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Seagull View Apartment,

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 33 reviews

The Patio from ground level.

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Apartment sleeps a maximum of 4 people; children under 5 years of age cannot be accommodated as regulated by our insurance cover. Also, we cannot accept pets of any kind.

The kitchen comprises a full size electric cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery which are all contained with-in the stylishly-built units, along with an iron and counter-top ironing board. There is also an airer/dryer for hand washed/rinsed through items.

Separated from the kitchen by a prep counter we have a plush 2 and 3 seater sofa in the living area along with a separate dining table and chairs for your meals.

We do have a rather large TV with SKY Freeview and a DVD player, a cosy fireplace with an electric working wood burning effect stove, but that’s just for show as I am sure you won’t need it during the hot summer months! For the cooler part of the year, (early Spring or late Autumn nights) there are 2 additional Oil filled radiators supplied if needed. Alternatively when the weather is at its best you might feel the need to use the Air Cooling Fan to cool down the Apartment!!!

The bathroom has a corner bath with an electric shower, sink, heated towel rail and a full size toilet!

You also have a private patio, equipped with your own patio table, chairs and parasol, where you can eat, drink and enjoy the surrounding panoramic view of the Bay. Spend hot sunny days or balmy summer nights sitting on your patio lazily watching the world go by after eating here or dining out at one of many fantastic eateries – some I can recommend really close by, others further inland.

The bedrooms consist of a double room and a twin bedded room; both have a wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinet(s) with touch lighting lamps. The beds are made-up for your arrival, but we do not supply towels.

We can also offer WiFi for those who either feel the need that they “just have to check up on” work or for those that can’t go without Facebook™!

There is an allocated parking space for one car at the back of the Apartment.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Right across the road!!
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Sandown (light aircraft only) 2 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 1 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

We include a "welcome pack" for those new to the Island to help you find your way around,or for the seasoned Island visitor to re-fresh your memory of how many beautiful places there are to visit.

We also supply Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino Sachets and Milk so you can have a light refreshment once you have arrived and settled in before you have to go and do your shopping. Directions to the major supermarkets can be found in our Welcome Pack.

The beds ( 1 double room and 1 twin room ) are made up for your arrival.

We do not though supply any beach/bath towels, apart from tea towels for kitchen use.

Further details outdoors

The Apartment has its own unique PRIVATE patio with enough patio furniture suitable for 4 people. Prettily enhanced by a mass of planters containing a varied array of beautiful seasonal flora and fauna.

Further details


We hope you understand that we must have a cancellation policy in place to ensure that people cannot book the apartment casually without intent to stay. We would encourage you to take out insurance against unavoidable cancellations – in any case, if you need to cancel, please contact us at the earliest opportunity to explain your reason for cancellation.

We reserve the right to charge the following if your stay is cancelled after booking:

More than 60 days before due arrival: the deposit

60-30 days before arrival: 50% of the cost of the stay

Less than 30 days before arrival: 100% of the cost of the stay

The Isle of Wight region

Firstly I must inform you that the map above is over 8 years old as the site next door to The Napier has been rebuilt into private dwellings. For an more up to date vision of how close we are to the beach, I would suggest that you visit Google maps and put in the post code PO37 6BN, again this is not recent but more recent than the map above!! Shanklin Esplanade has been receiving a major re-vamp over the past couple of years ranging from the new Pirate Golf at the start of the Esplanade, to new a new cafe called Sail 'n' Surf which is situated next to the Rowing Club right on the beach (it is in the place where the trampolines are shown on the map). In front of SEAGULL VIEW, there is a cafe and beach goods/gift shop open 7 days a week from early till late called Cole's Bazaar and Snackery, which offers a range of Tea's Coffee's and light snacks to either have on the patio frontage or to take away to the beach or for your journey home. There are plenty of Inn's, Hotels and other cafe's along the Esplanade. So if you come without transport you will not have to venture far for good food, fine beverages and local hospitality.

Throughout the Summer the Isle of Wight plays hosts to many world wide events, Annual Walking Festival (May) the largest held in the UK. Old Gaffers at Totland (May), The Isle of Wight Festival (June), Round the Island Yacht Race (June, a fabulous view of this event can be seen from our patio, early in the morning the fastest of the Yacht's sail by followed by hundreds of smaller Yacht's for most of the day. This is the only Yacht race where novice/Sunday sailors and professional sailors can take part together in the Worlds biggest Yachting event. The worlds best known sailing event, Cowes Week Sailing Regatta (August), The Garlic Festival (August), Bestival (September), and many many County Shows that take place among our many beautiful villages all throughout the summer months. In fact there is hardly a weekend that does not have one event or another!

There is also over 500 miles of footpaths, and stretches of stunning coastline, the Isle of Wight is perfect for a walking holiday or a family break. Enjoy the unspoiled scenery, or have an activity filled vacation with sailing, windsurfing and paragliding all on offer locally. We have many cycle tracks across the Island some nice and smooth and others a bit more challenging.


