Newport County Waterfront. Swim, Kayak, Relax, Enjoy Area Highlights!(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 BR waterfront home with easy access to major attractions
Bedrooms and living areas are spacious with A/C and fans, if you prefer. Many 2016 improvements. In addition to the bed(s), each bedroom has a bureau/dresser, a vanity, two chairs, alarm clock/radio, and a flat screen TV. All bedrooms are on the second floor. A sofa bed is in alcove in living room. Two twin air mattresses are available and could be comfortably accommodated in queen bedrooms.
Master bath has four foot shower. Second bathroom, upstairs, has tub/shower and contains full size washer and dryer in closet. Iron and board, hair dryers, and reasonable supply of shampoo, body wash, hand soap, clothes detergent, and toilet paper provided.
Living room seats 9+ and has newly refinished hardwoods, new rug, leather sofa and love seat, sofa bed, two Lazy Boy recliners, several other chairs, flat screen TV, and new decor. Living room and dining area with seating for 8 have newly refinished hardwoods and new rugs. Glass slider allows easy access to deck. Gas grill with propane refill just steps away.
Kitchen has newly re-tiled floor and new paint. There is a D/W, stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, and small appliances like 12 cup coffee maker, toaster, blender, plus a toaster oven and waffle maker. There are two full sets of plates, bowls, and cups; plenty of eating and specialty utensils, pots and pans, 2 lobster pots, a roasting pan, and glasses of all sorts, including wine glasses and beer mugs. Reasonable supply of coffee filters, dinner napkins, paper towels, trash bags, dish and dish washer detergent, liquid hand soap, and cleaning supplies, provided.
There is a half bath off the foyer as you enter the front door as well as a large storage/coat closet and access to the garage.
Garage is used for storage and a three-season room, usually comfortable May to Oct. It contains a 6 ft. pool table and soccer ball table. There are many books and games and storage for beach chairs, a small beach umbrella and coolers. There is room for storing your bikes, water sports equipment, etc.
There is plenty of outdoor furniture on which to relax, in sun or shade, or on which to dine after cooking on the gas grill.There are 8 Adirondack chairs, 8 dining chairs, a 6 ft. folding table (stored in front closet), and an umbrella. Or send out to nearby restaurants, known for their great food. Many are within .6 mile, including two sports bars/pubs, Graciano's, Scampi's, 15 Point Road (our favorite), the famous take-out Flo's Seafood (seasonal), and Schulzy's hamburgers/ice cream take-out (seasonal). Scampi's, 15 Point Road, Flo's and Schulzy's directly overlook the water.
There is a nice yard and off-street parking for at least three cars. There is no charge for on-street parking.
The home is located in Blue Bill Cove, which is a haven for kayakers, small sail boaters, jet skiers, and paddle boarders. Sail surfers need only travel .5 mi. to a south facing local beach with free on-street parking that often has the higher winds needed. Kayaks, life preservers, and inflatables available May-October. Swim, float lazily around, or paddle to the islands, inlets, or Tiverton Basin to explore the shore line. Enjoy many varieties of waterfowl: egrets, gulls, ducks, geese, and, occasionally, swans. Fish in the Cove or travel .6 mi. to a local beach for fishing on the rocks at Old Stone Bridge (free parking).
If you are tempted to leave the peace and privacy of this very special home, Routes 24, 138, and 114 are minutes away.
Acceptance and confirmation of reservation is contingent on payment and return of a signed Lease Agreement.
Owner is usually personally available to answer questions and resolve issues. When not available, there are several contact persons to assist guests.
Some local activities appear below. Many pamphlets and books are available at the home. Best outside resources include www.onaquidneck.com and the Newport Visitor Center. More detailed info appear under "Location" on this site.
BEACHES: Local beaches are within .6 mi. and, within a reasonable drive, there is a low surf family beach (Sandy Point) and the surf beaches of Easton's(Newport) and 2nd and 3rd (Middletown).
GOLFING: Montaup and Green Valley (Portsmouth) and Newport National Golf Club and many more a short drive to West Bay.
POLO: Glenn Farm (Portsmouth).
TENNIS: Portsmouth High and visit the Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport);
MANSIONS: Breakers, Marble House, Doris Duke's Rough Point and too many more to list.
WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES: Sailing, yachting, fishing charters from Newport, the famous Cliff Walk, the '12 mile Drive', and so much more.
WINERIES: Greenvale (Newport) and Sakonnet Vineyards (Little Compton.
THEATER AND COMEDY: 2nd Story (Warren), Newport Playhouse, Providence Performing Arts, Fall River.
FOR ALL AGES: Battleship Cove (Fall River); Colt State Park and Bike Path, Audubon Society, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Blitheworld Gardens and Arboretum, the oldest 4th of July Parade in the Nation ( Bristol); Green Animals Topiary Gardens (Portsmouth); Children's Museums in Fall River and Providence; PARKS/ZOOS: Buttonwood Park (New Bedford,MA ) and highly acclaimed Roger Williams Park and Zoo (Providence).
OUTLET SHOPPING: Fall River and Dartmouth.
