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Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea

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597 Corn Neck Road, P.O. Box 488, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #2 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from another great stay at the Avonlea Inn on Block Island ... one of our favorite places, especially the porch overlooking the beach! New innkeepers Kristen and Michael maintained the tradition of terrific hospitality. They were helpful and fun, and we loved that they mingled with guests during breakfast and the "wine and cheese... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very nice with amazing views. Super close to town and just walk away from the beach! The staff are super friendly and go above and beyond. Only problem was the music from the 3 kittens bar nextdoor but was out of their control, did however buy us a fan so we could close our windows! Couldnt ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming to the Avonlea for 5 years and have had a wonderful experience every time. We love the view of the bay and especially the sunrises. The inkeepers Meghan and Josh are wonderful but sorry to see them go. We wish them well in their new venture. The new inkeepers Michael and Kristen are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine B&B run by excellent staff. Ideal location close to but not in town. Great public sitting areas, especially porch and comfortable chaise lounges and seats outside. Only negative -- and this is beyond Avonlea's control -- is noise from nearby Los Gatitos ("Kittens") pub on certain nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both just finished school for the year and wanted to take a short trip together, and we lucked out by coming across Avonlea. We had such an amazing stay, and Meg and Josh were so kind and hospitable. I was surprised by how young they were, and we both enjoyed their homemade food with wine that they provided complimentary.... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We travel with our Jack Russell, Zoey, so when we planned a trip to block island, of course we needed a pet friendly place to stay. Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea, was perfect for us. We stayed in the Waverly suite III on the second floor with the best views on the island! Even Zoey enjoyed laying on the deck... More 

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was our second time here. Meg and Josh took great care of us, nice breakfasts and evening wine and snacks. The rooms are clean, and it's off the road enough so that the only sound is the ocean. We were in the Sapphire room which is our new favorite. Can't beat the views of the ocean and crescent beach!... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Love, love, love Avonlea! The ambience of this charming bed and breakfast will please couples of all ages. We've visited 3 times thus far and will continue for years to come. The innkeepers Meg and Josh are wonderful and can help suggest options for you while you stay "on island".

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I reserved the Amethyst room for my parents in early May. They had an amazing time. The B&B is situated just outside of town - an easy 5 minute walk, but far enough apart that you don't get a lot of the crowds. They had a little poarch for their own private use, but the main sitting room and poarch... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Avonlea is unlike any other B&B on Block Island as it is right on the beach. Meg and Josh are wonderful hosts; kind and helpful. The breakfast, wine & cheese hour were always good. Especially the cookies! The peacefulness and views at the Avonlea are breathtaking. At night leave your window open and listen to the waves rolling in... More 

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