31 of the best Airbnbs in New England for all seasons, including beach cottages, mountain lodges, and cozy cabins

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  • New England is a worthy destination in all seasons for hiking, beaching, leaf-peeping, and skiing.
  • We found some of the best Airbnbs in New England, from Maine to Connecticut.
  • Our list ranges from quaint beach cottages to cozy A-frame cabins.

From Connecticut to Vermont and beyond, New England is a year-round vacation destination for scenic waterfront activities, gorgeous leaf-peeping, and skiing. New England is also known for wide-open spaces that make it easy to practice social distancing, especially if you opt for a private vacation rental.

In fact, experts say Airbnb is safe, especially compared to hotels, given that private vacation rentals minimize interactions with others, and Airbnb hosts must follow enhanced cleaning procedures. However, there’s still an inherent risk to traveling and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, double masking, and washing hands frequently.

Wondering where to vacation in New England this summer? Start with these vacation rentals below, based on our knowledge as long-time residents and visitors to the area. They’re all within driving distance of most East Coast cities, and include some of the coolest Airbnb homes, from a beach cottage to homes with private pools, and a treehouse Airbnb.

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Here are the best New England Airbnbs, sorted by state and price.

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A contemporary cabin

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Self-described by the host as a “contemporary treehouse,” this Brookfield property is reminiscent of a classic cabin with a spacious deck, high ceilings and windows, and a polished wooden exterior. Inside, there’s a slotted spiral staircase and tons of natural light, plus eco-friendly features such as solar panels.

The host offers private lessons to guests in activities ranging from paddleboarding to yoga, and this property is less than two hours from New York City. It’s surrounded by gorgeous hiking trails, parks, and lakes.

Coastal chalet with a private beach

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Skip the crowds at the state parks and carve out your own stretch of sand in this A-frame chalet in the coastal community of East Lyme.

Tucked behind a quintessential clapboard facade, this home plays up its beachside location with seaside design motifs and nautical blue-colored accents. There’s a lofted sleeping nook perched atop a spiral staircase (note that there’s no door to fully close the space off from the living area below) and an open floor plan that includes a plush couch, small table and chairs, and a cozy kitchen with a farmhouse vibe. Laundry is available too, hidden inside a whimsical bathroom done up with wallpaper adorned with sailboats and fish.

The home has deeded beach rights to a private beach that’s less than a mile away and a peaceful deck offers seating for laidback days. East Lyme is well-placed to explore the Niantic Boardwalk, Mystic Seaport, Essex Village, and more.

Chic guesthouse

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The wooden wall that accents the entirety of this home adds a sophisticated, cohesive feel, especially when complemented by wide-spanning glass doors that lead to an outdoor balcony. The minimalist design feels reminiscent of a modern hotel, yet the pond on the premises serves as a calming reminder of the surrounding suburban nature. 

Although this property does not have a kitchen, its amenities include nearly all other necessities such as air conditioning, heat, Wi-Fi, and bathroom essentials. It is an Airbnb Plus verified home and is located just a half a mile away from the coast, and the host specifically notes that beautiful bird watching and beaches are within the area. 

Cottage with hot tub and private pool

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Book this Connecticut Airbnb with a pool

Another Guilford gem, this small cottage feels like a boutique villa with access to a serene pool outfitted with five-star fittings such as plush towels, loungers, umbrellas, and a hot tub.

The home is a guest cottage, so your host will be on-site, but there’s plenty of privacy within the design-forward home that includes one bedroom, a nice kitchen, and a calming blue and white color palette. At night, sink into the bed with goose feather duvets and shut the blackout blinds for a restful night’s sleep.

In addition to the pool, the home enjoys water and marsh views from every room, a boon for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. This is a place to unplug as there is no TV, however, Wi-Fi is available.

Nautical-inspired beach house

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Book this Connecticut Airbnb beach house

If New England feels synonymous with beach stays and boating, this Mystic home hits the ideal tone. Between the nautical furnishings and bedrooms named after ship quarters, this property takes the maritime theme to lofty levels.

And while themed homes can often lean kitschy, that’s far from the case here. The farmhouse kitchen leads to an abundance of open space, and the overall design feels contemporary. The four-bedroom home can house up to 10 guests and there’s even a second guest house included for additional space. Amenities run the gamut from a private back patio with a grill to an outdoor shower, bikes, kayaks, and even baby essentials. 

The best part? You’re just steps away from the water, so a real boating experience is just as attainable as the theme suggests.

