Planning an upcoming beach trip or weekend getaway and searching for the best Airbnbs in Newport, Rhode Island? Well, look no further, as I’ve put together the ultimate Airbnb Newport RI guide filled with the area’s best vacation rentals!

Newport, Rhode Island, is a quaint seaside city located on Aquidneck Island. This historic town is best known for hosting festivals, specifically the Jazz and Folk festivals. It is home to stunning beaches, incredible Colonial architecture, and locals who will welcome you with open arms.

The city itself is less than two hours away from Boston. It offers incredible sights, fascinating history, and stunning views. Newport is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a summer vacation.

Whether you’re in town for a festival or just a weekend away, Newport’s Airbnbs are an affordable and comfortable home base. Read on to find my breakdown of the best Airbnb’s this city has to offer.

Airbnb Newport Rhode Island


Quick Breakdown of Newport, RI Airbnbs

In a hurry? Below are some of the best Airbnbs in Newport, Rhode Island for different travel styles and budgets!

I’ve also included a variety of fun and helpful travel videos throughout this post, so be sure to watch a few of them to gain some insight on all the amazing things there are to do there, food recommendations, and lot more!

Newport Rhode Island Shoreline

The coast of Newport Rhode Island near the historic 40 steps on the cliff walk. Rugosa roses are scattered across the shore line.


Best Districts in Newport, RI

  • Downtown: Downtown Newport is the place to be. It’s filled with world-class shops, restaurants, and bars. It’s also home to the Historic District and Yachting Village.
  • Historic District: The Historic District is a National Historic Landmark home to plenty of intact colonial buildings from the 19th century. It brings in tourists from around the world and is home to the popular Thames Street, where you’ll find all of Newport’s trendiest locals.
  • Yachting District: One of Newport’s top tourist areas is the Yachting district. There’s a plethora of incredible shops and restaurants to enjoy, nestled around both new condos and historic houses. It also provides some remarkable Airbnbs in Newport, RI.
  • Central Newport: Everything in Newport is within walking distance. You’ll easily be able to navigate the gorgeous city on foot. There are plenty of stunning Airbnb’s on offer in Central Newport.
  • East Newport: A few minutes outside of Newport central, you’ll find East Newport, located in Middleton. This gorgeous section of Newport County is a little further from the main attractions, so you might need a car to get around.

Downtown Newport Rhode Island airbnb


Top Airbnbs in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is home to plenty of Airbnb’s with options for every budget and personality. You’ll even be able to stay in some of the city’s incredible colonial-era homes if that sounds like something you’d be interested in!


1) Homey Retreat in Central Newport

Location: Central Newport

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $95+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/28108095

If you’re a running (or walking) enthusiast, this charming home is the place for you. You’ll be mere minutes away from the popular Cliff Walk, one of Newport’s best attractions. Running alongside the beautiful ocean while you breathe in the salt air is not to be missed.

This lovely home away from home has a charming nautical theme that blends seamlessly with the remodeled 19th-century house. Despite its heritage, the apartment is fitted with modern appliances. No matter which room you stay in, you can relax as you enjoy a smart TV from bed.

Soak in the claw-foot bathtub after a full day of walking (or running) around the seaside town. This stunning retreat is a short walk from some of Newport’s trendiest restaurants and shops.

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Guest Review: “My friends and I stayed here for a few days while visiting Newport. The location is great – walking distance to shops/restaurants and easy access back to the highway and beaches in town. The apartment was very clean and had the cooking utensils we needed to make a few meals. The bathtub was very comfortable and a fun treat.”

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2) Remodeled Downtown Apartment

Location: Downtown

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $179+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/17715711

Newport’s harbor is home to plenty of boats and has a fascinating history. And this charming one-bedroom is only minutes away. A short stroll will allow you to soak in the sea air and watch the waves crash on the shore.

Close to this remodeled vacation rental, you’ll find plenty of waterfront restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. After a long day of exploring, you can return to this well-designed, spacious accommodation where the smart TV and WiFi will keep you entertained for hours.

The breakfast nook is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before you start your adventures. The kitchen’s modern appliances make self-catering as easy as possible. If you need anything, the attentive host is a call away. She will go out of her way to make sure you feel right at home in this Newport gem.

