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The Island Home Inn

585 Beach Avenue P.O. Box 1587, Block Island, RI 02807 USA (Show map)
4.2
64 Reviews
$95 - $295
per night

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About

A Victorian B&B with a relaxed atmosphere. Set on a hill between Old Harbor and the Great Salt Pond, with panoramic views. Warm & comfortable setting, with inviting rooms, cozy nooks and sprawling lawns. Ideal for a quiet retreat or family getaway.

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Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.2

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Solitude

3.0 on October 07, 2014

Our friendly very busy host Dave met our needs after a miscommunication through booking.com. He placed us in a smaller room and made up for it the next day. We had a room with a lovely view of the harbor and he let us stay beyond the usual checkout time. Breakfast was tasty with several choices, in the evening merlot and moscato with appetizer/ fresh cookies served at 5:30 P.M., grounds nice, fountain, flowers, seating, hammocks and funky art work. The Inn was quaint so don't expect anything beyond if you like plush. Music and scented candles greet you as you walk in the front door. Very steep stairs in the main house for Those who have walking issues so stay sober! It was a wonderful place for solitude to snuggle up and read a book or take a nap. Block Island is a nature lovers paradise. Hike or bike, bird watch, picture taking...it's the perfect island for leaving all the stressors behind.


Great, cute place to stay with excellent service.

4.6 on September 29, 2014

The inn keeper is awesome and made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.


great stay

4.6 on September 28, 2014

Stayed with another couple and don't know if we could have had a better stay. Clean rooms, good food, and Dave and his staff were professional and yet made us feel right at home. Dave was more than willing to answer questions about the island and things we could do. We will be back. Bill and Alison


Very nice, quiet and clean.

3.2 on September 15, 2014

Never staying at Block Island, we didn't know what to expect. Having stayed at other BnBs, we had some idea of what to expect. Our room was nice and quiet -- in the carriage house. The owner was very welcoming and explained the property and its amenities. The wine/cheese/guac time was nice and the front porch was very welcoming. The bathroom in our room was a bit tiny, but it was fine for our short stay. If we came back, we'd choose one with four even walls - no dormers. The location is about a mile from town and definitely walkable without suitcases. Rich's Ride helped us out a few times with our bags or if it was late at night.


Labor Day week

2.2 on September 12, 2014

"fabulous views of the ocean and New Harbor" that's what they say on the website of the room I stayed, that's so not true. It's just a a far away view, you have to pay attention to see it. There are no wall hooks in the bedroom and in the closet I found 4 mismatched hangers, one from a dry clean store. It's overpriced, I stayed in better B&B, and less expensive, in Bar Harbor, Maine. I believe I forgot my phone charger at the bedroom, I emailed, I called a few times and nobody ever called me back or acknowledge my email. ps.: I had to enter a Dining score otherwise the program would not let me finish the review, but there was no Dining at this B&B.


Our new vacation home

4.8 on September 09, 2014

What a wonderful stay we had. The hospitality was great, the location was perfect, and who doesn't love a homemade hot breakfast every morning. We have already booked our room for next year!!!!


Weekend Getaway

4.0 on September 08, 2014

Must say the service and hospitality of the Inn keepers was excellent Also the the breakfasts were beyond expectation Never have I experienced anything like it before Homemade muffins fresh fruit daily and yogurt and granola And a hot entree to boot Examples during our stay included French toast ,pancakes ,eggs with sausage or bacon on the side Wow! Stayed in the carriage house liked the ability to Have a little more room as the rooms there have private decks We had a great time Thanks! We would love to come again


Charming, great location, friendly innkeeper-will return!

3.2 on August 30, 2014

Girls trip. Ability for room to be made up with 2 twin beds was perfect. Location was perfect, within walking distance of both the Old and New Harbors. Dave was friendly and very welcoming. Nice breakfast in a quaint atmosphere.


Outstanding Bed and Breakfast experience!!!

5 on August 27, 2014

Fantastic bed and breakfast. Look forward to coming again!


August 18, 2014

3.0 on August 24, 2014

Although everything met my expectation, I will never stay at this B&B again. Upon arrival I presented the Innkeeper a $200 gift certificate. He indicated that he will reduce the charge place on my charge card the same day. Prior to my department I remended him of the gift certificate and he once again indicated that he would take care of it immediately. Despite a phone message I left on their answering machine and a email, both not answered, he has still yet to applied the credit. My next step is to notify better business.


