Elegant Colonial in Quiet Historic District Near the Heart of Newport
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Newport house description
After being off the market for major renovations, one of Newport's finest and best-known Colonial houses, home of a former governor, is available for rental once again.
The landmark double house at 57-59 Farewell St., built in 1750, retains its historic charm (paneled walls, wide-board floors, six fireplaces with Delft tiles, etc.) -- and the rental half now boasts a completely new kitchen with richly paneled cabinets, granite counter top, marble floor, new glass-top stove, dishwasher, French-doors refrigerator, etc. Also brand new bathrooms with tiled floors, granite counter tops, new fixtures. Fresh paint throughout the house.
Among its notable features is a private brick patio and showplace lawn and gardens (a highlight of Newport's famed Secret Garden Tour each June), and an ideal location, in a quiet, historic neighborhood just a short walk to downtown. Perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining.
Six air-conditioned bedrooms.
Off-street parking for up to four cars
Large formal dining room and eat-in kitchen
Spacious living room with 18th-century paneling
Two full bathrooms and a lavette.
Six fireplaces with Delft tiles, nautically inspired period decor, antiques throughout
Front-loading washer and dryer.
Direct TV satellite service, new 39'' TV.
WiFi Internet connection.
Large private lawn and garden with patio furniture, grille.
Full basement, storage space.
Special offer! A free weekend at our all-season vacation house in Vermont, which sleeps nine, 20 minutes from Mt. Snow.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
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we stayed in this house last year for the summer and had alot of fun, so was pleasantly surprised when rerenting this summer for yacht crew, the house had been completely repainted with a brand new kitchen installed. With its fireplaces throughout and flat screen tv and internet this house is a charming mixture of old and new. The garden is a stunning place to have a BBQ and eat al fresco. I would happily rerent and recommend this house to anyone!
- Guest mackenzie (on boats)
- Date of stay 08/22/12
- Review Submitted 09/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Monthly: $2,500 + utilities, Nov-April
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Year Purchased: 1967
About the owner: Owners are a retired newspaperman and author and his wife, both active in Newport's civic life and social scene, who enjoy sharing their inside knowledge of this remarkable little city.
Why the Owner Chose Newport:
This unique double house, reputedly the 'first duplex in America' (circa 1750), is a prime example of Newport's architectural Golden Age -- as opposed to the Gilded-Age mansions that came along a century later and attract millions of visitors today. We were drawn to it by our mutual love of history, the sea, and many of the same qualities that attracted the Vanderbilts, Astors and others in the Gay Nineties -- cool summer breezes, superb sailing, great beaches, world-class tennis, golf and yachting events -- and of course the upscale shopping, fine dining and lively nightlife of today.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Visitors to our hidden back lawn and gardens on Newport's annual Secret Garden Tour always marvel at the serenity of this 'oasis' so close to the city's bustling waterfront. But even we were surprised this year when a robin and a cardinal made their nests in two of our trees, and a pair of rabbits appeared to have adopted us, lying down on the grass and staring at us contemplatively as we ate our dinner on the brick patio. Complete privacy is assured by a 10-foot elegantly paneled wooden fence on two of the three exposed sides. A wrought-iron fence on the third frames views of the historic Common Burial Ground, a park-like vista dotted with 18th-century tombstones as far as the eye can see. Amid this spacious and secluded setting, a large brick patio with table and chairs under a lighted umbrella make an ideal setting for outdoor dining and entertaining. Or move indoors to the large formal dining room.
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6 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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