The Captain Simeon Potter House
Call Us at (401) 848-0443

 

Welcome to the Captain Simeon Potter House!

A quintessential Bed & Breakfast with a water view and within walking distance of the shops in historic Newport Rhode Island.


   

 

Why the Captain Simeon Potter House?

It is a great base for a vacation or business trip. New to the discerning traveler, famlies and friends find it's superb location the perfect spot for reunions, memories, and the fun of being together. Available for shared or exclusive use. Heated towel bars and marble, individual heat/AC, flat screen TV's, web and phone ports all seamlessly blended into this lovingly restored 18th century sea captains home on the Bay. A proud recipient of the 2004 Neewport Historical preservation Award. After a sumptuous breakfast of fruit filled crepe, one can sink into a book in the most comfortable of period furnishings in the sun-drenched library. Unhurried; understated; we cater to the worldly visitor. With meticulous attention to detail, we'll also craft your personal itinerary or one need only step outside to see the quintissential Newport...


                    "A Room with a View"


<The Northwest Chamber: 

Your Room, the Northwest or Southwest chamber, is decorated with period furnishings organized on balance and symmetry; as visual metaphors for reasoned order; they are eminently desirble symbols of authority and simplicity in the Georgian composition of your room. The bed, its headboard a single, thick slab of Honduran mahogany, may have arrived on a returning vessel on Newport's "Triangle Trade," which plied the waters between Africa, the Carribbean, and then back to Newport carrying molasses and the highly prized Honduran mahogany.


 

 

                       The Southwest Chamber>

                                                                  

Linen; always white, always crisp with only the whisper of pure cotton inviting you to take pleasure in the art of restorative sleep. Rest your head; float off in perfect comfort with your plump duck-down pillows and european linen... think sleep.

After a flawless sleep, awaken to the gentle wafting of Cafe Latte, espresso, or good old American coffee.

During winter months, you may want to slightly crack the window and take in the pure, healthy air coming directly in from the bay, while you snuggle under the lightest cloud of a deep duck-down Austrian duvet.

 

 


 

As is the case with each bedchamber, the bathrooms have individual thermostats and heated towel bars. As seen in the SW bath, there's a "post" (vertical) as in post and beam (horizontal) architectural members in construction. Post and Beam timber framing was the method of construction during the 16,17,18, and into the mid 19th centuries. Considerable effort was made to restore and preserve original fabric. In this bath, one sees hand planed boards with the traditional round Newport bead, along the edge of this original casing.

Stay and enjoy all the amenities that Newport has to offer ~ Tennis, Mansions, Golfing, Shopping, Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Nightclubs and old historic homes that you can visit.