8 Summer Rentals in Rhode Island with Incredible Waterfront Views

Is it too early to start packing?

Summer rental listings in Rhode Island are funny: The best ones tend to advertise with a snapshot of the ocean, no interior in sight. That’s because, in the Ocean State, you could book a dark shack with no linens and musty furniture that’s right by the water and consider it a vacation well done.

No need for that, though. Homeowners are upping the ante, thanks to competition on rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. We consulted the latter for clean, airy and well-reviewed rentals that are booking now for the summer. Here are our top picks for your waterfront summer vacation: