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Walk to Beach! Clean and Comfy Cottage - Great Rates!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + sleeping porch, 3 Bath, Walk To Beach And Cliff Walk.

The Cottage on Ellery is located on a quiet street just three blocks from the beach. Comfort and cleanliness are our goals. High thread sheets and luxurious towels, along with extremely comfortable beds and pillows make the cottage your home away from home!

The main cottage has 1 bedroom upstairs, a sleeping porch downstairs and 2 full baths. Your group will enjoy the privacy of 2 more bedrooms and a 1/2 bath in the "detached" bunk house!

This 3+ bedrooms can comfortably accommodate 6 adults and the sleeping porch gives a little wiggle room to add another guest or two.

The BEACH, plenty of stores and restaurants (Like the Famous Flo's Clamshack) are all within a 5 minute walk!

The Cottage on Ellery is available for weekly rentals from July to September. Check with owner for shorter rental periods in May, June and after Labor Day.

The house manager, who lives next door, also rents her house which may be available if you have a larger group.

This quaint little cottage was built in 1926 and was one of the first houses built in Easton's Point. It offers charm and comfort for your Newport getaway. The house has upgraded bathrooms, a new dishwasher, new washer/dryer, fresh paint in many areas and other refurbishments. There is a large deck, barbecue grill and big backyard for entertaining. There is also a wonderful, enclosed outdoor shower for after the beach. There are a few beach chairs, boogie boards and a beach umbrella for your use.

More Details

Property Manager
Sharen Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sharen Thompson

A gift from my parents, the Cottage on Ellery is owned by my husband, Greg and myself along with my younger sister, Christine.

We are all originally from CT, although I met my husband in California on a blind date! We now live in NC and have 3 adult children. We celebrated our first month as empty-nesters living at the Cottage, walking the beach and having double lobster rolls from Easton's Beach almost every day! (A must while you're here.)

My sister, Christine, is living in Florida and has 1 son who just joined the Navy.

We know you and your family will enjoy the cottage as much as our families have.

Sharen Thompson purchased this house in 1995

Why Sharen Thompson chose Middletown

We have family in Newport and have been coming here every year since we were kids. We grew up in CT and were coming over by ferry before there was a bridge! Our father was actually born and raised in Newport and was a 'Fifth Warder.' He and my mother came back many times over the years. On one particular visit they fell in love with the Cottage on Ellery and purchased it for their retirement in 1995.

Our families have stayed at the Cottage many, many times and have enjoyed the privacy of the bunk house and the proximity to everything Newport has to offer. Our kids especially enjoyed playing 'store' on the rocks at 1st beach with Grandma, whiffle ball in the backyard with Grandpa, going to the beaches, taking surf lessons, exploring the Cliff Walk and just driving around hearing the stories Grandpa would tell about the people who used to live in each mansion. We especially liked the one about Doris Duke and the infamous gate incident!

Hanging in the dining room, is a picture taken about 1934 of my father as a boy, with his older sister, and the girl who used to live in the Cottage along with her brother. You may not recognize it, but they are standing in front of the Cottage on Ellery.

What makes this house unique

The house is almost 90 years old. The walls in the living and dining rooms are plaster coated and with the crossed window panes and flower gardens you feel like you're in a warm and loving place somewhere back in time.

To be able to stay here and have NEWPORT just outside the door is incredible.

The cottage is located on a quiet street away from traffic, but is just a short walk to the beach or drive to Sachuest Point, offering great rituals for the morning, our favorite time of day.

Change up having your coffee on the back deck one day and take it to Sachuest Point. A quick walk to the shore includes the smells of wild roses and salt air. Find an 'easy-chair-looking' boulde, and lounge out while listening to the waves crash and the gulls caw, all while overlooking some of the most private and beautiful ocean views in the world. A great photo spot too.

From the cottage you can walk down the street, the entire length of 1st beach and back to the house for a perfect 2 mile walk. If you want to go longer just catch the Cliff Walk at the end of the beach and go as far as you want!

If mornings like this sound good, you should see what the afternoons and evenings can bring. I have plenty of suggestions for you, even if it rains! This is the perfect place to spend a fun-filled and relaxing vacation with family and friends.


