Welcome to the smallest state in the United States! Rhode Island is known for its picturesque colonial small towns and excellent sailing. It is the ideal location for a weekend getaway or a seaside retreat. Families can visit the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence or spend a summer afternoon at one of the many sandy beaches. Couples can walk hand in hand down the harbors and antiquers can try their luck at one of the many shops throughout the state. It is also home to one of the country’s most prestigious universities, Brown University.
Whether you are visiting the Ocean State for business or pleasure, you will want to know you are arriving at excellent accommodation. We want that for you, too. That is why we have carefully curated a list of the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island. Each of the rentals listed below are hosted by Airbnb superhosts, and some even boast Airbnb Plus badges. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a history of providing top-notch hospitality for their guests, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights exemplary homes that have been in-person verified to ensure the highest quality stay.
The Indian Lake Retreat
First up on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Rhode Island is this gorgeous three-bedroom lake house near Bonnet Shores.
This is the perfect rental for families or friends looking to spend their summer days on the lake swimming or fishing. Superhost Shanequia also provides kayaks. The home has a private dock where guests can relax with a glass of wine on Adirondack chairs or jump in the freshwater to cool off. On the patio, there is a dining set, a fire table, and a barbecue.
Inside, the house is decorated with contemporary furnishings, creating a relaxing and stylish space. In the downstairs living room, guests can cozy up next to the fireplace on the massive sectional couch and read a book or watch a movie. The full kitchen features beautiful mahogany cabinets and stainless-steel appliances, along with everything needed to prepare a meal. There is even a wine fridge so guests can keep their summer beverages at the perfect temperature.
Upstairs, there is a loft living room perfect for kids with a selection of board games, a TV, and a couch. In the master bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed, a TV, and an en suite bathroom with a double vanity. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the third bedroom has two single beds.
Converted Schoolhouse in Tiverton
This charming historic Airbnb in Rhode Island is the ideal rental for families or couples looking for a seaside getaway.
The home is located just minutes away from Foghound Beach in the small town of Tiverton. The shops and museums of Portsmouth are only a 20-minute drive away.
Superhost Kristin has done an outstanding job of renovating the schoolhouse to maintain its historic feel while creating a functional and modern space. In the living room, guests can unwind next to the gorgeous stone fireplace and enjoy a cup of coffee or settle in for a movie night. The full kitchen is very modern and features granite countertops, an island, and a breakfast bar.
Old school desks sit on either side of the king-size bed in the master bedroom. In the second bedroom, there is a set of twin bunk beds and a TV. After a day of touring the town, guests can return for a relaxing soak in the bathroom’s Jacuzzi bathtub.
The home sits on five acres of private land with woodland paths and gentle streams. Guests can unwind on the patio and enjoy an evening glass of wine or grill a meal on the gas barbecue.
Pet-Friendly Lake House in Chepachet
If you are looking for a vacation home for rent in Rhode Island that has a classic cabin feel, this cozy cottage is for you.
This beautiful Rhode Island Airbnb is the perfect retreat for those looking to have some fun on the water. This rental is located right on the Ponaganset Reservoir and comes with three kayaks and a 12-foot aluminum row boat that guests can use to fish or explore the lake.
Inside, the home features wood-paneled walls and gorgeous wood finishings that give it a classic lake house feel. After a day of adventuring, guests can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in the claw-foot bathtub in the bathroom. Organic coffee and a selection of teas are provided in the full kitchen, as are cooking spices and condiments. Superhost Tom also provides a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh eggs, and freshly baked bread for guests upon arrival.
There is a futon bed in the living room that is perfect for kids. The master bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed, making this rental suitable for up to four guests.
Tiny Home in Greenville
This cozy tiny home is the perfect vacation rental in Rhode Island for couples or solo travelers looking to stay outside of Providence.
This Rhode Island Airbnb is located on the Slack Reservoir, just a short drive from Little Beach. Guests have access to a private deck where they can sit and take in spectacular sunsets over the lake.
The inside of the home may be small, but it is packed with modern and comfortable furnishings that make for a relaxing stay. In the full kitchen, there is a Keurig coffee maker with complimentary pods, as well as everything needed to prepare a meal. Guests can enjoy their coffee at the two-person dining table beside the built-in custom wall fireplace.
The bedroom is lined with beautiful nature-themed paintings, creating a relaxing and stylish space. Guests can cozy up in the queen-size bed with a deluxe Tempur-Pedic topper and stream their favorite shows or movies on the Smart TV. The bathroom is fully stocked with all the essentials, including Tums, hairspray, and sunscreen. Superhost Corey has also provided other amenities to ensure guests feel at home, like board games, books, a multidevice charging station, a Bluetooth speaker, and an air purifier.
Modern Beach House in North Kingstown
If you are looking to rent a beach house in Rhode Island so that you and the family can spend some time by the sea, look no further than this gorgeous home in North Kensington.