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Guest Review: “I cannot say enough amazing things about my stay. Karen was an amazing host- so genuinely kind and thoughtful. Her home was absolutely beautiful and made me miss the ocean state even more than I already do. I would be so grateful for the chance to stay here again.”


3) Sunny Apartment in Victorian Style Home

Location: Central Newport

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $117+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/20173143

This blue aqua-themed studio apartment offers both comfort and convenience. The large windows allow plenty of sunlight into this Victorian-style home. You’ll find the couch to be in the perfect place to soak up some sun or curl up with a good book after a day of exploring Newport.

Newport is an extremely walkable city, allowing you to breathe in the sea air while exploring the city on foot. There are plenty of trendy bars, fun boutiques, and tasty restaurants all within walking distance.

It’s the ideal pick for couples or singles. The cozy apartment comes with a full kitchen (including a coffee maker), a TV, WiFi, as well as a washer and dryer. And you’ll be able to enjoy your morning coffee on the quaint patio!

There’s even free parking on the premises if you do decide to come in your car. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, this Newport studio is in an excellent choice with all the necessary amenities.

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Guest Review: “Jeff’s charming apartment is in the center of everything. You can walk to restaurants, waterfront and Cliff Walk. It is clean, warm and stocked with plenty of towels, sheets, pillows and blankets. It’s a bright, cheerful and quite spacious for a studio suitable for a couple. Jeff is responsive, kind and generous. I highly recommend this studio apartment.”

Romantic Airbnb in Newport RI


4) Central Downtown Newport Condo

Location: Downtown

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $250

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/17714201

Couples and singles alike will find comfort in this Newport Condo. It boasts high ceilings and a restored antique floor. The beautiful stained glass window adds unique light to this apartment.

This apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, complete with a modern dishwasher. The apartment has WiFi and a TV to keep you connected after a long day of exploring.

Ideally located in Downtown Newport, you’ll be able to walk to nearby historical sites, cafes, museums, and world-class shops.

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Guest Review: “This place was incredible. The decor was so elegant that my girlfriend insisted on going shopping for Karen’s style to replicate it herself. We’re already planning on going back this summer, once this ban is lifted so we can explore and enjoy Newport. The location is perfect. Everything is within waking distance. Thank you Karen for your hospitality and making this a weekend to remember. It’s definitely one for the book :)”


5) Ruby Room in Historic Newport Mansion

Location: Newport East 

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $125+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/3663833

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a mansion? Now’s your chance with this private room nestled in a historic Newport mansion. It has an elegant black and ruby design scheme. Guests will have access to a private bathroom and living room as well as the shared space.

The Ruby room has access to WiFi, a coffee maker, and a TV. It’s a little further away from downtown than the other Airbnb’s, so you might need a car. Luckily you’ll have access to free parking on the premises.

The mansion is located in Newport East, so you’ll have to drive a little to get to all of Newport’s top attractions. 

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Guest Review: “Great location to the Newport mansions. Restaurants are close by and the wharf is driving distance less than 3 miles. I would stay here again! Room is spacious, clean and bright. Beautiful common areas and front porches are decorated comfortably. Host is attentive.”

Ruby Room Historic Airbnb Newport RI Mansion


6) Beautiful Apartment in Newport Home

Location: Central Newport

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $48+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5834806

 This private apartment is located on the second floor of a gorgeous house. It comes with a full kitchen and bathroom, and a stunning front porch (complete with a hammock). After a day filled with shopping, eating, and exploring, this is the ideal place to come home to

This apartment is perfect for two guests, but the sleeper sofa and fold-out loveseat allow for extra guests. This quaint little place has everything you need at an affordable price.

It also comes with free on-street parking in front of the house. It’s in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk away from Newport’s vibrant downtown area.

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Guest Review: “Stayed here by myself, had a great time and felt safe in the apartment and in the neighborhood. Close walk to the beach, always something to do in newport. Felt right at home immediately. Brian is a kind and quiet host.”


