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“Fabulous beach house by the sea!”
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House, with off road parking and south facing veranda perfect for morning tea and news papers.
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House, with off road parking and south facing veranda perfect for morning tea and news papers.
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House, with off road parking and south facing veranda perfect for morning tea and news papers.
South facing veranda
Dining on the south facing terrace
Entrance Hall
Sitting room, light and sunny with triple aspect windows looking over the Solent.
Dining room
Modern kitchen with Aga (on during winter months).
Kitchen with views of the garden and the Solent beyond
Downstairs shower and wc
Round the Island Race view from the garden
Master bedroom with triple aspect windows and fabulous views across the Solent.
Master bedroom with view of the Solent
Bathroom with bath and shower over and wc
Separate wc and basin
Twin or superking room with a hand basin
Twin or superking room with views of country side and the Solent, with a and basin
Double room with a hand basin
Gurnard Bay
Perfect sun trap
Sunset
Just one of 1000s of sailing boats always on the Solent to watch
Alfresco dining
Lower terrace
Lower garden leading onto the bottom terrace
Access to the beach high and low tide
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gurnard, Isle of Wight, England

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Maisymoo1
Worcestershire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous beach house by the sea!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If you like the seaside this is the house for you! We had a perfect week at the beach house! The beach is at the end if the garden! We had bbq's most evenings with magnificent sunsets! It was pure bliss! The house is beautifully decorated throughout and carol the owner is lovely and welcomed us with cream teas and chocolate cakes when we arrived! Ideal for families, would definitely go back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 17, 2014
I am glad you had a great holiday especially as you were here to celebrate the 'special'birthday. I hope to see you again soon.
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JV-UK
London
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing location, beautifully managed.”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have just returned from a fabulously enjoyable week at The Beach House with our extended family, including our two young children and the dog.
We could not have asked for more from a holiday home. With the beach literally at the end of the garden, it was fabulous to run down there first thing in the morning with the dog and children and to later relax on the lower terrace with a drink watching the dazzling sunsets. and the boats drift by. The children loved just opening the gate and jumping into the sea for a swim, or looking for crabs with the buckets, spades and nets Carol had thoughtfully left for us.
The house has spectacular views from every room and the decor is very tasteful and nautical. Carol's considerate touches (including vases of fresh flowers!) made the experience all the more special. She had baked a delicious lemon drizzle cake for us, cup cakes for the children and even brought round divine homemade sausages which we barbecued and heartily devoured.
The location is great, being not only so close to the sea but also a stones throw from a great beach bar/restaurant, The Little Gloster , and a pleasant walk along the seafront into Cowes.
Thank you Carol for a fantastic holiday!

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 19, 2014
Thank you for s lovely review it makes it all worthwhile when guests have such a great time. I hope to see you all again as you brought the most amazing weather with you.
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lormeg
leicester england
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Just book it!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed here for a week to celebrate my 50th birthday. I'm from Cowes, and my family still live there but decided to have a 'tourist' week staying with friends in Carol's lovely house. Major attraction was the proximity to the beach, although its not the most attractive beach in the world, (or the IOW) it was just so relaxing to sit at the bottom of the garden watching the Solent and all the activities taking place. Even managed a swim on the 31st May! The view is amazing and the sunsets superb. Had a barbecue (we got disposable barbies but there is one on site) for about 30 people on the Sunday, which is an unusual thing to do on holiday, and whilst I bought paper plates etc, the house was so well equipped that there was plenty of cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses to go round , so more than enough for 8. The house is light, comfortable and beautifully decorated, with a seaside theme running throughout. The outside furniture is lovely, particularly the round lounger on the front deck, bliss! Really high quality rental property in my view, with lovely touches like fabulous cake on arrival, and milk etc. Very clean, couldn't fault cleanliness at all.
Cant wait to go back, thanks Carol, it was a brilliant way to spend my big birthday week!

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Liked best: everything, but the view and access to the sea from the bottom of the garden was execeptional
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2014
See you for your 51st and next year there will be 32 at the party! I'm really glad you had such a good time. Can't believe you swam on 31st May I'm under pressure now.
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DebMcQ
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great house and lovely garden - with a beach at the bottom!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We had a wonderful welcome from Carol to her lovely Beach House. The property was well equipped and very comfy. The garden is huge and fully enclosed - our dog thought it was terrific - even in November! The beach is at the bottom of the garden accessed through a gate - how often do you find the beach that close?!

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Liked best: The views over the Solent
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2013
And you were the perfect guests, look forward to seeing all 3 of you again soon.
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Webwurzel
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Brilliant Big Blue Beach House By The Briney Sea!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Wonderful big house set right on the coast with your own little bit of beach outside the back gate. Set in a big plot the house is ideal for a large family or a get away with a group of friends. Four beautiful bedrooms to sleep 8 in real comfort. A lovely welcome from the owner, Carol, to make sure that we were all okay and had left cupcakes and an activity pack for our little boy, which was a great touch. The house is very well appointed and, if you really need to keep up with your emails/Facebook, then the WiFi is on hand! The house is from the 1960s but has been transformed with cheerful blue cladding and several areas to lounge about outside - weather was a bit autumnal for all that! So it was good to hop back inside and chat about the day next to the Aga in the kitchen which happily radiate warmth. Loads of space inside if the british weather is against you, but really close to all the main areas on the Island. Looking forward to revisiting The Beach House very soon.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2013
Thank you, its all true! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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Dale F
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“truely amazing”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in August 2012

Having never been to the isle of wight we wanted to book something close to the beach but central to expolre. This house fitted the bill, the house was simply stunning large rooms neutrally decorated with great finishing touches. The location was to die for ( i would actually move there tommorow) at the end of the large garden is what sells this house for me you are right on the beach, i never thought you could sit have a drink and fish right from the bottom of your garden with veiws over the solent. The welcome we got from the owner carol was as good as the house we stayed in ,very friendly woman who supplied us with outstanding fresh scones on arrival. We will definately be returning to the isle of wight and can see us booking this house again as i find it hard to find a nicer property. Thanks carol outstanding house, really great holiday. see you soon.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2013
I am so glad you had such an amazing time. It is always lovely to have people return to The Beach House, I hope to see you again soon, next time it may be lemon drizzle aswell as scones!
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Combatgir...
Skegness, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Perfect Beach House”
Reviewed June 10, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

There is something very familiar about this house. You walk in and feel like you are at home, its very easy to become comfortable here very quickly. It is spacious and the decor is calming, it is the perfect place to chill out. There is a decent size tv on the wall in the lounge for the evenings when the weather isn't so great and you want to curl up and watch a blu ray plus an ipod dock in the lounge as well, and wi fi if you just can't live without the internet. There is a terrace next to the beach (with access to the beach) at the bottom of the large garden for when you want to sit in the sun and watch the boats go by. There is a large glassed veranda at the front of the house with chairs/table and a rattan day bed for sunbathing and relaxing. The bedrooms are comfortable and contemporary, as are the bathrooms. Gurnard is a nice place for a walk along the esplanade into Cowes or head in the other direction along the coastal path, and there are some great places to eat nearby. The house is clean and fresh, and the owner very helpful and welcoming. We arrived to freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jam. milk and wine in the fridge. We brought our 2 spaniels and they loved swimming in the sea everyday and running around on the beach.We would come back here in a heartbeat (and actually we did!)

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: lack of a power shower
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 12, 2013
Wow what a review! Thanks, it makes all the hard work worth it. I wasn't expecting you back quite so soon but glad I could accommodate you and make your second week on the sunny Isle of Wight as enjoyable as the first, (although I didn't do so well with the weather order!)
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