There is nothing quite like summertime in Rhode Island, and this year’s photo contest did an excellent job capturing its essence.
Thank you to everyone who entered submissions, and a very special thank you to all of our Facebook friends for helping us choose a winner. We received over 100 votes to the contest and had three photos finish within just 11 votes of each other for the top spot.
I am proud to announce “Brenton Point Sunset – Newport” taken by our own Providence Sales Associate Rich Epstein as the winner of the 2014 RPL Summer Photo Contest. Rich’s shot of a very uncooperative seagull standing before a fiery sunset received a total of 33 votes. Congratulations Rich!
Here are the top 6 photographs that will be added to our home page slide show:
Winning Photo: Brenton Point Sunset – Newport (Rich Epstein)
Second Place Photo: Seaside Garden – Little Compton (Ian Barnacle)
Third Place Photo: The Cove – Pawtuxet Village (Barbara Rhine)
Fourth Place Photo: Downtown Gondola – Providence (Chris Whirlow)
Fifth Place Photo: Looff Carousel – Riverside (Wanda Vanier)
Sixth Place Photo: Yacht Club – Barrington (Lisa Schryver)
Travel and Leisure Magazine recently named Ocean House (located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island) the number one Top Resort in the Continental United States and the number five Top Hotel in the World.
Travel + Leisure asks readers to rate hotels on a scale of one to five in several categories including rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants, and value. The scores are then averaged together to create an overall ranking.
Built in 1868, the recently renovated Victorian oceanfront hotel has 49 guest rooms and suites, as well as 22 private villas with expansive amenities, including a private beach, recreational activities, and fine dining. The OH! Spa offers a range of services from body wraps and massages, to wellness and fitness classes.
Seasons, Ocean House’s main on site restaurant, was on the list of Open Spot’s top ten romantic restaurants. Seasons delivers magnificent water views and an ever-changing menu to provide fresh, local flavors.
Ocean House has the honor of being the only Rhode Island hotel to be awarded AAA and Forbes’ 5 star rating, earned by just 97 hotels in the country.
For more information, please visit www.oceanhouseri.com.
Set atop a luxury highrise in Waterplace Park, this spectacular two bedroom, two bath penthouse contains 2,500 square feet of living space.
Stepping inside, you are welcomed into a modern open concept design affording stunning panoramic views.
The spacious eat-in kitchen and dining area overlook the city, while a series of inviting sitting areas flow into an opening living room providing walkout access to a penthouse terrace for outdoor entertaining.
The hall off the kitchen leads to a generous master suite, a bonus room, and a second bedroom with private balcony supported by a another full bathroom.
As a Waterplace luxury residence, the penthouse includes a wealth of amenities, including underground garage parking, 24-hour concierge services, a private fitness facility, and a 14th floor community room with an adjacent terrace overlooking Waterplace Park.
For more information, please visit: www.exchangestreetpenthouse.com