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Robert Kalaidjian

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

The Historic Austin House, an Elegant, Downtown Property for 2-10 guests maximum

8 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Newport and Aquidneck Island Townhome Rental Photos and Description

5 deluxe bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-12 in luxurious designer decor i

PLEASE NOTE: RATES are PER BEDROOM Double Occupancy NOT for ENTIRE PROPERTY. ONE to FIVE Bedrooms are Available for individuals and groups of 2-12 Maximum. Please contact owner by phone 401-578-8838 before requesting a reservation for accurate quotes.

Originally home to sea captain William Austin, the Austin House sits in the heart of Newport's Historic Hill, on the corner of Spring St and Pelham Sts right above the waterfront. The Austin House is one block from Thames St and Bowen's Wharf; steps to Newport Harbor's special events and festival attractions, Newport's best waterfront dining, bars, night clubs, dancing and entertainment venues and world class shopping. The Austin House is a perfect location for wedding and festival groups, family and friend reunions and vacations, group getaways, romantic weekends, corporate retreats and meetings, etc. Harbor activities include boat charters, fishing, sunset cruises and sightseeing. Historic Hill is home to many wonderful cultural institutions. Walk to the Newport Art Museum, the Redwood Library, Bellevue Avenue Mansions, many beautiful antique and craft shops, Historic Churches and Touro Synagogue, the oldest in North America. Beaches are within a mile from the property and kayaking, surfing, kite surfing and oceanside nature preserve trails are nearby. The famous Cliff Walk which meanders above the Atlantic Ocean and fronts on Newport's most famous mansions is accessible by foot from the property.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robert Kalaidjian (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Robert Kalaidjian chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

The Austin House is distinguished from ordinary rental experiences by offering on site concierge services, catering availability and daily housekeeping. We strive to make your stay in Newport as comfortable, enjoyable and productive as possible.

What makes this townhome unique

We also offer discounted tickets to the Newport Mansions and other popular local attractions and activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful hospitality!

Reviewed by: Jlivres from Maryland

Reviewed on: 06/06/2016 for their stay in 05/2016

Our reunion group stayed at Austin House for one week and had a marvelous time. The location is terrific, making it easy to walk to most area attractions. The house is welcoming and very comfortable. Breakfasts were a highlight with delicious meals each morning. Robert and his staff went out of their way to provide for any needs and give us good recommendations for restaurants and activities. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
May 2016
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The Historic Austin House, an Elegant, Downtown Property for 2-10 guests maximum
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Elegant and comfortable historic home

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a tremendous experience at Rob's house during the Newport Jazz Festival. Rob's breakfasts are extraordinary. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Absolutely Amazing Austin House

  • 5 of 5

When you need a great place for that special occasion in Newport, look no further. Austin House is a spacious, centrally located gem. We reserved parts of Austin House for a day and then the whole house for two days to serve as location central for our son's wedding. The rooms were nice sized and comfortable. Robert was always there when you needed him (e.g., directions, lending us a monitor to show pictures, etc.) and invisible when the parties needed/wanted some private time. Robert cooked 3 great breakfasts, asked us each day for serving times to give us flexibility during all the wedding events. Property was clean and well maintained. Robert has made continuous, upgrades through the years and it shows. We wholeheartedly recommend this property to anyone looking for great lodging and breakfast in a centrally located elegant property in downtown Newport. Only caveat is to use the off street parking Robert has arranged. Newport aggressively tickets cars obviously looking for visitors to pay fines to fill its city coffers.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Perfect House to Stay in Newport

  • 5 of 5

I rented out this b&b for a bachelorette weekend and it was the perfect place to stay. It was clean and new, yet had that historic feel. The location was great and we could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go. Robert, the owner, was beyond nice and so helpful. The breakfasts were also delicious. I am very happy with my decision to stay here and would recommend it to anyone visiting Newport.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Perfect Place to Stay in Newport

