Premier in-Town Estate with Pool
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Newport house description
Old Acre Estate is available for rent only to captain, crew and family in participating regattas by a recognized yacht club.
The 'Old Acre' Estate enjoys the best location in Newport: a block from Bellevue Avenue, a short distance from the bustling wharves, historic Washington Square and artsy Broadway. We stand proudly in a grand turn-of- the century residential neighborhood across the street from the La Farge Perry House, Bayberry Inn and next door to the Marshall Slocum Inn.
Known as 'Old Acre' this early Victorian bracketed house was built in the 1850's and designed by renowned architects George Mason and Son. An elegant family home filled with antiques and art, Old Acre has been lovingly renovated and transformed into an easy living home complete with all comforts.
Ground floor: twin bedded room with en suite bathroom, sun drenched double parlors facing the garden with its specimen trees and flower beds and the pool. There is a large dining room with powder room nearby. The kitchen/great room has random slate floors and new appliances purchased in 2011. The great room boasts a gas fireplace, TV and comfortable seating and leads outside to the patios and hot tub.
Second floor: there is a front and back stair case leading upstairs to a library ( and a flat screened TV) and four more bedrooms that accommodate 8 people. ( king bed, queen bed, twin bedded room and a double bed). The master bedroom has a king bed and an en suite bathroom with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub and the other bedrooms share a hall bathroom with tub/shower.
You can park your car and walk everywhere, use the trolley cars or ride bikes. The Newport Art Museum, the Redwood Library, the Tennis Hall of Fame, the world famous Cliff Walk, the beaches (open to the public) and the harbor are mere minutes away.
Need additional space?? See Old Acre Carriage House at Homeaway 3495496.
- 4775 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Porch / Veranda
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
My stay at Old Acre was in a word ... perfect. The location was an easy walk to downtown Newport and the wharfs. Airport transportation was simple with the Hotel Viking just a block away. But the best part was the beautiful, historic home itself and the extremely gracious and helpful owners. I was in town for 10 days and 9 nights during a sailing event. Coming back to Old Acre each evening was like walking into my own home with private use of the front entrance. Spending evenings on the front porch to unwind was delightful. The room was spacious and well appointed. This was my first trip to Newport and the owners had provided me with helpful information regarding getting around town and what was happening around Newport. For my next trip to Newport, I would look no further than Old Acre for a place to stay. This top of the hill location was top notch. I fully recommend staying at Old Acre.
- Guest Ellen (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Loved having you here for Americas Cup and all the excitement of that fabulous event.
Peter, Naples Florida--A Walking Adventure in Historic Newport
Peter, Naples Florida--A Walking Adventure in Historic Newport
Privacy and convenience characterizes this bedroom/bath suite located on historic Kay Street one block from the Viking Hotel and an easy walk to most Newport attractions. The owners live in a private wing at the back of the Victorian style home and were very helpful in planning my days.. Visitors enjoy the garden views and the feeling of being guests in a fine old home filled with lovely antiques and memories of Newport's golden age. I particularly enjoyed walking through the Kay-Catherine and Historic Hill districts marveling at the diversity of architecture and the rich history of this old city. Good restaurants abound. The beach is within walking distance...about a mile. Gas powered trolleys stop a block away on Bellevue and provide easy acces to the mansion district and shopping. Parking is available right in front of the house on Kay Street. I enjoyed my stay and hope to return again in the near future. Suitable for a single person or couple...no room for an additional person. The bathroom is spacious with a large walk-in closet--shower but no tub. Inquire about air conditioning in July...I didn't miss it in August.
- Guest Peter (Naples, Florida)
- Date of stay 08/15/11
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you Peter for your kind review. We look forward to your return to Newport and especially Old Acre. Air conditioning will be available anytime you wish. Eve and Bill
Christine, Kampala, Uganda
Christine, Kampala, Uganda
This is the accommodation and location a Newporter chooses when returning from a posting abroad and re-settling. The property is one of architectural significance and is situated perfectly between Broadway restaurants, Bellevue Avenue museums and just a few minutes from the bustling harbour. The property is ultra- private and comfortable. It is scrupulously maintained by its gracious hosts who are true Newporters and know where to go, what to do and what is going on at all times. Within minutes of landing back home, I was in the lovliest part of Newport and re-acquainting myself with its many charms and spots of interest. A wonderful and welcoming experience in my favorite part of Newport.
- Guest Christine (Kampala, Uganda)
- Date of stay 03/12/12
- Review Submitted 03/23/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
1500 dollars / day. 7 day minimum day stay required. Utilities and landscaping are all included Refundable security deposit $500-$1,000 No extra costs or hidden fees Cooking and housekeeping can be arranged.
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Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: We fell in love with Newport and all it had to offer and bought our house in 1993. After a thorough renovation, we moved in with our family of 5 and made 'Old Acre' our home. As of now, winter 2012, we are empty nesters and thought it would be an interesting experience to have visitors stay in our home.
Why the Owner Chose Newport:
The 'Old Acre' Estate enjoys the best location in Newport: a block from Bellevue Avenue, a short distance from the bustling wharves, historic Washington Square and artsy Broadway. Old Acre stands proudly in a grand turn-of-the century residential neighborhood across the street from the La Farge Perry House, Bayberry Inn and next door to the Marshall Slocum Inn.
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The success of the VRBO listing of the Old Acre Guest Suite has convinced us to to rent the whole house for summer 2013. We have kept the reviews up for your perusal.
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Old Acre view from Kay Street
Steps to the porch
Entrance from hall to bedroom
View of bedroom door to hall
Bathroom with shower/ toilet and mirrored dressing area with bureau to the right
The International Tennis Hall of Fame ( 7 minute walk)
Cliff Walk ( 12 minute walk)
View of Old Acre and pool from garden
Chair by fireplace
The Redwood Library (3 minute walk)
2nd or Sachuest Beach
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