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Barbara Cioffi

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Spectacular Loft Style Condos - Downtown - Walk to everything

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Newport holiday condo

1 or 2 condos (entire building) - sleeps 4 or 10

Our cool and comfortable 1,932 sq ft one bedroom ground floor condo has exposed brick, high ceilings and a true city feel - steps from everything Newport has to offer. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen, pool table, foosball, shuffle board, wet bar, washer/dryer and flat screen tv.

****NEW FOR 2016 - New KING size Charles P. Rogers mattress in bedroom - New 4K Ultra HD TV in bedroom - Faster Router and Internet - Amazon Echo - 2 new twin mattresses for daybed ***************

Not your typical Newport condo - built in 1910 for the phone company - transformed into a luxury condo around 2006


Located in the trendy South Broadway district - Great restaurants and bars just steps from the door - five minute walk to downtown Harbor and shops - five minute walk up to Bellevue Ave.

******We know this LOOKS like a great place to party, but due to our nice neighbors upstairs, who we like and want to like us, we can not host partiers here. If you're looking for a great place to unwind after enjoying all the great things Newport has to offer, this is it!


Zip car and Hertz 2 blocks away - bus stop across the street.

Easy walk to just about everywhere - I can walk to the Ocean in 15 minutes and the downtown/harbor is only a 5 minute walk. Once you get here you really don't need a car. Newport has so much to offer all year round you'll never be bored!


*Large beautiful space.

*No other place like it!

*Great location

*Right out the door and across the street are the best bars, restaurants and most importantly the best Bakery in Newport!

THE 'WARTS' - Every place has them :)

The 'Den' area has a daybed with 2 twin mattresses (new in 2016) and a room divider - but no door

The apartment is ground level and has a condo above so you will hear all the noise associated with lively urban apartment living.

Also, the half bath is very small and located through the bedroom.


PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF MY NEIGHBORS - The noise does carry so we ask that you not play the game tables and loud music after 10pm.

Parking: There is on street parking and I've never had to walk more than a block. Please pay attention to the signs regarding parking.

I have one guest pass for resident parking (only required May 1 to Oct 1 ) that must be returned - replacements are next to impossible to get.

This condo boasts:

* Central Air Conditioning

* Billiard table

* Foosball

* Shuffleboard

* Flat screen TV

* Cable

* AppleTV

* Wi-Fi

* Amazon Echo

* Washer/ Dryer

* Wet Bar

**Please note that the fireplace and the pellet stove are not operational at this time.**

I can be reached 24/7 on my cell phone. My property manager, Patti, is across the street should the need arise.

Located in the trendy South Broadway district - Great restaurants and bars just steps from the door - 5 minute walk to downtown Harbor and shops - five minute walk up to Bellevue Ave. 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the beach.

Zip car 2 blocks away - Bus stop across the street.

This is urban living with the Ocean just a 15 minute walk and the harbor is only a 5 minute walk. Once you get here you really don't need a car. Newport has so much to offer all year round you'll never be bored!

*Cleaning is done before guests arrive and after they check out. Cleaning fees cover basic cleaning - The STOVE, microwave and refrigerator should be left as clean as you found it. Additional cleaning fees will apply and will be deducted from deposit if property requires additional cleaning.

I appreciate your interest in my home. Please understand that in order to keep my neighbors happy and to make sure my home stays beautiful, I ask that you limit the amount of people in the unit to 4 (this includes day guests).

I have been honest in my description, I appreciate honesty from my quests; if you plan on entertaining, this would not be a good fit for you.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Cioffi (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

About Barbara Cioffi

My husband Anthony and I are from New Jersey. We have been in the live event production business for 30 years. We hope to one day make Newport our permanent home.

Barbara Cioffi purchased this condo in 2014

Why Barbara Cioffi chose Newport and Aquidneck Island

It has been a dream our ours to own a place in Newport since the first time we came to visit 15 years ago. Our daughter moved to Providence, so we thought this we be a great place for us to spend time together. When we found this place, we were sold!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location! Very spacious, fun space. Walk to everything Newport has to offer. Unique space - Nothing else like it in Newport.


based on 19 traveller reviews

Spectacular Loft Style Condos - Downtown - Walk to everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Very Nice.

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised.Great accommodations. Enjoyed walking everywhere and not bothering with a car.Hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience at a Unique Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent two nights at this unique property. As great as it shows online it is even better in person. Barbara has great taste down to the smallest detail. Very fun - loved the tissue holder! The home entertainment options were all you could ask for - we had rain/storms the first day and our teenage girls were jazzed to hang with their parents watching movies and playing shuffleboard, pool, & foosball. You are covered for whatever mother nature provides.

This part of town also will immerse you in the more local color - restaurants, shops etc. Barbara provided great, current recommendations for all meals, all near by, and they should not be missed - you can take in the tourist spots if you like, but the quality of the local/year round establishments is consistently excellent. It is walking distance to everywhere: Bellevue Ave, the wharves, first beach, cliff walk etc.

