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Your Next Spring Escape with Bay Views and Fun!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, Romanian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why Jan and John Hanks chose Portsmouth

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
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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(36 traveler reviews)

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Your Next Spring Escape with Bay Views and Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent christmas at the shore house. The house is beautiful!. Jan was wonderful and so helpful. My boyfriend proposed to me on christmas morning so needless to say .. this house will always have a special place in my heart!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Visitors

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in the Shore House several times. As always, we enjoyed a delightful visit this trip. The location can't be beat: perched on the water's edge, with dramatic views of Narragansett Bay and the Mount Hope Bridge, close to services, and an easy drive to many wonderful destinations. The house is elegant, spacious, spotless, and very comfortable. Best of all, the hosts are knowledgable, professional, helpful, and friendly!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

House was a beautifully appointed spacious home in a magnificent position. Very relaxing to sit anywhere in the home and watch the activities on the water. Hosts were very gracious and left some goodies to start our vacation. Very quiet peaceful location but close to amenities and things to do or not to do! I was very sorry when it was time to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Jon & Jan are the perfect host. Our stay was like a beautiful b&b with the best view ever.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely gorgeous. The pictures don't do it justice. Very relaxing and comfortable. Had beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Yep had them both. My husband and I stayed here with my sister and her husband. The house has everything you need and more. Top notch quality in furnishing to comfort. Jan and Jon were very pleasant and were there if we needed them. This was the 7th time I have rented through home away. I have always had good luck. But this by far I think was the best. I would definitely would recommend this rental. There is a lot do to in the area. If you don't mind a drive Boston and Mystic Seaport are about 1 hour away. We had a busy time but also very relaxing. Great Great Home. I would definitely rent this home again and I highly recommend it to you. Deb M.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation with the best view in Portsmouth

  • 5 of 5

Jon & Jan were the perfect host. The house was spotless, instructed on how to use everything and left lots of goodies. Made me feel like I was at a bed & breakfast. The house has beautiful views throughout the house and is beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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 $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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