The home features a sleek modern design and is furnished with contemporary furnishings, creating an upscale and stylish space. In the full kitchen, there are gorgeous black granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. There is also a dishwasher, so guests can spend less time with their hands soaking in dishwater and more time soaking in the ocean. In the dining room, there is a six-person dining table perfect for playing one of the board games provided or enjoying a family meal. Guests can unwind in the living room and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV.
In the first bedroom, there is a selection of books and a comfortable queen-size bed. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed along with some lovely plants that add warmth to the space. A ladder leads from the living room to the loft, where there is another queen-size bed.
This beach rental in Rhode Island has a spacious backyard and deck with patio furniture and a barbecue. Guests can walk to the beach in one minute and set out on kayaks or go for a swim.
Colorful Apartment in Providence
This Boho-inspired apartment is the ideal Airbnb in Providence, Rhode Island, for anyone visiting on business or checking out Brown University.
The rental is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood, just one block away from the beer halls and restaurants on Broadway Street. The university is only 10 minutes away by car, and Downtown Providence can be accessed by public transport in just 15 minutes.
The interior of this home is incredibly colorful and bright, with quirky art and fun wallpaper throughout. In the bedroom, there is a gorgeous mural wallpaper that adds to the whimsy of the space. There is also a comfortable queen-size bed and black-out velvet curtains. Thunderbird wall art is displayed above the queen-size bed in the second bedroom.
In the living room, guests can unwind in front of the handmade tiled fireplace on velvet furniture and read the morning newspaper or sit back with a glass of wine and watch TV. The full kitchen features a vintage Smeg fridge, a farmer’s sink, and unique reclaimed butcher block counters.
Guests have access to a peaceful backyard space with a handmade pavilion, a patio lounge set, and a firepit. Free on-site parking is included.
Contemporary Newport Apartment
If you are looking for an Airbnb in Newport, Rhode Island, then look no further than superhosts Dorata and Liam’s stunning two-bedroom apartment.
This Rhode Island Airbnb is ideally located within walking distance of downtown, restaurants, and King Park Beach. Inside, the home has been furnished with contemporary furniture and stylish artwork, creating a warm and modern feel. Upon arrival, guests will find a welcome package waiting for them consisting of chocolates and a bottle of wine so that they can begin relaxing immediately. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and plenty of counter space for preparing a meal. Guests can settle into the sectional couch in the living room and stream their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV.
The first bedroom features a queen-size bed and a daybed that converts into a twin bed for additional sleeping options. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a lovely rocking chair where guests with little ones can rock them to sleep. A crib can also be provided upon request. This rental is well equipped for those planning an extended stay in Newport as it has a washer, dryer, and laundry supplies.
Rustic Treehouse in Rehoboth
If you are looking for a unique Airbnb in Rhode Island, then this treehouse on a farm is for you.
The rental is located about 20 minutes from Providence on superhost Anne’s sustainable farm with water buffalo, horses, sheep, and more. Guests can spend their days roaming the farm and greeting the animals.
Inside the treehouse, there is no electricity. However, lanterns are provided, and a woodstove heats the home during the colder months. The house has a studio-style layout with rustic décor and wooden furnishings that create a cozy country feel. In the bedroom area, there is a small library of books and a queen-size bed surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can cozy up beside the woodstove on the rocking chair with a book and a cup of tea. There is a futon couch in the living area, making this rental suitable for up to four guests.
There is no bathroom inside the treehouse, but there is a compost toilet just beside the door. In the summer, guests can rinse off in the private outdoor shower, and in the winter, they are welcome to use the bathroom in the main house.
Cozy Cabin Near Jamestown
This adorable short-term rental in Rhode Island is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking to escape to the country for some peace and quiet.
The home is located on a two-acre lot behind a windmill and superhost David’s glassblowing studio. The cabin’s interior has a studio-style layout with wood-paneled walls and rustic furnishings, creating a cozy country feel.
Guests can unwind in the queen-size bed and look out the windows at views of picturesque farmland and Narragansett Bay. Beside the bed, there is a saucer chair and a footstool, perfect for lounging with a book. On the other side of the cabin, there is a small kitchenette with a microwave, a fridge, a dining table, and a coffee maker. There isn’t a bathroom in the home. Instead, guests can use the bathroom in the glass blowing studio just a few steps away.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the outdoor entertainment area. The patio is covered with dazzling fairy lights, and there is a futon couch beside the firepit, a set of Adirondack chairs, and a barbecue.
Contemporary Cottage Near Narragansett Beach
This beautiful Airbnb in Narragansett, Rhode Island, has all the makings for a relaxing weekend retreat to nature.
This two-bedroom home is decorated with contemporary-modern furnishings and features exposed wood beam ceilings. The living room is lined with both French and Italian art pieces brought from Europe. Guests can snuggle up on the pullout couch and have a movie night. In the full kitchen, there are sleek black appliances and a breakfast bar that can double as a desk for those working remotely. Guests can pick from one of the many board games provided and have a family board game night at the dining table.
