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Heading to Rhode Island for vacation? Great choice! Otherwise known as “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island is a top spot for families or groups looking to spend some time kicking back on the beach and exploring this picturesque coast along the Atlantic Ocean. While it may be the country’s smallest state, it’s certainly filled to the brim with fun things to do, from the historical sights to beautiful national parks, white sand beaches, and cliff walks.
Of course, you’ll need somewhere great to stay while you’re exploring this wonderful state. And luckily, Rhode Island has a number of great places. Read on for all of the best vacation rentals in Rhode Island.
The Snug Cottage is as cute as its name suggests. This homely getaway, situated in South Kingstown, is within easy distance to the water, making it perfect for anyone looking to spend some time with nature during their vacation. This cozy spot is best suited to a couple with its studio layout and compact design. But don’t be fooled by its small size: this vacation home is definitely well stocked. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, while the bedroom comes furnished with a new memory foam mattress. There’s even an outdoor bathroom for rinsing off when you’re back from a day by the water. Enjoy the sun, shade & harbor breezes from the two decks, or visit famous restaurants in the area to enjoy some harborside dining just a stroll away.
This four-bedroom home has space for 10 guests, making it a perfect vacation spot if you’re getting the whole family together for a memorable vacation. A spacious property with plenty of room for fun and activities, it’s a place you’ll long to return to after you’ve finally checked out. Centrally located and only five minutes from Narragansett Town Beach, this is a house designed for those looking to truly make the most of their surroundings, both inside and out. This open-concept home comes tastefully furnished with central air conditioning, all the kitchen essentials, luxury linens in each bedroom, an outdoor grill, and a TV and Wi-Fi provided to keep you entertained. Beach supplies include transferable passes to Narragansett Beach as well as beach chairs, towels, kids toys, umbrellas, and even a cooler.
This luxury beach home overlooks the ocean from almost every room, which means a relaxing experience and a peaceful backdrop of waves on a 24/7 basis. A luxury house kitted out with everything you need throughout your stay, this vacation home is magnificent from start to finish. There are four bedrooms here with space for up to 10 guests in total, with a mix of oversized double beds and bunk beds to suit guests of all ages. The entire house comes decorated with peaceful blue tones, accentuating those gorgeous sunlight views that come streaming through the windows every day. This waterfront house is just steps away from Deep Hole, known for its world-class surfing, making it even more enviable if you’re looking to get up close and personal with the water. Rinse off in the home’s outdoor shower after a day at the beach and have a BBQ with friends or family at the Blackstone Grill.
This peaceful family home is a mile away from the beach and is set on freshly manicured grounds: a perfect family setting where everyone’s sure to enjoy themselves. With five bedrooms, it’s definitely a larger property and comes sufficiently stocked to keep everyone entertained from the moment you unlock the front door. A perfect getaway destination all year long, it comes complete with a fire pit, grill, outdoor shower, and yard games as well as air conditioning on both floors, an outdoor patio, smart TVs, and more. Maybe the best part about this Airbnb? Its access to a private neighborhood beach. Or, if you’re looking for a little more outside entertainment, you’re only three miles away from Narragansett Beach and the Pier Village. Wood for the fire pit and propane for the grill are provided, which means all you have to worry about is what to cook up on the grill first.
This chalet is perhaps one of the most surprisingly sized in the area. Don’t be put off by its chalet namesake, as this double-height vacation spot comes with tall ceilings and oversized windows letting plenty of natural light flow through. With three bedrooms and space for up to seven guests, it’s well equipped to suit guests of all ages and interests. Wander through this open A-framed home to find its three bedrooms, two bathrooms and its impressive jacuzzi. In each room, you’ll find comfortable beds and linens as well as an extra mattress if you’re traveling with more guests. A home designed for vacationers, you’ll have free access to beach gear here and, when you’re done exploring for the day, you can head outside to the backyard with its picnic table and large Weber grill.
It’s hard to beat the location of this Bristol-based vacation home as, when you step out onto its back porch, you’ll find yourself face to face with unobstructed ocean views. A picturesque setting that’s designed for long days spent enjoying a new book or simply gazing out at the peaceful waves, this is one of the best vacation homes in Rhode Island for those looking to switch off. This waterfront retreat is home to five bedrooms in total, with room for 10 guests and plenty of space for everyone to stretch out and relax. The home includes two televisions, an Xbox One and Roku for gaming and watching TV, and a Sonos WIFI speaker. In the evenings, set up. the grill outside, gather around the Solo Stove fire pit or lounge on the newly built deck overlooking Mt. Hope Bay.
