About the property
- Cottage800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-5
'Fairview Cottage,' a newly renovated 800 square foot classic beachfront cottage, is the perfect escape from everyday life!
Offering panoramic water views & direct beach access, this property is the ideal location for a summer get-away with friends and family, or a romantic couples retreat. Wake up to a stunning sunrise, and enjoy your morning coffee on the expansive mahogany deck overlooking the Sakonnet River. This 375 square foot deck is great for sun bathing, reading and relaxing on the lounge furniture and for evening dining and cocktails!
The sprawling beachfront offers an abundance of sea glass and beautiful shells to add to your collection. Being so close to the water's edge, you can truly enjoy the wild life on the river. You will frequently see ducks, herons and the occasional swan!
Painted wood walls, vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams promote a cozy cottage atmosphere. The new furnishings and white color palate provides a 'barefoot elegance' that will allow you to unwind in a comfortable yet sophisticated space.
Cook a delicious meal in the newly appointed custom kitchen. Designed with stainless steel appliances, farmers sink and convenient island to feel like your home away from home when preparing a family meal or dinner for two.
The open floor plan allows for entertaining and fun family meals. Guests can comfortably lounge in the living room, dine at the banquette or cuddle up on the couch to watch a surround sound movie on the 46 inch flat screen TV.
There are (2) bedrooms located off of the main living area. Bedroom (1) has a king size bed, walk-in closet, laundry and great morning and afternoon sunlight. Bedroom (2) has a queen size bed with amazing southern water views, a chair for lounging and a cabinet for clothing storage. All bedding is provided and is luxury hotel quality. There is also the option of a air mattress for additional guests upon request.
There is (1) Cottage Style bathroom with a vessel sink, shower and bath tub in one, plenty of storage and a large mirror. Enjoy an outdoor shower after a day of swimming or sun bathing. Towels are provided.
If you are looking to go out for a night on the town, Newport is a short 15 minute drive and offers an amazing variety of activities, dining experiences and entertainment to boot!
'Fairview Cottage' underwent a full renovation in Winter of 2013 - April of 2014. These efforts are to create a bright, new, welcoming interior for our friends, family and guests to enjoy!
Owner / Property Manager
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Owner / Property Manager
Having both grown up spending summers on the water in New England, my husband and I shared the dream of one day living on the beach.... That way we would NEVER have to leave! My husband owns and operates a boutique architectural firm specializing in the design of coastal New England homes. We agreed when renovating, to keep the coastal cottage charm alive, yet we wanted to update the space with the modern day amenities that make life a bit more comfortable. These included vaulted ceilings to make the space feel larger, a flat-screen TV, internet and cable, heat, air-conditioning, stainless steel appliances and a large deck overlooking the water. We wanted it to feel casual and relaxed but bright and sophisticated. A space that while amazing as a summer cottage would be enjoyable all year round. A home where our family, and other families could retreat for rest, relaxation and fun!
Owner / Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Owner / Property Manager chose Portsmouth
In 2011, shortly after we were married, we fell in love with this property. Built in the 1940’s, this summer cottage was previously owned by a family who spent every summer here together. When we purchased the property, the family shared great stories and memories that were created here, and we were truly inspired to make this a special place of our own.
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My husband and I rented the Fairview cottage for a little relaxing getaway. We live in Upstate NY, so a 3.5 hour drive wasn’t too bad, and the photos of the cottage were so enticing. From the second we arrived, we were just in awe. The cottage itself is immaculate with modern, yet classic charm that makes you feel at home. Then there’s the view. Wow. We sat on the deck and drank our coffee every morning and then spent a few more hours out there. We walked the beach almost every day and got a nice collection of sea glass. We spent 2 days in Newport, which is a short 15-20 minute drive for some nice dinners and shopping. If you’re considering booking this place- it’s well worth the price and you won’t regret it. We hope to be back in the future!
What a view!
You will not be disappointed with this property. We have rented many VRBO properties and this one is now one of our most favorite, in terms of comfort, location, and view. We were celebrating our 26th anniversary and ended up essentially homebound, thanks to Hurricane Jose’. Heavy rain, wind, and gray skies the whole week, plagued this otherwise lovely area of Rhode Island. We were able to get out on some very windy days to see downtown Newport, see unbelievably huge waves, and walk a small area of The Cliffwalk. The saving grace for the dreadful weather was how comfortable we were in this beautiful home. The king bed was amazing and we slept great. The kitchen was well stocked, although it could use a colander and a full sized coffee maker. (There is a Keurig, but for big coffee drinkers, inside with days of rain, we needed a lot of coffee.). Ryan was great to work with and checked on us during the storm. Do yourself a favor, book this house, and take someone you love.
