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Starboard garden

Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.08km

Gurnard Marsh is an area on the north shore of Isle of Wight just to the west of Cowes. It is an ideal location for many different types of visitors including families, walkers and ramblers, cyclists and dinghy sailors. It has long been a popular holiday spot with rows of beach side chalets dating back to the 1920's, but now most of the old rail carriages and timber chalets have now gone. The replacement buildings are built to today's standards but designed to be in keeping with the beach side chalets they replaced.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 80 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton International 30 km, Nearest railway: Southampton 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Grassed area with patio to the rear with seating, rotary clothes dryer and a secure shed for storage of bicycles etc.

Off-road parking.

More details can be found on our website -

Further details

We can also offer reduced rates for Red Funnel Ferry travel.

Sorry - no dogs.

We do require a refundable breakages deposit.

More details can be found on our website -

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is one of the most idyllic yet exciting parts of Britain. A place that seems to exert an irresistible attraction that brings visitors back time after time.

Popular from Victorian times as a holiday resort, the Isle of Wight is known for its natural beauty and as home to the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, a town that hosts a world famous annual regatta. Colloquially, it is known as "The Island" by its residents. It possesses a rich history including its own brief status as a vassal kingdom in the fifteenth century, home to poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and Queen Victoria's much loved summer residence and final home Osborne House. Its maritime history encompasses boat building and sail making through to the manufacture of flying boats and the world's first hovercraft. It is home to the Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was one of the largest rock music events ever held, with estimates reaching 600,000 attendees, overtaking the record set at Woodstock a year earlier. The Isle of Wight Festival was revived in 2002 to critical acclaim, headliners in 2006 were Coldplay, Foo Fighters and The Prodigy. The island is also one of the richest fossil locations for dinosaurs in Europe.

In AD 686, it became the last part of the British Isles to convert to Christianity, almost a century after the rest of Great Britain.


Gurnard is on the Solent and is renowned for being one of the best sailing areas in the world. More information on local sailing can be found at the Gurnard Sailing Club and Cowes Week websites.

The Isle of Wight is renowned for its range and quality of cycling terrain. It has a network of quiet lanes and bridle ways and an ever increasing number of railway line to cycle path conversions.

There is a well signposted Round the Island road route which passes the front doors of both of our properties.

We are well equipped to cater for cyclists and their equipment and both of our properties have secure bicycle storage and water hoses in the rear gardens.

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Review 1-10 of 18

6 Aug 2013


"Excellent Accommodation & Holiday"

We have just returned from a very relaxing holiday at Star Board - Isle of White,The whole experience was fantastic. The accommodation was better than we expected, When we arrived there was local drinks, chocolates and milk waiting for us which was a good start. The accommodation is spotless and very clean. All the bedding and towel are provided and very comfortable. We were really lucky with the weather and went around all the attractions - Osborne House and Alum Bay Needles are worth the trip. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, the beaches and views are lovely. We were lucky to see the best sun set in all the various holidays we have been over many years. We are looking forward to going back one day soon!

15 Jul 2013


"Perfect beach house by the sea"

This was a very friendly holiday where nothing was too much trouble. This beach house had free wi-fi which kept my teenager amused when we weren't able to. It was great to wake up in he morning, lift the blinds and be able to see the sea. The power shower could probably drill holes in you if you stayed in long enough but was excellent for aching limbs. The complimentary lemon soap was to die for. It was a very peaceful atmosphere that left us feeling that we would happily return

2 Jul 2013


"Excellent Apartment"

Stayed for 1 week in June. We were extremely impressed with the accommodation - clean, modern and well equipped. Just what we wanted.

27 May 2013


"A home from home but better!!"

We stayed here at this beautiful accommodation for one week and what a beautiful stay it is.
The beach chalet is beautiful and provides for all your needs. Upon arrival the local beers, apple juices and chocolate were a real treat (thank you!)

Unfortunately our 1 year old was extremely unwell the whole stay so we were unable to leave Starboard too often but thank goodness we were staying here as it catered for everything we needed in that time.

The location is beautiful and you are literally opposite a lovely Restaurant called the Little Gloster but you'd not have known unless you looked out of your window as it's very quiet and respectful of its surrounding neighbours.

The property provides a travel cot and high hair for little ones and there's also a pretty good hair dryer so no need to take yours along for the ride!

Michele and Carl make communication very easy and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful place to stay with easy links to all the great places of the stunning I.o.W!!

Our only 'niggle' (if you can call it that!) is that we found the master bed a little uncomfortable so might be worth bringing a thin duvet to place under the bottom sheet for a little more comfort..... But then it may just be us and what we're used to at home....thought I'd mention it it's otherwise perfect here.

In summary we LOVED it and will be booking for next year.... And for longer!! Thank you for a wonderful stay

Thank you for your kind comments.
I am sorry that you found the mattress a little uncomfortable. Since having the bed in Starboard we have received many comments on its comfort and on three occasions I have been asked to send guests details of the bed as they have expressed an interest in buying them for themselves.
Looking at the internet it now looks as if that mattress is no longer made so the only information that I can pass onto anyone with concerns is that it is called the Sigma Pocket Mattress and it is made by The Old English Bed Company.

