Woodbine Cottage is Now For Sale

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After 27 years running as a premier Newport Guesthouse, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to sell this amazing property. We loved all our years taking care of all of you. The house is listed with Lila Delman of Memorial Blvd in Newport. Now Presenting, for its first public debut EVER listed for sale to the public, Woodbine Cottage- The George Champlin Mason Sr. Family Home. For a private showing or additional information, please click the link above or contact

Karin Jackson at 401-338-3771

This 9000+ square foot residential house is going to make some family very happy with its charm, historic details, labyrinth, and fantasy tower treehouse. I hope we can all send out positive vibes for a new chapter for this beautiful property.

Woodbine Cottage is located right in the center of Downtown Newport. The house was the famous residence to George Champlin Mason and his family. The house is drenched with history and of course is located in a very historic city known for its architecture. George Champlin Mason was Newport's first resident architect. He was self taught in Switzerland, France and Germany and when complete he brought his style and designs to Newport where he put down roots. He designed up to 150 mansions in Gilded Age Newport, paving the way and setting the standard for Newport. It has been the home to royalty, American aristocrats, and movers and shakers of the 20th century.

The house has been impeccably maintained as a luxury rental with modern amenities for decades. The whole house has been updated with new modern insulation, electrical, plumbing, boiler, hot water tank, heating/AC systems, as well as a professionally landscaped, English, garden by a local Master Gardener. The home also has 4 vegetable garden beds, patio with outdoor fireplace, 4 porches, a labyrinth, a koi pond, and frontage on a private street. It features a new, modern, Victorian kitchen with zinc and marble countertops, heated floors, fireplace and high end stainless appliances in the main kitchen and prep kitchen. The Swiss Chalet house with matching Swiss inspired tower is located 1 Block off Bellevue Ave, 3 blocks to the beach and 3 blocks from Bowens and Bannisters Wharf so you can walk anywhere. Top of the Hill neighborhood is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town being centrally located so you could walk to everything AND in a neighborhood with beautifully maintained historic homes AND easy side street access in and out avoiding ALL the tourist traffic. You can't get much better than this. Housekeeping staff is willing to transfer to the new owners. Move in ready! Enjoy the Summer and Beaches Now!


  • 12.5+ Baths
  • Alexa Enabled Smart House
  • Keyless Entry Doors
  • Central Sonos Sounds System
  • Finished Cellar with Proper Egress
  • Koi Pond & Vegetable Gardens
  • Air conditioning-Central & Local
  • Heating-Gas & Electric/Radiant & Hot Air
  • Formal Cutting Garden
  • 12 Working Fireplaces
  • New Stainless Appliances
  • Parking 8+
  • Bicycle Storage Area
  • Potting Bench
  • 3 Story Medieval Tower for storage w/ level for equipment, stargazing and workshop/artist studio
  • Large Capacity Washer and Dryer on 1st Floor
  • Flex Rooms-Office, Studio, Playroom
  • Home Gym
  • Original Fir, Butternut, Mahogany Hardwood Floors recently sanded and refinished
  • Delft Tile, Black Marble and Jade Fireplaces
  • Parquet Floors in Second Floor Bedrooms
  • 3 Clawfoot Tubs
  • Maintained Slate Roof
  • Insulation in Walls and Floors for Soundproofing
  • 11.5 foot Ceilings
  • Over 25 Rooms
  • Smoke Free Property
  • Attic and Cellar Storage