Historic Homes

48-Bedroom “Summer Cottage” with Ocean Views

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence in the Gilded Age. Boasting 70 rooms and 48 bedrooms  Built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, one of the richest men in America, The Breakers was everything a millionaire of the Gilded Age could want in a summer getaway. A classic Italian palazzo design, the finest American and European craftsmanship, views of the sea, and modern technology combined to make the ideal setting for luxurious living and entertaining.  The Breakers has a history entertained presidents, royalty and guests from across the world for more than 125 years and today is visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year.