Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Rhode Island, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $98 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Rhode Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Seaside charm at Rhode Island vacation home rentals

Known as the Ocean State, much of Rhode Island sits on the coast, with long stretches of sandy beach interspersed with rocky coves. Once a summer playground for the rich and famous, many grand mansions still stand, and there are historic sites dating back to the days of the colonies. Stay in Rhode Island vacation rentals close to the beach, and enjoy long summer days on the coast, exploring charming small towns such as Narragansett with its seafront restaurants, or Newport with its artisanal shops and rich nautical history.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Rhode Island vacation rentals

Learn about the early-20th-century social scene with a tour of Newport's mansions. Once a place where the country's wealthiest families, such as the Astors and Vanderbilts, spent their summers, these grand colonial and neoclassical homes have been perfectly preserved. Step inside and you'll find imposing, ornate rooms full of historic treasures, leading out into acres of neatly-kept seafront gardens with breathtaking views. Be sure to check the opening schedules online, as some of the homes are only open seasonally, and there are often special tours available, such as a look at the servants' quarters, showing you a different perspective.


Spectacular Rhode Island clifftop views

Block Island is just a short ferry ride from the mainland, and this unspoiled island has a handful of Rhode Island vacation rentals. Mohegan Bluffs dominate the south of the island, with a 7-mile rugged hiking trail running along the clifftops. Enjoy sweeping views over the Atlantic, before following the steep wooden staircase down to the quiet coves below, with sand and shingle beaches and choppy seas. Look out for the Block Island Southeast Light, a red-brick lighthouse that dates back to the 19th century, which has a charming little museum in the old keeper's cottage.


Local weather near Rhode Island vacation homes

The beaches of Rhode Island are busy from June to early September, where the temperature can reach up to 90. In general, summers are pleasantly sunny rather than scorching hot, so you can still enjoy hiking or biking. Fall is an excellent time to visit, with colorful foliage on every tree, and chilly weather from mid-September that'll make you want to take a bracing walk along the coast. December through March is the coldest time, often with at least a couple of weeks of snow, which can be a great time to visit the delightful small towns.

Natural features

Rhode Island rivers, coasts and islands

Made up of islands, peninsulas and sandbars, most areas of Rhode Island are close to either beaches or rivers, so the state's favorite activities include surfing, sailing, and anything water-based. Choose Rhode Island vacation rentals close to the shore and you can enjoy lazy days on the beach, swimming off the rocky coast, before heading for freshly-caught seafood in a rustic shack. Joined by vast bridges and local ferries, it's easy to hop around the main islands, discovering quiet coves and secluded sand dunes. Or you can rent a boat and discover uninhabited islands, with only nesting birds for company.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Rhode Island vacation homes

Rhode Island has numerous attractions focused on kids. Vacation rentals are available near places like Roger Williams Park Zoo, a popular park with a nature museum and hundreds of global animal species, and Napatree Point Conservation Area, a coastal nature preserve with bird-watching and nature trails. Another highlight for kids is the Providence Children’s Museum, a hands-on creative learning space with educational programs for young children.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Rhode Island

Couples can enjoy plenty of romantic places throughout Rhode Island. Vacation homes can be found near idyllic locations like the Breakers, an opulent Gilded Age home of the renowned Vanderbilt family that boasts ornate artwork and gardens, and the Marble House, a lavish Beaux Arts style mansion and museum. You'll also like Misquamicut State Beach, a bustling state beach with a bathhouse, shaded gazebos, and picnic areas.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Rhode Island?

There's something delightfully cozy about relaxing in a log cabin with a cup of coffee and a novel. Leave the busyness of everyday life behind and spend a couple of nights or longer at one of these log cabins in Rhode Island:

  • If you'd like to be able to go windsurfing and sailing while staying in Rhode Island, "Log Cabin - Glam Camping" in Charlestown will be an excellent choice.
  • Interested in a Bonnet Shores cabin with access to great activities like fishing and surfing and boogie boarding? Check out "Cabin By The Sea - Newly Renovated Log Cabin Near The Beach".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Rhode Island?

