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Welcoming Cottage,In 1st Block of Harbor. Shops/Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 4, Fully furnished, Kitchen well equipped

#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. 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! Sleeps four w/ pullout couch for occasional guests. 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.

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: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Bridget Butlin

I have lived in Newport since 1974, and have loved every minute of being here!

Bridget Butlin purchased this house in 1980

Why Bridget Butlin chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

We bought this house as our first home. We completely renovated, and put in some special touches to make the house comfortable and pleasant to live in. We loved the location & after several years we bought and renovated the property next door and moved in there! We have rented #7 ever since, and have enjoyed meeting very varied and interesting clients.

What makes this house unique

The house is free standing from its neighbors, with a small garden in the back for private relaxation, which is maintained by the owners. The park across the street makes for a spacious feel to the property. It is very close to the harbor, where there is a public park which runs along the harbour where one can walk & enjoy the water views & harbour action. The house is conveniently located as it is within easy walking or bicycling distance to restaurants, shops, mansions, museums, beaches and parks.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
May 2016
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5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)


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: Vacation Rentals, from 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 cottage in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to please and make comfortable all our clients. We know what we like to find when we rent a vacation property, and we try to provide the same. Many people comment on the house location, they seem to really enjoy stepping out of the front door and seeing the harbour at the end of the block [just 4 houses down]. We look forward to welcoming back re-visiting clients, and any new ones!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016 Nov - April
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Aug 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Sept 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Monthly Rate: $2500 - $4800

There is a cleaning fee of $100 for any one month rental.
Pets considered on an individual basis and may increase cleaning fee.

Winter Season 2014/2015
#7 Clinton St. is available Winter Season rental 1st Dec 2014 to 31st March 2015 at $2500/month inc Utilities + tv +internet service
House remains furnished, with a fully equipped Kitchen, washer & dryer,

Rental total usually split into two payments inclusive of the refundable Security Deposit. Final payment of total due one month prior to occupation. If clients wish to secure their rental dates a non-refundable Reservation Fee can be paid. Please ask for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Newport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , The half bath is located downstairs, and has a sink too.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bathroom is upstairs, with a skylight over the tub
  • There is a sink in the full bath upstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom suite - 1 queen , Suite includes sitting room, plus wash/dryer & vanity room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , the twin beds can be put together for king size bed
  • There is a window air conditioner unit in both bedrooms, plus a tv in both bedrooms also.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • 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
TV's, Satelite TV Service, Wireless Internet, VCRs and/or DVD players, Shelf Stereo, Washer & Dryer, Airconditioners, Fully equipped Kitchen inc. Dishwasher, Micro., Toaster oven, Coffee Mach., Toaster, Blender, Crockery, Glassware, Cookware, Silverware, Utensils, Basic Spices. Bed Linens, Towels, beach towels, Vacuum, Iron & Board, hair dryer 1st Floor: Living room seats 7, w/ pull-out queen couch for overnight guests & love seat. TV with satelite channels, DVD player Dining area w/ table + 6 chairs and window aircon. cools all downstairs, Small table/desk, Stereo, 1/2 Bath off dining area. Small Greenhouse with sitting area. Upstairs: Master Bed: Queensize, window aircon, separate sitting area w/ sm TV and VCR, skylight, separate small laundry room w/ vanity. 2nd Bed: 2 x Twin, or setup as King see photos, skylight, window aircon., sm TV & DVD, view across Park. Bathroom: tub, shower & skylight enclosure, toilet, sink, exhaust fan Outside: wooden deck w/ table, umbrella and 4 chairs + gas grill, , small Yard -maintained Pets are considered on an individual basis, please ask. One off street parking space Curbside Trash & Recycling pickup - tenants put out on street Lawn & garden care included

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