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Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Avonlea in "Diamond". Had a wonderful weekend....very relaxing. Holly was a wonderful hostess. Very nice breakfast ...The views were great. We met some wonderful people. I can't wait to go back!

Thank crjjw
Bayside, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our view was spectacular and Holly the inn keeper was fantastic. Despite missing our ferry, the staff was wonderful in providing us other options and assistance to getting to the island. The room was quaint, with a breath taking view. You were 20 yards from the beach. I would highly recommend it.

1Thank Cris M
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Third visit with gracious and hospitable Innkeeper of Victorian Inns by the Sea, Ann, but first time staying in Avonlea. Stunning unobstructed views of the beach and ocean from a beautiful wraparound deck. Cozy wine & cheese hour allowing for socializing with other guests, sharing stories, and offering advice on area must-sees and dining suggestions. Delicious homemade buffet-style breakfasts and...

Thank Bethany S
Blauvelt, New York, United States
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My third trip to Block Island and 2nd stay at Avonlea. I love this B and B. The rooms ( ive had the Moonstone and Diamond) are beautiful. The beds and pillows are amazing, with stunning views of the sea. Something about sleeping with windows open listening to the sound of the ocean and waking to amazing sunrises, just wonderful...

Thank Debi K
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed at the beautiful but quaint Avonlea Bed and Breakfast on Block Island right on the beach in April, 2016. It was quiet and so relaxing as we walked on the beach and sipped champagne on the outside patio watching the water. They served warm cookies and wine daily. There are not many rooms so you really get that...

Thank Kim M
Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband, daughter and I took a few days to go to Block Island. We needed a room for 3, and when I was looking at rooms, there were few to be found available. I found the Avonlea, and luckily, there was one room left, and it had a King Bed and a Day Bed (with trundle), so it was...

1Thank CoCo3614
28Simon, Owner at Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea, responded to this review

It is my hope that other reviews will put this one in perspective.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Sadly, the Avonlea qualifies as one of the worst, if not the worst, B&B we have ever stayed in (we have stayed in dozens and dozens of them, many really nice ones). Here is why: our room, The Amethyst, was a postage stamp. To get into the bed I had to walk sideways, like a hermit crab, along the back...

1Thank Robert I
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed in the Amethyst room, which is a bit small but comfortable and the little porch outside the room was a nice bonus. The location is ideal, just outside of town, an easy stroll to restaurants (but also an easy stroll for people to use the beach, which can get crowded and noisy during the day). Also, the Yellow...

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Perfect location with spectacular views! Walking distance to everything, lovely beach with chairs and towels. JoAnn and Sabrina were amazing! Room was clean and quaint. I can't wait to return to this little piece of heaven!

Thank Kimberlyfo
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed in the Garnet Room. This room was clean but small and needs to be updated, especially the bathroom. The common areas are lovely. Beautiful porch overlooking the ocean. Steps to the beach. Short walk to many restaurants, town and the ferry. The complimentary breakfast and happy hour were great; both served graciously by Sabrina who is wonderful. I...

Thank Patriciaapril3

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, wine and appetizer, our famous Block Island barnacle cookies, as well as attentive service from your host. We thank you for choosing to stay with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea

Address: 597 Corn Neck Road, P.O. Box 488, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Price Range: ₹ 11,121 - ₹ 11,795 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Centerport, New York, United States
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“We were in the Emerald. Great view!”
 of 5 bubbles crism226, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick the third floor!”
 of 5 bubbles kimmY1332PS, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Jewel, which has a private entrance with porch on the first floor. Loved the room and location. Perfect for 3-4 people.”
 of 5 bubbles CoCo3614, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“North side rooms will be quieter in season.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Jewel, slept 4 comfortably, with a private deck with furniture!”
 of 5 bubbles Kimberlyfo, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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