Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Rhode Island 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 $121 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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Destination guide

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.

Activities

Things to do near Rhode Island vacation homes

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.

Weather

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rhode Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,203 vacation rentals around Rhode Island. From 1,727 house rentals to 215 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Explore destinations around Rhode Island

Narragansett
1,653 vacation rentals
Newport
1,614 vacation rentals
Westerly
431 vacation rentals
Charlestown
1,119 vacation rentals
Portsmouth
812 vacation rentals
Little Compton
836 vacation rentals
Block Island
87 vacation rentals
Jamestown
81 vacation rentals
Bristol
698 vacation rentals
Tiverton
220 vacation rentals
Middletown
1,063 vacation rentals
Warwick
1,902 vacation rentals
Saunderstown
1,597 vacation rentals
Providence
160 vacation rentals
East Greenwich
1,852 vacation rentals
North Kingstown
1,783 vacation rentals
Cranston
128 vacation rentals
Barrington
1,144 vacation rentals
Pawtucket
100 vacation rentals
Coventry
98 vacation rentals