Anna Pell House, circa 1876, view from the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel across street

Seasons Greetings from the Anna Pell House

We have some big news to share… This past fall, we sold the Anna Pell House. After much soul searching and deliberation, we felt that it was time to pass along the care and tending of this beautiful 150 year old building to new owners and move on to other adventures. This was not an easy decision given that we love the house and met so many wonderful people over the years running the vacation rental. We truly enjoyed welcoming all of you, our many lovely guests, to spend a special vacation in Newport in an historic downtown mini-mansion. Thank you all for making our decade long vacation rental experience so memorable.

May 20201 be a year of health, happiness and prosperity for all.

Built circa 1870 by Anna Pell, the late RI Senator Pell’s great aunt, this Victorian painted lady is filled with original details and is a spectacular example of the Exotic Revival Swiss Chalet style of architecture popular at the time.

Want to be in Newport for any or all of the fantastic local events? We are now taking bookings year round. For last minute bookings, feel free to give us a call at 401.935.8591.

Spacious, luxuriously furnished, upscale apartment located in the heart of historic downtown Newport on the second floor of the Anna Pell House (circa 1876) across from the award winning Vanderbilt Grace Hotel. The unit has two bedrooms (a master bedroom with a queen sized bed and a second bedroom with a twin daybed and pull-out trundle that can be pushed together to make a queen); gourmet eat-in kitchen; large living room with a full sleeper sofa, open beams and fireplace; and full bath.

The 1250 square feet, second floor residence has a large living room/dining area that is perfect for social get togethers.

Please note:  (1) Although we want our guests to enjoy their vacations, we are not a “party house”.  We expect our guests to treat the premises with care and respect.  (2) Low key get-togethers, celebrations, anniversaries, etc for small groups of 6 or less are a good fit for the Anna Pell House. Bachelor/Bachelorette parties are not a good fit for this property.  (3) The Anna Pell House is a no smoking premises including the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and similar products designed for electronic, vapor or aerosol delivery of nicotine.  (4) We don’t accept pets.

The Anna Pell House rental apartment is light and airy with amenities that include: private entrance, one off-street parking space, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, ample closets, storage space, and smart DVD. Enjoy the ambiance of Newport’s sunrises and sunsets in the privacy of the apartment or in the award-winning garden.

Our downtown location is ideal to easily enjoy the many aspects of the city that make Newport such a sought after vacation destination – the Historic Hill district, museums and galleries, Thames Street, downtown, and Broadway. You can find many of the best restaurants and city highlights within easy walking distance.

Specifically, we are one block from Thames Street; a 2-5 minute walk to many shops & restaurants. Easy walking distance to Newport’s historic attractions, fine dining facilities, theaters, parks, shopping, libraries, and farmers’ market. Commuting options include access to public transportation and convenient biking around town, to area beaches, and the Ocean Drive. Short bike ride or commute to Naval Station Newport, the Naval War College, and Salve Regina University.


Call (401)935-8591 or email for rates & availability.

The Anna Pell House is located on the corner of Clarke and Mary Street in the heart of Newport’s famed Historic Hill, situated across from the National Historic Landmark Vernon House and the award-winning Vanderbilt Grace Hotel.

Fall & winter event highlights include:  Newport Secret Garden Tour,  Newport International Boat Show, Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Harvest Fair, Fall Newport Restaurant Week, Christmas in Newport, Newport Winter Festival and more.

Park your car in the driveway upon arrival as all of these events along with everything downtown has to offer are easily accessible via walking, public transportation and water taxi.  Neighborhood attractions include: Newport’s renowned historic attractions, fine dining facilities, theaters, parks, shopping, libraries, and farmers’ market.

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