18 of the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island that are big on coastal charm

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Best Airbnbs in Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island is dotted with quaint coastal towns and historic sites.
  • We found the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island in Newport, Providence, Block Island, and other areas.
  • These vacation rentals make it easy to enjoy delicious food, sandy beaches, and creative cities.

Rhode Island is well worth a visit for its stunning coastal towns, historic villages, and ample outdoor opportunities.

While it is especially lovely in the summer and spring when visitors can enjoy its sandy beaches and coastal cities, Rhode Island is also quite idyllic in fall and winter with its plentiful cozy cabins and colorful fall foliage.

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the US, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with vibrant offerings, from the Newport cliffs to quaint Pawtuxet village, and the creative capital of Providence.

The best Airbnbs in Rhode Island are equally alluring and varied, ranging from sleek apartments to waterfront studios, chic townhomes, and reinvented barns. Here are our favorites.

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These are the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island, sorted by location and price.

Providence
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Elegant designer studio in Providence
Best Airbnbs in Rhode Island: Elegant designer studio in Providence, $83
Cozy but chic, this studio is a solid option for solo travelers or a couple.

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This chic apartment housed within a renovated, gothic-style Victorian mansion is just the right size for a couple or solo traveler. While it's a cozy studio, the bedroom area is nicely sectioned off from the living area via a large glass pane.

The gray and white interiors feature exposed brick, subway tiling in the kitchen and bathroom, a brand new plus Queen-sized mattress, and plenty of plants. A bar-style table with tools makes for an easy place to enjoy a meal and the kitchen features modern, stainless steel appliances. 

Located in Federal Hill, it's just a quick 10-minute walk to downtown Providence. 

Club house-inspired apartment in Providence
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This apartment bills itself as "The Polo Club" and boasts classy, old-school interiors.

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Billing itself as "The Polo Club," this apartment sets the tone for a unique stay from the moment you step through the bright red front door with navy trim.

Once inside, you'll find a leather sleeper sofa with plaid pillows, tasteful horse paintings, and posh gold fixtures. A vintage writing desk adds charm.      

The hotel-like bathroom includes a clawfoot soaking tub, a huge walk-in shower, and marble countertops, while the kitchen boasts dark wood cabinets, blue tiling, and a round dining table. The apartment is an easy 10-minute walk from downtown and comes with a parking spot in a lot across the street.  

Bohemian wonderland in Providence
Bohemian wonderland in Providence, $136
The bold decor is a designer's dream.

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This artfully decorated spot is a color lover's dream. The living area includes a green couch, a pastel pink armchair, and a tile fireplace. Meanwhile, a light blue Smeg refrigerator and matching dining table chairs add pizzazz to the kitchen.

The eclectic theme continues throughout the rest of the house via fun wall decor, including dog wallpaper in the bathroom and an array of artwork in a wide range of styles.

The outside is just as inviting with a fenced-in yard, a covered and furnished patio, a stone walkway, and a grill. 

Midcentury apartment in Providence
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Overnight parking is included, which is a major perk.

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Located on the east side of Providence, this midcentury style apartment is cheerful and uplifting with bright yellow walls and turquoise cabinetry.

Located near Brown University and RISD, there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes in the neighborhood, as well as outdoor parks. 

Highlights include a full kitchen, a complimentary beverage station, shower products, and a FioS smart TV. 

While the unit is private, it is located on the first floor of a house, though it has a separate entrance. One overnight parking spot is included, so there is no need to worry about securing city parking, which is a major perk. 

Newport
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Condo with harbor views in Newport
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This resort condo is part of Club Wyndham Newport Onshore and enjoys shared facilities.

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This resort condo is part of Club Wyndham Newport Onshore, right in the city center. Being on the water is a prime spot, and this apartment features views of the harbor and its bobbing boats and yachts, which can be enjoyed from the balcony off the living room.

The living room itself has a soothing color palette of neutral grays and creams, with a turquoise armchair that brightens up the space. A brick fireplace, marble end table, and long wooden dining table round out the modern look.

The bedrooms feature crisp white linens and cerulean accent walls, while the kitchen is small but stocked with all the necessities.

Guests have access to a community indoor and outdoor pool, gym, and grills, as well.

Modern apartment close to the harbor in Newport
Modern apartment close to the harbor in Newport, $276
The spacious kitchen makes whipping up meals a breeze.

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This renovated Airbnb Plus listing exudes welcoming warmth thanks to timber floors, rich, neutral color tones, billowing sheer curtains that allow for privacy without blocking all the sunlight, and a cozy couch teeming with fluffy pillows.

The spacious kitchen features marble countertops, blue cabinets, and new stainless steel appliances, including a huge fridge. Tall wooden chairs allow for bar-style seating at the countertop.

Tufted headboards, all-white bedding, chaises at the foot of the beds, and robes left out for guests give the bedrooms an elevated feel. 

Chic downtown apartment in Newport
Chic downtown apartment in Newport, $185
This Airbnb Plus listing has standout design and decor details.