Newport East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , This bathroom is between the 2 bedrooms in the bunkhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping/Working Porch - 2 twin/ single , A private, sleeping porch w/twin & trundle. Great work spot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The upstairs has a private bedroom and full bathroom. It has a TV and air conditioning. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are located in the bunkhouse which has air conditioning and ceiling fans. Bedroom 2 has a TV. The enclosed front porch has been converted to a "sleeping porch" with a twin bed and twin trundle underneath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, umbrella and boogie boards are available for your use.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Walk to Beach! Clean and Comfy Cottage - Great Rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Cottage on Ellery for two weeks so our two sons and there young families could be together and Grandma and Grandpa could see the little ones in action. the walk to the beach was so easy and so much fun! the cottage was clean, plenty of linens and great deck to relax on. the bunk house was perfect for the two families.

Making the reservation was easy and the owners could not have been more accommodating . Would love to rent again next year!

Thanks for wonderful memories,

Mary & Bob and crew

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dan & Nancy & family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and felt so welcomed by the very clean & fresh atmosphere of this sweet cottage. The master was very nice and private ( but tall folks watch the low ceilings)

Our adult children loved the privacy of the sun porch room and the bunk house!!

The accommodations perfect , lots of towels, beach towels, beach chairs, barbecue , cute patio... You will not be disappointed!, also my sister & brother rented the house next door Ellery House, and it was so perfect to have more family right next door ! The owner Sharon, and manager Rebecca are so very helpful in every way!, and Rebecca has a great daughter Who babysits and is amazing!! Great location near beach, & restaurants ! Have fun!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic! The cottage was beautiful and the owners were so helpful and responsive to all of our needs. We threw a lobster clambake engagement party and with Sharen's great input for best places to get our food/supplies, it was a great success. In addition, the beaches provided us with excellent waves and additional memories. Thank you for making. our trip so wonderful Sharen!

Mary and Paul

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most marvelous time at the Cottage on Ellery. The cottage was charming, roomy and comfortable. We loved the privacy of the master bedroom by itself on the second floor along with a master bath. The king bed was very, very comfortable. Downstairs, the kitchen had many of the comforts of home. We really appreciated the fact that either the cleaner/manager or the prior tenants left items for us to use, i.e. condiments, paper goods, etc. We left most of those items as well and were happy to do so. The kids and we were never on top of one another, and looked forward to spending time at the house simply because it was so charming and "homey". The outdoor shower was an awesome treat for all and we loved sitting by the fire pit at night. All in all a perfect week. Can't wait to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Newport Summer Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family spent two weeks at the Cottage in June and are looking forward to returning for another two weeks at the end of August. The house had a very nice layout and has much more space than we thought there would be. We had five people in the group plus a dog and everyone fit very comfortably.

The neighborhood is very quiet and a quick walk to the beach and a short drive to downtown Newport.

The house also had a very nice deck that the family could sit out on.

The property manager lives next to the cottage and was very friendly and helpful.

I would highly recommend this summer rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a last minute vacation spot in RI as a send-off for our two daughters before they went off to college and so thrilled the Cottage on Ellery was available when we were! There were no disappointments at all. The cottage was immaculate, quite comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay, including beach chairs, boogie boards and coolers for the beach. The detached bungalow was perfect for the girls to have some privacy and independence. Certainly plenty of room for our family of four and additional guests if needed. If we forgot something, it was there which avoided running to the store. It was quite humid during our stay but the porch was always shaded and breezy with beautiful plantings around the yard. Flo's Clam Shack was a favorite as well as the beach which was only a short walk away. Downtown Newport is a 10 minute drive with plenty of restaurants and shops and the casino was close by as well. Perhaps the best-kept secret is Ma's Donuts which is open 24/7 and the perfect mid-night snack. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to return for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29.3 Miles
T.F. Green - PVD - Providence/Warwick 37 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Easton's Point Pub - a 4 minute WALK!
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Block Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Newport National, Wanumetonomy Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Walk to Restaurants - Atlantic Beach Club, Flo's..
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
3 blocks Eastons(First Beach) Sachuest (2nd Beach)
Car: recommended

Rain or shine, there are plenty of activities - Newport Mansions, Beaches, Boating, Tennis Hall of Fame, Surf lessons, Shopping, Concerts


Rates & Availability

Newport East House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 11 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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