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Rhode Island is a tiny state that has a lot to offer first-time visitors. There are plenty of quaint B&Bs and hotels that you can stay at here, but another option is to rent a cabin for a unique experience. In this part of New England, these accommodations are often referred to as “cottages” instead of “cabins.” But regardless of what they’re called, they have a refreshingly rustic charm and a cute and cozy vibe we love. Here are our favorite cabin rentals in Rhode Island.
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This adorable Airbnb rental is on the Ponagansett Reservoir that’s about 30 minutes from Providence. It’s a nice place to be to relax on a small beach and to go fishing and swimming. The sunsets from the deck are spectacular, while there’s also a fire pit, gas grill, kayaks, and row boat for guests to use. Pets are welcome, although there are some restrictions to discuss first with the host. This is a great rental cabin experience to enjoy nature all around you and breathe in some fresh air.
Up to six people can stay in this Rhode Island rental that is less than five miles from Narragansett Town Beach. It has two bedrooms and an upstairs loft for sleeping. It also has a bathroom, kitchen, stone fireplace, and multiple air conditioning units. You’ll love the screened-in porch for outdoor living and also the large yard where you can enjoy the fresh ocean air. Additional amenities, such as paddleboard deliveries and pre-stocked refrigerators, are available from the rental company. Other fun things nearby are exploring Jamestown and shopping at the Wickford shops.
With about 1,000 square feet of space, three bedrooms, and one bathroom, here’s a Rhode Island cottage with a laidback surf town vibe. It has a cabin-like feel with a family-friendly beach and small play area. Lots of fun things to do are nearby, including an ice cream stand, farm stand, and surf shop. The Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge is 2.5 miles away, and the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is about 10 miles away. This is a good spot for water activities, such as deep-sea fishing and tuna fishing charters. The Vrbo rental sleeps six people and has a bathroom and an outdoor shower, as well as a kitchen and living room. Dogs are allowed here with the host’s approval.
Rhode Island travelers love this adorable studio rental that has heat, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen. It is open from May to October and a 216-square-foot cottage for two people. There are two decks here, an outdoor shower for a post-beach rinse, and famous restaurants within walking distance. The East Matunuck State Beach is about a mile away from this property. There are also six marinas in the area if you enjoy fishing.
This Rhode Island cabin is on 50 acres of private wooded trails and along a lake. It’s an ideal place for two people to relax by a fire pit and gaze up at the stars. Pets are allowed here for an extra fee. With your cabin rental here, you’ll have a boat launch to get out on the water with your own boat, kayak, or jet ski. Johnson’s Pond is a large body of fresh water and perfect for boating, fishing, and swimming. When you stay here, you’ll also be near the East Coast Greenway bike trails.
Spanning 500 square feet, this Vrbo rental is an awesome place to spend your vacation. It sleeps up to four people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Other features are laundry machines, a spacious back deck, and a fully equipped kitchen. When you stay here, it’s fun to take the passenger ferry, ride a bike, and check out local bakeries and coffee shops. You’ll be in a quiet island neighborhood with a golf course about five minutes away. Pets are not allowed at this property. Rentals by the week run from the end of May through early September. Longer term rentals are available in the winter.
Whether you’re looking for a staycation, a vacation, or to work remotely from somewhere fun, this tiny home is a nice option. It is a studio space with a private deck, lake view, HDTV, private bath, full kitchen, and laundry machines. It does not have direct lake access, but a small beach is about a five-minute walk away. It’s a perfect spot for two people and has a double-size bed for sleeping. Providence is about 15 minutes away, and Newport is about 40 minutes from here. Overall, it’s in a residential neighborhood that has a summer lake house-style vibe that is perfect for a little getaway.
This is an adorable log cabin that sleeps six people and has two bedrooms, three beds, and one bath. From here, you can walk or bike to the private Kelly Beach. With this Airbnb rental, you’ll have air conditioning, a stocked kitchen, free Wi-Fi, Apple TV, DVDs to watch, and bath towels provided. Just make sure to bring your own linens and beach towels. There are lots of great local businesses in the area to check out, as well as state and town beaches and the charm of Newport close by.
For a unique Rhode Island experience, book this cabin that’s next to a glassblowing studio, farm, and windmill. It has views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Bridge for your glamping trip too. You’ll be on a little island off the coast and about 45 minutes from Providence here. The interior offers a queen-size bed, twin-size bed in a loft, mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, back deck, fire pit, and outdoor shower and sink. There’s a toilet to use in the glassblowing studio, which is just a 30-second walk from the cabin. Check out quaint downtown Jamestown when you stay here and also the historic farms, beaches, and state parks. There’s a small space heater to use on cool evenings, but the cabin is not typically available to rent from mid-October through late May.
If you’re looking for a cabin experience in Rhode Island, consider this Airbnb option that will take you back to a simpler time. It was built by hand in 2010 and has a hot/cold water bubbler and foot pump sink instead of modern running water. The interior features a full-size bed, kitchen, fridge, microwave, and composting toilet. It also has a front porch to read a book or do some painting. The cabin is located on the host’s property and does not allow pets. There are resident chickens and a pet pig that live onsite.
For two people looking for a Rhode Island getaway, consider this cabin with an outdoor patio. It features a galley kitchen, air conditioning, TVs, and shower. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals, and the host provides two bikes, helmets, beach chairs, and towels for guests to use. The cabin offers a queen-size bed, dedicated workspace, Wi-Fi, and free parking too. Located in Middletown, the cabin has a central location that’s conveniently close to shopping and dining.
This Airbnb log cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests and has two bedrooms, five beds, and one bath. It’s a beach getaway spot that includes free use of bikes and beach chairs. There’s a huge deck here, as well as central air conditioning and an all-inclusive beach pass. The beach is about a nine-minute walk away. You’ll have a half-acre yard and an outdoor fireplace at this rental cabin. Rent this cabin to experience the Bonnet Shore beach community with its private beach access.
Four people can stay in this Airbnb rental cabin that’s on three acres of woodlands. It’s near Watchaug Pond and just a short drive from the ocean. The cabin features a kitchen, living room, dining room, and deck that overlooks a private backyard. For your group, one bedroom has a double-size bed and the other bedroom has two single beds. The amenities offered at the cabin include Wi-Fi, free parking, an iron, and a dedicated workspace.