Destination guide

A slice of New England

Perched on the tip of Rhode Island, Little Compton embodies quaint New England charm. The close-knit community is brimming with character, from its wood-framed houses to its white-steepled churches. Little Compton vacation rentals give you a chance to live and breathe the town's history, with a beautiful line-up of cozy clapboard cottages and 18th-century stone farm houses to choose from. As well as letting you dive into the New England narrative, Little Compton is a fantastic place to enjoy a coastal escape.

Things to do

Discover the Mayflower story in Little Compton

Built in the 17th century, Wilbor House was home to one of America's most prominent New England settlers. Today you can admire period furnishings in the carriage house, wander around the barn, and get a feel for what life was like in early America. If you're enjoying the history theme, Old Commons Burial Ground is the final resting place of local heroine Elizabeth Pabodie, the first Mayflower settler born in New England. The quaint United Congregational Church watches over the graveyard and has been welcoming worshipers for more than 300 years.


Beachcombing in Little Compton

From relaxing walks to leisurely bike rides, exploring the village is all part of the fun. After working up an appetite why not stop by a local cafe for New England classics like corned beef, stuffed clams and savory Johnnycakes? While most of Little Compton's coastline is privately owned, Goosewing Beach is an exception to the rule. This rocky stretch of sand is a great place to swim, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Of course, if you want exclusive access to the water, you can always rent Little Compton vacation rentals that back right onto the Rhode Island coast.


Cozy up for a Rhode Island winter

Summer is the most popular season in Rhode Island, with crowds peaking from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Locals will testify that late spring is the best time to visit, when the weather is warm and the atmosphere is laid-back. Every fall Providence hosts its legendary WaterFire arts festival which draws nearly 1 million visitors. Even in winter it's easy to fall under Little Compton's spell. Whether you want to sip wine by the fireplace, gaze out at the stormy sea, or rug up for a windswept beach walk, Little Compton vacation rentals are the perfect way to enjoy a winter retreat in Rhode Island.

Natural features

Birdwatching around Little Compton

Rhode Island is a haven for water birds that flock to its forested wetlands, swamps, fields, and meadows. Dundery Brook Trail is a great place to experience the Rhode Island ecosystem, with a family-friendly boardwalk trail that winds its way through the nature reserve. Head down to the ocean and you could spot the endangered piping plover and the rare least tern. If you want to know more about these rare birds why not sign up for a seasonal nature walk with a local ranger?

How to get there

How to get to and around Little Compton

The nearest airport is in Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), which is 13.8 mi (22.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Little Compton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 857 vacation rentals near Little Compton. From 430 Houses to 95 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Little Compton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Little Compton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Little Compton:

  • Point Judith: 373 vacation rentals
  • Bonnet Shores: 123 vacation rentals
  • Narragansett Pier: 410 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 362 vacation rentals
  • Eastward Look: 150 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Little Compton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Little Compton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Goosewing Beach Preserve: 1,317 vacation rentals
  • Carolyn's Saskonnet Vineyard: 1,603 vacation rentals
  • Rhode Island Red Chicken Monument: 1,230 vacation rentals
  • Wilbor House Museum: 1,655 vacation rentals
  • Round Pond: 1,637 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Little Compton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Little Compton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 430 Houses in Little Compton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Little Compton include:

  • Cottages: 95 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 95 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Little Compton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 119 vacation rentals with pool available in Little Compton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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