7) Large 1 Bedroom with Harbor View

Location: Central Newport

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $179+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8614695

The one-bedroom is ideally situated on Thames Street, offering a magnificent view of Newport Harbour from the private roof deck. The perfect place to view the city, eat breakfast or sunbathe.

Mere minutes away you’ll find some of the best shops, bars, and restaurants that Newport has to offer. It’s a great home base for couples, and there is a pull-out sleeper sofa for any additional guests.

The ceiling features six skylights that allow sunlight to warm the apartment. There’s also an entire wall of glass that floods the place with light.

The apartment has WiFi and a Smart TV with cable. It also comes with complimentary drinks and snacks.

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Guest Review: “Thanks Ted we had a wonderful time in your great loft apartment. The location of the apartment was awesome & your deck fantastic. A perfect way to spend sipping a beer whilst deciding which restaurant to attend that night using your local knowledge. Thankfully it was quieter after the Long weekend. We loved Newport!”

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8) Refurbished Apartment in Prime Newport Location

Location: Historic District, Downtown

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $98+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18488651

Nestled in Newport’s Historic District, you’ll find this beautiful, fully refurbished apartment. The spacious lounge is a great place to kick back and relax after a busy day. With access to the WiFi and Netflix on the TV, it will keep you busy when you’re not out on the town.

This modern apartment has plenty of windows that fill the rooms with sunlight during the day. The comfortable queen size bed will make sure you’re well-rested for the next day’s adventures. Additional guests can use the queen sleeper sofa.

It’s in a prime location, meaning you can easily walk to restaurants, shops, and waterfront attractions. And if you’re a coffee fan, all you’ll need to do is pop into the coffee shop right next door.

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Guest Review: “Great spot, walking distance to lots of spots to shop, eat, or have a drink. Ubers were super easy to get back and forth to some of the historic sights in the area. Jim did a great job of communicating with us, and offering suggestions.”


9) Walk to Everything in Newport

Location: Historic District, Downtown

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $100+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10466362

Close to Narragansett Bay and the historic Thames Street, this charming two-bedroom apartment is a great place to explore Newport from. It’s in the well-known Historic District, which is close to many popular restaurants, bars, and shops.

The apartment is run by a caring couple who are seasoned Airbnb users and Newport locals. They’ll usually be on the premises if you have any questions or want some insider tips.

The apartment decor is ‘Newport Minimal’, providing a comfortable, convenient, and spacious place to spend your downtime. As a guest, you’ll have full access to the washer and dryer. You’ll also be able to spend some time in the large yard and even use the BBQ.

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Guest Review: “Had a great time at Brandon and Danielle’s place. It was very clean and easy to walk to everything on Thames (even in the cold of February). It was only a mile walk to the 40 steps of the cliff walk too. We had a few issues pop up and Brandon was very helpful and responded in a reasonable amount of time. Loved the touches of snacks left in the kitchen and we found the beds very comfortable.”

Airbnbs in Newport Rhode Island


10) Walk to Everything in Newport (2nd floor)

Location: Historic District, Downtown 

Airbnb Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $105+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18877080

Just upstairs from the last Airbnb is a gorgeous two-bedroom apartment that offers all the benefits of the first floor at a lower rate. It’s run by the same attentive hosts who will go out of their way to make sure your stay is worthwhile.

There’s even a desk that’s perfect for those who need to catch up on emails. There’s a private entrance so you won’t have to worry about disturbing other guests.

The beautiful bedrooms are complete with comfortable queen-size beds. The decor is “Newport Minimal,” focusing on your comfort rather than flashy decorations.

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Guest Review: “Wonderful place to stay in Newport, close enough to walk to most things and better to do so as so much to see. Accommodation was excellent with lots of thoughtful touches to make our stay so comfortable. Communication with Brandon was excellent and I would definitely stay here again.”


11) Luxurious Getaway Downtown Newport

Location: Downtown

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $139+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6127966 

In the heart of Newtown, you’ll find this newly renovated condo. It’s in a prime location with the harbor, wharves, and waterfront restaurants right on your doorstep. You’ll also be able to walk to Brick Market Place, Starbucks, and Trinity Church.

The condo offers an incredibly comfortable Crate and Barrel sleigh bed with a Plush Pillow Top mattress that will ensure you have a fantastic night’s sleep. The black-out drapes will allow you to sleep in (or take a well-deserved afternoon nap).

The kitchen is kitted out with sleek modern appliances, including a Keurig coffee machine. Tempting even the most kitchen-averse to try a little cooking. Also, laundry will be a breeze with the washer and dryer.

This Newtown sanctuary boasts lovely natural light. The windows and balconies allow you to overlook downtown while maintaining privacy.

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12) Newport Harbor Retreat

Location: Yachting Village

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $209+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22056809

Located in the popular Yachting Village, this Newport Harbour home offers an exquisite view of Newport. It has multiple decks allowing you to get a panoramic view of the harbor. This stunning townhouse is worth every penny and offers you complete privacy.

Each room has been carefully crafted around a theme. The Beach Room, Sail Room, Chart Room, and Surf Room all have comfortable queen-sized beds and Smart TVs.

There is space for up to five cars making it the ideal destination for friends and family reunions. The large open dining area is the perfect place for a shared meal. The kitchen is fitted with modern appliances and has enough room for multiple cooks.

You can relax in the spacious lounge when you’re not exploring the harbor and the city. There’s no shortage of entertainment with the WiFi, smart TV, iPad, and Alexa speaker.

Once you move into this harbor retreat, you’ll find it very difficult to leave.

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Guest Review: “Great place to stay, right in downtown, family friendly. It was a short walk to a small beach filled with incredible shells that the kids loved, and a short drive to the cliff walk. Great Thai takeout 1/2 block away and Peacable’s Market breakfast/lunch takeout is right across the street. Highly recommend – will come back here again!”


13) Comfy Bedroom in a Cute House

Location: Central Newport 

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $97+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3200689

The “Butterfly Room” is the perfect accommodation for animal lovers. The host and her three welcoming cats will make you feel right at home.

The garden and deck are a great place to read the morning paper while drinking some freshly brewed coffee. The bathroom is shared, but it’s always spotless, and you barely see the other guests. You’ll also have full access to the washer and dryer.

The harbor is within walking distance, as is the historic center. If you happen to bring your car,you’ll easily be able to park it in the driveway and a short trip will get you to some of Newport’s magnificent beaches.

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Guest Review: “Karine’s is perfect for a getaway to Newport. We were super comfortable and the rest of the guest were very nice. I enjoyed our stay at here home and the proximity to downtown Newport was perfect.”

Charming Airbnb in Newport for solo travelers


14) Guest Suite Near Cliff Walk

Location: Central Newport 

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $130+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21036739

This cozy room has its own private entrance and a private kitchen and quaint dining area, which is perfect for self-catering guests. The windows allow the sunlight in during the day, illuminating the cozy space.

The well-known Cliff Walk is just two blocks away from this beach rental. Easton’s beach is within walking distance, perfect for a morning or evening stroll.

You’ll be able to walk to tons of Newport attractions, including the Newport mansions, Salve Regina University, and the Int’l Tennis Hall of Fame, to name a few.

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Guest Review: “Great location. Close enough to walk into town for dinner or a night out. Very close to the mansions and Cliff Walk. Clean room, perfect for a night or two getaway for a couple.”


15) Charming 1 Bedroom, Ideally Located

Location: Central Newport

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $126+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14672069

This spacious one bedroom is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood with tons of charm. It has a large living space where you’ll be able to kick back and watch some TV.

There’s WiFi, so you’ll be able to keep up to date with everything happening in the world (and share some of the incredible things you get up to). Cooking will be a breeze in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a coffee maker.

A short 15-minute walk from the property is Newport’s downtown area. Here you’ll be able to dine out at amazing restaurants, grab something to drink, and shop till you drop.

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Guest Review: “Denise’s place was beautiful! The apartment is lovely, comfortable and spotlessly clean! The location is great too! We would certainly stay here again!”

Historic Newport RI Airbnb


16) 3 Bedroom Apartment in Central Newport!

Location: Central Newport

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $99+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19345340

Located in a stunning fully, refurbished 200-year-old colonial building, you’ll find this stunning three-bedroom apartment. This sunny property can comfortably sleep, six guests

This sunny summer rental offers the perfect place to soak up the sun while watching the city on the large private patio. On cold winter nights, you can light the stunning wood-burning fireplace and relax in the spacious lounge.

