Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Charlestown, 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 swimming pools. Prices start at $120 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Charlestown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Charlestown—one of the best-kept secrets in New England

Charlestown has been preserved for nature enthusiasts the world over. With plenty of wildlife and picturesque fresh and saltwater waterways, Charlestown prides itself on its conservation efforts. Bring the whole family for a relaxing getaway, and visit an authentic Native American burial ground, hike immaculate trails in the diverse ecosystems, and see the universe from an entirely new perspective. Pick one of many docking points to take your boat, canoe, or kayak out on the water. Book a Charlestown vacation rental during the migration season to get a rare glimpse of endangered birds.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Charlestown

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Charlestown has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Saltwater Farm Vineyard (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Stonington Vineyard (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Jonathan Edwards Winery (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Frosty Drew Observatory (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)

Catch the migration at Charlestown’s Block Island

Home to over 15 rare or endangered species, Block Island National Wildlife Refuge has earned international fame for being a key rest stop for migratory birds off the Atlantic Coast. Birders flock to the welcoming peace and tranquility of the island in the fall to marvel at the migration of over 250 species. Your Charlestown vacation rental near a boat dock allows you to get out at dawn for a dazzling sunrise and some peaceful fishing. Multiple fresh and saltwater lakes and waterways provide family-friendly adventures via your canoe or kayak.


Sunny days give you unlimited choices in Charlestown

With more sunny days than not, Charlestown maintains an ideal climate for any of the activities you wish to try during your stay. However, with so much natural space to appreciate, it’s best to visit during the summer when plant and animal life will be lively and accessible. The cold winter months won’t stop you, however, when you have a heated pool at your Charlestown vacation rental. You don’t need to be next to the waterways for the kids to get their fill of fun.

Natural features

Charlestown is a nature-lover’s paradise

The Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge preserves 858 acres of natural habitat. Created specifically for the 250 rare birds that live and stop by, this is a quiet off-season alternative to Block Island. A wide variety of marine and plant life also call this refuge home. Explore the 4 miles of hiking trails alone or schedule a guided tour through the unspoiled natural landscape. You can find recreational play suitable for the whole family at Burlingame State Park, a favorite campground with a lake to explore.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Charlestown

The nearest airport is in T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located 25.9 mi (41.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State), which is 8.9 mi (14.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Charlestown?

Whether you're searching for a cozy retreat for you and your boo or someplace roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Charlestown. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • "Lovely 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Across From The Beach" is popular with guests. Around 10 miles from Charlestown, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including a fridge and a TV.
  • "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock" is another top pick, offering 4 bedrooms, a microwave oven, nearby birdwatching activities and more. It's around 11 miles from Charlestown.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Charlestown?

Often set in the middle of nature, log cabins offer a charming escape from the fast pace of life. If you're ready to switch off for a while, have a look at these log cabins to rent in Charlestown:

  • Located in Charlestown, "Log Cabin - Glam Camping" will put you near some of the fun outdoor activities this region has to offer. Surfing and boogie boarding and snorkeling are among them.
  • On the hunt for a Charlestown cabin with access to fun outdoor activities like cycling and hiking and biking? You'll be delighted with "The Retreat Log Cabin".

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

Clock out on Friday and then forget the real world. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these retreats in and near Charlestown are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 14 miles to the northeast of central Charlestown, "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out" appeals to adventurous types and nature lovers. Get out and explore nearby outdoor attractions, such as Vineyard Fast Ferry and Bailey's Beach. If you still have time, try some cycling or hiking and biking.
  • "Misquamicut Westerly Secluded Beach Cottage 2018 Remodeled And Upgraded" is another great property to consider. Around 6 miles southwest of Charlestown, use it as a base to enjoy some hiking and biking or golf. Vineyard Fast Ferry and Pebbly Beach also have to be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Charlestown?

Typically small, easy on the hip pocket and well located, it's difficult not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these vacation rentals and discover the culture of Charlestown up close:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "Wakefield One Bedroom Apartment". This property is an excellent base for discovering the sights and features amenities including a nearby beach and a fridge.
  • "Beach Front - - 3 Bedroom - Prime Private Location Charlestown Beach" is another great option. Stay here and take advantage of free toiletries, nearby whale-watching activities and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore more of Charlestown. Cultural attractions like Granite Theatre and Tomaquag Museum will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Charlestown?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Charlestown. Kick back for a night or two in a cool condo, a compact apartment or a spacious house. No matter what type of vacation rental you prefer, you'll find what you need with Vrbo. These are some of our favorite options:

  • If you'd like to be near the action, "Welcome To Port Charlestown 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Close To Beaches And State Parks" will be just the thing. It's within reach of the center of Charlestown and an excellent base to explore attractions like Block Island Ferry and East Matunuck State Beach.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Beautifully Updated Charlestown Cottage", another excellent option. Charlestown Town Beach and Carpenter's Grist Mill should be on your itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Charlestown?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Charlestown that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passionate nights at "Lovely 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Across From The Beach". Roughly 10 miles from Charlestown, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including winery tours and a nearby bay.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock", around 11 miles from Charlestown. Winery tours and a nearby bay will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Charlestown?

You'll find some magnificent mansions for rent in and near Charlestown. If you want somewhere with ample room as well as loads of wow factor, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Charm, elegance and oodles of character — "Walk To Mansion Beach" has it all in abundance. Around 15 miles south of Charlestown and offering a separate dining area and a nearby beach, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Alternatively, catapult your vacation to a new level and stay a while at "Mansion Beach Area, A/c, With D". It's located approximately 14 miles to the south of Charlestown and comes with a fireplace, a garden and more.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Charlestown where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Gorgeous Contemporary. . . Stunning Space Indoors And Out". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 4 bedrooms, an ocean view and a garden. It's around 14 miles to the northeast of Charlestown.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "Steps To A Private Beach, Enjoy Sunsets And Kayaking From Your Backyard" makes it easy to do that. Located around 7 miles to the southwest of Charlestown, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A kitchen and a garden are among the many amenities on offer here.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your flamingo floatie and check out these houses in or near Charlestown that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Charming 3bedroom Beach House By Charlestown Breachway". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as free toiletries and a toaster.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Beautiful Green Hill Beach House Close To Ri Beaches". In addition to its inviting pool, make use of a separate dining area and books.

Not sure what the weather's like in Charlestown? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Charlestown vacation rentals.

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

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is out in the countryside or by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with people you love. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Charlestown and bring along the whole crew:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Looking For A Vacation Home That Allows You To Walk To The Beach", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is around 10 miles to the east of Charlestown and features amenities such as on-site watersports and beach sun loungers.
  • "Secluded Waterfront Location With Dock" also has the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This property is around 11 miles to the southwest of Charlestown, and accommodates 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms. On-site watersports and a balcony will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions around the area, you have plenty of choice. The Flying Horse Carousel, Biomes Marine Biology Center and Water Wizz of Westerly offer fun for both kids and grown-ups.