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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 reviews

  • Great House in an Ideal Location

    "We really loved the house and especially the LOCATION. What a great location in Newport! We walked to almost everything we wanted to visit....the harbor, restaurants, the beach, the cliff walk. The rooms in the house itself were well decorated, very clean, comfortable, and in great condition. Parking was also easy thanks to the reserved driveway and parking passes. Our only challenge was getting the internet to work which we managed to figure out part way through our stay. Gary was very helpful and did his best to make our stay agreeable. I would definitely recommend this place to others and would stay here again."
    Guest: Margot Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Wonderful Experience!!

    "My husband and I were very fortunate to find this rental in Newport for the entire month of July!! It was ideally situated just minutes to the beach (in one direction) and minutes to downtown (in another direction). We literally walked everywhere and never needed our car. Newport has so much to see and do, and it was unusual for us to be able to do everything on foot. And the apartment was absolutely wonderful!! The furnishings were well-chosen and we immediately felt at "home" during our stay. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was the largest I've evern seen, the living room was quite spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. Communication with the owner of the unit was enjoyable. Also, all of the other residents of this building were friendly and inviting. Needless to say, we were very sad to pack up our belongings and drive away. We will definitely stay here again and I am already counting the days until next summer!! Thanks again for such a superb experience!!!!"
    Guest: Pattea Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • A WONDERFUL VENUE FOR A FAMILY REUNION

    "We rented this house for a family reunion. Since the Providence airport is not far away, family flew in and had little difficulty arriving at the house, as there is a hotel shuttle as well as a bus into Newport. The Amtrak train station is a half hour drive. The house is ideally located, within walking distance of the main tourist area yet in a quiet residential neighborhood. A trolley stop is nearby and local restaurants a short walk away. The house easily housed nine of us and we all had our own space yet there were wonderful gathering areas for family dinners and games. John, the owner, could not have been more hospitable. He allowed us to view the house before we committed to renting and he had a wealth of information only a local would know. He is a charming gentleman who enjoys sharing his love of life as well as his home and was always available to answer questions. Upon entering the house we immediately felt at home, as it had many of the small amenities that we didn’t or could not bring with us; umbrellas, beach necessities, kitchen gadgets and supplies, family games, etc. And the master bedroom and bath are beyond belief. It was truly a memorable experience."
    Guest: Lynne Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Amazing House!!

    "My family and I rented this house in Newport for the week of my wedding. Both the size and location of it is unbeatable. This house is in pristine condition. Everything looks brand new and each bedroom has its own bathroom!!! Having access to an elevator was incredibly helpful and convenient for all of our older guests. Viviana (the owner) is so kind and she was easily accessible by both phone and email. My family and I are still talking about how perfect the house was. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding weekend or a better house to make memories at. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a place to rent in Newport."
    Guest: Kimberly R. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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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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