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Grand Victorian House, Beautifully Restored, Central Newport

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights


Off Broadway House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10 maximum) Minimum Stay: 30 days

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2016
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What makes this house unique

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.


based on 47 traveler reviews

Grand Victorian House, Beautifully Restored, Central Newport
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Fantastic place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport, RI rental

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful Family Trip/ Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend in Newport

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellmore, NY

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Providence Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Quonset (for Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Newport National Golf Club
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Kingston (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Easton's (First) Beach
Car: recommended

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..


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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.

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Off Broadway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All bathrooms are full-sized.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • The house has two bedrooms on the 2nd floor: a master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom, and a bedroom with a double bed and adjoining bathroom. On the 3rd floor, there are two bedrooms that share a bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed and the other a double and two single beds. The last bedroom is in the basement with a double bed and a bathroom on the 1st floor, at the head of the basement stairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The master bedroom, with its en suite bathroom, extends the width of the house. The bedroom has a separate seating area, a desk, a bow window, and a flatscreen TV with an ottoman for relaxed viewing. The top floor has two bedrooms, each with a double bed. One of the bedrooms also has two single beds. There is a bathroom on this floor making it a separate area and ideal for children or young people. The basement, fully finished and furnished, has a double bed with a bathroom conveniently located up the stairs, directly opposite the entrance. It also has a flat-screen TV and a couch, a perfect place to watch sport and movies. All the bedrooms, except the basement, have window air conditioners.

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