. We were there for a Christmas family gathering and cooked almost all of our large meals there. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Being winter, we didn't spend a lot of time outdoors, but the Weber grill came in handy (since it wasn't snowing). It was walking distance to Eastons Beach and we did get to observe the annual Polar Plunge on New Years Day! BBH is also in a great location for the Cliff Walk, downtown Newport, and Anthony's Seafood (one of our favorites). It was also easy to get to East Main Rd. and West Main Rd, which made getting around the island very convenient. I highly recommend BBH - you won't be disappointed! Jeff R.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable, weel stocked home!

  • 5 of 5

7 girlfriends had a great reunion at this home. It was spacious, had everything we needed, was clean and had great instructions for everything. The owners were very easy to deal with. There was great communication between us. We thoroughly enjoyed Newport. The mansions were beautiful as well as historically interesting. The Mooring restaurant and The Irish Pub at the Tennis museum were both great restaurants.

I would highly recommend this home to anyone visiting Newport. The location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations, but location not ideal.

  • 4 of 5

The house couldn't have been better, and the owners were easy to reach and helpful. There was lots of room in the modernized house located in a quiet neighborhood. There was a big deck perfect for outdoor grilling and meals. Biking in the neighborhood overlooking the water was fantastic.

The only disappointment was that the beach within walking distance was not the nicest. It was near restaurants and traffic and smelled weird. We ended up driving 10 minutes to nicer, cleaner beaches.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review, Anne. We are happy to hear that you found Briarwood Beach house a beautiful accommodation for your Newport vacation. We take great pride in offering a quality home, exceptionally clean, spacious, and comfortable for our guests. BBH is a great set up for two families vacationing together. With respect to the beach, it sounds like you may have had a little red tide at Eastons/1st beach during your stay; that does occasionally occur. The great thing about Newport is that there are so many beaches to choose from. Second beach, a quick walk up and over the hill from our neighborhood, is a wonderful alternative to 1st. We would be thrilled to hear from you again for next summer.
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Car: recommended

TERRIFIC LOCATION just over the Newport Middletown RI line. Minutes walking to First Beach, a great family beach offering children's playground, carousel, outdoor skateboard park, snack bar, Exploration Science Center, live entertainment. Second Beach is a 5-10 minute walk and offers excellent swimming conditions, body surfing, boogie boarding, volleyball and sandcastle building. Third beach is a mile down the road and offers 'no wave' conditions, windsurfing, convenient boat ramp. Newport Cliff Walk, Bellevue Avenue, Newport Mansions, Thames street with renowned shopping & antique stores, are all about one to two miles away. Minutes walk to park, hardware and convenience stores, Atlantic Beach Club (a popular wedding venue), Flo’s Clam Shack, St. Georges Prep, local surf shop, Atlantic Grill, Tickets and many other restaurants and sports’ bars. Ten min to beautiful Ocean Drive & Castle Hill Inn, 5-10 min to Newport Polo, Newport National Golf Club and Newport Grand Slots Casino

Other Activities: Volleyball, Outdoor skate park, children's playground, seasonal carousel, polo, Gambling/video slots, basketball

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Rates & Availability

Newport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
August weekend
Aug 12 2016 - Aug 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 15 2016 - Aug 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$550
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,700
 
 
Early Labor Day
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 
 
September 1
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
$2,600
 
 
September 2
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$900
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Columbus Day Week
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$900
Fri,Sat
$2,600
 
 
October 2
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$800
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
October 3
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$700
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
October 4
Oct 24 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$700
Thu,Fri
$1,800
 
 
December
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Holiday Weeks
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Early Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$550
Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
Winter
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Early April
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Late April
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Early May Week
May 1 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$700
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
May Graduation Wkends
May 8 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$1,050
Fri,Sat
$2,600
 
 
Memorial Week
May 22 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$1,200
Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
Early June
May 30 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$1,150
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
End June
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$1,300
Fri,Sat
$3,400
 
 
End June 2
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
July 4th week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 8.0%

PET FEE: Please note that our pet fee is $15/night per pet.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: We require a security deposit of $500-$750 depending on group size/configuration. It is fully refundable pending no damage.

We take personal checks, bank transfers through PayPal, credit cards through PayPal. It is not necessary to have your own PayPal account; we can send an invoice. Payments are split into 1-3 installments, depending on how far in advance of your arrival you book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Middletown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor shower also available off back of house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Four poster queen bed, daybed with trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , skylight, dresser, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins, 1 bunk bed, 1 pack n' play
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , daybed with additional pull out twin
  • Window air conditioners in three of four bedrooms. Fans for commen area, kitchen, 4th bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also available on site: Bedrail, children's gate. Game room/4th bedroom stocked with games, misc. toys, etc. Non-smoking home, dogs negotiable with pet fee.

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