10 Best Short-Term Rentals In Providence, Rhode Island - Updated 2024

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Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and is located in the county of the same name along Providence River. The city’s speciality is a blend of small-town charm with the bustle of a big city. It’s home to two popular schools, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, and perhaps this lends a creative air to the area. In addition, dropping by Waterplace Park and Providence Harbor is a great way to learn about the history of the city. You can visit Providence Little Italy in the Federal Hill area to enjoy a delicious Italian dinner or gelato. If you love books, then a stop at The Providence Athenaeum, a 19th-century library, is a must.

If all this appeals to you, you’ll have a great vacation here. Read on to know about the best short-term rentals in Providence, Rhode Island, to make your trip even better.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and short-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. Walter S. Budlong Apartment (from USD 173)

This is a beautifully designed space on the top floor of a Victorian house. For maximum privacy, you can access the apartment through a private entrance. Skylights make the space bright and cheerful, and hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and tasteful furnishings lend it character. Furthermore, a desk and high-speed Wi-Fi will allow you to get your work done. The rental is close to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, and parking is available as well.

Another plus is that discounts are offered for stays longer than a week.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1.03 km (0.7 mi) from Waterplace Park
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
the unit was lovely and very clean with a minimalist aesthetic and lots of natural light
nothing felt untouchable or overtouched- the kitchen was well-appointment and the linens fresh and clean
the apartment is well equipped and clean and the owners were easy to work with
owner left breakfast items which was really nice
the hosts were super friendly and responsive even sourcing us an iron and ironing board when requested
this cute condo was close to everything that college hill has to offer
the highlight for us was the location of this property
the location is outstanding we were able to walk to pretty much everywhere we wanted to go
location was fantastic with easy access to lots of great restaurants
it was an inspiring place to spend time in
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2. Open-concept apartment close to downtown (from USD 177)

The garden is a great place to decompress in this lovely apartment. The unit is set on the first floor of a Victorian home and has been renovated with all the modern amenities needed to ensure a great stay. You can get a good night’s rest in the queen bed fitted with good-quality linens. The delights of Federal Hill are close by to entertain you as well.

When you book the home for more than seven days, you can take advantage of great discounts.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
913 meters (0.6 ft) from Waterplace Park
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean-great heat & air -fabulous stove fridge shower -had access to the common garden with lovely table
this one bedroom apartment is in a wonderful location easy walking to most parts of the city
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3. Gorgeous farmhouse with vintage details (from USD 268)

History buffs will love to stay in this farmhouse, which was built in 1731. The wide-plank flooring, tall chimneys and other classy features are great examples of vintage architecture. The house also has modern conveniences, such as laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, a TV with streaming options and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Moreover, the property boasts a large yard and a porch, so you can enjoy a quiet morning with a cup of coffee outdoors. Enjoy the rustic life as you collect eggs or pick vegetables. Do note that a two-night minimum stay is required, and discounts are available for stays longer than a week.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2.67 km (1.7 mi) from Waterplace Park
Agritourism 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior offered an old-world attractiveness combined with a modern kitchen and other amenities
but the amenities are all modern -- from the super luxurious bathroom to the comfortable beds
appliances were new and clean wi-fi performance was reliable and the home was well-maintained overall
ronnie was such a great host
ronnie is a very responsive and generous host
the host provided excellent support and was helpful with information for our stay
wonderful place and thoughtful property owner
ronnie the owner is unfailingly kind and thoughtful and made our stay very pleasant indeed
the location was outstanding being close to downtown providence
great house in a great location
short walk to cute restaurants on hope st
the house is in a great location
the historic farmhouse location brings you close to local residents and makes you feel like a local
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4. Apartment with beautiful views of DePasquale Square (from USD 232)

If you’re looking to stay downtown and enjoy the delights of Providence, this apartment is a good choice. Though it’s compact, it’s well-designed and feels roomy. It’s especially convenient if you’re heading to one of the universities in the area. The rooftop patio is the highlight of this property. You can gather here and hang out on the sectional sofa or have a meal at the table for six.

In addition, DePasquale Square is nearby, so you can admire it from here as well. For a good bargain, book the space for more than a week to avail of discounts.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1.15 km (0.8 mi) from Waterplace Park
Apartment 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was perfect and had a great view
relaxing clean and highly recommend
mike is such a great host and was so accommodating and helped us with whatever we needed
michael the host was really nice and accommodating
perfect location parking was good
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5. Park View Apartment (from USD 250)

Located close to Federal Hill and event venues such as Rhode Island Convention Center and Amica Mutual Pavilion (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts Center), this home is a convenient base for a stay at Providence. The charming property is furnished with a mix of classic touches and contemporary accents. A whirlpool tub in one bathroom will help you relax after an active day, and the large, fully equipped kitchen is great for preparing meals.

Even better, you can avail of discounts when you book the home for more than seven nights.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2.77 km (1.8 mi) from Waterplace Park
Apartment 13 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean and comfortable with a nice electric fireplace heater and a nest thermostat
house was comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed
overall a great stay would recommend to anyone wanting a nice clean home to stay at
the best experience i have place is very neat and clean best host thank you todd
property manager was responsive to answer any questions and provide information
communication with the host was prompt and clear
we enjoyed traveling around ri from this central location
there are also nice places to walk around and eat near the house
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6. The Wayland Suite (from USD 240)

If you’re planning a couples’ retreat to Providence, this contemporary apartment is a good choice. It’s a great mix of vintage and modern design. The kitchen’s sleek stainless steel appliances and calming colour choices go hand-in-hand with wood floors and 11-foot (3.4-metre) ceilings. The expansive terrace is another highlight. It’s a great place to welcome the day in the mornings or relax with a drink in the evenings.

