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Block Island - Large Home (Sleeps 20-22)

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Exterior

Exterior Front Porch living area (1 of 2) Kitchen Kitchen Daisy Room Rose Room Poppy Room 2nd floor bath Magnolia Room Magnolia Bathroom Lilac Room (1 of 2)

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Last updated: 03/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Block Island house description

Summer Hill is a beautiful, old, Block Island farmhouse, that was formerly a Bed and Breakfast and is now rented by the week. It is perfect for family reunions, workshops, retreats, or for most larger groups. We also host weddings.

Recently renovated and awash in floral colors, the interior of this 1885 house is tastefully, yet casually appointed. We have ten bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining area, and a country kitchen with pantry and laundry room. Our wraparound porch with distant ocean views is ideal for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Use the large lawn for a game of touch football or croquet and badminton. We provide the games as well as beach chairs.

Located halfway between Old and New Harbors just off Ocean Ave., Summer Hill is close to the action, but tucked away on a quiet side street. B.I.'s beautiful beaches are less than a ten-minute walk and the town, with many shops and restaurants, is also a short walk away. Block Island is listed as one of the last great places by the Nature Conservancy and it is a wonderful spot to explore by walking or biking.

Keywords: House, Farmhouse,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility:

                first floor bedrooms (2) have private baths (two steps up to get into home)...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 20-22

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                country kitchen seats 12. Two dining areas seat 6+ each...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                kitchen table seats 12, 2 dining areas seat 14...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                call Beachead restaurant 401-466-2249...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                enough for over 20 guests...moreless

              • Stove:

                gas stove, electric oven...moreless

              • Toaster:

                2...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Babysitter

              Other Amenities

                  • variety of plantings provide beauty and privacy

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Books
                  • Games

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    wraparound porch with 20 plus seats, wicker chairs, benches, tables, lawn chairs, etc....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    rent in town by hour, day, or week...moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Surfing
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Synagogues
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Zoo
                      • Cinemas
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives

                      Other Activities

                          • Charter boat, deep sea fishing, call in advance to insure availability. Shell fishing...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Perfect Weekend

                            Perfect Weekend

                            • Guest Jessica M.
                            • Date of stay 10/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                            Our family and friends traveled to BI for a surprise 30th birthday party. SummerHill was the perfect location for our large get together. The house comfortably slept all 23 of us and the vast kitchen made preparing meals, storage and clean up a breeze. The best part for us was the large lawn. This is where most of our time was spent barbecuing, playing lawn games and lounging in the many chairs that were provided. I recommend this property without hesitation.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • An extraordinary family experience!

                            An extraordinary family experience!

                            • Guest Pam R. (Middletown, RI)
                            • Date of stay 09/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                            Mike and Gail have a very special place here! It has everything you could want in a vacation home...completely accessorized kitchen, walkability to town and the beach, comfortable beds, large yard with outdoor games and wicker seating for a crowd, numerous beach chairs and several interior rooms to spread out and socialize. I have made my reservation for next September and looking very forward to it!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Not a great experience at all!!

                            Not a great experience at all!!

                            • Guest Yikes1234 (CT)
                            • Date of stay 09/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/04/12
                            I visited with family who had rented this house for a wedding.. As a guest for one of the nights, I was very disgusted to be awoken at 1am hearing that my bed needed to be checked for bedbugs.... Some were found in the upstairs rooms and once the hunt to secure the remaining bedrooms was on, we didn't like what we found!!. Two rooms (their beds) were covered in body hair. Another had a clump of hair in the sheets, (as if the hair in the drain at the bottom of the shower had been placed in the bed...). A wall in another room was smeared with some sort of nasal excrement. To top it off, our laughter at the situation was interrupted by a live black beetle scurrying down the hallway. I hear that the followin day yielded more bugs........ Needless to say - NOT a good nights sleep or a good experience. If you want to stay somewhere clean on Block Island, you might want to go somewhere else. Or just sleep outside.

