The Hygeia House offers 17 bedrooms and 11.5 baths.
About Bill Koch
The owners have enjoyed Block Island for nearly their entire lives. Having never owned on the island, when the opportunity arose to have their slice of heaven they jumped. They now summer on the Block and winter in Austin.
Bill Koch purchased this House in 2014
Why Bill Koch chose New Shoreham
The Hygeia House is piece of Block Island history.
What makes this House unique
Central location, short walk to the beaches, town, and Harbors. Stand Up Paddle Boards, Bicycles with tag-a-longs for the kids, and all the beach accessories needed
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking anywhere inside the house.
pets not allowed
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great family reunion location.
We had as many as 19 guests during our week long reunion ...And we could have housed 5-6 more with reasonable comfort and privacy! Bill was available on a moments notice to solve minor problems that arose in this historic home. He was friendly and a joy to work with. The large kitchen is incredibly well appointed, the dining room spacious with ample seating for our group, the view from the large back porch was beautiful, and when the sun ran us off that porch, the front porch was shaded, breezy and comfortable. It was surrounded by a pretty garden visited by butterflies and birds.
The beach was a 5-10 minute walk. Town about 10-15.
The house did get a bit warm during the day. Available air conditioning is very limited as is typical for Block Island. Nights cooled off quickly even during our early August stay.
All in all, we had a delightful time. The rent is not cheap, but if you do the math per room, it is actually reasonable compared to other island accommodations. I would definitely rent again if a large group were interested.
Perfect place for a family reunion
House was perfect. Bikes and paddle boards need a little tender loving care. But the table outside was amazing and front porch with all of the Adirondack chairs was terrific for after the beach!
The Hygeia House was the perfect setting for our company sales meeting! The location is within walking distance of restaurants and bars for evening entertainment. Best spot for team bonding was around the fire pit with comfy couches with enough room to accommodate our group of 14. The house is clean, comfortable and stocked with supplies for in house entertaining. Highly recommended!!