Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Prudence Island, Portsmouth 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 WiFi. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Prudence Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A Rhode Island sanctuary

Sitting in the heart of Narragansett Bay, Prudence Island is a Rhode Island gem. At just under 6 square miles, it harbors little more than a lighthouse, a small store, and a jumble of gingerbread-style houses. While it was originally a farming community, Prudence Island is now one of Rhode Island's most coveted summer vacation spots. Ferries whisk passengers across the bay in just 25 minutes, and with less than 100 permanent residents the island feels wonderfully intimate. Dreaming of an island escape? Prudence Island vacation rentals unlock access to postcard-perfect cottages, just steps from the beach.

Things to do

Slip into Prudence Island time

Standing guard on the island's eastern shores, 25-foot-high Prudence Island Light is a great place to watch the sunset. While the landmark is not open to the public, visitors are welcome to wander around the grounds or enjoy a picnic lunch. After ticking off the lighthouse, you'll be left with little more to do than slip into island time. Prudence Island vacation rentals make relaxation easy, with beautiful beachfront homes that capture the spirit of the pint-sized Rhode Island community.

Activities

Beaux Arts bliss on Prudence Island

Most vacationers gravitate towards Prudence Park, a characterful neighborhood known for its Victorian and Beaux Arts summer homes. It's a scenic place for a stroll, stopping to admire historic buildings like the Prudence Island Schoolhouse. When the sun's shining, Sandy Point Beach is a fantastic place for a paddle, a picnic, or an impromptu beachcombing session. If you're feeling adventurous, why not rent a bike and explore the island on 2 wheels?

Weather

Windswept winters on Prudence Island

Summer is undoubtedly high season on Prudence Island, when vacationers flock to soak up the sunshine. The weather is warm and the days are long which makes it a perfect time to swim, bike, and beachcomb. Memorial Day to Labor Day are always busy, so why not beat the crowds with Prudence Island vacation rentals featuring private docks, sunny patios, and direct beach access? While it can be blustery, there_s something magical about winter on Prudence Island. Whether you take windswept beach walks or indulge in cozy wine and cheese nights by the fireplace, Prudence Island is a worthy winter escape.

Natural features

In search of the herons and herds

The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve dominates the northern tip of the island and is a sanctuary of salt marshes, tidal flats and coastal forests. It's eternally popular with birders in search of great blue herons. Prudence Island is also home to the densest white-tailed deer herd in New England. In summer, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island runs guided nature walks which are a great way to find out more about the island_s ecosystem.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Prudence Island

Fly into North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), the closest airport, located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), which is 6.2 mi (9.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Prudence Island, Portsmouth?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 776 vacation rentals around Prudence Island. From 452 house rentals to 72 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 Houses in Prudence Island?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 452 Houses in Prudence Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Prudence Island include:

  • Cottages: 72 rentals available
  • Cabins: 72 rentals available
  • Studios: 123 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Prudence Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 155 vacation rentals with pool available in Prudence Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.