This three-bedroom renovated cottage makes good use of whimsical design and whitewashed walls, offering a modern yet traditional feel which floats from room to room. Cute and cozy, it’s designed for up to five people and is best suited to a family vacationing in Rhode Island together. This beautiful cottage has water views from most rooms and is stylishly decorated to keep even the strictest eye for design happy. With its open-air and very beachy vibe, it’s the definition of a vacation home and is a place you’ll feel truly comfortable switching off and relaxing for a few days. Despite being a vacation home, it’s one equipped with all of the essentials and more. Bedrooms are decked out with everything you need for premium comfort levels and more, while the communal areas are set up for games and lengthy chats over dinner.
Queen Kai Loft is one of the most popular vacation rentals in Rhode Island and is best suited to a couple. As its name suggests, this is a modern style loft, which comes complete with great views and a great location with ease of exploring the local areas freely. Located halfway between Newport and Providence in a quaint waterfront community, this studio-style loft brings together everything you need for a self-contained stay. Perfect for those traveling on a budget, it’s set in the heart of historic beautiful East Greenwich surrounded by the area’s best bars and restaurants. The queen bed comes with soft, cozy, and fresh linens, while the rest of the studio is home to a kitchen, bathroom and small communal area. Elegant and airy, it’s an Airbnb that you’ll definitely want to return to next time you’re exploring Rhode Island.
This modern suite makes good use of Scandinavian design elements, adding an extra stylish touch to your vacation in Rhode Island. A top spot for couples looking to explore the area without spending a fortune on accommodation, this budget-friendly suite ticks all the boxes for a peaceful visit. Its waterfront location makes this spot extra popular and allows for easy access to explore all of the nearby amenities. Inside the cottage suite itself, you’ll find a spacious bedroom with a bottle of wine waiting for your arrival and a large terrace overlooking the water’s edge. The guest suite is also equipped with a washer and dryer, a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee machine, an electric stove and oven and a full bathroom. There’s even complimentary Hulu and Netflix for you to enjoy during your stay.
The Cozy Nest brings together the best of both worlds: a homely, comforting house that’ll have you feeling like you’ve gone to visit some friends in Rhode Island but also all of the modern facilities necessary to never forget you’re on vacation. Set 10 minutes away from downtown Newport, this spacious house has space for up to nine guests throughout its three bedrooms. Its open concept kitchen and dining room area set the tone for memorable evenings playing cards or games with the essentials you need to cook a special meal for your family. The bedrooms feature king-size beds, while downstairs there’s a glass door that leads to a cute little porch with chairs and a small table: perfect for having a cup of coffee every afternoon. You’re well located with a variety of restaurants and coffee shops, and the beach is only a 10-minute drive, too.
The Wayland House is the very definition of a family home. Wander through the rooms of this impressive house to spot well-thumbed books in the bookcases, unique artwork decorating the walls and pastel-hued walls filled with welcoming signs. A six-bedroom house with more than enough room to go around, it’s a place you’ll immediately relax back into, ready to soak up the magic of Rhode Island. Centrally located in the heart of Wayland Square, this spacious Airbnb is only a block away from all of the restaurants, cafes, and shops. While it’s not suitable for events, it can definitely squeeze in a fair few people, with a top capacity limit of 15 guests and a variety of comfortable beds to suit guests of all ages. Charming and posh, with an antique feel, this is a gorgeous house that you’ll definitely return to.
This incredible gated loft takes family adventure to a whole new level, with a spacious, open-plan design that’s impossible not to fall in love with. A huge property with plenty of room to explore, this luxury spot with 5500 square feet of space will not disappoint. Everything about this place is a little oversized, from the massive 12-foot dining table that seats 16, the oversized sofa stretching around the living room, the 18-foot ceilings, the 65-inch TV, bar, the Brunswick antique full-size billiard table and the 22-foot antique shuffleboard table. We could go on! Check out the bar room with its piano and massive South American teak bar, as well as many other jaw-dropping antiques from the past. When you need a little extra relaxation, you can head to the oversized sauna. It’s a place with everything you need and more.