Welcome to the Bayberry Newport | A Boutique Luxury Inn
Who We Are
We like to call ourselves “The Bayberry Team“. And what a team we are. Comprised of a core, close-knit family of four, plus a few talented and hand-selected individuals, our team wields diverse and unique skill sets that combine for a truly special identity. From real estate development, to air travel – from tech know-how, to culinary expertise, we excel in each niche to ensure your experience with us is one for the books.
What We Offer
Located at 20 Kay Street on historic hill in Newport, Rhode Island, the Bayberry offers 7 spacious, well-appointed King and Queen suites with luxurious linens, uniquely handsome decor, and effervescent whirlpool / Jacuzzis tubs. Guests are invited to unwind on the expansive front porch in a rocker and take in the sights and sounds of Newport’s coastal surroundings. As of Spring 2018, we welcome the additions of manicured gardens, seating areas, and a gas fireplace for communal use. Free WiFi enables guests to work or browse the web from the many cozy or spacious locations around the property.
We have been painstakingly attentive to detail. A great amount of time, care, and talent has been invested into not only refreshing the Bayberry to its former glory, but elevating it further into luxury. We take great pride in ensuring that our guests feel comfortable and enveloped by the luxurious amenities found in each unique suite, as well as throughout the home.
A Brief History
The Bayberry Inn, built in 1837, served as the residence of Navy Captain Charles Hunter and his family. Though Captain Hunter had exquisite taste – evidenced by the details throughout the home – the interior and exterior were both due to be improved after years of ownership change, reconfiguration, and neglect. The Bayberry has been an Inn for several decades and is recognized in Newport. Now, under new ownership, we have succeeded in making the Bayberry stand-out on its own amongst the 100+ other Inns in the surrounding area. Throughout the entire remodeling process, we maintained the common vision of elevating the Home to modern-day standards, while retaining its classical, old-world charm.
The redesign of the Inn included extensive refreshing of the décor, facades, painting and other physical renovations. These refreshments were made possible with the help of extraordinary renovation specialist, Michael Viveiros of Mike’s Building & Remodeling, as well as interior designer, Susan O’Donnell of Sue Casa Interiors. Mike and his talented team meticulously restored all crown molding, inside and out, to its former glory using custom molding knives and a careful hand. Susan O’Donnell’s eye for colors, textures, and details sparked bright life into the airy spaces of the Bayberry. Strong bones + fresh paint, a clean, oceanic color palette, breezy aesthetics, with bold pops of color make for a concert of visual intrigue.