Last Updated August 5, 2021 8/5/2021

14 Best Rhode Island Beach House Rentals

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When it comes to beaches, Rhode Island offers something for everyone. Despite its small size, the state has 40 miles of coastline with superb beaches that offer calm surf for swimming and splashing around as well as big waves. If you’re thinking about a beach getaway in New England, you’ll have lots of great beach house rentals to choose from as well, including these top picks.

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The Surf Shack - Ocean Views From Every Room - Narragansett
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The Surf Shack

The Surf Shack - Ocean Views From Every Room - Narragansett

This four-bedroom home includes three king bedrooms that all have their own Smart TVs, plus a separate room for the kids, accommodating up to six. The master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub for relaxing soaks. There’s a spacious eat-in kitchen with a Nespresso machine with pods for both coffee and espresso, an open concept family room with a cozy fireplace, and a front porch with ocean views. The backyard is park-like, while your private stretch of beaches connects to Scarborough State Beach. Complimentary beach chairs, beach towels, and bikes are all included. This spot is super kid-friendly with high chairs, kids’ beach chairs, umbrellas, sunscreen, beach toys, kites, and bubbles are all provided too.

Oceanfront Beach House Private Beach, Stunning Views - Charlestown
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Oceanfront Beach House with Private Beach & Stunning Views

Oceanfront Beach House Private Beach, Stunning Views - Charlestown

This two-bedroom beach house for five sits along Charlestown Beach Road and boasts panoramic views from every window, bringing in the ocean, beaches, dunes, Ninigret Salt Pond and more. While A/C is included, the home easily stays cool by taking advantage of the ocean-to-pond cross breezes. It features hardwoods, granite tops, laundry facilities and TVs with FIOS cable and Netflix. The full kitchen has two coffee makers, including a Keurig machine, and on the front deck you’ll have a Weber grill and an umbrella table with chairs for alfresco dining. On the side deck there’s a hammock and other seating ideal for watching sunsets of the pond and sunrises over the ocean.

Cabin by the Sea - Log Cabin Near the Beach - Narragansett
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Cabin by the Sea

Cabin by the Sea - Log Cabin Near the Beach - Narragansett

This two-bedroom log cabin sleeps up to 10 guests and is in the desirable beach town of Narragansett. It sits on a beautifully manicured half-acre yard providing lots of privacy with no neighbors visible while being just a short walk to private Bonnet beaches. Your host includes an all-access beach pass too. If you like to hike, swim, kayak, or boat, this is definitely your place. Five complimentary bikes in a variety of sizes are included, along with beach chairs and a beach umbrella. Enjoy relaxing right on the property with an outdoor patio set, loungers, a grill for cookouts, and an outdoor wood-burning fireplace included too. Inside you’ll have a kitchen with Keurig and drip coffee makers as well as a 42″ Smart TV with Roku and Fire Stick, and Netflix.

Quintessential Cottage - Matunuck
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View of Quintessential Cottage in Matunuck

Quintessential Cottage - Matunuck

Enjoy a stay in the laid-back surf town of Matunuck Beach village by booking this rental. You’ll have access to a family-friendly beach and grassy lawns for games during the warmer months, with your host providing a beach parking pass for convenience. If you want to paddle, Potters Pond is at the end of the street, just bring your kayaks. The three-bedroom cabin sleeps up to six and includes all you need for a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen.

Waterfront Beachhouse - Portsmouth
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Waterfront beachhouse

Waterfront Beachhouse - Portsmouth

The “Isle of View” is a beachfront property that lies at the north end of Aquidneck Island providing panoramic views of the Mt. Hope Bridge, Hog Island Lighthouse, and stunning sunsets. You’ll have your own private beach, accessed by steps from the living room. While the three-bedroom home has all you need for relaxation and fun right here, historic Newport and its many attractions is just minutes away. It includes floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors on the waterfront side, skylights, and vaulted ceilings. In the summer, you can open up the sliding glass doors to enjoy the sounds of the waves and the gentle sea breeze. You’ll have a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker, a large TV with an Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Wi-Fi, making it easy to stream your favorite shows.

Tranquility and Sunsets at Renovated Beach Bungalow - Warwick
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Tranquility and Sunsets at Renovated Beach Bungalow

Tranquility and Sunsets at Renovated Beach Bungalow - Warwick

‘Rosie by the Bay’ is a beach cottage that offers total tranquility just steps from Greenwich Bay. You’ll be away from the crowds while being able to enjoy the sand and surf practically all to yourself.  It includes a front porch for sunset watching, a large yard with seating for 10, a grill, and fire pit. When you don’t feel like making your own meals, there’s a great restaurant for chowder and clam cakes within walking distance. Of course you’ll have a fully stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and a washer/dryer. All beach and bath towels are included too.

