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Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor

4.3/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Outdoor Space
  • Breakfast Available

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFort Adams State Park1 min walk
    Popular LocationSail Newport7 min walk
    Popular LocationNewport Harbour5 min drive
    AirportProvidence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green)45 min drive

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About this area


Located on the waterfront, this houseboat is in Newport's Ocean Drive neighborhood. Fort Adams State Park and Newport Mansions are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Thames Street. Museum of Yachting and International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum are also worth visiting. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and cycling nearby. Guests appreciate the houseboat's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fort Adams State Park - 1 min walk
  • Sail Newport - 7 min walk
  • Newport Harbour - 5 min drive
  • Regatta Place - 11 min drive
  • Belle Mer - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Kingston Station - 40 min drive
  • AirportT.F. Green Airport (PVD) - 45 min drive


  • Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • Scales & Shells — 8 min drive
  • O'Brien's Pub — 8 min drive
  • Bouchard Restaurant and Inn — 8 min drive
  • The Red Parrot — 9 min drive
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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor

Adults-only Newport houseboat in Ocean Drive, walk to Fort Adams State Park
Newport has always been a vacation destination. While the City by the sea offers a host of accommodations, why not make this vacation a unique experience with your very own home on the water aboard the Lilypad, a charming, spacious houseboat moored in beautiful Newport Harbor. You can't get much closer to the sea unless you are a fish! Start your day with a fresh cup of coffee while taking in the view of the harbor through the broad windows that offer a constant changing seascape. Swim in the refreshing salt water off of Lilypads deck. Stretch out and relax in the sun on the spacious top deck, then as early evening arrives enjoy a sunset drink as the sky turns a dusky pink or with any luck "red sky at night sailors delight". If you want to take in the action in downtown Newport , no need to drive, Lilypad offers free water taxi service to down town and back to the houseboat, just minutes away. So you can enjoy the evening without worry of traffic and who will be the designated driver. An added bonus is the water taxi across the harbor gets you up and close to many of the magnificent yachts, both sail and power, and under a full moon it can't be beat. Or if peace is what your soul craves, just relax with a book aboard the Lilypad, pausing to glance up at various sailboats that make their way to a day of sailing at sea. If you book the Lilypad July 4th week. You will have front row and top deck seating on board to view Newport's fantastic display of ceremonial fireworks under the stars! For the music enthusiasts the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals are some of the best in the world. Which are held at Historical Fort Adams State Park. Lilypad is moored next to Fort Adams. The water taxi will pick up you and your guests from the Lilypad bring you to the festivals, downtown and back to the Lilypad as often as needed. Of course, this being a houseboat, you need to be mindful of services we take for granted on land. Be conscious of your water consumption, become friendly with on board generator when running various appliances... but all this your affable hostess Danielle will explain when she greets you on board and is just a phone call away. Make your next trip to Newport an adventure to remember, every resort offers hotel accommodations, but how often do you get to live on a houseboat? Feel free to bring your own provisions and cook on board. If you prefer not to cook we can provide catering/provisioning for small intimate dinners, birthday and cocktail parties! There is a charming boating community within the marina. Filled with classic sailboats and powerboats of all sizes. While staying onboard during this time period you will have access to a indoor, heated pool and sauna. You will also be in walking distance to great restaurants, stylish boutiques and historical landmarks. Enjoy the views from Lilypads upper deck of Newport Harbor and the colorful sunsets of the cooler season. There are a lot of festivals and events to enjoy during the fall and winter months and the city by the sea is beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Keywords: Houseboat
Guest accommodations at this houseboat offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
Recreational amenities at the houseboat include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Shared/communal pool
  • Sauna
  • Massages


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Near laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Marina nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 950 sq ft (88 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at Flexible


Check-out before Flexible

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Parties and events are allowed on site

Property is also known as

Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor Newport
Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor Houseboat
Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor Houseboat Newport

Frequently asked questions

Is Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor?
Check-in begins at Flexible.
What time is check-out at Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor?
Check-out is at Flexible.
Where is Sweet Summer Escape on Newport Harbor located?
Located in Ocean Drive, this historic houseboat is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sail Newport and Fort Adams State Park. Thames Street and Newport Mansions are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 16 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Quick trip to Newport !
Our stay in Lily Pad was epic !! A great way to stay in Newport ! Danielle was an amazing host ! We can’t wait to book again !!!

3/5 Okay

Great weekend getaway
Our host, Danielle, was very nice and helpful in assisting us. The location was absolutely fantastic, the views of the harbor were perfect. The water taxi was easy once you get the hang of it being on the hour. However, lily pad is a little dated but clean. Could use some tlc.

5/5 Excellent

gorgeous stay!
Wonderful stay! Danielle was very helpful with showing us how stuff worked on the boat, she was also available if we had any questions during our stay. The boat was clean, spacious, and in a beautiful location. 100% coming back!!!

5/5 Excellent

A perfect 4 night getaway!
My husband and I ( like the rest of the world) needed a much needed break from “ real life” and spent 4 nights on the lily pad last week. Everything was perfect! Danielle has thought of everything to make her guests comfortable while staying on her little slice of heaven. From checking in, to her check in’s on us to make sure that we didn’t need anything and her recommendations of things to do and see while we were there she was such a great host. Be sure to bring floats with you to just relax and float in the water. We spent one day not leaving the boat, just sunning on the top deck, swimming and floating, and cooking dinner in! We couldn’t say enough great things about our stay, and are ready to book for next year!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Location
We stayed the weekend on the Lillypad and had a blast! Gorgeous location!

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