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Seashells self-catering Holiday Apartment Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

'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.

Parking is available on the seafront, or in the nearby long-stay carparks. The Isle of Wight Council issue very reasonably priced parking permits for tourists which can be booked online or by telephone.

A map showing the location of Seashells can be found on the Holiday Lettings website.

Alma Road is a short steep cul-de sac road accessed from the Esplanade. Turn right at the top of Alma Road, and after thirty metres on

'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.

Parking is available on the seafront, or in the nearby long-stay carparks. The Isle of Wight Council issue very reasonably priced parking permits for tourists which can be booked online or by telephone.

A map showing the location of Seashells can be found on the Holiday Lettings website.

Alma Road is a short steep cul-de sac road accessed from the Esplanade. Turn right at the top of Alma Road, and after thirty metres on the right hand side is the short-stay turning area for Seashells, where you may unload your luggage. Due to unforeseen circumstances, parking is no longer permitted in this area.

After unloading your luggage, parking is available on the Esplanade, and in the nearby La Falais car park found at the western end of the Esplanade above the Spyglass pub restaurant. Parking permits can be purchased online for a very reasonable price.

The Seashells apartment is found down a few steps from the turning area. To get the keys to the apartment, there is a small lock box to the left of the main entrance door; the code is 3516. If the wind catches the door and shuts it, beware of locking the keys inside!

At the end of your holiday, please vacate by ten am, return the keys to the lock box and tumble the code.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to meeting you.

Kind regards

Steve Stevens

Location description from owner

The England 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

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 towns 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 parks. 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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Steve S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
14 Jul 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Jan 2011. Located in Isle of Wight, it has 42 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £420 to £720.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Jul 2016.

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“A great location for our holiday”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2016

This apartment is in a perfect location, great facilities and a real home from home.Having the balcony meant we had the best location to relax with a drink and watch the world go by.

“great veiws.”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2016

Lovely clean appartment, great veiws , every thing you need is there , just sit back and enjoy the holiday you won,t want to leave.

“Wow! What a view.”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2013

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.

“Excellent apartment and location. Shame about the parking issue.”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

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.

“Great break !”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2013

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.

“Sheer Relaxation”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2013

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

“Excellent Location and Nice Accomodation”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2013

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.

“Sit back and enjoy the view........”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2012

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 gripes...no non stick small frypan for omelettes, and no hairdryer supplied.....Otherwise, a very nice break.

“Good appartment with excellent sea views”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2012

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.

“MAGICAL - ROMANTIC GETAWAY!!!!”

Reviewed 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

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