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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
|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.
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
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.