MALL SHOPPING: Providence Place Mall, Warwick Mall, and Dartmouth Mall.
SPECIALTY SHOPS: Thames Street (Newport) and Historic Bristol.
There are very few places in RI that will take you more than 50 min., many 20-30 min. Enjoy various parks (Colt State and Ocean Drive for views and kite flying);, hiking at Fort Barton (Tiverton); bird watching (Middletown); beaches for walking, shell picking, wind surfing, and surf boarding; boats to rent; charters for deep sea fishing; cruises to see lighthouses and seals; museums and historic sites such as Touro Synagogue . Explore Providence with its fine restaurants, nightlife, and special events such as Waterfire on select nights. Take a ferry to Block Island. And don't forget Massachusetts! Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Drive to Boston with its Art and Science Museums, the Kennedy Library, Great North Church and endless array of historic sites. Travel to Cape Cod for a day...so doable..particularly during the week.
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Member since: 2005
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
- All bedrooms look over the water. Two have magnificent water views. All bedrooms and the main living area are air conditioned. Also, fans are available for those favoring them. In addition, all bedrooms have a chair(s), bureau/dresser, vanity, and flat screen cable TV. Master bedroom #1 has a queen size bed and private bathroom accessible through a pathway with his/her closets. It also has a twin bed which can be used as a reading nook. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed. Bedroom #3 has two double beds. Both #2 and #3 have walk in closets. There is a sleep sofa on the ground level and two inflatable twin mattresses are available.The sleep sofa is located in an alcove in the living room with a direct water view. It can be used as as additional sleeping accommodations particularly if a full flight of stairs is too difficult to navigate for some. There is no tub/shower downstairs. All bed linen, blankets, towels, facecloths, kitchen linens etc. are provided...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Basic bath starter essentials provided: shampoo, , body wash, liquid hand soap, etc. Hair dryers. Bathroom #1 is on the second floor. It is spacious and decorated in a seacoast theme with a vibrant blue tile floor and vanity top. There is a 48' cabinet with a drop in sink, tub/shower combination, and toilet. The full sized washer and dryer are located in an enclosed area making it convenient to all rooms. Bathroom #2 is on the second floor and adjacent to the Master bedroom. It contains a four foot shower, 40' cabinet with a drop in sink, and a toilet. The door leading to it can be seen to the left in the Master bedroom photo. If needed, this bathroom is easily accessible to others. Bathroom #3 is a half bath on the first floor, off the entrance of the foyer and kitchen. It is convenient from the outside as well as from the living areas. ...moreless
- Game Room:
- Pool Table:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
Easy access from dining area to kitchen. Dividing counter perfect for serving food. Cooking on gas grill, but eating inside? Grill is a few steps off deck with easy access from glass slider....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
Set up as a game room: 6 ft. pool table, soccer table, exercise bike, games, books, etc. Beach chairs. Storage for your bikes, golf clubs, etc. Unheated- usually comfortable most of 3 seasons....moreless
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
Newly painted and refinished hardwood floor. Couch and love seat (leather), sleep couch, two Lazy-boy recliners. Seats nine plus. Flat screen TV with cable, stereo, DVD. Oriental-style rug. Views!!! ...moreless
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
Deck / Patio:
Large deck directly overlooking panoramic water view. Eight Adirondack chairs with cushions in storage near deck, eight dining chairs, and umbrella provided. Six foot foldable (stored in foyer closet)...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 29 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Spring 2017
May 26 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 6 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Cleaning $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Tax Rate 8%
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Owner prefers payment by check but on-line payment is active.
Cancellation, early departure, and/or changes that result in a shortened stay do not warrant refund of previously made payments unless
Premises can be re-rented for the entire period and at the same price.
Signed Lease Agreement and Pet Addendum, if applicable, and appropriate payment is required for confirmation of reservation.
One dog under 35 pounds allowed with signed Pet Addendum and vet documents. Additional Pet Fee of $100 applies.
Signed Waiver and Release Agreement required for each person seeking to use kayaks, inflatables, PFDs, paddles, etc.
Security Deposits on long term rentals will be determined based on length of stay.
Holidays booked at weekend prices.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Details can be found in a binder at the house along with maps and pamphlets. Visit www.onaquidneck.com for a wealth of information about Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport.
Also, visit Newport Visitors Center.
Savor the beaches: Sandy Point, First, Second, Third, Gooseberry, and East Bailey's Beach. Or, hang around and enjoy the kayaks and inflatables, provided. Have a power boat on a trailer? Bring it along! Stone Bridge Marina, 0.6 mi. away, offers reasonably priced dockage for your power boat. Or, use the adjacent boat ramp if you decide to trailer it.
Dreaming of seeing Newport? Walk Cliff Walk, explore Ocean Drive and Brenton Point State Park, visit Fort Adams State Park, or take a Historical Heritage Tour. Don't forget Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Rose Island Lighthouse, Audrain Automobile Museum, and the National Museum of American Illustration (my favorite).
Enjoy segway tours and see Newport in a fun way through scoot-coupe rentals. Explore the mansions, of an age past, when Newport was the summer residence of the rich and famous, mansions such as the Breakers, Marble House, and Doris Duke's Rough Point, to name a few.
