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Welcoming Cottage on Spencer Park, in 1st Block of Harbor, Nr Restaurants, Shops

Bridget Butlin

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 31 nights

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Welcoming Cottage on Spencer Park, in 1st Block of Harbor, Nr Restaurants, Shops

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 31 nights


Newport House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 4, near Harbor and Shops

#7 is a welcoming, comfortable, and conveniently located cottage in first block from Newport Harbor, off Wellington Ave. [Home of Ida Lewis + New York Yacht Clubs]. Has small back yard [maintained] and has ‘spacious’ feel with Spencer Park directly opposite [Houses on only one side of Clinton St] 1890's Cottage, was fully renovated in the 80’s. Re-painted & re-furbished in 2009, and continuously maintained. Finished wood floors and carpets throughout. Lovely bright upstairs w/ skylights. Window Air-cons for Summer comfort. Fully equipped, just bring your suitcase! Sleeps four w/ pullout couch for occasional guests. The wooden deck on back of house was extended for the 2013 Season.

Wonderful location for harbor-front walks in King Park. Enjoy spectacular Sunset views across harbor to Fort Adams and Newport Bridge. Bicycle rides around Ocean Drive and to beaches. Easy walking distance [2 Blocks] to Lower Thames St. w/ Restaurants, Shopping, Banks and ATM’s. 45mins from Providence Green Airport & Kingston RI Train station. Approx 1hr 45min to Boston Ma.

Fort Adams State Park, is a 10 mins bike ride away from #7 Clinton St.

If you enjoy walking ...: #7 is well situated to walk either into town or along the harbor on Wellington Ave. and King Park. There are many varied Restaurants [Family to Gourmet], shops, Pottery and Glass Blowing Studio/retail stores, ATMs - all within a few blocks. Grocery delivery possible from a local supermarket. There is no necessity for a car most days! Bicycle rentals are available, and it is also a great way to get around town and to the beach.

Walking along Newport's famous Cliff Walk is a wonderful experience, with Views of Easton's Beach, the Atlantic Ocean over the coastline, and several mansions.

There are several wildlife reserves in nearby Middletown RI, [15min drive] with walking trails.

Sports such as Sailing, Fishing, bicycling and Surfing are popular pastimes on the island.

'Sail Newport' offers Sailing schools for kids, and small sail boat rentals.

Harbor Tours, Charters on Classic 12 meter America's Cup sail boats. Fishing charters. Ocean Fly fishing instruction.

Surf board, Kayak and small boat rentals.

Tall Ships make visits to the Newport Harbor from time to time.

Many Sailing Racing Series held throughout the Summer, good viewing from Fort Adams Park.

Aquidneck Island is popular in the surfing world for its wave action!

Newport is fun for bicyclists, from getting around town on busy traffic days, to peddling around viewing the mansions, and historic architecture. Not to be missed - cycling around the approx ten mile Ocean Drive, with spectacular ocean views, and pond wild life.

Live music - Festivals, concerts and more: Newport offers many varied entertainment possibilities.

Jazz and Folk Festivals at Fort Adams in Aug.

Two weeks of Classical Chamber Music concerts in July.

Sunset Concerts downtown, featuring popular artists throughout the Summer.

Many bars and restaurants offer live music.

Comedy clubs.


The local Newport Art Museum offers art workshops for adults teens and kids , and has Camps for kids.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bridget Butlin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Bridget Butlin chose Newport

We bought and completely renovated this house, and then lived in in it for 8 years because we loved the location. We then bought the house next door, completely renovated it and moved in because we still love the location!

What makes this house unique

The location of the house is close enough to town to walk to shops and restaurants within a few blocks. It is close to the harbour, and one can enjoy sunset walks with views over the water across the harbour to the Newport Pell Bridge. The park opposite the house gives a very spacious feeling to living here. The neighbourhood is friendly and pretty quiet.

Guestbook comments from the manager

moby melville (sarasota FL USA)

Review submitted: August 24, 2010 Date of arrival: July 2, 2010

We are repeat renters and for good reason. The cottage is in a terrific location in Newport: 2 blocks from Kings Park which is adjacent to the harbor, and a 5 minute walk to lower Thames Street where there are shops and famous restaurants. The front door of the house also opens out onto a sweet neighborhood park which is used by dog walkers, pedestrians, soccer players, and other local characters.

