Looking for a place to get away this summer? Consider renting one of Newport’s luxurious waterfront mansions. With private views of Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline, elegant amenities and high-end finishings, these seven-plus bedroom estates have it all.
Newport’s lavish mansions embody the Gilded Age — an era in which an elite group of fabulously wealthy Americans summered in along Rhode Island’s coast to escape the heat of the south. By the turn of the 20th-century, many of the nation’s wealthiest families had joined in on this seasonal tradition, including the Vanderbilts, Astors, and the Widener family.
Renting for about $80,000 a month, the Champ Soleil (Summer Field) estate features imported 18th century entry gates and one of the finest croquet courts in the country. Located along Bellevue Ave in Newport, this mansion has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, a library imported from France, and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Its extravagant furnishing include French doors, marble floors, six marble fireplaces, 18th-century pine paneling from Paris and three kitchen areas — renters are sure to feel like royalty while staying at this estate.
With a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, The Ledges mansion is an estate worth renting for the summer! As you make your way up the winding drive you are transformed into a different time and place. Boasting classic New England architecture designed by JH Sturgis in 1867, this mansion has eight bedrooms, each with their own waterfront view. Located along the infamous Ocean Drive, The Ledges estate offers private beach access and the perfect summer retreat.
Located in the iconic Castle Hill neighborhood, one may choose to rent the quaint 4 Ella Ter off of Ocean Ave. Sitting on 8,342 square feet, this custom-built estate features four bedrooms and four baths. With a luxurious open-floor plan and easy walk to the beach, 4 Ella Ter is a hidden gem of the Atlantic Coast.