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Wake up to a stunning Fall view of Narragansett Bay, bridge, & lighthouse

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Lovely year round vacation home on the Narragansett Bay, located in quaint Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island. This home offers wonderful, ever changing, views of the bay; Mt. Hope Bridge, Bristol Harbor, Hog Island Lighthouse and Panoramic Sunsets. With this nautical styled house, get the feeling of being lodged in the Captain’s quarters without having to leave the shore. This home offers the luxury of a Chef’s kitchen; 36” Wolf Range, fully equipped with large pots to boil your lobster or a New England clam boil. The home includes a steam shower and king - Sleep Number bed in the Master Loft. There is radiant heat in main level and both bathrooms, a queen bed on the main level bedroom, central vacuum, washer/dryer, beverage cooler, Direct TV and wireless internet.

The home is located on the west shore between Carnegie’s Private Golf Course and the Newport Beach Club. Minutes away from several public golf courses, Newport, charming town of Bristol, Newport International Polo Series, Greenvale Vineyard, Roger William University, Green Topiary Gardens, Carnegie Abby School. 35 miles to PVD Airport, 65 miles to Boston Airport, and an hour to Cape Cod or Mystic Sea Port Museum, CT.

This is a great place for travelers, vacationers, short-term residents, or someone looking for a relaxing break; watch swans, ducks and other varies species of birds floating passed, and varies other water activities while sitting on the deck… Come Enjoy!

More Details

Jan and John Hanks
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, Romanian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Why Jan and John Hanks chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

We bought the property for the water and water view. The property is off the beaten track... sitting on the deck or from the inside looking out, watching the different species of birds fly or float by, (one morning I counted eleven swans passing by). Watching the ever changing skies from sunrise to sunset, brings peace to my busy life.

What makes this house unique

The home is designed for year round vacations. The home has water views from most windows.


Portsmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Steam shower and heated floors
    Main level bath - toilet , shower , Oversized shower head and heated floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master loft - 1 king , Sleep number bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Wake up to a stunning Fall view of Narragansett Bay, bridge, & lighthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

This was an amazing rental experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to all our expectations and more. The house was even better in person than in the photos! The house was immaculate and Jan was kind enough to provide snacks and beverages so we could settle in before finding the local market (which was aborable). This was our first time using HomeAway and I'm afraid we may have set the bar too high for future rentals with this one. The property is right on the water and off the beaten path but centrally located so you are only a 30 minute drive to Newport and Bristol is right over the Mt. Hope bridge.

The kitchen was fully equipped!

The bathroom towels were fluffy!

The beds were comfortable!

Jan has thought of every detail and anything we could think of was available in the house.

We hope to have the chance to stay on this lovely home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful home with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay in this great home nestled in near the New Hope bridge on the bay. John and Jan's hospitality is wonderful with a completely stocked kitchen, responsive owners, and a welcome basket of items at the start. We'd highly recommend this house and we are returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful home in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the Shore House. Swimming at high tide, relaxing on the bay side lawn, enjoying the activity on Narragansett Bay, and falling asleep with the Hog Island Light and Mount Hope Bridge lights were daily events. Jan and John were wonderful hosts and we feel fortunate to have found this gem. We are coming back next summer. Nance and Jay Hoder

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Margie Mc. Wedding week

  • 5 of 5

Was in Rhode Island for my son's wedding. Jan and Jon made our stay a great memory for me and my grandchildren. The house is breathtaking with the view of open water and a beautiful bridge lite up at nite. Windows give you a view wherever you look. This is a hidden gem on a little dirt road for privacy and quiet ,but still not far from Newport and other tourist destinations. Jan pays attention to every detail from what kind of wine you drink to having coffee and cream waiting for you as well as a delicious fruit pound cake ( so yummy). The beds are so comfortable the upstairs air loft king bed is a sleep number bed! The house is immaculate. This is definitely a five star stay. Thank you Jan and John!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property. The views are amazing and the home is well stocked. Jan is great and lives nearby so if you need anything no problem. Would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing short have amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a fantastic location and beautiful. Jan was a great hostess, going above and beyond with the extras. We had a great 5 day stay. The house meant all our expectations and more. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
T. F. Green (PVD)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bristol, RI
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Carneige Abby Golf Club
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Portsmouth Publick House
Car: necessary

Green Topiary Gardens, Newport International Polo Series, Greenvale Vineyard, Historical Museum, Carnegie Abby Golf Private Club, Roger Williams University and Town of Bristol.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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