Ed and Biddy are great to rent from without being intrusive. The house is spotless when we arrive and Biddy and Ed are always updating things in our absence which we appreciate. Plus, the house feels like a home instead of a "rental unit." It is well-stocked with kitchen equipment, cleaning supplies, linens, pillows, comfortable furniture, and most importantly, reading lamps. With all these thoughtful comforts, it is easy to feel like you are "living" in Newport instead of "visiting" Newport.
Jul 2010
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Half Baths2
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Minimum Stay 28 - 31 nights
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Welcoming Cottage on Spencer Park, in 1st Block of Harbor, Nr Restaurants, Shops
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
Palm Desert, CA, USA

Cozy, charming, super location

  • 5 of 5

I rented this lovely little cottage for the month of August 2009. The owners have done a super job renovating. The kitchen is entirely wood - floors, counters, cabinets. It's like a sailboat galley, but with lots of windows and counterspace. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs - a guest room for 2 in the front of the house and a "master suite" in the back overlooking the garden. This consists of a nice little sitting room and then the bedroom is beyond that with windows on 3 sides. The house has A/C boxes, but I never used it. There's great cross-ventilation and sky windows in both bedrooms. The backyard is beautiful -- nice porch with a gas grill and a beautiful garden, testimony to Bridget's British green thumb. The location of the house is perfect - walking distance to town and mansions, biking distance to beaches. I cannot recommend this charming place, or its owners, more highly.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Rebecca for her wonderful review! We try to provide a very comfortable, well set-up household for our guests, and hope that all will enjoy their stay, and their Newport experience, as much as Rebecca reports she did. If any concern arises during a tenant's stay, we do our best to take care of whatever issue, as promptly as possible. We certainly have met some great people renting our house, and are looking forward to our next clients, repeat and new!

Perfect, homely, comfortable, every need covered

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely stay. Fantastic owners who obviously take pride in this property and were incredibly accommodating of us and our two very small children. Incredibly clean, well stocked home. Very close to the main shopping street, bars and restaurants right in the heart of the town whilst feeling the open air of the park just across the road. A perfect little garden out back with deck and bbq made for lovely evenings in the spring sunlight. Was very sad to leave when the time came and will certainly recommend to anyone wanting a central location in newport.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting this lovely young Family. They were great tenants. We are very happy that they enjoyed their time in our house, and we are very grateful that they were willing to write such a great review.

Excited to return for our fourth summer!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented this wonderful cottage for a month for the past three summers--this summer will make our fourth. Where do I begin? The house is the perfect getaway--close to the water, a stone's throw to the restaurants and shops of Thames Street, offers off-street parking...everything you could possibly need to make your time in Newport special. It's located exactly where you'd want to be if visiting.

The interior of the house and charming and cozy. We typically have guests every weekend...and they are always dying to return the next summer! Both bedrooms are lovely, and we've had an extra guest during a weekend visit who was able to stay on the pull-out couch in the living room.

The backyard is impeccably maintained, and we try to enjoy our meals on the deck as much as possible to enjoy Biddy's lovely gardens.

My husband and I can't imagine a summer without a month in our special place in Newport. I can't say enough about the house, and we count down the weeks to our time there each year.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Happy Month of May

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed to find a place where we could transition between a Boston suburb where the sale of our house closed in late April and early June, when we could move into our house in Fairfield County, CT. We would have 2 loaded cars, 2 bikes, and our nearly 15 year old Yorkie ("Baby") with the rest of our stuff packed away into storage; rather than try to rent locally, we thought it would be a good chance to try to turn this 6 week interlude into a kind of vacation. 7 Clinton sounded like the perfect fit for our needs and we were not disappointed. The house was exactly as advertised, It has now been a couple of months since our stay in Newport, but we have nothing but happy and pleasant memories: Biddy was extremely helpful on our arrival in straightening out the internet connection; she had just recently installed a flat screen TV; thoughtfully equipped the kitchen with an oven toaster (which we had inquired about) and a brand new gas barbecue. Flowers were just beginning to bloom and while we had our share of windy/rainy days, spring sunshine was plentiful and there was nothing more exhilarating than going on our daily cycling (with Baby in a basket) loop around Ocean Drive (all sorts of pleasant routes, most averaging 8 or 9 miles); while the wind gust could occasionally be very challenging, the roads and scenic points were virtually deserted at this time of the year (at least up until late May), making it all the more private and enjoyable; nothing like watching the waves. Biddy and Ed pay constant attention to the maintenance and upkeep of their property, down to the smallest details. The house is two short blocks from lower Thames; even during what was preseason, tons of places to eat; among our favorite was Mama Luisa; I also especially enjoyed the cheap but delicious belly clam sandwiches at Juicy Cheesy on Thames St (Egyptian owner!). The grass courts at the Newport Tennis Club were not open but I played several times at the club clinic, a short bike ride (or walk ..uphill; or drive) away. After staying at Biddy's for a month, we admit we were looking forward to moving on to Chatham ; we can report that while the Chatham house had a beautiful sea view, there was simply no comparison to 7 Clinton St., in terms of cleanliness and maintenance and care. Highly recommended for 1 couple (with or w/o children) or perhaps 2 couples (although only 1 full plus 1 half bath may be a constraint).

