2 Bedrooms, 1xFull + 1xHalf Bath, Sleeps 4, Fully Furnished & Equipped Kitchen
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.
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Loved our Month here in Newport
Exceptionally clean, large home in a fabulous location - we walked to everything. It is located 3 houses from a harbor where they have free music on Saturdays. Kitchen has more than ample accessories, pots. silver, etc - everything you need. The yard is beautiful, with patio set and barbeque. The stairway to the bedrooms, can be a bit tricky in the beginning, but you get used to it. Biddy and Ed are excellent hosts. The house is supplied with everything you need - loved that the washer/dryer were on the upper floor. The in window air conditioners kept us very cool. No worries when you rent this house!
Many thanks Karen for taking the time, and writing such a great review for our house. We are so pleased they enjoyed our house and its location. They were great tenants, and it was a real pleasure to meet them.
Fantastic house, and the owners are super helpful!
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.
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.
Hospitality at its highest level
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.
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.
Perfect, homely, comfortable, every need covered
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.
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.
Excited to return for our fourth summer!
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.
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!
Great location, great house
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.
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.
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