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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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!


More Details

Sara and Lance Minor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Quick Walk to Beaches. Close to Town. Huge deck! Great for Families.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

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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We loved this house and location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 daughters, 1 exchange student, brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew) loved spending the holiday week in this house. The owners are super organized and helpful, the house had all of the amenities to make it feel like home, and the location was perfect. We were 2 blocks from first beach and we spent a good part of our days walking the beach and cliff walk with our children and dogs. There is so much to see in Newport!

The house was much more spacious than we expected. There were eight of us and we had plenty of room to spare. The house could easily accommodate 3 more people comfortably. The dining area and living area were also roomy and everything was in excellent condition.

Thank you Sara and Lance for opening up your home to us. Hopefully we will see you next year! Happy 2017.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cozy and perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautifully-maintained and plenty of room for our three sons and their families. We rented for a long weekend and made beautiful memories sharing meals, walking on the nearby beach and along the gorgeous Cliff Walk! What a perfect -- and comfortable -- weekend! Excellent communication with the owners, great coffee pot and plenty of games, books, toy trucks and fun for all!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Summer Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I rented Briarwood Beach House for a girls weekend getaway. I was so lucky to be able to find an open house in Newport in the middle of the summer let alone this AMAZING House! Sara and Lance were both very friendly and helpful from the start to finish of our weekend. The house was very clean and had everything you could imagine you may need while relaxing at the beach! It was so nice to be able to sit outside on the deck and hang out in the yard after a long day at the beach. The house is in a perfect location, a short walk to the nearest beach and restaurants and a quick drive to down town. I would definitely recommend renting this house for a week! This was my first time in Newport and I am already planning a trip back in the fall!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Newport Vacation Beach House Second to None :)!

  • 5 of 5

It was truly a pleasure to stay at BBH this summer! Sara and Lance's house was everything as advertised. They were flexible with my arrival/departure dates from the very beginning. The house itself was beautiful... incredibly clean, well stocked kitchen, plenty of space for my 3 children (ages 10, 10, 14) and I to stay and spread out. Great location to beaches that are 5-10 minutes away and easy to get to restaurants and downtown Newport. Everything worked great in the house, ample beach supplies on site, towels, etc.. and appreciated the detailed book of "things to do" around Newport. We plan to make this a yearly family tradition! Thank you Sara and Lance for the best family vacation we've had in years!!!

-Mark R

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $600
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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Newport East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor shower also available off back of house.
  • 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. Large AC in living room that also cools 4th bedroom. Fans provided as well.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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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