Home with a private pool

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Book this Connecticut Airbnb with a pool

Ideal for a group or family getaway, this resort-style home boasts four bedrooms, a spa, and its biggest draw, a sprawling heated pool.

Ensconced within the rolling hills of Litchfield County, this home is located on a quiet country road but close to wineries, antique shops, horseback riding, dining, and shopping.

The master bedroom suite includes a King-sized bed, ensuite bathroom with a large jetted tub, and walk-in shower that’s practically the size of a large walk-in closet. There are also three additional bedrooms, a finished basement with a bar, and a sleek kitchen for gourmet cooking. Well-kept grounds include a large grassy fenced-in yard, a generous deck, and a stone patio that wraps around the pool.

Just note that the pool and spa are only open from April 1 to October 15.

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Connecticut

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Brightly colored home with character

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Book this Salem Massachusetts Airbnb

The cheery pink exterior of this apartment building permeates through the home, which comes with a full-sized kitchen with wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The space is framed by a calming blue wall, and complemented by pops of red found in the quirky, yet elegant living room. 

The bedroom and bathroom feel as homey as they do meticulously crafted, while small details like built-in bedroom shelving, a walk-in closet, and a shower light offer convenience that doesn’t skimp on beauty. 

Salem, and all of its haunted happenings are within a 10-minute walk. 

Cape Cod cottage with sea views

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Stick your toes in the sand within minutes of arriving to this beachfront cottage on the Cape. Located in Yarmouth and facing the Nantucket Sound, you’ll wake to waterfront views every day in this quintessential gray clapboard Cape home.

Inside is light and bright with white-washed wood walls and furnishings set against splashes of cool blue and light wood. The space is intimate and best suited to a couple or a solo traveler planning a beachy getaway.

Yet, there’s still a nice-sized living room, full kitchen, air conditioning, and bedroom with a Queen-sized bed. There is a brick-lined patio with outdoor seating, though it appears to be shared with other cottages. As expected, most of summer is booked up, however, there are still some dates in May and August, and wider availability from September onwards, which is a wonderful time to visit when most crowds have left but the weather is still plenty nice.

Cozy waterfront Cape Cod home

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Book this Cape Cod Airbnb beach house

Although unsuspecting on the outside, this sweet home delivers on location, amenities, and hospitality. Inside, the open floor plan, cozy breakfast nook, and hardwood floors are all eye-catching and the fenced-in yard is welcoming to furry friends. Ample seating, including a hammock, is flanked by a grill and fire pit for tranquil nights.

The property sits just steps away from Swan Pond, and beaches are two miles away as well. The home is also near plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as a bike path. 

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Cape Cod

Berkshires mountain retreat

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This design-forward abode is nestled amid the Berkshire mountains, directly between the alluring towns of Stockbridge, Lenox, and Great Barrington, with easy access to fall foliage, ski, hike, or soak up culture.

The ample home includes two bedrooms with Queen-sized beds, as well as an additional lofted space with two Murphy beds. During the day, light pours in through graciously appointed windows, while the space exudes warmth at night from chic lighting fixtures and a fireplace. Plan to savor a meal in the gorgeous dining room and admire contemporary touches in the bright kitchen and subway-tiled bathroom with a deep soaking tub. The look is highly curated, blending natural elements such as wood and stones with an urban mindset.

There’s also a funky bar area, screened-in back porch, and a patio with fire pit.

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Cozy secluded cabin

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This cozy cabin is a welcome respite for a snug couples’ getaway in the winter months, while the outdoor patio provides an inviting oasis in fall, spring, and summer.

Although the space is relatively small and unpretentious, its kind hosts and quirky traditions make it feel just as familiar as home. Our favorite: the “take a beer, leave a beer” policy, which encourages guests to try a new beer from the home while leaving one of their own for the next guest.

The town of Freeport is home to L.L.Bean, so the oversized L.L. Bean boot is certainly a top attraction, as is the Adventure Schools of L.L.Bean.

Sophisticated Kennebunk loft

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An elegant couples retreat, this tiny but mighty home oozes coziness. The Murphy bed creates a comforting nook, while the couch, flat-screen TV, kitchenette, and full-sized bathroom ensure every need is met.

The property sits on 13 acres of private land with an outdoor shower available for rinsing off sandy feet after a day spent at nearby beaches and lakes. In the cooler fall months, breathtaking hiking and foliage is also available right near the home. 

Bayfront cabin

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Book this Maine Airbnb cabin

Lined from floor to ceiling in light blond timber and framed by wraparound views of a peaceful bay, this two-bedroom Bowdoinham home channels Scandinavian minimalism with all the rustic accouterments of a remote cabin.

