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Unique Houseboat Experience in Beautiful Newport Harbor! Great summer escape!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

Houseboat, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Offering lower rates for early June! Please call for details.

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 Lilypad 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!

The Lilypad will be available year round. We bring the Lilypad to a marina in downtown Newport October15-May15 where she will be dockside. 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.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Newport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Downtown Newport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Newport National
Nearest Train
40 Miles
North Kingston
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Easton's Beach

Lilypad in the summer season is moored in beautiful Newport Harbor. You will see boats of all shapes and sizes passing by. You can see the Pell bridge lit up in the evening. There are historical mansions on rolling greens across from the Lilypad. And you will see marine life!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house boat rental in Newport, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • long term renters welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Launch service (water taxi) is included. 360 degree views of the harbor and Newport.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house boat rental in Newport, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th week
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
63rd Newport Jazz Festival
Aug 3 2018 - Aug 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
International Boat Show
Sep 14 2018 - Sep 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

maintenance fee C$96.36
Property Damage Protection C$101.5

We offer one night stays on week nights. There is a 2 night minimum on weekends and a 3-5 night minimum on holiday and event weekends. Rates are based on a two person occupancy. There is a $50.00 extra person rate. The water taxi charge is $3.00 per person per ride. Holiday/event rates are $500-$600pn.Cancellation Policy- in the unlikely event that you must cancel with less then two weeks notice we must ask you to take the responsibility for you entire reservation. Please understand that our season is to short and we only have one houseboat to absorb last minute cancellations. If guests cancels less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded. If guest arrives & decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded. If we can rebook the dates cancelled for the total rate of the charter then we will refund your money.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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