|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
If you are looking for an elegant and comfortable house in central Newport for a month or more, our fully equipped home may suit you. The house is large, with porches front and back, in a quiet neighborhood but within easy walking distance of the downtown shops, restaurants, pubs, and harbor. It is ideal for family reunions and vacations in a seaside town that offers plenty of activities for adults and children alike, including sailing, swimming, surfing, golf, horseback riding and tennis. Please contact us for more details, availability, rates, and special offers.
Occupancy. Ten people is the absolute maximum.
The House. It is an elegant period (1875) home full of light, high ceilings, wood floors, modern kitchen with new appliances, including a wet bar and wine cooler, and a sunlit, separate dining area. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and another bathroom has a steam shower. The top floor has two bedrooms( (two double beds and two singles) and a shared bathroom, ideal for children and young people. The fully finished and furnished basement, with a double bed and a separate seating area, is great for watching sports and movies. The house has three flat-screen TVs (library/master bedroom/basement), Wifi throughout, and chairs, towels, and kids' surf boards for the beach. Relax on the spacious front and back porches. There is a propane barbecue grill for summer dining on the rear porch..
Set well back from the street and screened by a high privet hedge, the house is a quiet haven in a busy town. The yard is private and prettily landscaped. There is room in the driveway for up to five cars, and on-street parking is free and unrestricted.
There are four good restaurants on Broadway at the bottom of our street, a mere three minutes walk.The popular Irish Fastnet pub and the historic Jane Pickens movie theater are a few minutes further on, as is Thames Street, with its shops, restaurants, and pubs. The Viking Hotel and Bellevue Avebue are just down the road. The harbor is also within walking distance, which means you can stroll down there and buy lobsters and clams off the boats that caught them, shop and have a meal at one of the many dock-front restaurants, or take a boat tour around Narrangansett Bay.
Minutes away by car are a fine selection of Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Tennis Hall of Fame, the Bellevue Avenue mansions, and a convenient shopping plaza. There is an excellent 18-hole golf course at the Newport National Golf Club, another short ride away.
Newport's summer season features the renowned Classical, Jazz, and Folk Festivals, tournaments and inductions at the Tennis Hall of Fame, and several notable yacht races.
Keywords: Victorian, period house, historic Newport home
Apart from the pleasure of staying in an elegant and comfortable house, the greatest joy is being able to step outside and walk through Newport's ancient streets to most of the city's attractions. The house is in the historic Kay Street District so, whichever way you turn, there are lovely old homes, tall, shady trees, and flowering gardens to accompany you on your journey. No need to fight for a parking space, or risk picking up a ticket. Enjoy the street life of a lively and virbant city in its summer finery.
What a magnificent home! We loved our weekend in your perfectly comfortable home -- there were 11 of us ranging in age from 73 down to two years of age and we all had everything we needed. Plenty of bathrooms, cozy beds (loved the ironed sheets) and lots of room. Thank you to John and Helen who made us feel at home in their home, starting with the welcome gift of wine. We all would love to come back!! Thanks for helping us have some amazing family time we will never forget.
My husband and myself, my brother and his wife, our oldest son and his wife and our daughter all enjoyed the
house. It's large size, number of full bathrooms, oozing victorian charm made it so easy to relax in and enjoy.
It's closeness to town also was a plus for all our wedding events. The house was in really good condition and
so, so pretty outside and in and the street location was much nicer than nearby streets that were narrow and
in poor condition.
Our extended family and friends had a wonderful stay in this magnificent Newport home! After driving 11 hour from Toronto, Canada we appreciated very much it's Location, Location, Location! Everything is within easy walking distance, which made it easy to explore the town and stretch our legs. The entrance to the "Cliff Walk "is only a brief 10 minute walk from the house! The harbour and shopping all just down the street. John welcomed us into his lovely home and made us feel right at ease, with his warm, helpful personality. After giving us a tour of the house and a few instructions, left his home for us to use as our own. Also conveniently left for guests to peruse is a binder filled with Newport and surrounds information, plus important local phone #"s.
The house has a wonderful layout, with numerous spots to gather in groups for conversation or if one felt the need to sit off on your own, the lovely living room, library, or dining room offered alternatives. The two large and comfortable very private front and back porches which are surrounded by lovely gardens, were a real treat, one with a porch swing that all enjoyed and plenty of seating for everyone. The large roomy kitchen was were most of us would gather for breakfast and to make plans for the day around the cosy kitchen table with bench style seating overlooking the beautiful backyard, or have evening catch-up conversations about our varied day's activities. All bedrooms were ample size with very comfortable beds.
We were very lucky to have been able to book this location as the Newport Boat Show happened to be on the same weekend that we were attending a special family wedding at the magnificent Rosecliffe mansion, only 10 min. away by car! There were 10 of us all together, who although arriving at different times thru our four day stay, the home accommodated us very comfortably even on the days that we were all there. We were even able to invite a few members of the wedding party over to "our" house to join us for a pizza dinner before they were departing back to NYC. We have more to do and see in Newport so would not hesitate to book again.
Highly recommended. 5 STAR Rating
We came for a week for my daughter's wedding at Castle Hill on the 29th of August. We rented from John and Helen sight unseen thru VBRO. Beautiful, restored updated Victorian, The 5 bedrooms 4 baths were just right. The porches were perfect - nothing like a swing on front porch at night with a cocktail just relaxing with all the normal wedding chaos going on inside. This house was not a vacation rental -- it was a HOME we rented.
Had everything you could need and everything first class, but also low key
We had dinner cruise Thursday night and we all walked from house to Newport Harbor and back -Easy. Friday night we had welcome party at International Tennis Hall Of Fame and again we all walked both ways and easy.
Simply put a very special place for wedding family, a weekend get away for a few couples or families, women/girls get away, Salve graduation weekend stay. It really contributed to a dream wedding weekend.
Mother of the bride review gives a lot of details I completely agree with and no need for repeat. Seriously consider this place
We had the most amazing stay in this beautifully appointed home for our daughter's wedding weekend. The five bedrooms and four baths suited the wedding party perfectly as the bride and bridesmaids got ready at our house. We had everything we could possibly need.... The kitchen was well equipped and the master bedroom and bathroom provided stunning opportunities for wedding photos. The men in the house enjoyed the library and the back deck for grilling. The house is spacious and welcoming and the owner was so accommodating and helpful. It was very easy to walk to town and the waterfront to access shopping and boating. We highly recommend this house for weddings and family get togethers and would stay again in a heartbeat.
We had a lovely stay this past weekend (8 girls) - it was exactly as presented. We had a private chef come in Friday and the kitchen was fully equipped. The 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms gave everyone plenty of space especially with the living room and library. A short 10 minute walk gets you down to Thames street to explore Newport. We would definitely stay again!
Newport is famous for its summer season. It is home to the remarkable Bellevue Avenue mansions, the Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Classical, Jazz, and Folk Music Festivals, It has a variety of great Atlantic beaches, all close by. Sports on offer include swimming, sailing, surfing, wind and kite surfing, golf, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and tennis.
A charming, old colonial town with narrow, cobblestoned streets, Newport is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. Many of the attractions, notably the restaurants, pubs, shops, and the harbor, are within walking distance of the house. Not surprisingly, seaford--fresh and varied--is the leading gastronomic specialty, but there is also an abundance of locally produced meat, fruit, and vegetables available at colorful farmers' markets..
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
As of January 1, 2016, the house will only be available for renting for a minimum of one month. The rent will be $15,000, plus a $1,000 refundable deposit. Please contact the owner for details.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.