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.
The local Newport Art Museum offers art workshops for adults teens and kids , and has Camps for kids.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
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
We love the location as we are close enough to town to walk to shops and restaurants. Close to the harbor to enjoy sunset walks with views over the water. The park opposite the house gives a very spacious feeling to living here. The neighbourhood is friendly and pretty quiet.
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.