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Charming cottage in historic Point section of Newport

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4

Newport is a walkable town, and this neighborhood is quite conducive to walking. The neighborhood is very safe, and the streets are beautiful to walk along. Many of the houses have wonderful gardens and landscaping, and the colonial houses are nearly all in freshly restored form, true to their original classic styles.

This is the closest neighborhood to the Navy base, it's a 10 min walk or quick bike ride. There is absolutely no traffic to the base.

There are two parks in the neighborhood and two piers that are perfect for picnics.

There is a quaint restaurant and pub right in the neighborhood, only an 8 minute walk from the house. The downtown area start just past that, about 2 minutes walk farther. If you prefer to drive, everything in town is within 5 minutes. On the summer weekends you will need to know the back ways to make that work, which I will share with you. Bicycling is also a great quick way to get around and saves you from having to find a parking space downtown.

Newport in the summer: Newport is an amazing summer destination. It is nearly always cool here, typically 10-15 degrees cooler than on the mainland. It is really only crowded on the weekends. From Sunday afternoon until Thursday afternoon there is usually no trouble getting through town, finding parking, or getting into restaurants without a wait.

There is so much to do here it is hard to cover it all. Grass tennis courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the best sailing on the east, Golf, shopping, beaches, nature conservatories, colonial architecture - and the food is amazing. There are over 200 restaurants and pubs in Newport, and I can jump-start you on the best ones to try out. Festivals, concerts, comedy series run all year long, and in the winter there is an outdoor skating rink right in the center of town.

Off Season: Newport is quieter in the off season, but it is not dead. Most of the restaurants are open year-round, and there are still festivals from time to time in the winter. The bars and clubs still get a decent crowd even when it's cold. We usually don't get a lot of snow because the storms typically follow the mainland. However, it is *windy* here in the winter, and that means strong wind-chills. You do want to bring good gloves, hats & jackets.

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Avram Dorfman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2017

What makes this house unique

Note to military and Navy base business people - This is the ideal neighborhood for working at the base. It is the closest nice/upscale neighborhood to the base, and you do not have any traffic to get through to get to the base, it is residential all the way. There isn't even a traffic light except for the one in front of the base itself.


The Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Huge bathroom
    2nd Bath - toilet , shower , Smaller, very nice
  • The primary bathroom is quite spacious, it was once a bedroom. It has a classic clawfoot tub, a separate shower, and a decent sized closet with shelves and a coat-hanger rod. It is on the second floor, convenient to all of the bedrooms. The downstairs bathroom is fully equipped so someone can shower and get ready at the same time someone is using the upstairs bathroom. This bath is adjacent to the dining room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sky light, closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , large closet
    Office/guest studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sky light, closet, desk
  • The office has a nice queen sized futon which is normally configured as a sofa. There is an antique desk set up here as a workstation with an iMac that you can use to look up activities in town or catch up on your email (shame on you! You're on vacation!). It also doubles as a second TV in case you can't agree on which game to watch. Also, if you want to have a guest during your stay, it is perfect for that. When the futon is opened up, it can easily sleep a couple for one or two nights.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The washing machine and dryer are actually in the basement, not in the kitchen - the site does not provide the option to show laundry facilities separately from the kitchen. There is a driveway that can fit one car. During the day, on-street parking is allowed. If you need more than one car to park overnight during your stay, please contact me to discuss options.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Charming cottage in historic Point section of Newport
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great neighborhood. Avram answered all my inquiries very quickly. I was glad we were able to have Xmas with our dog Darcy.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Great home, Great location, Great owner

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the home's combination of comfort, convenience and space. Four of us stayed at the house for five days and we were able to walk downtown and it was only a $7 Uber ride home after a night on the town. Avram is an attentive thoughtful owner who came over to greet us and left us a bottle of wine as a welcome gift. We were so impressed my brother is considering renting again for a wedding he's attending later in September and possibly when he and his wife celebrate their anniversary in Newport. You can fit two cars in the driveway (which we did) and if you need a grocery store, there is a Stop and Shop about a mile away ( a Walmart too). Well worth the price.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Ideal home base - comfortable and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was beautiful and well cared for, with lots of personal touches to make you feel at home. It's very well located, on a quiet street in a beautiful neighborhood. It's a nice, easy walk to downtown, less than a mile past everyone's beautiful summer gardens. Thanks for being so accommodating, Avram! What a wonderful place for our family to spend the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two daughters (age 17 and 23) loved vacationing here last week. Avram and Kelsey were great and the house was adorable and comfortable. We used the available bikes to go into town and bike to the beach daily. Avram let us take our dog (even though she is about 104 lbs) so we did not have to take her to a kennel. The kitchen was well stocked with pantry items and we cooked two nights we were there.

Would definitely recommend this property to anyone and we would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

This property and property owner was great! The house has everything you could possible need and the owner was very accommodating and even came over to introduce himself (with his cute dog!) and make sure everything was as it should be...and it was! Avram assistant was also great keeping in touch and was at the house ready to show it to us when we arrived - both of them were VERY accommodating when we had a few requests. I highly recommend staying at this property, you won't regret it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Newport-My Newest Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and comfortable, clean and well maintained. The location is great-- a short walk to the center of Newport with many historic houses and beautiful gardens along the way.

Avram is a real jewel-always ready to help or answer questions and goes out of his way to respect your privacy.

My daughters and I had a great time touring some of the "mansions of the gilded age", shopping the unique shops and eating loads of scrumptious seafood (Rhumbline,a neighborhood restaurant was very good!) There are also great thrift stores and consignment shops. One of the highlights was Beavrtail Lighthouse and Park--a short drive away. It is an absolutely beautiful area.

I would definitely recommend the property to friends and family and hope to return for another visit.

Thanks, Avram, loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Providence (Warwick)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

My house is in The Point section of Newport. This is the most historic and best maintained neighborhood in town. One in five houses are from the 1700's, and more than half are over 100 years old. The neighborhood runs along Narragansett bay from the bridge to the edge of downtown. My house is on a quiet dead-end street with friendly neighbors who own their homes and are proud to show off their neighborhood to newcomers. It is only three blocks to a beautiful park on the water and public pier. It is about a 10 minute walk to downtown. There is a public dinghy dock right in the neighborhood where you can take a launch out to a mooring.


Rates & Availability

The Point House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Fri and Sat nights must be combined. For weeknight-only stays, please email for quote - $250/night for 5 weeknights, $367/night for 3 weeknights.

For monthly off-season rates, guests are also responsible for utilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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