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Newport County Waterfront. Swim, Kayak, Relax, Enjoy Area Highlights!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 BR waterfront home with easy access to major attractions

Meticulous, spacious, Newport County waterfront. Air-conditioned home sits thirty feet from the water's edge. Enjoy panoramic waterfront views that impart a cruise-like atmosphere from the large deck, main living areas, and bedrooms. Watch the sun rise as it slowly peaks above the horizon and lights the early morning sky and enjoy the colorful skies of most sunsets. Marvel at the twinkling, fire-fly like lights that the Moon casts across the water on clear nights.

Bedrooms and living areas are spacious with A/C and fans, if you prefer. Many 2016 improvements. In addition to the bed(s), each bedroom has a bureau/dresser, a vanity, two chairs, alarm clock/radio, and a flat screen TV. All bedrooms are on the second floor. A sofa bed is in alcove in living room. Two twin air mattresses are available and could be comfortably accommodated in queen bedrooms.

Master bath has four foot shower. Second bathroom, upstairs, has tub/shower and contains full size washer and dryer in closet. Iron and board, hair dryers, and reasonable supply of shampoo, body wash, hand soap, clothes detergent, and toilet paper provided.

Living room seats 9+ and has newly refinished hardwoods, new rug, leather sofa and love seat, sofa bed, two Lazy Boy recliners, several other chairs, flat screen TV, and new decor. Living room and dining area with seating for 8 have newly refinished hardwoods and new rugs. Glass slider allows easy access to deck. Gas grill with propane refill just steps away.

Kitchen has newly re-tiled floor and new paint. There is a D/W, stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, and small appliances like 12 cup coffee maker, toaster, blender, plus a toaster oven and waffle maker. There are two full sets of plates, bowls, and cups; plenty of eating and specialty utensils, pots and pans, 2 lobster pots, a roasting pan, and glasses of all sorts, including wine glasses and beer mugs. Reasonable supply of coffee filters, dinner napkins, paper towels, trash bags, dish and dish washer detergent, liquid hand soap, and cleaning supplies, provided.

There is a half bath off the foyer as you enter the front door as well as a large storage/coat closet and access to the garage.

Garage is used for storage and a three-season room, usually comfortable May to Oct. It contains a 6 ft. pool table and soccer ball table. There are many books and games and storage for beach chairs, a small beach umbrella and coolers. There is room for storing your bikes, water sports equipment, etc.

There is plenty of outdoor furniture on which to relax, in sun or shade, or on which to dine after cooking on the gas grill.There are 8 Adirondack chairs, 8 dining chairs, a 6 ft. folding table (stored in front closet), and an umbrella. Or send out to nearby restaurants, known for their great food. Many are within .6 mile, including two sports bars/pubs, Graciano's, Scampi's, 15 Point Road (our favorite), the famous take-out Flo's Seafood (seasonal), and Schulzy's hamburgers/ice cream take-out (seasonal). Scampi's, 15 Point Road, Flo's and Schulzy's directly overlook the water.

There is a nice yard and off-street parking for at least three cars. There is no charge for on-street parking.

The home is located in Blue Bill Cove, which is a haven for kayakers, small sail boaters, jet skiers, and paddle boarders. Sail surfers need only travel .5 mi. to a south facing local beach with free on-street parking that often has the higher winds needed. Kayaks, life preservers, and inflatables available May-October. Swim, float lazily around, or paddle to the islands, inlets, or Tiverton Basin to explore the shore line. Enjoy many varieties of waterfowl: egrets, gulls, ducks, geese, and, occasionally, swans. Fish in the Cove or travel .6 mi. to a local beach for fishing on the rocks at Old Stone Bridge (free parking).

If you are tempted to leave the peace and privacy of this very special home, Routes 24, 138, and 114 are minutes away.

Acceptance and confirmation of reservation is contingent on payment and return of a signed Lease Agreement.

Owner is usually personally available to answer questions and resolve issues. When not available, there are several contact persons to assist guests.

Some local activities appear below. Many pamphlets and books are available at the home. Best outside resources include www.onaquidneck.com and the Newport Visitor Center. More detailed info appear under "Location" on this site.

BEACHES: Local beaches are within .6 mi. and, within a reasonable drive, there is a low surf family beach (Sandy Point) and the surf beaches of Easton's(Newport) and 2nd and 3rd (Middletown).

GOLFING: Montaup and Green Valley (Portsmouth) and Newport National Golf Club and many more a short drive to West Bay.

POLO: Glenn Farm (Portsmouth).