The living space feels open and bright thanks to ample sunlight through many windows, as well as beamed ceilings. There are five beds, a full kitchen, and a gas-powered fireplace. Other perks include free Wi-Fi, a private patio and fire pit, access to a shared dock, and a prime location for fishing and hunting, shrouded in lush leafy scenery. 

Cliff-perched cottage with private hiking trails

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This Maine stunner was designed to feel like a ship, which is an easy feat given its location perched atop a 130 foot cliff overlooking the ocean and surrounded by over 30 acres of woods, wildlife, and beaches. In fact, 12 acres include private hiking trails for guest use. 

Known as The Prowhouse, this home was designed by Machiasport poet and sea captain Phil Rose with a distinctive, angular ‘prow’ like that of a boat. Floor-to-ceiling windows are found in most rooms and two bedrooms include a master overlooking the ocean and a smaller cozier room, though, it is missing a door. 

On themed motifs include a telescope, teak and brass accents, and blue and gold-colored nautical maps of New England. Most of the furniture, art, and design are by mid-century Modernists Paul McCobb, Norman Cherner, Percival Lafer, and Curtis Jere, and there is also a library corner with a Danish desk for the work-from-home crowd. 

Cottage with a lobster boat lounge

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Enjoy the allure of the sea in this whimsical cottage with ocean views and full access to an adjacent docked lobster boat that’s been revamped and fashioned as a lounge and library.

Water views are available throughout the main house, which is complemented by midcentury furniture and maritime-inspired accents like a modern sailboat sculpture. Pops of yellow add a subtle dose of whimsy, too.

Though, it’s the lobster boat that really dazzles. A rusty dinghy adorned with barnacles it is not, but rather, a thoughtfully furnished space with vintage pieces such as a tasteful upholstered chair, a low slung leather sofa, and an attractive console table. With so much ’60s nostalgia, it’s practically begging you to sip on a martini while snacking on some fresh lobster, natch.

Modern Kennebunkport farmhouse

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Book this Kennebunkport farmhouse Airbnb

A restored barn is now a contemporary oasis with minimal Scandinavian-inspired modern furnishings, a farmhouse kitchen, and lots of wooden touches. However, there’s also a strong upscale feeling with a subway-tiled walk-in shower set behind a sleek glass panel wall that’s stocked with Kiehl’s toiletry products. Other features include modern light fixtures, soaringly-high windows that pour in light, and a nice patio. There are two bedrooms, plus an air mattress that is available for the sleeping loft. 

In the summer months, grab the provided beach chairs and cooler and head to Kennebunkport’s famous beaches, or take advantage of the bikes and helmet for a ride around town.

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Maine

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Trendy Portsmouth condo

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With a central beach location, sleek decor, and an array of amenities, this home makes a comfortable base for an attractive New England trip at any time of year.

Highlights include the inviting, clean lines of the design and furniture, which feel new and vibrant, complemented by exposed brick behind the TV and a bright blue printed rug that ties the entire space together. 

Outside, downtown Portsmouth is a bustling New Hampshire town. Stop by Market Square for the city’s top dining, shops, and nightlife.

Elegant studio loft

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From the wood-paneled bedroom wall to the baby blue kitchen counters, as well as the electric fireplace built into an accent wall, this apartment feels whimsical yet modern.

Although the small space sits lacks a full kitchen, it does offer contemporary fixings and a small outdoor seating area to enjoy during the warmer months. 

The property is a short drive to major cities, but its tiny size and secluded location position it as an ideal remote spot for solo travelers or couples. Even at peak pricing, the home remains relatively affordable.

Chic mountain lodge

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Book this New Hampshire Airbnb cabin

This creative chalet appears unassuming from the outside but inside, delightfully blends midcentury design, tribal prints, and pops of blue and orange with a wood-beamed ceiling, stone fireplace (nonworking, however), and plenty of rustic wood.

There are three bedrooms set under the A-frame structure, with a master on the main floor that may be configured as a King-size bed or two twins. And while the home is very much a woodsy cabin, comforts such as multiple air conditioning units promise to keep things cool and comfy in the summer months. Take in the mountain views from the large deck, and feel free to bring your pup; dogs are allowed with a small fee.

Cottage right on the lake

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Book this New Hampshire lake house Airbnb

We love a good lake house and this charmer with a bright blue exterior and knotty pine walls lining the inside is no exception.