  • 5 of 5

I rented out this b&b for a bachelorette weekend and it was the perfect place to stay. It was clean and new, yet had that historic feel. The location was great and we could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go. Robert, the owner, was beyond nice and so helpful. The breakfasts were also delicious. I am very happy with my decision to stay here and would recommend it to anyone visiting Newport.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Lovely House and Amazing Food

  • 5 of 5

The Austin House is in a perfect location, within walking distance to trendy restaurants and boutiques on Thames, all the hustle and bustle of the waterfront, Easton Beach, and the Cliff Walk. I had a wonderful stay here and Robert could not have been a better host. He offered great tips on things to see and do in the area, and most importantly (for me personally), he was an amazing chef. He whipped up delicious and creative brunches (one example: french toast with beet mole and i think goat cheese) to serve to us out on the patio and also provided us with homemade snacks (which he brought up to our room). Robert and his son were great hosts, the house was beautiful, our room was very thoughtfully decorated, and we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Lovely Inn and Amazing Food

  • 5 of 5

The Austin House is in a perfect location, within walking distance to trendy restaurants and boutiques on Thames, all the hustle and bustle of the waterfront, Easton Beach, and the Cliff Walk. I had a wonderful stay here and Robert could not have been a better host. He offered great tips on things to see and do in the area, and most importantly (for me personally), he was an amazing chef. He whipped up delicious and creative brunches (one example: french toast with beet mole and i think goat cheese) to serve to us out on the patio and also provided us with homemade snacks (which he brought up to our room). Robert and his son were great hosts, the house was beautiful, our room was very thoughtfully decorated, and we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
TF Green (PVD)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Easton's Beach (1st Beach)
Car: not necessary

Please Note Rates are based Per Bedroom Double Occupancy

Not for Entire Property. One to Five Bedrooms are Available for groups of 2-10 Maximum. Please contact owner for accurate quotes.

Originally home to sea captain William Austin, the Austin House sits in the heart of Newport's gas lit Historic Hill District one block from Thames St and the waterfront. You are steps from Newport Harbor's special events and festival attractions, waterfront dining, bars, dancing and entertainment venues as well as extensive shopping opportunities. Harbor activities include boat charters for fishing, seal watching in season, sunset cruises and sightseeing.

Historic Hill is home to many wonderful cultural institutions. Walk to the Newport Art Museum, the Redwood Library, Bellevue Avenue Mansions, Historic Churches and Touro Synagogue. Beautifully restored 18th and 19th century properties on the Hill contain many beautiful antique, craft shops and cafes.

Beaches are within a mile from the property with kayaking, surfing, kite surfing available and oceanside nature trails nearby. The famous Cliff Walk which meanders above the Atlantic Ocean and fronts on Newport's most famous mansions is accessible by foot from the property.

Built in 1882 The Austin House is a stately Queen Anne Victorian thoughtfully restored in 2012 by an area team including regional artists and designers and Newport’s renowned house wrights. Now open to the public as The Austin House Inn, guests will find aesthetically stylish and comfortable rooms which combine late 19th Century ambiance and design with contemporary amenities and flair. Offering rooms for 2 to up to 10 guests at a time, the Austin House is able to offer the utmost in service and comfort; with reservations personally tailored to meet your individual needs; whether for relaxation, business or both. Our knowledgeable, local staff will make your visit to Newport a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Austin House Inn features two elegant bedrooms located on the home’s first floor allowing guests’ convenient access. There are two deluxe queen bedrooms on the second floor as well.

The Spring Room's stained glass windows charm with glowing color as it’s ten foot high linen drapes are drawn back to greet the morning light. A very comfortable queen bed and luxurious bedding are complemented by Hollywood Regency inspired décor. Designer touches include a six foot high plush linen and silk headboard, a freshly restored and reupholstered vintage Louis the XVI loveseat, antique tasseled chandelier, cast plaster, painted Roman table lamp and artworks from our rotating collection. Contemporary amenities include flat screen HDTV with direct TV connection, wi-fi, air conditioning and a large closet space. The bathroom combines antique slag glass windows with a contemporary glass cabin shower enclosure. Antique subway and hexagonal tiles are juxtaposed by sink vanity and shower hardware fixtures fashioned of titanium by Dornbracht, Germany.

