The 19 best Airbnbs in Rhode Island, including Providence, Newport, and Block Island

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  • Dotted with quaint coastal towns and historic sites, Rhode Island is an East Coast gem.
  • One of the least populated states, Rhode Island is especially ideal for a socially distant vacation.
  • We compiled a list of highly-rated and well-located Airbnbs in Rhode Island at a range of prices. 

Though promising vaccine rollouts have begun, hopping on a plane to head off to an international destination is likely still a ways away for many. Luckily, there is no shortage of beautiful spots to visit domestically that easily reachable by car.

If you’re considering an upcoming road trip along the East Coast, Rhode Island is well worth a visit for its stunning coastal towns, historic villages, and outdoor experiences. Enjoy sandy beaches in summer, colorful foliage in fall, and cozy winter activities. It’s 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.

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You can jump directly to Rhode Island Airbnbs by location here:

  • Providence
  • Newport
  • Block Island
  • South County
  • Elsewhere in Rhode Island

And if you’re wondering if travel is safe, experts consider private vacation homes, such as those on Airbnb, as one of the safer places to stay, especially when compared to hotels. This is because you are often booking 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.

While road trips might seem low risk, and experts consider rental cars to be largely safe, it’s important to remember there is still no firm guarantee to safety. It’s crucial to follow guidelines and advice from organizations such as the CDC and WHO, and practice safety measures including wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining social distancing. Up-to-date information on Rhode Island policies is available here.

That said, if you’re looking for a getaway steeped in fall foliage, a cozy winter cabin, or a summer beach house, Rhode Island has it all. Airbnbs range from sleek apartments to cozy cabins, waterfront studios, chic townhomes, and reinvented barns.

We chose the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island based on the following criteria:

  1.  The Airbnb listing is for the entire home.
  2. We found listings to suit a wide range of budgets, from $67 to $580 per night.
  3. All Airbnbs have an average rating of 4.8 or higher.
  4. Airbnbs have received exceptional reviews for cleanliness, hospitality, and communication of hosts, with prime locations on the coast or near Providence.

These are the best Airbnbs in Rhode Island, sorted by location and then by price, from low to high.

Elegant designer studio in Providence, $80

Book this designer studio starting from $80 per night

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. 

There is limited availability over the next couple months, but more dates open up from May onward.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.93

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Midcentury apartment in Providence, $99

Book this midcentury apartment starting at $99 per night

Located on the east side of Providence, this midcentury-style apartment is cheerful and uplifting with its 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 and green spaces. 

Apartment highlights include a full kitchen with appliances, a complimentary beverage station (tea, coffee, hot chocolate), shower products, and a FioS smart TV. 

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

The apartment has plenty of availability over the next few months.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.89

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Club house-inspired apartment in Providence, $119

Book this club house apartment starting from $119 per night

Billing itself as “The Polo Club,” this posh 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 adorned with plaid pillows, tasteful horse paintings lining the walls, and gold fixtures. A vintage writing desk adds extra charm.      

The hotel-like bathroom includes a clawfoot soaking tub, a huge walk-in shower, and marble countertops.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.  

There are still plenty of available dates over the next several months.

Sleeps: 5 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.97

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Bohemian wonderland in Providence, $136

Book this Bohemian wonderland starting from $136 per night

This artfully decorated spot is a color-lover’s dream. The living area includes a green couch, pastel pink armchair, and a tile fireplace. Meanwhile, a light blue Smeg refrigerator and matching dining table chairs add pizzazz to the kitchen. The theme continues throughout the rest of the house via fun wall decor, including dog wallpaper in the bathroom and an array of artwork from in a wide range of styles.

The outside is just as inviting as the inside. A fenced-in yard includes a covered and furnished patio area, complete with a stone walkway and grill.  

This home still has a couple dates left in early March and more dates open up in April.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.92

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Condo with harbor views in Newport, $67

Book this condo with harbor views starting from $67 per night

This resort condo is part of Club Wyndham Newport Onshore, found right in the city center. Being right on the water is a prime spot in Newport, 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 the exception of a turquoise armchair that brightens up the space. The modern decor includes a brick fireplace, marble end table, and long wooden dining table. 

The bedrooms feature crisp white linens and cerulean accent walls. The kitchen is small but comes stocked with all the necessities. Guests have access to both an indoor and outdoor pool, gym, and grills. However, keep in mind that these are all shared amenities.

This home still has a few scattered dates over the next couple months.

Sleeps: 6 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: This is a new listing that’s not yet rated, but the hosts are experienced and well-reviewed Superhosts.

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Chic downtown apartment in Newport, $181

Book this chic downtown apartment starting from $181 per night

This conveniently located apartment earns its Plus designation thanks to 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.

This home has plenty of availability over the next several months.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.90

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Historical cottage in Newport, $194

Book this historical cottage starting from $194 per night

This renovated cottage dates back to the 1890s and features exposed wood beams, sliding doors, and exposed 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 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. Right 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.

This home still has a few dates open in April and is wide open starting in May.

Sleeps: 8 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.97

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Modern apartment close to the harbor in Newport, $259

Book this modern apartment starting from $259 per night

This renovated Airbnb Plus listing exudes a 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, a chaises at the foot of the beds, and robes left out for guests give the bedrooms an elevated feel. 

