Charming Victorian cottage by-the-sea, facing East and overlooking vistas of Easton’s Pond, First Beach, and St. George’s School. Located in the convenient Kay/Catherine neighborhood, this property is within walking distance of beaches, the Cliff Walk and all the amenities Newport has to offer. Newly refurbished wood clapboard exterior, high ceilings and honey pine floors throughout. The main floor has front and back entries, 4 fireplaces, a double parlor, dining room, study, half bath, pantry, and gourmet kitchen with sliders to a deck and entry to a fenced, landscaped garden with a brick area for BBQ.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms that share a bathroom and spacious laundry room. The master bedroom has its own bath and stair to the kitchen. The large basement has good head room, cement floor, an efficient gas furnace and good access. Gas heat and AC. Off-street parking for two or more cars.
A separate guest house has its own water view, lots of light. and two sets of sliding doors – one that steps out on the deck and the other is a private entrance. Inside is a studio space with a kitchenette and small bathroom.
For history buffs: The house was moved to its present location in 1883 and is one of the oldest on Eustis Avenue. Supposedly, the poet Henry Longfellow rented it when it was part of a complex known as "Cliff House," formerly located on the site of "Faxon Lodge," off Cliff Avenue, on the other side of Memorial Blvd. The house may date back to the 1840's.