The Pelham Room features honey toned, antique quarter sawn oak moldings, sliding eight foot high French pocket doors, a three by six foot transom window and antique oak armoire define the space’s strong lines while providing a warm ambiance. The very comfortable queen bed and luxurious bedding are complemented by a raw silk upholstered headboard. A light filled, architectural bath featuring ten foot ceilings, marble tiled shower room with seating, hand carved granite sink by Stone Forest Artisans and titanium Dornbracht fixtures will invigorate or relax depending on the time of day. The adjoining three hundred square ft living room contains a very comfortable, Vanguard pull out sofa bed with queen sized, air dream mattress, flat screen HDTV with direct TV connection, wi-fi, air conditioning and artworks from our collection. The suite’s highlight; a bright, pentagonal sitting area serves as a great dining nook / work area and the suite room has an adjacent powder room with tub. The air conditioned Pelham Room and Suite Room feature antique Hollywood Regency décor including chandeliers, lighting fixtures, neo-classical credenza and other period pieces and details.

Upstairs we have two additional deluxe queen bedrooms for individuals or larger groups/ families.

Gourmet and healthful breakfasts and other culinary offerings are custom tailored to your individual preferences and needs; offered to you based on your schedule. The Austin House Inn is a moveable feast with outdoor patio eating / sunning area, large covered porch with tables or in room or suite service. The owner / proprietor originally from NYC has many years in the restaurant and hospitality profession as well as being an artist in residence over twenty years in Newport, RI.

Guest has read and agrees to house policy: Smoking is prohibited on premises.

50% deposit is refundable up to one month before arrival less a $50.00 processing fee.

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Rates & Availability

Newport Townhome Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$200
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$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

PLEASE NOTE:: RATES are PER BEDROOM double occupancy NOT for ENTIRE PROPERTY.
Please contact owner for accurate quotes based on number of bedrooms / guests.
Weekly Rate based on 6 Adults. Management reserves the right to add cleaning and /or service fees onto reservations as well as damage charges at owner's discretion.

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Amenities

Newport and Aquidneck Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Spring Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Pelham Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Gallery room / suite - combination tub/shower , tub
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • The Spring Room bathroom is antique tiled with a contemporary glass cabin shower. The titanium bath fixtures are made of titanium from Dornbracht of Germany. The Pelham Room features an architectural bathroom with large seated shower area tiled in lush marble. Ten foot high ceilings, a 3 X 6 ft. antique transom window, stained glass and antique details combined with contemporary, hand carved Stone Forest granite sink and Dornbracht of Germany titanium fixtures complement this room. The Hall Bathroom contains a new toilet and sink, antique tub, and freatures original hardwood flooring and subway tiled walls. The Gallery Bathroom features antique slag glass windows, shadow boxes, custom mosaic glass tiles, shower bathtub combination
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Spring Room - 1 queen
    Pelham Room - 1 queen
    Gallery Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Harbor View Room - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Harbor View Room 2 - 1 queen
  • The Spring Room contains a sitting area with love seat, coffee table, 33' HDTV, air conditioning and wi-fi. The bed is a premium pillow top queen mattress with luxury bedding. The room has a large closet space ten feet high ceilings and full bathroom. The Pelham Room contains a premium, pillow top queen mattress and luxury bedding, ornamental fireplace, antique oak armoire for storage and architectural bathroom. The 300 sq ft living room contains a. 40' HDTV, very comfortable, new Vanguard, queen pullout sofa bed, with air dream mattress. The suite room has an adjacent bathroom. The Gallery room is on the 2nd floor and has a premium tempur-pedic queen bed, 33' HDTV, air conditioning and large glass tiled designer bathroom with shower and tub. There are also two additional, private, deluxe queen bedrooms with AC each with Harbor Views. Please note all bedrooms can be rented individually Posted Rates are for Each Room Based on Double Occupancy, not for entire property
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Austin House is available by room per couple or as multi- room accommodations for families, corporate and special event groups etc. Please Note: Published rates are Per Bedroom based on Double Occupancy

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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