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Location, Location, Location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Slice of heaven in RI; close to all things Newport. Renovated 2 br, 2 ba house

Inviting single family home just off lower Thames Street, comfortably sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms (queen beds) and 2 full baths (full tub downstairs). Fully equipped gourmet kitchen w/stainless steel appliances to prepare home cooked meals and close enough to downtown to walk to an abundance of restaurants. Enjoy lounging with a book or beverage in fenced backyard garden or take a stroll to the harbor to watch sunrise/sunset. Off kitchen find a dining room and mudroom with full size HE washer/dryer. The living room or front porch provide comfortable space for relaxing, reading, or watching movies. Our off street parking allows for easy access to property, which means you will not have to search for parking.

This property is often described as a Newport Gem that is a great summer home to gather fun memories or provide a warm retreat for winter relaxation. Close enough to fun that you would not need your car, far enough from the hustle of downtown to have some peace and quite. Year round this is a perfect Newport location.

More Details

Cara Normandeau
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why Cara Normandeau chose Newport

While searching for a waterfront wedding venue in 2009, we found ourselves in Newport. We fell in love with the area, all the activities and outgoing, friendly people. We contacted a realtor, viewed many homes in the area and knew as soon as we crossed the threshold this was the house for us. We almost immediately decided we would retire to Newport hopefully sooner rather than later, but eventually. This house is our home away from home. We have been fortunate to have built many memories there in a relatively short period of time - during every season...

What makes this house unique

Close to everything. You can park your car in the driveway and walk to almost everywhere; yet still being able to relax in a quiet, comfortable home and yard.

That is a UNIQUE benefit of this location


Newport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , large space with lots storage
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , A/C window unit
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , A/C window unit
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

Charming home in a quiet neighborhood, walkable to so much

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here three nights. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the quiet backyard. The house is beautiful inside. It has a great kitchen, and a huge upstairs bathroom. It’s a very comfortable home. And we could walk out the door and not come back for hours... Thames St has all the shopping and dining you could possibly want. It’s a great property and we’d definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Newport and staying at the house. We look forward to having you return in the future !
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  • 5 of 5

Overall great! Very close to all Newport activities. House is well appointed and very comfortable. Our only complaint was weak modem and router. There is no regular TV stations (cable), just Netflix and DVDs.

Very nice yard to hang out and beds were super comfy! Would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely clean in in a really great location. A walk away from all of the happenings and great sunsets. Most items you'll need will be available for your use at the property. We ended up bringing many items we didn't need to since the cupboards are stocked. This was our first visit and will not be the last. Cara was great and super helpful with any questions we had. Great overall experience, the best so far with Home away.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable and Perfect Location!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was charming, comfortable, cozy and exceeded my expectations. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We only ate breakfast at home but the kitchen was stocked with tools and had plenty of space. The beds were super comfy which was an added benefit. We felt we were in the perfect location, walking distance to everything but still in a quiet area. Cara answered all of my questions. I would definitely stay here again if we go back to Newport.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and its location. The backyard was wonderful for sitting outside with the pups and enjoying the morning and evenings. The kitchen and laundry room are great, and I appreciated the laundry detergent. The house is a nice size and very comfortable. I thought it had cable TV -- it doesn't, but we didn't miss it too much. The upstairs bath is great - large, with lots of counter space. It would be even better with a larger shower. I preferred the one downstairs (having two full baths is terrific!). I'd love a king size bed instead of a queen, (but that's just me) and upgraded beds in the 2nd bedroom would be nicer too. Overall, we were very happy and would stay again. Thanks Cara. Jill & Rob

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. In fact the beds in the second bedroom have already been upgraded. There is now a new Queen bed. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Newport! Cara
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Adorable Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a great time and left with wonderful memories of our time with my parents! This was an adorable cottage and a fantastic location! Very walkable and we loved bringing our dog to the nearby park every day. Because we walked almost everywhere, the off street parking that easily accommodated two cars was a huge bonus. The only negative would be that my parents missed watching the news on a daily basis, other than that I would definitely recommend this rental. Also the next door neighbor/caretaker was very nice and attentive, although we didn't need a thing.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
T.F. Green, Warwick, RI
Nearest Ferry
2.6 Miles
Newport-Block Island Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
West Kingston Station
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Easton Beach (First Beach) or Gooseberry Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in a residential community, just around the corner from the hot bed of activities on Thames Street, Broadway & Bellevue the main avenues in Newport. One block away is Wellington, the road to Ocean Drive. Also one block away is the Harbor and Kings Beach Park listen to live music 'in season' on Sunday afternoon or stroll along the path anytime of year to enjoy the scenery. Take a short drive to Fort Adams to walk or bike the grounds, watch the boats, picnic, fish, view sunset or tour the Fort; numerous festivals are held throughout the year here.

Continue driving on Ocean Drive to find Brenton Point State Park, a beautiful place capture photo opps. Circle around the point and turn down Bellevue to choose from any one of the numerous historical mansions to tour.

In the opposite direction toward Middletown, RI there are also Vineyards to tour and taste local wines. Various events are also held at Newport Vineyard,

There are no shortage of activities either sporting or leisure for your stay in Newport.

The house has two bedrooms with queen beds. There are two baths one up and one downstairs; downstairs with full tub. Kitchen fully equipped with all you would need to create a full meal; eat in the dining room or the kitchen.

Parking is off street with a fully fenced yard and patio to enjoy outdoor entertaining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $200

Refundable Security Deposit required for each rental term. The amount will be dependent on timeframe of each rental.
Specific amount provided in Quote
Prices may change without notice; holiday rates may apply
Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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