                            Owner response: We are very sorry about this first negative review. We took this complaint very seriously and, though we have never had any issues with bugs or cleanliness, we called in exterminators immediately. The company found no evidence of bugs at all and gave the property an A rating. This certificate is available from the owners should anyone like to see it. We have many guests who return year after year because they love the property. We do take all recommendations and reviews very seriously and address all concerns in a timely manner. In the 12 years that we have been renting our home we have never had a review like this, we have never had complaints of bugs, never had complaints on the cleanliness. We ask that you read all of our reviews and remind renters that we are here to answer questions and have professional proof of the safety and cleanliness of our home.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                          • Summer Wedding

                            Summer Wedding

                            • Guest Bonnie J. (Old Saybrook, CT)
                            • Date of stay 08/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 11/18/11
                            Summer Hill is a beautiful Block Island home on a lovely private piece of property located close to town. The beach, shops, restaurants and nature paths are all just a short walk from the home. All the rooms are nicely decorated, comfortable and clean. Views of the Island from the upper floors are magnificent. The country kitchen is fabulous for family meals and gatherings. There are plenty of kitchen supplies, two refrigerators, dishwasher and a large table that seats 12 people. We had 20 people staying at the house and never felt cramped. We were very blessed to have our daughter's wedding and reception on the grounds at Summer Hill. From the moment we saw the property we knew it would be perfect. The owners were so gracious and welcoming to our entire family and friends. The grounds were nicely landscaped and they went out of their way to make sure everything would be perfect for the big day. And even thought Hurricane Irene tried to crash our wedding party we were able to have a beautiful wedding that we will all remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you Gail and Mike for the opportunity to spend an entire week at Summer Hill and celebrate our daughter's wedding in such an amazing place.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Class Reunion

                            Class Reunion

                            • Guest Elms1971 (Rhode Island)
                            • Date of stay 10/05/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/12/10
                            A dozen college classmates (of a mature age) vacationed here Columbus Day weekend 2010. The place is clean, tidy, warm, inviting, well provisioned. We had a wonderful time and thank Gail and Mike so much for their hospitality.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Perfect for a Family Reunion

                            Perfect for a Family Reunion

                            • Guest Alice and Joe (Centerport, NY 11721)
                            • Date of stay 08/24/09
                            • Review Submitted 08/02/10
                            We rented for a week in August of 2009. The owners were extremely helpful in every way. The children loved the side yard for play and the adults appreciated the close proximity to town. The house is spacious and clean. It was just a short drive to the beach. A perfect week for our family!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                            • Guest Marisol2 (Rye, NY)
                            • Date of stay 01/13/09
                            • Review Submitted 01/13/09
                            This house is amazing. Great house for a family gathering. We were fortunate enough to be allowed to have our wedding reception here in the back yard. The house was at capacity but never felt cramped. All of our guests were impressed with the views and the convenience to town. The owners are wonderful people and really helped make our stay enjoyable.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                           
                          Summer ............... $8500/week.
                          Spring & Fall .. $4000-$5000/week.
                          

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                          Last updated: 03/24/2014
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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Exterior

                            Exterior

                          • living area (1 of 2)

                            living area (1 of 2)

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Rose Room

                            Rose Room

                          • 2nd floor bath

                            2nd floor bath

                          • Magnolia Bathroom

                            Magnolia Bathroom

                          • Front Porch

                            Front Porch

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Daisy Room

                            Daisy Room

                          • Poppy Room

                            Poppy Room

                          • Magnolia Room

                            Magnolia Room

                          • Lilac Room (1 of 2)

                            Lilac Room (1 of 2)

                          VRBO #24209

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                          This listing was first published here in 2003.

                          Date last modified - Monday, March 24, 2014

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                          10 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 22

                          View calendar: Updated 03/24/14
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                          (401) 466-2369 (Rhode Island, USA)

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