A minimum of five nights’ stay is required, and weekly discounts are offered.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2.08 km (1.3 mi) from Waterplace Park
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is ultra comfortable with two kinds of pillows (4 in total) for every taste
furnishings were clean and comfortable and kitchen has everything you need
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7. Cosy pet-friendly apartment (from USD 138)

If you’re heading to Providence with a young child and a pet, you may want to check out this apartment rental. It’s cleaned rigorously so that you can stay here without any worries. The roomy and comfortable apartment can fit up to seven people, and you can catch up on emails using the table and free Wi-Fi. Discounts are offered on bookings longer than a week too, so be sure to avail of the slashed prices and extend your stay.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2.59 km (1.7 mi) from Waterplace Park
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Third-floor studio with private entrance (from USD 105)

You will not lack anything in this beautifully designed third-floor studio. Plenty of windows make the space bright and cheerful, and guests will enjoy the thoughtful toiletries provided by the hosts. You can also bring your dogs so that they can join you as you explore the area. Parking is available but a pass, which will be provided by the hosts, is required. However, you may not even need your car to get around town, as public transport is easily accessible from here.

Book the house for longer than a week to avail of discounts.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
863 meters (0.6 ft) from Waterplace Park
262 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really cozy space lots of natural light from the skylights with a wonderful view of the downtown providence
rebecca’s space is definitely cozy
great space and location super comfy couch and bed
the space was great it definitely felt cozy and had everything i needed for the night
hidden gem extremely well appointed and comfortable
very clean nice cozy place
the place was spotless and so well organized
its was a very clean aesthetically pleasing studio on the third floor
perfect weekend stay so clean comfortable and stylish
perfect location extremely clean smells nice great minimalist decor
she was a great host
the hosts were also lovely and helpful
the hosts are also very responsive and accommodating
great time great place great hosts
i would highly recommend this airbnb and these awesome hosts
great location and very walkable
it was fairly close to downtown and pretty safe to walk alone back
great location close to brown and risd campuses and downtown with a lovely walk on benefit street
best location in providence without a doubt
great location and no noise at night
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9. Simple yet stylish apartment near downtown

If you love to be in the thick of things, this apartment is a great choice for your stay in Providence. It’s located right above Nicks on Broadway, a popular haunt in the city. You’ll also love the vintage accents, such as stained glass windows and a clawfoot tub. The rental is fitted with convenient amenities, including Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and HDTV with streaming options. You’ll also find a supply of snacks and coffee and tea.

If this sounds good to you, you’ll be glad to know that you can save on this rental when you book it for more than a week.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1.98 km (1.3 mi) from Waterplace Park
122 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
feels like a simple bead and breakfast
comfortable and just as described
great space with lots of room
three nice bedrooms a cozy living room and eat-in kitchen give you all the space you need
what a great place a wonderful vintage apartment with lots of nice touches and a ton of room
spacious and clean apartment in providence
place was clean and well maintained
the place was really clean and the hostess left us goody bags
the apartment is exactly as described spacious clean and convenient
it’s basic and clean
the hosts are wonderful and communicative
kayde was responsive with any questions
kayde was a wonderful host she was quick to respond to our inquiries/questions
the owner kayde is quick to respond and easy to communicate with
overall we were very happy with the apartment and our hosts
great location in federal hill
fun location above nick's on broadway
nice place in a good location about a 1 mile walk to downtown providence
it is in a great location with lots of cute little stores nearby and not far from downtown
great walking distance to restaurants and local parks
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10. Lower-level apartment with cheerful décor (from USD 120)

This split-level apartment is located in an interesting neighbourhood close to popular attractions in the city. Though the space is on a lower level, the cheerful décor and thoughtful design will make you feel at home. The garden is an oasis of calm, and you’ll love to sit here with a book. You may also take a walk around the beautiful area or head to Hope Street for a meal.

Although a booking minimum of two nights is required, slashed rates are offered for stays lasting more than seven days.

Stayed at this property?
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2.73 km (1.7 mi) from Waterplace Park
125 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was super comfy would absolutely stay again
the apartment was very clean well-appointed and quiet
this small studio apartment was beautiful clean set up great
had an amazing stay very clean and stylish
it was clean and spacious and had everything you could need
very clean comfortable and conveniently located
dulci and john were beautiful hosts
john was an incredibly wonderful host
hosts were responsive and welcoming
the host is so friendly
the host was excellent with communicating prior to throughout the 3-night stay
great location for walking to anywhere
cute apartment near shops and restaurant in a safe walkable neighborhood
comfortable apartment in a great location
cute place in an absolutely amazing location very walkable to convenience stores and wonderful restaurants
dulci’s place is perfectly located walking distance to shops and easy to get too
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An excellent choice for your vacation

Providence is a charming city, and it offers so many options for a relaxing vacation. Be sure you give yourself a great base to explore the city by booking your stay in one of the places listed above.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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