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Waterfront Mansion Carriage House on Newport Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/3 bath waterfront,dock,beach. Brand new appliances!

This three bedroom condominium in a historic waterfront carriage house with spectacular panoramic views is minutes by foot, car or boat from downtown Newport with its restaurants, galleries and shops. It is a beautifully furnished first floor private unit on the grounds of Beechbound, a magnificent turn-of-the century Newport mansion designed by distinguished architectural firm Peabody-Stearns. It looks upon a rolling lawn and landscape, created by Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of New York's Central Park. The house was last updated in 2016 with total renovation of all bathrooms, kitchen and living spaces. Plus new appliances in the kitchen! The unit measures over 2300 square feet with a fireplace, 12' ceilings and 19th century crafted moldings throughout. A very large living, dining and kitchen area is highlighted by the panoramic ocean view. The master bedroom and great room directly face Newport Harbor and Fort Adams (site of the famous Newport jazz and folk festivals) with sliding doors leading directly to a large deck, perfect for relaxing.

With three large bedrooms and three bathrooms this home comfortably sleeps 8 and features a master suite with dressing area with vanity, large closets and a double shower bath. Central air cools the unit on the few occasions when the ocean breeze is not strong enough. A walk down the sprawling lawn leads to Beechbound's private beach, boathouse, large deep water pier and floating docks. Photos included only hint to beauty of this magical retreat.

More Details

Jon Prescott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Jon Prescott

This has been our family summer home for close to four decades. We have spent many peaceful hours sitting on the expansive deck watching the boats go by on the Newport harbor and enjoying spectacular sunsets. We love playing sports with the kids on the sprawling green lawn that runs down to the waterfront. Our kids also enjoy collecting sea shells on the small private beach and jumping off the dock into the ocean. We often take the Newport Harbor boat launch into town for lunch or shopping and enjoy the benefits of not having to worry about parking.

Why Jon Prescott chose Rhode Island

If you are looking for Newport charm from an era long gone this is it. A carraige house on the property of one of the famed 'robber baron' mansions made infamous in movies and novels like the Great Gatsby. If you want to be part of the scene in a peaceful serene and modernized home this is it!


Newport Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is one of three units. Due to the character of the property and our respect for other families we cannot not allow parties
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , full bath
  • King beds (2), Queen beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Mansion Carriage House on Newport Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

What an amazing place to stay! We couldn't have been more pleased!

  • 5 of 5

This property and location far exceeded our expectations! Next year we want to come back for a month!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Live Like the Kennedy's

  • 5 of 5

You have to love the views of Newport Harbor from the deck and master BR. Staying in this turn of the century carriage house was a step back in time. The house has great character and is nicely updated and appointed. We thougoughly enjoy our stay. It was very comfortable for the 8 people we had in our party including dogs and kids. I could not get over the beauty of the expansive rolling lawn and sunset views. Location was better ideal for us - convenient to Newport harbor (bike, drive, boat launch or Uber) - our preference for getting to town was using the launch service at the waterfront dock - it was 10 minutes to town. This also provided the best way to appreciate all Newport has to offer in exclusive style. No traffic to deal with and we could enjoy the harbor scene going to and from town (late into the eventing) - nothing better! Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA


  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place! Perfect location--quiet and peaceful but also close to all the action. We loved watching the boats in the harbor from our bed in the morning. The sunsets were breathtaking and I would highly recommend the 40 minute walking loop suggested by the owners that we took every morning. It was hard to say goodbye.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We love Newport and this home is our all-time favorite place to stay. It's very comfortable and homy but still very elegant and sophisticated. My husband and I used the owner's walkie talkie to call the boat launch to take us into town for lunch and shopping on several occasions. We also walked into town one day and found the walk very pleasant. Each night we enjoyed wine and breathtaking views of the sunset from the deck. This place is an incredible find and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stayed here Summer '15. Just a magical setting and lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

No question, this is a special ,unique setting and beautiful home. Amazing for families with kids. So much to do and so much to see. A perfect quiet family retreat, but close to the bustle of Newport. This is New England at it's best.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise oceanside home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house June 2015. BEAUTIFUL property, unparalleled view of Newport Harbor and Newport Bridge. Lovely gardens and access to swimming, dock, and rowboat. The house is quiet, beautifully furnished, and very comfortable. Beds and couches very comfy, but why would you stay inside? We enjoyed eating breakfast on the deck, catching crabs off the dock, and taking in gorgeous sunset views from the lawn. Very tranquil and quiet location, but only a 20-25 minute walk to downtown Newport--we walked into town almost every day! Also enjoyed taking the launch taxi boat home from town.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

2 mile drive or 5 minute boat ride to Bannister's wharf. Looks across Newport Harbor. Minutes walk away from NY Yacht Club, Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Fort Adams Sailing Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $1,000
Damage Insurance $99

There is a no cancellation policy on our rentals. However, if we are able to find a suitable tenant to take your place we will refund you the difference in what they pay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund