Shells By The Sea B & B

8 River View Road , Narragansett, RI 02882 USA (Show map)


Private bathrooms Air conditioning Heated swimming pool High speed internet access via LAN or WIFI Cable TV 600 square foot suite Exercise room Pool table and BYOB wet bar Home theater with 50" plasma TV Private setting with decks Refrigerator available for your use Off street parking King and Queen beds Clean Impeccably decorated

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Innkeepers: Shell and Ned



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A Memorable Experience

4.6 on September 13, 2015

Beautiful rooms, elegantly appointed. Delicious breakfast. Relaxing atmosphere with very gracious and friendly hosts. Feels like home. Would definitely recommend Shells by the Sea to friends, family, or anyone seeking a wonderful B&B experience.

The most perfect relaxing getaway!

5 on August 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this B&B for 2 nights. It was absolutely perfect! Shell and Ned are so warm, welcoming and friendly! They also have a little dog named Remy who is absolutely adorable and so friendly! The house itself is absolutely gorgeous and spotless. Shell was great and gave us recommendations for places to go for entertainment and restaurants. Breakfast was absolutely delicious both mornings. You can tell they are both such hard workers and truly care about their guests and do whatever they can to ensure you're relaxed and calm! The salt water pool was also absolutely amazing, and that is where my boyfriend and I spent most of our time! This was our absolute favorite getaway, and we both agreed we have never felt so relaxed! We will surely be back! Thank you, Shell and Ned for everything!

The best bed and breakfast my husband and I have ever been to!

5 on July 19, 2014

Our friends had been going there over the years always raving about the wonderful experience provided by the the hosts. Last year and this, we enjoyed ourselves there, too. Shell and Ned not only make you comfortable and well cared for, they feel like friends. The place is beautiful, clean and relaxed. They have a darling little dog named Remi who follows Shell everywhere. Remi is friendly and loves to be loved. Anyone who would be concerned about this darling dog shouldn't! We plan to go back every summer with our friends and new friends we met there last year and this.

Gracious and accommodating hosts - highly recommended!

5 on July 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for a much needed relaxing weekend, and Shell and Ned made sure that was exactly we got. Beautiful house and very cozy and private sleeping arrangements. The heated pool out back was heavenly. Their home is very close to everything and we found ourselves regrouping back at the house several times a day. Great hosts, cooks and pool side companions. We mentioned my girlfriend's dietary restrictions in advance and they were enthusiastically accommodated by Shell and Ned at breakfast time - no questions asked! We will definitely look to stay with them on our next visit.

Spacious, quiet and comfortable

4.4 on August 26, 2013

Stayed here with my wife and her mother while we attended a wedding in Narragansett. Worked out perfectly for us. The house and facilities are very nice; plenty of spots for relaxing, conversation, reading or even more active pursuits if you like. Definitely recommended.

My New Home Away From Home!!!

5 on July 30, 2013

This is the best kept secret you can't help but tell everyone about. Top notch service with a smile. Ned and Shell make you feel like family. The are really no words to describe this place. You must experience it for yourself. I personally will not stay anywhere else when I'm visiting the Newport/Naragansett area. It puts 5 star well known establishments to shame... Once you stay here, I guarantee you will not want to stay anywhere else. Thank you for you gracious hospitality Ned and Shell. See you both again real soon!

Simply the Best

4.8 on June 09, 2013

While rarely inclined to write anything but checks and ski club notes, I do want to share my impressions of my overnight stay at Shells By the Sea. I'm a minimalist. I travel light, and appreciate all the amenities here. I'm not much for idle chit chat. I enjoy peace and quiet, relaxing, and re-energizing. I discovered each of these precious qualities. Offered my choice of three comfortable bedroom experiences, I chose the first floor king. Easy in, easy out--near the breakfast room, and my Mini. The soft fluffy cotton robe was just right for an invigorating shower. Loved the sheets and towels and mattress, which seemed to gently caress me to sleep. Freshly brewed coffee and fresh fruit helped me jumpstart an adventurous Saturday, refreshed and satisfied. If you try Shells By the'll like it, too.

amazing B&B!

5 on June 03, 2013

We were thrilled to come across Shell and Ned's beautiful B&B! what a gem! We had planned a weekend in Rhode Island and the spot we originally booked in Narragansett was quite unappealing. Fortunately, the gods smiled down on us when we called Shell and they had a room! This is not your typical B&B- it is a modern, clean beautiful house and they were both so warm, kind and welcoming. We had the ground floor all to ourselves with our own bathroom and big comfy bed, game room with a pool table and big tv- what a dream! We came on a rainy weekend, but they have a gorgeous pool and yard we'll have to come back for. Breakfast was delicious!!! french toast, eggs, fruit, fresh coffee and real maple syrup! all elegantly and perfectly prepared. Definitely the best option if you are visiting the area. You will feel at home with such wonderful hosts.

Beautiful B&B with such friendly hosts!

4.2 on July 19, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous and impeccably clean home with superb amenities. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy them! Shell and Ned were so friendly and let us use the kitchen to prepare our lunch for the beach. Our only disappointment was the breakfast. Although it was very good,the website said "made to order" and gave us the impression there would be a variety. My husband and teenage girls are not fond of quiche,so the girls ate the fruit and potatoes that accompanied the dish(my husband ate it all to be polite!). We asked for another option like a bagel, apparently there weren't others. Toast or cereal should have been an option for simple eaters! We will definitely be back-but with pop tarts for the girls!

The Starbucks of B&Bs

5 on July 03, 2012

This is not your everyday B&B. It is modern, comfortable, big and a great deal. The food was wonderful and the pool was just about perfect. It is not what you usually think of when you think B&Bs, it is not old, there is nothing quirky about it, it is not small, and it isn't right in the middle of a town. It is on a cul-du-sac, so it is secluded. By the pool, you feel like you are deep in the woods. Those who gave poor ratings obviously didn't do any research, if you want old, quaint and cramped, stay somewhere else. If you want a modern interpretation of a B&B and a great hotel alternative, I highly recommend Shells. We'll be coming back soon.

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Rooms & Rates


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

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Location Type

URI, Wickford, Newport, University of RI Bay Campus, Airport, Suburban


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 22 miles

Directions to property:

From North Take I-95 South to exit 9 on left. Continue on Rt 4 South to traffic light at Rt 1 and 138 (Tower and Park and Ride on Left). Take left at light. Follow to next light (Rite Aid Pharmacy) and take right on to Rt 1A South. Follow through next light to Twin Willows restaurant on left. Take immediate right on to Marian Ave, follow to end, take left on to Riverview Rd. From South Take I-95 North to RI exit 3A(138 E). Continue 16 miles past URI to traffic light at Rt 1. Follow through light on to Bridgetown Rd. Follow to next light (Rite Aid Pharmacy) and take right onto 1A South. Follow through next light to Twin Willows restaurant on left. Take immediate right on to Marian Ave, follow to end, take left on to Riverview Rd .

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Bike paths, Tennis, Kayaks and canoes, Deep sea fishing, Golf, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Exercise room, Pool table, Heated pool, Private yard with decks, On site massages

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Scuba diving and lessons, Surfing, Snorkling, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: Negotiable
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Fire code does not allow smoking on the premisis
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Exceptions are possible, call.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights fee
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled with in 48 hours of planned check in.



Shell and Ned

Languages spoken

Ukrainian, English

About the innkeepers

Golf, tennis, bicycling, hiking, fishing, bowling and watching sports.

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  • Time Served: Time by Concensus
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Buttermilk Waffles
A typical breakfast include coffee or tea, various juices, fresh fruit cup, and the entree of the day. Special food will be prepared to accomodate dietary restrictions, upon request.