|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Water Front Historic Home built by Captain Nat Herreshoff, yacht designer and builder of Five America's Cup boats.
Beautiful surroundings with accommodating living rooms, all with water views. Outstanding porches overlooking Bristol Harbor facing west for viewing sunsets. Perfect patio for relaxing outdoor dinners. Back yard commands amazing passages of boats into Bristol Harbor, great yacht watching. All bedrooms are private and have luxurious baths and showers.
Master suite on own floor, and two other bedrooms with baths on separate floor along with a Den and balcony overlooking Bristol Harbor. 4000 square feet of living space to enjoy with family or find a perfect nook to read, swim, relax and soak up the sun. House has multiple levels. Works perfectly for 2 couples, or small family.
Perfect for America's Cup races and Tall Ships this Summer! Magnificent waterfront home with many amenities. Walk into town and enjoy the seaside village of Bristol with its many lovely restaurants, museums,parks and wedding venues. Newport is just an 18 minute drive from Bristol where you can enjoy Newport's famous Ocean Drive and Mansions from the Guilded Age. Bristol is a perfect locale for a family gathering with many activities available. This house is within walking distance to Blithewold Gardens, Mount Hope Farm and Linden Place. The Herreshoff America's Cup Museum, is located across the street from this famous home. Roger Williams University is also nearby as is Brown University, Salve Regina University and the Naval War College.
We stayed in this beautiful home for 10 days with our two teenage children, and had a fabulous time. It helped that the weather was just about perfect.
Communication with Carol (the owner) and Dottie (the housekeeper) was really good, and Dottie met us at the house on the first day and showed us the various items of equipment etc. The house feels like a home, rather than an impersonal holiday destination, and we felt comfortable right away. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. Parking is easy. The house is beautifully decorated - the only thing to be aware of is that there is a lot of going up and down stairs!
Bristol is a lovely little town, which doesn't feel too touristy, but having said that, there are some great restaurants and cafes there. The place has a very relaxed feel to it, and locals seem fairly laid back: Bristol does not have a hectic city pace. It's an easy walk into the town - we walked in just about every day we were there. Roger Williams University is nearby, which means that there's a slight collegey vibe as well. The best meals we had were at Christian's and the Sunset Cafe. Leo's Ristorante was good (the melon sangria is dangerously drinkable), and we had one good and one OK meal at the Thames Waterside Bar and Grill. The meal at the DeWolf Tavern wasn't so great. We got a pizza delivery from Papa Joe's wrap shack which was great (and they found the house OK). The pizzas are enormous.
The house is on the main bus route between Providence and Newport and bus service is fast and reliable. Although a car is recommended, you could easily visit without one. In particular, if you have teenagers who want to explore by themselves, the bus would be a great way to do this. We took the bus to Providence one evening to see WaterFire (google it - it's well worth the visit if it coincides with your stay), and another time took the bus to Newport. We went to Newport a few times - to try out the restaurants, take a harbour tour and to look at the mansions. The Marble House is magnificent, and there's a display about the Americas Cup, which of course mentions Nat Herreshoff. (In fact, a book about him, available from the Marble House gift shop, describes Love Rocks in the first paragraph).
There's plenty to do in the surrounding area. We spent a day in Boston (and wished we had more time).
The internet is super-fast and covers the house well.
All in all, this was one of the best vacations we have had.
After reading some of the reviews I decides to rent this beautiful house for 17 days in August 2014. My husband was attending Brown for a masters program. The commute for him was good and the location, so close to Newport and beaches for my teenaged girls and I was excellent. The house has the most beautiful views from every opening!! The art work in the home is museum quality. Beds were comfy,kitchen well stocked, nothing is needed. Dottie is the manager/house keeper and is delightful! Carol, the owner, was so easy to deal with. She is a very nice person. We want to come back, did not want to leave. How lucky we were to be there for so long.
When visiting Bristol for a wedding, my family (husband, college-age children and I, plus my sister and her husband) spent a beautiful fall weekend in this fabulous home. It was a quintessential coastal New England experience! Fabulous historic setting, period home with beautiful antiques and art, spectacular views and grounds. Easy walk into shopping and dining area of Bristol (but drove the .6 mile for dinner...high-heel thing) and discovered great restaurants, charming shopping, friendly merchants and the classic New England clapboard houses and stone walls. Thumbs up to Persimmon, Le Central, and Thames Waterfront Grill, but Bristol House of Pizza was just so-so. Stayed at the house and enjoyed dining and visiting on the patio watching boats on the bay and the beautiful gardens. The house has such beautiful architectural details, and great modern amenities, such as fabulous bathrooms and plenty of hot water. So many delightful places to relax in the house that it was hard to choose one. We want to go back and spend a week! (Note: there is a lot of stair climbing in the house.)
We had 6 adults stay the first week of October. Had a great time. each couple had their own private bedroom and bath. Beautiful 130 year old home on Bristol Bay. Morning coffee on the back patio watching the sunrise. Evenings in front of a fireplace watching the sunset. Carol and Dot were very friendly, helpful and easy to communicate with. We had easy daytrips to Block Island, Cape Cod, Boston and Newport. Easy walk to historic downtown Bristol with fine to fun dining spots and shopping. Highly recommend this property.
This property is not justified by the photos at all and should be seen to be believed! We were staying in Bristol for our son's wedding and were blown away by the hospitality and comfort of the house and friendliness of the owners and housekeeper.
We arrived late at night and 'Dotty' was on hand to meet us and show us around.The house was clean and beautifully furnished. Everything we needed was to hand including towels (wish I'd asked about that before packing them!)
Absolutely beautiful family house with breathtaking views from every angle. Overlooking the ocean and within a stones throw from the water's edge we didn't want to leave!
We're planning to return and will absolutely rent this house again.
I would highly recommend this property to sharing couples or families, lots of room for gathering together or privacy if you need it. Lovely location and short walk to local attractions and shopping.
A very special home in a great location.
I just enjoyed a wonderful, but short visit to Bristol with friends to celebrate my birthday. The weather was ideal, views breathtaking, and the house is so comfortable which made us feel so much at home.
Beautiful waterfront location with amazing sunsets and views of Narragansett Bay. Walk to town, bike path moments away, Newport Ocean beaches 20 minutes away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Spring Summer Fall
May 15 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Weekend rental or other time periods other than weekly please call for rates.
Dates available:Spring Summer, Fall 2014 is open at this time.
Half payment with signed contract and final payment 30 days before arrival