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Ventnor holiday apartment rental with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

Seashells self-catering Holiday Apartment

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

34 reviews

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Location Location Location................... the view from the balcony.

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 149992

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

'Seashells' epitomises beach side living, with spectacular sea views from the lounge and bedroom. We chose it particularly for its warm and welcoming ambience and perfect location. Constantly updated, this relaxing apartment could suit a romantic getaway for two and should provide all you need in cosy comfort. You can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy the sea breeze whilst relaxing and unwinding in the sunshine.

The Esplanade is just a few steps away, with its various cafes, bars, restaurants, and of course the glorious sandy / shingle beach.

Ventnor is the quintessential Victorian seaside resort and is said to be one of the sunniest spots on the Island, with a long sandy coastline. it's a great place to catch some rays without the need for airport taxes!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Ventnor
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 800 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 40.9 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin Railway Station 6.8 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Several steps to main front entrance, then communal stairs to 'Seashells' private door. Hallway leading to:

Lounge/diner with feature electric fireplace and patio doors leading on to the private balcony. Magnificent uninterrupted sea views across the English Channel. Two large sofas. Dining area with extending table and chairs. Archway to:

Kitchen, well fitted with floor and wall mounted units and appliances.

Bathroom with suite comprising corner bath with electric shower over, WC and vanity basin.

From the hallway is the bedroom with one double bed and one single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table. Patio doors to private balcony with stunning sea views..

Prices include electricity, hot water, and cleaning. Please bring your own beach towels.

Further details outdoors

Large balcony with table, chairs and sun lounger. Uninterrupted sea views across the English Channel.

Parking is available for one car on a first come basis (there are two car spaces shared between three apartments).

Further parking is also available on the sea front and in the nearby long-stay car park.

For guests who prefer not to bring a vehicle (and thereby save the ferry fare!), a pick-you-up service from the ferry is available for £50 there and back.

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, 3–5 miles (5–8 km) off the south coast of the county of Hampshire. The island is known for its natural beauty, its sailing and its resorts, which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times.

It was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and to Queen Victoria, who built her much loved summer residence and final home Osborne House here. It is home to the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, Bestival and the recently-revived Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was the largest rock music event ever held. The Island has some exceptional wildlife and is one of the richest locations of dinosaur fossils in Europe.


Ventnor is the quintessential Victorian seaside town with a Mediterranean feel, and is one of the sunniest spots on the Isle of Wight. Built on a series of terraces beneath St. Boniface Down the town's roads zigzag down to the sea past the beautifully planted cascades. The town boasts a variety of bars, cafes, restaurants, tea rooms, and independent shops, combining age-old elegance with a blend of shabby-chic quirkiness.

The seafront enjoys a surprisingly mild climate due to sheltering cliffs and southerly aspect. The Esplanade has a part sand, part fine shingle beach, good for sunbathing and swimming and adjacent to pubs, cafes, amusements, paddling pool and seafront car park.

Ventnor is a step back in time to those memorable days out we all enjoyed at a great British seaside destination.

Attractions include:

- Esplanade (beach, harbour, paddling pool, cafes, restaurants)

- Various coastal walks

- Organised boat trips

- Surfing & watersports

- Donkey Sanctuary

- Fishery & Yacht Haven

- Golf course

- IoW Studio Glass

- Maritime & smuggling museums

- Botanic Gardens & Park

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10 Aug 2013


"Wow! What a view."

An amazing place to just relax and watch the world go by. Seashells is clean, comfortable and very good value for money. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday is here, even a welcoming bottle of wine. Lots of places to eat close by and the Spyglass Inn should be on everyone's itinerary. The food is amazing and so are the prices. Our only concern was lack of parking but that proved to be no problem as there is a public car park up the road and we moved our car to the seafront each evening when spaces became available. 6pm - 10am is free or we paid £6.60 at 10am for 24 hours.

8 Jul 2013


"Excellent apartment and location. Shame about the parking issue."

The apartment is ideally situated, with a wonderful seascape. The constant sound of the sea was mesmorising, especially as we live so far from the coastline ourselves. The apartment has very good facilites (however, an oven glove and proper oven tray would be useful; as would an adjustment to the heights of the rails in the bedroom wardrobe - one was very low, the other was too high to reach!). The main issue (as mentioned by others) is parking. The apartment is advertised as having a parking space. What is not made clear is that "Seashells" consists of two apartments, but only has one parking space; the second parking space being owned by an adjacent property, which is not a holiday let. A great holiday had, with lots of beautiful walks undertaken. Even the weather behaved!

Thank you for your kind comments Karen.I will be looking at buying an oven tray and oven glove ! You were unlucky with your week as the other two apartments had guests staying so parking was tricky..As Ive said before there are two spaces for three apartments and any parking on the seafront is a premium as Im sure you'll appreciate.

21 Apr 2013


"Great break !"

We had a really good time staying in Seashells over Easter holiday. Perfect location, fantastic views from our apartment, great pubs and coffee places near by. The only disadvantage can be parking as there is only 2 spaces for 3 apartments. We were very lucky as one of the neighbours allowed us to park next to their property, otherwise we would have to leave the car by the sea front and that would be additional cost as from 1 st April parking is not free of charge.

