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Bristol (or surrounding area) vacation rentals

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Bristol (or surrounding area) vacation rentals

We're from Bristol UK, and are thinking of basng ourselves in Bristol RI for a week in August. We've got 2 kids and are looking for a vacation rental which would sleep 6.

Is Bristol a good base for exploring Rhode Island. Are the beaches good for swimming. Is it less crowded than the Cape?

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1. Re: Bristol (or surrounding area) vacation rentals

Bristol is a beautiful town, though not really the type that would have a lot of vacation rentals compared to other more towns more geared towards that. You would have to go to the beaches on Aquidneck Island (Middletown and Newport) or those along the South Coast of RI like Narragansett. There are no real beaches in Bristol, well there is Colt State Park, which is scenic but for swimming there is much better. The village of Wickford is similar, and I think this is comparable to Bristol- but these are also the most desireable areas in the state. Also try Narragansett, Jamestown, North Kingstown - all is less hectic and crowded than the Cape and very good locations.

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2. Re: Bristol (or surrounding area) vacation rentals

Thanks for this - we'll keep looking!

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3. Re: Bristol (or surrounding area) vacation rentals

You can find other vacation rentals in bristol for homes to rent by the week on homeaway.com...we were lucky to find a nice home for our daughters wedding she had at blitheworld..try to get there it us a beautiful town.

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Bristol is beautiful and you can find home rentals on-line ..a lot of people do seasonal rentals..So beautiful there

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5. Re: Bristol (or surrounding area) vacation rentals

Thanks you for all the posts. In the end we couldn't find a rental property in Bristol but have rented a lovely house in Saunderstown. We'll definitely visit Bristol though - and can recommend Bristol, UK too!

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