This simple home is nothing fancy but has all new appliances in the full kitchen, multiple living spaces to spread out, and books, games, and puzzles for relaxing nights in. A wall of windows line the front of the house facing the lake making it a serene spot to sip your morning coffee. When it’s time to venture out, descend the stairs to your own dock where rowboats and kayaks are available to use from May through October. Or, settle in the fenced in yard with a hammock, fire pit, and outdoor seating.

Cabin in the woods

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Reminiscent of a woodsy ski lodge, this home features wintry delights including stacks of firewood, a sun and game room with a ping pong table, and a wooden dock for sunbathing and grilling. 

The home is set deep in the woods for an intimate family getaway, yet shops, restaurants, and the slopes are all just a short drive. The host also makes a point to note that the surrounding area is kid-friendly. 

Scenic Bear Ridge lodge

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Views abound in this impressive large log cabin-style family home. There’s plenty of wood and stone to go around but the feel leans more luxury than rustic thanks to Scandinavian-inspired decor such as platform beds, low slung seating, and a minimal but calming color palette. Contemporary light fixtures dangle from sky-high cathedral ceilings and soaring windows allow tons of light to shingle through. 

In winter, the stone fireplace makes for a cozy central gathering space, while the expansive front deck with a covered porch is a coveted perch come summer for sunbathing. And, year round, you can’t beat those views.

Other amenities include rain fall showers, a library and reading loft, as well as a family room with a seven speaker home theater for movie nights, a workspace, and a toddler play area.

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Tiny house with a big personality

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“Tiny” may describe the size of this Rhode Island home, but elements like the teal front door, walk-in closet, and even a washer position this home as anything but small when it comes to worthy amenities.

Thoughtfully and creatively crafted for both vacations and the work from home lifestyle, the host notes a workspace in the bedroom, pull-up bars on the ceiling, and super fast internet.

The house is within walking distance to Pawtuxet Village, the harbor, and plenty of shops and restaurants. Downtown Providence is just a 10-minute drive away. 

Waterfront beach home

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Book this Rhode Island Airbnb beach house

French doors open up to a breathtaking bay view on this home’s massive deck, making a socially distant beach vacation incredibly attainable. The floor plan inside feels nearly as open as the water beside it, while amenities include a full-sized kitchen and washer-dryer.

If you are able to tear yourself away from the view, the property is a 10-minute walk from downtown Providence and historic Pawtuxet Village, dotted with shops and restaurants. 

Sea-inspired Newport apartment

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Be it the whale pillow on the bed, model ships placed around the house, or the anchor doormat, this home subtly pays homage to its nautical-adjacent location throughout the home. These accents are accompanied by a full stainless steel kitchen, a crisp white color scheme, and even a clawfoot tub. 

The Airbnb Plus verified home also includes a grassy backyard with a grill and two-floor deck. Newport’s shops, restaurants, and attractions are a five-minute walk away, and the host notes Bellevue Avenue as a highlight for runners. 

Family home with a garden

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While most crowds flock to nearby Newport, Jamestown is another coastal island gem with a quieter vibe while still being steeped in ample history, natural beauty, and quaint New England charm.

This posh home is well-suited for a family with two bedrooms and two baths. There’s a true luxury feel here with indulgent amenities such as a walk-in marble rain shower, a chic stone gas fireplace, a large glam chef’s kitchen, and generous living and dining areas. For entertainment, break out one of the provided board games or watch a movie on the smart TV with access to multiple streaming services. There’s also a magnificent stone patio with plush chaise lounges, a large dining table, and a verdant not-so-secret garden.

Boathouse cottage

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This once-abandoned home was discovered by its hosts half-submerged into the water below and was masterfully renovated to its current incarnation which appears more like a boutique hotel. The design is immaculate, boasting a clean, light, white palette brightened by lush green plants and black wood floors. Bedding and linens exude luxury vibes down to the provided robes hanging in the closet. 

There’s also a gourmet chef’s kitchen (with fishing rods available to catch your own dinner), a private beach, three bedrooms, one bathroom, kayaks, outdoor lounge areas, and spectacular views from almost every room. 

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Rhode Island

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Treehouse in the woods

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If your childhood dreams of a backyard treehouse were sadly never fulfilled, this may be the place for you.

Hidden in the woods of Hardwick, this one-bedroom New England treehouse has all the offerings of a traditional home including a stunning chandelier, a fireplace, and a kitchenette, yet it’s perched amid rich foliage and leafy trees. The only caveat is that the bathroom doesn’t have a shower. Though, the hosts welcome guests to use their bathroom through a separate entrance if needed. 

Guests also enjoy access to a porch, hammock, shaded seating area, grill, and a designated spot for campfires. Hardwick Village, filled with restaurants and farmer’s markets, is three miles away. 

