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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Newport property reviews

  • Great house, great location

    "We had a wonderful time at this beach house. The house is clean and well maintained, The backyard was a very relaxing spot in the morning with a cup of coffee and perfect spot after the beach for dinner. The yard was also very safe for younger children. The best part of this house is the location. You could take a very short walk to a very quit part of the beach or walk a short distance more and you are on Atlantic Beach, great for young adults, there is volleyball, Atlantic Beach Club with dining and music. If you have children with you, walk a short distance more to Eastons Beach, a merry go round, play ground, and an aquarium are all there. If you feel like taking a 10 minute drive, go to Gooseberry Beach located on scenic Ocean Drive, great beach for small children. A three minute drive brings you to second beach, perfect for surfing. Because of the location of this charming beach house I would highly recommend this rental to any age group, you will not be disappointed."
    Guest: linda Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 16, 2013
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  • Perfect Family Condo in Newport!

    "Stayed in this condo for a week with my 3 grown children - all in their 20's. It was just right for us. Very nicely decorated and meticulously clean. In a residential condo complex just outside of town - quiet and safe. We walked back and forth to town to avoid parking issues (a little more than 1/2 mile). Lots of places to stop for a drink along the way. The condo had everything we needed - comfortable beds, sheets, towels, blankets, paper goods, beach chairs (in the storage unit downstairs)... Overall, a terrific, reasonably priced place to stay in beautiful Newport!!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Great Vacation Home!

    "We stayed at this wonderful home in Middletown for a month. It had a great open floor plan and was nicely decorated and furnished. We loved the location as it is within walking distance to first (easton's) and second beach and cliff walk. The ocean views were great! There is also a large deck and yard to entertain on and enjoy! The owner's were very helpful with local information and very responsive in taking care of the home. The house is very well maintained and we had a very enjoyable stay there. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND STAYING HERE!"
    Guest: JK Date of Stay: May 2012 Review Submitted: July 22, 2012
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  • fabulous house with appeal for anyone with taste and interest in a great Newport stay

    "I rented this house for 3+ months for the summer an fall, with kids and guests. It was perfectly located, very well appointed and very suitable for entertaining, indoors and outdoors....short walking distance to town, and very well maintained. The Point section of Newport is one of the best, but this house is located in one of the most serene sections of the neighborhood. As a native Newporter, since moved away, and just renting for temporary periods, I recommend this house and the owner highly!!"
    Guest: ag Date of Stay: August 2011 Review Submitted: September 1, 2012
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Newport Travel Tips

Enjoy Traditional Sporting Activities at Newport

Rhode Island has a very colonial feel about it and Newport is no exception. Majestic buildings, stylish country clubs and classy summer events give testament to the fact that the island is still very much a playground for the wealthy. Lawn tennis, golf, and summer polo tournaments are enjoyed as lavish affairs. Sailing is one of the area's most popular pastimes and Newport is frequently referred to as the sailing capital of the world. On a summer's day, you can see the bay dotted with colorful sails. Boats are available for charter from the local marina and there's no better way to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon with friends than to sip ice-cold drinks as you cruise across the water. In recent years, surfing, kite boarding and paddling have also become popular pastimes.

Best Time of Year to Stay at Newport Vacation Rentals

Primarily a summer destination, many activities center around the beachfront and harbor. There are numerous events and festivals throughout the summer months to keep visitors entertained. Often rentals offer special reduced rates for wintertime. If you're looking for a quiet getaway where you can snuggle up in front of the fireplace and enjoy the ocean views, Newport is a great destination to consider.

Shopping and Sightseeing in Newport

If the ideal vacation includes browsing antique stores and art galleries then you will love exploring the Newport area. Home to many famous artists, stylish paintings are a great souvenir to take home with you. Many galleries also feature excellent photographic exhibits if you have more modern tastes. For outdoor enthusiasts, you can hire bicycles and ride on the island's many paths and quiet roads. Take a casual early morning stroll along the beach or visit one of the state parks and see the historic landmark lighthouses. The Newport Harbor and Yachting Museum reflect the strong yachting traditions of Newport and are interesting to visit.

The area produces some excellent wines. Touring the wine farms, you'll have an opportunity to taste and possibly even meet with the wine-makers. Combine that with sampling some local cuisine in many of the fine local restaurants with seafood delicacies and delicious desserts, and you'll be rolling home if you're not careful.

Getting to and Around Newport

The nearest airport is TF Green International airport in Warwick, just north of Providence. However, because of its location between New York and Boston, many visitors flying in from across the states choose to route via one of the larger city airports and then commute the remaining distance by car, ferry or rail. The main Amtrak line travels via Rhode Island en route to Boston from New York. Stopping at Westerly and Kingston, travelers can then connect onto Newport by bus. In the summer months, there is a regular ferry connection between Newport and Providence. By road the Interstate 95 links Providence to the major east coast cities. Driving time from Boston to Newport is approximately 90 minutes and from New York City lodging about four hours. Regular bus services offer an alternate and affordable way of getting to your Newport accommodation.

Stylish Newport Lodging

Rhode Island is well-known for its elegant architectural style and the colonial mansions add majesty to the coastal landscape. Accommodation rental options range from cozy apartments in the harbor to opulent homes that can accommodate up to 20 people. If you have a large or extended family and like vacationing together, this is the perfect option for you. You'll feel like you have a private boutique hotel all to yourselves. Stylishly furnished and fully equipped, these homes will spoil and pamper you yet still give you the freedom to come and go as you please.

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