Larger groups will be graciously accommodated by pairing the Weather Bureau and the Boathouse. Both homes combined have a total of seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. Family groups will enjoy the unparalleled views and convenient setting offered by these two homes.
Immediately adjacent to each other, the Weather Bureau is one of the most prominent historic buildings on Block Island. Situated in between harbors, it offers direct access to Great Salt Pond to enjoy various water sports, and has close proximity to the island's swimming beaches. This four bedroom home is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully appointed. Exceptional amenities include a gourmet kitchen, three master suites, in home movie theater and private dock. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and ocean views over New Harbor.
The Boathouse, right next door, is a fresh, modern home with fantastic sunset views over the Great Salt Pond. Exceptional amenities include a private dock, a rooftop garden to enjoy the views and central air conditioning. Entry Level: kitchen/dining/living rooms and half bath. Master bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite bath. Lower Level: Queen bedroom with walkout access to patio. Twin bedded bunk room and full bath. Situated in between harbors, this house is just a short stroll to New harbor activities and the swimming beaches on Corn Neck Road, Both homes will accommodate a total of 14.
Boat Usage on the Dock: The inside of the dock can accommodate a 26' center console. The outside of the dock can accommodate larger vessels, if it is an outboard rigged vessel, up to 42'. If it is an inboard then it will come and go on the tides. Mean low tide 2', mean high tide 4'6. The dock is 30' long on the outside and 24' on the inside.
Left to fend for itself 13 miles off the southern shore of New England by the most recent glacier, Block Island is…where you want to be.
Yes, it is truly an island…..no bridge, causeway or tunnel! (It can only be reached by small aircraft, private or ferry boats.) And that makes it fascinating, independent, and interesting. It is also readily accessible from Boston and New York.
Block Island is 13 miles off the southern coast of Rhode Island, an hour's ride on the year round ferry. The population is 900 plus on Ground Hog Day when the islanders gather at a local pub to count, but up to 15,000 on a busy Fourth of July weekend. Those numbers start to illustrate why Block Island is such a special place: it is uniquely itself—and where you'll want it to be!
Block Island is a place of natural beauty. We have 11 square miles of rolling fields, stone walls, hundreds of ponds, innumerable scenic vistas, twenty-plus miles of seashore, wind swept cliffs, estuaries, two idyllic lighthouses, stunning moon rises and sunsets, classic New England and Victorian era structures, all the fresh air you could ever want, star filled skies, and gentle summer sea breezes. It is the home to numerous wildlife, and over half of all North American birds have been spotted on this "bird way." Over 44% of the island is conserved; it has been designated one of the "Last Great Places" on earth by the Nature Conservancy! Yet all this natural wonder is easily accessible. "The Greenway" consists of over 30 miles of maintained hiking trails open to the public, as are all the beaches, all 17 miles of them! Twenty two miles of paved roads—never far from the ocean— make sightseeing by bike or car easy and fun.
Investment? Due to the stability of the island economy, our unique beauty and quality of life, appreciation is consistent and values are strong—places like this just aren't being made any more!! If you want a great place to vacation or rent, live, invest or retire to, explore Block Island.
So how do you get to Block Island? Year round air service from Westerly (RI) airport and seasonal from Providence. Year round ferry service from Point Judith, RI, and seasonal from Newport, RI, and New London, CT. Don't bother buying a round trip ticket. Once you get here, you won't want to leave!