Prudence Island, Portsmouth, RI, USA

Prudence Island, Portsmouth, RI, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 807 vacation rentals near Prudence Island. From 452 houses to 97 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Prudence Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

A Rhode Island sanctuary

Sitting in the heart of Narragansett Bay, Prudence Island is a Rhode Island gem. At just under 6 square miles, it harbors little more than a lighthouse, a small store, and a jumble of gingerbread-style houses. While it was originally a farming community, Prudence Island is now one of Rhode Island's most coveted summer vacation spots. Ferries whisk passengers across the bay in just 25 minutes, and with less than 100 permanent residents the island feels wonderfully intimate. Dreaming of an island escape? Prudence Island vacation rentals unlock access to postcard-perfect cottages, just steps from the beach.

Beaux Arts bliss on Prudence Island

Most vacationers gravitate towards Prudence Park, a characterful neighborhood known for its Victorian and Beaux Arts summer homes. It's a scenic place for a stroll, stopping to admire historic buildings like the Prudence Island Schoolhouse. When the sun's shining, Sandy Point Beach is a fantastic place for a paddle, a picnic, or an impromptu beachcombing session. If you're feeling adventurous, why not rent a bike and explore the island on 2 wheels?

Slip into Prudence Island time

Standing guard on the island's eastern shores, 25-foot-high Prudence Island Light is a great place to watch the sunset. While the landmark is not open to the public, visitors are welcome to wander around the grounds or enjoy a picnic lunch. After ticking off the lighthouse, you'll be left with little more to do than slip into island time. Prudence Island vacation rentals make relaxation easy, with beautiful beachfront homes that capture the spirit of the pint-sized Rhode Island community.

Windswept winters on Prudence Island

Summer is undoubtedly high season on Prudence Island, when vacationers flock to soak up the sunshine. The weather is warm and the days are long which makes it a perfect time to swim, bike, and beachcomb. Memorial Day to Labor Day are always busy, so why not beat the crowds with Prudence Island vacation rentals featuring private docks, sunny patios, and direct beach access? While it can be blustery, there_s something magical about winter on Prudence Island. Whether you take windswept beach walks or indulge in cozy wine and cheese nights by the fireplace, Prudence Island is a worthy winter escape.

In search of the herons and herds

The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve dominates the northern tip of the island and is a sanctuary of salt marshes, tidal flats and coastal forests. It's eternally popular with birders in search of great blue herons. Prudence Island is also home to the densest white-tailed deer herd in New England. In summer, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island runs guided nature walks which are a great way to find out more about the island_s ecosystem.