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Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Estate 1 block off Bellevue

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 97 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, one and a half bath carriage house

Old Acre Carriage House is a recipient of the 2013 Doris Duke Preservation Award and is featured in the June 2014 issue of RI Monthly magazine. This property is ideal any time of year.

Steps away from Bellevue Avenue and a short stroll down the hill to the harbor, historic Washington Square and the arts district, Old Acre Carriage House is conveniently located yet privately situated on the park-like grounds of a Kay Street estate. Recently renovated, the project was undertaken with an eye to preserving the inherent beauty of its Gothic style. The overall composition is a wonderful example of historical preservation as well as green principles of salvage and reuse.

Nearby are the Hilltop Inn, Viking Hotel, Bayberry Inn, La Farge Perry House and Marshall Slocum Inn.

This charming carriage house was completely renovated in early 2013. Centrally air conditioned with 1050 square feet of living space, the 1856 carriage house/stable has a first floor open living area with full kitchen, mudroom, closet and powder room. French doors lead out to a charming south facing patio/garden- with outside shower. The house is accessed off a small lane that runs parallel to Kay Street and offers parking for two cars. The second floor has 2 bedrooms (one with a king and one with twin beds) with laundry/linen and full bath with shower. The photos show the care with which this renovation project was carried out. The cheerfulness and good taste shown in the decor make this a most attractive and appealing rental property.

Ask for our PDF of Old Acre Estate and the cottage. Sleeps 14.

Also see our Vero Beach (Florida) condo VRBO listing 590939.

More Details

Eve and Woody
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
6 March, 2018

About Eve and Woody

We fell in love with Newport and all it had to offer and bought our house in 1993. After a thorough renovation, we moved in with our family of 5 and made 'Old Acre' our home. In the summer of 2012, we launched into our next huge project: the complete redo of our 1856 stable/ carriage house. It's in the heart of Newport, yet quiet, peaceful and private.

Eve and Woody purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Eve and Woody chose Top of the Hill

We moved here from New York to live in this city by the sea for its year round vibrant lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

Instead of booking at the Newport inns and hotels that abut our property, stay at our private, newly renovated carriage house. It shares the property with a Victorian house built in 1855 by George Mason and Son. They are ideally situated in Newport.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Top of the Hill, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is also an outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , These can be put together, if desired.
  • The bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and each has 2 small closets and a new bureau. The twin bedroom has an electronically controlled shade on the skylight.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
An excellent caterer lives very close by and is happy to prepare meals.


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Estate 1 block off Bellevue
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

A Lovely Carriage House!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Acre Carriage House is a lovely cottage, comfortable, beautifully kept, with all the amenities needed for a wonderful stay. The kitchen is well-equipped and the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. The enclosed patio area is a lovely place for a glass of wine or meal. The cottage is in a quiet location, yet is convenient to explore all that the Newport area has to offer. We're looking forward to another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I just spent a week at the Old Acre. It was perfect for us. Very charming and comfortable. Both spacious and cozy. Sunny and well appointed. The kitchen and laundry room have everything you need. The beach towels and chairs were handy. The location is very quiet and also very central. It is easy to walk to several restaurants and shops. It was hard to motivate to go out because the cottage was so relaxing. Thank you, Eve and Woody, for providing such a lovely retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family vacation. Very convenient to shops, restaurants, beaches and more. 😀

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation - beautiful carriage house and thoughtfully equipped for visitors. Very comfortable with air conditioning and quiet environment. We would definitely return. Newport is a great place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 shared this immaculate guest house for a Thanksgiving visit (our daughter is in college in Providence, RI and we live in Texas!)

The cottage was well-appointed, comfortable and sparkling clean. The kitchen was easy to use to prepare a simple meal and morning coffee. There is only one bathroom with a shower (pretty in white marble and roomy!) a little busy with three girls in the house, but easily managed. The rooms were cozy and sweet. The queen size bed was covered with a fluffy duvet, but the twin beds only had coverlets. A washer and dryer came in handy.

The sweet hosts left an arrival package for us and were considerate to check-in to make sure we were all taken care of. A great stay.

I'd highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and we hope to see you again. The bed in one of the bedrooms is a king, not a queen.
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Special gem of a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Old Acre and each time, we fall in love with the beautiful carriage house (so beautifully appointed you could almost forget to go explore Newport and its environs)! As a family of four with extended family near Newport, Old Acre has truly been a most beautiful and welcoming home away from home for us each time. Eve and Woody are the wonderful, warm owners and our two children fell in love with their playful pup on the past two trips. We can't rave enough about this unique spot -- but we almost don't want to share it! If you stay, you'll understand. :) Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TF Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Numerous Broadway bars
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Perrotti Park in Newport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Green Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wickford Junction
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 4 and 24 and I95
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
First Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Top of the Hill, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Cleaning fee AU$127.43
Tax Rate 7.0%

All Rates include all utilities, wifi and cable.
September 15 2017 May 25 2018 Rental $2,750 per month

Photographs by Howard Chu
Preference of payment is by Homeaway e-check (electronic check) . Payment by credit card will incur a 3% credit card fee.

If rental is more than 30 days, there will be no tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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