|Minimum Stay||4 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.
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 have been fortunate to live at Love Rocks for many years. It is a beautiful homes filled with books and wonderful art. The sunsets are unforgettable something that we never tire of. we love sharing it with our clients who cherish Love Rocks it as much as we do.
One of the most ionic and beautiful homes in Bristol, Rhode Island. Commanding views of Narragansett Bay. Watch yacht racing from the kitchen window.
Easy walk to town, restaurants , and the many activities that Bristol has to offer.
Amazing Historical Home built by the famous yacht designer Nathaniel Herreshoff in 1883.
My stay at "Love Rocks" in Bristol was incredible and exceeded all expectation. I found it to be the loveliest of all vrbo homes I've visited. The VIEWS are spectacular with expansive ocean views and amazing scenery from every window. I travel to the Bristol/Newport area often and will never stay anywhere else again. I was in town for a family event and it was convenient to Downtown Bristol and neighboring Newport, yet very private... you feel like you're on your own little island! The house is so romantic and has tons of history. All living spaces, bedrooms and baths are feel very updated and beautiful. Although I didn't use it much, the kitchen had everything a gourmet chef would want with amazing views of Narragansett Bay. I only wish my trip was longer (and that it was in the middle of summer). I could only imagine how spectacular that would be! We will be back!
We (seven family members in total) rented this house for six nights in September to celebrate our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary with them.
First, let me say that this house is lovely with terrific views. Photos in the rental listing provide a good sense of the home’s décor and ambiance. And the owner's caretaker, who was housesitting close-by, couldn’t have been more helpful during our stay.
But all did not go smoothly, as explained below, and the owner has been intransigent from the moment we first brought a significant issue to her attention within hours of our arrival: the house, even with all windows open, was oppressively hot all day long for our first five days.
Yet the owner, despite her otherwise good-faith intentions and actions, seems incapable of acknowledging that her home could be anything but magnificent in every respect. The owner's initial reaction and ongoing antipathy has been beyond disappointing.
Should you take my word for it? Of course not. I am happy to provide the email exchange between myself and the owner, our subsequent communications with HomeAway, and detailed photos including several with indoor temperature data from all main rooms. Please, decide for yourselves whether our expectations as renters were unrealistic and Carol’s response perfectly appropriate.
In this forum, I am leaving out the exasperating details. Why? To avoid a “he-said-she-said” back and forth with the owner that likely would leave you bewildered if not bored to tears. It’s all available for the asking should you be so curious. Feel free then to contact the owner with any or all information provided. Personally, I prefer not to continue banging my head against the proverbial wall with this owner. Remember what Einstein said is the definition of insanity?
I leave you with two important take-aways whether or not you inquire further: 1) It may prove useless for you to bring deficiencies or other problems to this owner’s attention with an expectation of her taking any responsibility; and 2) HomeAway is powerless to intervene in disagreements between an owner and renter; you are 100% on your own.
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.
Beautiful waterfront location with amazing sunsets and views of Narragansett Bay. Walk to town, bike path moments away, Newport Ocean beaches 20 minutes away.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
From $3800/week Week of July 4th rate is $4000.00 per week.
Weekend rental or other time periods other than weekly please call for rates.
Dates available:Spring Summer, Fall 2014 is open at this time.