We found this place last minute and it was a pleasant surprise. The hosts were friendly and accommodating, the house is updated and immaculate, the grounds--including the pool--are excellently cared for, the bed was super comfy, and the breakfasts were very good. The downside for us was that we stayed in the room next to the kitchen and front door, so we were woken up as soon as the hosts started preparing for breakfast or when anyone entered or exited the house. If you're an early riser, it wouldn't be that much of a problem, but if you like to sleep late, like my husband, you'd be pretty disappointed with this room. Also, the private bathroom for this room shares a hallway with kitchen at one end and the door to the garage at the other. Though there was a screen placed to provide some privacy from the hosts and guests in the kitchen, we had to take care to cover up going to and from the bathroom and there were still a couple of slightly awkward encounters in the hallway. If we return, we'd definitely request a different room. Overall, a nice stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shells By The Sea is an elegant non-smoking adult environment, that feels just like home. Hosts Shell and Ned treat guests to a warm welcome and cool comfortable stay, along with a home cooked breadfast . Guest's can enjoy playing pool or working out in our exercise room. Perhaps a 600 square foot suite is what your looking for. Not to mention Rhode Island's beaches, Newport, Wickford, BlockIsland, Jamestown, and the University of Rhode Island. ... more less