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A dreamy Block Island lodging, Avonlea is a beautiful newly renovated beach house that offers what is hands down the best view on the Island. It's the perfect romantic Block Island BB. On its large wrap around porch, guests often spend their entire vacation relaxing on the property. Should you wish to venture out, the beach is a 30-second walk from the porch, making Avonlea one of the best places to stay on Block Island. From sunrise to sunset, Avonlea is an absolutely serene place to spend your Block Island getaway. Every room is equipped with central cooling and heating. In order to uphold the peaceful atmosphere, Avonlea does not permit pets or children under the age of 16; we apologize for any inconvenience.
Our Block Island lodging rates include a complimentary New England breakfast, as well as an afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres hour with our famous Block Island Barnacle cookies.
From Oct 11, 2017 - Apr 29, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Ann Law, originally from Dutchess County, NY, first visited Block Island in 1972 with her three young children. On that visit, they stayed at the Blue Dory Inn.
Awestruck by the Island on that first visit, the family visited every summer purchasing an Island home in 1985 and the Blue Dory Inn in 1989.
"I never intended to manage the Inn, however, the Inn wasn't doing well in 1992. Therefore, I came to manage the Inn in the summer of 92 intending to stay for that one season. It has been a very long season; 20 years now, Ann explains."
Graduating from Hunter College and Cornell University, Ann is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in family practice. She was the founder and first president of the New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. She also served 4 terms in the Dutchess County Legislature.
Another passion for Ann is renovating older homes. "If the home is painted Stratton Blue, I probably renovated it." She also purchased and sold other inns on Block Island finally purchasing Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea in 2006.
"While my training is in health care, says Ann, providing a great leisure experience is like providing health care for the spirit."
Ann now lives on Block Island in the summer and her other island jewel, Useppa Island, Fl. in winter. "I guess I'm just an island girl."
Come visit the Avonlea Bed & Breakfast and Blue Dory Bed & Breakfast on Block Island. Our Romantic Bed and Breakfast choices are perfect for a weekend getaway!