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8 River View Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-2826
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#2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Narragansett
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4.4
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.6
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Heated pool
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jules wrote a review Aug 2019
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We came here after a long difficult year for us and I must say it was the best decision we ever did.. Shells by the sea was perfect in every way. Our host were so nice and totally went out of their way for us.. Our breakfast were delicious and the rooms beautiful ..It was so relaxing and close to everything.. we plan on making it a yearly tradition if we are lucky enough. My daughter said she loved it and would love to go back!!! .. People do make a difference.... felt like family when we left ..
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Aug 31, 2019
Thank you so much for this amazing review. We were thrilled to have you here as our guests. Like you said people do make a difference...... and yes felt like family! Hope to see you next season !!!😁. Shell
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CayfromCT wrote a review Jul 2019
Windsor, Connecticut1 contribution
If you want to stay in a fantastic house with awesome owners and a beautifully landscaped backyard and deck, complete with a warm saltwater pool - then Shells by the Sea is your place! The owners Shell and Ned are our good friends after staying only two days. The rooms are lovely and super clean. The breakfasts are fresh and delicious; we had such fun chatting with Shell and the other guests over breakfast. After a day at the beach, a swim in the secluded backyard pool was a welcome, relaxing respite. I would highly recommend this delightful B&B! Thanks, Shell and Ned - we will return!😊☀️
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Jul 29, 2019
We loved having you here. It felt like old friends getting together! We can’t wait for you to come back🍷
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Lisa M wrote a review Jul 2019
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Shell and Ned have a lovely home.So inviting. It is so clean! We loved our private space, the gym, the salt water pool, and the beautiful grounds. Shell makes the best breakfast too! We shall return !
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from ShellsBandB, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Jul 15, 2019
Thank you! We appreciate the kind words and that you think of us when you want to vacation in Rhode Island. Our motto is ...... You walk in as strangers and walk out as friends,😊
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Kay wrote a review Jun 2019
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My husband, son, and I stayed at Shells for two nights while touring Narragansett and Newport. Our rooms were quite large and roomy, as was our bathroom. Beds were very comfortable. The entire home was immaculate, well decorated and inviting. Shell made us feel right at home and frequently asked if there was anything she could do for us. In the morning we sat on the back porch with coffee and tea, overlooking the beautiful grounds and outdoor heated pool. Breakfast was delicious. Shell asked us our preferences before serving. We had access to a refrigerator, downstairs fully equipped gym, sitting rooms. Couldn't ask for anything more! Thanks, Shell!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from ShellsBandB, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Jun 24, 2019
It truly was our pleasure. It did feel like having your favorite relative visiting. Hope to see you all next summer !
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caryn e wrote a review Jun 2019
New Rochelle, New York2 contributions
Not generally B&B people, but Shell and her husband Ned, two most wonderful hosts, just might have changed our minds. Their home is lovely and certainly run better than many hotels I've stayed out in my extensive travel career. Location works. Great biking and beaching close by. Newport easy to get to. Restaurants serving good food at good pricing abound. Just a super easy, clean, enjoyable place to lay our heads.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Jun 21, 2019
It so nice to have such sweet guests come and make our day. You know you walk in as strangers and walk out as friends 😊
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Dave wrote a review Jun 2019
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Great friendly hosts, both Shell and Ned. The house is big, beautiful and immaculately maintained. Beautiful grounds and landscaping. The heated salt water pool was incredible with lots of relaxing lounge chairs. Definitely our favorite part. Our room was great but did not have a bathroom in it. It was across the hall which is not what's considered private, but we were the only ones upstairs so it was ok. Breakfast was good but we didn't seem to have a choice of what kind. You are actually within their house which is a little different than the B&Bs we've stayed in previously, but its still very comfortable and a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Jun 21, 2019
It very nice meeting you both. So happy you had the opportunity to visit our area. In this area B&B owners must occupy the premises which is fun😁. Hope to see you in the near future !
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bonnieann1 wrote a review Aug 2018
Beacon, New York17 contributions2 helpful votes
Shells by the Sea welcomes you with its pristine grounds, marble entry, comfortable rooms and décor by "Shel" that offers an almost museum worthy décor throughout.. Shel, whom she wants you to think of as "your favorite cousin" is warm, cheerful and laid back. Guests can watch and chat with her as she cooks gourmet breakfasts, and then escorts us to the dining room where she joins us to thoroughly enjoy. Every room has its own flair. We spent 5 nights in the suite, decorated obviously for the romantic. Shel cheerfully invites you to chill in any of the sitting rooms, so sophisticated and relaxed. The linens, as well as all furnishings provide a richness, yet warmth to the imaculate home. Shel's energy and spirit resonate with her words and successful efforts to keep the B and B immaculate. We swam in the saltwater pool and used the exercise room. It really was a heavenly vacation. Thanks, Shell. See you soon.- Bonnie and Michael
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Oct 27, 2018
Wow. Thank you so much for all the accolades❗️ It certainly was such a pleasure meeting both of you. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again in the near future. Shell 😎
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Judy C wrote a review Aug 2018
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We decided on a week visit to the Newport RI area. After seeing the eye-popping prices in town, we expanded our search and came across Shells... What a wonderful find! Shell and Ned were wonderful hosts, immediately making us feel welcome. We stayed 6 nights, most of it in the "attic", which is a private suite with a sitting room and bathroom - very nice! We did have to move once, but Shell was very accommodating to make our stay work around those of other guests, making it easy. Breakfasts were well prepared and delicious. We used the beautiful back yard and pool often. And we found that Narragansett was a great central location, with easy access to Newport, the Block Island ferry and the town's own great restaurants. When we left, we felt like we were saying goodbye to good friends. Overall, strongly recommended, and we hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Aug 18, 2018
It truly was our pleasure❗️ Like I said you walk in as strangers walk out like family or friends 😎 we look forward to your next visit 😇
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fergusontk1104 wrote a review Aug 2018
Derby, Connecticut1 contribution
By far the best B&B experience. Shell and Ned are amazing hosts who truly love welcoming guests into their home. From the first phone call to the moment we checked out, Shell makes you feel as though you are visiting with family. Beautiful property, amazing breakfast, spotless, and so quiet we didn’t realize there were other guests. Looking forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Aug 13, 2018
I can’t wait until you come back..... it’s definitely like having your favorite family members coming for a visit 👍🏼
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Quest772602 wrote a review Aug 2018
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We stayed four nights at this gorgeous B&B. Our private room and bath were luxurious and we are really enjoyed the salt water heated pool in their beautifully landscaped back yard. Shell and Ned were great hosts and fixed us delicious breakfasts. We took the FAST FERRY to Martha’s Vineyard, explored the Newport Cliff Walk, and drove Ocean Drive.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B
Responded Aug 8, 2018
So happy your stay was enjoyable. We loved having you here sharing your summer experience with us. We hope you will think of us again when coming back..... remember walking in as strangers ...... walking out as friends 😎
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shells By The Sea B&B
What are some of the property amenities at Shells By The Sea B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Shells By The Sea B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shells By The Sea B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shells By The Sea B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brickley's Ice Cream, Meldgie's Diner, and Twin Willows.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shells By The Sea B&B?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Shells By The Sea B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gilbert Stuart Museum (3.4 miles), Casey Farm (2.9 miles), and Watson Farm (4.9 miles).