House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps
Classic New England Charm abounds in this 5 bedroom, 2 bath Historic home in the Perfect location! Walk to town, restaurants, Cliff Walk and Tennis Hall of Fame. Short drive to the Beach and Famous Newport Mansions. Driveway parking and a front patio/porch make grilling and drinks after the beach fun for all. Large Dining Room and Living Room combination is perfect for indoor gatherings. Newer Marble Baths, wood floors throughout the home and a ventilation system are just some of the features that make this home a gem. Rental history of repeat, happy tenants offer testimony to the quality of the home and the convenience of the location. Quiet Neighborhood provides for a peaceful night sleep. References supplied upon request. Please Note: This is not a party house.
About the Owner
Unreliable, disorganized owner - avoid at all cost
My family and I were incredibly disappointed with our stay here, and we did not receive the experience that we were promised by the owner. We originally booked this house so that we could attend my significant other's Navy Officer graduation in Newport, and the experience of staying here left a black eye on our memories and our trip.
I booked weeks in advanced and spoke several times to Sondra, the owner, confirming our reservation. Initially on the phone, she was friendly and seemingly helpful. Unfortunately, her reliability and helpfulness went down the drain the moment we stepped foot into the house. While we were attending one of the graduation events, others were given access to the house. Sondra called my father and left him a rude message letting him know that he was in the wrong house (due to her overbooking and lack of organization) and she was going to remove his things. On the way home, Sondra called me and asked me to relocate my party (which had traveled from California, Alaska, Hawaii and Florida) to accommodate the other party which she double-booked for our same house. When we returned, there were beer bottles and dishes left throughout the kitchen.
The house is older, and not very clean. The kitchen constantly had ants and the air conditioners were leaky. What was even more frustrating is that Sondra was supposed to provide linens, and she didn't provide any linens or towels. I had to go to the store to purchase towels for my guests, only to realize that same night that she also did not provide bedding sheets. I reached out to her to let her know how disappointed I was and she said that she would refund us for the towels that we had to purchase. It has been several weeks, and I have not received any apology, or check reimbursing us for our inconvenience and the towels we had to purchase.
To add insult to injury, Sondra was upset that we had taken the towels (that WE PAID FOR) home with us. Apparently, she expected us to purchase towels for her home and leave them, conveniently, for her.
Do yourself a favor. Do NOT stay here. You will not get what you pay for, and you'll only be left with an unreliable owner who will take advantage of you.
Activity and Interests
Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport, Rhode Island is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. From weekend getaways spent touring the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt to an afternoon of wine tasting through Newport's three scenic vineyards, the options for interesting activities, distinctive stories, and enticing photo opportunities are countless!
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May 20 2016 - Sep 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
This is a non smoking house. Deposit will be forfeited if tenant smokes in the home.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- pets considered
- Beach View
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Large Master with 3 closets to help store all of your items. King size bed with large dresser and nightstands. Built in Bookcase with storage. Tiffany Blue with white trim and white built ins with white shears that billow when the wind blows add charm to this lovely, over sized room. Recently renovated in Light Blue Marble flooring with white diamonds and White marble with a mosiac of white and blue wave pattern in the shower provide a cheery, beachy feel to this bath. Marble vanity and sink with under cabinet storage and built in shelves for towels complete this room. Second Bath was also recently renovated in seafoam Green Marble with a large Custom Glass shower.