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Jennifer Lax or Stephen Lax

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Available for Summer 2016 Rental

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Newport and Aquidneck Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Just 2 miles to 2nd Beach and five minutes driving to downtown Newport. You will zip right down to the beach using the back road of Paradise Ave and never have to wait in a long line of traffic. Quiet country roads for you to enjoy biking or running. Our long cul de sac street is perfect for children to bike or rollerblade on.


Master bedroom contains a Queen Bed and two dressers. Ceiling fan.

2nd bedroom has a double bed and ceiling fan.

3rd bedroom two twin beds and ceiling fan.

Upstairs bathroom contains tub with shower, toilet and sink

Downstairs bathroom has toilet and sink with a stall shower.

Large finished basement with sofa and a futon, small TV, game console and built in bar.

Living room has large flat screen TV

Kitchen has everything you need to cook.


Downtown Newport is just five miles away. Surfer's end of 2nd beach is just 2 miles away. Easy access to 3rd beach using 3rd Beach Rd. We are a five minute walk to Sweet Berry Farm and a half mile from our neighbor who sells fresh eggs daily. Close by is the local grass fed beef farm. If you love to fish 3rd beach has a boat ramp and great off the shore fishing at the point. Enjoy hiking the nature reserve at the end of 2nd Beach. Birdwatching at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy nearby public golf course. The Newport Athletic club and YMCA are close by. You and your kids will be comfortable in this family home.

Keywords: house, cottage

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer Lax or Stephen Lax (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jennifer Lax or Stephen Lax

We are a family of four currently living in California. So why Rhode Island? I spent my summers in Middletown/Newport as a child and for the last 16 years my family has been vacationing there. We can't think of a more beautiful place to be in the summertime. Our children are 15 and 18 and they love the large open back yard and street for playing. Our kid's love the beach, surfing and all the other water activities that Rhode Island offers. We intend to use the house for a few weeks every summer and hopefully spend all our summers here when we retire.

Jennifer Lax or Stephen Lax purchased this house in 2010


based on 12 traveler reviews

Available for Summer 2016 Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful, Peaceful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and miss being here so much. The owner and property managers were so thoughtful and took such good care of us during our extended stay. This place is a perfect retreat for anyone looking to enjoy quick access to the best of Rhode Island from an intimate, private location. My wife and I and our two baby girls enjoyed strolls around the neighborhood, when we'd always see and hear the birds from nearby Norman Bird Sanctuary. We'd often see bluejays and cardinals - what a treat! The house faces east, so you can see the sunrise over the beautiful property across the street and the gorgeous sunset from the magnificent backyard. Inside, the house is extremely comfortable. There's plenty of seating in the dining room, as well as a bit more seating in an eat-in kitchen. We'd often have friends and family visit from nearby and we had fantastic times in all the space the house has to offer. The neighbors were always warm and friendly. Inside the house the owner had great leads on local hotspots in the form of a tall mural listing spots his family would enjoy. Whenever we wondered what to do around town, we'd often check that mural for inspiration. Nearby, we'd often grab ice cream from Frosty Freez or take the girls to Sweet Berry Farms and a very toddler friendly Howland Park. Third Beach is super close, and Downtown Newport is a quick drive or even better: quick uber. We really loved it here and made some very precious memories. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harvard, MA

Perfect Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this house for two weeks. It has a huge and private back yard and has little or no traffic so is perfect for children and animals. The neighbors waved to us whenever we drove by and one brought over tomatoes when we were having dinner outside one night. The ceiling fans are a godsend in the hot weather making the house very pleasant. The kitchen is very well equipped to make everything from omelets to a clam bake. Pretty dishes and glassware make serving meals fun. The sheets were so smooth and soft I could not wait to go to bed at night. There are plenty of towels for the bathrooms and the beach.

The owners were so accommodating and agreeable, as were the managers. We hope to be back again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a peaceful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and nothing about the house was remiss! It was perfect for our needs. The location is great for accessing the beaches. The cul-de-sac was a hit with our boys who have just learned to bike. The quietness of the neighborhood was very therapeutic.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holliston, MA

Great home and location

  • 5 of 5

It was roomier than we thought, and the backyard is beautiful. A few extras like the ping pong table and slip-n-slide were a big hit with the kids. We loved the location - away from the crowds but so close to Second and Third Beach, plus only 10 minutes from downtown Newport. Property managers were friendly and responsive. Looking forward to renting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase, MD

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental! It was absolutely perfect for our family of 5...plenty of room, every amenity we needed, and great that we were on a cul-de-sac. The owners and property managers were welcoming, responsive to every question/need, and made the process of renting quite easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Egan, Thanks for the kind words. We are very happy you and your family had a great time. Steve and Jennifer
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Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is in a quiet neighborhood with great access to beaches and Newport. Anything you could possibly need is within 15 minutes drive. HUGE backyard, where our kids loved to play. The owners were very accommodating and made our stay easy and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: April, thank you for your very nice review which I am sure will be helpful to future visitors.
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Rates & Availability

Middletown House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
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Newport and Aquidneck Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • second bath has stall shower, toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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