Discover a selection of 82 vacation rentals in Block Island, RI 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 air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $295 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Block Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Seaside fun in Block Island vacation home rentals

Ferries drift across the Atlantic waters from New London and Judith Point carrying 1000s of vacationers each year to the handsome little island of Block. Walled in by steep cliffs of more than 250 feet, it rises from the light swells in a patchwork of wildflower meadows, pebbly coves, salt-washed jetties, and boulder-speckled hills. Beaches and bobbing kayaks, quality seafood restaurants, and pretty horse riding trails are all on offer here, while Block Island vacation rentals hide between the whitewashed timber homes of New Shoreham, or sit lost out between the undulating fields of the backcountry.

Things to do

Let's make some history on Block Island

As long as you're here, you may as well learn something, right? Sure! At the Block Island Historical Society Museum, you'll find local history exhibits and cultural artifacts in a charming 19th-century building. For an even closer look at local history, don your scuba gear and dive down to the U-853. The German submarine, sunk 8 miles off the Block Island Coast during World War II, is a popular dive destination. Back on dry land, the 127-acre Block Island National Wildlife Refuge offers a habitat for gulls, plovers, and songbirds, as well as plenty of walking trails and fishing spots.

Activities

Things to do near vacation homes in Block Island

It's all about enjoying the graceful contours of the landscape on Block Island. The whole place is crisscrossed by more horse riding, cycling, and hiking paths than you can shake a mouthwatering platter of Rhode Island seafood at. There's also bird watching by the bucket load, cliffs to scale, caves to wander, and small inlets to discover. Sea kayaks and boating excursions can take you around the rugged coastal cliffs, while an annual sailing festival in June means people flock here to settle in Block Island vacation rentals that are close to the pretty shoreline.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Block Island vacation homes

There's really no better time to enjoy all the delights of Block Island than between the months of June and September. This is the middle of summer in this corner of the Eastern Seaboard, and means hot days of sunshine, when the likes of Ballard's Beach and Crescent Beach are at their finest. This season also kicks off with popular sailing festivals and street parties for Independence Day, and means finding the earthy local eateries and breweries filled with lively crowds of other vacationers.

Natural features

Getting from point A to point sea on Block Island

A low-lying island between the Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, Block Island is part of the Outer Lands archipelago, which ranges from Cape Cod in the northeast to Long Island in the southwest. The shoreline around your Block Island vacation rental is made up of rocky coastline and sandy beaches, and the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge has 127 acres of preserved dunes, wetlands, and coastal hills. You can find ferries to Point Judith, Rhode Island all year round, and seasonal routes offer access to Montauk, New London, and Newport.

Beaches

Best beaches near Block Island vacation homes

Block Island has stunning New England beaches for scenic views and seaside fun. Vacation homes are available near places like Mansion Beach, a secluded beach accessible by bike or on foot known for its huge waves, and Great Salt Pond, a sheltered waterway with rocky beaches, protected waters, and scenic views. You'll also like Frederick Benson Town Beach, a bustling oceanfront beach with equipment rentals and local eateries.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Block Island

The nearest airport is in T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located 39.7 mi (63.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State), which is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Block Island vacation rentals

Kids can enjoy endless amusement in Block Island. Vacation homes are close to places like the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, a shoreline park with trails and a lighthouse within a wildlife habitat, and Block Island Historical Society, a museum with regional artifacts like arrowheads, maps, and memorabilia. You could also spend time at Scotch Beach, a white-sand beach with volleyball, swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding, and more.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Block Island?

Whether you're planning your next big adventure with friends or a romantic escape with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in Block Island is sure to entice you:

  • "Dragonfly, Blueberry Hill, Block Island. Accommodates Large Families In Comfort": This New Shoreham property offers 7 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Amenities such as a TV and a barbecue grill help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Perfect Island Getaway With Private Pond And Central A": Stay a week or so at this option in New Shoreham and make use of a hair dryer, a TV and more. It has 6 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Block Island vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Block Island?

