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Lovely home with country charm but close to everything

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Middletown House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 8

This lovely 3200 sq. ft. home is situated on 4 acres of land surrounded by stone walls and gardens. The interior of the house is very open and inviting with spacious, sunny rooms that lead out to lovely outdoor spaces. The wisteria covered pergola on the south side of the house has comfortable seating overlooking a beautiful flower garden. A step inside from the terrace takes you into the room where everyone wants to gather because of it's cozy sectional as well as a large dining area with seating for 10 and lots of things to entertain little ones after a day at the beach or on the town.

A step up from the terrace room takes you into an inviting kitchen/family area with warm wood floors, flat screen TV and plenty of granite counter space, cabinets, and an over-abundance of kitchen-ware.

The furniture and amenities are comfortable and attractive throughout the house.

This is a unique property within easy travel distance to everything Aquidneck Island has to offer. Within 1.5 miles are two beautiful beaches (Second and Third), two nature preserves (The Norman Bird Sanctuary and Sachuest Pt. National Wildlife Preserve) , an award winning golf course (Newport to the public), the Newport Equestrian Center (take a trail ride or lesson), Greenvale Vineyard (winetasting), and Sweet Berry Farm (pick your own fruits, or buy their fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, prepared meals etc. etc.).

If it's the ocean you're craving, check out Sachuest (2nd) Beach for swimming, surfing, kayaking, sun-bathing or people watching. Third Beach is the place to go if you have young kids. The water is calmer and the ambiance is more family-friendly. Weekly parking passes are available and are good for both beaches.

You can always tour the island by trolley, or boat (your own or on one of the many and varied tours in the harbor.

Newport has an amazing assortment of museums, art galleries, shops, mansions, restaurants, etc. There's just no running out of things to do. could just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet on the terrace.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Betty Lou Harvey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lovely home with country charm but close to everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family ( 8 adults and a one year old) rented this beautiful home for 5 days to prepare for the wedding of one of our daughters.

Upon arrival, Betty Lou, the owner was there to greet us. She spent over an hour walking us through the house and around the yard while being sure we new where everything was that we would need to make our stay comfortable. Additionally she provided a great deal of information about the neighborhood as well as Middleton and Newport.

What is displayed in the pictures on this website is exactly what we found. The home was immaculate, charming, welcoming and very cozy. There was plenty of room for all of as we readied ourselves on the wedding day. The setting both inside and outside provided for some very beautiful photos.

Our entire family is still talking about this wonderful home and how it was the perfect place for such a special time in our lives as well how accommodating our host was.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautifully charming home and grounds.

  • 5 of 5

My wife rented this beautiful home to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family visiting from the UK and Australia. Betty Lou and Bill were gracious hosts, meeting us in the rain when we arrived as well as being available to call whenever we had a question, during our stay. The house had more than enough room to accommodate 8 and the garden and grounds were beautifully kept & maintained. Everything is as described and pictured if not prettier and more charming than.

The 3 children and our cocker spaniel Harley, had a wonderful time playing in the garden on the swings and spotting birds and rabbits around the 4 acre property. There's a charming walk carved out through the gardens at the back too.

The location is ideal. nice a secluded for privacy. Though an easy bike or walk to third beach. A car will get you quickly everywhere else. Sandy point beach was an ideal beach for us. Perfect for kids and they allow leashed dogs too.

We ate out in Newport at a Mexican restaurant called "Perro Salado" - delicious! There my daughter and niece politely chatted with Parker Posey who was in town shooting a Woody Allen movie that week.

For a group of 4 or more / or 2-3 couples with kids this is perfect. We all had a wonderful stay. We would certainly stay again and we highly recommend this Middletown RI vacation home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Awesome home for a fabulous week in Middletown

  • 5 of 5

We rented this delightfully charming home for a week in October in preparation for my daughter’s wedding. We looked for a place to call home for this very special occasion and this home did not disappoint. It is absolutely incredible, very spacious yet comfy and cozy and impeccably maintained. The terrace room is especially inviting and a place I found my family spending much of their time. The backyard is beautiful and peaceful, definitely a place to enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the magnificent gardens. The location is perfect, set apart from the hustle and bustle of downtown Newport, yet just a short drive away, and just down the road is Sweet Berry Farm, a perfect little place to buy all sorts of edible treats! My family which consisted of 8 people spanning 3 generations felt so much at home. It was just what we were looking for. The house is well stocked with helpful instructions on where to find things, and the owners were a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend this home; we couldn’t have asked for any place better and have so many amazing memories of our perfect week in Middletown. Thank you again Betty and Bill for allowing us to share your home for this momentous occasion!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our daughter's wedding weekend in June.The house was photo perfect but also extremely comfortable for our family while we prepared for the big day. It was the perfect setting for the bridesmaids photos before the wedding and our family gathering the next morning as we sat on the terrace for breakfast . The owners could not have been more gracious and helpful in making us feel at home for the weekend. Our wedding photographer was from France and as she stepped into the sun-room she commented it looked like France--a true tribute to the stunning beauty of this home and grounds. We feel very fortunate to have found such a gem for this very special family weekend. We would highly recommend this rental property!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Awe-inspiring garden at Gorgeous Middletown Home