23 May 2013


"Beautiful home from home with fantastic views across the Solent"

We had a fantastic time staying in the Starboard, as many people have said its much more spacious than the photo`s show and is spotlessly clean. The bedding is fresh and modern with lovely large fluffy white towels. Its a lovely and welcoming touch to find a pint of milk in the fridge for a much needed cuppa along with a small selection of local ale, fudge and some refreshing apple juices. Michelle and Carl are very warm and friendly and are at hand just a few doors down if needed, they provide washing powder, bin liners, washing up liquid all the things you need in self catering accomodation which a lot of places dont suppy and you have to buy then take home with you. All the kitchen equipment is of excellent quality and was a bit hi tech for me but thankfully there are instruction booklets for everything. Although the property is around 7 years old it looks brand new, obviously regular maintenance is done to keep it looking fresh and clean. We used Starboard as our base and travelled all over the island as nowhere is more than about 35mins away. We had a 2 year old and there was plenty of room for her to run around and they do provide a baby duvet, cot and highchair.
It is wise to keep your eye on any small children when venturing out the front door since the road outside although looks like a small lane is well used by locals and they do tend to drive very fast, on one occasion our little one nearly dashed into the road.
Michelle and Carl really have thought of everything you will need during your stay however as a couple with a small child we didnt go out in the evening so an update on the sky package might be helpful in order to have a wider choice of viewing channels, other than this I could not fault anything with the property and we really did enjoy our stay and will be planning another trip back in the future.

Thank you for your kind comments.
Your point about the number of television channels has been noted and I will be looking into options that are available at the property for next season.

8 May 2013


"A little place of island bliss"

Found "Starboard" to be a lovely house, spotlessly clean and equipped and furnished with everything you'd need for a holiday. Basically exactly what you'd like your own island hide away to be like with a great garden for the children to play. Very well situated for getting around the island and with an excellent bar/restaurant, The little Gloster, just across the road from where you can have a drink whilst watching the Solent do its thing.

15 Apr 2013


"Fantastic accommodation - clean, spacious and perfectly located for Island life"

Our stay here has been wonderful - we are regular visitors to the isle of wight but had never stayed in the accommodation before. I can honestly say it exceeded our expectations and the photos on the website do not do not justice. The facilities were exceptional and the standard of cleanliness was first class. Towels and bedding were really lovely quality which is unusual in self catering facilities. Washing powder is provided which was great as having 2 small children meant we had to unexpectedly use the washing machine a number of times! Lovely touch of tea, coffee and sugar all provided and even a pint of milk in the fridge waiting for us! The trip truly felt like we were staying with friends - we will definitely return and will recommend to friends and family. Lovely location and exceptional accommodation.

3 Nov 2012


"We knew we'd have a great holiday the moment we stepped through the door"

We couldn't ask for more in a holiday home. The decor and cleanliness couldn't be faulted. It was like staying in a luxury suite in a hotel.

The kids loved it, the beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space to play. There is a nice big garden out the back as well.

Gurnard is a great bolthole and it was fantastic being so close to the sea, we could watch the boats pass all day. We even saw a submarine!

As a base it is great for getting to anywhere on the island, nothing is far away. It isn't far from Cowes ferry terminal and the town centre.

We are hoping to return in the summer and stay in Starboard again.

20 Sep 2012


"7 star accommodation"

I hear that the Burj Al Arab in Dubai is the only 7 star hotel in the world and I think Starboard is the 7 star equivalent for UK seaside holiday accommodation. It was spotlessly clean and the owners had thought of everything you could possibly need for your stay. If you wanted to do a full roast dinner the kitchen was fully equipped for that too. Everything was top quality and the beds were really comfortable.

Having a en suite plus a separate bathroom was a godsend.

The marine/nautical touches were lovely.

It's much bigger than it looks on the web and has plenty of space for two little ones (aged 3 and 1) to play and run about.

Placed just a moment from the sea (which you can see from the front windows) my energetic grandson liked nothing better than 'going over to the sea' to find big pebbles to throw into the water and then run away from the waves coming in.

It's ideally placed for wherever you want to go on the Island and there was lots information provided on this too. Strangely we found that nearly everywhere we went was just 33 minutes away (according to the Satnav) - spooky!

Carl was very helpful, both on line and on his visit to us to make sure we were happy, which of course we were.

We had such a lovely holiday I didn't want to leave - in fact I could happily live there all year!

4 Sep 2012


"Excellent chalet, great holiday"

Excellent place, great place for our holiday with two young children. Very clean, comfortable and well thought-out chalet, with everything we needed. Owners very helpful and thoughtful, with some nice goodies on arrival. Highly recommended.

Review 1-10 of 18

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