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A Charming home in the Heart of Downtown Newport

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This charming Victorian style home is located on Thames Street just steps away from Newport's finest restaurants, vibrant waterfront, shopping, historical sites, and nightlife.

This clean home featuring many hand crafted details accommodates six guests in three comfortable air conditioned bedrooms. A very comfortable Full sleeper sofa is located in a private room with an adjacent bathroom on the first floor. Fresh linens and bedding are provided. Full bathrooms located on the first and second floor are supplied with plenty of towels and toiletries.

Whether in Newport for a vacation, weekend get away, wedding, conference, annual music festivals or sailing events, 490 Thames Street provides comfortable and conveniently located accommodations.

The country kitchen is well appointed with modern appliances, abundant cooking utensils and dinnerware. A cozy common area in the adjoining room includes a plush sleeper sofa, recliner and dining nook that overlooks the garden. Cable service, a flat screen TV and WIFI internet are provided.

The sitting room includes a working fireplace and a wide variety of books. Your host's original paintings are displayed throughout the house.

A cobblestone driveway accommodates two cars and leads to a private garden that includes a cooking and seating area surrounded by rose bushes and seasonal plants.

More Details

Frank Gerardi
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Frank Gerardi

Newport artist and sailor


Yachting Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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A Charming home in the Heart of Downtown Newport
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona

Newport Charm in this Stellar Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had our best out of 4 vacations in Newport staying at Frank's place on Thames. His home is decorated with Newport charm and full of his amazing artwork. It also has everything you need to cook and entertain guests, and the garden in the backyard is especially beautiful and peaceful. There is a grill and seating for many people and he even has patio dishes which came in handy since we ate most of our meals out there. The kitchen is huge and stocked with all the necessities. Frank even left bottled water for us that lasted our stay. The bedrooms are large with very comfortable beds and cotton sheets! Frank has the home stocked with tons of bath and beach towels which was a huge plus as we went to the beach almost everyday. The home is warm and friendly and so is Frank! But best of all we loved the location! It is right on Thames and has 2 off street parking spots. Nice to not have to drive thru the neighborhood finding a spot to park. And we were right across the street from O'Brian's Irish Pub which is a fun spot to hang out evenings and a short walk home. Many great restaurants in short walking distance. The pub is noisy at night but we ran the fan on the air conditioner and didn't hear a thing in any of the bedrooms so it did not keep us awake. This place is very reasonably priced , very clean and comfortable! We loved it and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home; central to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Frank's house. He is a wonderful host and incredibly helpful (very interesting guy to chat with, too). It is so homey that it is hard to give it up at the end of a week... The house dates back to the late 19th century which gives it a lot of charm, and it is filled with Frank's art and artwork. It takes an evening just to tour the house and see everything. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking, and the grill is great. The backyard is beautiful. You can walk to everything - through town, to the Cliff Walk and mansions, to the ferry dock, etc.- and just leave your car parked in the driveway. If we go back to Newport, we would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FrankG was warm and welcoming, the house was spotless and the location convenient to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Vibrant location, clean and charming house, wonderful rock garden for enjoying coffee or wine. Close to Mokka and O'Brien's. Great shopping and restaurant in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Simone Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The Simone family had a super time staying at Frank's house in Newport. The house is charming and the location was perfect for us. Frank was very accommodating and helpful with information about restaurants. All the bedrooms were air conditioned which was great giving the fact we landed during hot, sunny weather. I loved the shops right on Thames and the restaurants recommended by Frank were spot on, especially Scales and Shells. The mansions are a must see. Have fun in Newport!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

Fabulous host, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Frank is a 5-star host. You couldn't ask for a nicer guy as a property owner/manager. The house is very well located (can be a bit noisy at night) to access everything Newport has to offer. We would've loved to stay for a whole week.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the heart of newport

  • 5 of 5

The location was great - we were right in the center of everything. The downstairs and backyards are great for hanging out in.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

My address is :

Frank Gerardi

490 Thames St.

Newport, RI 02840

Tel: 401 862 1966

My house is located directly across the street from O'Brien's Pub

Please park in the cobblestone driveway next to the house.

Check-in is at 2 pm.

Please let me know at approximately what time you will arrive.

Call me or email me with any questions.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy: 100% if cancelled 30 days before check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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