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This conveniently located apartment earns its Plus designation thanks to the standout design and decor details like a plush Cloud couch from Restoration Hardware, a pastel-colored stained glass window, restored antique wood floors, and a sleek white and black color scheme in the bedrooms and kitchen.

Large windows give the space plenty of light and numerous mirrors throughout make it feel even more spacious. The bedroom and bathroom have a hotel-like quality thanks to high-end bath products, all-white linens and comforters, matching table nightstands, and thoughtful details like rolled towels found on tiered storage baskets.

Historical cottage in Newport
Historical cottage in Newport, $194
This spacious home is great for groups and families.

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This renovated cottage dates back to the 1890s and features exposed wood beams, sliding doors, and brick that's been painted white. The spacious main area includes a working fireplace, a comfy leather couch, a silver coffee table that looks like a vintage trunk suitcase that travelers will love, and futuristic-looking, curved metal armchairs with leather padding.

Though there are just two bedrooms, two single beds plus a Queen-size bedroom in one room, along with a discrete Murphy bed tucked away in a cabinet in the living area means plenty of guests can sleep here. 

Out back is a fenced-in yard with a furnished patio and next door is a bistro where the host leaves all guests a designated complimentary bottle of wine to be enjoyed. There's also off-street parking available for up to four cars.

Classic home steps from Thames Street in Newport
Cottage steps from Thames Street in Newport, $543
This designer home is elegant and sophisticated.

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A good option for larger families or small groups of friends traveling together, this two-story Airbnb Plus has loads of charm. Subtle grays, whites, and blacks make up most of the interiors, but colorful patterned armchairs, pillows, and rugs add flair.

The spacious kitchen includes marble countertops, sleek modern appliances, and stools at the countertop in addition to a long dining table that can seat up to six.

Every inch of the home is thoughtfully decorated, from chic entryway vases adorning to an industrial-style bookcase with silver bowls that match the lamps in one of the bedrooms.

There's also a small fenced-in yard, and staying here places you within easy walking distance of downtown.

Block Island
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Top floor suite with private entry on Block Island
Top floor suite with private entry on Block Island, $300
Savor ocean views and salty breezes.

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Situated in a quiet area just a 10-minute drive from many of Block Island's top beaches, this suite is the top floor of a home where the hosts live, but you'll have your own entryway and the suite is entirely separate.

From the living room, look out over a lush lawn to the ocean peeking out in the distance, or sink into the hammock on the small private deck.

There is a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and small dining table that sits two. The living area is minimalist but quaint with a couch, canary yellow armchair, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Wake up to the sound of the ocean breeze from memory foam mattresses; one bedroom has a Queen-size bed while the other room has bunk beds.

Spacious farmhouse with ocean views on Block Island
Spacious farmhouse with ocean views on Block Island, $580

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Soaring ceilings and panoramic ocean views make this a light and airy beach hangout. An open concept layout leads to an upstairs loft area with twin beds that overlooks the spacious living area with two gray couches, a bright blue rug, and a long wooden dining table. A furnished deck with couches and a dining area adds even more space for enjoying the salty sea breeze.

For the work-from-home crowd, there's a small study area with built-in bookcases and a desk looking out at the waves. Both bedrooms are spacious and the master even has an upright piano and a potbelly stove. 

The house is a five-minute walk to many of the island's best shops, restaurants, beaches, and the ferry landing. There are also farm animals on property that guests are welcome to walk over and visit.

South County
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Charming cottage with hot tub in Narragansett
Charming cottage with hot tub in Narragansett, $99
This cheery yellow home makes it easy to take advantage of area beaches and hiking.

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This bright yellow cottage with Adirondack chairs out front is a cheery spot that's close to beaches and hiking, and is just a 15-minute drive from Newport.

There's plenty to enjoy on-site too, including the big backyard with an outdoor shower, private hot tub, and gas fire pit with wicker furniture for s'mores roasting.

Inside, you'll find a spacious kitchen, living area, a small office, and a small coffee station. Though some may find the decor slightly dated, beachy touches like a seashell bedspread and nautical pillows and towels are nice touches.

French-inspired home in Narragansett
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French-style chandeliers offer an elevated sense of design.

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Feel transported from Rhode Island to France in this chic home in idyllic Narragansett. The host, who originally hails from France, infuses authentic culture into every corner with French-style chandeliers, Venetian mirrors, and paintings by his mother. 

This cottage is a good pick for a small group of friends or a family thanks to a Queen-size bed, a Full-sized bed, plus a pull-out couch. It also comes with three parking spots.

Bring your own kayaks for a ride down the nearby Narrow River, or spend the day lounging on Narragansett Beach. Afterward, gather 'round the outdoor fire pit or perch on the private deck and enjoy the evening breeze. 

This home is also optimal for guests who prefer to cook as the kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials.

Tree house by the ocean in South Kingston
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This home has all the comforts of a house with the enchanting feeling of a treehouse setting.

