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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1xFull + 1xHalf Bath, Sleeps 4, Fully Furnished & Equipped Kitchen

#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 by owners] and has ‘spacious’ feel with Spencer Park directly opposite / facing #7. [Houses on only one side of Clinton St] 1890's Cottage, which was fully renovated in the 80’s. Re-painted & re-furbished in 2009, continuously maintained, and we always freshen up with touch up paint etc before each summer season. For the 2018 season we have refinished the custom wood counter tops in the Kitchen. There are finished wood floors and carpets throughout. Lovely bright upstairs w/ skylights. Window Air-cons for Summer comfort. Fully furnished and the kitchen is well equipped, just bring your suitcase! [please see photos for representation of items provided in cabinets, drawers and closets] Sleeps four w/ pullout couch for occasional guests. There is a Master bedroom suite, queen bed with separate sitting room. The second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have tvs. The wooden deck on back of house was extended for the 2013 Season, and has table and chairs, Gas Bar b q grill, umbrella & sun chairs. In 2016 we added a wooden counter with storage under for beach chairs.

We consider pets on an individual basis.

Wonderful location for harbor-front walks in King Park, located at the end of Clinton St. Enjoy spectacular Sunset views across harbor to Fort Adams and Newport Bridge.

The house is within easy walking distance [2 Blocks] to Lower Thames St. w/ Restaurants, Shopping, Banks and ATM’s. Bicycle rides around Ocean Drive and to beaches. 45mins from Providence Green Airport & Kingston RI Train station. Approx 1hr 45min to Boston Ma.

Fort Adams State Park, located on Newport Harbor, 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, and ATMs - all within a few blocks. There are many small art galleries showing varied work by local artists, and also photographic image galleries.

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 along the coastline, and several of Newport's famous mansions.

There are several wildlife reserves in nearby Middletown RI, [15min drive] with walking trails. Such as the Norman Bird Sanctuary and Sachuest Point Wild life Refuge.

Sports such as Sailing, Fishing, Kayaking, Bicycling, Golf, Tennis, Surfing are popular pastimes on the island.

There is so much to do in Newport and on Aquidneck Island!

'Sail Newport', located in Fort Adams State Park, offers Sailing schools for kids [and older], 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

Property Manager
Bridget Butlin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Bridget Butlin

I have lived in Newport since 1974, and have loved my time here. Newport is a wonderful town to live in, and has so much to offer visitors and residents alike.

Bridget Butlin purchased this house in 1980

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! We have rented #7 Clinton St ever since moving out.

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. Spencer Park, 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

My husband I rented this adorable, meticulously maintained cottage for the months of March and April. We needed a place to stay with our dog as we travelled back and forth to watch our son's college lacrosse games.  The house was perfect for us. 

The house had everything we needed to feel at home.  The fenced in yard was great for our dog.  The location is close to all of Newport's shops and restaurants.

There's a waterfront park just down the street.  You are able to park your car on or off the street.  Biddy and Ed live next door and are so kind and friendly. 

We had a terrific experience and would love to stay in this house again!
Feb 2017
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Newport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1, Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight in tub enclosure
    Bathroom 2, downstairs - toilet , There is a sink also
  • Full Bathroom is upstairs. 1/2 Bath is downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TV, 2 x window air con units.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , TV, Separate sitting area,small sink in with washer & dryer.
  • The Master Bedroom is a suite with 'french doors' between bedroom and sitting area. The bedroom looks out over the back garden. There is a tv, and a window air conditioner in the bedroom for comfort during the summer season. There is a separate little room with washer, drier and vanity sink, off the sitting area . The second Bedroom is set up with two single beds, which can be put together for a King size bed. It has a skylight, and looks out over Spencer Park. Lovely and bright in the early morning. There is a tv, and we put 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
  • 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 approved pets are responsible for 'poop scooping'!


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Welcoming Cottage on Spencer Park, in 1st Block of Harbor, Nr Restaurants, Shops
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic house, and the owners are super helpful!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a month while in school and had no problems. The house is great and if you ever need anything Biddy will help you out, I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so great to receive such a good review, from a great tenant. We are very thankful, and really appreciate when people take the time out of busy schedules to write something.
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Hospitality at its highest level

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property and its wonderful owners. First, the photos do not do it justice. The house is larger (and more lovely) than it appears from the street or online and is immaculately maintained. Each room is full of charm and considerate touches that made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and throughout our month-long stay. With an abundance of linens, kitchen utensils, home supplies, books, beach chairs, and even power strips at just about every outlet...these are hosts who clearly care about the comfort of their guests. The garden behind the house is absolutely beautiful and provides the perfect respite after a day exploring Newport. The house is three doors down from a terrific harbor-front park that delivers amazing views and spectacular sunsets. Just about all of Newport's attractions are within walking distance and the house comes with off-street parking (which anyone who spends time in Newport can tell you is very, very good to have.) Thank you, Biddy and Ed for your splendid hospitality. I hope we have the good fortune to be with you again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very grateful to Denise for writing such a wonderful review of our house. She, with her husband and son, were the best of tenants, we would welcome them back anytime! It is great to know our efforts to provide a welcoming and comfortable home for our clients worked for them. Thank you Denise, for writing such nice things about your stay at #7 Clinton St.
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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: April 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.
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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: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Kate for her great review. We really enjoyed seeing them for so many years in a row. We were so pleased to meet their baby daughter in 2014. A lovely family, and really great tenants!
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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: April 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.
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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: June 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.
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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
There are many restaurants within 1/2 ml of House
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.

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.

50 min drive to Providence RI, or by ferry during summer season

1 1/2 hr drive to Boston Ma, or by train from Wickford RI Railroad Station


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

$500 Refundable Sec. Deposit for individual months.
$1000 Refundable Sec. Deposit for multiple months.
Cleaning fee $100 for one month rental. With pets, additional fee possible
Cancellation policy information available for prospective clients.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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