Whether you want to spend your vacation chasing adventure outdoors or connecting with your family and friends, we've got attractive log cabins where you can do both. Have a peek at these properties in and around Block Island:

  • "Log Cabin - Glam Camping": This fantastic escape is an ideal base if you're an outdoorsy type. Mountain biking and golf are a number of activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Cabin By The Sea - Newly Renovated Log Cabin Near The Beach": After a busy day of trying out some local activities, such as snorkeling and surfing and boogie boarding, recharge your batteries at this top-rated getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Block Island?

Nothing beats a brief break to make you feel alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and take five at one of these weekend getaways in and near Block Island:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out", which is around 25 miles to the north of central Block Island. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you on the go here. Try some cross-country skiing and sailing or just explore the sights of Atlantic Beach Park and Prescott Farm.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Misquamicut Westerly Secluded Beach Cottage 2018 Remodeled And Upgraded". Approximately 16 miles northwest of Block Island, fun activities around here include snorkeling and water skiing. Prefer to go sightseeing? Don't miss Roy Carpenter's Beach and Kettle Pond Visitors Center.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Block Island?

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to location, convenience and character. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Block Island and get a taste of the local energy and vibe:

  • Throw your bags down at "Block Island Timeshare Rental - U2". Amenities including a nearby beach and off-street parking options will help you feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Beach Front - - 3 Bedroom - Prime Private Location Charlestown Beach", which offers conveniences such as a nearby casino and children's games.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and do some sightseeing, there's plenty to keep you on the move around Block Island. Love cultural attractions? Organize a visit to The Contemporary Theater Company and Tomaquag Museum.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Block Island?

Every now and then, you've just got to take a break from the real world, even if it's only for two or three days. Experience a pleasant mix of rest and recreation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Block Island:

  • "Dragonfly, Blueberry Hill, Block Island. Accommodates Large Families In Comfort" is near the center of Block Island, which means you'll have loads of things to see and do. Make your way to interesting sights like Block Island Ferry and East Matunuck State Beach when you're not relaxing in your cozy property.
  • Eat, sleep and explore what's around you from "Perfect Island Getaway With Private Pond And Central A", another great option. Charlestown Town Beach and Carpenter's Grist Mill should be on your to-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Block Island?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Block Island that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some relaxing music and slow dance the nights away at "Lovely 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Across From The Beach". Around 16 miles from Block Island, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including winery tours and a nearby bay.
  • "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock" is another top option that's guaranteed to impress. It's about 17 miles from Block Island and has a nearby bay and winery tours.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Block Island?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, you're going to need somewhere spacious. These mansions for rent in or around Block Island will fit your whole crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Charm, elegance and oodles of character — "Walk To Mansion Beach" has it all. Around 2 miles northeast of Block Island and offering a garden and a nearby beach, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and spend a few days at "Mansion Beach Area, A/c, With D". It's located about 2 miles to the north of Block Island and offers amenities like a fireplace, a garden and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Block Island?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Block Island and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a water park and a fireplace. This group favorite is around 25 miles to the north of Block Island.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Dragonfly, Blueberry Hill, Block Island. Accommodates Large Families In Comfort" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the west of Block Island, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. A garden and a kitchen are among the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Block Island?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Block Island and spend your days splashing about:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days at "Sept And Oct Dates Available - Family Friendly House". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a balcony and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Hagedorn Carriage House, Air Conditioned With Stunning Ocean Views". In addition to its inviting pool, you'll also have use of a barbecue grill and a kitchen.

Block Island has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 70 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Block Island vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Block Island?

Whether your ideal getaway is up in the hills or by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with loved ones. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Block Island and bring the whole crew:

  • About 16 miles to the north of Block Island, "Looking For A Vacation Home That Allows You To Walk To The Beach" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a living room and a nearby bay.
  • "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This rental is around 17 miles to the northwest of central Block Island and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A nearby laundromat and a garden will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're after family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. The Flying Horse Carousel, Biomes Marine Biology Center and Water Wizz of Westerly promise lots of fun for young and old.