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Eve and Woody

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Newport Estate, FALL SPECIALS

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 77 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Eve and Woody (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Newport Estate, FALL SPECIALS
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

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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Beautiful home in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Eve & Woody's carriage house is a wonderful place to base your stay in Newport. The home is very comfortable with a nice kitchen and private garden perfect for enjoying dinner or a glass of wine. We were able to easily walk to different parts of town for restaurants, shops, etc. We would definitely recommend this home and would stay again if we return to Newport!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you and thank you so much for the treats you left for us from the wedding at Castle Hill Inn. 😀 Eve and Woody
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Lovely stay in Newport

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in Newport at the Old Acre House and Carriage Cottage and would recommend it to all. A lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and perfect for our team's stay in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about our entire experience at the Old Acre Carriage House. From my first communications with (the very friendly, very responsive) Eve to the gorgeous cottage itself, we couldn't have asked for a lovelier stay in Newport. Eve and Woody have thought of everything to make your stay perfect-- from the easy check-in process to the nice linens to the sweet little card in the kitchen with suggestions for local breakfast spots. The cottage is conveniently located and beautifully decorated (it's easy to see why it's award-winning!) and we look forward to coming back again and again. Our little group came to the unanimous decision that, when it comes to staying somewhere fabulous in Newport, we'll take the Old Acre Carriage House over the Breakers any day!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Fantastic...Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, and I just returned from a week long stay at the Old Acre Carriage House, and we loved it! We have rented a place in Newport every summer for many years, and this was by far our best experience yet. The cottage is beautiful. Very tastefully decorated, spacious, and spotlessly clean when we arrived. The owners, Eve and Woody, were great to deal with...very professional, responsive, and helpful. They have thought of every little thing you might need to feel right at home here. The location of the cottage is fantastic...we were able to walk to so many of the wonderful Newport attractions....shops, restaurants, harbor tours, mansions, etc. This cottage is the best of all possible worlds....very peaceful and private yet close to everything. I loved the beautiful patio...very private with gardens, a teak table and chairs, and a grill....the perfect place to sit at the end of a fun day and enjoy the great weather we had! We liked it so much we have already booked our stay for next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off season winter
Oct 30 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
77 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 7.0%

All Rates include all utilities, wifi and cable.
Nov 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016 - 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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Top of the Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is also an outdoor shower
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
An excellent caterer lives very close by and is happy to prepare meals.

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