Shanklin Esplanade has a vast amount of eateries and public houses all within walking distance. We have The Steamer Inn, The Waterfront Inn and Brasserie, The Aqua Hotel all very near by. There are also many little cafe's and Seaside Shops along our Esplanade along with Amusement Arcades and Crazy golf. But, most importantly our wonderful beach where you can hire deck chairs, sunbeds, parasols and pedal boats. We have a saying here in Shanklin that "if there is any good weather going we will get it" and that is so true.

Shanklin is most famed for its good weather and the pretty Old Village, which is located on the south side of the town, towards Ventnor and Bonchurch. The village is extremely pretty and most tourists head to the area for the thatched cottages, quaint shops and old fashioned tea rooms, thatched public houses, and attractive surroundings.

In the heart of The Old Village are several pubs which are attractive and provide good food and a great venue for a lively evening. Just past the entrance to The Crab Inn down the hill towards the stream, is the start of Shanklin Chine, a deep gorge carved out by the stream over many hundreds of years, which is a restful and picturesque place to spend the morning or afternoon and you exit right next to the beach and can refresh yourself in Fisherman's Cottage. In the evening the waterfall and woodland is illuminated, giving the gardens a totally different aspect and atmosphere, a must see if you are visiting Shanklin. If you cross the stream and go up some steps you will enter Rylstone Gardens, where during the summer various bands play on a Sunday afternoon on the Band Stand,The Isle of Wight Youth Brass Band play there regularly on Sundays throughout the summer. Deck chairs are put out for hire for you to sit and listen or just relax if that is your desire on how to spend a lazy day.

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3 Aug 2014


"Great place and location"

Just returned from a lovely week at seagull view. Bottle of wine, flowers and coffee etc all waiting for us when we arrived which was a nice touch. Sara the owner is lovely and works in the ice cream … More

So pleased you had a wonderful time. Your 2 children were adorable and so polite. Thank you for the review you left for us. It makes us very pleased to know that you took the time to write the review and that you all enjoyed yourselves. Glad you liked the Ice cream too!!!

14 Jul 2014


"Still Perfect!"

This was our second trip to Seagull View. The apartment is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Sara still has her eye on the details and the flowers and tea/coffee supplies for your arrival are… More

Thank you once again for your kind words. I am so pleased that you all had a great time again with us. We look forward to hearing from you for next Summer, glad your son had such a lovely time too, he is such a wonderful young man.

14 Jul 2014


"Most enjoyable holiday"

We stayed in this apartment late June/ early July.We were really pleased with the apartment and where it was situated. It is by far the best apartment we have stayed in over the years.Waking up to th… More

Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments for the Apartment. We are really pleased that you had a good time and that the weather was good for you. It would be lovely to have you stay with us again.

8 Jun 2014


"Fabulous apartment and situation."

We stayed in this lovely apartment lateMay/ Early June 2014 and could not have been more pleased with our choice. The apartment was spotless and well equiped for all our needs. When we weren't … More

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. I am so pleased you had such great weather and a great holiday. Couldn't believe your mother walked from here to Ventnor, I would find it difficult!! It was a pleasure to meet you all. Glad you arrived home safely.

10 May 2014


"homely comfortable and spotless"

Home from home couldn't have been betterSara very helpful and made us very welcome without being intrusiveWe had everything we needed and more lovely to eat breakfast in the morning looking out t… More

Thank you for your review, its nice to know that you had a great time with us. As promised as soon as I am able to have 2015 prices added I will let you know. We look forward to seeing you again.

25 Apr 2014


"Great location and well-furnished"

As other reviewers have noted, this apartment isn't in the prettiest building, especially viewed from the parking space at the back, but once inside that doesn't matter. We were warmly welco… More

Thank you for your review. Fortunately our main asset is the sea view right in front of the Apartment and apart from parking, there really is no need to go to the rear of the building! I have taken note of the other comments you have written, but I am glad that you enjoyed your stay overall.

24 Apr 2014


"An exceptional aparment, with an equally amazing view."

The apartment is extremely well maintained and tastefully decorated. The hostess is extremely helpful and warm you won't regret staying here. The location is prime, opening onto the beach. Defini… More

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope your parents have a safe onward journey.

20 Apr 2014



This apartment was a little gem !! Excellent views and location. It was spacious enough for four people. Sara was very friendly and helpful. We have to say that this is the best rented accommodation … More

Thank you for your kind review. It is always nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

14 Apr 2014


"Great hospitality, great location and a lovely sea view."

We had a lovely stay. A very well equipped apartment with a very friendly owner who went the extra mile to ensure that her guests had a great holiday.… More

Thank you for your kind review. The piece of driftwood your son found still has pride of place in the display cabinet in the shops. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for choosing Seagull View for your holiday.

11 Nov 2013


"Stylish apartment, great location."

We chose this apartment based on the great reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed! Sara provided a warm and friendly welcome and throughout our stay remained inconspicuous but we were fu… More

Many thanks for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
It was a please to meet you, and we look forward to be able to accommodate you in the future.

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