Established in 1984, the Sea Breeze is one of the loveliest of Block Island's small Bed and Breakfasts. Converted in the 1920's from a boarding house for the local fishing community, still with original details. Located on a corner of the island's unspoiled eastern coastline and off the beaten path. With over two acres of protected conservation land, a wildflower meadow, pond and ocean views. Yet conveniently within a ten-minute walk to the town of Old Harbor, shops, ferries, and restaurants. A destination for simple New England seaside relaxation. Our ten comfortable guestrooms are inspired by a vibrant mix of salvaged island furniture.
Rooms 1-5 with Shared Bath
The Inlet Cottage has five guest rooms with shared bath. These rooms are reasonably priced, ideal for friends and family. There are three smaller sized guestrooms and one bathroom on the first floor. There are two larger guestrooms and one bathroom on the second floor. Understated and one-of-a-kind island furnishings make our rooms unique. Each bathroom has stunning direct pond and ocean views. Each floor also includes a small sitting area. With a covered front porch and our backyard there are several common areas to lounge and have breakfast. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the ocean, the sea breezes, and nature. Rates include a free continental breakfast each morning. Details on each room are included on the photos. See our rooms with private bath below.
Rooms 6-10 with Private Bath
Our five guestrooms with private bath feature private entrances and a porch or outdoor lounge area. With details such as hand-painted furniture, handmade ceramics, beautiful linens, and local art. You will not find any tv's, radios, wi-fi, or air-conditioning in our rooms. This is a purposeful act of conservation on our end. We don't skimp where it does count. Our rooms are comfortable, spacious and clean. Our welcoming staff are experts on all things Block Island. A fresh complimentary continental breakfast is made fresh each morning and delivered to your room. We use organic, fair trade, and local ingredients. Bath amenities, beach towels, and weekly island paper are also included. Maps and guidebooks. Daily housecleaning service. Art from the original Sea Breeze Gallery. On-site bike rentals, available for $25/day.
Block Island is not only small, but remote. The island lies 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, with a rugged terrain, perfect for hiking and biking. Approximately 40% of the island has been designated conservation land. Part of the Sea Breeze property has been donated to The Land Trust of Block Island. An ideal spot for the more adventurous traveler looking to find an intimate island setting, with pond and ocean vistas that are both invigorating and restorative.
We are not developers set to change the look and feel of Block Island. The Sea Breeze started as a family vision with The Sea Breeze Gallery in 1980. Today, in 2017, the same family of artists still cherish the location, history and authentic identity of Block Island. Our guests choose The Sea Breeze as a real get-away from modern life. Read our press reviews to gain more insight or give us a call or email us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
We will be re-opening for the season in April of 2017. We are now accepting reservation requests for the upcoming season. Please call or email us daily between the hours of 10am and 6pm for availability and rates.
We hope to welcome you soon to Block Island.
The Newhouse Family