Nothing's more exciting than getting behind the steering wheel and heading to somewhere new. If you'd love to get away and take it easy for a few days, check out these top weekend getaways in Rhode Island:

  • Book a break at "Secluded, Renovated Cabin With Hot Tub" in Westerly and take advantage of all its comforts. But of course a weekend getaway isn't just about unwinding. Venture out and see cool natural attractions such as Canada Falls and Platte Clove Preserve - Catskill Center. Cross-country skiing and rafting are some exciting activities you can enjoy in the area too.
  • "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out" in Saunderstown is also ideal for a fast-paced getaway. Stay in and chill or get out and enjoy fishing and cycling. If you want to see some nature attractions, Blue Beach and Haines Memorial State Park should be on your to-do list.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Rhode Island?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in Rhode Island. While they obviously can't compete in size with a mansion, they sure pack a punch when it comes to location, character and convenience. Here are a few popular choices:

  • Stay at "Full Apartment Minutes From Newport And The Beaches" and you'll be ideally placed to cross off cultural attractions like Tomaquag Museum and National Museum of American Illustration. Coffee and tea making facilities and a TV are just two of the amenities at this apartment in Saunderstown.
  • Located in Bonnet Shores, "Lux Romantic Waterfront Cottage" is another wonderful base for your adventure. When you've finished checking out highlights like Blackstone River Theatre and National Museum of American Illustration, take advantage of a hair dryer and a TV back at your studio apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Rhode Island?

Ditch the generic hotel experience for the character and comfort of your own digs. Even if you only have a few days to get away, you'll find short-term rentals in Rhode Island that feel like a home away from home. Try these on for size:

  • "Secluded, Renovated Cabin With Hot Tub" in Misquamicut is calling your name. Spend your trip doing little else except chilling here or head out and explore. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery and Woodstock Golf Club are among the top things to check out nearby.
  • "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out" is another fantastic choice. Spend a few days at this vacation rental in Saunderstown and plan an outing to International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Naval War College Museum, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Rhode Island?

A romantic weekend getaway in Rhode Island is sure to rekindle the passion. Scatter some rose petals, take your honey by the hand and send sparks flying at one of these vacation rentals:

  • "Lovely 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Across From The Beach" in Narragansett was just made for lurrrve. Nice touches here include a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend your weekend canoodling at "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock". A nearby bay and winery tours add to the atmosphere of this property in Pawcatuck.

Are there mansions for rent in Rhode Island?

Whether you're searching for somewhere stylish and spacious for a family vacation, a weekend away with friends or a special event like a wedding, we've got mansions for rent in Rhode Island to suit everyone. Here are some that are guaranteed to knock your socks off:

  • Unpack your bags, settle in and take advantage of all the plush perks on offer at "Walk To Mansion Beach" in New Shoreham. Premium amenities here include a separate dining area and a restaurant dining guide.
  • With a fireplace and a nearby beach among its numerous highlights, "Mansion Beach Area, A/c, With D" also promises to make your stay one you won't forget. You'll find this spacious property in New Shoreham.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Rhode Island?

When it comes to vacations, the more people the merrier. If you're in search of somewhere with plenty of space for family and friends, one of these large group vacation rentals in Rhode Island will satisfy your needs:

  • "Secluded, Renovated Cabin With Hot Tub": Featuring 4 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Misquamicut has more than enough room for the whole gang. Amenities like a garden and a kitchen will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out": Located in Saunderstown, this spacious option has 4 bedrooms and is another popular pick for a fun family vacation. There's plenty to keep guests comfortable and content, including a garden and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, there are plenty of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing great time will be your highest priority at one of these sought-after escapes:

  • Settle into "Homerez - Spacious House For 8 Ppl. At Guadix", where the first thing on your must-do list should be taking a dip in the pool. This retreat is located in Guadix and offers a host of family-friendly amenities, including a kitchen and a toaster.
  • "Ocean Views Bonnet Shores Beach House" in Bonnet Shores is another guest favorite. There's a whole lot to love about this place apart from its pool, such as a kitchen and coffee and tea making facilities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Rhode Island?

The first step to a wonderful family getaway is finding the perfect place to stay. If you want a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone, one of these large family vacation rentals in Rhode Island is sure to suit:

  • For style, size and function, you can't beat "Looking For A Vacation Home That Allows You To Walk To The Beach". Located in Narragansett, this vacation property provides 3 bedrooms and useful amenities like nearby ecotour services and a living room. It comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests.
  • An equally good option is "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock". Located in Pawcatuck, this escape boasts 4 bedrooms and many great amenities such as a TV and cable/satellite TV services. It can fit up to 10 people.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in Rhode Island, you're spoiled for choice. The Flying Horse Carousel, Biomes Marine Biology Center and Water Wizz of Westerly are crowd-pleasers for adults and kids alike.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Rhode Island?

Toast some s'mores and play a game of charades. These cabins in Rhode Island are great bases to spend some quality family time:

  • "Secluded, Renovated Cabin With Hot Tub" - Book a few fab nights at this retreat in Misquamicut. Amenities like a porch and coffee and tea making facilities will help make your stay extra comfy.
  • "Summer 2022 - New Ac - Family Vacation In Narragansett Ri" – This option in Harvey is another big hit with families. Extra touches here include books and a nearby laundromat.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Rhode Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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