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to this Middletown home to celebrate my father's birthday could not have been better. The home was beautiful and could easily house my family, my brother's family, and our parents...while still giving everyone their space. The location is only a few minutes drive from the beach and just down the road from a wonderful farm with homemade ice cream. The flowers at the home were phenomenal and there was more than enough space for 4 youngsters to run to their heart's content. What a wonderful discovery!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week at this fabulous vacation home in RI. My daughter, son in law or their 2 chiildren and I travel to Newport each summer and are very familiar with the area and other vacation rentals available. This home is Middletown is the best of all worlds - spacious but cozy and the location is perfect. Close to beaches and shopping but situated to avoid the Newport traffic if you wish. Highly recommended. Thanks so much Betty Lou and Bill for sharing your lovely home with us, Best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Cliff Walk
Newport Mansions
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Newport National Golf Club
Newport Vineyards & Winery
Sweet Berry Farm
Third Beach
Newport Equestrian Academy
K J's Pub
Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport Country Club
Newport Country Club
Newport Country Club
Newport Country Club
Second Beach
Second Beach
Easton's Beach
Anthony's Seafood
Aquidneck Pizza Restaurant
Touro Synagogue
Bannister's Wharf
Custom House Coffee
Sightsailing of Newport
The Mooring
22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille
Newport Yachting Center
Atlantic Beach Club
Sachuset Beach
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
TF Greene
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sports Ticket
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Newport National Gulf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Kingston, RI
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 138
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Atlantic Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Third Beach and Sachuest Beach
Car: necessary

Within 1.5 miles are two beautiful beaches Third Beach is great for families with small children while Second Beach attracts children of all ages. Both beaches are beautiful year round. The Norman Bird Sanctuary, Sachuest Point Nature Preserve (one of the premier birding locations on the East Coast), Newport National Golf Course (open to the public), Newport Equestrian Center and Sweet Berry Farm are all within 1.5 miles. Within 2 miles are a great fish market, a meat market, a bakery with a variety of fresh baked breads and confections, a pasta store with delicious pastas and sauces, an awesome coffee shop (Custom House Coffee) with their award winning coffee beans roasted on the premises.

A 10 min. car ride takes you into Newport which offers an endless variety of things to see and do.

For boating enthusiasts Narragansett Bay is unsurpassed.

Other Activities: bird-watching, biking, para-gliding

Golf: Newport Nathional Gulf Course

Rates & Availability

Middletown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - Jun 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rental payment will be made directly to the homeowner in the form of a personal check. Any request for a wire transfer of funds to another account are to be considered an attempt to defraud you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Middletown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
  • All bathrooms have been newly remodeled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The first floor has a sunny master bedroom suite with a full bath and a queen size bed (a crib or a daybed may be added to this room, if needed). Sliding glass doors lead to a lovely private deck. Also in this wing of the house is a den with a very comfortable queen size sleep-sofa, and a flat screen TV with DVD player and game system . A full bath adjoins this room also. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 of which overlook the lawn and gardens. The largest room has a queen size bed, a comfortable recliner and a flat screen TV. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be combined into a king on request. The 3rd room has a queen size bed. These bedrooms share a bathroom. Another full bathroom is conveniently located at the foot of the stairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is furnished with an array of easily accessible cookware and plenty of plates, glasses and silverware. The kitchen/dining area has a table that seats six, a counter that accomodates four (great for kids), and comfortable seating for relaxing and/or watching TV. The terrace room is the place inside to hang out and relax . From here there are lovely views of the gardens, stone walls and expansive lawn. The dining table in this room seats up to twelve. There is also a closet full of toys and games for the kids. The terrace room opens onto a stone terrace which features a wisteria covered pergola with seating for 6 and a large round wicker table with seating for 6. All our bed linens are 100% cotton.

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