Rhode Island’s own City by the Sea was featured on the Today Show this week as part of a segment ranking the country’s top holiday getaway destinations.
Senior Editor at Travel + Leisure Magazine, Jackie Gifford, told the Today Show’s Willie Geist and Tamron Hall that the city was voted one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in America by Travel + Leisure readers.
The getaway deal Gifford highlights is the “nautical winter wonderland” at the Hyatt Regency Newport.
“They ask people to decorate their homes and restaurants with white christmas lights to conjure up that old-fashioned candlelit vibe,” says Gifford.
Today Show anchor Willie Geist remarks that “Newport is great year round.”
To learn more about festive Newport, check out our article This Year’s Top Local Holiday Activities.
Located in the coastal neighborhood of Green Hill, this four bedroom, three and a half bath custom built home was designed for entertaining and hosting overnight guests.
The first floor features a spacious living area with an electric fireplace and cathedral ceilings, while the kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and granite wraparound counters. The main floor also offers a bedroom suite with its own private full bath.
Upstairs, the second floor includes an adjoining full bath connecting a pair of bedrooms, each with walkout access to their own raised deck. There is also a bonus room that can be used as a home office or rec room.
The third floor hosts a master bedroom with ensuite bath and sliding glass doors that step out to a private deck with ocean views. Adjacent to the master suite is a bonus room that can be used as a family room or office.
This unique property is located within a short walk of the beach and is just three miles from the local marina. In addition, convenient access to Route 1 allows for easy travel throughout the state, from the beaches, shops, and restaurants of Westerly to all the opportunities of Newport and Providence.
For more information on this property, please visit 269Carpenter.com.
Located on desirable Rumstick Road in Barrington, this custom-built estate property is in a private and sophisticated country setting, yet minutes away from the center of town, reputable schools and the harbor.
Originally built in 1994, the 9,012-square-foot home has been beautifully renovated and features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three floors with gorgeous spiral staircases. The property has been exquisitely detailed with quality materials and craftsmanship resulting in a warm and welcoming family home with plenty of natural light.
The estate has a private courtyard front entrance which opens to a two-story reception hall. Perfect for entertaining on a grand scale or for enjoying intimate family gatherings, the first floor has 10 foot ceilings and plenty of space for guests. The first floor also has a fireplaced sunroom and patio for relaxing.
The master bedroom with vaulted ceilings is located on the second floor as well as a roof deck and four additional bedrooms. The third floor offers a private crow’s nest office and an attic area for additional storage.
The finished lower level of the home features a billiards room with a mahogany bar as well as a wine cellar and cedar closet.
Outside the home is ideal for entertaining and also includes a charming guest house.
Homes in this area are within walking distance of the town beach and have easy access to a host of recreational resources, including the Rhode Island Country Club, East Bay Bike Path, and several nearby marinas and yacht clubs.
For more information on this property, visit 294rumstick.com.