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Private, Peaceful Island Home on 2+ Acres, Surrounded by Ponds.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,468 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come relax and unwind on this quiet, peaceful, 2+ acre Island property, surrounded by ponds, cows and wildlife, which abuts nature conservancy land. Enjoy the many activities nearby and in town or, take a ten minute walk to the easily accessible beach, via Dories Cove Road. This home offers a large yard for children to run and play. You can fish in the ponds while observing the ducks and geese or just relax by the pond in the hammocks while watching the colorful sunset. Enjoy the serenity, refreshing sea breezes, and sleep to the sound of ocean waves and bell buoy on this quiet island get-a-way.

This home is located three miles from downtown, on the southwestern side of the island and is equipped with two queen beds, two full beds and one twin bed. One full bath, a half bath and fully enclosed outdoor shower w/hot and cold water. Hardwood floors and large couches. Full kitchen includes refrigerator w/ice maker and filtered water, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, and blender. Central heating. Stainless steel propane grill, private, filtered well water, as well as many other amenities in the home.

Block Island has been called 'The Bermuda of the North' and the beaches are known to have the cleanest, clearest waters on the East Coast.

Boat reservations are required for your vehicle and should be made immediately upon booking your rental. Call the Block Island Ferry for reservations and scheduling.

Dog Owners: This house is pet friendly, with a $50 pet fee per dog. Up to 3 well-behaved dogs allowed. Please know that the neighbors have cows in an electric fence. Wandering dogs should be monitored.

More Details

Property Manager
Robin and Cori
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Robin and Cori

Yordanka and Benjamin met on Block Island while Yordanka worked a summer job at the BIG and Ben worked as a general contractor building residential homes.

Shortly after purchasing the home they moved in the pursuit of career opportunities presented to Yordanka after she graduated Yale SOM.

They both enjoy sharing their home and they use VRBO to rent homes from others when traveling. Meeting and sharing experiences with interesting people is something that they enjoy.

Sadly they are no longer able to manage their rental property on their own.

They hired Offshore Property to manage The Martin Mere house.

Robin and Cori purchased this house in 2012

Why Robin and Cori chose Block Island

Yordanka and Benjamin happily chose to purchase this wonderful home from Benjamin's grandmother in 2012. They both love the island very much and are happy to be able to share its uniqueness with others. Benjamin has been a life long resident of Block Island and his family tree can be traced back to the founders of Block Island, whose names can be found on settler's rock.

By purchasing the property the family was able to maintain ownership of a larger section of family owned properties.

What makes this house unique

Benjamin And Yordanka are pleased to be able to share their home with people. They are happy to share their home with people who share their love for animals.

Which makes the property a place that people can count on to bring their families back to year after year.

The property is surrounded by ponds, nature conservancy owned land, and it is situated between family owned property.


Block Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2468 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 1.5 bathrooms and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Roof line - 1 queen , 2nd floor north
    Wood room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor south
    The Boat Room - 1 double , First floor guest room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Garbage pick-up, enclosed outdoor shower w/hot and cold water, hammocks, apple trees, 2 swings, 2 chaise lounges.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private, Peaceful Island Home on 2+ Acres, Surrounded by Ponds.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Martin Mere

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been renting houses on block for over a decade now. Of all the places we have stayed this house was by far the best! Not only is the house wonderful and clean, but the yard is a rare find on the island. We spent more time playing yard games and relaxing in the hammocks then going to the beach. The entire group used the outdoor shower the entire time versus being inside. It was the favorite part of the house by far , with a wonderful view of the pond. Highly recommend this rental my friends and family and dog absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity on Block Island

  • 5 of 5

Rented house for family, spacious rooms, clean, easy to get to, plenty of room for multiple cars and space outside. Two ponds by house, and you can see Dories Cove from living room. Enjoyed watching the deer graze around the property too! Would rent again, looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newtown, CT

Excellent House for Wedding Stay on Block Island!!

  • 5 of 5

Great Place!!! They owners were very open and worked with us to rent this house on the weekend!! We loved the location - on the west side of Block Island - very quite and nice neighborhood with horse farms in the area around the house - the house has two ponds and a big yard - Nice Long Driveway - off the main road. We loved the location - close to the Dori Cove Beach - horseback riding (on Dori Cove Beach), beautiful sunsets off the deck and in the yard - this was a very enjoyable stay for us - we had a great Weekend at Block Island made it a mini vacation with a family Wedding at the Altantic Inn. The house is nicely decorated inside - it was no big deal to air out the house when we first arrived - We would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Must Stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the quintessential BEST BIRI getaway -

This charming and nostalgic cottage (complete with privacy, rolling hills, swinging tree-nestled hammocks and pond) is the place to stay! There is so much thought and attention by these owners in everything about this cottage to make sure your BIRI stay is one of wonderful Block Island experiences and Block Island memories! The cottage a 'breeze' to find and from the moment you open the door you overwhelmingly feel 'Welcomed' and cannot help but to start thinking about a return trip! Many many thank yous and we'll be seeing you ourselves again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Positive Experience All Around!

  • 5 of 5

My family ( 8 people, plus a dog) stayed here early in the summer season. The house was clean, spacious, comfortable, and had every amenity you could think of. The location was ideal for those seeking a peaceful getaway. The large, private yard overlooks a beautiful pond with the beach just a short walk away. The owners were very accommodating, letting my family stay for a few extra hours beyond the check-out time. Everyone had a great time, and we would definitely considering returning in the future! Thanks for a great vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for staying with us! We love it when guests take advantage of everything our property and Block Island have to offer. We would love to have you back!
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New York

Only bad part was....leaving!! Awesome home and vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at this most wonderful home. The first impression we had was that it was so private and well maintained. The pond became a focal point for our family. We had morning tea/coffee there on the dock and watched the sunrise reflections. We also sat there and fished and then when sunset came, we watched the colors dance in the water. The home was spacious and beautiful. We had 7 adults and we all had a place to escape to if needed. The owner lives nearby which makes it great if you have a question. The location was perfect. A short walk to Dorries Cove beach and you can sit there and watch the sunset while leaning against driftwood. We have nothing negative to say about our stay. We fell in love with Block Island and also this home. Thank you so much to the owner and for providing so many extras that we have never had at other vacation rentals. So many games (outdoor and in) and the hammocks under the trees were perfect during the heatwave.The house had many fans to cool us and also the nearby ocean breezes. We would love to come back to this house. Just totally perfect. We miss it already. We recommend it 100%.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always happy to hear when people enjoy their stay at my rental home. I make improvements and add amenities every winter while the house in not rented. I am always open to suggestions on how to enhance the property so that people can really relax and have the get a way they deserve. Leave all your electronic gadgets at home, if possible, and take time to smell the roses. Life is too short to be a slave to the rat race. These guests had the right idea and were a pleasure to rent to. They are welcome back any time!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Block Island State Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Block Island Ferry, Block Island Express
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Dorry's Cove Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Reservation Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

50% of the rental fee and a $50 booking fee are due at lease signing. The remaining 50% of rental fee, cleaning fee, and security deposit are due by June 1. Both payments are subject to RI 8% Rental Tax (security deposit excluded).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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