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Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea

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597 Corn Neck Road, P.O. Box 488, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth trip and we've stayed in three different rooms: Doll House, Tea House and Waverly Suite 2 and have enjoyed all of them. The simplicity of island living is what I like best -- no time frames, no fuss with what to wear, and delicious food choices for every whim we may have - what could be... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This by far is the best kept secret on the island! The blue dory has been the spot for girls weekend for over 20 years! Quaint little spot! Ann is the host ! She serves homemade breakfast in the grotto and wine and cheese in the Victorian parlor! A MUST see...

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Moonstone room, on the top floor, which looks right out on the beach. Michael and Kristen are great innkeepers and add to the enjoyment. Excellent breakfast and wine at happy hour if you're so inclined. Not all rooms are the same here, so read the descriptions carefully. The Moonstone is fantastic

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous beachfront location with the most amazing hosts. Within walking distance to everything..including the ferry. A wonderful breakfast awaits as well as happy hour delights. You cannot find another place as peaceful and perfect as this house. Thanks to Michael and Kristin for their suggestions and hospitality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This inn has been beautifully restored. Modern amenities are complimented by tasteful antigue furnishings that give a warm feeling. The staff is outstanding as are the breakfasts. The beachfront setting and the views speak for themselves.

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North Salem, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Dory..AvonLea perfect if you love Old Harbor location with perfect beach access We would caution light sleepers to avoid Waverly 3 suite as bedroom faces busy and noisy Dodge street..fine weekdays but less than tranquil on weekends.. probably ok if you sleep with noise.regularly... Avonlea the ideal if you don't have to worry about kids or dogs...heavenly view. Other... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ann and her staff were more than accommodating when we decided to stay over unexpectedly. Hoping for a room at longtime favorite Blue Dory we stopped in but they were full. As luck had it there had been a cancellation around back at the stunning oceanfront sister property the Avonlea. We snapped it up - nice big room with private... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea. It was our fist time there. We have stayed at the Blue Dory before but never at the Avonlea. My husband and I have stayed on BI for our anniversary many times over the last 13 years and we both agree that this was the best. The location is perfect right on... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times. The inn is right in town, near all the great restaurants and shops. It is on the most beautiful beach. The views from the porch are amazing. The rooms are all very nice. The innkeepers are awesome! Michael makes the best breakfast! SHHHHH! Don't tell too many people!

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Inn keepers at the Avonlea were exceptional!! They were very accommodating to our girlfriends getaway. The breakfast was fantastic and way above the expected usuals. As was the cocktail hour. Compliments to the chef!! They met our every need, and made us feel very relaxed. We already booked for next year!

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