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Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Newport Estate, FALL SPECIALS

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 77 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 77 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Top of the Hill - Old Acre Carriage House

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Eve and Woody
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016

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 Middletown

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.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Award winning Carriage House on grounds of in-town Newport Estate, FALL SPECIALS
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just like home

  • 5 of 5

We have rented for 3 weeks the past 2 summers and do not have enough words to describe what a great place Old Acre Carriage house is. Eve and Woody are great hosts to this conveniently located gem of Newport. Highly recommended!! Thank you Eve and Woody for a truly unique experience!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful gem in Newport!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful gem in Newport. This was my second visit to this area. The first stay was at the Francis Melbourne B & B--a fine establishment, but this restored Carriage House was so much better for many reasons.

The home is beautifully appointed and Eve's attention to detail make the stay feel like your home away from home. Very thoughtful touches and very private. The landscaping is also wonderful. Newport can be a very busy place and noisy -- especially street noise -- this home is situated in a wonderfully quiet space yet walkable to almost everything in the area. Thank you so much Eve and Woody for sharing this gem with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the Old Acre Carriage House on the recommendation of a friend. As guests of a wedding, we were looking ahead to four busy days of celebrating with old and new friends. This wonderful home did not disappoint! The location is ideal and the home is as charming and comfortable as in the photos and description. Thank you to our wonderful hosts for the warm welcome and inside scoop on "what not to miss" while in Newport for the first time. Beginning and ending each day in the comfort and privacy of the Carriage House was priceless.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Divine!! Beyond Expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

While my parents have a home in Newport, my husband and I decided to rent the Old Acre Carriage House to stay during the week leading up to our wedding. We were so beyond blown away by this spectacular gem of a home. Eve and Woody are so delightful and truly such wonderful hosts. They made us feel right at home from the very start and were so kind and accommodating to any requests that we had. The house is gorgeously decorated and just quintessentially picture perfect.

Located close to town we were able to get everywhere we needed to be with ease. Yet the home also boasts a privacy that we have found can be hard to come by in Newport. I spent my wedding day getting ready in this beautiful and serene setting and would be really hard pressed to think of a better location for such an occasion. Our vendors (photographer / videographer / make up artists) all home grown locals were truly blown away by the beauty of the home.

While i have rented homes previously via VRBO and Home Away - the world over - this is the first time that the accommodations were even better in person and blew away any expectations that we had. The beds are extremely comfortable, the shower delightful, and overall ambiance of the home impeccable. We cannot wait to come back to visit this very special home, over the years to come.

Thank you Eve and Woody for such an incredible visit!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Eve & Woody's carriage house is a wonderful place to base your stay in Newport. The home is very comfortable with a nice kitchen and private garden perfect for enjoying dinner or a glass of wine. We were able to easily walk to different parts of town for restaurants, shops, etc. We would definitely recommend this home and would stay again if we return to Newport!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you and thank you so much for the treats you left for us from the wedding at Castle Hill Inn. 😀 Eve and Woody
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Top of the Hill, Newport - Aquidneck Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off season winter
17 Oct 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
77 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Tax Rate 7.0%

All Rates include all utilities, wifi and cable.
Nov 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016 - Rental $2,500 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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Top of the Hill in Newport - Aquidneck Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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Portable wifi hotspot

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