Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Rhode Island, US 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 $258 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, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,208 vacation rentals around Rhode Island. From 1,505 house rentals to 227 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rhode Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rhode Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Narragansett: 1,686 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 365 vacation rentals
  • Point Judith: 565 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 1,650 vacation rentals
  • Eastward Look: 235 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Rhode Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rhode Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rhode Island:

  • Narragansett: 1,686 rentals
  • Newport: 1,650 rentals
  • Westerly: 469 rentals
  • Charlestown: 1,211 rentals
  • Portsmouth: 812 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Rhode Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Rhode Island are:

  • Pawtucket, RI (SFZ-North Central State): 165 vacation rentals
  • Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State): 1,891 vacation rentals
  • Block Island State Airport (BID): 1,091 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Rhode Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Rhode Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Narragansett Beach: 934 rentals
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 316 rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 1,101 rentals
  • Sachem Pond: 1,210 rentals
  • East Beach: 1,529 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rhode Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Rhode Island

Narragansett
1,686 vacation rentals
Newport
1,650 vacation rentals
Westerly
469 vacation rentals
Charlestown
1,211 vacation rentals
Portsmouth
812 vacation rentals
Little Compton
830 vacation rentals
Block Island
72 vacation rentals
Jamestown
80 vacation rentals
Bristol
709 vacation rentals
Tiverton
230 vacation rentals
Middletown
1,067 vacation rentals
Warwick
1,979 vacation rentals
Providence
191 vacation rentals
East Greenwich
1,926 vacation rentals
North Kingstown
1,836 vacation rentals
Cranston
157 vacation rentals
Barrington
1,162 vacation rentals
Pawtucket
117 vacation rentals
Coventry
117 vacation rentals
Warren
222 vacation rentals