The Garden Loft is centrally located in Bristol's Historic District, and is a second floor self-catering studio apartment in a recently-restored carriage house on the grounds of an historic 1805 federal house. This beautifully appointed apartment overlooks a gracious garden featuring enormous boxwood bushes and a wide variety of flowering perennials. The Garden Loft is just steps away from restaurants, museums, shops and services in Bristol's historic district.
With kitchen and sitting area, the Garden Loft is a comfortable home base for a weekend or an extended stay.
Mary and Chuck Millard have lived in Bristol for more than 40 years and the property has been in Mary's family for four generations.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Garden Loft. It was very comfortable and within walking distance to a nice variety of restaurants. The room was bright and cheerful and cozy with a view of the water. We plan to recommend the Garden Loft to our family and friends.
Our stay at the Garden Loft was perfect. The bright but cozy one room studio has everything you need and plenty of space for a couple looking to enjoy a weekend getaway. This carriage house apartment and the (separate) beautiful main house are right on Hope Street, the main street in town. Countless shops and our favorite, the BeeHive Cafe, are within immediate walking distance.
The apartment itself is very private, clean, and well-appointed. The main living area is a large room with couch, chair, bed, and tables. In one part of the room, there is a kitchen with mini-fridge and a cooktop. There's a rear deck attached and plenty of natural light. Perfect for a fall getaway for a couple.
Four years ago we stayed in a hotel in Bristol, but this was a much more pleasant and comfortable stay. After only one night, we felt as if it was our own little home in the town. If you're looking at similar VRBOs for just a few people, I would recommend the Garden Loft!
You can't go wrong with The Garden Loft. The place was very clean and fully stocked. We stayed for a full month and had plenty of room to relax and prepare a quick meal. The property is maticulously landscaped which you can overlook sitting on the loft's outside deck. Mary and Chuck were friendly without being intrusive and the few times we needed something, Mary responded immediately. The location is perfect surrounded by wonderful restaurants and marinas and Colt State Park. As said before, you can't go wrong with The Garden Loft.
I stayed in Bristol during a working holiday where I needed a place to write, but I also wanted to be close to water and good food. I found that. The description of the property was a bit understated: the amenities were of the highest quality, the apartment was spotless and the gardens were coming into their spring beauty. I enjoyed morning coffee on the deck looking over the gardens. Communication with Mary was clear, concise, and booking was fast and easy. I enjoyed the Bee Hive cafe for breakfast, the public library for excellent services and study tables with a view, the local oyster house, and the Colt State Park. I only stayed two days and I would love to come back and explore more of the area and stay at the garden apartment. I real treat!
Great experience. Helpful, informative and a great place to stay for the weekend! Would rent again!
An absolutely lovey place; and this was during the winter season when all her gardens were still asleep!
They will bloom in spring and summer and add 'magnificent' to any warm weather review!
A gracious and considerate host. I can hardly wait to visit Bristol and stay here again!
Sited on Narragansett Bay between Providence and Newport this iconic and picturesque New England town has amazing history, architecture, and recreational opportunities. Shopping, restaurants, and services are all within walking distance of the downtown. The southern end of the east bay bike trail starts in Bristol and follows the bay coast to Providence. Newport's ocean beaches are 25 minutes away. Bristol has become a wedding destination town offering various venues, accommodations and services for that special weekend.