TENNIS: Portsmouth High and visit the Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport);

MANSIONS: Breakers, Marble House, Doris Duke's Rough Point and too many more to list.

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES: Sailing, yachting, fishing charters from Newport, the famous Cliff Walk, the '12 mile Drive', and so much more.

WINERIES: Greenvale (Newport) and Sakonnet Vineyards (Little Compton.

THEATER AND COMEDY: 2nd Story (Warren), Newport Playhouse, Providence Performing Arts, Fall River.

FOR ALL AGES: Battleship Cove (Fall River); Colt State Park and Bike Path, Audubon Society, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Blitheworld Gardens and Arboretum, the oldest 4th of July Parade in the Nation ( Bristol); Green Animals Topiary Gardens (Portsmouth); Children's Museums in Fall River and Providence; PARKS/ZOOS: Buttonwood Park (New Bedford,MA ) and highly acclaimed Roger Williams Park and Zoo (Providence).

OUTLET SHOPPING: Fall River and Dartmouth.

MALL SHOPPING: Providence Place Mall, Warwick Mall, and Dartmouth Mall.

SPECIALTY SHOPS: Thames Street (Newport) and Historic Bristol.

There are very few places in RI that will take you more than 50 min., many 20-30 min. Enjoy various parks (Colt State and Ocean Drive for views and kite flying);, hiking at Fort Barton (Tiverton); bird watching (Middletown); beaches for walking, shell picking, wind surfing, and surf boarding; boats to rent; charters for deep sea fishing; cruises to see lighthouses and seals; museums and historic sites such as Touro Synagogue . Explore Providence with its fine restaurants, nightlife, and special events such as Waterfire on select nights. Take a ferry to Block Island. And don't forget Massachusetts! Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Drive to Boston with its Art and Science Museums, the Kennedy Library, Great North Church and endless array of historic sites. Travel to Cape Cod for a day...so doable..particularly during the week.

More Details

Owner
Maureen Cain/Brad Barco
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Maureen Cain/Brad Barco

I lived in this house until 2010. I am a retired registered nurse and teacher and enjoy boating, reading, gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends.

Why Maureen Cain/Brad Barco chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

I spent many a glorious summer day swimming and boating from the shore. As an adult, the drawing factor is the beauty of the water and the great diversity of water fowl and the fact that stress just melts away as soon as you arrive home. The sunrises, evening skies, twinkling light on the water from the Moon, and sea breezes are a plus, too! Even the impending change of the weather, easily seen across the water, is awesome.

What makes this house unique

Direct waterfront that exceeds expectations for views and privacy, plus the charm and convenience of Portsmouth's unique little community including sports bars and great restaurants within approximately 1/2 a mile.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Maureen +Brad, Henry and I have stayed in several rental vacation homes before and yours is up there with the best. Our adult children's family had the space + the privacy they needed. Your location is second to none! The serenity is perfect. Thank you for your tolerance of our wiffle ball games. We all appreciated the amount of soaps, toilet paper, shampoos, + bedding + towels. The home was sparkling when we moved in. The dishwasher is large and excellent as are all the appliances. Thank you for your hospitality."
Aug 2013
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Map

Newport National Golf Club
Green Animals Topiary Garden
Green Valley Country Club
Coastal Roasters
Greenvale Vineyards
Boat House Waterfront Dining
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Newport Vineyards & Winery
Sakonnet Vineyards
Anna D's Cafe and Ice Cream
Car: recommended

Details can be found in a binder at the house along with maps and pamphlets. Visit www.onaquidneck.com for a wealth of information about Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport.

Also, visit Newport Visitors Center.

Savor the beaches: Sandy Point, First, Second, Third, Gooseberry, and East Bailey's Beach. Or, hang around and enjoy the kayaks and inflatables, provided. Have a power boat on a trailer? Bring it along! Stone Bridge Marina, 0.6 mi. away, offers reasonably priced dockage for your power boat. Or, use the adjacent boat ramp if you decide to trailer it.

Dreaming of seeing Newport? Walk Cliff Walk, explore Ocean Drive and Brenton Point State Park, visit Fort Adams State Park, or take a Historical Heritage Tour. Don't forget Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Rose Island Lighthouse, Audrain Automobile Museum, and the National Museum of American Illustration (my favorite).

Enjoy segway tours and see Newport in a fun way through scoot-coupe rentals. Explore the mansions, of an age past, when Newport was the summer residence of the rich and famous, mansions such as the Breakers, Marble House, and Doris Duke's Rough Point, to name a few.

