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The 10 Best Cottages & Beach House Rentals in Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the US, but there's no shortage of quality cabins to rent on Airbnb

The 10 Best Cottages & Beach House Rentals in Rhode Island

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Molly McGlew

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It’s funny to say “off-season” when it comes to Rhode Island. The truth is, no matter the time of year you visit this New England gem, you’ll find something to do—from surfing and bouldering to oyster shucking. As the smallest state in the Union (Rhode Island is only 37 miles wide by 48 miles long!), it boasts 400 miles of coastline to explore–with even more inland worth checking out, too.

The perfect place to cozy up this fall and winter, we’ve rounded up the 10 best beach shacks, cabins, and historic homes on Airbnb in The Ocean State to put on your radar. Make your coffee milk to-go, snack on a Johnny Cake, and get scootin', there's plenty of adventure to be had in Rhode Island.

Weekapaug, RI — South County House

Vibe: Rhode Island Relaxtion

South County House is a comfortable two bedroom, 1.5 bath cape built in 1936 that sits on nearly an acre of land, 3/4 of a mile from the ocean. It borders a preserved forest and there is a small family farm across the street. The house has been thoughtfully redesigned and renovated with relaxation in mind, and provides an ideal escape from the distractions and noise of modern life.

Rate: $432/night

South Kingston, RI — John Potter Farmhouse

Vibe: Historic Hotspot

You can’t get more New England than this. Stay a few days in this newly remodeled and refinished farmhouse originally built in 1775. Surrounded by nature yet adjacent to the University of Rhode Island and near hiking trails, restaurants, and beaches. This spot is the perfect place to post up in with the fireplace going when the temps drop outside.

Rate: $150/night

South Kingston, RI — Treehouse by the Sea

Vibe: Upstate but Make it Rhode Island

Originally a carriage house built in 1901 by Narragansett stone masons, this “treehouse” by the beach is a lofty studio that sits on the second story up. It's a peaceful, bright, and cozy space that provides plenty of zones to chill out with a cold one post outdoor shower.

Rate: $150/night

Little Compton, RI — Designer Hideaway

Vibe: Casual Hiker and Natural Wine Connoisseur Approved

This newly renovated home sits on 2.4 acres in the heart of Little Compton, RI. Drive down a private dirt road and you’ll be home. Remote yet easily accessible, the modern spot is a mile from Little Compton’s quaint downtown (author’s note: check out the Art Cafe) and less than 10 minutes to Goosewing & South Shore beaches. Your chill zone awaits.

Rate: $395/night

Charlestown, RI — Captain's Quarters

Vibe: Small but Mighty

If you like oysters, this is the spot to go (the hyper local oysters include East Beach Blondes, Ninigret Cups, and Charlestown Salts, btw). The Captain's Quarter is a cozy spot steps from Ninigret Pond at Ninigret Landing Marina. Known as the “Blue Lagoon,” the waters are clear and home to plenty of oyster farms.

Rate: $200/night

Narragansett, RI — Lingard Cottage

Vibe: Rustic on a Budget

Perhaps best suited for warmer months, yet classically Rhode Island, we added this to the list for those Fall campers. This bare-bones house is a classic original “glamping” spot before glamping was even a thing, located on a large waterfront lot on Pt. Judith Pond. You’re 2-3 miles from the Block Island Ferry, yet removed to your own little camp zone.

Rate: $83/night

Scituate, RI — Tiny House Escape

Vibe: Totally Timber

This mini cabin is the perfect place to unwind and disconnect for a bit. Get the rustic camping experience but with the comforts of electricity, heat, hot showers and a cozy loft bed. Set along the edge of the woods of this 20+ acre property, the cabin boasts lush views of field and forest - perfect for watching deer, turkeys, or enjoying a campfire in the fire pit.

Rate: $125/night

New Shoreham, RI — Hip Saltbox

Vibe: Hip Hideaway

The Saltbox should be considered for its outdoor shower alone. This Block Island spot boasts huge water views with striking sunsets over Rodman's Hollow. While the inside can skew a little old-timey, this property more than makes up for it on the outside with a whopping 230-acres of conservation land to the west and a short walk or bike ride away from some of the island's most dramatic and secluded beaches.

Rate: $344/night

Jamestown, RI — Darcy's Guesthouse

Vibe: Designer Digs

If you like oysters, this is the spot to go (the hyper local oysters include East Beach Blondes, Ninigret Cups, and Charlestown Salts, btw). The Captain's Quarter is a cozy spot steps from Ninigret Pond at Ninigret Landing Marina. Known as the “Blue Lagoon,” the waters are clear and home to plenty of oyster farms.

Rate: $189/night

North Kingston, RI — Beach Cottage

Vibe: Mature yet Chill

If you’re looking for a safe bet, this spot provides one. Being steps away from the beach, you can take a wetsuit dip in Narragansett Bay or head over the bridge to Newport, only a 15 minute drive. Tucked in a peaceful, quiet neighborhood that's a great area for biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, birding, running, hiking, and anything in-between.

Rate: $125/night

Published 10-26-2020

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