Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Bristol, 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 swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $113 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Bristol. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

A charming New England waterfront town

This charming New England waterfront town lies on a peninsula flanked by the Mount Hope and Narragansett Bays just a few miles south of Providence, the Rhode Island capital. It's got a long history that dates back over 3 centuries and is famous for hosting the oldest 4th of July celebration in the entire country. If you want to experience the festivities, be sure to book up your Bristol vacation rental early. Wander along the historic tree-lined Main Street to admire the old town stores and centuries-old properties, or sail out from the harbor to explore the bays.

Things to do

Packed with historical attractions

For such a small place, Bristol is packed with cultural and historical attractions to keep you busy. From Bristol vacation rentals, visitors can easily reach the BAM art museum which houses a variety of works in a mid-19th century carriage house. Perhaps the finest piece of architecture in town is the Linden Place in the waterfront district. Many a president has walked through the doors of this historic home. At the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society you can take a glimpse back in time to Bristol's history through artifacts and memorabilia inside a former county jail.


A busy harbor to sail from

Boating is big in Bristol and the harbor squeezes in hundreds of yachts on its moorings. Perfectly situated on the East Bay Peninsula, the calm bays and continual year-round winds make for ideal sailing conditions. Back on land, you can easily reach Colt State Park and its miles of coastal scenery, marshes and ponds. It's particularly popular with bikers and skaters, though walking is just as fun. To experience the town at its best, be sure to visit for the colorful July 4th parades which have been annually held into the town since the late 18th century.


A maritime climate

The town has a maritime climate which is notoriously fickle, but has distinct seasons to enjoy. During the summer, the days are typically hot, but cooled by the breeze from the sea and best spent on the ocean, whether by boat, kayak or paddleboard. Though the number of visitors drops during the fall and winter, it can be a wonderfully peaceful time, with a plethora of cozy eateries and bars to huddle in. Bracing walks along the waterfront are lovely at this time of the year. As spring approaches again, the temperature begins to warm, and the days are bright and sunny.

Natural features

Sea hawks circle on the morning thermals

Your Bristol vacation rental will be just minutes away from the glorious Colt State Park, a sweeping strip of land overlooking the waterfront and characterized by manicured lawns, large fruit trees and flowers. If you decide to walk, the pathway goes from beautiful waterfront town houses to a protected marshland inhabited by many coastal bird species. Under the stone bridge at high tide, you'll be able to spot wading herons searching for fish in the estuary or large sea hawks which circle on the early morning thermals overhead, keeping their beady eyes peeled for prey.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), which is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bristol, RI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 709 vacation rentals around Bristol. From 325 house rentals to 78 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Bristol?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the perfect home away from home for your posse and you'll be well on your way to basking in beachy bliss! There are 218 beachside vacation homes to pick from. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our selection here includes:

  • 151 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 147 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 99 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Bristol?

Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could rent a whole house. You'll feel like a part of the neighborhood before you know it! There are 295 options available on Vrbo. Prices start at $99 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other popular property types, like:

  • Apartment: 100 vacation homes. Prices start from $63 per night.
  • Condo: 93 vacation homes. Prices start from $75 per night.
  • Cottage: 74 vacation homes. Prices start from $82 per night.

Can I stay in Bristol in a large group?

Vacations spent with your loved ones can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're staying under the one roof in an awesome new place! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help out. House vacation homes are the favorite option for large groups of visitors, with 62 featured here. Rental options in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can sleep 6 guests? We have 193 that will be perfect. The prices start from $75 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be happy to find out that there are 112 vacation homes perfect. You can get one for as little as $233 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 10? We have 59 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices start from $269 per night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you book your Bristol vacation through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Bristol?

Vrbo is here to help you reunite with your closest friends and family. With a wide range of value-for-money rentals, you're sure to nab a fabulous pad that pleases everyone. Melville is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 9 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $144 a night, it's not hard to see why. There are another 20 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Downtown. The average price here is $200 a night.

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