Loved our stay at Fairview Cottage
We very much enjoyed our stay at Fairview Cottage. It was peaceful and serene inside and out. The décor was beautiful and all top notch. Loved all the windows the lighting and louvres. The water there was like glass - we picked up shells and Rhode Island stones on the beach and just relaxed on the beautiful deck overlooking all of this. Even tried our luck at fishing. We were also close enough to visit a local winery, see the boat show in Newport and drive through Tiverton and Little Compton - beautiful villages!
We will definitely want to return to Fairview Cottage.
Judi & Hank
Amazing and quaint cottage
Very well maintained, very clean and great for small family - kids were fishing from the porch
Chic waterfront cottage on Narragansett Bay
We had a great stay at Fairview cottage! The property is very well kept and was clean and inviting. It has been recently renovated and features a white decor, modern compact appliances, and beautiful wood floors. The large rear deck is just feet from the water (the body of water is the Sakonnet River to locals but the east-most passage of the Bay) and was a focal point of our mornings and evenings. We hosted friends for dinner on several evenings and everyone was thrilled with the cottage.
Greg and Ryan were gracious hosts who communicated with us ahead of our stay, provided written instructions to help orient us, and respected our privacy to the point they even let us know when someone would visit to set out the trash cans.
The house was just what we hoped for and was a good value for us.
Fairview Cottage is Perfection!!
Our stay was amazing! The cottage was warm, inviting, absolute perfection! And the view, stunning! You can't beat waking up every morning to the water in your backyard! Everything was very well stocked and the kitchen had just about anything you could need to cook! I was extremely impressed with everything that Ryan has in the home for guests to use. It was extremely clean and there were plenty of towels, beach towels, and sheets! I really appreciated everything that was there in the home already so I wouldn't have to buy it for a short stay, cleaning products dish soap Ect. Thank you Ryan for having such a special cottage to share! We will definitely be back!
Enjoy the relaxation and privacy of this waterfront cottage. Swimming and water activities steps from your door. Beachcombing at its best; shelling, sea glass collecting and bird watching. This is a summer haven that you could never leave...
...but if you must... Here are some great local activities!
To prepare your own local Rhode Island 'farm to fork' meal, visit DeCastro's farm stand with all farm fresh produce located at top of the street or the Aquidneck Farmers Market in Newport on Wednesdays.
Winery tours and tastings are just minutes away and head to Greenvale Vineyards on Sunday for live Jazz music. It's a short 15 minute ride to Newport for endless vacation activities in 'America's First Resort.' Visit local beaches and enjoy activities such as swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and surfing. Experience the Newport Mansions, walk along the historic cliffwalk or meander the cobblestone streets of downtown Newport. There are countless boutiques, restaurants and bars to enjoy along the way.
Top Ten 'Must Do' Activities in Newport & Portsmouth
1. Charter an America's Cup Sailboat, and learn to sail aboard a classic racing yacht or simply sip champagne and enjoy the ride!
2. Tour a Newport Mansion. The Marble House, The world renowned Breakers, Doris Duke's Rough Point and many more opulent homes were the summer retreats of the rich and famous during the Gilded Age.
3. Drive the esteemed, Ocean Drive, just like Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra in 'High Society.' This street boasts mansions both old and new and winds along a stunning rocky coast line. A great spot for a picnic and a family photo!
4. Enjoy a Drink on the Lawn at Castle Hill: Nearing the end of Ocean Drive you will stumble upon the magnificent Castle Hill Inn. The lawn is the perfect place to watch the sun set, while relaxing in an Adirondack chair and enjoying your favorite libation.
5. Eat at the Brick Alley Pub, everyone does! It is a Newport staple. They have an extensive menu, a great salad bar and the best lobster rolls in town. It is also family friendly!
6. Watch a Tennis Match at The Tennis Hall of Fame or tour their delightful museum. If you are lucky you might even be able to reserve a grass court for a match of your own!
7. Get ready to stomp some divots 'Pretty Woman' style at the Portsmouth Polo Grounds. This is a great family activity, half time is the best and don't forget to pack a picnic.
8. Visit St. Mary's Church on Memorial Blvd. You may recognize this as where John and Jackie Kennedy said 'I Do.' Years later, Newport is one of the leading destination wedding locations in the United States!
9. Fly A Kite at Brenton Cove on a Saturday Afternoon. You will be in good company and the kites are pretty impressive. Located on Ocean Drive this is another perfect photo opportunity and a great spot to picnic, play bocce or kick around a soccer ball.
10. Pick out your own Lobster at Aquineck Lobster. Nothing says 'New England Vacation' like lobster dinner. Here you can hand pick own lobster and if this doesn't sound appealing, you can enjoy lobster at pretty much any of the local restaurants!
There are endless opportunities and we hope you enjoy Newport as much as we do!
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