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our express intention when setting up #7 Clinton St., to make it as welcoming and easy as possible for our clients to move in and be comfortable. We try to make sure that everything in the house runs smoothly, and that should a problem occur, we will do our best to rectify the situation asap. We usually use the winter months to work on any necessary repairs, and freshen up paint etc. We are very grateful to Richard and Tina for their great review. We hope all our future clients really enjoy their time in #7 Clinton St., as much as Richard and Tina have reported in their review. It is always very helpful to receive feedback from our clients, and we will always try to work with any special needs. We are happy to respond to inquiries for more details, and any questions about the house and location. Newport is a very special place with much to do and see, and we feel lucky to live here. We really enjoy being able to offer a temporary home to visitors to the island. We look forward to both meeting new clients, and welcoming back return visitors.

Great location, great house

  • 4 of 5

This is a great rental house. It is clean, comfortable and well-stocked with everything that you would need. The house is well located, walking distance to down town shopping, and grocery stores near-by. Biking distance or short drive to all the local beaches. It has a lovely backyard with flowers, a bench under a shade tree for reading and relaxation, barbecue and outdoor dining area.

Biddy and Ed are friendly but not at all intrusive. They responded very promptly to any request we had such as changing the gas for the grill when it was empty. Really lovely people. We'd highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope that all our future clients will be equally as happy with what the house offers, as Anne and her Family. We do make an effort to keep all appliances and furnishings etc in good working order, and fresh paint inside and out whenever necessary. We are happy to respond to any inquiry and request for any details from all prospective clients. It is great for us to have clients review our vacation property. We are very grateful to Anne for taking the time.

Great location and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very enjoyable. We were there during the hurricane when Newport lost power. We were very surprised to see owners had a back up generator hooked up for us. The location has the best shopping and restaurants. I play tennis and was able to walk to Tennis Hall of Fame while my husband took the car and went to work. We could not have asked for better owners or nicer neighbors. WE recommend this property to couples or small families. Our favorite restaurants were TKS(thames street kitchen)and Clark Cook House. We walked to all restaurants. The property was in excellent condition. The outdoor patio was a great place to relax and grill your favorite meal. Just bring your computer and enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Providence R.I. Green Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Newport to Block Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Newport National Golf Course, Portsmouth RI
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Kingston or Providence RI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 138 & Rt 114
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Zelda's, Thai Cuisine, Lower Thames St, Newport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Gooseberry Beach, Ocean Drive, Public

Newport has a multitude of attractions for visitors with very diverse interests. There are many historic buildings ranging from Mansions to small houses lovingly restored. Art museums and galleries, local Pottery and Glass Blowing to view. It offers opportunities for sailing and many other varied water sports such as surfing, kayaking and fishing. There are golf courses on the island, shopping, restaurants, walking tours, wildlife reserves, museums, ship building and restoration. Music festivals from Jazz to Classical during the summer. Newport is the home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Bellevue Ave, which runs tournaments in the summer. Whatever the weather there is always something to do here!

Other Activities: There are wildlife sanctuaries with walking trails, kayak and surf board rentals, canoeing on ponds, pleasure boating.

An exciting event this year will be the America's Cup yacht race trials - ten days of racing 23rd June - 1st July 2012. The race courses will be easily watched from shore, from Fort Adam's State Park.

In addition between 10 and 15 of the awe inspiring Tall Ships will be in and around Newport Harbor 6th July to 9th July 2012.

Golf: There are several public or private/public golf courses on the Island, Newport National Golf Course, Montaup Golf Course, Green Valley Golf Course, and a public 9 Hole on Jamestown, just minutes over the Newport Bridge. All within 5 - 12 mls of #7 Clinton St.


Rates & Availability

From $2,600 Per month

Newport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
Winter 2015/16
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 30 2016
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Notes Cleaning fee $100 for one month rental. With pets, additional fee possible
$500 Refundable Sec. Deposit for individual months.
$1000 Refundable Sec. Deposit for multiple months.
Winter Season 2014/2015
#7 Clinton St. is available for a Winter Season rental 1st Dec 2014 to 31st March 2015 at $2500/month, inc Utilities, tv, internet
House remains furnished & equipped.
Rental payment is split into two equal payments. The second, final, payment is due one month prior to occupation. A non refundable payment of $500 to be paid immediately to secure rental. This payment converts to the refundable Security Deposit of $500 upon occupancy.
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Newport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink and toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight in tub enclosure
  • Full Bathroom is upstairs. 1/2 Bath is downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Separate sitting area,small sink in with washer & dryer
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as King
  • The Master Bedroom is a suite with 'french door' between bedroom and sitting area. The washer, drier and vanity sink are off the sitting area. It looks out over the back garden. There is an air conditioner in the bedroom during the summer season. The second Bedroom is set up with two single beds, but can be changed to a King size bed. It has a skylight, and looks out over Spencer Park. Lovely and bright in the early morning. There is a window air conditioner in the room during the summer season.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a small garden/yard in the back of the house. Lawn care and garden maintenance included in rental rate. Clients with pets are responsible for 'poop scooping'!

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