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Private Suite in Newport RI

Bedrooms 1
Space 492 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, LR/DR, kitchenette, deck, grill, large yard, sleeps 4 adults

Hawthorne House of Newport is located in the city's south end (Fifth Ward). The private three-room suite offers the convenience and comfort of home. Your privacy is assured as we accept only one booking at a time - in other words, you are our only guests. Nicely furnished and equipped, the suite includes a private deck with gas grill, well-supplied kitchenette, free WI-FI, a queen-bedroom and a separate living/dining room with queen sofa bed. The bath (with jetted tub) is accessed from the hallway between the living room and bedroom. Due to the privacy of this suite, we are happy to welcome children. They will be delighted to find a nearby playground and family beach - as well as a large back yard perfect for running and playing. This home is accessible for most wheelchairs - please ask us for specifics. Well-behaved pets allowed - please ask for our 'Pet Policy'.

Equipped with many thoughtful conveniences, your suite includes a private entrance and off- street parking. Oh, did we mention your helpful hosts? Feel free to ask us for shopping, dining, or sightseeing suggestions. As native Newporters, we are well acquainted with our famous hometown and its surrounding areas.

We are located in a quiet residential area (known as 'Fifth Ward') within walking distance to central downtown (1.2 miles) , a local family beach (0.5 miles), Salve Regina campus (0.5 miles), and Breakers Mansion on the Cliff Walk (0.9 miles). We are 1.3 miles from Fort Adams State Park.

Wheelchair / Other Mobility Needs: For most guests with mobility needs (walkers, canes, standard-sized manual wheelchairs, etc.) or for those who can easily stand and pivot to transfer, this suite should prove accommodating. May not be suitable for power wheelchair users - please call us for specifics. We are, of course, happy to move (or remove) furnishings or scatter rugs as per your requirements. Floor plan (with measurements) available.

More Details

Terri Fitch
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Terri Fitch

Our travels have taken us to many lovely places - but our fondest memories are of the people who made an extra effort to be kind, to be helpful, and who were genuinely warm and welcoming. We hope to provide that same experience for you. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable or convenient, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Terri Fitch purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Terri Fitch chose Fifth Ward

We are native 'Newporters' - and we both grew up in this same great neighborhood. Terri moved to New York after college, Mike joined the Air Force . . . but there is no place quite like Newport! We purchased this lot just before we were married and returned home to our families and our roots. We first lived in a three-family home on the other side of the park and began welcoming guests in 1996. A few years later, we were ready to build the current Hawthorne House . . .

What makes this apartment unique

. . . we designed Hawthorne House specifically with guests in mind. In fact, we asked our guests to tell us what they wanted - and we incorporated their suggestions into the design of the guest suite! Your suite is as private as you would wish. Or, if you are looking for sight-seeing or dining suggestions or if you would like to chat, we are happy to oblige! This is a beautiful residential neighborhood - close to parks and a family-friendly beach. You will enjoy your own deck and gas grill, a large, lovely yard, a private entrance and off-street parking. And yet, you can easily access Newport's dining, shopping, and night life! We look forward to welcoming you to Hawthorne House!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a wonderful and fun time!
Aug 2005
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Fifth Ward Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 492 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • jetted tub with grab bar, ADA toilet with grab bar, hand-held shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , queen bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofabed
    Den - 1 baby crib , pack 'n play
  • 'pack 'n plays (2) available for infants or toddlers; both bedroom and sofa bed are Queen-sized
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
-wide doorways, no stairs, is suitable for manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc; -may not be suitable for power wheelchairs (please ask us for specifics); -generous continental breakfast provided ensuite -smoking allowed anywhere outdoors or in the office (equipped with a commercial exhaust fan); -large yard for children, nearby park w/play area, close to Gooseberry Beach; -private deck area w/gas grill and necessary grill utensils; -ask about our pet policy; -ample driveway space for vans or trailers; -parking (70' level area) for RV/Boat/Trailer with 50amp service


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Private Suite in Newport RI
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 71 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Where to begin?! It started with the first email back after my inquiry. I knew the place was special when Terri got back to me right away and gave me every detail I needed to know about the property. We needed a space that allowed a dog. What I loved about this property was the extra large yard, but that was just the beginning! Let's start with the doggy stuff. We arrived and there were doggy biscuits waiting for our girl. It was expected to snow so Terri left some towels for the dog in the entrance way. I greatly appreciated that! Across the street is a large open park with tennis courts, basketball courts and a small play area...not for the dog...but the dog enjoyed the run! Moving on to the humans...the place was beyond clean! Even my Italian mother would be impressed! The little kitchen was stocked with cereal, English muffins, even milk and OJ in the fridge. Terri also left a fresh baked banana bread that was delicious and yummy cookies. There was also fruit, coffee and tea. Kitchen had everything you would need. The whole place was a perfect size for a family of 4 plus a dog. We had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable. Bathroom fully stocked. Their place is close to everything. You could literally walk to all the great places which saves money on parking. I wish we had booked longer than two nights! Terri and Mike are so unbelievably lovely! I mean truly a special breed of people, genuine, compassionate, caring and loving. So many reasons why I will be returning with my family! Thank you Terri and Mike for a relaxing couple of days! :)

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect..........

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect...........the hosts, the accommodations and the location. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find tucked in Newburyport! I would rate this homeaway as outstanding !

  • 5 of 5

Out first experience with Homeaway, we were totally impressed! Terry and Mike made our s stay perfect! Homemade banna bread, complete Kitchen necessities! What a surprise late afternoon snack on Saturday! They made us feel like we were more than guests! Sometimes it's all about the little things, it was wonderful and very much appteciated! The suite itself was comfortable and impeccably clean. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like family!

  • 4 of 5

We really liked our stay - nicest hosts we ever met. They helped us with our bags and were so sweet with our kids. The pack n play was already set up for us. The back deck and back yard is ENORMOUS and our toddler loved running around. We took a long but enjoyable walk to and from town.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Newport Visit

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property. Terri and Mike are great hosts. The apartment was very comfortable and stocked with all of the things we needed to enjoy our stay. Just loved the back porch and grill.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay in newport!

  • 5 of 5

Terri and Mike were excellent hosts and thought of everything in their suite. Clean rooms, breakfast foods, fresh towels daily, comfortable bed - everything was great and made our stay in Newport even better. We were in town for the Folk Festival and could bike to the Fort and dinner downtown with no issues. I'd definitely stay here again whenever in Newport.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
TF Green Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Ferry Landing, America's Cup Avenue & Long Wharf
Nearest Train
21 Miles
West Kingston (Amtrak)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Gooseberry Beach

Beautifully situated - located in the 'Fifth Ward' area of Newport within walking distance of downtown shopping and dining, a family beach (Gooseberry), a city park with tennis and basketball courts and a children's play area, Salve Regina University, Cliff Walk, Fort Adams, and Bellevue Avenue mansions.

Other Activities: Basketball/tennis courts and children's play area in nearby public park. Walk to neighborhood beach, dog-friendly parks nearby. Cycle around the Ocean Drive. Fort Adams State Park. Stroll on the Cliff Walk. Walk to The Breakers Mansion.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Deposit of 50% will confirm reservation - balance due 15 or more days in advance of arrival.
Discounts may be available - please inquire.
Holiday/festival weekends may require a 3-night minimum stay.
Weekly and monthly rates may be available - please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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