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“The reviews were impossibly good - but they were...”
The Patio from ground level.
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The Patio from ground level.
Relax outside with a refreshment and wonderful sea views Sit and relax after a day of sight seeing or sunbathing with Sky Freeview on our 50in flat screen TV
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The Patio from ground level.
Relax outside with a refreshment and wonderful sea views
Sit and relax after a day of sight seeing or sunbathing with Sky Freeview on our 50in flat screen TV
Sit and eat while watching the world go by through our mirrored window
Our lounge again from a different angle
Relax on our comfy 2 or 3 seater sofas before heading out for the day or deciding where to eat later
Our comfy lounge
Our fully equipped kitchen plus info corner for all your local and my personal food recommendations
Another view of our fully equipped kitchen area
Our double bedded room
Our double bedroom showing a full size wardrobe and dressing table. With touch lamp light.
This is our twin bedded room. It also has a three brightness touch lamp on the bedside cabinet
Our twin bedded room showing a full size wardrobe and dressing table again with a touch lamp light
Access to your Private patio from the main walkway
This is the view of Culver Cliff and Sandown Bay from our patio
The local sailing club venture out Sunday mornings and a couple of evenings a week.
Picture of the Round the Island Yacht Race, held annually in June.Great view from outside your door.
One of many sunrises you can witness...if your up early enough!!
Sun rise right in front of your dining table window..again though another early get up needed!!
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

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Excellent - based on 56 reviews
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Steve W
Kingston, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The reviews were impossibly good - but they were accurate!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I was sure the owners or their friends wrote them - but no! A wonderful location, superb facility and adaptive and caring hosts. Can't think of how our experience could be better, can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Ummm, honestly can't think of a thing....
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 3, 2013
Firstly, Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that you had a safe journey back to Canada. It would be a pleasure to see you again, and I hope your daughter enjoys her teaching job in the UK.
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Keith S
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“LOcation, location, location”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Excellent location with the beach "just across the road". Views out to sea give an ever changing picture to watch. The apartment block is not visibly encouraging, but it's what's inside that counts! and it scores HIGH. I don't think I have ever rented accommodation where so much has been provided to help make it easy to settle in and get to know the area, tea, coffee, milk,beer and flowers on arrival; a welcome folder that puts most guide books to shame and even this is backed up by your own mini tourist information rack of brochures.If the ever changing view through the mirror glassed window does not entertain you, the 50" TV or free WiFi might, or the restaurants and bars near by or up the steps into town, the choice should be sufficient to cater for all tastes and pockets. Sara is an excellent host and a mine of info - just ask!

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Liked best: the view from the front window.
Liked least: Double bedroom - bed only accessible from one side and end
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2013
Thank you for such a smashing review. I'm glad you enjoyed the local brewery ales instead of the wine we offer. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you.
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Caroline3...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home away from Hone”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A very comfortable apartment and we are always made to feel very welcome. So much has been provided that its a home away from home, everything you could need has been thought of. Sara goes that great distance by providing tea/coffee and milk for your arrival, a very nice touch. Excellent views across the bay, great place for a beach holiday or as a base for exploring the island. This apartment comes highly recommended by The Clapham Family of Basingstoke.

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Liked best: Comfortable and Clean
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourselves with us again, and that the weather was so beautiful for your visit.
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Grajayluj...
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Our first stay at the apartment,and couldn't fault a thing,from the moment we booked till the day we left Sara was always available for help and advise.
We arrived on an earlier than expected ferry,and Sara contacted me to say our accommodation was ready early for us,a really personal touch which was well appreciated.
The furnishing is excellent,and the position is ideal,just a walk across the road and your on the beach,the view is great as well, from either the dining room table or the sofa you are able to see the sea.
We all look forward to a future stay

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Liked best: great location
Liked least: The weather,(not Sara's fault)
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for the Apartment. We have been blessed with fabulous weather all summer, so I'm really pleased that you had a great holiday.
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Smithy41
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Seagull View Apartment is ideally located right on the esplanade. Its the perfect size accommodation for a family of four or for couples. When we arrived Sara made us feel very welcome and was friendly and helpful. Everything we needed was provided and the apartment was absolutely perfect. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a self catering holiday on the Isle of Wight. A big thank you to Sara for a lovely stay.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2013
Thank you for your very kind review. You definitely picked the best week weather-wise. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I wish you luck with your turnips!!
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 30, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Aug 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We are so pleased that you had such a good time, and that the weather was alright for your visit.
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WoodDeept...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“PERFECT IN EVERY WAY”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed at the Seagull View apartment for 1 week with our son, Andrew, who has special needs. The owner, Sara, is the most thoughtful and helpful person we have every encountered when holidaying with Andrew. She made us feel right at home from the moment of our arrival until she waved us goodbye. The apartment is very well equipped and has everything that you could possibly need. The fresh flowers in the apartment were a lovely touch and makes the place feel much more "homely". Another plus for the apartment is that it is very cool in the recent hot weather. Sara has provided a most helpful information folder with details of all the local restaurants and attractions and we tried many of her recommendations for places to eat and they were all great. The location of the apartment could not be better and we spent most evenings sitting on the patio, just watching the sea which was very relaxing. We have been visiting the Isle of Wight for about 20 years and I really wish I had found this place earlier. Sara is a really lovely lady and very kindly gave our son a little gift to remind him of his holiday. I'm sure that we shall return for future holidays.

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Liked best: Sara Comar
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 15, 2013
Thank you for such a great review. I am so glad the weather was so brilliant for your stay. You were a pleasure to meet and it was a privilege for us to have you stay here. Next years prices will be on within the next few days for you as promised. Best wishes to you all. Sara
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