Hope to be back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Barbara's home! It's in a great location where you can walk to everything and the home is in mint condition! Barbara was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the Newport area. Thank you for an amazing weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Gracious and Wonderful Owner!!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about the owner of this property, Barbara. Unfortunately and sadly we had to cancel our stay for personal reasons, but Barbara could not have been more gracious about it. She was so kind and understanding, which helped ease my feeling badly about the situation. Also, I can not say enough about how helpful she was, right after we booked, with recommendations and tips for our stay in Newport. The condo looks so beautiful and perfectly located, and we are looking forward to coming to Newport another time and renting this property again. Barbara is the perfect host!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Property, Great location, Tons of Character and a Great Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our short stay at the perfectly located condo and plan to come back in the future. The location was great for us because we were not on top of where all the tourists stay but very walk able to the “downtown” area and if you cant walk then Uber was available only $4.71 to catch a ride downtown. The owner Barbara was great to deal with; super helpful with what to do, places to see and eat and if she missed something there was a book of full of information in the condo. Barbara was very accommodating on our last minute inquiry to rent the condo between rentals. It was really easy to check in and out with Patti across the street. When we arrived little after lunch we were tried hungry and thirsty from traveling all morning and were pleasantly surprised to find some cold beer in the fridge! We helped ourselves to the beer but replaced it before we departed. ☺ The beds, pillows and linens were all clean and slept well. We originally thought the "Den" area with the twin trundle bed might not work but it ended up working out perfectly and is located in a semi private area with a wall and folding partition to add a little more privacy off to the side. Unfortunately we didn't stay long enough to use the gourmet kitchen but it seemed to be well stocked with all the goodies you might need for cooking a great meal. We would have defiantly used it if we had stayed longer than 2 nights. The condo overall was clean, confortable, well decorated, and had a charm about it that made you feel lucky that you found the place. The table games and Amazon Echo were fun to have and a perfect way to lay low in the evening. If you haven’t used an Echo it was fun and easy to use with great music and lots of fun asking “Alexa” lots random questions. Oh and to top it off they had Poo-Pourri available to use (we have been using that stuff since it came out)! If you don’t know what that is then you must stay and find out. I know it looks like a party pad from the pics but it isn’t. The condo is very old (1910) with lots of modern touches; they have preserved the beautiful floors, brick walls and the furnishings and table games are very nice. The condo great for couples and close friends that like to hang out, chill and have a good time. I know it is a long review and I am sure I missed something. I would highly recommend the condo at 1 Bull St!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! The perfect guests - Thanks for the great review! You and your group are a property owners dreamz. I hope you come back soon and often - feel free to send friends like you my way! Lots of luck to you and your adventures on the high seas! Barbara
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Perfect Newport Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights and 5 days in Newport, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the loft-style condo and location. The condo itself is actually even better than the well thought out description and beautiful photos posted. The condo has so much character- we found something new everyday of our stay. For example, the original wood floors, to the brick inside, to the amazing modern kitchen, the old school street light, to the brick wine rack built into the wall, and so on and so on. The condo was cleaned and ready for our group's arrival- including a bottle of wine with a welcome note and packet. Lastly, We especially enjoyed the shuffle board!

The customer service between myself and Barbara (owner) and Patti (property manager) was superb. We were in constant communication, despite a 5 hour flight delay and an arrival near midnight. We greatly appreciated their service and it made for a smooth check in and check out for everyone.

The location was ideal for our trip. It was a half mile walk down Spring Street to see St. Mary's (JFK & Jackie's wedding chapel), easy walk to the wharf & water, nearby all the quaint shops & boutiques, and finally close by to all the restaurants. Not to forget about the mansions and ocean walk. You can't beat being a stone's throw to everything Newport has to offer.

We highly recommend anyone to visit the Brick Alley Pub, 22 Bowen, and Pour Judgement for food, drinks, and entertainment.

We can not wait until our return trip to Newport next year!



  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that wonderful review And for being the 'perfect guest'. So easy to communicate with and very respectful of my home. I look forward to having you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
26.52 Miles
T.F. Green , Warwick
Nearest Ferry
0.73 Miles
Perrotti Park
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Newport National Golf Club
Nearest Train
18.68 Miles
Amtrak Station, West Kingston, RI
Nearest Motorway
0.65 Miles
Route 138
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pour Judgement, Mission, Hope, Tavern and more
Nearest Beach
1.59 Miles
Easton Beach
Car: not necessary

Within walking distance to just about everything, this property is urban living with the Ocean just a short 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive. We are in the trendy South Broadway district - The best restaurants and bars are just outside the door while the Harbor/Wharf is a 5 minute walk in one direction and Bellevue Ave is 5 minutes in the other!

We are in a great location but be advised, it does come with the noise associated with living in a condo as there is a condo above us and we are at street level.

The 'den area ' has a room divider and a daybed with 2 twin mattresses.

Enjoy the Billiard table. foosball and shuffleboard. Flat screen TV with cable, AppleTV and Wi-Fi.

With so much to see in Newport you'll never be bored but, an absolute must see is the Cliff Walk - it will take your breath away - it's 3.5 miles long (but there are plenty of places to get off) and gets more beautiful the further down you go. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes as part of the walk requires walking over rocks. Check out for events during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Newport, Rhode Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall II
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Winter II 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,316
Cleaning A$197 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Any sign of smoking, pet's or a party (max 4 people) on the property will result in forfeiture of entire deposit. Excessive cleaning (Stove, refrigerator etc.) will be deducted from deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Newport, Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1932 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This bathroom is located through the bedroom -very small
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Den Area - Daybed with pullout trundle - privacy screen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3 king size beds in upstairs condo - inquire for details
  • One king sized bed - 4K flat screen smart TV - separate zone for A/C
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
NEW in 2016 - All new mattresses - Faster router / Faster Internet connection - New 4K smart TV in bedroom - Amazon Echo ******PLEASE NOTE - Maximum occupancy - 4 : When renting downstairs unit alone -NO PARTIES / LOUD MUSIC etc. ALLOWED