Two Victorians-One House and One Mansion Rentals Central Location W/ Parking.

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Last updated: 09/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

George Champlin Mason House & Bliss House
Two historic properties can be rented as a House Rental. One Victorian House is located in downtown Newport with just a short walk to the mansions, Thames Street, Easton's Beach or Cliff Walk. Just one block off Bellevue Ave, we are located in the old historic hill of Newport. You will be right in the center of the island's major attractions. If you are a history buff, nature lover, gardener or antiques, you will appreciate this home for its beauty and sophistication.

The House rents for $5300-$6300/week and the Mansion rents for $13,000-$15,000/week in the high season June-August. Call for off season prices

'The house is big enough to get lost in' say many of our guests.

Corporate Retreats, Conferences and Meetings are all welcome. Girls Weekends and Man-cations are also very popular here at our beautiful establishment. Rent the house for SuperBowl, Christmas, Birthday Party, Anniversary Party, or a family/ friends reunion.

We also do Fully Interactive Murder Mystery Weekends in which you are a character that must proof your innocence by trying to discover the murder. Many storylines are available on our website.

We are receiving rave reviews from Victorian Homes Magazine, Fodor's, NY Times, Providence Journal, National Geographic Traveller, California Homes, Newport Life, Purpleroofs, Travel Holiday, Yankee Magazine, Boston Globe, Gourmet Magazine and Parade.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only permitted outside in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 18-30

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Hair Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Optional Breakfast included, Extra Rooms available upon request at another location....moreless


  • Books:

    Full library at both houses...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    in every bedroom...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Full selection of Classical, Jazz, Baroque, Pop and Rock...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The house is 2500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean (beach) and 2500 feet from the Narragansett Bay Harbor as well. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    One Block from Old Stone Tower...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The house is 2500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean (beach) and 2500 feet from the Narragansett Bay Harbor as well. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Alternative table arrangements can be made in advance....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mixture of central heat and window units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    cleaning service...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    All cell phone carriers work in the house...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of Parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Please call first...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Strong cell phone signal in both houses...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    cleaning service...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free service with secure login...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:


  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    Please call us if you would like more assistance with catering. We are happy to help....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    We can get bikes for you. Let us know how many when you reserve. Price not included with the house...moreless

  • Boat:

    boat rentals in the harbor just a ten minute walk to the boat ramp...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Just a ten minute drive to 18 hole course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    5 minute walk to kayak rental...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Relax on the Verandah with wine and cheese...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Have a home BBQ on your vacation. Fresh Lobster on the grill....yum!!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Just around the corner is the Tennis Hall of Fame with grass and clay courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 21 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,000 $1,873
Fri, Sat
Dec 1 - May 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$800 $1,250
Fri, Sat
May 18 - Jun 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,873 $2,500
Fri, Sat
Jun 20 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,500 $2,900
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Sep 1 - Oct 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,000 $2,800
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$10,000 $50,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 8%


Rates are subject to change based on demand and availabiltiy

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/04/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

14 Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Historical Attractions, Pirate Museum, Tennis Hall of Fame, Fort Adams Park, Fort Wetherill, Fort Getty, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Breakers, the Elms, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Bannisters Wharf, Bowens Wharf, Aquarium, Carousel, Skateboard Park, Antique Stores, Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Saint Mary's Church, Swiss Village, Castle Hill, Oceancliff, Goat Island, Rose Island, Newport Wineries, Newport Breweries


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Brian is a nurse with a gentle spirit. His passions are gardening and cooking. He is a Master Gardner and designs and maintains the grounds. Nick is an entrepreneur with a few small businesses. He works hard and plays hard. He is a naturalist and likes to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Top of the Hill (Newport, RI, USA):
I chose Newport to live because it the only place in the world that has everything. It is an island in New England so it has four seasons but the seasons are mild. Newport is a busy, bustling city in the summer time but in the winter it is a quaint New England village. Rhode Island has over 400 miles of pure sand beaches with pristine, clean waters. You will see the air is fresh and the sounds are freshing. Newport is a fantastic walking and biking city. For years when I first moved here, I never even owned a car. I just walked everywhere because it was so easy. The locals range from your average, boat-builder 'Joe' to the yuppy, billionaire 'Winston'. The conversations you will have when you sit down at the docks or in one of the many local bars is just unbelievable. It feels like a European town. You will notice how many people are trim and healthy. People dress nicely and treat everyone with respect. Newport is out of this world.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The greatest thing is our location is perfect. You can ask anyone who lives in Newport and they will all say that our neighborhood is the most ideal location. It is a relaxing, safe, quiet residential street filled with big, old, early Victorian mansions, yet it is an easy walk to either side of the island. We are located right in the center of Newport. In a jiffy, I can walk to the beach for a healthy jog on Cliffwalk in the morning or I can just as quickly stroll down to Thames Street for a delicous dinner at a wine bar. It is safe and secure so it comfortable to walk home at night from the nightclubs and bars. The house itself is a masterpiece. It is 99% genuine antiques from the Gilden Age of Newport. The architect built it as a summer home so it requires very little air conditioning in the summer to keep it comfortable. The bannisters and crown moldings are just exquiste. The rooms are terrific. The yard is completely screened in with natural scrubs and trees providing a private space to decompress. You will feel so at home when you are here, sipping wine on the verandah watching the birds, rabbits and squirrels.

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Speaks: english



  • Mansion- dining room

    Mansion- dining room

  • Enjoy the splendor all within an easy walk

    Enjoy the splendor all within an easy walk

  • Newport Beach is 3 Blocks (5 minute walk) from the Inn. Beach chairs available

    Newport Beach is 3 Blocks (5 minute walk) from the Inn. Beach chairs available

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  • Mansion- bedroom

    Mansion- bedroom

  • Small house-kitchen

    Small house-kitchen

  • Mansion- Large tables can be set up for Thanksgiving or your event

    Mansion- Large tables can be set up for Thanksgiving or your event

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    Small house-exterior

  • Mansion-Drawing Room

    Mansion-Drawing Room

  • Mansion- twin bedroom

    Mansion- twin bedroom

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  • Mansion- exterior

    Mansion- exterior

  • Small house-bedroom third floor

    Small house-bedroom third floor

  • Small house dining room

    Small house dining room

  • Mansion-bathroom


  • Interactive Murder Mystery means you have your own character to play all weekend

    Interactive Murder Mystery means you have your own character to play all weekend

  • Mansion- library

    Mansion- library

  • Mansion- twin bedroom

    Mansion- twin bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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