Little Compton, RI, USA

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Little Compton, RI, USA

Little Compton vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?