Plum Beach Home - North Kingstown
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Plum Beach Home

Plum Beach Home - North Kingstown

This private three-bedroom home can accommodate eight guests and sits right on the beachfront. You’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the historic Beavertail Lighthouse and the island of Jamestown. Look forward to strolls along a peaceful walking path to the beach and a mini-golf course with clubs provided, just bring your own golf balls. Two kayaks are available for an additional charge. Inside, you’ll have a large kitchen with a dining room, a living room with a fireplace, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities.
Scarborough Beach House - Narragansett
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Scarborough Beach, Narragansett RI

Scarborough Beach House - Narragansett

Scarborough Beach House offers three bedrooms sleeping up to eight and sits just 100 yards from Scarborough beach. Nearly every room has a breathtaking panoramic ocean view, as well as the decks like the private deck off the master bedroom, which also has a dressing room, Jacuzzi tub, TV, and glass shower with two shower heads. There’s a fully stocked granite kitchen with absolutely everything, including a coffee bean grinder, deck furniture, and a gas grill for cookouts.

Island Adventure Year-Round Get Away - Portsmouth
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Island Adventure Year-Round Get Away - Portsmouth

This two-bedroom waterfront cottage for up to five is available year-round and comes with its own private beach. “Sea Glass” is accessed via a 30-minute ferry ride from the mainland, delivering the perfect spot for soaking up the sun away from the crowds. It boasts sweeping panoramic views of the bay and access to all sorts of recreational activities like hiking and biking, kayaking, fun on the sand, and more. It includes a porch and a large sunny deck, either of which are ideal for hanging out with a view. Right out front is a private raft ideal for diving or cannon balls, and two moorings are included if you want to bring your boat. Of course, you’ll have all the essentials like a well-equipped kitchen that allows for preparing your meals with a view.

Oceanfront The Beach House - Westerly
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This home sits right on the beach

Oceanfront The Beach House - Westerly

The three-bedroom Beach House is located on one of Rhode Island’s favorites, Misquamicut Beach in Westerly — one of New England’s cutest beach towns. You’ll have miles and miles of sand right at your door step along with activities like fishing, surfing, swimming, and paddle boarding. The home sits right on the beach providing magnificent views for up to six along with an impressive list of amenities. It includes a full kitchen, furnished outdoor patio with a grill, Wi-Fi, and TV.

On Ocean Cove - Little Compton
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On Ocean Cove

On Ocean Cove - Little Compton

This quiet cottage for five is tucked among a “slice of paradise” at the end of a private lane right on a cove. You’ll be just a stone’s throw from the ocean and a rocky shoreline for swimming, along with a pebbly beach for swimming. Around points on both sides, hiking, beachcombing, and sandcastle building can be enjoyed on the large sandy beaches. The cabin includes one bedroom plus a loft that can sleep three along with a screened porch, gas grill, full galley kitchen with a dishwasher, and laundry facilities. It’s a wonderful place for simply relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the sea as well as for brilliant stargazing.

Private Waterfront Home on Bay - Warwick
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Private Waterfront Home on the Bay

Private Waterfront Home on Bay - Warwick

This two-bedroom summer homes is just steps from Rocky Point State Park, the beach and a boat launch, while country clubs with a public golf course and infinity pool are nearby. It accommodates up to four guests and offers gorgeous views of Narraganset Bay, while providing fantastic outdoor spaces that include a backyard with a custom fire pit, a grill for cookouts, lounge chairs, yard games, and an outdoor shower. You can also look forward to mornings watching the sunrise over the water from the front porch. Beach towels and even fishing poles are provided too. Inside you’ll have a 65″ Smart TV with local channels, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a DVD player. The full kitchen has a smaller TV above a breakfast bar with Apple TV and local stations as well.

Serene Beach Cottage - Middletown
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Serene Beach House

Serene Beach Cottage - Middletown

A three-bedroom home in Middletown between 1st and 2nd beach, you’ll be within an easy bike ride or walk away from all the fun on the sand. It accommodates up to six and has a large, fully enclosed backyard along with an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach. You’ll also have a sun room ideal for enjoying your morning coffee. Plus there’s a well-stocked kitchen, a 32″ HDTV, washer/dryer, air conditioning and heating.

Whaler's Inn - East Greenwich
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Whaler's Inn

Whaler's Inn - East Greenwich

This spacious three-bedroom home can accommodate up to 10 and sits at the end of Potowomut Peninsula. It’s just a short walk to three beaches, two homes down from waterfront public access and offers bay views from the yard, which includes a BBQ grill for cookouts, an outdoor dining set and a fire pit. The home includes a large kitchen, a living room and den, and a sun room. A washer/dryer, Tv, and Wi-Fi are all included too.

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