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Fulfill your childhood dreams of living in a treehouse in this space originally built as a carriage house that has since been transformed to mimic a whimsical treehouse. 

Decorated to promote an ultimate level of serenity, guests can spend their day reading a book, listening to records from the host's collection, or breathing in the crisp air on the outdoor deck. 

There is a Full-sized bed and an additional couch, though, the true highlight is likely the fully outdoor shower, however, it is only available during warmer months.

Located in Kingston on the south coast of Rhode Island, guests can borrow provided bikes to head into nearby Wakefield, or bike straight to the beach.

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Tiny home by the lake in Greenville
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This waterfront cottage offers pretty views from the front porch.

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This cottage may be small, it has everything you could need including a kitchen equipped with spices, cooking utensils, a microwave, and more. The bathroom has the essentials and toiletries, too, and there's even a washer/dryer stocked with complimentary detergent.

The home is well-positioned for walks to the nearby beach and lake, or spend time relaxing on the private outdoor deck. In the evenings, take advantage of the 46" smart TV and Wi-Fi, and you can even customize your indoor experience from remote-control temperature settings and control the brightness and color of the built-in fireplace. 

The cottage is only a 15-minute drive from Providence and a 40-minute drive from Newport.

Family-friendly townhouse in Jamestown
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Expect an activity-packed trip thanks to provided bikes, beach chairs, paddleboards, kayaks, and surfboards.

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Palm tree rugs, nautical artwork, and seashell-lined decorations fill this generously sized townhouse. There is a Queen-sized bed in the main bedroom, as well as a Full-sized bed in the loft. Pets are also welcome but must be approved by the host prior to arriving.

Expect an activity-packed trip thanks to host-provided equipment such as bikes, beach chairs, paddleboards, kayaks, and surfboards, best paired with time spent relaxing on the huge outdoor roof deck with views of Narragansett Bay.

Jamestown is located on quaint Conanicut Island, nestled in between Kingstown and Newport. The town, beach, waterfront, restaurants, and grocery store are all within a 5-minute walk of the Airbnb. 

Past guests rave about the excellent hospitality and mention receiving free wine, beer, food, and toiletries.

Lake house in Chepachet
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Stay in this rustic cabin for a remote lakefront getaway.

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This charming wooden cottage is located right on the picturesque Ponaganset reservoir for full immersion into the great outdoors, despite being a short 30-minute drive from Providence.

Splash on the lake with three kayaks and a rowboat offered by the host, or spend the day swimming, fishing, or relaxing on the nearby beach. The host is verified as a super host and has received positive reviews for hospitality, going so far as to provide fresh bread, eggs, and wine upon arrival, in addition to badminton and croquette rackets available for guest use. 

The cabin includes amenities like a grill and fire pit. While there is a bath with a hand-held showerhead, there is no walk-in shower. 

Waterfront boathouse studio in Cranston
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This boathouse places you right on the water.

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Overlooking the beautiful Providence River, the bright red patio of this boathouse studio is a standout spot for morning coffee or taking in impressive sunsets. With one King-sized bed, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a full kitchen, the listing is best-suited for couples. 

Located on an estate down a private driveway, the boathouse affords a high level of privacy, while still being conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and museums in Pawtuxet Village. The home is also a short 10-minute drive from Providence and major highways. 

FAQ: Rhode Island Airbnbs

When is the best time to visit Rhode Island?

One of the best times to visit Rhode Island is in the shoulder season from September to November. Prices tend to be lower than in the peak summer season and travelers can also enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. 

While summer is undoubtedly the best time of year to enjoy many of Rhode Island's beach towns, keep in mind that hotel and vacation rentals tend to soar from June through August and popular areas tend to be crowded.  

What are the best places to visit in Rhode Island?

Newport is a popular coastal town known for upscale hotels, seaside views, yacht culture, and excellent shopping. Providence, Rhode Island's capital, has a creative spirit thanks in part to being the home of the Rhode Island School of Design. 

There are also numerous great beach towns in Rhode Island, including Narragansett, Jamestown, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Block Island, and more.    

What are the best activities in Rhode Island?

A coastal haven, Rhode Island is particularly known for its beaches and sailing. 

In Newport, don't miss the Cliff Walk, a beautiful public walking path along the seaside that winds past many of the area's iconic mansions. Tours of The Elms, The Breakers, and the Bellevue Avenue Mansions are also a popular activity.

In Providence, families, in particular, won't want to miss the Roger Williams Zoo. In the spring, summer, and fall, you can also catch WaterFire Providence, when over 100 bonfires are lit on the river, making for a spectacular display.

Of course, Narragansett Bay beaches, the Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island, and exploring the state's numerous lighthouses are also popular attractions.

Is Airbnb safe?

The CDC says travel is safe for vaccinated individuals.

Additionally, experts consider private vacation homes one of the safer places to stay since you can book an entire home protected from interaction with others. Airbnb also announced rigorous new procedures including the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, which all hosts must now follow.

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