Unique Houseboat Experience Located in Newport Harbor. Great Summer Escape!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House Boat
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Offering lower rates for early June! Please call for details.
Newport has always been a vacation destination. While the City by the sea offers a host of accommodations, why not make this vacation a unique experience with your very own home on the water aboard the Lilypad, a charming, spacious houseboat moored in beautiful Newport Harbor. You can't get much closer to the sea unless you are a fish!
Start your day with a fresh cup of coffee while taking in the view of the harbor through the broad windows that offer a constant changing seascape. Swim in the refreshing salt water off of Lilypad deck. Stretch out and relax in the sun on the spacious top deck, then as early evening arrives enjoy a sunset drink as the sky turns a dusky pink or with any luck "red sky at night sailors delight". If you want to take in the action in downtown Newport , no need to drive, Lilypad offers free water taxi service to down town and back to the houseboat, just minutes away. So you can enjoy the evening without worry of traffic and who will be the designated driver. An added bonus is the water taxi across the harbor gets you up and close to many of the magnificent yachts, both sail and power, and under a full moon it can't be beat. Or if peace is what your soul craves, just relax with a book aboard the Lilypad, pausing to glance up at various sailboats that make their way to a day of sailing at sea. Of course, this being a houseboat, you need to be mindful of services we take for granted on land. Be conscious of your water consumption, become friendly with on board generator when running various appliances... but all this your affable hostess Danielle will explain when she greets you on board and is just a phone call away.
Make your next trip to Newport an adventure to remember, every resort offers hotel accommodations, but how often do you get to live on a houseboat?
Feel free to bring your own provisions and cook on board. If you prefer not to cook we can provide catering/provisioning for small intimate dinners, birthday and cocktail parties!
The Lilypad will be available year round. We bring the Lilypad to a marina in downtown Newport October15-May15 where she will be dockside. There is a charming boating community within the marina. Filled with classic sailboats and powerboats of all sizes. While staying onboard during this time period you will have access to a indoor, heated pool and sauna. You will also be in walking distance to great restaurants, stylish boutiques and historical landmarks. Enjoy the views from Lilypads upper deck of Newport Harbor and the colorful sunsets of the cooler season. There are a lot of festivals and events to enjoy during the fall and winter months and the city by the sea is beautifully decorated for the holiday season.
Member since: 2009
- House Boat
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Senior Adults Only Community
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- maintenance fee $75
We offer one night stays on week nights. There is a 2 night minimum on weekends and a 3-5 night minimum on holiday and event weekends. Rates are based on a two person occupancy. There is a $50.00 extra person rate. Holiday/event rates are $500-$600pn.Cancellation Policy- in the unlikely event that you must cancel with less then two weeks notice we must ask you to take the responsibility for you entire reservation. Please understand that our season is to short and we only have one houseboat to absorb last minute cancellations. If guests cancels less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded. If guest arrives & decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded. If we can rebook the dates cancelled for the total rate of the charter then we will refund your money.
We require a 50% deposit of the total to hold the reservation. The balance is due one week before arrival. Checks, money orders or cash are accepted. Cancellation policy: no refunds issued within one week of the date of booking.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Lilypad in the summer season is moored in beautiful Newport Harbor. You will see boats of all shapes and sizes passing by. You can see the Pell bridge lit up in the evening. There are historical mansions on rolling greens across from the Lilypad. And you will see marine life!
Heading to the Lilypad! Stating the long needed vacation!
Walking in from the front deck
Enjoy a great meal at Lilypads dining room table.The sofa is very comfortable!
The bathroom spacious clean and fresh
Lilypads upper deck 30 feet long. Great for relaxing under the sun or stars
Relax with the cross breezes in one of these lounge chairs
Mansions to the south east of Lilypad
A super sleek racing vessel just came in from Narraganset Bay.
Read or write your own story of your stay in the Lilypad diary
A guest leaving to go into town. No need for a car until you leave!
View of the shady cool front deck when you have had to much sun.
the galley for great cooking
The master bedroom. Comfortable and cozy great views to wake up to!
Views from the back deck and swim ladder. Enjoy coffee here in the morning.
Looking out from the living room
Sailboats going by.
Views of historical Beacon Rock.
Beautiful surroundings to wake up to.
At the end of the day a classic sailboat going by...
Lilypads water taxi service to bring you to town and back to the houseboat.
Great summer day to out on the water!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016
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