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Rooms & Rates

Grape Ivy

This is a Non-Pet Friendly Room. Base Rate reflects both Grape Ivy & Beach Plum rooms being rented together as a pair sharing a bath. This combination is a popular choice for a family with teenagers or two couples traveling together! This sunny room is located on the second floor with a queen bed, overlooking Trim's Pond and countryside. This room can also be rented as a single room with private hall bath. Please contact us directly when booking this reservation as a single room with private hall bath as the room rate is different from base rate, or when booking online, please specify a single room with private hall bath within the reservation comments section and we will automatically adjust the nightly rate to reflect your choice!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Beach Plum

This is a Non-Pet Friendly Room. Base Rate reflects both Beach Plum & Grape Ivy rooms being rented together as a pair sharing a bathroom. This combination is a popular choice for a family with teenagers or two couples traveling together! This warm and cozy room is located on the second floor which can be made as 2 twin beds or a king bed. This room can also be rented as a single room with private hall bath. Please contact us directly when booking this reservation as a single room with private hall bath as the room rate is different from base rate, or when booking online, please specify single room with private hall bath along with your preferred bed arrangement, either king or two twins within the comments section and we will automatically adjust the nightly rate to reflect your choice!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wild Violet

This is a Non Pet Friendly Room. Bright and sunny room facing harbor. Overlooks gardens and climbing roses, with queen bed. Adjacent private bath with antique clawfoot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Island Rose

This is a Non-Pet Friendly Room. Spacious & comfortable room overlooking climbing roses and lilacs. King bed with private bath, can also be made with 2 twin beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Meadowsweet

This is a Non Pet Friendly Room. Panoramic views from this third floor room, overlooking New Harbor and the ocean, Trim's Pond, and the surrounding countryside. King bed may be made as 2 twins; private bath. Includes extra twin daybed with twin trundle.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Sea Holly

This is Non Pet-Friendly Room. Fabulous views of the ocean and New Harbor, and the surrounding countryside from this third floor room. Large, sunny private bath with skylight. King bed may be made as 2 twins.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sunflower Suite

The suite is comprised of two adjoining rooms, one with a daybed and trundle, which can be made up as a king bed or two twins, it has private bath, and side door to a large private deck.This room is very popular with family or friends traveling together. Small adjoining room has one double bed. Sleeps 4 guests comfortably. Located on Carriage House first floor, opens onto the patio. Each room has large, sunny bay window with tranquil waterviews & fabulous sunsets. Pet Friendly Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Cherry Blossom

This is a Non Pet-Friendly Room. Fantastic sunsets from the private deck of this room on the top floor of the Carriage House, with skywindows, queen bed and sofabed. Private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Sundrop

This is a Non Pet-Friendly Room. Treetop views of New Harbor from the private deck of this top-floor Carriage House room, with skywindows, queen bed and sofabed. Private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Day Lily

On first floor of Carriage House, set among perennial gardens and wisteria arbors. Queen bed and wide, sunny bay window. Private bath. Private deck is fully enclosed, accessed only through the room. Pet Friendly Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Island

Airport

Block Island, RI (BID) 1 miles

Directions to property:

Getting to The Island Home: From the ferry landing at Old Harbor (Pt. Judith & New London Ferries) we are just under a mile. There will be taxis waiting at the top of the parking lot if you do not want to walk with luggage. If driving, biking, or walking with light gear, turn RIGHT out of the ferry lot onto Water Street. Follow as Water Street hooks to the left and becomes Dodge Street. Stay STRAIGHT through the 4-way stop sign onto Ocean Avenue. At the next stop sign (intersection of Ocean & Beach Ave.) we are at the top of the hill right across from the stop sign.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, SE Light House, Block Island, North Light, Block Island, 4th of July Parade, Block Island, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Surfcasting Tours, In-House Fishing Charters, Bird Watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Per State Fire Marshall Smoking is Prohibited in Buildings
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Only in selected rooms within the Carriage House
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On all Holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Making Reservations: A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation of 2 or more nights. For a one-night stay, full payment is required at time of booking, outstanding balance(s)are due upon checkout
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: Your deposit is fully refundable up to thirty days prior to your scheduled arrival. If you must cancel within 30 days of your arrival date, your deposit will be applied to your re-scheduled visit any time in the future.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dave and Annette

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-10 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Gluten-Free


Signature Dish

French Toast


Details

585 Beach Avenue , P.O. Box 1587, Block Island, RI 02807 USA (Show map)

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