Walk Cliff Walk or historic Newport, Aquidneck Land Trust's Sakonnet Greenway Trail, and Secret Garden Self-guided. Take a guided Bird Walk at Norman Bird Santuary.
Charter a fishing expedition or a 12 meter or a schooner. Experience the thrill of parasailing, kite surfing lessons...or yikes, tandem sky diving!
Picnic, bike ride, and fly kites directly overlooking the water at Colt state Park in nearby Bristol.
RI has great food! And you'll find the best among local restaurants, diners, and take out. Within approx. 0.6 mile there are the following: 15 Point Road, our favorite, which overlooks a marina, remnants of Old Stone Bridge and Sakonnet River; Scampi's and Flo's Seafood (in season) with outdoor seating overlooking the water; Shultzy"s (in season) with it's hamburgers and ice cream right across from a beach/board walk of sorts; Graciano's, popular for breakfast and lunch; and Ultimate and Beachcomber Sports Bars, a touch of fun, excitement, and games for all ages.
Try restaurants recommended by a popular travel site towards Newport area: Mooring and Castle Hill on the water, Rosemary and Thyme Cafe, Brick Alley Pub ( a favorite of ours ), and others in Bristol, Warren, and Tiverton, (many waterfront). The Boathouse in Tiverton is a favorite!
For children activities, try Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, Battleship Cove, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Fall River Children's Museum and Providence Children's Museum, a favorite, and Portsmouth Community and Island Park Playgrounds, or let them just enjoy the water activities at the waterfront of the home...
Golf at Newport National, Montaup,and Green Valley and so many more around RI.
Do your own Kentucky Derby Party of sorts around the Polo Series on Saturdays during season! Bring a blanket and cooler full of food and drinks or set a table with silver and crystal.
Visit International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and play at Portsmouth High School's tennis courts, nearby.
Enjoy wine tours at Greenvale, Sakonnet, and Newport Vineyards.
Gamble at Twin River or travel a bit further to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.
Enjoy the nightlife of historic Newport and Providence with its Waterfire and Friday concerts...
Relish the Arts at Providence Performing Arts, Newport Playhouse, 2nd Story Theater, Firehouse Theater and more.
Kindle the excitement or reinvigorate memories at the International Film, Art and Music, Folk, Jazz, Irish, Greek, and Kite Festivals.
Hike Fort Barton trails.
Take your family to see Pawtucket Red Sox baseball for a more than reasonable price or the Newport Gulls at Cardine Field in Newport.
Go horseback Riding at 2nd and 3rd Beach horseback tours or take riding lessons.
Shop farm stands such as Aquidneck Growers' Wed. Farmers Market , Simmons Farm (farm stand and petting zoo), Sweet Berry Farm (fruit, veg, flowers, specialty food, etc.) and more.
About the owner: I lived in this house until 2010. I am a retired registered nurse and teacher and enjoy boating, reading, gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Portsmouth, RI, USA:
I spent many a glorious summer day swimming and boating from the shore. As an adult, the drawing factor is the beauty of the water and the great diversity of water fowl and the fact that stress just melts away as soon as you arrive home. The sunrises, evening skies, twinkling light on the water from the Moon, and sea breezes are a plus, too! Even the impending change of the weather, easily seen across the water, is awesome.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Direct waterfront that exceeds expectations for views and privacy, plus the charm and convenience of Portsmouth's unique little community including sports bars and great restaurants within approximately 1/2 a mile.
- Primary: +1 4014872436 Maureen's cell - Phone inquiries are a priority
- Secondary: +1 4014874336 Brad's Cell
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Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner with these panoramic views.
Kayaks, life preservers, and inflatable provided May-Oct 2017.
Kitchen to dining area from front door. New tile floor. New paint. D/W right.
Views from dining area. Gas grill few steps from glass slider near deck.
Stairs and kayak ramp to left at seawall.
Side yard with gas grill (left), cushion storage, and garden (in season).
View to dining area from kitchen.Seating for eight.
Master BR. Queen plus twin or use as reading nook. A/C and fan in all areas.
Second BR looking NW. Two angled water view. See next photo.
Third bedroom with 2 double beds and flat screen TV, looking toward street.
Second bathroom upstairs with full size washer/dryer in closet, not pictured.
Spacious LR. Seating for 9+. Sofa/love seat, sofa bed, and 2 Lazy Boy recliners.
Some of views from LR and dining area.
Parking to left. Gas grill left of deck. Cushion storage. Garden (in season).
Clean-up not so tedious with this view. Or send out for great local food.
Let go of the stress in this serene setting.
From sofa bed alcove with kitchen opening on left and stairs center left.
D/W, stove/oven, micro on left. Fridge on right. 1/2 bath and garage far right.
Bathroom with 4 ft. shower off Master bedroom. His/her closets line pathway.
Second BR east view. Flat screen TV, vanity, and walk-in closet to right.
Water views from double bedded room. A/C and fan in every room.
Parking for 3+. Garage is 3 season game room. 6 ft. pool table + soccer table.
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