Spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 BR waterfront home with incredible views.
Maureen Cain/Brad Barco
About Maureen Cain/Brad Barco
I lived in this house until 2010. I am a retired registered nurse and teacher and enjoy boating, reading, gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends.
Maureen Cain/Brad Barco purchased this House in 1988
Why Maureen Cain/Brad Barco chose Portsmouth
I spent many a glorious summer day swimming and boating from the shore. As an adult, the drawing factor is the beauty of the water and the great diversity of water fowl and the fact that stress just melts away as soon as you arrive home. The sunrises, evening skies, twinkling light on the water from the Moon, and sea breezes are a plus, too! Even the impending change of the weather, easily seen across the water, is awesome.
What makes this House unique
This home is a stress reliever. The direct waterfront and panoramic views impart a cruise-like feeling. It is so easy to hop in a kayak and explore the shore line. Portsmouth, itself, is a laid back, non-congested town (usually) and still you have easy access to roads and highways leading to Newport, Bristol, Providence, Boston, Cape Cod, etc.
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Relaxing long weekend
Very clean property. Great location! It is a very peaceful neighborhood with a world class view of the bay. Great seafood, and coffee shops within walking distance. I would highly recommend a visit!!!
Great view & location
We had a very quick trip, but the house is clean, spacious and well located. As Newport gets so crowded over the summer, we were pleased with staying in Portsmouth, which is quieter, yet just as beautiful. The house has all of the amenities we could have wanted. Sadly the weather was too cool for us to enjoy kayaking, but the view was pretty & we were visited by some inquisitive geese.
Maureen was quick to answer any questions prior to arrival.
The house was very clean and very well equipped. Maureen the host was always on hand to answer any questions.
We had a fabulous stay and would highly recommend this property.
Lovely waterfront property
We had a wonderful stay. The home was spacious and immaculate. It was right on the water and it was great being able to use the 2 provided kayaks. The house was in a great location, in a cute neighborhood, with easy access to Newport and other area destinations.
A wonderful place
We had a family girls reunion for a few days... sisters, cousins and my 1 year old grandchild. The place was so nice. It is spacious, with lots of comfortable seating both indoors and out. Beautiful views out of almost every window. The kitchen was well equipped, and then some. The beds were very comfortable, and the bedding and linens are very nice. I look forward to staying there again.
Thank you Maureen and Brad!
Thank you for the great review! Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate until the sun broke out on the last day, but we are so pleased that the accommodations and amenities contributed to you and your guests enjoying the stay. Thank you so very much for leaving the home in such great condition. Brad and I would be thrilled to have you come back!
Beautiful Waterfront Home
We were in town for a long weekend to visit our Midshipman Candidate at NAPS. Decided to rent a house since prices were comparable to hotels. We could not have made a better choice!
The house was fully equipped including some pantry items. Brad and Maureen were extremely helpful and obviously take pride in providing the necessities for a relaxing vacation stay. Only wish we could have spent more time at the house. It was so nice to have a place to come back to where we could all relax and socialize in comfort rather than in a hotel lobby. We would definitely stay again!
Thank you so much for your great review. It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely family. And, thank you for leaving the house in such good condition. It means a lot. Please do consider us in the future.
Savor the beaches: Sandy Point, First, Second, Third, Gooseberry, and East Bailey's Beach. Or, hang around and enjoy the kayaks and inflatables, provided. Have a power boat on a trailer? Bring it along!
TIVERTON CASINO OPENING FALL 2018!
Dreaming of seeing Newport? Walk Cliff Walk, explore Ocean Drive and Brenton Point State Park, visit Fort Adams State Park, or take a Historical Heritage Tour. Don't forget Touro Synagogue, Trinity Church, Rose Island Lighthouse, Audrain Automobile Museum, and the National Museum of American Illustration (my favorite).
Enjoy segway tours and see Newport in a fun way through scoot-coupe rentals. Explore the mansions, of an age past, when Newport was the summer residence of the rich and famous, mansions such as the Breakers, Marble House, and Doris Duke's Rough Point, to name a few.
Walk Cliff Walk or historic Newport, Aquidneck Land Trust's Sakonnet Greenway Trail, and Secret Garden Self-guided. Take a guided Bird Walk at Norman Bird Santuary.
Charter a fishing expedition or a 12 meter or a schooner. Experience the thrill of parasailing, kite surfing lessons...or yikes, tandem sky diving!
Picnic, bike ride, and fly kites directly overlooking the water at Colt state Park in nearby Bristol.
RI has great food! And you'll find the best among local restaurants, diners, and take out. Within approx. 0.6 mile there are the following: 15 Point Road, our favorite, which overlooks a marina and beautiful water views; Local Z and Flo's Seafood (in season) with outdoor seating overlooking the water; Shultzy"s (in season) with it's hamburgers and ice cream right across from a beach; Graciano's, popular for breakfast and lunch; and Ultimate and Beachcomber Sports Bars with a touch of fun, excitement, and games for all ages.
Try restaurants recommended by a popular travel site towards Newport area: Mooring and Castle Hill on the water, Rosemary and Thyme Cafe, Brick Alley Pub ( a favorite of ours ), and others in Bristol, Warren, and Tiverton, (many waterfront). The Boathouse in Tiverton is a favorite!
For children activities, try Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, Battleship Cove, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Fall River Children's Museum and Providence Children's Museum, a favorite, and Portsmouth Community and Island Park Playgrounds, or let them just enjoy the water activities at the waterfront of the home...
Golf at Newport National, Montaup,and Green Valley and so many more around RI.
Do your own Kentucky Derby Party of sorts around the Polo Series on Saturdays during season! Bring a blanket and cooler full of food and drinks or set a table with silver and crystal.
Visit International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and play at Portsmouth High School's tennis courts, nearby.
Enjoy wine tours at Greenvale, Sakonnet, and Newport Vineyards.
Gamble at Twin River in Tiverton Fall 2018 or travel a bit further to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.
Enjoy the nightlife of historic Newport and Providence with its Waterfire and Friday concerts...
Relish the Arts at Providence Performing Arts, Newport Playhouse, 2nd Story Theater, Firehouse Theater and more.
Kindle the excitement or reinvigorate memories at the International Film, Art and Music, Folk, Jazz, Irish, Greek, and Kite Festivals.
Hike Fort Barton trails.
Take your family to see Pawtucket Red Sox baseball for a more than reasonable price or the Newport Gulls at Cardine Field in Newport.
Go horseback Riding at 2nd and 3rd Beach horseback tours or take riding lessons.
Shop farm stands such as Aquidneck Growers' Wed. Farmers Market , Simmons Farm (farm stand and petting zoo), Sweet Berry Farm (fruit, veg, flowers, specialty food, etc.) and more.
More details on restaurants and attractions can be found in a binder at the house along with maps and pamphlets.
Visit www.onaquidneck.com for a wealth of information about Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport.
Also, visit Newport Visitors Center.