Walk Cliff Walk or historic Newport, Aquidneck Land Trust's Sakonnet Greenway Trail, and Secret Garden Self-guided. Take a guided Bird Walk at Norman Bird Santuary.

Charter a fishing expedition or a 12 meter or a schooner. Experience the thrill of parasailing, kite surfing lessons...or yikes, tandem sky diving!

Picnic, bike ride, and fly kites directly overlooking the water at Colt state Park in nearby Bristol.

RI has great food! And you'll find the best among local restaurants, diners, and take out. Within approx. 0.6 mile there are the following: 15 Point Road, our favorite, which overlooks a marina, remnants of Old Stone Bridge and Sakonnet River; Scampi's and Flo's Seafood (in season) with outdoor seating overlooking the water; Shultzy"s (in season) with it's hamburgers and ice cream right across from a beach/board walk of sorts; Graciano's, popular for breakfast and lunch; and Ultimate and Beachcomber Sports Bars, a touch of fun, excitement, and games for all ages.

Try restaurants recommended by a popular travel site towards Newport area: Mooring and Castle Hill on the water, Rosemary and Thyme Cafe, Brick Alley Pub ( a favorite of ours ), and others in Bristol, Warren, and Tiverton, (many waterfront). The Boathouse in Tiverton is a favorite!

For children activities, try Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, Battleship Cove, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Fall River Children's Museum and Providence Children's Museum, a favorite, and Portsmouth Community and Island Park Playgrounds, or let them just enjoy the water activities at the waterfront of the home...

Golf at Newport National, Montaup,and Green Valley and so many more around RI.

Do your own Kentucky Derby Party of sorts around the Polo Series on Saturdays during season! Bring a blanket and cooler full of food and drinks or set a table with silver and crystal.

Visit International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and play at Portsmouth High School's tennis courts, nearby.

Enjoy wine tours at Greenvale, Sakonnet, and Newport Vineyards.

Gamble at Twin River or travel a bit further to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

Enjoy the nightlife of historic Newport and Providence with its Waterfire and Friday concerts...

Relish the Arts at Providence Performing Arts, Newport Playhouse, 2nd Story Theater, Firehouse Theater and more.

Kindle the excitement or reinvigorate memories at the International Film, Art and Music, Folk, Jazz, Irish, Greek, and Kite Festivals.

Hike Fort Barton trails.

Take your family to see Pawtucket Red Sox baseball for a more than reasonable price or the Newport Gulls at Cardine Field in Newport.

Go horseback Riding at 2nd and 3rd Beach horseback tours or take riding lessons.

Shop farm stands such as Aquidneck Growers' Wed. Farmers Market , Simmons Farm (farm stand and petting zoo), Sweet Berry Farm (fruit, veg, flowers, specialty food, etc.) and more.

Amenities

Portsmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Basic bath starter essentials provided: shampoo, , body wash, liquid hand soap, etc. Hair dryers. Bathroom #1 is on the second floor. It is spacious and decorated in a seacoast theme with a vibrant blue tile floor and vanity top. There is a 48' cabinet with a drop in sink, tub/shower combination, and toilet. The full sized washer and dryer are located in an enclosed area making it convenient to all rooms. Bathroom #2 is on the second floor and adjacent to the Master bedroom. It contains a four foot shower, 40' cabinet with a drop in sink, and a toilet. The door leading to it can be seen to the left in the Master bedroom photo. If needed, this bathroom is easily accessible to others. Bathroom #3 is a half bath on the first floor, off the entrance of the foyer and kitchen. It is convenient from the outside as well as from the living areas.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Plus one inflatable is possible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Plus one inflatable is possible
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Available in living room area
  • All bedrooms look over the water. Two have magnificent water views. All bedrooms and the main living area are air conditioned. Also, fans are available for those favoring them. In addition, all bedrooms have a chair(s), bureau/dresser, vanity, and flat screen cable TV. Master bedroom #1 has a queen size bed and private bathroom accessible through a pathway with his/her closets. It also has a twin bed which can be used as a reading nook. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed. Bedroom #3 has two double beds. Both #2 and #3 have walk in closets. There is a sleep sofa on the ground level and two inflatable twin mattresses are available.The sleep sofa is located in an alcove in the living room with a direct water view. It can be used as as additional sleeping accommodations particularly if a full flight of stairs is too difficult to navigate for some. There is no tub/shower downstairs. All bed linen, blankets, towels, facecloths, kitchen linens etc. are provided
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owners are available to assist you directly or refer you to our maintenance/housekeeping person.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 48 reviews
5

Lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was a delightful place to hold a ten day celebration of our 50th anniversary with our two children and their families, including three grandchildren. The house was comfortable, spacious , light filled and well equipped. The three bedrooms upstairs were perfect for our family of nine with the addition of two air mattresses. The grassy area outside was good for playing and the large terrace off the living room was lovely for relaxing, eating and watching the view of the salt pond. The two kayaks made an enjoyable addition.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so gratifying to have guests appreciate our home and the amenities we provide. We will continue to improve this vacation experience for our guests and hope you will consider us in the future. Thank you for the great review and thank you for being such "lovely" guests!
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GREAT!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in RI! The cottage was on a bay in Portsmouth and the sunsets were amazing. We all had fun kayaking in the kayaks that came with the house, doing a bit of fishing, the kids took surfing lessons and the cliff walk can't be beat. The Vanderbilts were unable to join us for dinner so we toured their incredible summer mansion, along with a few other grand homes. Loved the history of the entire area. Thank you to Maureen for providing us with her rental cottage! The accommodations were very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review.There sure is plenty to do in the area, for all ages. It sounds like you enjoyed several of the activities of our beautiful, coastal community, however, there are many more, so you'll just have come back next year!
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5

Water front fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed july8-15 2017 house very clean everthing like the photos close to Newport nice to have owner living next door should their be a problem but we had none would go back again party of 8 adults and 1child plenty of room and nice having towels/sheets to use

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and thank you for leaving the home in such good condition. Hope you'll consider us in the future. There is so much to see and do, locally, and within a short driving distance.
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Beautiful, picture perfect views.

  • 5 of 5

There isn't enough space to write how perfect our stay was. From the minute you pull up into the front yard to a beautiful house. Through the door into an immaculately kept home that was also very well stocked. But the best part is the deck and that view of the water that you just can't look at enough. One of the best places we've stayed at. The owners were also great at answering any questions we had from inside of the house to things to do in town.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. You and your family and friends were a pleasure to have as renters. Thank you for leaving the home in such good condition and we hope you come back again in the future.
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay at this house. The location was perfect. There was lots to do in the area to keep mom and dad and 2 teenagers happy. We enjoyed parasailing, a sightseeing cruise and glass blowing in Newport. We visited the topiary gardens in Portsmouth. Our favorite adventure was riding the rails at sunset with Rail Explorers out of Portsmouth.

The house was spotless and fully equipped with everything we needed. Plenty of space for everyone. The owners were right next door if we needed them. We had no problems but it was nice knowing they were so close if anything went wrong.

Loved having the kayaks to use. With the house being right on the calm water the kayaks were used everyday.

We would definitely rent this house again if we come back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. There is a lot to do in the area and you certainly filled your week with a variety of great adventures. We welcome you and your family and friends back and can assure you that you'll never run out of adventures within a reasonable drive: Polo in Portsmouth and Roger Williams Park Zoo and Waterfire in Providence, come to mind, and for younger children, Thomasland in Edaville. Thank you for leaving the home in such good condition.
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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot in RI! The house is on a cove with a spacious deck and beautiful view. The majority of our stay was either spent in the kayak or on the deck. The house is spacious and has all of the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. One of the gratifying perks of renting is seeing a review that describes the good times had by a renter's family and friends.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $750

Press "Send a Message" on Homeaway/VRBO site to discuss your needs and obtain details before requesting to book.

One dog under 35 pounds may be allowed with signed Pet Addendum and vet documents. Additional Pet Fee of $100 applies.

No events exceeding 10 people total (includes overnight occupants plus invitees) i.e. 5 overnight occupants plus 5 invitees.
Email or call host for questions or concerns.

Owner prefers payment by check but on-line payment is active.

Homeaway/VRBO quotes include rental rate, cleaning, RI tax, HA/VRBO Service Charge, Property Damage Protection, and Security Deposit (refundable under the conditions of the Lease).

Signed Lease Agreement, and Pet Addendum, if applicable, and appropriate payment is required for confirmation of reservation.

Signed Waiver and Release Agreements are required for each person seeking to use kayaks, inflatables, personal flotation devices (PFDs), paddles, etc. Sample Adult and Minor forms of Waivers will be provided after confirmation.
Two adult PFDs are provided. Other sizes upon request.

Cancellation, early departure, and/or changes that result in a shortened stay do not warrant refund of previously made payments unless
Premises can be re-rented for the entire period and at the same price.

Security Deposits on long term rentals will be determined based on length of stay.

Holidays booked at weekend prices.

No smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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