Located in the south end of Newport in the Fifth Ward, this quiet 2nd floor apartment is situated on a private estate with 4 acres of property within comfortable walking distance to downtown Newport, Gooseberry beach, the Cliffwalk, tennis courts and the yacht clubs. Hilltopia is just 1.4 miles from the entrance of Fort Adams. It is attached to a historic stone home and has large rooms with fortress windows allowing just enough light with complete privacy. There is ample off street parking with its own driveway and separate entrance. The hardwood floors and oak beams and paneling offer a unique, artsy, comfy and space with a gas fireplace stove. A washer and dryer is available for laundry. There is a second en suite bedroom and bathroom available on the floor below to make it a 2 bed 2 bath unit with a connecting foyer/staircase in addition its own separate entrance. Please inquire if interested or see "Hilltopia 2" listing
A unique 1B 1B in Newport attached to a historic stone home w/a 2nd 1B 1B option
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 2018
About Elizabeth Dupont
Elizabeth has spent more than 30 years in the hospitality business in Newport working in hotels and the yachting industry. She is also an accomplished cook and has assisted at a local cooking school. She and her husband are avid campers and have traveled extensively throughout the US and have learned the importance of finding great restaurants, bars, grocery, health food stores and places to do laundry on the road!
Elizabeth Dupont purchased this Apartment in 1997
Why Elizabeth Dupont chose Fifth Ward
This property was built in 1870 and is detailed with a variety of hand carved woods and has beautiful architectural structure. Because it is situated on 4 acres on the south end of town, it is very much a sanctuary but still easily accessible to the local attractions.
What makes this Apartment unique
It was love at first sight twenty years ago despite the house's dilapidated condition at the time. These past two decades have been spent restoring the property and the grounds as a labor of love with a lot of sweat equity. Hilltop overlooks Almy Pond with the ocean in the distance.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful apartment - great location
This was our first visit to Newport and we loved the town. Elizabeth is an attentive hostess and was so helpful in guiding us to restaurants and sights in Newport. The apartment is charming, comfortable, and quiet. It is located away from the crowds of Newport but still very close to the mansions, Gooseberry Beach and all the shops & restaurants. We look forward to our next visit to Newport and will definitely stay at Hilltopia again.
In a word..... tranquility ! Elizabeth is a gracious host with lots of knowledge of the area. She was able to direct us to local restaurants and shops along Thames Street and some local history of Newport. The location is within walking distance to Thames Street and it is a welcomed quiet retreat at the end of the day.
Exceeded our expectations!
I have never rented from an individual property owner before, so I did not know what to expect. Such a wonderful experience. I love wildlife...enjoyed all the bunnies and was very excited to see a deer. Walking around the property, I was in awe to see the amazing home I was actually staying in! The apartment was more than adequate in size and supplied with everything my boyfriend and I needed. The bedding was very comfortable, leaving you refreshed in the morning to see all the glory of Newport! Bring your walking shoes & enjoy the close proximity to a beautiful sunrise at the Cliff Walk next to Breakers Mansion, among other amazing sights within walking distance. Elizabeth was very friendly and helpful... quick response if needed, but gave complete privacy otherwise. Other than not booking a longer stay, I can’t think of one negative thing to say. Thank you, Elizabeth, for opening your special gem to visitors like us. I wish we would have been there longer to learn the history of Hilltopia! Next time!
Great way to see Newport!
Elizabeth's apartment is the perfect place to see Newport from. Within walking distance to Cliff Walk and the mansions, it is a piece of the Newport history. The stairs to the 3rd floor could be daunting for older folks. But the apartment is wonderful. A clean, neat reminder of times past, with all the modern conveniences. We were looking for a weekend getaway, but were sorry our stay was so short. Elizabeth is the best hostess we have ever met on VRBO. Do not pass up this gem in Newport!
Rustic apartment with lots of charm and surprises!
Staying at Hilltopia was a very unique way to enjoy Newport. Elizabeth welcomed us upon our arrival and introduced us to the property. The well equipped kitchen allowed us to prepare breakfast for my son and his wife who participated in the Newport Pell Bridge Run. My ownly regret is that we did not take advantage of all that can be done while being at this location. We hope to return to this property. We wish to thank Elizabeth and Lane for their hospitality.
It was a pleasure having you and John stay at Hilltopia while supporting your family members during the Newport Pell Bridge run. Please come back and stay longer to explore our wonderful area. More surprises await!
WE STAYED AT THIS WONDERFUL HIDE AWAY. PLACE WAS FANTASTIC - JUST WHAT WE NEEDED FOR THE WEEKEND. WE REALLY DIDNT GET THE FULL
OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE SURROUNDINGS AND THE APARTMENT BECAUSE OF BEING IN FOR A WEDDING IN WHICH WE HAD A VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE
ELIZABETH MADE IT A POINT TO LET US KNOW WE COULD CONTACT HER WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
WE PLAN TO RETURN FOR A VISIT IN THE NEAR FUTURE
EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE TIME TO VISIT NEWPORT!!!!
We look forward to welcoming Celeste and Jay back to Newport with a little more free time to enjoy our beautiful "City by the Sea". We are fortunate to be located close to the mansions and the famous Inn at Castle Hill and have enjoyed hosting many of the wedding attendees this year.
Hilltopia is located on the south end of Newport off of Bellevue Avenue and within easy walking distance to the many downtown restaurants and bars, the famous Cliffwalk, Gooseberry beach, Ballard Park, Salve Regina University, the mansions (Breakers, Rosecliff and Chateau Sur Mer) and the yacht clubs. Fort Adams State Park, home of the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals is 1.4 miles to the entrance.