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Relaxing Narragansett Bay views with a Professional Style Kitchen

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Lovely year round vacation home on the Narragansett Bay, located in quaint Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island. This home offers wonderful, ever changing, views of the bay; Mt. Hope Bridge, Bristol Harbor, Hog Island Lighthouse and Panoramic Sunsets. With this nautical styled house, get the feeling of being lodged in the Captain’s quarters without having to leave the shore. This home offers the luxury of a Chef’s kitchen; 36” Wolf Range, fully equipped with large pots to boil your lobster or a New England clam boil. The home includes a steam shower and king - Sleep Number bed in the Master Loft. There is radiant heat in main level and both bathrooms, a queen bed on the main level bedroom, central vacuum, washer/dryer, beverage cooler, Direct TV and wireless internet.

The home is located on the west shore between Carnegie’s Private Golf Course and the Newport Beach Club. Minutes away from several public golf courses, Newport, charming town of Bristol, Newport International Polo Series, Greenvale Vineyard, Roger William University, Green Topiary Gardens, Carnegie Abby School. 35 miles to PVD Airport, 65 miles to Boston Airport, and an hour to Cape Cod or Mystic Sea Port Museum, CT.

This is a great place for travelers, vacationers, short-term residents, or someone looking for a relaxing break; watch swans, ducks and other varies species of birds floating passed, and varies other water activities while sitting on the deck… Come Enjoy!

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Jan and John Hanks
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, Romanian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

Why Jan and John Hanks chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

We bought the property for the water and water view. The property is off the beaten track... sitting on the deck or from the inside looking out, watching the different species of birds fly or float by, (one morning I counted eleven swans passing by). Watching the ever changing skies from sunrise to sunset, brings peace to my busy life.

What makes this house unique

The home is designed for year round vacations. The home has water views from most windows.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Steam shower and heated floors
    Main level bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Oversized shower head and heated floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Master loft - 1 extra lg. double bed , Sleep number bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Relaxing Narragansett Bay views with a Professional Style Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Greenwich CT

Beautiful view, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great long weekend at the Shore house

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond belief and greater than perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was a model of detail and perfection. The view was wonderful and each morning the sun greeted us to wake up and enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at more than a dozen HomeAway/VRBO homes over the years, and this was by far the best of the lot! The setting is lovely--private (we were here for New Years), right on the water--but close to lots of activities. The house itself and its thoughtful owners are what really tip the scale. The house is immaculate and very well supplied. It is open, bright, welcoming, beautifully furnished and finished. The master bed was a sleep-number king, and very very comfortable. It was made with 2 nice woolen blankets that proved to be warmer and heavier than I like, but ta dah! there was a down comforter in the closet as an alternative--perfect! The dining table was in an windowed alcove with a view of the water and the Mt Hope bridge. The TV was upstairs with 2 stressless chairs that were extremely comfortable. TV is Direct TV, and there were a couple of movies we wanted to rent. I texted Jan and in minutes had the necessary code and agreement (we paid for the movies we rented). There is a DVD player so you can bring your own, too. The master bathroom had a heated floor!! and a steam shower. It was like being at a spa. And the real welcoming surprise was the thoughtful stocking of the kitchen and fridge--a lovely bottle of wine, a basket of fruit, a bowl of snacks, and breakfast--English muffins, OJ, jam, very good butter, and Peets Dark Roast coffee. It was so nice to just arrive and not have to shop right away. The Hanks have a place in Solana Beach, CA, that we hope to stay in at some point. All in all, just a delight. Don't have any hesitation about staying here--this is absolutely the best.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The house is modern, and the design and aplliances can only be described as luxurious. The style is charmingly nautical, and everything feels very new and in pristine condition. It is a perfect way to stay on the water for a quiet vacation, within a short ride to all the attractions of Newport and the area.

The owners are very welcoming, helpful, and take great care of the property - and go to great lengths to make sure the stay is easy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An ideal setting for a Rhode Island vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was a wonderful setting for our week long autumn stay in Rhode Island. In addition to being well designed and decorated it was spotlessly clean, comfortable and the views of the bay and the Mt Hope Bridge are simply stunning. Our hostess, Jan, was friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the treats she thoughtfully provided to welcome us. The Shore House is in a peaceful, relaxing location but still close to Newport, Bristol and New Bedford for day trips and good dining. It was hard to leave, it will be easy to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston Lakes, Texas

Luxury + Comfort + Helpful Homeowners = Amazing Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

The Shore House is AMAZING!!! Everything about this house is excellent -- the location, comfort, design, pristine condition, and helpful homeowners. The photos of the property are absolutely accurate, but the feeling of being there is indescribable. Truly, this is the best rental experience we have ever had. We enjoyed planning our trip (getting tips on where to go, what to see, where to eat from Jan) ahead of time, and then found a informative booklet in the home which also helped us refine our touring decisions during our time here. The owners, John & Jan, want you to experience a first-class, comfortable vacation in their home. They provide coffee, tea, and a nicely-supplied kitchen which is appreciated. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find some snacks, orange juice, jelly, and even delicious pumpkin bread waiting for us upon our arrival. If you want to enjoy a beautiful area and relax in luxury, come to the Shore House!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
T. F. Green (PVD)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bristol, RI
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Carneige Abby Golf Club
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Portsmouth Publick House
Car: necessary

Green Topiary Gardens, Newport International Polo Series, Greenvale Vineyard, Historical Museum, Carnegie Abby Golf Private Club, Roger Williams University and Town of Bristol.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
July 2017
27 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017-2018
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$105.69
Cleaning A$200.67 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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