The master bedroom features a gorgeous French chandelier, a Venetian mirror, and a plush queen-size bed. In the second bedroom, there is a single bed, a washer and dryer, and a stunning French armoire.
After a day of touring the sights, guests can return to this Rhode Island Airbnb and gather around the firepit in the backyard for a good old-fashioned marshmallow roast. There is also a deck with a patio bistro set.
Downtown Newport Apartment
If you are looking for an Airbnb in Rhode Island that gives you unbeatable proximity to all the sights in Newport, then this two-bedroom rental is for you.
This gorgeous Airbnb Plus features modern amenities in a contemporary setting with soft neutral tones, creating a relaxing space. In the living room, guests can unwind and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for cooking, as well as a breakfast bar and stainless-steel appliances.
Both bedrooms boast comfortable queen-size beds, a full-length mirror, and complimentary robes. In the bathroom, there is a walk-in shower, marble floors, and a makeup mirror, perfect for getting ready for a night on the town.
This Rhode Island Airbnb is located within a 10-minute walk of Bowen’s Wharf, the Newport Art Museum, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés just steps away from the home, and Goat’s Island is only 20 minutes away by foot. Parking is not included, but there is paid parking available nearby.
Wakefield Treehouse Near the Sea
This beautiful studio-style treehouse is one of the best Rhode Island Airbnbs for those looking to stay somewhere unique and different.
This contemporary treehouse features high ceilings, an open floor plan, and modern furnishings that create a grounding and warm space. It was originally built by Narragansett stonemasons as a carriage house in 1901. In the living room, guests are welcome to show off their musical skills on the acoustic guitar or just sit back and relax to the music from the vintage vinyl player. A skylight allows for plenty of natural light.
In the bedroom area, there is a comfortable queen-size bed and a small collection of books to read from. The full kitchen boasts stunning wood cabinets, along with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar. After a day of adventuring, guests can unwind on the patio in the glow of fairy lights and enjoy a relaxing glass of wine.
This Airbnb in Rhode Island is within walking distance of downtown boutiques, restaurants, and cafés. Free street parking is available for guests.
Renovated Boathouse on Providence River
This spacious Airbnb in Rhode Island is perfect for anyone visiting Providence but looking for something more private and secluded.
The home is located just a 10-minute drive from Providence and Brown University. Guests can stroll 10 minutes down the road and enjoy shopping at the historic Pawtuxet Village. Rhode Island TF Green International Airport is only 15 minutes away.
Inside, the studio-style space features beautifully tiled walls and wood floors. In the full kitchen, there is a coffee station with complimentary tea and coffee. The bedroom area boasts a plush king-size bed and a breakfast bar for two. There is an assortment of complimentary soaps and shampoos in the bathroom, as well as a spacious shower.
This rental is perfect for anyone who will be working remotely as it comes with a dedicated workspace overlooking the water. There is also a washer and dryer, perfect for anyone planning on booking an extended stay.
Outside, guests can enjoy their morning cup of joe on the private deck while watching the sunrise over the water. Guests also have access to free on-site parking.
Historic Farmhouse Near University of Rhode Island
This modern farmhouse is the ideal Rhode Island Airbnb for couples or families visiting the area.
The home was originally built in 1775 and has been impeccably remodeled in a modern motif with mid-century modern furnishings. In the living room, there is plenty of natural light from the original windows, and guests can stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features sleek black cabinets and a large island with plenty of space to prepare a meal. Guests can also opt to head outside a grill on the deck’s barbecue.
The master bedroom has gorgeous wood floors and wood beams, as well as a king-size bed. In the second bedroom, there is a twin-size bed and a closet for storage. The bathroom features the original wood beams and a shower and tub. For those looking to book an extended stay, this home is well equipped with a washer and dryer.
The University of Rhode Island is located just across the street while Narragansett Pier and Bonnet Shores Beach are less than 15 minutes away by car.
Spacious Pet-Friendly Farmhouse for Large Groups
If you are on the hunt for an Airbnb in Rhode Island that is not only stylish but can also sleep 12 guests, this luxury rental is for you.
This spacious three-bedroom house is ideally located within walking distance of New Shoreham’s beach, downtown restaurants, and the ferry landing. Inside, the home has been decorated in modern-contemporary furnishings and has an open floor plan with large bright picture windows and high ceilings. In the living room, there are two queen-size pullout couches where guests can unwind and watch the game on the flatscreen TV. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space to cook for larger groups and is well stocked with all the cooking basics like oils and spices.
In the master bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed, a woodstove, a TV, and an en suite bathroom with a large two-person walk-in shower with two rain showerheads. The second bedroom has two twin beds with a connector to turn it into a king-size bed. There is also a piano, a sleeper sofa, and a shared en suite bathroom with a soaking tub with a built-in TV. In the third bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a sleeper sofa.
There you have the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island! We have done the heavy lifting and narrowed it down to these amazing listings, but it’s up to you to decide now!