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Waterfront Home of Captain Nat Herreshoff Bristol Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, ( great for children) 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)+

Water Front Historic Home built by Captain Nat Herreshoff, yacht designer and builder of Five America's Cup boats.

Beautiful surroundings with accomodating living rooms, all with water views. Outstanding porches overlooking Bristol Harbor facing west for viewing sunsets. Perfect patio for relaxing outdoor dinners. Back yard commands amazing passages of boats into Bristol Harbor, great yacht watching.

All bedrooms are private and have luxurious baths and showers.

Master suite on own floor, and two other bedrooms with baths on seperate floor along with a Den and balcony overlooking Bristol Harbor. 4000 square feet of living space to enjoy with family or find a perfect nook to read, swim, relax and soak up the sun. House has multipe levels. Works perfectly for 2 couples, or small family.

Keywords: Perfect for America's Cup races and Tall Ships this Summer! Magnificent waterfront home with many amenities. Walk into town and enjoy the seaside village of Bristol with its many lovely resturants, museums,parks and wedding venues. Newport is just an 18 minute drive from Bristol where you can enjoy Newport's famous Ocean Drive and Mansions from the Guilded Age. Bristol is a perfect locale for a family gathering with many activities available. This house is within walking distance to Blithewold Gardens, Mount Hope Farm and Linden Place. The Herreshoff America's Cup Museum, is located across the street from this famous home.

Roger Williams University is also nearby as is Brown University, Salve Regina University and the Naval War College.

More Details

Carol Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Why Carol Smith chose Bristol

beautiful home with amazing views and sunsets. All the Harbor activity takes place by our front door and views from every window captures all the sailing and yachting activity on Narragansett Bay.

What makes this condo unique

Perfect for 3 couples or family with children


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bristol in Bristol County

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House is Water Front on Narragansett Bay, sailing, canoeing, swimming, boating , all water sports at your door step. Amazing sunsets. Fabulous kitchen with commercial appliances and waterfront dinning areas. Beautiful bathrooms with steam shower, and jet bathing tub. All bedrooms with private bathrooms, accompanied with beautiful linens.


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Waterfront Home of Captain Nat Herreshoff Bristol Harbor
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Unbeatable experience!!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at "Love Rocks" in Bristol was incredible and exceeded all expectation. I found it to be the loveliest of all vrbo homes I've visited. The VIEWS are spectacular with expansive ocean views and amazing scenery from every window. I travel to the Bristol/Newport area often and will never stay anywhere else again. I was in town for a family event and it was convenient to Downtown Bristol and neighboring Newport, yet very private... you feel like you're on your own little island! The house is so romantic and has tons of history. All living spaces, bedrooms and baths are feel very updated and beautiful. Although I didn't use it much, the kitchen had everything a gourmet chef would want with amazing views of Narragansett Bay. I only wish my trip was longer (and that it was in the middle of summer). I could only imagine how spectacular that would be! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Love Rocks, and so happy it met all your needs. I look forward to your return . Carol Smith
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An absolutely stunning property in a great location with views of the harbor from every room.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house is beautifully decorated and the bottom floor kitchen is a brilliant location for it. Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures we had during our stay, there was still a good breeze throughout the house and the individual A/C units in the bedrooms made sleeping fine. This is a wonderful house, with a great history. We would most certainly stay again and are already trying to find a time to return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Indeed it was warm as somehow it always is for the 4th of July in Bristol and soon after the temperature returns to a normal summer day! Thank you again and happy you enjoyed your stay. You are a wonderful family!
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Historic harbor home in quaint suburb town

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed with art and antiques, yet very comfortable & clean.

Beyond the breath taking views from every window, the highlights are between the mammoth master bath and the ground floor artfully decorated kitchen & dining areas, extending outside to gardens, sea views, & sunsets. Pictures shown do not do it justice.

The only negative, and there is no way around accommodating differently, is that because it is a historic multi-level with many stairs, it is not for the handicap guest. Fortunately, for our group, that wasn't an issue, and were able to fully enjoy this wonderful abode located in a little piece of heaven.

Carol and her assistant Dot were helpful & accommodating.