The apartment is close to plenty of restaurants and cafes, but you’ll also be able to cook your own meals in the full kitchen.

It’s got cable TV, perfect for keeping you entertained during your downtime. You’ll even get access to a Netflix account. This vacation rental is a home away from home.

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Guest Review: “Jim was super responsive and allowed us to check in early because we were traveling from far. The check-in was simple and easy to find parking on the street as well. The place itself was clean and just what we needed as a family of four for a few days. Really enjoyed using the back deck when it was unseasonably warm in May! The location cannot be beat. Close to everything you could want in Newport. We were very happy with our stay. Thanks Jim!”


17) Historic Newport RI Townhouse Walk to Downtown

Location: Downtown Newport 

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $296+ USD per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21711658

This stunning Charlotte Burleigh House has been around since 1893. This newly renovated house is the perfect spot for families and friends visiting Rhode Island. It’s right in the heart of Newport, close to multiple attractions, restaurants, shops, and fantastic nightlife.

You’ll be able to enjoy the charms of this colonial house while enjoying access to modern essentials. The contemporary kitchen is the perfect place to cook meals. You can even enjoy an outdoor barbecue.

Each bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed and plenty of cupboard space. The windows have shutters that’ll ensure complete darkness at night or even during the day.

The sunny deck is the ideal place to eat breakfast or watch the sunset. There’s more than enough space for the whole family in this historical gem. And with plenty of inside room and three private parking spaces, you can fit the whole family in this historical gem.

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Guest Review: “Great location and great house! Amazing roof. Fantastic fireplace. So much space. Much bigger then the photos. Communication was terrific and the location is perfect! Highly recommend!”

Newport RI Mansion Airbnb


Best Tours In and Around Newport, Rhode Island 

Newport’s incredible history can be explored through a well-led tour that’ll show you all of the city’s secrets. Newport’s stunning mansions are definitely worth exploring if you’re in town.


Providence: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

“Take a small-group tour of Providence and learn about its fascinating history while enjoying fantastic views of the city. Discover multiple prominent sites and attractions by land and by water.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/newport-rhode-island-l1702/providence-half-day-sightseeing-tour-t385359/

Price: $135+ USD


Newport: City Tour with Gilded Age Mansions & Boat Cruise

“Embark on a fascinating journey through the Gilded Age, enjoying many sites and attractions including 2 famous mansions, “The Breakers” and “The Elms”. Take a relaxing boat cruise along Narragansett Bay before a scenic drive through downtown Newport.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/newport-rhode-island-l1702/newport-city-tour-with-gilded-age-mansions-boat-cruise-t385024/

Price: $189+ USD


Newport: Sightseeing Trolley & Optional Breakers Admission

“Board a luxury white trolley for a 90-minute narrated tour of Newport’s Colonial Downtown, Ocean Drive, and the Gilded Age Mansions along Bellevue Ave. Learn how America’s most affluent families created this enclave of the rich and famous.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/newport-rhode-island-l1702/best-of-newport-tour-trolley-bus-tour-t40188/

Price: $25+ USD


Am I Missing Any Amazing Airbnb Newport, Rhode Island Vacation Rentals?

It was actually quite difficult to keep this list to a streamlined to the Top 17, as Newport just has so many amazing AirBNBs I want to sing the praises of! If you’ve stayed at – or host – an exceptional Newport, Rhode Island AirBNB and want to shout it out, feel free to reach out to me via my socials or email and I’ll see if I can get you on my list. 


Looking for more travel inspiration?

I’ve included links to a range of other great U.S.A blogs, city guides, music festival lists and AirBNB breakdowns to help you plan your dream American road trip. 

Newport Rhode Island


Final Thoughts on Airbnb’s in Newport

Newport, Rhode Island, is one of the best places to relax, explore, and soak up the sun. There are some incredible Airbnb’s in the city for singles, couples, families, and large groups that will make you feel right at home.

Close to all amenities, this charming historic city will give you a superb getaway experience. What’s your take on staying in an Airbnb in Newport, RI?


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