Rooms 1-5 with Shared Bath
Established in 1984, the Sea Breeze is one of the loveliest of Block Island's small Bed and Breakfast's. Garnering many awards and top reviews over the years, The Sea Breeze has an interesting history on the island and was originally used in the 1920's as a boarding house for the local fishing community. With dramatic sweeping views overlooking the bluffs on Spring Street and the unspoiled eastern coast of the island. Conveniently located just a short walk to the town of Old Harbor, shops, restaurants and the ferries, yet off the beaten path. Our experienced and local staff provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Ideally situated on two acres of protected land, with lush perennial seaside gardens and panoramic pond and ocean views. For over 30 years, the owners have been supportive of the arts and conservation on the island. Our one-of-a-kind guest rooms are inspired by a vibrant mix of salvaged island furniture, featuring newly renovated bathrooms and handmade ceramics.
The Inlet Cottage has 5 guest rooms with shared bath. These rooms are reasonably priced, ideal for friends and family. Three guestrooms, one shared bath, sitting area, and covered front porch on the main floor. A two room suite upstairs feature spacious rooms and a large bathroom and sitting area. Simple, understated, all original island details. Includes a free continental breakfast each morning.
Rooms 6-10 with Private Bath
Our rooms with private bath all feature a private entrance and a porch or lounge area. Surrounded everywhere by blooming perennial gardens. While long on authentic charm and gorgeous ocean views, we are short on some amenities. 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. By keeping it simple we also keep our rates lower. We don't skimp where it does count: on hospitality, cleanliness, comfort, style, and knowledge of the island. Two night minimum requirement on all stays. Three night minimum required on all holidays, to lessen the impact of high season. Complimentary continental breakfast is made fresh each morning and delivered to your room. We use organic, fair trade, and local ingredients. Daily housecleaning service. Art from the original Sea Breeze Gallery. On-site daily bike rentals.
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 2016, the same family of artists still cherish the location, history and also the unique identity of Block Island. Our guests choose The Sea Breeze as a real get-away from modern life. Read the reviews to gain more insight or give us a call or email us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
The Sea Breeze will be open through October 24th, 2016. We will be re-opening mid-April of 2017. We are not accepting reservations yet for the 2017 season. For the 2017 season, please call or email us anytime after January 9th, 2017 for availability and rates.
Best wishes, The Newhouse Family