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The Island Home Inn

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Beach Avenue, PO Box 1587, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We love this place! We are on our third year staying at the Inn. We prefer the cottage in the back as you have your own deck. The owners are accommodating, friendly, and make a delicious hot breakfast every morning. It is centrally located between New and Old Harbor and there is a great farmers market across the street.

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Thank Alison B
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Do not book this place more than 6 months in advance. If you make a valid cancellation the owner may not return the money and the credit card company may reject your dispute due to the length of time, as happened with me. Like many other reviews the owner, David Chieffo, did not return my deposit following a valid cancellation... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our room called the Sea Holly had plenty of space, sunny, and great view of the ocean. It was decorated with vintage wallpaper and the king size bed was comfy. We were on the top floor and there was a cozy nook before our room which had 2 chairs and small couch. There were even some books and board games.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Our stay was fine, but we were nervous getting there as they NEVER answered the phone, returned phone calls or responded to emails. If you are trying to reach them, try this number instead: 401-787-8672. This was posted at the inn and I thought it would help future customers.

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1 Thank Katherine T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the Island Home Inn. Usually, we rent a house, but we were in town from mid-week to mid-week and could not find a rental for our time period. The property is clean and well-cared for. The staff was great. We only wish we had more room for our belongings, as we stayed for a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This place does not answer phones or respond to emails. As directed, I booked through their website. I was charged the full amount of my stay when booking. Unfortunately,10 days before I was to arrive, I needed to reschedule for medical reasons, I needed surgery. I have called several times, left voice mails, emailed them through their booking website and... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My experience mirrors SnowBanker's recent experience. I made an online reservation for 2 nights in August, and then needed to cancel, which I did via email according to Island Home's 30-day cancellation policy. I also called the Island Home's phone number numerous times, but never did anyone answer and the voicemail was always full so I couldn't leave a message.... More 

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8 Thank Claudia B
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great vacation stay. Dave is a warm, welcoming innkeeper. Central location. Pretty hanging plants on lovely porch. Clean comfortable rooms. One of the few inns on the island with air conditioning. So necessary with humidity of late. Some rooms have private decks. We did. Dave pays attention to details. Even leaves a basket of beach towels on the porch for... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beware... I found a serious disconnect between the pleasant phone demeanor of owner/manager "Dave" and what happened with my credit card. I wish we had checked with the Block Island Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau before making our deposit. Here are the details of my story: We made a reservation on Oct. 22, 2014 to hold a... More 

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19 Thank SnowBanker
Saint James, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A wonderful stay! This is an extremely charming bed and breakfast. The rooms was spotless and quaint. Dave, our host was wonderful. The room had a private patio that was quite large and very comfortable with outstanding views. At 5:30P we were treated to wine and lemonade and delicious snack followed by excellent homemade chocolate chip cookies - nice touch!... More 

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