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Setauket, New York
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Room we booked was below the main living quarters, apparently a converted crawl space. a rating of 2 out of 10. The 3rd night we were offered a room on main floor off common area. Nice room. Breakfasts were OK, but not the quality of any other B n B we have visited. Owner NOT on premise at this location.

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3Thank Fred M
rundezvous, Innkeeper at Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you were displeased with your stay. It is important to clarify none of our 9 rooms is a converted crawl space. All rooms have ample space for 2 people and an en suite bathroom. There are two rooms on the ground floor without ocean views, both of which have king sized beds. The other 7 rooms...

Clayville, Rhode Island
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Closest thing to nirvana! Incredible ocean view. Hearing the sea all night and smelling the constant delicious odors from the kitchen. Very comfortable bed. Ann is the hostess with the mostess! Could not be more accommodating. Brian, a Johnson & Wales chef, is always so great to us. My wife and I eat a vegan diet and he couldn't be...

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4Thank apuerini
Reviewed 22 November 2014

My husband and I stayed at the avonlea for our anniversary/birthday getaway and it was very relaxing. Meg and josh the innkeepers were great, the breakfasts were delicious. The room was clean and cozy. We love block island and enjoy our stays each time but especially enjoy staying at the avonlea.

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4Thank Bethany L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We had an absolutely delightful weekend at Avonlea in November. We highly recommend exploring Block Island in the off-season, and Avonlea was the perfect spot from which to do it. It is in a great location, especially as we chose to come without a car. It was a great starting point for our long hikes. Our room was cozy and...

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1Thank Richard C
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Stayed at the Avonlea a few times and always found the accommodations and service excellent. Even though the innkeepers were away the woman who took care of the house was excellent. The breakfast was wonderful as well as afternoon snacks. Will definitely go again. A very friendly island.

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1Thank Ellen R
Stratham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The Waverly cottage rooms are a great place to stay on the Island. The suites are clean, comfortable and are right in the Old Harbor area making many stores and restaurants within walking distance. The complimentary breakfast is always delicious; and the barnacle cookies served during the afternoon wine and nibbles are sooooo good. The setting is just perfect to...

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2Thank Loandbehold1975
Blauvelt, New York, United States
Reviewed 22 October 2014

If your heading to block island I highly recommend Avonlea. Everything about this B&B speaks perfection, from the room(we had the moonstone suite) to the breakfast and dont forget the afternoon happy hour.Seeing the sunrise from our room was amazing and being lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the sea something to experience. The room is tastefully...

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1Thank Debi K
Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 October 2014

EVERYONE READ THIS!! Cause I'm a tough critic. This place is truly AMAZING! I always said I love to travel but I won't ever go somewhere Twice...it's just not worth it when there is so much to see...BUT with AVonlea...we decided this is our place...and we'll be back EVERY YEAR to get away from it all. From the initial booking...

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

It is SO wonderful to meet guests who turn into friends before they leave!! Thank you for your glowing review, you were such a pleasure to have! Can't wait to see you two again. Cheers! (Keep the champagne flowing!) Meg & Josh

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2014

If you are visiting Block Island, then the Avonlea is the place to stay. The location ON the beach and the views are beautiful & relaxing. The innkeepers, Meghan & Josh were very helpful and also prepared a great breakfast to start the day. And then after 5 they have great snacks and wine to help you relax after a...

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

We couldn't be happier to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations. Thank you for being such a wonderful guest, we wish you could be here every weekend!

Niantic, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We had been looking for a pet friendly vacation. We booked the Waverly suite II for two days. Wonderful staff, great breakfasts. Rooms were spacious and well maintained. The water view off the back deck was beautiful! We had a great time on the island and were able to celebrate our yellow lab's birthday doing what he likes to do...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: €155 - €165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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