Alpine A-frame in the woods

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Inside and out, this alpine A-frame is stunning, from the bright blue walls to the enchanting interiors crafted from solid wood, flanked by a wood-burning stove, midcentury modern furniture, and a cozy bedroom with a Nectar Queen-sized mattress and organic linens. 

Small details shine, from the lighting that includes both a sleek installation and fairy tale twinkle lights, as well as a record player, farmhouse-inspired kitchen, and creature comforts such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and P.F. Candle and Beekman 1802 products.

The home is dog friendly (for a small fee) and includes a fire pit and deck with Weber grill and outdoor dining set for a meal under the stars. A short stroll away is a lovely lake and hikes, skiing, shopping, and state parks are all nearby.

Lake home with gorgeous views

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Book this Vermont Airbnb lake house

Situated facing a gorgeous lake, this beachfront home is a great reminder that Vermont isn’t just for forests and ski bunnies. 

With a nautical white and blue color scheme, a serene kitchen, and a living area surrounded by nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, the design of this lakefront getaway is seemingly immaculate. The bedrooms are also well-styled alongside an updated bathroom, and the upstairs terrace offers dramatic views of Shelburn Bay. Outside, find additional seating, a grill, fire pit, plus the free use of kayaks in the summer. 

The home is tucked amid farmland and hiking trails, and bread and cheese-making classes are available nearby.

Stowe canopy house

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Book this Stowe Airbnb

Every detail in this gorgeous A-frame home is purposeful and thoughtfully designed by an attentive host. White, blonde, and dark wood contrast with precision alongside green leafy plants, mountain-inspired art, tribal decor, and furnishings done up in hues of cream, beige, and other neutrals. 

There are two meticulously curated living areas, three well-appointed bedrooms, and two dazzling bathrooms with spa-like subway-tiled showers. There’s also a working fireplace, a six-person hot tub, and a lovely deck with a grill and outdoor seating where you may likely find yourself stargazing while strumming on the provided guitar.

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Vermont

FAQ: Everything to know about booking an Airbnb in New England

Is it safe to book an Airbnb right now?

Medical and cleaning experts told us that private home rentals on Airbnb are safe, especially compared to hotels. They eliminate interactions with others outside of your group, and hosts must follow enhanced cleaning procedures. However, there’s still are risks with traveling and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.

How do I book a home on Airbnb?

Whether in New England or across the world, search for homes on Airbnb based on location, price, date, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, features, and more. Once you’ve found a home, review the final price and don’t forget to check the cancellation policies, too. For a full breakdown on how to book on Airbnb, click here.

What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?

Cancellation policies on Airbnb differ for each home and are set by the individual host. Here’s a closer look at Airbnb’s cancellation policies.

Are there travel restrictions in New England?

There are no blanket New England travel restrictions. Most states offer their own guidelines on recommendations around self-quarantine based on recent travel and activity. It’s best to look up each state’s individual policy before booking a vacation rental such as Airbnb.

Is it safe to travel to New England?

Despite the COVID vaccine rollout, there is still no guarantee when it comes to safety with travel, though staying in a private home such as those found on Airbnb will lower your risk of exposure. Be sure to take added precautions recommended by the CDC including social distancing, wearing a mask, and hand washing. Consider postponing travel if coming to or arriving from a hotspot.

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

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Best Airbnbs Rhode Island
  • 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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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

Best Airbnbs in Rhode Island: Elegant designer studio in Providence, $83

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.

Midcentury apartment in Providence, $99

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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.

Club house-inspired apartment in Providence, $119

Clubhouse 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.

Bohemian wonderland in Providence, $136

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.

Condo with harbor views in Newport, $67

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.

Chic downtown apartment in Newport, $181

Chic downtown apartment in Newport, $185

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.

Historical cottage in Newport, $194

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.

Modern apartment close to the harbor in Newport, $259

Modern apartment close to the harbor in Newport, $276

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.

Cottage steps from Thames Street in Newport, $543

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.

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

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.

Spacious farmhouse with ocean views on Block Island, $580

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.

Charming cottage with hot tub in Narragansett, $99

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.

French-inspired home in Narragansett, $136

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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.

Tree house by the ocean in South Kingston, $250

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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.

Tiny home by the lake in Greenville, $83

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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. 

Family-friendly townhouse in Jamestown, $97

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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.

Waterfront boathouse studio in Cranston, $149

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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.

Rural glamping getaway in Scituate, $150

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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. 

Lake house in Chepachet, $165

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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.

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