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597 Corn Neck Road, P.O. Box 488, Block Island, RI 02807
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Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea
Ranked #3 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Avonlea is by far, the best place to stay on Block Island. The rooms are amazing, the views are unmatched and the service of the staff goes above and beyond! Comfortable beds, hot breakfast served up every morning, and the Owner is an absolute delight. We will be going back next year and staying at the Avonlea, not even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many special thoughts when having the privilege to stay at the Avonlea B & B. The first is the view, as I was 100' from the ocean from my bedroom and the front porch. I was two blocks away from the ferry and walking distance to all the great restaurants that Block Island has to offer. Secondly,... More

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rundezvous, Innkeeper at Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you SO MUCH for your kind compliments and glowing review. It makes our day to read this review. See you next time you're on the block! -Meg & Josh More

Ellicott City, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner Ann has 2 properties one is Avonlea the other is The Blue Dory Inn. I went on the web site for Avonlea, called their number, booked a room and received a confirming email from Avonlea Jewel by the Sea. I go to check in, our room is at Blue Dory cottage view of a dirt parking lot. Ann... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time on the island the hotel was everything they said it was. The porch had an unobstructed view being that the inn was the last one before the the beach so the view went to the end of the island. Breakfast was nice and wine and snacks in the afternoon also. We are booking next year here again. peaceful... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great B&B right in town, and you can walk to everything, but not be on the main drag. The breakfast needs a new set-up for easier flow and guest access, but still good. Very nice people and easy-going.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Avonlea for a number of years now and we keep coming back because of the location, the accommodations, but most of all for the hospitality of the innkeepers. They are warm and welcoming and try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This year my husband surprised me by inviting all of our friends... More

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rundezvous, Innkeeper at Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for sharing your memorable experience at Avonlea. We can't wait to have you back. Cheers! Meg & Josh More

Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avonlea is perfectly situated on BI if you want to be in the heart of the activity. It's right on the water, and the porch has gorgeous views of the seas. Our room was snug, but that was OK since we weren't in the room very much. Meg and Josh, the caretakers, were very busy all the time, but were... More

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here Wednesday to Fruday in July and couldn't be happier. It's the cutest house and a great location. Walking distance to everything-even if you're up for a couple mile walk to The Oar! Walk to the beach and they have chairs, towels, boogie boards and kites for you to use. The drinks/snacks at happier are perfect. The breakfast... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for my husband's 30th birthday- we weren't planning on staying over, but they had a cancellation and were so kind to accommodate us. Nothing like the last min! The room was wonderful... clean, charming, large bath with tub and separate shower, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Property is right on the water and close to everything.... afternoon... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed in the Avonlea just a week before the boat races..and almost had the Inn -- and the Island to ourselves! We've been to the Island many times-- but I will always shoot for the Avonlea First, after this stay...Everything about the Inn is perfectly done, and not overdone-- for me. Food and service and rooms--A+ ..We explored the... More

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Address: 597 Corn Neck Road, P.O. Box 488, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Avonlea, Jewel Of The Sea Hotel Block Island

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
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Location! Location! Location! Avonlea is a beautifully renovated property sitting directly on the beach and right in town. Every room has a breathtaking view. Rates include a full breakfast and wine and appetizer as well as attentive service from your hostess Christy. Please come stay with us and see why we love Avonlea! ... more   less 
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