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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 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 around the Bristol around the 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 4.6666665 based on 21 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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So much History and Awesomeness

  • 5 of 5

Have been coming to Newport for years and we wanted to stay somewhere cool. We found it. So much history and a view that couldn’t be recreated anywhere in the world. Owner was super nice and was very accommodating. A perfect example of New England Charm. Highly worth the $ . The experience was awesome.

Oh let’s not forget the awesome neighbor lady! Super nice and sweet and if you have some people over make sure you invite her. She’s a hoot.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

2nd stay property is beatiful. Hope to stay there again next year

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great waterfront location in restored historic home.

  • 5 of 5

Property and waterfront location can't be beat. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vince for the kind review. Love Rocks built by Captain Nat Herreshoff is a true classic. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed Bristol. All the best, Carol
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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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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 £153
Property Damage Insurance £60.43
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.5

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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