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Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Kay Street Estate in Newport

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 77 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 77 nights

Description

Top of the Hill Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, one and a half bath carriage house

Old Acre Carriage House is a recipient of the 2013 Doris Duke Preservation Award and is featured in the June 2014 issue of RI Monthly magazine. This property is ideal any time of year.

Steps away from Bellevue Avenue and a short stroll down the hill to the harbor, historic Washington Square and the arts district, Old Acre Carriage House is conveniently located yet privately situated on the park-like grounds of a Kay Street estate. Recently renovated, the project was undertaken with an eye to preserving the inherent beauty of its Gothic style. The overall composition is a wonderful example of historical preservation as well as green principles of salvage and reuse.

Nearby are the Hilltop Inn, Viking Hotel, Bayberry Inn, La Farge Perry House and Marshall Slocum Inn.

This charming carriage house was completely renovated in early 2013. Centrally air conditioned with 1050 square feet of living space, the 1856 carriage house/stable has a first floor open living area with full kitchen, mudroom, closet and powder room. French doors lead out to a charming south facing patio/garden- with outside shower. The house is accessed off a small lane that runs parallel to Kay Street and offers parking for two cars. The second floor has 2 bedrooms (one with a king and one with twin beds) with laundry/linen and full bath with shower. The photos show the care with which this renovation project was carried out. The cheerfulness and good taste shown in the decor make this a most attractive and appealing rental property.

Ask for our PDF of Old Acre Estate and the cottage. Sleeps 14.

Also see our Vero Beach (Florida) condo VRBO listing 590939.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Eve and Woody
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

About Eve and Woody

We fell in love with Newport and all it had to offer and bought our house in 1993. After a thorough renovation, we moved in with our family of 5 and made 'Old Acre' our home. In the summer of 2012, we launched into our next huge project: the complete redo of our 1856 stable/ carriage house. It's in the heart of Newport, yet quiet, peaceful and private.

Eve and Woody purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Eve and Woody chose Middletown

We moved here from New York to live in this city by the sea for its year round vibrant lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

Instead of booking at the Newport inns and hotels that abut our property, stay at our private, newly renovated carriage house. It shares the property with a Victorian house built in 1855 by George Mason and Son. They are ideally situated in Newport.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Kay Street Estate in Newport
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Special gem of a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Old Acre and each time, we fall in love with the beautiful carriage house (so beautifully appointed you could almost forget to go explore Newport and its environs)! As a family of four with extended family near Newport, Old Acre has truly been a most beautiful and welcoming home away from home for us each time. Eve and Woody are the wonderful, warm owners and our two children fell in love with their playful pup on the past two trips. We can't rave enough about this unique spot -- but we almost don't want to share it! If you stay, you'll understand. :) Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, clean, comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Very well located in beautiful Newport. Can walk to virtually all major attractions. Owner Eve very welcoming. Ideal for a family of four with king and 2 twin beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

We have rented for 3 weeks the past 2 summers and do not have enough words to describe what a great place Old Acre Carriage house is. Eve and Woody are great hosts to this conveniently located gem of Newport. Highly recommended!! Thank you Eve and Woody for a truly unique experience!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

A beautiful gem in Newport!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful gem in Newport. This was my second visit to this area. The first stay was at the Francis Melbourne B & B--a fine establishment, but this restored Carriage House was so much better for many reasons.

The home is beautifully appointed and Eve's attention to detail make the stay feel like your home away from home. Very thoughtful touches and very private. The landscaping is also wonderful. Newport can be a very busy place and noisy -- especially street noise -- this home is situated in a wonderfully quiet space yet walkable to almost everything in the area. Thank you so much Eve and Woody for sharing this gem with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the Old Acre Carriage House on the recommendation of a friend. As guests of a wedding, we were looking ahead to four busy days of celebrating with old and new friends. This wonderful home did not disappoint! The location is ideal and the home is as charming and comfortable as in the photos and description. Thank you to our wonderful hosts for the warm welcome and inside scoop on "what not to miss" while in Newport for the first time. Beginning and ending each day in the comfort and privacy of the Carriage House was priceless.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Divine!! Beyond Expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

While my parents have a home in Newport, my husband and I decided to rent the Old Acre Carriage House to stay during the week leading up to our wedding. We were so beyond blown away by this spectacular gem of a home. Eve and Woody are so delightful and truly such wonderful hosts. They made us feel right at home from the very start and were so kind and accommodating to any requests that we had. The house is gorgeously decorated and just quintessentially picture perfect.

Located close to town we were able to get everywhere we needed to be with ease. Yet the home also boasts a privacy that we have found can be hard to come by in Newport. I spent my wedding day getting ready in this beautiful and serene setting and would be really hard pressed to think of a better location for such an occasion. Our vendors (photographer / videographer / make up artists) all home grown locals were truly blown away by the beauty of the home.

While i have rented homes previously via VRBO and Home Away - the world over - this is the first time that the accommodations were even better in person and blew away any expectations that we had. The beds are extremely comfortable, the shower delightful, and overall ambiance of the home impeccable. We cannot wait to come back to visit this very special home, over the years to come.

Thank you Eve and Woody for such an incredible visit!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Numerous Broadway bars
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Perrotti Park in Newport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Green Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wickford Junction
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 4 and 24 and I95
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
First Beach
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Top of the Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off season winter
Oct 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$1,600
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
77 night minimum stay
$7,500
Flat fee
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,450
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

All Rates include all utilities, wifi and cable.
Dec 1, 2016 - May 15, 2017 Rental $2,500 per month

Photographs by Howard Chu
Preference of payment is by Homeaway e-check (electronic check) . Payment by credit card will incur a 3% credit card fee.

If rental is more than 30 days, there will be no tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Top of the Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is also an outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , These can be put together, if desired.
  • The bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and each has 2 small closets and a new bureau. The twin bedroom has an electronically controlled shade on the skylight.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
An excellent caterer lives very close by and is happy to prepare meals.

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