The Island Home Inn

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


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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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.2

A very comfortable and cozy inn!

3.8 on October 05, 2015

We enjoyed the non-stuffy atmosphere of this B & B. Dave was fantastic--friendly, helpful, accommodating, and made great breakfasts (and chocolate chip cookies!). The location was good for us--in colder, rainy or extra hot weather, we'd probably want a car, but the weather was perfect when we visited so we walked and biked it. It was our third visit to Block Island. During our first two visits we stayed at the Spring House Hotel. We definitely preferred the Island Home Inn and would definitely stay again.

Charming Inn with excellent conveniences.

4.6 on September 20, 2015

We got in earlier than expected and not only was our room ready but Dave, the host, invited us to sit down and have breakfast. The Inn is located close enough to town to walk (we did have our car) but far enough away not to have the noise factor. Not only was the breakfast good and varied from day to day but at 5:30 p.m. each night there was wine and appetizers. Also, having a grill and access to a shared kitchen was a bonus. Would definitely return. My only complaint is that I sent two emails and left two phone messages prior to going and they were never returned.

Can't wait to go back to the Island Home Inn!!

5 on September 13, 2015

We had a wonderful stay with our two boys at the Island Home Inn! The owner, Dave, was friendly and an excellent source about what to see, where to visit and fish in the area. Our breakfast was fantastic and the rooms were spotless and very welcoming. We can't wait to go back!!

Great weekend

3.6 on September 08, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at The Island Home Inn. The breakfast each morning was excellent! We especially appreciated our air conditioned room. The location of the Inn was perfect to go everywhere. Our only issue would be that the owners are not very good at returning or replying to emails and phone calls.

A vacation to remember!

5 on September 01, 2015

I must begin by saying that the Inn is situated with easy access to the beaches and markets on the island. Our room, the Cherry Blossom room, has a deck that offered panoramic views of the harbor set to amazing sunsets. Where to start...maybe the oven fresh chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon for starters. The owner David was as friendly an Inn keeper as I have had the pleasure to meet. I hope to stay again next summer and would highly recommend this oasis as a great option on BI.

Great B&B on a Great Island!

4.4 on August 29, 2015

I loved my room and the staff was exceedingly friendly. Guests were also friendly and I met some interesting people at breakfast and at the wine and cheese hour. I would definitely stay here again.

Great stay will come back again!

3.8 on August 28, 2015

Stayed only for one night for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, had a wonderful time. Innkeeper was very laid back and friendly. Room was everything we expected and more. Great breakfast and hourdervs the night before, nice touch! They even had live piano music in the parlor. Great location close walk to town and marina. We will definitely return.

Wonderful stay

4.8 on August 24, 2015

We came here from Italy for one night in Block Island during our US vacation trip. We had an amazing stay at Home Island Inn. Dave made us feel at home and the afternoon glass of wine with other guests was really the icing on the cake.

This is a great place to stay.

4.0 on August 23, 2015

The Island Home Inn is an easy walk to downtown and close to restaurants and bike rentals. It's wonderful to have breakfast on the porch and the food is quite good. The owner is new and very nice and attentive to guests staying at the Inn. Some of the rugs need to be ripped up and replaced but the rooms were clean and comfy. We would definitely stay at the Island Home Inn again.

We loved our stay!

4.6 on August 20, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the island home inn for a weekend in August. It was quaint, cozy, and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.

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Rooms & Rates

Grape Ivy

This is a Non-Pet Friendly Room. This accommodation includes both Grape Ivy & Beach Plum rooms being rented together as a pair, sharing the same private hall bath. This combination is a popular choice for a family with teenagers or two couples traveling together as it affords more privacy. These warm and cozy rooms are located on the second floor. Beach Plum can also be set-up as 2 twin beds or as a king bed. Grape Ivy, has a queen bed, both rooms offer Sat.TV and AC. Please make sure both rooms are available when attempting to book online. We suggest booking both rooms together and we will automatically amend the reservation, prior to securing the deposit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Beach Plum

This is a Non-Pet Friendly Room. This warm and cozy room is located on the second floor with a private hall bath and can be made as 2 twin beds or a king bed. This room also has the option of adding an additional room Grape Ivy, Queen Bed, Sat.TV and AC, which would share the same private hall bath with Beach Plum. This option is a popular choice for a couple wanting to expand their reservation at a discounted rate. Please make sure both rooms are available when attempting to book online. We suggest booking both rooms together and we will automatically amend the reservation, prior to securing the deposit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

xxxxxxxx-Wait Listed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type



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, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

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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  • 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.



Dave and Annette

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

Special meal options

, Gluten-Free

Signature Dish

French Toast