About this listing
Yachting Village Apartment: A by-the-month (31 nights or more) rental in an 1860's Victorian home in the heart of the Yachting Village is just minutes walking distance to beach, harbor and downtown. Great for couples, military stays and sabbaticals.
The Village Apartment is perfect for a month's vacation for couples, professors' sabbaticals, or for officers' short term military stays at the War College. It has a comfortable floor plan with nice natural light in all the rooms.
The space is a very comfortable with two bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchen and one bathroom. Each bedroom has a double bed, a dresser and bedside table. The master bedroom also has a closet and a writing or computer station. The apartment best accommodates one to three people though it is listed to take four.
The sitting room is equipped with comfortable lighting and furnished with a burgandy colored leather love seat, a desk and chair by a window, some occasional tables and chairs including a well liked antique rocker. There is a Samsung Smart TV with basic cable. Art work is of local scenes and some period Newport posters. From the sitting room there may be views of harbor masts, sunsets and occasional spring and fall cruise ships anchored in the harbor looking as though perched on the roof tops.
The wood trim throughout the apartment has been refinished to it's original wood tones. Painted in a linen color, the curved and angled walls, high ceilings, hallway arches and a skylight (visible during the warm months) add variety and style. Unique artwork hangs in the each bedroom and a selection also lines the long hallway.
The eat in kitchen has the same linen color walls, maple cabinets and black appliances and a checkered floor with turquoise so the room has a pop to it. It is equipped with with dishes and cookware, a dishwasher, and small appliances (blender, coffee maker, and a toaster). The washer/ dryer in the unit and an iron and ironing board add personal comfort and convenience. Original artwork in the kitchen is colorful and expressive. The view out the kitchen window has an engaging counter perch for people and weather watching and viewing architecture.
There are two room closets, a small hallway linen closet and a bathroom closet for towels. Sheets and towels are stocked in the apartment for a month's visit.
Heat and Air conditioning
Window air conditioners are installed for the summer months in each bedroom and in the sitting room. There are tower fans, etc. for the kitchen and hallway. Guests are able to regulate and manage their own level of temperature comfort. To keep the rooms cool we stress the importance of not having windows open while the ACs are in use.
The heat is supplied through radiators in each room. There are two thermostats, one in the sitting room and one in the kitchen. Occasionally we need to bleed the radiators for optimal comfort. To keep the rooms warm we stress the importance of not opening the windows while using the heat.
Please read below under "Other Things to Note" about available dates for the coming seasons and how to combine locked-in 31 night maximum stays.
Guests are welcome to use the common seating areas in the back yard and on the front porch where there is a bistro table and chairs. Bicycles may be stored in a secured common area for easy access during their stay. Please bring your own locks too.
Interaction with guests
Contact with guests is in person upon arrival and departure unless other arrangements have been made or regarding any payments that are due. Further contact can be maintained by phone, texting, casual neighborly opportunities and when the need arises. We are on and off site throughout the day.
We are live-in hosts staying on the first floor and south end of the second floor. Other guests also reside on the first floor in a private room which is beneath the sitting room of the apartment. We appreciate quiet, well mannered guests and strive to be the same for our guests.
Other things to note
Length of stay and required parking:
Length of Stay:
Spring and Summer Season Available dates are closely aligned to dates listed below. You will find that Airbnb will hold to the restrictions listed by the dates and inform those seeking reservations that they are limited by the dates. But flexibility may possibly be achieved for a longer stay if a dialogue is started about extending the rental time over the maximum 31 nights. In so doing a special offer would get set up to more specifically meet a guest's schedule and also meet the needs of the proprietor. So please ask to find out what is possible.
February 28 - March 31
April 2 - May 3 (rented)
May 5 - Jun 4 (blocked)
June 5 - July 6
July 8 - Aug 8 (rented)
Aug 12 - Sept 12 (rented)
Sept 14 - Oct 15
The apartment is listed with a 31 night minimum stay. The minimum stay cannot be altered due to city and state mandates. This means the rental months must overlap. Emphasis is placed on the summer and surrounding months to make the rentals cost effective for our needs and for the affordability of our guests. Two days are required in between rental reservations for cleaning and reorganization for the next guests.
PARKING: Parallel Parking in a double wide driveway. Space is limited.
Two cars are allowed in the driveway for the apartment though a $5.00/per night fee is charged for the 2nd vehicle and the total due upon arrival. Four seater trucks will not work as they obstruct passage in the limited space. Parking is a real issue in the area so anyone with a driveway is fortunate.
During the high season months beginning in May the night time street parking restrictions start at 6:00 PM. Our goal for out guests is to be sure that the spaces listed as available are assured spaces.
The Cleaning Fee
The space is listed with a $100. post departure cleaning fee. Other additional cleaning during a guest stay is available for the customary fee of $25./hour and is payable at each time.
Proprietor and Guest Responsibilities
Bottled water, paper products, hand and dish soap are provided and stocked initially but do become the responsibility of the renter when initial supplies run out. Guests are responsible for bringing or purchasing their own food, laundry detergent, dishwasher and dish soap. General household cleaning supplies that run out will be filled by the host.
Extra bedding and towels are provided though guests should bring their own beach towels.
A first floor B&B suite listing, Dearborn House, is also available for all seasons for up to 1 week (only) at a time. See listing on Airbnb.
MINIMUM STAYS: House rules are city mandated for rentals to be 31 nights or more. City rules are posted within the apartment.
PARKING: Only one car is allowed in the driveway for the apartment. Arrangements must be made for a second vehicle. No SUVs or trucks. A $5.00/per night fee is charged for the second vehicle and the months balance is due upon arrival.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PETS: The health welfare of other guests' with allergies and my own allergies are the considering factors as well as concerns about fleas and property damage.
SMOKING AND CANDLES: We do not allow smoking (tobacco or marijuana) or the use of candles in the house or on the premises or disposing of any smoking debris in the house trash. Also note that Newport has a no smoking in effect in open spaces like the beach or other places where people gather.
HAIR DYE AND SCRUBS: We do not allow hair dying on the premises or the use of sugar body scrubs.
Check out times need to be adhered to which allows us time to prepare for our next guests which is only a day and a half.
SUNDRIES: Disposable products like paper towels, toilet and facial tissues are stocked upon guests' arrival. Thereafter purchasing depleted supplies becomes the responsibility of the guests.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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I am a native of Newport. After a 30 year absence of living out of the area I returned home in 2006. In the 30 years that I was gone I lived in Cushing and Stillwater, OK, Bryan-College Station, TX, Starkville, MS and Urbana, IL. Maybe some of you are from these far away places.
I enjoy creative outlets like writing and doing art. I am an artist and community arts facilitator so I bring people together to share in these passions and creative pursuits. I have a new personal pastime playing my keyboard piano. Maybe someday I will write a song or two!
For the past year and a half I have been engaged in some of the restoration of the house and property of The B&B suite and apartment. I enjoy the restoration work because I like remodeling and working with space and interiors. I also enjoy the gardening and landscaping working outdoors to give the property some finishing touches and curb appeal.
I like people, making new connections and community involvement. Hosting the B&B at in Newport's Yachting Village area is a new experience living downtown. I appreciate the opportunity to meet new people coming from so many places in the world.
I welcome future guests to this Yachting Village property. I like providing people with a comfortable and relaxing place to stay so I am eager to be your host. I hope to hear from you and to accommodate your stay here.