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Most Beautiful Bargain on Block Island - Absolutely

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

1653 Pilot Hill Road is ideally located on a hillside, thereby giving it superb views of the ocean and distant houses, Inns, and hotels for over 180 degrees from the Southeast to the Northwest. Having been built in 1996, it uniquely combines the desired New England saltbox architecture while meeting today's building codes, a wonderful combination. The downstairs ceilings are 10 ft high, and the ocean can be seen from each window on two sides of the house. The dining room table seats ten adults, and the 2nd dining room can seat another 6-8 children and/or adults.

The outdoor shower has both hot & cold water, enabling beachgoers to rinse away the sand before entering the nearby kitchen. The very well stocked kitchen will delight even the most serious of cooks; given its well lighted counter space and its complete set of Cuisinart Classic Stainless cookware. This home has two living rooms, two dining rooms, and two refrigerators/freezers.

The spacious deck facing the 180 degree ocean view to the East is 18 ft X 24 ft, while the adjoining 6 ft deck extends around 3 1/2 sides of the very large home.

This magnificent home is so comfortable and inviting, one may well be tempted to simply sit on the deck enjoying the inspiration to write derived for the awe inspiring view, instead of touring our lovely, tranquil island. Please, do leave the house to enjoy other parts of the island also.

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Member since: 2009
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January 17, 2017

Why The Owner chose Rhode Island

The owners family has owned and operated a business on Block Island since 1980. 2014 will be our 35th season in business here. It was not until 1998 that I finally saw a house that captured me on first sight. I bought it the same day I saw it. You'll want to buy it also, but it is not for sale.

What makes this house unique

I never tire of looking out the windows enjoying the superb view; I enjoy watching the pheasant and deer feed nearby, and sometimes I will get up early enough to greet the rising sun from my East facing deck. I love this house, and you will as well.


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Most Beautiful Bargain on Block Island - Absolutely
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Somewhat deceiving.......

  • 3 of 5

This home advertises first under amenities...AIR CONDITIONING....!

The only AC we found was one ceiling fan in the dining room/ kitchen. When we reported our concern to owner he basically said " it's Block Island AC open windows". We were three families there for a family wedding, and the weather was sooo humid and warm, WE NEEDED AIR conditioning. I consider that false advertising and not right. There weren't any other fans anywhere to be found. And due to humidity everything was wet and damp, and the floors were extremely slippery due to the moisture. It was uncomfortable, and not easy getting ready for the wedding. UGH. The house needed a lot of work. I'd call it a fixer upper. For ex. I got stuck in the bathroom due to handle coming off in my hand after showering and couldn't get out the door. It certainly wasn't the BEST Bargain on the island especially for what we paid for 4 nights. People need to be more honest about what they are selling. Very disappointed!!

( the kitchen counters were gross, tiled and big spaces for germs. The stairs outdoors leading to house were terrible, all Rocky and uneven, dangerous) to name a few. I could go on....but I'm sure you get the idea.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We are 6 gentleman who have gotten together for the last 37 years for a men's get away. This was one of the best trips we've done. Block Island is beautiful and the house was perfect. Enough room for all 6 of us to enjoy ourselves. Very comfortable with a great deck for sitting and enjoying the view. peaceful and private. Best deal in Block Island.

Don't forget to build your own memorial rock statue in field behind house.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

The house has a beautiful view and is in a great location. It was perfect. The deck is a great spot to grill out and spend time with friends and family while enjoying the view. The house is set up well for bringing over food if you are planning on cooking, but the house is close enough to walk to town if you want to walk (I think it was around a mile).

The owner is a pleasure to work with and is always helpful if you have any questions or concerns. He is quick to get back to you and give you any information you need.

Overall we had a great experience and I would highly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The huge yard is large enough for softball, volleyball, touch football, horseshoes, or simply walking along the beautiful rock walls.


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Tax Rate 8.0%

There is a fully refundable $700 Damage Deposit. The reservation can be made by simply signing the Lease Agreement, and sending it along with the $700 refundable damage deposit. The actual rental amount may be paid at a later date.

fully refundable Damage deposit of $700 is paid when Lease Agreement is submitted. No taxes are charged to the refundable deposit. The rental amount & taxes can be paid at a much later date.

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New Shoreham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hot & cold outdoor shower for washing away the sand you brought home from the beach. The view from the deck is both spectacular and superb. The distant ocean can be seen from the deck for 180 degrees, and from very window on two sides of the house. Whether grilling or simply relaxing with a refreshing beverage on the deck the view is astounding. Several acres provide a flat surface for athletic activities, while the numerous rock walls add a uniquely New England charm. You'll enjoy the house and it's great view so much that you will want to book next years visit before you leave.

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