4 Feb 2013


"Sheer Relaxation"

My Wife and I stayed at this wonderful flat after the New Year. Having stayed on the Isle of Wight previously, and particulary enjoying Ventnor, we knew this was the area we wanted to stay, and we were not disappointed! Getting here was no issue and getting inside the flat was easy, as clear instructions had previously been e-mailed by the owner. The flat is lovely and spacious, with ample room for the 2 of us. The view from the living room window is wonderful, with uninteruppted views accross the channel. Although very quiet in January (just as we like it; we've previously ventured here in peak season and parking can be difficult), the Spyglass Inn pub is open and is lterally a 2 minute walk away. This serves great food at sensible prices. Not that eating in was any hardship, as great cooking facilities are offered The only downside I would say would be parking. 2 spaces are offered for 3 - 4 flats, and is strictly on a 1st come, 1st served basis. This wasn't problem to us, as even when the spaces were occupied, parking on the sea front was available FOC. The only time I could see it being an issue is in the summer months when parking is at a premium We had a great week and will definately return again and would recommend this gem of a property to anyone

18 Jan 2013


"Excellent Location and Nice Accomodation"

The location and view from Seashells is excellent and highly recommended. The property itself has been nicely prepared and has good facilities. It's a wonderful location for a restful holiday. The seafront at Ventnor is great and there are a range of nice cafes and pubs. There are also some very good walks to be had. The main town centre is not far away and readily walkable (albeit up a steepish hill). Access to Seashells is via a steep (but short) side-road from the shore road. Seashells also has private parking which is a big plus in a popular location such as Ventnor. However, access to the parking space can be made difficult because of the parking habits of neighbours. However, for a small / medium sized car, this should not present a problem. Overall, I would strongly recommend Seashells as a quality holiday rental for a couple looking for a short-break or a more relaxing longer vacation.

27 Oct 2012


"Sit back and enjoy the view........"

An Autumnal break for my husband and I, and a re-visit to the Isle of Wight after our lovely holiday in May of this year when we stayed in Niton. This time we wanted - and got - a sea view...... This is a real gem...well appointed and kitted out, comfortable furniture, restful decor....and lovely to lie in bed in the morning with a cup of tea watching and listening to the ocean! Although we had a lot of rain during our stay, to sit on the balcony or in the lounge and watch the dogs playing pn the beach was a joy. Lovely walks, and an easy-ish walk into town for essentials! The Spyglass Inn nearby is superb for food and ambiance. Now the down side...we have a very large car, and although there is a designated parking space for the apartment, it is small with very little room to manoevre. Unfortunately, thoughtless neighbours park in such a way that on 3 occcasions we had to leave our car on the promenade at the bottom of the VERY VERY (and I do mean that!) steep hill.....husband not at all happy. I imagine this would be a nightmare place to park in season. For this reason only, we would not stay here again. two minor non stick small frypan for omelettes, and no hairdryer supplied.....Otherwise, a very nice break.

22 Sep 2012


"Good appartment with excellent sea views"

Spacious and comfortable appartment well equipped, very close proximity to sea and town. Was not as clean as we would have liked and there is a potential issue with parking though we did not have any problems due to having only two spaces and three appartments. Balcony views were excellent where we enjoyed meals and drinks. Would have stayed again, but noticed it was being advertised for sale!

Seashells is always spotlessly clean ,as quoted in all other reviews ? It is the cheapest holiday accommodation on the Seafront ....and also has parking where others have none at all. The property is not on the Market and is taking bookings for 2013.

17 Sep 2012



This rental was exactly as described on the web site and so much more. All the home comforts that you would ever need and it is the personal touches which makes the difference as you feel at home the minute you walk through the door. The decoration was lovely and clean. Very well equiped kitchen. Location couldn't be better as the views from the balcony were amazing - lovely to hear the sea. So relaxed and didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back again next year Lovely costal walks

1 Sep 2012


"Beautifully relaxing break!"

This was a truly relaxing break even with 3 children in tow. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. It's beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The views from the apartment are uninterrupted and I could never get tired of listening to the waves. Everyone we met in pubs, restaurants and cafes were very friendly and the sandy beach was a hit with everyone. While in Ventnor we visited the Zoo, Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill and all were great value for money and great fun. Morrisons was the closest big supermarket that we found which had everything that we needed. All in all a great holiday and we will definitely visit again.

3 Oct 2011


"Excellent accommodation that ticks all the boxes"

Everything we needed for a perfect stay in this clean, modern,comfortable, apartment. Good location overlooking the sea at the quiet end of the Esplanade. Despite intending to make good use of the excellent kitchen we succumbed to eating our evening meal out at 'The Metro' a friendly restaurant two minutes along the street; their good value-for-money tapas & mix and match dishes plus reasonable wine list were perfect. Plenty of other restaurants in town and lots of info. in the apartment on ideas for trips out; we particularly enjoyed the Botanic Gardens and Osborne House. Must add a warning to take care on the steps down to the apartment front door - especially if you've shared a bottle of the Metro's excellent Rioja!!

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