Bristol is lovely, with it's picturesque Bike Path that follows along the water & Colt's State Park, and many restaurants to choose from (a few suggestions: Pomodora for Italian, yet Leo's has a great eggplant dish, Christian's for creative fusion, Casual Inn for Portuguese & a great clamboil, but also many other 'good' restaurants, as well )

'Renaissance City' Providence and 'City by the Sea' Newport are only 20-30 minutes away, if want to venture. Providence has 'the Hill' known for it's outstanding restaurants (Atwells Ave area) , WaterFire (check schedule), Trinity theatre, & College Hill (Brown University). Newport also has great restaurants & shops, Newport Playhouse, mansions and 10 Mile Drive, but can be very touristy. Newport is famous for sailing, where, interestingly, some of the America's Cup race boats that won, were designed by the previous owner of the home you are staying in! The Herreshoff Marine Museum is nearby, if interested, as well as 4 other Bristol museums .

Our group decided to enjoy Bristol, but for one day, took the ferry over to Block Island for the day (out of Narragansett where the ferries run later & more often).

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoy your stay! Your description of Bristol and the area is perfect ! Thank you. Varol
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Amazing property. Amazing home.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing waterfront property. 320 degrees of water and sailboats. Just like a postcard.

Amazing house. Staying in a historic mansion! Most people only get to visit houses like this. Most amazing is the new master bath suite that is as big as a bedroom and has luxurious tub. Great layout with bathrooms with every bedroom. Wonderful dining room with bench seat overlooking water. Cozy upstairs tv room. Kids loved the secret passageway. Great help getting situated late at night with nearby assistance if needed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Water front home! best sunset i've ever seen

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! I recently organized a family gathering for an important birthday and this home was just a delight.

Amazing accommodations for 3 couples with spa-like bathrooms and amenities.

The owner was very accommodating to our dates and arrival time and described the house perfectly....The photos do not do it justice. Breathing-taking views of Narragansett Bay from every window, even the master shower (I can only imagine what the summer months might showcase) and a great 20min walk into dtown Bristol.

Great gourmet kitchen, beautiful art throughout the home - most of it I was told from the owner was done by RISD professors and students, and lots of private comfortable areas to relax and enjoy the views. I'm hoping to make this an annual event. Thanks a lot Carol!


  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi , so pleased that your visit to Bristol and the house was to your liking ! It is indeed a special place. I hope you can make plans to come back in the future when you can see the summer scene from Love Rocks. Best, Carol
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Waterfront CONDO

  • 4 of 5

This property is the bay side half of an older house that has been divided into condos. It is very cozy and lovingly decorated by the owners who have left in place all of their personal effects and décor items. We celebrated Christmas there with our group of 2 couples and 2 singles and had a lovely time. Bristol is charming and the house was warm during a very cold week. The pictures online are accurate. We would give it 5 stars except for the following minor drawbacks: 1. the condo is somewhat awkwardly laid out, the kitchen is in the basement and the main gathering space/tv room is on the 3rd floor - we ended up using our phones to communicate back and forth between these two main areas!, and 2. the kitchen is not quite as fabulous as it was when it was put in maybe 25 years ago - for the price of this place the kitchen appliances ought to be updated.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind 4 star review. I'm happy that you were all warm during a very cold week in New England and that you enjoyed your stay in Bristol. I truly was suprised to hear your thoughts regarding the kitchen as everyone who has ever been in the kitchen/ dinningroom of my home have been overwhelmed by the breathtaking views and sunsets ( and the ceramic mural of the hosue) and there has never been a mention of the appliances. The appliances have always been sufficient for me, (I ran a professional food buisness for 25 years). I want to clarify the following for future guests: The refrigerator is two years old -double door combo, dishwsher is approxmately 5 years old. There is a new toaster oven (never used) and bread/bagel toaster. Yes, the South Bend 6 burner commercial stove was installed years ago but works as well as the very first day I purchased it. Commercial Stoves last a lifetime. There is an additional electric oven also old that I use for cooking when necesary, but it also works perfectly and the accurate. Microwave works. I make every effort to explain to guests that the layout offers different areas for TV, entertaining, eating and dinning. There is a livingroom with fireplace noTV, the kitchen, den and master bedroom have TV's. During the winter months the living format changes the way the house is utlized. The kitchen/dinningroom (not basement) opens up to Narragansett Bay and offers a beautiful outdoor terrace for dinning that is obviously not used during the winter months. During the winter we usually head upstairs and use the family room/areas. Please note the summer/fall months are glorious at this house. I will review my description on the VBRO site to make certain to note that this home has multi-levels. ( this is always addressed when I speak to renters).
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Wonderful Historic House built by Nathaniel Herreshoff in 1883. Bristol is a beautiful seaside community centrally located between Newport and

Providence and Cap Cod to the East/


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £152.96
Property Damage Insurance £60.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.4

Please call to confirm rate and time of stay, it is possible to have shorter stays.
Please note there are no wedding parties or ceremonies permissible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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