If you're planning a trip to Newport, I have the perfect place for you to stay: our house!
When we found out that we would be moving to New Orleans, we knew we weren't ready to let go of our beloved 1928 cottage (which is actually located in Middletown), so we decided we would turn it into a vacation rental so we could share the special space with people coming to visit the City by the Sea.
We've put a lot of love into making our home a warm and inviting refection of ourselves since we bought it in 2009. Although our personal art collection and some sentimental pieces of furniture came down South with us, we've left our house fully furnished and ready for visitors to make themselves at home and feel like a local during their stay.
Our vision for the space is to eventually have it feel like a living gallery, with our photography on display (and for sale) throughout our home. That's our next step. For the time being, I added color to the walls with vibrant textiles, which are kind of an obsession of mine.
We've always spent a lot of time gardening and tending to our grounds, which include a large deck, several flower beds, and tall hedges that keep the property, the last house on a small dead end street, feeling private. Landscaper Jonathan Hall and gardener Catherine Curtis will be taking over those jobs to ensure that our guests to be able to enjoy the beauty of our outdoor spaces as much as we have.
To book a stay, contact Lisel Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.714.4303.
Photos by Jacqueline Marque