This home still has plenty of open dates available over the next several months, though summer weekends are already starting to fill up.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.91

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Cottage steps from Thames Street in Newport, $543

Book this cottage near Thames Street starting from $543 per night

A good option for larger families or small groups of friends traveling together, this two-story Airbnb Plus has a classic charm. Subtle grays, whites, and blacks make up most 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 vases adorning the entryway table to an industrial-style bookcase with silver bowls that match the lamps in one of the bedoroms to mini succulents on the back of one of the toilets. There’s also a small fenced-in yard, though it’s not furnished. The home is a quiet place to unwind, but is still within easy walking distance of downtown.

There are still scattered availability in May and June but summer dates are already booking up fast.

Sleeps: 6 guests/3 bedrooms

Rating: 5

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Top floor suite with private entry on Block Island, $300

Book this top floor suite starting from $300 per night

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. Look out over a lush lawn to the ocean just peeking out in the distance from the living room or the hammock found on the small private deck.

While there’s no full kitchen, there is a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and small dining table that sits two.The living area is minimalist but charming enough with a couch, canary yellow armchair, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Wake up to the sound of the ocean breeze from the memory foam mattresses. One bedroom has a Queen-size bed while the other room has bunk beds, making this a cozy hideout for families.

This home has availability starting in May, though summer dates are already filling up quickly.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 5

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Spacious farmhouse with ocean views on Block Island, $580

Book this spacious farmhouse starting from $580 per night

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

For those that want to mix work with play, there’s a small study area with built-in bookcases and a desk looking out at the waves for the ultimate work-from-home view. Both bedrooms are spacious and the master bedroom even has an upright piano against one wall and a potbelly stove in another corner. 

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

This home has plenty of availability in April and May, but summer is booking up fast.

Sleeps: 12 guests/3 bedrooms

Rating: 4.89

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Charming cottage with hot tub in Narragansett, $99

Book this charming cottage starting from $99 per night

This bright yellow cottage with Adirondack chairs out front is a charming spot that’s an for couples and lone travelers to post up. However, be aware that the sleeping setup is two single beds. 

The home is close to beaches and hiking and just a 15-minute drive from Newport. There’s plenty to enjoy right on-site too, including the big backyard that features an outdoor shower, private hot tub, and gas firepit with wicker furniture arranged around it 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 nods like a seashell bedspread and nautical pillows and towels are nice touches.

This home still has plenty of availability over the next several months.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 5

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

French-inspired home in Narragansett, $136

Book this cottage starting at $136 per night

Feel transported from Rhode Island to France the minute you step into this chic home tucked in idyllic Narragansett. The host, who originally hails from France, infuses authentic charm and culture into every corner with French-style chandeliers, Venetian mirrors, and paintings completed 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.

The host doesn’t provide kayaks, but guests can bring their own and take a boat 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. Past guests praised the cottage’s cozy feel and thoughtful decorations, and also emphasized the high standard of cleanliness. 

This home is also optimal for guests who prefer to cook their meals rather than eat out during the pandemic, as the kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials.

The cottage still has plenty of availability over the next several months.

Sleeps: 5 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.91

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Tree house by the ocean in South Kingston, $250

Book this tree house starting at $250 per night

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. Past reviewers praised the location for its proximity to restaurants and shops.

This home still has plenty of availability over the next several months.

Sleeps: 3 guests/studio

Rating: 4.94

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Tiny home by the lake in Greenville, $83

Book this tiny home starting at $83 per night

This cottage may be small, but past reviewers guarantee it has everything you could possibly need including a kitchen equipped with spices, cooking utensils, a microwave, and more. The bathroom contains essentials and toiletries, and there’s even a washer/dryer stocked with complimentary detergent if you’d like to run the sheets through the wash prior to using them.

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.

This home still has several scattered dates open over the next few months, with more dates opening up starting in August. 

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.98

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Family-friendly townhouse in Jamestown, $97

Book this townhouse starting at $97 per night

Palm tree rugs, nautical artwork, and seashell-lined decorations fill this generously-sized townhouse that is ideal for families with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a Queen-sized bed in the main bedroom, as well as a Full-sized bed in the loft that kids are sure to enjoy. 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.

Availability is scattered in March and April with more dates open in May.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.88

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Waterfront boathouse studio in Cranston, $149

Book this boathouse starting at $149 per night 

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. 

The Airbnb scattered availability over the next few months.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.94

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Rural glamping getaway in Scituate, $150

Book this glamping cabin starting at $150 per night

This tiny house marries the comforts of a well-appointed home with the rustic appeal of camping or, as is more likely the case here, glamping.

The cabin is a short 25-minute drive from Providence but feels totally isolated and remote in the rural town of Scituate, set on 20+ acres of land on the outskirts of the woods. Past guests have mentioned spotting wildlife such as deer and turkeys in the past. 

The woodsy home contains all the modern essentials you’d want with electricity, AC, heating, and hot showers. There is also a mini kitchenette with basic cooking utensils, a hot plate, toaster oven, and a refrigerator. With one lofted bed, it’s a great getaway for a couple looking to escape to the outdoors.

There is no Wi-Fi, but guests can instead spend their evenings unwinding by the outdoor fire pit, relaxing in the hammock, or exploring nearby walking trails.

The popular cabin has just a couple scattered openings left, but availability is subject to change. 

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 5

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Lake house in Chepachet, $165

Book this cottage starting at $165 per night

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. 

The cabin still has several mid-week dates open over the next few months, but weekends are filling up fast.

Sleeps: 4 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.98

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

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